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Rahamat-Langendoen Janette C - - 2011
Rahamat-Langendoen JC, van Vonderen MGA, Engström LJ, Manson WL, van Winkelhoff AJ, Mooi-Kokenberg EANM. Brain abscess associated with Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans: case report and review of literature. J Clin Periodontol 2011; doi: 10.1111/j.1600-051X.2011.01737.x. ABSTRACT: Introduction: Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans is considered a major pathogen in localized and generalized aggressive periodontitis. A. actinomycetemcomitans has ...
Hayashi Anri - - 2011
Abstract Brain abscesses caused by group A Streptococcus (GAS) are rare infectious diseases. In this report we present a case of brain abscess due to GAS infection occurring after milk tooth extraction in a healthy child. A literature review of previously reported cases is presented.
Turner Ryan C - - 2011
A large abscess of the posterior fossa often warrants surgical intervention. We report a case of a 50-year-old male presenting with a cerebellar abscess measuring 2.8 cm x 1.6 cm located in the left cerebellar hemisphere at the level of the middle cerebellar peduncle that was treated conservatively and successfully ...
Pham Viet - - 2011
Although uncommon, bilateral peritonsillar abscess (PTA) may still present with symptoms found in unilateral cases but lack hallmark findings such as an asymmetric tonsillar bulge and uvular deviation. We present the case of an 18-year-old woman deemed to have a bilateral PTA based on physical examination and radiographic imaging. She ...
Sarda Anil K - - 2011
Amoebic liver abscess is a common disease, especially in endemic areas, but it is a rare cause of inferior vena cava (IVC) obstruction, with only a few cases appearing in the literature. We report three cases of amoebic liver abscess complicated with obstruction of the IVC and which responded to ...
Al-Jundi S H - - 2011
The association between hypophosphatemic rickets (HR) and excessive periodontal breakdown was reported in mice models of HR. In humans, this is the first report of a possible association between HR and periodontal breakdown. The following presents a report of a case of a 15 yearold child diagnosed with HR at ...
Susaníbar Napurí Luis Fernando - - 2011
To report two cases of prostatic abscess of difficult management and review the literature on diagnosis and management of this entity. METHODS /RESULTS: We describe two patients with prostatic abscess. The first one, a 73-year-old diabetic male, was treated using a more passive approach with percutaneous transrectal drainage; after a ...
Ruíz Plazas Xavier - - 2011
OBJECTIVE: To present the case and iconography of a rectoprostatic fistula as a form of presentation of a prostatic abscess and to review the literature on the diagnosis and treatment of this pathology. METHODS: 69-year-old male with multiple pathologic conditions who presents an orifice in the prostatic fossa on digital ...
Kraniotis Pantelis - - 2011
Myositis is a rare bacterial muscle infection. Involvement of the piriformis muscle has been rarely reported in the literature. In this report we describe a case of piriformis myositis due to Brucella melitensis, which to the best of our knowledge is the first such case presented in the literature. We ...
Tahir Muhammad Z - - 2010
The authors report a rare case of extensive spinal epidural abscess in an immunocompromised young woman. The patient presented with low-grade fever, back pain, and progressive lower limb weakness. The MR imaging of her whole spine revealed an epidural abscess extending from C-1 to the sacrum. She was treated using ...
Stein M - - 2011
We present a patient with a solitary brainstem abscess caused by Haemophilus influenza type b (Hib) and Peptostreptococcus species. This is the first report of a Hib brainstem abscess in the English literature. Hib has been mainly associated with respiratory or nasal infections, and a few cases of intracerebral abscesses, ...
Soma David B - - 2011
This report describes a previously healthy adolescent male who developed a nasal septal abscess following trauma and subsequent multifocal arthritis with Group A Streptococcus requiring surgery and prolonged antibiotics. This sequence of events has not been previously described in the literature. This report highlights the importance of early recognition and ...
Acquaro Paola - - 2010
Abdominal wall actinomycosis is a rare disease frequently associated with the presence of an intra uterine device. We report on a case of a 47-year-old woman who had used an intrauterine device for many years and had removed it about a month prior to the identification of an abdominal wall ...
Byun Jung Lim - - 2010
Pyogenic liver abscesses are rare in children. In pediatric patients, altered host defences seem to play an important role. However, pyogenic liver abscess also occurs in healthy children. We experienced a case of pyogenic liver abscess in a healthy immunocompetent 10-year-old-girl. The patient presented two distinct abscesses: one subphrenic and ...
Gradoni P - - 2010
This report presents an extremely rare case of nasal septal abscess complicating acute sphenoiditis in a non-immunocompromised adult patient. A 56-year-old woman came to our emergency service with a 2 wk history of nasal obstruction, headache, and facial pain. A nontraumatic nasal septal abscess complicating acute isolated sphenoiditis was diagnosed. ...
Akbulut Sami - - 2009
Cloacogenic carcinoma (CC, basaloid carcinoma) generally occurs around the dentate line, rarely it can arise from the other sides of the colon. There are only 5 cases of CC located outside the anal canal in the literature. The first occurrence of a CC presents as intraabdominal abscess. We describe a ...
Sciarra Luigi - - 2008
The present case report is of a 36-year-old man who had been symptomatic for frequent palpitations for 4 years after a prolonged febrile episode. The electrocardiogram on admission revealed an iterative supraventricular tachycardia at rate of 110 bpm, with ventriculoatrial interval of 180 ms and superior P-wave axis. Electroanatomic mapping ...
Lambe Andrea - - 2009
A 29-year-old Korean man reported to have been robbed, bound, and gagged by a stranger in his apartment. Clinical findings included extensive petechiae to his face and tramline patterned abrasions and ligature furrows to his neck and face as well as his wrists. Initially, no other leads in the investigation ...
Caruzo Giusseppe - - 2008
Primary amoebic meningoencephalitis (PAM) is not often seen. To date, less than 300 cases have been communicated to the medical literature since the disease was first discovered in 1965. Six of these reports originated in Venezuela. The authors describe a new spontaneous case of PAM in a 33-year-old previously healthy ...
Tackett Amy E - - 2008
PURPOSE: A case of angioedema caused by bupropion used for smoking cessation is discussed. SUMMARY: A 33-year-old man with a 12-pack-year of smoking history developed a rash on his extremities 18 days after the initiation of bupropion, followed by pruritus and swelling of the arms, feet, lower lip, and tongue ...
Valenta Jiri - - 2008
Snake bites caused by viperid snakes of Atheris genus are extremely rare, envenoming of a bite of related viper Proatheris superciliaris was described only once in the literature. The present case study depicts the envenoming of a 57 years old Czech man, a private herpetologist, who was bitten to his ...
Federici M - - 2008
Swelling of the salivary glands occurring after injection of iodine based contrast agent is a rare late adverse reaction. Only a few cases in the literature report such diagnostic findings. We present our color Doppler ultrasound findings in a case of swelling of both submandibular glands occurring after administration of ...
Singh Sandeep S Eastern Maine Medical Center, Bangor, Maine 04401, USA. - - 2008
Pneumoscrotum is an unusual problem that is very rarely associated with gastrointestinal endoscopy procedures. It has been reported to occur after colonoscopy and polypectomy. The present paper describes the case of an 81-year-old man with benign pneumoscrotum that formed after polypectomy at the site of a previous rectal polyp. The ...
Galhotra Sanjay - - 2007
The authors describe two cases in which Günther Tulip inferior vena cava filters migrated to the chest, necessitating open-heart surgery for retrieval. In the first case, a 52-year-old man was transferred to their hospital from an outside facility after the filter migrated to the main pulmonary artery during attempted filter ...
Burkhardt K - - 2007
Pilocytic astrocytoma (WHO Grade 1) is a low-grade glioma with a favorable prognosis most commonly diagnosed in patients aged below 20. It is the most common glioma in children, and cases discovered in elderly patients are rare. We report the highly unusual case of an 85-year-old man whose neurological signs ...
Castrogiovanni Paola - - 2007
With the present paper authors try to give an embryological approach in understanding etiopathogenesis of lattice corneal dystrophy (LCD). The case of a 41-years-old man affected by isolated LCD has been examined at the Ophtalmologic Clinic of the University of Catania, Italy. Sore cornea has been excised during cornea transplantation, ...
Pfäfflin Friedemann - - 2008
In mythology, religion, and literature, there are many examples of cannibalism that have been passed down over the centuries and which do not strike us as shocking as long as they remain fixed in a symbolic context. Things only become problematic when cannibalistic impulses are taken literally and put into ...
Milman Tatyana - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: To report the case of a 48-year-old African American man with lentigo maligna of the left lower eyelid. DESIGN: Interventional case report. PARTICIPANTS: One patient with lentigo maligna of the left lower eyelid. METHODS: We report the clinical presentation, histopathologic and immunohistochemical features, and treatment of an African American ...
Deel Samuel - - 2007
We report the case of a 64-year-old man who developed a rapid, right-sided pleural effusion. On initial presentation to the emergency room, the patient had fever and flank pain consistent with a ureteral obstruction (due to a bladder tumor) and associated hydronephrosis that had required previous placement of a pericutaneous ...
Doudier B - - 2007
Bickerstaff's brainstem encephalitis (BBE) is a rare diagnosis different from meningoencephalitis with ophthalmoplegia, ataxia and confusion. Less than 100 cases have been described in the literature. We described the fatal case of a 69-year-old man who presented a severe consciousness disorders, distal weakness in the four limbs, and the BBE ...
Ota Seisuke - - 2007
There have been few reports of dermatomyositis causing ascites. Here we report a case of a 63-year-old man complaining of general fatigue and gastromegaly. Abdominal examination revealed distension without tenderness. Serum myogenic enzyme was elevated. Electromyographic investigation indicated low amplitude signs, which were compatible with muscle disorder. Abdominal paracentesis on ...
Stinco Giuseppe - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Solar urticaria manifests itself immediately after solar or artificial light exposure and disappears a little later. Histopathologic findings of solar urticaria are essentially identical to those of classic urticaria. CASE REPORT: We report a 41-year-old man who developed urticarial lesions some hours after sunlight exposure, which resolved after approximately ...
Yamauchi Teruo - - 2007
We report a case of a 29-year-old man with schizoaffective disorder in which diabetes mellitus and hypertriglyceridemia developed with quetiapine (Seroquels). We reviewed the literature on the relationship between antipsychotic therapy and development of metabolic disorders and found serious concerns. This case demonstrates the importance of a careful monitoring of ...
Mir Olivier - - 2007
INTRODUCTION: Churg-Strauss syndrome (CSS) is a systemic disease characterized by asthma, blood and tissue eosinophilia, and necrotizing vasculitis with extravascular eosinophilic granulomas. CASES: We describe two cases of patients with CSS: a 56-year-old man, whose presentation was highly unusual because its initial predominant manifestation was odynophagia, and a 35-year-old man ...
Kanekura Takuro - - 2006
Porokeratosis is a chronic skin disorder characterized clinically by the presence of crater-like patches with an elevated thick keratotic border and central atrophy. Histology reveals cornoid lamellae. While porokeratosis is practically asymptomatic, a pruritic variant has been reported. We recently encountered an 82-year-old man with pruritic porokeratosis. He presented with ...
Grate Isaac I - - 2006
One week after swimming in a man-made lake, a 9-year-old boy presented to the emergency department with headache, vomiting and lethargy. He had neck pain upon flexion and was unable to stand or walk. Cerebrospinal fluid examination revealed trophozoite and diflagellate forms consistent with Naegleria fowleri, an ameba species known ...
Gonçalves da Silva José Alberto - - 2006
We report on a 48 years-old man with basilar impression without syringohydromyelia, in which the cisterna magna was impacted by the cerebellar tonsils. Six months after posterior fossa decompression there was the disappearance of nuchal rigidity, vertigo, spastic paraparesis and improvement of balance. Nevertheless hyperreflexia and diminished pallesthesia of the ...
Ahmed Imdad - - 2006
We present the case of a 40 year-old man with biventricular nonvalvular vegetations presenting with acute onset of unilateral hearing loss and headache as a result of septic emboli. The medical literature involving the rare diagnosis of mural vegetation is reviewed and unusual features of this case are discussed.
Farina C - - 2006
Scedosporium apiospermum is an environmental mould. Human infections caused by this organism have been observed; however, only a few case reports show its role as a telluric contaminant to kidney recipients. We have reported here a case of a dramatic soft tissue infection by S. apiospermum in a kidney-transplanted man. ...
Parlak A H - - 2006
Candida species rarely cause black pigmentation of infected nails and only a few cases have been reported in the literature. We describe a 53-year-old white man who had diffuse melanonychia of the fourth right fingernail due to C. albicans. A progressive dark pigmentation of his nail appeared over 6 months, ...
Gurdeep S - - 2006
A 60-year-old man who presented with nasopharyngitis developed uncontrollable epistaxis following a punch biopsy of the nasopharynx. QuickClot was successfully used to arrest the haemorrhage under general anaesthesia after the usual methods employed to secure haemostasis failed. The haemostatic plug was successfully removed a week later after control of the ...
Martinez Calixto Luis Edmundo - - 2006
Pityriasis rubra pilaris is a chronic, papulosquamous dermatosis of unknown etiology. Oral mucosal involvement of this condition is rare with only 3 previously reported cases in the English literature. A case of a 68-year-old man with pityriasis rubra pilaris with involvement of tongue and palate is presented. Clinical features, histopathologic ...
Sanfilippo Angela M - - 2005
Folliculitis is a common complaint and its etiology may be related to a variety of factors. We examine a case involving a 57-year-old white man presenting with scalp erythema and folliculitis secondary to Demodex mite infestation. We discuss the pathophysiology of Demodex folliculitis, as well as the epidemiology, clinical manifestation, ...
Espiard Marie-Laure - - 2005
The recurrence of flashbacks without acute or chronic hallucinogen consumption has been recognized in the DSM IV criteria as the hallucinogen persisting perception disorder (HPPD). Perceptual disturbances may last for 5 years or more and represent a real psychosocial distress. We reported here a case of a 18-year-old young man ...
Angelopoulos Nicholas G - - 2006
Juvenile hemochromatosis (JH) is a severe form of hemochromatosis, which involves rapid iron overload and leads to organ damage, typically before the age of 30. We report a single case of a 25-year-old man suffering from juvenile hemochromatosis, with aggressive clinical manifestations, typically characterized by transaminasemia and progressive erectile dysfunction, ...
Giordano Anthony R - - 2005
Jellyfish stings have become more prevalent on account of larger commercial presence along coastal waterways. Stings are referred to as envenomations, due to the process of a neurotoxic venom being injected into the victim at the site of the sting. These events are usually mild, and for the most part, ...
Snider Anne A - - 2005
Gouty panniculitis, with deposits of urate crystals in the subcutaneous tissue, is a rare dermatologic sequela of gout. We report a case of a 37-year-old Hispanic man who presented with ulcerating nodules on the posterolateral aspect of his legs. An elevated serum uric acid level along with the findings of ...
Chotmongkol Verajit - - 2005
A case of Wernicke's encephalopathy is reported. A 53-year-old alcoholic man was presented with acute confusion, upward gaze palsy of the left eye and gait ataxia for 5 days. The typical findings upon MRI of the brain showed multiple, scattered, small non-enhanced low signal intensity on T1WI, high signal intensity ...
Nolan Jason S - - 2005
Roseomonas gilardii is a pink-pigmented, non-fermentative, Gram-negative coccobacillus that has been recognized as a rare cause of human infections. We report the first case of ventriculitis caused by R. gilardii in a 54-year-old man with a subarachnoid haemorrhage secondary to a vertebral artery aneurysm; discuss previous reports of this organism ...
Neville Julie A - - 2005
Bullous pemphigoid (BP) is an acquired, pruritic, blistering eruption of the skin that typically presents as large, tense, subepidermal bullae in elderly persons. In this article, we present the case of an 80-year-old man with a 2-year history of generalized pruritus with occasional bullae in healed incision sites on his ...
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