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Scribano Maria Lia ML *Gastroenterology Operative Unit, Azienda Ospedaliera San Camillo-Forlanini †Department of Digestive Diseases, Campus Bio-Medico, University of Rome, Rome, - - 2014
Thalidomide is an oral immunomodulatory and anti-inflammatory drug with antitumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) activity. Several case reports and some clinical trials have demonstrated its efficacy in the treatment of refractory Crohn's disease (CD). We report the effect and tolerability of thalidomide in 3 patients with moderate-to-severe CD who were not ...
Chan Sophelia H S SH 1Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Queen Mary Hospital, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, - - 2014
We report a young boy who presented with progressive weakness of lower extremities associated with areflexia and abnormal electrophysiological findings initially suggestive of chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy. Initial lumbosacral spinal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed thickened descending spinal nerve roots only. Immunomodulating therapy was given but with limited clinical response. ...
Ko Ellen H EH Lakeshore Professional Voice Center, Lakeshore Ear, Nose and Throat Center, St. Clair Shores, Michigan, - - 2014
This report aimed to present a case of inclusion body myositis presenting with dysphagia and to review the literature. Case report and literature review. Inclusion body myositis is a chronic progressive acquired myopathy, uniquely distinguished by its selective muscle involvement, normal or moderately elevated muscle enzyme concentrations, and a progressive ...
Senda Satoko S Department of Dermatology, Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka University, Osaka, - - 2014
Sarcoidosis and systemic sclerosis (SSc) rarely coexist. Here, we report a Japanese female SSc patient who developed systemic sarcoidosis. Her SSc was a limited type negative for anti-Scl-70 antibody and positive for anticentromere antibody (ACA). Moreover, we performed a review of the English-language published work that described cases of concurrent ...
Ye Lu L Department of Rheumatology, Second Affiliated Hospital, School of Medicine, Zhejiang University, 88 Jiefang Road, 310009, Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, People's Republic of - - 2014
The objectives are to report an atypical case of eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA) associated with cholecystitis and to review the main clinical features, therapy, and prognosis of it. We present a 49-year-old male with non-classic clinical manifestations of EGPA and EGPA-related cholecystitis. EGPA was diagnosed by histology of the ...
Alsaied Abdulmalik S AS Department of Otorhinolaryngology, College of Medicine, University of Dammam, King Fahd Hospital of the University, Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Tel. +966 (13) 8966666. Fax. +966 (13) 8966877. E-mail: - - 2014
Nodular fasciitis is a rare and benign inflammatory condition; however, it can be misdiagnosed as a malignant lesion. We report a unique case of nodular fasciitis arising from the maxillary sinus in a 2-year-old child. Our English literature review (PubMed search), revealed a total of 3 cases published as nodular ...
Kar Bikash Ranjan BR Department of Dermatology, Institute of Medical Sciences and SUM Hospital, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, - - 2014
Lichen sclerosus (LS) is an inflammatory dermatitis of unknown etiology that mostly affects the genital region in both the sexes. In active cases the histopathologic changes differentiate between LS and morphoea though in chronic cases it is very difficult to diagnose with certainty. Coexistence of both the conditions in a ...
Rafii Benjamin B NYU Voice Center, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, New York University School of Medicine, New York, New - - 2013
To provide the otolaryngologist an evidence-based sound review of glucocorticoid use for laryngeal pathology. Review of contemporary peer-reviewed literature as well as review articles. A review of the literature regarding glucocorticoids as a therapeutic intervention for the treatment of benign laryngeal pathology and laryngeal manifestations of systemic disease was performed. ...
Izumikawa Koichi K Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Nagasaki University Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Nagasaki, Japan; Nagasaki University Infection Control and Education Center, Nagasaki University Hospital, Nagasaki, Japan. Electronic address: - - 2013
Mycoplasma pneumoniae (MP) is one of the most common causes of community-acquired pneumonia in children and young adults. Although MP sometimes causes self-limiting pneumonia, severe and fulminant cases with hypoxia occur, but their clinical features have rarely been reported. This study aimed to reveal the clinical manifestations, risk factors, and ...
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A short-cut review was carried out to establish whether leeches or steroids are more effective at reducing the size of a tongue haematoma. No studies were directly relevant to the question. Several reviews and case reports were found to suggest that leeches might be effective. The clinical bottom line is ...
Boulagnon Camille - - 2013
Filiform polyposis (FP) is a distinctive and unusual form of benign non syndromic polyposis that is occasionally encountered in the colon of patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) history. FP is characterized by one to hundreds, slender, arborizing, vermiform projections in the colon lined by normal or inflammatory colonic mucosa. ...
Agaimy Abbas - - 2013
Diffuse neurofibromatosis/ ganglioneuromatosis, solitary/ plexiform neurofibroma, periampullary carcinoids and gastrointestinal stromal tumour (GIST) are the main gastrointestinal manifestations of neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF-1, von Recklinghausen disease). Inflammatory (juvenile-like) polyps still have not been recognized as specific gastrointestinal manifestations of NF-1. We describe 4 males aged 23-65 years with NF-1 and ...
Ketha Siva S - - 2013
We report a case of an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) that underwent inflammatory transformation which we treated medically with corticosteroids. Medical therapy resulted in resolution of presenting symptoms and observed inflammatory changes. We review the clinical features, associated pathology, diagnostic, and therapeutic options in the management of inflammatory AAA.
Moran G W - - 2013
With the expanding list of medications available to treat patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), it is important to recognise adverse events, including those involving the skin. Dermatological adverse events may be confused with extra-intestinal manifestations of IBD. To review drug-related dermatological manifestations associated with immunosuppressive and anti-tumour necrosis factor ...
Almeida Maiana Carneiro MC University of São Paulo, Faculty of Medicine, Hospital das Clinicas, Trichology Outpatient Clinic, São PauloSP, - - 2013
Psoriasis is a relatively frequent inflammatory dermatosis. Scarring alopecia due to scalp psoriasis was first reported in 1972, but few reports have been written since then, showing that this is a very rare complication of a common disorder. We report a young Brazilian woman with longstanding scalp psoriasis, which progressed ...
Romano Ryan C - - 2013
Kayexalate (sodium polystyrene sulfonate), a cation exchange resin often used to treat hyperkalemia, is known to produce gastrointestinal complications in a minority of patients. These complications range from mild gastrointestinal bleeding to perforation with acute abdomen. The typical histopathologic findings include mucosal ulceration, necrosis, and the presence of polygonal basophilic ...
Hamill James K - - 2013
Evidence of appendicitis exists from ancient Egyptian mummies but the appendix was not discovered as an anatomical entity until the renaissance in Western European literature. Much confusion reigned over the cause of right iliac fossa inflammatory disease until the late 19th century, when the appendix was recognized as the cause ...
Yasuda Hiroyasu - - 2013
Hemolytic disease of the fetus and newborn (HDFN) attributed to M/N-incompatibility varies from asymptomatic to lethally hydropic. Case reports are rare, and the clinical significance of anti-M is not completely understood. A challenging case of HDFN due to anti-M prompted an investigation of the Japanese literature, in order to characterize ...
Pulikkottil Benson J - - 2013
Steroids have been used in cosmetic plastic surgery to reduce postoperative edema and ecchymosis. We performed a systematic review of the literature addressing postoperative steroid use after rhinoplasty. Due to a paucity of studies, a review of the literature was also performed for postoperative steroid use in rhytidectomy and body ...
Bae-Harboe Yoon-Soo Cindy - - 2013
Background: No term exists to date describing the phenomenon of pink-to-red discoloration after an inflammatory acne lesion. Objectives: To introduce new terminology into the dermatology literature to describe erythema often seen after inflammatory acne vulgaris and to present a treatment option for this type of erythema. Methods: New terminology describing ...
Sharma Manisha - - 2013
An inflammatory liposarcoma is a rare variant of a well-differentiated liposarcoma. A case of a giant variety of an inflammatory well-differentiated liposarcoma is being reported. CT scan revealed a large abdomino-pelvic mass which had displaced the gut loops to left and posteriorly and urinary bladder and uterus to right. FNAC ...
Yaghoobi Reza R Department of Dermatology, Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, IR - - 2013
To provide an updated review of published literature on the anti-oxidant, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties of honey. CINAHL, BioMed Central, Cochrane Library, Medline and Embase data bases and reference lists were used to find randomized controlled trials and review articles. Randomized controlled trials using honey with a comparator were reviewed, ...
Del Gobbo Alessandro - - 2013
Tumors with a massive inflammatory infiltration are described in several organs. There is agreement about considering the inflammatory infiltration as the host's immune response to neoplastic cells; such neoplasms indeed have a better prognostic outcome than non-inflammatory counterparts. Only seventeen cases of pulmonary adenocarcinoma with massive lymphocytic infiltration (AMLI) have ...
Tan Bernard - - 2013
The authors present a case of Endolymphatic Sac Inflammatory Pseudotumour treated at our institution and reviewed the relevant literature. This is a benign lesion which arises due to chronic inflammation. It has similar clinical and radiological features as endolymphatic sac tumors and is diagnosed through histopathological examination. To date, there ...
Ranjith M P - - 2013
Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a systemic inflammatory disease. Its pathogenesis has not been completely understood, but the HLA-B 27 positive immune cells are thought to be involved. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents are the first line drugs and they effectively relieve the symptoms. Biological agents such as Infliximab may help in targeting ...
Petzold Axel - - 2013
Chronic relapsing inflammatory optic neuropathy (CRION) is an entity that was described in 2003. Early recognition of patients suffering from CRION is relevant because of the associated risk for blindness if treated inappropriately. It seems timely to have a clinical review on this recently defined entity. A systematic literature review, ...
Huang Haidong - - 2013
We present a case of 39-year-old male with the symptoms of fever, cough, chest pain and bloody phlegm, whose chest CT showed multiple subpleural nodules and inflammatory infiltration. Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery ( VATS ) for right subplural nodule was performed and confirmed the diagnosis of necrotizing sarcoid granulomatosis. Prednisolone was ...
Alvarez-Lario Bonifacio - - 2013
The adverse effects of anti-tumour necrosis factor alpha (TNFα) drugs include an increase in the risk of infections, congestive heart failure, lupus-like syndrome, and the onset or worsening of various demyelinating diseases such as, multiple sclerosis, optic neuritis, and Guillain-Barrè syndrome (GBS), among others. We describe the case of a ...
Monárrez-Espino Joel - - 2013
AIM: To assess the epidemiological evidence associating the use of analgesics with the occurrence of road traffic crashes in senior drivers including a meta-analysis with specific focus on opioids. METHODS: Systematic literature review of articles published between 1991 and 2012 retrieved from major databases using relevant key words. Eligible articles ...
Kato Takayoshi - - 2013
An inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor (IMFT) is recognized as benign tissue proliferative response comprising a variety of inflammatory and mesenchymal cells, and presents commonly at a young age. Although it occurs most frequently in the lung, it has also been observed in other organs and tissues such as the liver, spleen, ...
Ali Tauseef - - 2013
: Anti-tumor necrosis factor (anti-TNF) therapy is beneficial in the management of many chronic immune-mediated inflammatory diseases. However, its use is associated with increased risk of bacterial, fungal and viral infections. We present a case of cutaneous nocardiosis that occurred in a 61-year-old man, whose Crohn's disease was treated for ...
Sen Indrani - - 2013
Inflammatory carotid pseudotumor is a rare differential of a unilateral neck swelling in the carotid triangle. A 48-year-old man presented with a firm non-tender gradually progressive left neck swelling for five months. Computed tomography angiogram revealed a mass encasing the common carotid. Patient underwent excision; histopathology was reported as inflammatory ...
Otterbein Leo E - - 2013
The articles contained in this review series exemplify the diverse applications and succinct biological relevance of this simple gas. Articles summarizing the important effects of carbon monoxide in preventing the rejection of an organ, in its neuroprotective properties in piglets, regulation of mycobacterial growth, in its anti-inflammatory effects in the ...
Verfaillie L L Department of Intensive Care, University Hospital Brussels, Belgium. - - 2013
Anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (NMDA-R) encephalitis is a severe form of encephalitis that has been identified within the context of acute neuropsychiatric manifestations. We report the case of an 18-year-old adolescent referred for a first episode of acute psychosis. The clinical picture rapidly deteriorated to a state of catatonia, decreased consciousness and ...
Brown William R - - 2013
Microscopic colitis (MC) is characterized by a triad of watery diarrhea, usually normal colonoscopic findings and typical microscopic findings. Two distinct histological forms of MC have been defined: lymphocytic colitis and collagenous colitis, but overlapping features may be present. The incidence of MC appears to be rising, and in some ...
Orucoglu Faik - - 2013
To report a case of archipelago keratitis and its improvement as evaluated by corneal densitometry. A review of the patient's record and relevant literature. A 57-year-old man presented with blurred vision associated with photophobia and halos around lights. Slit-lamp examination revealed multiple confluent, nummular subepithelial infiltrates. The infiltrates were unresponsive ...
Ali Sana F - - 2013
Herein we present a retrospective case report of a very rare fibrolipoma originating in the orbit. Lipomas and related variants presenting in the orbit are very rare. Only 2 documented orbital fibrolipomas were noted in our review of literature. A 26-year-old woman presented with a growing mass below the left ...
Xue Jing - - 2013
OBJECTIVES: To report an unusual case of lipoma aborescens (LA) presented in a patient with treatment-responsive juvenile spondyloarthropathy (JSPA) and to summarize the clinical manifestations, therapy and prognosis of LA by literature review. METHODS: We report an atypical case of a 17-year-old patient with an initial presentation of juvenile spondyloarthropathy, ...
Bawany Muhammad Z - - 2013
Golimumab is a human IgG monoclonal antibody specific for human tumor necrosis factor alpha. Golimumab has been approved for use in rheumatological conditions; however, its use in inflammatory bowel disease is still being evaluated in clinical trials. We report a case of an exacerbation of ulcerative proctitis after starting on ...
McCormick Michael E - - 2013
Parotid swelling in a child can represent any of a variety of pathologies, including lymphadenitis, autoimmune disorders, other inflammatory conditions, vascular malformations, or neoplasms. Parotitis is usually infectious in etiology and is generally treated with antibiotics and supportive management. We report a case of a child with recurrent idiopathic pneumoparotitis, ...
Almohmeed Yahya H - - 2013
BACKGROUND: A role for Epstein Barr virus (EBV) in multiple sclerosis (MS) has been postulated. Previous systematic reviews found higher prevalences of anti-EBV antibodies in MS patients compared to controls, but many studies have since been published, and there is a need to apply more rigorous systematic review methods. METHODOLOGYPRINCIPAL ...
Tian Huiqin - - 2013
Inflammatory pseudotumor (IP) is a clinically aggressive but histologically benign condition of unknown cause. Its appearance in the temporal bone is uncommon. We present clinical, radiological, and histopathologic findings of three cases originating in the temporal bone. In the first case, a simultaneous IP of the temporal bone and parotid ...
Ahdoot Michael - - 2013
A 32-year-old male presenting with a direct inguinal hernia was found to have uterine tissue extending through the inguinal canal, warranting a diagnosis of persistent Mullerian duct syndrome (PMDS). PMDS is an extremely rare form of internal male pseudo-hermaphroditism in which female internal sex organs, including the uterus, cervix and ...
Pollak Natasha - - 2013
Retropharyngeal calcific tendonitis (RCT) is an uncommon, self-limiting condition that is often omitted in the differential diagnosis of a retropharyngeal fluid collection. This condition mimics a retropharyngeal abscess and should be considered when evaluating a fluid collection in the retropharyngeal space. Although calcific tendonitis at other sites has been well ...
Ishikawa Yuichi Y Department of Neurology, Toho University Omori Medical Center, - - 2013
We herein report the case of a 26-year-old woman with anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (NMDAR) encephalitis presenting with ophthalmoplegia and flaccid paraplegia. She developed disorientation and hallucination after fever and vomiting. Hypothermia, hypoventilation, hypertension, paralytic ileus and hyponatremia were present. Neurological examination showed mild consciousness disturbance and bilateral ophthalmoplegia on admission, flaccid ...
Avcioğlu Sümeyra Nergız SN Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, School of Medicine, Adnan Menderes University, 09100 Aydın, - - 2013
Inflammatory linear verrucous epidermal nevus (ILVEN) is a benign cutaneous hamartoma characterized by intensely erythematous, pruritic, and inflammatory papules that occur as linear bands along the lines of Blaschko. There is a considerable clinical and histological resemblance between ILVEN and linear psoriasis, lichen striatus, linear lichen planus, and invasion of ...
Silver Andrew G AG Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Nevada School of Medicine, Las Vegas, - - 2013
Acral myxoinflammatory fibroplastic sarcoma is an extremely rare soft-tissue sarcoma. It typically presents as an inflammatory mass in the distal extremities of adult patients. The authors present a review of the available literature as well as a discussion on the surgical management of a patient with acral myxoinflammatory fibroplastic sarcoma ...
Watanabe Shojiro - - 2012
Behçet's disease (BD) is a chronic, relapsing, multisystem inflammatory disorder classified as vasculitis and characterized by recurrent oral and genital ulcerations, uveitis, and protean clinical signs of skin, central nervous system, musculoskeletal, and gastrointestinal involvements. Among the protean manifestations due to BD, intestinal BD is often intractable, but effective treatment ...
Millerioux Stephane - - 2012
Pyogenic tenosynovitis of the flexor hallucis longus (FHL) is a rare condition in young healthy patients. We report the case of a healthy 11-year-old boy who presented with a history of fever and painful swelling below the medial malleolus of the left ankle. Imaging and laboratory findings suggested infectious tenosynovitis ...
Mehanna Raja - - 2012
ABSTRACT: Myasthenia gravis is a nerve-muscle junction disease, for which the most specific test is an increase in the anti-acetylcholine receptor antibodies (anti-AChR-Abs) titer. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a neurodegenerative disease affecting both upper and lower motor neurons. Positive AChR-Ab in patients with pure ALS are exceedingly rare. We ...
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