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Abelman W - - 2005
Two rare cases of extramedullary pericardial myeloma presenting after initial diagnosis of multiple myeloma are described. A systematic search using PubMed (National Library of Medicine) identified a further 19 cases in the literature. The characteristics of presentation, duration of survival and optimal management of patients with pericardial myelomatous involvement are ...
England John D - - 2005
The objective of this report was to develop a case definition of "distal symmetrical polyneuropathy" to standardize and facilitate clinical research and epidemiologic studies. A formalized consensus process was employed to reach agreement after a systematic review and classification of evidence from the literature. The literature indicates that symptoms alone ...
Mortazavi Hossein - - 2005
A 70-year-old man presents with multiple asymptomatic, yellow to skin-colored firm papules scattered on the scalp; the lesions had been present for about 30 years. Histological findings are consistent with the diagnosis of steatocystoma. We review the English-language literature of the published cases of localized forms of steatocystoma multiplex.
Rodriguez-Casero M Victoria - - 2005
Acute hearing loss with or without tinnitus has been reported in a number of adult series of multiple sclerosis (MS), but is considered a rare phenomenon. It generally occurs during disease exacerbations, rather than as an isolated finding or presenting feature. We present the case of an 11-year-old girl in ...
Tonino B A R - - 2005
Heterotropic mesenteric ossification is a rare entity. Only a few cases have been described in the literature. We report a case of heterotropic mesenteric ossification in a patient who underwent several laparotomies, after suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. We discuss the radiographic findings of this disease that can easily be ...
England J D - - 2005
The objective of this report was to develop a case definition of "distal symmetrical polyneuropathy" to standardize and facilitate clinical research and epidemiological studies. A formalized consensus process was employed to reach agreement after a systematic review and classification of evidence from the literature. The literature indicates that symptoms alone ...
Rucco V - - 2004
Spasticity is a characteristic and early component of the lesions of the pyramidal tract of demyelinising diseases such as multiple sclerosis, and is included in the chief neurological scales to evaluate this disease. We report the case of a woman with a clawed toes deformity caused by spasticity of the ...
Ghezzi A - - 2004
Cases are described with Leber's optic atrophy and neurological symptoms and/or MRI lesions suggestive of multiple sclerosis. We describe a case of a young woman with Devic's neuromyelitis optica and 3460 homoplasmic mitochondrial DNA mutation.
Mashhood Asher Ahmed - - 2004
Tuberous sclerosis is a rare genetic disease of autosomal dominant inheritance, associated with hamartomata formation in several organs and various skin findings. A case of young male is presented here with multiple fibromas on right side of his face, peri-ungual fibromas in right index and middle fingers and right second ...
Deftereos S - - 2004
Multiple sclerosis (MS) has been reported in association with haematological abnormalities, including monoclonal gammopathies. We present a 54-year-old male patient with a 30-year history of MS who was admitted to our hospital for investigation of anaemia and increased erythrocyte sedimentation rate. A monoclonal IgM protein was detected by serum protein ...
Saladi Rao N - - 2004
Scrotal calcinosis is a rare benign entity of calcified nodules within the scrotal skin. We describe a healthy 25-year-old man with multiple asymptomatic calcified nodules restricted to the scrotum. Histologic studies of multiple nodules showed calcium deposition, and basophilic material with sparse inflammation surrounded by a fibrous capsule. Because the ...
Tsuboi Hiromi - - 2004
Eosinophilic pustular folliculitis (EPF) is clinically characterized by eosinophilic follicular papulopustules that form annular configurations on the face, trunk, and extremities. We describe a case of a patient whose EPF manifested on the soles of the feet, an area that normally does not contain hair follicles. The patient experienced a ...
Raghava N - - 2004
Granuloma annulare is a benign, idiopathic, inflammatory dermatosis characterized clinically by dermal papules and annular plaques. We describe the case of a 40-year-old man who presented with a long history of multiple nodules on the left pinna. Histological examination revealed the typical necrobiotic granulomas of granuloma annulare. The condition predominantly ...
Gafumbegete Evariste - - 2004
We report a case concerning a 49-year-old female patient with thoracic pain. X-rays showed a single osteolytic lesion on the right seventh rib. The excision of the rib disclosed a plasmocytic plasmocytoma with extensive amyloidosis. Serum and urine protein electrophoresis were both negative for monoclonal gammopathy. Bone marrow biopsy showed ...
Carr Marcus E - - 2004
The case is reported of an elderly patient with known previous exposure to fire ant stings, and who presented with hand-foot syndrome (HFS) in the setting of multiple fire ant stings to the lower extremities. Both hands and both feet were red, swollen, and mildly tender. Treatment was with fluocinonide ...
Khandwala Hasnain M - - 2004
OBJECTIVE: To report a case of primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) that presented with recurrent hypercalcemia due to multiple myeloma after successful parathyroidectomy. METHODS: The initial manifestations, investigations, and postoperative follow-up of a case of hypercalcemia due to PHPT are described. The studies performed for evaluation for recurrent hypercalcemia and the subsequent ...
Sobrino-Bonilla Yusimi - - 2004
A case presentation of a pregnant 32-year-old woman with advanced amyotrophic lateral sclerosis who presented in labor at 38+6 weeks gestation is described. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is a progressive neuromuscular disease that attacks nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. It is usually diagnosed after the fourth decade of ...
Pradhan M - - 2004
Schizencephaly is a rare developmental disorder of neuronal migration, characterized by early focal destruction of the germinal matrix and surrounding brain before the cerebral hemispheres are fully formed at 1-5 months of gestation . The lesion is most likely related to multiple aetiologies including genetic, toxic, metabolic, vascular or infectious ...
Callander M - - 2004
OBJECTIVES: When surveying the county of Värmland in Sweden in order to determine the prevalence of multiple sclerosis (MS), we observed an aggregation of MS cases originating from the parish of Lysvik in the local region called Fryksdalen. Our intention was to analyse this cluster thoroughly, confirming the MS diagnosis ...
Mahaisavariya Punkae - - 2004
BACKGROUND: Detection of acid fast bacilli (AFB) in chronic granulomatous inflammation is an important clue for mycobacterial infection. DESIGN: A retrospective review of 104 pathologic sections (from 1994 to 2001) of suspected cases of mycobacterial (tuberculous and nontuberculous) skin infections to study histopathologic features and the correlation with the presence ...
Lim Ha Seong - - 2004
Multiple plexiform schwannomas (PS) or neurilemmomas are very rare nerve sheath tumors, showing multiple schwannomas of the skin and other soft tissues, brain, or spinal cord with histopathologic characteristic of interwoven Antonio-A type tissues(1) but without other signs of neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2). Neurofibromatosis type 2 is much less common ...
Murugasu Euan - - 2004
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective surgical case review. SETTING: A tertiary-care, university teaching hospital. PATIENTS: The authors describe a unique case operated on for a middle ear cholesterol granuloma, which had invaded the cochlea and vestibule causing profound sensorineural deafness. INTERVENTIONS: Extended radical mastoidectomy and labyrinthectomy with musculofascial seal. RESULTS: Successful ...
Mangas Cristina - - 2004
BACKGROUND: Keratoacanthoma centrifugum marginatum is a rare variety of keratoacanthoma, usually presented and classified as solitary keratoacanthoma. Reported cases of multiple keratoacanthoma centrifugum marginatum are exceptional in the literature. OBSERVATIONS: A 21-year-old man presented for evaluation of erythematous papules and plaques on both legs that had had a peripheral growth ...
Pantelidou D - - 2005
Lymph node infiltration by monoclonal plasma cells can occur either in aggressive forms of myeloma or may represent regional extension of extramedullary plasmacytomas, whereas lymph node plasmacytoma presenting as a solitary extramedullary plasmacytoma is very unusual. We report two cases of lymph node plasmacytomas without systemic disease diagnosed after surgical ...
González-García Raúl - - 2004
Benign symmetrical lipomatosis (BSL) is a rare disorder characterized by the presence of multiple, symmetric, nonencapsulated fat masses in the face, neck, and other areas. Typically, this entity has been related to the presence of three anterior bulges in the neck. The disorder was first described by Brodie in 1846. ...
Sheehan Daniel J - - 2004
Pyogenic granulomas are common overgrowths of vascular tissue that usually arise on the face, lips, or hands after episodes of minor trauma or during pregnancy. Pyogenic granulomas rarely have been reported to arise in congenital capillary malformations such as port-wine stains, a presentation that most often occurs after laser treatment ...
Yamane Kunikazu - - 2004
We encountered two cases of fatal necrotizing fasciitis caused by Photobacterium damsela in Japan. Both cases occurred in fishermen who became sick after fishing. They developed multiple organ failure within 20 to 36 h from the onset of initial symptoms despite intensive chemotherapy and surgical treatments.
Soós Noemi - - 2004
Glatiramer acetate (copolymer 1, Copaxone) is a mixture of synthetic polypeptides and is used for the treatment of multiple sclerosis. It has been shown to possess beneficial effects in reducing the relapse rate in relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis. Its main mechanism of action is regarded as a switch of the immune ...
Babu K L Girish - - 2004
A case of tuberous sclerosis (TS) with classic triad of seizures, mental deficiency and angiofibromas is presented. The child also presented with self-mutilating behavior, which resulted in the fracture of her anterior teeth. A comprehensive treatment was rendered to the patient under general anesthesia and a mouth guard was given ...
Wishart H A - - 2003
BACKGROUND: Deep brain stimulation (DBS) offers a non-ablative alternative to thalamotomy for the surgical treatment of medically refractory tremor in multiple sclerosis. However, relatively few outcomes have been reported. OBJECTIVE: To provide a systematic review of the published cases of DBS use in multiple sclerosis and to present four additional ...
Khan Nisar - - 2003
Pulmonary disease is a rare manifestation of Tuberous Sclerosis. We report a case where the patient presented with seizures, shortness of breath, popular lesions on the face and warty growths over the skin. She was intubated and the lung expanded on the 7th day after a longstanding pneumothorax of 3 ...
Velho Vernon - - 2003
The authors present the case of a previously healthy 26-year-old man who presented with cerebrospinal acanthamebic granulomas, and they review the literature on acanthamebic granulomas of the central nervous system (CNS). The appearance of the lesion on imaging studies suggested the presence of tuberculous granulomas, which are common in India, ...
Brass Steven David - - 2003
The initial presenting clinical and laboratory findings of either acute disseminated encephalomyelitis or the first attack of multiple sclerosis in the pediatric population were compared and contrasted. A retrospective review of the medical records was conducted of all children younger than 17 years who presented with either the diagnosis of ...
Baig M K - - 2003
A case of massive rectal bleeding in a 38-year-old male patient from a previously unreported source is presented. Multiple microaneurysms affecting the rectum were demonstrated on an inferior mesenteric artery angiogram. The importance of angiography both for diagnosis and potential therapy in patients with continuous active lower gastrointestinal bleeding is ...
Kayias Efstathios H - - 2003
The authors report a case of suicidal elemental mercury injection in the antecubital fossa, resulting in granuloma formation, which was treated with delayed resection. A 21-year-old man presented with a granuloma in the antecubital fossa after a suicide attempt by self-injection of elemental mercury. The patient was treated surgically with ...
Miura Kazuhisa - - 2003
Chromosomal translocations involving the immunoglobulin heavy chain gene (IgH) and nonrandom protooncogene loci are the hallmark of genetic alterations found not only in multiple myeloma (MM), but also in premalignant stages of MM, including monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS) and smoldering myeloma (SMM). We studied the frequency of IgH ...
Davis Daniel P - - 2003
Acute cerebellar ataxia (ACA) is an inflammatory CNS disease that is characterized by rapid onset of ataxia in a child under 6 years of age. Symptoms typically occur in association with a relatively benign viral illness and have been reported after vaccination as well. Immunological studies suggest that both involve ...
Lal Garima - - 2003
PURPOSE: To report a 14-year-old boy with unilateral Lisch nodules without any other diagnostic features of neurofibromatosis type 1. DESIGN: Observational case report. METHODS: A complete ophthalmologic examination and medical genetics examination was performed. RESULTS: By clinical examination, multiple Lisch nodules were identified in the left eye. CONCLUSIONS: Lisch nodules, ...
Ikeda Shigaku - - 2003
Multiple hair follicle nevi are an extremely rare condition. In 1998, a case of unilateral multiple hair follicle nevi, ipsilateral alopecia and ipsilateral leptomeningeal angiomatosis of the brain was first reported from Japan. Very recently, hair follicle nevus in a distribution following Blaschko's lines has also been reported. In this ...
Rott H D - - 2003
Osteopathia striata with cranial sclerosis (OSCS), conductive hearing impairment and a characteristic facial appearance is the clinical manifestation in carrier women of an X-linked disease. We report on a family with typical OSCS in the mother, a maternal aunt and the grandmother, and multiple severe malformations in the son. He ...
Wong Otto - - 2003
This article presents a comprehensive critical review of the epidemiology of multiple myeloma in relation to occupational diesel exhaust exposure. The review includes cohort and proportional mortality studies of workers exposed to diesel exhaust, and population-based case-control studies of multiple myeloma. None of the cohort or proportional mortality studies reported ...
Morris B S - - 2002
The protean manifestations of the tuberous sclerosis complex have lent this condition to extensive review in textbooks and in the medical literature. This condition generally presents by virtue of its neurological manifestations. Osseous stigmata, when encountered, are generally asymptomatic and do not require specific treatment owing to their benignity. We ...
Aguilo L - - 2002
This paper shows a case of pyogenic granuloma occurring as a post-traumatic oral lesion, in a 19-month-old patient. The palatally chamfered fracture of a maxillary primary incisor together with the continuous sucking of a dummy could have caused the special shape of the pyogenic granuloma over the remaining coronal fragment.
Sluder Jennifer A D - - 2002
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a devastating neurologic illness that affects 250000-350000 Americans and is second only to trauma as the leading cause of neurologic disability among young adults. The hundreds of case reports and many retrospective reviews on pediatric and adolescent MS provide clear evidence in the literature that it ...
Numeric Patrick - - 2002
Bothrops caribbaeus, a species of the Bothrops complex, is found only in the island of Saint Lucia, West Indies. Snakebite from this pitviper is very rare. We report the case of a healthy 32-year-old Saint Lucian man who developed multiple cerebral infarctions following envenoming by this snake. This patient developed ...
Weinberger Edward - - 2002
We sought to develop a Web service that would easily allow radiologists to create their own online teaching file cases from any Web browser. We created MyPACS, a hosted teaching file authoring tool that allows easy uploading of images and descriptive information from any computer with Web access. Radiologists may ...
Sagristani Marco - - 2002
We report a rare case of a patient with multiple myeloma who developed hyperamylasemia not associated to hyperamylasuria and without symptoms of pancreatic or salivary disease. This condition suggested the occurrence of macroamylasemia, consisting of macromolecules of amylase bound with immunoglobulins, which are not filtered by the kidneys. Hyperamylasemia was ...
Ball Robert - - 2002
The Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), administered by the FDA and CDC, is the U.S. system for surveillance of vaccine adverse events (AE). Acute encephalopathy age <18 months (EO < 18), age > or =18 months (EO > or = 18), encephalitis (EI), and multiple sclerosis (MS) after vaccination ...
Ozturk Vesile - - 2002
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a well-known disease characterized by the distribution of plaques in the periventricular and subcortical white matter. Although plaques can also be found in the striatum, pallidum and thalamus, extrapyramidal symptoms are very rare in MS. However, the association of MS and parkinsonism is still a controversial ...
Werneck Lineu Cesar - - 2002
We report a case of a 44-years-old woman with relapsing-remitting and secondarily progressive form of multiple sclerosis (MS) since aged 24 years, who developed an anaplastic astrocytoma. The neurological manifestations of the tumor were misinterpreted as resulting from MS. Sequential MRI examination and seizures raised the possibility of another nature ...
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