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Islam ANWARUL - - 1999
Although bone pain is common in multiple myeloma (MM), muscular symptoms, especially myalgias, may be rare. We describe a patient who presented with generalised myopathy and elevated creatine kinase (CK) suggestive of polymyositis. Routine blood tests showed raised viscosity and marked rouleaux formation in the peripheral blood film. A serum ...
Hagiwara K - - 1998
A case of phacomatosis pigmentovascularis (PPV) in a 6-year-old girl with Sturge-Weber syndrome, pyogenic granuloma, and other complications is described. It is relatively rare that a complete form of Sturge-Weber syndrome was associated with PPV. A review of the literature on PPV, focusing on total number of reported cases and ...
Tanaka M - - 1998
Solitary plasmacytoma of the skull is very rare and only 35 cases have been reported in the English literature. It remains controversial whether solitary plasmacytoma of the skull is essentially identical with solitary plasmacytoma of bone or not. Solitary plasmacytoma of bone including solitary plasmacytoma of the skull is characterized ...
Piccolo I - - 1998
Borrelia burgdorferi (Bb) can cause a large number of neurological symptoms. Although extrapyramidal disturbances are rare (representing less than 2% of all neurological complications), diffuse choreic dyskinesias have been described during the course of mild encephalitis. The data published in the literature suggest that there are clinical and neurological analogies ...
Vargas-Díez E - - 1998
We report a 73-year-old woman presenting with recurrent eruptions of generalized follicular pustules. Histological examination revealed several palisading necrobiotic granulomas with mucin deposits, with a perifollicular distribution. A dense neutrophilic infiltrate in the upper portion of affected follicular structures gave rise to pustulous lesions. Scaly papules and pseudovesiculous lesions over ...
Fujii Y - - 1998
The aim of this study was to determine whether the features of multiple personality disorder (MPD) in Japan are similar to those in North America, although a wide disparity exists in the prevalence of MPD between the two areas. In order to describe the features of MPD in Japan, we ...
Rao K S - - 1998
A 9-year-old girl with multiple hyperpigmented and hypopigmented macules over the hands and neck since childhood is reported.
Rachele M G - - 1998
A conjugal case of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) observed in Sardinia, Italy is reported. This is believed to be the ninth such observation described in the literature. The couple had lived together for 38 years in a house adjacent to the distillery they owned. No exogenous factors were revealed which ...
Holland J A - - 1998
A growing trend of smoking marijuana soaked in what is purported to be embalming fluid has been reported in the literature since the mid-1980s. This article describes several cases of intoxication, gives regional epidemiological data on this phenomenon, and includes current nomenclature. The authors also analyze a sample of fluid ...
McDonnell G V - - 1998
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinical and demographic characteristics of primary progressive multiple sclerosis (PPMS) in Northern Ireland and to establish a database of such patients for genetic and immunological studies and future therapeutic trials. METHODS: Diagnosis and categorisation were performed by two neurologists, potential cases being identified from the following ...
Farrett W D WD - - 1998
Hereditary multiple exostoses is a relatively uncommon disorder of endochondral bone characterized by the presence of multiple, cartilaginous-capped exostoses arising from the metaphyses. A rare presentation of hereditary multiple exostoses in the calcaneus of a 35-year-old man is reviewed and discussed. A brief review of the literature is provided, as ...
Imperatriz-Fonseca, V.L.
In several stingless bee species many males aggregate in the vicinity of a nest when a virgin queen is present in the colony and is preparing for the nuptial flight. We report such male assemblage for Tetragonisca angustula. The departure of a virgin queen from the colony and the subsequent ...
Turhal N - - 1998
A 27-year-old Chinese male presented with multiple myeloma. Over his 18-month course he manifested a number of unusual features of his disease including his young age, marked organomegaly, a testicular plasmacytoma, multiple intracranial extraskeletal plasmacytomas and meningeal involvement, and peripheral blood plasmacytosis. The case is described and recent literature on ...
Eltoum I A - - 1998
To avoid contamination of equipment and reduce risks of infection, intraoperative cytology (IOC) is a useful substitute to conventional frozen section in the diagnosis of infectious diseases. One of the various histomorphologic patterns of infections is the granuloma, which sometimes may be difficult to diagnose cytologically. In an attempt to ...
Yakabe S - - 1998
We herein report the very rare case of a 68-year-old Japanese man with multiple jejunal lipomatosis and diverticulosis. He was admitted to our hospital with the chief complaint of melena and anemia. A barium study of the small bowel showed multiple lipomatosis and diverticulosis. An approximately 200-cm length of the ...
Iqbal A - - 1998
Hereditary multiple glomangiomas are an interesting rare problem which can either present as multiple painful cutaneous lesions or, rarely, a cosmetic challenge due to site, size or number of lesions. It may also pose a diagnostic dilemma, which can only be settled by biopsy. Malignant change in glomangioma is extremely ...
Harada T - - 1997
A case involving a 52-year-old man having bilateral optic neuropathy and recurrent transverse myelopathy is reported. His clinical features resembled multiple sclerosis, but neuroimaging failed to show evidence of demyelination or inflammation in the brain or the optic nerves. The patient experienced sudden visual loss despite massive steroid therapy. Positive ...
Arginteanu M S - - 1997
The authors describe a case of paraspinal calcinosis in a 65-year-old woman with progressive systemic sclerosis. Although calcinosis occurs in up to 27% of cases of progressive systemic sclerosis, symptomatic paraspinal calcinosis is extremely rare. In the case reported here, multiple cervical facet joints were compromised by progressive calcinosis, leading ...
Lin B T - - 1997
Primary plasmacytoma of the lymph nodes is very rare, and there are fewer than 20 reported cases. These cases appeared to have a better prognosis than other extramedullary plasmacytomas, with rare recurrence and no progression to myeloma after treatment. To better characterize the clinicopathological features and the pathogenesis of primary ...
Langley R G - - 1997
A 71-year-old man presented with an acute onset of multiple white papules on the face and chest. Histologic sections demonstrated multiple milia. The rare condition of multiple eruptive milia occurs when crops of milia develop suddenly on the face and upper trunk. Rare isolated cases have been reported; however there ...
Harrison M G - - 1997
Tuberous sclerosis is a hamartoneoplastic syndrome characterised by early onset of convulsive seizures with mental retardation. Oral abnormalities, including enamel hypoplasia and mucosal fibromas, have been previously reported. We report here a 17-year-old girl with this disorder who had received repeated dental trauma. She presented with a swelling associated with ...
Niizato K - - 1997
We report the findings in two autopsy cases of Pick's disease with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Both presented severe cortical degeneration and subcortical gliosis of temporal lobes, as well as the neuropathological characteristics of ALS. As such cases are rare, we present the clinical and pathological findings in detail and ...
Penas P F - - 1997
BACKGROUND: Perforating granuloma annulare (PGA) is considered an histologic subtype of granuloma annulare (GA) and it is described as a very rare disease, usually of children, affecting the dorsum of the hands. Mechanisms leading to perforation are unknown. Our experience suggested a different clinical presentation, so we decided to review ...
Caras J A - - 1997
OBJECTIVE: To report on the phenomenon of spurious hypophosphatemia associated with multiple myeloma. METHODS: A case report is presented, and the pertinent published literature is reviewed. The mechanisms by which multiple myeloma can cause both true and false hypophosphatemia are discussed, as are methods by which the important distinction between ...
Kulhavy M - - 1997
Multiple liposarcomas are extremely rare. We report on a patient with liposarcoma of the right lower limb who had undergone surgery and radiotherapy 4 years previously for a liposarcoma in the left lower limb. An outline of the management is discussed and a short review of available literature is given.
Lemaitre L - - 1997
In this article we review renal angiomyolipomas (AMLs) from cases in the world literature and 60 cases from our own institution. We also analyze the role and the place of the various imaging techniques in the detection and diagnosis of AMLs. Discussion is focused on the natural history of this ...
Stavropoulos P G - - 1997
BACKGROUND: Symmetric lipomatoses are characterized by marked symmetric deposition of diffusely distributed fatty tissue. Though relatively common disorders, they are rather rarely reported in the literature, possibly being misdiagnosed as general obesity. While the differential diagnosis of symmetric lipomatosis versus general obesity may not appear difficult in males, it is ...
Gschwendtner A - - 1997
We present the case of a female fetus aborted in the 20th week of gestation due to severely dysplastic kidneys, anhydramnios and hydranencephalus. The combination of these malformations is extremely rare, resulting in only 4 cases described so far. Our case is the first ever presented in a female showing ...
Rosenbaum H - - 1996
Pericardial involvement and cardiac tamponade are rare complications of multiple myeloma (MM) and in most reported cases it has been diagnosed only at autopsy. Three cases of multiple myeloma with pericardial involvement seen at a single institution are described. The approach to the treatment is discussed and the literature on ...
Tatum E T - - 1996
Eight cases of ovarian granuloma containing carbon pigment are described. In all cases, this distinctive lesion occurred at sites of prior laser or fulguration surgery. Three types of carbon pigment granuloma were noted, the most common being the necrobiotic granuloma. Although postoperative necrobiotic granulomas have been described in a variety ...
Lamps L W - - 1996
Cat scratch disease (CSD), a common cause of regional lymphadenitis, has been linked to Bartonella henselae infection. Although rare, dissemination with hepatic involvement has been documented. Six cases of hepatic CSD were retrieved and probed for B. henselae DNA. Hematoxylin-eosin, trichrome, methenamine silver, Gram, Ziehl-Neelsen, and Warthin-Starry stained slides were ...
Butler W P - - 1996
This is a case report of a gastrointestinal infection caused by Dientamoeba fragilis. It is a flagellate protozoan that is an uncommon etiology of gastrointestinal disease. Primarily characterized by diarrhea and abdominal pain, other symptoms such as flatulence, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, malaise, and weight loss occur. Diagnosis is made using ...
Stenager E - - 1996
Multiple sclerosis (MS) was first presented in a clinical setting in 1838. In this paper the presentation and treatment of a transient hemiparesis in a drummer in 1789 is discussed. This may have been an early case of MS and presents evidence against the theory that MS is an infectious ...
Postert T - - 1996
Paroxysmal phenomena are rare but relatively typical clinical symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS) caused by abnormal excitation in demyelinated plaques. We report the case of a 25-year-old woman with ocular convergence spasms as a new type of paroxysmal phenomenon in MS. MRI revealed the associated brainstem lesion in the region ...
Goenka M K - - 1996
We describe a case of angioimmunoblastic lymphadenopathy with multiple polyps of the gastrointestinal tract. The patient presented with fever, abdominal mass, ascites, diarrhea, generalized lymphadenopathy, anemia, and marked peripheral eosinophilia. She had multiple polyps in the colon, as well as in the stomach and duodenum. Histology of a colonic polyp ...
McCarty M J - - 1996
Cutis laxa acquisita is a rare disorder that affects collagen and elastin metabolism. The cause is unknown. Characteristic features include sagging and laxity of the skin, as well as involvement of the lungs, heart, gastrointestinal system, and urogenital tract. Three cases of cutis laxa acquisita have been reported in association ...
Mortier G R - - 1996
To further delineate and classify those forms of short trunk dwarfism characterized by multiple vertebral segmentation defects, we analyzed 26 new patients and reviewed 115 described in the literature. Three distinct entities were recognized based on radiographic and clinical findings. Jarcho-Levin syndrome is the lethal autosomal recessive form, characterized by ...
Jacobson L S - - 1996
Multiple cartilaginous exostoses were diagnosed in a two-year-old Great Dane and a four-month-old border collie. Clinically, the Great Dane showed only mild discomfort, while the border collie exhibited tetraparesis due to cervicothoracic compression. Unusual features in the Great Dane were exostoses that bridged physes, with progression after skeletal maturity. The ...
Bosman C - - 1996
We report on a morphologic variant of multiple myeloma, identified in a 39-year-old man, with osteolytic lesions in two ribs and three lumbar vertebrae. Serum electrophoresis was normal and immunofixation of serum and urine was negative. Histologic examination of a resected rib revealed a homogeneous population of neoplastic plasma cells ...
Kay R M - - 1996
Pigmented villonodular synovitis is a well-described disease that almost universally involves a single site. This is a report of an unusual case of multiple site involvement of pigmented villonodular synovitis in a child. In addition to multiple site involvement, the case is unusual for several reasons: asymmetric involvement, involvement of ...
Schaller M - - 1996
An isolated case with the hyperkeratotic variant of porokeratosis Mibelli (PM) is reported. The 62-year-old woman developed multiple brown macules with well demarcated large keratotic nodules on both legs. Histopathological studies revealed the presence of a cornoid lamella characteristic of porokeratosis. Ultrastructural investigations revealed dyskeratotic as well as edematous, swollen ...
Yim H - - 1995
A case of xanthoma of the liver in a 61-year-old Korean woman with multiple myeloma, hyperlipidemia and xanthoma of the skin is described. Microscopically, the liver showed a multiple xanthomatous collection of foamy histiocytes as well as diffuse sinusoidal infiltration of the foam cells. This hepatic accumulation of foam cells ...
Heilä H - - 1995
Mania occurs sometimes in association with an organic condition affecting the brain. A case of a 15-year-old girl with secondary mania related to multiple sclerosis is described, along with a selective review of the subject. The English-language literature published from 1986 to 1994 was reviewed, but geriatric and mentally retarded ...
Teplitsky V - - 1995
We describe an unusual case of multiple symmetric lipomatosis (MSL) that presented with severe polyneuropathy, and review the literature. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first description of polyneuropathy as the presenting sign of MSL and the first report of this syndrome in Israel. MSL has to ...
Mizuno K - - 1995
We report a new case of multiple minute digitate hyperkeratoses after postmastectomy irradiation therapy for mammary cancer. This is the first case of multiple minute digitate hyperkeratoses in an Asian country as well as the third report of the disorder after irradiation. The characteristic eruption, the consistent trigger of irradiation ...
Bobbio-Pallavicini E - - 1995
Some reports correlate the administration of all forms of interferon with the development or exacerbation of autoimmune phenomena and diseases, including sarcoidosis, because of the strong and complex immune action of interferons. We report on a case of sarcoidosis following beta-interferon treatment for multiple myeloma. Differently from what had been ...
Hauben M - - 1995
Six cases of suspected multiple cholesterol emboli syndrome were identified by a review of reports contained in the company's records of adverse event reports. Antecedent risk factors in these reports included cardiac catheterization, thrombolytic therapy, translumbar aortography, renal arteriography, subclavian arteriography, abdominal aortography, and heparinization. Unlike the commonly reported subacute ...
Tranchant C - - 1995
Movement disorders (MD), other than tremor, associated with multiple sclerosis (MS) occur infrequently. We report 14 new cases of whom nine had dystonia, three parkinsonism, and two had myoclonus. We also reviewed 135 such cases from the literature. From an analysis of the individual MDs and the site of the ...
Bullen R - - 1995
Spitz nevus is most commonly a benign solitary lesion. Multiple lesions arranged in clusters (agminated) are very rare. Malignant degeneration has not been reported. Although spontaneous involution may occur, the nevi are frequently treated by surgical excision. We describe two preschool girls with multiple agminated Spitz nevi, and review the ...
Orlian A I - - 1995
This article presents the case of a two-day-old girl with benign multiple epulides on both the maxillary and the mandibular alveolar ridges. The condition is rare; furthermore, it usually appears as solitary lesions. The authors describe the histopathology of epulides, detail the surgical procedures used for the condition and review ...
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