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Tu Honggang - - 2013
Dermatitis herpetiformis (DH) is an autoimmune disease that clinically manifests as pruritic vesicles and papules. The diagnosis of DH is often challenging because of its wide spectrum of clinical presentations. We here report 2 patients with DH in whom finger petechiae represented the initial and leading manifestation of the disease, ...
An Seo-Young - - 2013
A 10-year-old boy presented with a swelling on the right side of the jaw. He had undergone excision of the lesion about 10 months ago at a private dental clinic and the swelling began to regrow 4 months after surgery. A panoramic radiograph revealed 4 sclerotic round masses with radiolucent rims surrounded ...
Bittencourt Maraya de Jesus Semblano Mde - - 2013
Tattooing has been associated with a variety of complications including inflammatory and granulomatous reactions, transmission of infections, and neoplasms. We report a case of a 24-year-old male who presented with a 2-month history of an erythematous nodule involving a newly made tattoo on the right leg. An excisional biopsy was ...
Grunes Dianne - - 2013
Hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HSP) is a poorly understood entity typically caused by exposure to an inciting antigen such as fungi, thermophilic bacteria or animal protein. Clinically, HSP is often divided into acute, subacute and chronic forms. While the subacute form is best described from a pathologic standpoint, the pathology of chronic ...
Isaacs Thuraya - - 2013
In HIV-infected persons, a rash is the most common manifestation of drug hypersensitivity reactions. Non-nucleotide reverse transcriptase inhibitors are a major cause of cutaneous reactions. While the characteristics of nevirapine-associated cutaneous adverse drug reactions (CADRs) have been well described, there are limited data on efavirenz-associated CADRs. The objective of this ...
Anzalone C Lane - - 2013
Background. Nocardia are ubiquitous, aerobic, gram-positive actinomycetes. Nocardiosis typically occurs in immunocompromised patients, although immunocompetent individuals can also be affected. Purpose. The purpose of this case study is to review the clinical characteristics and treatments of a unique form of cutaneous nocardiosis. Materials and methods. We retrospectively reviewed the medical ...
Banan Parastoo - - 2013
Urticarial dermatitis is a poorly understood skin condition while it seems to be much more common than the paucity of reports suggest. It manifests with severely pruritic papules and plaques that resemble eczematous and urticarial lesions morphologically. The key clues to diagnosis are the urticarial appearance and overlap with an ...
Narayanan Aravind - - 2013
Hereditary angioedema (HAE) is a rare disorder caused by a deficiency of C1 esterase inhibitor. Minor trauma and emotional stress are the most common initiating events leading to contact system activation and excessive uncontrolled bradykinin release. This manifests as angioedema, a vascular reaction of the deeper layers of the skin ...
Carlesimo M - - 2013
Systemic non-Hodgkin lymphomas are often accompanied by cutaneous manifestations, which are not always looked out for. Nevertheless, these alterations can be very important because their presence is lied to the clinical behaviour of the underlying malignancy, with an early recognition being fundamental. The aim of this study was to make ...
Kornreich Davida A - - 2013
A PUBMED literature review revealed no reports of allergic contact dermatitis to Biosyn(™) suture material. We present the first case of such an allergic reaction. The case emphasizes the need to remember that suture material can occasionally elicit an allergic dermatitis which may increase the complications and morbidity associated with ...
Chu Emily Y - - 2013
Shiitake mushroom-induced toxicoderma, or shiitake dermatitis, is a widely recognized phenomenon in Japan, China, and Korea but only recently has been reported outside of Asia. Affected individuals develop a characteristic pattern of whiplike, linear, erythematous wheals within 1 to 2 days after consumption of raw or cooked shiitake mushrooms. Lentinan, ...
Radwan Alaa - - 2013
Abstract Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine 2 cases of cytomegalovirus (CMV) retinitis, occuring in 2 immunocompentent adult patients. Methods: Case selection and literature review. Results: Both patients cited significantly decreased vision despite systemic, topical, and/or local corticosteroid use. Neither patient was using high-dose immunosuppressant therapy at ...
Pompeo Alexandre - - 2013
Scrotal calcinosis is a rare condition with presentation including intradermal nodules varying in size and number. Differentials include calcification of epidermal or pilar cysts noted by the presence of keratinaceous debris. We present 2 cases of scrotal calcinosis at our institution.
Dworak J J - - 2013
Concerns have been raised that diacetyl (DA) might be a respiratory sensitizer based on its LUMO energy similar to that of the respiratory allergen toluene-2,4-diisocyanate (TDI) and results of a local lymph node assay (LLNA) that reported an EC3 of 1.9%. To better understand the concerns, we performed a systematic ...
Cuomo G - - 2013
Toxoplasmosis, a worldwide zoonosis caused by a coccidian parasite Toxoplasma gondii, is more often asymptomatic in immunocompetent patients. We report the case of a 38-year-old immunocompetent male with a polymyositis as the presenting manifestation of T. gondii infection. The patient was hospitalized for a 30-day history of fever (T max ...
Karp J K - - 2013
Pulse granuloma is a rare, benign entity that most likely represents a reaction to vegetable material and is characterized by hyaline rings and foreign-body giant cells. We report a case of a pulse granuloma involving Meckel's diverticulum. The patient presented with abdominal pain and radiological findings consistent with Meckel's diverticulum. ...
Sarantopoulos George P GP AS-255C, UCLA Medical Center, CHS, 10833 LeConte Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA. - - 2013
The Society for Hematopathology and European Association for Haematopathology workshop, from October 27 to 29, 2011, in Los Angeles, CA, exhibited many exemplary skin biopsy specimens with interesting inflammatory changes mimicking features of cutaneous lymphoma. This article reviews features observed in cutaneous lymphoid hyperplasia, cutaneous drug reactions, lupus-associated panniculitis, pityriasis ...
Martin David - - 2013
Haemophilus influenzae rarely causes acute endometritis and the few published cases have always been associated with intrauterine devices (IUD). A 48-year-old female presented to the emergency department with a 3-day history of lower abdominal pain and fever. On physical examination she was tachycardic, hypotensive and had fundic tenderness to palpation. ...
Mohammed H - - 2013
Objective: To demonstrate that ventilation tubes can remain in situ much longer than expected, and that the materials used in the manufacturing of these tubes can degrade and cause complications. Long-term follow up and replacement of the tube is recommended. Method: Case report and review of the literature concerning the ...
Liu Abby Y - - 2013
This article describes 2 unusual cases of osseous metaplasia occurring within the eyelid and presents a brief review of the literature on cutaneous calcification. A 62-year-old man sought treatment for an eyelid mass containing osseous metaplasia in an area of lymphoid hyperplasia. An extensive oncologic workup ruled out malignancy. A ...
Stewart Nicholas - - 2013
Angiolymphoid hyperplasia with eosinophilia (ALHE), also known as epithelioid hemangioma, is a benign vascular proliferation of uncertain etiology. Herein, we present the first documented case of ALHE following venipuncture and review the published work regarding the relationship of this entity to preceding trauma.
Medeiros Clarissa C G - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: This article is a review of the several types of complications due to facial fillers containing polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA). BACKGROUND: Polymethylmethacrylate facial fillers are used to soften the results of the ageing process and to augment tissue. Although considered safe for the most part by advocates, they have been associated ...
Chia Justin - - 2013
Expert diagnosis of cutaneous pathology requires precise anatomic description. This brief report will review the clinically relevant surface anatomy of the nose.
Veraldi Stefano - - 2013
Hookworm-related cutaneous larva migrans (CLM) is characterized clinically by erythematous and slightly raised tracks, located especially on the feet. These tracks may be single or multiple, linear or serpiginous, more or less ramified and intertwined. The length is variable (up to many cm); the width ranges from 1 mm to 4 mm. ...
Singh Sanjay - - 2013
Insects are a class of living creatures within the arthropods. Insect bite reactions are commonly seen in clinical practice. The present review touches upon the medically important insects and their places in the classification, the sparse literature on the epidemiology of insect bites in India, and different variables influencing the ...
Chan May P - - 2013
BACKGROUND: The association of neutrophilic dermatoses with myeloid disorders is well known, but neutrophilic panniculitis in the same setting has only been reported infrequently. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to better characterize these lesions clinically and histologically, and to provide a comprehensive differential diagnosis and appropriate diagnostic approach. METHODS: The pathology archives ...
Pereira Hélder - - 2013
Although bioabsorbable screws promise to degrade within months up to several years after implantation, often this does not happen. In fact, other problems such as screw breakage, tunnel enlargement, allergic or foreign body reactions, cyst or abscess formation, and delayed migration of "biodegradable" screws have been reported. This study aims ...
Shankar Tara - - 2013
Omalizumab, a monoclonal anti-IgE antibody, is currently indicated for the treatment of moderate-to-severe allergic asthma. We have reviewed the published studies and case reports of off-label omalizumab use in the prevention of IgE-mediated hypersensitivity reactions of various causes. Additionally, we have reviewed anaphylaxis associated with omalizumab treatment. Many case reports ...
Draenert Miriam E - - 2013
To provide a current status of the art, answering the question whether a certain procedure of periodontal treatment is more reliable than another and where innovative developments could improve on the incidence of hypersensitivity by a systematic literature review. Pubmed, Embase and Cochrane library were considered for the study. 2,656 ...
Marak Creticus P - - 2013
Sarcoidosis is a multisystem disease which is most commonly manifested in the pulmonary system. However, extrapulmonary manifestations have also been frequently reported. Isolated occurrence of sarcoidosis in the genital system is rare and poses a diagnostic and therapeutic dilemma. Uterine sarcoidosis can present with cervical erosions, endometrial polypoid lesions, and ...
Konopinski Jonathan C - - 2013
Nodular cutaneous amyloidosis (NCA) is the rarest form of primary cutaneous amyloidosis. The amyloid fibrils of NCA are not unique to NCA but are also the prevailing amyloid component in primary systemic amyloidosis (PSA) and myeloma-associated systemic amyloidosis. Age of presentation in NCA has ranged from 20 to 87 years ...
Kluger N - - 2013
Sarcoidosis is an autoimmune disease of unknown etiology characterized by the presence of non-caseating epithelioid cell granulomas in multiple organs. Cutaneous sarcoidosis occurs in approximately 25% of the cases. Sarcoid reactions on old scars, traumatized skin sites and around embedded foreign material have long been observed. For the past 70 ...
Voorend Carlijn G N - - 2013
Erythema Nodosum Leprosum (ENL) is a humoral immunological response in leprosy that leads to inflammatory skin nodules which may result in nerve and organ damage, and may occur years after antibiotic treatment. Multiple episodes are frequent and suppression requires high doses of immunosuppressive drugs. Global occurrence is unknown. Systematic review ...
Cortellini G - - 2013
Multiple sclerosis is a disease with a potentially severe prognosis and epidemiologically increasing. Interferon beta 1a is a very useful maintenance therapy widely used by neurologists. In the literature, there are several case reports of  hypersensitivity reactions. In this case report we describe an anaphylactic IgE mediated reaction to interferon ...
Ravindran Rathy - - 2013
Orofacial granulomatosis is a granulomatous disease of orofacial region, which can occur for a variety of reasons. The clinical features are highly variable and sometimes so insidious that signs and symptoms are not frequently severe to cause alarm. The lips are most commonly involved with persistent/recurrent swelling. The medical history ...
Trinh Nhat Q - - 2013
An unusual case of cutaneous angiosarcoma clinically mimicking eczema is described. A 98-year-old Caucasian male presented with a 6-month history of a flesh-colored, subcutaneous nodule on his left forehead with contralateral facial erythema and scaling that had been previously diagnosed as eczema. Despite treatments with topical steroids and moisturizers, the ...
Mundi Jyoti P JP New York University School of - - 2013
We present a case of a 35-year-old woman with a yellow, verrucous, and itchy plaque on her scalp. Within this plaque, there was an erythematous, bleeding papule. Histopathologic findings were compatible with a diagnosis of syringocystadenoma papilliferum within a nevus sebaceous. We present a brief review of the natural history ...
Nygaard Uffe U Department of Dermatology and Venerology, Aarhus University Hospital, University of Aarhus, Aarhus, - - 2013
Allergic contact dermatitis to textile dyes is considered to be a rare phenomenon. A recent review reported a prevalence of contact allergy to disperse dyes between 0.4 and 6.7%. The relevance of positive patch testing was not reported in all studies. Textile dye allergy is easily overlooked and is furthermore ...
Pinto Benzeeta - - 2012
DRESS or drug reaction (or rash) with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms belongs to the severe cutaneous adverse reaction group and is characterized by hematological abnormalities and visceral organ involvement. Although most often related with anticonvulsant and sulfonamide use, it is reported with numerous other drugs. We report an unusual case ...
Stojanovic Martina - - 2012
ABSTRACT:: Endosalpingiosis and endometriosis represent ectopic growth of the fallopian tube epithelium and endometrial glands and stroma, respectively. Cutaneous endometriosis is a well-known entity, most often presented on scars after gynecological procedures. Cutaneous endosalpingiosis, however, appears to be a rare condition, with only 5 cases described in medical literature thus ...
Mahlau Manuel - - 2013
Recently, the use of enantiomerically pure counteranions for the induction of asymmetry in reactions proceeding through cationic intermediates has emerged as an exciting new concept, which has been termed asymmetric counteranion-directed catalysis (ACDC). Despite its success, the concept has not been fully defined and systematically discussed to date. This Review ...
Tezcan Ozgür D - - 2012
We would like to present the clinical course of nine patients who had an acute, painful dermatitis following contact with a rope used as a swimming area liner in the sea. The macroscopic and microscopic analysis of the fouling on the rope retrospectively, revealed Pennaria disticha as the causative organism. ...
Bhasin Aarti - - 2012
Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) is a severe inflammatory disorder characterized by activation and proliferation of lymphocytes and histiocytes with cytokine release and uncontrolled hemophagocytosis, especially late in the course of the disease. Clinical features include relapsing fevers, hepatosplenomegaly, cytopenias, lymphadenopathy, and coagulopathy. The diagnosis can be challenging, as the early signs ...
Osburn Sandra - - 2012
This is the first review that has been published on the analytical applications of ion-molecule reactions (IMR) in Analytical Chemistry. Gas-phase IMR are not a common tool in most analytical laboratories, as they normally require substantial modification to the mass spectrometry hardware. Despite this there has been a significant increase ...
Chakravarthi Sunitha S Department of Orthodontics, Faculty of Dental Sciences, Sri Ramachandra University, Porur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, - - 2012
The aim of this paper is to review the current literature on allergy in orthodontics and to identify the predisposing factors and the implications of the allergic reaction in the management of patients during orthodontic treatment. A computerized literature search was conducted in PubMed for articles published on allergy in ...
Alhathlool Ammar - - 2012
Post-irradiation morphea (PIM) is an entity documented in the literature although still not mentioned in most of the dermatological textbooks with a frequency approximately 2 out of every 1000 patients who received radiotherapy. Most of the cases are misdiagnosed as recurrent or metastatic carcinoma. We report on a 64-year-old woman ...
Arslan Ferhat - - 2012
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection is usually asymptomatic in immunocompetent patients. A mononucleosis-like syndrome may develop in some patients. Various organ involvements (eg: encephalitis, meningitis, retinitis, myocarditis, pneumonia, hepatitis, enterocolitis, neuritis), which rarely occur in immunocompetent patients, have also been reported. Cutaneous necrotizing vasculitis caused by CMV infection has been reported very ...
Kilic Mehtap - - 2012
Sodium nitroprusside (SNP) is one of the most widely used parenteral antihypertensive agents in severe hypertension management. Toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) is a rare, mostly drug-induced, severe muco-cutoneous reaction with various complications and high mortality. A fifteen years old girl who is on hemodialysis for chronic renal insufficiency and was ...
Verma Rajesh - - 2012
A 50-year-old man, a known case of human immunodeficiency virus infection for the past 1 year, was on antiretroviral therapy in the form of stavudine, lamivudine, and nevirapine. Three days after replacing stavudine with tenofovir, he developed redness on the face and neck and within 48 h the rash became ...
Abraham Rtika R - - 2012
AVN is caused by a disease, or severe trauma that affects the blood supply to the bone or in many cases may be idiopathic, with no known cause. AVN pathophysiology is most closely linked to SLE literature, and there is a strong cause and effect relationship between corticosteroid intake and ...
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