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Mack Elizabeth H - - 2004
Fibrosing colonopathy, a complication of cystic fibrosis, has generally been reported in young children with exposure to high doses of pancreatic enzymes. The authors report the case of a 25-year-old male with cystic fibrosis who presented with gradually progressive symptoms of bowel obstruction. Pathologic examination of the right colon revealed ...
Miyake Toshihiko - - 2004
A growing body of clinical cases suggests that a kind of nematode larva, type X larva of the suborder Spirurina that inhabits firefly squids (Watasenia scintillans, or 'Hotaru-ika' in Japanese), can cause acute ileus in humans. However, the larva itself has rarely been found in the wall of the obstructed ...
Perego Elisa - - 2004
CONTEXT: Acute pancreatitis is related to drugs in 1.4-2% of cases. Estrogens are an uncommon but well-known risk factor of pancreatitis in women and men with pre-existing hyperlipidemia. CASE REPORT: We report the case of a 37-year-old man with covert hypertriglyceridemia who developed a severe life-threatening pancreatitis strongly associated with ...
Lee Arvind Dhas - - 2004
CONTEXT: An acute inguinoscrotal swelling appearing during the course of acute pancreatitis is rare. There are only three case reports of this in the English literature. CASE REPORT: We report a case of right inguinoscrotal swelling appearing during an attack of acute pancreatitis. CONCLUSIONS: A correct diagnosis and appropriate management ...
Prasad Priyajit - - 2004
Autoimmune pancreatitis is a rare but important cause of pancreatitis that is becoming increasingly recognized in the West. Lymphoplasmacytic sclerosing pancreatitis (LPSP) is a benign form of chronic pancreatitis characterized clinically by infrequent attacks of abdominal pain, jaundice, and weight loss, and pathologically by focal or diffuse chronic or lymphoplasmacytic ...
Guo Yi - - 2004
BACKGROUND: Features of a cluster of acute appendicitis that occurred among a high school student population in China were investigated. METHODS: Epidemiologic data, medical records, and histologic slides of resected appendices were examined. RESULTS: During a period between April 10, 1997, and June 11, 1997, 11 cases occurred in a ...
Gaio E - - 2004
Nowadays, facial paralysis is an uncommon complication of acute inflammation of the middle ear, with an estimated incidence of 0.005%; it was not so rare in the pre-antibiotic era, occurring in 0.5-0.7% of middle ear inflammatory processes. We would like to highlight this complication of acute otitis media, a common ...
Kodali Venkata Ranga Rao - - 2005
A 67-year-old man presented with acute monoarthritis of the right knee. Aspiration was carried out under aseptic precautions. This yielded a milky appearing fluid. Polarized microscopic examination confirmed uric acid crystals. The patient had a history of trauma to the joint. Acute monoarthritis of the knee can occur due to ...
Stojeba Nathalie - - 2004
The porphyrias are a group of inherited or acquired enzymatic defects of heme biosynthesis. Each type of porphyria has a characteristic pattern of overproduction and accumulation of heme precursors based on the location of dysfunctional enzyme in the heme synthetic pathway. Variegate porphyria, one of the acute hepatic porphyrias, is ...
Altaykan A - - 2004
Acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis is a potentially severe disease caused by drugs in about 90% of cases. To the best of our knowledge, acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis following use of bleomycin has not been previously reported. Here we report a case of acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis induced by bleomycin, which ...
Kondo Masao - - 2004
The first case of porphyria on record in Japan was a patient with congenital erythropoietic porphyria (CEP) reported by Sato and Takahashi in 1920. Since then until the end of December 2002, 827 cases of porphyrias have been diagnosed from characteristic clinical and/or laboratory findings (463 males, 358 females, and ...
Watkins Brian P - - 2004
The purpose of this study is to review the medical literature regarding the prevalence of appendicitis in patients with previous appendectomy. Stump appendicitis is a real entity not often considered when evaluating patients with right lower quadrant pain and a history of appendectomy. This leads to delays in diagnosis and ...
Wendell Catherine M - - 2004
Acquired hemophilia is a rare disorder that has potentially disastrous consequences if not recognized and treated in the setting of acute hemorrhage. We report a case of undiagnosed acquired hemophilia due to factor VIII inhibitor in which a tongue hematoma was the chief manifestation. Diagnosis, acute management, and long-term therapeutic ...
Echenique-Elizondo Miguel - - 2004
CONTEXT: Acute pancreatitis is usually due to well-known causes, such as biliary lithiasis and alcohol consumption. Anatomic abnormalities may represent a less frequent but important etiological factor. CASE REPORT: The case of a 27 year old women complaining of acute pancreatitis associated with a large duodenal juxta-papillary diverticulum is presented. ...
Parmar Malvinder S - - 2004
CONTEXT: Acute pancreatitis during pregnancy is rare and commonly occurs in association with biliary disease. Preeclampsia is associated with microvascular abnormalities that may involve cerebral, placental, hepatic, renal and splanchnic circulation and rarely can cause acute pancreatitis. CASE REPORT: A case of acute pancreatitis in a patient with preeclampsia-eclampsia where ...
Romboli E - - 2004
We report a case of serum pancreatic hyperenzymemia as a primary manifestation of sarcoidosis; pancreatic involvement was confirmed by endoscopic ultrasonography which revealed a notable glandular fibrosis of the pancreas. It is important that patients with systemic sarcoidosis who have increased serum levels of amylase and lipase be checked in ...
Tjiu Cheung San - - 2004
Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) is a novel epidemic disease. The clinical presentation can sometimes be very non-specific. The present study reports a case of SARS, which presented as acute abdomen, warranting laparotomy. The atypical presentation in the present case reminded us of the importance of strict infection control measures ...
Siu T L T - - 2004
Subcapsular haematoma of the spleen is a rare complication of chronic pancreatitis. In the literature only a handful of cases have been documented. The exact aetiology and natural history of this complication remains speculative and its management controversial. A case of spontaneous subacute haematoma of the spleen in a patient ...
R C Parmar, S ...
A few cases of necrotizing myelitis have been reported in adults since its first description in 1973. No case has been described in the pediatric age group. A 12-year-old boy, who presented with acute flaccid paraplegia, loss of sphincter control and sensory loss showed features suggestive of necrotizing myelitis on ...
Zimpfer Annette - - 2004
Ciprofloxacin is a fluorinated quinolone antibiotic with relatively low occurrence of adverse side effects. However, increasing evidence suggests that ciprofloxacin may cause severe liver damage. Until now, 14 cases of ciprofloxacin-associated liver injuries have been reported. We describe a case of a 22-year-old male who developed hepatic failure after intake ...
Rizos Evangelos - - 2004
CONTEXT: Carbamate insecticides are widely used in commercial agriculture and home gardening. A serious side effect of organophosphate and carbamate intoxication is the development of acute pancreatitis. CASE REPORT: A 36-year-old Caucasian woman was admitted to our hospital with cholinergic crisis and pancreatitis soon after the ingestion of a carbamate ...
Myers Jeremy B - - 2004
A 6-year-old boy presented with an acute scrotum and was found at surgical exploration to have torsion and infarction of an indirect hernia sac. This represents the sixth reported case of this entity in the literature. The pediatric surgical specialist and those in the acute care setting should be aware ...
Stef─ânescu Horia - - 2003
Portal biliopathy is a newly introduced term, describing the changes observed in the biliary ducts of portal hypertension patients. We present here the case of a patient diagnosed with portal vein thrombosis secondary to a chronic pancreatitis; the abnormalities in the bile ducts were observed during the endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography. ...
Karki D B - - 2003
OBJECTIVE: To clinically analyze 400 cases of red eye attending Nepal Eye Hospital in August/ September 2003 and to study the aetiology of the disease on the clinical basis with available laboratory resources. MATERIALS AND METHODS: It is a prospective study of 400 cases of acute conjunctivitis visiting Nepal Eye ...
Abdullah M - - 2003
The cause and effect relationship between acute pancreatitis and primary hyperparathyroidism (pHPT) still evokes controversy. Our paper reviews the debate in the medical literature. In this controversy we add a case of a 49-year old non-alcoholic man presenting with recurrent attacks of acute pancreatitis. His raised serum calcium was realized ...
Bauduer Frédéric - - 2003
We report the case of a 17-year-old girl with constitutional protein C deficiency who developed massive femoral vein and inferior vena cava thrombosis during the course of an acute cytomegalovirus infection. The possible role of cytomegalovirus in the pathophysiology of venous thrombosis is discussed and a review of the literature ...
Thng C H - - 2003
INTRODUCTION: We review the clinical applications of magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) and illustrate them with clinical examples. METHODS: A literature search was performed in MedLine using the keywords "MR cholangiopancreatography" and "MRCP". The relevant articles were reviewed. The radiology information system was searched for MRCP examinations performed from July 1999 ...
Schouwenberg B J J W - - 2003
We present a case of acute pancreatitis after a course of clarithromycin. An 84-year-old woman died of suspected pneumonia and cardiac failure. Autopsy surprisingly revealed acute pancreatitis. Except for the use of clarithromycin no other cause for her acute pancreatitis was obvious. Pancreatitis induced by clarithromycin has been reported twice ...
Anagnostopoulos George K - - 2003
CONTEXT: Few data exist about the incidence of drug-induced pancreatitis in the general population. Drugs are related to the etiology of pancreatitis in about 1.4-2% of cases. Statins are generally well tolerated. Acute pancreatitis has been reported in a few cases treated with atorvastatin, fluvastatin, lovastatin and simvastatin. CASE REPORT: ...
John L - - 2003
The difficulties in establishing a diagnosis of acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) are illustrated in this case report, which attempts to raise awareness of the condition among general physicians, since they are the practitioners most likely to see such acute neurological presentations. Clinical and investigative features which raise the index of ...
Seiden William B - - 2003
BACKGROUND: Induction of ovulation in the course of infertility treatment is increasingly commonplace in the 21st century. As a consequence, it can be expected that previously unrecognized complications of the procedure will be reported. CASE: A 36-year-old woman presented with severe pelvic pain and hyponatremia after ovarian stimulation with gonadotropins. ...
Gómez-Cerezo J - - 2003
OBJECTIVE: Because of the low incidence of pancreatic ascites, only case reports and case series have been published, and no randomized controlled trials have been performed to find out which is the best therapeutic approach. The aim of this study was to evaluate the utility of the different treatments for ...
Griñó Pilar - - 2003
CONTEXT: Pancreatic neoplasms are an uncommon aetiology of acute pancreatitis. Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumours are a rare subgroup of pancreatic neoplasms. CASE REPORT: We report on three patients having acute pancreatitis secondary to pancreatic neuroendocrine tumours, one of them with severe pancreatitis, and review the published cases up to now. Only ...
Jiang Jia-Horng - - 2003
Acute epiglottitis is an inflammatory, edematous disease of the epiglottis and adjacent structures, usually caused by Haemophilus influenzae type b. It is a life-threatening condition, occurring mainly in childhood. There have never been any reports of this condition in Taiwan. We report a case of 4-year-old boy who presented with ...
Oostburg B F - - 2003
We present a case report from 2001 of the first parasitologically confirmed case of acute Chagas disease in Suriname. The patient had never left Suriname, and was probably infected by an adventitious species of Panstrongylus in his house in the capital city, Paramaribo. The patient was treated with nifurtimox, and ...
Turbeville Sean D - - 2003
Acute macular neuroretinopathy (AMNR) is a rare condition that produces transient or permanent visual impairment. Typical cases have acute onset multifocal scotomas that correspond rather precisely with reddish, flat, or depressed circumscribed lesions in the macula. These lesions are wedge-shaped and generally point toward the fovea. The pathophysiology of AMNR ...
Suliman Ahmed S - - 2003
An acutely thrombosed abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a rare but devastating complication of aortic aneurysms. Incidence in reported series is approximately 0.7-2.8% of surgically managed AAA cases with an associated mortality rate of 50%. To date there have been only 46 cases of acutely occluded AAAs reported in the ...
Kowal Lionel - - 2003
BACKGROUND: Esotropia during opiate withdrawal is a new clinical syndrome that has only recently been reported in the literature. METHODS: Clinical case series. RESULTS: Five patients with acute esotropia during opiate withdrawal are presented. In four there was evidence of underlying hyperopia and/or other strabismogenic features. CONCLUSIONS: The precise cause ...
Leskinen Kimmo - - 2003
Acute mastoiditis is the most frequent intratemporal complication of otitis media. The bacteriology of acute otitis media is changing continuously and it differs markedly from the bacteriology of acute mastoiditis. Moraxella catarrhalis (M. catarrhalis) is the third most common bacteria found in acute otitis media, and in recent years its ...
Eddy Jennifer J - - 2003
BACKGROUND: Pancreatic pseudocyst in pregnancy is a rare condition whose management is not standardized. STUDY DESIGN: We combine one case report with nine others published in the literature since 1980. The cases are compiled to provide a descriptive review of this condition. RESULTS: The natural history of pancreatic pseudocysts in ...
Cannon Thomas C - - 2003
A 42-year-old woman presented with acute visual loss in the left eye with funduscopic evidence of marked retinal periphlebitis (frosted angiitis) and a macular star. Extensive serologic testing identified no etiology. The purpose of this report is to review the clinical features and systemic associations of acute frosted angiitis, a ...
Emsley Hedley C A - - 2002
A 66-year-old man with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis presented with a flaccid areflexic tetraparesis evolving over a 6-week period. Clinical examination and subsequent investigation confirmed a diagnosis of sub-acute inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (sub-acute IDP). Nephrotic-range proteinuria and thrombocytopaenia were also noted at the time of presentation-histopathological investigation of the former ...
Fisher Alexander A - - 2002
OBJECTIVE: To report a case of acute pancreatitis in a patient receiving a combination formulation of irbesartan and hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ). CASE SUMMARY: A 33-year-old white woman developed acute pancreatitis 10 days after starting irbesartan 300 mg and hydrochlorothiazide 12.5 mg for treatment of hypertension. Her symptoms disappeared and serum concentrations ...
Nakamura Y - - 2002
We report a case of acute disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) developed during menstruation in an adenomyosis patient. No known predisposing factor for DIC such as infection or pregnancy was involved in this case. As anticoagulation therapy and supplementation of coagulation factors quickly improve the state, surgical removal of the uterus ...
Ruggieri R M - - 2002
Pancreatic encephalopathy is a rare complication of acute pancreatitis. Clinical features include focal neurological signs and acute onset of dementia. This picture can fluctuate over time: cyclic progression with remission and relapses has been described. We present the case of a 43-year-old man who, after an acute episode of pancreatitis, ...
Basker M - - 2002
Renal enlargement in acute lymphoblastic leukaemia is well reported in literature from Western Countries. However there are very few reports from developing countries. Bilateral symmetrical enlargement of kidneys as a primary presentation of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia is rare. We report a child who had acute lymphoblastic leukaemia presenting with bilateral ...
Grover Raminder - - 2002
Due to the devastating nature of acute retinal necrosis syndrome (ARNS), early diagnosis is essential. 5 cases of clinically diagnosed ARNA were investigated for CMC, herpes simplex and varicella zoster virus (VZV) infections. Of the three VZV IgM positive cases, two were positive in acute blood samples and one in ...
Takeh Hossein - - 2002
We report a case of giant benign pancreatic mucinous cystadenoma in a 19-year-old woman with celiac disease and polycystic kidneys. She presented with a history of moderate episodic left flank pain evolving for a few weeks before becoming acute the night before her admission. We provide radiological and histological material ...
Okazaki K - - 2002
Since the first documented case of a particular form of pancreatitis with hypergammaglobulinaemia, similar cases have been reported, leading to the concept of an autoimmune related pancreatitis or so-called "autoimmune pancreatitis". Although it has not yet been widely accepted as a new clinical entity, the present article discusses the recent ...
Moriguchi Takeshi - - 2002
It has been accepted widely that excessive humoral mediators play important roles in the pathogenesis of organ failure in patients with severe acute pancreatitis (SAP) and that infection of the pancreas due to bacterial translocation (BT) is the most frequent cause of death in SAP. On the other hand, it ...
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