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Lee Sun-Ho - - 2010
Although little attention has been paid to the less common rheumatoid involvement of the thoracic and lumbar regions, some studies have shown that rheumatoid synovitis with erosive changes can develop in these diarthrodial joints. We report a patient with seropositive rheumatoid arthritis (RA) involving the thoracic and lumbar vertebra with ...
Ishikawa Yuki - - 2010
Antitumor necrosis factor (TNF) therapy has been associated with adverse immunologic events including systemic lupus erythematosus. However, the development of polymyositis (PM)/dermatomyositis (DM) associated with anti-TNF therapy is extremely rare. We experienced a case of a 48-year-old female with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who had anti-Jo-1 antibodies and interstitial lung disease ...
Al-Arfaj Hussein F - - 2010
Kilnefelter's syndrome (KFS) tends to be associated with autoimmune diseases. Although several reports describe association of KFS with different autoimmune diseases, association with rheumatoid arthritis is very rare. We report a case of (KFS) who had seropositive erosive rheumatoid arthritis, and discuss the role of sex hormones/X chromosome in the ...
Cho Yeoungjee - - 2010
Acute hydrothorax is an uncommon but a well-recognized complication of peritoneal dialysis. No single test is definitive for diagnosis. Although it is not a life-threatening condition, hydrothorax often requires abandonment of peritoneal dialysis. Delay in diagnosis can lead to worsening of the clinical status. A 33-year-old Caucasian woman with lupus, ...
Makki Daoud - - 2010
Trochanteric bursitis, whether septic or inflammatory in origin, is a condition that affects middle-aged patients. Here we report the rare case of an adolescent with septic trochanteric bursitis (treated successfully with intravenous antibiotics), review the available literature on septic bursitis, illustrate the importance of prompt recognition and treatment of this ...
Cisneros Juan Carlos - - 2010
The evidence of several forms of arthritis has been well documented in the fossil record. However, for pre-Cenozoic vertebrates, especially regarding reptiles, this record is rather scarce. In this work we present a case report of spondarthritis found in a vertebral series that belonged to a carnivorous archosaurian reptile from ...
Armstrong Brenda L - - 2010
Halitosis is defined as an unpleasant odor that emanates from the oral cavity with intra-oral and/or extra-oral origins. Fifty percent of people worldwide view themselves as having halitosis, with 90% of the etiology being intra-oral. Dental hygiene practitioners should be knowledgeable about the current classifications, diagnosis and treatment modalities to ...
Koren Gideon - - 2010
Every year scores of new pharmaceuticals enter the market, almost never with human fetal safety data. Such data typically accumulate during the first years of clinical use, in the form of case reports, case series, prospective and retrospective cohorts and case control studies. All of these methods suffer from serious ...
Al-Taan Omer S - - 2010
Peritoneal encapsulation is a rare congenital anomaly characterised by a thin membrane of peritoneum encasing the small bowel to form an accessory peritoneal sac. We present a case of peritoneal encapsulation diagnosed incidentally in an 82 year old man undergoing laparotomy for colonic cancer. The sac was easily excised and ...
Ijaz S - - 2010
This paper aims to assess systematic reviews on the caries-preventive effect of topical fluorides, identifying key content and reporting quality issues to be considered by researchers planning a review in this area. Published systematic reviews and meta-analyses of any topical fluoride intervention for caries control were included. Relevant databases were ...
Kaya Sunay - - 2010
Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is an autoinflammatory disorder characterized by recurrent febrile polyserositis and arthritis attacks. Accompanying seronegative spondyloarthropathy has been reported in FMF in addition to its own joint involvement. However, the coexistence of FMF with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is very rare, only three cases with severe joint ...
Larson Emily - - 2011
A 45-year-old female presented to the rheumatology clinic with complaint of pain and swelling of multiple small joints of the hands and feet. She also complained of cough and shortness of breath onset around the same time. Since her cyclic citrullinated peptide antibody (anti-CCP) and rheumatoid factor tests were positive, ...
Alpay Nilüfer - - 2009
We report two patients who suffered from symmetrical polyarthritis simulating rheumatoid arthritis. Acute phase response was almost within normal limits, and autoantibodies including rheumatoid factor were negative. Both of them were diagnosed as having amyloid arthropathy (AmyA) secondary to kappa multiple myeloma based on deposition of kappa-light chain-immunoreactive amyloid in ...
Hocqueloux Laurent - - 2010
We describe the third case of prosthetic infection due to Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae. The patient, a 68-year-old woman, had had total knee arthroplasty 12 months before diagnosis. She had been in contact with swine at home. We review the seven previous reports of septic arthritis due to E. rhusiopathiae.
Chan Jane W - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Anti-tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF alpha) agents have been increasingly used to treat patients with Crohn's disease, psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, and persistent uveitis. We describe a 68-year-old man with Crohn's esophagitis who developed a possible bilateral toxic anterior optic neuropathy during infliximab infusion. METHODS: This is ...
Romero Gómez M P - - 2010
We report a case of Campylobacter fetus peritonitis and bacteremia in a patient undergoing continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis.
Ruthrauff Cassandra M - - 2009
The purpose of this paper is to describe the signalment, clinical signs, laboratory results, culture results, and response to treatment for primary septic peritonitis in cats. This is a retrospective study of 12 client-owned animals. Medical records were reviewed for clinical findings, laboratory results, microbial culture results, radiographic findings, diagnosis, ...
Mancarella L - - 2009
Septic sacroiliitis is an uncommon joint infection and the diagnosis is often delayed. We present the first case of a septic arthritis of the shoulder and of the sacroiliac joint in a woman affected by systemic sclerosis, and we reviewed the medical literature since 1997 to 2008 on septic sacroiliitis ...
Wrightson John M - - 2009
Pseudochylothorax (cholesterol pleurisy or chyliform effusion) is a cholesterol-rich pleural effusion that is commonly associated with chronic inflammatory disorders such as tuberculosis or rheumatoid arthritis. Until now, there were only 15 published cases of arthritis-associated pseudochylothorax in the English language literature. Previous literature has suggested that pleural fluid cholesterol enrichment ...
Shu Xiaoming - - 2010
Rheumatoid-like deformities in joints are uncommon in patients with Parkinson's disease and easy to be misdiagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. Therefore, unnecessary treatment is often initiated. Here, we report a case of a 60-year-old woman with Parkinson's disease developing a rheumatoid-like joint deformities, and evaluate 1-year follow-up outcome. We also review ...
Aslam Fawad - - 2010
Joint pains and swellings are routine complaints in rheumatology clinics. Infectious diseases may mimic common rheumatic conditions and thus need to be ruled out before initiating any immunosuppressive treatment. Mycobacterium marinum is an organism that can present with a typical arthritis picture. A 60-year-old gentleman with a complicated medical history ...
Zhao Bao Hui - - 2009
Alkaptonuria is a rare disease in which the body does not have enough of an enzyme called homogentisic acid oxidase. Osteoarthritis is the most common degenerative joint disease. Ochronotic arthritis which resulting from the deposition of oxidized homogentisic acid within the connective tissues of peripheral joints has clinical feature that ...
Marquardt April L - - 2009
This is a case report of a man with chronic hidradenitis suppurativa who developed reactive arthritis. He presented with swelling and pain in his larger joints, along with conjunctivitis involving his right eye. These symptoms coincided with a flare of the hidradenitis suppurativa. His clinical picture and laboratory findings were ...
Yao Qingping - - 2010
To contrast and compare the spectrum of remitting seronegative symmetrical synovitis with pitting edema (RS3PE) with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) using an illustrative case. The relevant English literature of RS3PE was searched using the keywords "RS3PE" alone and in combination with terms such as neoplasia and rheumatic disease. Original and review ...
Saravana G H L - - 2009
We retrospectively reviewed 137 cases of histologically confirmed pyogenic granuloma of the oral cavity from the records of the Department of Oral Surgery, Bharat Heavy Electricals Hospital, Trichy, India between 1996 and 2006. The most commonly affected site was the gingiva (n=114, 83%). Mean age of patients was 31 years ...
Akpolat Tekin - - 2009
Compared with the general population, dialysis patients are at higher risk of acquiring mycobacterial infections. The aim of the present article is to review case reports and studies published since the report by Talwani and Horvath (2000) and to discuss the main problems that arise in daily practice. After a ...
Macpherson Hugh - - 2009
Background First published in 2001, STRICTA (STandards for Reporting Interventions in Controlled Trials of Acupuncture) was designed to expand on the reporting of one item within the CONSORT (Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials) Statement checklist, the item relating to the intervention. Two recent reviews had found that STRICTA was highly ...
Ureten Kemal - - 2009
Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is an autosomal recessive inflammatory disease especially seen in Turks, Sephardic Jews, Armenians, and Arabs. Peritoneal and pleural inflammation, arthritis, erysipelas-like erythema, and arthralgia are well-known features of FMF. A small amount of peritoneal fluid collection can be seen during peritoneal attacks in FMF patients, but ...
Katsoulis Iraklis E - - 2009
Sternoclavicular septic arthritis is a rare condition and accounts only for 1% of cases of septic arthritis in the general population. The most common risk factors are intravenous drug use, central-line infection, distant-site infection, immunosuppression, trauma and diabetes mellitus. This is a report of an unusual case where this type ...
Parker D S - - 2009
PubAtlas (www.pubatlas.org) is a web service and standalone program providing literature maps for the biomedical research literature. It accepts user-defined sets of terms (PubMed queries) as input, and permits 'BLASTing' of one set against another: for all terms x and y in these sets, deriving the results of the pairwise ...
Prakash Mahesh - - 2009
Hemangiopericytoma, a rare mesenchymal tumour, is believed to originate from the pericyte of Zimmermann. It may affect every organ in the body. Recurrences after treatment and metastasis are well known. However, presentation of hemangiopericytoma with peritoneal carcinomatosis is not documented in literature. To the best our knowledge, we report the ...
Menditti Dardo - - 2009
Fibrous histiocytoma is a benign soft tissue tumour arising as a fibrous mass everywhere in the human body. The involvement of the oral cavity is rare. We report two cases of benign fibrous histiocytoma that localized in the oral cavity. The clinical and histological features of the lesion are reported. ...
Chang Brian Pin-Hsuan - - 2008
Fungal peritonitis (FP) is a serious complication in patients on continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD). We report a case of CAPD-related FP caused by Paecilomyces lilacinus in a 15-year-old uraemic boy. The infection was successfully treated by combination therapy consisting of oral voriconazole and terbinafine, which has not been previously ...
Hod T - - 2008
Mycobacterium fortuitum group species is an atypical rapidly growing nontuberculous mycobacterium. It has been increasingly recognized as a potential pathogen mostly encountered in skin and soft tissue infections. Rarely, however, it has been associated with catheter-related infections, either central venous lines or peritoneal dialysis catheters. In this report we describe ...
Hoseini S K - - 2008
Septic arthritis of the sternoclavicular joint (SCJ) is a rare condition speculated to be associated with some predisposing factors such as intravenous drug use, immunocompromised situations or chronic diseases. To the best of our knowledge, we are the first group reporting a case of SCJ septic arthritis after coronary angiography.
Freeman A F - - 2009
Autosomal dominant hyper IgE (HIES or Job's) syndrome is a rare primary immune deficiency characterized by eczema, recurrent skin and lung infections, extremely elevated serum IgE, and a variety of connective tissue and skeletal abnormalities. Individuals with HIES share a characteristic facial appearance and many oral manifestations including retained primary ...
El Ibrahimi Abdelhalim - - 2009
Sternoclavicular septic arthritis is an unusual event in healthy patients. Cases have been reported in diabetes mellitus patients, intravenous drug abusers and patients affected by rheumatoid arthritis. We report a case of this unique infection that occurred in a patient who was not at risk of septic arthritis. Through this ...
Hooper Davyd R - - 2008
We report 2 cases of Lewis-Sumner syndrome (LSS) diagnosed in patients suffering from rheumatoid arthritis undergoing treatment with the antitumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha) monoclonal antibody infliximab. While experiencing clinical improvement in their arthritic symptoms, both patients experienced sensory deficits and weakness in multiple nerve distributions. They had electrodiagnostic evidence ...
Shamim Thorakkal - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the study was to evaluate the clinical presentation of pemphigus vulgaris in the oral cavity. STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective study of 71 cases of pemphigus vulgaris obtained over a period of 7 years from 1st January 2001 to 31st December 2007 in the Department of Oral ...
Shukla Shailaja - - 2008
Ectopic decidual reaction is commonly seen in the ovary and cervix; however, peritoneal localization is rare. Peritoneal deciduosis is usually an incidental histological finding. It may present a diagnostic dilemma by mimicking grossly peritoneal carcinomatosis or tubercles and deciduoid mesothelioma, microscopically. We report three cases of ectopic decidual reaction discovered ...
Auluck Ajit - - 2008
Oral submucous fibrosis (OSF) is a premalignant condition mainly associated with the practice of chewing betel quid containing areca nut, a habit common among South Asian people. It is characterized by inflammation, increased deposition of submucosal collagen and formation of fibrotic bands in the oral and paraoral tissues, which increasingly ...
Tuon Felipe F - - 2008
Rhodotorula is an emerging opportunistic pathogen, particularly in immunocompromised patients. Many cases of fungemia associated with catheters, endocarditis, peritonitis, meningitis, and endophthalmitis are infections incited by this yeast. The main purpose of this study was to review all cases of Rhodotorula infection reported in the literature and to describe risk ...
O'Connor Kim M - - 2008
A 90-year-old man was diagnosed with monoarticular arthritis due to pseudogout and Abiotrophia defectiva infection. A. defectiva is recognized as a cause of endocarditis, but is rarely described in septic arthritis. To our knowledge, this is one of the few case reports of septic arthritis due to this organism, and ...
Georgala Sofia - - 2008
Dissecting cellulitis of the scalp, or perifolliculitis capitis abscedens et suffodiens, is an uncommon chronic suppurative disease of the scalp manifested by follicular and perifollicular inflammatory nodules that suppurate and undermine, forming intercommunicating sinuses, and leading to scarring alopecia. Treatment generally fails to obtain a permanently successful result; thus, many ...
Comisi John C - - 2008
The role of oral human papillomavirus (HPV) in the incidence of oral carcinoma has increased among traditional non-risk patients under the age 40. This case study describes how a squamous papilloma (attributed to the HPV) was discovered using the VELscope oral screening device. Photographs of the lesion that might help ...
Broussard David M - - 2008
Though Dr. John Adriani was respected worldwide for his contributions in the clinical arena, he has received little acknowledgement for his influence on the American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA) oral exam. His essay, "The oral examination of the American Board of Anesthesiology" was the first work of its kind helping ...
Soares de Lima Antônio Adilson - - 2008
Oral focal mucinosis is an uncommon clinicopathologic condition that is considered the oral counterpart of cutaneous focal mucinosis. It is a disease of unknown etiology where the connective tissue undergoes a focal myxoid degeneration. A literature review disclosed 47 published cases of oral focal mucinosis. An additional case is presented; ...
de Souza Barbosa Taís - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Oral myiasis is usually caused by flies of the order Diptera. One of the causes of human myiasis is Cochliomyia hominivorax, which is a true obligate parasite of mammals. METHODS: A case of oral myiasis in a 5-year-old girl is reported. She presented with a swelling on the hard ...
Teo S C - - 2008
Tubercular tenosynovitis is an uncommon condition and usually affects the upper limb. We report a case of a patient with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus who presented with wrist swelling. The clinical findings were suggestive of rheumatoid nodules, but the radiographic finding of calcification associated with the nodules and marked erosive changes ...
Thomas Joe - - 2008
Melioidosis is an infection caused by Burkholderia pseudomallei. It is an important human pathogen in the tropical area. The clinical manifestations are protean with multisystem involvement. Septic arthritis and prostatic abscess are rare but well-recognized forms of the disease. Herein we report a case of melioidosis presenting with a rare ...
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