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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.
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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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. ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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; ...
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 ...
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 ...
Wendling Daniel - - 2008
A 72-year-old man, treated with a 60-mg intravenous infusion of pamidronate for shoulder hand syndrome, developed after few hours an acute pseudogout arthritis of his right knee. Diagnosis was confirmed by synovial fluid analysis and was associated with hypocalcemia. Only a few cases are reported in the literature. The mechanism ...
Azevedo V F - - 2008
We describe a systemic sclerosis and cerebral vascular accident case in which the cutaneous manifestation and the distal acroosteolysis occurred in an asymmetrical way in the non-paretic limb. The subsequent sclerodermic alterations and the acroosteolysis acquired an asymmetric pattern, sparing the patient's hemiparetic side. Although a number of definitions of ...
Singh Parmjit - - 2008
Oral self-mutilation, although thought to be uncommon, is quite widespread. Practitioners should carefully consider self-mutilation as part of their differential diagnosis in unexplainable oral conditions. We report three paediatric cases of oral self-mutilation. Clinical Relevance: Deliberate self-mutilation, although practised in certain parts of the world, is relatively rare in western ...
Oguntona, A S; ;
Background: Juvenile chronic arthritis (JCA) is a chronic arthritis affecting children below age of 16 years. The systemic onset subgroup is also known as Still's disease. There are several distinct subgroups. There is paucity of literature of this disease entity in our environment due to under diagnosis of the disease. ...
Saghafi Shadi - - 2008
Osteolipoma is an uncommon phenomenon that rarely occurs in the oral and pharyngeal region. A 68-year-old man presented with a 4-year history of a relatively small painless mass in the right mandibular alveolar mucosa adjacent to the premolar teeth. The lesion was easily excised and histologically confirmed to be an ...
Antolin Jose - - 2008
We present a case of tuberculous peritonitis in a woman with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), treated with adalimumab, and we review the association between anti-tumour necrosis factor (anti-TNF) therapy and tuberculosis. There have been only 2 case reports of peritoneal tuberculosis associated with anti-TNF 1 2, and only 1 with adalimumab.
Diaz-Buxo Jose A - - 2008
A case report describing the evolution of encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis is presented to illustrate some of the functional and structural peritoneal membrane changes characteristic of this complication of peritoneal dialysis. The appropriate monitoring of peritoneal transport rates and ultrafiltration, together with attention to clinical signs and symptoms, are essential to ...
Lee Kun-Feng - - 2008
Non-tuberculous mycobacteria peritonitis is uncommon with the majority of cases reported in patients on peritoneal dialysis with diagnostic and therapeutic challenges. Here we present a case of Mycobacterium chelonae peritonitis and review other cases in the literature to discuss the clinical spectrum, diagnostics, regimens and duration of treatment, and outcome.
Oguntona A S - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Juvenile chronic arthritis (JCA) is a chronic arthritis affecting children below age of 16 years. The systemic onset subgroup is also known as Still's disease. There are several distinct subgroups. There is paucity of literature of this disease entity in our environment due to under diagnosis of the disease. ...
Escudero-Castaño N - - 2008
BACKGROUND.: The oral an perioral piercing has a long history as part of religious, tribal,cultural or sexual symbolism and nowdays there is a high incidence of oral and perioral piercing in the adolescent population. This practice has a long history as part of religious, tribal, cultural or sexual symbolism. This ...
Carter Lachlan M - - 2008
Wegener's granulomatosis (WG) is a multi-system disease, characterised by the triad of necrotising granulomata affecting the upper and lower respiratory tracts, disseminated vasculitis and glomerulonephritis. Oral lesions are associated with up to 50% of cases, although are rare as a presenting feature. The most common oral lesions associated with WG ...
Mori Shunsuke - - 2008
Organizing pneumonia (OP) is a specific type of interstitial pneumonia that has been noted as one of the pulmonary manifestations during the course of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). In this study, we report a case with a simultaneous development of OP and RA. The patient presented with concurrent flu-like symptoms and ...
Kuo Chang-Fu - - 2008
Copresent rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and gout is seldom reported. This study summarizes the findings of eight cases of copresent RA and gout and compares them with 31 pure RA cases. Additional reported cases were retrieved from the current literature by Medline search. Patients with copresent RA and gout were older ...
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