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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 ...
Baker Damon L - - 2007
Chronic gout and rheumatoid arthritis are common medical manifestations with debilitating effects on patients. However, these conditions are not typically identified concomitantly and can be hard to distinguish from one another. We report a rare case of a 50-year-old white woman with a history of chronic gout and rheumatoid arthritis ...
Wiatrowski Mary - - 2007
Psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis are related conditions that can have numerous untoward consequences. Moreover, appropriate management of these conditions can be challenging, as each affected patient has unique needs that must be addressed. With that in mind, the authors discuss three real-life cases, highlighting principles that may facilitate the effective ...
Suzuki Manabu - - 2007
Low dose weekly administration of methotrexate has been thought to be effective for both rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and psoriasis. However, there is a possibility that methotrexate therapy may be oncogenic. This report presents a case of pulmonary lymphoma developed during long-term methotrexate therapy for psoriasis. Physicians should be aware that ...
Carlos-Bregni Román - - 2007
Oral melanoacanthoma (MA) is a rare, benign pigmented lesion, similar to cutaneous MA, characterized by hyperplasia of spinous keratinocytes and dendritic melanocytes. The pathogenesis of oral MA remains uncertain, although its clinical behavior is suggestive of a reactive origin. The most common intraoral sites are the buccal mucosa, lip, palate ...
Brooks John K - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Traditional gingival tattooing, practiced in Ethiopia and occasionally in other African and Middle Eastern nations, is performed for esthetic appeal or superstition, and it occasionally may be used as a homeopathic remedy for dental diseases. The authors provide a literature review and case report of this oral custom. CASE ...
Siddaraju Neelaiah - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Synovial fluid (SF) analysis is a useful investigative procedure in the evaluation of various types of arthritides, including gouty arthritis. Rarely, gouty arthritis may present with effusion containing thick, milky white fluid. We report a case of gouty arthritis, describing cytologic features of the urate milk. CASE: A 42-year-old ...
Millar Tim M - - 2007
Ritual circumcision during an initiation ceremony for young adults is common practice in parts of South Africa. We report on a case of polyarticular septic arthritis in a seventeen-year-old man following septicaemia after circumcision, resulting in severe fixed flexion deformities of both knees. This case illustrates an unusual cause of ...
Chauhan Anupama - - 2007
This is a case report of a woman with multicentric reticulohistiocytosis with positive anticyclic citrullinated antibodies. This patient had been misdiagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis for many years. Recently, she presented with symmetric distal interphalangeal joint destruction and papules along her nail beds. Her clinical presentation, laboratory data, radiographic and histologic ...
Lu Hsueh-Chieh - - 2007
Infection with Cryptococcus neoformans often occurs in immunocompromised hosts. It is usually acquired by invasion of the respiratory tract, and then the organisms may spread hematogenously to other viscera, mainly the central nervous system. Although there are some reports of primary cutaneous cryptococcosis, cryptococcal skin disease is a rare feature ...
Chanet V - - 2007
Lactobacillus is a Gram positive bacteria found in the mouth, gastrointestinal and female genital tract. Serious infections due to Lactobacillus are becoming increasingly common. We present a 49-year-old diabetic patient with Lactobacillus septic arthritis. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case. Usually, Lactobacillus is implicated with bacteremia, endocarditis ...
Joshua Fredrick - - 2007
This report presents the results of a recent systematic review performed by the OMERACT Ultrasound Group on the metric properties of ultrasound for the detection of synovitis in inflammatory arthritis. Reviews were conducted for the hand, wrist, elbow, shoulder, knee, ankle, and foot; most reports were related to the hand ...
Yegane Rooh-Allah - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Many rare conditions may cause secondary peritonitis. Injection site infection as a primary source of peritonitis has not been reported. METHODS: Case report and review of the pertinent English-language literature. RESULTS: We describe a 39-year-old intravenous drug user who presented with peritonitis. During the surgical exploration, all abdominal organs ...
Wi Yu Mi - - 2007
We report a case of spontaneous bacterial peritonitis from Ochrobactrum anthropi. O. anthropi is recognized as an emerging pathogen in immunocompromised patients. In contrast to most previously described cases, the patient reported here had no indwelling catheter. To our knowledge, no case of O. anthropi spontaneous bacterial peritonitis has been ...
Verschueren Kilian - - 2007
We report two rheumatoid arthritis patients developing sarcoidosis possibly induced by etanercept. Both women, aged 46 and 53, had erosive, rheumatoid-factor-positive rheumatoid arthritis (RA) for 7 and 6 years, respectively. The eldest had received infliximab for over a year with good response, which was stopped because of a perfusion reaction. ...
Wang Hom-Lay - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Bisphosphonates suppress osteoclast activity, and their intravenous use has been reported in hundreds of cases to be associated with osteonecrosis in the jaw. Little is known of the risks associated with long-term use of oral bisphosphonates despite their use for >10 years by an oral mode of delivery for ...
Brooks John K - - 2007
Use of various bisphosphonates has been associated with the development of osteonecrosis of the jaws (ONJ). At least 865 cases of ONJ attributed to these agents have been reported in the English-language literature. Approximately 96% of these published cases were seen with administration of the intravenous agents pamidronate and zoledronate, ...
Rafailidis Petros I - - 2007
We present the case of a 53-y-old patient who complained of fever, pain and oedema of the right knee and the right calf. Colour ultrasonography showed thrombosis of the tibial and peroneal veins, while paracentesis of the knee joint showed characteristics of an inflammatory exudate. Culture of the arthritic fluid ...
Sambrook Philip - - 2007
Osteoporosis is a common clinical problem, especially in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). A reduction in bone mineral density (BMD) of the axial and appendicular skeleton ranging from 7% to 15% has been reported in RA in studies employing a variety of densitometric techniques. Reports consistent with a beneficial effect ...
Yokoe Isamu - - 2007
We encountered the rare case of a 50-year-old woman who developed rheumatoid arthritis (RA) while suffering from Takayasu's arteritis of arch vessel type. prednisolone (PSL) therapy was continued at a maintenance dose of 7.5 mg due to recurring inflammation. She was affected with RA for 7 years after Takayasu's arteritis. ...
Cho Isamu - - 2007
Methotrexate (MTX) pneumonia is an unpredictable and sometimes life-threatening adverse effect occurring in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). We present a case of MTX pneumonia lacking severe respiratory symptoms and typical radiographic findings. A 66-year-old man with early RA presented with intermittent fever and nonproductive cough during the MTX ...
Torchia Daniele - - 2006
We report a case of a 15-year-old Caucasian female, previously affected by non-segmental vitiligo and psoriasis vulgaris, who developed a psoriatic eruption on sun-exposed skin during the summer. Oral therapy with cyclosporine A achieved a rapid improvement of the clinical picture. The main features of photosensitive psoriasis and the association ...
Sembronio Salvatore - - 2007
Septic arthritis of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is infrequently reported. We present a case of septic arthritis of the TMJ following the extraction of the left upper second molar that occurred 1 week before beginning of symptoms. No evident predisposing factors were detected. Arthroscopic diagnosis of septic arthritis, lysis and ...
Cuomo Anna - - 2006
Here we report the first documented case of rice body formation within the biceps tenosynovium in a patient with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. We discuss the pathophysiology and the clinical and radiographic findings and correlate these to prior case studies. Lastly, we suggest that limited awareness is a barrier in achieving ...
Jo Seong Jin - - 2006
Acrodermatitis continua of Hallopeau (ACH) is a rare chronic pustular eruption that predominantly involves the fingertips. The characterization of this disease has been confused. Some have considered it as a separate entity while others as a variant of pustular psoriasis. The presented patient simultaneously had ACH and joint lesions which ...
Boffetta P - - 2007
The epidemiology of peritoneal mesothelioma is complicated by possible geographic and temporal variations in diagnostic practices. The incidence rates in industrialized countries range between 0.5 and three cases per million in men and between 0.2 and two cases per million in women. Exposure to asbestos is the main known cause ...
Valari M - - 2006
Tinea capitis as a result of Trichophyton rubrum has very rarely been reported in infants. A 3-month-old girl with tinea capitis as a result of T. rubrum is reported. Our patient was treated with a 3-week course of oral fluconazole, which resulted in clearance of the scalp lesion. To our ...
Salliot Carine - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Mycobacterium xenopi is a nontuberculous mycobacterium responsible for opportunistic and nosocomial infections, chiefly of the lung; few cases of bone and joint infection have been reported. From July 1989 through May 1993, an outbreak of 58 cases of nosocomial discitis due to M. xenopi infection following percutaneous nucleotomy occurred ...
Chen Daniel Litu - - 2006
Polyfibromatosis is a rare condition in which several cutaneous fibrotic conditions, such as Dupuytren's contracture, keloid formation, Peyronie's disease and plantar fibromatosis, may coexist. Interstitial granulomatous dermatitis with arthritis is also a rare condition characterized by arthritis and infiltrated rope-like lesions with granulomatous histologic features. We report a case of ...
Righi Alberto - - 2006
Ninety-eight consecutive surgical biopsies of oral mucosa from 96 patients were evaluated immunohistochemically with an anti-cytokeratin 20 (CK 20) anti-body to evidence Merkel cells (MC). Fifteen cases, showing the highest number of MC, were additionally studied with chromogranin A, S-100 protein, neuro filaments, epithelial membrane antigen, and double immunostaining for ...
Bennett Amanda - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Bentonite is a clay substance that has been used as a homeopathic cathartic. Oral ingestion of bentonite in large quantities has the potential to cause gastrointestinal obstruction and electrolyte abnormalities. We present a case of severe hypokalemia in a pediatric patient who received both oral and rectal administrations of ...
Wang Hon-Pin - - 2007
A 79-year-old male with acute myelogenous leukemia developed acute right knee arthritis during admission, after the use of broad-spectrum antibiotics before chemotherapy. The initial synovial fluid sample appeared to be mildly inflammatory with a low white cell count. The fungal septic arthritis was not diagnosed until Candida tropicalis, a rare ...
Burton Jeremy P - - 2006
Streptococcus salivarius is a prominent member of the oral microbiota and has excellent potential for use as a probiotic targeting the oral cavity. In this report we document safety data relating to S. salivarius K12, including assessment of its antibiogram, metabolic profiles, and virulence determinants, and we examine the microbial ...
El Mahou Soumaya - - 2006
Remitting seronegative symmetrical synovitis pitting oedema (RS3PE) is a distinct form of seronegative rheumatoid arthritis like polyarthritis. It is characterized by late onset symmetrical joint involvement and pitting oedema of hands and feet (JAMA 254(19):2763-2767, [1]). Polyarthritis secondary to intravesical Bacillus Calmette Guerin (BCG) therapy has been reported (Clin Rheumatol ...
Wilson Ian G - - 2006
We previously reported the case of a patient who became ill with Salmonella serotype Blockley after eating a chicken meal and who was still suffering symptoms of salmonella-reactive arthritis 10 years after the initial infection. The immunological consequences of infection were of concern and prompted a literature review because of ...
Park Dong Jun - - 2006
Bacillus licheniformis is a rare pathogen in continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) peritonitis. Only one case of B. licheniformis peritonitis has been previously reported but relapsing peritonitis by same species has not been reported. A 31-year-old man undergoing CAPD was admitted to our hospital with diarrhoea and turbid peritoneal effluent. ...
Rivero Elena Riet Correa - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to detect the chromosomal translocation t(12;16)(q13;p11) that leads to a gene fusion encoding a FUS-CHOP chimeric protein and has been shown to be highly characteristic of myxoid and round cell subtypes of liposarcoma, in a case of oral myxoid liposarcoma. METHOD AND MATERIALS: ...
Gutiérrez-Macías Alfonso - - 2007
We present a case of tuberculous peritonitis in a 71-year-old woman with long-standing rheumatoid arthritis treated with adalimumab, and we review the association between antitumor necrosis factor therapy and tuberculosis. Our case illustrates that the index of suspicion of tuberculosis in these patients, even with atypical clinical features, must be ...
Saif Muhammad Wasif - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Cryptococcus neoformans is an encapsulated yeast that is an important cause of infection in patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), lymphoid malignancies, and in those receiving corticosteroid therapy. The spectrum of diseases caused by C neoformans ranges from pulmonary infection to disseminated disease frequently involving the central nervous system, ...
Miki Roberto Augusto - - 2006
We describe the first reported case of a spontaneous septic arthritis caused by Burkholderia cepacia, the organism responsible for onion skin rot. The source of infection was most likely from hematogenous spread, as the patient's blood cultures were positive for B. cepacia. Treatment involved arthroscopic irrigation and drainage of the ...
Leppänen Heidi - - 2006
The first-line antibiotic treatment of peritoneal dialysis (PD) peritonitis has to cover the most common causative microorganisms. Our aim was to analyse antimicrobial sensitivities of different empirical protocols for initial therapy of PD peritonitis. We analysed the aetiological microorganisms of PD peritonitis and their antimicrobial sensitivities during a 36-month period. ...
Kreitzer Todd - - 2006
Bacillary angiomatosis, a rare and possibly fatal disease, occurs mainly in HIV-infected patients. However, it has been reported in patients with cancer and in recipients of solid organs receiving immunosuppressive drugs such as cyclosporine. This case report describes a 66-year-old man who came to dermatology practice in Clarksburg for an ...
Haraoui Boulos - - 2006
The anti-tumor necrosis factor agents are now widely used in the management of patients with rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis and juvenile inflammatory arthritis. One of the most common observations made during their use is the development of autoantibodies. The purpose of this paper is to review this phenomenon ...
Patel R S - - 2006
Acquired haemophilia is rare and potentially fatal, with a mortality of 20% if left untreated. There is a strong association with other autoimmune diseases. This report describes a patient with rheumatoid arthritis, vitiligo, and bullous pemphigoid where the diagnosis of acquired haemophilia was made after an extensive bleed into a ...
Tsochatzis Emmanuel - - 2005
Angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma (AITL) is a rare type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma with systemic manifestations, including fever, lymphadenopathy, rash, and rarely arthritis. We report the case of a patient who presented with symmetric inflammatory polyarthritis and skin nodules resembling rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The patient responded initially to low-dose prednisolone, but 12 ...
Richmond Bryan K - - 2005
The use of oral bisphosphonates in the primary care setting is increasing, most commonly to preserve bone density and prevent the development or progression of osteoporosis. We report a case of profound hypocalcemia occurring in a patient who underwent thyroidectomy while receiving chronic oral risedronate therapy for osteoporosis. In addition, ...
Mignogna Michele D - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Oral lichen planus (OLP) is one of the most common oral mucosa disorders. OLP gingival involvement is very frequently observed, and it is characterized by wide variations in clinical appearance and symptoms, leading, in many cases, to misdiagnosis or undiagnosis. This can be potentially harmful since OLP patients require ...
Chang Chung-Cheng - - 2005
This is a case of an 11-year-old boy who developed septic arthritis of the right knee after a stabbing injury by a toothpick. Arthroscopic debridement of the distal femur and arthrotomy with synovectomy were performed at two hospitals. Cultures from both yielded Eikenella corrodens, an organism that may be normally ...
Renberg Walter C - - 2005
This article primarily reviews the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and therapy of osteoarthritis but also briefly discusses immune-mediated arthritides. Given the frequency of occurrence of arthritis in veterinary patients, it is crucial that clinicians be aware of the mechanisms of the disease and be comfortable with diagnosis and treatment. Unfortunately,there is a ...
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