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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 P The Ipswich - - 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. Deliberate self-mutilation, although practised in certain parts of the world, is relatively rare in western cultures. Although ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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. ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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. ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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