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Saz E Ulas EU Pediatric Emergency Department, Ege University School of Medicine, Bornova, Izmir, Turkey. - - 2010
Cardiac manifestations of pediatric systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) usually occur as an initial manifestation of the disease or within six months after the diagnosis of SLE. Pericarditis is the most frequent cardiac manifestation of SLE, but pericardial effusion causing tamponade, which has a very serious prognosis, rarely occurs, and it ...
Jiang Lindi - - 2010
Hypoparathyroidism is rare in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Here we describe a case of SLE coexisted with hypoparathyroidism and ankylosing spondylitis with definite diagnosis, and also give a review of past five cases of SLE with hypoparathyroidism. We find that hypoparathyroidism is easily ignored by subtle manifestations despite ...
Sahebari Maryam - - 2010
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disease in which organs undergo damage. Hypoparathyroidism is a rare disease, which presents in two forms: hereditary and acquired. Cases of hypoparathyroidism and SLE rarely co-exist. Only six cases have been reported; five of them first presented with lupus and then hypoparathyroidism or ...
Macêdo Patrícia A - - 2012
To report a case of triple association of juvenile systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), juvenile dermatomyositis and urticarial vasculitis as well as a review of the relevant literature. A 12-year-old male patient diagnosed with overlap syndrome between SLE and juvenile dermatomyositis since 2004 evolved with erythematous plaques, which were compatible with ...
Xia Jing-Yan - - 2012
Although lymph node enlargement is common in active systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), lymph node examination is frequently ignored in the diagnosis of SLE. Clinical presentation and abnormal laboratory findings are often sufficient for SLE diagnosis, not to mention that the specific histological finding of lymph node necrosis in SLE is ...
Tirotta Daniela - - 2012
For several years is described a non-random association between sarcoidosis and solid or hematological tumors. We present a case in which a patient with pulmonary sarcoidosis developed polycythemia vera few months later. A review of literature shows that sarcoidosis precedes neoplasms and tends to be a chronic active variety. Our ...
Choi Jin Woo - - 2010
Patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) are at increased risk for various plasma cell dyscrasias, but the coexistence of SLE and multiple myeloma (MM) are rarely reported to date. Due to the rarity, the clinical features of MM associated with SLE have not been elucidated, and the pathogenesis under this ...
Srinivasan Nandakumar - - 2010
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a well-known autoimmune chronic inflammatory disease, which can virtually affect any organ system in the body. Although hemolytic anemia has been known to occur in <10% of SLE patients, they are usually mediated through warm antibodies. It is extremely rare to see cold antibody-mediated hemolytic ...
Murray Eleanor - - 2010
Considerable interest in the efficacy of rituximab (a monoclonal CD20 antibody) in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) has been generated due to its unique mode of action, culminating in a series of randomized and open trials, and case reports. However, this use is off-license and two significant RCTs have ...
Morales-Burgos Adisbeth - - 2010
Lupus erythematosus has a wide spectrum of cutaneous manifestations, including periorbital mucinosis. We report 3 cases of periorbital mucinosis occurring in association with other cutaneous signs of lupus erythematosus. Based on a review of the literature, periorbital mucinosis is a rare and not widely recognized clinical manifestation of the disease. ...
Wei Sun - - 2010
To recognize the clinical characteristics and outcomes of neonatal lupus erythematosus (NLE), the authors retrospectively review 3 NLE babies in their department and compared their data with 51 NLE cases reported in the available Chinese literature between January 1991 and December 2008. Most of the cases were located near the ...
Essaadouni L - - 2010
Pancreatitis as an initial manifestation of systemic lupus erythematosus is rare. Two cases are reported of young female patients who presented with fever, abdominal pain, vomiting and elevated levels of pancreatic enzymes. They were diagnosed with acute severe pancreatitis associated with systemic lupus erythematosus. There are a few reports in ...
Krief P - - 2010
Cerebellar involvement in systemic lupus erythematosus has rarely been described as one of the neurologic manifestations. There has been only one previous pediatric case of cerebellar edema reported in the literature. The differential diagnosis, magnetic resonance imaging findings and treatment modalities are described in the case of a 15-year-old girl ...
Arce-Salinas C A - - 2010
This case involved a 75-year-old woman with systemic lupus erythematosus. Two months previously, she had a flare that was treated successfully by increasing the dosages of prednisone and azathioprine. A sudden onset of ocular pain, diplopia, and loss of vision suggestive of optical neuritis or vascular involvement confused the issue, ...
Cherner M - - 2010
Two cases of Afro-Caribbean women with an association of sickle cell disease (SCD) and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) are presented. We discuss the clues to the diagnosis of this combination with a review of the literature. Owing to a substantial overlap between the clinical manifestations of the two disorders, the ...
Omar Hyder A - - 2010
Here, we report a case of systemic lupus erythematosus in a 13-year-old girl who developed the disease 3 years after thymectomy performed for the treatment of myasthenia gravis. The presenting symptoms were fever, generalized fatigability, bilateral loin pain, weight loss, arthralgia, hair loss, and recurrent painless mouth ulcers. Laboratory findings ...
Yildiz Gürsel - - 2010
Clinical symptoms and findings of familial Mediterranean fever (FMF), occur as a result of autoimmune inflammation of the serous membrane which is also seen in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Difficulties are sometimes encountered in the differential diagnosis of FMF because of similar clinical features with other autoimmune inflammatory diseases, and ...
Herati Ramin S - - 2010
Sarcoidosis, a granulomatous disorder of unknown etiology, primarily affects the lungs and lymph nodes. Extrapulmonary disease without any pulmonary involvement is rare. Sarcoidosis with an elevated serum CA-125 level has only been reported five times in the literature. We describe a case of localized hepatosplenic sarcoidosis, confirmed by biopsy, with ...
Kelley Brian P - - 2010
Sarcoidosis is a potentially life-threatening, multisystem, granulomatous disease that can present with cutaneous manifestations in patients. A rare cutaneous manifestation of this disease may resemble acquired ichthyosis. We report a 45-year-old woman with a several year history of dyspnea on exertion and panuveitis who presented to a county hospital with ...
Peña Sarah - - 2010
Our objective was to report an incidental finding of thyroid hemiagenesis in a patient who presented with a left neck mass, present a review of literature, and to discuss management of this diagnosis. Case report and review of literature. An internet-based literature search was performed via Pubmed with key words, ...
Tanaka Nahoko - - 2010
Pneumothorax is a rare pleuropulmonary manifestation of systemic lupus erythematosus. We encountered a 37-year-old Japanese woman who had systemic lupus erythematosus complicated by recurrent pneumothorax during treatment for recurrent serositis with glucocorticoid therapy. She was admitted for the third episode of lupus peritonitis in December 2005. Intravenous cyclophoshamide and increased ...
Liao Walter - - 2010
Lupus miliaris disseminatus faciei is a rare chronic, asymptomatic papular eruption, most commonly affecting the central face, including the eyelids. Our 2 patients presented with the typical clinical findings of small papular lesions in which histopathologic examinations disclosed granulomatous inflammation with necrosis associated with inflamed hair follicles. Except for its ...
Hajiioannou Jiannis K - - 2010
Objective. Rare case presentation of thyroid cartilage variation causing globus sensation and dysphagia. Method. Case report and review of the literature concerning thyroid cartilage variant of clinical significance. Results. Middle-aged male patient presented with globus sensation and painful swallow without previous injury of the larynx. Clinical examination and diagnostic procedures ...
D'Andrea Nadia - - 2010
Methotrexate (MTX) is a folate-antagonist used in several neoplastic and inflammatory diseases. Reports of pulmonary complications in patients given low-dose MTX therapy are increasing. Pulmonary toxicity from MTX has a variable frequency and can present with different forms. Most often MTX-induced pneumonia in patients affected by rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is ...
Caramaschi P - - 2010
We describe a case of systemic lupus erythematosus complicated by strongyloidiasis. The parasitic infection appeared with diarrhoea, weight loss and peripheral eosinophilia in association with recurrence of polyarthritis, probably due to a flare of systemic lupus erythematosus. The literature about the coexistence of systemic lupus erythematosus and strongyloidiasis has been ...
Bargagli Elena - - 2011
Sarcoidosis is a multisystem disease of unknown origin. Granulomatous bone involvement has an overall incidence of 1-13%. This incidence is probably underestimated in certain patient series because bone involvement is often asymptomatic. The small bones of hands and feet are the most common localizations, while skull, knee, rib, pelvic and ...
Cramer Jp - - 2010
Differentiation between lymphadenopathy in potentially life-threatening systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and self-limiting necrotizing lymphadenitis, also called Kikuchi- Fujimoto disease (KFD), is difficult. In the past, co-occurrence of SLE and KFD has been described repeatedly in case reports. Here, we report a case of necrotizing lymphadenitis, describe the clinical and histopathologic ...
Vourexakis Zacharias - - 2010
Submandibular gland sarcoidosis is rare and little is known about its clinical presentation besides the usual neck swelling. The aim of the study was to extract clinical knowledge on submandibular sarcoidosis from the literature. A systematic review was performed using a search in Medline with the key-words "sarcoidosis," "submandibular," "submaxillary." ...
Ramakrishna Jyoti - - 2009
Over the years, a variety of abnormal immune reactions to minocycline have been reported including arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, and hepatitis. The current report describes the detailed clinical and pathologic features of 3 patients who presented with chronic/autoimmune hepatitis alone while on minocycline at our hospital over a 2-year period. ...
Todd Derrick J - - 2009
Diffuse alveolar haemorrhage (DAH) is a rare but life-threatening complication of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). We present the case of a 24-year-old Cambodian woman with SLE followed in the Brigham and Women's Hospital Lupus Center in Boston, Massachusetts. She presented with dyspnoea and chest pain and was found to have ...
Kim Kyu Ri - - 2009
Neonatal lupus erythematosus (NLE) is an autoimmune disease that is associated with transplacental passage of maternal autoantibodies that are reactive to SSA/Ro and SSB/La antigens. Cardiac involvement, hematologic abnormality and hepatic disease may occur in the infants suffering with NLE, in addition to the characteristic skin lesions. We report here ...
Moche M J - - 2010
Exogenous (cosmetic) ochronosis is caused by the long term use of skin-lightening creams containing hydroquinone. Three cases of systemic sarcoidosis with cutaneous sarcoidal granulomas, which developed on ochronotic skin were last described by Jacyk in 1995. Dogliotti and Leibowitz previously reported cases of granulomatous ochronosis with sarcoid-like histological changes but ...
Shah J R - - 2009
With the object to strengthen the clinical status of tuberculous sarcoidosis, we present in this article, the case records published in internationally recognized journals by specialists. From review of clinical material, we have also formulated a table that defines diagnostic criteria of tuberculous sarcoidosis.
Duckworth Andrew D - - 2010
We report a case of a 27-year-old man who presented with a progressive painful swelling at the base of his left index finger, with radiographs and a computed tomography scan revealing a lytic lesion of the proximal phalanx. Following further investigation, the patient underwent a bone biopsy that revealed a ...
Shimizu A - - 2009
Lupus cystitis is a rare complication associated with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). This rare disorder has been reported mainly from East Asia, especially from Japan. In this study, we describe a patient with lupus cystitis and review 37 reported cases in Japan. Bowel symptoms preceded urinary symptoms in 13 of ...
Peñate Y - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Neonatal lupus erythematosus (NLE) is a disease associated with the transplacental transfer of maternal anti-Ro/SSA. The histopathologic characteristics of neonatal lupus have been described as compatible with cutaneous lupus based on isolated cases. METHODS: We retrospectively review the available literature and compare them with findings obtained in seven biopsies ...
Kang Min Ju - - 2009
Sarcoidosis is an idiopathic multisystemic disorder with variable cutaneous presentations that are classified as specific or non-specific according to the presence of non-caseating granulomas on histologic examination. Specific manifestations can include papules, scar sarcoidosis, ulcers, or even alopecia. Herein, we present a case of cutaneous sarcoidosis that presented as multiple ...
Mulwafu, WK; ;
Squamous cell carcinoma has rarely been reported in black African people, with only 11 cases reported in the world literature to date. We report on 2 further cases, the first to be reported in southern Africa, of squamous cell carcinoma in lesions of discoid lupus erythematosus <i> South African Journal ...
Kuhn Annegret - - 2009
In 1909, the term "lupus erythematodes tumidus" was first introduced by the German Dermatologist E. Hoffmann. The next case reports of lupus erythematosus tumidus (LET) were not described until 1930, and in the following years, only a few further cases were reported. This might have been due to the fact ...
Massara Alfonso - - 2010
To report 2 cases of sarcoidosis that developed during treatment with tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNFalpha) antagonists, infliximab and adalimumab, used for inflammatory rheumatic disease and to review previously reported cases. We describe 2 patients, the first with psoriatic arthritis, the second with rheumatoid arthritis, who developed noncaseating granulomas of ...
Nishiyama Mizuho - - 2009
We report here the case of a 48-year-old Japanese woman showing plaque-forming scattered indurative papules on her face, buttock and extremities. Histological examination revealed a large amount of interstitial mucin deposition, and negative direct immunofluorescence was observed. The provocative phototesting reproduced the skin lesion, and the patient was diagnosed with ...
Owada Takayoshi - - 2009
We report 51- and 43-year-old Japanese female patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) associated with subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) due to rupture of intracranial saccular aneurysms. We also review the literature of Japanese SLE patients with SAH. SAH in Japanese SLE patients is more frequent than in patients from Western countries, ...
Ronis Tova - - 2009
This case report is based on the clinical observation of a patient with juvenile systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) who developed transient galactorrhea. The subsequent literature review documented an interesting association between prolactin and rheumatic diseases and in particular, hyperprolactinemia and SLE. The discussion that follows the case report explores this ...
Summers Thomas A TA - - 2009
Lupus mastitis (LM) is a rare presentation of lupus erythematosus profundus or lupus panniculitis, an unusual and rare clinical variant of lupus erythematosus itself in which the inflammatory reaction occurs primarily in the deep subcutaneous adipose. Although not required for diagnosis, essentially all cases of LM present with systemic or ...
Kumar Santosh - - 2009
Pleural effusion is considered to be a rare manifestation of pulmonary sarcoidosis, but hemorrhagic effusion secondary to it is a very uncommon clinical presentation. This case is reported due to the rare manifestation in pulmonary sarcoidosis presenting clinically as hemorrhagic pleural effusion.
Dick Jonathan - - 2010
The coincidence of testicular carcinoma and sarcoidosis can result in diagnostic errors and inappropriate treatment unless patients are appropriately investigated. We report 3 such cases; 1 in which sarcoidosis preceded the diagnosis, 1 of coincident diagnoses, and 1 in which the sarcoidosis was diagnosed after testicular carcinoma. We review the ...
Pipili Chrisoula - - 2009
Among the clinical manifestations of systemic lupus erythematosus is an arthropathy, which is usually non-erosive. In many cases, the joint involvement is mild. A subset of patients has deforming, non-erosive Jaccoud's arthropathy, and a minority have an arthropathy with clinical findings similar to rheumatoid arthritis that has been called "rhupus". ...
Pace-Asciak Pia - - 2008
Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease (KFD) is a rare, benign, self-limiting condition occasionally associated with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Although rising in incidence, nonspecific symptoms make diagnosis difficult. We present a small case series and review the literature to increase awareness of this condition among otolaryngologists. Nine cases of KFD were diagnosed between ...
Lourenço Sílvia V - - 2008
Orofacial granulomatosis is a clinical entity presenting with swelling of the facial and/or oral tissues in association with histologic evidence of noncaseating granulomatous inflammation. Labial swelling is the most common finding. Compromise of the gingival and periodontal tissues may occur but has rarely been described in the literature. Our objective ...
Del Boz Javier - - 2008
We report the exceptional case of 11-year-old identical male twins who both developed discoid lupus erythematosus lesions. Although systemic lupus erythematosus has often been reported in identical twins, discoid lupus erythematosus has only occasionally been described, with only one other case in twin children, as far as we are aware.
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