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Spiliopoulou Anastasia - - 2012
Rhodotorula species are commensal yeasts that have emerged as a cause of life-threatening fungemia in severely immunocompromised patients. A case of Rhodotorula mucilaginosa fungemia in a 48-year-old woman that had undergone consecutive abdominal surgeries due to ovarian cancer and bowel necrosis while she was receiving fluconazole prophylaxis is presented. Several ...
Guleri Achyut - - 2012
Abstract Background: Anaphylactic reactions to chlorhexidine are rare but are being reported increasingly in association with a variety of products. Methods: We report three cases of anaphylaxis to chlorhexidine in patients presenting for cardiac surgery. Results: In each case, anaphylaxis was precipitated by the insertion of a central venous catheter ...
Livovsky Dan M DM - - 2012
Bordetella holmesii is a slow-growing, gram-negative, non-oxidizing, brown soluble pigment-producing bacillus, originally described by Wayant et al. as CDC nonoxidizer group 2 (NO-2) (Weyant et al., 1995). It has recently been shown that B. holmesii may be isolated from nasopharyngeal specimens of up to 20% of patients with pertussis-like symptoms ...
Abdelrahman M Z - - 2012
INTRODUCTION: Strongyloides stercoralis infection can persist in the host for several decades, and patients with cancer and other clinical conditions who are exposed to immunosuppressive therapy are at risk of developing hyperinfection. CASE REPORT: This is a case of angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma (AITL) in a patient with lymphadenopathy and bulky ...
Goyal Tarun - - 2012
Involvement of upper cervical and craniovertebral junction is rare but might lead to lethal consequences if the diagnosis is delayed. We present a case of atlantoaxial joint tuberculosis, resulting in gross instability of the joint. The patient was treated with antitubercular medication combined with posterior decompression and transarticular screw fixation. ...
Zadroga Rebecca J - - 2012
Streptococcus pneumoniae is an uncommon cause of pyomyositis. It is unclear if the clinical presentation and outcome of pneumococcal pyomyositis differ depending on underlying host immune status. We report 2 patients with pneumococcal pyomyositis, review all published cases and compare patient characteristics in apparently normal and at-risk hosts.A total of ...
Ud Din Nasir - - 2012
AimsTo report the exceedingly rare occurrence of oligodendroglioma in the glial component of ovarian teratomas.MethodsSix cases of oligodendrogliomas arising in the glial component of ovarian teratomas were studied and the literature was reviewed. Immunohistochemistry was performed by the Flex technique.ResultsThe ages of the patients ranged from 12 to 28 years ...
Gómez-Laencina Ana M - - 2012
Neurofibromatosis within the female genital tract is uncommon. The vulva is the most frequent genital location, but it has rarely been reported in the context of the vagina, uterine cervix or ovaries. In spite of its rarity, neurofibroma is a neoplasm that should be considered in the differential diagnosis of ...
Fasano Alfonso - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Status dystonicus (SD) is a rare, life-threatening disorder characterized by acute worsening of generalized dystonia. METHODS: This study was conducted to characterize the pathogenesis, clinical course, and prognosis of SD. We reviewed the records of six centers and analyzed them together with all the cases previously reported in the ...
Nicolson Stephen E - - 2012
Cannabis is the most commonly used illicit substance worldwide. Cannabinoids or cannabinoid receptor agonists are often used to treat nausea, vomiting, and anorexia. However, in recent years, several medical journals have published reports of patients with nausea and vomiting thought to be induced by chronic cannabis use. The authors seek ...
Zimmerman Amanda - - 2012
  Intrathecal pump therapy (ITP) has become a mainstay of treatment for the chronic, refractory nonmalignant pain patient. Increasingly, ITP therapy is being instituted for the failed back pain population. Inflammatory mass or granuloma is a complication that is considered "rare" or "uncommon." In this patient population, the symptoms of ...
Marques Silvio Alencar - - 2012
Paracoccidioidomycosis is a systemic mycosis of dermatological interest due to the frequency of cutaneous and mucosal lesions. The involvement of the external genitalia is extremely rare and few cases have been reported. To study the prevalence of external genitalia lesions in paracoccidioidomycosis patients, identify clinical characteristics and compare with what ...
Figueira Luís - - 2012
Purpose. Beauveria bassiana is a ubiquitous fungus available as an insecticide. In humans, it has limited virulence; to our knowledge, only 3 cases of invasive disease and 10 cases of keratitis have been documented. Methods and Results. We report the first case of B bassiana keratitis in a patient with ...
Dorman H G Reinhart - - 2012
AimsRecently, concerns about St Jude's Riata lead family have come to light. We present three cases of patients with Riata internal cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) leads with externalized conductors.Methods and resultsAll patients had the same insulation defect, with externalized conductors, but differed in presentation and symptoms. These cases, which form 3 ...
Thomason Jenna L - - 2012
Proteus syndrome (PS) is a rare, progressive disorder that manifests as asymmetric, disproportionate overgrowth affecting tissues derived from any germline layer. Cases of PS from 2005-2010 were retrieved from the pathology files at our institution. Two confirmed cases and one possible case of PS were identified. All patients came from ...
Awada T - - 2012
Age is a limiting factor for microsurgery. We report the case of a 67-year-old patient with a malignant tumor on the right thumb, treated by amputation and immediate reconstruction by partial transfer of the hallux, with an excellent result, but venous swelling at the fourth day that required a controlled ...
Janet Chung - - 2012
INTRODUCTION: Cholesteatoma is an uncommon condition that has occasionally been associated with cochlear implantation (CI). Cases of secondary acquired cholesteatoma have been described, in which intra-operative breech of the posterior canal wall is thought to be a contributing factor. Primary acquired cholesteatoma is not typically associated with congenital sensorineural hearing ...
Badmus T A - - 2012
To report a case of testicular Schistosomiasis with a suspicion of testicular cancer. Hospital record of a 16 year old patient with histopathology confirmation of testicular Schistosomiasis was reviewed and summarised. The patient who had painless testicular nodules and ultrasound features of heterogenous echotexture and hypoechoic focus was diagnosed as ...
Felbaum Daniel - - 2012
Moyamoya disease (MMD) has historically been diagnosed in the Japanese population. However, newer studies have demonstrated worldwide distribution. Of note, patients of Appalachian descent with no known Asian ancestry have presented with MMD. We are presenting a case of MMD in an Appalachian, non-Asian patient who presented to the neurosurgical ...
Maneiro Jose Ramon - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the safety, efficacy, and effectiveness of TNF antagonists in patients with sarcoidosis. METHODS: A descriptive study of a case series registered in BIOBADASER and a systematic review was performed. The search strategy of articles published between 1998 and July 2011 in Medline, Embase, and the Cochrane Library ...
Chen Nai-Ching - - 2012
Pallidoreticular damage was defined by lesions involving both the pallidum and the substantia nigra and was only reported in four cases after CO intoxication. Case Report: We report a patient with initial consciousness disturbances followed by parkinsonian features after carbon monoxide intoxication. The unique features in this patient included primary ...
Lin Yi-Ting - - 2012
Eccrine angiomatous hamartoma (EAH) comprises a rare nevoid proliferation of normal eccrine glands and small blood vessels and occasionally other elements in the middle and deep dermis with variable clinical manifestations. Case series have rarely been published except for case reports and literature reviews. The aims of this article were ...
Weil Ana A AA Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, 15 Parkman St., Boston, MA 02114, USA. - - 2012
To describe clinical findings and the use of a tick-associated pathogen panel in a series of patients with human granulocytic anaplasmosis (HGA) at a suburban Boston hospital. Medical records were reviewed for inpatients and outpatients at Newton-Wellesley Hospital with a positive polymerase chain reaction (PCR) result for Anaplasma phagocytophilum during ...
Basalely Daniel - - 2012
Kaposi's sarcoma is divided into 5 subtypes primarily differentiated by clinical presentation and typical at-risk population. We report the unique case of a 74-year-old Latin American woman who presented with a violaceous lesion on the dorsum of her right second digit, which was diagnosed as Kaposi's sarcoma but was not ...
Koulaouzidis Anastasios - - 2012
To check the usefulness of blue mode (BM) review in lewis score (LS) calculation, by comparing it with respective LS results obtained by white light (WL) small-bowel capsule endoscopy (SBCE) review and mucosal inflammation as reflected by faecal calprotectin (FC) levels, considered as 'gold standard' for this study. Computational analysis ...
Tonolini M - - 2012
Lactic acidosis in diabetic patients undergoing metformin therapy is a widely recognized, rare but usually serious adverse event, particularly in presence of comorbidities such as cardiorespiratory disease, sepsis and renal failure. As demonstrated by the case of an elderly woman presented, administration of radiographic iodine-based contrast agents may precipitate lactic ...
Carlson Terri L - - 2012
Methamphetamine abuse has become a significant problem in the United States with recent surveys reporting that nearly 10 million Americans have tried methamphetamine at least once. Methamphetamine is a stimulant drug that causes the release of monoamine neurotransmitters. Among its most deleterious effects are its ability to produce tachycardia, hypertension, ...
Grundmeier Natalie - - 2012
Background: Bowen's disease (BD) of the nail unit is associated with human papillomavirus (HPV) infection. Objective: This study aimed to investigate the frequency of high-risk HPV infection, gender, age and digital distribution in this condition. Methods: Biopsy specimens of 3 consecutive cases with periungual BD were investigated for the presence ...
Mondal Santosh Kumar - - 2012
Foot is an uncommon site for chondrosarcoma and involvement of phalanges is extremely rare. Here, a case of low-grade chondrosarcoma of the distal phalanx of the right great toe in a 37-year-old male patient is being reported. The patient complained of gradual swelling of the right great toe and pain ...
Corben Louise A - - 2012
Friedreich ataxia (FRDA), the most common of the hereditary ataxias, is an autosomal recessive, multisystem disorder characterised by progressive ataxia, sensory symptoms, weakness, scoliosis and cardiomyopathy. FRDA is caused by a GAA expansion in intron one of the FXN gene, leading to reduced levels of the encoded protein frataxin, which ...
Josse J M - - 2012
Posterior Mediastinal Hematomas (PMHs) secondary to a fall from standing height are uncommon, with only one previous case reported in the literature. We describe a case of a 78-year-old male with multiple medical comorbidities, who was transferred to Montreal General Hospital (MGH) with a posterior mediastinal hematoma (PMH) after sustaining ...
Jr Donald R Lynch - - 2012
Vorinostat is a histone deacetylase inhibitor used in the treatment of recurrent or persistent cases of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL). A retrospective review of 116 patients from phase I and II clinical trials who had a baseline and at least one subsequent ECG revealed that four patients had Grade 2 ...
Olusanya A A - - 2012
Aim. Cemento-osseous dysplasia (COD) represents a rare group of benign fibroosseous disorders, while osteogenic sarcoma (OS) on the hand, is a malignant tumour of ominous prognosis. A combination of COD and OS is rare and sparsely reported in literature. There are only four reported cases known to the authors. The ...
Anagnostopoulos Antonios - - 2012
Mesonephric adenocarcinoma is a rare type of cervical cancer that derives from mesonephric remnants in the uterine cervix. To the best of our knowledge, this is the 34th case of mesonephric adenocarcinoma in adult women documented in the literature. We present an asymptomatic 64-year-old postmenopausal woman presenting with a suspicious-looking ...
Shahban Shafiq Arif - - 2012
Listeria monocytogenes is a food borne bacterial pathogen which is rarely encountered in the United Kingdom. This rare and potentially life threatening infection has a high mortality rate and therefore requires early antimicrobial intervention. A case report of a patient who developed Listeria septicaemia following insertion of a dynamic hip ...
Kaplowitz Paul B - - 2012
While it is recognized that patients sometimes recover from autoimmune hypothyroidism, little is known about how rapidly this may occur. Two 13 year old girls had severe primary hypothyroidism (total T4 14.2 nmol/L with TSH 468 miU/L and total T4 7.7 nmol/L with TSH 183 miU/L) accompanied by goiter and positive thyroid peroxidase ...
Gupta Shalini R - - 2012
Nevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome (NBCCS) is rarely reported in the Indian population. We present the clinical and radiological features of 6 cases of NBCCS in Indian patients. The clinical and radiological features of 6 cases of NBCCS were characterized into major and minor criteria and compared with features reported ...
Pillai Ajay - - 2012
The ameloblastic fibro-odontoma is a rare, benign, mixed neoplasm composed of proliferating odontogenic epithelium, ectomesenchymal tissue and varying degrees of dental hard tissue formation. It occurs exclusively as an intraosseous lesion. It usually exhibits slow growth and is commonly seen in children and young adults. Radiologically, ameloblastic fibro-odontoma appears as ...
Gupta Pankaj - - 2012
A rare case of port site tubercular infection is reported. A young male patient presented, one month after laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair with discharging sinuses at the port sites. Biopsy of the sinus tract showed features of tuberculosis. Excision of sinus tract was done and the patient was started on ...
Mousavi Seyed Abdollah - - 2012
Introduction. Intestinal obstruction in the setting of Meckel's diverticulum in young age and with orange and meat bezoar is a rare, previously unreported condition. Since the obstruction point is located immediately after Meckel's diverticulum in our patients, we attempt to introduce "localized peristalsis insufficiency" as a new etiology for small ...
Bilodeau Elizabeth - - 2012
Cervicofacial necrotizing fasciitis (NF) is a rare condition that can quickly become life-threatening if appropriate treatment is delayed. This condition is observed as a rapidly progressive infection that causes extensive necrosis of the superficial fascia. This report presents a case of cervicofacial NF with microbiological isolation of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus ...
de Mello Ramon Andrade - - 2012
Tracheobronchomalacia (TBM) results from structural and functional abnormalities of the respiratory system. It is characterized by excessive collapse: at least 50% of the cross-sectional area of the trachea and main bronchi. In this paper, we present a rare case of a patient with TBM who first presented with stridor and ...
Achermann Yvonne - - 2012
Cetuximab is a monoclonal antibody that treats malignant disease by inhibiting epidermal growth factor receptor. Many common adverse events have been reported and include skin rashes, infusion reactions, gastrointestinal complaints and headache. Up to now, cetuximab-associated pulmonary toxicity has been rarely reported in the literature. The present report describes two ...
Tazi Mohammed Fadl - - 2012
Epididymal leiomyosarcoma is very uncommon. Only 16 cases have been reported in the literature. There has never been a reported case of a patient with an African origin with this tumor. We report the medical history of a 70-year-old man who presented an enormous mass located in his epididymis. A ...
Nogueira C - - 2012
To present the management of a rare case of progressive bilateral sensorineural hearing loss in a patient with superficial siderosis secondary to a cavernoma. A case report and a review of the literature concerning superficial siderosis. The patient benefited significantly from a cochlear implantation. Careful assessment and adequate counselling is ...
Bonnin Nicolas - - 2012
To describe the clinical features of a patient with toxoplasmic pachymeningitis and provide a review of the recent cases of pachymeningitis in the literature.Retrospective, observational case report. A one-eyed patient who presented to our institution with blurred vision, floaters, and visual field shrinkage. Review of clinical, laboratory, perimetric, and radiologic ...
Mondal Santosh Kumar - - 2012
Primary cutaneous large B-cell lymphoma, leg type (PCLBCL-LT), is very rare neoplasm presenting on and confined to leg(s). PCLBCL-LT is distinguished from other type of primary cutaneous B-cell lymphoma (PCBCL) by its frequent relapses and poorer prognosis. We report, two cases of PCLBCL-LT, occurring in two younger patients compared to ...
Paprocka Justyna - - 2012
Rhomboencephalosynapsis (RES, RS) is a unique entity usually recognized in infancy based on neuroimaging. Cerebellar fusion and absence of cerebellar vermis is often associated with supratentorial findings. Since now there are about 50 cases described worldwide, with approximately 36 patients diagnosed by MRI. The authors present the first in Poland ...
Lee Bo-Shyan - - 2012
Little is known about the cause and psychopathology of delirious mania, a type of disorder where delirium and mania occur at the same time. This condition still has no formal diagnostic classification. To provide more information about this potentially life-threatening condition, we studied five patients with delirious mania. We describe ...
Lee Min Ji - - 2012
Fusobacterium species are uncommon causes of osteomyelitis. These organisms are normal flora of the oral cavity. Therefore, they mostly cause osteomyelitis of the head and neck. Hematogenous osteomyelitis at distant sites other than the head and neck has rarely been reported in pediatric or immunocompromised patients. Here, we report the ...
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