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Powell Steven F - - 2010
Melanoma-associated retinopathy is a rare paraneoplastic disorder that is challenging to diagnose and even more difficult to treat. Because of the rarity of the disease, therapy is based on analysis of case series and case reports. Based on evidence from these reports, first-line therapy is cytoreduction of metastatic disease through ...
Nakabou Mari - - 2010
We herein report two cases of patients with chronic kidney disease who developed hypertensive encephalopathy, which occurred after a sudden discontinuance of antihypertensive agents. Both patients underwent care at our hospital after experiencing neurological abnormalities. In both patients, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed edema in the cerebral white matter and ...
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The editors of Clinical Infectious Diseases thank the reviewers for their time and efforts. The quality of the journal depends in large part on their expertise.
Gan Eng Cern - - 2010
OBJECTIVES: (1) To present a rare case of stridor secondary to prolonged laryngospasm in a patient with Parkinson's disease, and (2) to review the literature on stridor in Parkinson's disease. METHODS: We report a 73-year-old Parkinson's disease patient who developed acute stridor due to prolonged laryngospasm triggered by overspill of ...
Sewnaik A - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: We report a typical case of earlobe lymphocytoma. METHOD: A case report and literature review are presented. RESULTS: A 10-year-old girl presented with a blue-coloured earlobe. A diagnosis of Lyme disease was confirmed by serological tests. Lyme borreliosis is the most common tick-borne disease in the northern hemisphere. It ...
Gallien P - - 2010
INTRODUCTION: Pain is the main problem in patients suffering from cerebral palsy, particularly in adults. The upper limbs are affected in 25% of cases. Here, we report the case of a patient with Kienb?ck's disease. METHOD: Clinical case and literature review. A 28-year-old man suffering from dystonic quadriplegia consulted for ...
Docquier Pierre-Louis - - 2009
A case of avascular necrosis of the lunate bone in a 6-year-old boy is reported. This is the youngest child reported in literature with Kienb?ck's disease. Clinical and radiological healing was obtained with conservative treatment. Non-operative management is recommended in children with avascular necrosis of the lunate bone.
Hofmann Adam A Department of General Internal Medicine, McGill University Faculty of Medicine, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. - - 2009
Two cases of fulminant pulmonary legionellosis, complicated by prolonged intensive care unit stays and acute respiratory distress syndrome, and who were recently treated with infliximab for Crohn's disease, are described. A review of the literature revealed three additional cases in patients with inflammatory bowel disease, and a total of 22 ...
Hobbs D J - - 2009
Sarcoidosis is a multisystem disease of unknown etiology primarily affecting the lungs, skin, and lymph nodes. The disease usually manifests in young adults and is uncommon in childhood. Renal involvement, including granulomatous interstitial nephritis (GIN), is rare, and few cases of isolated sarcoid GIN have been reported in pediatrics. We ...
Chacko S - - 2009
We report a patient with multifocal fibrosclerosis presenting as sialadenitis, hepatic fibrosis, and retroperitoneal fibrosis with renal failure. His medical management consisted of prednisone (4 months at 40 mg daily, then tapered down to 5 mg daily for another 14 months) and 18 months of tamoxifen. He responded clinically and ...
Ames Paul R J - - 2011
It is known that peripheral blood eosinophilia (PBE) is a normal hematopoietic response to several parasitic diseases, but it is less known that PBE promotes a hypercoagulable state that may favor thrombosis. Scope of this article is to explore which parasitic infestations are most likely to be complicated by thrombosis ...
Fonseca Vitor Alexandre Oliveira - - 2009
Madelung's disease, or multiple symmetric lipomatosis, is a rare disease, characterized by accumulation of unencapsulated fat, generally located symmetrically around the neck and shoulders. Here, we present the case of a patient with diffuse lipomatosis accompanied by obstructive sleep apnea due to cervical involvement and facial deformity, which made it ...
Brock Macy - - 2009
Additional documentation of regional anesthesia in patients with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) is needed to guide practitioners and patients in exploring appropriate options for anesthesia and analgesia management. This case report describes the successful use of a combined spinal-epidural technique for labor progressing to cesarean delivery in a patient with CMT. ...
Andreani S M - - 2010
Crohn's involvement of the Vulva is unfamiliar and difficult to treat. The aim is to review the presentation, clinical course and different treatments of Vulva Crohn's disease (CD). We have reviewed the literature without language barrier from 1966 to 2009 through Pubmed with the following words: vulva and CD, vulvitis ...
Annigeri R A - - 2009
We report a case of rickets due to Dent's disease in a two-year-old boy. He was treated with sodium phosphate, calcitriol and potassium citrate supplements, following which there was a remarkable improvement in mobility, growth and bony deformities. The hypercalciuria associated with Dent's disease was effectively corrected using hydrochlorothiazide.
Cerullo Lauren - - 2009
We report a case of blastomycosislike pyoderma (BLP), also known as pyoderma vegetans, in a 75-year-old woman. The patient initially presented with multiple lesions, some classic and others with highly uncharacteristic morphology. The appearance of unusual purulent hornlike lesions on both cheeks delayed recognition of the disease. The diagnosis of ...
Kochhar Rakesh - - 2009
We here report a case of celiac disease and Budd Chiari syndrome. This 19-year-old boy was diagnosed to have portal hypertension in another hospital when he had developed variceal bleeding. In our hospital, he was found to have occlusion of all three hepatic veins as the cause of portal hypertension. ...
Minicozzi Annamaria - - 2010
PURPOSE: Extramammary Paget's disease (EMPD) is frequently associated with adnexal or visceral synchronous or metachronous malignancies. Our purpose was to evaluate, retrospectively, the results obtained in six cases of EMPD and to review the literature. METHODS: Six patients with the perianal Paget's disease had been treated in our division between ...
Narang R - - 2010
Disseminated disease caused by Mycobacterium simiae, a slowly growing nontuberculous mycobacterium, has been rarely reported in the literature. We report on three AIDS patients who were found to suffer from mycobacteraemia caused by M. simiae in a rural tertiary-care hospital in central India.
Moriarty Megan - - 2009
Cushing disease is exceedingly rare in children, especially in those under the age of 2 years. This case report describes an 18-month-old female child who presented with morbid obesity, decreased linear growth, and reversal of developmental milestones. Her diagnosis was delayed; however, she was successfully treated by surgical excision of ...
Park Jin Mo - - 2009
Vitiligo and psoriasis are common dermatoses that occur in 1~3% and 0.5% of the general population, respectively. There have been several reports of the concurrence of these diseases in the English medical literature. Yet the pathogenesis of the association between these two dermatoses is still unknown. Psoriasis may occur coincidentally ...
Nanetti Lorenzo - - 2009
We report a rare association of spinocerebellar ataxia and motor neuron disease (MND) in a woman with genetically confirmed SCA2 who subsequently developed a rapidly progressive and fatal form of MND. Considering the rarity of these two neurological conditions, it is interesting to note that the concomitant occurrence of SCA ...
Chattopadhyay P - - 2009
Gorham's disease is a rare benign cause of progressive massive idiopathic osteolysis. The clinician's acute awareness and high degree of suspicion are required for diagnosis because of its rarity and variable clinical presentation. Distinctive radiological and histopathological features may help in this regard. Though eventual stabilisation of the affected bone ...
Steta Juan - - 2009
Mexico is considered a virtually free region of cystic echinococcosis. Almost all case reports within the country involve immigrants or traveling patients. This manuscript presents a Mexican-native human echinococcosis that developed in the setting described below. Review of current evidence suggests that this infection has been underestimated.
Sendur Omer Faruk - - 2010
Ollier disease is a rare, non-hereditary mesodermal dysphasia, characterized by multiple enchondromas, which demonstrate asymmetric involvement of the metaphyses of the long bones. Many malignancies, especially chondrosarcomas, may be observed in association with this disease. The clinical and radiologic characteristics of a case involving a 44-year-old male patient with non-small ...
Bernstein Joseph A - - 2009
In general, veterinary dermatologists do not have extensive clinical experience of nonhuman primate (NHP) dermatoses. The bulk of the published literature does not provide an organized evidence-based approach to the NHP dermatologic case. The veterinary dermatologist is left to extract information from both human and veterinary dermatology, an approach that ...
King Jonathan C - - 2009
Serous cystic neoplasms of the pancreas are benign lesions with little chance for malignant degeneration. We report a case of malignant serous cystadenocarcinoma of the pancreas and review the literature. Structured review of the literature was performed using PubMed and MEDLINE searches, and cases of serous cystadenocarcinoma of the pancreas ...
Shigemura Katsumi - - 2009
Emphysematous pyelonephritis (EPN) is a rare but severe infectious disease. This disease sometimes presents bilaterally, making it difficult to cure. Diabetes mellitus is a common cofactor in this disease. Drainage or nephrectomy, often combined with antibiotics, is ordinarily used for treatment. To our knowledge, only 8 cases of bilateral EPN ...
Khan Umar Daraz - - 2009
Thrombophlebitis of the thoracoepigastric system of veins is a benign disease and, despite its localized involvement and presentation, the condition is known as Mondor disease (MD). A transverse incision made on the thoracoabdominal wall divides the axially arranged superficial veins at a right angle and the presence of unidirectional valves ...
Barbagallo M - - 2009
Lymphangiomatosis is a well-recognized congenital benign tumour, frequently seen in infancy and childhood, characterized by the presence of multiple lymphangiomas. Diffuse lymphangiomatosis also involving bony tissue is called Gorham's disease. This condition generally affects somatic soft tissue, where lymphatics are normally found. A predilection of this affection for bone, thoracic ...
Morita Hiroyuki - - 2009
Adult-onset Still's disease (AOSD) is a systemic inflammatory disease in which a variety of thrombotic events may occur. However, to our knowledge, portal vein thrombosis (PVT), a potential cause of gastrointestinal bleeding, has not been described in the English literature. A previously well 47-year-old man diagnosed with AOSD showed a ...
Ogah Okechukwu S - - 2009
Paranoid syndromes in Graves' disease are rare. The true incidence is lacking. Most reports have emanated from developed countries where medical investigations are readily available. No report of such has emanated from Nigeria. We report a 43-year-old female Nigerian with Graves' disease associated with paranoid schizophrenia and review the literature.
Mastronikolis Nicholas S - - 2009
BACKGROUND: True ossification of the auricle with cartilage replacement by bone, is a very rare clinical entity and can result in an entirely rigid auricle. CASE PRESENTATION: We present a rare case of bilateral ossification of the auricles in a 75-years old man with profound progressive rigidity of both auricles. ...
Sharkey Seamus - - 2009
Aggressive periodontitis is a debilitating oral disease that results in rapid destruction of the periodontal tissues. It has recently been reclassified and ongoing efforts are now being made to understand its pathogenesis and record its prevalence in the population. This case report gives a brief outline of studies that have ...
Seo Jae Young - - 2009
Fewer than 20 cases of adventitial cystic disease of the vein have been reported in the worldwide literature. This small number of reported cases may be due not only to the disease's low incidence, but also to the difficulty in making the proper diagnosis. Many techniques have been used to ...
Khalid Imran - - 2009
Pneumosiderosis or Welder's lung is an occupational lung disease which is usually seen after chronic exposure to iron dust. We present a case of a 64-year-old welder in whom the diagnosis of pneumosiderosis was made by lung biopsies. We also briefly review the literature regarding the disease, its prognosis and ...
Sitati Fred C - - 2009
We are presenting a case report of a 10-year-old male with a 1 year history of bilateral heel pain. Sever disease is self limiting condition of calcaneal apophysis. It is the most common cause of heel pain in the growing child. There is no documented case of this condition in ...
Jicha Gregory A - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Primary diffuse leptomeningeal gliomatosis (PDLG) is a rare presentation of a primary central nervous system glial tumor. METHODS: Four case reports of PDLG in young males aged 14-24 years are presented. These reports are discussed in the context of the existing literature. RESULTS: The clinical presentation of 4 new ...
Smith Julie J L - - 2009
Febrile ulceronecrotic Mucha-Habermann disease is a rare severe variant of pityriasis lichenoides et varioliformis acuta, a disease within the pityriasis lichenoides spectrum of disorders. It remains uncertain whether these disorders are preneoplastic or reactive against infectious or other antigenic stimuli. Febrile ulceronecrotic Mucha-Habermann disease varies in severity and may be ...
Maharshak Idit - - 2009
The authors report on a case of bilateral pterygia that the Israeli Social Security Service acknowledged to be an occupational disease. The question of whether certain occupations are risk factors for pterygia has important medico-legal implications. The authors sought to shed more light on this issue through a case report ...
Lone Abdul Rashid - - 2009
Melorheostosis, also known as Leri's disease and flowing periosteal hyperostosis, is a rare cause of pain and stiffness in a limb. The appearance is of "candle greasing" down one side of one or several bones of the body. We describe a case referred to tertiary care center with suspicion of ...
Do Thomas B - - 2009
Plastic bronchitis is an uncommon condition characterized by the production of large pale bronchial casts that obstruct the tracheobronchial tree. The cellular content, cohesiveness, and often rubber-like consistency distinguish bronchial casts from the usual mucus plugs found with such disease states as asthma. Plastic bronchitis can be found secondary to ...
Rodriguez Rubens - - 2008
Abdominal angiostrongyliasis is a sporadic infectious disease caused by the nematode Angiostrongylus costaricensis. It usually presents as acute abdomen, secondary to mesenteric ischemia, and pronounced eosinophilia. In some cases its course is insidious and transient, and the diagnosis is suspicious. The disease is confirmed by the detection of A. costaricensis ...
Maheshwari Rajat - - 2008
Rosai-Dorfman disease is a rare idiopathic disorder characterized by painless lymphadenopathy with cervical involvement in more than 80% cases. We report a case of Rosai-Dorfman disease presenting as an isolated epibulbar mass in a healthy young adult male. Epibulbar involvement in Rosai-Dorfman disease is a rare presentation as can be ...
Algahtani Hussein A - - 2008
We report a 65-year-old lady who presented with rapidly progressive dementia and was found to have Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease (CJD). On reviewing the literature, there have been only 3 case reports of CJD from Saudi Arabia. Our aim is to report this rare disease and to include it in the differential ...
El-Hajj T I - - 2008
Biotin-responsive basal ganglia disease is a rare entity of which 10 cases have been reported in the literature. We report a case of biotin-responsive basal ganglia disease with similarities and differences compared to the previously reported cases by Ozand et al. Our case presented much earlier, was milder and responded ...
Kiselow, Michael A.
A case report is presented describing the clinical presentation of a five year old, castrated male, German Shepherd Dog, who presented to the Cornell University Hospital for Animals Emergency Service on 7/2/03 with chief complaints of anorexia, lethargy, and regurgitation secondary to a previously diagnosed megaesophagus. Diagnostic investigation included a ...
McDermott Meredith - - 2008
Melorheostosis is a rare benign disease of cortical bone most frequently presenting as peripheral hyperostosis with a characteristic "melting wax" appearance on conventional radiographs. The disease most frequently affects the appendicular skeleton and is seen only rarely in the craniofacial bones. We discuss a case of melorheostosis in the nasal ...
Batra Kadambari - - 2008
Lipoid proteinosis (Urbach-Wiethe disease) is a rare autosomal-recessive anomaly that primarily affects the skin and the mucosa of the upper aerodigestive tract in children. It is caused by hyaline deposits in tissues. Hoarseness secondary to laryngeal involvement is frequently the first presenting feature. It is important to consider this disease ...
Velenik Vaneja - - 2008
Perianal Paget's disease was first described in 1893. Since then, fewer than 300 cases have been reported in the literature. It might be associated with an underlying malignancy. Most of the patients are treated with surgical excision, which is often mutilating and of variable efficacy. In the present report, we ...
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