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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 ...
Atalabi Omolola M - - 2008
We report here the imaging findings of a rare case of a lethal form of Gorham disease in a young female patient. Multimodality imaging findings over 13 year-follow-up demonstrated progressive wide spread skeletal and soft tissue abnormalities with permeative osteolysis, pathological fractures and severe skeletal deformities. Unusual extensive osseous and ...
Olmez D - - 2008
Human Echinococcus infection still remains an important health problem in endemic regions. Herein, we report a 5-year-old boy with hydatid disease who has spleen, lung, kidney and liver involvement simultaneously. To our knowledge, there is no pediatric case with hydatid disease in the literature reporting simultaneous involvement of spleen, kidney, ...
Mondon Karl - - 2008
We present the case of a patient who was recently convicted for exhibitionism whose clinical assessment suggested undiagnosed Huntington's disease. We summarise the clinical characteristics, the genetics involved and the diagnostic difficulties which can be encountered. Finally, we discuss the implications of this diagnosis in forensic medicine.
Karam Amer - - 2008
The treatment of Paget's disease of the vulva particularly for recurrences can be challenging. Overexpression of the HER-2/neu protein has been found in about 30% of vulvar Paget's cases therefore presenting a potential therapeutic target. We report the case of a 52-year-old patient with persistent Paget's disease of the vulva ...
Broliato Gustavo André - - 2008
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a common disorder of the gastrointestinal tract in children and adults. The purpose of this report is to describe the case of a patient with GERD and the effects of the disease on the oral cavity, as well as to discuss functional and esthetic rehabilitation ...
Bakri Faris G - - 2008
Brucella glomerulonephritis is a rare condition with only a few reported cases. We review the literature, and describe a 24-year-old female who presented with edema and proteinuria. Blood grew Brucella melitensis. Renal biopsy showed diffuse proliferative glomerulonephritis. The patient progressed to end-stage renal disease despite antibiotic and steroid therapy.
Parihar Vijay - - 2008
Gorham's disease is a rare bone disease, is characterized by the proliferation of thin-walled vascular channels associated with regional osteolysis. There have been fewer than 150 cases reported in the literature. Shoulder and pelvic region is common site. Skull is the least common site of involvement. We describe a case ...
Levi Michelle - - 2008
Ophthalmic manifestations are noted in about 50% of adults with Wegener's granulomatosis. Wegener's granulomatosis is a rare disease in the pediatric age group. The disease may present initially with ocular manifestations. We report the largest series to date of children whose ocular findings were the initial presenting signs of Wegener's ...
Langley Ricky L - - 2007
While fish consumption is considered a component of a heart-healthy diet, many illnesses have been associated with eating contaminated fish. The authors describe two cases of muscle weakness and rhabdomyolysis that occurred after eating salmon. Cases of rhabdomyolysis and muscle weakness after consumption of fresh water fish have rarely been ...
Duffy Joseph R - - 2007
PURPOSE: To document and describe in detail the occurrence of apraxia of speech (AOS) in a group of individuals with a diagnosis of motor neuron disease (MND). METHOD: Seven individuals with MND and AOS were identified from among 80 patients with a variety of neurodegenerative diseases and AOS (J. R. ...
Bulchandani Deepti - - 2007
Acquired pure megakaryocytic aplasia (APMA) is a rare disorder in the field of hematological diseases. We report the case of a patient with APMA treated with mycophenolate mofetil and review the literature associated with this. Until today, very few cases of APMA have been reported and the disease etiology still ...
Korematsu Kojiro - - 2007
The authors report a case of cerebellar cavernous malformation associated with moyamoya disease. An adolescent male with moyamoya disease had undergone bilateral direct and indirect extracranial-intracranial anastomosis at 11 years of age, and the course had been uneventful until MRI detected the appearance of a cavernous malformation in the cerebellum ...
Hanly A M - - 2007
Neurofibromatosis Type I (NF-1), also known as Von Recklinghausen's disease, is a common disorder, but gastrointestinal manifestations are rare and can be associated with severe complications and malignancy. We describe a case of multiple intestinal tumours, which presented as major per-rectal bleeding and was diagnosed by laparotomy. Presenting symptoms of ...
Chagpar Anees B - - 2007
Extramammary Paget's disease is a rare lesion, often involving the skin of the genital or perianal regions. Less commonly, it has been reported to affect the skin of the axilla. There are very few other cases of extramammary Paget's disease reported in the literature, and the appropriate use of newer ...
Sari Murat - - 2007
Actinomycosis is a rare chronic granulomatous disease that involves the upper airway and gastrointestinal tract. Approximately 40-55% of actinomycosis comprises the cervicofacial form. It presents a challenging clinical diagnostic dilemma because of variable presentations in the head and neck. Herein, we report a rare case of actinomycosis presenting as a ...
Doneley R J T - - 2007
Proventricular dilatation disease is a viral disease seen as a segmental neuropathy in parrots. It has always been believed to be a disease exotic to Australia, with the only reported case being a legally imported Green Wing Macaw (Ara chloroptera) in 1993. This paper reports a cluster of cases seen ...
Dotchin C L - - 2007
Parkinson's disease (PD) is said to be less common in Africa than elsewhere in the world, but previous studies have been based on small numbers. Also, the differences may be due to the diagnostic criteria used, case finding methods and different population age structures. Developing countries have few facilities for ...
Rudnik Adam - - 2007
Idiopathic hypertrophic pachymeningitis (IHPM) is a rare pathological state, with still unclear aetiopathogenesis. We present a case of a 63-year-old woman with cranial variety of that disease. The manifestations of the disease included headaches, paresis of VI, IX, X nerves and cerebellar ataxia. The disease was diagnosed with magnetic resonance ...
Al-Shawwa Baha A - - 2007
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an autosomal recessive disease that is predominantly seen in the Caucasian population and involves multiple organs. Traditionally it has been thought that the kidney is the only organ which does not seem to be generally affected by the disease although the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator ...
Lu Rommel P - - 2006
Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) is a demyelinating disease of the central nervous system that is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Early recognition of the disease is of paramount importance; however, treatment options are limited because only case reports and small series are available in the literature. We report a ...
Lu Lai-Jin - - 2006
Based on anatomic study, the vascularized capitate transposition to replace excised necrotic lunate was designed and applied in 40 cases of advanced Kienböck disease. It includes excision of the necrotic lunate and proximal shift of the vascularized capitate. The blood supply of the transposed capitate is provided by the dorsal ...
Ambrocio Deryll U - - 2006
Kikuchi's Disease (KD) is a subacute necrotizing lymphadenitis more commonly reported from Asia. The classic presentation includes low-grade fever and cervical lymphadenopathy in a previously healthy woman. The ratio of affected women to men is 4:1 with the average age of onset less than 30 years. We report a case ...
Dionyssopoulos Alexander - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Extramammary Paget's disease is a rare cutaneous malignancy, which occurring frequently in the elderly and affecting primarily the genital, perianal, and axillary regions. Unfortunately, surgical and ablative treatment modalities for extramammary Paget's disease have a high recurrence rate and are often associated with significant morbidity. METHODS: We present a ...
Meert A P AP Department of Intensive Care and Thoracic Oncology, Institut Jules Bordet, Brussels, Belgium. - - 2006
We reported the case of a patient with stage IV Hodgkin's disease (involving the nodes and Liver) presenting with paraneoplastic fever and who subsequently developed hypothermia during chemotherapy administration. We also reviewed the 12 other cases of hypothermia in Hodgkin's disease reported in the literature and discussed the most probable ...
Zamora A C - - 2007
An association of neurofibromatosis with diffuse lung disease (NF-DLD) has been described, but its true prevalence and characteristics remain unclear. The objective of the present study was to define diffuse lung disease in patients with neurofibromatosis. A retrospective case series and literature review in a tertiary care academic medical centre ...
Cereda Stefano - - 2006
Celiac disease is an autoimmune enteropathy developing in genetically predisposed individuals after mucosal contact with gluten, secondary to unknown triggering factors. An increased rate of malignancies in adults with celiac disease has been confirmed in several studies, but there is considerable evidence that a gluten-free diet protects against the development ...
Cruciatti B - - 2006
Tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) is an infectious zoonotic disease, moving from Central Europe to other countries and still rare in Italy. The disease, produced by the European subtype virus, typically takes a biphasic course with neurological disorders of different severity during its second phase. We report the first three TBE cases ...
Yamazaki-Nakashimada Marco A - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: Juvenile Polyarteritis nodosa (PAN) and Kawasaki Disease (KD) are disseminated vasculitides of unknown cause affecting small- and medium-sized vessels in children. We present an unusually severe case that fulfilled criteria for both KD and PAN. The diagnosis, overlapping clinical features, and treatment options for the 2 diseases are discussed. ...
Prendki Virginie - - 2006
Tropical sprue is a rare disease in travelers. Its etiology remains unclear. We report two cases of tropical sprue occurring in long-term residents in Nepal and Cameroon. In one case, Tropheryma whippelii, the agent of Whipple's disease, was identified. Many infectious agents have been suggested to be the etiological agent ...
Rojas-Villarraga Adriana - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Paget disease of bone has an unknown etiology, having complex pathogenesis leading to increased bone resorption in the first phase and an excess of bone formation with more advanced disease. The disease has been associated to white ancestry in Europe and other countries, being less common in people without ...
Alawi Faizan - - 2006
Rosai-Dorfman disease (RDD) is a rare, non-neoplastic histiocytosis most commonly characterized by painless, massive cervical lymphadenopathy. Over half of all patients with lymph node involvement also demonstrate extranodal disease, with most affected individuals exhibiting lesions within the region of the head and neck. Oral manifestations of RDD are extremely rare, ...
Baskota Dharma Kanta - - 2006
Kikuchi-Fujimoto Disease (KFD) is a self-limiting, necrotizing, histiocytic lymphadenitis (NHL) of unknown etiopathogenesis. So far in Nepal not a single case of this disease in the cervical region leading to progressive inspiratory stridor has been reported till date. Here a case of 26 years old Nepalese house wife suffering from ...
Iamaroon Anak - - 2006
Pemphigus vulgaris (PV) is a serious mucocutaneous disease that be fatal if left untreated. The oral mucosa is often the first site to be affected by the disease. It is thus important that the dentist is able to recognize oral manifestations of PV and refer appropriately. Although oral PV is ...
Herzberg Guillaume - - 2006
Kienböck's disease is rare in children and there are few reports and therapeutic recommendations in the literature about this condition. We report a case of a 14-year-old female gymnast for whom nonsurgical treatment was followed by complete healing within 12 months. Repeated computed tomography scans provided a sequential coronal, sagittal, ...
Oka Tomomichi - - 2006
Sialolithiasis is a comparatively rare disease in children. Here, we report the case of a female aged 5 years and 7 months old with sialolithiasis of the submandibular duct, and we examine the causal factors, diagnostic techniques and treatment methods for the disease based on a review of the literature.
Bulbuloglu E - - 2006
Polyarteritis nodosa with gallbladder involvement is a rare condition. Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease is also a rare condition and rarely complicated. We describe an extremely rare case of Polyarteritis nodosa, involving gallblader and ureter without obstruction, in a patient with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease. To the best of ...
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