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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 ...
Syme-Grant Jonathan - - 2006
Primary cutaneous carcinosarcoma is a biphasic tumour containing both malignant epithelial and malignant mesenchymal elements. To date, only 26 cases have been reported in the literature. However, our findings suggest that this may reflect underreporting and possibly underdiagnosis. We present five cases and a comprehensive review of the literature: The ...
Ruparelia Neil - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Malignant arthritis is a rare manifestation of metastatic disease. We describe the case of a previously well 28 year old man in whom hip pain was the presenting symptom of disease. We describe the case and discuss the aetiology of colorectal cancer in young patients. We then review the ...
Toybenshlak M - - 2005
We describe two patients in whom poor healing after chemical ablation for ingrown toenails unmasked significant vascular disease of the lower extremities. We have found no similar reports in the English language literature.
Goetze Oliver - - 2005
Unicentric Castleman's disease of the pancreas is extremely rare, with only six cases described in the worldwide literature. An asymptomatic case of unicentric, hyaline, vascular-type Castlemanos disease (UCD) localized to the tail of the pancreas with central calcification imitating a primary neoplasm of the pancreas is presented. This is the ...
Chemali Zeina N - - 2005
Many neuropsychiatric diseases present with concomitant dermatologic manifestations. These manifestations may help the clinician formulate a correct diagnosis when it is otherwise unclear. In this article, we present six cases with clinical photographs of associated skin findings discussed from a neuropsychiatrist's perspective. Each case will be followed by a discussion ...
Jung Keun-Hwa - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Recognition of Wilson disease (WD) is sometimes difficult because of its diverse manifestations. Peripheral neuropathy is rarely reported in the context of WD. OBJECTIVE: To report an unusual patient with WD whose initial manifestation was peripheral neuropathy. DESIGN: Case report. SETTING: Neurology department in a tertiary referral center. METHOD: ...
Qayyum A - - 2005
We report a case of laser arytenoidectomy for bilateral abductor palsy of the vocal fold in a patient with Parkinson's disease. Parkinson's disease is known to be a rare cause for bilateral vocal fold palsy and this is the second case reported in the English literature. Majority of the reports ...
Sarathy Aaron P - - 2005
Bisphosphonates are commonly used in the management of bone diseases, such as osteoporosis and Paget's disease, and to prevent bone complications and to treat malignant hypercalcemia in certain types of cancer. Although this class of drugs has clear evidence of medical efficacy, there are an increasing number of reports of ...
Parlak Ali Haydar - - 2005
Lipoid proteinosis (LP) is a very rare, autosomally recessive, inherited disease. It is also known as Urbach Wiethe disease or Hyalinosis cutis et mucosa. LP usually runs a benign, stable, and slowly progressing course. We present one LP case with additional unusual dermatologic involvement; verruca vulgaris was superimposed on papular ...
Shibuya-Tayoshi Sumiko - - 2005
This report concerns an autopsy case showing localized amygdala degeneration. The patient was a Japanese single woman without hereditary burden who was 58 years old at the time of death. At the age of 55 years, the patient began to feel anxiety, agitation and depressive in mood. At age 58 ...
Helpman Limor - - 2005
This paper reports a case of S. constellatus chorioamnionitis in a pregnant Crohn's disease patient who was taking azathioprine. Chorioamnionitis is a major cause of perinatal morbidity. Azathioprine, an immunosuppressive antimetabolite, is widely used to treat inflammatory bowel disease. Streptococcus constellatus is a Gram-positive bacterium that has not previously been ...
Hart M G - - 2005
Dupuytren's disease (DD) is a common progressive fibrotic condition affecting the palmar and digital fascia. Although its management is undertaken by hand surgeons, it is commonly seen by other doctors as an incidental finding. In many cases it is believed to be associated with other medical conditions, although the evidence ...
Merkonidis C - - 2005
Crohn's disease is a chronic idiopathic inflammatory disease of the bowel, and in most cases it involves the small bowel and colon. Extraintestinal manifestations occur frequently and multiple organ systems may be affected. In contrast, nasal manifestations are extremely rare and only a few cases have been reported to date. ...
Charron Paul - - 2005
Mesenteric inflammatory veno-occlusive disease (MIVOD) is a clinicopathological entity recently described for a case series of patients with intestinal ischemia of unknown etiology. MIVOD is characterized as a venulitis with lymphocytic, necrotizing, or mixed granulomatous morphology. The disease seems to be self-limiting with resolution of symptoms after surgical resection. We ...
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