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Assennato Pasquale - - 2005
Tako-tsubo cardiomyopathy is a recently described disease characterized by chest pain, transient left ventricular dysfunction and specific electrocardiographic changes. The disease takes its name from the typical left apical ballooning observed at left ventriculogram. Tako-tsubo cardiomyopathy was first described by Sato in 1990. Since then sporadic cases were reported by ...
Morse Tim - - 2005
Data on chronic work-related conditions were compiled for Connecticut for 2002 from physician reports to the Occupational Disease Surveillance System (ODSS), the Workers' Compensation (WC) Commission, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)/ ConnOSHA survey. Physicians reported 2,082 cases of occupational disease in Connecticut in 2002, approximately half of the ...
Higa Futoshi - - 2005
We report here a case of culture-proven Legionnaires' disease successfully treated with intravenous injection of pazufloxacin mesilate (PZFX), a fluoroquinolone newly approved in Japan. The patient was a 51-year-old man hospitalized after a diagnosis of community-acquired pneumonia. Legionella pneumophila SG1 was isolated from the patient's bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) fluid, and ...
Teufert Karen Borne - - 2005
HYPOTHESIS: Previously unreported cystic degeneration of the spiral ligament in cases of Paget disease. BACKGROUND: About 70% of cases of Paget disease involve the skull, with hearing affected in approximately 50% of these. The hearing impairment may be sensorineural, mixed, or, rarely, only conductive. The etiology and pathogenesis of the ...
Ayusawa Mamoru - - 2005
Diagnostic guidelines for Kawasaki Disease was revised to meet the present situation in 2002. This issue intends to explain new guidelines and their backgrounds. Major alterations are interpretation of cases with 4 or fewer febrile days shortened by early intravenous immunoglobulin treatment, and the clinical importance of atypical (incomplete, or ...
Miyamoto Masayuki - - 2005
Hirschsprung's disease in the adult is a rare and frequently misdiagnosed cause of long-standing refractory constipation. We report a case of Hirschsprung's disease in a 23-year-old man and review the literature. The patient had a history of chronic constipation that required daily enemas, since early infancy, but he had remained ...
Aizawa Toshimi - - 2005
Gorham disease is an extremely rare condition of unknown etiology characterized by progressive osteolysis. Only 28 cases of its spinal involvement have been reported, and some of those cases showed kyphosis, kyphoscoliosis, subluxation or dislocation. No definite regimen of treatment has been established yet. A 10-year-old boy presented with a ...
Paun Santdeep - - 2005
Eosinophilic angiocentric fibrosis is a rare, benign cause of submucosal thickening and fibrosis within the upper respiratory tract. It predominantly affects the nose although cases have been reported in the subglottis. We describe four cases of the disease centred around the nasal cavity, with widespread infiltration of the facial soft ...
Sebire N J - - 2005
The development of persistent gestational trophoblastic disease following an apparently uncomplicated term pregnancy is well-recognized; however, reports of confirmed intraplacental choriocarcinoma are rare. We report four cases of histologically reviewed intraplacental choriocarcinoma occurring in third-trimester pregnancies from the files of a regional trophoblastic disease unit. In all cases, macroscopic examination ...
Budoff Jeffrey E - - 2005
We report a case of spontaneous wrist fusion occurring in a patient with magnetic resonance image (MRI)-proven stage 1 Kienböck's disease. The purpose of this case report is to make hand surgeons aware of this potential finding and to alert hand surgeons and radiologists that diffuse MRI changes of the ...
Günther Göran - - 2005
The study by Stefanoff et al raises two important questions concerning tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) virus infections. First, the lack of a generally accepted case definition and secondly the quality of national surveillance of TBE cases. Ideally, reported cases should be confirmed and the clinically relevant cases with central nervous system ...
Sofianou Danai - - 2005
We present a case of Ludwig's angina in a 48-y-old immunocompetent male caused by an unusual pathogen, Gemella morbillorum. The infection was complicated with mediastinitis and despite aggressive management of the disease the patient died after 12 d of hospitalization. This is the first reported case of Ludwig's angina caused ...
Takahashi Hitoshi - - 2005
The authors present here two cases of Parkinson's disease with depression refractory to SSRIs treatment, who experienced a complete remission after replacing the ongoing SSRIs with a serotonin-noradrenalin reuptake inhibitor (SNRI), milnacipran. The case reports suggest that milnacipran may be one of the treatment options for depression in patients with ...
Miranda Sandra Maria Bitencourt - - 2004
Porokeratosis is a rare group of keratinizing diseases. It is inherited as an autosomal dominant disease with variable penetrance, although sporadic cases are often reported. Porokeratosis has as its histological hallmark the typical cornoid lamella. Porokeratosis lesions localized on the face can vary from superficial to destructive in nature. Only ...
Barros Marcello - - 2004
Behçet's disease is a multisystem disorder commonly seen in Japan and in Mediterranean countries characterized by a vasculitis of unknown origin. In this work, we describe a case of a 47-year-old man with Behçet's disease of 28 years evolution who presented with a common lumbago and revealed to have a ...
Thepcharoennirund Somchai - - 2004
The principle for treatment of Hirschsprung's disease by Rehbein's procedure is to remove the aganglionic narrow segment including the dilated sigmoid colon by dissection of the upper rectum deep down into the pelvic cavity about 2 cm from peritoneal reflection and to elimination of the achalasia of internal anal sphincter ...
El Bashir Haitham - - 2004
Pericarditis is a rare but recognized complication of meningococcal disease. After the 2000 and 2001 hajj in Saudi Arabia, a worldwide outbreak of meningococcal W135:2a:P1.2,5 (epidemic strain) was reported including the United Kingdom. Cases of meningococcal disease occurred in pilgrims and their household contacts; and community spread occurred among non-Muslims. ...
Nanjo Shuji - - 2004
Primary chylopericardium is an extremely rare disease. This report presents two cases of this disease, in a 47-year-old man and 21 -year-old woman. Both cases were given diagnosis of primary chylopericardium by chylous pericardial fluid examination and lymphangio-scintigraphy which demonstrated abnormal communication between the left thoracic duct and the pericardial ...
Coskun Basak - - 2004
We report a case of benign form of Degos' disease, a rare condition often characterized by multisystemic vasculopathy, and discuss the case by the light of the limited literature available. A 34-year-old male patient was admitted to our clinic with lesions on his neck and back and a history of ...
Magaña Mario - - 2004
Cutaneous amebiasis (CA) is the manifestation in the skin and underlying soft tissues of the pathogenic properties of Entamoeba histolytica, which may be the only expression of the infection or may be associated with disease in other organs. So far, there have been only isolated case reports on this disease. ...
Mutluer S - - 2004
Papuloerythroderma of Ofuji (PEO) is a disease of elderly men, characterized by intensely pruritic and widespread, red, flat-topped papules with sparing of the body folds and creases (the so-called 'deck-chair' sign). The etiopathogenesis of the disease remains unknown. Psoralen plus UVA (PUVA), topical and systemic corticosteroids, etretinate, cyclosporin and interferon ...
Fichera Giampiero - - 2004
We describe a case of diffuse plane normolipemic xanthomatosis (DPNX) associated with Takayasu's disease and hyperhomocysteinemia. This report of an association of Takayasu's disease with hyperhomocysteinemia and DPNX is the only such report in literature. This report corroborates the study by Marcoval et al on 8 patients in 1988 where ...
Ishikawa Hiroyasu H Department of Psychiatry, Akita University School of Medicine, Akita, - - 2004
Periodic synchronous discharges (PSD) on the electroencephalogram can be observed in diseases such as Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, hypoxic encephalopathy and Alzheimer's disease (AD). However, in previously reported cases of AD with PSD, PSD have only been found many years after the diagnosis of AD. We recently encountered a patient with mild ...
Riengchan Pattaya - - 2004
The authors describe the first indigenous case of hepatic hydatid disease in Thailand. A 58-year-old female presented with progressive right upper quadrant abdominal discomfort over a 6-month period. Ultrasonography and computed tomography showed a solitary cystic lesion 11 x 12 x 13 centimeter in size at the left lobe of ...
Panagi Sofia - - 2004
Infliximab (Remicade), a chimeric monoclonal antibody to tumor necrosis factor-alpha (anti-TNF-alpha), is being used with increasing frequency in the treatment of Crohn's disease. Infliximab's safety profile to date has been good with reported adverse events being mild to moderate. We report a case of diffuse alveolar hemorrhage after the second ...
Cunha K S G - - 2004
The term neurofibromatosis (NF) is used for a group of genetic disorders that primarily affect the cell growth of neural tissues. Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1), also known as von Recklinghausen's disease, is the most common type of NF and accounts for about 90% of all cases. It is one of ...
Decostere A - - 2004
Mycobacterium marinum, M. fortuitum and M. chelonae are the etiological agents of fish mycobacteriosis. Fish mycobacteriosis is a disseminated infection reported in more than 150 fish species and is usually accompanied by emaciation and death over a period of months to years. Granulomas are formed both externally and scattered throughout ...
Shariff Salima - - 2004
Giant cell myocarditis (GCM) is a rare and frequently fatal disorder with no proven treatment. It is a disease of young, predominantly healthy adults. Without transplantation, patients usually die of heart failure and ventricular arrhythmias. Due to the poor prognosis of the condition, prompt recognition and diagnosis are of clinical ...
Miyairi Isao - - 2004
We present a fatal case of neonatal invasive group A streptococcal disease and review of the literature. Twenty-four cases were early onset disease and were associated with concurrent maternal infection, respiratory distress, pneumonia, toxic shock-like syndrome and serotype M1. Fifteen cases were late onset disease associated with soft tissue infections ...
Hsu Jung-Lung - - 2004
Patients with posterior cortical atrophy (PCA) who present with initial symptoms of higher visual function deficits eventually develop alexia, aphasia, and components of Balint's syndrome or Gerstmann's syndrome. Recently, pathological findings were reported for these patients that are generally suggestive of Alzheimer's disease even though Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) was presumed ...
Kramer Sasha C - - 2004
Disseminated herpes or vaccinia in the setting of underlying skin diseases is known as Kaposi's varicelliform eruption (KVE). Patients typically present with disseminated vesicopustules in the areas of the most severe involvement of their underlying skin disease. We report a case of eczema herpeticum in a woman with a long-standing ...
Alajeel Ayad A Said - - 2004
A case of pelvic inflammatory disease due to Neisseria meningitidis is described. The importance of the definitive diagnosis of Neisseria to a species level is underscored for public health issues, appropriate contact tracing, as well as potential psychosocial implications. A review of the literature of genitally related N. meningitidis cases ...
Brautbar Nachman - - 2004
Scientific literature addressing the association of industrial exposures to solvents with glomerular kidney disease is reviewed. The role of the practicing physician in taking an occupational history of exposures to solvents in every case of glomerulonephritis is emphasized. Based on case studies and epidemiologic findings, it is highly probable that ...
Erdogan Abdullah - - 2004
Castleman's disease, defined as angiofollicular lymphoid hyperplasia, is a rare lymphoproliferative disorder, which usually occurs in the chest. The tumor is often asymptomatic, but it can cause nonspecific thoracic symptoms such as cough and dyspnea. Surgical removal is curative and malignant transformation has not been described. We report an unusual ...
Ito Natsuho - - 2003
Febrile ulceronecrotic Mucha-Habermann's disease is an unusual severe form of pityriasis lichenoides et varioliformis acuta characterized by abrupt onset of ulceronecrotic eruption associated with a high fever and systemic symptoms. To our knowledge, 19 cases of this disease have been reported in the literature, and 4 of them were fatal. ...
García-Albea E - - 2003
The object of this review is to recapitulate historical events tied to the discovery of Alzheimer's disease and to narrate the contribution by two graduates of the Spanish School of Neurology, N. Achúcarro and G. Lafora, who went on to describe the first cases in North America. Both Achúcarro and ...
Boyle Michael P - - 2003
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To review the spectrum of disease caused by mutations in the cystic fibrosis (CF) gene. RECENT FINDINGS: The growing recognition of "atypical" cases of cystic fibrosis presenting in adolescence or adulthood and manifested by disease in only one or two organ systems, along with CF diagnostic criteria ...
Tan H L - - 2003
Eosinophilic gastroenteritis is an uncommon condition of unknown etiology that has only been relatively recently reported. Its clinical manifestations range from a mild disease to more severe forms resembling Crohn's disease. Enteric strictures are a rare but recognized complication of this condition. We report a case of eosinophilic gastroenteritis in ...
Singalavanija Srisupalak - - 2003
BACKGROUND: Acquired immunobullous diseases in children are very rare and difficult to distinguish clinically. OBJECTIVE: To study the clinical manifestations, immunopathologic features, treatment and outcome of immunobullous diseases in Thai children. MATERIAL AND METHOD: The authors reviewed 24 cases of immunobullous diseases in children under 18 years at Queen Sirikit ...
Kotevoglu Nurdan - - 2003
Subcutaneous nodules are important in the diagnosis of some rheumatic and systemic diseases. Subcutaneous cholesterol nodule is a rare occurrence and does not accompany any inflammatory disease. It is generally mistaken for a gouty tophus. We report a case with numerous cholesterol nodules and discuss the clinical presentation and diagnostic ...
Zergero─člu Sema - - 2004
The incidence of genital system hydatid disease in abdominal operation is 0.1%. During a period of 20 years (1957-1977), 12 cases were reported. This disease has no specific symptoms and findings. It is diagnosed intraoperatively. We report a 50-year-old patient admitted to our hospital with the complaint of abdominal pain ...
Jacob J - - 2003
Alexander's disease is a leucodystrophy that usually presents in early childhood, but can infrequently arise in adults. It is characterised pathologically by megalencephaly, demyelination, and the presence of numerous Rosenthal fibres. Most cases have been shown to be due to mutations in the gene encoding glial fibrillary acidic protein. In ...
Sharp Robert J - - 2003
Brailsford's disease and Kohler's disease are two conditions of uncertain etiology affecting the navicular in adults and children, respectively. Kohler's disease has been universally agreed to have an excellent outcome in all cases. There have been no recorded cases of a child with Kohler's disease having persistent clinical and radiological ...
Lingappa Jairam R - - 2003
An outbreak of serogroup W-135 meningococcal disease occurred during the 2000 Hajj in Saudi Arabia. Disease was reported worldwide in Hajj pilgrims and their close contacts; however, most cases were identified in Saudi Arabia. Trends in Saudi meningococcal disease were evaluated and the epidemiology of Saudi cases from this outbreak ...
Greenacre Cheryl B - - 2003
Although fungal disease in ferrets is uncommon, a few cases have been documented, demonstrating that it should be on the clinician's rule out list, especially if the patient has a long-term illness that is not responding appropriately to antibiotics, as was the clinical presentation in many of these documented cases.
Sato S - - 2003
Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is a generalised connective tissue disorder characterised by sclerotic changes in the skin and internal organs. The occurrence of SSc in childhood is rare, with childhood-onset disease representing 3% of all SSc cases, and fewer than 100 such patients have been reported in the world literature to ...
D'Agostino Roberto - - 2003
The authors report on a 10-year-old with benign positional paroxysmal vertigo (BPPV) of the horizontal semicircular canal (HSC). To date, no case of BPPV of HSC in the child has been reported in the literature. The authors define the features of the disease, describe its evolution, and compare it with ...
Ricalde P - - 2003
Vanishing bone disease is a rare condition of unknown aetiology. It can affect almost any bone, including those of the maxillofacial region. It is most commonly seen in the second and third decades of life. To the author's knowledge, this is the second case reported in the maxillofacial region of ...
Cacopardo Bruno - - 2003
All cases of Cytomegalvirus-related disease in previously healthy immunocompetent subjects admitted to the University Hospital of Catania between 1990 and 2000 were reviewed. Eighty-one immunocompetent subjects were discharged with a diagnosis of acute cytomegalic disease. Nevertheless, only in 26 cases was the diagnosis confirmed by the determination of the specific ...
Gilaberte M - - 2003
Darier's disease (DD) is an autosomal-dominant skin disorder characterized by loss of adhesion between epidermal cells and abnormal keratinization. Several patients with unilateral, linear, 'zosteriform' or localized lesions have been reported. We report three cases of DD in a localized pattern corresponding to mosaicism type 1 according to Happle's classification ...
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