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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 ...
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 ...
Sharp Robert J RJ The Brisbane Foot and Ankle Centre, Brisbane, QLD, - - 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 ...
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 ...
Hyttinen L - - 2003
Myopericarditis is a rare extraintestinal complication of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). It has also been described as a side-effect of the treatment of IBD. We report a 37-year-old-woman with Crohn's disease who had several mild episodes of myopericarditis, two of which were associated with a pleural effusion, and two with ...
Ishii Taeko - - 2003
INTRODUCTION: Castleman's disease (CD), idiopathic lymph-node hyperplasia, is a heterogeneous disease of unknown origin. Although the pathophysiology is yet to be elucidated, interleukin (IL)-6 produced by swollen lymph nodes has been reported to play a crucial role in CD. CASE REPORT: This report presents a case of a 37-yr-old man ...
Luks Andrew M - - 2003
The literature on diffuse alveolar hemorrhage heavily emphasizes the causal role of vasculitides. We present a patient with diffuse alveolar hemorrhage caused by leptospirosis. Although the pathology in leptospirosis occurs secondary to a vasculitic process, this disease is not listed as a cause of diffuse alveolar hemorrhage in the review ...
Mays Simon - - 2003
Two British Medieval skeletons are described. Paleopathological examination suggests that treponemal disease was present in each case. Radiocarbon dating indicates that one is firmly pre-Columbian, and the other of likely pre-Columbian date. The implications for our understanding of the history and geographic spread of the treponemal diseases, particularly venereal syphilis, ...
Mackay-Wiggan Julian M - - 2003
Nephrogenic fibrosing dermopathy or scleromyxedema-like illness of renal disease is a recently reported disorder. It manifests as scleromyxedema-like skin lesions without associated paraproteinemia, occurring in the setting of renal disease. In the majority of cases skin lesions of nephrogenic fibrosing dermopathy develop after hemodialysis or renal transplantation; however, the origin ...
Banjar Hanaa H - - 2003
Simultaneous occurrence of both cystic fibrosis and sickle cell disease in the same patient is a rare phenomenon and has occurred only in 3 reports in the world literature. This phenomenon has never been described before in Arab population. In this report, we describe the first reported case of both ...
Payne J H - - 2003
Cervical lymphadenopathy is a common problem in children. Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease (histiocytic necrotizing lymphadenitis) is a rare condition that causes persistent lymphadenopathy and has a characteristic histological appearance. Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease is well recognized in Japan, where it was first described, but descriptions in the paediatric literature are sparse. Paediatricians may therefore ...
Jiarakongmun P P Department of Radiology, Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok; - - 2002
Bonnet-Dechaume-Blanc or Wyburn-Mason disease has been considered a rare condition and mysterious disease for the last century. It was recently introduced as a spectrum of disease expression of cerebrofacial vascular structures related by the same neural crest origin, named "Cerebrofacial Arteriovenous Malformations Syndrome" (CAMS) by JJ Bhattacharya.We illustrate the special ...
Brown R S D - - 2002
The role of radiotherapy in the management of perianal Paget's disease (PPD) is not well defined in clinical practice or within the medical literature. We present 6 cases, document the radiotherapy details and review our results. A comprehensive literature search has been undertaken attempting to identify all published cases of ...
Nassogne Marie-Cécile - - 2002
INTRODUCTION: Menkes disease is an X-linked inherited disorder of intestinal copper absorption resulting in copper deficiency. Cardinal features include hair abnormalities, facial dysmorphism, severe neurological impairment, hypothermia, arterial anomalies, bone abnormalities and a fatal outcome. CASE REPORT: We present a case of Menkes disease complicated by progressive macrocephaly following the ...
Ozçelik Bülent - - 2002
BACKGROUND: Idiopathic calcinosis cutis of the vulva is a rare condition of unknown etiology. Only seven cases have been reported to date, and all of them were in children. We report the first case in an elderly woman. CASE: A 68-year-old woman presented with a labial lesion of unknown etiology. ...
Ege G - - 2002
Mesenteric panniculitis is a rare disease characterized by chronic non-specific inflammation of the mesenteric adipose tissue. The specific aetiology of the disease is previously unknown. A case diagnosed as mesenteric panniculitis is presented. The cause was biopsy-proved abdominal tuberculous lymphadenitis. To our knowledge, mesenteric panniculitis associated with tuberculosis infection has ...
Lannuzel Annie - - 2002
Behçet's disease (BD) is a chronic relapsing multisystem disorder. While most frequently occurring around the Mediterranean and in Japan, isolated cases of BD have been reported in Africa south of the Sahara and in the Caribbean. The aim of this study was to describe our experience of BD in Guadeloupe ...
Singh O P - - 2002
In view of the description of Medical citations; Vedic literature, Buddhist literature, Jain literature, Mahabharat, Ramayan etc. have also got significant importance. Like other diseases, the description regarding Kushtha (different skin disorders) is also available in all these treatises. These are akin to the description available in Ayurveda. From the ...
Aloulou Samir - - 2002
We report a rare case of Hodgkin's disease primarily involving the oropharyngeal region. The patient presented with stage IIEA disease with a favorable response to treatment. Our literature search revealed that this disease affected rarely the lymphoid tissues of Waldeyer's ring. In this atypical location, tonsil and nasopharynx represent the ...
Passmore Jonathon - - 2002
This report describes the epidemiological and clinical features of an outbreak of 47 cases of laboratory-confirmed Barmah Forest virus disease (BF disease) that occurred in Victoria between January and May 2002. Laboratory-confirmed cases were investigated, and information on travel history and clinical details was collected. Surveillance data from adult mosquito ...
Kinoshita H - - 2001
HYPOTHESIS: Hepatic portal venous gas (HPVG) has been considered a rare entity associated with a grave prognosis. Since 1978, when Liebman et al reviewed 64 cases of HPVG and reported a mortality of 75%, the number of reported cases has been increasing. DESIGN: Case series. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We reviewed ...
Al-Masad J K - - 2001
Mammary duct ectasia/periductal mastitis is exceedingly rare in males. Ten cases have been reported in the literature, the last 2 cases were associated with Human immunodeficiency virus. The previously reported cases presented in females with blood stained discharge or subareolar inflammatory process. All cases required surgical treatment, 7 out of ...
Bernier V - - 2001
Onychomadesis describes complete nail shedding from the proximal portion; it is consecutive to a nail matrix arrest and can affect both fingernails and toenails. It is a rare disorder in children. Except for serious generalised diseases or inherited forms, most cases are considered to be idiopathic. Few reports in literature ...
Wilkinson M E - - 2001
Ocularly, Batten disease is characterized by a rapid deterioration of vision, progressing to blindness within a few years. Onset typically occurs at between 5 and 10 years of age. The fundus shows a bull's eye maculopathy, diffuse pigmentary degeneration, arteriolar attenuation and optic atrophy, and an extinguished ERG. The visual ...
Peretz B - - 2001
Dermatomyositis is a rare disease of unknown origin, which affects both children and adults. In the juvenile form, dermatomyositis is a multisystem disease, characterized by myositis; an erythematous rash over the bridge of the nose, around the eyes, and on the trunk and limbs; vasculitis; and dilatation of the capillaries ...
Louis E D - - 2001
One in 20 essential tremor (ET) cases arises during childhood. We report 19 pediatric ET cases (mean age = 12.7 years). The majority (68.4%) were male, and only one had head tremor. Childhood and adult forms of ET may differ in several important respects, providing information about the underlying biology ...
Nakao M - - 2001
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Acetylcholinesterase (AChE) staining of rectal mucosal biopsy specimens is the most important and popular examination for making a definite diagnosis of Hirschsprung's disease. This examination often is performed for patients with constipation in the daily clinic. The results of this examination are reflected immediately in the treatment. However, the ...
Schenone H - - 2001
Congenital Chagas disease (CChD) has been reported in different countries, mostly in Latin America. In 1987 a fatal case of CChD of second generation (CChDSG) was published. Within a period of six months--1989-1990--two cases of CChDSG were diagnosed and studied in the city of Santiago. Two premature newborns, sons of ...
Kathirvel S S Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh-160012, India. - - 2001
Takayasu's arteritis is a rare, chronic progressive panendarteritis involving the aorta and its main branches. Anesthesia for patients with Takayasu's arteritis is complicated by their severe uncontrolled hypertension, end-organ dysfunction resulting from hypertension, stenosis of major blood vessels affecting regional circulation, and difficulties encountered in monitoring arterial blood pressure. Takayasu's ...
Boyle M P - - 2001
There is increasing appreciation for the presence of diseases which do not fit the criteria for classic cystic fibrosis but are caused by dysfunction of the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR). This case describes a patient with documented CFTR dysfunction by nasal potential difference measurement who presents with chronic ...
Wu M - - 2001
Rosai-Dorfman disease (sinus histiocytosis with massive lymphadenopathy), is a rare benign histiocytic proliferative disorder. Over 650 cases have been reported since 1969. To the best of our knowledge, there have been only 31 cases with central nervous system involvement reported in the literature. Intracranial disease usually presents clinically and radiologically ...
Stevens D B - - 2001
This is the seventh reported case of recurrent Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease. The report documents the initial onset in a boy 4 years of age with healing clinically and radiographically. The boy experienced recurrence of disease at 8 years of age with last followup at 20 years of age. Tests related to ...
Haig A J - - 2001
Baastrup's disease ("kissing spine") is an x-ray finding that has been considered a possible cause of low back pain (LBP) since the 1930s. Its etiology is unknown, and there are no reports of muscle or soft tissue changes associated with it. This case report concerns a 57-year-old man with chronic ...
Singh Baldev
Hvdatid disease is a parasitic disease usually caused by Echinococcus granulosus. It usually presents with liver involvement and uncommonly lungs and rarely other organs are involved. A rare case of hydatid testis is reported that was provisionally diagnosed as testicular tumor.
Baghdadi Z D - - 2001
Self-mutilation of tongue is a type of self-injurious behavior. Ulcers of the lingual frenum in neonates with natal lower incisors are referred to as Riga-Fede disease. In this paper a case of Riga-Fede disease in a ten-month infant male with lower central incisors is reported. The ulcer resolved after the ...
Tjalma W A - - 2001
A 74-year-old patient with recurrent Paget's disease of the vulva in the gluteus maximus island myocutaneous flap 11 years after a hemivulvectomy with reconstruction is presented. This report is only the second case of recurrent noninvasive Paget's disease in a reconstructive flap. The English literature on this subject is reviewed ...
Heywood P - - 2000
Chemoprophylaxis is given to contacts of cases of invasive meningococcal disease to reduce the risk of secondary cases by eradicating carriage. In the United Kingdom index cases are also recommended to receive chemoprophylaxis. This is usually undertaken by the clinical team managing the case. One hundred and fifty cases of ...
Kelly J - - 2000
An unusual case in which a young Asian female presenting with fever, lymphadenopathy and cytopaenia was found to have distinct histological features of both haemophagocytic syndrome (HS) and histiocytic necrotising lymphadenitis (Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease, KFD) is presented. We review the clinical features of each of these rare, but important, diagnoses and ...
Taura T - - 2000
Since Castleman and Towne [Castleman and Towne, Hyperplasia of mediastinal lymph nodes, New Engl. J. Med. 250 (1954), 26-30] first described hyperplasia of the mediastinal lymph nodes in 1954, many cases of Castleman's disease have been reported. Lesions originating in the spleen arc extremely rare, and we here describe the ...
Patton N - - 2000
PURPOSE: To report the association of optic atrophy with cobalamin C (cblC) disease. METHODS: Descriptive case reports on three patients, two of whom were siblings. RESULTS: All three patients with cblC disease exhibited bilateral optic atrophy with decreased visual acuity. Of the two siblings, the younger sister had received cobalamin ...
Ogose A - - 2000
Segmental neurofibromatosis is a rare disease characterized by neurofibromas with or without café au lait spots localized to one segment of the body. The majority of reported cases have had cutaneous neurofibromas, and patients with deep involvement have rarely been described. We report on two patients with deep-seated segmental plexiform ...
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