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Kulkarni Ranganath R RR Department of Psychiatry, SDM College of Medical Sciences and Hospital, Dharwad, Karnataka, - - 2013
Linezolid is a synthetic antimicrobial agent of the oxazolidinone class with weak, nonspecific inhibitor of monoamine oxidase enzymes. Concomitant therapy with an adrenergic or serotonergic agent or consuming tyramine (>100 mg/day) may induce serotonin syndrome (SS). We present a case report of near-fatal adverse interaction between linezolid and escitalopram inducing ...
Zwank Michael D - - 2013
Ischemic strokes in children and young adults are fortunately rare. Contrasted with adult ischemic strokes, pediatric stroke etiologies vary greatly and are often unknown. Childhood lacunar strokes and trauma-induced strokes represent particularly uncommon subsets and have been reported infrequently in the literature. It is unique to find a combination of ...
Yeter Kc - - 2013
Azathioprine-induced aplastic anemia and fatal myelosuppression is a rare occurrence in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). We report a case of a 53-year-old female with a normal thiopurine S-methyltransferase (TPMT) level who developed aplastic anemia within 4 weeks of azathioprine initiation, resulting in death. Physicians should be vigilant in ...
Slae Mordechai - - 2013
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) occurs more commonly in females than in males. Recent evidence suggests that genetic factors transmitted by the X-chromosome may confer increased risk for autoimmune disease in general, and for SLE in particular. It is therefore possible that X-chromosome polysomy might confer further increased risk for lupus. ...
Wiznia Lauren E LE Department of Dermatology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, - - 2013
Several chemotherapeutic agents have been reported to induce subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus (SCLE). To our knowledge, this is the first report to date of SCLE induced by monotherapeutic gemcitabine hydrochloride and includes a comprehensive review of all published cases of chemotherapeutic drug-induced SCLE. We describe a patient who developed a ...
Teah Melvin J - - 2013
This is a case study of a patient with multiple myeloma presenting with bisphosphonate-associated osteonecrosis of the jaw after an extraction of tooth #18 while receiving intravenous bisphosphonates. The class of drugs known as bisphosphonates is discussed. The patient's presenting signs and symptoms are reviewed. Bisphosphonate induced osteonecrosis definition, management ...
Malinvaud David - - 2013
Bamboo nodules of the glottis are of late being described as a distinct entity seen in patients with autoimmune diseases. We report the symptoms, clinical features, and management of a case of bamboo nodules of the glottis in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus. We discuss the pathogenesis and management ...
Stuhec Matej - - 2013
Solifenacin-induced cognitive adverse effects have not been reported frequently, but solifenacin-induced delirium and hallucinations with successful switching to darifenacin, without additional drug, have not been reported in the literature. In this case report, we present an 80-year-old Caucasian male with insomnia and anxiety symptoms and overactive bladder who developed delirium ...
Wood N H - - 2013
Patients with oculocutaneous albinism are more prone to sun-induced damage due to the lack of melanin. Actinic cheilitis is a potentially malignant disorder that occurs due to chronic UV-B radiation to the vermillion region of the lip, a region that is already at risk due to its morphology. A case ...
Kumar Kamal K Department of Anesthesia, Schulich School of Medicine, London Health Sciences, Victoria Hospital, London, Ontario, - - 2013
Pruritus is a troublesome side-effect of neuraxial (epidural and intrathecal) opioids. Sometimes it may be more unpleasant than pain itself. The prevention and treatment still remains a challenge. A variety of medications with different mechanisms of action have been used for the prevention and treatment of opioid-induced pruritus, with mixed ...
Copeland William R - - 2013
Objective We report a case of spontaneous thrombosis of an extremely complex dural arteriovenous fistula (DAVF), believed to be previously incurable, after the development of a radiation-induced meningioma resulting from prior attempts to treat the fistula with radiosurgery.Methods A very large DAVF was treated over the course of 3 decades ...
Benson Brian C - - 2013
GOALS:: The objective of this study was to better understand the presenting signs and symptoms of angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor-induced gastrointestinal angioedema, review the medical literature related to this condition, and bring this diagnosis to the attention of clinicians. BACKGROUND:: Angioedema occurs in 0.1% to 0.7% of patients treated ...
Wang R - - 2013
Moyamoya syndrome (MMS) is a rare, chronic progressive cerebrovascular occlusive disease that is characterized by a stenosis or occlusion of the bilateral internal carotid arteries and the circle of Willis arteries leading to the development of collateral vessels as visualized by cerebral angiography. We report a case of a 24-year-old ...
Goerig Ryan R Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Biology, Philadelphia, - - 2013
To describe the epidemiological, clinical, and serological features of cutaneous lupus mucinosis and its relationship to systemic lupus erythematosus as well as elucidate the histopathological features of cutaneous lupus mucinosis and describe how these features differ from tumid lupus erythematosus. Case review and assessment of the literature. University academic setting. ...
Singh Harminder - - 2013
Clofazimine-induced crystal-storing histiocytosis is a rare but well-recognized condition reported in literature. In addition to common reddish discoloration of the skin, clofazimine produces gastrointestinal disorder, sometimes severe abdominal pain. Also, the pathologic and radiologic findings can produce diagnostic difficulties if the pathological changes caused by it are not known. The ...
Anyimadu Henry - - 2013
Drug-induced lupus (DIL) is a rare adverse reaction to medications with features resembling idiopathic systemic lupus erythromatosis. Rifabutin/rifamycins have only rarely been reported as a cause of DIL, and no cases have been reported in blacks. A 55-year-old African American woman with HIV presented with severe generalized arthralgias and recurrent ...
de Masson Adèle - - 2013
ABSTRACT: Diffuse eosinophilic fasciitis (Shulman disease) is a rare sclerodermiform syndrome that, in most cases, resolves spontaneously or after corticosteroid therapy. It has been associated with hematologic disorders, such as aplastic anemia. The clinical features and long-term outcomes of patients with eosinophilic fasciitis and associated aplastic anemia have been poorly ...
Lawniczak Lukasz - - 2013
The number of studies dedicated to evaluating the influence of biosurfactants on bioremediation efficiency is constantly growing. Although significant progress regarding the explanation of mechanisms behind biosurfactant-induced effects could be observed, there are still many factors which are not sufficiently elucidated. This corresponds to the fact that although positive influence ...
Gurevitz Samuel L - - 2013
To provide an up-to-date review of the etiology, epidemiology, clinical features, diagnostic findings, and treatment options for systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). A PubMed search of English language articles using a combination of words: elderly, systemic lupus erythematosus*, late onset systemic lupus erythematosus*, etiology, screening, diagnosis, or treatment to identify original ...
Vindenes Tine - - 2013
Pheochromocytoma is a rare catecholamine secreting neuroendocrine tumor with an estimated annual incidence of one to four per million and prevalence among hypertensive patients of 0.1 to 0.6%. The symptoms and signs of pheochromocytoma include the classic triad of episodic headache, increased sweating, and palpitations. These are as a result ...
Solakoglu Tevfik - - 2013
Drug-induced pancreatitis has been reported rarely. Bortezomib is a selective and reversible proteasome inhibitor used for the treatment of patients with multiple myeloma (MM). Recently, one case report about acute pancreatitis (AP) caused by bortezomib was published in the international literature. Herein we report a case of AP in a ...
Ding Min - - 2013
Abstract Objectives: This article reports on a case and reviews some articles on acupuncture- induced pneumothorax published in Chinese and English medical journals since 1980. Case: A 35-year-old man presented with left chest pain and dyspnea after receiving acupuncture. The patient was later diagnosed with a 12% pneumothorax of the ...
Ghidirim Gh - - 2013
Spontaneous diaphragm rupture is extremely rare. Usually a diaphragm rupture is trauma induced. We describe a case of an 18-year old patient admitted 2 hours after onset, presenting severe epigastric and left sided chest pain without any trauma history. Upright chest x-ray revealed displaced stomach and colon into the left ...
Bannister Miles - - 2013
A 32-year-old lady presented to our ENT service with worsening tonsillitis. This was one of multiple attacks; all of which had all followed periods of self-induced vomiting due to the patient suffering with bulimia nervosa. Here we present the first ever case report of such a case of tonsillitis and ...
Sharma Subramanya S - - 2013
Osteopetrosis is a rare congenital (autosomal type) disorder of the skeletal system. Several variants have been described in the literature with grossly variant prognosis and clinical behaviour. Several reports of intractable osteomyelitis of the jaw bones secondary to osteopetrosis, particularly the mandible, have been published widely. However, there is no ...
O'Halloran Philip J - - 2013
Ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt insertion is one of the most common neurosurgical procedures for the treatment of chronic hydrocephalus. Although regarded as a relatively benign procedure, several complications including obstruction, infection and mechanical failure can be seen during the postoperative stage. Symptomatic sterile cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) ascites and hydrothoracies are rare ...
Haddad Charles - - 2013
This case report describes a 58-year-old man who is otherwise healthy but has periodic episodes of syncope which only happen when he laughs vigorously. This occurs suddenly with no prodrome, so the patient has no time to react and is unable to brace himself when he falls. The case is ...
Wojtowicz Jeremy M - - 2013
ABSTRACTPurpura fulminans is a rare complication of septic shock, often associated with Streptococcus pneumoniae. Patients with anatomic or functional asplenia are at increased risk for infection because of impairment of their ability to defend against encapsulated pathogens. We report the case of a previously healthy, unimmunized 33-year-old female with functional ...
Meehan T - - 2013
We present an interesting case of superior and posterior semicircular canal dehiscence in pregnancy. We present a case report and a review of the world literature concerning semicircular canal dehiscence. A 34-year-old woman presented with sound and pressure induced vertigo at 22 weeks gestation. A thinly sliced computed tomography (CT) ...
Abraham Albin - - 2013
Interstitial pneumonitis as an adverse effect of mesalamine therapy is a rare but potentially serious complication. Patients typically have a mild disease course with no documented cases of respiratory failure in published literature. Given its variable latent period and non-specific signs and symptoms, it may be difficult to diagnose. We ...
Pavithran Keechilat - - 2013
Radiation-induced hypopigmentation consistent vitiligo has been reported in a few case reports. We report herewith a case of vitiligo at the site of radiation delivery after a lag of several months in a patient with preexisting hypothyroidism without a previous or family history of vitiligo, and review the cases reported ...
Evans Katherine G - - 2013
Subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus (SCLE) is a form of cutaneous lupus erythematosus that most often presents as scaly, erythematous, papulosquamous, or annular papules and plaques in a photodistributed pattern. Subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus is classically considered to be either idiopathic or drug induced. There have been few reports of SCLE ...
Torreggiani Sofia S Pediatric Rheumatology, Fondazione IRCCS Ca' Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Via Commenda 9, Milan 20122, Italy. - - 2013
Chorea is a movement disorder that may be found in children due to several causes. Here we focus especially on Systemic Lupus Erythematosus associated chorea. First we outline its epidemiology, hypothesized pathogenesis, clinical presentation and treatment, then we report four significant clinical cases, which represent well the extreme variability of ...
Grover Shabnam Bhandari SB Department of Radiodiagnosis and Imaging, Vardhman Mahavir Medical College and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, - - 2013
Anemia in neonatal period is rare, with the common causes being Rh and ABO blood group incompatibility, hemorrhagic disease of newborn, congenital hemolytic anemia, hemoglobinopathies, and TORCH (toxoplasmosis, rubella, cytomegalovirus, herpes virus) infections. Congenital leukemia and infantile osteopetrosis (OP) are among the rare causes of neonatal anemia. A review of ...
Bou Khalil R R Department of Endocrinology Saint Georges University Medical Center, University of Balamand Beirut - - 2013
Methimazole is an anti-thyroid drug commonly used to treat hyperthyroidism and is a relatively safe medication. Several side effects have been reported and usually develop within 3 months of therapy. Well-known adverse reactions include agranulocytosis, hepatitis, skin eruptions, and musculoskeletal complaints such as myalgia, arthralgia, and arthritis. So far, myositis ...
Senatorov Vladimir V VV Department of Neurology, Baltimore Veterans Affairs Medical Center and University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA. - - 2013
Isolated aphonia induced by acute stroke is a rare phenomenon with only a few cases reported in the literature. We report an unusual case of a 44-year-old African-American man with a history of hypertension, smoking and cocaine use who developed acute aphonia secondary to simultaneous ischemic infarctions of the bilateral ...
Khasawneh Faisal Abdullah FA Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Amarillo, TX, USA. - - 2013
Linezolid-induced black hairy tongue has been rarely reported. The purpose of this paper is to report a case of linezolid-induced black hairy tongue and review the literature. A 56-year-old Caucasian man was admitted with community-acquired pneumonia that failed to respond to levofloxacin 750mg daily. He was started on linezolid ...
Lele Abhijit V - - 2012
The case of a 62 yearold Caucasian woman who underwent urgent hip hemiarthroplasty for repair of a pathological fracture is reported. The patient's medical history was significant for renal cell carcinoma, cerebellar metastases, and sunitinib-induced hypothyroidism. Her intraoperative course was complicated by profound hypothermia, bradycardia, augmentation of neuromuscular blockade, delayed ...
Fritsch Scheila - - 2012
The association of porphyria cutanea tarda (PCT) and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is rare. Systemic lupus erythematosus, of complex pathophysiology and pleomorphic clinical manifestations, is similar to PCT regarding photosensitivity. One finding that can differentiate both diseases is the presence of cutaneous blisters, which are rare in SLE, but characteristic ...
Sharma Rajeev - - 2012
Objective: To describe an unusual and underappreciated cause for hypokalemia.Methods: This is a case report and review of the literatureResults: Ingestion of massive amounts of cola containing beverages can lead to severe hypokalemia through several pathophysiologic mechanisms. These purtubations include osmotic diarrhea, osmotic diuresis and hyperinsulinemia secondary to hyperglycemia with ...
Chao Mwe Mwe - - 2012
Neonatal thrombocytopenia is a common clinical problem and may be a result of maternal and/or fetal conditions. We present a young patient with thrombocytopenia as a result of neonatal lupus, a passively acquired autoimmune disease. The diagnosis was suspected on the basis of the presence of a facial rash. This ...
Hassen Getaw Worku - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Angioedema secondary to angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEI) is a commonly encountered problem in the Emergency Department (ED). The treatment of ACEI-induced edema with conventional methods such as epinephrine, steroids, and antihistamines is usually not effective. There is limited experience using bradykinin receptor blockers and fresh frozen plasma (FFP) as ...
Kassardjian Michael - - 2012
Lymphocytic thrombophilic arteritis is an entity only recently defined in the literature. This term describes a distinctive histopathological combination of lymphocytic vascular inflammation associated with a hyalinized fibrin ring in the vessel lumina, changes reflecting a thrombophilic endovasculitis. The authors present the case of a woman who developed lymphocytic thrombophilic ...
Ulusan Murat - - 2012
Laryngeal osteosarcoma is an extremely rare disease. Only 23 cases have been published in the literature. Radiation-induced laryngeal osteosarcoma is even rarer; this is only the third such case to be reported. A 59-year-old man underwent radiotherapy for an in situ laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma at another institution. Five years ...
Barcelos Anabela - - 2012
Neonatal Lupus Erythematosus (NLE) is a rare disease associated with placental transport of maternal anti-Ro/ /La and/or anti-U1RNP antibodies into the fetal circulation and characterized by cardiac, cutaneous, hematologic and hepatic manifestations. The most serious complication of NLE is complete heart block and cardiomyopathy. The maternal connective tissue disorder has ...
Smith Suzanne M - - 2012
A 71-year-old white male presented to the emergency department complaining of a worsening lower extremity rash. Thirteen days before presentation, the patient was placed on Multaq (dronedarone) for his paroxysmal atrial fibrillation. Biopsy-proven leukocytoclastic vasculitis (LV) was diagnosed, and causes for the condition other than drug-induced were investigated and ruled ...
Chang Richard Shek-Kwan - - 2012
Lamotrigine, as a new generation anticonvulsant, has been widely used in treating epilepsy. It is also a mood stabilizer for bipolar disorder. Common adverse effects include nausea and vomiting, dyspepsia, insomnia, somnolence, and rash. However, drug-induced lupus (DIL) due to lamotrigine has been rarely reported. We report a case of ...
Senthilkumaran Subramanian S Department of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, Sri Gokulam Hospital & Research Institute, Salem, - - 2013
Vaginal bleeding as the result of a leech infestation is rare. Here we present two cases of hypovolemic shock with severe anemia requiring blood transfusion due to leech infestation. We also briefly review sparse literature available on this entity.
Kim Ki Bae - - 2012
Ceftriaxone is widely used in patients for the treatment of serious gram-negative infections. Ceftriaxone can induce some potential side effects, including neurotoxicity, however, nonconvulsive status epilepticus has rarely been reported. We report a case of acute reversible neurotoxicity associated with ceftriaxone. A 65-yr-old woman with chronic kidney disease developed altered ...
Kepez Alper - - 2012
Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TC) is a rare and usually physical or emotional stress-induced clinical disorder characterized by transient left ventricular dysfunction and apical segment ballooning. Much is still unknown regarding risk factors and clinical relationships. Recently, an association between TC and malignancies has been proposed. We present a case of lung ...
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