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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326104/bk-virus-encephalitis-in-hiv-infected-patients-case-report-and-review
#1
Luciana Antoniolli, Rafael Borges, Luciano Z Goldani
Encephalitis and meningitis due to BKPyV are unusual and emerging condition. Only a few cases of BKPyV encephalitis have been reported in hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients, with the majority of cases presenting with concurrent hemorrhagic cystitis and HIV-infected patients. The authors report two HIV-infected patients with the diagnosis of BKPyV encephalitis and discuss the main clinical, diagnostic, and therapeutic aspects of this infection in patients with AIDS. Physicians should be aware to recognize the main clinical features and diagnose BKPyV central nervous infection in the setting of AIDS...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326103/bilateral-olecranon-tophaceous-gout-bursitis
#2
Güzelali Özdemir, Alper Deveci, Kemal Andıç, Niyazi Erdem Yaşar
In this case, we present a patient with the diagnosis of bilateral olecranon tophaceous gout. After the surgical treatment, there was no limitation of range of motion or wound problem at 6th month control.
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316628/idiopathic-harlequin-syndrome-manifesting-during-exercise-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#3
Hussein Algahtani, Bader Shirah, Raghad Algahtani, Abdulah Alkahtani
Harlequin syndrome is a rare autonomic disorder characterized by unilateral facial flushing and sweating with contralateral anhidrosis induced by exercise, heat, and emotion. It is usually idiopathic but could be the first manifestation of several serious underlying medical conditions. Medical or surgical treatments are not required for idiopathic Harlequin syndrome, but social and psychological factors may indicate sympathectomy or botulinum toxin injection. In this article, we report a case of idiopathic Harlequin syndrome and review the literature...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280512/a-case-of-congenitally-corrected-transposition-of-great-arteries-an-infrequent-happenstance
#4
Prakash Ajmera, Vikas Medep
Congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries (CCTGA) is rare form of congenital heart diseases. It may be present with or without associated anomalies. Patients with CCTGA are usually diagnosed at early stages of life due to associated anomalies, but they may even remain asymptomatic till later decades of their life. We report a case of a 42-year-old man who presented at neurosurgery department with dizziness, seizures, and loss of consciousness, in whom isolated CCTGA was discovered incidentally...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280511/combination-treatment-of-perioperative-rehabilitation-and-psychoeducation-undergoing-thoracic-surgery
#5
Kazuhiro Hayashi, Takayuki Inoue, Motoki Nagaya, Satoru Ito, Hiroki Nakajima, Keiko Hattori, Izumi Kadono, Kohei Yokoi, Yoshihiro Nishida
Postoperative pulmonary complications are a risk associated with thoracic surgery. However, there have been few reports on cases at high risk of postoperative complications. Cancer patients often have negative automatic thoughts about illness, and these negative automatic thoughts are associated with reduced health behavior and physical activity. This case series demonstrates the successful combination treatment of perioperative rehabilitation and psychoeducation for negative automatic thoughts in two cancer patients who underwent thoracic surgery...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265287/pernicious-anemia-associated-cobalamin-deficiency-and-thrombotic-microangiopathy-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#6
Farhanah Yousaf, Bruce Spinowitz, Chaim Charytan, Marilyn Galler
A 43-year-old Hispanic male without significant previous medical history was brought to emergency department for syncope following a blood draw to investigate a 40 lbs weight loss during the past 6 months associated with decreased appetite and progressive fatigue. The patient also reported a 1-month history of jaundice. On examination, he was hemodynamically stable and afebrile with pallor and diffuse jaundice but without skin rash or palpable purpura. Normal sensations and power in all extremities were evident on neurological exam...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261271/myopericarditis-and-pericardial-effusion-as-the-initial-presentation-of-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#7
Prema Bezwada, Ahmed Quadri, Atif Shaikh, Ceasar Ayala-Rodriguez, Stuart Green
Myopericarditis with a pericardial effusion as the initial presenting feature of SLE is uncommon. We report an unusual case of myopericarditis and pericardial effusion with subsequent heart failure, as the initial manifestation of SLE. The timely recognition and early steroid administration are imperative in SLE-related myopericarditis with cardiomyopathy to prevent the mortality associated with this condition.
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261270/cooccurrence-of-metastatic-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma-and-salmonella-induced-neck-abscess-in-a-cervical-lymph-node
#8
Jae-Myung Kim, Ju-Yeon Kim, Eun Jung Jung, Eun Jin Song, Dong Chul Kim, Chi-Young Jeong, Young-Tae Ju, Young-Joon Lee, Soon-Chan Hong, Sang-Kyung Choi, Woo-Song Ha
Cervical lymph node metastasis is common in patients with papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC). Salmonella species are rarely reported as causative agents in focal infections of the head and neck. The cooccurrence of lymph node metastasis from PTC and a bacterial infection is rare. This report describes a 76-year-old woman with a cervical lymph node metastasis from PTC and Salmonella infection of the same lymph node. The patient presented with painful swelling in her left lateral neck region for 15 days, and neck ultrasonography and computed tomography showed a cystic mass along left levels II-IV...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255306/implications-of-antiphospholipid-and-antineutrophilic-cytoplasmic-antibodies-in-the-context-of-postinfectious-glomerulonephritis
#9
Daniel Leifer, Lavjay Butani
While antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA) positivity has been documented in some patients with postinfectious glomerulonephritis (PIGN) and is associated with more severe disease, antiphospholipid antibodies (APA) are not known to be a common occurrence. We describe a child with severe acute kidney injury who was noted to have prolonged positivity of both ANCA and APA; a renal biopsy showed noncrescentic immune complex mediated glomerulonephritis with subepithelial deposits compatible with PIGN. He recovered without maintenance immunosuppressive therapy and at last follow-up had normal renal function...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255305/xeroderma-pigmentosum-with-severe-neurological-manifestations-de-sanctis-cacchione-syndrome-and-a-novel-xpc-mutation
#10
Esteban Uribe-Bojanini, Sara Hernandez-Quiceno, Alicia María Cock-Rada
Several genetic disorders caused by defective nucleotide excision repair that affect the skin and the nervous system have been described, including Xeroderma Pigmentosum (XP), De Sanctis-Cacchione syndrome (DSC), Cockayne syndrome, and Trichothiodystrophy. Cutaneous photosensitivity with an increased risk of skin malignancy is a common feature of these disorders, but clinical manifestations commonly overlap these syndromes. Several genes have been found to be altered in these pathologies, but we lack more genotype-phenotype correlations in order to make an accurate diagnosis...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250774/a-giant-lumbar-pseudomeningocele-in-a-patient-with-neurofibromatosis-type-1-a-case-report
#11
Mauro Dobran, Maurizio Iacoangeli, Paolo Ruscelli, Martina Della Costanza, Davide Nasi, Massimo Scerrati
This is a rare case of giant lumbar pseudomeningocele with intra-abdominal extension in patient with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1). The patient's clinical course is retrospectively reviewed. A 34-year-old female affected by NF1 was referred to our institution for persistent low back pain and MRI diagnosis of pseudomeningocele located at L3 level with paravertebral extension. From the first surgical procedure by a posterior approach until the relapse of the pseudomeningocele documented by MRI, the patient underwent two subsequent posterior surgical procedures to repair the dural sac defect with fat graft and fibrin glue...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250773/meretoja-s-syndrome-lattice-corneal-dystrophy-gelsolin-type
#12
I Casal, S Monteiro, C Abreu, M Neves, L Oliveira, M Beirão
Lattice corneal dystrophy gelsolin type was first described in 1969 by Jouko Meretoja, a Finnish ophthalmologist. It is caused by an autosomal dominant mutation in gelsolin gene resulting in unstable protein fragments and amyloid deposition in various organs. The age of onset is usually after the third decade of life and typical diagnostic triad includes progressive bilateral facial paralysis, loose skin, and lattice corneal dystrophy. We report a case of a 53-year-old female patient referred to our Department of Ophthalmology by severe dry eye and incomplete eyelid closure...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246530/an-undiagnosed-case-of-hypothalamic-hamartoma-with-a-rare-presentation
#13
Shervin Badihian, Saeideh Bahrani, Nasim Tabrizi, Houshang Moein, Mohammad Zare, Majid Barekatain, Reza Basiratnia, Elham Rahimian, Amirali Mehvari Habibabadi, Payam Moein, Jafar Mehvari Habibabadi
Background. Hypothalamic hamartomas (HHs) are rare tumor-like malformations that may present with complex partial seizures refractory to anticonvulsants in adulthood. The condition may be misdiagnosed because of rarity. Case Presentation. We report a 25-year-old man with complaint of seizures presented by falling, tonic spasm of limbs, oral automatism, vocalization, and hypermotor activities. His seizures started at the age of one month and presented as eye deviation and upper limbs myoclonic jerk, followed by frequent seizures with variable frequency...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243256/lipoma-arborescens-of-the-knee-report-of-three-cases-and-review-of-the-literature
#14
Ioannis Tsifountoudis, Dimitrios Kapoutsis, Anastasios-Nektarios Tzavellas, Ioannis Kalaitzoglou, Apostolos Tsikes, George Gkouvas
Lipoma arborescens is a chronic, slow-growing, intra-articular lesion of benign nature, which is characterized by villous proliferation of the synovium, with replacement of the subsynovial connective tissue by mature fat cells. It usually involves the suprapatellar pouch of the knee joint. It is not a neoplasm but is rather considered a nonspecific reactive response to chronic synovial irritation, due to either mechanical or inflammatory insults. We report three cases of lipoma arborescens affecting the knee, the first in a young male without previous history of arthritis or trauma, the second in a 58-year-old male associated with osteoarthritis, and the final in a 44-year-old male diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis, which cover the entire pathologic spectrum of this unusual entity...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210274/bilateral-tensor-fasciae-suralis-muscles-in-a-cadaver-with-unilateral-accessory-flexor-digitorum-longus-muscle
#15
Logan S W Bale, Sean O Herrin
Muscle variants are routinely encountered in the dissection laboratory and in clinical practice and therefore anatomists and clinicians need to be aware of their existence. Here we describe two different accessory muscles identified while performing educational dissection of a 51-year-old male cadaver. Tensor fasciae suralis, a rare muscle variant, was identified bilaterally and accessory flexor digitorum longus, a more common muscle variant, was present unilaterally. Tensor fasciae suralis and accessory flexor digitorum longus are clinically relevant muscle variants...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194181/simultaneous-left-ventricular-and-deep-vein-thrombi-caused-by-protein-c-deficiency
#16
Harufumi Maki, Motohiro Nishiyama, Motoaki Shirakawa
Protein C deficiency is a risk of venous thrombosis because of poor fibrinolytic activity. It remains controversial whether protein C deficiency causes arterial thrombosis. A 21-year-old woman was referred with a chief complaint of right leg pain and numbness. Contrast-enhanced computed tomography revealed a low-density mass in the left ventricle (LV), splenic infarction, and peripheral arterial obstructions in her right leg. Thrombosis extending from the renal vein to the inferior vena cava was also detected...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194180/passage-of-an-anterior-odontoid-screw-through-gastrointestinal-tract
#17
L Leitner, C I Brückmann, M M Gilg, G Bratschitsch, P Sadoghi, A Leithner, R Radl
Purpose. Anterior screw fixation has become a popular surgical treatment method for instable odontoid fractures. Screw loosening and migration are a rare, severe complication following anterior odontoid fixation, which can lead to esophagus perforation and requires revision operation. Methods. We report a case of screw loosening and migration after anterior odontoid fixation, which perforated the esophagus and was excreted without complications in a 78-year-old male patient. Results. A ventral dislocated anterior screw perforated through the esophagus after eight years after implantation and was excreted through the gastrointestinal (GI) tract...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182109/acute-truncal-lymphedema-secondary-to-axillary-metastatic-melanoma-presenting-like-cellulitis
#18
Shelley J E Hwang, Benjamin Y Kong, Shaun Chou, Deepal Wakade, Matteo S Carlino, Pablo Fernandez-Penas
There are reported cases of diphencyprone used in treating cutaneous metastases of melanoma. Here, we report a patient with previous primary melanoma on his left back treated with surgical excision and lymphadenectomy, followed by radiotherapy for the recurrent tumor on the primary site. Despite radiotherapy and treatment with dabrafenib and trametinib, in-transit metastases have developed and topical diphencyprone was applied to these metastases. Six weeks later, the patient developed fever and a spreading erythematous tender indurated plaque covering the left side of the body including axillae, back, and flank, clinically suggestive of cellulitis...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167966/unusual-presentation-of-hydatid-cyst-in-breast-with-magnetic-resonance-imaging-findings
#19
Ali Koc, Inanc Samil Sarici, Umit Erkan Vurdem, Ozgur Karabiyik, Ummugulsum Ozgul Gumus
We report a case of 59-year-old woman with a painful left breast mass, compatible with types II-III hydatid cyst. Lesion was evaluated with mammography, ultrasound, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging modalities. Magnetic resonance imaging had important diagnostic role with demonstrating characteristic features of the lesion and had capability of showing complications. Surgery also confirmed the diagnosis of a hydatid cyst.
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163721/inflammatory-duodenal-polyposis-associated-with-primary-immunodeficiency-disease-a-novel-case-report
#20
Irfan Ali Shera, Sheikh Mudassir Khurshid, Mohd Shafi Bhat
Agammaglobulinemia is a rare form of B-cell primary immunodeficiency disease characterized by reduced levels of IgG, IgA, or IgM and recurrent bacterial infections. Agammaglobulinemia is most commonly associated with diffuse nodular lymphoid hyperplasia. Duodenal polyps are a rare entity; however, due to wide use of esophagogastroduodenoscopy, incidental diagnosis of duodenal polyps appears to be increasing. Although inflammatory duodenal polyposis has been reported in the literature, its association with common variable immunodeficiency has not been reported till date to the best of our knowledge...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
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