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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439062/a-rare-case-of-necrotizing-myopathy-and-fibrinous-and-organizing-pneumonia-with-anti-ej-antisynthetase-syndrome-and-ssa-antibodies
#1
Muhammad Kashif, Divya Arya, Masooma Niazi, Misbahuddin Khaja
BACKGROUND Idiopathic inflammatory myopathies are autoimmune disorders that can involve the skin, joints, muscles, and lungs. The most common of these disorders are dermatomyositis, polymyositis, overlap syndrome, and inclusion body myositis. Necrotizing autoimmune myopathy is an idiopathic inflammatory myopathy that is rarely associated with Sjögren's syndrome. The most common lung findings associated with anti-EJ antisynthetase syndrome are nonspecific interstitial pneumonia and usual interstitial pneumonia; this condition is rarely associated with fibrinous and organizing pneumonia...
April 25, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435149/regional-anesthesia-did-not-delay-diagnosis-of-compartment-syndrome-a-case-report-of-anterior-compartment-syndrome-in-the-thigh-not-masked-by-an-adductor-canal-catheter
#2
Arissa Torrie, Jyoti Sharma, Mark Mason, Hillenn Cruz Eng
BACKGROUND Acute compartment syndrome (ACS) of the thigh after elective primary total knee arthroplasty is rare. If not recognized and treated promptly, devastating consequences may result. Certain regional anesthesia techniques are thought to mask the symptoms of acute compartment syndrome, but there are no cases reported of adductor canal catheters masking the symptoms of thigh compartment syndrome. We report a case where symptoms and diagnosis of acute anterior thigh compartment syndrome were not masked by a functioning adductor canal catheter...
April 24, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434011/management-of-coxa-vara-septica-and-pseudoarthrosis-of-the-femoral-neck-a-case-report
#3
Hasime Qorraj Bytyqi, Cen Bytyqi
BACKGROUND Coxa vara and pseudoarthrosis of the femoral neck after septic hip arthritis is a very rare disease. The aim of this study was to present a case with pseudoarthrosis of the femoral neck, with coxa vara after neonatal septic arthritis of the right hip, and treatment of the pseudarthrosis with proximal femoral valgus osteotomy. CASE REPORT A 12-month-old female, who had suffered neonatal septic arthritis with a five-day history of fever and painful right hip now demonstrated painless limping to the right hip, pelvic obliquity, Trendelenburg-Duchenne gait, limitation of hip abduction, lower-extremity length discrepancy with 3...
April 23, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432284/treatment-with-recombinant-factor-xiii-tretten-in-a-pregnant-woman-with-factor-xiii-deficiency
#4
Nizar Abdel-Samad
BACKGROUND Factor XIII deficiency is associated with recurrent miscarriages in women. CASE REPORT In this report, we present a patient with factor XIII deficiency and some comorbidities who had had previous miscarriages. She began treatment with factor XIII subunit A (XIII-A) replacement treatment Recombinant factor XIII (Tretten) at a dose of 2500 units monthly and was able, for the first time, to carry a pregnancy almost to term. Although she experienced some obstetrical complications, she delivered a healthy baby...
April 22, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428532/ceftriaxone-induced-hemolytic-anemia-in-a-jehovah-s-witness
#5
James Tasch, Pedro Gonzalez-Zayaz
BACKGROUND Drug-induced immune hemolytic anemia (DIIHA) is a rare condition that may result from the administration of an antibiotic, most notably the cephalosporin class, commonly used in both the adult and pediatric populations. A delay in recognition by a provider may lead to continuation of the offending agent and possibly result in fatal outcomes. CASE REPORT We report the case of a 65-year-old woman on ceftriaxone infusions after being diagnosed with acute mitral valve endocarditis 3 weeks prior, which presented with severe anemia and bilateral transient vision loss...
April 21, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424453/comorbid-human-immunodeficiency-virus-hiv-and-muscle-specific-kinase-musk-myasthenia-gravis-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#6
Michael Sherpa, Ravi K Metai, Viki Kumar, Tinu Hirachan, Kawser U Ahmed, Sharon J Atkinson
BACKGROUND HIV infections with concomitant immunologically-mediated disorders have been frequently described but there has been little research on the association between HIV and myasthenia gravis. MuSK myasthenia gravis coexisting with HIV is an even a rarer entity and can occur as a part of immune restoration disease. We report the case of a patient with asymptomatic HIV infection who presented with new-onset MuSK myasthenia gravis. CASE REPORT A 44-year-old African-American woman with HIV since 2004 and on highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) presented to the ED with complains of double vision and difficulty swallowing for 2 weeks...
April 20, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420865/a-novel-variant-t-1-22-translocation-ins-22-1-q13-p13p31-in-a-child-with-acute-megakaryoblastic-leukemia
#7
Elizabeth Margolskee, Jad Saab, Julia T Geyer, Alexander Aledo, Susan Mathew
BACKGROUND The reciprocal translocation t(1;22)(p13;q13) involving the RBM15 and MKL1 genes is an uncommon abnormality that occurs in a subset of acute myeloid leukemia with megakaryocytic differentiation (AMKL). Variant translocations have been infrequently described in this subtype of leukemia. CASE REPORT We describe the case of a 3-month-old girl who presented with progressive abdominal distension, vomiting, and fever. Although there was no morphologic evidence of leukemia in the bone marrow, cytogenetic and metaphase fluorescence in situ hybridization analysis identified an insertion of p13p31 bands of chromosome 1 onto the long arm of chromosome 22, resulting in the karyotype: 46,XX,ins(22;1)(q13;p13p31)...
April 19, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416778/steroid-pulse-therapy-for-de-novo-minimal-change-disease-during-pregnancy
#8
Hiroshi Sato, Yuna Asami, Reona Shiro, Masato Aoki, Miki Yasuda, Saeko Imai, Rie Sakai, Kenji Oida, Kanako Kawaharamura, Hiroko Yano, Nao Taguchi, Takako Suzuki, Masaya Hirose
BACKGROUND Nephrotic syndrome occurs very rarely, in only about 0.01%-0.02% of all pregnancies, and de novo minimal change disease during pregnancy is especially rare. Nephrotic syndrome and, especially, minimal change disease are highly responsive to steroids, and preterm labor may be avoidable if the maternal condition is improved with steroid therapy. Therefore, prompt diagnosis and proper management are critical to maternal and fetal outcome when severe proteinuria occurs during pregnancy. CASE REPORT A 30-year-old pregnant Japanese woman presented with systemic edema, oliguria, and severe proteinuria and hypoalbuminemia at 25 weeks of gestation, although she was normotensive...
April 18, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413215/successful-withdrawal-of-insulin-therapy-after-post-treatment-clearance-of-hepatitis-c-virus-in-a-man-with-type-2-diabetes
#9
Timothy M E Davis, Wendy A Davis, Gary Jeffrey
BACKGROUND Chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is associated with increased insulin resistance and risk of type 2 diabetes. Successful antiviral treatment can improve insulin resistance and allow a reduction in blood glucose-lowering treatment. There have been case reports of a reduced insulin requirement in this situation, although 1 case in which insulin was stopped exhibited a subsequent deterioration in glycemic control. CASE REPORT A 55-year-old Italian man was diagnosed with HCV infection in 2000 at the age of 39 years and with type 2 diabetes 6 years later...
April 17, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412760/left-ventricular-aneurysm-may-not-manifest-as-persistent-st-elevation-on-electrocardiogram
#10
Olatunde Ola, Carissa Dumancas, Tuoyo Omasan Mene-Afejuku, Adedoyin Akinlonu, Mohammed Al-Juboori, Ferdinand Visco, Savi Mushiyev, Gerald Pekler
BACKGROUND Electrocardiographic presentations of left ventricle aneurysms are diverse; however, a persistent ST segment elevation post myocardial infarction is most commonly reported. CASE REPORT The authors present a case of a 67-year-old man who presented to the emergency department after three days of chest pain and was found to have an acute myocardial infarction with an incidental finding of a left ventricular aneurysm. His surface electrocardiogram, however, demonstrated only inverted T waves in the precordial leads...
April 16, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411286/rapid-induction-therapy-with-oral-tacrolimus-in-elderly-patients-with-refractory-ulcerative-colitis-can-easily-lead-to-elevated-tacrolimus-concentrations-in-blood-a-report-of-5-cases
#11
Haruna Kawamura, Satohiro Matsumoto, Noriyuki Nakamura, Hiroyuki Miyatani, Hirosato Mashima
BACKGROUND Tacrolimus is reportedly effective for the treatment of refractory ulcerative colitis (UC). At our hospital, there has been an increase in the number of patients, including elderly patients, with refractory UC treated with tacrolimus. Here, we review the data from 5 patients with elderly-onset UC treated with tacrolimus as remission induction therapy. CASE REPORT The subjects were 5 patients ≥65 years of age with refractory UC who had received oral tacrolimus as remission induction therapy between 2009 and 2014 (3 men and 2 women; median age at onset, 75 years)...
April 15, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408734/mycophenolate-mofetil-and-pulmonary-fibrosis-after-kidney-transplantation-a-case-report
#12
Kazuhiro Takahashi, Pauline Go, Chad H Stone, Mohamed Safwan, Krishna G Putchakayala, William J Kane, Lauren E Malinzak, Dean Y Kim, Jason E Denny
BACKGROUND Mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) induced lung disease has been described in only a few isolated reports. We report a case of fatal respiratory failure associated with MMF after kidney transplantation. CASE REPORT A 50-year-old Hispanic male with a history of end-stage renal disease secondary to hypertension underwent deceased donor kidney transplantation. His preoperative evaluations were normal except for a chest x-ray which showed bilateral interstitial opacities. Tacrolimus and MMF were started on the day of surgery...
April 14, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404984/giant-iliopsoas-abscess-caused-by-morganella-morganii
#13
Mikio Nakajima, Masamitsu Shirokawa, Yasuhiko Miyakuni, Tomotsugu Nakano, Hideaki Goto
BACKGROUND While uncommon, iliopsoas abscesses can become the underlying cause of a fever of unknown origin. Even in such cases, it is considered rare for an iliopsoas abscess to extend into the subcutaneous space. CASE REPORT A 74-year-old woman with a history of schizophrenia was referred to our hospital with a high-grade fever. The patient was unaware of her febrile status prior to admission. There was no previous hospital admission. Examination revealed a non-tender mass in the lower right back that the patient had been aware of for approximately 1 month...
April 13, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400550/primary-pituitary-tuberculosis-revisited
#14
Fatma Ben Abid, Mohammed Abukhattab, Hanfa Karim, Mohamed Agab, Issam Al-Bozom, Wanis H Ibrahim
BACKGROUND Primary pituitary tuberculosis (in absence of other organ involvement and constitutional symptoms) is an extremely rare disease with total reported cases in the literature fewer than a hundred. Misdiagnosis as pituitary adenoma is common and late diagnosis can result in a permanent endocrine dysfunction and/or long-term neurologic sequelae. CASE REPORT We report on the case of a middle-aged woman who presented with severe headache and left third cranial nerve palsy. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed a large pituitary tumor invading the left cavernous sinus...
April 12, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396581/coil-embolization-of-spontaneous-splenic-arteriovenous-fistula-for-treatment-of-portal-hypertension
#15
H Edward Garrett, Lamar Mack
BACKGROUND Splenic arteriovenous fistula (AVF) is a rare cause of portal hypertension which may manifest with abdominal pain, diarrhea, ascites, and/or hematemesis. Fistula formation may be traumatic or spontaneous. Eighty-six percent of spontaneous splenic AVFs occur in women, and 55% are associated with a preexisting splenic artery aneurysm. CASE REPORT A 64-year-old Caucasian female with unremarkable past medical history presented with new onset of left lower quadrant abdominal pain and persistent diarrhea...
April 11, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392553/effectiveness-of-early-antiviral-therapy-in-disseminated-neonatal-herpes-simplex-virus-2-hsv-2-with-fulminant-hepatic-failure
#16
Divya Mirchandani, Rafia Jawed, Nayaab Khawar, Pramod Narula, Minnie John
BACKGROUND Liver failure in the neonatal population is a life-threatening complication and has a wide array of etiologies, including infectious, immune-mediated, metabolic, or drug-induced. Although neonatal herpes simplex virus (HSV) hepatitis only accounts for 1% of all acute liver failures, it has an extremely aggressive clinical course that carries a mortality rate of 85%. CASE REPORT We report a rare case of disseminated neonatal HSV-2 with late presentation associated with fulminant liver failure. The patient recovered without obvious neurologic deficits or need for liver transplant...
April 10, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391286/basal-ganglia-calcification-with-tetanic-seizure-suggest-mitochondrial-disorder
#17
Josef Finsterer, Barbara Enzelsberger, Adam Bastowansky
BACKGROUND Basal ganglia calcification (BGC) is a rare sporadic or hereditary central nervous system (CNS) abnormality, characterized by symmetric or asymmetric calcification of the basal ganglia. CASE REPORT We report the case of a 65-year-old Gypsy female who was admitted for a tetanic seizure, and who had a history of polyneuropathy, restless-leg syndrome, retinopathy, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, osteoporosis with consecutive hyperkyphosis, cervicalgia, lumbalgia, struma nodosa requiring thyroidectomy and consecutive hypothyroidism, adipositas, resection of a vocal chord polyp, arterial hypertension, coronary heart disease, atheromatosis of the aorta, peripheral artery disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, steatosis hepatis, mild renal insufficiency, long-term hypocalcemia, hyperphosphatemia, impingement syndrome, spondylarthrosis of the lumbar spine, and hysterectomy...
April 9, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389634/tuberculous-posterior-sclero-uveitis-with-features-of-vogt-koyanagi-harada-uveitis-an-unusual-case
#18
Dimitrios Kalogeropoulos, George Kitsos, Athanasios Konstantinidis, Constantina Gartzonika, Evgenia Svarna, Konstantinos Malamos, Emmanouil Katsanevakis, Chris Kalogeropoulos
BACKGROUND Ocular tuberculosis (TB) is a clinical entity that presents with a wide range of clinical manifestations. It is regarded as an extremely challenging condition from the point of view of diagnostic approach and calls for early diagnosis and prompt treatment, as it can potentially lead to blindness. CASE REPORT This is a case report of a 32-year-old male from southern India who has been living and working in Greece over the last 10 years and presented with 2-week history of pain and progressive visual impairment of his left eye...
April 8, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386054/acute-myocardial-infarction-due-to-coronary-artery-embolism-in-a-22-year-old-woman-with-mitral-stenosis-with-atrial-fibrillation-under-warfarinization-successful-management-with-anticoagulation
#19
Santosh Kumar Sinha, Mukesh Jitendra Jha, Mahmadula Razi, Vikash Chaturvedi, Yatish Besthenahalli Erappa, Shravan Singh, Vikas Mishra, Dibbendhu Khanra, Karandeep Singh
BACKGROUND Coronary artery embolization is an exceedingly rare cause of myocardial infarction, but a few cases in association with prosthetic mechanical valves have been reported. We report a case of embolic myocardial infarction caused by a thrombus in the left atrium with deranged coagulation profile in a patient with critical mitral stenosis under warfarinization. CASE REPORT A 22-year-old woman was taken to the catheterization lab for early coronary intervention in lieu of non-ST elevation myocardial infarction...
April 7, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381819/purulent-pericarditis-an-uncommon-presentation-of-a-common-organism
#20
Muhammad Kashif, Henish Raiyani, Masooma Niazi, Kamalakkannan Gayathri, Trupti Vakde
BACKGROUND In the modern antibiotic era, Streptococcus agalactiae infection of the endocardium and pericardial space is a rare occurrence. However, once the disease spreads it can lead to life-threatening illness despite advances in diagnostic and treatment modalities, partly because the symptoms and signs associated with pericarditis are frequently missing, and due to the rarity of the disease, diagnosis is often overlooked. We report an extremely rare case of purulent pericarditis caused by Streptococcus agalactiae...
April 6, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
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