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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616248/lymphangioleiomyomatosis-an-explosive-presentation-of-a-rare-disease
#1
Faye Pais, Mohamed Fayed, Timothy Evans
Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) is a rare cystic lung disease, commonly affecting women in the reproductive age group. Exacerbation of pre-existing disease is common during pregnancy likely due to the up-regulation of estrogen and progesterone receptors present within the proliferating smooth muscle cells. This case highlights a dramatic presentation of LAM for the first time in pregnancy, its rapid progression during gestation, and a partial resolution with delivery. The unusual radiographic imaging in this patient, lacked the characteristic cystic lesions commonly associated with LAM, but instead demonstrated a dense interstitial pattern with micronodular expansion of the interlobular septa suggesting severe lymphatic obstruction...
June 2017: Oxford Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580160/oxcarbazepine-induced-stevens-johnson-syndrome-a-pediatric-case-report
#2
Burçin Beken, Ceren Can, Aysegül Örencik, Nuray Can, Mehtap Yazıcıoğlu
Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) and toxic epidermal necrolysis are two rare but life-threatening diseases characterized by detachment of epidermis, bullous skin lesions and mucous membrane erosions. Anti-epileptic drugs are highly suspected to be the causative agents. Although carbamazepine (CBZ) is the most associated anti-epileptic drug, oxcarbazepine (OXC), which is a monohydrated derivative of CBZ, is proposed to be safer because of the different metabolism of the two drugs. Herein, we report a case of SJS induced by oxcarbazepine...
June 2017: Oxford Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580159/azithromycin-induced-cholestatic-hepatitis
#3
Apostolos Koffas, Iain M Murray-Lyon, Roger Williams
Since its introduction >20 years ago, Azithromycin has been widely used owing to its broad spectrum and good tolerability, especially when used for <7 days. In literature, there are only very few, sporadic reports available of patients developing cholestatic hepatitis following treatment with it. The current case study describes a 69-year old patient, with a medical history that included significant alcohol consumption, who presented with jaundice following a 3-day course of Azithromycin. Following a transjugular liver biopsy, he was managed with a short course of corticosteroids and his liver function gradually improved and finally normalized ~2 months after discontinuation of Azithromycin...
June 2017: Oxford Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580158/opana-induced-thrombotic-microangiopathy-masquerading-as-thrombotic-thrombocytopenic-purpura
#4
Byung H Ban, Ashish Verma, Maria Tudor, Jigme Sethi
Opana (oxymorphone) is a powerful semi-synthetic opioid agonist used for chronic pain management that is ingested orally. However, improper injection of Opana can lead to a rare and fatal blood disorder known as thrombotic microangiopathy. Opana-induced thrombotic microangiopathy can be easily mistaken for thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP), leading to the initiation of therapeutic plasma exchange. Current literature has conflicting views on the necessity of therapeutic plasma exchange for the treatment of Opana-induced thrombotic microangiopathy...
June 2017: Oxford Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580157/incidental-finding-of-a-primary-thyroid-tuberculosis
#5
Andrés Ortiz-Flores, Francesca Gioia, Laura Montánez-Fernández, Elisa Santacruz, Pilar Martín-Dávila, Héctor Pian-Arias, José I Botella-Carretero
Thyroid tuberculosis (TT) is a very rare condition, even in countries where tuberculosis is endemic. However, the prevalence of tuberculosis has increased worldwide and thyroid involvement can be a primary manifestation of the disease. We present the case of a 43-year-old patient with this diagnosis and perform a review of the related literature. After searching for similar case reports in Western Europe since 2010 we identified six cases in four countries. TT should be considered in the differential diagnosis of a thyroid nodule...
June 2017: Oxford Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580156/castleman-s-disease-with-tafro-syndrome-a-case-report-from-syria
#6
Sami Alhoulaiby, Basel Ahmad, Ali Alrstom, Mayssoun Kudsi
Castleman's disease is a rare disorder, yet a rarer newly described syndrome called TAFRO syndrome was discovered to accompany it. TAFRO represents the constellation of symptoms (Thrombocytopenia, Anasarca, MyeloFibrosis, Renal failure, Organomegaly). Most cases were described in Japan. We present the first case of TAFRO syndrome in Syria. A 58-year-old Caucasian male with no relevant history presented with fatigue, oliguria, decreased platelets, increased creatinine level, hepatosplenomegaly, ascites, pitting edema and lymph node enlargement...
June 2017: Oxford Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580155/intense-flu-like-symptoms-in-women-using-menstrual-devices-always-think-of-staphylococcal-toxic-shock-syndrome
#7
Marianneta Chatzopoulou, Theocharis Koufakis, Evdokia Ntava, Ioannis Gabranis, Maria Tsiakalou
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: Oxford Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580154/parry-romberg-syndrome-presenting-with-a-giant-intracranial-aneurysm-a-case-report
#8
Ilse H de Lange, Anna Mt van Oploo, Feico Jj Halbertsma, F George Roos, Levinus A Bok
A giant intracranial aneurysm was diagnosed in a 10-year-old girl when she developed a right abducens nerve palsy. The aneurysm was treated successfully. Six years later, however, she presented with a progressive en coup de sabre deformity, leading to the diagnosis Parry Romberg Syndrome (PRS), a rare diagnosis characterized by hemifacial atrophy of skin, subcutaneous tissue, skeletal muscle and bones and often associated with various non-specific intracerebral abnormalities. In this patient retrospective analysis of computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging imaging indeed revealed intracerebral calcifications and aspecific white matter lesions...
May 2017: Oxford Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580153/complete-pathological-response-of-multiple-huge-liver-metastases-of-colon-cancer-a-case-report
#9
Keishi Hakoda, Masanori Yoshimitsu, Manabu Emi, Ichiro Omori, Toshihiko Kohashi, Mayumi Kaneko, Hideki Ohdan, Naoki Hirabayashi
We report a case of a pathological complete response (pCR) with chemotherapy for multiple huge liver metastases from colon cancer. A 59-year-old woman presented with anorexia and weight loss. Laboratory tests revealed elevated liver enzyme levels and tumor markers. A computed tomography/positron emission tomography-computed tomography scan revealed a transverse colon tumor and unresectable liver masses measuring 9.0 cm in maximum diameter in segments 7 and 8, with another mass in segment 6. She underwent laparoscopic colectomy and was administered FOLFOX + BV...
May 2017: Oxford Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580152/brugada-phenocopy-in-a-patient-with-acute-pulmonary-embolism-presenting-with-recurrent-syncope
#10
Nixiao Zhang, Tong Liu, Gary Tse, Shuyu Yu, Huaying Fu, Gang Xu, Changyu Zhou, Chengzong Zhang, Guangping Li
Brugada phenocopy (BrP) refers to a group of clinical conditions that have etiologies distinct from Brugada syndrome (BrS). Although both demonstrate features of ST-segment elevation in the right precordial leads on the electrocardiogram (ECG), one must be distinguished from the other as their treatment options are different. We report a male patient who presented with recurrent syncope with a Brugada and a S1Q3T3 pattern on the ECG. Acute pulmonary embolism (APE) complicated by BrS was suspected. Twenty-four hours Holter monitoring did not demonstrate any evidence of ventricular arrhythmias...
May 2017: Oxford Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480047/isolated-sacral-and-pelvic-tb-abscess-an-enigmatic-tale-of-a-ubiquitous-pathogen
#11
Sunil Munakomi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: Oxford Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480046/steroid-induced-tumour-lysis-syndrome-in-small-cell-lung-cancer
#12
Fasihul Khan, Shazeen Ayub, Qurrat Mehmood, Syed Fayyaz Hussain
A 64-year-old male presented to hospital with breathlessness and weight loss. Ultrasound-guided biopsy of supraclavicular lymph node confirmed a diagnosis of small-cell lung cancer. The patient was started on Dexamethasone 8 mg twice daily for symptom control while awaiting urgent oncology assessment. Three days later he was admitted with acute kidney injury and worsening breathlessness. Biochemical changes confirmed tumour lysis syndrome (TLS) that had occurred following steroid therapy. He was given allopurinol followed by rasburicase...
May 2017: Oxford Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473923/air-in-the-portal-vein-where-computed-tomography-saved-a-patient-s-life
#13
Samer Al Hadidi, Kinza Tareen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: Oxford Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473922/dropped-head-and-man-in-barrel-syndrome-in-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis
#14
Rui Almeida, Ana Catarina Felix, Ana Luísa André, Hipólito Nzwalo
We report a case of progressive symmetric brachial weakness followed by cervical muscle weakness. The electromyogram confirmed the diagnosis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. After 3 years the patient remained able to walk unassisted and without significant bulbar manifestations or upper neuron signs. The concomitant presence of dropped head syndrome and man-in-barrel syndrome in an amyotrophic lateral sclerosis patient makes our case unique.
April 2017: Oxford Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473921/incidentally-detected-asplenia-in-a-healthy-64-year-old-female-live-kidney-donor
#15
Leoniek D Wolff, Mijntje N Nijboer, Jacqueline Vd Wetering, Frank J M F Dor
Heterotaxia syndromes are rare birth defects which can result in developmental malformations. A 64-year-old woman presented to the hospital for preoperative screening for kidney donation; during which she was found to have no gallbladder and no spleen, without any signs of surgical removal. This could be a new description of a heterotaxia syndrome.
April 2017: Oxford Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473920/posterior-reversible-encephalopathy-syndrome-pres
#16
Sreenivasa Rao Sudulagunta, Mahesh Babu Sodalagunta, Monica Kumbhat, Aravinda Settikere Nataraju
Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) is a clinico-radiological syndrome characterized by a headache, seizures, altered mental status and visual loss and characterized by white matter vasogenic edema affecting the posterior occipital and parietal lobes of the brain predominantly. This clinical syndrome is increasingly recognized due to improvement and availability of brain imaging specifically magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). A 35-year-old female with the history of unsafe abortion and massive blood transfusion 10 days ago was brought to the emergency room with three episodes of generalized tonic-clonic seizures, urinary incontinence and altered sensorium since 3 hours...
April 2017: Oxford Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473919/an-unusual-case-of-disseminated-intravascular-coagulation
#17
Dmitri Pchejetski, Mojiba Kenbaz, Heba Alshaker, Dharmesh Rajput, Kiruparajan Jesudason
The use of cardiac pacemakers is increasing worldwide. Infective endocarditis from a pacemaker lead is a rare, but one of the most severe complications of pacemaker insertion. The diagnosis of pacemaker-related infective endocarditis is usually delayed due to unspecific clinical signs and symptoms at presentation compared to native valve infective endocarditis. Several factors can increase the risk of cardiac pacemaker-related infective endocarditis including cachexia, malignancy, diabetes mellitus, immunosuppression and corticosteroid treatment...
April 2017: Oxford Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473918/vasospastic-myocardial-infarction-caused-by-a-slimming-agent-do-not-forget-non-prescription-drugs
#18
Mohammed Omer Anwar, Neil Bodagh, Mohammed Husnain Iqbal, Adam Timmis
A 41-year-old woman presented with central chest discomfort. She had been previously well, was an ex-smoker and reported no regular medication. The ECG developed T-wave changes inferiorly and anterolaterally and troponin I concentrations were elevated confirming non-ST elevation myocardial infarction. Cardiac catheterization showed severe spasm of the right and left anterior descending coronary arteries which resolved with intracoronary nitrates. She later volunteered that prior to presentation she had been taking non-prescription Acti-Phen a slimming agent containing phentermine...
April 2017: Oxford Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473917/mesenteric-venous-thrombosis-precipitated-by-foodborne-gastrointestinal-illness
#19
Amy L Wojciechowski, Rajinder Ps Bajwa, Bala Thatigotla
Foodborne illnesses are common and are usually considered as part of the differential diagnosis when a patient presents with gastrointestinal symptoms including nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea and fever. The majority of foodborne illness is transient and self-limited, while life threatening complications are rare. Here, we describe a case of a patient presenting with inflammatory diarrhea after consumption of undercooked seafood. She developed mesenteric and portal venous thrombosis and small bowel infarction requiring surgical intervention and resection of gangrenous small bowel...
March 2017: Oxford Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473916/progressive-multifocal-leukoencephalopathy-after-heart-transplantation-4-years-of-clinically-stable-infection-on-low-dose-immunosuppressive-therapy
#20
Per Sundbom, Laila Hubbert, Lena Serrander
Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML), caused by reactivation of JC-virus is a relatively rare complication seen in patients with compromised immune system. There are no evidence-based treatment available and prognosis is poor. Withdrawal of immunosuppressant can result in further neurological deterioration and for patients with solid organ transplantations, fatal graft rejection. We report a 52-year-old women that presented with seizures within 1 month after heart transplantation. Initial diagnosis was vascular disease...
February 2017: Oxford Medical Case Reports
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