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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046748/%C3%AE-thalassemia-minor-carbohydrate-malabsorption-and-histamine-intolerance
#1
Wolfgang J Schnedl, Michael Schenk, Sonja Lackner, Sandra J Holasek, Harald Mangge
Background: β-thalassemia minor is characterized by reduced β-haemoglobin chain synthesis and sometimes mild anaemia, although carriers of β-thalassemia minorare usually clinically asymptomatic.Nonspecific abdominal complaints may be caused by gastrointestinal carbohydrate malabsorption (lactose and fructose) and/or malabsorption of biogenic amines (histamine), or proteins (gluten). Objectives: We report on two patients with β-thalassemia minor suffering nonspecific abdominal symptoms due to a carbohydrate and histamine malabsorption...
October 2017: Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044529/automated-identification-of-normoblast-cell-from-human-peripheral-blood-smear-images
#2
Dev Kumar DAS, Asok Kumar Maiti, Chandan Chakraborty
In this paper, we have presented a new computer-aided technique for automatic detection of nucleated red blood cells (NRBCs) or normoblast cell from peripheral blood smear image. The proposed methodology initiates with the localization of the nucleated cells by adopting multilevel thresholding approach in smear images. A novel colour space transformation technique has been introduced to differentiate nucleated blood cells [white blood cells (WBCs) and NRBC] from red blood cells (RBCs) by enhancing the contrast between them...
October 17, 2017: Journal of Microscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043237/hepcidin-and-iron-parameters-in-children-with-anemia-of-chronic-disease-and-iron-deficiency-anemia
#3
Gunjan Mahajan, Sunita Sharma, Jagdish Chandra, Anita Nangia
BACKGROUND: Anemia of chronic disease (ACD) and iron deficiency anemia (IDA) are the two most prevalent forms of anemia having interrelated characteristics. Hepcidin, a newly introduced biomarker for assessment of iron status, is a homeostatic regulator of iron metabolism. We investigated the role of hepcidin and other conventional iron parameters to assess iron status among children with ACD and IDA. We also identified children with ACD who developed iron deficiency (ID). METHODS: The study was undertaken in anemic children with 30 cases each of ACD and IDA along with 30 age and sex-matched controls...
September 2017: Blood Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020221/systemic-inflammatory-response-to-malaria-during-pregnancy-is-associated-with-pregnancy-loss-and-preterm-delivery
#4
Michal Fried, Jonathan D Kurtis, Bruce Swihart, Sunthorn Pond-Tor, Amadou Barry, Youssoufa Sidibe, Santara Gaoussou, Moussa Traore, Sekouba Keita, Almahamoudou Mahamar, Oumar Attaher, Adama B Dembele, Kadidia B Cisse, Bacary S Diarra, Moussa B Kanoute, Alassane Dicko, Patrick E Duffy
Background: Pregnancy malaria (PM) is associated with a proinflammatory immune response characterized by increased levels of cytokines and chemokines such as tumor necrosis factor-α, interferon-γ, interleukin 10 (IL-10), and CXCL9. These changes are associated with poor outcomes including low birthweight delivery and maternal anemia. However, it is unknown if inflammatory pathways during malaria are related to pregnancy loss and preterm delivery (PTD). Methods: Cytokine and chemokine levels were measured in maternal peripheral blood at enrollment, gestational week 30-32, and delivery, and in placental blood, of 638 women during a longitudinal cohort study in Ouelessebougou, Mali...
July 20, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016302/short-report-diagnosis-of-louse-borne-relapsing-fever-despite-negative-microscopy-in-two-asylum-seekers-from-eastern-africa
#5
Spinello Antinori, Cristina Tonello, Sophie Edouard, Carlo Parravicini, Daniela Gastaldi, Romualdo Grande, Laura Milazzo, Davide Ricaboni, Florence Fenollar, Didier Raoult, Mario Corbellino, Oleg Mediannikov
We report two cases of louse-borne relapsing fever observed at our Institution in June 2016. Both patients were young asylum seekers from Africa who had recently arrived in Milan, Italy. Notably, direct microscopic examination of peripheral blood smears was repeatedly negative for the presence of spirochetes and the diagnosis, supported by clinical and epidemiologic evidence, required molecular confirmation by polymerase chain reaction amplification of DNA extracted from blood and sequencing of the amplified products...
September 25, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993357/runx1-runx1t1-positive-acute-myeloid-leukaemia-presenting-as-bilateral-proptosis-and-multiple-cranial-nerve-palsy
#6
Sidharth Totadri, Prateek Bhatia, Sreejesh Sreedharanunni
We describe a unique presentation of acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) with myeloid sarcoma (MS), manifested as proptosis with multiple cranial nerve palsies in a 9-year-old boy. MRI of the brain revealed multiple enhancing lesions and bilateral mastoiditis, in addition to sagittal sinus thrombosis. Peripheral blood smear demonstrated blasts showing Auer rods. Bone marrow examination confirmed the diagnosis of AML. PCR was positive for RUNX1-RUNX1T1. Neurological deficits improved with induction chemotherapy for AML...
October 9, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28975714/comparing-the-performance-of-three-panels-rules-of-blood-smear-review-criteria-on-an-italian-multicenter-evaluation
#7
S Pipitone, L Germagnoli, G Da Rin, A Di Fabio, A Fanelli, F Fiorini, S Francione, A Marini, A Papa, A Benegiamo, T Lari, F Siviero, M Lorubbio, M Borin, M Seghezzi, M L Ciardelli, F Dima, M Gioia, S Buoro
BACKGROUND: The aims of this study were to compare the diagnostic accuracy of blood smear review criteria, by means of three different panel rules, those proposed by: the International Consensus Group for Hematology [41-ICGH rules], the Italian Survey [IS rules] and the Working Group on Hematology-SIBioC (WGH) consensus rules (WGH rules). METHODS: This study is based on 2707 peripheral blood (PB) samples referred for routine hematological testing to the WGH-associated laboratories displaced all over the Italian territory...
October 3, 2017: International Journal of Laboratory Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28975036/marked-paraneoplastic-basophilia-accompanying-eosinophilia-in-a-cat-with-alimentary-t-cell-lymphoma
#8
Maria Balan, Aimee Hope, Joseph Cassidy, Maureen McCullough, Peter J O'Brien
CASE SUMMARY: A 5-year-old male neutered domestic shorthair cat was referred with a history of persistent pyrexia, pica, soft faeces, inappetence, intermittent vomiting, mild-to-moderate granulocytosis and mild hypercalcaemia. No significant improvement was noted after antibiotic and corticosteroid treatment, except that the hypercalcaemia resolved. Physical examination, including thoracic auscultation, and abdominal and peripheral lymph node palpation, were unremarkable. On admission, haematology revealed moderate leukocytosis (36...
July 2017: JFMS open reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28958967/immune-thrombocytopenia-associated-with-malaria-a-case-report
#9
Mouhcine Miloudi, Mohammed Sbaai, Jamal Fatihi
The association of immune thrombocytopenic with malaria is a rare event. We describ the case of a young soldier who, after returning from Central Africa, presented a fever associated with petechial purpura and gingivorrhagia, hemogram showed deep thrombocytopenia and macrocytic normochrome anemia, thick peripheral blood smears confirmed the diagnosis of Plasmodium falciparum malaria, the patient was treated with quinine, but deep thrombocytopenia and hemorrhagic manifestations persisted, the patient then underwent corticosteroid therapy, with favorable evolution and progressive normalization of platelets...
October 1, 2017: Annales de Biologie Clinique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28955060/pentoxifylline-and-pentaglobin-adjuvant-therapies-for-neonatal-nosocomial-sepsis-in-neonates-less-than-1500g-weight
#10
Sahin Hamilcikan, Emrah Can, Ovgu Buke, Can Polat, Esra Ozcan
OBJECTIVE: To compare different support therapies in very low birth-weight preterm neonates with nosocomial sepsis. METHODS: This clinical pilot study was conducted at the Bagcilar Research and Training Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey, from September 2015 to November 2016. Preterm infants appropriately sized for a gestational age of < 32 weeks and < 1,500g were included in the study. Pentaglobin was initiated on the day of diagnosis of nosocomial sepsis to very low birth-weight preterm neonates as a support therapy in addition to antibiotics: 5 ml/kg per day of pentaglobin was infused over a four-hour period on three consecutive days...
October 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28951507/retinal-haemorrhages-a-clue-to-the-underlying-leukaemia
#11
Mudit Tyagi, Komal Agarwal, Remya Maureen Paulose, Padmaja Kumari Rani
A 40-year-old man presented with a sudden onset of diminution of vision in his left eye for 2 days. Anterior segment of both eyes was within normal limits. Right eye retinal evaluation was normal. However, the left eye retinal evaluation showed isolated subinternal limiting membrane haemorrhage at the fovea along with a white-centred haemorrhage above the fovea. There was no antecedent history of trauma or valsalva. He was normotensive and his glycaemic status was also normal. His blood investigations along with peripheral smear were done, which helped to clinch the diagnosis of an underlying chronic myeloid leukaemia...
September 25, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934716/automatic-detection-of-micronuclei-by-cell-microscopic-image-processing
#12
Mohammad Taghi Bahreyni Toossi, Hosein Azimian, Omid Sarrafzadeh, Shokoufeh Mohebbi, Shokouhozaman Soleymanifard
With the development and applications of ionizing radiation in medicine, the radiation effects on human health get more and more attention. Ionizing radiation can lead to various forms of cytogenetic damage, including increased frequencies of micronuclei (MNi) and chromosome abnormalities. The cytokinesis block micronucleus (CBMN) assay is widely used method for measuring MNi to determine chromosome mutations or genome instability in cultured human lymphocytes. The visual scoring of MNi is time-consuming and scorer fatigue can lead to inconsistency...
August 12, 2017: Mutation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927162/myelodysplastic-syndrome-unclassifiable-mds-u-with-1-blasts-is-a-distinct-subgroup-of-mds-u-with-a-poor-prognosis
#13
Elizabeth Margolskee, Robert P Hasserjian, Duane Hassane, Wayne Tam, Susan Mathew, Chi Young Ok, Sa A Wang, Jean Oak, Daniel A Arber, Attilio Orazi
Objectives: Three situations qualify as myelodysplastic syndrome, unclassifiable (MDS-U): (1) refractory cytopenia with dysplasia and 1% blasts in peripheral blood (BL), (2) pancytopenia with unilineage dysplasia (Pan), and (3) persistent cytopenia, less than 5% bone marrow blasts, and less than 10% dysplastic cells and presence of MDS-defining cytogenetic abnormalities (CG). We compared the clinicopathologic features and mutational profiles for these three groups. Methods: MDS-U cases were reviewed at four major academic institutions...
July 1, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926831/multiparameter-investigation-of-a-46-xx-46-xy-tetragametic-chimeric-phenotypical-male-patient-with-bilateral-scrotal-ovotestes-and-ovulatory-activity
#14
Yolande van Bever, Katja P Wolffenbuttel, Hennie T Brüggenwirth, Eric Blom, Annelies de Klein, Bert H J Eussen, Florijn van der Windt, Sabine E Hannema, Arianne B Dessens, Lambert C J Dorssers, Katharina Biermann, Remko Hersmus, Yolanda B de Rijke, Leendert H J Looijenga
We report on an adult male initially presenting with gynecomastia and a painless scrotal mass without additional genital anomalies. Hyperpigmentation of the skin following the Blaschko's lines was identified. He underwent gonadectomy because of suspected cancer. Histological analyses revealed an ovotestis with ovulatory activity confirmed by immunohistochemistry with multiple markers. Karyotyping of cultured peripheral blood lymphocytes and a buccal smear revealed a 46,XX/46,XY chimeric constitution with different percentages...
September 20, 2017: Sexual Development: Genetics, Molecular Biology, Evolution, Endocrinology, Embryology, and Pathology of Sex Determination and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924557/malaria-exflagellation-in-a-human-peripheral-blood-smear
#15
Borros Arneth, Christian Keller, Sylvia Schaefer
A clinical case is presented here of a patient from Afganistan. We found intraerythrocytic parasites consistent with malaria vivax. Additionally extraerythrocytic structures were seen. First a co-infection with Borrelia recurrentis was discussed later these structures were identified as male plasmodia microgametes resulting from exflagellation.
2017: IDCases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923058/a-model-of-plasmodium-vivax-concealment-based-on-plasmodium-cynomolgi-infections-in-macaca-mulatta
#16
Luis L Fonseca, Chester J Joyner, Mary R Galinski, Eberhard O Voit
BACKGROUND: Plasmodium vivax can cause severe malaria. The total parasite biomass during infections is correlated with the severity of disease but not necessarily quantified accurately by microscopy. This finding has raised the question whether there could be sub-populations of parasites that are not observed in peripheral blood smears but continue to contribute to the increase in parasite numbers that drive pathogenesis. Non-human primate infection models utilizing the closely related simian malaria parasite Plasmodium cynomolgi hold the potential for quantifying the magnitude of possibly unobserved infected red blood cell (iRBC) populations and determining how the presence of this hidden reservoir correlates with disease severity...
September 18, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915896/placental-malaria-and-its-effect-on-pregnancy-outcomes-in-sudanese-women-from-blue-nile-state
#17
Samia A Omer, Hagir E Idress, Ishag Adam, Mutasim Abdelrahim, Ali N Noureldein, Abdelrahim M Abdelrazig, Mohammed O Elhassan, Suad M Sulaiman
BACKGROUND: Malaria infection during pregnancy can result in placental malaria and is associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes particularly among primigravidae. The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence and risk factors for placental malaria and its effect on pregnancy outcomes in Blue Nile state, Sudan. METHODS: A cross-sectional hospital-based study was conducted consecutively during January 2012-December 2015 in three main hospitals in Blue Nile State, Sudan...
September 16, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892912/important-diagnostic-clues-for-diagnosing-splenic-marginal-zone-lymphoma-in-absence-of-splenic-histology
#18
Anisha Mohanpuria, Vijay Kumar, Pooja Suteri, Sadhna Marwah, Abhay Shankar Nigam
Splenic Marginal Zone Lymphoma (SMZL) is a rare B-cell neoplasm comprising less than 2% of non-Hodgkin lymphomas. We hereby report a case of SMZL in a 66-year-old female who presented with fever and massive splenomegaly. Peripheral blood smear examination showed atypical lymphoid cells showing variable cytoplasmic processes. Flowcytometric immunophenotyping of peripheral blood showed tumour cells which were found to be positive for CD19, CD79b and showing kappa light chain restriction along with lack of expression for CD5, CD10, CD23, CD103 and lambda...
July 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892190/parasitemia-due-to-sarcocystis-neurona-like-infection-in-a-clinically-ill-domestic-cat
#19
Nina C Zitzer, Antoinette E Marsh, Mary Jo Burkhard, M Judith Radin, Maxey L Wellman, Maria Jugan, Valerie Parker
An 8-year-old, 6-kg, male neutered Domestic Shorthair cat was presented to The Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center (OSU-VMC) for difficulty breathing. Physical examination and thoracic radiographs indicated pneumonia, a soft-tissue mass in the left caudal lung lobe, and diffuse pleural effusion. The effusion was classified as modified transudate. Rare extracellular elongated (~5-7 μm × 1-2 μm) zoites with a central round to oval-shaped purple to deep purple vesicular nucleus with coarsely stippled chromatin and light blue cytoplasm were seen on a peripheral blood smear...
September 11, 2017: Veterinary Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870243/human-fascioliasis-by-fasciola-hepatica-the-first-case-report-in-nepal
#20
Ranjit Sah, Shusila Khadka, Mohan Khadka, Dipesh Gurubacharya, Jeevan Bahadur Sherchand, Keshab Parajuli, Niranjan Prasad Shah, Hari Prasad Kattel, Bharat Mani Pokharel, Basista Rijal
BACKGROUND: Fascioliasis is a zoonotic disease caused by Fasciola species. Patient may be asymptomatic or presents with jaundice and biliary colic or right hypochondriac pain due to bile duct obstruction with gastrointestinal symptoms. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a case of human fascioliasis in a 45 years old female presented to Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH), Kathmandu, Nepal on August, 2015 with fever, right hypochondriac pain, jaundice and occasional vomiting with anorexia for 4 months whose alkaline phosphatase was elevated and peripheral blood smear revealed eosinophilia...
September 5, 2017: BMC Research Notes
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