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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630663/presentation-of-secondary-parasitic-infection-37-years-after-primary-infection
#1
Gary Sharp, David Yeo, Cherry Koh
Echinococcus granulosus (EG) is a neglected pathology that causes cystic echinococcosis and primarily affects the liver and lung. EG infects ~6 million worldwide and mortality is quoted as 2-4% per 100 000 inhabitants. The increase in human traffic from endemic regions demands clinician's awareness. Dogs are the most common definitive host for the EG tapeworm. Human infection requires ingestion of fecal parasitic eggs. Primary infection causes cysts to appear in affected organs, rupture of which leads to secondary infection...
June 2017: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624956/dicer1-mutations-in-twelve-chinese-patients-with-pleuropulmonary-blastoma
#2
Siyu Cai, Xisi Wang, Wen Zhao, Libing Fu, Xiaoli Ma, Xiaoxia Peng
Our aim is to examine the impact of DICER1 mutations on the pathogenesis of pleuropulmonary blastoma (PPB) by evaluating the mutation frequency and investigating the family history of Chinese patients with PPB. The family histories of 12 children with PPB recruited consecutively were surveyed. Blood samples from patients and their first-degree relatives were tested for DICER1 mutations. Whole-genome sequencing of blood samples and formalin-fixed and paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tumor tissue was performed in one family with twins...
June 14, 2017: Science China. Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623674/cathepsin-k-in-lymphangioleiomyomatosis-lam-cell-fibroblast-interactions-enhance-protease-activity-by-extracellular-acidification
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Arundhati Dongre, Debbie Clements, Andrew J Fisher, Simon R Johnson
Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) is a rare disease in which clonal LAM cells infiltrate the lungs and lymphatics. In association with recruited fibroblasts, LAM cells form nodules adjacent to lung cysts. It is hypothesized that LAM nodule-derived proteases lead to cyst formation. On protease gene-expression profiling in whole-lung tissue, cathepsin K was 40-fold overexpressed in LAM compared with control lungs (P ≤ 0.0001). Immunohistochemistry confirmed cathepsin K protein in LAM nodules but not in control lungs...
June 14, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621243/retrospective-evaluation-of-patients-with-organizing-pneumonia-is-cryptogenic-organizing-pneumonia-different-from-secondary-organizing-pneumonia
#4
Saliha Yılmaz, Berna Akıncı Özyürek, Yurdanur Erdoğan, Burcu Cirit Koçer, Funda Demirağ, Yeliz Dadalı, Sertaç Büyükyaylacı Özden
Introduction: Organizing pneumonia (OP) is an uncommon clinic opathological situation among lung diseases. If no underlying cause can be detected, it is named as cryptogenic OP (COP). In this study, the etiologic and clinical characteristics of patients diagnosed as OP in our hospital in the last ten years were evaluated retrospectively. It was also aimed to make a comparison between COP and secondary OP patients. Materials and Methods: One hundred sixty-five patients diagnosed as OP pathologically in the 10 year period from August 2003 to August 2013 were included into that study...
March 2017: Tüberküloz Ve Toraks
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607884/rigid-bronchoscopic-placement-of-fogarty-catheter-as-a-bronchial-blocker-for-one-lung-isolation-and-ventilation-in-infants-and-children-undergoing-thoracic-surgery-a-single-institution-experience-of-27-cases
#5
Sunil Kant Kamra, Ashwin Ashok Jaiswal, Amrish Kumar Garg, Manoj Kumar Mohanty
One-lung ventilation (OLV) is a challenging task in infants and children as few techniques are possible because of narrow anatomy. The aim of this study is to evaluate and experience lung isolation with Fogarty catheters as a bronchial blocker placed by rigid bronchoscope for OLV in infants and children with lung pathologies requiring surgical management in an industrial hospital. This study is a prospective study carried out in J.L.N. Hospital and Research Centre, Bhilai (CG), from January 2011 to December 2014...
June 2017: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607793/the-case-of-reactive-arthritis-secondary-to-echinococcus-infestation
#6
Bülent Alım, Sinan Çetinel, M Alperen Servi, Fahrettin Bostancı, Mehmet Ozan Bingöl
Reactive arthritis is an inflammatory joint disease that develops after an infection and it usually occurs following a gastrointestinal or genitourinary system infection and it belongs to the family of arthritis called "spondyloarthritis." We wanted to represent a rare case of reactive arthritis secondary to Echinococcus infestation. Cyst hydatid disease is common in endemic regions like Turkey. Internal organ involvements, especially liver and lung, are most frequent involvements. Primary bone involvement is rare complication of Echinococcus infestation...
2017: Case Reports in Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600060/complete-resolution-of-hydrops-by-placement-of-double-basket-catheter-in-a-case-of-macrocystic-type-multilocular-pulmonary-sequestration
#7
Wan-Ju Wu, Jin-Chung Shih, Haruhiko Sago, Ming Chen
OBJECTIVE: We presented a fetus affected by macrocystic lung lesions with progressive hydropic changes during the second trimester, but experienced remarkable resolution of hydrops in the third trimester after a series of in utero interventions. CASE REPORT: A 19-year-old women, G1P0, presented with fetal multilocular thoracic mass and hydropic change at 23(+4) weeks of gestation. After non-directive genetic counseling, she opted for intrauterine cyst aspiration followed by intra-cystic OK-432 injection at 24 weeks of pregnancy, as well as sequential thoracoamniotic shunts at 26 weeks and 27(+3) weeks of pregnancy when we observed hydrops developed progressively...
June 2017: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599696/primary-sacral-hydatid-cyst-causing-cutaneous-fistula
#8
Volkan Murat Unal, Nail Ozdemir, Ali Karadag, Serdar Oguzoglu, Haydar Celik
Echinococcus granulosus and Echinococcus multilocularis are the causes of hydatid disease and the main characteristic is endemic. Generally, it affects the liver and lungs. Spinal hydatidosis accounts for less than 1% of the cases. Vertebral hydatidosis is usually silent and a slowly progressive disease with a long latent period. Another rare form is the primary sacral hydatid cyst. Generally, patients suffer from back pain and neural compression symptoms. A 43-year woman was admitted with left leg pain and a fluid leakage from a cutaneous fistula on the left hip...
May 2017: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592015/-clinical-manifestations-of-three-cases-of-surfactant-protein-c-p-v39l-mutation
#9
J H Chen, D Y Zhao, S H An, Y J Zheng, H P Wang, H L Ma
Objective: To investigate the clinical manifestations of surfactant protein C gene (SFTPC) exon-2 c. 115G>G/T (p.V39L). Method: Patients were screened for the entire coding sequence of SFTPC. Three cases from three children's hospital with mutation in p. V39L were reported. Result: All the three cases were females. The age of onset ranged from 2 months to 7 years. Two cases had recurrent lower respiratory tract infection and failed to thrive. One had chronic anoxia and clubbing fingers. Chest computed tomography (CT) showed diffused ground glass pattern, localized emphysema and intralobular septal thickening...
June 2, 2017: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590337/spontaneous-pneumothorax-in-diffuse-cystic-lung-diseases
#10
Joseph Cooley, Yun Chor Gary Lee, Nishant Gupta
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Diffuse cystic lung diseases (DCLDs) are a heterogeneous group of disorders with varying pathophysiologic mechanisms that are characterized by the presence of air-filled lung cysts. These cysts are prone to rupture, leading to the development of recurrent spontaneous pneumothoraces. In this article, we review the epidemiology, clinical features, and management DCLD-associated spontaneous pneumothorax, with a focus on lymphangioleiomyomatosis, Birt-Hogg-Dubé syndrome, and pulmonary Langerhans cell histiocytosis...
July 2017: Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584847/acute-appendicitis-caused-by-an-echinococcal-brood-capsule-unmasks-an-asymptomatic-hepatic-hydatid-cyst
#11
Krishnendu Mondal, Rupali Mandal
Hydatidosis is an endemic helminthic disease in the cattle-grazing regions of Asia. It is usually caused by the cestode Echinococcus granulosus. Internal organs, particularly the liver and lungs, are predominantly affected, but the appendix is only rarely involved with the formation of characteristic hydatid cyst. We present a unique case of appendiceal hydatidosis in an 18-year-old woman with acute appendicitis. Her preoperative abdominal ultrasound revealed an asymptomatic hydatid cyst in the liver. An echinococcal brood capsule was detected postoperatively within the appendicular lumen under microscope...
2017: ACG Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579023/fatal-pulmonary-cysticercosis-caused-by-cysticercus-longicollis-in-a-captive-ring-tailed-lemur-lemur-catta
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Amer Alić, Adnan Hodžić, Vedad Škapur, Alma Šeho Alić, Senad Prašović, Georg G Duscher
Here we describe fatal pulmonary cysticercosis caused by Cysticercus longicollis, the larval stage of Taenia crassiceps in a 15-year-old female ring-tailed lemur (Lemur catta) from Sarajevo Zoo. After sudden death, the lemur was subjected to necropsy and large multicystic structure, subdivided with fibrous septa and filled with numerous translucent, oval to ellipsoid bladder-like cysts (cysticerci), almost completely replacing right lung lobe was observed. In addition, numerous free and encysted cysticerci were found in the thoracic cavity...
July 15, 2017: Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574387/-clinical-and-epidemiological-peculiarities-of-cystic-echinococcosis-in-children
#13
Kh Melia, N Kokaia, M Manjgaladze, T Kelbakiani-Kvinikhidze, G Sulaberidze
The postoperative period of cystic echinococcosis was studied in 13 children. Demographic, epidemiological, clinical diagnosis, treatment, number location, and development of cysts and serologic data were analyzed. Age of children at diagnosis range 5 to 17 years. All patients with cystic echinococcosis had abdominal cysts. The liver was the main organ involved in ten patients (76,9%) - they had cysts located in the liver, two patients (15,4%) had lung cyst, one patient had concomitant lung and liver cysts...
April 2017: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567329/carcinosarcoma-of-the-tunica-vaginalis-following-radiation-therapy-for-localized-prostate-cancer
#14
Charles D Viers, Subodh M Lele, Tara Kirkpatrick, Chad A LaGrange
Spermatic cord tumors (SCTs) are rare neoplasms with 80% exhibiting benign pathology. Of the malignant SCTs, 90% are sarcomas. To date there has only been one documented case of primary CS of the spermatic cord which occurred in a 40 year old with no reported medical history. A 76-year-old male with a history of biopsy proven Gleason score 7 (3 + 4) prostatic adenocarcinoma underwent external beam radiation therapy (7920 cGy) in 44 fractions in 2004. He presented with a 3 year history of an asymptomatic right hydrocele...
July 2017: Urology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558743/clinical-and-genetic-characteristics-of-chinese-patients-with-birt-hogg-dub%C3%A3-syndrome
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Yaping Liu, Zhiyan Xu, Ruie Feng, Yongzhong Zhan, Jun Wang, Guozhen Li, Xue Li, Weihong Zhang, Xiaowen Hu, Xinlun Tian, Kai-Feng Xu, Xue Zhang
BACKGROUND: Birt-Hogg-Dubé syndrome (BHD) is an autosomal dominant disorder, the main manifestations of which are fibrofolliculomas, renal tumors, pulmonary cysts and recurrent pneumothorax. The known causative gene for BHD syndrome is the folliculin (FLCN) gene on chromosome 17p11.2. Studies of the FLCN mutation for BHD syndrome are less prevalent in Chinese populations than in Caucasian populations. Our study aims to investigate the genotype spectrum in a group of Chinese patients with BHD...
May 30, 2017: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556957/increased-frequency-of-bronchiolar-histotypes-in-lung-carcinomas-associated-with-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis
#16
Anna Caliò, Veronica Lever, Andrea Rossi, Eliana Gilioli, Matteo Brunelli, Alessandra Dubini, Sara Tomassetti, Sara Piciucchi, Alessia Nottegar, Giulio Rossi, Marianne Kambouchner, Alessandra Cancellieri, Mattia Barbareschi, Giuseppe Pelosi, Claudio Doglioni, Alberto Cavazza, Rodolfo Carella, Paolo Graziano, Bruno Murer, Venerino Poletti, Marco Chilosi
AIMS: The association between lung cancer and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is well-known, however the significance of this association is poorly understood. Bronchiolar honeycomb cysts have been proposed as possible precursors for development of carcinoma, but limited evidence of this hypothesis is available. METHODS AND RESULTS: Thirty-three lung carcinomas arising in patients with IPF have been analyzed using a panel of immunohistochemical markers. The antibodies included pneumocyte markers (TTF1, Napsin-A, SPA1), the goblet cell marker MUC5AC, markers of basal/squamous cell differentiation (CK5/6, ΔN-p63) and markers related to enteric differentiation (CDX2, MUC2, CK20, villin)...
May 30, 2017: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556943/infected-mediastinal-bronchogenic-cyst-successfully-treated-by-eus-fna-drainage-via-esophagus
#17
I O Davarashvili, Yulia Epstein, Tawfik Khoury
A 61-year old female admitted with complaints of 10 days of productive cough and fever of 38 °C. She was started on antibiotics with oral cefuroxime 500 mg and azithromycin 500 mg. An X-Ray showed mediastinal mass with an air-fluid within. The patient was referred to our institution due to a suspicion of lung abscess. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
May 29, 2017: Digestive Endoscopy: Official Journal of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541267/choroidal-melanoma-sector-melanocytosis-and-retinal-pigment-epithelial-microdetachments-in-birt-hogg-dub%C3%A3-syndrome
#18
Charlotte L Marous, Molly R Marous, R Joel Welch, Jerry A Shields, Carol L Shields
PURPOSE: Birt-Hogg-Dubé Syndrome (BHDS) is a rare autosomal dominant condition that can predispose patients to numerous cutaneous fibrofolliculomas and other cutaneous lesions, pulmonary cysts with spontaneous pneumothorax, and multifocal renal tumors and cancer. The genetic mutations responsible for BHDS are related to tumor suppression and the mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) pathway. Previous reports of the ocular findings in BHDS include eyelid fibrofolliculomas, "flecked chorioretinopathy," and one report of choroidal melanoma...
May 22, 2017: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539984/birt-hogg-dub%C3%A3-syndrome-report-of-two-cases-with-two-new-mutations
#19
Margarida Rato, Ana Filipe Monteiro, Joana Parente, João Aranha, Ermelindo Tavares
INTRODUCTION: Birt-Hogg-Dubé syndrome (BHDS) is a rare autosomal dominant genodermatosis characterized by cutaneous fibrofolliculomas and/or trichodiscomas, lung cysts, spontaneous pneumothorax and renal tumors. However, its clinical expression is highly variable. This syndrome is caused by germline mutations in the folliculin gene (FLCN) on chromosome 17p11.2. MAIN OBSERVATIONS: Two men, 60 and 39-year-old, presented with a several year history of asymptomatic whitish papules scattered over the face and neck...
March 31, 2017: Journal of Dermatological Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538782/diffuse-cystic-lung-diseases-differential-diagnosis
#20
Bruno Guedes Baldi, Carlos Roberto Ribeiro Carvalho, Olívia Meira Dias, Edson Marchiori, Bruno Hochhegger
Diffuse cystic lung diseases are characterized by cysts in more than one lung lobe, the cysts originating from various mechanisms, including the expansion of the distal airspaces due to airway obstruction, necrosis of the airway walls, and parenchymal destruction. The progression of these diseases is variable. One essential tool in the evaluation of these diseases is HRCT, because it improves the characterization of pulmonary cysts (including their distribution, size, and length) and the evaluation of the regularity of the cyst wall, as well as the identification of associated pulmonary and extrapulmonary lesions...
March 2017: Jornal Brasileiro de Pneumologia: Publicaça̋o Oficial da Sociedade Brasileira de Pneumologia e Tisilogia
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