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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351938/unusual-skin-mass-primary-cutaneous-mucinous-carcinoma
#1
Hussnain Javaid, Naeem Raza, Urwa Ejaz, Tariq Sarfraz
Primary mucinous carcinoma of the skin is a rare malignant tumour of sweat gland origin. Diagnostic concerns include its deceptively benign appearance in some cases and the difficulty in differentiating it from secondary mucinous carcinoma of skin metastasising from a primary source elsewhere. A case of a 75-year-old man is reported who presented with a slowly growing painless mass near the lateral canthus of the right eye for about 2 years. Clinically, a diagnosis of basal cell carcinoma was made whereas histopathology revealed mucinous carcinoma of the skin...
January 18, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351933/vanadium-allergy-following-total-knee-arthroplasty
#2
Fidel Peat, Ross Coomber, Adnan Rana, Alastair Vince
Allergic reactions to metals following joint arthroplasty represent a rare and poorly understood phenomenon. Much is still unknown regarding the natural history of this complication, and how it can best be prevented and managed. We present a case of a 68-year-old woman who underwent a left total knee arthroplasty for treatment of osteoarthritis. After an initial uneventful postoperative course, she developed a troublesome erythematous rash both around the incision site and over her trunk. Blood testing revealed no evidence of infection and clinically her prosthesis was functioning well...
January 18, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351043/congenital-midline-upper-lip-sinuses-3-rare-cases
#3
Jean-Daniel Kün-Darbois, Anne Chatellier, Arnaud Paré, Aude Caillot, Béatrice Ambroise, Hervé Bénateau, Alexis Veyssière
Congenital sinuses of the upper lip are rare congenital malformations. There have been only 40 cases described in the literature. We report 3 cases of congenital midline upper lip sinus in Caucasian children. Two of those lesions were associated with other anomalies (complete cleft palate and hemifacial macrosomia or submucous cleft palate with bifid uvula). The pathophysiology remains unexplained yet. Congenital upper lip sinuses can be considered as possible microforms of cleft-lips. Associated anomalies are frequent and must be sought...
February 2018: Cleft Palate-craniofacial Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350608/acute-transverse-myelitis-following-scrub-typhus-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#4
Hyun-Seung Ryu, Bong Ju Moon, Jae-Young Park, Sang-Deok Kim, Seung-Kwon Seo, Jung-Kil Lee
Context Scrub typhus is an acute febrile disease caused by Orientia tsutsugamushi. The disease can usually involve the lungs, heart, liver, spleen and brain through hematogenous dissemination. However, very rarely, acute transverse myelitis in the spinal cord develops from scrub typhus. We present a case of acute transverse myelitis following scrub typhus with a review of the literature. Findings A 66-year-old male visited a hospital for general myalgia, mild headache, and fever in October. He was noted to have thick, black papule skin on his abdomen, which was highly suggestive of scrub typhus...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350376/an-unexpected-long-term-complication-of-genital-burn-in-a-child-secondary-cryptorchidism
#5
Mustafa Öksüz, Hasan Deliağa, Adem Topkara, Ömer Faruk Koçak
Genital and perineal burns are rare and challenging injuries with serious long-term complications. Involvement of the testes is a sign of severity. There is limited knowledge in the literature about the management of complications and testes involvement in genital and perineal burns. In this report, we present the case of an 8-year-old boy with secondary cryptorchidism due to burn contracture who was treated by increasing the scrotal volume by Z-plasties, skin graft, and orchidopexy.
January 2018: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349660/progestogen-hypersensitivity
#6
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Rung-Chi Li, Kathleen M Buchheit, Jonathan A Bernstein
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Progestogen hypersensitivity (PH) is a rare disorder which usually occurs in women of childbearing age with symptoms ranging from urticaria with or without angioedema, multiple organ involvement consistent with allergic anaphylaxis, to a spectrum of other non-evanescent skin eruptions. In this review, we present a clinical vignette of PH and discuss the clinical presentation and proposed pathomechanisms, diagnosis, and treatment of PH. RECENT FINDINGS: The hypersensitivity symptoms are associated with exogenous progestin exposure (e...
January 19, 2018: Current Allergy and Asthma Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348916/an-intravascular-papillary-endothelial-hyperplasia-of-the-hand-radiologically-mimicking-a-hemangiopericytoma-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Vito Pesce, Davide Bizzoca, Angela Notarnicola, Andrea Piazzolla, Giovanni Vicenti, Antonietta Cimmino, Francesco Fortarezza, Giuseppe Maccagnano, Giuseppe Solarino, Biagio Moretti
Intravascular papillary endothelial hyperplasia is a rare benign vascular lesion of the skin and subcutaneous tissues, characterized by a reactive proliferation of endothelial cells that can present de novo in normal blood vessels (primary intravascular papillary endothelial hyperplasia), but it can also develop from a pre-existing vascular process (type II intravascular papillary endothelial hyperplasia), or it can arise in an extravascular location from a post-traumatic haematoma. The differential diagnosis between intravascular papillary endothelial hyperplasia and malignant vascular tumours can be challenging, due to the lacking of a specific radiologic description...
2018: SAGE Open Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348721/rare-ginsenoside-ia-synthesized-from-f1-by-cloning-and-overexpression-of-the-udp-glycosyltransferase-gene-from-bacillus%C3%A2-subtilis-synthesis-characterization-and-in%C3%A2-vitro-melanogenesis%C3%A2-inhibition-activity-in-bl6b16-cells
#8
Dan-Dan Wang, Yan Jin, Chao Wang, Yeon-Ju Kim, Zuly Elizabeth Jimenez Perez, Nam In Baek, Ramya Mathiyalagan, Josua Markus, Deok-Chun Yang
Background: Ginsenoside F1 has been described to possess skin-whitening effects on humans. We aimed to synthesize a new ginsenoside derivative from F1 and investigate its cytotoxicity and melanogenesis inhibitory activity in B16BL6 cells using recombinant glycosyltransferase enzyme. Glycosylation has the advantage of synthesizing rare chemical compounds from common compounds with great ease. Methods: UDP-glycosyltransferase (BSGT1) gene from Bacillus subtilis was selected for cloning...
January 2018: Journal of Ginseng Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348297/changes-in-macrophage-transcriptome-associate-with-systemic-sclerosis-and-mediate-gsdma-contribution-to-disease-risk
#9
Aida Moreno-Moral, Marta Bagnati, Surya Koturan, Jeong-Hun Ko, Carmen Fonseca, Nathan Harmston, Laurence Game, Javier Martin, Voon Ong, David J Abraham, Christopher P Denton, Jacques Behmoaras, Enrico Petretto
OBJECTIVES: Several common and rare risk variants have been reported for systemic sclerosis (SSc), but the effector cell(s) mediating the function of these genetic variants remains to be elucidated. While innate immune cells have been proposed as the critical targets to interfere with the disease process underlying SSc, no studies have comprehensively established their effector role. Here we investigated the contribution of monocyte-derived macrophages (MDMs) in mediating genetic susceptibility to SSc...
January 17, 2018: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29347993/updated-efficacy-of-avelumab-in-patients-with-previously-treated-metastatic-merkel-cell-carcinoma-after-%C3%A2-1%C3%A2-year-of-follow-up-javelin-merkel-200-a-phase-2-clinical-trial
#10
Howard L Kaufman, Jeffery S Russell, Omid Hamid, Shailender Bhatia, Patrick Terheyden, Sandra P D'Angelo, Kent C Shih, Céleste Lebbé, Michele Milella, Isaac Brownell, Karl D Lewis, Jochen H Lorch, Anja von Heydebreck, Meliessa Hennessy, Paul Nghiem
BACKGROUND: Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) is a rare, aggressive skin cancer associated with poor survival outcomes in patients with distant metastatic disease (mMCC). In an initial analysis from JAVELIN Merkel 200, a phase 2, prospective, open-label, single-arm trial in mMCC, avelumab-a human anti-programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) monoclonal antibody-showed promising efficacy and a safety profile that was generally manageable and tolerable. Here, we report the efficacy of avelumab after ≥1 year of follow-up in patients with distant mMCC that had progressed following prior chemotherapy for metastatic disease...
January 19, 2018: Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346172/apremilast-use-in-a-case-of-cicatricial-ectropion-secondary-to-severe-lamellar-ichthyosis
#11
Jean-Paul J Abboud, Alexander Whittington, Masih Ahmed, Jesse T Himebaugh, Lee A Wiley, Ahmad Haffar, John Nguyen
Ichthyosis is a cutaneous disorder characterized by excessive amounts of dry thickened skin surface scales. Ocular manifestations of ichthyosis include cicatricial ectropion, which may cause exposure keratoconjunctivitis and rarely corneal perforation. Topical emollients, anti-inflammatory ointments, and systemic retinoids have been used to control the disease process, while surgical correction with donor graft has been reserved for severe cases involving corneal exposure. The authors report a case of a Caucasian male with lamellar ichthyosis with severe bilateral upper and lower eyelid cicatricial ectropion and corneal ulceration requiring surgical correction...
January 17, 2018: Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345316/histopathological-findings-in-pregnancy-associated-cutaneous-hyperpigmentation
#12
Angel Fernandez-Flores, Juan Manuel Barja, Alejandro Vilas-Sueiro, Antonio Alija
Hyperpigmentation in pregnancy is a common phenomenon, experienced to some degree by up to 90% of pregnant women. It mainly involves sun-exposed areas, but it can extend to non-exposed zones. Cases with extensive hyperpigmentation are rarely reported. In this paper, we describe the case of a 30-year-old phototype V woman in her 37th week of pregnancy, who presented with brownish hyperpigmentation of the skin in extensive areas, including both axillae, the abdomen, and the lowest part of the back. In the abdomen, there was a reinforcement of the hyperpigmentation through the linea nigra and the umbilicus...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344820/metastases-from-distant-primary-tumours-on-the-head-and-neck-clinical-manifestation-and-diagnostics-of-91-cases
#13
Sven Holger Baum, Christopher Mohr
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate which primary tumours metastasize on the head and neck region, identify the kind of clinical manifestation, the types of diagnostics that should be performed, and prove that the therapy appears possible and useful. PATIENTS: As many as 91 patients with a distant metastasis on the head and neck were enrolled in this retrospective clinical study from January 2004 to September 2016. All the patients were evaluated for clinical symptoms, primary tumour, localization, diagnostics, and surgical procedure...
January 17, 2018: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344501/pigmented-epithelioid-melanocytoma-of-the-cheek-orbit-and-intracranial-cavity-a-case-report
#14
Erik R Johnson, Michael E Korchak, Todd A Goodglick, Jasbir S Johal, Craig R Dufresne, Sina J Sabet
Pigmented epithelioid melanocytoma (PEM) of the skin has been rarely reported in ophthalmology. The purpose of this case report is to present a young male born with a progressive, hyperpigmented lesion involving the orbit and intracranial cavity diagnosed as PEM. The case is unique given the young age and the size, multifocality, and growth of this tumor. Identification of this lesion is paramount due to its low-grade malignant potential.
December 2017: Ocular Oncology and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344468/levetiracetam-induced-skin-hyperpigmentation-an-extremely-rare-undesirable-side-effect
#15
Hussein Algahtani, Siham Marghalani, Mohamed Satti, Bader Shirah
Levetiracetam is one of the newer second-generation antiepileptic drugs with multiple mechanisms of action. Cutaneous side effects due to levetiracetam are rarely reported in the literature. In this article, we describe a patient with skin hyperpigmentation due to the treatment with levetiracetam with complete resolution after discontinuation of the medication. In addition, we review the topic and hypothesize the mechanism behind this rare complication. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of skin hyperpigmentation as a side effect of levetiracetam in the literature...
December 2017: Journal of Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344060/neuro-ophthalmic-presentation-of-neuro-sweet-disease
#16
Padmaja Sudhakar, Stuart Tobin, William O Connor, Sachin Kedar
Acute febrile neutrophilic dermatosis (Sweet syndrome) is a systemic inflammatory condition usually associated with autoimmune or neoplastic processes and characterised by inflammatory dermatologic lesions such as erythematous plaques and papules associated with fever and leukocytosis. Neurological and ophthalmological involvement is rare. The authors describe an unusual case of Sweet syndrome associated with microscopic polyangiitis presenting with papilloedema, anterior uveitis, and skin rash. Years later, he developed acute posterior multifocal placoid pigment epitheliopathy...
August 2017: Neuro-ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344029/primary-adrenal-lymphoma-presenting-with-adrenal-failure-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#17
Fariba Karimi
Introduction: Primary adrenal lymphoma is rare, with a few cases reported in the literature. Most often it manifests as bilateral adrenal lesions and adrenal insufficiency is a common complication. Case Presentation: A 53-year-old male was referred with abdominal discomfort and darkening of the skin since 1 month prior to admission. His workups detected large bilateral adrenal masses. The patient was admitted due to hypotension, and was diagnosed with adrenal insufficiency...
October 2017: International Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344020/a-case-of-immune-thrombocytopenia-as-a-rare-side-effect-of-an-immunotherapy-with-pd1-blocking-agents-for-metastatic-melanoma
#18
Claudia Pföhler, Hermann Eichler, Barbara Burgard, Nathalie Krecké, Cornelia S L Müller, Thomas Vogt
Background: Checkpoint blocking agents such as pembrolizumab or nivolumab may induce a diversity of mostly autoimmune-mediated side effects. These autoimmune phenomena mainly affect ductless glands such as the pituitary gland (hypophysitis), the thyroid gland (thyreoiditis), the skin (vitiligo and rash), the colon (colitis), and the lung (pneumonitis). Furthermore, many other organs or organ systems may be affected. Case Report: This work describes a case of an immune thrombocytopenia that developed or rather became clinically significant shortly after initiation of a systemic therapy with first nivolumab and later pembrolizumab given due to metastatic melanoma...
November 2017: Transfusion Medicine and Hemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341982/extensive-necrotic-skin-lesions-due-to-post-varicella-protein-s-deficiency
#19
Aymeric De Geyer, Guillaume Robert, Sylvette Marleix, Bernard Fraisse, Grégory Lucas, Pierre Tattevin, Philippe Violas
Post-varicella protein S deficiency is a rare and severe disease. We report a case of extensive necrotic skin lesions of acute onset 7 days after varicella in a 4-year old girl. Protein S antigen and activity were <10%, anti-protein S antibodies were detected. She was treated with anticoagulation, plasmapheresis, and fresh frozen plasma. She survived, but required leg amputation.
January 16, 2018: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341518/harlequin-ichthyosis-a-case-report
#20
C H Ugezu, A Mazumdar, E Dunn, A Das
Harlequin Ichthyosis is a very rare genetic disorder affecting mainly the skin with severe morbidity and mortality. It affects both sexes with incidence of about 1 in 300,000 live births. Autosomal recessive inheritance has been inferred with mutation in ABCA 12 gene identified. Hence, genetic counseling and mutation screening of this gene should be considered in at-risk patients. Death usually occurred in the first 3 months of life due to sepsis, feeding problems and respiratory distress. With improved neonatal care and early introduction of retinoids, its survival rate has increased...
August 8, 2017: Irish Medical Journal
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