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Mônica Santos, Rodrigo Ribeiro-Rodrigues, Rogério Lobo, Sinésio Talhari
In the present study, we report the occurrence of borreliosis in patients from the Brazilian Amazonic region. Nineteen (7.2%) out of 270 dermatological patients with different skin diseases (no one with clinical Lyme disease), tested positive by ELISA for Borrelia burgdorferi. Serum samples from 15 out of the 19 ELISA-positive patients were further evaluated by Western blot. Presence of Borrelia burgdorferi specific IgG was confirmed in eight (53.3%) out of the 15 patients. All eight patients with ELISA and Western blot positive reactions were treated with doxycycline, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines...
May 2010: International Journal of Dermatology
Daniela G Petry, Maria T Terreri, Cláudio A Len, Maria O Hilário
Nailfold capillaroscopy is a simple, noninvasive and inexpensive method which allows a functional and morphological study of the capillary network through direct visualization of the distal row of periungueal capillaries of the fingers. This method has been used as a diagnostic auxiliary in diseases such as scleroderma, dermatomyositis, systemic lupus erythematosus and mixed connective tissue disease. It has also been used to differentiate between active and non active diseases, especially dermatomyositis, and to distinguish between primary and secondary Raynaud's phenomenon...
October 2008: Acta Reumatológica Portuguesa
Dusan Tomić, Edita Stokić, Vesna Turkulov, Tatjana Ivković-Lazar
INTRODUCTION: Febrile episodes of unknown origin lasting for two weeks require detailed investigation by various medical specialists. Fever of unknown origin is most commonly caused by infections, malignancy, colagenosis and in 5-10% of cases, despite detailed diagnostic assessmnet, the cause remains unknown. In cases of fever of unknown origin, the diagnostic procedures are difficult and complex. CASE REPORT: This is a case report of brucellar discitis in a female patient treated at the Clinic of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases with a diagnosis of fever of unknown origin...
January 2007: Medicinski Pregled
L Faur, M Motocu, Corina Moldovan, M Onaca, Gabriela Muţiu
Studies from the last decade emphasize the importance of sialic acid (SA) in general pathology (neoplasic disease, colagenosis), and its implication in appearance and aggravation of atherosclerosis (e.g. appearance of angyopathy like chronic complication in diabetes mellitus). Diabetes is known as a major risk factor for atherosclerosis and has a high incidence in general population. The incidence of diabetes increases from year to year, especially type II of diabetes, the most common type (more than 90% from diabetics are type II)...
2005: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
Rodica Potre, D Ularu, V Tudorache, Nicoleta Bertici
It presents a 59 years old woman with atypical symptoms, which orientated the diagnostic thinking during one year to a reccurrent pneumonitis, bronchial asthma, colagenosis, interstitial pulmonary fibrosis and so on. The appearance of pulmonary edema determined a couple of cardiologic exams which came to obiectivate as the main cause, the existence of a left atrial mixoma who was invaginated in left mitral cusp. Surgical intervention permitted not only specific determination of histological type of tumor, but lead to healing of the patient...
January 2003: Pneumologia: Revista Societății Române de Pneumologie
N Ignjativić, S Cerović
Only a few cases of the occurrence of chronic lymphoedema as a non-systemic, regional colagenosis associated with a real systemic disease of connective tissue, such as rheumatoid arthritis, have been reported so far. The aim of this article is to review an obridus case of chronic primary lymphoedema in a female patient suffering from rheumatoid arthritis. Reported lymphoedema appeared after many years of remission of rheumatoid arthritis and was not in correlation with its relapse. The doppler ultrasonography, lymphoscintigraphy and histopathological examination confirmed the diagnosis of primary chronic lymphoedema...
May 1999: Vojnosanitetski Pregled. Military-medical and Pharmaceutical Review
E López García, J Ramírez Guedes, R Alcalá-Santaella, B Barceló Lucerga, H Oliva Aldamiz
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April 1965: Bulletin of the Institute for Medical Research, University of Madrid
G Cruz Guerrero, J Navarro González, C Cintado Bueno
A study has been made of 79 children from zero to seven years of age admitted to hospital with fever of unknown origin (F.U.O.) of more than two weeks duration. Children in whom fever was not clinically observed after one week of hospitalization are not included. In 50 cases (63.2%), it was possible to establish a definitive diagnosis within the first fornight of admission. The most frequent cause of fever was that of infection, found in 51 children (64.5%), tuberculosis and urinary infections predominating with ten cases each...
October 1978: Anales Españoles de Pediatría
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