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Philippe Joaquim Oliveira Menezes Macêdo, Victor Calil da Silveira, Luíza Tavares Ramos, Felipe Resende Nóbrega, Luiz Felipe Rocha Vasconcellos
A 62-year-old male presented to our clinic with recurrent fever, skin lesions (petechiae), scleral wounds, and hilar adenomegaly. A diagnosis of sarcoidosis was established, which resolved with corticosteroid treatment. After a few months, the patient developed confusion and behavioral changes, with few objective neurological deficits. Brain magnetic resonance imaging showed slight focal meningeal enhancement (prepontine region). The level of angiotensin-converting enzymes was normal in the serum and increased in the cerebrospinal fluid...
June 2016: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
S Duboys, V Cante, C Monégier du Sorbier, G Guillet
BACKGROUND: The cutaneous signs of sarcoidosis are extremely polymorphous and may be classified under several different headings. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Herein, we report the case of a 51-year-old female patient presenting bilateral livedo of the knees accompanied by systemic signs with polyarthralgia, impaired general state of health, weight loss, and a sensation of dyspnoea. Skin biopsy revealed giant-cell granuloma around the dermal vessels, with no caseous necrosis...
May 2016: Annales de Dermatologie et de Vénéréologie
M Khadhar, H Jebali, R Kheder, L Ben Fatma, L Raïs, W Smaoui, M Krid, F Ben Moussa, S Beji, K Zouaghi
OBJECTIFS: La granulomatose rénale est une infiltration inflammatoire de l'interstitium rénal. Elle réalise un tableau de néphropathie tubulo-interstitielle dans la plupart des cas. L'hypertension artérielle complique exceptionnellement cette atteinte. MéTHODES: Nous rapportons une observation d'une granulomatose rénale compliquée d'hypertension artérielle maligne et d'insuffisance rénale aigue. RéSULTATS: Nous rapportons le cas de la patiente A. S âgée de 18 ans, sans antécédents notables, hospitalisée pour prise en charge d'une sarcoïdose sys-témique...
December 2015: Annales de Cardiologie et D'angéiologie
Gustavo Esteban Lugo-Zamudio, Rosa Elda Barbosa-Cobos, Laura Virginia González-Ramírez, Dolores Delgado-Ochoa
BACKGROUND: Deaths due to tuberculosis have reached 2.5 million cases per year worldwide. Poncet's disease is an infrequent form of tuberculosis characterised by a clinical picture of polyarthritis. CLINICAL CASE: A 24-year-old male presented with morning stiffness, arthralgias, bilateral symmetric arthritis of the proximal interphalangeal joints, wrists, knees, ankles, and shoulders, and adenomegalies at the cervical, submandibular, left supraclavicular, axillary and inguinal levels, without fever...
March 2016: Cirugia y Cirujanos
A Mehdaoui, M Manoila, M Jaafar, H Mahmoud, E Devin
INTRODUCTION: The hyper-IgG4 syndrome is an emerging disease with various thoracic manifestations: eosinophilic asthma, adenomegalies or mediastinal fibrosis, asthma, infiltrative pneumonia, nodules or pseudo-tumors with bronchial and pleural localizations. CASE REPORT: We report the case of a 38-year-old woman who was admitted for acute exacerbation of eosinophilic asthma with high total IgE levels. A medical history of idiopathic acute pancreatitis, associated with sclerosing cholangitis and renal failure, suggested a diagnosis of hyper-IgG4 syndrome in this woman with late-onset severe and non-atopic asthma...
November 2015: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires
M Amy de la Bretèque, P Bilan, A Galesowski, B Chevallier, D Drouot, M-L Sigal, E Mahé
BACKGROUND: Pruritus in children is a frequent reason for consultation, most often related to a common dermatosis. Where dermatological investigation fails to reveal a dermatological cause, a general cause may be suspected. We report three cases of pruritus revealing Hodgkin's lymphoma in children. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Case 1: a 14-year-old girl presented pruritus with diffuse scratching lesions present for 6 months, associated with right cervical lymph nodes occurring after the onset of pruritus...
December 2014: Annales de Dermatologie et de Vénéréologie
Angela Beatriz Silva, Socorro Pina Canseco, María Del Pilar Gabriel de la Torre, Alejandro Mayoral Silva, Miguel Ángel Mayoral, Laura Pérez-Campos Mayoral, Jael López Martínez, Eduardo Pérez-Campos
INTRODUCTION: Living with dogs leads one to consider the necessity of identifying canine infections found in the people with whom the dogs live. OBJECTIVE: Dogs which were clinically and serologically positive with the infections Ehirlichia canis, Anaplasma phagocytophilum, Borrelia burgdorferi, and Dirofilaria Immitis were sought. People with the same infections were also identified. MATERIAL AND METHODS: From a population of 80 dogs identified in the villages of San Bartolo Coyotepec and San Agustín Etla (suburbs peripheral to the city of Oaxaca, Mexico), 27 dogs were selected for study, all of which had adenomegaly, hepatomegaly, splenomegaly, and fevers of at least 43° C...
March 2014: Gaceta Médica de México
Cristina Pereira, Conceição Almeida, Manuel Malta, Raquel Vilaça, Pablo Payo-Puente
In Maio Island, Republic of Cape Verde, a seven-year old mongrel female dog exhibiting severe generalized adenomegaly and a poor body condition was examined during an animal welfare campaign. A blood smear was drawn from peripheral blood collection and several organisms consistent with Dirofilaria immitis microfilariae were identified. Both the antigen test conducted from plasma and the RT-PCR test performed from the blood smear sample were positive for D. immitis. This is, to the best of our knowledge, the first report of D...
February 18, 2013: Veterinary Parasitology
Juan A Ramos, Wilmer E Ramos, Claudia V Ramos
Melanoma is a malignant tumor that can affect any area of the anatomical economy. Its appearance in the female urethra is extremely rare, with approximately 121 cases in indexed literature since 1966. The subject to be described is an 86-year-old woman who seeks assessment for intermittent macroscopic hematuria with blood clots of 3 months progression. On physical examination, there are no suspicious lesions detected on the surface of the skin. On external genital examination, it is observed a friable lesion at the level of the urethral meatus, with heterogeneous digitations, dark brown to black, and irregular polycyclic borders...
October 2011: Indian Journal of Urology: IJU: Journal of the Urological Society of India
Mariquena Corral, Inés Huergo, Marina Alianak, Florencia Staffieri, Ana Fainberg, Fernando Staffieri
Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease or histiocytic necrotizing lymphadenitis is a rare, benign, self-limited condition of unknown etiology. A 16-year-old woman with no relevant clinical history seeks medical attention for fever and cervical adenopathies. In a physical examination the patient is found to be febrile (38.5 C) with multiple bilateral, hard-elastic cervical adenopathies, congestive oropharynx and mild splenomegaly with no other relevant pathological findings. The laboratory examination shows signs of pancytopenia and an increase in the erythrocyte sedimentation rate, Β2-microglobulin, transaminases and lactate dehydrogenase...
2012: Medicina
Walter Tarello
Cutaneous dirofilariasis is a parasitic disease caused by the mosquito-borne filarial nematodes Dirofilaria (Nochtiella) repens, living in the subcutaneous tissue of dogs, cats, wild carnivores, and humans. Cases have been recently reported also from Germany, Czech Republic, Hungary, Ukraine, Russia, Austria, Switzerland, France, The Netherlands, and the Middle East. D. repens is not widely known to cause chronic pruritic dermatitis in animals. Dermatological signs observed in 100 canine clinic cases were pruritus (100%), erythema (79%), papulae (62%), focal or multifocal alopecia (55%), hyperkeratosis (18%), crusting (14%), nodules (12%), acantosis (5%), and eczema (3%)...
2011: Journal of Parasitology Research
Orlando Oliveira de Morais, Cláudia Porto, Anglya Samara Silva Leite Coutinho, Carmélia Matos Santiago Reis, Marcus de Melo Teixeira, Ciro Martins Gomes
Aureobasidium pullulans is a causal agent of phaeohyphomycosis, occasionally found in men and animals. As an agent of different opportunistic fungal processes, it may cause fungemia, systemic infections and abscesses in different viscera. This paper aims to report a case of a patient with infection of the lymphatic system by A. pullulans. A 23-year-old patient being treated for erythema nodosum leprosum presented a 60-day complaint of daily fever, hoarseness, odynophagia and weight loss. Laboratory tests showed pancytopenia with severe neutropenia, cervical adenomegaly and solid contrast uptake lesion in the oropharyngeal region...
May 2011: Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases
Juan Pedro Russo, Rocío Raffaeli, Stella Maris Ingratta, Patricia Rafti, Silvana Mestroni
UNLABELLED: Case 1: A 17-year-old male rural worker from Bolivia living in La Plata (Argentina) for the past year had a lesion on the flexor side of his right forearm (6 x 4 cm). The lesion was formed by several confluent nodular areas, wine-red in color, some fistulized, with hemopurulent drainage. The area was hot and painless (Figure 1). On physical examination, no regional adenomegalies were reported. The following analyses were requested and results reported. Soft tissue ultrasound: material of solid consistency with layered liquid areas, located in the subcutaneous cellular tissue, with fistulous tract, connecting through superficial planes...
November 2010: Skinmed
Amanda Feliciano da Silva, Roberto Focaccia, Allan Constantino de Oliveira, Angelo Sementilli, Gelvana Flávio Barreto Reis
Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease, also known as histiocytic necrotizing lymphadenitis of unknown etiopathogenesis, is a self-limited disease which frequently appears as feverish lymphadenomegaly, thus creating the need for differential diagnosis with lymphoma, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), infectious mononucleosis, cat-scratch disease, and toxoplasmosis with lymphonodal impairment. However, there are cases in which it may evolve with complications such as aseptic meningitis, cerebellar ataxia, and aseptic myocarditis...
November 2010: Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases
Vanessa R Guissa, Paula A Aragão, Heloisa H Marques, Cristina M Jacob, Clovis A Silva
INTRODUCTION: Chronic active Epstein-Barr virus (CAEBV) infection is characterized by chronic or recurrent symptoms for at least 3 months, such as fever, hepatosplenomegaly and lymphadenopathy. The diagnosis is established due to the presence of anti-EBV antibodies or isolation of this infectious agent in affected tissues. Three cases of CAEBV infection mimicking Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP) were described. CASE 1: Female 3-year old patient with cervical adenomegaly, anemia and fever developed palpable purpura, haematuria and arthritis...
October 2010: Acta Reumatológica Portuguesa
R Negroni, R Duré, A Ortiz Nareto, A I Arechavala, E I Maiolo, G M Santiso, C Iovannitti, B Ibarra-Camou, C E Canteros
A histoplasmosis outbreak affecting 6 previously healthy Air Force cadets is herein presented. The patients suffered from fever and respiratory symptoms after having cleaned an abandoned hangar soiled with pigeons and bat droppings. They all presented fever, myalgia, tachypnea, and nonproductive cough. Chest X-ray and CT scan studies showed disseminated reticulonodular images affecting both lungs. Hiliar adenomegalies were also observed. All patients achieved a favourable outcome without antifungal treatment...
October 2010: Revista Argentina de Microbiología
Elba Regina Sampaio de Lemos, Maria Angélica Mello Mares-Guia, Daniele Nunes de Almeida, Raphael Gomes da Silva, Cristiane Manoel Silva, Constança Britto, Cristiane Cruz Lamas
A large number of travelers visit the African continent annually for studying, tourism or business reasons. The authors report a case of cervical adenomegaly, hepatomegaly and splenomegaly associated with a two-week history of fever and seropositivity for Bartonella sp in a 22-year-old female patient who returned from South Africa after field work with primates in a wild area.
July 2010: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical
M Badea, Camelia Dobrea, Daniela Badea, Amelia Genunche-Dumitrescu, P Mitruţ, Doriana Duţă
The composite lymphoma (CL) is defined by the presence in the same tissue or organ of two distinct histological aspects of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL), or NHL and Hodgkin's lymphoma (HL). The definition of the CL has evolved, requesting the identification of the immunophenotypic pattern and clonal distinct aspects for the two-lymphoproliferative lesions. We present a case of a 73-year-old farmer who presented with B-symptoms and multiple adenomegaly. The biopsy of a left cervical lymph node reveal a CL: a histological and immunophenotypic aspect of HL-mixed cellularity (CD15+, CD30+, CD20-) and a diffuse small cell infiltrate which meet the criteria for B-CLL (CD20+, CD23+, and CD5+)...
2010: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
Fernando Bellissimo-Rodrigues, Maysa Baciotti, Maria Paula Zanatto, Jaqueline Otero Silva, Marilena Dos Anjos Martins, Roberto Martinez
Cryptococcus gattii causes a form of endemic mycosis that most commonly affects the lungs and central nervous system of immunocompetent patients living in tropical and subtropical areas of the world. Case report. A 66-year-old man who had chronic obstructive pulmonary disease without HIV infection and had been on systemic corticotherapy for several years developed extensive ulceration of the left forearm that was associated with ipsilateral supraclavicular adenomegaly, consequent to infection with Cryptococcus gattii...
March 2010: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical
Paul N Torrejón Reyes, Oscar Frisancho, Aldo Gómez, Alejandro Yábar
The peritoneal mesothelioma is a rare pathology with unspecific symptoms reason to be a difficult diagnosis. We report a case of a 58 year old man with diabetes mellitus type 2, arterial hypertension and smoking; without precedent of asbestos exposure. The patient presented a one month history characterized by progressive increase of the abdominal volume and sensation of fullness; three weeks later they added breathlessness and hyporexia. The patient was in regular general condition; he was not presenting hepatic stigmas, edema or adenomegalies...
January 2010: Revista de Gastroenterología del Perú: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad de Gastroenterología del Perú
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