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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923223/intestinal-pneumatosis-associated-with-tuberculosis-after-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
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Vivek Venkataramani, Ali Seif Amir Hosseini, Marco H Schulze, Lorenz Trümper, Gerald Wulf, Ulrike Bacher, Wolfram Jung
Pneumatosis intestinalis (PI), defined as intestinal intra- and extramural gas accumulation, is a rare radiographic finding in conditions of intestinal wall damage of varied etiology. Here, we report on a 56-year-old female with multiple myeloma who presented with undulating fever, fluctuating abdominal symptoms, and a distended abdomen 5 months after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). Abdominal X-ray and CT scan documented PI with gas accumulation both in the intestinal and colonic bowel walls...
December 7, 2016: Acta Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899384/rifampicin-induced-adrenal-crisis-in-a-patient-with-tuberculosis-a-therapeutic-challenge
#2
Nicholas Denny, Sarika Raghunath, Praveen Bhatia, Muntasir Abdelaziz
A 55-year-old Indian man presented with productive cough and a large left pleural effusion. Pleural fluid culture grew Mycobacterium tuberculosis, and he was started on antituberculosis therapy. One week later, the patient presented to hospital with drowsiness, dehydration and hypotension. He was transferred to critical care and only improved after starting hydrocortisone and stopping rifampicin. His short synACTHen test subsequently confirmed primary adrenal insufficiency, and a CT of the abdomen showed bilateral adrenal enlargement...
November 29, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898351/a-case-report-of-small-bowel-obstruction-secondary-to-congenital-peritoneal-band-in-adult
#3
Yahmadi Abdelwahed, Rebii Saber, Ben Ismail Imen, Zenaidi Hakim, Zoghlami Ayoub
INTRODUCTION: Small bowel obstruction (SBO) is common in adult surgical procedures, mainly due to postoperative adhesions. Acute SBO in adults without history of abdominal surgery, trauma or clinical hernia is less common and has various etiologies. Congenital band is an extremely rare cause. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 56-year-old man was admitted to our hospital with a two-day history of abdominal pain and bilious vomiting. He had no history of abdominal surgery or any other medical problems...
November 18, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891417/a-commonly-missed-well-known-entity-acute-intermittent-porphyria-a-case-report
#4
Smilu Mohanlal, Radha Gulati Ghildiyal, Alpana Kondekar, Poonam Wade, Richa Sinha
Acute Intermittent Porphyria (AIP) usually presents with abdominal pain, peripheral neuropathy and psychiatric manifestations. Incidence of AIP being 5 in 1,00,000. We present a case of an 11-year-old male child with multiple cranial nerve involvement, quadriparesis, focal convulsions, hypertension, hyponatremia with history of recurrent abdominal pain. His complete haemogram, ultrasonography (USG) abdomen, renal function tests were normal, he was also evaluated for tuberculosis which was negative. On further evaluation Electroencephalography (EEG) was suggestive of a generalised seizure disorder, MRI Brain suggestive of Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome (PRES), Electromyography revealed a sensory motor axonal polyneuropathy and urine UV fluoresence test was positive for porphobilinogen which clinched the diagnosis of AIP...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807020/miliary-tuberculosis-in-an-immunocompetent-male-with-a-fatal-outcome
#5
Louise Dunphy, Elizabeth Keating, T Parke
A man aged 33 years, born in Nepal, but resident in the UK for 7 years presented to the emergency department with a 4-day history of general malaise, fever (temperature 38.6°C) and a non-productive cough. His medical history was unremarkable and no high-risk behaviour was identified. Clinical examination confirmed decreased air entry bilaterally with bibasal crackles. He was tachycardic, with a heart rate of 120 bpm. Further investigation with a 12-lead ECG confirmed supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) which was terminated with vagal manoeuvres...
November 2, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807019/abdominal-tuberculosis-an-old-disease-surprising-young-doctors
#6
Marta David Sousa, Joana Batista, Patricia Pacheco, Vitor Nunes
Tuberculosis remains a worldwide public health concern. Atypical extrapulmonary presentations may delay the diagnosis and treatment. We present the case of an adult woman admitted to the emergency department with bowel obstruction. The putative intraoperative diagnostic hypothesis was ovarian cancer with peritoneal dissemination. Histopathological analysis showed a chronic granulomatous inflammatory disease with acid-fast bacilli. The patient was started on an alternative parenteral antituberculosis drug combination until oral feeding was available...
November 2, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27772758/role-of-18-f-fdg-pet-in-demonstrating-disease-burden-in-patients-with-tuberculous-meningitis
#7
Sanjay Gambhir, Mritunjai Kumar, Mudalsha Ravina, Sanjeev Kumar Bhoi, Jayantee Kalita, U K Misra
OBJECTIVE: To study the role of (18)fluoro-deoxy glucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography ((18)F-FDG PET/CT) scan in documenting the disease burden in patients with tuberculous meningitis (TBM), and compare these findings with conventional imaging and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Ten patients with definite TBM were prospectively recruited. The severity of TBM was graded into stage I to III. The patients were subjected to whole body (18)F-FDG PET/CT imaging and MRI brain...
November 15, 2016: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27730779/abdominal-tuberculosis
#8
Pravin Rathi, Pravir Gambhire
Abdomen is involved in 11% of patients with extra-pulmonary tuberculosis; The most common site of involvement is the ileocaecal region, other locations of involvement, in order of descending frequency, are the ascending colon, jejunum, appendix, duodenum, stomach, oesophagus, sigmoid colon, and rectum. Apart from the basic work up, Investigations like CT scan, EUS, Capsule endoscopy, Balloon enteroscopy, Ascitic fluid ADA, TB-PCR, GeneXpert, Laproscopy are being increasingly used to diagnose tuberculosis.Therapy with standard antituberculous drugs is usually highly effective for intestinal TB...
February 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27722110/the-epidemiology-and-outcome-of-critical-illness-in-mongolia-a-multicenter-prospective-observational-cohort-study
#9
Naranpurev Mendsaikhan, Tsolmon Begzjav, Ganbold Lundeg, Martin W Dünser
CONTEXT: The epidemiology and outcome of critical illness in Mongolia remain undefined. AIM: The aim of this study was to evaluate the epidemiology and outcome of critical illness in Mongolia. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: This is a multicenter, prospective, observational cohort study including 19 Mongolian centers. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Demographic, clinical, and outcome data of patients >15 years admitted to the Intensive Care Units (ICUs) were collected during a 6-month period...
July 2016: International Journal of Critical Illness and Injury Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27719830/pulmonary-artery-invasion-caused-by-mycobacterium-tuberculosis
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James Benjamin Gleason, Basheer Tashtoush, Jinesh Mehta, Edward Savage, Felipe Martinez, Atul C Mehta
Extrapulmonary tuberculosis refers to Mycobacterium tuberculosis involving organs other than the lungs (eg, pleura, lymph nodes, genitourinary tract, abdomen, skin, joints and bones, or meninges). In non-HIV-endemic areas, where reactivation is the predominant mechanism of tuberculosis, pleural involvement occurs in 4% of cases. We present an extremely rare case of a 62-year-old immunocompetent patient with pleural tuberculosis confirmed by surgical pleural biopsies, who presented with a large mediastinal mass and evidence of pulmonary artery invasion on CT scanning and endobronchial ultrasonography imaging, highlighting a unique and malignant-like character of the disease...
October 2016: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27672643/tuberculosis-terminal-ileitis-a-forgotten-entity-mimicking-crohn-s-disease
#11
Simona Gurzu, Calin Molnar, Anca Otilia Contac, Annamaria Fetyko, Ioan Jung
Intestinal tuberculosis (TB) is an uncommon lesion for which differential diagnosis can be difficult. We present a case of a 53-year-old male and a systematic review of the literature, from clinical symptoms to differential diagnosis, unusual complications and therapy. The patient was admitted to the hospital with signs of acute abdomen as a result of a perforated terminal ileitis. Based on the skip lesions of the terminal ileum and cecum, Crohn's disease (CD) was clinically suspected. An emergency laparotomy and right colectomy with terminal ileum resection was performed and systematic antibiotherapy was prescribed...
September 16, 2016: World Journal of Clinical Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27638822/-extrathoracic-manifestations-of-tuberculosis
#12
D Kienzl-Palma, H Prosch
CLINICAL/METHODICAL ISSUE: Besides the lungs, tuberculosis (TB) can affect any organ system. In most cases, extrathoracic TB occurs in immunosuppressed patients as part of a severe illness via hematogenous spread. Extrathoracic involvement most commonly involves abdominal organs, especially the urogenital tract and less commonly the central nervous system (CNS) and the musculoskeletal system. Most frequently, computed tomography (CT) is used for detecting extrathoracic TB manifestations, except for CNS and musculoskeletal manifestations, where contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is the gold standard...
October 2016: Der Radiologe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27542707/recurrent-massive-ascites-due-to-mossy-endometriosis
#13
Erica C Dun, Serena Wong, Nisha A Lakhi, Ceana H Nehzat
OBJECTIVE: To report the medical and surgical management of a rare case of recurrent moss-like endometriosis and associated hemorrhagic ascites. DESIGN: Video description of the case, demonstration of the surgical technique, discussion of the histology, and review of endometriosis-associated ascites. SETTING: Tertiary referral center. PATIENT(S): A 26-year-old nulliparous woman of Nigerian heritage with recurrent hemorrhagic ascites due to endometriosis...
August 16, 2016: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27437932/observed-patterns-of-systemic-disease-on-pet-ct-scan-in-patients-with-presumed-ocular-tuberculosis-findings-and-hypotheses
#14
Salil Mehta
PURPOSE: To report the clinical, investigational and PET/CT scan findings of patients with presumed ocular tuberculosis and suggest a hypotheses for the pathogenesis. METHODS: Retrospective case review. Included were 10 males and 17 females with an age range: 23-71 years. RESULTS: Clinical findings include granulomatous or non-granulomatous anterior uveitis, intermediate uveitis, panuveitis, vasculitis, and multifocal serpiginous-like choroidopathy...
July 20, 2016: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27323558/role-of-diagnostic-laparoscopy-in-evaluation-and-treatment-of-chronic-abdominal-pain-in-children
#15
Nabila Talat, Muhammad Afzal, Sarfraz Ahmad, Naima Rasool, Arsalan Raza Wasti, Muhammad Saleem
BACKGROUND: Chronic abdominal Pain in children is a very common cause of hospital admission. Many of them are discharged without a diagnosis even after battery of investigations. Laparoscopy plays a significant role in diagnosis and management of many causes of acute and chronic abdominal pain. The purpose of this study was to determine the efficacy of laparoscopy as an efficient diagnostic and management tool in children with chronic abdominal pain. METHODS: A descriptive, prospective case series was collected in the department of Paediatric surgery Mayo's Hospital Lahore, over the period of 5 years between Jan 2007-Dec 2013...
January 2016: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27250119/solitary-splenic-tuberculosis-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#16
Sai-Feng Lin, Lei Zheng, Lei Zhou
BACKGROUND: Tuberculosis remains one of the most prevalent and fatal infectious diseases in spite of considerable improvements in medical science. Tuberculosis is an important health problem in developing countries. There are few cases of solitary splenic tuberculosis reported in the literature internationally. Solitary splenic tuberculosis is extremely rare and is mostly seen in individuals with immunosuppression. Patients susceptible to acquiring splenic tuberculosis usually have some risk factors such as immunosuppression, pyogenic infections, splenic abnormalities, spleen trauma, sickle cell disease, and so on (Basa JV, Singh L, Jaoude WA, Sugiyama G, Int J Surg 8C:117-119,2015)...
2016: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27235948/hematemesis-unusual-presentation-of-isolated-gastric-tuberculosis
#17
Mukesh Nasa, Arvind Kumar, Aniruddha Phadke, Prabha Sawant
A 25-year-old male presented with hematemesis, epigastric pain, and melena. He had dyspepsia with significant weight loss for 3 months period. On clinical examination, he was pale with no organomegaly or lymphadenopathy. The X-ray chest was normal, and ultrasound abdomen was normal. Upper GI endoscopy revealed nodularity and ulceration along proximal part of lesser curvature of the stomach. CT scan abdomen showed thickening of lesser curvature just below gastro-esophageal junction. The biopsies were negative for malignancy...
January 2016: Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27198198/fibroadhesive-peritoneal-tuberculosis-mimicking-inflammatory-acute-abdomen-due-to-appendiceal-adhesions
#18
P C González-Ferrer, Z R Romero-Amaro, M V Rivas-Castillo, P A Reyes-Duran, G J Arismendi-Morillo
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May 16, 2016: Revista de Gastroenterología de México
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27112327/terminal-ilial-intussusception-in-an-adult-due-to-endometriosis
#19
R K M D C D Ranaweera, S M K Gamage, D H B Ubayawansa, M M J Kumara
BACKGROUND: Intussusception is invagination of a proximal segment of bowel into the distal segment in telescopic manner. Although intussusception is common among children, intussusception secondary to terminal ileal endometriosis in an adult is a very rare encounter. We present such a case of intussusception in a Sri Lankan female. CASE PRESENTATION: A 43 year old Sri Lankan female presented to the surgical casualty unit with features of a subacute intestinal obstruction...
2016: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27042535/open-versus-closed-laparoscopy-yet-an-unresolved-controversy
#20
Milan Kumar Taye, Syed Abul Fazal, David Pegu, Dayanada Saikia
INTRODUCTION: Safe placement of the Verres needle or the primary trocar for establishment of pneumoperitoneum is the most critical step in laparoscopic procedure as it is associated with bowel, bladder and life threatening vascular injuries and embolism. In the last few decades many techniques and guidelines have been introduced to eliminate complications in creation of pneumoperitoneum. Classical closed technique (Verres needle) and the open classic technique (Hasson) are the most commonly used techniques for creation of pneumoperitoneum...
February 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
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