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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749331/pertussis-surveillance-and-control-exploring-variations-and-delays-in-testing-laboratory-diagnostics-and-public-health-service-notifications-the-netherlands-2010-to-2013
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Jeanne Heil, Henriëtte L G Ter Waarbeek, Christian J P A Hoebe, Peter H A Jacobs, Dirk W van Dam, Thera A M Trienekens, Jochen W L Cals, Inge H M van Loo, Nicole H T M Dukers-Muijrers
Pertussis is most severe among unvaccinated infants (< 1 year of age), and still leads to several reported deaths in the Netherlands every year. In order to avoid pertussis-related infant morbidity and mortality, pertussis surveillance data are used to guide pertussis control measures. However, more insight into the accuracy of pertussis surveillance and control, and into the range of healthcare and public health-related factors that impede this are needed. We analysed a unique combination of data sources from one Dutch region of 1...
July 13, 2017: Euro Surveillance: Bulletin Européen sur les Maladies Transmissibles, European Communicable Disease Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748194/recurrent-metatarsal-fractures-in-postmenopausal-woman-with-low-serum-alkaline-phosphatase-a-rare-diagnosis-not-to-miss
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Umair Iqbal, Hafsa Anwar, Ahmad Chaudhary, Madiha Alvi, Amy Freeth
Hypophosphatasia (HPP) is a rare inborn error of metabolism due to a loss-of-function mutation in the gene for tissue nonspecific isoenzyme of alkaline phosphatase (ALP) that results in low levels of ALP. The clinical presentation of HPP is variable and in adults can easily be misdiagnosed as other forms of osteomalacia. We present a case of a 53-year-old Caucasian female who was evaluated for recurrent metatarsal fractures. She reported her first metatarsal fracture at age 21, and since then had at least 8 more metatarsal fractures over her lifetime, most without injury other than weight bearing...
July 2017: Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747691/the-absence-that-makes-the-difference-choroidal-abnormalities-in-legius-syndrome
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Arianna Tucci, Veronica Saletti, Francesca Menni, Claudia Cesaretti, Giulietta Scuvera, Silvia Esposito, Giulia Melloni, Susanna Esposito, Donatella Milani, Cristina Cereda, Mario Cigada, Laura Tresoldi, Francesco Viola, Federica Natacci
Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) is an hereditary disorder characterized by abnormal proliferation of multiple tissues of neural crest origin, and presents mainly with multiple café-au-lait macules, axillary freckling and neurofibromas. Choroidal involvement in NF1 patients has been studied, thanks to the development of non-invasive tools such as infrared monochromatic light during fundus examination, which showed bright patchy lesions consistent with choroidal nodules. Choroidal abnormalities identified with near-infrared reflectance have reported with a frequency of up to 100% in NF1, and have been recently been proposed as a novel diagnostic criterion for NF1...
July 27, 2017: Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747075/current-management-of-spontaneous-coronary-artery-dissection
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Teresa Bastante, Javier Cuesta, Marcos García-Guimaraes, Fernando Rivero, Ramon Maruri, David Adlan, Fernando Alfonso
Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) remains an infrequent and elusive clinical entity of unknown etiology. However, our knowledge of SCAD has been significantly enriched in recent years. Large and prospective contemporary series have increased the interest in this disease with fewer patients misdiagnosed and a growing number of cases recognized in daily clinical practice. Classically, SCAD was thought to present mainly in young women without traditional atherosclerotic risk factors but, actually, most patients are middle-aged and are not free from coronary risk factors...
July 27, 2017: Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746593/ferritin-light-chain-gene-mutations-in-two-brazilian-families-with-hereditary-hyperferritinemia-cataract-syndrome
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Roberta Cardoso Petroni, Susana Elaine Alves da Rosa, Flavia Pereira de Carvalho, Rúbia Anita Ferraz Santana, Joyce Esteves Hyppolito, Claudia Mac Donald Bley Nascimento, Nelson Hamerschlak, Paulo Vidal Campregher
Hereditary hyperferritinemia-cataract syndrome is an autosomal dominant genetic disorder associated with mutations in the 5'UTR region of the ferritin light chain gene. These mutations cause the ferritin levels to increase even in the absence of iron overload. Patients also develop bilateral cataract early due to accumulation of ferritin in the lens, and many are misdiagnosed as having hemochromatosis and thus not properly treated. The first cases were described in 1995 and several mutations have already been identified...
July 24, 2017: Einstein
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745005/can-a-morel-lavall%C3%A3-e-lesion-be-misdiagnosed-as-a-mass-like-lesion
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Yoon Jae Lee, Jun Hyeok Kim, Ji Young Kim, Hyun Ho Han
The Morel-Lavallée lesion (MLL) is a post-traumatic closed soft tissue degloving injury. Common complaints of MLL patients are a haematoma or fluid collection on the trunk or the lower extremity. However, the authors introduce unique cases of MLL that present an atypical appearance. The fluid collection was not apparent, and the capsule formation was not detected on preoperative image study. The main complaint of patients was the uncomfortable mass-like lesion that was regarded as a simple benign lump. The purpose of this case study is to introduce the atypical cases of MLL and to help other physicians make accurate diagnosis based on trial and error of our cases...
July 25, 2017: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743098/giant-fibro-epithelial-polyp-in-a-young-girl-a-rare-case-report
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Anil Kumar, Nadia Hasin, Amit Kumar Sinha, Subhash Kumar, Punam Bhadani
INTRODUCTION: Fibro epithelial Polyp (FEP) is a polypoid outgrowth of epidermis and dermal fibro vascular tissue. This polyp is most commonly found in oral cavity, neck and axilla, though any skin fold may be affected like groin. These polyps are usually less than 5cm in size and rarely occur before 4th decade of life. Excision is the treatment of choice for such lesion. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 20year old female patient presented with a large pedunculated mass originating from the left groin area extending up to the left knee joint...
July 15, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741325/continuous-pain-and-swelling-after-humerus-fracture-in-an-86-years-old-woman
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M Herrera-Pérez, J Boluda-Mengod, R Muñoz-Ortus, M J Gutiérrez-Morales, J Pais-Brito
Metastases to bone are the most frequent cause of destructive lesions to the skeleton in adults . The tumours that are most likely to metastasize to bone are prostate (32%), breast (22%), kidney (16%), lung and thyroid. The typical distribution of metastatic lesions are to the spine, ribs, pelvis, and proximal limb girdles. The humerus is the second most common site for long bone metastases, behind only the femur in its frequency of involvement . It represents the 20% of all bony metastases. We present a clinical case of an 86 yo woman with a previous diagnosis of myofibroblastic sarcoma of the maxillaris who suffers a pathological fracture of the humeral shaft secondary to metastasis and was misdiagnosed and treated for a typical humeral fracture using and intramedullary pinning (Hackethal technique), producing the progression of the disease within the humeral shaft...
January 2017: Acta Ortopédica Mexicana
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741257/the-comorbidity-burden-of-patients-with-cluster-headache-a-population-based-study
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Shivang Joshi, Paul Rizzoli, Elizabeth Loder
BACKGROUND: Evidence is limited regarding the comorbidity burden of patients with cluster headache (CH). We aimed to characterize comorbid conditions in a cohort of CH patients diagnosed by headache experts, using electronic health record information from the Partners Research Patient Data Registry (RPDR). METHODS: We identified and reviewed the charts of unique patients diagnosed by headache specialists over an 11-year period, and a set of matched controls. Patients were categorized as having Definite, Unconfirmed or no CH...
December 2017: Journal of Headache and Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737638/a-bone-health-intervention-for-chinese-immigrants-in-santa-clara-county
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Joanne Zou, Michelle DeCoux Hampton, Kate Shade, Leonard Kaku
BACKGROUND: Among Chinese immigrants, osteoporosis is undertreated, misdiagnosed, and a leading cause of fragility fractures. In orthopaedic surgery departments, prevention education and health behavior change programs are necessary to improve their bone health. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of an osteoporosis prevention education program on participants' self-efficacy with regard to exercise and nutrition when provided by an orthopaedic surgery team during an annual Chinese Health Fair in Santa Clara County, CA...
July 2017: Orthopaedic Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730667/role-of-plasma-exchange-leukocytapheresis-and-plasma-diafiltration-in-management-of-refractory-macrophage-activation-syndrome
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Noriko Kinjo, Kazuya Hamada, Chika Hirayama, Masaki Shimizu
Macrophage activation syndrome (MAS) is a life-threating complication of systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis (s-JIA). Steroid and cyclosporine (CsA) are effective for MAS, but, treatment for steroid- and CsA-resistant patients is still challenging. We report the case of steroid and CsA resistant s-JIA associated MAS misdiagnosed as Kawasaki disease (KD), who was successfully treated with the combination of plasma exchange (PE) and leukocytapheresis (LCAP) followed by plasma diafiltration (PDF). PE + LCAP effectively removed proinflammatory cytokines and reduced the number of peripheral white blood cells...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Clinical Apheresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730323/the-pathogenesis-diagnosis-and-management-of-metastatic-tumors-to-the-ovary-a-comprehensive-review
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REVIEW
Ondřej Kubeček, Jan Laco, Jiří Špaček, Jiří Petera, Jindřich Kopecký, Alena Kubečková, Stanislav Filip
Secondary tumors of the ovary account for 10-25% of all ovarian malignancies. The most common tumors that give rise to ovarian metastases include breast, colorectal, endometrial, stomach, and appendix cancer. The correct diagnosis of secondary ovarian tumors may be challenging as they are not infrequently misdiagnosed as primary ovarian cancer, particularly in the case of mucinous adenocarcinomas. The distinction from the latter is essential, as it requires different treatment. Immunohistochemistry plays an important role in distinguishing primary ovarian tumors from extra-ovarian metastases and, furthermore, may suggest the primary tumor site...
July 20, 2017: Clinical & Experimental Metastasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729778/effect-of-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-on-differential-diagnosis-of-intrahepatic-cholangiocarcinoma-and-arterial-phase-enhanced-hepatic-inflammatory-lesions
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Shanshan Yin, Qiuli Cui, Kun Yan, Wei Yang, Wei Wu, Liping Bao, Minhua Chen
OBJECTIVE: To investigate differential diagnosis between intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC) and arterial phase enhanced hepatic inflammatory lesions in patients without liver cirrhosis using contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS). METHODS: ICC and hepatic inflammatory lesions cases with CEUS and pathological diagnosis between Sep 2013 and Oct 2016 were investigated retrospectively. Imaging features of conventional ultrasound and CEUS were analyzed. The parameters of time intensity curve (TIC), including the arrival time, peak intensity (PI) in the lesions, the starting time for washout, and the intensity difference at 3 min (ΔI3) after contrast agent infection between the lesion and the liver parenchyma, were compared between ICC and hepatic inflammatory lesions...
June 2017: Chinese Journal of Cancer Research, Chung-kuo Yen Cheng Yen Chiu
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725947/clinical-heterogeneity-of-sapho-syndrome-challenging-diagnose-and-treatment
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REVIEW
Francesco Cianci, Angelo Zoli, Elisa Gremese, Gianfranco Ferraccioli
Synovitis, acne, pustulosis, hyperostosis and osteitis (SAPHO) syndrome is a rare disease which is often misdiagnosed and under-recognized, because of its peculiar and heterogeneous clinical presentation. Its main features consist of cutaneous and osteoarticular manifestations, the latter affecting more often the anterior chest wall and having typical radiologic findings. There are no validated diagnostic criteria for SAPHO and no guidelines for treatment, due mainly to its rarity; as a consequence, therapy is empirical and aimed to control pain and modifying inflammatory process...
July 19, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724826/bilateral-normal-tension-glaucoma-can-this-be-nutritional
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Sirisha Senthil, Kiranmaye Turaga
Normal tension glaucoma (NTG) also known as low tension glaucoma, presents with optic nerve head and visual field damage in the absence of high intraocular pressure (<21 mmHg). There are several patients of NTG seen in our clinics who have repeatable visual field defects, which may or may not correlate with the disc appearance, but are labeled as glaucoma. Ruling out ischemic, nutritional, and other causes of one-time damage are important before diagnosing an NTG. We report 3 such cases that were misdiagnosed and referred as NTG...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723771/malignant-melanoma-misdiagnosed-as-diabetic-foot-ulcer-a-case-report
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Wei Gao, Dawei Chen, Xingwu Ran
RATIONALE: Acral lentiginous melanoma (AML) does not exhibit the classic signs of malignant melanoma. ALM is frequently misdiagnosed because of its unusual sites and atypical clinical morphologies, which lead to poor prognosis. PATIENT CONCERNS: A female patient aged 78 years was presented to our center with two ulcers on her right foot. Diabetic foot ulcer was considered as the primary diagnosis. The ulcers failed to improve after 2 weeks' therapy. DIAGNOSES: An incisional biopsy of the lesion revealed malignant melanoma...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721976/screening-irritable-bowel-syndrome-patients-for-symptoms-predictive-of-crohn-s-disease-using-the-red-flag-score
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Mahmoud Mosli, Mutaz Bamarhul, Abdulrahman Alharbi, Sohaib Shafei, Ahmad Alharbi, Khalid Bamahfouth, Hani Jawa, Emad Aljahdali, Salim Bazaraa, Yousif Qari
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The diagnosis of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is often delayed due to misdiagnosing patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), mostly because of the under-recognition of high-risk features. The red flag score (RFS) has been recently developed to identify patients with higher risk of IBD rather than IBS. The aim of this study is to estimate the prevalence of high-risk features, according to the RFS, among patients diagnosed with IBS who would consequently be candidates for ileocolonoscopic evaluation...
July 2017: Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Saudi Gastroenterology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721103/identifying-features-of-primary-fallopian-tube-carcinoma-using-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Hariyono Winarto, Darrell Fernando
Definitively diagnosing primary fallopian tube carcinoma (PFTC) prior to surgery is difficult. In the first working diagnosis, PFTC is often misdiagnosed as ovarian cancer. Preoperative workups using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are capable of differentiating PFTC from epithelial ovarian carcinomas (EOCs). Both the sensitivity and the specificity of MRI for identifying PFTC are high. The presence of a hydrosalpinx is a hallmark of PFTC. On MRI, hydrosalpinges have characteristic sausage-shaped appearances due to intrauterine fluid accumulation and fallopian tube distention...
2017: International Medical Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721092/hemicrania-continua-clinical-review-diagnosis-and-management
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REVIEW
Sanjay Prakash, Payal Patel
Hemicrania continua (HC) is an indomethacin-responsive primary headache disorder which is currently classified under the heading of trigeminal autonomic cephalalgias (TACs). It is a highly misdiagnosed and underreported primary headache. The pooled mean delay of diagnosis of HC is 8.0 ± 7.2 years. It is not rare. We noted more than 1000 cases in the literature. It represents 1.7% of total headache patients attending headache or neurology clinic. Just like other TACs, it is characterized by strictly unilateral pain in the trigeminal distribution, cranial autonomic features in the same area and agitation during exacerbations/attacks...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720998/spontaneous-spinal-epidural-abscess-in-a-normoglycemic-diabetic-patient-keep-it-as-a-differential
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Avinash Kumar, Vishal Kumar, Sarvdeep S Dhatt, Hitesh Lal, Raj Bahadur
Spinal epidural abscess (SEA) is a rare and serious condition which can lead to permanent neurological deficit. Spontaneous SEA is even rarer condition with an incidence of less than 1 per 10,000 person-year. Being spontaneous, it has high chances of being misdiagnosed, more so when the risk factors are not clearly explainable for the condition. This is a case report of such a case in a middle aged normoglycemic recently diagnosed diabetic man with atypical presentation. The diagnosis was made after magnetic resonance imaging and confirmed after surgical intervention in form of spinal decompression and patient recovered after appropriate antibiotics...
April 2017: Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma
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