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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930108/terra-firma-forme-dermatosis-misdiagnosed-as-nevoid-acanthosis-nigricans
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Gulsen Tukenmez Demirci, Ayse Tulin Mansur, Ebru Demiralay
Terra firma-forme dermatosis (TFFD) is a clinical condition characterized by brown-gray, velvety, pigmented patches or plaques, resembling dirt on the skin. Nevoid acanthosis nigricans (NAN) is a rare and recently described form of acanthosis nigricans occurring during childhood or early adulthood. Herein we describe a patient with TFFD, initially misdiagnosed as NAN. The patient had developed hyperkeratotic and hyperpigmented plaques on and around the umbilicus during pregnancy. Though regular in bathing practices, she could not clear away the lesions and concerned marks for inesthetic appearance...
October 2017: American Journal of Dermatopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929982/comorbidity-of-autoimmune-thyroid-disorders-and-psychiatric-disorders-during-the-postpartum-period-a-danish-nationwide-register-based-cohort-study
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V Bergink, V J M Pop, P R Nielsen, E Agerbo, T Munk-Olsen, X Liu
BACKGROUND: The postpartum period is well-known risk period for the first onset of autoimmune thyroid disorders (AITDs) as well as first onset of psychiatric disorders. These two disorders are some of the most prevalent medical conditions postpartum, often misdiagnosed and disabling if left untreated. Our study was designed to explore the possible bidirectional association between AITDs and psychiatric disorders during the postpartum period. METHODS: A population-based cohort study through linkage of Danish national registers, which comprised 312 779 women who gave birth to their first child during 1997-2010...
September 20, 2017: Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929080/sinonasal-schwannoma-a-rare-sinonasal-neoplasm
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Satish Kumar, Chanmiki Sayoo
Neoplasm in sinonasal cavity is dominated by epithelial type. Sinonasal schwannoma is a rare entity represent less than four percent of head and neck schwannoma. Clinically this tumour is commonly misdiagnosed until they are confirmed by histopathological examination. We present a case of schwannoma in sinonasal region with involvement of right side nasal cavity, maxillary sinus and maxillary alveolar process. The tumour was successfully removed by midfacial degloving approach.
September 2017: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928928/grynfeltt-lesshaft-lumbar-hernia-a-rare-cause-of-bowel-obstruction-misdiagnosed-as-a-lipoma
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Weronika Stupalkowska, Sarah F Powell-Brett, Brandon Krijgsman
Grynfeltt-Leschaft hernia is a type of lumbar hernia occurring in the superior lumbar triangle. Because of its rarity and non-specific presentation, lumbar hernia often poses a diagnostic challenge, and it can be easily misdiagnosed as a lipoma. If the correct diagnosis is missed, there is a significant risk of complications including hernia incarceration or strangulation. Here, we present a case of Grynfeltt-Lesshaft hernia which was repeatedly misdiagnosed as a lipoma and presented acutely with large bowel obstruction...
September 2017: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924723/sixteen-chinese-pediatric-brucellosis-patients-onset-of-fever-in-non-epidemic-areas-and-8-developed-with-osteoarticular-involvement
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Xinning Wang, Yuchun Yan, Fengqi Wu, Gaixiu Su, Shengnan Li, Xinyu Yuan, Jianming Lai, Zhixuan Zhou
The purpose of this study is to summarize the manifestations, diagnosis, differential diagnosis, and treatment of childhood brucellosis in non-epidemic areas of China. A retrospective review of 16 admitted children patients with brucella's disease who were diagnosed of brucellosis during the period from 2011 to 2016 was performed. Diagnostic criteria, clinical presentations, and outcomes were recorded. The most common symptom was fever. Osteoarticular involvement was found in 50% of the patients. They were infected by contacting with infected animals or consuming of unpasteurized milk or meat of sheep or goats, also...
September 19, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922237/minimizing-the-harm-of-accidental-awareness-under-general-anesthesia-new-perspectives-from-patients-misdiagnosed-as-being-in-a-vegetative-state
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Mackenzie Graham, Adrian M Owen, Kaman Çipi, Charles Weijer, Lorina Naci
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 14, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920570/brain-relevant-antibodies-in-first-episode-psychosis-a-matched-case-control-study
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Fiona Gaughran, John Lally, Katherine Beck, Ruaidhri McCormack, Poonam Gardner-Sood, Ester Coutinho, Leslie Jacobson, Bethan Lang, Ricardo Sainz-Fuertes, Evangelos Papanastasiou, Marta Di Forti, Tim Nicholson, Angela Vincent, Robin M Murray
BACKGROUND: There has been much recent excitement about the possibility that some cases of psychosis may be wholly due to brain-reactive antibodies, with antibodies to N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (NMDAR) and the voltage-gated potassium channel (VGKC)-complex reported in a few patients with first-episode psychosis (FEP). METHODS: Participants were recruited from psychiatric services in South London, UK, from 2009 to 2011 as part of the Genetics and Psychosis study...
September 18, 2017: Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920487/unilateral-dislocation-of-the-posterior-tibialis-tendon-ptt-and-flexor-digitorum-longus-tendon-with-contralateral-ptt-subluxation-in-a-patient-with-congenitally-shallow-flexor-groove
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Jacob E Waldron, Andrew S Bernhardson, Todd A Fellars
INTRODUCTION: Flexor tendon dislocation from the flexor tendon groove posterior of the medial malleolus has been previously described, and may be difficult to diagnose initially, but is amendable to surgical treatment with good outcomes. We present a unique case of unilateral dislocation of the posterior tibialis and flexor digitorum longus tendons with contralateral flexor digitorum longus subluxation that was treated surgically with a good outcome. CASE PRESENTATION: A 37-year-old active duty male sustained a dislocation and subluxation of the flexor tendons bilaterally after a forced dorsiflexion injury...
October 2017: Foot & Ankle Specialist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919626/addison-s-disease-a-diagnostic-dilemma
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S Afroz, S Bain
Adrenal insufficiency is a rare disease, but is life threatening when overlooked. Addison's disease may be an acquired form of adrenal insufficiency due to the destruction or dysfunction of the adrenal cortex. It affects both glucocorticoid and mineralocorticoid function. Main presenting symptoms of Addison's disease such as fatigue, anorexia, vomiting and convulsion often mimics central nervous system (CNS) infections. We describe a case of Addison's disease who was initially misdiagnosed as a case of meningo-encephalitis subsequently renal tubular acidosis and finally Addison's disease...
July 2017: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919523/thomas-mann-vascular-fatal-illness-of-the-writer-who-mastered-disease-through-literary-fiction
#10
Valeria Silvestri
Ruptured iliac artery may initially clinically mimic an isolated inferior limb venous involvement. It was indeed an acute iliac artery dissection complicated by contained rupture and misdiagnosed as inferior limb venous thrombosis that led Thomas Mann to death in 1955. Details of the complex case are analyzed. Considerations of medical interest and on actuality of his work are also added.
September 14, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919092/cervical-soft-tissue-recurrence-of-differentiated-thyroid-carcinoma-after-thyroidectomy-indicates-a-poor-prognosis
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Luying Gao, Yuxin Jiang, Zhiyong Liang, Lei Zhang, Xinxin Mao, Xiao Yang, Ying Wang, Jingzhu Xu, Ruyu Liu, Shenling Zhu, Ruina Zhao, Xingjian Lai, Xiaoyan Zhang, Bo Zhang
BACKGROUND: We investigated cervical soft tissue recurrence of differentiated thyroid carcinoma (DTC) after thyroidectomy, and these lesions exhibited no evidence that they were lymph nodes (LNs). METHODS: Between January 2012 and April 2016, consecutive 6308 patients underwent thyroid surgery for DTC at our center. Among them, we encountered 21 patients with recurrent cervical soft tissue lesions, none of whom had previously undergone fine needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB)...
September 14, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918971/-pulmonary-nocardiosis-with-cerebral-abscesses-mimicking-metastatic-lung-cancer-three-cases-and-a-review-of-literature
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A Fourrier, M Kerjouan, C Piau, P A Lentz, C Ricordel, H Léna, R Corre, B Desrues, S Jouneau
Nocardiosis is an infectious disease with wide range of clinical features, which can eventually lead to death. The agent responsible belongs to the genus Nocardia that includes about fifty different species. Nocardiosis occurs mainly in immunocompromised hosts. We report here three cases of disseminated nocardiosis misdiagnosed initially as cerebral metastatic lung cancer. These patients, including two immunocompetent hosts, presented with both pulmonary and cerebral lesions. In all three patients, the diagnosis was based on magnetic resonance imaging with diffusion sequence, apparent diffusion coefficient reconstruction and neurosurgical cerebral biopsies...
September 14, 2017: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917138/pulmonary-venous-anomalies-causing-misdiagnosis-of-pulmonary-arteriovenous-malformations
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Cheng Ting Lin, Stefan Loy Zimmerman, Sally Elizabeth Mitchell, Elliot K Fishman
PURPOSE: To investigate pulmonary venous anomaly as a cause of pulmonary arteriovenous malformation (PAVM) misdiagnosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We reviewed adult patients within a 7.5-year period with CT scans initially diagnosed with PAVM and subsequent conventional pulmonary angiograms. RESULTS: Pulmonary arteriography showed no PAVM on arterial phase for 10 out of 99 patients, comprising the misdiagnosed group. Four misdiagnosed patients had pulmonary venous anomalies and six had nodular lesions on CT...
September 8, 2017: Clinical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916457/in-vitro-activity-of-1h-phenalen-1-one-derivatives-against-acanthamoeba-castellanii-neff-and-their-mechanisms-of-cell-death
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Atteneri López-Arencibia, María Reyes-Batlle, Mónica Blanco Freijo, Grant McNaughton-Smith, Patricia Martín-Rodríguez, Leandro Fernández-Pérez, Ines Sifaoui, Carolina Wagner, Ana B García-Méndez, Aitor Rizo Liendo, Carlos J Bethencourt-Estrella, Teresa Abad-Grillo, José E Piñero, Jacob Lorenzo-Morales
Acanthamoeba is an opportunistic pathogen which is the causal agent of a sight-threatening ulceration of the cornea known as Acanthamoeba keratitis (AK) and, more rarely, an infection of the central nervous system called "granulomatous amoebic encephalitis" (GAE). The symptoms of AK are non-specific, and so it can be misdiagnosed as a viral, bacterial, or fungal keratitis. Furthermore, current therapeutic measures against AK are arduous, and show limited efficacy against the cyst stage of Acanthamoeba. 1H-Phenalen-1-one (PH) containing compounds have been isolated from plants and fungi, where they play a crucial role in the defense mechanism of plants...
September 12, 2017: Experimental Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915838/gout-and-comorbidity-a-nominal-group-study-of-people-with-gout
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Jasvinder A Singh
BACKGROUND: Comorbidities are common in patients with gout, yet qualitative research is lacking. The study objective was to examine the impact of gout on comorbidities. METHODS: Nine nominal groups were conducted. Patients with gout discussed and rank-ordered their concerns in response to the question, "How does gout or its treatment affect your other conditions and their treatment?" RESULTS: Nine nominal groups had 45 gout patients, with mean age 61 years (standard deviation (SD) 10...
September 15, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914333/-acute-skin-infections-and-their-imitators-in-children-a-photo-quiz
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M Theiler, A Schwieger-Briel, L Weibel
BACKGROUND: Skin infections account for 40% of emergency visits in pediatric dermatology. It is important to promptly recognize skin infections with potential complications and initiate treatment. However some characteristic skin findings may imitate skin infections and are often misdiagnosed. OBJECTIVES: To illustrate frequent pediatric skin infections and pitfalls in view of imitators and differential diagnoses. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A photo quiz is presented with the discussion of a selection of acute pediatric skin infections in comparison to their infectious or noninfectious differential diagnoses...
September 15, 2017: Der Hautarzt; Zeitschrift Für Dermatologie, Venerologie, und Verwandte Gebiete
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914233/lessons-from-two-cases-of-radiation-induced-skin-injuries-in-fluoroscopic-procedures-in-bulgaria
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Desislava Kostova-Lefterova, Jenia Vassileva, M M Rehani
Radiation-induced injuries to patient skin as a result of fluoroscopy guided interventional procedures are infrequently reported, often misdiagnosed and there is a need to learn lessons from every injury. Methods: This paper describes two cases of radiation induced skin injuries that are, to the best of our knowledge, the first ever reported cases from Bulgaria and possibly from Eastern Europe, and would thus have educational value. Results: The important messages from the skin injuries reported here are: lack of awareness among part of the interventional specialists about the potential for radiation induced skin injury, misdiagnosis after injury happened because of lack of awareness and knowledge among general physicians, dermatologists and surgeons who followed up cases of skin injuries; lack of system to monitor patients with relatively high exposure; important role played by the medical physicist in diagnosing the injury and overall in initiating actions; role of training and informational material displayed in interventional facilities...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Radiological Protection: Official Journal of the Society for Radiological Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913323/cutaneous-basal-cell-carcinoma-arising-in-odontogenic-cutaneous-fistula
#18
Nam Gyun Kim, Jun Oh Kim, Young Ji Park, Jun Sik Kim, Yoon Jung Lee, Kyung Suk Lee
An odontogenic cutaneous fistula is a pathological communication between the outer skin surface of the face and the oral cavity. Facial cutaneous fistula is a complication of odontogenic infection that is often misdiagnosed with skin infection. We report a rare case, which was diagnosed as basal cell carcinoma based on the biopsy of skin lesions in the patient who had been diagnosed with odontogenic cutaneous fistula. A 64-year-old male patient presented with a cutaneous odontogenic fistula. The patient had undergone surgical extraction of fistula tract and loose tooth before dermatology or plastic surgery consultation...
June 2017: Arch Craniofac Surg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913138/chondrosarcoma-mimicking-an-adnexal-mass-a-very-rare-case-report
#19
Hüseyin Çağlayan Özcan, Aynur Mustafa, Zehra Bozdağ, Seyhun Sucu, Özcan Balat
Chondrosarcoma is considered as a common primary bone sarcoma. These sarcomas can form large masses without any specific symptoms because there are no barriers in pelvic anatomy to prevent the enlargement of tumors, and can mimic ovarian masses. We present a pelvic chondrosarcoma in a woman aged 37 years who was misdiagnosed as having an ovarian mass due to the limited information obtained from imaging studies. Pelvic chondrosarcoma should be considered in patients who have pelvic masses with solid components...
March 2017: Turk J Obstet Gynecol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912998/igg4-related-kidney-disease-report-of-a-case-presenting-as-a-renal-mass
#20
Daniele Bianchi, Luca Topazio, Gabriele Gaziev, Valerio Iacovelli, Pierluigi Bove, Alessandro Mauriello, Enrico Finazzi Agrò
IgG4-related disease (IgG4-RD) is a nosological entity defined as a chronic immune-mediated fibro-inflammatory condition characterized by a tendency to form tumefactive, tissue-destructive lesions or by organ failure. Urologic involvement in IgG4-RD has been described in some short series of patients and in isolated case reports, most often involving the kidneys in so-called IgG4-related kidney disease (IgG4-RKD). The disease can occasionally mimic malignancies and is at risk of being misdiagnosed due to its rarity...
2017: Case Reports in Surgery
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