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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29687155/takayasu-arteritis-in-childhood-misdiagnoses-at-disease-onset-and-associated-diseases
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Gleice Clemente, Clovis A Silva, Silvana B Sacchetti, Virginia P L Ferriani, Sheila K Oliveira, Flavio Sztajnbok, Blanca E R G Bica, André Cavalcanti, Teresa Robazzi, Marcia Bandeira, Maria Teresa Terreri
Juvenile-Takayasu arteritis (j-TA) is a difficult diagnosis and some patients develop uncommon manifestations and associated diseases that may contribute to the delayed diagnosis. Our aim was to identify the misdiagnoses, the associated diseases and the atypical manifestations observed in a j-TA Brazilian multicentre study. 71 children and adolescents who met the classification criteria for j-TA were included. The misdiagnoses, the associated diseases and the atypical manifestations were evaluated. 19 (26.8%) patients had misdiagnoses...
April 23, 2018: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29686913/oral-capecitabine-achieves-response-in-metastatic-eccrine-carcinoma
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Kristian Larson, Hani M Babiker, Andrew Kovoor, Joy Liau, Jordan Eldersveld, Emad Elquza
The low prevalence rate and limited literature on eccrine carcinoma (EC) pose a challenge to properly diagnosing and treating this rare malignancy. EC lesions tend to present similarly to other cutaneous neoplasms and dermatitis-like conditions. Efficacious treatment guidelines have not been established for patients diagnosed with EC, and few treatment regimens have demonstrated clinical benefit. Due to the high metastatic potential of EC, recognizing the clinical presentation, properly diagnosing, and utilizing beneficial treatment options are important for managing this disease...
2018: Case Reports in Oncological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29686788/pyoderma-gangrenosum-in-primary-care-setting-the-challenges-involved
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Beenish Fayyaz
This article aims at raising clinical awareness about pyoderma gangrenosum especially when presenting in primary care settings. Due to its initial manifestation as a nonspecific ulcer, physicians with relatively less dermatology experience usually misdiagnose PG as cutaneous infection or vascular disease. This usually leads to inappropriate treatment with subsequent worsening of condition and devastating effects on patients' lives.
2018: Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29685405/high-prevalence-of-greater-trochanteric-pain-syndrome-among-patients-presenting-to-spine-clinic-for-evaluation-of-degenerative-lumbar-pathologies
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Lee A Tan, Barlas Benkli, Alexander Tuchman, Xudong J Li, Natasha N Desai, Thomas S Bottiglieri, Jeffrey Pavel, Lawrence G Lenke, Ronald A Lehman
BACKGROUND: Greater trochanteric pain syndrome (GTPS) is a relatively common diagnosis among the general population. OBJECTIVE: We aim to determine the prevalence of GTPS among patients who presented to the spine clinic. METHODS: Medical records of patients who were evaluated in the spine clinic were reviewed over a 12-month period (4/1/2016 to 3/31/2017). Patient demographics, presenting symptomatology, physical examination findings, presence or absence of GTPS, medical imaging findings, and interventions were recorded analyzed...
April 20, 2018: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29685363/fulminant-type-1-diabetes-mellitus-with-remarkable-elevation-of-serum-pancreatic-enzymes
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Mikio Nakajima, Masamitsu Shirokawa, Tomotsugu Nakano, Hideaki Goto
Fulminant type 1 diabetes mellitus progresses extremely rapidly and is accompanied by ketoacidosis. Patients with the disease present at emergency departments with non-specific symptoms, including fever, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. Here, we present a case of fulminant type 1 diabetes mellitus where the patient was initially misdiagnosed with gastroenteritis and acute pancreatitis. A 50-year-old Japanese woman was referred to our hospital with coma and shock. She had presented with nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain and thirst from 5 days before admission, and had been misdiagnosed with gastroenteritis by her primary care physician...
April 14, 2018: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682390/hydatid-cyst-of-the-adrenal-gland-is-radical-surgery-necessary-for-recurrent-hydatid-disease
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Sami Akbulut, Mehmet Yilmaz
Hydatid cyst disease caused by E. granulosus is a zoonotic disease that may involve many body tissues and organs, mainly liver. Adrenal glands are rarely involved even in regions where hydatid cyst disease is endemic. A limited number of studies have been reported on adrenal gland involvement by hydatid cyst disease. Herein, we aimed to report a recurrent case of adrenal hydatid cyst that was misdiagnosed as a hepatic hydatid cyst. A 16-year-old boy with a history of partial cyst excision and evacuation for perforated adrenal hydatid cyst disease three years ago presented to our outpatient clinic with nonspecific abdominal pain...
2018: Case Reports in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29681582/subchondral-insufficiency-fracture-of-the-femoral-head-in-a-pregnant-woman-with-pre-existing-anorexia-nervosa
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Kyoko Kasahara, Tomohiro Mimura, Suzuko Moritani, Taku Kawasaki, Shinji Imai, Shunichiro Tsuji, Fuminori Kimura, Takashi Murakami
Subchondral insufficiency fracture (SIF) is a fragility fracture secondary to osteoporosis that leads to collapse of the femoral head with no evidence of osteonecrosis. SIF of the femoral head has been reported in adults of varying ages and both sexes, but it has never been reported to occur in pregnant women. Herein, we describe a 40-year-old primiparous patient with pre-existing anorexia nervosa who developed SIF of the femoral head in the third trimester. At 29 weeks of gestation, the patient complained of sudden pain on walking in both hips...
2018: Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676331/cervicofacial-emphysema-following-unilateral-external-dacryocystorhinostomies-a-case-report
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Ziya Akingol, Safak Karslioglu, Didem Serin
Cervicofacial emphysema (CFE), mostly seen after trauma or dental procedures, is an unexpected, extremely rare condition after uncomplicated dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR). It may be misdiagnosed as angioedema or necrotizing fasciitis. In this article, we present the case of a 40-year-old female with CFE twice after uncomplicated unilateral DCR for left and right sides on different operative days. CFE was confirmed by computed tomography, demonstrating extensive air within subcutaneous tissues of the face, neck, and orbital cavity...
May 2018: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675720/initial-misdiagnosis-of-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-associating-factors-and-its-prognosis
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Se-Yang Oh, Yong Cheol Lim, Yu Shik Shim, Jihye Song, Sang Kyu Park, Sook Young Sim, Myeong Jin Kim, Yong Sam Shin, Joonho Chung
BACKGROUND: Predicting the fate of patients who are given a misdiagnosis of aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH) remains unclear. The purpose was to examine factors associated with initial misdiagnosis of aSAH and to investigate the impact of initial misdiagnosis of aSAH on clinical outcomes. METHODS: Between January 2007 and December 2015, medical records and radiographic data for 3118 consecutive patients with aSAH were reviewed. There were 33 patients who had been documented with an initial misdiagnosis of aSAH, and all met the following criteria: (1) failure to correctly identify aSAH upon initial presentation to health care professionals; and 2) subsequently documented aSAH after the initial misdiagnosis...
April 20, 2018: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675476/peritoneal-tuberculosis-after-robot-assisted-laparoscopic-prostatectomy-with-extended-lymph-node-dissection
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Suruga Saito, Katsuhiro Ito, Keiyu Matsumoto, Motofumi Tajima, Takayuki Goto, Haruki Ito, Yumi Manabe, Mutsuki Mishina, Hiroshi Okuno
Background: Peritoneal tuberculosis (TB) is a relatively uncommon presentation of extrapulmonary TB. Early diagnosis of peritoneal TB is difficult because of its nonspecific clinical manifestation such as abdominal pain, fever, or ascites. Especially early after surgery of abdomen or pelvis, these symptoms can be misdiagnosed as septic peritonitis. There are few reports of peritoneal TB as a postoperative complication of laparoscopic surgery. Here, we describe a first case of peritoneal TB after robot-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy (RALP) with extended lymph node dissection...
2018: Journal of Endourology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675082/susac-s-syndrome-retinocochleocerebral-vasculopathy-follow-up-of-a-pediatric-patient
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Zeynep Selen Karalok, Birce Dilge Taskin, Alev Guven, Cemile Atilgan Ucgul, Omer Faruk Aydin
Susac's syndrome (SS) is a triad of encephalopathy, branch retinal artery occlusion (BRAO), and sensorineural hearing loss as a result of microvascular occlusions of the brain, retina, and inner ear. It is also a disorder of autoimmune endotheliopathy. SS usually affects young women between the age of 20 and 40 years. SS can be misdiagnosed as multiple sclerosis (MS) or acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) because of similar findings. A 15-year-old girl presented in June 2015 with vomiting and severe headache...
October 2017: Journal of Pediatric Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29671642/diagnoses-of-autism-spectrum-disorders-in-germany-time-trends-in-administrative-prevalence-and-diagnostic-stability
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Christian J Bachmann, Bettina Gerste, Falk Hoffmann
For Germany, no data on trends in autism spectrum disorder diagnoses are available. The primary aim of this study was to establish the time trends in the administrative prevalence of autism spectrum disorder diagnoses. The second aim was to assess the stability of autism spectrum disorder diagnoses over time. We analysed administrative outpatient data (2006-2012) from a nationwide health insurance fund and calculated the prevalence of autism spectrum disorder diagnoses for each year, stratified by age and sex...
April 2018: Autism: the International Journal of Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670796/huntington-s-disease-in-a-patient-misdiagnosed-as-conversion-disorder
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João Machado Nogueira, Ana Margarida Franco, Susana Mendes, Anabela Valadas, Cristina Semedo, Gustavo Jesus
Huntington's disease (HD) is an inherited, progressive, and neurodegenerative neuropsychiatric disorder caused by the expansion of cytosine-adenine-guanine (CAG) trinucleotide in Interested Transcript (IT) 15 gene on chromosome 4. This pathology typically presents in individuals aged between 30 and 50 years and the age of onset is inversely correlated with the length of the CAG repeat expansion. It is characterized by chorea, cognitive deficits, and psychiatric symptoms. Usually the psychiatric disorders precede motor and cognitive impairment, Major Depressive Disorder and anxiety disorders being the most common presentations...
2018: Case Reports in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670774/emergent-presentation-of-an-adult-with-undiagnosed-coarctation-of-the-aorta
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Shannon Armistead, David Mullins, Stephen Sherick, John Ashurst
Coarctation of the aorta is typically thought to be a childhood disease. However, emergency physicians must keep a broad differential diagnosis when faced with a young patient with signs and symptoms of acute congestive heart failure. The authors present a case of newly diagnosed coarctation of the aorta in a 26-year-old male who was first misdiagnosed with pneumonia.
2018: Case Reports in Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670527/comparative-metabolomics-analysis-of-cervicitis-in-human-patients-and-a-phenol-mucilage-induced-rat-model-using-liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry
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Xiaoyong Zhang, Junmao Li, Bin Xie, Bei Wu, Shuangxia Lei, Yun Yao, Mingzhen He, Hui Ouyang, Yulin Feng, Wen Xu, Shilin Yang
Cervicitis is an exceedingly common gynecological disorder that puts women at high risk of sexually transmitted infections and induces a series of reproductive system diseases. This condition also has a significant impact on quality of life and is commonly misdiagnosed in clinical practice due to its complicated pathogenesis. In the present study, we performed non-targeted plasma metabolomics analysis of cervicitis in both plasma samples obtained from human patients and plasma samples from a phenol mucilage induced rat model of cervicitis, using ultra-performance liquid chromatography coupled to quadrupole time-of-flight tandem mass spectrometry...
2018: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669313/role-of-fna-and-special-stains-in-rapid-cytopathological-diagnosis-of-pulmonary-nocardiosis
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Ridhi Sood, Ruchita Tyagi, Pavneet Kaur Selhi, Gursheen Kaur, Harpreet Kaur, Akashdeep Singh
BACKGROUND: Nocardia, a gram-positive aerobic bacillus of the Actinomycetales family, is a significant opportunistic pathogen in immunocompromised individuals. Clinical and radiological features of pulmonary nocardiosis are nonspecific and can be misdiagnosed as tuberculosis, pneumocystis, staphylococcal or fungal infections, or as malignancy. Aspiration cytology with special stains is a quick and effective approach for accurate diagnosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We present 7 cases of pulmonary nocardiosis, admitted to the pathology department in a tertiary-care hospital in Punjab...
April 18, 2018: Acta Cytologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668588/a-delayed-diagnosis-of-catecholaminergic-polymorphic-ventricular-tachycardia-with-a-mutant-of-ryr2-at-c-7580t-g-for-6-years-in-a-9-year-old-child
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Hongyu Duan, Yongyi Lu, Song Yan, Lina Qiao, Yimin Hua, Yifei Li, Kaiyu Zhou, Chuan Wang
RATIONALE: Catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (CPVT) is a rare but potentially lethal inherited arrhythmia syndrome induced by adrenergic stress. Due to the atypical clinical manifestations in early age, limited recognition and experience of pediatric cardiologists, and low awareness of the significance of genetic diagnosis in some underdeveloped areas in China, a delayed or missed diagnosis of CPVT in children is common and concerning. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 9-year and 3-month male child with recurrent exercise-induced syncope accompanied by convulsion was initially misdiagnosed as epilepsy since the first manifestation at the age of 3 years...
April 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667796/isotretinoin-the-ups-are-just-as-troubling-as-the-downs
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Jay M Truitt, Jason S Reichenberg, Kevin G Sharghi, Shirlene M Sampson, Randall K Roenigk, Michelle Magid
INTRODUCTION: Isotretinoin, previously marketed as Accutane®, is an oral retinoid medication that is used to treat acne and other cutaneous disorders. Although the data is conflicting, previous reports suggest a causal relationship between isotretinoin and depression. When reviewing these previous reports, many patients who were diagnosed as 'depressed' did not undergo a thorough psychiatric evaluation and/or were not diagnosed according to the criteria of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM)...
April 18, 2018: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia: Organo Ufficiale, Società Italiana di Dermatologia e Sifilografia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666718/an-autopsy-case-of-misdiagnosed-wernicke-s-syndrome-after-intragastric-balloon-therapy
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Paola Vellante, Aldo Carnevale, Cristian D'Ovidio
Intragastric balloon (IGB) therapy is a widely used technique to counter obesity, and it is known to be safe and effective. Although there can be a high rate of side effects following IGB therapy, most are self-healing and they are mainly accommodative in nature. Few cases of Wernicke's syndrome under IGB therapy have been described in the literature, and to the best of our knowledge, none have been fatal. We present here a case of a 51-year-old woman who underwent IGB therapy over 8 months. Late diagnosed Wernicke's syndrome that first appeared as lower limb neuropathy progressively immobilized the patient, until she required bed rest...
2018: Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666556/maturity-onset-diabetes-of-the-young-due-to-hnf1a-variants-in-croatia
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Tamara Pavić, Agata Juszczak, Edita Pape Medvidović, Carla Burrows, Mario Šekerija, Amanda J Bennett, Jadranka Ćuća Knežević, Anna L Gloyn, Gordan Lauc, Mark I McCarthy, Olga Gornik, Katharine R Owen
Introduction: Maturity onset diabetes of the young due to HNF1A mutations (HNF1A-MODY) is the most frequent form of monogenic diabetes in adults. It is often misdiagnosed as type 1 or type 2 diabetes, but establishing genetic diagnosis is important, as treatment differs from the common types of diabetes. HNF1A-MODY has not been investigated in Croatia before due to limited access to genetic testing. In this study we aimed to describe the characteristics of young adults diagnosed with diabetes before the age of 45 years, who have rare HNF1A allele variants, and estimate the prevalence of HNF1A-MODY in Croatia...
June 15, 2018: Biochemia Medica: časopis Hrvatskoga Društva Medicinskih Biokemičara
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