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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302234/tuberculous-dactylitis-with-concomitant-thyroid-involvement-a-rare-presentation-of-childhood-tuberculosis
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Sobia Qamar, Farrah Naz, Samia Naz, Iftikhar Ejaz
Extrapulmonary tuberculosis rarely presents as thyroid involvement along with other manifestations, and poses a diagnostic challenge on account of paucibacillary nature of disease. In general, the diagnosis of tuberculosis is based on epidemiological risk factors, clinical features, imaging studies, in addition to a positive skin testing or Interferon Gamma Release Assay (IGRA). A 14-year boy presented with history of fever and weight loss for one year. On examination, he had painful swelling of fingers and toes along with a painless thyroid nodule and squint...
March 2017: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281443/central-nervous-system-tuberculosis
#2
John M Leonard
Central nervous system tuberculosis (CNS-TB) takes three clinical forms: meningitis (TBM), intracranial tuberculoma, and spinal arachnoiditis. TBM predominates in the western world and presents as a subacute to chronic meningitis syndrome with a prodrome of malaise, fever, and headache progressing to altered mentation and focal neurologic signs, followed by stupor, coma, and death within five to eight weeks of onset. The CSF formula typically shows a lymphocytic pleocytosis, and low glucose and high protein concentrations...
March 2017: Microbiology Spectrum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253602/-a-clinical-report-of-five-cases-of-central-nervous-system-miliary-tuberculomas-first-diagnosed-by-neurologists
#3
X Huang, X Y Wang, Z H Zhu, X K Qi, Y X Yu
To explore the clinical characteristics and imaging features of miliary tuberculomas in central nervous system(CNS). A total of 5 cases diagnosed with tuberculosis in CNS first diagnosed by neurologists in Navy General Hospital of PLA were enrolled in the study. All clinical and imaging data were collected and analyzed retrospectively. The main initial symptoms were fever and headache (4/5). Multiple diffused miliary lesions were shown by brain MRI, with maximum diameter ranged from 1-4 mm and ring-shape or nodular enhancement after gadolinium injection...
March 1, 2017: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183710/pituitary-tuberculoma-with-subsequent-drug-resistant-tuberculous-lymphadenopathy-an-uncommon-presentation-of-a-common-disease
#4
Geethu Antony, Riddhi Dasgupta, Geetha Chacko, Nihal Thomas
We report a case of pituitary tuberculosis which presented as a non-functioning pituitary macroadenoma, and subsequently developed multidrug-resistant tuberculous lymphadenopathy. Pituitary tuberculosis continues to be a rare presentation of tuberculosis, but incidence and prevalence are expected to grow with increasing numbers of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis. Isolated pituitary tuberculosis is rare. Tuberculosis should be considered in the differential diagnosis in evaluation of a sellar mass.
February 9, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166919/a-lengthy-primary-intramedullary-tuberculoma-of-the-spinal-cord-extending-from-c4-to-d8-a-case-report
#5
V Chandramouleeswaran, Hazeena P Philo, D Balasubramaniam, Rajeswari Ramachandran
Spinal intramedullary tuberculoma is a rare cause of spinal cord compression. We report a case that had an intramedullary spinal cord tuberculomas where the diagnosis was made by MRI and biopsy. The clinical presentation was that of a cord compression in a 30-year-old male febrile patient. This case of intramedullary spinal tuberculoma with a longitudinally extending lesion of the cervicothoracic spine from C4 to D8 is presented for the rarity of its presentation.
January 2017: Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149976/worsening-of-longstanding-headaches-dizziness-visual-symptoms-%C3%A2-dx
#6
Amy Williams, Debra Howenstine
The clinical presentation and imaging studies of central nervous system tuberculosis are often indistinguishable from those of patients with malignant neoplasms or metastatic disease. Biopsies may be necessary to distinguish tuberculomas from other intracranial lesions such as pyogenic abscesses or necrotic tumors.
December 2016: Journal of Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149099/bilateral-ptosis-without-upward-gaze-palsy-unusual-presentation-of-midbrain-tuberculoma
#7
Shatanik Sarkar, Chaitali Patra, Malay Kumar Dasgupta
Central nervous system tuberculoma can have variable presentations depending on the site and number of tuberculomas. We are reporting a rare case of an 11-year-old male child presenting with ptosis and ataxia. Clinical examination revealed bilateral partial 3(rd) cranial nerve palsy (ptosis without any upward gaze palsy) associated with dysdiadochokinesia and ataxia on the right side. Magnetic resonance imaging of the brain revealed a single ring-enhancing lesion in the dorsal midbrain with perifocal edema...
January 2017: Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135346/intracranial-tuberculoma-in-a-patient-with-untreated-human-immunodeficiency-virus
#8
Ethan Meltzer, Khaled Moussawi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 1, 2017: JAMA Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073731/discoveries-about-tubercolosis-from-autopsies-topographical-and-morphological-profiles-of-lesions-in-dakar-senegal
#9
I Thiam, C Dial, K Doh, A M Gaye, G Woto-Gaye
Tuberculosis is endemic in Senegal. It is rate of increase and high mortality rate make it a major public health problem. The aim of this study was to describe the topographic, macroscopic, and microscopic aspects of tuberculosis lesions responsible for deaths in Dakar. This is a retrospective study of 158 autopsy reports, collected over 10 years, of deaths due to tuberculosis. The diagnosis of tuberculosis was essentially macroscopic; only equivocal cases had histological analysis. The average age at death was 47 years, and nearly all patients were men (all but 5)...
November 1, 2016: Médecine et Santé Tropicales
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27956845/choroidal-tuberculoma-as-a-presenting-sign-of-tuberculosis
#10
Nicolas Arej, Ali Fadlallah, Elias Chelala
Choroidal tuberculoma is a rare ocular form of tuberculosis (TB) that raises both a diagnostic and a therapeutical challenge, especially when occurring without other manifestations of the disease. This study reports the case of a 27-year-old woman who had a unilateral drop of vision (20/100) with ocular pain. Her fundus examination revealed an elevated juxtapapillary choroidal mass measuring 892 µm in diameter, as calculated by optical coherence tomography (OCT), and associated with a serous retinal detachment involving the macula...
2016: International Medical Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935825/microglia-activation-in-a-pediatric-rabbit-model-of-tuberculous-meningitis
#11
Elizabeth W Tucker, Supriya Pokkali, Zhi Zhang, Vincent P DeMarco, Mariah Klunk, Elizabeth S Smith, Alvaro A Ordonez, Marie-France Penet, Zaver Bhujwalla, Sanjay K Jain, Sujatha Kannan
Central nervous system (CNS) tuberculosis (TB) is the most severe form of extra-pulmonary TB and disproportionately affects young children where the developing brain has a unique host response. New Zealand white rabbits were infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis via subarachnoid inoculation at postnatal day 4-8 and evaluated until 4-6 weeks post-infection. Control and infected rabbit kits were assessed for the development of neurological deficits, bacterial burden, and postmortem microbiologic and pathologic changes...
December 1, 2016: Disease Models & Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927706/cerebral-tuberculomas-in-a-patient-with-hairy-cell-leukaemia-treated-with-cladribine
#12
Samuel Barbosa Fonseca, Júlio Rodrigues de Oliveira, Cristina Gonçalves, Virgínia Lopes
A 67-year-old man was treated with cladribine for hairy cell leukaemia. A few weeks later, he presented with persistent headaches, intermittent hypoesthesia of the right upper limb and language impairment. Brain CT scan showed 3 contrast-enhancing lesions. MRI revealed infracentimetric nodular lesions with restricted diffusion. One of the lesions was surgically removed and tested positive for acid-fast bacilli. Moreover, Mycobacterium tuberculosis was confirmed by PCR. Antituberculous drugs were prescribed for 12 months, with complete resolution of neurological deficits...
December 7, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915334/intraventricular-tuberculoma-in-a-child-a-rare-location
#13
Deepashu Sachdeva, Ishu Bishnoi, Anita Jagetia, Lavlesh Rathore, Atul Agarwal, Vineeta Batra, Amandeep Kaur
Intracranial tuberculoma is an uncommon presentation of tuberculosis, and its occurrence in an intraventricular location is very rare. It is usually confused with glioma, parasitic cyst, and craniopharyngioma. Few case reports exist in the literature on this entity. We report a case of tuberculoma at the foramen of Monro in a 7-year-old child and review the literature in terms of diagnostic dilemma.
2017: Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905289/cerebral-alveolar-echinococcosis-concomitant-with-liver-and-lung-lesions-in-a-young-adult-patient-case-report-and-literature-review
#14
Osman Ersegun Batçık, Ahmet Öğrenci, Orkun Koban, Murat Şakir Ekşi, Turgay Bilge
We present the case of a 25-year-old male harboring multiple brain lesions mimicking tumor metastasis that were revealed to be caused by Echinococcus multilocularis. Cerebral echinococcosis with multiple lesions is rare and might be confused with a brain abscess, tuberculoma, or metastatic tumor disease. Brain magnetic resonance imaging and serological studies are helpful in the differential diagnosis. In case of E. multilocularis, cerebral invasion is the late stage of the disease that necessitates an aggressive treatment protocol...
September 2016: Türkiye Parazitolojii Dergisi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888079/neglected-recurrent-scalp-sinus-calvarial-tuberculosis-with-intracranial-and-extracranial-extension
#15
Krishnamurthy B Holeppagol, Biswaranjan N Nayak, Ram Kumar K Goyal, Arunkumar K Kumar, Prafulla K Sahoo, Debabrat Biswal
BACKGROUND: Calvarial tuberculosis (TB) with intracranial tuberculoma and skin involvement is rare condition even in endemic regions. CASE PRESENTATION: A 43-year-old man presented with a generalized seizure, altered mental state, scalp swelling, and pus-discharging sinus over the scalp. Magnetic resonance imaging of the brain indicated a conflicting diagnosis of anaplastic meningiomas and chronic osteomyelitis with intracranial extension. Débridement and drainage of intracranial pus was performed...
February 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871010/diagnostic-challenges-in-a-patient-with-myocardial-tuberculoma-a-case-report
#16
Olof Säll, Soon-Ok Cha, Hans Holmberg
INTRODUCTION: Tuberculosis can affect any organ of the body, including the heart. PRESENTATION OF CASE: An 18-year old woman presented with a multifocal tuberculosis infection involving abdominal lymph nodes, a sternotomy wound, an abscess of the abdominal wall and most notably a myocardial tuberculoma. Establishing the diagnosis of the myocardial tuberculoma was challenging mainly due to the location within the heart. Initially a diagnostic percutaneous femoral vascular catheter guided biopsy of the right atrial mass was performed, but later open surgery involving median sternotomy was needed...
2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865204/possible-role-of-transforming-growth-factor-%C3%AE-in-tuberculous-meningitis
#17
J Kalita, U K Misra, S K Bhoi, P S Chauhan, Betai Sagar
BACKGROUND: Transforming growth factor β (TGF-β) is an anti-inflammatory cytokine and its role in hydrocephalus and stoke has been suggested. Tuberculous meningitis (TBM) is associated with exudates, stroke, hydrocephalus and tuberculoma, but the role of TGF-β has not been evaluated in relation to these changes. AIM: To evaluate the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) TGF-β level in the patients with TBM, and correlate these with clinical findings, MRI changes, paradoxical response and outcome at 6months...
November 16, 2016: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856061/-mesencephalic-lesion-with-ring-enhancement-tuberculoma-or-toxoplasmosis
#18
N Ben Achour, A Nâas, N Hammami, A Rouissi, I Kraoua, H Benrhouma, H Klaa, M Ben Hammouda, I Ben Youssef-Turki
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27804936/-first-time-revealed-small-formations-of-lungs-under-2-cm-in-diameter-dynamic-follow-up-or-surgery
#19
Yu V Pavlov, V K Rybin
AIM: To develop the treatment algorithm in patients with first time revealed lung lesions smaller than 2 cm. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study included 110 patients with pathological lung lesions with small dimensions who have been treated in the Burdenko Clinic of Faculty Surgery for the period 1997-2013. All patients underwent surgical removal of lung tissue using different surgical approaches: 44 cases of videothoracoscopic resections, 43 video-assisted minithoracotomies, 23 minithoracotomies...
2016: Khirurgiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798497/recent-advances-in-the-diagnosis-and-management-of-tuberculous-meningitis
#20
Nguyen T H Mai, Guy E Thwaites
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Tuberculous meningitis is a devastating infection that is hard to diagnose and treat. We have reviewed tuberculous meningitis original research published within the past 18 months, selecting studies which we consider have most advanced knowledge. RECENT FINDINGS: We review advances in diagnostic methods, anti-tuberculosis chemotherapy, and the common complications of tuberculous meningitis. New commercial molecular diagnostic tests, such as GeneXpert MTB/RIF, have an important role in tuberculous meningitis diagnosis, but as with all other available tests, they lack sensitivity and cannot rule out the disease...
February 2017: Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases
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