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  1. Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency is an X-linked recessive disease that causes acute or chronic hemolytic anemia and potentially leads to severe jaundice in response to oxidative agents. This defici...

    Authors: Gladys Cossio de Gurrola, Juan José Araúz, Elfilda Durán, Maribel Aguilar-Medina, Rosalío Ramos-Payán, Noemí García-Magallanes, Gerardo Vaca Pacheco and Eliakym Arámbula Meraz

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2008 2:146

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  2. Bronchiolitis Obliterans Organising Pneumonia (BOOP) may often present initially as a recurrent spontaneous pneumothorax and then develop multi-system complications.

    Authors: Indranil Chakravorty, William LG Oldfield and Carlos MH Gómez

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2008 2:145

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  3. Congenital renal arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) are very rare benign lesions. They are more common in women and rarely manifest in elderly people. In some cases they present with massive hematuria. Contemp...

    Authors: P Sountoulides, I Zachos, K Paschalidis, I Asouhidou, A Fotiadou, A Bantis, M Palasopoulou and T Podimatas

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2008 2:144

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  4. Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a common condition in the United Kingdom with the prevalence varying from 21% in infants aged 0–6 months to 6.4% at the age of 16 years. Patients with AD experience high rates of colo...

    Authors: Gadha Mohiyiddeen, Ian Brett and Edward Jude

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2008 2:143

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  5. Angio-osteohypotrophic syndrome is also known as Servelle-Martorell angiodysplasia. It is characterized by venous or, rarely, arterial malformations, which may result in limb hypertrophy and bony hypoplasia. E...

    Authors: Raju Karuppal, Rajendran V Raman, Brijesh P Valsalan, TS Gopakumar, Chathoth Meethal Kumaran and Chembu Kara Vasu

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2008 2:142

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  6. Postoperative spinal extradural hematomas are rare. Most of the cases that have been reported occured within 3 days of surgery. Their occurrence in a delayed form, that is, more than 72 hours after surgery, is...

    Authors: Chandra JKB Parthiban and Shiju A Majeed

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2008 2:141

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  7. Two species of Ehrlichia are known to cause human illness. Several other species have been discovered in ticks and animals, and recent reports suggest that some of these Ehrlichia species might be human pathogens...

    Authors: Will K Reeves, Amanda D Loftis, William L Nicholson and Alan G Czarkowski

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2008 2:139

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  8. Radiation-induced morphea (RIM) of the breast is a rare complication of radiotherapy. It is disfiguring, painful and defeats the purpose of achieving a good cosmesis in breast-conservation surgery. This report...

    Authors: Nellie LC Cheah, Daniel WY Wong and Anula D Chetiyawardana

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2008 2:136

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  9. Iliopsoas pseudotumour is a serious complication of haemophilia. We present the case of a 20-year-old male patient with a six-month history of left leg weakness, limitation of movement and wasting of the muscl...

    Authors: Azan S Al Saadi, Ali H Al Wadan, Sami A El Hamarneh and Mohamed E Emad

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2008 2:135

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  10. Malignant melanoma is a neoplasia which frequently involves the gastrointestinal tract (GIT). GIT metastases are difficult to diagnose because they often recur many years after treatment of the primary cutaneo...

    Authors: Federico Alghisi, Pietro Crispino, Andrea Cocco, Antonio G Richetta, Francesco Nardi, Paolo Paoluzi and Danilo Badiali

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2008 2:134

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  11. Primary splenic angiosarcoma is a rare neoplasm of vascular origin carrying a very poor prognosis, partly due to its high metastatic potential. This disease presents frequently with splenic rupture and hemorrh...

    Authors: Andreas Manouras, Panagiotis Giannopoulos, Levon Toufektzian, Haridimos Markogiannakis, Emmanuel E Lagoudianakis, Artemisia Papadima, Dimitrios Papanikolaou, Konstantinos Filis and Panagiotis Kekis

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2008 2:133

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  12. Septic arthritis of the sternoclavicular joint is rare, comprising approximately 0.5% to 1% of all joint infections. Predisposing causes include immunocompromising diseases such as diabetes, HIV infection, ren...

    Authors: Charita Pradhan, Nicholas FS Watson, Nitin Jagasia, Ray Chari and Jane E Patterson

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2008 2:131

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  13. Heterotopic bone is rarely found in the gastrointestinal tract. Here we report a rare case of metaplastic ossification within a benign ulcerating adenoma and review the literature concerning the aetiology.

    Authors: Victoria White, Aidan G Shaw, Gillian M Tierney, Jonathan N Lund and David Semeraro

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2008 2:130

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  14. Angiolipomas are frequently observed benign tumours. They have a typical vascular component and are often located in subcutaneous tissues, and more rarely, in the gastrointestinal tract.

    Authors: Nicola Della Volpe, Luigi Bianco, Claudio Bonuso, Mario Annecchiarico, Pierino Di Silverio and Assunta Caiazza

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2008 2:129

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  15. Metastatic tumour involvement of the anal canal is rare. Routine pathological evaluation of haemorrhoidectomy specimens has been suggested to be unhelpful and expensive. Selective rather than routine pathologi...

    Authors: Dorothy M Gujral, Sanjeev Bhattacharyya, Peter Hargreaves and Gary W Middleton

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2008 2:128

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  16. Rheumatic and congenital heart diseases account for the majority of hospital admissions for cardiac patients in India. Tetralogy of Fallot is the most common congenital heart disease with survival to adulthood...

    Authors: Cheemalapati Sai Krishna, Gangireddy Venkateswara Reddy, Mohan Debta and Nanda Kishore Panigrahi

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2008 2:127

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  17. Breast cancer in men is rare. The evidence about treatment has been derived from data on the management of the disease in women. The usual treatment is for male patients to undergo modified radical mastectomy....

    Authors: Sophocles Lanitis, George Filippakis, Ragheed Al Mufti and Dimitri J Hadjiminas

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2008 2:126

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  18. Treatment for osteomyelitis-complicating Mycobacterium ulcerans infection typically requires extensive surgery and even amputation, with no reported benefit from adjunctive antibiotics.

    Authors: Daniel P O'Brien, Eugene Athan, Andrew Hughes and Paul D Johnson

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2008 2:123

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  19. We report a rare case of a ganglion cyst at the elbow causing neurological symptoms by stretching the superficial radial nerve alone. Ganglia associated with radial nerve palsy at the elbow have been reported ...

    Authors: John McFarlane, Ravi Trehan, Miguel Oliveira, Carl Jones, Simon Blease and Paul Davey

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2008 2:122

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  20. Peritoneal mesothelioma is a rare tumor with diagnostic and therapeutic problems. The peritoneum is the second most common site for development of mesothelioma, which in 30–45% of cases is associated with a sy...

    Authors: Iftikhar Ahmed, Anastasios Koulaouzidis, Javaid Iqbal and Wong C Tan

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2008 2:121

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  21. The diseases responsible for sudden deaths in athletes differ considerably with regard to age. In young athletes, congenital malformations of the heart and/or vascular system cause the majority of deaths and c...

    Authors: Stefan Vogt, Daniel Koenig, Stephan Prettin, Torben Pottgiesser, Juergen Allgeier, Hans-Hermann Dickhuth and Anja Hirschmueller

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2008 2:120

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  22. Neurological symptoms after percutaneous coronary intervention can have grave implications. The symptoms may result from relatively benign conditions like migraine to potentially life-threatening conditions su...

    Authors: Sudipta Chattopadhyay, Manivannan Srinisavan and Phillip Thomas

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2008 2:119

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  23. Non-specific abnormalities in liver function tests might accompany the clinical course of hyperthyroidism. Hyperthyroidism can cause the elevation of hepatic enzymes and bilirubin. Jaundice is rare in overt hy...

    Authors: Aliye Soylu, Mustafa Gurkan Taskale, Aydin Ciltas, Mustafa Kalayci and A Baki Kumbasar

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2008 2:116

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  24. Esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) is the most common histological subtype of cancer in the upper and middle esophagus and is characterized by a high rate of mortality. The incidence of esophageal cance...

    Authors: GB Iwanski, A Block, G Keller, J Muench, S Claus, W Fiedler and C Bokemeyer

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2008 2:115

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  25. Popliteal artery aneurysms are the most common peripheral arterial aneurysms, and are frequently bilateral. Acute limb ischemia, rupture and compression phenomena can complicate these aneurysms when the diamet...

    Authors: Theodossios P Perdikides, Efthimios Avgerinos, Efstratios Christianakis, Theofanis Fotis, Anastasios Chronopoulos, Konstantinos X Siafakas, Nikolaos Pashalidis and Dimitrios K Filippou

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2008 2:114

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  26. Cutaneous mucormycosis is a rare entity related to kidney transplantation. It usually presents with ecthyma-like lesions and black necrotic cellulitis. We report an unusual case of primary cutaneous mucormycos...

    Authors: Nader Nouri-Majalan and Mansour Moghimi

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2008 2:112

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  27. We report a case of pulmonary metastatic recurrence of renal adenocarcinoma soon after radical nephrectomy that was followed by renal transplant and immunosuppressive medication. Increased risk of metastatic r...

    Authors: Jose Manuel Cozar, Natalia Aptsiauri, Miguel Tallada, Federico Garrido and Francisco Ruiz-Cabello

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2008 2:111

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  28. A duodenal Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumour (GIST) is a rare finding and until recently advanced disease had a poor prognosis. A PubMed search revealed no reports of more than five years survival of inoperable ...

    Authors: Sayantan Bhattacharya, Amit Kumar Choudhury, Srinivasan Ravi, John Morrissey and George Mathew

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2008 2:110

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  29. Breast reconstruction with autologous tissue transfer is now a standard operation, but abnormalities of the abdominal wall contour represent a complication which has led surgeons to invent techniques to minimi...

    Authors: Daniel A Kaemmer, Joachim Conze, Jens Otto and Volker Schumpelick

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2008 2:108

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  30. The sensory innervation of the hand is usually unvarying and anomalies in this area are uncommon.

    Authors: Georgios Paraskevas, Christos Ch Gekas, Alexandros Tzaveas, Ioannis Spyridakis, Alexandra Stoltidou and Parmenion Ph Tsitsopoulos

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2008 2:107

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  31. Prostate cancer is known to have a tendency to metastasize to bone. Skeletal scintigraphy can be used to show multiple lesions. Diffuse metastasis, which is not infrequent in prostate cancer, can also be suspe...

    Authors: Boris L Kanen and Ruud JLF Loffeld

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2008 2:104

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  32. We present a case of a man with optic disc pit maculopathy, whose vision improved after vitrectomy combined with glial tissue removal from the optic pit area, and without the use of photocoagulation.

    Authors: Makoto Inoue, Kei Shinoda and Susumu Ishida

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2008 2:103

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  33. Valsalva retinopathy is a unilateral or bilateral condition that occurs when increased intra-thoracic or intra-abdominal pressure transmitted to the eye causes a sharp rise in the intra-ocular venous pressure,...

    Authors: Abdullah S Al-Mujaini and Carolina C Montana

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2008 2:101

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  34. Castleman's disease is a rare lymphatic polyclonal disorder that is characterised by unicentric or multicentric lymph node hyperplasia and non-specific symptoms and signs including fever, asthenia, weight loss...

    Authors: Ettore Pelosi, Andrea Skanjeti, Angelina Cistaro and Vincenzo Arena

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2008 2:99

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  35. Coliform pyosalpinx is a rare entity. We report a case that occurred three months after appendicectomy for gangrenous appendicitis. There follows a literature review on best practice for the treatment of pyosa...

    Authors: Deepak Singh-Ranger, Abayomi Sanusi and Ishrak Hamo

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2008 2:97

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