Celiac immunity scarred for life
We present an extremely rare case of a 3-year-old child with a primary carcinoid tumor of the prostate. A 3-year-old boy presented with failure to thrive, constipation, recurrent respiratory tract infections, and pain in the genital area. His karyotype was normal and cystic fibrosis and coeliac disease were excluded prior to further investigation. An abdominopelvic computed tomography scan revealed a prostatic mass. Transrectal ultrasound-guided prostate biopsy was therefore performed and pathological examination revealed a carcinoid tumor.
We present an extremely rare case of a 3-year-old child with a primary carcinoid tumour of the prostate. A 3-year-old boy presented with failure to thrive, constipation, recurrent respiratory tract infections and pain in the genital area. His karyotype was normal and cystic fibrosis and coeliac disease were excluded prior to further investigation. An abdominopelvic CT scan revealed a prostatic mass. Transrectal ultrasound-guided prostate biopsy was therefore performed and pathological examination revealed a carcinoid tumour.
We present 4 cases of patients who underwent 18F-fluciclovine PET for prostate cancer demonstrating physiologic uptake in the celiac ganglia, which could be mistaken for metastatic lymphadenopathy if the celiac ganglia have a nodular configuration and uptake higher than bone marrow. Uptake in celiac, cervical, and sacral ganglia has been reported previously as an important pitfall in 68Ga-PSMA-HBED-CC PET for prostate cancer. In our patients, only celiac ganglion uptake was visualized. Advances in PET scanner technology may cause physiologic uptake of 18F-fluciclovine in celiac ganglia to become more visually distinguishab...
Authors: Lenti MV, Biagi F, Lucioni M, Di Sabatino A, Paulli M, Corazza GR Abstract Monomorphic epitheliotropic intestinal T-cell lymphoma (MEITL) is an aggressive type of intestinal lymphoma which affects individuals without evidence of enteropathy. In this single-centre case series, we describe the first two cases of MEITL in Caucasian patients suffering from histologically-proven coeliac disease (CD). Original medical records were retrieved and anonymised. All biopsy and surgical MEITL specimens were reviewed by three haematopathologists. Two patients aged 63- and 55-year old at CD diagnosis, subsequently develo...
Conclusions: To date, this negative association has not been described. Further studies will be necessary to elucidate the implication of this protection factor in CD. Since, until now the association between CD and allergic diseases has been poorly studied. PMID: 31361165 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Conclusion: The incidence of hip fracture is not increased in treated DH or coeliac disease in an area with high awareness and dietary compliance rates. However, patients with DH seem to have a lower risk for fractures overall compared to coeliac disease. PMID: 31280614 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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CONCLUSIONS: Seronegative CD differs mostly in genetic (more HLA-DQ8) and histologic (milder atrophy) features as compared with seropositive. Intestinal intraepithelial immunophenotype by flow cytometry, similar in both modalities, is a useful tool to diagnose seronegative CD. PMID: 31057009 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
CONCLUSION: Prior to treatment, coeliac disease patients reported significantly more symptoms than healthy controls on ASRS and HADS. The differences disappeared after a minimum of 12 months on a gluten-free diet. PMID: 31050907 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Conclusion: When properly trained, osteopathic medical students can accurately measure abdominal aortic diameters using a handheld US device. Training more medical students in ultrasonography would offer increased screening opportunities and possibly reduce AAA-related mortality. Further studies are needed to assess the ability of osteopathic medical students to accurately measure AAAs, as no participants in this study met the criteria for AAA. PMID: 31034073 [PubMed - in process]