Biett’s sign: a hallmark sign of secondary syphilis

This study describes the isolation of a leech following the presentation of unusual vaginal bleeding. Vaginal bleeding in children due to a leech bite is very rare. This is the first report of severe bleeding in a virgin 14-year-old girl from Mashhad, Iran due to the presence of a leech in the vagina.
Source: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical - Category: Tropical Medicine Source Type: research

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We report a case of snakebite by the opisthoglyphous Erythrolamprus aesculapii. The victim presented with pain, edema, and bleeding at the bite site, along with erythema, similar to a Bothrops envenomation. In this type of snakebite, if the snake is not brought to the hospital, the victim may receive unnecessary serum therapy, with the risk of adverse reactions to the antivenom. The possibility of reducing after-effects with anti-inflammatory drugs and early antibiotic therapy for secondary infection need to be further investigated, preferably in multicenter studies, while observing good clinical practice.
Source: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical - Category: Tropical Medicine Source Type: research
We present a case of asymptomatic syphilitic proctitis diagnosed upon a routine screening colonoscopy.
Source: Sexually Transmitted Diseases - Category: Sexual Medicine Tags: Case Report Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe association between isolated FEB and fetal infection is uncommon (1.9% in our population). CMV maternal infection screening is supported by our findings, whereas screening for other infections needs to be further investigated.
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
AbstractThe antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is an autoimmune thrombophilic disorder that was described as a diagnostic entity over 30  years ago. And yet the pathogenic mechanisms that are responsible for its clinical manifestations remain to be definitively established. The syndrome is defined by (1) the concurrence of vascular thrombosis and/or pregnancy complications together with (2) positivity for immunoassays and coagulatio n tests that were derived from clinical observations of two anomalous laboratory test results—specifically, false positivity for syphilis infection in uninfected individuals and the fin...
Source: Histochemistry and Cell Biology - Category: Biomedical Science Source Type: research
We report the results of a rapid assessment of Zika virus awareness among key clinical specialties in Singapore, with the aim of identifying gaps in knowledge and opportunities for improving communication on Zika virus disease management and control policies. Methods Study Participants and Sites Between June 6 and June 19, 2016 prior to the Zika virus outbreak, we conducted an online survey of doctors working in obstetrics and gynaecology, neonatology and paediatrics in Singapore. A link to the online survey was disseminated by email to the relevant doctors at KK women’s and Children’s Hospital and Singapo...
Source: PLOS Currents Outbreaks - Category: Epidemiology Authors: Source Type: research
ConclusionHigh rate of recent HIV infection is potentially resulting in progressive deterioration of the overall HIV epidemic among MSM in China. Targeted interventions to address high-risk MSM including those having multiple partners, history of recreational drug use and syphilis or HSV-2 infection seemed to be the need of the hour.
Source: Infectious Diseases of Poverty - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
Conclusions: Anorectal LGV is a common cause of acute proctitis and proctocolitis among HIV-infected MSM who practice unprotected anal sex, and it is frequently associated with other rectal STDs. The implementation of routine screening and prompt diagnosis of these rectal infections should be mandatory in all clinical settings attended by HIV and STD patients.
Source: Sexually Transmitted Diseases - Category: Sexual Medicine Tags: Original Study Source Type: research
Concussion is a documentary biography about medical science’s triumph over a social and corporate conspiracy to suppress evidence of a serious preventable disease. Forensic pathologist, Bennett Omalu, MD, discovered a pathognomonic sign confirming chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). He happened to find it in a cluster of professional football players during autopsies. Concussion was written and directed by Peter Landesman, who managed a riveting story pace, despite most of the visuals occurring in the inglorious world of microscopes and morgues —done to death on television. Will Smith’s Dr. ...
Source: - Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs
By SAURABH JHA, MD Josef Stalin famously said: one death is a tragedy; one million is a statistic. Perhaps 250, 000 preventable deaths from medical errors, according to an analysis by Makary and Daniel in the BMJ, maketh a Stalin. The problem with Makary’s analysis, which also concluded that medical errors are the third leading cause of death, isn’t the method. Yes, the method is shaky. It projects medical errors from a series of thirty five patients to a country of 320 million, which is like deciding national spice tolerance on what my family eats for dinner. The problem with Makary’s analysis isn’...
Source: The Health Care Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: THCB Source Type: blogs
Just when you thought your brain could unwind on a Friday, you realise that it would rather be challenged with some good old fashioned medical trivia FFFF…introducing Funtabulously Frivolous Friday Five 144 Question 1 What do Inuits avoid eating that early Europeans didn’t ? + Reveal the Funtabulous Answer expand(document.getElementById('ddet1455562013'));expand(document.getElementById('ddetlink1455562013')) Polar bear liver, but also any liver from the top predators in the arctic region as they can store high levels of vitamin A.  In 1957 Gerrit de Veer was taking refuge in Nova Zemlya recorde...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Tags: Frivolous Friday Five baby sex congenital syphilis Hutchinson's triad hypervitaminosis A Ludwig's Angina Polar bear liver varicose veins Source Type: blogs
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