Worsening Dyspnea and Progressive Bone Pain. Thoracic Manifestations of a Rare Disease

Annals of the American Thoracic Society,Volume 16, Issue 9, Page 1195-1197, September 2019.
Source: Annals of the American Thoracic Society - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Source Type: research

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Thoracic aortic dissection (TAD) is a fatal and rare disease that affects 0.003% of the population.[1] Early diagnosis is critical because there is 1-2% mortality per hour after symptom onset in those in whom the problem goes unrecognized.[2] The presentation of TAD is usually chest and or back pain.[3] However, signs and symptoms associated with TAD can be variable, potentially complicating the diagnosis of this rare and deadly disease.[4,5] The aortic dissection detection risk score (ADD-RS) with D-dimer (ADvISED trials[6]) has recently been proposed as a decision rule to help guide the workup of TAD in low risk patients (Table 1.).
Source: The American Journal of Emergency Medicine - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
Sickle cell disease (SCD) is the most commonly inherited genetic blood disorder, affecting nearly 100,000 children and adults in the United States. Three million Americans carry the sickle cell trait and it is nearly25 times more common in people of African American descent. The disorder, which can cause irregularly shaped blood cells to get stuck in narrow vessels, inflicts substantial pain on patients. The resulting reduced oxygen flow creates life-threatening complications such as difficulty breathing, chest pains, blood clots and stroke.
Source: The Catalyst - Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tags: Research and Development Rare Diseases Pelosi Plan Source Type: news
Conclusions: Dysplasia epiphysealis hemimelica is an uncommon disease which can cause pain of foot in children. Lessons: When the pediatric orthopedic surgeon treated the children suffered with foot pain should be aware of this rare disease, especially accessory scaphoid bone was found in another foot.
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Clinical Case Report Source Type: research
AbstractExternal auditory canal cholesteatoma is a rare disease. Main symptoms of this entity are ear discharge and dull chronic ear pain and significant findings are bony erosion of the external canal with keratin debris accumulation. Inadequate diagnosis and delay in the treatment of this condition can leads to serious complications. We are presenting our experience of eight patients of spontaneous EACC treated by surgical management. As the spontaneous EACC is a rare condition, the aim of the study is to share the experience of diagnosis and management of spontaneous EACC.
Source: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
Publication date: September–October 2019Source: Reumatología Clínica (English Edition), Volume 15, Issue 5Author(s): Gabriela Ruiz Mar, Óscar E. Cárdenas Serrano, Jorge Roldan García, Abraham Cañavera-Constantino, Víctor M. Menéndez Trejo, Óscar Chapa AzuelaAbstractThe patient was a 55-year-old woman with a 4-month history of pain in left flank that irradiated to the lumbar region. Computed tomography revealed a cystic tumor in the retroperitoneal region that compresses the ureter and left renal pelvis in contact with pancreatic body and tail. Surgery was...
Source: Reumatologia Clinica - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 15 October 2019Source: Annals of Medicine and SurgeryAuthor(s): Sardar Hassan Arif, Ayad Ahmad MohammedAbstractAbdomen cocoon is a rare disease in which a thick peritoneal membrane wraps the intestine causing the bowel loops to adhere to each other. It may be either primary(idiopathic) or secondary to other causes like previous abdominal surgery. Most patients present with abdominal pain and intestinal obstruction. The condition is usually diagnosed intraoperatively.Case 1A 30-year-old male patient presented with abdominal pain and bilious vomiting. The patient had similar previous attack...
Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
AbstractA 54-year-old man was admitted to our hospital with a painful left axillary mass. He had a 27-year history of hemodialysis for end-stage kidney disease because of chronic glomerulonephritis. He had a right radial artery –cephalic vein arteriovenous fistula and left nonfunctioning arteriovenous fistula. Computed tomography imaging showed a left axillary arterial mass with peripheral hematoma and multiple lung tumors. On hospital day 3, he showed disturbances in consciousness as well as enlargement of the axillary mass and hematoma. We performed emergency surgery to resect the left axillary tumor. The patient w...
Source: CEN Case Reports - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
We report a rare case of visceral myopathy in a child presenting with intraabdominal mass. We aimed to describe ultrasound, computed tomography and magnetic resonance enterography findings of this rare disease that has not been demonstrated before. Differential diagnosis of mural thickening with distinguishable layers in addition to intestinal dilatation in the absence of mesenteric inflammation includes visceral myopathy. PMID: 31559733 [PubMed - in process]
Source: The Turkish Journal of Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Turk J Pediatr Source Type: research
We reported a 41-year old female Turkish patient diagnosed as Blau syndrome. Granulomatous dermatitis and severe headache, as well as recurrent chest and pelvic pain have been present since she was 8 years old. Arthritis started when she was teenage, hypertension diagnosed when she was 20 and other symptoms also occurred during the lifetime (severe preeclampsia, ischemic stroke, recurrent hemiparesis, recurrent-transient-vision-loss and renal-artery-stenosis). Genomic DNA was isolated from peripheral blood and 12 genes sequenced in Autoinflammatory panel on IonTorrent-S5-NGS platform with Parseq-VariFind™AIPas...
Source: Autoimmunity - Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Autoimmunity Source Type: research
ConclusionJejunoileal diverticulosis is a rare disease with life-threatening complications such as perforation, obstruction and bleeding, it is usually asymptomatic or presents with nonspecific symptoms. It should be considered in the differential diagnosis of acute abdomen
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
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