Re: What diagnostic strategies can help differentiate cellulitis from other causes of red legs in primary care?
We present a 26-year-old man with a history of pemphigus foliaceus (PF) who developed large draining nodules with scarring and sinus tracts, compatible with follicular occlusion triad, preferentially at areas previously affected by PF thirteen months after treatment with rituximab. To the authors' knowledge there are no reported cases of follicular occlusion triad or HS manifesting as an isotopic response. However, one member of the triad, HS, has been reported to occur infrequently following the use of biologic agents...
We report a case of a 70-year-old woman with a BMI of 58 who developed cellulitis refractory to treatment, within an area of massive localized lymphedema. Biopsy showed angiosarcoma. MRI showed multiple lobulated, low T1, high T2 masses within a background of prominent soft tissue septal stranding, dilated lymphatic channels, and skin thickening. CT also showed the mass well, within the background lymphedema. Massive localized lymphedema is increasing in prevalence due to the worsening obesity epidemic. Radiologists should be aware that the presence of a nodule within an area of massive localized lymphedema is suspicious for sarcoma.
CONCLUSION: Serious complications following AOM and AS are rare. Antibiotics are associated with lower odds of developing complications, but the NNT are large. PMID: 32152042 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Authors: Correa Pérez ME, Chaloupka K PMID: 32131119 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Discussion Neuropenia is defined as a neutrophil count
A 56-year-old man presented with a periorbital subcutaneous mass and ipsilateral visually significant orbital inflammation that was refractory to broad-spectrum antibiotics. Orbitotomy with biopsy revealed the diagnosis of metastatic lung cancer, and the patient was initiated on systemic chemotherapy and adjuvant radiation. This is the first report of pulmonary adenocarcinoma metastatic simultaneously to the periocular cutaneous and intraorbital soft tissues. Atypical periorbital and orbital inflammation may be the initial presentation of occult malignancy and require a high index of suspicion and tissue biopsy for diagnos...
Surgical emphysema (SE) is characterized by air in the soft tissues causing a crackling sensation on palpation. In oral and maxillofacial surgery, it might occur using conventional air-driven dental hand pieces, as a complication of trauma and with cocaine insufflation. The subcutaneous air may travel through tissue planes causing cervicofacial emphysema, pneumothorax, and pneumomediastinum. It may carry bacteria and potentially lead to cellulitis or necrotizing fasciitis. The SE is usually a self-limiting entity requiring analgesia, close observation of the airway, occasionally prophylactic antibiotics, and rarely stero...
Publication date: Available online 28 February 2020Source: IDCasesAuthor(s): Joshua K. Salabei, Troy J. Fishman, Aya Marachi, Veronica Lopez, Yvette Bazikian, Matthew Calestino
ABSTRACT Purpose: To review the outcomes of frontalis suspension surgeries with the use of polytetrafluoroethylene in patients with blepharoptosis. Methods: A retrospective observational study analyzed the outcomes of frontalis suspension surgeries performed in a single institution from 2003 to 2018. All procedures were performed with closed incision and single pentagon techniques. Outcomes were classified as satisfactory or unsatisfactory, with satisfactory defined as a margin reflex distance of>3 mm and3mm e