Unilateral Idiopathic Choroidal Effusion in a Patient Who Takes Sulfonamides.
CONCLUSION: Definite diagnosis of unilateral choroidal effusion was done. A comprehensive workup is needed to exclude potential malignant process. PMID: 32644830 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
By SAURABH JHA, MD Slumdog TB No one knows who gave Rahul Roy tuberculosis. Roy’s charmed life as a successful trader involved traveling in his Mercedes C class between his apartment on the plush Nepean Sea Road in South Mumbai and offices in Bombay Stock Exchange. He cared little for Mumbai’s weather. He seldom rolled down his car windows – his ambient atmosphere, optimized for his comfort, rarely changed. Historically TB, or “consumption” as it was known, was a Bohemian malady; the chronic suffering produced a rhapsody which produced fine art. TB was fashionable in Victorian Britain...
ConclusionsWidespread grayish-white outer retinal spots associated with hyperautofluorescence on FAF and disruption of the EZ on OCT are not pathognomonic for MEWDS. A high index of suspicion must be maintained for masqueraders of MEWDS, which can include serious inflammatory, infectious, and neoplastic disorders.
ConclusionsIdiopathic granulomatous hypophysitis, a rare inflammatory disease of the pituitary gland, is a diagnosis of exclusion for which both medical and surgical management are reported in the literature. We present a case of idiopathic granulomatous hypophysitis who was symptom free with no complications of hypopituitarism following its transsphenoidal resection after 9 months of follow-up.
Discussion Facial nerve palsy has been known for centuries, but in 1821 unilateral facial nerve paralysis was described by Sir Charles Bell. Bell’s palsy (BP) is a unilateral, acute facial paralysis that is clinically diagnosed after other etiologies have been excluded by appropriate history, physical examination and/or laboratory testing or imaging. Symptoms include abnormal movement of facial nerve. It can be associated with changes in facial sensation, hearing, taste or excessive tearing. The right and left sides are equally affected but bilateral BP is rare (0.3%). Paralysis can be complete or incomplete at prese...
Conclusion: The current accepted criterion for diagnosis of OS may need changes to include such borderline cases due to lack of correlation between clinical and investigative findings. PMID: 30820296 [PubMed]
ConclusionOur study shows a wide diversity of etiologies of LE in Morocco with essentially an acute mode of onset of symptoms.
LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog - Emergency medicine and critical care medical education blog aka Tropical Travel Trouble 009 The diagnosis of HIV is no longer fatal and the term AIDS is becoming less frequent. In many countries, people with HIV are living longer than those with diabetes. This post will hopefully teach the basics of a complex disease and demystify some of the potential diseases you need to consider in those who are severely immunosuppressed. While trying to be comprehensive this post can not be exhaustive (as you can imagine any patient with ...
CONCLUSION: Infectious uveitis is common in South Africa, especially amongst HIV+ patients. Causes of anterior and panuveitis differ between HIV+ and HIV- patients. PMID: 29847196 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
ConclusionWe have reported the first case of clinically manifest retinal vasculitis, associated with a common form of cutaneous vasculitis.
A 48-year-old man with a history of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection and AIDS-associated cryptococcal meningitis was referred to our hospital with blurred vision in his left eye for several months. He was diagnosed with bilateral chronic posterior uveitis (Figure 1). After ruling out secondary uveitis, such as sarcoidosis, Beh çet disease, Vogt–Koyanagi–Harada disease, herpesvirus infection, and tuberculosis, uveitis was highly suspected to be attributable to syphilis, namely ocular syphilis, considering AIDS as his underlying disease and previous unprotected sexual contact with males and females.