[Breast lesions as the presenting feature of giant cell arteritis].
We report the case of a 59-year-old female patient who developed bilateral, painful breast nodules with fever and altered general status since two months. Two weeks later, she presented frontal headache and scalp tenderness. A colour duplex ultrasound of the temporal artery showed a halo sign. The results of a breast needle biopsy were inconclusive but the temporal artery biopsy confirmed the diagnosis of giant cell arteritis. The disease course was rapidly favourable after institution of corticosteroids. INTRODUCTION: Breast involvement is rare but could be the first sign of giant cell arteritis. The internal mammary ...
Source: Revue de Medecine Interne - June 13, 2016 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Rev Med Interne Source Type: research

[Skin necrosis with vitamin K antagonists: An imbalance between coagulant and anticoagulant factors].
CONCLUSION: Skin necrosis is due to a transient hypercoagulable state during the initiation of vitamin K antagonist treatment due to an imbalance between pro- and anticoagulant factors. In our case, it was caused by an activated protein C resistance and an inflammatory syndrome. PMID: 27263119 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Revue de Medecine Interne)
Source: Revue de Medecine Interne - June 7, 2016 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Rev Med Interne Source Type: research

[Off-label use of intravenous immunoglobulin therapy in the treatment of lupus myocarditis: Two case reports and literature review].
CONCLUSION: The use of intravenous immunoglobulin in lupus myocarditis is not officially recognized but could be considered as an alternative when conventional therapies have failed or are contraindicated. PMID: 27263120 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Revue de Medecine Interne)
Source: Revue de Medecine Interne - June 7, 2016 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Rev Med Interne Source Type: research

[Potential use of bacteriophages in modern infectiology].
Authors: Prevel R, Dufour N PMID: 27263121 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Revue de Medecine Interne)
Source: Revue de Medecine Interne - June 7, 2016 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Rev Med Interne Source Type: research

[Chronic fatigue syndrome: A new disorder?]
Authors: de Korwin JD, Chiche L, Banovic I, Ghali A, Delliaux S, Authier FJ, Cozon G, Hatron PY, Fornasieri I, Morinet F Abstract More than 30 years after its individualization, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) remains a debilitating condition for the patient and a confusing one to the physicians, both because of diagnostic difficulties and poorly codified management. Despite the numerous work carried out, its pathophysiology remains unclear, but a multifactorial origin is suggested with triggering (infections) and maintenance (psychological) factors as well as the persistence of inflammatory (low grade inflamma...
Source: Revue de Medecine Interne - June 6, 2016 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Rev Med Interne Source Type: research

[Place of azathioprine in the treatment of giant cell arteritis].
Authors: Boureau AS, de Faucal P, Espitia O, De Decker L, Agard C Abstract OBJECTIVE: The aim of this bicentric retrospective study was to describe the use of azathioprine in giant cell arteritis, and to appreciate its corticosteroid-sparing effect in glucocorticoid-dependent patients or with severe glucocorticoid related side effects. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of patients diagnosed with giant cell arteritis between 2000 and 2011 in two departments of internal medicine. Only the patients treated with azathioprine were included in this study. Sociodemographic, clinical, b...
Source: Revue de Medecine Interne - June 6, 2016 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Rev Med Interne Source Type: research

[Hereditary thrombophilia testing and its therapeutic impact on venous thromboembolism disease: Results from a retrospective single-center study of 162 patients].
CONCLUSION: Adherence to French guidelines remains limited. In clinical practice, diagnosis of hereditary thrombophilia has little impact on the curative therapeutic approach in venous thromboembolic disease. PMID: 27241074 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Revue de Medecine Interne)
Source: Revue de Medecine Interne - June 1, 2016 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Rev Med Interne Source Type: research

[Paravertebral masses].
Authors: Ziadi T, En-Nafaa I, Africha T, Eddou H, Hammoune N, Nourredine A, Drissi M, Hommadi A PMID: 27241075 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Revue de Medecine Interne)
Source: Revue de Medecine Interne - June 1, 2016 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Rev Med Interne Source Type: research

[Giant cell aortitis complicated by AA amyloidosis diagnosed with imaging techniques: Report of a case].
CONCLUSION: In case of chronic inflammation of unknown origin in elderly patients, aortitis complicating a giant cell arteritis should be looked for with imaging techniques, as clinical diagnosis of this presentation is difficult, whereas delayed diagnosis exposes to severe or fatal issues. PMID: 27241076 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Revue de Medecine Interne)
Source: Revue de Medecine Interne - June 1, 2016 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Rev Med Interne Source Type: research

[Antithyroid agents related agranulocytosis: Literature review].
Authors: Andrès E, Weitten T, Mourot-Cottet R, Keller O, Zulfiqar AA, Serraj K, Vogel T, Tebacher M Abstract The antithyroid agents (carbimazole, methimazole, thiamazole, propylthiouracil and benzylthiouracile) are the drug class that is associated with a high risk of agranulocytosis. Acute and profound (
Source: Revue de Medecine Interne - June 1, 2016 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Rev Med Interne Source Type: research

[Combined heart and kidney transplantation in Fabry's disease: Long-term outcomes in two patients].
CONCLUSION: Combined heart and kidney transplantation in Fabry disease is an efficient therapy for the cardiomyopathy and kidney failure. Its prognosis can be good when the patients are carefully selected. However, an early diagnosis is critical in order to avoid a procedure associated with a high perioperative mortality. PMID: 27241078 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Revue de Medecine Interne)
Source: Revue de Medecine Interne - June 1, 2016 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Rev Med Interne Source Type: research

[Membranous nephropathy: Diagnosis, new insights in pathophysiology, and therapeutic approach].
Authors: Dahan K Abstract Membranous nephropathy (MN) accounts for about 20% of cases of nephrotic syndrome in the adult. Thickening of glomerular capillary walls results from subepithelial formation of immune deposits containing IgG and the membrane attack complex of complement, which is the major mediator of proteinuria, and antigens. Idiopathic forms of MN (IMN) represent 70 to 80% of all cases. A major breakthrough was the identification of the podocyte antigen PLA2R as the target of circulating antibodies in about 70% of IMN, which confirmed that the disease was auto-immune in nature. The optimal treatment of ...
Source: Revue de Medecine Interne - May 31, 2016 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Rev Med Interne Source Type: research

[An abdominal mass].
Authors: Saadi A, Bouzouita A, Kerkeni W, Ayed H, Ben Miled A, Cherif M, Ben Slama MR, Mnif N, Derouiche A, Chebil M PMID: 27228791 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Revue de Medecine Interne)
Source: Revue de Medecine Interne - May 29, 2016 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Rev Med Interne Source Type: research

[Disseminated masses].
Authors: Kane BS, Niasse M, Akpo G, Mbodji MM, Ndongo S, Diémé C, Pouye A PMID: 27234707 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Revue de Medecine Interne)
Source: Revue de Medecine Interne - May 29, 2016 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Rev Med Interne Source Type: research

[A small spleen].
Authors: Henneton P, Goulabchand R, Escal L, Cerutti D, Le Quellec A, Guilpain P PMID: 27215801 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Revue de Medecine Interne)
Source: Revue de Medecine Interne - May 26, 2016 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Rev Med Interne Source Type: research

[Cardiac sarcoidosis: Diagnosis and therapeutic challenges].
Authors: Cohen Aubart F, Nunes H, Mathian A, Haroche J, Hié M, Le-Thi Huong Boutin D, Cluzel P, Soussan M, Waintraub X, Fouret P, Valeyre D, Amoura Z Abstract Sarcoidosis is a granulomatous disorder of unknown cause characterized by non-caseating granuloma in young adults. Cardiac involvement is rare and range from 2 to 75% depending on diagnostic criteria. Cardiac involvement in sarcoidosis may be asymptomatic or may manifest as rhythm/conduction troubles or congestive heart failure. The diagnosis and treatment of cardiac sarcoidosis may be challenging. However, advances have come in recent years from the u...
Source: Revue de Medecine Interne - May 25, 2016 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Rev Med Interne Source Type: research

[Brain lesions].
Authors: Ariane M, Leroux G, Bertrand A, Jaureguiberry S, Saadoun D, Mazier D, Caumes E, Cacoub P PMID: 27157692 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Revue de Medecine Interne)
Source: Revue de Medecine Interne - May 11, 2016 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Rev Med Interne Source Type: research

[A heterogeneous spleen].
Authors: Atig A, Bouker A, Ghannouchi N, Bahri F PMID: 27087563 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Revue de Medecine Interne)
Source: Revue de Medecine Interne - April 20, 2016 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Rev Med Interne Source Type: research

[Parathyromatosis: An uncommon cause of recurrent hyperparathyroidism].
CONCLUSION: Parathyromatosis a rare cause of recurrent hyperparathyroidism. Its management is challenging. Extensive surgery is required with clearance of the central neck compartment and homolateral lobectomy. Medical therapy could be used to decrease parathormone level in recurrent parathyromatosis. PMID: 27083335 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Revue de Medecine Interne)
Source: Revue de Medecine Interne - April 19, 2016 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Rev Med Interne Source Type: research

[An unusual cause of digital ischemia].
Authors: Grall M, Miranda S, Cailleux-Talbot N, Cardinael N, Contentin N, Grangé S, Girault C, Benhamou Y, Lévesque H, Armengol G PMID: 27062099 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Revue de Medecine Interne)
Source: Revue de Medecine Interne - April 13, 2016 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Rev Med Interne Source Type: research

[Swelling of the scalp].
Authors: Humbert S, Bouiller K, Meaux-Ruault N, Gil H, Magy-Bertrand N PMID: 27055384 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Revue de Medecine Interne)
Source: Revue de Medecine Interne - April 10, 2016 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Rev Med Interne Source Type: research

[A chronic rhinorrhea].
Authors: Ziadi T, En-Nafaa I, Africha T, Hammoune N, Nourredine A, Drissi M, Hommadi A PMID: 27040100 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Revue de Medecine Interne)
Source: Revue de Medecine Interne - April 5, 2016 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Rev Med Interne Source Type: research

[Adult-onset opsoclonus-myoclonus-ataxia syndrome revealing rubella meningoencephalitis].
CONCLUSION: This observation enlarges the spectrum of neurological manifestations of rubella as well as that of OMS etiologies. PMID: 27036225 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Revue de Medecine Interne)
Source: Revue de Medecine Interne - April 4, 2016 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Rev Med Interne Source Type: research

[Hemorrhagic shock revealing multiple digestive microaneurysms in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus: Case report and literature review].
CONCLUSION: Uncommon complication in SLE patients, digestive vasculitis with microaneurysms may occur as in polyarteritis nodosa. In the literature, we identified 10 additional cases of hepatic microaneurysms in SLE patients. The main issue is an earlier diagnosis in order to give appropriate treatment and improve prognosis. PMID: 27036226 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Revue de Medecine Interne)
Source: Revue de Medecine Interne - April 4, 2016 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Rev Med Interne Source Type: research

[Lower limb cutaneous lesions].
Authors: El Makrini NI, Zaouri H, Senouci K, Hassam B PMID: 27036227 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Revue de Medecine Interne)
Source: Revue de Medecine Interne - April 4, 2016 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Rev Med Interne Source Type: research

[The clinical impact of treatment discrepancies recorded for 200 patients in an acute geriatric unit].
CONCLUSION: We observed an average of more than one ID per patient, when comparing drug treatment at home and drug treatment upon admission to hospital. A third of these IDs may be clinically significant. Geriatric populations with polypharmacy and multiple comorbidities are particularly sensitive to this type of error. Medication reconciliation can detect and correct IDs. Collaboration between physicians and pharmacists will improve the quality of patient care and reduce the iatrogenic risk. PMID: 27032482 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Revue de Medecine Interne)
Source: Revue de Medecine Interne - April 2, 2016 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Rev Med Interne Source Type: research

[Relevance of eosinopenia as marker of sepsis in the Emergency Department].
We report on a retrospective and monocentric study. We reviewed the complete blood count (CBC) of all patients visiting the ED during one-week duration (in February 2014). Every element of the CBC and other inflammation markers (such as CRP) were analyzed. RESULTS: During the week of our study, 725 patients had a CBC (33 exclusions) and 692 patients were included for analysis. The median age was 59 years (IQR: 16-100). One hundred and twenty-five patients (18.1%) had a sepsis. The ROC curve demonstrated a cut off level of 10/mm(3) eosinophils for which the specificity for sepsis was 91%. The as...
Source: Revue de Medecine Interne - April 2, 2016 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Rev Med Interne Source Type: research

[Diagnosis and treatment of urea cycle disorders in adult patients].
Authors: Maillot F, Blasco H, Lioger B, Bigot A, Douillard C Abstract Urea cycle disorders (UCDs) are inborn errors of metabolism in which the clinical picture is mostly due to ammonia intoxication. UCD onset may be observed at any age. Acute decompensations of UCDs include neuro-psychiatric symptoms such as headache, confusion, convulsions, ataxia, agitation or delirium, as well as digestive symptoms, namely nausea and vomiting along with abdominal pain. Acute decompensations may lead to an irreversible coma in the absence of specific therapy. The first step is to measure promptly ammonemia in such patients, and s...
Source: Revue de Medecine Interne - April 2, 2016 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Rev Med Interne Source Type: research

[Relapse of acute promyelocytic leukemia in the central nervous system revealed by isolated dementia].
CONCLUSION: In patients with hematologic past history such as acute promyelocytic leukaemia, an isolated cognitive impairment should alert physicians to search for an isolated neuromeningeal relapse. PMID: 27020402 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Revue de Medecine Interne)
Source: Revue de Medecine Interne - March 30, 2016 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Rev Med Interne Source Type: research

Role of B cells in the pathogenesis of systemic sclerosis.
Authors: Sanges S, Guerrier T, Launay D, Lefèvre G, Labalette M, Forestier A, Sobanski V, Corli J, Hauspie C, Jendoubi M, Yakoub-Agha I, Hatron PY, Hachulla E, Dubucquoi S Abstract Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is an orphan disease characterized by progressive fibrosis of the skin and internal organs. Aside from vasculopathy and fibrotic processes, its pathogenesis involves an aberrant activation of immune cells, among which B cells seem to play a significant role. Indeed, B cell homeostasis is disturbed during SSc: the memory subset is activated and displays an increased susceptibility to apoptosis, which is res...
Source: Revue de Medecine Interne - March 30, 2016 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Rev Med Interne Source Type: research

[Geophagy associated with severe anemia in non-pregnant women: A case series of 12 patients].
CONCLUSION: Geophagy is an underestimated practice in developed countries and in non-pregnant women. It can be the cause of severe iron deficiency and must be discussed in patients with anemia, including non-pregnant patients, and in Africa as well as in migration areas, where the practice can be exported. PMID: 27017328 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Revue de Medecine Interne)
Source: Revue de Medecine Interne - March 29, 2016 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Rev Med Interne Source Type: research

[Craniofacial fibrous dysplasia].
Authors: Couturier A, Aumaître O, Mom T, Gilain L, André M Abstract Fibrous dysplasia of bone is a benign, uncommon, sporadic, congenital skeletal disorder resulting in deformity. This disease arises from activating somatic mutation in GNAS which encodes the α subunit of the G stimulatory protein associated with proliferation of undifferentiated osteogenic cells resulting in marrow fibrosis, abnormal matrix production, and stimulation of osteoclastic resorption upon overproduction of IL-6 observed in dysplastic cells. Fibrous dysplasia may be monostotic or polyostotic. This mutation affecting man...
Source: Revue de Medecine Interne - March 29, 2016 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Rev Med Interne Source Type: research

[Adrenal insufficiency of the adult].
Authors: Jublanc C, Bruckert E Abstract Adrenal insufficiency is a rare but life-threatening disorder. Clinical manifestations include fatigue, weight loss, gastrointestinal manifestations and skin hyperpigmentation, the latter being specific of primary adrenal failure. Because of non-specific clinical features of this rare disorder, diagnosis can be delayed and adrenal failure be revealed by an acute crisis. Adrenal insufficiency can be primary (Addison disease), most frequently autoimmune, or secondary, resulting from long term administration of exogenous glucocorticoids or more rarely from pituitary disorders. M...
Source: Revue de Medecine Interne - March 27, 2016 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Rev Med Interne Source Type: research

[Thigh cutaneous lesions].
Authors: Langlois V, Nassarmadji K, Célestin S, Tuech JJ, Bernet J, Lévesque H, Grémain V, Marie I PMID: 27016278 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Revue de Medecine Interne)
Source: Revue de Medecine Interne - March 27, 2016 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Rev Med Interne Source Type: research

[Comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) in elderly with cancer: For whom?]
Authors: Liuu E, Caillet P, Curé H, Anfasi N, De Decker L, Pamoukdjian F, Canouï-Poitrine F, Soubeyran P, Paillaud E, sous l’égide de la Société francophone d’oncogériatrie (SoFOG) Abstract Scientific societies recommend the implementation of a comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) in cancer patients aged 70 and older. The EGA is an interdisciplinary multidimensional diagnostic process seeking to assess the frail older person in order to develop a coordinated plan of treatment and long-term follow-up. Identification of comorbidities and age-induced physiologica...
Source: Revue de Medecine Interne - March 23, 2016 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Rev Med Interne Source Type: research

[Headaches of unusual cause].
Authors: El Aoud S, Mnif F, Cheikhrouhou N, Mnif Feki M, Rekik N, Hajkacem F, Charfi N, Abid M PMID: 26997160 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Revue de Medecine Interne)
Source: Revue de Medecine Interne - March 23, 2016 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Rev Med Interne Source Type: research

[Macrophage activation syndrome secondary to tocilizumab: Myth or reality?]
Authors: Deroux A, Andry F, Bouillet L Abstract INTRODUCTION: Some authors have reported macrophage activation syndrome (MAS) secondary to infusion of tocilizumab, a monoclonal antibody that blocks interleukin-6 (IL-6). The pathophysiology of MAS is however linked to uncontrolled activation of innate immunity, mediated in part by IL-6. We conducted a study for macrophage activation biomarkers in a cohort of patients treated with tocilizumab. RESULTS: Twenty-seven patients were included prospectively in our center. Levels of neutrophils, platelets, CRP and fibrinogen were lower at the end of treatment than at initiation (P
Source: Revue de Medecine Interne - March 15, 2016 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Rev Med Interne Source Type: research

[Seoul hantavirus infection-associated hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome in France: A case report].
CONCLUSION: This report serves to remind physicians to consider diagnosing hantavirus infection when observing the association of fever, acute renal failure and thrombocytopenia. Transitory blurred vision is a specific element to indicate this diagnosis. PMID: 26971198 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Revue de Medecine Interne)
Source: Revue de Medecine Interne - March 15, 2016 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Rev Med Interne Source Type: research

[A non-infectious "erysipela"].
[A non-infectious "erysipela"]. Rev Med Interne. 2016 Mar 9; Authors: Scuiller A, Oehler E PMID: 26971199 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Revue de Medecine Interne)
Source: Revue de Medecine Interne - March 15, 2016 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Rev Med Interne Source Type: research

[Diffuse ecchymoses].
Authors: Lamhien P, Mattioni S, Michon A, Steichen O PMID: 26971200 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Revue de Medecine Interne)
Source: Revue de Medecine Interne - March 15, 2016 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Rev Med Interne Source Type: research

[Pathophysiology of eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangitis (Churg-Strauss)].
Authors: Chaigne B, Dion J, Guillevin L, Mouthon L, Terrier B Abstract Eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangitis (EGPA) (formerly Churg-Strauss syndrome) is a rare small-sized vessel vasculitis belonging to the group of anti-neutrophil cytoplasm antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitides. MPO-ANCA is present in only 31 to 38% of patients. In this review, we describe the pathophysiology of EGPA, which is characterized by a genetic predisposition, an environmental association, and a cellular dysfunction of eosinophils, neutrophils, and T and B cells. PMID: 26971201 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source...
Source: Revue de Medecine Interne - March 15, 2016 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Rev Med Interne Source Type: research

[Mondor's disease of penis: A case report].
CONCLUSION: Pathogenesis and treatment of Mondor's disease remain incompletely dominated. Some predisposing factors have been highlighted in the literature. It might be interesting to add diabetes, due to its frequent pelvic problems leading to a potential venous inflammatory trigger. PMID: 26971966 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Revue de Medecine Interne)
Source: Revue de Medecine Interne - March 15, 2016 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Rev Med Interne Source Type: research

[Small bowel obstruction secondary to massive hookworm infestation complicated by fatal plurimicrobial bacteriemia].
CONCLUSION: We report a case of acute surgical abdominal presentation with septicemia and refractory shock syndrome due to ileal translocation secondary to massive hookworm infestation. To the best of our knowledge, such a case has not yet been reported. PMID: 26971967 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Revue de Medecine Interne)
Source: Revue de Medecine Interne - March 15, 2016 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Rev Med Interne Source Type: research

[The two faces of giant cell arteritis].
Authors: Hatron PY, Lambert M PMID: 26971968 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Revue de Medecine Interne)
Source: Revue de Medecine Interne - March 15, 2016 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Rev Med Interne Source Type: research

[A typical erythrodermia].
Authors: Bertolino J, Beaussault Y, Sautereau N, Benyamine A, Berbis P, Granel B PMID: 26971969 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Revue de Medecine Interne)
Source: Revue de Medecine Interne - March 15, 2016 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Rev Med Interne Source Type: research

[Ganulomatosis with polyangiitis revealed by a cutaneous ulceration mimicking a pyoderma gangrenosum: Two patients].
CONCLUSION: Cutaneous manifestations are uncommon in granulomatosis with polyangiitis, and can be misleading as they may precede the systemic symptoms. We report two cases of granulomatosis with polyangiitis revealed by cutaneous symptoms mimicking a pyoderma gangrenosum. Repetition of the skin biopsies were necessary to obtain the diagnosis. PMID: 26971970 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Revue de Medecine Interne)
Source: Revue de Medecine Interne - March 15, 2016 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Rev Med Interne Source Type: research

[A pleural effusion of unusual cause].
Authors: Gilard V, Clavier T, Proust F, Fréger P, Derrey S PMID: 26948270 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Revue de Medecine Interne)
Source: Revue de Medecine Interne - March 9, 2016 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Rev Med Interne Source Type: research

[Differential diagnosis of aortitis].
Authors: Rousselin C, Pontana F, Puech P, Lambert M Abstract Aortitis are mainly described in inflammatory disorders such as Takayasu arteritis, giant cell arteritis or Behçet's disease. Aortitis is sometimes qualified as idiopathic. However, differential diagnoses must be searched since they need specific interventions. Infectious aortitis should be ruled out first as its rapid evolution and short-term poor prognosis makes it a therapeutic emergency. Furthermore, rarer differential diagnoses should be known as they require specific care that might sometimes differ from the treatment of inflammatory aortitis...
Source: Revue de Medecine Interne - March 9, 2016 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Rev Med Interne Source Type: research

[Kikuchi-Fujimoto's disease or histiocytic necrotizing lymphadenitis: A report of two familial cases].
CONCLUSION: Pathophysiology of Kikuchi-Fujimoto's disease is probably multifactorial and may include predisposing genetic background and a possible infectious triggering event. PMID: 26907374 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Revue de Medecine Interne)
Source: Revue de Medecine Interne - February 27, 2016 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Rev Med Interne Source Type: research

[Prevention of infections in adults and adolescents with systemic lupus erythematosus: Guidelines for the clinical practice based on the literature and expert opinion].
CONCLUSION: These recommendations can be expected to improve clinical practice uniformity and, in the longer term, to optimize the management of SLE patients. PMID: 26899776 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Revue de Medecine Interne)
Source: Revue de Medecine Interne - February 24, 2016 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Rev Med Interne Source Type: research