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Carmélia Rodrigues
PathologyTuberous sclerosisLymphangioleiomyomatosisDiabetes mellitusMedicine
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Tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) is a rare, autosomal dominant disorder with a recognized phenotypic variability with clinical manifestations developing continuously throughout life. The follow-up of TSC patients is challenging. The authors present a case with a definite diagnosis of TSC with known skin, renal, hepatic and neuropsychiatric involvement, whose diagnosis of TSC-associated lymphangioleiomyomatosis was establish at a late stage after the patient had presented with recurrent pneumotho...
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EnglishUndetected cardiac embolism by Atrial Fibrillation (AF) is responsible for a substantial number of ischemic strokes classified as cryptogenic. Current guidelines recommend electrocardiographic monitoring for the first 24- 48 hours after hospital admission. The authors intended to evaluate the number of new onset AF identified by telemetry in patients with transient ischemic attack (TIA) / ischemic stroke, without other etiology identified, in a stroke unit, and its characterization. Mater...
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Sarcoidosis is a risk factor for the development of cryptococcal infection due to dysfunction at T-cell level. Its rarity may, however, delay diagnosis and treatment. We describe the case of a 60-year-old man, diagnosed with sarcoidosis since 1999. He had never received systemic immunomodulatory therapy, such as corticosteroid therapy. In 2012, he was diagnosed with pulmonary cryptococcosis and treated with fluconazole. In April 2013, he presented with symptoms compatible with central nervous sy...
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