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Lúcia Meireles-Brandão
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Published on Jan 8, 2018in Clinics and practice
Edite Marques Mendes1
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Lúcia Meireles-Brandão1
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+ 3 AuthorsDina M. Gutiérrez1
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Hypoparathyroidism is a rare endocrine disorder characterized by low serum calcium and parathyroid hormone levels. The most common cause is parathyroid iatrogenic surgical removal. However, innumerous and rarer conditions can cause hypoparathyroidism. The authors describe a 27-year-old man that presented in emergency department with confusion, amnesia and decreased attention span. A cerebral computed tomography revealed bilateral extensive calcification in the basal ganglia. A complete work-up r...
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Published on Jan 1, 2018in Galicia Clínica
A. L. Ferreira16
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Cátia Barreiros + 3 AuthorsCarmélia Rodrigues
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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