European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine
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Diogo Paixão Marques , Joana Carvalho22
Estimated H-index: 22
+ 1 AuthorsRaquel Domingos
Fungal infections caused by Paecilomyces species are rare. Although most cases of human infection occur in immunocompromised patients, this species is also being increasingly recognized as a pathogen in immunocompetent individuals. Paecilomyces variotii and P. lilacinus are the most common pathogens in humans. P. variotii infection usually manifests as peritonitis, pneumonia or endophthalmitis. We present the case of an 84-year-old immunocompromised patient with interstitial lung disease, who de...
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Akanksha Agrawal2
Estimated H-index: 2
Dylan Eiger (Duke University)+ 2 AuthorsGlenn Eiger12
Estimated H-index: 12
In this Letter to the Editor, Agrawal et al. debate the conflicts that can arise regarding the authorship of case reports. Like all other medical journals, EJCRIM has zero tolerance for the willful undisclosed re-submission of papers that have already been published elsewhere. However, this may occasionally happen by accident, especially in large healthcare institutions in which multiple teams of physicians may care for a patient throughout their illness.
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Valeria Di Stefano (Fondazione IRCCS Ca' Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico), Margherita Migone De Amicis6
Estimated H-index: 6
(Fondazione IRCCS Ca' Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico)
+ 4 AuthorsFrancesca Minozio (Fondazione IRCCS Ca' Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico)
Objective: We describe a rare case of group G streptococcus (GGS) sepsis complicated by bacterial toxin myopathy. Case: A 65-year-old man, with a history of infection of his shoulder prosthesis, presented with multiorgan failure and notable myalgia likely caused by toxins. The patient was treated successfully with antibiotics and prosthesis removal. Conclusion: This case suggests infection by GGS should be considered in a patient presenting with myalgia associated with sepsis.
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Maria João Pinto1
Estimated H-index: 1
Pedro Pereira Rodrigues18
Estimated H-index: 18
+ 5 AuthorsFernando Friões12
Estimated H-index: 12
Boerhaave syndrome is rare, has an non-specific clinical presentation and most commonly develops after persistent vomiting. Septic shock dominates the clinical picture as a result of extensive infection of the mediastinum and pleural and abdominal cavities. The current management of Boerhaave syndrome includes conservative, endoscopic and surgical treatments. The authors present the case of a 94-year-old man admitted to hospital with community-acquired pneumonia with mild respiratory insufficien...
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Lonneke Draaijers , Robert-Jan Hassing1
Estimated H-index: 1
+ 2 AuthorsMarcel Hovens1
Estimated H-index: 1
Haemostatic abnormalities frequently occur during sepsis and are most often attributed to disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC). We report the case of a patient with severe coagulopathy acquired during fulminant S. aureus sepsis. DIC was not present. This coagulopathy was most likely caused by S. aureus exotoxins forming inhibitory complexes with coagulation factor Xa.
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Anat Bel-ange (Tel Aviv University), Sigal Tal6
Estimated H-index: 6
(Tel Aviv University),
Micha J. Rapoport14
Estimated H-index: 14
(Tel Aviv University)
Sarcoidosis is a systemic disorder that most commonly affects the lungs. Bone involvement is rare, and spinal involvement is even more rare. The presence of focal lesions of the vertebrae is highly suspicious of advanced malignancy. However, malignant metastatic spread to the spine involves the vertebral cortex rather than the bone marrow itself, a distinction that is often missed and therefore misleading. We describe here a middle-aged woman with multiple focal oedematous lesions of the bone ma...
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Nikesh Reddy Adunuri (University of Western Ontario), Marko Mrkobrada13
Estimated H-index: 13
(University of Western Ontario)
Pheochromocytoma, a rare neuroendocrine tumour, is often encountered in the general internal medicine clinic as an adrenal incidentaloma. Even rarer is its presence in adult cyanotic heart disease, although there are a few documented reports of this association in various paediatric populations, with chronic hypoxia being the likely driving force. Here we present the case of a 38-year-old adult with unrepaired complex cyanotic congenital heart disease with biochemically proven pheochromocytoma p...
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Simone Romano5
Estimated H-index: 5
(University of Pisa),
Paolo Chiarugi + 2 AuthorsL.A. Ruocco16
Estimated H-index: 16
Few reports have been published on the correlation between plasma concentrations of rivaroxaban and clinical outcome in patients who have experienced venous thromboembolism. This article describes the case of a 44-year-old woman who experienced deep vein thrombosis during anticoagulation therapy with rivaroxaban, with evidence of repeated low plasma levels of the drug. We postulate that the determination of plasma rivaroxaban anti-Xa activity can be useful in the evaluation of anticoagulation th...
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Marwene Grira , Michel Boulvain37
Estimated H-index: 37
Jean-Paul Janssens39
Estimated H-index: 39
A 20-year-old asylum seeker presented with vomiting and left thigh pain, with a biological inflammatory syndrome. Pregnancy was diagnosed. Investigations revealed a pseudo-cystic, 20-cm-long retroperitoneal abscess, biopsy of which confirmed the diagnosis of tuberculosis. Evolution after cyst drainage and under conventional anti-tuberculosis treatment was favourable. An abdominal location of tuberculosis is rare and its diagnosis is difficult especially in countries with a low incidence of the d...
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