Science.gov

Sample records for bardet-biedl syndrome case

  1. Bardet-Biedl Syndrome

    MedlinePlus

    ... Biedl syndrome experience developmental disabilities ranging from mild impairment or delayed emotional development to mental retardation. The degree of mental retardation can range from mild cognitive disability to severe mental retardation. Individuals may also ...

  2. Bardet-Biedl syndrome, renal transplant and percutaneous nephrolithotomy: a case report and review of the literature

    PubMed Central

    Polizois, Konstantinos; Bradley, Alison J; Rao, Poduri N

    2009-01-01

    Bardet-Biedl syndrome is an autosomal recessive disorder with obesity, polydactly, retinitis pigmentosa, hypogenitalism, intellectual impairment and varying degree of renal abnormalities. Fewer than ten cases of paediatric renal transplantation for BBS have been reported in literature so far. This is the only case report of BBS transplant urolithiasis which was dealt with percutaneous nephrolithotomy and has been stone free for seven years. This is a complex case with a rare genetic disorder, renal transplant, renal stone, ileal conduit, long loop and inversely placed kidney. This case exemplifies the need for multidisciplinary management of complex cases and emphasises PCNL as the safe method. PMID:19829857

  3. McKusick-Kaufman or Bardet-Biedl syndrome? A new borderline case in an Italian nonconsanguineous healthy family

    PubMed Central

    Chetta, Massimiliano; Bukvic, Nenad; Bafunno, Valeria; Sarno, Michelina; Magaldi, Rosario; Grilli, Gianpaolo; Bertozzi, Vincenzo; Perfetto, Francesco; Margaglione, Maurizio

    2011-01-01

    McKusick-Kaufman syndrome (MKS, OMIM #236700) is a rare syndrome inherited in an autosomal recessive pattern with a phenotypic triad comprising hydrometrocolpos (HMC), postaxial polydactyly (PAP), and congenital cardiac disease (CHD). The syndrome is caused by mutations in the MKKS gene mapped onto chromosome 20p12 between D20S162 and D20S894 markers. Mutations in the same gene causes Bardet-Biedl-6 syndrome (BBS-6, OMIM #209900) inherited in an autosomal recessive pattern. BBS-6 comprises retinitis pigmentosa, polydactyly, obesity, mental retardation, renal and genital anomalies. HMC, CHD, and PAP defects can also occur in BBS-6, and there is a significant clinical overlap between MKS and BBS-6 in childhood. We describe a new borderline case of MKS and BBS syndrome and suggest insights for understanding correlation between MKKS gene mutations and clinical phenotype. Here, we report the results of molecular analysis of MKKS in a female proband born in an Italian nonconsanguineous healthy family that presents HMC and PAP. The mutational screening revealed the presence of two different heterozygous missense variants (p.242A>S in exon 3, p.339 I>V in exon 4) in the MKKS gene, and a nucleotide variation in 5’UTR region in exon 2 (-417 A>C). PMID:22090721

  4. Autism: a rare presentation of Bardet-Biedl syndrome.

    PubMed

    Chatterjee, Seshadri Sekhar; Guha, Prathama; Talukdar, Arunansu; Dasgupta, Gargi

    2014-01-01

    Although mental retardation is generally associated with Bardet-Biedl (BBS) syndrome, a rare autosomal recessive disorder with multisystem involvement, autism is an unusual comorbidity. An 8-year-old boy presented to our psychiatry department with poor social skills and night blindness. On further assessment autism, mild mental retardation, retinitis pigmentosa, polydactyly and syndactyly, obesity, micropenis, maldescended testis, hypodontia and high-arched palate were noted and subsequently a diagnosis of BBS was made. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first reported case of BBS with autism from eastern India; it also emphasises the importance of thorough physical examination even in a patient presenting with pure psychiatric symptoms. PMID:24899006

  5. Bardet-Biedl syndrome: Is it only cilia dysfunction?

    PubMed

    Novas, Rossina; Cardenas-Rodriguez, Magdalena; Irigoín, Florencia; Badano, Jose L

    2015-11-14

    Bardet-Biedl syndrome (BBS) is a genetically heterogeneous, pleiotropic disorder, characterized by both congenital and late onset defects. From the analysis of the mutational burden in patients to the functional characterization of the BBS proteins, this syndrome has become a model for both understanding oligogenic patterns of inheritance and the biology of a particular cellular organelle: the primary cilium. Here we briefly review the genetics of BBS to then focus on the function of the BBS proteins, not only in the context of the cilium but also highlighting potential extra-ciliary roles that could be relevant to the etiology of the disorder. Finally, we provide an overview of how the study of this rare syndrome has contributed to the understanding of cilia biology and how this knowledge has informed on the cellular basis of different clinical manifestations that characterize BBS and the ciliopathies. PMID:26231314

  6. Regulation of Insulin Receptor Trafficking by Bardet Biedl Syndrome Proteins

    PubMed Central

    Starks, Rachel D.; Beyer, Andreas M.; Guo, Deng Fu; Boland, Lauren; Zhang, Qihong; Sheffield, Val C.; Rahmouni, Kamal

    2015-01-01

    Insulin and its receptor are critical for the regulation of metabolic functions, but the mechanisms underlying insulin receptor (IR) trafficking to the plasma membrane are not well understood. Here, we show that Bardet Biedl Syndrome (BBS) proteins are necessary for IR localization to the cell surface. We demonstrate that the IR interacts physically with BBS proteins, and reducing the expression of BBS proteins perturbs IR expression in the cell surface. We show the consequence of disrupting BBS proteins for whole body insulin action and glucose metabolism using mice lacking different BBS genes. These findings demonstrate the importance of BBS proteins in underlying IR cell surface expression. Our data identify defects in trafficking and localization of the IR as a novel mechanism accounting for the insulin resistance commonly associated with human BBS. This is supported by the reduced surface expression of the IR in fibroblasts derived from patients bearing the M390R mutation in the BBS1 gene. PMID:26103456

  7. SHORT COMMUNICATION: Hyperphagia among patients with Bardet-Biedl syndrome

    PubMed Central

    Sherafat-Kazemzadeh, Roya; Ivey, Lauren; Kahn, Stephanie R.; Sapp, Julie C.; Hicks, Melanie D.; Kim, Rachel C.; Krause, Amanda J.; Shomaker, Lauren B.; Biesecker, Leslie G.; Han, Joan C.; Yanovski, Jack A.

    2014-01-01

    Summary Background The importance of hyperphagia as a cause for energy imbalance in humans with Bardet-Biedl syndrome (BBS) has not been established. We therefore compared hyperphagic symptoms in patients with BBS versus controls. Methods We studied 13 patients with BBS and 23 nonsyndromic controls with similar age, sex, and BMI z-score. A 13-item hyperphagia questionnaire was completed by patients’ parents/guardians. Results Total hyperphagia questionnaire score was higher in BBS than controls (27.6±9.0 vs. 19.1±7.9, p=0.005). Behavior and drive sub-scales were higher for BBS than controls (12.5±4.1 vs. 7.8±3.2, p=0.001, and 11.2±4.1 vs. 8.3±3.8, p=0.04, respectively); severity was not significantly different between groups (3.8±1.5 vs. 3.0±1.3, p=0.072). After adjustment for demographic variables and BMI-Z score, total and behavior subscale scores remained significantly different between groups, suggesting food-seeking activity, rather than preoccupation with food may be the main hyperphagic feature among patients with BBS. Conclusion Appetite dysregulation may contribute to obesity in BBS. PMID:23776152

  8. Genetic predictors of cardiovascular morbidity in Bardet-Biedl syndrome.

    PubMed

    Forsythe, E; Sparks, K; Hoskins, B E; Bagkeris, E; McGowan, B M; Carroll, P V; Huda, M S B; Mujahid, S; Peters, C; Barrett, T; Mohammed, S; Beales, P L

    2015-04-01

    Bardet-Biedl syndrome is a rare ciliopathy characterized by retinal dystrophy, obesity, intellectual disability, polydactyly, hypogonadism and renal impairment. Patients are at high risk of cardiovascular disease. Mutations in BBS1 and BBS10 account for more than half of those with molecular confirmation of the diagnosis. To elucidate genotype-phenotype correlations with respect to cardiovascular risk indicators 50 patients with mutations in BBS1 were compared with 19 patients harbouring BBS10 mutations. All patients had truncating, missense or compound missense/truncating mutations. The effect of genotype and mutation type was analysed. C-reactive protein was higher in those with mutations in BBS10 and homozygous truncating mutations (p = 0.013 and p = 0.002, respectively). Patients with mutations in BBS10 had higher levels of C peptide than those with mutations in BBS1 (p = 0.043). Triglyceride levels were significantly elevated in patients with homozygous truncating mutations (p = 0.048). Gamma glutamyl transferase was higher in patients with homozygous truncating mutations (p = 0.007) and heterozygous missense and truncating mutations (p = 0.002) than those with homozygous missense mutations. The results are compared with clinical cardiovascular risk factors. Patients with missense mutations in BBS1 have lower biochemical cardiovascular disease markers compared with patients with BBS10 and other BBS1 mutations. This could contribute to stratification of the clinical service. PMID:24611735

  9. Two Brothers with Bardet-Biedl Syndrome Presenting with Chronic Renal Failure

    PubMed Central

    Sahin, Cem; Huddam, Bulent; Akbaba, Gulhan; Tunca, Hasan; Koca, Emine; Levent, Mustafa

    2015-01-01

    Bardet-Biedl Syndrome (BBS) is a rarely seen autosomal recessive transfer disease characterised by retinal dystrophy, obesity, extremity deformities, mental retardation, and renal and genital system anomalies. BBS shows heterogenic transfer. To date, 18 genes (BBS1–18) and 7 BBS proteins have been defined as related to BBS. All of the defined BBS genes have been shown to be related to the biogenesis or function of cilia. Renal failure accompanying the syndrome, especially in the advanced stages, is the most common cause of mortality. Therefore, as one of the major diagnostic criteria, renal damage is of great importance in early diagnosis. This paper presents the cases of two brothers with BBS who presented with chronic renal failure. PMID:25960897

  10. Bardet-Biedl syndrome: a molecular and phenotypic study of 18 families.

    PubMed Central

    Beales, P L; Warner, A M; Hitman, G A; Thakker, R; Flinter, F A

    1997-01-01

    The autosomal recessive disorder Bardet-Biedl syndrome is characterised by retinal degeneration, polydactyly, obesity, mental retardation, hypogenitalism, renal dysplasia, and short stature. It is heterogeneous with at least four gene loci (BBS1-4) having been mapped to date. We have studied 18 multiply affected families noting the presence of both major and minor manifestations. Using a fluorescently based PCR technique, we genotyped each family member and assigned linkage to one of the four loci. Given this degree of heterogeneity we hoped to find phenotypic differences between linkage categories. We found 44% of families linked to 11q13 (BBS1) and 17% linked to 16q21 (BBS2). Only one family was linked to 15q22 (BBS4) and none to 3p12. We conclude that BBS1 is the major locus among white Bardet-Biedl patients and that BBS3 is extremely rare. Only subtle phenotypic differences were observed, the most striking of which was a finding of taller affected offspring compared with their parents in the BBS1 category. Affected subjects in the BBS2 and 4 groups were significantly shorter than their parents. Twenty eight percent of pedigrees did not show linkage to any known locus, evidence for at least a fifth gene. We conclude that the different genes responsible for Bardet-Biedl syndrome may influence growth characteristics such as height. Images PMID:9039982

  11. Genetic linkage analysis in 26 families with Bardet-Biedl syndrome

    SciTech Connect

    Wright, A.F.; Bruford, E.A.; Mansfield, D.C.

    1994-09-01

    Bardet-Biedl syndrome is an autosomal recessive disorder characterized by polydactyly, obesity, hypogonadism, retinitis pigmentosa, renal anomalies and mental retardation. Clinical heterogeneity is quite marked both within and between families. Linkage has been reported between Bardet-Biedl syndrome and the D16408 marker in chromosomal region 16q21 in an extended Bedouin kindred and, more recently, in a subset of 17 out of 31 families using the PYGM/D11S913 markers in chromosomal region 11q13. We have analyzed linkage to the 16q21 and 11q13 regions and used markers covering chromosomes 2, 3, 17 and 18 in a set of 26 Bardet-Biedl families, each containing at least two affected individuals, with a total of 57 affected members. Evidence of linkage to the D11S527 locus has been identified assuming linkage homogeneity with a lod score of 2.72 at a recombination fraction of 0.11 (95% limits 0.03-0.25).

  12. Impaired Photoreceptor Protein Transport and Synaptic Transmission in a Mouse Model of Bardet-Biedl Syndrome

    PubMed Central

    Abd-El-Barr, Muhammad M.; Sykoudis, Kristen; Andrabi, Sara; Eichers, Erica R.; Pennesi, Mark E.; Tan, Perciliz L.; Wilson, John H.; Katsanis, Nicholas; Lupski, James R.; Wu, Samuel M.

    2009-01-01

    Bardet-Biedl Syndrome (BBS) is an oligogenic syndrome whose manifestations include retinal degeneration, renal abnormalities, obesity and polydactylia. Evidence suggests that the main etiopathophysiology of this syndrome is impaired Intraflagellar Transport (IFT). In this study, we study the Bbs4-null mouse and investigate photoreceptor structure and function after loss of this gene. We find that Bbs4-null mice have defects in the transport of phototransduction proteins from the inner segments to the outer segments, before signs of cell death. Additionally, we show defects in synaptic transmission from the photoreceptors to secondary neurons of the visual system, demonstrating multiple functions for BBS4 in photoreceptors. PMID:18022666

  13. Impaired photoreceptor protein transport and synaptic transmission in a mouse model of Bardet-Biedl syndrome.

    PubMed

    Abd-El-Barr, Muhammad M; Sykoudis, Kristen; Andrabi, Sara; Eichers, Erica R; Pennesi, Mark E; Tan, Perciliz L; Wilson, John H; Katsanis, Nicholas; Lupski, James R; Wu, Samuel M

    2007-12-01

    Bardet-Biedl syndrome (BBS) is an oligogenic syndrome whose manifestations include retinal degeneration, renal abnormalities, obesity and polydactylia. Evidence suggests that the main etiopathophysiology of this syndrome is impaired intraflagellar transport (IFT). In this study, we study the Bbs4-null mouse and investigate photoreceptor structure and function after loss of this gene. We find that Bbs4-null mice have defects in the transport of phototransduction proteins from the inner segments to the outer segments, before signs of cell death. Additionally, we show defects in synaptic transmission from the photoreceptors to secondary neurons of the visual system, demonstrating multiple functions for BBS4 in photoreceptors. PMID:18022666

  14. Antenatal Presentation of Bardet-Biedl Syndrome May Mimic Meckel Syndrome

    PubMed Central

    Karmous-Benailly, Houda; Martinovic, Jelena; Gubler, Marie-Claire; Sirot, Yoann; Clech, Laure; Ozilou, Catherine; Augé, Joëlle; Brahimi, Nora; Etchevers, Heather; Detrait, Eric; Esculpavit, Chantal; Audollent, Sophie; Goudefroye, Géraldine; Gonzales, Marie; Tantau, Julia; Loget, Philippe; Joubert, Madeleine; Gaillard, Dominique; Jeanne-Pasquier, Corinne; Delezoide, Anne-Lise; Peter, Marie-Odile; Plessis, Ghislaine; Simon-Bouy, Brigitte; Dollfus, Hélène; Le Merrer, Martine; Munnich, Arnold; Encha-Razavi, Férechté; Vekemans, Michel; Attié-Bitach, Tania

    2005-01-01

    Bardet-Biedl syndrome (BBS) is a multisystemic disorder characterized by postaxial polydactyly, progressive retinal dystrophy, obesity, hypogonadism, renal dysfunction, and learning difficulty. Other manifestations include diabetes mellitus, heart disease, hepatic fibrosis, and neurological features. The condition is genetically heterogeneous, and eight genes (BBS1–BBS8) have been identified to date. A mutation of the BBS1 gene on chromosome 11q13 is observed in 30%–40% of BBS cases. In addition, a complex triallelic inheritance has been established in this disorder—that is, in some families, three mutations at two BBS loci are necessary for the disease to be expressed. The clinical features of BBS that can be observed at birth are polydactyly, kidney anomaly, hepatic fibrosis, and genital and heart malformations. Interestingly, polydactyly, cystic kidneys, and liver anomalies (hepatic fibrosis with bile-duct proliferation) are also observed in Meckel syndrome, along with occipital encephalocele. Therefore, we decided to sequence the eight BBS genes in a series of 13 antenatal cases presenting with cystic kidneys and polydactyly and/or hepatic fibrosis but no encephalocele. These fetuses were mostly diagnosed as having Meckel or “Meckel-like” syndrome. In six cases, we identified a recessive mutation in a BBS gene (three in BBS2, two in BBS4, and one in BBS6). We found a heterozygous BBS6 mutation in three additional cases. No BBS1, BBS3, BBS5, BBS7, or BBS8 mutations were identified in our series. These results suggest that the antenatal presentation of BBS may mimic Meckel syndrome. PMID:15666242

  15. Structural Characterization of Bardet-Biedl Syndrome 9 Protein (BBS9).

    PubMed

    Knockenhauer, Kevin E; Schwartz, Thomas U

    2015-08-01

    The Bardet-Biedl syndrome protein complex (BBSome) is an octameric complex that transports membrane proteins into the primary cilium signaling organelle in eukaryotes and is implicated in human disease. Here we have analyzed the 99-kDa human BBS9 protein, one of the eight BBSome components. The protein is composed of four structured domains, including a β-stranded N-terminal domain. The 1.8 Å crystal structure of the 46-kDa N-terminal domain reveals a seven-bladed β-propeller. A structure-based homology search suggests that it functions in protein-protein interactions. We show that the Bardet-Biedl syndrome-causing G141R mutation in BBS9 likely results in misfolding of the β-propeller. Although the C-terminal half of BBS9 dimerizes in solution, the N-terminal domain only does so in the crystal lattice. This C-terminal dimerization interface might be important for the assembly of the BBSome. PMID:26085087

  16. [Elizabethkingia meningosepticum bacteremia in a patient with Bardet-Biedl syndrome and chronic renal failure].

    PubMed

    Bayrak, Burcu; Fıncanci, Muzaffer; Bınay, Umut Devrim; Çımen, Cansu; Özkantar Ünlügüneş, Gülay Ulkü

    2014-07-01

    Elizabethkingia meningosepticum, a gram-negative opportunistic pathogen may cause life-threatening nosocomial infections especially in newborns and immunosuppressive patients. This bacterium has a peculiar antibiotic resistance profile. It is resistant to most of the antibiotics against gram-negative bacteria and susceptible to antibiotics that are used to treat gram-positive bacteria, such as vancomycin and trimethoprim-sulphamethoxazole (SXT). For this reason appropriate treatment of E.meningosepticum infections are based on the proper identification of bacteria. In this report, a case of catheter-related E.meningosepticum bacteremia in a patient with chronic renal failure due to Bardet-Biedl syndrome, a genetic disorder characterized by multiorgan dysfunction, was presented. A 25-year-old male patient with Bardet-Biedl syndrome was admitted to the emergency room with the complaints of high fever with shivers that started the day before. The patient had a femoral dialysis catheter. Venous blood samples drawn at the time of administration were cultured immediately. Two days later, blood cultures which yielded positive signals were passaged onto blood and MacConkey agar plates and after incubation at 37°C for 16 hours, wet-raised colonies with clear margin, gray colour and large size similar to gram-negative bacterial colonies were detected on blood agar medium. No growth was observed on MacConkey agar plate at the end of five days. The isolate was found positive for KOH, oxidase, catalase, urease, esculine and MOI (Motility Indole Ornithine) tests, whereas it was citrate negative. Gram staining revealed faintly stained thin gram-negative bacilli. The isolate was identified as E.meningosepticum by Vitek® 2 system (bioMérieux, USA), and confirmed by sequence analysis of 16S RNA gene region amplified with PCR method. The antibiotic susceptibility profile of the strain was detected by the Vitek 2 system, while vancomycin susceptibility was investigated by Kirby-Bauer disc diffusion method. The isolate was found resistant to ampicillin/sulbactam, piperacillin/tazobactam, ceftazidime, cefepime, meropenem, imipenem, amikacin, gentamicin, netilmicin, levofloxacin, tetracycline, colistin and rifampicin; intermediate to tigecyclin and tetracyclin; susceptible to cefoperazone/sulbactam, ciprofloxacin, levofloxacin, SXT and vancomycin. One gram vancomycin once every four days was administered to the patient, however on the ninth day of the treatment he developed fever again. Blood cultures obtained again yielded E.meningosepticum. After changing his dialysis catheter and extending the vancomycin treatment to 15 days, the patient was discharged with cure. In conclusion, clinicians should consider E.meningosepticum as a possible causative agent of bacteremia non-responsive to the empirical antibiotic regimens and when gram-negative bacteria are isolated from the blood cultures of such patients with underlying diseases. Accurate and prompt identification of E.meningosepticum will allow immediate administration of the specific antibiotic treatment, thereby decreasing the mortality and morbidity rates. PMID:25052117

  17. Transient ciliogenesis involving Bardet-Biedl syndrome proteins is a fundamental characteristic of adipogenic differentiation

    PubMed Central

    Marion, Vincent; Stoetzel, Corinne; Schlicht, Dominique; Messaddeq, Nadia; Koch, Michael; Flori, Elisabeth; Danse, Jean Marc; Mandel, Jean-Louis; Dollfus, Hélène

    2009-01-01

    Bardet-Biedl syndrome (BBS) is an inherited ciliopathy generally associated with severe obesity, but the underlying mechanism remains hypothetical and is generally proposed to be of neuroendocrine origin. In this study, we show that while the proliferating preadipocytes or mature adipocytes are nonciliated in culture, a typical primary cilium is present in differentiating preadipocytes. This transient cilium carries receptors for Wnt and Hedgehog pathways, linking this organelle to previously described regulatory pathways of adipogenesis. We also show that the BBS10 and BBS12 proteins are located within the basal body of this primary cilium and inhibition of their expression impairs ciliogenesis, activates the glycogen synthase kinase 3 pathway, and induces peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor nuclear accumulation, hence favoring adipogenesis. Moreover, adipocytes derived from BBS-patients' dermal fibroblasts in culture exhibit higher propensity for fat accumulation when compared to controls. This strongly suggests that a peripheral primary dysfunction of adipogenesis participates to the pathogenesis of obesity in BBS. PMID:19190184

  18. Phenotypic differences among patients with Bardet-Biedl syndrome linked to three different chromosome loci

    SciTech Connect

    Carmi, R.; Elbedour, K.; Stone, E.M.; Sheffield, V.C.

    1995-11-06

    Bardet-Biedl syndrome (BBS) is an autosomal-recessive disorder of mental retardation, obesity, retinal dystrophy, polydactyly, and hypogenitalism. Renal and cardiac abnormalities are also frequent in this disorder. Previous clinical suggestions of heterogeneity of BBS were confirmed recently by the identification of four different chromosome loci linked to the disease. In this study we compared clinical manifestations of the syndrome in patients form 3 unrelated, extended Arab-Bedouin kindreds which were used for the linkage mapping of the BBS loci to chromosomes 3, 15, and 16. The observed differences included the limb distribution of the postaxial polydactyly and the extent and age-association of obesity. It appears that the chromosome 3 locus is associated with polydactyly of all four limbs, while polydactyly of the chromosome 15 type is mostly confined to the hands. On the other hand, the chromosome 15 type is associated with early-onset morbid obesity, while the chromosome 16 type appears to present the {open_quotes}leanest{close_quotes} form of BBS. Future cloning of the various BB genes will contribute to the understanding of the molecular basis of limb development and the identification of human obesity-related genes. 22 refs., 1 fig., 4 tabs.

  19. Recurrence risks for Bardet-Biedl syndrome: Implications of locus heterogeneity

    PubMed Central

    Sapp, Julie C.; Nishimura, Darryl; Johnston, Jennifer J.; Stone, Edwin M.; Héon, Elise; Sheffield, Val C.; Biesecker, Leslie G.

    2011-01-01

    Purpose Bardet-Biedl syndrome is a pleiotropic multiple anomaly syndrome inherited in an autosomal recessive pattern. It is now known that this disorder has locus heterogeneity, with causative mutations identified in as many as 14 genes. The aim of this study was to derive locus-specific recurrence risk estimates for family members of a proband affected with BBS. Methods Mutation data from 187 probands affected with BBS were used. The authors counted the relative proportion of families with mutations at each of ten loci and estimated locus-specific carrier rates for mutations using Hardy-Weinberg principles and an aggregate population frequency of 1/100,000 for the phenotype. Locus-specific recurrence risks were calculated for relatives of an affected proband. Results Locus-specific carrier frequencies range from 1/250 to 1/2200, and the risks for an offspring of the sibling of an affected individual range from 1/1,500 to 1/13,000. The estimate of this risk derived under a locus homogeneity model is 1/960. Conclusion Variation of recurrence risks of this magnitude may have implications for genetic counseling of families with affected individuals, in particular about prenatal testing and other reproductive options. Similar analyses to determine locus-specific carrier frequencies for other phenotypes with significant locus heterogeneity may yield similarly relevant results. PMID:20949666

  20. Characterization of Courtesy Stigma Perceived by Parents of Overweight Children with Bardet-Biedl Syndrome

    PubMed Central

    Hamlington, Barbara; Ivey, Lauren E.; Brenna, Ethan; Biesecker, Leslie G.; Biesecker, Barbara B.; Sapp, Julie C.

    2015-01-01

    Background A child’s obesity is generally perceived by the public to be under the control of the child’s parents. While the health consequences of childhood obesity are well understood, less is known about psychological and social effects of having an obese child on parents. We set out to characterize stigma and courtesy stigma experiences surrounding obesity among children with Bardet-Biedl syndrome (BBS), a multisystem genetic disorder, and their parents. Methods Twenty-eight parents of children with BBS participated in semi-structured interviews informed by social stigmatization theory, which describes courtesy stigma as parental perception of stigmatization by association with a stigmatized child. Parents were asked to describe such experiences. Results Parents of children with BBS reported the child’s obesity as the most frequent target of stigmatization. They perceived health care providers as the predominant source of courtesy stigma, describing interactions that resulted in feeling devalued and judged as incompetent parents. Conclusions Parents of children with BBS feel blamed by others for their child’s obesity and described experiences that suggest health care providers may contribute to courtesy stigma and thus impede effective communication about managing obesity. Health care providers may reinforce parental feelings of guilt and responsibility by repeating information parents may have previously heard and ignoring extremely challenging barriers to weight management, such as a genetic predisposition to obesity. Strategies to understand and incorporate parents’ perceptions and causal attributions of their children’s weight may improve communication about weight control. PMID:26473736

  1. Olfaction evaluation and correlation with brain atrophy in Bardet-Biedl syndrome.

    PubMed

    Braun, J-J; Noblet, V; Durand, M; Scheidecker, S; Zinetti-Bertschy, A; Foucher, J; Marion, V; Muller, J; Riehm, S; Dollfus, H; Kremer, S

    2014-12-01

    Bardet-Biedl syndrome (BBS) is a well-recognized ciliopathy characterized by cardinal features namely: early onset retinitis pigmentosa, polydactyly, obesity, hypogonadism, renal and cognitive impairment. Recently, disorders of olfaction (anosmia, hyposmia) have been also described in BBS patients. Moreover, morphological brain anomalies have been reported and prompt for further investigations to determine whether they are primary or secondary to peripheral organ involvement (i.e. visual or olfactory neuronal tissue). The objective of this article is to evaluate olfactory disorders in BBS patients and to investigate putative correlation with morphological cerebral anomalies. To this end, 20 BBS patients were recruited and evaluated for olfaction using the University of Pennsylvania Smell Identification Test (UPSIT). All of them underwent a structural magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan. We first investigated brain morphological differences between BBS subjects and 14 healthy volunteers. Then, we showed objective olfaction disorders in BBS patients and highlight correlation between gray matter volume reduction and olfaction dysfunction in several brain areas. PMID:24684473

  2. The First Nationwide Survey and Genetic Analyses of Bardet-Biedl Syndrome in Japan

    PubMed Central

    Ihara, Kenji; Tsuge, Ikuya; Kondo, Shuji; Saida, Ken; Betsui, Hiroyuki; Okubo, Kazuhiro; Sakamoto, Hikaru; Ueno, Shuichi; Ikuno, Yasushi; Ishihara, Ryu; Iwahashi, Hiromi; Ohishi, Mitsuru; Mano, Toshiyuki; Yamashita, Toshihide; Suzuki, Yutaka; Nakamura, Yusaku; Kusunoki, Susumu; Toda, Tatsushi

    2015-01-01

    Bardet-Biedl syndrome (BBS) is an autosomal recessive disorder characterized by central obesity, mental impairment, rod-cone dystrophy, polydactyly, hypogonadism in males, and renal abnormalities. The causative genes have been identified as BBS1-19. In Western countries, this disease is often reported, but remains undiagnosed in many patients until later in life, while only a few patients with no mutations identified have been reported in Japan. We thus conducted the first nationwide survey of BBS in Japan by sending questionnaires to 2,166 clinical departments with board-certified specialists and found 7 patients with clinically definite BBS. We performed exome analyses combined with analyses of mRNA and protein in these patients. We identified 2 novel mutations in the BBS5 gene (p.R89X and IVS7-27 T>G) in 2 sibling patients. The latter mutation that resided far from the authentic splicing site was associated with skipping of exon 8. We also found 3 previously reported mutations in the BBS2 (p.R413X and p.R480X) and BBS7 (p.C243Y) genes in 2 patients. To our knowledge, a nationwide survey of BBS has not been reported in any other country. In addition, this is the first study to identify genetic alterations in Japanese patients with BBS. Our results indicate that BBS in Japan is genetically heterogeneous and at least partly shares genetic features with BBS in other countries. PMID:26325687

  3. Cognitive, Sensory, and Psychosocial Characteristics in Patients with Bardet-Biedl Syndrome

    PubMed Central

    Brinckman, Danielle D.; Keppler-Noreuil, Kim M.; Blumhorst, Catherine; Biesecker, Leslie G.; Sapp, Julie C.; Johnston, Jennifer J.; Wiggs, Edythe A.

    2015-01-01

    Forty-two patients with a clinical diagnosis of Bardet-Biedl syndrome ages 2-61 years were given a neuropsychological test battery to evaluate cognitive, sensory and behavioral functioning. These tests included the Wechsler scales of intelligence, Rey Auditory Verbal Learning Test, Boston Naming Test, D-KEFS Verbal Fluency Test, D-KEFS Color-Word Interference Test, D-KEFS Sorting Test, Wide Range Achievement Test: Math and Reading Subtests, Purdue Pegboard, The University of Pennsylvania Smell Identification Test, Social Communication Questionnaire, Social Responsiveness Scale, and Behavior Assessment System for Children, Second Edition, Parent Rating Scale. On the age appropriate Wechsler scale, the mean Verbal Comprehension was 81 (n=36), Working Memory was 81 (n=36), Perceptual Reasoning was 78 (n=24) and Full Scale IQ was 75 (n=26). Memory for a word list (Rey Auditory Verbal Learning Test) was in the average range with a mean of 89 (n=19). Fine motor speed was slow on the Purdue with mean scores 3-4 standard deviations below norms. All subjects were microsmic on the University of Pennsylvania Smell Identification Test. Of these 42 patients, only six were able to complete all auditory and visual tests; 52% were unable to complete the visual tests due to impaired vision. A wide range of behavioral issues were endorsed on questionnaires given to parents. Most had social skill deficits but no pattern of either externalizing or internalizing problems. We identify a characteristic neuro-behavioral profile in our cohort comprised of reduced IQ, impaired fine-motor function, and decreased olfaction. PMID:24194441

  4. Identification of a novel mutation confirms the implication of IFT172 (BBS20) in Bardet-Biedl syndrome.

    PubMed

    Schaefer, Elise; Stoetzel, Corinne; Scheidecker, Sophie; Geoffroy, Véronique; Prasad, Megana K; Redin, Claire; Missotte, Isabelle; Lacombe, Didier; Mandel, Jean-Louis; Muller, Jean; Dollfus, Hélène

    2016-05-01

    Bardet-Biedl syndrome (BBS; MIM 209900) is a recessive heterogeneous ciliopathy characterized by retinitis pigmentosa (RP), postaxial polydactyly, obesity, hypogonadism, cognitive impairment and kidney dysfunction. So far, 20 BBS genes have been identified, with the last reported ones being found in one or very few families. Whole-exome sequencing was performed in a consanguineous family in which two affected children presented typical BBS features (retinitis pigmentosa, postaxial polydactyly, obesity, hypogonadism and cognitive impairment) without any mutation identified in known BBS genes at the time of the study. We identified a homozygous splice-site mutation (NM_015662.2: c.4428+3A>G) in both affected siblings in the last reported BBS gene, namely, Intraflagellar Transport 172 Homolog (IFT172). Familial mutation segregation was consistent with autosomal recessive inheritance. IFT172 mutations were initially reported in Jeune and Mainzer-Saldino syndromes. Recently, mutations have also been found in isolated RP and Bardet-Biedl-like ciliopathy. This is the second report of IFT172 mutations in BBS patients validating IFT172 as the twentieth BBS gene (BBS20). Moreover, another IFT gene, IFT27, was already associated with BBS, confirming the implication of IFT genes in the pathogenesis of BBS. PMID:26763875

  5. Recurrent CNVs and SNVs at the NPHP1 Locus Contribute Pathogenic Alleles to Bardet-Biedl Syndrome

    PubMed Central

    Lindstrand, Anna; Davis, Erica E.; Carvalho, Claudia M.B.; Pehlivan, Davut; Willer, Jason R.; Tsai, I-Chun; Ramanathan, Subhadra; Zuppan, Craig; Sabo, Aniko; Muzny, Donna; Gibbs, Richard; Liu, Pengfei; Lewis, Richard A.; Banin, Eyal; Lupski, James R.; Clark, Robin; Katsanis, Nicholas

    2014-01-01

    Homozygosity for a recurrent 290 kb deletion of NPHP1 is the most frequent cause of isolated nephronophthisis (NPHP) in humans. A deletion of the same genomic interval has also been detected in individuals with Joubert syndrome (JBTS), and in the mouse, Nphp1 interacts genetically with Ahi1, a known JBTS locus. Given these observations, we investigated the contribution of NPHP1 in Bardet-Biedl syndrome (BBS), a ciliopathy of intermediate severity. By using a combination of array-comparative genomic hybridization, TaqMan copy number assays, and sequencing, we studied 200 families affected by BBS. We report a homozygous NPHP1 deletion CNV in a family with classical BBS that is transmitted with autosomal-recessive inheritance. Further, we identified heterozygous NPHP1 deletions in two more unrelated persons with BBS who bear primary mutations at another BBS locus. In parallel, we identified five families harboring an SNV in NPHP1 resulting in a conserved missense change, c.14G>T (p.Arg5Leu), that is enriched in our Hispanic pedigrees; in each case, affected individuals carried additional bona fide pathogenic alleles in another BBS gene. In vivo functional modeling in zebrafish embryos demonstrated that c.14G>T is a loss-of-function variant, and suppression of nphp1 in concert with each of the primary BBS loci found in our NPHP1-positive pedigrees exacerbated the severity of the phenotype. These results suggest that NPHP1 mutations are probably rare primary causes of BBS that contribute to the mutational burden of the disorder. PMID:24746959

  6. Cloning and characterization of a splice variant of human Bardet-Biedl syndrome 4 gene (BBS4).

    PubMed

    Ye, Xin; Dai, Jianliang; Fang, Weiqun; Jin, Wei; Guo, Yi; Song, Jiaping; Ji, Chaoneng; Gu, Shaohua; Xie, Yi; Mao, Yumin

    2004-06-01

    Bardet-Biedl syndrome (BBS) is a heterogeneous multisystemic disorder characterized primarily by five cardinal features of retinal degeneration, obesity, polydactyly, hypogenitalism and mental retardation. To date, six distinct BBS loci that have been identified on different chromosomes. BBS4 gene is mapped to 15q22.2-23, which when mutated can cause BBS4. Its protein shows strong homology to O-linked N-acetylglucosamine (O-GlcNAc) transferase. Here we report a splice variant of BBS4, which is 2556 bp in length and has an open reading frame coding a predicted 527 amino-acids protein. RT-PCR shows that the cDNA is widely expressed while it has higher expression levels in pancreas, liver and prostate. PMID:15497446

  7. Brain tissue- and region-specific abnormalities on volumetric MRI scans in 21 patients with Bardet-Biedl syndrome (BBS)

    PubMed Central

    2011-01-01

    Background Bardet-Biedl syndrome (BBS) is a heterogeneous human disorder inherited in an autosomal recessive pattern, and characterized by the primary findings of obesity, polydactyly, hypogonadism, and learning and behavioural problems. BBS mouse models have a neuroanatomical phenotype consisting of third and lateral ventriculomegaly, thinning of the cerebral cortex, and reduction in the size of the corpus striatum and hippocampus. These abnormalities raise the question of whether humans with BBS have a characteristic morphologic brain phenotype. Further, although behavioral, developmental, neurological and motor defects have been noted in patients with BBS, to date, there are limited reports of brain findings in BBS. The present study represents the largest systematic evaluation for the presence of structural brain malformations and/or progressive changes, which may contribute to these functional problems. Methods A case-control study of 21 patients, most aged 13-35 years, except for 2 patients aged 4 and 8 years, who were diagnosed with BBS by clinical criteria and genetic analysis of known BBS genes, and were evaluated by qualitative and volumetric brain MRI scans. Healthy controls were matched 3:1 by age, sex and race. Statistical analysis was performed using SAS language with SAS STAT procedures. Results All 21 patients with BBS were found to have statistically significant region- and tissue-specific patterns of brain abnormalities. There was 1) normal intracranial volume; 2) reduced white matter in all regions of the brain, but most in the occipital region; 3) preserved gray matter volume, with increased cerebral cortex volume in only the occipital lobe; 4) reduced gray matter in the subcortical regions of the brain, including the caudate, putamen and thalamus, but not in the cerebellum; and 5) increased cerebrospinal fluid volume. Conclusions There are distinct and characteristic abnormalities in tissue- and region- specific volumes of the brain in patients with BBS, which parallel the findings, described in BBS mutant mouse models. Some of these brain abnormalities may be progressive and associated with the reported neurological and behavioral problems. Further future correlation of these MRI scan findings with detailed neurologic and neuropsychological exams together with genotype data will provide better understanding of the pathophysiology of BBS. PMID:21794117

  8. A Splice Variant of Bardet-Biedl Syndrome 5 (BBS5) Protein that Is Selectively Expressed in Retina

    PubMed Central

    Bolch, Susan N.; Dugger, Donald R.; Chong, Timothy; McDowell, J. Hugh; Smith, W. Clay

    2016-01-01

    Purpose Bardet-Biedl syndrome is a complex ciliopathy that usually manifests with some form of retinal degeneration, amongst other ciliary-related deficiencies. One of the genetic causes of this syndrome results from a defect in Bardet-Biedl Syndrome 5 (BBS5) protein. BBS5 is one component of the BBSome, a complex of proteins that regulates the protein composition in cilia. In this study, we identify a smaller molecular mass form of BBS5 as a variant formed by alternative splicing and show that expression of this splice variant is restricted to the retina. Methods Reverse transcription PCR from RNA was used to isolate and identify potential alternative transcripts of Bbs5. A peptide unique to the C-terminus of the BBS5 splice variant was synthesized and used to prepare antibodies that selectively recognized the BBS5 splice variant. These antibodies were used on immunoblots of tissue extracts to determine the extent of expression of the alternative transcript and on tissue slices to determine the localization of expressed protein. Pull-down of fluorescently labeled arrestin1 by immunoprecipitation of the BBS5 splice variant was performed to assess functional interaction between the two proteins. Results PCR from mouse retinal cDNA using Bbs5-specific primers amplified a unique cDNA that was shown to be a splice variant of BBS5 resulting from the use of cryptic splicing sites in Intron 7. The resulting transcript codes for a truncated form of the BBS5 protein with a unique 24 amino acid C-terminus, and predicted 26.5 kD molecular mass. PCR screening of RNA isolated from various ciliated tissues and immunoblots of protein extracts from these same tissues showed that this splice variant was expressed in retina, but not brain, heart, kidney, or testes. Quantitative PCR showed that the splice variant transcript is 8.9-fold (+/- 1.1-fold) less abundant than the full-length transcript. In the retina, the splice variant of BBS5 appears to be most abundant in the connecting cilium of photoreceptors, where BBS5 is also localized. Like BBS5, the binding of BBS5L to arrestin1 can be modulated by phosphorylation through protein kinase C. Conclusions In this study we have identified a novel splice variant of BBS5 that appears to be expressed only in the retina. The BBS5 splice variant is expressed at approximately 10% of full-length BBS5 level. No unique functional or localization properties could be identified for the splice variant compared to BBS5. PMID:26867008

  9. Bardet-Biedl syndrome proteins 1 and 3 regulate the ciliary trafficking of polycystic kidney disease 1 protein.

    PubMed

    Su, Xuefeng; Driscoll, Kaitlin; Yao, Gang; Raed, Anas; Wu, Maoqing; Beales, Philip L; Zhou, Jing

    2014-10-15

    Bardet-Biedl syndrome (BBS) and autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) are two genetically distinct ciliopathies but share common phenotypes such as renal cysts. Seven BBS proteins form a complex called the BBSome which is localized at the basal body or ciliary axoneme and regulates the ciliary entry or flagellar exit of several signaling molecules. Here, we demonstrate that, unlike the seven-span somatostatin receptor 3 or the leptin receptor that interacts with all subunits of the BBSome, the ADPKD protein polycystin-1 (PC1) interacts with BBS1, BBS4, BBS5 and BBS8, four of the seven components of the BBSome. Only depletion or mutation of BBS1, but not depletion of BBS5 and BBS8, or knockout of BBS4, impairs ciliary trafficking of PC1 in kidney epithelial cells. Depletion of these BBS proteins affects neither the ciliary length nor the plasma membrane targeting of PC1. Expression of a pathogenic BBS3/Arl6 mutant (T31R) that locks Arl6 in the GDP form leads to stunted cilia and inhibition of PC1 on primary cilia. We propose that the 11-span membrane protein PC1 is a BBSome cargo and that the components of the BBSome may possess subunit-specific functions. Moreover, physical interactions between the BBS and ADPKD proteins may underline the overlapping renal phenotypes in these two diseases. PMID:24939912

  10. Clinical and genetic characterization of Bardet-Biedl syndrome in Tunisia: defining a strategy for molecular diagnosis.

    PubMed

    M'hamdi, O; Redin, C; Stoetzel, C; Ouertani, I; Chaabouni, M; Maazoul, F; M'rad, R; Mandel, J L; Dollfus, H; Muller, J; Chaabouni, H

    2014-02-01

    Bardet-Biedl syndrome (BBS, OMIM 209900) is a rare genetic disorder characterized by obesity, retinitis pigmentosa, post axial polydactyly, cognitive impairment, renal anomalies and hypogonadism. The aim of this study is to provide a comprehensive clinical and molecular analysis of a cohort of 11 Tunisian BBS consanguineous families in order to give insight into clinical and genetic spectrum and the genotype-phenotype correlations. Molecular analysis using combined sequence capture and high-throughput sequencing of 30 ciliopathies genes revealed 11 mutations in 11 studied families. Five mutations were novel and six were previously described. Novel mutations included c.1110G>A and c.39delA (p.G13fs*41) in BBS1, c.115+5G>A in BBS2, c.1272+1G>A in BBS6, c.1181_1182insGCATTTATACC in BBS10 (p.S396Lfs*6). Described mutations included c.436C>T (p.R146*) and c.1473+4A>G in BBS1, c.565C> (p.R189*) in BBS2, deletion of exons 4-6 in BBS4, c.149T>G (p.L50R) in BBS5, and c.459+1G>A in BBS8; most frequent mutations were described in BBS1 (4/11, 37%) and BBS2 (2/11, 18%) genes. No phenotype-genotype correlation was evidenced. This data expands the mutations profile of BBS genes in Tunisia and suggests a divergence of the genetic spectrum comparing Tunisian and other populations. PMID:23432027

  11. Accumulation of non-outer segment proteins in the outer segment underlies photoreceptor degeneration in Bardet-Biedl syndrome.

    PubMed

    Datta, Poppy; Allamargot, Chantal; Hudson, Joseph S; Andersen, Emily K; Bhattarai, Sajag; Drack, Arlene V; Sheffield, Val C; Seo, Seongjin

    2015-08-11

    Compartmentalization and polarized protein trafficking are essential for many cellular functions. The photoreceptor outer segment (OS) is a sensory compartment specialized for phototransduction, and it shares many features with primary cilia. As expected, mutations disrupting protein trafficking to cilia often disrupt protein trafficking to the OS and cause photoreceptor degeneration. Bardet-Biedl syndrome (BBS) is one of the ciliopathies associated with defective ciliary trafficking and photoreceptor degeneration. However, precise roles of BBS proteins in photoreceptor cells and the underlying mechanisms of photoreceptor degeneration in BBS are not well understood. Here, we show that accumulation of non-OS proteins in the OS underlies photoreceptor degeneration in BBS. Using a newly developed BBS mouse model [Leucine zipper transcription factor-like 1 (Lztfl1)/Bbs17 mutant], isolated OSs, and quantitative proteomics, we determined 138 proteins that are enriched more than threefold in BBS mutant OS. In contrast, only eight proteins showed a more than threefold reduction. We found striking accumulation of Stx3 and Stxbp1/Munc18-1 and loss of polarized localization of Prom1 within the Lztfl1 and Bbs1 mutant OS. Ultrastructural analysis revealed that large vesicles are formed in the BBS OS, disrupting the lamellar structure of the OS. Our findings suggest that accumulation (and consequent sequestration) of non-OS proteins in the OS is likely the primary cause of photoreceptor degeneration in BBS. Our data also suggest that a major function of BBS proteins in photoreceptors is to transport proteins from the OS to the cell body or to prevent entry of non-OS proteins into the OS. PMID:26216965

  12. Identification of 28 novel mutations in the Bardet-Biedl syndrome genes: the burden of private mutations in an extensively heterogeneous disease.

    PubMed

    Muller, Jean; Stoetzel, C; Vincent, M C; Leitch, C C; Laurier, V; Danse, J M; Hellé, S; Marion, V; Bennouna-Greene, V; Vicaire, S; Megarbane, A; Kaplan, J; Drouin-Garraud, V; Hamdani, M; Sigaudy, S; Francannet, C; Roume, J; Bitoun, P; Goldenberg, A; Philip, N; Odent, S; Green, J; Cossée, M; Davis, E E; Katsanis, N; Bonneau, D; Verloes, A; Poch, O; Mandel, J L; Dollfus, H

    2010-03-01

    Bardet-Biedl syndrome (BBS), an emblematic disease in the rapidly evolving field of ciliopathies, is characterized by pleiotropic clinical features and extensive genetic heterogeneity. To date, 14 BBS genes have been identified, 3 of which have been found mutated only in a single BBS family each (BBS11/TRIM32, BBS13/MKS1 and BBS14/MKS4/NPHP6). Previous reports of systematic mutation detection in large cohorts of BBS families (n > 90) have dealt only with a single gene, or at most small subsets of the known BBS genes. Here we report extensive analysis of a cohort of 174 BBS families for 12/14 genes, leading to the identification of 28 novel mutations. Two pathogenic mutations in a single gene have been found in 117 families, and a single heterozygous mutation in 17 families (of which 8 involve the BBS1 recurrent mutation, M390R). We confirm that BBS1 and BBS10 are the most frequently mutated genes, followed by BBS12. No mutations have been found in BBS11/TRIM32, the identification of which as a BBS gene only relies on a single missense mutation in a single consanguineous family. While a third variant allele has been observed in a few families, they are in most cases missenses of uncertain pathogenicity, contrasting with the type of mutations observed as two alleles in a single gene. We discuss the various strategies for diagnostic mutation detection, including homozygosity mapping and targeted arrays for the detection of previously reported mutations. PMID:20177705

  13. Bardet-Biedl Syndrome

    MedlinePlus

    ... Donate Now Honor a Loved One Monthly Giving Employee Matching Workplace Giving Gift Planning Attend an Event ... ReNeuron’s Clinical Trial Spark Therapeutics Purchases the Irish Company Genable FFB Chair Gordon Gund and Llura Gund ...

  14. Bardet-Biedl syndrome: Mapping of a new locus to chromosome 3 and fine-mapping of the chromosome 16 linked locus

    SciTech Connect

    Kwitek-Black, A.E.; Rokhlina, T.; Nishimura, D.Y.

    1994-09-01

    Bardet-Biedl syndrome (BBS) is a heterogeneous autosomal recessive disorder characterized by mental retardation, post-axial polydactyly, obesity, retinitis pigmentosa, and hypogonadism. Other features of this disease include renal and cardiovascular abnormalities and an increased incidence of hypertension and diabetes mellitus. The molecular etiology for BBS is not known. We previously linked BBS to chromosome 16q13 in a large inbred Bedouin family, and excluded this locus in a second large inbred Bedouin family. We now report linkage of this second family to markers on chromosome 3q, proving non-allelic, genetic heterogeneity in the Bedouin population. A third large inbred Bedouin family was excluded from the 3q and 16q BBS loci. In addition to the identification of a new BBS locus on chromosome 3, we have identified and utilized additional short tandem repeat polymorphisms (STRPs) in the 16q BBS region to narrow the candidate interval to 3 cM. Additional recombinant individuals will allow further refinement of the interval. Identification of genes causing BBS has the potential to provide insight into diverse genetic traits and disease processes including obesity, hypertension, diabetes, retinal degeneration, and abnormal limb, renal and cardiac development.

  15. Bardet-Biedl syndrome 3 (Bbs3) knockout mouse model reveals common BBS-associated phenotypes and Bbs3 unique phenotypes

    PubMed Central

    Zhang, Qihong; Nishimura, Darryl; Seo, Seongjin; Vogel, Tim; Morgan, Donald A.; Searby, Charles; Bugge, Kevin; Stone, Edwin M.; Rahmouni, Kamal; Sheffield, Val C.

    2011-01-01

    Bardet-Biedl syndrome (BBS) is a heterogeneous disorder characterized by obesity, retinopathy, polydactyly, and congenital anomalies. The incidence of hypertension and diabetes are also increased in BBS patients. Mutation of 16 genes independently causes BBS, and seven BBS proteins form the BBSome that promotes ciliary membrane elongation. BBS3 (ARL6), an ADP ribosylation factor-like small GTPase, is not part of the BBSome complex. The in vivo function of BBS3 is largely unknown. Here we developed a Bbs3 knockout model and demonstrate that Bbs3?/? mice develop BBS-associated phenotypes, including retinal degeneration, male infertility, and increased body fat. Interestingly, Bbs3?/? mice develop some unique phenotypes not seen in other BBS knockout models: no overt obesity, severe hydrocephalus, and elevated blood pressure (shared by some but not all BBS gene knockout mice). We found that endogenous BBS3 and the BBSome physically interact and depend on each other for their ciliary localization. This finding explains the phenotypic similarity between Bbs3?/? mice and BBSome subunit knockout mice. Loss of Bbs3 does not affect BBSome formation but disrupts normal localization of melanin concentrating hormone receptor 1 to ciliary membranes and affects retrograde transport of Smoothened inside cilia. We also show that the endogenous BBSome and BBS3 associate with membranes and the membrane association of the BBSome and BBS3 are not interdependent. Differences between BBS mouse models suggest nonoverlapping functions to individual BBS protein. PMID:22139371

  16. Targeted high-throughput sequencing for diagnosis of genetically heterogeneous diseases: efficient mutation detection in Bardet-Biedl and Alström Syndromes

    PubMed Central

    Redin, Claire; Le Gras, Stéphanie; Mhamdi, Oussema; Geoffroy, Véronique; Stoetzel, Corinne; Vincent, Marie-Claire; Chiurazzi, Pietro; Lacombe, Didier; Ouertani, Ines; Petit, Florence; Till, Marianne; Verloes, Alain; Jost, Bernard; Chaabouni, Habiba Bouhamed; Dollfus, Helene; Mandel, Jean-Louis; Muller, Jean

    2012-01-01

    Background Bardet-Biedl syndrome (BBS) is a pleiotropic recessive disorder that belongs to the rapidly growing family of ciliopathies. It shares phenotypic traits with other ciliopathies, such as Alström syndrome (ALMS), nephronophthisis (NPHP) or Joubert syndrome. BBS mutations have been detected in 16 different genes (BBS1-BBS16) without clear genotype-to-phenotype correlation. This extensive genetic heterogeneity is a major concern for molecular diagnosis and genetic counselling. While various strategies have been recently proposed to optimise mutation detection, they either fail to detect mutations in a majority of patients or are time consuming and costly. Method We tested a targeted exon-capture strategy coupled with multiplexing and high-throughput sequencing on 52 patients: 14 with known mutations as proof-of-principle and 38 with no previously detected mutation. Thirty genes were targeted in total including the 16 BBS genes, the 12 known NPHP genes, the single ALMS gene ALMS1 and the proposed modifier CCDC28B. Results This strategy allowed the reliable detection of causative mutations (including homozygous/heterozygous exon deletions) in 68% of BBS patients without previous molecular diagnosis and in all proof-of-principle samples. Three probands carried homozygous truncating mutations in ALMS1 confirming the major phenotypic overlap between both disorders. The efficiency of detecting mutations in patients was positively correlated with their compliance with the classical BBS phenotype (mutations were identified in 81% of ‘classical’ BBS patients) suggesting that only a few true BBS genes remain to be identified. We illustrate some interpretation problems encountered due to the multiplicity of identified variants. Conclusion This strategy is highly efficient and cost effective for diseases with high genetic heterogeneity, and guarantees a quality of coverage in coding sequences of target genes suited for diagnosis purposes. PMID:22773737

  17. Targeted multi-gene panel testing for the diagnosis of Bardet Biedl syndrome: Identification of nine novel mutations across BBS1, BBS2, BBS4, BBS7, BBS9, BBS10 genes.

    PubMed

    Ece Solmaz, Asli; Onay, Huseyin; Atik, Tahir; Aykut, Ayca; Cerrah Gunes, Meltem; Ozalp Yuregir, Ozge; Bas, Veysel Nijat; Hazan, Filiz; Kirbiyik, Ozgur; Ozkinay, Ferda

    2015-12-01

    Bardet-Biedl Syndrome (BBS) is a rare, autosomal-recessive ciliopathy characterized by obesity, rod-cone dystrophy, postaxial polydactyly, renal abnormalities, genital abnormalities and learning difficulties. To date, mutations in 21 different genes have been described as being responsible for BBS. Recently sequential gene sequencing has been replaced by next generation sequencing (NGS) applications. In this study, 15 patients with clinically diagnosed BBS were investigated using a next generation sequencing panel which included 17 known BBS causing genes (BBS1, BBS2, ARL6, BBS4, BBS5, MKKS, BBS7, TTC8, BBS9, BBS10, TRIM32, BBS12, MKS1, NPHP6, WDPCP, SDCCAG8, NPHP1). A genetic diagnosis was achieved in 13 patients (86.6%) and involved 9 novel and 3 previously described pathogenic variants in 6 of 17 BBS causing genes. BBS10 and BBS1 were the most commonly involved genes with frequencies of 31% and 23% respectively. Three of the 13 patients had an affected sibling. All affected siblings were found to be homozygous for the mutation detected in the proband. No evidence of triallelic inheritance was detected. Although limited association between certain genes and phenotypic features has been observed in this study, it is considered that additional studies are needed to better characterize the genotype-phenotype correlation of BBS. Our results demonstrate that NGS panels are feasible and effective method for providing high diagnostic yields in the diseases caused by multiple genes such as BBS. PMID:26518167

  18. A novel H395R mutation in MKKS/BBS6 causes retinitis pigmentosa and polydactyly without other findings of Bardet-Biedl or McKusick-Kaufman syndrome

    PubMed Central

    Hulleman, John D.; Nguyen, Annie; Ramprasad, V.L.; Murugan, Sakthivel; Gupta, Ravi; Mahindrakar, Avinash; Angara, Ravi; Sankurathri, Chandrasekhar

    2016-01-01

    Purpose To identify the causative mutation in two siblings from a consanguineous family in India with retinitis pigmentosa (RP) and polydactyly without other findings of Bardet-Biedl syndrome (BBS). We also performed functional characterization of the mutant protein to explore its role in this limited form of BBS. Methods The siblings underwent a thorough ophthalmological examination, including retinal optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging, and an extensive physical examination with abdominal ultrasonography to characterize the disease phenotype. Next-generation sequencing (NGS) using a panel targeting retinal degeneration genes was performed on genomic DNA samples from the siblings and parents. Upon identification of the causative mutation, functional characterization was accomplished by performing protein–protein interaction studies in human embryonic kidney (HEK-293T) and human adult retinal pigmented epithelium (ARPE-19) cells. Results The two siblings showed signs of RP and polydactyly. The patients did not have truncal obesity, renal anomalies, hydrometrocolpos, congenital heart disease, or overt cognitive defects. NGS identified a homozygous c.1184A>G mutation in the MKKS/BBS6 gene in both patients resulting in a p.H395R substitution in the MKKS/BBS6 protein. This mutant protein decreased the interaction of MKKS/BBS6 with BBS12 but did so to a different extent in the HEK-293T versus ARPE-19 cells. Nonetheless, the effect of the H395R variant on disrupting interactions with BBS12 was not as profound as other reported MKKS/BBS6 mutations associated with syndromic RP. Conclusions We identified a novel H395R substitution in MKKS/BBS6 that results in a unique phenotype of only RP and polydactyly. Our observations reaffirm the notion that mutations in MKKS/BBS6 cause phenotypic heterogeneity and do not always result in classic MKKS or BBS findings. PMID:26900326

  19. Genetics Home Reference: Bardet-Biedl syndrome

    MedlinePlus

    ... in an extensively heterogeneous disease. Hum Genet. 2010 Mar;127(5):583-93. doi: 10.1007/s00439- ... 2007 Jul;22(7):926-36. Epub 2007 Mar 15. Review. Zaghloul NA, Katsanis N. Mechanistic insights ...

  20. Deciphering intrafamilial phenotypic variability by exome sequencing in a BardetBiedl family

    PubMed Central

    Gonzlez-del Pozo, Mara; Mndez-Vidal, Cristina; Santoyo-Lopez, Javier; Vela-Boza, Alicia; Bravo-Gil, Nereida; Rueda, Antonio; Garca-Alonso, Luz; Vzquez-Marouschek, Carmen; Dopazo, Joaqun; Borrego, Salud; Antiolo, Guillermo

    2014-01-01

    BardetBiedl syndrome (BBS) is a model ciliopathy characterized by a wide range of clinical variability. The heterogeneity of this condition is reflected in the number of underlying gene defects and the epistatic interactions between the proteins encoded. BBS is generally inherited in an autosomal recessive trait. However, in some families, mutations across different loci interact to modulate the expressivity of the phenotype. In order to investigate the magnitude of epistasis in one BBS family with remarkable intrafamilial phenotypic variability, we designed an exome sequencingbased approach using SOLID 5500xl platform. This strategy allowed the reliable detection of the primary causal mutations in our family consisting of two novel compound heterozygous mutations in McKusickKaufman syndrome (MKKS) gene (p.D90G and p.V396F). Additionally, exome sequencing enabled the detection of one novel heterozygous NPHP4 variant which is predicted to activate a cryptic acceptor splice site and is only present in the most severely affected patient. Here, we provide an exome sequencing analysis of a BBS family and show the potential utility of this tool, in combination with network analysis, to detect disease-causing mutations and second-site modifiers. Our data demonstrate how next-generation sequencing (NGS) can facilitate the dissection of epistatic phenomena, and shed light on the genetic basis of phenotypic variability. PMID:24689075

  1. Identification of Two Cases of Ciliopathy-Associated Diabetes and Their Mutation Analysis Using Whole Exome Sequencing

    PubMed Central

    Kim, Min Kyeong; Kwak, Soo Heon; Kang, Shinae; Jung, Hye Seung; Cho, Young Min; Kim, Seong Yeon

    2015-01-01

    Background Alström syndrome and Bardet-Biedl syndrome are autosomal recessively inherited ciliopathies with common characteristics of obesity, diabetes, and blindness. Alström syndrome is caused by a mutation in the ALMS1 gene, and Bardet-Biedl syndrome is caused by mutations in BBS1-16 genes. Herein we report genetically confirmed cases of Alström syndrome and Bardet-Biedl syndrome in Korea using whole exome sequencing. Methods Exome capture was done using SureSelect Human All Exon Kit V4+UTRs (Agilent Technologies). HiSeq2000 system (Illumina) was used for massive parallel sequencing. Sanger sequencing was used for genotype confirmation and familial cosegregation analysis. Results A 21-year old Korean woman was clinically diagnosed with Alström syndrome. She had diabetes, blindness, obesity, severe insulin resistance, and hearing loss. Whole exome sequencing revealed a nonsense mutation in exon 10 of ALMS1 (c.8776C>T, p.R2926X) and a seven base-pair deletion resulting in frameshift mutation in exon 8 (c.6410_6416del, p.2137_2139del). A 24-year-old Korean man had Bardet-Biedl syndrome with diabetes, blindness, obesity, and a history of polydactyly. Whole exome sequencing revealed a nonsynonymous mutation in exon 11 of the BBS1 gene (c.1061A>G, p.E354G) and mutation at the normal splicing recognition site of exon 7 of the BBS1 gene (c.519-1G>T). Conclusion We found novel compound heterozygous mutations of Alström syndrome and Bardet-Biedl syndrome using whole exome sequencing. The whole exome sequencing successfully identified novel genetic variants of ciliopathy-associated diabetes. PMID:26566502

  2. Screening for Hormonal, Monogenic, and Syndromic Disorders in Obese Infants and Children

    PubMed Central

    Mason, Kelly; Page, Laura; Balikcioglu, Pinar Gumus

    2015-01-01

    The prevalence of pediatric obesity in the United States is nearly 17%. Most cases are “exogenous”, resulting from excess energy intake relative to energy expenditure over a prolonged period of time. However, some cases of obesity are “endogenous”, associated with hormonal, genetic, or syndromic disorders such as hypothyroidism, Cushing’s syndrome, growth hormone deficiency, defective leptin signaling, mutations in the melanocortin 4 receptor, and Prader-Willi and Bardet-Biedl syndromes. This article reviews the hormonal, monogenic, and syndromic causes of childhood obesity and identifies critical features that distinguish “endogenous” obesity disorders from the more common exogenous obesity. Findings that raise suspicion for endogenous obesity include onset in infancy, lack of satiety, poor linear growth, dysmorphic features, and cognitive dysfunction. Selection and interpretation of appropriate laboratory tests and indications for subspecialist referral are also discussed. PMID:25198446

  3. Epistasis between RET and BBS mutations modulates enteric innervation and causes syndromic Hirschsprung disease.

    PubMed

    de Pontual, Loïc; Zaghloul, Norann A; Thomas, Sophie; Davis, Erica E; McGaughey, David M; Dollfus, Hélène; Baumann, Clarisse; Bessling, Seneca L; Babarit, Candice; Pelet, Anna; Gascue, Cecilia; Beales, Philip; Munnich, Arnold; Lyonnet, Stanislas; Etchevers, Heather; Attie-Bitach, Tania; Badano, Jose L; McCallion, Andrew S; Katsanis, Nicholas; Amiel, Jeanne

    2009-08-18

    Hirschsprung disease (HSCR) is a common, multigenic neurocristopathy characterized by incomplete innervation along a variable length of the gut. The pivotal gene in isolated HSCR cases, either sporadic or familial, is RET. HSCR also presents in various syndromes, including Shah-Waardenburg syndrome (WS), Down (DS), and Bardet-Biedl (BBS). Here, we report 3 families with BBS and HSCR with concomitant mutations in BBS genes and regulatory RET elements, whose functionality is tested in physiologically relevant assays. Our data suggest that BBS mutations can potentiate HSCR predisposing RET alleles, which by themselves are insufficient to cause disease. We also demonstrate that these genes interact genetically in vivo to modulate gut innervation, and that this interaction likely occurs through complementary, yet independent, pathways that converge on the same biological process. PMID:19666486

  4. Light-Dependent Phosphorylation of Bardet Biedl Syndrome 5 in Photoreceptor Cells Modulates its Interaction with Arrestin1

    PubMed Central

    Smith, Tyler S.; Spitzbarth, Benjamin; Li, Jian; Dugger, Donald R.; Stern-Schneider, Gabi; Sehn, Elisabeth; Bolch, Susan N.; McDowell, J. Hugh; Tipton, Jeremiah; Wolfrum, Uwe; Smith, W. Clay

    2013-01-01

    Arrestins are dynamic proteins which move between cell compartments triggered by stimulation of G-protein-coupled receptors. Even more dynamically in vertebrate photoreceptors, arrestin1 (Arr1) moves between the inner and outer segments according to the lighting conditions. Previous studies have shown that the light-driven translocation of Arr1 in rod photoreceptors is initiated by rhodopsin through a phospholipase C/protein kinase C (PKC) signaling cascade. The purpose of this study is to identify the PKC substrate that regulates the translocation of Arr1. Mass spectrometry was used to identify the primary phosphorylated proteins in extracts prepared from PKC-stimulated mouse eye cups, confirming the finding with in vitro phosphorylation assays. Our results show that BBS5 is the principal protein phosphorylated either by phorbol ester stimulation or by light stimulation of PKC. Via immunoprecipitation of BBS5 in rod outer segments, Arr1 was pulled down; phosphorylation of BBS5 reduced this co-precipitation of Arr1. Immunofluorescence and immunoelectron microscopy showed that BBS5 principally localizes along the axonemes of rods and cones, but also in photoreceptor inner segments, and synaptic regions. Our principal findings in this study are three-fold. First, we demonstrate that BBS5 is post-translationally regulated by phosphorylation via PKC, an event that is triggered by light in photoreceptor cells. Second, we find a direct interaction between BBS5 and Arr1, an interaction that is modulated by phosphorylation of BBS5. Finally, we show that BBS5 is distributed along the photoreceptor axoneme, co-localizing with Arr1 in the dark. These findings suggest a role for BBS5 in regulating light-dependent translocation of Arr1 and a model describing its role in Arr1 translocation is proposed. PMID:23817741

  5. Novel variant syndrome associated with congenital hepatic fibrosis

    PubMed Central

    Bayraktar, Yusuf; Yonem, Ozlem; Varlı, Kubilay; Taylan, Hande; Shorbagi, Ali; Sokmensuer, Cenk

    2015-01-01

    Congenital hepatic fibrosis is part of many different malformation syndromes, of which oculo-encephalo-hepato-renal syndrome is the most common. These syndromes largely overlap, and so accurate classification of individual patients may be difficult. We present herein three syndromic siblings who were products of a consanguineous marriage. We investigated in detail at least six organ systems in these patients, namely the liver, brain, eye, kidneys, skeleton, and gonads. The common features observed in these three cases were congenital hepatic fibrosis, retinitis pigmentosa, truncal obesity, rotatory nystagmus, mental retardation, advanced myopia, and high-arched palate. The clinical dysmorphology in these patients was distinct and lacked the major features of the known syndromes associated with congenital hepatic fibrosis. Although some features of these presented cases are similar to those found in Bardet-Biedl syndrome (BBS), the absence of some major criteria of BBS (polydactyly, renal abnormality, and hypogonadism) suggests that this may be a new syndrome. All three patients remain under follow-up in the departments of Gastroenterology, Ophthalmology, and Neurology at Hacettepe University. PMID:26488028

  6. Novel variant syndrome associated with congenital hepatic fibrosis.

    PubMed

    Bayraktar, Yusuf; Yonem, Ozlem; Varlı, Kubilay; Taylan, Hande; Shorbagi, Ali; Sokmensuer, Cenk

    2015-10-16

    Congenital hepatic fibrosis is part of many different malformation syndromes, of which oculo-encephalo-hepato-renal syndrome is the most common. These syndromes largely overlap, and so accurate classification of individual patients may be difficult. We present herein three syndromic siblings who were products of a consanguineous marriage. We investigated in detail at least six organ systems in these patients, namely the liver, brain, eye, kidneys, skeleton, and gonads. The common features observed in these three cases were congenital hepatic fibrosis, retinitis pigmentosa, truncal obesity, rotatory nystagmus, mental retardation, advanced myopia, and high-arched palate. The clinical dysmorphology in these patients was distinct and lacked the major features of the known syndromes associated with congenital hepatic fibrosis. Although some features of these presented cases are similar to those found in Bardet-Biedl syndrome (BBS), the absence of some major criteria of BBS (polydactyly, renal abnormality, and hypogonadism) suggests that this may be a new syndrome. All three patients remain under follow-up in the departments of Gastroenterology, Ophthalmology, and Neurology at Hacettepe University. PMID:26488028

  7. Chromosomal and related Mendelian syndromes associated with Hirschsprung's disease.

    PubMed

    Moore, S W

    2012-11-01

    Hirschsprung's disease (HSCR) is a fairly frequent cause of intestinal obstruction in children. It is characterized as a sex-linked heterogonous disorder with variable severity and incomplete penetrance giving rise to a variable pattern of inheritance. Although Hirschsprung's disease occurs as an isolated phenotype in at least 70% of cases, it is not infrequently associated with a number of congenital abnormalities and associated syndromes, demonstrating a spectrum of congenital anomalies. Certain of these syndromic phenotypes have been linked to distinct genetic sites, indicating underlying genetic associations of the disease and probable gene-gene interaction, in its pathogenesis. These associations with HSCR include Down's syndrome and other chromosomal anomalies, Waardenburg syndrome and other Dominant sensorineural deafness, the Congenital Central Hypoventilation and Mowat-Wilson and other brain-related syndromes, as well as the MEN2 and other tumour associations. A number of other autosomal recessive syndromes include the Shah-Waardenburg, the Bardet-Biedl and Cartilage-hair hypoplasia, Goldberg-Shprintzen syndromes and other syndromes related to cholesterol and fat metabolism among others. The genetics of Hirschsprung's disease are highly complex with the majority of known genetic sites relating to the main susceptibility pathways (RET an EDNRB). Non-syndromic non-familial, short-segment HSCR appears to represent a non-Mendelian condition with variable expression and sex-dependent penetrance. Syndromic and familial forms, on the other hand, have complex patterns of inheritance and being reported as autosomal dominant, recessive and polygenic patterns of inheritance. The phenotypic variability and incomplete penetrance observed in Hirschsprung's disease could also be explained by the involvement of modifier genes, especially in its syndromic forms. In this review, we look at the chromosomal and Mendelian associations and their underlying signalling pathways, to obtain a better understanding of the pathogenetic mechanisms involved in developing aganglionosis of the distal bowel. PMID:23001136

  8. Epistatic interactions with a common hypomorphic RET allele in syndromic Hirschsprung disease.

    PubMed

    de Pontual, L; Pelet, A; Clement-Ziza, M; Trochet, D; Antonarakis, S E; Attie-Bitach, T; Beales, P L; Blouin, J-L; Dastot-Le Moal, F; Dollfus, H; Goossens, M; Katsanis, N; Touraine, R; Feingold, J; Munnich, A; Lyonnet, S; Amiel, J

    2007-08-01

    Hirschsprung disease (HSCR) stands as a model for genetic dissection of complex diseases. In this model, a major gene, RET, is involved in most if not all cases of isolated (i.e., nonsyndromic) HSCR, in conjunction with other autosomal susceptibility loci under a multiplicative model. HSCR susceptibility alleles can harbor either heterozygous coding sequence mutations or, more frequently, a polymorphism within intron 1, leading to a hypomorphic RET allele. On the other hand, about 30% of HSCR are syndromic. Hitherto, the disease causing gene has been identified for eight Mendelian syndromes with HSCR: congenital central hypoventilation (CCHS), Mowat-Wilson (MWS), Bardet-Biedl (BBS), Shah-Waardenburg (WS4), cartilage-hair-hypoplasia (CHH), Smith-Lemli-Opitz (SLO), Goldberg-Sprintzsen (GSS), and hydrocephalus due to congenital stenosis of the aqueduct of sylvius (HSAS). According to the HSCR syndrome, the penetrance of HSCR trait varies from 5 to 70%. Trisomy 21 (T21) also predisposes to HSCR. We were able to collect a series of 393 patients affected by CCHS (n = 173), WS4 (n = 24), BBS (n = 51), MWS (n = 71), T21 (n = 46), and mental retardation (MR) with HSCR (n = 28). For each syndrome, we studied the RET locus in two subgroups of patients; i.e., with or without HSCR. We genotyped the RET locus in 393 patients among whom 195 had HSCR, and compared the distribution of alleles and genotypes within the two groups for each syndrome. RET acts as a modifier gene for the HSCR phenotype in patients with CCHS, BBS, and Down syndrome, but not in patients with MWS and WS4. The frequent, low penetrant, predisposing allele of the RET gene can be regarded as a risk factor for the HSCR phenotype in CCHS, BBS, and Down syndrome, while its role is not significant in MWS and WS4. These data highlight the pivotal role of the RET gene in both isolated and syndromic HSCR. PMID:17397038

  9. UAB HRFD Core Center: Core A: The Hepato/Renal Fibrocystic Diseases Translational Resource

    ClinicalTrials.gov

    2016-01-26

    Hepato/Renal Fibrocystic Disease; Autosomal Recessive Polycystic Kidney Disease; Joubert Syndrome; Bardet Biedl Syndrome; Meckel-Gruber Syndrome; Congenital Hepatic Fibrosis; Caroli Syndrome; Oro-Facial-Digital Syndrome Type I; Nephronophthisis; Glomerulocystic Kidney Disease

  10. Rarer syndromes characterized by hypogonadotropic hypogonadism.

    PubMed

    Aminzadeh, Majid; Kim, Hyung-Goo; Layman, Lawrence C; Cheetham, Timothy D

    2010-01-01

    Hypogonadotropic hypogonadism (HH) secondary to hypothalamic gonadotropin-releasing hormone deficiency is a notable feature of a number of rare syndromes, where unlike idiopathic (isolated) HH, other endocrinopathies may also be apparent. The presence of a particular spectrum of clinical features in addition to HH may suggest a particular underlying diagnosis. Placing the diagnosis of HH into that context will then have important implications in terms of management and predicting long-term functional outcome. In some instances, establishing the genetic basis of a particular syndrome or disorder has advanced the understanding of normal hypothalamo-pituitary-gonadal function (e.g. LEP deficiency, DAX-1 and CHARGE syndrome) whilst in other disorders much has still to be learnt (e.g. Bardet-Biedl and Prader-Willi syndrome). In this chapter the above syndromes, where HH is a feature in most or all affected individuals, will be discussed. Recent advances in our understanding of the pathophysiology of the HH will be highlighted and management options presented. Longer term therapy with sex steroid replacement is becoming even more important if improvements in life expectancy are to be matched by improvements in quality of life. PMID:20389093

  11. Clinical and Genetic Aspects of Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia / Kartagener Syndrome

    PubMed Central

    Leigh, Margaret W.; Pittman, Jessica E.; Carson, Johnny L.; Ferkol, Thomas W.; Dell, Sharon D.; Davis, Stephanie D.; Knowles, Michael R.; Zariwala, Maimoona A.

    2013-01-01

    Primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD) is a genetically heterogeneous disorder of motile cilia. Most of the disease-causing mutations identified to date involve the heavy (DNAH5) or intermediate (DNAI1) chain dynein genes in ciliary outer dynein arms, although a few mutations have been noted in other genes. Clinical molecular genetic testing for PCD is available for the most common mutations. The respiratory manifestations of PCD (chronic bronchitis leading to bronchiectasis, chronic rhino-sinusitis and chronic otitis media) reflect impaired mucociliary clearance owing to defective axonemal structure. Ciliary ultrastructural analysis in most patients (>80%) reveals defective dynein arms, although defects in other axonemal components have also been observed. Approximately 50% of PCD patients have laterality defects (including situs inversus totalis and, less commonly, heterotaxy and congenital heart disease), reflecting dysfunction of embryological nodal cilia. Male infertility is common and reflects defects in sperm tail axonemes. Most PCD patients have a history of neonatal respiratory distress, suggesting that motile cilia play a role in fluid clearance during the transition from a fetal to neonatal lung. Ciliopathies involving sensory cilia, including autosomal dominant or recessive polycystic kidney disease, Bardet-Biedl syndrome, and Alstrom syndrome, may have chronic respiratory symptoms and even bronchiectasis suggesting clinical overlap with PCD. PMID:19606528

  12. Alström Syndrome: Genetics and Clinical Overview

    PubMed Central

    Marshall, Jan D; Maffei, Pietro; Collin, Gayle B; Naggert, Jürgen K

    2011-01-01

    Alström syndrome is a rare autosomal recessive genetic disorder characterized by cone-rod dystrophy, hearing loss, childhood truncal obesity, insulin resistance and hyperinsulinemia, type 2 diabetes, hypertriglyceridemia, short stature in adulthood, cardiomyopathy, and progressive pulmonary, hepatic, and renal dysfunction. Symptoms first appear in infancy and progressive development of multi-organ pathology leads to a reduced life expectancy. Variability in age of onset and severity of clinical symptoms, even within families, is likely due to genetic background. Alström syndrome is caused by mutations in ALMS1, a large gene comprised of 23 exons and coding for a protein of 4,169 amino acids. In general, ALMS1 gene defects include insertions, deletions, and nonsense mutations leading to protein truncations and found primarily in exons 8, 10 and 16. Multiple alternate splice forms exist. ALMS1 protein is found in centrosomes, basal bodies, and cytosol of all tissues affected by the disease. The identification of ALMS1 as a ciliary protein explains the range of observed phenotypes and their similarity to those of other ciliopathies such as Bardet-Biedl syndrome. Studies involving murine and cellular models of Alström syndrome have provided insight into the pathogenic mechanisms underlying obesity and type 2 diabetes, and other clinical problems. Ultimately, research into the pathogenesis of Alström syndrome should lead to better management and treatments for individuals, and have potentially important ramifications for other rare ciliopathies, as well as more common causes of obesity and diabetes, and other conditions common in the general population. PMID:22043170

  13. Clinical and Molecular Investigations Into Ciliopathies

    ClinicalTrials.gov

    2015-11-17

    Autosomal Recessive Polycystic Kidney Disease; Congenital Hepatic Fibrosis; Caroli's Disease; Polycystic Kidney Disease; Joubert Syndrome; Cerebro-Oculo-Renal Syndromes; COACH Syndrome; Senior-Loken Syndrome; Dekaban-Arima Syndrome; Cogan Oculomotor Apraxia; Nephronophthisis; Bardet-Biedl Syndrome; Alstrom Syndrome; Oral-Facial-Digital Syndrome

  14. [Chilaidity syndrome. Case report].

    PubMed

    Candela, Stefano; Candela, Giancarlo; Di Libero, Lorenzo; Argano, Francesco; Romano, Ornella; Iannella, Iolanda

    2012-01-01

    Chilaidity syndrome is a mal position by bowel mal rotation o malfissation. It is more common in right side expecially in obese people. If asyimptomatic, the syndrome is an occasional comparison by radiology, surgical exploration by laparoscopy or autopsy, otherwise, if symptomatic, there are obstructive symptoms,abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, abdominal distension, flatulence, breath, constipation and anorexia. Diagnosis is radiological. We present a rare case of this syndrome in a man with serious obstructive symptoms. PMID:22462337

  15. Cockayne's syndrome: case report

    PubMed Central

    Crome, L.; Kanjilal, G. C.

    1971-01-01

    The clinical features in a new non-familial case of Cockayne's syndrome comprised the usual components: dwarfism with microcephaly, severe mental subnormality, progeria-like appearance of the face, pigmented retinopathy, and severe perceptive deafness. The patient also suffered from grand mal epilepsy and died in status epilepticus at the age of 22 years. The neuropathological findings were severe microencephaly, widespread calcifying vasopathy with some secondary degenerative changes in the contiguous tissue, and granular ependymitis. Images PMID:4999043

  16. Case report: Alagille syndrome.

    PubMed

    Guadagni, M G; Cocchi, S; Tagariello, T; Piana, G

    2005-10-01

    The clinical case of a boy aged 6 years suffering from Alagille syndrome is described. This is a rare genetic disease characterised, from the hepatic point of view, by anomalies of the intrahepatic biliary ducts (in terms of number, histology and immunohistochemistry) with cholestasis; from the systemic point of view it is characterised by anomalies of various systems (heart, musculoskeletal system, eyes, face, kidneys and nervous system). The patient was referred for dental consultation by the Pediatric Cardiology Section, Sant'Orsola-Malpighi Polyclinic, Bologna City Hospital. Medical history indicated liver transplantation at 3 years; immunosuppressive treatment; heart disease with low risk of bacterial endocarditis (interventricular defect and systolic murmur). Objective examination revealed a dental formula compatible with his age, of a decided green colour (above all the permanent dentition) with numerous caries lesions on the posterior deciduous teeth. In agreeing the treatment plan with the cardiologist (treatment of caries and sealing the fissures and cracks in the permanent first molars) it was decided that antibiotic prophylaxis was not required since such conservative treatment is not at risk for bacterial endocarditis. The patient returned 15 min after the end of the second session with marked swelling of the right upper hemi-lip. Having excluded traumatic origin, a hypothesis was formulated of hypersensitivity to products used during the dental session, in particular talcum-coated gloves and latex rubber dam. The patient was referred immediately to the Dermatology Service, Sant'Orsola-Malpighi Polyclinic, for the appropriate dermatological tests (prick test and epicutaneous test) which confirmed the suspected diagnosis: urticaria from contact with latex materials. The clinical case described confirms the need for the dentist of an interdisciplinary approach in patients suffering from systemic diseases and/or syndromes. PMID:16224379

  17. Cloverleaf skull syndrome: case report*

    PubMed Central

    Fonseca, Junio Marcos; Borém, Luciana Mendes Araújo

    2014-01-01

    The present report is aimed at describing a rare case of cranial malformation - cloverleaf skull syndrome -, whose presence was noticed after the birth of a child with signs of abnormality. Imaging diagnosis methods such as computed tomography and conventional radiography were used to characterize the syndrome. PMID:25741078

  18. [Two cases of Costello syndrome].

    PubMed

    Masuyama, Tatsuo; Matsuo, Muneaki; Kuno, Tateo; Kitsuki, Kyoko; Kan, Yuka; Ishii, Kiyohisa; Ohtani, Yoshinobu

    2003-01-01

    We report two unrelated cases of Costello syndrome, presenting with poor postnatal growth, mild mental retardation, poor feeding, curly hair, coarse characteristic face, loose skin, hypotonia, and cardiac involvement. Nasal papilloma and acanthosis nigricans were the most characteristic features of this syndrome. Both cases had atrial fibrilation from infancy to early childhood. One patient had hypertonia in the lower extremities and pes equinovarus, while the other had hypotonia and pes planovalgus. PMID:12607291

  19. Frey's syndrome: case report.

    PubMed

    Haker, Jacqueline M; Mandel, Louis

    2012-01-01

    Frey's syndrome is characterized by facial sweating and flushing in the parotid area when saliva is stimulated. It usually results from damage to the auriculotemporal nerve during parotidectomy. PMID:23252196

  20. Inherited Retinal Degenerative Disease Registry

    ClinicalTrials.gov

    2016-03-21

    Eye Diseases Hereditary; Retinal Disease; Achromatopsia; Bardet-Biedl Syndrome; Bassen-Kornzweig Syndrome; Batten Disease; Best Disease; Choroidal Dystrophy; Choroideremia; Cone Dystrophy; Cone-Rod Dystrophy; Congenital Stationary Night Blindness; Enhanced S-Cone Syndrome; Fundus Albipunctatus; Goldmann-Favre Syndrome; Gyrate Atrophy; Juvenile Macular Degeneration; Kearns-Sayre Syndrome; Leber Congenital Amaurosis; Refsum Syndrome; Retinitis Pigmentosa; Retinitis Punctata Albescens; Retinoschisis; Rod-Cone Dystrophy; Rod Dystrophy; Rod Monochromacy; Stargardt Disease; Usher Syndrome

  1. Alstrom syndrome: a case report.

    PubMed

    Koray, F; Dorter, C; Benderli, Y; Satman, I; Yilmaz, T; Dinccag, N; Karsidag, K

    2001-09-01

    Alstrom syndrome is a rare disorder characterized by early obesity, loss of central vision, diabetes mellitus, hearing loss and short stature. Previous studies, have reported no information regarding oral findings. This article describes oral findings in two cases of Alstrom syndrome. In both cases, gingivitis was present and also light yellow-brown discolored enamel bands were observed on the anterior teeth. This staining may have resulted from discoloration of the preexisting slight band-like enamel hypoplasia. The gingiva was examined histologically by light and transmission electron microscopy. Irregular thickness of the basal lamina and delamination of the myelin sheath were detected by transmission electron microscopy. There is no information about pathological odontogenesis in Alstrom syndrome in previous reports. Oral present findings may contribute further information about the clinical manifestations of Alstrom syndrome. PMID:11732744

  2. [MAZABRAUD SYNDROME: A CASE REPORT].

    PubMed

    Brescia, L; Herman, D; Kurth, W

    2015-12-01

    We report a case of Mazabraud syndrome diagnosed in a 53 year old female patient. This disease is characterized by the association of a fibrous dysplasia with one or several intramuscular myxoma(s). The literature related to this pathology is poor and only reports a few cases. The aetiology has not been fully established: a genetic hypothesis seems most likely given the common association with McCune-Albright syndrome. Although rare, the incidence of Mazabraud syndrome seems underestimated, probably out of ignorance. The aim of this article is to describe Mazabraud syndrome and its common features. The management of fibrous dysplasia of bone and benign soft tissue tumors will also be outlined. PMID:26867303

  3. Hurler syndrome: a case report.

    PubMed

    Thomas, S; Tandon, S

    2000-01-01

    Hurler syndrome is an inherited disorder of mucopolysaceharide metabolism, which is caused by a defect in genetically controlled pathways of lysosomal degradation. It represents the classical prototype of mucopolysaccharide disorder. An interesting case of a three and a half-year old boy with a rare combination of skeletal, neurological, ophthalmologic, and dental findings is presented. It is a rare syndrome with a very low prevalence of 1:100,000 births and as such the clinician should be aware of this syndrome. PMID:11314421

  4. Delleman (Oculocerebrocutaneous) Syndrome: Case report

    PubMed Central

    Ortiz-Basso, Tomás; Vigo, Rodolfo; Iacouzzi, Sebastián; Prémoli, Jorge

    2014-01-01

    Delleman syndrome is an unusual entity, characterized by ocular cysts or microphthalmia, focal dermal anomalies and cerebral malformations. In the following article, we carry out a review of the disease and we present the case of a patient with microphthalmos and palpebral coloboma. As we could not put orbital expanders at an early stage, we performed reconstructive surgery. PMID:25005212

  5. A Case of Hepatopulmonary Syndrome

    PubMed Central

    Sindhuja, R.; Natarajan, M.; Rajamurugan, P.S. Arul; Palanikumar, B.

    2016-01-01

    We report the case of a 52-year-old female, a known case of Chronic Liver Disease with portal hypertension. She presented with dyspnoea, platypnoea, melena, cyanosis, clubbing and orthodeoxia. She had oesophageal varices and splenomegaly indicating portal hypertension. Her arterial blood gas revealed hypoxaemia and orthodeoxia. From this clinical background and investigation, a diagnosis of hepatopulmonary syndrome was made. Patient was managed conservatively as she was not willing for liver transplantation. PMID:27134920

  6. Atypical case of Morvan's syndrome.

    PubMed

    Lotan, Itay; Djaldetti, Ruth; Hellman, Mark A; Benninger, Felix

    2016-03-01

    Morvan's syndrome is a rare neurological condition characterized by the combination of neuromyotonia, autonomic instability and encephalopathy, associated with auto-antibodies against voltage-gated potassium channels. We report a patient with an initial presentation suggestive of typical Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS), who later developed clinical and laboratory features compatible with Morvan's syndrome. Several months after resolution of the neurological symptoms, as well as disappearance of the characteristic anti-leucine-rich, glioma inactivated 1 (anti-LGI1) antibodies, the patient presented with episodes of fever of unknown origin, during which the antibodies became positive again, suggesting the possibility of a relapse. In this case, both the GBS-like symptoms at presentation and the isolated episodes of fever of unknown origin during follow-up are atypical, and may suggest the presence of an additional, yet unknown antibody. PMID:26549678

  7. SUBSCAPULARIS SYNDROME: A CASE REPORT

    PubMed Central

    Donatelli, Robert A.; Bascharon, Randa

    2013-01-01

    Dysfunction of the subscapularis muscle is introduced in this case report as a potential factor for consideration in the etiology and/or consequential sequelae of subacromial impingement syndrome. Although dysfunction of the supraspinatus and infraspinatus are implicated as being most commonly involved with subacromial impingement pathology, the subscapularis is often overlooked and therefore undertreated. Identifying the subscapularis' potential involvement in patients with subacromial impingement pathology may offer insight into shoulder impingement dysfunction and injury treatment options available to specifically address subscapularis dysfunction. In this manuscript, a case report is presented to highlight the signs and symptoms of subscapularis pathology concordant with subacromial impingement syndrome and provide a clinical rationale for treatment. The purpose of this case report is not to suggest a new approach to shoulder rehabilitation, but rather to prompt the consideration of subscapularis dysfunction when evaluating and treating patients with subacromial impingement pathology. Level of Evidence: 5 PMID:24377073

  8. Diogenes syndrome: a case report.

    PubMed

    Biswas, Projna; Ganguly, Anusree; Bala, Sanchaita; Nag, Falguni; Choudhary, Nidhi; Sen, Sumit

    2013-01-01

    Cessation of normal skin cleansing seen in geriatric or self-neglected patients can cause accumulation of keratinous crusts on the skin. In the extreme end of this spectrum is a condition known as Diogenes syndrome (DS). These patients may have psychiatric disorders like paranoid disorders, mood affection, or temporofrontal dementia. Subjects are mainly the elderly but few cases in younger age group of patients have also been reported. Lesions of DS are usually found over upper central chest, back, and groin. In the young, lesions are mainly found over scalp, face, or arms. Absence of normal skin cleaning causes keratin and dirty debris to accumulate and with time form a thick shell. These debris can be secondarily infected by bacteria, fungus, and so forth. These skin lesions are not usually seen in individual with proper hygiene. We report a case of Diogenes syndrome in a 34-year-old young male patient who had associated schizophrenia. PMID:23424686

  9. Diogenes Syndrome: A Case Report

    PubMed Central

    Biswas, Projna; Ganguly, Anusree; Bala, Sanchaita; Nag, Falguni; Choudhary, Nidhi; Sen, Sumit

    2013-01-01

    Cessation of normal skin cleansing seen in geriatric or self-neglected patients can cause accumulation of keratinous crusts on the skin. In the extreme end of this spectrum is a condition known as Diogenes syndrome (DS). These patients may have psychiatric disorders like paranoid disorders, mood affection, or temporofrontal dementia. Subjects are mainly the elderly but few cases in younger age group of patients have also been reported. Lesions of DS are usually found over upper central chest, back, and groin. In the young, lesions are mainly found over scalp, face, or arms. Absence of normal skin cleaning causes keratin and dirty debris to accumulate and with time form a thick shell. These debris can be secondarily infected by bacteria, fungus, and so forth. These skin lesions are not usually seen in individual with proper hygiene. We report a case of Diogenes syndrome in a 34-year-old young male patient who had associated schizophrenia. PMID:23424686

  10. Witkop's syndrome: A case report

    PubMed Central

    Arora, Varuni; Agrawal, Kaushal Kishor; Mishra, Apurva; Chandra, Anil

    2015-01-01

    Witkop's syndrome is a rare autosomal dominant disorder characterized by tooth and nail abnormalities. It is a variant of ectodermal dysplasia, which is thought to occur in approximately 1 in 100,000 live births. Thus, such a low occurrence and paucity of clearly delineating features make its identification in general population a real challenge. This case report aims to add to the existing literature a commonsense approach of identifying the uncommon thing. PMID:26937375

  11. Kousseff syndrome: A fifth case?

    SciTech Connect

    Laux, R.A.; Hamilton, W.; Pinette, M.

    1994-09-01

    Kousseff originally described three siblings with an open sacral myelomeningocele, conotruncal cardiac malformations, low-set, posteriorly rotated ears, retrognathia, a short neck with a low posterior hairline, and renal agenesis as a new autosomal recessive condition. Open neural tube lesions and complex conotruncal cardiac defects are relatively common malformations, both as isolated defects and individually as components of syndromes, but they have been found together only rarely, as part of chromosomal syndromes or following maternal exposures. Toriello et al. reported a fourth case and suggested the eponym Kousseff syndrome for myelomeningcocele, conotruncal defects and minor facial abnormalies. We report a fifth probable case. This male infant was born by spontaneous vaginal delivery at 38 weeks gestation to a 23-year-old G{sub 2}P{sub 1001} mother. Pregnancy was complicated by an elevated alpha-fetoprotein at 16 weeks gestation, followed by an ultrasound diagnosis of an open disease. After birth, physical examination also revealed dysmorphic facies, with a bulbous nose and low-set, posteriorly rotated ears, bilateral 5th finger clinodactyly and hypotonia. Echocardiogram demonstrated complex conotruncal malformations. The patient underwent closure of the myelomeningocele but died at one month of age. Chromosomal analysis was normal (46,XY). Because conotruncal heart defects have been associated with deletions on chromosome 22, FISH analysis using a probe for the DiGeorge syndrome on the long arm of chromosome 22 was performed. It indicated no detectable deletion within this critical region on 22q11. Nonetheless there remains the possibility of a gene (or genes) located on 22q that could produce findings of this rare multiple congenital anomaly syndrome when disrupted. Therefore, further investigation on this chromosome is warranted.

  12. Antisynthetase syndrome: a case report

    PubMed Central

    Hoey, Edward; Fletcher, Timothy; Ahmed, Zubair

    2016-01-01

    The case is about a 48-year-old man with one week history of progressively worsening shortness of breath and reduced exercise tolerance. Laboratory investigations revealed raised ESR, creatine kinase (CK) and positive anti-aminoacyl-transfer RNA synthetase. High resolution computed tomography (HRCT) chest showed prominent mediastinal lymph nodes and scattered lung nodules. These findings along with clinical features and investigations confirmed the diagnosis of antisynthetase syndrome (ASS). The radiological investigations proved to be the key step in diagnosis and management of this case. PMID:27190773

  13. Eagle's syndrome: a case report

    PubMed Central

    Moon, Chang-Sig; Lee, Baek-Soo; Kwon, Yong-Dae; Choi, Byung-Jun; Lee, Jung-Woo; Lee, Hyun-Woo; Yun, Sun-Ung

    2014-01-01

    Eagle's syndrome is a disease caused by an elongated styloid process or calcified stylohyoid ligament. Eagle defined the disorder in 1937 by describing clinical findings related to an elongated styloid process, which is one of the numerous causes of pain in the craniofacial and cervical region. The prevalence of individuals with this anatomic abnormality in the adult population is estimated to be 4% with 0.16% of these individuals reported to be symptomatic. Eagle's syndrome is usually characterized by neck, throat, or ear pain; pharyngeal foreign body sensation; dysphagia; pain upon head movement; and headache. The diagnosis of Eagle's syndrome must be made in association with data from the clinical history, physical examination, and imaging studies. Patients with increased symptom severity require surgical excision of the styloid process, which can be performed through an intraoral or an extraoral approach. Here, we report a rare case of stylohyoid ligament bilaterally elongated to more than 60 mm in a 51-year-old female. We did a surgery by extraoral approach and patient's symptom was improved. PMID:24627843

  14. [Hurler syndrome (a case report)].

    PubMed

    Zeng, L; Xu, F; Ma, Q; Chen, Y

    1992-12-01

    A case of Hurler syndrome diagnosed by clinical and laboratory examination is reported. The patient's roentgenograms showed the dystrophies of bones, lace-shaped ribs, boat-shaped cranium, fishhook-shaped forefront protrusion of silla trucica. Corneal opacities and high ocular pressure were found in both eyes. VEP measurement suggested the defects of optic nerve. The authors emphasized that visual electric physiological examinations should be used to estimate the visual functions when the patient's refractive medium is opqaue. The differential diagnosis was also briefly discussed. PMID:1306502

  15. A rare case report: SCARF syndrome

    PubMed Central

    Rahimpour, Masoume; Sohrabi, Mohammad bager; Kalhor, Sulmaz; Khosravi, Hossein ali; Zolfaghari, Poone; Yahyaei, Elahe

    2014-01-01

    Key Clinical Message SCARF syndrome is a very rare syndrome that so far only two cases have been reported in the papers. In this article, a 3-month-old female who exhibited SCARF syndrome presented with multiple congenital abnormalities and problems at Imam Hossein hospital of Shahroud. PMID:25356252

  16. Laugier-Hunziker syndrome - Case report*

    PubMed Central

    Lalosevic, Jovan; Zivanovic, Dubravka; Skiljevic, Dusan; Medenica, Ljiljana

    2015-01-01

    Laugier-Hunziker syndrome is a rare, acquired disorder characterized by lenticular hyperpigmentation of the oral mucosa and longitudinal melanonychia. We present the case of a 63-year-old female with progressive, asymptomatic hyperpigmentation of buccal mucosa and a 7-year history of hyperpigmentation in several fingernails. Laugier-Hunziker syndrome was diagnosed based on the clinical features presented, dermoscopic findings and exclusion of underlying systemic diseases. Laugier-Hunziker syndrome is regarded as a diagnosis of exclusion. By identifying Laugier-Hunziker syndrome, other, more severe syndromes associated with hyperpigmentations can be excluded, namely Addison’s disease and Peutz-Jeghers syndrome. PMID:26312723

  17. Laugier-Hunziker syndrome--Case report.

    PubMed

    Lalosevic, Jovan; Zivanovic, Dubravka; Skiljevic, Dusan; Medenica, Ljiljana

    2015-01-01

    Laugier-Hunziker syndrome is a rare, acquired disorder characterized by lenticular hyperpigmentation of the oral mucosa and longitudinal melanonychia. We present the case of a 63-year-old female with progressive, asymptomatic hyperpigmentation of buccal mucosa and a 7-year history of hyperpigmentation in several fingernails. Laugier-Hunziker syndrome was diagnosed based on the clinical features presented, dermoscopic findings and exclusion of underlying systemic diseases. Laugier-Hunziker syndrome is regarded as a diagnosis of exclusion. By identifying Laugier-Hunziker syndrome, other, more severe syndromes associated with hyperpigmentations can be excluded, namely Addison's disease and Peutz-Jeghers syndrome. PMID:26312723

  18. The slipping rib syndrome: A case report

    PubMed Central

    van Delft, E.A.K.; van Pul, K.M.; Bloemers, F.W.

    2016-01-01

    We present a case report and review of literature about slipping rib syndrome, a syndrome rarely recognized and often un or misdiagnosed. In literature there is no clear consensus about the diagnosis and treatment. We present a case of a 47 year old man who was diagnosed with slipping rib syndrome after a cycling incident 8 years ago. Also, we developed a flow chart according the diagnostic and therapeutic steps in the treatment of slipping rib syndrome. Central massage Knowledge and treatment of the slipping rib syndrome can prevent chronic complaints and unnecessary comprehensive treatment. PMID:27082995

  19. Peutz-Jeghers syndrome: case presentation.

    PubMed

    Costa, J

    1977-07-01

    The different aspects of the Peutz-Jeghers syndrome are discussed following a case presentation of a 36-year-old woman with Peutz-Jeghers syndrome, sex cord tumor with annular tubules of Scully, mucinous metaplasia of tubal epithelium, and adenocarcinoma of the endocervix. The latter two findings have not been described with the syndrome and an attempt is made to correlate them with Peutz-Jeghers syndrome. PMID:876533

  20. Tel Hashomer camptodactyly syndrome: a case report.

    PubMed

    Shah, K; Sreekanth, R; Thomas, B; Danda, S

    2013-01-01

    Tel Hashomer camptodactyly syndrome (THCS) is a rare autosomal recessive camptodactyly with muscular involvement. The manifestations of THCS other than camptodactyly are clubbed feet, thenar and hypothenar hypoplasia, abnormal palmar creases and dermatoglyphic ridges, spina bifida and mitral valve prolapse. The syndrome was first described by Goodman et al in 1972 and thereafter two further cases with similar phenotype were seen. Herein, we present another case report and review of the literature of other syndromes associated with camptodactyly and mitral valve prolapse. Further cases with this syndrome need to be reported for mapping of the candidate loci. This will help in planning management and genetic counselling. PMID:24171333

  1. [Moyamoya and Down syndrome: about 2 cases].

    PubMed

    Sfaihi Ben Mansour, L; Ayedi, A; Chaari, W; Aloulou, H; Kammoun, T; Mnif, Z; Mahfoudh, A; Triki, C; Hachicha, M

    2008-07-01

    Moyamoya syndrome has rarely been reported in association with Down syndrome. We report on 2 cases in 3-year-old and 6-year-old female children with Down syndrome, who presented with neurological deficit. Imaging (magnetic-resonance angiography and digital-subtraction angiography) revealed the classical Moyamoya pattern. The neurological deficits persisted in both cases. One patient has developed epilepsy. PMID:18508248

  2. Hoffmann syndrome: a case report.

    PubMed

    Senanayake, Hemal Ms; Dedigama, Anujaya D; De Alwis, Randil P; Thirumavalavan, Kanapathipillai

    2014-01-01

    Hoffmann syndrome is a rare form of hypothyroid myopathy in adults characterized by presence of muscle weakness, stiffness and pseudohypertrophy. We report a 39 year old male with primary hypothyroidism diagnosed at childhood and not on regular thyroxine therapy who presented with fatigue, cold intolerance, constipation, exertional breathlessness, progressive proximal muscle weakness and swelling of the legs for one year. Examination revealed pseudohypertrophy of calf muscles with marked symmetrical proximal upper and lower limb weakness. His TSH and Creatine phosphokinase (CPK) levels were significantly elevated and electromyography (EMG) was compatible with myopathic disorder. After institution of thyroxine therapy his weakness improved markedly and pseudohypertrophy regressed in two months. We report this case because of its rarity. PMID:24393357

  3. Hoffmann syndrome: a case report

    PubMed Central

    2014-01-01

    Hoffmann syndrome is a rare form of hypothyroid myopathy in adults characterized by presence of muscle weakness, stiffness and pseudohypertrophy. We report a 39 year old male with primary hypothyroidism diagnosed at childhood and not on regular thyroxine therapy who presented with fatigue, cold intolerance, constipation, exertional breathlessness, progressive proximal muscle weakness and swelling of the legs for one year. Examination revealed pseudohypertrophy of calf muscles with marked symmetrical proximal upper and lower limb weakness. His TSH and Creatine phosphokinase (CPK) levels were significantly elevated and electromyography (EMG) was compatible with myopathic disorder. After institution of thyroxine therapy his weakness improved markedly and pseudohypertrophy regressed in two months. We report this case because of its rarity. PMID:24393357

  4. [Hay-Wells syndrome: A case report].

    PubMed

    Khalfi, L; Hamama, J; Mahroug, L; Arrob, A; Sabani, H; El Khatib, K

    2016-02-01

    Hay-Wells syndrome is a rare form of ectodermal dysplasia. We report a case of a 5-year-old girl, the daughter of non-consanguineous parents. She had the characteristic of facial dysmorphia of Hay-Wells syndrome. Molecular analysis confirmed diagnosis. The patient had a cleft palate, which is considered one of cardinal signs of this syndrome. She underwent Veau-Wardill-Kilner palatoplasty with satisfactory results. Through this case report, we describe the maxillofacial manifestations of this syndrome with a literature review. PMID:26724982

  5. The eye as a window to rare endocrine disorders

    PubMed Central

    Chopra, Rupali; Chander, Ashish; Jacob, Jubbin J.

    2012-01-01

    The human eye, as an organ, can offer critical clues to the diagnosis of various systemic illnesses. Ocular changes are common in various endocrine disorders such as diabetes mellitus and Graves’ disease. However there exist a large number of lesser known endocrine disorders where ocular involvement is significant. Awareness of these associations is the first step in the diagnosis and management of these complex patients. The rare syndromes involving the pituitary hypothalamic axis with significant ocular involvement include Septo-optic dysplasia, Kallman's syndrome, and Empty Sella syndrome all affecting the optic nerve at the optic chiasa. The syndromes involving the thyroid and parathyroid glands that have ocular manifestations and are rare include Mc Cune Albright syndrome wherein optic nerve decompression may occur due to fibrous dysplasia, primary hyperparathyroidism that may present as red eye due to scleritis and Ascher syndrome wherein ptosis occurs. Allgrove's syndrome, Cushing's disease, and Addison's disease are the rare endocrine syndromes discussed involving the adrenals and eye. Ocular involvement is also seen in gonadal syndromes such as Bardet Biedl, Turner's, Rothmund's, and Klinefelter's syndrome. This review also highlights the ocular manifestation of miscellaneous syndromes such as Werner's, Cockayne's, Wolfram's, Kearns Sayre's, and Autoimmune polyendocrine syndrome. The knowledge of these relatively uncommon endocrine disorders and their ocular manifestations will help an endocrinologist reach a diagnosis and will alert an ophthalmologist to seek specialty consultation of an endocrinologist when encountered with such cases. PMID:22629495

  6. [Ekbom syndrome: apropos of a case].

    PubMed

    Munoz, Harold; Bayona, Liliana

    2015-01-01

    The Ekbom syndrome or delusional parasitosis is an uncommon psychiatric condition, in which the main symptom is the delusion of being infested with living organisms such as parasites, bacteria, virus, bugs or worms. The case is presented of a 34 year-old man with symptoms compatible with the syndrome. The available literature is briefly reviewed and theoretical correlation with clinical symptomatology is made. The patient had a primary and mixed Ekbom syndrome. PMID:26578220

  7. Gorlin-Goltz Syndrome: A Rare Case

    PubMed Central

    Ganguly, Satyaki; Jaykar, Kranti C; Kumar, Rajesh; Jha, Abhijeet Kumar; Banerjee, PK

    2015-01-01

    Gorlin-Goltz syndrome or nevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome is characterized by multiple basocellular epitheliomas, keratocysts in the jaws, bifid ribs, palmar and/or plantar pits and ectopic calcifications of the falx cerebri. We describe a case of Gorlin-Goltz syndrome illustrating the importance of a thorough examination including the examination of palms and soles and detailed investigations in a patient having lesions suggestive of basal cell carcinoma and multiple naevi. PMID:25814758

  8. Williams-Beuren's Syndrome: A Case Report

    PubMed Central

    Zamani, Hassan; Babazadeh, Kazem; Fattahi, Saeid; Mokhtari-Esbuie, Farzad

    2012-01-01

    Williams-Beuren syndrome is a rare familial multisystem disorder occurring in 1 per 20,000 live births. It is characterized by congenital heart defects (CHD), skeletal and renal anomalies, cognitive disorder, social personality disorder and dysmorphic facies. We present a case of Williams syndrome that presented to us with heart murmur and cognitive problem. A 5-year-old girl referred to pediatric cardiologist because of heart murmurs. She had a systolic murmur (2-3/6) in right upper sternal border with radiation to right cervical region. She also had a bulge forehead. Angiography showed mild supra valvular aortic stenosis and mild multiple peripheral pulmonary stenosis. Fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH) was performed and the result was: 46.XX, ish del (7q11.2) (ELN X1) (7q22 X2) ELN deletion compatible with Williams syndrome. Peripheral pulmonary artery stenosis is associated with Noonan syndrome, Alagille syndrome, Cutis laxa, Ehler-Danlos syndrome, and Silver-Russel syndrome. The patient had peripheral pulmonary artery stenosis, but no other signs of these syndromes were present, and also she had a supravalvular aortic stenosis which was not seen in other syndromes except Williams syndrome. Conclusion. According to primary symptoms, paraclinical and clinical finding such as dysmorphic facies, cognitive disorder and congenital heart defect, Williams syndrome was the first diagnosis. We suggest a more attention for evaluating heart murmur in childhood period, especially when the patient has abnormal facial features or mental problem. PMID:22927862

  9. Williams 'elfin facies' Syndrome: A Case Study.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Swartz, Stanley L.

    A review of the research literature related to Williams 'elfin facies' Syndrome (a condition including mental retardation and cardiac anomalies), a case study, and the results of an early intervention program, are reported. The medical aspects of the syndrome have been reported with sufficient consistency for a profile to emerge. Psychological

  10. Williams syndrome and psychosis: a case report

    PubMed Central

    2014-01-01

    Introduction Mental comorbidities, such as phobia, obsessive compulsive symptoms and anxiety disorders, are common in Williams syndrome. However, psychotic symptoms are rare in these patients. We report a case of psychosis in a patient with Williams syndrome. Case presentation A 23-year-old Caucasian woman with Williams syndrome arrived at the emergency room with persecutory delusions, auditory and verbal hallucinations, soliloquies and psychomotor agitation. These symptoms were consistently present for 2 months. No evidence of other medical illnesses or psychoactive substances was found. There was no evidence of prior psychiatric symptoms or family history of psychiatric or neurological disorders. She was treated with antipsychotics and her symptoms were resolved. Conclusion We describe a rare case of a patient with Williams syndrome who experienced a nonorganic psychotic episode. Literature on this topic is scarce and, therefore, this case report intends to add further data about this comorbidity. PMID:24520861

  11. Apert's syndrome: Report of a rare case

    PubMed Central

    Bhatia, Parul V; Patel, Purv S; Jani, Yesha V; Soni, Naresh C

    2013-01-01

    Apert's syndrome (AS), a form of acrocephalosyndactyly, is a rare congenital disorder with autosomal dominant mode of transmission; characterized by craniosynostosis, midface hypoplasia, and syndactyly of hands and feet. The rarity of the syndrome and similarity of features with other craniosynostosis syndromes makes it a diagnostic dilemma. Genetic counseling and early intervention form an essential part of treatment. Because of the paucity of reported cases in Indian literature and typical features in oral cavity, a dentist should be competent to diagnose and form a part of the multidisciplinary management team. Here, we report a case of a 14-year-old boy with AS. PMID:24250097

  12. Sarcoidosis (Heerfordt syndrome): a case report.

    PubMed

    Tamme, Tiia; Leibur, Edvitar; Kulla, Andres

    2007-01-01

    We report the case of a 22-year-old woman who is suspected of having primary Sjögren s syndrome. She complaining of bilateral swelling of eyelids and the parotid glands of three weeks duration. Physical examination revealed a bilateral enlargement of both parotid glands, which were solid and painful. Sjögren s syndrome was suspected at that stage, and the serologic and specific analysis were done. All these tests didn t find any autoimmune or visceral features typical of Sjögren s syndrome and autoantibodies were negative. During follow-up time the right facial nerve palsy developed. Pulmonary radiography revealed bihilar lymphadenopathy and labial salivary gland biopsy revealed non-caseating granuloma. The patient was classified as having stage I sarcoidosis. This case demonstrates the importance of being aware of the leading clinical signs and symptoms in case of Heerfordt syndrome. PMID:17637529

  13. [Hanhart syndrome (aglossia-adactylia syndrome). Report of 2 cases].

    PubMed

    Cañete Estrada, R; Gil Rivas, R; Alvarez Marcos, R; Burón Romero, A; Romanos Lezcano, A

    1990-11-01

    We discuss two cases of Hanhart syndrome, diagnosed at 3 days and 4 months respectively. Minimal diagnostic criteria (micrognathia and peromelia) are reported, and various etiologic hypothesis are discussed. This syndrome includes others as: aglossia-adactylia, hypoglossia-hypodactylia, oro-acral, oro-mandibular-limb-hipogenesis, ankyloglosia superior, glossopalatine ankylosis, peromelia and micrognathia. Emphasize the impossibility of prevention; the patients may die because of food aspiration, both parents an children being subsidiary of psychological support. The possibilities of logopedical treatment and prothesis of peromelic limb must be evaluated. PMID:2096762

  14. Case series on tropical diabetic hand syndrome.

    PubMed

    Ezeani, I U; Edo, A E

    2014-01-01

    Tropical diabetic hand syndrome is a term used to describe diabetes complication of the hand affecting people in the tropics. It consists of localized cellulitis with variable swelling and ulceration of the hands, progressive, fulminant hand sepsis and gangrene in extreme cases. This syndrome is not well-recognized and is therefore less frequently reported. The authors describe three different female patients who were known diabetics of varying duration presenting with this syndrome at our tertiary health center and who were successfully managed by both the surgical and medical units. The need for early diagnosis and aggressive management is emphasized. PMID:24909485

  15. Filippi Syndrome: Report of a Rare Case

    PubMed Central

    Goyal, Lata; Bhakhri, Bhanu Kiran; Chug, Ashi

    2015-01-01

    Filippi syndrome is an autosomal recessive condition characterized by syndactyly of fingers and toes, microcephaly, growth retardation and abnormal facies. We are describing a boy who presented with syndactyly, mental retardation, microcephaly, depressed nasal bridge and growth retardation. In addition he had some dental abnormalities like missing bilateral lateral incisors and delayed eruption of teeth. We concluded it to be Filippi syndrome by studying pathognomic clinical features and reviewed the literature. This is the second case report from India. PMID:26813917

  16. Kleine-Levin Syndrome: A case report.

    PubMed

    de Araújo Lima, Taís Figueiredo; da Silva Behrens, Nilce Sanny Costa; Lopes, Eduardo; Pereira, Danielle; de Almeida Fonseca, Hassana; Cavalcanti, Paola Oliveira; Pradella-Hallinan, Marcia; Castro, Juliana; Tufik, Sergio; Coelho, Fernando Morgadinho Santos

    2014-06-01

    The Kleine-Levin Syndrome is a differential diagnosis for patients with diurnal excessive sleepiness and a suspicion of narcolepsy. It is characterized by paroxysmal attacks of diurnal excessive sleepiness, associated with one or more symptoms of hyperphagia, hypersexuality, coprolalia and copropraxia. During crisis intervals, there are no symptoms. This pathology predominantly manifests itself in teenagers, being more frequent among males. The course of this disease is unpredictable, with variable duration and frequency. The most accepted physiopathology is that of a hypothalamic dysfunction, although and recently, there has appeared a hypothesis of a post-infectious autoimmune disorder. These patients show an elevated body mass index, which can predispose to association with comorbidities such as the sleep obstructive apnea syndrome. Treatment involves medications with different effects, but there is no specific and effective therapy. Our article shows a classic case of Kleine-Levin Syndrome associated with sleep obstructive apnea syndrome, a rare association in the literature. PMID:26483915

  17. Kleine–Levin Syndrome: A case report☆

    PubMed Central

    de Araújo Lima, Taís Figueiredo; da Silva Behrens, Nilce Sanny Costa; Lopes, Eduardo; Pereira, Danielle; de Almeida Fonseca, Hassana; Cavalcanti, Paola Oliveira; Pradella-Hallinan, Marcia; Castro, Juliana; Tufik, Sergio; Coelho, Fernando Morgadinho Santos

    2014-01-01

    The Kleine–Levin Syndrome is a differential diagnosis for patients with diurnal excessive sleepiness and a suspicion of narcolepsy. It is characterized by paroxysmal attacks of diurnal excessive sleepiness, associated with one or more symptoms of hyperphagia, hypersexuality, coprolalia and copropraxia. During crisis intervals, there are no symptoms. This pathology predominantly manifests itself in teenagers, being more frequent among males. The course of this disease is unpredictable, with variable duration and frequency. The most accepted physiopathology is that of a hypothalamic dysfunction, although and recently, there has appeared a hypothesis of a post-infectious autoimmune disorder. These patients show an elevated body mass index, which can predispose to association with comorbidities such as the sleep obstructive apnea syndrome. Treatment involves medications with different effects, but there is no specific and effective therapy. Our article shows a classic case of Kleine–Levin Syndrome associated with sleep obstructive apnea syndrome, a rare association in the literature. PMID:26483915

  18. Rapunzel Syndrome: A Rare Postpartum Case

    PubMed Central

    Tegene, Teshome; Foda, Yahia; Hussain, Omar; Manikonda, Geeta

    2013-01-01

    The Rapunzel syndrome describes a disorder in which a significant amount of hair is swallowed, forming a trichobezoar that extends past the stomach into the small intestines. Given the indigestible nature of hair, it subsequently leads to obstruction within the gastrointestinal system. Clinically, patients may present with symptoms of gastrointestinal obstruction, including abdominal complaints such as pain, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. However, due to its broad and nonspecific presenting symptoms, the diagnosis of Rapunzel syndrome warrants consideration once other common etiologies have been excluded. Surgical intervention is often required to remove the abdominal mass. This unusual syndrome is often associated with psychiatric disorders, affecting young women most commonly. In this report, we will discuss a unique case of Rapunzel syndrome in a one-month postpartum woman. PMID:24171124

  19. Rapunzel syndrome: a rare postpartum case.

    PubMed

    Tegene, Teshome; Foda, Yahia; Hussain, Omar; Oloniyo, Kolawole; Ha, Ngoc-Tram; Manikonda, Geeta

    2013-01-01

    The Rapunzel syndrome describes a disorder in which a significant amount of hair is swallowed, forming a trichobezoar that extends past the stomach into the small intestines. Given the indigestible nature of hair, it subsequently leads to obstruction within the gastrointestinal system. Clinically, patients may present with symptoms of gastrointestinal obstruction, including abdominal complaints such as pain, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. However, due to its broad and nonspecific presenting symptoms, the diagnosis of Rapunzel syndrome warrants consideration once other common etiologies have been excluded. Surgical intervention is often required to remove the abdominal mass. This unusual syndrome is often associated with psychiatric disorders, affecting young women most commonly. In this report, we will discuss a unique case of Rapunzel syndrome in a one-month postpartum woman. PMID:24171124

  20. A Second Case of Gobello Nevus Syndrome

    PubMed Central

    Tadini, Gianluca; Rossi, Luisa Carlotta; Faure, Elisa; Besagni, Francesca; Boneschi, Vinicio; Esposito, Susanna; Brena, Michela

    2016-01-01

    An uncommon type of epidermal nevus characterized by hyperpigmented hyperkeratotic bands following a Blaschko-linear pattern and generalized follicular hyperkeratosis were observed in a 17-year-old male patient who additionally showed tufted hair folliculitis on the scalp and clinodactyly of the fifth finger of both hands. The combination of epidermal nevus with skeletal abnormalities was first described by Gobello et al. [Dermatology 2000;201:51–55] as a new epidermal nevus syndrome that was named after the first author of this work. Our case shows identical clinical and histopathological features and represents the second case of this rare syndrome reported in the literature. PMID:27194976

  1. Apical ballooning syndrome: a case report

    PubMed Central

    2012-01-01

    Background Apical ballooning syndrome mimics acute coronary syndromes and it is characterized by reversible left ventricular apical ballooning in the absence of angiographically significant coronary artery stenosis. Case presentation This is a case of a 40-year-old Caucasian male without any health related problems that was submitted to an urgent coronary angiography because of acute chest pain and marked precordial T-wave inversions suggestive of acute myocardial ischemia. Coronary angiography showed no significant stenosis of the coronary arteries. Left ventriculography showed systolic apical ballooning with mild basal hypercontraction. Conclusion Physicians should be aware of the presentation of apical ballooning syndrome, and the chest pain after following acute stress should not be readily attributed to anxiety. PMID:23270409

  2. Rumination Syndrome in Ethiopia: A Case Study

    PubMed Central

    2014-01-01

    Eating disorders are commonly believed to be rare or nonexistent in Africa. However, due to exposure to Western culture, a rise in eating disorders among African women is reported in the literature. This case study describes a 17-year-old Ethiopian girl who meets the DSM-IV-TR and DSM-5 diagnostic criteria for bulimia nervosa and the Rome III Diagnostic Criteria for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders criteria for rumination syndrome. The article discusses the diagnostic delays, the difficulties in terms of therapy, and the context determinants that—combined with individual psychopathological features—are thought to contribute to the disorders. Health professionals should be informed about the prevalence of eating disorders in Africa and, more specifically, of rumination syndrome in young women with normal intelligence. In light of this case study, it seems necessary to raise awareness with regard to the insufficient evidence on effective therapies for rumination syndrome in individuals without intellectual impairment. PMID:25667799

  3. Gullo’s Syndrome: A Case Report

    PubMed Central

    Ghosh, Anindya; Tandon, Vaibhav; Sahoo, Ratnakar

    2016-01-01

    Benign Pancreatic Hyperenzymemia (BPH) or Gullo’s Syndrome is a new entity with only few reported cases till date. It is characterized by persistently elevated pancreatic enzymes without any clinical or pathological evidence of pancreatic disease. Gullo’s syndrome is a diagnosis of exclusion and clinician should be aware of various other conditions which can cause elevation of pancreatic enzymes. There are no reported cases of Gullo’s syndrome from Indian subcontinent till date. A 42-year-old lady presented to us with complaints of fever and cough for which she was evaluated and diagnosed to be having left upper zone pneumonia. However, her routine investigations showed persistently elevated serum amylase and lipase levels. She was extensively worked up for pancreatic hyperenzymemia but no pancreatic disease was detected. She was followed up for a period of one year and raised levels of serum lipase and amylase persisted even after a year.

  4. An Atypical Case of Foreign Accent Syndrome

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Ryalls, Jack; Whiteside, Janet

    2006-01-01

    A new case of Foreign Accent Syndrome is described. This American woman presented with a British- or Australian- sounding accent after stroke, which resulted in a lacunar infarct in the left internal capsule. The atypical etiology and apparent changes in lexical use are described. It is hypothesized that an abnormally tense vocal tract posture may…

  5. Unusual case of adult hemophagocytic syndrome

    PubMed Central

    Tamizifar, Babak; Samadi, Golnaz; Rismankarzadeh, Maryam

    2014-01-01

    Hemophagocytic syndrome (HPS) is an uncommon manifestation in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Clinical features of HPS include fever, pancytopenia, abnormal liver enzyme, hepatosplenomegaly, lymphadenopathy, and coagulation disorder. HPS comprises primary and reactive forms. Herein, we describe a case of untreated SLE with HPS as one of the first manifestations of systemic Lupus. PMID:24778673

  6. A case report of neuroleptic malignant syndrome

    PubMed Central

    Kuchibatla, Shankar Srinivas; Cheema, Sofia Akram; Chakravarthy, Kripa S; Sayeh, Hany George El

    2009-01-01

    A 32-year-old male patient with a history of treatment resistant paranoid schizophrenia developed neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS) during changeover of his antipsychotic medication from zuclopenthixol depot to clozapine. This case highlights the difficulties of cross-tapering two antipsychotics—that is, converting from a typical depot medication to an oral atypical antipsychotic. PMID:21686818

  7. Stiff limb syndrome: a case report

    PubMed Central

    2010-01-01

    Introduction Stiff limb syndrome is a clinical feature of the stiff person syndrome, which is a rare and disabling neurologic disorder characterized by muscle rigidity and episodic spasms that involve axial and limb musculature. It is an autoimmune disorder resulting in a malfunction of aminobutyric acid mediated inhibitory networks in the central nervous system. We describe a patient diagnosed by neurological symptoms of stiff limb syndrome with a good outcome after treatment, and a review of the related literature. Case presentation A 49-year-old male patient presented with a progressive stiffness and painful spasms of his both legs resulting in a difficulty of standing up and walking. The diagnosis of stiff limb syndrome was supported by the dramatically positive response to treatment using diazepam 25 mg/day and baclofen 30 mg/day. Conclusion This clinical case highlights the importance of a therapeutic test to confirm the diagnosis of stiff limb syndrome especially when there is a high clinical suspicion with unremarkable electromyography PMID:20205913

  8. Ambras syndrome: A rare case report.

    PubMed

    Ishita, A; Sujatha, G P; Pramod, G V; Ashok, L

    2016-01-01

    Congenital generalized hypertrichosis associated with gingival hyperplasia are rare cases published in literature. The frequency incidence of generalized congenital hypertrichosis is about one to billions of people. Hypertrichosis and gingival hyperplasia are termed as Ambras syndrome (AS), which can be noticed at birth or soon after. Here, is a rare case report of 4-year-old male child who presented with generalized hypertrichosis with gingival fibromatosis and dysmorphic facial features. PMID:27080973

  9. A new case of TEMPI syndrome

    PubMed Central

    Mohammadi, Farnaz; Wolverson, Michael K.; Bastani, Bahar

    2012-01-01

    We present an interesting case of a woman with new onset hypertension and abdominal fullness who was found to have huge bilateral perinephric fluid collections. Extensive workup revealed that she had secondary polycythemia, extensive truncal and proximal extremities telangiectasia and IgA-lambda monoclonal gammopathy of underdetermined significance. We believe that this is one of the rare cases consistent with the recently described TEMPI syndrome. PMID:26069800

  10. Ascher's syndrome: A rare case report

    PubMed Central

    Chandravanshi, Shivcharan Lal; Mishra, Vinay

    2015-01-01

    An 18-year-old Indian girl with upper lip deformity presented with on and off painless swelling of her both upper eyelids for 3 years. Clinical evaluation revealed bilateral blepharochalasis, narrowing of horizontal palpebral fissure, decreased outer intercanthal distance, iris coloboma, cleft soft palate, bifid uvula, sensorineural deafness and double upper lip. Clinical examination of the thyroid, thyroid hormone assay and ultrasonography revealed normal thyroid gland structure and function. Ascher's syndrome was diagnosed. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of Ascher's syndrome associated with iris coloboma, heterochromia iridum, and narrowing of horizontal palpebral fissure and decreased outer intercanthal distance secondary to lengthening of lateral canthal ligament. PMID:25971175

  11. Seckel syndrome: a rare case report.

    PubMed

    Sisodia, Rinky; Raj, Ravi Kadur Sundar; Goel, Vipin

    2014-01-01

    Seckel syndrome (SS) is a rare, autosomal recessive syndrome; characterized by severe intrauterine and postnatal growth retardation, microcephaly, mental retardation, and typical facial appearance with beaklike protrusion of the midface (bird headed). In addition to the characteristic craniofacial dysmorphism and skeletal defects, abnormalities have been described in the cardiovascular, hematopoietic, endocrine, gastrointestinal, and central nervous systems. Usually such patients have poor psychomotor development. This case report presents an 8-year-old child with SS born to parents, exposed in Bhopal gas disaster. PMID:24739918

  12. [Anticonvulsant Hypersensitivity Syndrome: A Case Report].

    PubMed

    Valderrama Escudero, Felipe; Montoya González, Laura Elisa

    2014-01-01

    DRESS syndrome (skin reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms) is an idiosyncratic drug reaction characterized by rash, fever, lymphadenopathy, and internal organ dysfunction. This case report is on a patient with bipolar affective disorder who presented with a systemic inflammatory response associated with the use of valproic acid, and an important activation of symptoms when used with other drugs with a different pharmacological action mechanism. The diagnosis of DRESS syndrome is primarily by exclusion, and its detection may be difficult, which could potentially become fatal for the patient. PMID:26574080

  13. Azathioprine hypersensitivity syndrome: a case report.

    PubMed

    Fenaux, S; Tintillier, M; Cuvelier, Ch; Migali, G; Pochet, J M

    2013-01-01

    We report here the case of a 51-year-old man presenting to the Emergency Department with a febrile cutaneous eruption with diffuse arthralgia 10 days after the onset of azathioprine therapy. The clinical examination did not reveal any inflammatory syndrome and the results of all bacteriological tests were negative. A skin biopsy was performed, which revealed a granulocytary pustula with superficial dermal oedema and a neutrophil infiltration without sign of vasculitis. A side effect of azathioprine was suspected, and treatment was discontinued. Fortunately, the patient recovered within a few days. Azathioprine hypersensitivity syndrome is a rare side effect of azathioprine. Hypersensitivity syndrome is an idiosyncratic, non-IgE-mediated reaction that appears to be unrelated to thiopurine methyltransferase levels. Diagnosis is mainly clinical and requires an exclusion of other processes. The only treatment option available is to stop azathioprine intake. PMID:24156226

  14. Recognizing Diogenes syndrome: a case report

    PubMed Central

    2014-01-01

    Background Diogenes syndrome is a behavioural disorder characterized by domestic squalor, extreme self-neglect, hoarding, and lack of shame regarding one’s living condition. Patients may present due to a range of reasons. Recognizing these will allow for earlier management of this high-mortality condition. Case presentation 61-year Caucasian female known with bipolar 1 disorder presented with manic symptoms. She was very unkempt and foul smelling. After being admitted involuntarily, she requested that someone go to her home to feed her pets. Her house was filled with garbage, rotting food, and animal feces. She had no insight into any personal hygiene or public health problems. Conclusions Patients with Diogenes syndrome may be difficult to identify. Knowledge of the characteristics of Diogenes syndrome can aid in earlier recognition of such individuals, in order to decrease morbidity and mortality, and to improve public health. PMID:24886174

  15. Case Report: Atypical Cornelia de Lange Syndrome

    PubMed Central

    Leanza, Vito; Rubbino, Gabriella; Leanza, Gianluca

    2015-01-01

    Cornelia de Lange Syndrome (CdLS) (also called Bushy Syndrome or Amsterdam dwarfism), is a genetic disorder that can lead to several alterations. This disease affects both physical and neuropsychiatric development. The various abnormalities include facial dysmorphia (arched eyebrows, synophrys, depressed nasal bridge, long philtrum, down-turned angles of the mouth), upper-extremity malformations, hirsutism, cardiac defects, and gastrointestinal alterations. The prevalence of this syndrome is approximately one per 15,000. Ultrasound is not the perfect means to diagnose CdLS, however, many abnormalities can be detected prenatally by scrupulous image observation. We report an atypical CdLS case characterized by increased nuchal translucency in the first trimester, normal karyotype, saddle nose, micrognathia with receding jaw, low set ears, facies senilis, arthrogryposis of the hands, absence of the Aranzio ductus venous, dilatation of gallbladder and bowel, a unique umbilical artery, increased volume of amniotic fluid, and intrauterine growth retardation ending with the interruption of pregnancy. PMID:26834972

  16. The Charles Bonnet syndrome: a case report.

    PubMed

    Plesnicar, Blanka Kores; Zalar, Bojan; Bocic, Maja Bundalo

    2004-01-01

    The Charles Bonnet syndrome is a condition in which individuals experience complex visual hallucinations without evident psychopathology or disturbance of normal consciousness. Although it can affect people of any age, it is more frequent among the elderly. It occurs mostly in people with damaged sight, as a result of peripheral eye pathology or pathology within the brain. A common definition of the syndrome is, however, not yet available nor has its pathophysiology been elucidated. This report concerns a 72-year-old widow who was practically blind after a cataract operation on both eyes ten years ago. Visual hallucinations appeared in the absence of other psychopathological symptoms. During hospitalization of the patient, an extensive meningeoma sellae turcicae was discovered, which destroyed both nervi optici. This case shows that multiple causes of the Charles Bonnet syndrome should be taken into consideration and that an exact diagnostic evaluation is essential. PMID:15506317

  17. "Syndrome in syndrome": Wernicke syndrome due to afferent loop syndrome. Case report and review of the literature.

    PubMed

    D'Abbicco, D; Praino, S; Amoruso, M; Notarnicola, A; Margari, A

    2011-01-01

    Wernicke syndrome is a rare neurological pathology due to a deficit in vitamin B1. The syndrome is common among alcohol abusers, patients with malignant tumor or gastrointestinal diseases, those who undergo hemodialysis or long-term peritoneal dialysis, pregnant women with hyperemesis, women who breast-feed, patients with hyperthyroidism or anorexia nervosa or gastric or jejunal-ileal bypass surgery for obesity, patients submitted to gastric surgery or prolonged total parenteral nutrition or prolonged intravenous therapy. We report a case of Wernicke syndrome due to afferent loop syndrome characterized by incoercible vomiting. PMID:22217376

  18. Numb chin syndrome: a case report.

    PubMed

    Sebor, R J

    1990-10-01

    Neuropathy of the inferior alveolar nerve is common in dental practice. Its cause, when not a result of local anesthetic, is normally from dental disease or trauma. Isolated mental neuropathy (numb chin syndrome) is extremely uncommon, and its most common cause also is dental. The next most common cause is from an underlying neoplasm, and some cases have resulted from systemic disease (eg, multiple sclerosis). Some patients show no evidence of additional disease and experience spontaneous remission of the symptom. Numb chin syndrome cases require coordination of treatment between dentists and physicians. Since a disproportionate number of these cases present with a numb chin as the first symptom of a neoplasm, aggressive diagnosis is required. Careful follow up is important before dismissing it as a spontaneous remission. Dentists must be familiar with isolated mental neuropathy and its medical implications because they are likely to be the first health professionals that patients present to for diagnosis. PMID:2088612

  19. A case of encephalocraniocutaneous lipomatosis syndrome with epilepsy (Haberland syndrome).

    PubMed

    Zahariev, Zahari Iv; Peycheva, Marieta V; Dobrev, Hristo P

    2009-01-01

    Encephalocraniocutaneous lipomatosis is a rare congenital neurocutaneous syndrome characterized by scalp, facial, and ocular lesions and multiple intracranial malformations. Approximately 50 cases have been described in the literature. We report a 34-year-old woman with a 6-year history of epilepsy, without mental retardation, with predominantly ipsilateral skin lesions evident at birth, with limbal lipodermoid of the left eye and multiple non-progressive, ipsilateral intracranial structures of soft, cystic components. The described malformations are congenital, mostly unilaterally located and with similar lipomatous structure. PMID:20232658

  20. [Waardenburg syndrome type I: case report].

    PubMed

    Silva, Patricia Capua Vieira da; Rangel, Paula; Couto Jr, Abelardo

    2011-01-01

    Waardenburg syndrome (WS) type I is a non-progressive auditory-pigmentary disorder comprising congenital sensorineural hearing loss and pigmentary disturbances of the iris, hair, and skin, along with dystopia canthorum (lateral displacement of the inner canthi). Affected individuals may have higher risk of: neural tube defects, cleft lip and palate, limb abnormalities, and Hirschsprung disease. The diagnosis is clinical and should be considered if the individual has two major or one major plus two minor criteria. PAX3 is the only known gene associated to the syndrome. Nevertheless, its use is mostly for genetic counseling. Regarding different diagnosis, we may list: other causes of non-progressive auditory-pigmentary disorder comprising congenital sensorineural hearing loss, other types of Waardenburg syndrome, piebaldism, albinism, vitiligo and Teitz syndrome. This paper presents a case of an eleven year old boy with deafness and ophthalmologic alterations, based on his files and exams. It reinforced the importance of the ophthalmologist contributing for the diagnosis of this rare systemic disease, as it includes some ophthalmologic alterations. We remind that the early diagnosis allows adequate stimulation for the hearing loss, as well as preventive measures in case of pregnant women affected by genetic counseling. PMID:21915450

  1. [Kearns-Sayre syndrome: a case report].

    PubMed

    Gaboune, L; Baha Ali, T; Benfdil, N; Khoumiri, R; Ouaggag, B; Sayouti, A; Moutaouakil, A

    2012-11-01

    Kearns-Sayre syndrome (KSS), first described in 1958, is a multisystem disease defined by a characteristic triad of progressive external ophthalmoplegia, pigmentary retinopathy and atrioventricular block. These signs are frequently associated with increased cerebrospinal fluid protein level and cerebellar ataxia. This syndrome is caused by deletions in mitochondrial DNA, the age of onset is generally below 20, and the degree of severity differs between patients, as well as the prognosis, which may be fatal. The ocular manifestations include: bilateral ptosis, progressive external ophthalmoplegia and atypical pigmentary retinopathy. By way of this case report, the authors discuss the epidemiologic, clinical and therapeutic aspects of KSS, including the difficulty in managing ptosis in these cases. PMID:22981519

  2. Fetal hydantoin syndrome: A case report.

    PubMed

    Singh, A; Bhatia, H P; Mohan, A; Sharma, N

    2016-01-01

    Fetal hydantoin syndrome (FHS) is a spectrum of defects caused to the developing fetus by exposure to the teratogenic effects of antiepileptic drug (AED) phenytoin during pregnancy. Its clinical manifestations include limb abnormalities, ocular defects, central nervous system anomalies, intrauterine growth restriction, and hand and phalangeal anomalies. This case report presents an 8-year-old child born to an epileptic mother with a history of AED therapy, with features suggestive of FHS. PMID:26838156

  3. A Pediatric Case of Ramsay Hunt Syndrome

    PubMed Central

    Derin, Serhan; Derin, Hatice; Sahan, Murat; Çaksen, Hüseyin

    2014-01-01

    Ramsay Hunt syndrome (RHS) is characterized by facial paralysis, inner ear dysfunction, periauricular pain, and herpetiform vesicles. The reported incidence in children is 2.7/100,000. The pathogenesis involves the reactivation of latent varicella zoster virus (VZV) in the geniculate ganglion of the facial nerve. The recovery rate is better in children than in adults. This paper discusses a 12-year-old girl with a rare case of peripheral facial paralysis caused by RHS and reviews the literature. PMID:25276457

  4. Rare case of orofaciodigital syndrome type I

    PubMed Central

    Singh, Abhishek Bahadur; Girhotra, Manish; Goel, Medha; Bhatia, Shilpee

    2013-01-01

    Orofaciodigital syndrome (OFDS) is a group of congenital anomalies which affects the face, oral structures and digits. There are nine subtypes with different modes of inheritance. OFDS type I is an X-linked dominant trait with lethality in the vast majority of affected males. We report a case of OFDS type I in an Indian girl at the age of seven who had most of the typical features of OFDS type I and nephrocalcinosis. PMID:23417374

  5. Moebius syndrome and narcolepsy: A case dissertation☆

    PubMed Central

    Sabaneeff, Lídia; Mendes Motta, Henrique; Castro, Juliana; Tufik, Sergio; Santos Coelho, Fernando Morgadinho

    2014-01-01

    Moebius syndrome (MS) is a congenital syndrome characterized by unilateral or bilateral aplasia of the VI and VII cranial nerves, with consequent convergent strabismus and bilateral peripheral facial paralysis. This syndrome might be associated with diurnal excessive sleepiness and muscular hypotony, mimetizing in this manner, narcolepsy. The diagnostic criteria for narcolepsy depend on the presence of REM sleep during the day. As with patients with MS we do not have ocular movements due to the VI nerve paralysis, the absence of horizontal ocular movements might make it difficult to confirm narcolepsy in these patients. The common clinical characteristics of these patients are due to a possible impairment of the same structures that are affected in the central nervous system. However, the mechanism by which it occurs remains to be fully understood. Further electrophysiological researches are necessary to better clarify the association of these two diseases. The objective of this dissertation is to describe and discuss a case of Moebius syndrome with diurnal excessive sleepiness as a differential diagnosis for narcolepsy. PMID:26483899

  6. Moebius syndrome and narcolepsy: A case dissertation.

    PubMed

    Sabaneeff, Lídia; Mendes Motta, Henrique; Castro, Juliana; Tufik, Sergio; Santos Coelho, Fernando Morgadinho

    2014-03-01

    Moebius syndrome (MS) is a congenital syndrome characterized by unilateral or bilateral aplasia of the VI and VII cranial nerves, with consequent convergent strabismus and bilateral peripheral facial paralysis. This syndrome might be associated with diurnal excessive sleepiness and muscular hypotony, mimetizing in this manner, narcolepsy. The diagnostic criteria for narcolepsy depend on the presence of REM sleep during the day. As with patients with MS we do not have ocular movements due to the VI nerve paralysis, the absence of horizontal ocular movements might make it difficult to confirm narcolepsy in these patients. The common clinical characteristics of these patients are due to a possible impairment of the same structures that are affected in the central nervous system. However, the mechanism by which it occurs remains to be fully understood. Further electrophysiological researches are necessary to better clarify the association of these two diseases. The objective of this dissertation is to describe and discuss a case of Moebius syndrome with diurnal excessive sleepiness as a differential diagnosis for narcolepsy. PMID:26483899

  7. [Haemophagocytic syndrome in pregnancy: a case report].

    PubMed

    Hannebicque-Montaigne, K; Le Roc'h, A; Launay, D; Coulon, C; Deruelle, P; Langlois, S

    2012-03-01

    Haemophagocytic syndrome (HPS) results from an inappropriate stimulation of macrophages in bone marrow and lymphoid organs, leading to haemophagocytosis and hypercytokinemia. HPS may be primitive, essentially in pediatric population, or secondary to malignancy, infection or autoimmune disease. This disease is rare and prognosis is poor. A small number of cases during pregnancy have been described in literature. We report one HPS case in a pregnant patient at 21 week's gestation with systemic lupus erythematosus. We discuss diagnostic difficulties, obstetrical complications and therapeutic options. PMID:22305392

  8. De Lange Syndrome: Report of 20 Cases

    PubMed Central

    McArthur, R. G.; Edwards, J. H.

    1967-01-01

    Typus Degenerativus Amstelodamensis or Amsterdam dwarfism, a syndrome of unknown etiology characterized by mental retardation, a distinctive face, characteristic hands and feet, defective growth and other minor malformations, was first described by Cornelia de Lange in 1933. Approximately 69 cases, including nine autopsies, have been reported in the literature. In this paper we present a further 20, with illustrations of the syndrome from infancy to puberty (including de Lange's original three cases). The historical, physical, laboratory and radiographic findings of de Lange's three patients and our 20 are tabulated. Autopsy findings in one of our patients are reported and the literature is briefly reviewed. Although some observers have recently reported chromosome abnormalities in de Lange's syndrome, we feel that the diagnosis is made from the history and physical examination and that there are no definitive laboratory aids which can confirm the diagnosis. Chromosome studies in all 20 of our patients were normal and the genetic implications are discussed. ImagesFig. 1Fig. 2Fig. 3Fig. 4Fig. 5Fig. 6Fig. 9Fig. 11p1197-a PMID:6022788

  9. Stewart–Treves syndrome: a case report

    PubMed Central

    Benmansour, Anis; Laanaz, Saad; Bougtab, Abdeslam

    2014-01-01

    The Stewart-Treves syndrome was first described in 1948, it's an angiosarcoma developed on a longstanding lymphadenomatous limb, more often after radical mastectomy. Diagnosis is made on skin biopsy and the prognosis is poor when radical surgery can't be performed. We report the case on a Stewart-Treves syndrome in a sixty-six years old woman who underwent radical mastectomy for breast carcinoma ten years earlier. Surgery was not feasible at the time of diagnosis, and we lost touch of the patient even if chemotherapy was decided. Radical surgery is the best treatment to date for this rare disease. Conservative surgery with adjuvant radiotherapy is also possible. Systemic chemotherapy is reserved for locally advanced unresectable and metastatic forms. We advocate long term follow-up for every post mastectomy lymphedema to diagnosis this fatal disease when curable. PMID:25574331

  10. Stewart-Treves syndrome: a case report.

    PubMed

    Benmansour, Anis; Laanaz, Saad; Bougtab, Abdeslam

    2014-01-01

    The Stewart-Treves syndrome was first described in 1948, it's an angiosarcoma developed on a longstanding lymphadenomatous limb, more often after radical mastectomy. Diagnosis is made on skin biopsy and the prognosis is poor when radical surgery can't be performed. We report the case on a Stewart-Treves syndrome in a sixty-six years old woman who underwent radical mastectomy for breast carcinoma ten years earlier. Surgery was not feasible at the time of diagnosis, and we lost touch of the patient even if chemotherapy was decided. Radical surgery is the best treatment to date for this rare disease. Conservative surgery with adjuvant radiotherapy is also possible. Systemic chemotherapy is reserved for locally advanced unresectable and metastatic forms. We advocate long term follow-up for every post mastectomy lymphedema to diagnosis this fatal disease when curable. PMID:25574331

  11. [Fetal Escobar syndrome--a case report].

    PubMed

    Olejniczak, Tomasz; Niepsuj-Binia?, Joanna; Rabiega-Gmyrek, Dorota; Guglas-Bochy?ska, Bogna; Opala, Tomasz

    2014-08-01

    The Escobar variant of multiple pterygium syndrome (MPS) is a rare, autosomal recessive disorder which may lead to many serious or even lethal fetal abnormalities. MPS is characterized by pterygia, arthrogryposis (joint contractures), and intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR). In the case described below, increased fetal nuchal translucency was the first abnormality diagnosed already in the first trimester of pregnancy. Other symptoms of the disease were found during the second trimester of pregnancy using ultrasonography examination. Also, genetic amniocentesis revealed no genetic disorders and the Escobar syndrome was diagnosed post mortem. Parental and maternal genetic examinations were performed and allowed for early prenatal diagnostics in the next pregnancy resulting in the birth of a healthy newborn. PMID:25219146

  12. Pregnancy with gilbert syndrome - a case report.

    PubMed

    Mohan, Mini; P, Lakshmi Sailaja; Reddy, Peddireddy Vijaya Narasimha

    2014-06-01

    A primigravida presented to us at 32 weeks of gestation with vomiting, myalgia and jaundice. On examination she had icterus, she was dehydrated, uterus was corresponding to dates and the fetal heart rate was good. On evaluation, all the investigations were normal except mild unconjugated hyperbilirubinaemia and hypoglycaemia. Based on the above findings we derived at a diagnosis of Gilbert syndrome. Dehydration due to vomiting aggravated her jaundice. On correcting her dehydration jaundice resolved, patient improved symptomatically and was discharged two days later. She was later admitted at term and underwent emergency caesarian section in view of fetal distress. Mother and baby were fine postoperatively and was discharged on the fifth postoperative day Gilbert syndrome is rare in obstetric practice. Virtually all patients have decreased activity of Uridine diphosphate glucuronosyl transferase (UDPGT). The case is reported due to its rarity. PMID:25121033

  13. Cornelia de Lange syndrome: a case study.

    PubMed

    Kalal, Goud Iravathy; Raina, Vimarsh P; Nayak, Veerabhadra S; Teotia, Pooja; Gupta, Bhushan V

    2009-02-01

    Cornelia de Lange syndrome (CDLS) is a relatively common multiple congenital anomaly/mental retardation disorder with an unknown genetic and molecular pathogenesis. The essential features of this developmental malformation syndrome are retardation in growth, developmental delay, various structural limb abnormalities, and distinctive facial features. Most cases are sporadic and are thought to result from a new dominant mutation. Consequently, hypotheses regarding the pathogenetic mechanisms underlying the two distinct phenotypes, classic and mild, are purely speculative. The recent discovery of molecular techniques and identification of the NIPBL gene has allowed etiologic diagnosis of this disorder. In this article, we describe a patient with CDLS in whom conventional cytogenetics, fluorescence in situ hybridization, and NIPBL gene mutation analysis determined an etiologic diagnosis, providing precise genetic counseling and facilitated the family to make an evidence-based decision for conception and also alleviated the extreme degree of anxiety associated with the thought of having a second child in this set of circumstances. PMID:19309268

  14. Systemic capillary leak syndrome. Case report.

    PubMed

    Sabbadini, D D; Peressutti, R; Di Silvestre, A; Lucchese, F; Margarit, O; Macor, D; Petrei, D; Salino, R; Rossi, P; Schiavon, I; Giordano, F

    2002-12-01

    We here report the case of a patient with systemic capillary leak syndrome (SCLS). This syndrome is a rare condition characterized by recurrent episodes of hypotension with hemoconcentration and hypoproteinemia. It is due to unexplained episodic capillary hyperpermeabilty that results in fluid and protein shift from the intravascular to the interstitial space: generalized edema, shock and renal failure follow. A 59 yo man was admitted to our intensive care unit because of unexplained shock with hemoconcentration, renal failure, and metabolic acidosis. Previous attemps to reverse shock in a medical ward with crystalloids and dopamine failed. An abdominal CT scan, a TEE, and chest X ray study were inconclusive. No sign or history of major infections or anaphylaxis were present. The patient was resuscitated with massive fluid infusions and norepinephrine on the guide of a Swan Ganz catheter. The diagnosis was made on the basis of a previous episode of severe shock complicated with renal failure and a compartment syndrome, the hemoconcentration, and the negative cardiopulmonary findings. A small amount of monoclonal immunoglobulin G, kappa chain, found in the serum confirmed the diagnosis. The SCLS should be considered in the differential diagnosis of idiopathic and anaphylactic shock. Patients may benefit from a prophylactic treatment with theophilline and terbutaline. PMID:12586993

  15. Broken Heart Syndrome: A Typical Case.

    PubMed

    Therkleson, Tessa; Stronach, Shona

    2015-12-01

    This case describes a combination external treatment for "Broken Heart Syndrome" that includes a lavender footbath, massage using moor extract, and oxalis ointment to the abdomen applied by an Anthroposophic nurse for a specific personality type. Lavender footbaths have been used since ancient times for relaxation and calming, while moor extract has been used medicinally in Europe since the middle ages for warmth and environmental protection. Rhythmical massage using moor extract and oxalis ointment poultice to the abdomen are part of the tradition of Anthroposophic nursing when managing stress induced by emotional and physical trauma. An elderly lady with specific characteristics diagnosed as Broken Heart Syndrome received one treatment a week for 4 weeks given by an Anthroposophic nurse at an integrative medical center. Between treatments, education was given to enable self-treatment in the home. The nursing treatments, each using lavender footbaths, moor extract massage, and oxalis ointment poultice to the abdomen, proved very effect, and no negative effects were reported. External applications need to be considered by nurses caring for specific personality types with Broken Heart Syndrome. PMID:25673580

  16. A case of Cushing's syndrome in pregnancy.

    PubMed

    Bednarek-Tupikowska, Grażyna; Kubicka, Eliza; Sicińska-Werner, Teresa; Kazimierczak, Anna; Winowski, Jacek; Tupikowska, Małgorzata; Janczyszyn, Maria; Bolanowski, Marek

    2011-01-01

    Cushing's syndrome (also known as hypercortisolemia) is rare in pregnant women due to the menstrual disturbances and infertility in women with hypercortisolism. A diagnosis of pathological hypercortisolism in pregnant women is often difficult as some symptoms of the disease may be associated with a complicated pregnancy. Hypercortisolemia leads to serious complications for mother and foetus, and is associated with premature labour and high foetal mortality. Hormonal and radiological diagnostics in pregnancy are limited. The results of hormonal measurements and dynamic tests are difficult to interpret due to the physiological changes in the hypothalamo-pituitaryadrenal axis connected with pregnancy. The optimal time and method of treatment should be chosen cautiously case by case because of the possibility of maternal and foetal complications. In this paper, we present a case of Cushing's syndrome secondary to adrenal adenoma in which the diagnosis was made in the 22(nd) week of pregnancy. Due to the advanced gestational status and mild symptoms of hypercortisolism, only symptomatic treatment was introduced. The patient was under continuous obstetric and endocrinological care. At 35 weeks of gestation, the pregnancy was terminated by emergency caesarean section because of premature detachment of the placenta. A male infant weighing 2,450 g was delivered; neither adrenal insufficiency in the child nor hypercortisolemia complications in the mother were observed. PMID:21528482

  17. Meningitis-retention Syndrome; A Case Report.

    PubMed

    Ishii, Gen; Hata, Kenichi; Aoki, Soichiro; Suzuki, Masayasu; Kimura, Takahiro; Egawa, Shin

    2016-05-01

    We report a case of meningitis-retention syndrome followed by urodynamic tests. A 48-year-old man was admitted to the hospital for an undiagnosed fever with headache and urinary retention. Aseptic meningitis was suspected according to cerebrospinal fluid analyses, and urodynamic test showed an underactive detrusor, leading to inadequate contraction of the bladder on voiding in spite of a normal sensation during bladder filling. Clean intermittent self-catheterization was required temporarily, but normal urinary voiding without the need for medication was restored in 2 weeks after discharge from the hospital, when urodynamic tests showed normal contractility of the bladder during voiding. PMID:27175342

  18. Meningitis-retention Syndrome; A Case Report

    PubMed Central

    Ishii, Gen; Hata, Kenichi; Aoki, Soichiro; Suzuki, Masayasu; Kimura, Takahiro; Egawa, Shin

    2016-01-01

    We report a case of meningitis-retention syndrome followed by urodynamic tests. A 48-year-old man was admitted to the hospital for an undiagnosed fever with headache and urinary retention. Aseptic meningitis was suspected according to cerebrospinal fluid analyses, and urodynamic test showed an underactive detrusor, leading to inadequate contraction of the bladder on voiding in spite of a normal sensation during bladder filling. Clean intermittent self-catheterization was required temporarily, but normal urinary voiding without the need for medication was restored in 2 weeks after discharge from the hospital, when urodynamic tests showed normal contractility of the bladder during voiding. PMID:27175342

  19. A Case with Repeated Recurrent Acute Coronary Syndrome due to Pseudoephedrine Use: Kounis Syndrome.

    PubMed

    Celiker, Metin; Tuncer, Mustafa; Sekeralmaz, Ali

    2014-01-01

    Allergic reaction-associated acute coronary syndrome picture is defined as Kounis syndrome. Although drug use is the most common cause of allergic reaction, foods and environmental factors may also play a role in the etiology. Herein, a case with acute coronary syndrome that developed two times at 8-month interval due to pseudoephedrine use for upper respiratory tract infection is presented. PMID:25435880

  20. A Case with Repeated Recurrent Acute Coronary Syndrome due to Pseudoephedrine Use: Kounis Syndrome

    PubMed Central

    eliker, Metin; Tuncer, Mustafa; ?ekeralmaz, Ali

    2014-01-01

    Allergic reaction-associated acute coronary syndrome picture is defined as Kounis syndrome. Although drug use is the most common cause of allergic reaction, foods and environmental factors may also play a role in the etiology. Herein, a case with acute coronary syndrome that developed two times at 8-month interval due to pseudoephedrine use for upper respiratory tract infection is presented. PMID:25435880

  1. Guillain-Barre syndrome: a case report

    PubMed Central

    Pikula, John R

    1995-01-01

    Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) is a complicated degenerative neurological disorder which can be acute or chronic in nature. It is an acquired condition which is characterized by progressive, symmetrical, proximal and distal tingling and weakness. Muscle stretch reflexes are decreased to absent and loss of sensation is common. Etiology remains unclear but pathophysiology includes demyelination of spinal nerve roots. Death is rare. Early diagnosis and prompt referral should occur in severe cases due to the incidence of potential ventilatory failure and cardiovascular instability in some patients. The case of a 37-year-old male presenting to a chiropractic office is described. The importance of a correct diagnosis by the chiropractor and the subsequent management is reviewed.

  2. Generating a Reliable Reference Standard Set for Syndromic Case Classification

    PubMed Central

    Chapman, Wendy W.; Dowling, John N.; Wagner, Michael M.

    2005-01-01

    Objective To generate and measure the reliability for a reference standard set with representative cases from seven broad syndromic case definitions and several narrower syndromic definitions used for biosurveillance. Design From 527,228 eligible patients between 1990 and 2003, we generated a set of patients potentially positive for seven syndromes by classifying all eligible patients according to their ICD-9 primary discharge diagnoses. We selected a representative subset of the cases for chart review by physicians, who read emergency department reports and assigned values to 14 variables related to the seven syndromes. Measurements (1) Positive predictive value of the ICD-9 diagnoses; (2) prevalence of the syndromic definitions and related variables; (3) agreement between physician raters demonstrated by κ, κ corrected for bias and prevalence, and Finn's r; and (4) reliability of the reference standard classifications demonstrated by generalizability coefficients. Results Positive predictive value for ICD-9 classification ranged from 0.33 for botulinic to 0.86 for gastrointestinal. We generated between 80 and 566 positive cases for six of the seven syndromic definitions. Rash syndrome exhibited low prevalence (34 cases). Agreement between physician raters was high, with κ > 0.70 for most variables. Ratings showed no bias. Finn's r was >0.70 for all variables. Generalizability coefficients were >0.70 for all variables but three. Conclusion Of the 27 syndromes generated by the 14 variables, 21 showed high enough prevalence, agreement, and reliability to be used as reference standard definitions against which an automated syndromic classifier could be compared. Syndromic definitions that showed poor agreement or low prevalence include febrile botulinic syndrome, febrile and nonfebrile rash syndrome, respiratory syndrome explained by a nonrespiratory or noninfectious diagnosis, and febrile and nonfebrile gastrointestinal syndrome explained by a nongastrointestinal or noninfectious diagnosis. PMID:16049227

  3. Postmalaria neurologic syndrome: a case report.

    PubMed

    Hsieh, Cheng-Fang; Shih, Pang-Ying; Lin, Ruey-Tay

    2006-12-01

    Neurologic signs and symptoms are common in acute malarial infection. However, after the parasites have been cleared from the blood and patients recover full consciousness, neurologic or psychiatric symptoms may occur or recur within 2 months after the acute illness. This phenomenon is called "postmalaria neurologic syndrome" (PMNS). We present a 50-year-old man who returned from the Republic of Malawi and soon developed Plasmodium falciparum malaria. Cerebral malaria, renal failure, hepatic failure, diffuse intravascular coagulation with thrombocytopenia, and upper gastrointestinal bleeding were noted during the acute stage. He was admitted to the infectious diseases ward and treated for 3 weeks. He was free from clinical general symptoms and parasites in blood smear when discharged. However, 2 weeks after discharge, he began to experience severe headache, dizziness, diplopia, mild hand tremor, unsteady gait, and easy falling. When readmitted to the neurologic ward, he presented with irritability, delirium, visual hallucination, and strange behavior. Neurologic examination was normal except for mild general weakness and evident truncal ataxia when walking. Brain magnetic resonance imaging revealed no structural lesions, and electroencephalography showed diffuse cortical dysfunction. Cerebral spinal fluid profile exhibited cytoalbuminologic dissociation. Brain single photon emission computed tomography showed diffuse cerebral parenchymal disorder. Nerve conduction studies revealed early sensory predominant polyneuropathy. The unsteadiness persisted for the initial 2 weeks of hospitalization until corticosteroid was administered. Intravenous methylprednisolone (80 mg/day) was continued for 3 days, followed by oral prednisolone (45 mg/day). His unsteadiness improved gradually after medication, and he absconded from the hospital on the 9th day of corticosteroid treatment with clear consciousness and free ambulation. The manifestation of PMNS is diverse and may present as an acute confusional state or psychosis, generalized seizure, fine tremors, cerebellar syndromes, postural hypotension, or malarial polyneuritis. Although the neurologic syndrome is primarily self-limited in most cases, corticosteroid may be beneficial in reversing PMNS. PMID:17116625

  4. Joubert syndrome: report of 11 cases

    PubMed Central

    İncecik, Faruk; Hergüner, M. Özlem; Altunbaşak, Şakir; Gleeson, Joseph G.

    2015-01-01

    SUMMARY Joubert syndrome (JS) is an autosomal recessive condition characterized by hypotonia, ataxia, psychomotor delay, and variable occurrence of oculomotor apraxia and neonatal breathing abnormalities. The 11 cases were searched according to their clinic, radiologic, and mutation analysis findings, according to which they were diagnosed as JS. Physical, neurological and fundus examinations were performed in all patients. Cerebral magnetic resonance imaging scan, abdominal ultrasonography, and if necessary, echocardiography were performed. CC2D2A and ARL13B mutations were analyzed in our 11 JS patients. The mean age was 31.09±37.49 months (range: 1 month – 10 years). Two of the cases were siblings. Nine of the cases had a history of episodic hyperpnea. The other findings were hypotonia, ataxia, psychomotor retardation, and nystagmus. In all patients, the “molar tooth sign” was observed with scanning methods. In addition, cerebellar cortical dysplasia was established in one of the cases. Macrocephaly (1 patient), multiple renal cysts (1 patient), ocular coloboma (2 patients), ptosis (1 patient), congenital heart disease (1 patient), polydactyly (2 patients), and congenital hip dislocation (2 patients) were also determined. We identified mutation (c.C4452T → p.R1518W) in CC2D2A in two patients. JS can show heterogeneity clinically, neuroradiologically and genetically. Determination of the symptoms, early diagnosis and genetic consultation are the goals for decision-making to begin treatment and rehabilitation programs. PMID:23692786

  5. Unilateral external ophthalmoplegia in Miller Fisher syndrome: case report

    PubMed Central

    Smith, Jonathan; Clarke, Lucy; Severn, Philip; Boyce, Robert

    2007-01-01

    Background A description of the diagnostic features of Miller Fisher syndrome. Case presentation The clinical presentation, investigation, and subsequent progress of our patient with clinical unilateral external ophthalmoplegia. Conclusion Our case demonstrates the presentation of clinical unilateral external ophthalmoplegia as part of the full triad of Miller Fisher syndrome. PMID:17439660

  6. [Schimmelpenning-Feuerstein-Mims syndrome: a case report].

    PubMed

    Bahloul, E; Abid, I; Masmoudi, A; Makni, S; Kamoun, F; Boudawara, T; Triki, C; Turki, H

    2015-11-01

    Schimmelpenning-Feuerstein-Mims syndrome (SFM) is a congenital neurocutaneous disorder characterized by the association of nevus sebaceous with extracutaneous abnormalities. We report a new case of Schimmelpenning-Feuerstein-Mims with aortic coarctation and drug-resistant West syndrome. This case emphasizes the importance of exploring and monitoring patients with nevus sebaceous in order to diagnose associated anomalies. PMID:26320679

  7. Prenatal diagnosis of Robinow syndrome: a case report.

    PubMed

    Castro, Simon; Peraza, Efren; Barraza, Astrid; Zapata, Marco

    2014-06-01

    Robinow syndrome, also known as fetal face syndrome, is a rare genetically heterogeneous condition characterized mainly by mesomelic limb shortening, facial malformations, and genital abnormalities. This report describes the sonographic findings in a case of autosomal-dominant Robinow syndrome diagnosed at 23.1 weeks' gestation, in a patient with no history of affected relatives. Here we describe the sonographic characteristics of this syndrome from the diagnosis until birth. The prenatal and postnatal findings, the differential diagnosis, and the prognosis of patients with this syndrome are discussed. 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Clin Ultrasound, 42:297-300, 2014. PMID:24151023

  8. Opercular syndrome: A case report and review.

    PubMed

    Desai, Soaham Dilip; Patel, Dipen; Bharani, Sheela; Kharod, Nikhil

    2013-05-01

    We present a 9-year-old boy with history of perinatal asphyxia and neonatal seizures; who presented with delayed development of speech, with predominant dysarthria, dysphagia, and drooling of saliva and unable to protrude tongue along with delayed motor and mental milestones. He had complex partial seizures since last 3 years requiring multiple anti-epileptic drugs. He had dysarthria, nasal twang, and drooling of saliva with difficulty in chewing and swallowing. Hearing and understanding were normal. Bilateral trigemino-facio-linguo-pharyngeal palsy was noticed on voluntary movements with normal jaw jerk with preserved automatic and emotional motor movements. Electroencephalography revealed focal left fronto-temporal epileptiform discharges and brain imaging was suggestive of bilateral cortical and subcortical region encephalomalacia, predominantly involving bilateral opercular region. The clinical and neuroimaging features correspond to bilateral opercular syndrome which could have resulted from the perinatal insult in this case. PMID:24082930

  9. [Mucopolysaccharidosis I, Hurler syndrome: a case report].

    PubMed

    Amorín, Milagros; Carlin, Andrea; Prötzel, Ana

    2012-10-01

    Mucopolysaccharidosis I (MPS I) is a rare, recessively inherited, lysosomal storage disorder caused by deficiency on the enzyme a-L-iduronidase. This defect results in accumulation of heparan and dermatan sulfate in different tissues and organs due to a deficiency in the catabolism of glycosaminoglycans. The overall incidence of MPS I is 0.99-1.99/100.000 live births. There are three clinical presentations: Hurler (severe), Hurler Scheie (mild) and Scheie (mild). We report the case of a 10-years-old male patient diagnosed with Hurler syndrome, the severe presentation, 5 years ago by enzyme a-L-iduronidase activity measurement in leukocytes; with a history of recurrent respiratory infections, umbilical hernia, corneal opacity, coarse facial features, macroglossia, hearing loss, stiffness of joints, cardiac compromise, claw hands, mental retardation and stunted growth. After enzyme replacement therapy the patient has shown improvement of visceral symptoms, but the neurological damage continuous in progress. PMID:23070190

  10. [Post-polio syndrome - a case report].

    PubMed

    Pastuszak, Żanna; Tomczykiewicz, Kazimierz; Stępień, Adam

    2015-07-01

    Post-polio syndrome occurs 30-40 years after polio virus infection. The main symptoms of PPS are slowly progressive muscle limbs paresis with muscle atrophy, joints pain, paresthesia. In 90% of patients the main symptom is fatigue that leads to physical and mental activity deterioration. The cause of disease remains unknown. Probably it is an effect of motoneurons damage during acute virus polio infection, their overloading and degeneration of remaining ones. In this study we described a case of man who developed PPS 36 years after Heine-Medin disease. The main symptom was intensification of right limb paresis and muscle atrophy. In electromyography there were damage features of muscle clinically affected and unaffected. Changes in lifestyle made possible to continue occupational activity. PMID:26277176

  11. Forensic issues in cases of Diogenes syndrome.

    PubMed

    Byard, Roger W; Tsokos, Michael

    2007-06-01

    Diogenes syndrome is a syndrome described in the clinical literature in elderly individuals characterized by social isolation and extreme squalor. A number of typical features are found in the forensic evaluation of these deaths as the cases usually initiate medicolegal investigations due to the circumstances and the lack of recorded medical histories. Examinations of the death scenes are often difficult as victim's houses are in a state of disrepair, with filth and clutter, and pet dogs may resent the intrusion of strangers. Bodies are often filthy, with parasitic infestations, and are often putrefied due to the social isolation of the deceased and the delay in the finding of the corpse. Bodies may be traumatized from postmortem animal depredation by rodents or pets (eg, cats, dogs), and injuries such as bruises and lacerations may be present from falls associated with terminal illnesses or alcoholism. Blood or putrefactive fluids may be spread throughout the house by pets. Treatable medical conditions are often present in advanced stages, and features of hypothermia may be found. Attending police may suspect robbery due to disarray of the house and homicide due to apparent "bleeding" around the body from purging of putrefactive fluids, injuries from falls, or postmortem animal activity and "blood stains" throughout the house from antemortem injuries and/or fluid spread by animals. Finally, the identification of the deceased may be compromised by decay and/or postmortem animal activity. Thus, in addition to having typical clinical manifestations, such individuals appear to form a distinct subset of forensic cases having characteristic death scene and autopsy features and presenting particular difficulties in postmortem evaluations. PMID:17525574

  12. A Rare Case of Acute Coronary Syndrome in a Patient With Turner Syndrome

    PubMed Central

    Kemaloglu, Tugba; Ozer, Nihat; Fikri Yapici, Mehmet

    2016-01-01

    Introduction: In Turner syndrome, cardiovascular complications are the most important causes of early mortality. Congenital cardiovascular abnormalities are found in approximately one third of Turner syndrome patients. Developments in diagnosis and treatment have decreased the rate of mortality related to these abnormalities. In recent years, many papers have mentioned that coronary artery disease developing at early ages in patients with Turner syndrome causes sudden deaths. Case Presentation: The patient, a 27-year-old female was admitted to the emergency room with chest pain at rest. She was diagnosed with Turner Syndrome in her teenage years due to amenorrhea. Patients with ECG changes and cardiac enzyme elevations were treated with acute coronary syndrome. Conclusions: The young woman with Turner Syndrome have several risk factors for early Coronary Artery Disease development. In such cases, dramatic results like sudden death or heart attack at an early age may occur in cases of insufficient follow-up and treatment. PMID:26949693

  13. A case of acute carpal tunnel syndrome.

    PubMed

    Barbee, George A; Haley, Chelsey L; Berry-Cabn, Cristbal S

    2016-01-01

    Acute carpal tunnel syndrome is a rare diagnosis in orthopedic medicine. This article describes a 35-year-old man who presented to the ED with complaints of discomfort and paresthesias in his right wrist after a fall, and was subsequently diagnosed with acute carpal tunnel syndrome. The article reviews the pathophysiology of the syndrome and suggested treatment. PMID:26704650

  14. Central pontine myelinolysis in a case of alcohol dependence syndrome

    PubMed Central

    Chatterjee, Kaushik; Fernandes, Austin B.; Goyal, Sunil; Shanker, Sunitha

    2015-01-01

    Osmotic Demyelination Syndrome includes Central Pontine Myelinolysis and Extrapontine Myelinolysis. This condition has been described in cases of chronic Alcohol Dependence Syndrome and in rapid correction of hyponatremia. Though we frequently see patients with Alcohol Dependence Syndrome presenting with complicated withdrawal, Central Pontine Myelinolysis remains largely undetected and under-reported in literature. We present here a case of protracted Delirium Tremens where MRI brain revealed Central Pontine Myelinolysis. Subsequently cognitive assessment revealed significant dysfunction and brain SPECT showed hypo-perfusion of the frontal lobes. Osmotic Demyelination Syndrome should be suspected in protracted Delirium Tremens.

  15. Central pontine myelinolysis in a case of alcohol dependence syndrome.

    PubMed

    Chatterjee, Kaushik; Fernandes, Austin B; Goyal, Sunil; Shanker, Sunitha

    2015-01-01

    Osmotic Demyelination Syndrome includes Central Pontine Myelinolysis and Extrapontine Myelinolysis. This condition has been described in cases of chronic Alcohol Dependence Syndrome and in rapid correction of hyponatremia. Though we frequently see patients with Alcohol Dependence Syndrome presenting with complicated withdrawal, Central Pontine Myelinolysis remains largely undetected and under-reported in literature. We present here a case of protracted Delirium Tremens where MRI brain revealed Central Pontine Myelinolysis. Subsequently cognitive assessment revealed significant dysfunction and brain SPECT showed hypo-perfusion of the frontal lobes. Osmotic Demyelination Syndrome should be suspected in protracted Delirium Tremens. PMID:27212829

  16. Parry Romberg syndrome with localized scleroderma: A case report.

    PubMed

    Khan, Mohsin; Khan, Mubeen; Negi, Raju; Gupta, Nikita

    2014-07-01

    Parry Romberg syndrome(PRS) is a rare acquired poorly understood neurocutaneous syndrome of unknown etiology characterized by slow progressive atrophic changes commonly affecting one half of the face. The exact incidence and etiology towards the syndrome remains unclear. Apart from the multifactorial etiology proposed, the possible primary cause is mainly attributed to the cerebral disturbance of the fat metabolism. The syndrome overlaps with "en coup de sabre" morphea, with an ill defined relationship existing between the two. Parry Romberg Syndrome is an invalidating lesion that may be associated with different neurological, cutaneous, ocular, dental and autoimmune abnormalities. This report presents one rare case of 22 years old female patient with Parry Romberg syndrome associated with localized scleroderma, accompanied by a brief review of literature with classical clinical, radiographic, histological findings and the treatment of progressive hemifacial atrophy. Key words:Parry Romberg syndrome, progressive facial hemiatrophy, morphea, localized scleroderma. PMID:25136439

  17. [Kleine-Levin syndrome: a case report].

    PubMed

    Richard, Y; Le Galudec, M; Saint-André, S; Planche, P; Genestet, S; Lazartigues, A

    2010-02-01

    The purpose of this article is to report an original clinical case whose symptoms suggest a very peculiar pathology, because of its rarity, symptomatic expression and unclear etiopathogenesis: the Kleine-Levin Syndrome (KLS). During the regression of tonsillitis concomitant with an emotional shock, the 15-year-old patient exhibited a dramatic change in behaviour, at odds with his previous state, and accompanied by hypersomnia and confusion, megaphagia, irritability, hypersexuality and mood disorders. We observed a spontaneous and total regression of the symptoms after 12 days, except for the incomplete amnesia that proved to be persistent. Four months later, further to an ethylic drunkenness, the patient presented with a new and similar episode. The patient benefited from no medicinal treatment, even in the course of hypersomnia episodes and asymptomatic periods. After a clinical presentation of this patient, we will consider this case study from a more psychopathological angle by questioning the existence of a facilitating psychological profile. The discovery of an IQ equal to 86 from the scores of WISC-IV, and the identification of constructive visual difficulties made us suspect neurological disorders, but these abnormalities were not found during the completion of the Rey Complex Figure Test. The personality profile issued from the scores at the MMPI-A assessment was ranked as barely significant (type 2-4): indeed, it showed nothing specific to this patient. Literature data show that most of the patients presenting with a KLS have been seen by a psychiatrist at the time of the disease and diagnosed as suffering from hysteria, or schizophrenia, or bipolar disorders... Because of diagnostic wanderings, some patients have, hence, received inappropriate treatments. One should pay close attention to this very rare syndrome, on the border between neurology and psychiatry, since its diagnosis is essentially based on clinical features, and carefully think about the implementation of a medicinal treatment. This unique case seems unable to support our working hypothesis about the identification of a particular psychological profile in the KLS, but the question of an underlying fragility is still worth considering. We personally think that, even though links between the KLS and bipolar disorders have been suggested, this disease has to be considered as a separate entity. PMID:20159193

  18. Anesthetic management in a case of antiphospholipid antibody syndrome.

    PubMed

    Mikkiliineni, Venkata Rama Rao; Panidapu, Nagarjuna; Parasa, Mrunalini; Shaik, Mastan Saheb

    2015-01-01

    Antiphospholipid antibody (APLA) syndrome is one of the most common thrombocytophilias but, unfortunately, goes unrecognized most often. It is an auto-immune disorder in which thrombotic events and a recurrent fetal loss occur in the presence of antibodies to phospholipids. It is the most common acquired hyper-coagulable state. There is a limited literature on peroperative management of patients with this syndrome. We report a case of APLA syndrome in a parturient due to its rarity and complexity. PMID:26712985

  19. [Vancomycin-induced DRESS syndrome: a case report].

    PubMed

    Cariou, Marie-Estelle; Kaabar, Mohamed; Cailliez, Pauline; Lorléac'h, Aurélien; Prades-Grandgirard, Nathalie; Jacobzone-Lévêque, Caroline; Schmitt, François

    2013-01-01

    DRESS syndrome is a severe adverse drug-induced reaction, characterized by generalized skin rash associated with hypereosinophilia, lymphocytosis and internal organ involvement. Antiepileptics, sulfamides and allopurinol are the most frequently reported drugs; vancomycin is less common. We report a case of vancomycin-induced DRESS syndrome in a 69-year-old male patient. Clinical symptoms and diagnosis difficulties are reported through this observation as well as pathogenesis and treatment of this syndrom. PMID:23587585

  20. Hurler syndrome: orofacial, dental, and skeletal findings of a case.

    PubMed

    Thakur, Arpita Rai; Naikmasur, Venkatesh G; Sattur, Atul

    2015-04-01

    Hurler syndrome is a disorder of mucopolysaccharide metabolism caused due to inherited deficiencies of lysosomal α-l-iduronidase activity. We present a case of a 15-year-old male patient presenting with clinical and laboratory characteristics of the syndrome. A rare combination of skeletal, ophthalmologic, and dental findings was observed in this patient. Mucopolysaccharides excretion spot test of urine was positive and an assay of alpha-l-iduronidase enzyme was deficient, confirming the clinical diagnosis of Hurler syndrome. PMID:25134498

  1. Sjgren-Larsson syndrome in two brothers: a case report

    PubMed Central

    Moghaddam, Farid Rezaei; Safar, Farid; Soltani, Zahra Reza; Zade, Fatemeh Dehghani

    2009-01-01

    Sjgren-Larsson syndrome is a rare autosomal recessive disorder that was originally recognized in the coexistence of congenital ichthyosis, spastic diplegia or quadriplegia and mental retardation. We recently saw two cases with characteristic features of this rare syndrome. Two brothers aged 21 and 25 years presented with triad of congenital ichthyosis, mental retardation and spastic diplegia. Magnetic resonance imaging showed demyelinating disease in one of these cases. Electrodiagnostic studies were normal in all cases. PMID:19918432

  2. Sjgren-Larsson syndrome in two brothers: a case report.

    PubMed

    Moghaddam, Farid Rezaei; Safar, Farid; Asheghan, Mahsa; Soltani, Zahra Reza; Zade, Fatemeh Dehghani

    2009-01-01

    Sjgren-Larsson syndrome is a rare autosomal recessive disorder that was originally recognized in the coexistence of congenital ichthyosis, spastic diplegia or quadriplegia and mental retardation. We recently saw two cases with characteristic features of this rare syndrome. Two brothers aged 21 and 25 years presented with triad of congenital ichthyosis, mental retardation and spastic diplegia. Magnetic resonance imaging showed demyelinating disease in one of these cases. Electrodiagnostic studies were normal in all cases. PMID:19918432

  3. [Mowat-Wilson syndrome: a report of three Danish cases].

    PubMed

    Nissen, Karin Bækgaard; Søndergaard, Charlotte; Thelle, Thomas; Møller, Rikke Steensbjerre

    2011-09-01

    Mowat-Wilson syndrome (MWS) is an autosomal dominant intellectual disability syndrome characterised by unique facial features and congenital anomalies such as Hirschsprung disease, congenital heart defects, corpus callosum agenesis and urinary tract anomalies. Some cases also present epilepsy, growth retardation and microcephaly. The syndrome is caused by mutations or deletions of the ZEB2 gene at chromosome 2q22-q23. MWS was first described in 1998 and until now approximately 180 cases have been reported worldwide. We report the first three molecularly confirmed Danish cases with MWS. PMID:21893004

  4. Happle-Tinschert Syndrome: Report of a Case with Hemimegalencephaly

    PubMed Central

    Çabuk, Gonca; Arpacı, Rabia; Baz, Kıymet; Katar, Demet

    2014-01-01

    Happle-Tinschert syndrome is a disorder causing unilateral segmentally arranged basaloid follicular hamartomas of the skin associated with ipsilateral osseous, dental and cerebral abnormalities including tumors. Although a case with hemimegalencephaly was previously described, this is the first report of Happle-Tinschert syndrome with discrepant short left leg, ipsilateral skin lesions, hemimegalencephaly and frontal polymicrogyria. PMID:25053915

  5. Unusual manifestation of the yellow nail syndrome - Case report*

    PubMed Central

    Papaiordanou, Francine; Epstein, Marina Gabrielle; Miyaoka, Mariana Yumi; Yang, Jeane Jeong Hoon; Pires, Mario Cezar

    2014-01-01

    The yellow nail syndrome is a rare disorder characterized by the classic triad of yellow and dystrophic nails, lymphedema and pleural effusion. We report in this paper a case of yellow nail syndrome, presenting the classic triad of the disease, associated with an unusual lymph accumulation in the abdomen region. PMID:24937826

  6. Nine Years with Munchausen Syndrome: A Case of Psychogenic Dystonia

    PubMed Central

    Cakmak, Mirac A.; Sahin, Sevki; Cinar, Nilgun; Tiyekli, Utkan; Karsidag, Sibel

    2015-01-01

    Background Munchausen syndrome presenting with psychogenic dystonia is a rare condition. Phenomenology Shown A psychogenic dystonia case presenting with an acute onset of retrocollis, lower limb dystonia and bizarre gait was diagnosed as Munchausen syndrome. Educational Value Recognizing psychogenic dystonia avoids unnecessary investigations and provides successful treatment.

  7. Neurobilogy of asperger's syndrome : a case study and overview.

    PubMed

    Duggal, H S; Dutta, S; Sinha, V K; Basu, S; Pandey, S; Nizamie, H S; Nizamie, A

    2001-07-01

    Asperger's syndrome is an autistic spectrum disorder, which has engendered lesser attention in comparison to autism. Recent literature has focused on the involvement of cortical areas of the brain in this syndrome. We report a case of Asperger's syndrome in which an extensive work-up, including neuropsychological, neurophysiological and neuroimaging procedures, were undertaken. The findings of the various investigative procedures are discussed and literature supporting the neurobiological basis of Asperger's syndrome is highlighted. Finally, we briefly touch upon the 'Theory of Mind' construct in autistic spectrum disorders. PMID:21407867

  8. NEUROBILOGY OF ASPERGER'S SYNDROME : A CASE STUDY AND OVERVIEW

    PubMed Central

    Duggal, Harpreet S.; Dutta, Siddhartha; Sinha, Vinod K.; Basu, Soumya; Pandey, Smita; Nizamie, Haque S.; Nizamie, Alka

    2001-01-01

    Asperger's syndrome is an autistic spectrum disorder, which has engendered lesser attention in comparison to autism. Recent literature has focused on the involvement of cortical areas of the brain in this syndrome. We report a case of Asperger′s syndrome in which an extensive work-up, including neuropsychological, neurophysiological and neuroimaging procedures, were undertaken. The findings of the various investigative procedures are discussed and literature supporting the neurobiological basis of Asperger's syndrome is highlighted. Finally, we briefly touch upon the ‘Theory of Mind’ construct in autistic spectrum disorders. PMID:21407867

  9. Gorlin-Goltz syndrome: A series of three cases

    PubMed Central

    Patankar, Amod P.; Kshirsagar, Rajesh A.; Dugal, Arun; Mishra, Akshay; Ram, Hari

    2014-01-01

    The Gorlin-Goltz syndrome (GGS) is also known as nevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome. It is characterized by multiple keratocystic odontogenic tumors (KCOTs) in the jaw, multiple basal cell nevi carcinomas and skeletal abnormities. The syndrome may be diagnosed early by a dentist during the routine radiographic exams in the first decade of life, since the KCOTs are usually one of the first manifestations of the syndrome. This article reports the series of 3 cases, emphasizing its clinical and radiographic manifestations of GGS. PMID:25937738

  10. [Munchausen's syndrome: a factitious disorder? A case report].

    PubMed

    Reich, E; Kajosh, H; Verbanck, P; Kornreich, C

    2013-01-01

    Munchausen's syndrome is classified as a chronic factitious disorder with predominant physical signs and symptoms. Several symptoms are specific to this disorder, such as travelling and pseudologia fantastica. Others symptoms, such as multiple physical complaints with no organic substrate, are shared with somatoform disorders. We report a case showing how difficult it is to diagnose a Munchausen syndrome. We discuss also the opportunity to classify such a syndrome as a factitious disorder. Indeed, several authors suggest classifying Munchausen syndrome as a subtype of somatoform disorders, as those two disorders share a lot of characteristics. PMID:24505869

  11. A case of Sheehan's syndrome with delirium.

    PubMed

    Umekawa, T; Yoshida, T; Sakane, N; Kondo, M

    1996-12-01

    A 53 year old woman was brought to a psychiatric clinic because of delirium. Upon immediate examination, severe hyponatremia (105 mEq/L) was detected. She was suspected of having internal diseases and referred to our university hospital. When she reached our hospital she was delirious and showed excitement and agitation. Her electroencephalogram showed low voltage theta waves (20 microV) in all leads. She was hospitalized and diagnosed with acute tonsillar abscess and panhypopituitarism based on various endocrine tests. Her past history suggested that Sheehan's syndrome had developed after child-bearing at age 31, resulting in panhypopituitarism. After administration of antibiotics, the fever and tonsillar abscess gradually recovered, and the correction of electrolytes improved the level of consciousness, suggesting that the hyponatremia had been closely related to the clouding of consciousness. As the subsequent administration of cortisol kept the patient's serum sodium levels within the normal range, a decrease in plasma cortisol seemed to be the major cause of the hyponatremia. Psychological symptoms of panhypopituitarism often included abulia, apathy and occasionally coma. However, it is rare for a patient with panhypopituitarism to be misdiagnosed as having a psychiatric disease with delirium. This rare case is presented. PMID:9014231

  12. "Benign" shaken baby syndrome. Case report.

    PubMed

    Martínez-Lage, J F; Ros de San Pedro, J; Puche, A; Pérez-Espejo, M A

    2006-08-01

    The authors report an infant with clinical and neuroimaging findings of shaken baby syndrome. The pitfalls encountered in the assessment on the cause of the bilateral frontal and interhemispheric subdural hematomas in this child are also briefly discussed. We have called this condition "benign" shaken baby syndrome and emphasize that not always acute subdural hematomas are of non-accidental nature. PMID:16960646

  13. [Yunis-Varon syndrome: a case report].

    PubMed

    Elizondo-Dueñaz, Ricardo; Rivera-Silva, Gerardo; Marcos Abdala, Hernán; López-Altamirano, Marcelo; Martínez-Menchaca, Héctor R

    2012-01-01

    In 1980, Yunis-Varon described this disease. Yunis-Varon syndrome is a rare autosomal recessive disease. This cleidocranial dysplasia is characterized by bone and tooth disorders, in addition tends to affect the cardiovascular system and tissues from ectoderm. This report describes the radiologic image of a patient with Yunis-Varon syndrome. PMID:22367312

  14. [Ogilvie's syndrome after cesarean section: a case report].

    PubMed

    Dejou-Bouillet, L; Bourdel, N; Slim, K; Vernis, L; Bazin, J-E; Bonnin, M; Rabischong, B; Tran, X; Mage, G; Canis, M

    2010-05-01

    We report a case of acute postcesarean colonic pseudo-obstruction (Ogilvie's syndrome). We report the treatment algorithm we followed. Recording to this algorithm may improve the treatment of this pathology and perhaps avoid surgical treatment in emergency. PMID:20430677

  15. Double crush syndrome in the lower extremity: a case report.

    PubMed

    Borgia, Anthony V; Hruska, Jerome K; Braun, Karina

    2012-01-01

    Upton and McComas first described double crush syndrome in 1973. The theory behind double crush syndrome postulated that a proximal lesion in a nerve would make that same nerve more vulnerable to additional distal lesions. Many of the studies investigating the possibility of the double crush syndrome involve lesions in the upper extremity with very few articles written specifically about double crush syndrome in the lower extremity. We present the case of a 33-year-old massage therapist who uses her feet to provide therapy to clients who presented to our clinic with symptoms consistent with tarsal tunnel syndrome. Her failure to progress in a satisfactory manner after a variety of therapies made us search for additional etiologies for her foot pain. In cases where tarsal tunnel persists after surgical therapy, the treating physician should search for more proximal lesions along the course of the nerve. PMID:22826333

  16. [A case of epilepsy with ring chromosome 20 syndrome].

    PubMed

    Tanaka, Atsuko; Ohtake, Michiko; Yoshimi, Tamami; Suzuki, Tsuneo; Abe, Ikuro; Iwasaki, Hiroshi; Sue, Hironari; Kaito, Ken

    2012-09-01

    A case of epilepsy associated with ring chromosome 20 [r(20)] syndrome was first reported in 1972. Relatively few cases of [r(20)] syndrome have been reported. We report here a middle-aged female with this syndrome. She had two types of seizures characterized by complex partial seizure with complex motor automatism mainly occurred while asleep and episodes of fluctuating consciousness (non-convulsive status epilepticus) lasting 40-60 min. The ictal electroencephalography (EEG) findings of the latter showed almost continuous diffuse spike and wave complexes or high voltage slow waves. The interictal EEG findings showed spike or sharp waves located in bilateral frontal regions or 3-6Hz diffuse high voltage slow waves intermingled with spikes in left posterior areas. We reviewed and discussed the characteristics of [r(20)] syndrome reported in the literature, intractable seizures, behavioral problems and some degree of mental retardation or dysmorphism, especially variable EEG findings characterized this syndrome. PMID:23157113

  17. Nonsurgical treatment of stylohyoid (Eagle) syndrome: a case report

    PubMed Central

    Firouzi-Marani, Shahram; Khoshbin, Masoud

    2014-01-01

    Eagle syndrome is a rare condition caused by elongation of the styloid process or calcification of the stylohyoid ligament. Patients with Eagle syndrome typically present with dysphagia, dysphonia, cough, voice changes, otalgia, sore throat, facial pain, foreign body sensation, headache, vertigo, and neck pain. Here we report a case in which the patient initially presented with sore throat, left-sided facial pain, and cough. This case report provides a brief review of the diagnosis and nonsurgical management of this rare syndrome. PMID:25368838

  18. Nonsurgical treatment of stylohyoid (Eagle) syndrome: a case report.

    PubMed

    Taheri, Arman; Firouzi-Marani, Shahram; Khoshbin, Masoud

    2014-10-01

    Eagle syndrome is a rare condition caused by elongation of the styloid process or calcification of the stylohyoid ligament. Patients with Eagle syndrome typically present with dysphagia, dysphonia, cough, voice changes, otalgia, sore throat, facial pain, foreign body sensation, headache, vertigo, and neck pain. Here we report a case in which the patient initially presented with sore throat, left-sided facial pain, and cough. This case report provides a brief review of the diagnosis and nonsurgical management of this rare syndrome. PMID:25368838

  19. Gorlin Syndrome with Bilateral Polydactyly: A Rare Case Report

    PubMed Central

    Acharya, Sonu; Panda, Swagatika; Sahoo, Sujit Ranjan; Ray, Prayas

    2013-01-01

    ABSTRACT Gorlin's syndrome is a rare disorder transmitted as an autosomal dominant trait. It is characterized by multiple disorders involving multiple systems. We present a case of 11-year-old male child presenting with multiple odontogenic keratocyst to the dental clinic. Retrograde diagnosis of Gorlin-Goltz syndrome was made after clinical and radiological investigation. How to cite this article: Acharya S, Panda S, Dhull KS, Sahoo SR, Ray P. Gorlin Syndrome with Bilateral Polydactyly: A Rare Case Report. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2013;6(3):208-212. PMID:25206225

  20. [Doege-Potter syndrome. about one new case].

    PubMed

    Herrak, L; Mricha, M; Berri, K; El Fassy Fihry, M T; Benosmane, A

    2012-06-01

    Syndrome Doege-Potter is a paraneoplastic syndrome in which hypoglycemia is the result of tumors producing insulin growth factor-like (IGF-II) it is most often solitary fibrous tumor of the pleura (TFSP). These are rare and may be discovered incidentally, during non-specific respiratory symptoms or during hypoglycemia. Hypoglycemia occurs in tumors of large volume and it disappears after surgery, which is the treatment of choice for a permanent cure in most cases. We present a case of Doege-Potter syndrome whose interest is to consider the TFSP as a cause of hypoglycemia in patients with pleural tumors. PMID:22206790

  1. Dobrin syndrome: A case report and review of the literature

    PubMed Central

    Al Qumaizi, K. I.; Halim, K.; Brekeit, K. A.

    2016-01-01

    Dobrin syndrome or tubulointerstitial nephritis and uveitis syndrome is a rare disease with excellent prognosis. We report a 60-year-old male of Indian origin who presented with acute interstitial nephritis (AIN) and unilateral anterior immune-mediated uveitis. The syndrome has been reported sporadically. This is only the third case from a patient of Indian origin. We highlight this case and evaluate the long-term use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug-induced AIN and uveitis as a potential causative factor. PMID:26937077

  2. [Wilkie syndrome: report of a case].

    PubMed

    Fernández López, Ma T; López Otero, Ma J; Bardasco Alonso, Ma L; Álvarez Vázquez, P; Rivero Luis, Ma T; García Barros, G

    2011-01-01

    Wilkie syndrome is an unusual form of high gastrointestinal obstruction resulting from compression of the duodenum between the abdominal aorta and the superior mesenteric artery (SMA). The conditions that cause this syndrome can be classified into five categories: severe wasting diseases, severe injuries, diseases, deformity or trauma to the spine, dietary disorders and posoperative state. The symptoms include nausea, vomiting, distention postprandrial, epigastric pain and weight loss. Barium meal and arteriography were used as diagnostic tools, now CT-angiography is being used and shown higher diagnostic sensitivity. The diagnostic criteria are: dilated duodenum, compression of the duodenum by the SMA and aortomesenteric angle <20 degrees. Patients with acute syndrome often respond to conservative treatment (decompression, correction of dehydration and electrolyte imbalance and nutrition support). Most of the patients with chronic syndrome require surgical intervention. Duodenojejunostomy is the most effective surgical option, with a success rate of 90%. PMID:21892587

  3. [Nephrotic syndrome revealed by pulmonary embolism: about four cases].

    PubMed

    Chaudesaygues, E; Grasse, M; Marchand, L; Villar, E; Aupetit, J-F

    2014-11-01

    Nephrotic syndrom is an association of proteinuria>3g/d or 50mg/kg/d, an hypoalbuminemia<30g/L and a hypoproteinemia<60g/L. Primary etiologies are minimal glomerular injury, focal segmental glomerulosclerosis and non membranous glomerulonephritis. Secondary etiologies are diabetes, high blood pressure and amyloidosis. We present four cases about nephrotic syndrome after thromboembolic disease. In every case, patients show a pulmonary embolism symptomatic of a nephrotic syndrom, whose diagnostic could be delayed up to six months after first pulmonary symptoms. This raised the problem of renal biopsy in these patients who need anticoagulation. In minimal change nephrosis, without hematuria, high blood pressure or renal dysfonction, a corticosteroid therapy test could be done assuming that is corticosensitive minimal glomerular injury. In every case, anticoagulation course must be completed and maintained in case of patent nephrotic syndrom with an albuminemia under 20g/L. In case of pulmonary embolism or deep vein thrombosis, idiopathic-looking, a nephrotic syndrome must be sought-after. The two diagnosis ways are the proteinuria on the urine dipstick and the hypoproteinemia on usual biology. The main mechanism is the coagulation factor leak, side effect of the nephrotic syndrom, notably because of the antithrombin III. PMID:25281996

  4. Gastrointestinal stromal tumor with nephrotic syndrome as a paraneoplastic syndrome: a case report

    PubMed Central

    2014-01-01

    Introduction Paraneoplastic syndromes are disorders associated with clinical signs and symptoms caused by substances produced by malignant disease and are not directly related to the physical effects of a primary or metastatic tumor. We describe a patient with gastrointestinal stromal tumor of the stomach accompanied by nephrotic syndrome as paraneoplastic syndrome in whom symptomatic treatment was ineffective. Nephrotic syndrome caused by gastrointestinal stromal tumors is quite rare, and to the best of our knowledge this is the first time that such a case has been documented. Case presentation We describe a 69-year-old Asian woman with a gastrointestinal stromal tumor of the stomach accompanied by paraneoplastic syndrome. The patient had severe hypoalbuminemia and proteinuria, which were apparently attributed to a gastrointestinal stromal tumor. After preoperative treatment for hypoalbuminemia, the tumor was resected and nephrotic syndrome improved. Two years after her operation, she is still alive with neither tumor recurrence nor nephrotic syndrome. Conclusion Patients with refractory nephrotic syndrome caused by a malignant tumor should be treated aggressively, even if they are in poor general condition. Otherwise, the opportunity for potentially curative surgery may be missed. PMID:24669929

  5. Syndromic odontogenic keratocyst: A case report and review of literature

    PubMed Central

    Arshad, Fazil

    2016-01-01

    Odontogenic keratocysts (OKCs) may occur in two different forms, either as solitary (nonsyndromic OKCs) or as multiple OKCs (syndromic OKCs). Multiple OKCs usually occur as one of the findings in Gorlin–Goltz syndrome with other features such as skin carcinomas and rib, eye, and neurologic abnormalities. We report a rare case of Gorlin–Goltz syndrome in a 20-year-old male patient who presented with a slow growing swelling on lower right and left back teeth region since 2 months. Apart from these, other findings were frontal bossing, depressed nasal bridge, ocular hypertelorism, prominent supra orbital ridge, and mild mandibular prognathism. Excision was done and microscopic study revealed OKC and the follow-up could not be carried out for the complete management. We also presented a review of its pathogenesis, criterion, and differences between syndromic and nonsyndromic OKCs and suggest to thoroughly examine any patient who presents with multiple OKCs to rule out syndromic variety. PMID:27011939

  6. Adolescent with Tourette Syndrome and Bipolar Disorder: A Case Report

    PubMed Central

    Kwon, Young-Joon

    2014-01-01

    Tourette syndrome consists of multiple motor tics and one or more vocal tics. Psychopathology occurs in approximately 90% of Tourette syndrome patients, with attention-deficit/hyperactivity, mood, and obsessive-compulsive disorders being common. Additionally, Tourette syndrome and bipolar disorder may be related in some individuals. However, it is unclear why bipolar disorder may be overrepresented in Tourette syndrome patients, and more research is needed. Herein, we report the case of a 15-year-old boy diagnosed with both Tourette syndrome and bipolar disorder, whose symptoms improved with aripiprazole, atomoxetine, and valproate. The patient was diagnosed with Tourette syndrome at 8 years of age when he developed tics and experienced his first depressive episode. The patient had a poor response to a variety of antidepressants and anti-tic medications. A combination of valproate and aripiprazole stabilized both the patient's tics and mood symptoms. It is important to assess individuals with Tourette syndrome for other disorders, including bipolar disorder. The treatment of children and adolescents with both Tourette syndrome and bipolar disorder is an important clinical issue. PMID:25598829

  7. Delirium superimposed on Charles Bonnet syndrome: a case study.

    PubMed

    Yeager, Jennifer J

    2013-01-01

    Older adults with visual impairment may experience visual hallucinations in the setting of normal cognition and absence of psychiatric illness. This phenomenon is referred to as Charles Bonnet syndrome. Information concerning Charles Bonnet syndrome predominantly comes from case studies. Reassuring the person experiencing the hallucinations they are not suffering from psychosis constitutes the mainstay of treatment. What follows is the case of a vision impaired, older adult male with known Charles Bonnet syndrome, who, following emergency surgery and associated delirium while in the intensive care unit, experiences an aggressive change in hallucinations. Nurses need to understand the pathology and characteristics of Charles Bonnet syndrome in order to distinguish it from other pathologies underlying hallucinations. This knowledge is necessary to provide safe, patient-centered care for older adults. PMID:23972541

  8. Sjögren's syndrome complicated with Fanconi syndrome and Hashimoto's thyroiditis: Case report and literature review.

    PubMed

    Shi, Mingmin; Chen, Lei

    2016-06-01

    We report a unique case of Sjögren's syndrome complicated with Fanconi syndrome and Hashimoto's thyroiditis in a 53-year-old Chinese woman, initially found to have proteinuria, fatigue and multiple old costal fractures. Distal tubular dysfunction is the most common renal damage in Sjögren's syndrome, while Fanconi syndrome (which is caused by proximal tubular dysfunction) and Hypothyroidism are rare complications of Sjögren's syndrome. PMID:26966155

  9. Gorlin-Goltz syndrome: A rare case report

    PubMed Central

    Pol, Chetan A; Ghige, Suvarna K; Kalaskar, Ritesh R; Gosavi, Suchitra R

    2013-01-01

    Gorlin-Goltz syndrome is an uncommon autosomal dominant inherited disorder characterized by numerous basal cell carcinomas, odontogenic keratocysts (OKCs) and musculoskeletal malformations. A rare case of this syndrome observed in a 13-year-old male patient is presented in which multiple OKCs were causing disfigurement of the lower jaw as well as displacement and malocclusion of the teeth. Early diagnosis and treatment of this syndrome is important to reduce the severity of complications including cutaneous and cerebral malignancy and oromaxillofacial deformation and destruction due to jaw cysts. PMID:24403808

  10. Dual intersection syndrome of the forearm: a case report

    PubMed Central

    Zhari, Bouchra; Edderai, Meryem; Boumdine, Hassan; Amil, Touriya; En-nouali, Hassan

    2015-01-01

    The intersection syndrome, described since the 19th century, is an uncommon disorder associated with rubbing at the crossing point between the first dorsal compartment muscles and the radial wrist extensor muscles. Imaging modalities used to diagnosis this syndrome includes ultrasonography and magnetic resonance imaging. We reported a case of a 60-year-old man presented to our formation with painful swelling on the dorsum of the wrist and forearm. An MRI and an ultrasound were performed, and objectified a dual cross syndrome of the forearm. PMID:26587172

  11. Axenfeld-Rieger syndrome (ARS): A review and case report.

    PubMed

    Waldron, Jennie M; McNamara, Clare; Hewson, Antonia R; McNamara, C M

    2010-01-01

    Axenfeld-Rieger syndrome (ARS) is a rare, autosomal dominant condition characterized by ocular, craniofacial, dental, and periumbilical abnormalities. Relatively little information exists on this syndrome within the dental literature despite the fact that midface hypoplasia and maxillary hypodontia are classical presenting features of this syndrome. This is a case report of a 7-year-old Caucasian female with ARS who presented with significant ocular and dental anomalies. She was also found to have osteopenia. Her dental condition is described, her immediate treatment is shown, and her long-term treatment needs are discussed. PMID:20831741

  12. Dorsal dimelia in patau syndrome: a case report.

    PubMed

    Fattah, A; Pickford, M A

    2007-10-01

    We present a case of a child with Patau syndrome that exhibits features consistent with congenital palmar nail syndrome. The literature is reviewed and evidence presented to demonstrate that this is a defect in the dorso-ventral patterning of the limb and thus a form of dorsal dimelia. In order to differentiate this from other instances of ectopic nail tissue we suggest congenital palmar nail syndrome should be more specifically defined as duplicated nails, absent flexion creases, non-glabrous skin on the palmar surface, reduced movement at the interphalangeal joints and hypoplastic terminal phalanges. PMID:17950216

  13. The undiscovered syndrome: Macdonald Critchley's case of semantic dementia.

    PubMed

    Witoonpanich, Pirada; Crutch, Sebastian J; Warren, Jason D; Rossor, Martin N

    2015-01-01

    Semantic dementia is a unique clinicopathological syndrome in the frontotemporal lobar degeneration spectrum. It is characterized by progressive and relatively selective impairment of semantic memory, associated with asymmetric antero-inferior temporal lobe atrophy. Although the syndrome became widely recognized only in the 1980s, descriptions of cases with typical features of semantic dementia have been on record for over a century. Here, we draw attention to a well documented historical case of a patient with features that would have fulfilled current consensus criteria for semantic dementia, as reconstructed from the notes made by her neurologist, Macdonald Critchley, in 1938. This case raises a number of issues concerning the nosology of the semantic dementia syndrome and the potential value of archived case material. PMID:24818802

  14. Sturge–Weber syndrome – A case report

    PubMed Central

    Shaikh, Shahid M.; Goswami, Mousumi; Singh, Sanjay; Singh, Darrel

    2015-01-01

    Sturge–Weber syndrome (SWS), also called as encephalotrigeminal angiomatosis is an uncommon congenital neurological disorder & frequent among the neurocutaneous syndromes specifically with vascular predominance. This disorder is characterized by facial capillary malformation & other neurological condition. The oral manifestations are gingival hemangiomatosis restricting to either side in upper and lower jaw, sometimes bilateral. We report a case of SWS with oral, ocular and neurological features. PMID:25853049

  15. Early onset marfan syndrome: Atypical clinical presentation of two cases

    PubMed Central

    Ozyurt, A; Baykan, A; Argun, M; Pamukcu, O; Halis, H; Korkut, S; Yuksel, Z; Gunes, T; Narin, N

    2015-01-01

    Early onset Marfan Syndrome (eoMFS) is a rare, severe form of Marfan Syndrome (MFS). The disease has a poor prognosis and most patients present with resistance to heart failure treatment during the newborn period. This report presents two cases of eoMFS with similar clinical features diagnosed in the newborn period and who died at an early age due to the complications related to the involvement of the cardiovascular system. PMID:26929908

  16. A Case of Reed's Syndrome: An Underdiagnosed Tumor Disorder

    PubMed Central

    Kontochristopoulos, Georgios; Kouris, Anargyros; Balamoti, Evgenia; Vavouli, Charitomeni; Markantoni, Vasiliki; Christofidou, Elefteria; Antoniou, Christina

    2014-01-01

    Cutaneous leiomyomas are uncommon, benign smooth muscle tumors originating from the arrector pili muscle of the hair follicle that are frequently unrecognized and underdiagnosed by clinicians. They sometimes coexist with common uterine fibroids in an inherited disorder named multiple cutaneous and uterine leiomyomatosis, also referred to as Reed's syndrome. We report a case of Reed's syndrome in a young woman who had been misdiagnosed for many years. PMID:25232316

  17. Piriformis muscle syndrome: a recurrent case after surgical release

    PubMed Central

    Haghnegahdar, Ali; Sedighi, Mahsa; Motalebi, Hassan

    2015-01-01

    We report a recurrent Piriformisc muscle syndrome after surgical release. After the primary neurolysis, a second operation was performed to release adhesions. This case shows a different type of sciatic nerve entrapment by an abnormal thin muscle slip. Results of the revision surgery guide us to the point that revision surgery for Piriformis muscle syndrome should be meticulously selected, and after considering medical and interventional therapies. PMID:26286539

  18. Piriformis muscle syndrome: a recurrent case after surgical release.

    PubMed

    Haghnegahdar, Ali; Sedighi, Mahsa; Motalebi, Hassan

    2015-01-01

    We report a recurrent Piriformisc muscle syndrome after surgical release. After the primary neurolysis, a second operation was performed to release adhesions. This case shows a different type of sciatic nerve entrapment by an abnormal thin muscle slip. Results of the revision surgery guide us to the point that revision surgery for Piriformis muscle syndrome should be meticulously selected, and after considering medical and interventional therapies. PMID:26286539

  19. [Allopurinol hypersensitivity syndrome. A report of two cases].

    PubMed

    Rodríguez-Arámbula, Adriana; Arenas-Velázquez, Elsa; Castanedo-Cázares, Juan Pablo; Hernández-Blanco, Diana; Oros-Ovalle, Cuauhtémoc; Torres-Álvarez, Bertha

    2016-01-01

    Patients in treatment with allopurinol are in risk of having life threatening adverse reactions particularly at the beginning of the treatment. Two percent of the patients prescribed with this drug have associated severe cutaneous adverse reactions. We present two cases of allopurinol hypersensitivity syndrome in mexican patients in which asymptomatic hyperuricemia was the indication to its use. The general physician and the specialist must be alert of this syndrome that causes elevate morbidity and mortality. PMID:26960055

  20. Meckel-Gruber syndrome: Report of two cases

    PubMed Central

    Panduranga, C; Kangle, Ranjit; Badami, Rajshree; Patil, Prakash V

    2012-01-01

    Meckel-Gruber syndrome (MKS) is an autosomal recessive disorder, characterized by a combination of renal cysts and variably associated with features including developmental anomalies of the central nervous system (typically encephalocele), hepatic ductal dysplasia, cysts, and polydactyly. It is a rare syndrome with highest incidence in Gujarati Indians and Finnish population. We report two such cases of MKS in non-Gujarati Indian which were diagnosed by neonatal autopsy. PMID:22346195

  1. Cataract surgery in Knobloch syndrome: a case report

    PubMed Central

    Bongiovanni, Carmen Sílvia; Ferreira, Carla Cristina Serra; Rodrigues, Ana Paula Silvério; Filho, João Borges Fortes; Tartarella, Márcia Beatriz

    2011-01-01

    Knobloch syndrome is an autosomal recessive disorder associated with early-onset ocular abnormalities and central nervous system malformations. Ocular abnormalities are usually severe, and include high myopia, vitreoretinal degeneration, retinal detachment, macular abnormalities, and cataract. The most frequent systemic changes are midline malformations of the brain, ventricular dilation, and occipital encephalocele. Cognitive delay may occur. We report a case of cataract in a child with Knobloch syndrome. Cataract surgery and follow-up are described. PMID:21691582

  2. Sweet syndrome associated with myelodysplastic syndrome: report of a case. Review of the literature.

    PubMed

    Reina, Delia; Cerdà, Dacia; Roig, Daniel; Fíguls, Ramon; Villegas, M Luz; Corominas, Hèctor

    2013-01-01

    Sweet's syndrome or acute neutrophilic febrile dermatosis is a systemic disease of unknown etiology characterized by the appearance of skin lesions produced by a neutrophilic dermal infiltrate, fever and peripheral leukocytosis. It may be associated with hematologic diseases, including leukemia, with immune diseases as rheumatoid arthritis, or can occur in isolation. The myelodysplasias are hematological disorders characterized by one or more cytopenias secondary to bone marrow dysfunction. We present the case of a patient with Sweet's syndrome associated with myelodysplastic syndrome and treated with glucocorticoids who did not present a good clinical outcome. We discuss the different treatment of these diseases because in most cases glucocorticoids, which are the treatment of choice in Sweet's syndrome, may be insufficient. PMID:22749728

  3. Rett Syndrome: A Longitudinal Developmental Case Report.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Garber, Norman; Veydt, Nicole

    1990-01-01

    The clinical course of development of a 14-year-old girl with Rett Syndrome is outlined. Results indicated a general stagnation in gross and fine motor skills, self-help skills, communication, and cognition, beginning at approximately 15 months. No skills progressed beyond the 2-year level despite several years of intensive intervention.…

  4. Ehlers Danlos Syndrome – A Case Report

    PubMed Central

    Kaurani, Pragati; Marwah, Nikhil; Kaurani, Mayank; Padiyar, Narendra

    2014-01-01

    Ehlers Danlos syndrome (EDS) is a hereditary collagen disorder which primarily manifests in the skin and joints. Clinically, it is characterized by hyperelasticity of skin and joint hypermobility. This article has described a rare condition seen in a 10-year-old boy who was diagnosed with EDS, based on the clinical, radiographic and histological findings. PMID:24783151

  5. [Klinefelter's syndrome: diagnosis and treatment. Case report].

    PubMed

    Martini, R

    2001-10-01

    Klinefelter's syndrome affects 1 in 500 men across all ethnic groups but the diagnosis is often delayed because of substantial variations in clinical presentation. A 26 year-old male came to observation for chronic fatigue. His laboratory data and radiological examination were negative. Examination showed eunuchoidal body habitus with sparse facial hair, small and firm testes and no gynecomastia. The patient had heterosexual orientation with regular sexual intercourses but diminished libido. Serum gonadotropin concentrations were raised while serum testosterone concentration was low-normal level. Serum PRL concentration and thyroid function were normal. Seminal analysis revealed azoospermia and peripheral lymphocyte karyotyping showed a 47,XXY karyotype, confirming diagnostic suspicion. Patient was given testosterone enanthate 200 mg intramuscularly every 2 weeks. He noted improvements in fatigue and libido and increase of muscle mass. Since the true prevalence of Klinefelter's syndrome is very high, the diagnosis of this disease should be considered in every men with complaints related to hypogonadism (fatigue, weakness, gynecomastia, infertility, erectile dysfunction, small testis and osteoporosis). Testosterone replacement therapy should be started early to minimize the physical and psychological effects of androgen deficiency. There have been recent advances in the options for the treatment of infertility in patients with Klinefelter's syndrome: however findings that this syndrome may be transmitted by the new assisted reproductive techniques is cause for concern. PMID:11675582

  6. Postpolio Syndrome: Using a Single Case Study

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Obringer, S. John; Elrod, G. Franklin

    2004-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to identify the major characteristics of postpolio syndrome (PPS), investigate physical and psychological limitations, and comprehensively review current medical interventions through a single subject design. The study addresses the symptoms and characteristics, the effect on life style, and the current recommended…

  7. Gorlin-Goltz Syndrome: Case report and literature review

    PubMed Central

    Ramesh, Maya; Krishnan, Ramesh; Chalakkal, Paul; Paul, George

    2015-01-01

    Gorlin-Goltz syndrome (GGS) is an infrequent multisystemic disease with an autosomal dominant trait, with complete penetrance and variable expressivity, though sporadic cases have been described. This article includes a case report and an extensive review of the GGS with regard to its history, incidence, etiology, features, investigations, diagnostic criteria, keratocystic odontogenic tumor and treatment modalities. PMID:26604511

  8. De Clerambault Syndrome (Erotomania): A Review and Case Presentation

    PubMed Central

    Jordan, Harold W.; Howe, Gray

    1980-01-01

    A syndrome which was first described by G.G. De Clerambault in 1885 is reviewed and a case is presented. Popularly called erotomania, the syndrome is characterized by the delusional idea, usually in a young woman, that a man whom she considers to be of higher social and/or professional standing is in love with her. She develops an elaborate delusional process about this man, his love for her, his pursuit of her, and her inability to escape his “affectionate clutches.” This syndrome may persist for a period of a few weeks to a few months in the recurrent form and be replaced by a similar delusion about another man. In the fixed form, which is the example of the case being presented here, it may persist for several years. The patient presented here has experienced this syndrome for eight years; there are reports in the literature of persons maintaining the syndrome for longer than 25 years. Patients with this syndrome may be diagnosed as having paranoid vera or other forms of paranoid disorder, or as paranoid schizophrenic. In light of the overwhelming nature of the delusional process affecting this patient's total life experience with marked delusions of persecution, grandeur, jealously, and self-depreciation as well as ideas of reference (illusions), and agitated and sometimes bizarre behavior, it seems quite appropriate that her diagnosis may be termed schizophrenic reaction, paranoid type. The literature is surveyed in depth and the case is presented in sequential detail. PMID:6999163

  9. Reported Cases of HPS (Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome)

    MedlinePlus

    ... United States. Of these, 659 cases occurred from 1993-onward, following the initial identification of HPS, whereas ... Residence Annual U.S. HPS Cases and Case-fatality, 1993-2015 Of persons ill with HPS, 63% have ...

  10. Diogenes syndrome and hoarding in the elderly: case reports.

    PubMed

    Rosenthal, M; Stelian, J; Wagner, J; Berkman, P

    1999-01-01

    Presented here are two case reports of elderly persons with Diogenes syndrome (variously known as senile breakdown, social breakdown and senile squalor syndrome). Diogenes syndrome is often (but not always) characterized by a tendency to hoard excessively (syllogomania). The first patient was diagnosed as having both a schizotypal personality disorder and obessive-compulsive disorders (OCD) while the second was diagnosed as having a schizoid personality disorder. Only the former demonstrated the tendency to hoard rubbish. The Diogenes syndrome in both cases can be hypothesized to be a reaction to stress in elderly people with certain personality characteristics or as the end stage of a personality disorder. The hoarding behavior that was manifested only in the first case can probably be the result of the presence of an OCD. The authors raise the possibility that OCD may be the cause of hoarding rubbish in those cases of Diogenes syndrome in which hoarding exists and cannot be explained by psychotic disorders, dementia or any other mental disorders due to a general medical condition (GMC) or substance-related disorders. PMID:10389361

  11. Alagille syndrome case report: implications for forensic pathology and anthropology.

    PubMed

    Petaros, Anja; Miletic, Damir; Stifter, Sanja; Slaus, Mario; Stemberga, Valter

    2015-05-01

    This case report offers a multidisciplinary interpretation of the violent death of a 4-year-old girl suffering from Alagille syndrome who died after a low-height fall that resulted in temporal bone fracture and a large epidural hematoma. The article evidences the macroscopical and microscopical characteristics of the syndrome, focusing especially on the skeletal findings that emerged during autopsy. In the case report, distinction is made between a possible accidental or non-accidental nature of the injuries and the characteristics of the injury have been interpreted in the light of the existing data on Alagille syndrome. In conclusion, the death was documented as accidental since abnormalities in the skeletal system evidenced during autopsy have predisposed the death of the child albeit through a very mild head trauma. The case report evidences the importance of studying features of skull macro- and microstructure in patients with Alagille syndrome, which have been, until now, underreported in literature and which might contribute to fracture vulnerability in these patients. Although rare, Alagille syndrome is a condition that should be known to forensic medicine practitioners and whose features and peculiarities must be taken into consideration in pediatric autopsy and suspected child abuse cases. PMID:25194709

  12. Psoriasis in hyper IgE syndrome a case report

    PubMed Central

    Ghaffari, Javad; Abedian- Kenari, Saeed; Ghasemi, Maryam; Gohardehi, Farzad

    2013-01-01

    Background: Hyper IgE syndrome (HIES) is a rare primary immune deficiency, described as Job`s syndrome characterized by increased serum levels of IgE, eczema, recurrent cutaneous and pulmonary infections. In this paper, we presented a case of Hyper IgE syndrome. Case Presentation: A 16-year-old Iranian boy presented with a one year history of skin lesions in knees and elbows was diagnosed of psoriasis disease. He had a history of recurrent infections including otitis media, pneumonia, diarrea and skin infection. Laboratory results showed increased level of total IgE and normal in other immunoglobulin. Histologic finding showed hyperkeratosis, parakeratosis of acanthotic epidermis with regular elongation of rete ridges diagnose psoriasis disorder. Conclusion: In conclusion, this is the first case of hyper IgE patient with psoriasis disorder. We addressed the important laboratory findings and actual theories explaining possible association between hyper IgE immunoglobulinemia and psoriasis disorder. PMID:24009971

  13. Waardenburg syndrome--a case report.

    PubMed

    Bansal, Yuvika; Jain, Parul; Goyal, Gaurav; Singh, Malvika; Mishra, Chittranjan

    2013-02-01

    Waardenburg syndrome is a rare genetic disorder characterized by varying degree of deafness associated with pigmentary anomaly and defects of neural crest cell derived structures. Four subtypes (I-IV) with variable penetrance and gene expression of different clinical features have been described. We report a patient showing constellation of complete heterochromia, dystopia canthorum, white forelock, and synophrys. Other affected family relatives with heterochromia have been depicted in pedigree. PMID:23121842

  14. Two Cases of Heerfordt's Syndrome: A Rare Manifestation of Sarcoidosis

    PubMed Central

    Furuta, Yasushi; Fukuda, Satoshi

    2016-01-01

    Heerfordt's syndrome is a rare manifestation of sarcoidosis characterized by the presence of facial nerve palsy, parotid gland enlargement, anterior uveitis, and low grade fever. Two cases of Heerfordt's syndrome and a literature review are presented. Case  1. A 53-year-old man presented with swelling of his right eyelid, right facial nerve palsy, and swelling of his right parotid gland. A biopsy specimen from the swollen eyelid indicated sarcoidosis and he was diagnosed with incomplete Heerfordt's syndrome based on the absence of uveitis. His symptoms were improved by corticosteroid therapy. Case  2. A 55-year-old woman presented with left facial nerve palsy, bilateral hearing loss, and swelling of her bilateral parotid glands. She had been previously diagnosed with uveitis and bilateral hilar lymphadenopathy. Although no histological confirmation was performed, she was diagnosed with complete Heerfordt's syndrome on the basis of her clinical symptoms. Swelling of the bilateral parotid glands and left facial nerve palsy were improved immediately by corticosteroid therapy. Sarcoidosis is a relatively uncommon disease for the otolaryngologist. However, the otolaryngologist may encounter Heerfordt's syndrome as this syndrome presents with facial nerve palsy and swelling of the parotid gland. Therefore, we otolaryngologists should diagnose and treat Heerfordt's syndrome appropriately in cooperation with pneumologists and ophthalmologists. PMID:26885424

  15. Two Cases of Heerfordt's Syndrome: A Rare Manifestation of Sarcoidosis.

    PubMed

    Fujiwara, Keishi; Furuta, Yasushi; Fukuda, Satoshi

    2016-01-01

    Heerfordt's syndrome is a rare manifestation of sarcoidosis characterized by the presence of facial nerve palsy, parotid gland enlargement, anterior uveitis, and low grade fever. Two cases of Heerfordt's syndrome and a literature review are presented. Case  1. A 53-year-old man presented with swelling of his right eyelid, right facial nerve palsy, and swelling of his right parotid gland. A biopsy specimen from the swollen eyelid indicated sarcoidosis and he was diagnosed with incomplete Heerfordt's syndrome based on the absence of uveitis. His symptoms were improved by corticosteroid therapy. Case  2. A 55-year-old woman presented with left facial nerve palsy, bilateral hearing loss, and swelling of her bilateral parotid glands. She had been previously diagnosed with uveitis and bilateral hilar lymphadenopathy. Although no histological confirmation was performed, she was diagnosed with complete Heerfordt's syndrome on the basis of her clinical symptoms. Swelling of the bilateral parotid glands and left facial nerve palsy were improved immediately by corticosteroid therapy. Sarcoidosis is a relatively uncommon disease for the otolaryngologist. However, the otolaryngologist may encounter Heerfordt's syndrome as this syndrome presents with facial nerve palsy and swelling of the parotid gland. Therefore, we otolaryngologists should diagnose and treat Heerfordt's syndrome appropriately in cooperation with pneumologists and ophthalmologists. PMID:26885424

  16. Kabuki syndrome: a new case associated with Becker nevus.

    PubMed

    Cuesta, Laura; Betlloch, Isabel; Toledo, Fernando; Latorre, Nuria; Monteagudo, Almudena Flavia

    2011-01-01

    Kabuki syndrome or Kabuki makeup syndrome was first described in 1981 in Japan by two different groups of authors. These investigators described a group of patients sharing typical facial features, skeletal anomalies, mental retardation, short stature, and dermatoglyphic anomalies. The term Kabuki makeup syndrome was coined because the peculiar facial features of the patients were reminiscent of the Japanese Kabuki theater masks. In 1988, Niikawa et al, after studying 62 patients, proposed five diagnostic criteria for this disease: peculiar facies (in 100% of all patients), skeletal anomalies (92%), dermatoglyphic anomalies (93%), medium to moderate mental retardation (92%), and short stature (83% of all cases). In addition to these findings, a variety of anomalies have been associated with this syndrome - the most serious being cardiac, renal, and urogenital abnormalities. We present a case of Kabuki syndrome in a 6-year-old boy who, in addition to the various features typical of the disease, also exhibited a Becker nevus - a condition not previously associated with this syndrome. The usefulness of dermoscopy in studying alterations in the dermatoglyphic patterns is also discussed. PMID:21906481

  17. Dental management of patient with Williams Syndrome - A case report

    PubMed Central

    Wong, Daniel; Ramachandra, Srinivas Sulugodu; Singh, Ashish Kumar

    2015-01-01

    Williams syndrome is a multisystemic rare genetic disorder caused by deletion of 26–28 genes in the long arm of chromosome 7. It is characterized by developmental and physical abnormalities including congenital cardiovascular abnormalities, mental retardation, neurological features, growth deficiency, genitourinary manifestations, gastrointestinal problems, musculoskeletal problems, unique behavioral characteristics, and dental problems. Dental abnormalities include malocclusion, hypodontia, malformed teeth, taurodontism, pulp stones, increased space between teeth, enamel hypoplasia, and high prevalence of dental caries. Authors report a 17-year-old female patient with underlying Williams syndrome. Oral features and problems seen in the patient are listed. Malocclusion and screwdriver shaped teeth were noticed. Generalized widening of the periodontal ligament space with vital teeth was seen. This finding has not been reported in cases of Williams syndrome earlier. Precautions taken during dental treatment in patients with Williams syndrome are also discussed. PMID:26321847

  18. Dental management of patient with Williams Syndrome - A case report.

    PubMed

    Wong, Daniel; Ramachandra, Srinivas Sulugodu; Singh, Ashish Kumar

    2015-01-01

    Williams syndrome is a multisystemic rare genetic disorder caused by deletion of 26-28 genes in the long arm of chromosome 7. It is characterized by developmental and physical abnormalities including congenital cardiovascular abnormalities, mental retardation, neurological features, growth deficiency, genitourinary manifestations, gastrointestinal problems, musculoskeletal problems, unique behavioral characteristics, and dental problems. Dental abnormalities include malocclusion, hypodontia, malformed teeth, taurodontism, pulp stones, increased space between teeth, enamel hypoplasia, and high prevalence of dental caries. Authors report a 17-year-old female patient with underlying Williams syndrome. Oral features and problems seen in the patient are listed. Malocclusion and screwdriver shaped teeth were noticed. Generalized widening of the periodontal ligament space with vital teeth was seen. This finding has not been reported in cases of Williams syndrome earlier. Precautions taken during dental treatment in patients with Williams syndrome are also discussed. PMID:26321847

  19. Early diagnosis of Gorlin-Goltz syndrome: case report

    PubMed Central

    2011-01-01

    The Gorlin-Goltz syndrome, also known as nevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome (NBCCS), is an infrequent multisystemic disease inherited in a dominant autosomal way, which shows a high level of penetrance and variable expressiveness. It is characterized by keratocystic odontogenic tumors (KCOT) in the jaw, multiple basal cell nevi carcinomas and skeletal abnormities. This syndrome may be diagnosed early by a dentist by routine radiographic exams in the first decade of life, since the KCOTs are usually one of the first manifestations of the syndrome. This article paper reports the case of a patient, a 10-year-old boy with NBCCS, emphasizing its clinical and radiographic manifestations. This study highlights the importance of health professionals in the early diagnosis of NBCCS and in a preventive multidisciplinary approach to provide a better prognosis for the patient. PMID:21266031

  20. [A rare case of thermoregulation disorder: Shapiro syndrome].

    PubMed

    Szab, Jlia; Zdori, Dnes; Varga, Edina Tmea; Vcsei, Lszl

    2016-02-01

    Anomalies of the corpus callosum are the most frequent malformations of the central nervous system. The triad of spontaneous periodic hypothermia and hyperhydrosis with the agenesis of corpus callosum is described as Shapiro syndrome. Shapiro syndrome is a very rare condition and it can occur in every age group. The presence of agenesis of corpus callosum is not a strict criteria of the syndrome; the most important presenting symptom is paroxysmal hypothermia. Although the definite cause of recurrent hypothermia is unknown, dysfunction of the hypothalamus is suspected. From therapeutic aspects, only supportive therapy is available. In this report the authors present the first Shapiro syndrome case diagnosed in Hungary. The main symptoms of the 21-year-old male patient were recurrent hyperhydrosis with hypothermia resulting in severe general malaise. The skull magnetic resonance imaging demonstrated agenesis of corpus callosum. The patient was treated with clonidine resulting in significant improvement of symptoms. Orv. Hetil., 2016, 157(7), 275-278. PMID:26853729

  1. Piriformis syndrome: a case with non-discogenic sciatalgia.

    PubMed

    Parlak, Adem; Aytekin, Aykut; Develi, Sedat; Ekinci, Safak

    2014-01-01

    Piriformis syndrome is a clinical picture of non-discogenic sciatica caused by compression of the sciatic nerve by the piriformis muscle. It has variable etiologies and the patho-physiology is not fully understood. The major etiology was known to be the spasm, edema and inflammation of the piriformis muscle and sciatic nerve compression of the muscle later on. Patients can be diagnosed immediately with a comprehensive clinical examination and early diagnosis makes the treatment much easier. Diagnosis of the piriformis syndrome, a very rare cause of low back pain, first requires that this syndrome is remembered, and then a differential diagnosis should be performed. A case of piriformis syndrome diagnosed in a patient who presented with low back pain is reported in this study. PMID:24535806

  2. Terson Syndrome in Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage: A Case Report.

    PubMed

    Lee, Sang-Hee; Seo, Jeong-Hwan; Park, Sung-Hee; Won, Yu Hui; Ko, Myoung-Hwan

    2015-08-01

    Terson syndrome refers to oculocerebral syndrome of retinal and vitreous hemorrhage associated with spontaneous subarachnoid hemorrhage or all forms of intracranial bleeding. Recent observations have indicated that patients with spontaneous subarachnoid hemorrhage have an 18% to 20% concurrent incidence of retinal and vitreous hemorrhages with about 4% incidence of vitreous hemorrhage alone. Clinical ophthalmologic findings may have significant diagnostic and prognostic value for clinicians. Here we report a 45-year-old female patient who suffered from blurred vision after subarachnoid hemorrhage. She was diagnosed as Terson syndrome. After vitrectomy, she recovered with normal visual acuity which facilitated the rehabilitative process. We also performed visual evoked potentials to investigate abnormalities of visual dysfunction. Based on this case, we emphasize the importance of early diagnosis of Terson syndrome. PMID:26361603

  3. An unusual case of Gitelman's syndrome with hypercalcemia.

    PubMed

    Wen, Yao-Ko

    2012-01-01

    We reported a case of a 41-year-old woman who had been diagnosed with Gitelman's syndrome since the age of 31 years. The diagnosis was established by the typical biochemical pictures including renal wasting hypokalemia, hypomagnesemia, hypocalciuria, metabolic alkalosis, and hyperreninemic hyperaldosteronism. She had normal blood pressure and had never used diuretics. She had a sibling with similar syndrome. The patient was treated with oral potassium and magnesium supplementation. She began to have hypercalcemia at the age of 39 years. The diagnostic approach to hypercalcemia became more complicated because of normal parathyroid hormone levels and underlying hypocalciuria due to Gitelman's syndrome. Thorough evaluation eventually identified primary hyperparathyroidism as the cause of hypercalcemia. To our best knowledge, this is the first report of combined occurrence of Gitelman's syndrome and primary hyperparathyroidism in the literature. PMID:22296209

  4. Chilaiditi's syndrome complicated by colon perforation: a case report.

    PubMed

    Acar, Turan; Kamer, Erdinç; Acar, Nihan; Er, Ahmet; Peşkersoy, Mustafa

    2015-11-01

    Hepatodiaphragmatic interposition of the small or large intestine is known as Chilaiditi syndrome, whichis a rare disease diagnosed incidentally. Chilaiditi syndrome is typically asymptomatic, but it can be associated with symptoms ranging from intermittent, mild abdominal pain to acute intestinal obstruction, constipation, chest pain and breathlessness. A 54-year-old male patient was admitted to the hospital with a history of abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting. Chest X-ray revealed an elevation of the right hemidiaphragma caused by the presence of a dilated colonic loop below. The patient underwent urgent surgery with perforation as preliminary diagnosis. The patient underwent right hemicolectomy and ileocolic anastomosis because of the intestinal obstruction related to Chilaiditi's Syndrome. Due to the rarity of this syndrome and typical radiological findings, this case was aimed to be presented. PMID:27054649

  5. Histopathologic features in a case of hyperimmunoglobulinemia D syndrome

    PubMed Central

    Pace, Sarah; Bingham, Jonathan; Royer, Michael

    2015-01-01

    We describe a case of Mevalonate Kinase Deficiency (MKD) also known as Hyperimmunoglobulinemia D Syndrome (HIDS) presenting as a Sweet-like syndrome in a 5-week-old with multiple erythematous plaques, fever, aseptic meningitis, and bronchiolitis. The locations of the predominant plaques were periumbilical and periocular, which originally prompted concern for omphalitis and preseptal cellulitis. Histopathology demonstrated a neutrophilic and histiocytic dermatitis with prominent squamous syringometaplasia and leukocytoclasis in the absence of a vasculitis. This case is reported here due to the unique findings of a prominent histiocytic component in addition to the typically described neutrophilic infiltrate. PMID:26904447

  6. A Metabolic Syndrome Case Presenting with Lymphocytic Mastitis

    PubMed Central

    Bilir, Betul Ekiz; Atile, Neslihan Soysal; Bilir, Bulent; Guldiken, Sibel; Tuncbilek, Nermin; Puyan, Fulya Oz; Sezer, Atakan; Coskun, Irfan

    2012-01-01

    Summary Background Lymphocytic mastitis is a disease of premenopausal women, and its association with type 1 diabetes mellitus is the basis for its alternative name ‘diabetic mastopathy’. It is a benign condition but must be considered in the differential diagnosis of breast cancer, especially in diabetic patients. Case Report We present the case of an overweight 50-year-old dyslipidemic woman with metabolic syndrome presenting with lymphocytic mastitis. Conclusion Although lymphocytic mastitis is usually regarded as an autoimmune disease seen mostly in diabetic patients, it may also be seen in nondiabetic patients with metabolic syndrome who do not have an autoimmune disease. PMID:24715834

  7. Nevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome (Gorlin-Goltz syndrome). Case report

    PubMed Central

    FINI, G.; BELLI, E.; MICI, E.; VIRCIGLIO, P.; MORICCA, L.M.; D’ITRI, L.; LEONARDI, A.; MALAVENDA, M.S.; KRIZZUK, D.; MEROLA, R.; MATURO, A.; PASTA, V.

    2013-01-01

    Summary: Gorlin-Goltz syndrome or nevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome (NBCCS) comprises multiple basal cell carcinomas, keratocysts of the jaw, palmar/plantar pits, spine and rib anomalies, calcifications of the falx cerebri etc. The diagnosis is made according to clinical criteria (Kimonis Criteria) and genetic ones. We studied one family where father and then his sun resulted affected by each syndrome. Gorlin-Goltz syndrome is a rare disease diagnosed according to clinical criteria sometimes difficult to integrate. The family case we presented shows how you can get diagnosis even in older age and after numerous surgeries. Patients should be given special attention and therefore should be monitorized and need multidisciplinary treatments continued in time, even a trivial change of signs and symptoms may be an important indicator of a precipitating event which puts the patient’s life under threat. PMID:23837959

  8. Anton's syndrome due to cerebrovascular disease: a case report

    PubMed Central

    2009-01-01

    Introduction Anton's syndrome describes the condition in which patients deny their blindness despite objective evidence of visual loss, and moreover confabulate to support their stance. It is a rare extension of cortical blindness in which, in addition to the injury to the occipital cortex, other cortical centres are also affected, with patients typically behaving as if they were sighted. Case presentation We present a case report of an 83-year-old white woman with cortical blindness as a result of bilateral occipital lobe infarcts. Despite her obvious blindness, illustrated by her walking into objects, the patient expressed denial of visual loss and demonstrated confabulation in her accounts of her surroundings, consistent with a diagnosis of Anton's syndrome. Conclusions A suspicion of cortical blindness and Anton's syndrome should be considered in patients with atypical visual loss and evidence of occipital lobe injury. Cerebrovascular disease is the most common cause of Anton's syndrome, as in our patient. However, any condition that may result in cortical blindness can potentially lead to Anton's syndrome. Recovery of visual function will depend on the underlying aetiology, with cases due to occipital lobe infarction after cerebrovascular events being less likely to result in complete recovery. Management in these circumstances should accordingly focus on secondary prevention and rehabilitation. PMID:20226004

  9. Shwachman's syndrome. A review of 21 cases.

    PubMed Central

    Aggett, P J; Cavanagh, N P; Matthew, D J; Pincott, J R; Sutcliffe, J; Harries, J T

    1980-01-01

    21 patients (10 male, 11 female) aged between 11 months and 29 years with Shwachman's syndrome are reviewed. All patients had exocrine pancreatic insufficiency. Haematological features included neutropenia in 19 (95%), anaemia in 10 (50%), and thrombocytopenia in 14 (70%); one patient developed erythroleukaemia. Severe infections occurred in 17 (85%) from which 3 (15%) died. Only one child exceeded the 3rd centile for height, and growth retardation was particularly evident in the older patients. All had skeletal abnormalities or delayed skeletal maturation, or both. Metaphyseal dyschondroplasia affected 13 of the older patients and was associated with skeletal deformities. Eight of 9 children under 2 1/2 years had rib abnormalities. Respiratory function tests in children under 2 years demonstrated reduced thoracic gas volume and chest wall compliance. Older patients had reduced forced expiratory volume and forced vital capacity. Neurological assessment showed developmental retardation or reduced IQ assessments, or both, in 85% of patients studied. Other neurological abnormalities included hypotonia, deafness, and retinitis pigmentosa. Neonatal problems had been present in 16 (80%) of the patients and 5 were of low birthweights. Hepatomegaly with biochemical evidence of liver involvement occurred in the younger patients and resolved with age. Other associated features included dental abnormalities, renal dysfunction, an icthyotic maculopapular rash in 13 (65%), delayed puberty, diabetes mellitus, and various dysmorphic features. These findings stress the diverse manifestations of the syndrome and extend knowledge on a number of aspects. Sibship segregation ratios support an autosomal mode of inheritance and an hypothesis for the pathophysiological basis of this syndrome is advanced. Images Fig. 2 Fig. 4(a) Fig. 4(b) Fig. 5 PMID:7436469

  10. [Kaino-sinus syndrome: a case report].

    PubMed

    Wang, Yan; Zhang, Qingquan; Zhu, Yuhong

    2014-03-01

    Kaino-sinus syndrome is one new complication of endoscopic sinus surgery. The patient had an operation of endoscopic surgery, because he was suffered from an illness of frontal nasal inverted papilloma again. After operation he was suffering pain in left epicanthal folds and frontal part, and had dry scab in nasal cavity when he breathed cold air. The symptoms could relieve by blocking prenaris. We found he had a big aperture of frontal sinus and dry scab in nasal endoscopic examination. His symptoms disappeared after cleaning and washing accessory nasal cavity by salt water. PMID:25185297

  11. [Androgen insensitivity syndrome. Clinical and endocrinologic study of 40 cases].

    PubMed

    Baron, J

    1993-01-01

    It was found on the basis of observation of 40 patients with androgen insensitivity syndrome carried out during over 25 years that in patients with female phenotype and male genotype the mean blood plasma level of testosterone was 6.4 +/- 1.6 ng/ml, corresponding to that characteristic for healthy males. In classical form of the syndrome there is absent or very scarce pubic hair in 100% of cases, normal development of mammary glands in 97% of cases, blind vagina of mean length 5.0 +/- 2.3 cm in 97% of cases and unilateral or bilateral inguinal hernia in 30.3% of cases. In the incomplete form of androgen insensitivity normal development of mammary glands occurs in 71.4%, pubic hair in 57.1%, complete absence of vagina in 57.1%, blind vagina of mean length 2.5 cm in 42.9%, inguinal hernia in 71.4% and hypertrophy of clitoris of mean length 2.0 +/- 1.0 cm in 57.1% of cases, what distinguishes this form of the syndrome from classical form. In 85.7% of cases of incomplete form surgery for inguinal hernia is necessary; in 42.9% artificial vagina has to be created. Among the patients with the syndrome, classical form occurs in 82.5% and incomplete form in 17.5% of cases. Distinguishing between the two forms is fully justified because of clinical and therapeutic reasons. Though malignancy of the gonads appears infrequently among the patients with the insensitivity syndrome, but periodical control of the state of testes, especially at adulthood is necessary. Castration should be avoided before the patient attains full sexual maturity. Normal value of testosterone level, characteristic for men, suggests that lack of sensitivity to androgens of the target cells is the main cause of the disease. PMID:8055789

  12. Gingival Enlargement in a Case of Variant Jones Syndrome: a Case Report

    PubMed Central

    DA, Roopa; Singh, Shinkhala; Gupta, Ira; Gopal, Saumiya

    2016-01-01

    Gingival enlargement can be caused by a variety of etiological factors like inflammation, drugs, and systemic diseases or can be presented as a part of a syndrome. One such syndrome is Jones Syndrome, which is associated with gingival enlargement and progressive hearing loss. We present here a case of fifteen-year-old boy with gingival enlargement, hearing loss, and generalized alveolar bone loss and diagnosed as Jones syndrome. The diagnosis was made based on history, clinical, radiographic, and histopathological findings. Gingival enlargement was surgically managed using gingivectomy and no recurrence was observed. The patient showed remarkable esthetical and functional improvement. PMID:26966711

  13. Lemierre's Syndrome: A Rare Case of Pulmonic Valve Vegetation

    PubMed Central

    Kwan, Clara; Mastrine, Lou; Moskovits, Manfred

    2013-01-01

    Lemierre's syndrome is an uncommon complication of pharyngitis commonly associated with an anaerobic gram negative bacterium, Fusobacterium necrophorum. The syndrome usually affects young healthy adults with the mean age of 20 and is characterized by recent pharyngitis followed by ipsilateral internal jugular vein thrombosis and septic thromboembolism. The treatment is at least 6 weeks of antibiotics; the role of anticoagulation is unclear. The following presentation is a case of Lemierre's syndrome in a 23-year-old healthy individual who is infected by a rare species: Fusobacterium nucleatum. The case is complicated by septic emboli to the lungs and impressive seeding vegetation to the right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) at the pulmonic valve of the heart. PMID:23573433

  14. [Perioral myoclonia syndrome with absences: about 2 cases].

    PubMed

    Bourcy, E; Leroy, P; Dubru, J M

    2013-10-01

    Perioral myoclonia with absences (POMA) was first described in 1994 by CP Panayotopoulos who identified 6 cases that did not fit with the classical syndrome of absence epilepsy in children and whose predominant symptom during the absence seizure was the occurrence of myoclonia of perioral muscles. The POMA belongs to the group of generalized idiopathic epilepsies. It begins in childhood and there is a female predominance. It may be accompanied by tonic-clonic generalized seizures as well as absence status epilepticus. It has the EEG characteristics of typical absence seizures and therefore remains currently considered as such. The clinical manifestations of POMA are often misdiagnosed as focal motor seizures. This syndrome can be pharmacoresistant and is not likely to regress spontaneously. We present two clinical observations of perioral myoclonia with absences. The first case illustrates the typical electro-clinical features of this syndrome while the second illustrates its pharmacoresistance. PMID:24298729

  15. A Case of Vander Woude Syndrome with Rare Phenotypic Expressions

    PubMed Central

    Tiwari, Brijesh; Gupta, Shalini; Patil, Ranjit; Khanna, Vikram

    2014-01-01

    Van der Woude syndrome (VWS) is a rare developmental disorder with an autosomal dominant inheritance. The prevalence of VWS varies from 1:100,000 to 1:40,000 still born or live births. It has variable expressivity and generally expressed as orofacial manifestations like lower lip pits, cleft lip and/or cleft palate, hypodontia, cleft or bifid uvula, ankyloglossia and some extraoral anomalies involving hand, foot and genitalia. Thorough family history, clinical examination and genetic counseling helps in correct diagnosis of VWS as Popliteal pterygium syndrome has overlapping clinical manifestations. Most cases of Van der Woude syndrome have been associated with mutations and genetic changes. The current case has classical features of VWS with some rare features like undescended small testis and unreported finding of syndactyly of second and third toe adds on to the existing knowledge of VWS presentation. PMID:25478421

  16. Joubert Syndrome: Imaging Features and Illustration of a Case

    PubMed Central

    Arora, Richa

    2014-01-01

    Summary Background Joubert Syndrome (JS) is a rare autosomal recessive disorder characterised clinically by neonatal breathing dysregulation, developmental delay, intellectual disability, hypotonia, ataxia, nystagmus. Case Report We present another case of this uncommon syndrome in a 12 years old patient presenting with classical complaints of developmental delay, intellectual impairment, weakness in both lower limbs, ataxia and abnormal facies and diagnosed on Computed Tomography. Conclusions Joubert Syndrome should be ruled out in all patients presenting with hypotonia, ataxia, nystagmus, breathing abnormalities and developmental delay. Its neuroimaging hallmarks include molar tooth sign and batwing shaped fourth ventricle. As JS is associated with multiorgan involvement, these patients should enter a diagnostic protocol to assess systemic abnormalities. Extreme caution should be taken while administering drugs in these patients as they are prone to respiratory depression. PMID:25360184

  17. An Unusual Case of Erotomania and Delusional Misidentification Syndrome.

    PubMed

    Granstein, Justin; Strimbu, Kyle; Francois, Dimitry; Kahn, David A

    2015-07-01

    Delusional misidentification syndromes and erotomania are rare entities, each with several distinct manifestations and no clearly defined treatment regimen. Here we expand upon an earlier literature review and describe the case of a 40-year-old woman with a history of bipolar I disorder who presented after an extended period of medication nonadherence with symptoms consistent with both of these conditions; she believed that the staff on the unit were in fact disguised celebrities and fictional characters, and she claimed to be married to a famous singer. The exact relationship of these symptoms (and indeed, even their basic etiologies) remains unclear; however, both delusional syndromes resolved with a combination of risperidone and lithium therapy. Although earlier literature has suggested pimozide as the most effective agent for treating delusional syndromes, given the more favorable side-effect profile of atypical versus typical antipsychotics, this case suggests a role for risperidone as a first-line treatment in such situations. PMID:26164056

  18. [Hemophagocytic syndrome. Report of four cases].

    PubMed

    Young, Pablo; Peroni, Jose; Finn, Bárbara C; Venditti, Julio E; Preiti, Verónica; Bullorsky, Eduardo; Bruetman, Julio E

    2011-02-01

    Hemophagocytic syndrome (HS) is a severe hyper inflammatory condition whose cardinal symptoms are prolonged fever, cytopenia, hepatosplenomegaly, and hemophagocytosis by activated, morphologically benign macrophages. The clinical course resembles sepsis, sharing similar physiopathological features. We report four patients with the syndrome. A 61-year-old female presenting with fever and pleuritic pain. During the course of the disease, a pancytopenia was detected and a bone marrow aspiration was suggestive of HS. The patient was treated with cyclosporine and steroids with a good response. A 61-year-old male with fever and pancytopenia and a bone marrow aspirate suggestive of HS. The patient did not respond to treatment and died. A 23-year-old male with fever, pancytopenia and positive Hanta virus antibodies. A bone marrow aspirate was suggestive of HS. The patient recovered without any treatment. A 72-year-old male admitted with the diagnosis of pneumonia, that developed a progressive pancytopenia and bone marrow aspirate was suggestive of HS. A bronchoalveolar lavage showed the presence of Acinetobacter baumanii. Despite treatment with methylprednisolone and gammaglobulin, the patient died. Awareness of the clinical symptoms and of the diagnostic criteria of HS is important to start life-saving therapy in time. PMID:21773661

  19. A case of metastatic testicular cancer complicated by tumour lysis syndrome and choriocarcinoma syndrome.

    PubMed

    Kawai, Koji; Takaoka, Ei-Ichiro; Naoi, Makito; Mori, Kensaku; Minami, Manabu; Shimazui, Toru; Akaza, Hideyuki

    2006-10-01

    A 26-year-old man was referred to our hospital for treatment of metastatic testicular cancer. The pathological diagnosis was choriocarcinoma with seminoma. Sequential computerized tomography examinations revealed rapidly progressing bulky liver metastases and a lung metastasis. Chemotherapy with bleomycin, etoposide and cisplatin (BEP) was started on the day of admission. Subsequently, the patient suffered from tumour lysis syndrome (TLS) and massive haemorrhage at metastatic sites. The latter complication is also called choriocarcinoma syndrome. To our knowledge, this is the first case report of testicular cancer complicated with both critical conditions. Intensive care and radiological intervention barely prevented a fatal outcome. The urological oncologist should be aware of the potential complications TLS and choriocarcinoma syndrome in cases of rapidly progressive and high-volume choriocarcinoma. PMID:16935862

  20. Early-onset Moyamoya syndrome in a patient with Down syndrome: case report and review of the literature.

    PubMed

    Dai, A I; Shaikh, Z A; Cohen, M E

    2000-10-01

    Moyamoya disease is a chronic occlusive cerebrovascular disorder. It can occur as a primary disease or as a syndrome associated with a variety of conditions. Usually it takes 1 to 2 years to develop a classic moyamoya pattern. We report a 20-month-old girl with Down syndrome and moyamoya syndrome who presented with seizure and hemiparesis. To our knowledge, this is the youngest case reported with moyamoya syndrome and Down syndrome. The prognosis and current treatment of moyamoya syndrome and its relation to Down syndrome are reviewed. There is some reason to speculate that the abnormalities associated with Down syndrome might create a vulnerability for the development of moyamoya syndrome. PMID:11063086

  1. Boerhaave syndrome: report of a case treated non-operatively.

    PubMed

    Larrieu, A J; Kieffer, R

    1975-04-01

    An unique case of Boerhaave's Syndrome is presented in which the patient survived without any surgical treatment. We believe that this was due to non-contamination of the mediastinal and pleural cavities as shown by serial contrast roentgenograms of the esophagus. PMID:1130863

  2. Ortner’s syndrome: a case report and literature review*

    PubMed Central

    Dutra, Bruno Landim; Campos, Lenilton da Costa; Marques, Hélder de Castro; Vilela, Vagner Moysés; Carvalho, Rodolfo Elias Diniz da Silva; Duque, André Geraldo da Silva

    2015-01-01

    The authors report the case of a 55-year-old female, hypertensive, smoker patient presenting with dysphonia, dysphagia and persistent dry cough. Laryngoscopy diagnosed left vocal cord paralysis. Computed tomography demonstrated saccular aneurysm of the inferior wall of the aortic arch, stretching the left recurrent laryngeal nerve, a finding compatible with Ortner’s syndrome. PMID:26379325

  3. Longevity of a Woman with Down Syndrome: A Case Study.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Chicoine, Brian; McGuire, Dennis

    1997-01-01

    This case study of an 83-year-old woman with Down syndrome suggests she is the longest surviving person with the condition. Also noted is the lack of decline in mental function and performance of activities of daily living despite the apparently universal presence of the neuropathologic changes of Alzheimer's disease in persons with Down syndrome…

  4. A case of Gilles de la Tourette's syndrome

    PubMed Central

    Prakash, Jyoti; Singh, Pragnya; Bhat, P. S.; Srivastava, K.; Gupta, Vikash

    2015-01-01

    Gilles de la Tourette's syndrome is an uncommon illness associated with repetitive un-voluntary abnormal movements and utterance. It is often associated with other psychiatric morbidities. Management requires awareness of this uncommon illness, keen observation, relevant evaluation, and combination of pharmacology and psychotherapy for an optimal outcome. This case is brought out here for florid presentation and nuances of management. PMID:27212827

  5. [A biophysical integrated approach to autoimmune nephrotic syndrome: case report].

    PubMed

    Foletti, Alberto; Cozzolino, Mario

    2013-09-01

    Autoimmune nephrotic syndrome is often characterized by frequent recurrence. It is commonly associated with reduced response to steroid therapy and its clinical management may be challenging. We report a case in which the combination of standard therapy with a biophysical treatment resulted in both clinical improvement and disappearance of autoimmune markers. PMID:24121945

  6. Peutz-Jeghers syndrome: Four cases in one family

    PubMed Central

    Wang, Ran; Qi, Xingshun; Liu, Xu; Guo, Xiaozhong

    2016-01-01

    Summary Peutz-Jeghers syndrome (PJS) is a rare, but life-threatening, familial inherited disease, characterized by mucocutaneous pigmentation and hamartomatous polyps. The estimated incidence of PJS ranges from 1/50,000 to 1/200,000. PJS can significantly increase the risk of malignancies, and especially gastrointestinal malignancies. Reported here are 4 cases of PJS in one family. PMID:26989648

  7. Peutz-Jeghers syndrome: Four cases in one family.

    PubMed

    Wang, Ran; Qi, Xingshun; Liu, Xu; Guo, Xiaozhong

    2016-02-01

    Peutz-Jeghers syndrome (PJS) is a rare, but life-threatening, familial inherited disease, characterized by mucocutaneous pigmentation and hamartomatous polyps. The estimated incidence of PJS ranges from 1/50,000 to 1/200,000. PJS can significantly increase the risk of malignancies, and especially gastrointestinal malignancies. Reported here are 4 cases of PJS in one family. PMID:26989648

  8. Consonants in Cri du Chat Syndrome: A Case Study

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Kristoffersen, Kristian Emil

    2008-01-01

    This article reports on a longitudinal case study of consonant productions in one Norwegian girl with Cri du chat syndrome from age 4;6 to age 9;4. It was shown that she had many articulation errors throughout the period of observation. Furthermore, these errors were shown to fall into three main categories: (1) errors of differentiation and…

  9. A case of serotonin syndrome and mutism associated with methadone.

    PubMed

    Bush, Eric; Miller, Carol; Friedman, Irwin

    2006-12-01

    A patient was seen on the palliative care service at our institution who developed serotonin syndrome and mutism associated with methadone use. Serotonin syndrome is often described as a clinical triad of mental status changes, autonomic hyperactivity, and neuromuscular abnormalities, but not all of these findings are consistently present in all patients with the disorder. The incidence of the serotonin syndrome is thought to mirror the increasing number of proserotonergic agents being used in clinical practice. In 2002, the Toxic Exposure Surveillance System, which receives case descriptions from office-based practices, inpatient settings, and emergency departments, reported 26,733 incidences of exposure to selective serotonin-reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) that caused significant toxic effects in 7349 persons and resulted in 93 deaths. Serotonin syndrome is not an idiopathic drug reaction; it is a predictable consequence of excess serotonergic agonism of central nervous system (CNS) receptors and peripheral serotonergic receptors. The myriad of symptoms with which serotonin syndrome may present is compounded by the fact that more than 85% of physicians are unaware of serotonin syndrome as a clinical diagnosis. Other SSRIs such as fluoxetine and fluvoxamine have been shown to increase methadone plasma concentrations in dependent patients. Although the exact mechanism is unknown, there are several pathways via which a significant interaction could occur. This would include the effects methadone has on N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) in addition to the impact of methadone on the cytochrome P450 enzyme system. The mainstay of treatment of serotonin syndrome is withdrawal of the offending agent and supportive care. These actions resulted in resolution of our patient's symptoms. Serotonin syndrome is becoming more common, and with the utilization of polypharmacy on many palliative care services should be considered as unifying differential diagnosis in the appropriate setting. PMID:17187532

  10. Parry-Romberg Syndrome: a Rare Case Report

    PubMed Central

    Babu, Subhas Gogineni; Thomas, Priya Sara; Shetty, Shishir Ram

    2011-01-01

    REFERENCES Background The purpose of this report is to present a rare entity of Parry-Romberg syndrome. This poorly understood degenerative condition is characterised by atrophic changes affecting one side of the face. The cause of these changes remains obscure. Methods The authors report one rare case of a 31 year old female patient with Parry-Romberg syndrome, accompanied by a brief review of literature. Results Clinical examination of the patient revealed evident facial asymmetry, malar hypoplasia, atrophy of skin and other tissues on the left side, hyperpigmentation of skin on the left side of the face. Final diagnosis of a Parry-Romberg syndrome (“progressive hemifacial atrophy”) was based on thorough clinical and a radiological examination. Treatment using alloplastic implants to improve facial disfigurement was suggested to the patient. Conclusions In most cases, Parry-Romberg syndrome appears to occur randomly for unknown reasons. The pathophysiology of the syndrome remains unknown. There is no definitive treatment for this condition but an attempt to use restorative plastic surgery which includes fat or silicone implants, flap/pedicle grafts, or bone implants can be done to improve facial disfigurement. PMID:24421992

  11. Rehabilitation of Susac Syndrome: A Case Report.

    PubMed

    Ramey, Lindsay N; Lopez, Edrick; Young, Timothy

    2016-04-01

    A 43-yr-old man presented with headaches, forgetfulness, and personality changes. Based on imaging, there was concern for acute disseminated encephalomyelitis. He improved with steroids and immunoglobulin. When symptoms recurred, magnetic resonance imaging showed new scattered gray and white matter lesions, many within the corpus callosum. Angiogram showed multiple branch retinal artery occlusions, pathognomonic for Susac syndrome. He was treated with steroids, intravenous immunoglobulin, and cytoxan and was sent to acute rehabilitation. Functional Independence Measure score improved from 65 to 108. Follow-up at 6 and 10 mos showed continued improvement, with full return to his premorbid roles at home and work. The adjunct of acute rehabilitation to traditional treatment may have promoted faster recovery than expected based on previous reports. PMID:26829078

  12. Antisynthetase Syndrome: two case report and literature review.

    PubMed

    Theilacker, Lívia Regina; Brandão, Fabíola Sampaio; Goulart, Fernanda Velloso; Vaz, João Luiz Pereira; D'Almeida, Luiz Octávio Dias; da Fonseca Salgado, Maria Cecília

    2015-01-01

    Antissintetase Syndrome (ASS) is characterized by myositis, Raunaud's phenomenon, fever, intertitial lung disease, mechanic's hands and arthropathy associated with the presence of antibodies against tRNA synthetase, especially anti-Jo-1. This article aims to review the literature on ASS and report two cases where the first is a patient with polymyositis who developed subluxation on the proximal interphalangeal joint of bilateral first right finger after a few years of the disease, associated with pulmonary manifestations and positive anti-JO-1. In the second case, we present a patient with dermatomyositis, who developed a subluxation of the two first fingers, anti-Jo1 positive and chest CT changes, but without clinical evidence of pulmonary involvement. These cases reveal the importance of performing early diagnosis. The authors describe two cases of this rare syndrome, emphasizing the severity of interstitial lung disease and arthritis. PMID:25839958

  13. Report of a case of Raine syndrome and literature review.

    PubMed

    Seidahmed, Mohammed Zain; Alazami, Anas M; Abdelbasit, Omer Bashir; Al Hussein, Khalid; Miqdad, Abeer M; Abu-Sa'da, Omar; Mustafa, Tareq; Bahjat, Sarah; Alkuraya, Fowzan S

    2015-10-01

    We report on a case of Raine syndrome with a mutation in FAM20C and typical phenotypic features consisting of midface hypoplasia, hypoplastic nose, choanal atresia, wide fontanelle, exophthalmos, generalized osteosclerosis and intracranial calcification. New features in our patient are cerebellar hypoplasia and pachygyria. We review the literature and conclude that the triad of hypoplastic nose, exophthalmos and generalized osteosclerosis and/or intracranial calcification is consistent in all molecularly confirmed cases. PMID:25974638

  14. Partial proximal trisomy 10q syndrome: a new case.

    PubMed

    Nucaro, A; Faedda, A; Cao, A; Boccone, L

    2002-01-01

    We report a case of partial proximal trisomy of the long arm of chromosome 10 confirmed by fluorescence in situ hibridization (FISH) performed with whole chromosome 10 specific painting and specific yac clones. The phenotypic findings, compared to those found in other published cases with the same karyotype, support the recognition of a distinctive partial proximal trisomy 10q syndrome (10q11-->q22). PMID:12558111

  15. Contrasting Case Definitions for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Myalgic Encephalomyelitis

    PubMed Central

    Jason, Leonard A.; Brown, Abigail; Clyne, Erin; Bartgis, Lindsey; Evans, Meredyth; Brown, Molly

    2013-01-01

    This article uses data from patients recruited using the 1994 case definition of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) to contrast those meeting criteria for the Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) Canadian case definition with those that did not meet these criteria. The study also contrasts those meeting criteria for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) based on criteria from Ramsay and other theorists with those that did not meet the ME criteria. The ME/CFS case definition criteria identified a subset of patients with more functional impairments and physical, mental, and cognitive problems than the subset not meeting these criteria. The ME subset had more functional impairments, and more severe physical and cognitive symptoms than the subset not meeting ME criteria. When applied to a population meeting the 1994 CFS case definition, both ME/CFS and ME criteria appear to select a more severe subset of patients. PMID:22158691

  16. Intermittent horizontal saccade failure ('ocular motor apraxia') in children.

    PubMed Central

    Harris, C M; Shawkat, F; Russell-Eggitt, I; Wilson, J; Taylor, D

    1996-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Ocular motor apraxia (OMA) in childhood is a poorly understood condition involving a failure of horizontal saccades. OMA is thought to be rare but the literature indicates wide clinical associations. OMA is often identified by abnormal head movements, but failure of reflexive quick phases has been reported in all but a few patients. The extent of this oculomotor disorder was examined in a large group of children with diverse clinical backgrounds. METHODS: The degree of quick phase failure during horizontal vestibular and optokinetic nystagmus was measured using DC electro-oculography and video in 74 affected children, aged 17 days to 14 years. RESULTS: All children showed an intermittent failure of nystagmic quick phases, except for total failure in one case. Other visuomotor abnormalities were common including saccadic hypometria (85%), low gain smooth pursuit (70%), neurological nystagmus (28%), strabismus (22%), and vertical abnormalities (11%). Non-ocular abnormalities were common including infantile hypotonia (61%), motor delay (77%), and speech delay (87%). There was a wide range of clinical associations including agenesis of the corpus callosum, Joubert syndrome, Dandy-Walker malformation, microcephaly, hydrocephalus, vermis hypoplasia, porencephalic cyst, megalocephaly, Krabbe leucodystrophy, Pelizaeus Merzbacher disease, infantile Gaucher disease, GM1 gangliosidosis, infantile Refsum's disease, propionic acidaemia, ataxia telangiectasia, Bardet-Biedl syndrome, vermis astrocytoma, vermis cyst, carotid fibromuscular hypoplasia, Cornelia de Lange syndrome, and microphthalmos. Perinatal and postnatal problems were found in 15% including perinatal hypoxia, meningitis, periventricular leucomalacia, athetoid cerebral palsy, perinatal septicaemia and anaemia, herpes encephalitis, and epilepsy. Only 27% were idiopathic. CONCLUSION: Quick phase failure is a constant feature of OMA, whereas abnormal head movements were detected in only about half, depending on the underlying diagnosis. This oculomotor sign is better described as an intermittent saccade failure rather than as a true apraxia. It indicates central nervous system involvement, has wide clinical associations, but it is not a diagnosis. PMID:8814747

  17. Adrenal and pituitary incidentalomas in a case of Cushing's syndrome.

    PubMed

    Poiană, C; Chiriţă, C; Carşote, M; Hortopan, D; Ioachim, D; Corneci, C M; Stănescu, B

    2013-01-01

    Cushing's syndrome is a pathological condition where surgery may be lifesaving. The proper diagnosis depends upon the hormonal pattern of the patient, various dynamic tests and imagistic investigations. We report a case of a patient with Cushing's syndrome, with bilateral adrenal tumors and a pituitary microadenoma. She presented increased levels of basal cortisol, unsuppressed during a low and a high dose Dexamethasone test. She underwent right laparoscopic adrenalectomy and developed acute adrenal insufficiency. Two years after the intervention, she still requires adrenal substitution therapy. Acute adrenal crisis is a serious complication of adrenal surgery, with high mortality if unrecognized. PMID:24331331

  18. Kleine-Levin syndrome: the first typical case in Thailand.

    PubMed

    Sithinamsuwan, Pasiri; Ruangwittayawong, Thanawin; Pinroj, Yod; Saengpattrachai, Montri; Chinvarun, Yotin

    2010-11-01

    Kleine-Levin syndrome (KLS) is a rare disorder characterized by periodic hypersomnia, cognitive and behavioral disturbances. Other unique symptoms in KLS are megaphagia, hypersexuality and some psychiatric disturbances such as compulsion and depression. Definite diagnosis requires the elimination of other potential etiologies. We reported a typical case of KLS in a young Thai man who suffered from seven episodes of periodic hypersomnia within 1.5 years and eventually he was diagnosed with Kleine-Levin syndrome after excluding known possible neurological conditions and sleep disorders. PMID:21280539

  19. Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome: A Case Report and Review of Pathophysiology

    PubMed Central

    Iacopetti, Corina L.; Packer, Clifford D.

    2014-01-01

    Cannabis is the most widely used illicit drug in the United States, with lifetime prevalence of use estimated at 42% to 46%. The antiemetic properties of cannabis are well-known by the medical community and the general public; however, less well-recognized is the paradoxical potential for certain chronic users to develop hyperemesis. We describe in this case a patient with prior extensive work-up for nausea and vomiting and previous diagnosis of cyclic vomiting syndrome who presented with characteristic features of cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome. We review the current literature for this condition and highlight potential mechanisms for its pathogenesis. PMID:24667219

  20. Cutaneous Manifestations in POEMS Syndrome: Case Report and Review

    PubMed Central

    Marinho, Flauberto Sousa; Pirmez, Rodrigo; Nogueira, Renata; Cuzzi, Tullia; Sodré, Celso Tavares; Silva, Marcia

    2015-01-01

    The authors report a case of sensorimotor polyneuropathy, diffuse cutaneous hyperpigmentation, skin sclerodermiform thickening and papular lesions in the infraclavicular and abdominal region. Besides weight loss, there were diabetes mellitus and hypothyroidism. The alterations were consistent with POEMS (Polyneuropathy, Organomegaly, Endocrinopathy, Monoclonal gammopathy and Skin changes) syndrome, which is a rare systemic disease with monoclonal proliferation of plasmacytes and slow progression. Cutaneous alterations are present in 68% of patients with diffuse cutaneous hyperpigmentation, plethora and acrocyanosis. Leukonychia, necrotizing vasculitis, hypertrichosis and cutaneous thickening of sclerodermiform type are also cited. The onset of multiple cutaneous angiomas in this syndrome has been observed in 24–44% of patients. PMID:26034475

  1. Cutaneous Manifestations in POEMS Syndrome: Case Report and Review.

    PubMed

    Marinho, Flauberto Sousa; Pirmez, Rodrigo; Nogueira, Renata; Cuzzi, Tullia; Sodré, Celso Tavares; Silva, Marcia

    2015-01-01

    The authors report a case of sensorimotor polyneuropathy, diffuse cutaneous hyperpigmentation, skin sclerodermiform thickening and papular lesions in the infraclavicular and abdominal region. Besides weight loss, there were diabetes mellitus and hypothyroidism. The alterations were consistent with POEMS (Polyneuropathy, Organomegaly, Endocrinopathy, Monoclonal gammopathy and Skin changes) syndrome, which is a rare systemic disease with monoclonal proliferation of plasmacytes and slow progression. Cutaneous alterations are present in 68% of patients with diffuse cutaneous hyperpigmentation, plethora and acrocyanosis. Leukonychia, necrotizing vasculitis, hypertrichosis and cutaneous thickening of sclerodermiform type are also cited. The onset of multiple cutaneous angiomas in this syndrome has been observed in 24-44% of patients. PMID:26034475

  2. Hypothenar Hammer Syndrome: Case Reports and Brief Review

    PubMed Central

    Ablett, C. Timothy; Hackett, Laurel A.

    2008-01-01

    Patients with hand and finger pain regularly present to primary care practices. Although a well-known clinical entity to specialists, hypothenar hammer syndrome is an uncommon vascular overuse syndrome that may not be familiar to primary care practices. It is caused by trauma to the palmar portion of the ulnar artery, usually as a result of occupational or sports activities which involve repetitively striking objects with the heel of the hand. In this report we describe two representative cases as well as discuss clinical features, pathogenesis, diagnosis, imaging and management. PMID:18591371

  3. Aarskog-scott syndrome: a review and case report.

    PubMed

    Closs, Luciane Q; Tovo, Maximiano; Dias, Caroline; Corradi, Daniele P; Vargas, Ivana A

    2012-09-01

    This paper reports the treatment and 12-year follow-up of a patient 7 years old who had been diagnosed with Aarskog-Scott syndrome. The patient had a history of premature multiple tooth loss, vertical dimension loss and severe dentoalveolar discrepancy. Orthopedic and orthodontic rehabilitation treatments were performed to improve the patient's esthetic, functional and psychological condition. How to cite this article: Closs LQ, Tovo M, Dias C, Corradi DP, Vargas IA. Aarskog-Scott Syndrome: A Review and Case Report. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2012;5(3):209-212. PMID:25206170

  4. Aarskog-Scott Syndrome: A Review and Case Report

    PubMed Central

    Tovo, Maximiano; Dias, Caroline; Corradi, Daniele P; Vargas, Ivana A

    2012-01-01

    Abstract This paper reports the treatment and 12-year follow-up of a patient 7 years old who had been diagnosed with Aarskog-Scott syndrome. The patient had a history of premature multiple tooth loss, vertical dimension loss and severe dentoalveolar discrepancy. Orthopedic and orthodontic rehabilitation treatments were performed to improve the patient’s esthetic, functional and psychological condition. How to cite this article: Closs LQ, Tovo M, Dias C, Corradi DP, Vargas IA. Aarskog-Scott Syndrome: A Review and Case Report. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2012;5(3):209-212. PMID:25206170

  5. Carotid Stump Syndrome: Case Report and Endovascular Treatment.

    PubMed

    Dakhoul, Lara Toufic; Tawk, Rabih

    2014-01-01

    Objectives. To highlight the case of a patient with multiple transient ischemic attacks and visual disturbances diagnosed with carotid stump syndrome and managed with endovascular approach. Case Presentation. We present the case of a carotid stump syndrome in an elderly patient found to have moderate left internal carotid artery stenosis in response to an advertisement for carotid screening. After a medical therapeutic approach and a close follow-up, transient ischemic attacks recurred. Computed tomographic angiography showed an occlusion of the left internal carotid artery and the presence of moderate stenosis in the right internal carotid artery, which was treated by endovascular stenting and balloon insertion. One month later, the patient presented with visual disturbances due to the left carotid stump and severe stenosis of the left external carotid artery that was reapproached by endovascular stenting. Conclusion. Considerations should be given to the carotid stump syndrome as a source of emboli for ischemic strokes, and vascular assessment could be used to detect and treat this syndrome. PMID:26425620

  6. [POEMS syndrome. Report of a case].

    PubMed

    Ayala-Hernández, I; Martínez-González, M; Halabe-Cherem, J

    1999-01-01

    POEMS syndrome is a multisystem disorder with signs such as peripheral neuropathy, organomegaly, endocrinopathy, monoclonal protein, skin lesions, papilledema, and increased cerebrospinal fluid proteins, which can also evolve with renal and cardiac affection. It is considered a result of a plasma cell cyscrasia with the production of a monoclonal protein. A 46-year old man was seen as an outpatient referring progressive weakness of legs and arms, fever, impotence, inguinal and cervical lymphadenopathies, peripheral edema, hepatomegaly and skin hyperpigmentation. In laboratory test, platelet count was between 528 x 10(9)/L and 599 x 10(9)/L, creatinine clearance 27.2 ml/min, proteinuria 0.8 g/dl, IgA 455 mg/dl, T3 30 ng/100 ml, T4 2.6 vg/dl, T4F 0.5 ng/dl, TSH 12.4 vU/ml; testosterone 1.56 ng/ml. The electromyography showed a mixed sensitive-motor pattern. On the pelvis radiography, an osteosclerotic lesion on the left sacroiliac joint was identified. Bone biopsy of the site of the sclerotic lesion revealed plasma cell dyscrasia. The patient was treated with diuretics, digitalis and prednisone. Diagnosis of this disorder is difficult because of the multipathology it is necessary to establish differential diagnosis. PMID:10425826

  7. [Toxic-shock syndrome. Three cases (author's transl)].

    PubMed

    Rapin, M; D'Enfert, J; Cabane, J

    1981-06-13

    Several cases of toxic shock syndrome (T.S.S) have been recently reported from the U.S.A. Clinical features of this new syndrome include fever, desquamative scarlatiniform rash, hypotension and involvement of central nervous system, liver, kidney and muscles. More than 90% of cases are women with staphylococcic vaginitis using tampons during menstruations. A toxin produced by staphylococcus aureus is thought to be the causative agent, because the germ has been isolated in local (vaginal, pharyngeal, subcutaneous or other sites) but not systemic (blood, cerebrospinal fluid) cultures. The mortality rate is 3-10%, and relapse can occur. We report the first three french cases of T.S.S.: a 17 year old girl with typical tampon-associated vaginitis, a 36 year old woman with a postoperative peritonitis and a 20 year old man with a popliteal abscess. Staphylococcus aureus of type I or IV was identified at the site of infection in all cases, but never in blood cultures. These three patients recovered with antistaphylococcic antibiotics and supportive therapy, but local treatment of infections seems to have been of utmost importance. These cases suggest that T.S.S. can occur with several staphylococcus serotypes and confirm that this syndrome is not always associated with tampons and vaginitis. PMID:7267317

  8. Karewsky syndrome: A case report and review of the literature

    PubMed Central

    Ploneda-Valencia, César Felipe; Sainz-Escárrega, Victor Hugo; Gallo-Morales, Mariana; Navarro-Muñiz, Eliseo; Bautista-López, Carlos Alfredo; Valenzuela-Pérez, Jesús Alonso; López-Lizárraga, Carlos René

    2015-01-01

    Introduction Gallstone ileus can be a lethal disease, rarely suspected in the clinical scenario. It represents about 25% of all bowel obstruction cases in patients older than 65. There is a classification of gallstone ileus based on the onset time: acute, subacute and chronic (Karewsky syndrome). We describe the first reported case of chronic gallstone ileus. Case presentation A 78-year-old female was admitted to the ER with a 15-day case of consistent bowel obstruction. The subject reported a five-year history of recurrent hospital admissions that resolved spontaneously after non-surgical management. Karewsky syndrome was diagnosed and managed with enterolithotomy. After five days of postoperative evolution the patient was discharged, and at six months follow up, no other hospital admission or relapse has been registered. Discussion The gallstone ileus diagnosis demands a higher clinical suspicion, there is no biochemical marker, and an abdominal CT is ideal for imaging-based diagnosis. There is no consensus on the optimal surgical approach. Conclusion We describe the first case of Karewsky syndrome and a gastro-jejune and gastric-choledochus double fistula. We emphasize the importance of higher clinical suspicion for patients with bowel obstruction older than 65 years old and make evident that although there are not evidence-based guidelines for this treatment, enterolithotomy is a recommended approach. PMID:26073917

  9. [Case of prolonged recovery from serotonin syndrome caused by paroxetine].

    PubMed

    Ochiai, Yusuke; Katsu, Hisatoshi; Okino, Shinji; Wakutsu, Noriyuki; Nakayama, Kazuhiko

    2003-01-01

    We report a case of serotonin syndrome in a patient being treated with paroxetine for depression. Despite prompt discontinuation of medication, his serotonin syndrome continued for 10 days before full consciousness was restored. The patient was a 48-year-old male with chief complaints of hypobulia and suicidal thoughts. He consulted as a psychiatric outpatient, and oral paroxetine 20 mg/day, etizolam 1.0 mg/day, and brotizolam 0.25 mg/day were immediately started. Upsurge of feeling and disinhibition state were noted the following day, then on treatment day 6 his condition deteriorated to substupor state and he was admitted for further treatment. On admission, change of mental condition (consciousness disturbance), perspiration, hyperreflexia, myoclonus and tremor were seen, and serotonin syndrome caused by paroxetine was suspected. Paroxetine was thus discontinued, and under intravenous drip his condition gradually improved. However, it was not until the 10th hospital day that he became fully alert. In examinations, no infectious, metabolic or organic diseases were detected. The patient's condition often improves with in 24 hours of discontinuation of the causative medication in serotonin syndrome. Symptoms continued for 10 days in this patient, however, perhaps because paroxetine was administered for 6 days before discontinuation. In addition, interaction with other medications may have occurred. Therefore, when serotonin syndrome is suspected, prompt discontinuation of the suspected causative medication, followed by close monitoring of the pharmacokinetics is warranted. PMID:15027311

  10. Case Report: Bazex Syndrome Associated With Pulmonary Adenocarcinoma

    PubMed Central

    Zhao, Jing; Zhang, Xilin; Chen, Zhuo; Wu, Jian-hua

    2016-01-01

    Abstract Bazex syndrome, a rare paraneoplastic syndrome characterized by psoriasiform eruptions, palmoplantar keratosis, and symmetric onychodystrophy, is most prevalent with squamous cell carcinomas of the upper aerodigestive tract. Here, we reported an uncommon case of Bazex syndrome about an 83-year-old man with pulmonary adenocarcinoma and osseous metastasis, Physical examination found psoriasiform eruptions on the nose, cheeks, ears, knees, and the dorsa of interphalangeal joints, along with plantar keratosis and symmetric onychodystrophy involving hands and feet. Imaging analyses pulmonary adenocarcinoma with both local metastatic nodules and osseous metastasis. Symptomatic treatment with topical corticosteroids and oral retinoids showed no improvement. A 4-month follow-up showed that Gefitinib, an epidermal growth factor receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitor, successfully reduced primary tumor size and alleviated cutaneous lesions. Our report here highlighted a potential correlation between pulmonary adenocarcinoma and Bazex syndrome, which is characterized by hallmark nail destruction and preferential involvement of body extremities. Moreover, etiological therapy against underlying malignancy is essential for treating paraneoplastic Bazex syndrome. PMID:26765420

  11. Associated congenital anomalies among cases with Down syndrome.

    PubMed

    Stoll, Claude; Dott, Beatrice; Alembik, Yves; Roth, Marie-Paule

    2015-12-01

    Down syndrome (DS) is the most common congenital anomaly widely studied for at least 150 years. However, the type and the frequency of congenital anomalies associated with DS are still controversial. Despite prenatal diagnosis and elective termination of pregnancy for fetal anomalies, in Europe, from 2008 to 2012 the live birth prevalence of DS per 10,000 was 10. 2. The objectives of this study were to examine the major congenital anomalies occurring in infants and fetuses with Down syndrome. The material for this study came from 402,532 consecutive pregnancies of known outcome registered by our registry of congenital anomalies between 1979 and 2008. Four hundred sixty seven (64%) out of the 728 cases with DS registered had at least one major associated congenital anomaly. The most common associated anomalies were cardiac anomalies, 323 cases (44%), followed by digestive system anomalies, 42 cases (6%), musculoskeletal system anomalies, 35 cases (5%), urinary system anomalies, 28 cases (4%), respiratory system anomalies, 13 cases (2%), and other system anomalies, 26 cases (3.6%). Among the cases with DS with congenital heart defects, the most common cardiac anomaly was atrioventricular septal defect (30%) followed by atrial septum defect (25%), ventricular septal defect (22%), patent ductus arteriosus (5%), coarctation of aorta (5%), and tetralogy of Fallot (3%). Among the cases with DS with a digestive system anomaly recorded, duodenal atresia (67%), Hirschsprung disease (14%), and tracheo-esophageal atresia (10%) were the most common. Fourteen (2%) of the cases with DS had an obstructive anomaly of the renal pelvis, including hydronephrosis. The other most common anomalies associated with cases with DS were syndactyly, club foot, polydactyly, limb reduction, cataract, hydrocephaly, cleft palate, hypospadias and diaphragmatic hernia. Many studies to assess the anomalies associated with DS have reported various results. There is no agreement in the literature as to which associated anomalies are most common in cases with DS with associated anomalies. In this study we observed a higher percentage of associated anomalies than in the other reported series as well as an increase in the incidence of duodenal atresia, urinary system anomalies, musculoskeletal system anomalies, and respiratory system anomalies, and a decrease in the incidence of anal atresia, annular pancreas, and limb reduction defects. In conclusion, we observed a high prevalence of total congenital anomalies and specific patterns of malformations associated with Down syndrome which emphasizes the need to evaluate carefully all cases with Down syndrome for possible associated major congenital anomalies. PMID:26578241

  12. A forensic case of Munchausen's syndrome.

    PubMed

    Canogullari, Gulsin; Ulupinar, Emel; Teyin, Muharrem; Balci, Yasemin

    2007-04-01

    The case of a 37-year-old cleaning worker, who applied to the court with a claim of being fired from her job due to permanent functional loss of her left arm triggered by a stroke following a work accident, is presented. The court has forwarded the case to the forensic medicine department for further evaluation and documentation of the judicial report. Examination of the medical files has revealed that the person applied to our and other hospitals with various symptoms simulating urologic, neurological, musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, and pulmonary disorders. The person had been hospitalized for extensive, costly, and often invasive medical examinations and/or treatment, and deceived the physicians into carry out unnecessary diagnostic procedures. No objective signs or evidence related to a work accident or stroke was obtained from the medical records. She has been followed up with the diagnosis of lymphangitis, thrombophlebitis and repeated cellulities since 2001, and the infection had been caused by intentional insertion of glass pieces into her left arm. The reason why she was unable to use her left arm was because of contraction related to the repeated soft tissue infection rather than the claimed work accident. This case was not only trying the medical personnel to make errors and confusion, but also attempting to mislead the judgment. Therefore, in forensic cases, medical history of patient must be evaluated carefully. PMID:16725365

  13. Infant Boy with Microcephaly Gastroesophageal Refl ux and Nephrotic Syndrome (Galloway-Mowat Syndrome): A Case Report.

    PubMed

    Malaki, Majid; Rafeey, Mandana

    2012-01-01

    In this case report, we present the first diagnosed case of Galloway-Mowat syndrome in Iran. A 7 month old infant boy withmicrocephaly that had prominently stunted head growth afterbirth, gastroesophageal reflux, multiple craniofascial characters,hypothyroidism and nephrotic syndrome diagnosed at 5 monthsof age associated with rapid decline in renal function and heavyproteinuria in 2 months . PMID:24829636

  14. Propofol Infusion Syndrome or Not? A Case Report

    PubMed Central

    Diaz, James H.; Roberts, Cory A.; Oliver, Josh J.; Kaye, Alan David

    2014-01-01

    Background Propofol is commonly used and well tolerated for induction of general anesthesia and is also used as a sedative in the intensive care unit. However, in rare cases, the agent may cause a fatal condition known as propofol infusion syndrome (PRIS). Case Report We present a case of PRIS that could have been fatal in a previously healthy male patient with multiple gunshot wounds. Conclusion Because patients typically exhibit other potentially fatal comorbidities, PRIS is always a diagnosis of exclusion. The true incidence of PRIS remains unknown, and more objective criteria for its diagnosis need to be established. PMID:25249811

  15. Waardenburg Syndrome: A Case Study of Two Patients.

    PubMed

    Sharma, Karan; Arora, Archana

    2015-09-01

    Waardenburg syndrome is an autosomal dominant disorder with an incidence of 1 in 40,000 that manifests with sensorineural deafness, pigmentation defects of the skin, hair and iris and various defects of neural crest-derived tissues. This genetically heterogeneous disease accounts for >2 % of the congenitally deaf population. Mutations in the EDN3, EDNRB, MITF, PAX3, SNAI2, and SOX10 genes can cause Waardenburg syndrome. We here report a case of 12 year old female who presented with chief complaint of decreased hearing in both ears and had clinical features consistent with Waardenburg syndrome. She had a distinct white forelock of hair in the midline along with striking bilateral blue iris. Also a white depigmented patch was present on the right forearm. Both eyes had bright red fundal reflex with choroidal depigmentation. Her younger brother, the second case in this study, had similar blue eyes, white forelock of hair, depigmented skin patch and choroidal depigmentation but with normal hearing. Their father had a history of premature graying of hair. All the primary care physicians coming across a child with blue eyes and white forelock of hair should get the child's hearing tested at the first instance, if not already tested. An early diagnosis and improvement of hearing impairment with timely intervention are the most important for psychological and intellectual development of children with Waardenburg syndrome. PMID:26405672

  16. Gorlin and Goltz Syndrome: A Case Report with Surgical Review

    PubMed Central

    Surendraji Jain, Eesha; P Badole, Gautam

    2013-01-01

    ABSTRACT Gorlin and Goltz syndrome are a very complex syndrome and a multisystemic process that is characterized by the presence of multiple pigmented basocellular carcinomas, keratocysts in the jaws, palmar and/or plantar pits and calcification of the falx cerebri. Along with these major features a great number minor features have also been described which involves numerous skeletical, dermatology related, neurological, ophthalmological and reproductive anomalies. It exhibits high penetrance and variable expressivity. Presented here is the case of Gorlin-Goltz in a 12 years old male patient which was diagnosed through its oral and maxillofacial manifestations. Treatment of odontogenic keratocyst was done by enucleation without primary suturing. Iodoform dressing was kept to enhance the healing and to reduce the recurrence of the lesion. It is important to provide the early diagnosis for detection of clinical and radiological manifestations in young patients and for provision of advice concerning preventive treatment like protection of the skin from the sunlight and genetic sensitivity testing so that possible complications associated with this syndrome can be prevented. How to cite this article: Bahadure RN, Jain ES, Badole GP. Gorlin and Goltz Syndrome: A Case Report with Surgical Review. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2013;6(2):104-108. PMID:25206202

  17. Goodpasture's Syndrome and Silica: A Case Report and Literature Review

    PubMed Central

    Dahlgren, James; Wardenburg, Marla; Peckham, Trevor

    2010-01-01

    We report a case of Goodpasture's syndrome following chronic low level and an acute, high level of exposure to crystalline silica. A 38-year-old male tilesetter was admitted to the emergency room with dyspnea and respiratory failure. He reported that his symptoms had developed over the previous week after inhaling a large amount of dust while dry-sanding and sweeping a silica-based product used to fill cracks in a cement floor. Over the following days, his pulmonary function declined and he developed acute renal failure. Tests of antiglomerular basement membrane antibody were positive and renal biopsy revealed global glomerulonephritis. He was diagnosed with Goodpasture's syndrome and treated with steroids, plasmapheresis, and hemodialysis. This man had a history of childhood asthma and a remote, one pack-year history of cigarette use. He used the flooring product for seven years prior to the inciting event, however, previous jobs had utilized significantly smaller amounts. Goodpasture's syndrome and other autoimmune diseases have been reported in association with silica exposure. The acute onset following high level silica exposure in this previously healthy man, suggest that clinicians should investigate silica exposure as a causal factor in cases of Goodpasture's syndrome. PMID:20886021

  18. Lemierre's syndrome: two cases of postanginal sepsis.

    PubMed

    Lustig, L R; Cusick, B C; Cheung, S W; Lee, K C

    1995-06-01

    Lemierre's disease consists of suppurative thrombophlebitis of the IJV in the presence of oropharyngeal infection and can be complicated by septic pulmonary emboli. If a patient has an oropharyngeal or deep neck infection and neck pain suspicious for IJV thrombosis, a CT or MRI is warranted to establish the diagnosis. Blood cultures should be obtained to establish the responsible organism. In most cases F. necrophorum, an anaerobic bacterium, is responsible for the sepsis. Once the diagnosis of Lemierre's disease is made, long-term, high-dose intravenous antibiotics with beta-lactamase anaerobic activity should be initiated. In cases with persistent sepsis and emboli despite appropriate medical management, ligation or excision of the IJV should be performed. Finally, if there is clinical or radiologic evidence of retrograde cavernous sinus thrombosis, the use of anticoagulants should be considered. PMID:7777368

  19. Mowat-Wilson syndrome: the first two Malaysian cases.

    PubMed

    Balasubramaniam, S; Keng, W T; Ngu, L H; Michel, L G; Irina, G

    2010-03-01

    Mowat-Wilson syndrome (MWS) is a recently delineated mental retardation; a multiple congenital anomaly syndrome characterised by a typical facial gestalt, Hirschsprung disease or severe constipation, genitourinary anomaly, congenital heart defects, agenesis of corpus callosum and eye defects. Some cases also present with epilepsy, growth retardation with microcephaly and speech impairment. MWS was first described in 1998 by Mowat et al, and approximately 180 cases have been reported as of August 2008. The syndrome occurs as a result of heterozygous mutations or deletions in the zinc finger E-box-binding homeobox 2 gene, ZEB2, previously called ZFHX1B (SIP1). Most cases reported so far were sporadic occurrences; however, rare cases of sibling recurrence have been cited. The facial phenotype is particularly important for the initial clinical diagnosis and provides the hallmark, warranting ZEB2 mutational analysis even in the absence of Hirschsprung disease. We present the first two molecularly confirmed Malaysian MWS patients, one of whom has a novel mutation. PMID:20428734

  20. Hyperferritinemic syndrome: Still's disease and catastrophic antiphospholipid syndrome triggered by fulminant Chikungunya infection: a case report of two patients.

    PubMed

    Betancur, Juan-Felipe; Navarro, Erika-Paola; Echeverry, Alex; Moncada, Pablo A; Cañas, Carlos A; Tobón, Gabriel J

    2015-11-01

    There are four medical conditions characterized by high levels of ferritin, the macrophage activation syndrome (MAS), adult onset Still' s disease (AOSD), catastrophic antiphospholipid syndrome (CAPS), and septic shock, that share similar clinical and laboratory features, suggesting a common pathogenic mechanism. This common syndrome entity is termed "the hyperferritinemic syndrome." Here, we describe two different cases of hyperferritinemic syndrome triggered by Chikungunya fever virus infection: a 21-year-old female with SLE and a 32-year-old male patient who developed AOSD after the coinfection of dengue and Chikungunya viruses. PMID:26233722

  1. Myelodysplastic Syndrome and Autoimmunity: A Case Report of an Unusual Presentation of Myelodysplastic Syndrome

    PubMed Central

    Merrill, Andrea L.; Smith, Hedy

    2011-01-01

    Myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) commonly presents asymptomatically or with symptomatic cytopenias. However, autoimmune phenomena in association with MDS have been well described in several case reports and case series. Typically, these autoimmune phenomena take the form of vasculitides, arthritis, connective tissue diseases, pulmonary infiltrates, or polymyalgia rheumatica. We present the case of a woman with MDS (karyotype 46,XX,+1,der(1;7)(q10;p10)[20], that evolved with an additional trisomy 8 clone) and a novel spectrum of autoimmune diseases including acute fibrinous and organizing pneumonia (AFOP) and lacrimal gland pseudotumor. PMID:22937307

  2. An unusual case of vascular loop syndrome.

    PubMed

    Uluduz, Derya; Karaali-Savrun, Feray; Gunduz, Aysegul; Kiziltan, Meral E

    2007-09-01

    Coexistence of hemifacial spasm (HFS) and trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is a rare entity known as painful tic convulsif (PTC). Here, we present a case of right-sided HFS after which left TN developed, which is an unusual form of PTC. Both disorders were caused by bilateral vascular compression of the cranial nerves and successfully treated with botulinum toxin and carbamazepine. As PTC is benign in nature and can be treated with botulinum toxin, neuroradiological investigations should be performed for an accurate aetiological diagnosis, particularly in young patients with atypical disease manifestations. PMID:17906834

  3. [A case report on methadone withdrawal syndrome].

    PubMed

    Chuang, Peing

    2009-12-01

    As methadone replacement therapy (MRT) has been practiced in Taiwan for only two years, little is known regarding its effects. This case report introduces methadone withdrawal symptoms experienced by a heroin addict who used MRT for a period of four months. The author provided direct counseling and support to the patient as well as worked to empower colleagues and family members to support the patient's successful break with methadone. Discussions and suggestions relevant to MRT policies and the care of methadone users are provided at the end of this report. PMID:19953462

  4. A Case of Capgras Syndrome Related to Hypothyroidism.

    PubMed

    Hines, Aisha; Stewart, Jonathan T; Catalano, Glenn

    2015-11-01

    Hypothyroidism is commonly associated with a variety of psychiatric conditions, most commonly depression and cognitive impairment, but up to 5% to 15% of symptomatically hypothyroid patients may develop a nonaffective psychosis, classically referred to as "myxedema madness." We report the case of a woman who developed Capgras syndrome in the context of hypothyroidism, and whose psychosis rapidly resolved with levothyroxine supplementation. To date, very few cases of Capgras syndrome related to hypothyroidism have been reported. The pathophysiology of this condition remains unclear but it may be related to global cerebral hypometabolism or possibly to increased cerebral dopamine. Given the robust response of "myxedema madness" to thyroid replacement, psychiatrists should remain vigilant for covert hypothyroidism in patients with psychosis and atypical histories or presentations. PMID:26554328

  5. One-and-a-half syndrome--two cases.

    PubMed

    Ilniczky, Sándor; Kamondi, Anita; Várallyay, György; Gaal, Barbara; Palásti, Agnes; Gulyás, Szilvia; Szirmai, Imre

    2007-11-30

    One-and-a-half syndrome is characterized by combination of the clinical features of unilateral horizontal gaze palsy and internuclear ophthalmoplegia. The common symptoms are double vision and oscillopsia. The lesion is located in the paramedian pontine reticular formation, involving the centre of horizontal gaze and medial longitudinal fasciculus. More extensive brainstem damage may result in additional neurological signs. The most frequent underlying diseases are vascular insults, multiple sclerosis, and brainstem tumor. We present two cases of one-and-a-half syndrome. Both patients had lacunar infarction in the paramedian pontine tegmentum, revealed by MRI. The first patient had isolated eye movement disorder, while the second had additional nuclear-type facial paresis. In the first case brainstem evoked potentials indicated brainstem damage, in the second patient it was normal. Ocular symptoms improved within some days in both patients. PMID:18198796

  6. Successful surgical strategy in a late case of Boerhaave's syndrome.

    PubMed

    Shen, Gang; Chai, Ying; Zhang, Guo-Fei

    2014-09-21

    Boerhaave's syndrome refers to the spontaneous transmural rupture of the esophagus. Primary repair may be performed in patients who present within 24 h of perforation, and such cases have the best outcomes as most complications have not yet developed. However, the treatment of late perforations remains controversial. Various approaches and strategies to repair late perforations have been described in the literature, but there is no uniform approach. We present a case of Boerhaave's syndrome in which the patient underwent surgical repair 48 h after the acute event and was subsequently treated successfully. The initial approach included direct esophageal repair, a drainage series, and nutritional support via a feeding jejunostomy. Although the repair site was subsequently disrupted, the patient showed complete healing of the perforation after three weeks. We consider that our surgical treatment strategy is safe and technically feasible, and appears to be a promising alternative approach for the treatment of patients with late Boerhaave's perforation. PMID:25253979

  7. An Unusual Case of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and Hemophagocytic Syndrome

    PubMed Central

    Sharmeen, Saika; Hussain, Nazia

    2016-01-01

    Hemophagocytic syndrome (HS) or hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) is an immune mediated phenomenon that can occur in the setting of an autoimmune disease, chronic immunosuppression, malignancy, or infection. It has been more commonly described in the pediatric population and less commonly in adults. We describe a case of a 52-year-old male who presented with a rash. He simultaneously met the Systemic Lupus International Collaborating Clinics (SLICC) criteria for the diagnosis of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and the diagnostic criteria of HS as described in the hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) 2004 trial. The bone marrow on autopsy showed the presence of abundant hemosiderophages with focal hemophagocytosis. SLE-associated HS might be underdiagnosed due to the overlap in clinical findings. This case represents the importance of prompt diagnosis and treatment of such a potentially fatal clinical syndrome. PMID:26981305

  8. Unremitting body odour: A case of Olfactory Reference Syndrome.

    PubMed

    Tee, C K; Suzaily, W

    2015-01-01

    Olfactory reference syndrome (ORS) is a person's fear of exuding an offensive body odour which is not perceived by others. The objective of this case report is to highlight the challenges in diagnosing olfactory reference syndrome due to the lack of diagnostic criteria as well as its similarities to other psychiatric illnesses. We report a case of a young Chinese gentleman who was preoccupied with the belief that he had an offensive body odour which was not noticeable by others since the age of 10. As a result of this, he developed compulsive behaviour, social anxiety and avoidance, as well as depression. The patient had an array of psychiatric symptoms. He had symptoms which fulfilled criteria for obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), delusional disorder somatic type, and social anxiety disorder. ORS remains a diagnostic challenge. Further studies are needed in this area for a better understanding of the disorder. PMID:25945434

  9. Psychogenic Foreign Accent Syndrome: A New Case

    PubMed Central

    Keulen, Stefanie; Verhoeven, Jo; De Page, Louis; Jonkers, Roel; Bastiaanse, Roelien; Mariën, Peter

    2016-01-01

    This paper presents the case of a 33-year-old, right-handed, French-speaking Belgian lady who was involved in a car accident as a pedestrian. Six months after the incident she developed a German/Flemish-like accent. The patient's medical history, the onset of the FAS and the possible psychological causes of the accent change are analyzed. Relevant neuropsychological, neurolinguistic, and psychodiagnostic test results are presented and discussed. The psychodiagnostic interview and testing will receive special attention, because these have been underreported in previous FAS case reports. Furthermore, an accent rating experiment was carried out in order to assess the foreign quality of the patient's speech. Pre- and post-morbid spontaneous speech samples were analyzed phonetically to identify the pronunciation characteristics associated with this type of FAS. Several findings were considered essential in the diagnosis of psychogenic FAS: the psychological assessments as well as the clinical interview confirmed the presence of psychological problems, while neurological damage was excluded by means of repeated neuroimaging and neurological examinations. The type and nature of the speech symptoms and the accent fluctuations associated with the patient's psychological state cannot be explained by a neurological disorder. Moreover, the indifference of the patient toward her condition may also suggest a psychogenic etiology, as the opposite is usually observed in neurogenic FAS patients. PMID:27148003

  10. The need to consider mood disorders, and especially chronic mania, in cases of Diogenes syndrome (squalor syndrome).

    PubMed

    Fond, G; Jollant, F; Abbar, M

    2011-04-01

    We report the case of a 69 year-old female patient who was hospitalized for Diogenes syndrome, defined by marked self-neglect, social withdrawal and excessive hoarding, leading to squalor. Somatic causes were eliminated. Her personal history showed an eight-year depressive episode followed by a 20-year hypomanic episode without remission, followed by a persistent manic episode associated with Diogenes syndrome for four years. The Diogenes syndrome was successfully treated with mood stabilizers. Mood disorders - in particular chronic mania (i.e. a manic episode lasting more than two years) - should be considered in cases of Diogenes syndrome and in current classifications. PMID:20836916

  11. Surgical Treatment of Heavy Eye Syndrome; Report of Two Cases

    PubMed Central

    Rajavi, Zhale; Ramezani, Ali-Reza; Ashtar-Nakhaee, Parisa

    2009-01-01

    Purpose To report the clinical features and surgical outcomes of two patients with heavy eye syndrome who underwent partial Jensen’s procedure. Case Report A 21-year-old man and a 24-year-old woman with high myopia (−18 and −8 diopters, respectively), high axial length (27.5 and 24.6 mm), progressive esotropia (40 and 50 prism diopters), hypotropia (5 and 2 prism diopters), abduction limitation, and inferior displacement of the lateral rectus on computed tomography were diagnosed with heavy eye syndrome and underwent partial Jensen’s procedure. The technique consisted of splitting the lateral and superior recti from their insertion up to the equator and uniting their superior and temporal halves respectively, with non-absorbable sutures without scleral fixation. Two months postoperatively, esotropia was reduced to 10 prism diopters in case #1 and to 25 prism diopters in case #2; limitation of abduction was also considerably diminished. Conclusion Patients with heavy eye syndrome, large angle esotropia and limitation of abduction, may benefit from partial Jensen’s procedure which is a simple and safe surgical option. PMID:23198082

  12. Trisomy 4p syndrome: A case report with review

    SciTech Connect

    Patel, S.V.; Dagnew, H.; Parekh, A.J.

    1994-09-01

    We present a case with trisomy of the short arm of chromosome 4, i.e., 46,XX,der(22)t(4;22)(p12;11.2). The most notable clinical findings included: prominent forehead, hypertelorism, small, bulbous nose with depressed and broad bridge, low hairline, retrognathia, notched auricular helix, rocker-bottom feet with prominent heel, arachnodactyly and comptodactyly. An additional, unique finding in our case is the presence of 13 ribs. In the past, the precise characterization of cases with trisomy for the 4p segment has been difficult by routine cytogenetic techniques because the bands involved in this abnormality are quite variable. We used the FISH technique, applying a battery of probes to delineate the genomic morbidity at the molecular level. In our case, the entire short arm is in the trisomic state, yet it could not be identified as a distinct syndrome prior to cytogenetic evaluation. The phenotypic spectrum associated with this gross chromosomal abnormality has been the subject of debate and scrutiny. We provided a comprehensive review of 64 cases and it is concluded that the clinical manifestations of the pure trisomy 4p syndrome are associated with trisomy of the distal two thirds to the entire p arm and that the additional material does not cause a more severe phenotype. Therefore, the molecular characterization of the short arm of chromosome 4 (4p) may be imperative in order to correlate the clinical expression with chromosome bands and ultimately with specific gene(s) in future cases.

  13. Parkes weber syndrome involving right lower limb: a case report.

    PubMed

    Kondapavuluri, Benod Kumar; Bharadwaj, R N; Shaikh, Shama; Chand, Akshay; Chaturvedi, Vidyasagar

    2015-04-01

    Vascular malformations (VMs) are developmental abnormalities of the vascular system. Malformations may involve any segment of the vascular tree: arteries, capillaries, veins or lymphatics. High-flow arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) are associated with shunting of large amounts of arterial blood into the venous system; these lesions can have dynamic and dramatic hemodynamic manifestations, such as massive arteriolisation with gross venous engorgement, organomegaly of concerned anatomical region and high-output cardiac failure. Patients with Parkes Weber syndrome have clinically significant micro- or macrofistulous arteriovenous shunts, affecting usually one extremity. The patient has dilated, frequently visible pulsatile varicose veins and other visible signs of AV shunting. The abnormality is sporadic; it is likely a somatic mutation. There is frequent intraosseous involvement. The presence of high AV shunts differentiates Parkes Weber syndrome from Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome which is a clinical triad of capillary malformation, soft tissue and bone hypertrophy and venous and lymphatic malformations. The mutations in RASA 1 gene leads to Parkes Weber syndrome characterised by the presence of multiple, small (1-2 cm in diameter) capillary malformations mostly localized on the face and limbs. We report a case of congenital AVM of the lower limb causing cardiac decompensation. The patient was safely and successfully treated by performing a knee disarticulation. PMID:25972672

  14. Linezolid-Associated Serotonin Syndrome. A Report of Two Cases.

    PubMed

    Frykberg, Robert G; Gordon, Scott; Tierney, Edward; Banks, Jaminelli

    2015-05-01

    Linezolid, a mild monoamine oxidase inhibitor, is a commonly used antibiotic drug for the treatment of complicated skin and skin structure infections, including diabetic foot infections. Use of linezolid has been associated with serotonin syndrome, a potentially life-threatening condition typically caused by the combination of two or more medications with serotonergic properties, due to increased serotonin release. The goals of this article are to highlight the risk factors associated with the development of serotonin syndrome related to the use of linezolid and to aid in its prevention and early diagnosis. In this case series we report on two hospitalized patients who, while being treated with linezolid for pedal infections, developed serotonin syndrome. Both individuals were also undergoing treatment with at least one serotonergic agent for depression and had received this medication within 2 weeks of starting the antibiotic drug therapy. In these individuals, we noted agitation, confusion, tremors, and tachycardia within a few days of initiation of linezolid therapy. Owing to the risk of serotonin toxicity, care should be taken when prescribing linezolid in conjunction with any other serotonergic agent. Although serotonin syndrome is an infrequent complication, it can be potentially life threatening. Therefore, risks and benefits of therapy should be weighed before use. PMID:26146971

  15. Acute tumour lysis syndrome: a case in AL amyloidosis.

    PubMed

    Akasheh, M S; Chang, C P; Vesole, D H

    1999-11-01

    Tumour lysis syndrome (TLS) in plasma cell dyscrasias is extremely rare. TLS has been described in eight cases of multiple myeloma undergoing high-dose therapy with autologous stem cell transplant (ASCT). Recently, clinical trials of intensive chemotherapy followed by autologous or allogeneic stem cell support has been shown to offer potential benefit in AL (amyloid light-chain) amyloidosis. TLS in primary AL amyloidosis in this setting has not been previously reported. We report a case of TLS in a patient with AL amyloidosis which developed after high-dose melphalan chemotherapy supported by ASCT. PMID:10583230

  16. The laparoscopic management of Swyer syndrome: Case series

    PubMed Central

    Malhotra, Neena; Dadhwal, Vatsla; Sharma, Kandala Aparna; Gupta, Deepika; Agarwal, Sumita; Deka, Dipika

    2015-01-01

    Swyer syndrome, also known as 46 XY pure gonadal dysgenesis, is a rare endocrine disorder. Affected individuals are phenotypically female with female genitalia, normal Mullerian structures, absent testicular tissue, and a 46 XY chromosomal constitution. We report a series of eight cases of Swyer syndrome, of which six were managed by laparoscopic gonadectomy. The two other cases had to undergo an exploratory laparotomy in view of their presentation with adnexal masses. Two of the girls were siblings. The chief presenting complaint was primary amenorrhea. Four girls also presented with a history of poor development of secondary sexual characters. The average age at presentation was 16.19±2.85 years. The average height was 158.33 ±4.63 cm, and the average weight was 49.33±8.44 kg. Breast development was either Tanner 2 or 3 in four girls, whereas three girls had a Tanner 1 underdeveloped breasts. Axillary and pelvic hair was sparse in all the girls. The vagina was well canalized in all the girls. Hormonal evaluation revealed hypergonadotropic hypogonadism with a mean follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) level of 95.81 mIU/L and a mean luteinizing (LH) level of 24.15 mIU/L. Imaging analysis revealed the presence of a small uterus in all the cases, except one. Bilateral ovaries were either not visualized or streak gonads were present. Adnexal mass was detected in two of the six cases with raised carcinoembryonic antigen (CA) 125 levels in one case. Genetic analysis revealed a karyotype of 46 XY in six girls, 46 XY/45 X in one, and the culture repeatedly failed in one girl. Because of the risk of malignancy, bilateral gonadectomy was performed in all cases. Histopathological analysis revealed that three of the six cases had dysgerminoma. The patients have been started on hormone replacement therapy. Laparoscopy is a minimally invasive modality for the definitive diagnosis and treatment of cases with Swyer syndrome. An early diagnosis of Swyer syndrome is possible during workup for primary amenorrhea before they present with adnexal masses. PMID:26692777

  17. Compartment syndrome after total knee arthroplasty: regarding a clinical case.

    PubMed

    Pinheiro, Ana Alexandra da Costa; Marques, Pedro Miguel Dantas Costa; S, Pedro Miguel Gomes; Oliveira, Carolina Fernandes; da Silva, Bruno Pombo Ferreira; de Sousa, Cristina Maria Varino

    2015-01-01

    Although compartment syndrome is a rare complication of total knee arthroplasty, it is one of the most devastating complications. It is defined as a situation of increased pressure within a closed osteofascial space that impairs the circulation and the functioning of the tissues inside this space, thereby leading to ischemia and tissue dysfunction. Here, a clinical case of a patient who was followed up in orthopedic outpatient consultations due to right gonarthrosis is presented. The patient had a history of arthroscopic meniscectomy and presented knee flexion of 10 before the operation, which consisted of total arthroplasty of the right knee. The operation seemed to be free from intercurrences, but the patient evolved with compartment syndrome of the ipsilateral leg after the operation. Since compartment syndrome is a true surgical emergency, early recognition and treatment of this condition through fasciotomy is crucial in order to avoid amputation, limb dysfunction, kidney failure and death. However, it may be difficult to make the diagnosis and cases may not be recognized if the cause of compartment syndrome is unusual or if the patient is under epidural analgesia and/or peripheral nerve block, which thus camouflages the main warning sign, i.e. disproportional pain. In addition, edema of the limb that underwent the intervention is common after total knee arthroplasty operations. This study presents a review of the literature and signals that the possible rarity of cases is probably due to failure to recognize this condition in a timely manner and to placing these patients in other diagnostic groups that are less likely, such as neuropraxia caused by using a tourniquet or peripheral nerve injury. PMID:26401507

  18. Macular edema-like change and pseudopapilledema in a case of Scheie syndrome.

    PubMed

    Usui, T; Shirakashi, M; Takagi, M; Abe, H; Iwata, K

    1991-09-01

    We reported a case of Scheie syndrome in which diffuse fine corneal deposits, pigmentary retinal degeneration, pseudopapilledema, and macular edema-like change were observed bilaterally. This is the first report describing macular change in Scheie syndrome. PMID:1836802

  19. Antiphospholipid syndrome presenting as progressive neuropsychiatric disorders: two case reports

    PubMed Central

    Li, Chien-Hsun; Chou, Mei-Chuan; Liu, Ching-Kuan; Lai, Chiou-Lian

    2013-01-01

    The antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is a rare form of autoimmune coagulopathy. In this syndrome, the most common neurologic abnormality is transient ischemic attack. This can be easily overlooked if a patient presents with progressive neuropsychiatric disorders, such as depression or dementia. We report two cases of young women, aged 35 and 22 years, presenting with progressive depression and mental decline over a certain period. The neuropsychological diagnoses of the two patients were, respectively, dementia with disinhibition and borderline dementia with depression. Brain magnetic resonance imaging showed multiple old infarcts with encephalomalacia in the former case, and only one cortical hemorrhagic infarction, over the right temporoparietal lobe, observed in the latter case. The outcomes of the two cases were also very different. Progressive neuropsychiatric disorders are increasingly observed in the young; therefore, APS and other autoimmune diseases should be considered during the differential diagnosis. Brain imaging examinations may prevent a delay in the detection of a structural lesion and facilitate the early intervention with good prognosis. Careful investigations by experts from different disciplines are always encouraged in complicated cases. PMID:23723705

  20. A Case of Beare-Stevenson Syndrome with Unusual Manifestations

    PubMed Central

    Ron, Nitin; Leung, Samuel; Carney, Erin; Gerber, Alexis; David, Karen Laurie

    2016-01-01

    Case series Patient: — Final Diagnosis: Beare-Stevenson syndrome Symptoms: — Medication: — Clinical Procedure: Genetic analysis Specialty: Pediatrics and Neonatology Objective: Rare disease Background: Beare-Stevenson syndrome (BSS) is an extremely rare genetic disorder, with fewer than 25 cases reported worldwide. This autosomal dominant syndrome has been linked to two mutations in the fibroblast growth factor receptor 2 gene (FGFR2), Tyr375Cys and Ser372Cys, both causing amino acid changes. Case Report: BSS is characterized by a range of morphological features, some more classically associated than others, of which craniosynostosis has been almost uniformly present. Other common features include cutis gyrata, acanthosis nigricans, ear and eye defects, skin/mucosal tissue tags, prominent umbilical stump, and anogenital anomalies. This account reports what we believe to be the 25th case of BSS, and exhibits a constellation of the characteristic features similar to those previously described, including the presence of cutis gyrata, proptosis, a bifid scrotum, and hypospadias. However, craniosynostosis was not detected prenatally by ultrasound or at birth. Prenatal ultrasound may detect some dysmorphic features of BSS. Many of these features have also been associated with other genetic disorders with overlapping phenotypes. Our case presented with the unusual features of a natal tooth and absence of craniosynostosis at birth. At birth, a diagnosis of BSS was suspected based on clinical features despite the absence of craniosynostosis. This was later confirmed with the use of molecular analysis, revealing a Tyr375Cys mutation of exon 9 of the FGFR2 gene. Conclusions: We suggest that a normal antenatal ultrasound scan and the absence of craniosynostosis at birth should not preclude further workup for BSS if this possibility is clinically suspected. PMID:27079505

  1. Megalocornea and mental retardation syndrome: clinical and instrumental follow-up of a case.

    PubMed

    Margari, Lucia; Presicci, Anna; Ventura, Patrizia; Buttiglione, Maura; Dicuonzo, Franca; Lattarulo, Caterina; Perniola, Tommaso

    2006-10-01

    Megalocornea-mental retardation syndrome, otherwise known as Neuhauser syndrome, is a rare autosomal recessive disorder. Only 36 cases have been reported in the literature. We describe the clinical and instrumental follow-up, lasting 5 years, of a case showing the typical features of the syndrome, associated with transient hypothyroidism, epilepsy, cerebral palsy with choreoathetotic movements, and brain malformation. Our report might help better delineate the phenotype and natural history of the syndrome. PMID:17005108

  2. [A case of Klinefelter's syndrome with schizophrenia-like symptoms].

    PubMed

    Hirasawa, H; Asakawa, O; Koyama, K; Takahashi, Y; Atsumi, Y; Kumakura, T

    2000-06-01

    A case of Klinefelter's syndrome with schizophrenia-like symptoms is reported. He was given a diagnosis of schizophrenia at the age of 39. After being treated with medication for many years, he stopped taking them at the age of seventy-two and involuntary movements appeared in his limbs and the trunk. Upon admission to our hospital, he was experiencing delusion and psychosocial excitement. A physical examination showed him to be a thin man of 175.5 cm height, suffering from a mild degree of gynecomastia, testicular atrophy. Serum LH and FSH were both high 10.9 and 47.8 mU/ml respectively. Serum testosterone concentration was 0.2 ng/ml, much lower than the normal range (2.7-10.7 ng/ml). On the Wechsler adult intelligence scale (Revision), his total IQ was 103 (performance IQ 100, verbal IQ105). Karyotype analysis revealed an XXY pattern. Although slight auditory hallucinations remained, the delusional symptoms as well as the involuntary movements diminished after the administration of psychotrophics. Personality changes such as apathy and abulia was subsided. The psychological symptoms were very similar to these of cases in other reports of Klinefelter's syndrome associated with schizophrenia-like symptoms. Some reports about the relationships between sex hormones and schizophrenia including other psychotic disorders suggest that the X-chromosome plays an important part in the mechanism of psychosocial symptoms and in the prognosis in Klinefelter's syndrome. PMID:10998933

  3. [Oral-facial-digital syndrome type I. A case report].

    PubMed

    Leonardi, R; Gallone, M; Sorge, G; Greco, F

    2004-04-01

    Oral-facial-digital syndrome type I (OFDI) is a congenital X-linked dominant disorder characterized by anomalies of the oral cavity, face and digits sometimes associated to cerebral malformations and polycystic kidney disease. The gene, responsible for this syndrome, is ofd1. Clinically it is seen only in females. Lesions of the mouth include median pseudoclefting of the upper lip, clefts of the palate and tongue, and dental anomalies (missing or supernumerary teeth, enamel hypoplasia, and teeth malpositions). Dysmorphic features affecting the head include hypertelorism, frontal bossing, micrognathia, facial asymmetry and broadened nasal ridge. The digital abnormalities are syndactyly, clinodactyly, brachydactyly and, rarely, pre or post-axial polydactyly. Less frequently ex-pressed phenotypic anomalies include skin milia, alopecia, deafness and trembling. Sometimes the diagnosis of OFDI can be difficult because there is an overlap with other types of oral-facial-digital syndromes. A sporadic case of OFDI, with 7 lower incisors, both in the primary and permanent dentition, is reported. This dental anomaly is very unusual because in literature only supernumerary cuspids are reported. In the light of this case, the authors discuss the oral phenotypic expression of ofd1 gene and its role in human odontogenesis. PMID:15107776

  4. [A case of serotonin syndrome following minimum doses of sertraline].

    PubMed

    Kan, Rumiko; Endou, Masatoshi; Unno, Yukihiro

    2009-01-01

    We report a 75-year-old woman developing serotonin syndrome following minimum doses of sertraline. She showed a depressed mood, insomnia, and general fatigue and was taking sulpiride at 300 mg/day, alprazolam at 1.2 mg/day, zopiclone at 7.5 mg/day, and etizolam at 1 mg/day. As she remained symptomatic, sertraline at 25 mg/day was added. Within 14 hours of starting sertraline, the patient began to experience delirium, impaired coordination, diaphoresis, tremulousness of the upper limbs bilaterally, and agitation. Sertraline was thus discontinued, and all of the above-mentioned symptoms disappeared rapidly. Serotonin syndrome is rarely reported in patients taking sertraline in Japan. To our knowledge, ours is the second case of serotonin syndrome associated with sertraline in Japan. According to Drug in Japan, sertraline must be started at the lowest efficacious dose with slow titration and is contraindicated for patients who are taking pimozide or monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs). Also, the coadministration of sertraline with other agents such as lithium, tricyclic antidepressants, and triptans necessitates the close observation of symptoms and signs. However, our case didn't take any of these combinations, and she was administered 25 mg/day, the lowest efficacious dose. This report emphasizes that caution is needed when prescribing sertraline to elderly patients and on its coadministration. PMID:19999561

  5. [A Case of Kartagener's Syndrome in Infertile Male Patients].

    PubMed

    Mori, Kohei; Yumura, Yasushi; Takeshima, Teppei; Yamanaka, Hiroyuki; Kuroda, Shinnosuke; Sanjyo, Hiroyuki; Yasuda, Kengo; Noguchi, Kazumi

    2015-12-01

    The patient was a 33-year-old man attending the infertility clinic with primary infertility of 3 years duration. The semen examination showed oligozoospermia and suspected primary male infertility. He had a history of chronic sinusitis and respiratory disease. His chest X-ray showed dextrocardia. Abnormality of the ultrastructure of the cilia of the tract epithelium was found by electron microscopy, and further examination revealed bronchoectasis. We gave him a diagnosis of Kartagener syndrome from these findings. Kartagener syndrome consists of bronchiectasis, sinusitis and situs inversus and is considered a form of primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD). PCD is also a cause of motor impairment of sperm flagella. This case had successful in-vitro fertilization pregnancy with spermatozoa from the patient. PMID:26790766

  6. Left gastric artery aneurysm in Marfan syndrome: a unique case.

    PubMed

    Powell, Richard Oliver; Babu, Suresh B; Bommayya, Girish

    2015-01-01

    A 78-year-old man presented with abdominal pain, high International Normalised Ratio and rapidly falling haemoglobin. He had a background of Marfan syndrome and was on warfarin following mechanical aortic valve replacement. Abdominal CT imaging showed haemoperitoneum with a leaking aneurysm of the left gastric artery measuring 10 mm in diameter. The decision whether to reverse his anticoagulation provided a difficult clinical scenario given the risk of thrombosis associated with the mechanical aortic valve. The patient went on to have a successful percutaneous embolisation of the aneurysm using a metallic coil and Onyx. Left gastric artery aneurysms are rare and have a reported mortality of up to 70%. This is the first case of gastric artery aneurysm described in a patient with Marfan syndrome. PMID:26123456

  7. Case of pituitary stalk transection syndrome ascertained after breech delivery.

    PubMed

    Fukuta, Kaori; Hidaka, Takao; Ono, Yosuke; Kochi, Keiko; Yasoshima, Kuniaki; Arai, Takashi

    2016-02-01

    Pituitary stalk transection syndrome (PSTS) is a rare complication that can accompany breech delivery. Early diagnosis of this syndrome is difficult, and it may cause a serious delay in the diagnosis. We present a case of PSTS ascertained after breech delivery. A 20-year-old woman presented with primary amenorrhea. The patient was born by breech delivery and had a history of treatment for pituitary dwarfism. Her laboratory findings showed pituitary hypothyroidism, and hormone replacement therapy was initiated. At 28 years old, she became pregnant and had a normal delivery at 38 weeks' gestation. One year after delivery, her thyroid hormone level changed. Laboratory test showed adrenocortical insufficiency, and magnetic resonance imaging of the pituitary gland showed transection of the pituitary stalk and development of an ectopic posterior lobe. These findings were compatible with PSTS. When a patient who has been born by breech delivery presents with symptoms of pituitary deficiency, PSTS should be considered in the differential diagnosis. PMID:26631915

  8. Pregnancy with Gilbert Syndrome – A Case Report

    PubMed Central

    P, Lakshmi Sailaja; Reddy, Peddireddy Vijaya Narasimha

    2014-01-01

    A primigravida presented to us at 32 weeks of gestation with vomiting, myalgia and jaundice. On examination she had icterus, she was dehydrated, uterus was corresponding to dates and the fetal heart rate was good. On evaluation, all the investigations were normal except mild unconjugated hyperbilirubinaemia and hypoglycaemia. Based on the above findings we derived at a diagnosis of Gilbert syndrome. Dehydration due to vomiting aggravated her jaundice. On correcting her dehydration jaundice resolved, patient improved symptomatically and was discharged two days later. She was later admitted at term and underwent emergency caesarian section in view of fetal distress. Mother and baby were fine postoperatively and was discharged on the fifth postoperative day Gilbert syndrome is rare in obstetric practice. Virtually all patients have decreased activity of Uridine diphosphate glucuronosyl transferase (UDPGT). The case is reported due to its rarity. PMID:25121033

  9. Brown syndrome with severe amblyopia: a case report from Africa

    PubMed Central

    Olusanya, Bolutife Ayokunnu

    2015-01-01

    Brown syndrome is a rare form of strabismus that is characterised by restriction of elevation of the eye in adduction. This is a case report of an eleven year old Nigerian girl who presented with a history of squint and poor vision. She had visual acuities of 6/24 and counting fingers in her right and left eyes respectively. There was a left hypotropia in the primary position of gaze with associated marked restriction of elevation in adduction and a positive forced duction test. Refraction revealed a refractive error of +4.50 diopters in each eye. The right visual acuity improved significantly to 6/9 with the refractive correction while the left visual acuity improved marginally to 6/60. This report demonstrates the occurrence of Brown syndrome with associated severe amblyopia in Africa. Health care providers are encouraged to promptly refer all patients, especially children, who have ocular motility disorders for early specialist intervention. PMID:26090014

  10. [The anterior tarsal tunnel syndrome: a case report].

    PubMed

    Milants, C; Wang, F C; Gomulinski, L; Ledon, F; Petrover, D; Bonnet, R; Crielaard, J M; Kaux, J F

    2015-01-01

    The anterior tarsal tunnel syndrome is a rare entrapment neuropathy of the deep peroneal nerve beneath the inferior extensor retinaculum of the ankle. It is frequently unrecognized and may lead to misdiagnosis and delayed treatment. We report the case of a 77 year old patient complaining of symptoms of an anterior tarsal tunnel syndrome with neuropathic pain located at the dorsal part of the foot, without any sensorimotor loss. The ENMG was in favour of a motor impairment of the deep peroneal nerve. MRI exploration of the ankle showed a millimetric bony overgrowth of the upper pole of the navicular bone, irritative to the deep peroneal nerve. Infiltration at overgrowth of the navicular provided a partial and temporary decrease in pain symptoms. Surgical nerve decompression was then considered. PMID:26376569

  11. Metronidazole Toxicity in Cockayne Syndrome: A Case Series.

    PubMed

    Wilson, Brian T; Strong, Andrew; O'Kelly, Sean; Munkley, Jennifer; Stark, Zornitza

    2015-09-01

    Cockayne syndrome (CS) is a rare genetic disorder characterized by small stature, intellectual disability, and accelerated pathologic aging. Through the Cockayne Syndrome Natural History Study, we have identified 8 cases of acute hepatic failure after metronidazole administration (8% of our cohort), 3 of which were fatal. The interval between initial administration and death was 6 to 11 days. Two of these patients also experienced acute neurologic deficit. Both hepatotoxicity and acute neurologic deficit have been reported previously as extremely rare adverse events after metronidazole administration. However, we have not identified any patients with CS who have received metronidazole without serious adverse effects. We recommend that a diagnosis of CS be considered an absolute contraindication to the use of metronidazole. PMID:26304821

  12. A Case of Newly Diagnosed Klippel Trenaunay Weber Syndrome Presenting with Nephrotic Syndrome

    PubMed Central

    Cebeci, Egemen; Demir, Secil; Gursu, Meltem; Sumnu, Abdullah; Yamak, Mehmet; Doner, Barıs; Karadag, Serhat; Uzun, Sami; Behlul, Ahmet; Ozkan, Oktay; Ozturk, Savas

    2015-01-01

    Klippel Trenaunay Weber syndrome (KTWS) is a rare disease characterized by hemihypertrophy, variceal enlargement of the veins, and arteriovenous (AV) malformations. Renal involvement in KTWS is not known except in rare case reports. Herein, we present a case of KTWS with nephrotic syndrome. A 52-year-old male was admitted due to dyspnea and swelling of the body for the last three months. The pathological physical findings were diffuse edema, decreased lung sounds at the right basal site, increased diameter and decreased length of the left leg compared with the right one, diffuse variceal enlargements, and a few hemangiomatous lesions on the left leg. The pathological laboratory findings were hypoalbuminemia, hyperlipidemia, increased creatinine level (1.23 mg/dL), and proteinuria (7.6 g/day). Radiographic pathological findings were cystic lesions in the liver, spleen, and kidneys, splenomegaly, AV malformation on the left posterolateral thigh, and hypertrophy of the soft tissues of the proximal left leg. He was diagnosed to have KTWS with these findings. Renal biopsy was performed to determine the cause of nephrotic syndrome. The pathologic examination was consistent with focal segmental sclerosis (FSGS). He was started on oral methylprednisolone at the dosage of 1 mg/kg and began to be followedup in the nephrology outpatient clinic. PMID:26000182

  13. A case of newly diagnosed klippel trenaunay weber syndrome presenting with nephrotic syndrome.

    PubMed

    Cebeci, Egemen; Demir, Secil; Gursu, Meltem; Sumnu, Abdullah; Yamak, Mehmet; Doner, Barıs; Karadag, Serhat; Uzun, Sami; Behlul, Ahmet; Ozkan, Oktay; Ozturk, Savas

    2015-01-01

    Klippel Trenaunay Weber syndrome (KTWS) is a rare disease characterized by hemihypertrophy, variceal enlargement of the veins, and arteriovenous (AV) malformations. Renal involvement in KTWS is not known except in rare case reports. Herein, we present a case of KTWS with nephrotic syndrome. A 52-year-old male was admitted due to dyspnea and swelling of the body for the last three months. The pathological physical findings were diffuse edema, decreased lung sounds at the right basal site, increased diameter and decreased length of the left leg compared with the right one, diffuse variceal enlargements, and a few hemangiomatous lesions on the left leg. The pathological laboratory findings were hypoalbuminemia, hyperlipidemia, increased creatinine level (1.23 mg/dL), and proteinuria (7.6 g/day). Radiographic pathological findings were cystic lesions in the liver, spleen, and kidneys, splenomegaly, AV malformation on the left posterolateral thigh, and hypertrophy of the soft tissues of the proximal left leg. He was diagnosed to have KTWS with these findings. Renal biopsy was performed to determine the cause of nephrotic syndrome. The pathologic examination was consistent with focal segmental sclerosis (FSGS). He was started on oral methylprednisolone at the dosage of 1 mg/kg and began to be followedup in the nephrology outpatient clinic. PMID:26000182

  14. A Challenging Case of an Ectopic Cushing Syndrome

    PubMed Central

    Menezes Nunes, Joana; Camões, Isabel; Maciel, João; Cabral Bastos, Pedro; Souto de Moura, Conceição; Bettencourt, Paulo

    2014-01-01

    Bronchopulmonary carcinoids are rare pulmonary neoplasms although they account for most cases of ectopic ACTH syndromes. When feasible, the mainstay treatment is surgical resection of the tumor. We report the case of a 52-year-old woman with signs and symptoms suggestive of hypercortisolism for 12 months, admitted to our department because of community acquired pneumonia. Blood hormone analysis showed increased levels of ACTH and urinary free cortisol and nonsuppressibility to high- and low-dose dexamethasone tests. Pituitary MRI showed no lesion and no central-to-peripheral ACTH gradient was present in bilateral inferior petrosal sinus sampling. CRH stimulation test suggested an ectopic ACTH source. Thoracic CT scan revealed a nodular region measuring 12 mm located in the inferior lingular lobule of the left superior lung with negative uptake by 18-FDG-PET scan and negative SRS. The patient was successfully treated with an atypical lung resection and histology revealed an atypical bronchial carcinoid tumor with positive ACTH immunoreactivity. This was an interesting case because the patient was admitted due to pneumonia that may have been associated with her untreated and chronic hypercortisolism and a challenging case of ectopic ACTH syndrome due to conflicting results on the diagnostic exams. PMID:25431598

  15. [A case of hemolytic-uremic syndrome with development of catastrophic antiphospholipid syndrome: diagnosis and clinical tactics].

    PubMed

    Dzhumabaeva, B T; Biriukova, L S; Tsvetaeva, N V; Sukhanova, G A; Vasil'ev, S A; Shavlokhov, V S; Karagiulian, S R; Kaplanskaia, I B; Petrova, V I; Avdonin, P V

    2010-01-01

    The paper describes a case of practically simultaneous development of the hemolytic-uremic syndrome (HUS) and the catastrophic antiphospholipid syndrome (CAPS) complicated by mesenteric vessel thrombosis and small bowel necrosis. Multimodality treatment comprising volume plasmapheresis, fresh frozen plasma transfusion, hemodialysis, anticoagulant and disaggregant therapy could relieve thrombogenic events, such as pulmonary artery thromboembolism and intestinal necrosis. PMID:20564925

  16. Conversion, dissociative amnesia, and Ganser syndrome in a case of "chameleon" syndrome: anatomo-functional findings.

    PubMed

    Magnin, Eloi; Thomas-Antérion, Catherine; Sylvestre, Geraldine; Haffen, Sophie; Magnin-Feysot, Virgile; Rumbach, Lucien

    2014-01-01

    The term "chameleon" was first used in the seventeenth century by Sydenham to describe a patient with a protean semiology. We report a single case of "chameleon" syndrome that challenges the current international criteria for somatoform disorders, dissociative amnesia, and Ganser syndrome. The florid symptoms were as follows: anterograde and retrograde amnesia (including semantic, episodic, and procedural deficits), loss of identity, atypical neuropsychological impairment (approximate answers), left sensitive and motor deficit, and left pseudochoreoathetosis movement disorders. Additional behavioral disorders included the following: anxiety, clouded consciousness, hallucinations, and "belle indifference". A single photon emission computed tomography examination showed bilateral temporal, frontal and a right caudate (in the head of the caudate nucleus) hypoperfusion concordant with a common mechanism of repression in these disorders. PMID:23075263

  17. Association of reversible splenial lesion syndrome (RESLES) with Anti-VGKC autoantibody syndrome: a case report.

    PubMed

    Gilder, Thomas R; Hawley, Jason S; Theeler, Brett J

    2016-05-01

    A 50-year-old male presented with complaints of fatigue, confusion, and memory problems. Neurological evaluation revealed altered cognition, unsteady gait, ataxia, dysmetria, and weakness. MRI of the brain was initially unremarkable. Over several days, the patient experienced improvement of symptoms and a follow-up MRI revealed a small lesion in the splenium of the corpus callosum seen on diffusion weighted and T2 sequences. The patient was discovered to have elevated anti-voltage gated potassium channel serum autoantibodies. Follow-up MRI revealed resolution of the splenial lesion. The patient was treated with intravenous immune globulin, and improved back to his pre-treatment baseline. We believe this to be the first case of a reversible splenial lesion syndrome as a manifestation of the anti-voltage gated potassium channel autoantibody syndrome, and propose a pathophysiologic mechanism. PMID:26743064

  18. Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome in a child with steroid-resistant nephrotic syndrome: a case report and review of literature

    PubMed Central

    Zhang, Yu; Zhou, Jianhua; Chen, Yu

    2014-01-01

    Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) is a rare and serious syndrome of central nervous system that can develop in both adults and children. It is characterized by acute onset of headache, confusion, seizures or focal neurological deficits along with radiological findings of white matter abnormalities in the parietal and occipital lobes. In the past ten years, this syndrome has been described mainly in adults, rare in children. Here, we report a case of PRES presenting in a 12-year-old girl with steroid-resistant nephrotic syndrome. Her neurological symptom was rapidly recovered after control of hypertension without discontinuation of cyclosporine A. PMID:25120830

  19. Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome in a child with steroid-resistant nephrotic syndrome: a case report and review of literature.

    PubMed

    Zhang, Yu; Zhou, Jianhua; Chen, Yu

    2014-01-01

    Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) is a rare and serious syndrome of central nervous system that can develop in both adults and children. It is characterized by acute onset of headache, confusion, seizures or focal neurological deficits along with radiological findings of white matter abnormalities in the parietal and occipital lobes. In the past ten years, this syndrome has been described mainly in adults, rare in children. Here, we report a case of PRES presenting in a 12-year-old girl with steroid-resistant nephrotic syndrome. Her neurological symptom was rapidly recovered after control of hypertension without discontinuation of cyclosporine A. PMID:25120830

  20. Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Surveillance: Age of Syndrome Manifestation in Case Ascertainment

    PubMed Central

    Moberg, D. Paul; Bowser, John; Burd, Larry; Elliott, Amy J.; Punyko, Judy; Wilton, Georgiana

    2014-01-01

    Background Fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) is a leading cause of developmental disability. Active public health surveillance through medical record abstraction has been employed to estimate FAS prevalence rates, typically based on birth cohorts. There is an extended time for FAS characteristics to become apparent in infants and young children, and there are often delays in syndrome recognition and documentation. This methodological paper analyzes the age at case ascertainment in a large surveillance program. Methods The Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Surveillance (FASSLink) Project, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), sought to estimate FAS prevalence rates in eight U.S. states. FASSLink used linked abstractions from multiple health care records of suspected cases of FAS. The present paper analyzed data from this effort to determine the child’s age in months at confirming abstraction. Results The average age at abstraction for confirmed/probable FAS cases (n=422) was 48.3 (±19.5) months with a range of 0 to 94 months. Age of ascertainment varied by state and decreased with each birth year; the number of cases ascertained also decreased in a steep stepwise gradient over the six birth years in the study. Discussion FAS surveillance efforts should screen records of children who are much older than is typical in birth defects surveillance. To best establish rates of FAS using medical records abstraction, surveillance efforts should focus on one-year birth cohorts followed for a fixed number of years or, if using multi-year cohorts, should implement staggered end dates allowing all births to be followed for up to eight years of age. PMID:24737611

  1. [Serotonin syndrome--several cases of this often overlooked diagnosis].

    PubMed

    Höjer, Jonas; Personne, Mark; Skagius, Ann-Sofi; Hansson, Ola

    2002-06-30

    During the recent decade an increasing number of inquiries concerning cases of overdoses exhibiting typical signs of the serotonin syndrome have been recorded at the Swedish Poisons Information Centre. Four of these cases are presented together with a review of the literature. All patients had overdosed moclobemide and in one case this was the only drug taken. The other patients had ingested moclobemide together with citalopram (2 cases) and clomipramine (1 case). Moreover, other serotoninergic pharmaceuticals as sertraline and sumatriptan were simultaneously ingested in one case and buspirone in another. Three of the cases had hyperthermia, > 40 degrees C and the same number showed pronounced muscle rigidity, coma and mydriasis. Other severe signs and symptoms upon admission included positive Babinski and trismus in two cases each and seizures in one. All patients received mechanical ventilation. Two were treated with dantrolene sodium and one of them was given cyproheptadine as well. One patient received cyproheptadine treatment alone and another prolonged muscle relaxation. Three patients had a typical short clinical course, whereas one patient developed rhabdomyolysis, DIC and arrhythmias. All patients fully recovered. PMID:12555608

  2. [Serotonin syndrome. Several cases of this often overlooked diagnosis].

    PubMed

    Höjer, Jonas; Personne, Mark; Skagius, Ann-Sofi; Hansson, Ola

    2002-05-01

    During the recent decade an increasing number of inquiries concerning cases of overdoses exhibiting typical signs of the serotonin syndrome have been recorded at the Swedish Poisons Information Centre. Four of these cases are presented together with a review of the literature. All patients had overdosed moclobemide and in one case this was the only drug taken. The other patients had ingested moclobemide together with citalopram (2 cases) and clomipramine (1 case). Moreover, other serotoninergic pharmaceuticals as sertraline and sumatriptan were simultaneously ingested in one case and buspirone in another. Three of the cases had hyperthermia, > 40 degrees C and the same number showed pronounced muscle rigidity, coma and mydriasis. Other severe signs and symptoms upon admission included positive Babinski and trismus in two cases each and seizures in one. All patients received mechanical ventilation. Two were treated with dantrolene sodium and one of them was given cyproheptadine as well. One patient received cyproheptadine treatment alone and another prolonged muscle relaxation. Three patients had a typical short clinical course, whereas one patient developed rhabdomyolysis, DIC and arrhythmias. All patients fully recovered. PMID:12082784

  3. Multiorgan failure due to hemophagocytic syndrome: A case report

    PubMed Central

    Mayordomo-Colunga, Juan; Rey, Corsino; Gonzlez, Soledad; Concha, Andrs

    2008-01-01

    Introduction Hemophagocytic syndrome (HFS) is a potentially lethal disorder due to an uncontrolled immune response to a triggering agent. Our objective is to raise the importance of HFS early diagnosis by presenting a representative case. Case presentation A sixteen-year-old girl with Still disease diagnosis developed a progressive multiorgan failure including acute respiratory distress (ARDS), anemia and thrombopenia, elevated liver enzymes, renal failure, coagulopathy with hypofibrinogenemia, and acute phase reactants elevation despite broad-spectrum antibiotics. A bone marrow puncture-biopsy was performed, and hemophagocytosis was found. Prolonged fever, splenomegaly, bicytopenia, hypofibrinogenemia, hyperferritinemia and hypertriglyceridemia confirmed HFS diagnosis. She received intensive care support therapy including mechanical ventilation and specific therapy according to HLH 2004 protocol, with a very good response. Conclusion Our case shows complexity of HFS diagnosis, due to septic shock-like manifestations. Early diagnosis is essential to start appropriate treatment achieving a better outcome. PMID:18834507

  4. Cracked tooth syndrome: A report of three cases

    PubMed Central

    Sadasiva, Kadandale; Ramalingam, Sathishmuthukumar; Rajaram, Krishnaraj; Meiyappan, Alagappan

    2015-01-01

    Cracked tooth syndrome (CTS), the term was coined by Cameron in 1964, which refers to an incomplete fracture of a vital posterior tooth extending to the dentin and occasionally into the pulp. CTS has always been a nightmare to the patient because of its unpredictable symptoms and a diagnostic dilemma for the dental practitioner due to its variable, bizarre clinical presentation. The treatment planning and management of CTS has also given problems and challenges the dentist as there is no specific treatment option. The management of CTS varies from one case to another or from one tooth to another in the same individual based on the severity of the symptoms and depth of tooth structure involved. After all, the prognosis of such tooth is still questionable and requires continuous evaluation. This article aims at presenting a series three cases of CTS with an overview on the clinical presentation, diagnosis and the different treatment options that varies from one case to another. PMID:26538947

  5. Leg Weakness Caused by Bilateral Piriformis Syndrome: A Case Report.

    PubMed

    Moon, Hee Bong; Nam, Ki Yeun; Kwon, Bum Sun; Park, Jin Woo; Ryu, Gi Hyeong; Lee, Ho Jun; Kim, Chang Jae

    2015-12-01

    Piriformis syndrome (PS) is an uncommon neuromuscular disorder caused by the piriformis muscle (PM) compressing the sciatic nerve (SN). The main symptom of PS is sciatica, which worsens with certain triggering conditions. Because the pathophysiology is poorly understood, there are no definite diagnostic and therapeutic choices for PS. This case report presents a young woman who mainly complained of bilateral leg weakness. Electromyography revealed bilateral sciatic neuropathy and magnetic resonance imaging confirmed structural lesions causing entrapment of the bilateral SNs. After a laborious diagnosis of bilateral PS, she underwent PM releasing surgery. Few PS cases present with bilateral symptoms and leg weakness. Therefore, in such cases, a high level of suspicion is necessary for accurate and prompt diagnosis and treatment. PMID:26798622

  6. Leg Weakness Caused by Bilateral Piriformis Syndrome: A Case Report

    PubMed Central

    Moon, Hee Bong; Kwon, Bum Sun; Park, Jin Woo; Ryu, Gi Hyeong; Lee, Ho Jun; Kim, Chang Jae

    2015-01-01

    Piriformis syndrome (PS) is an uncommon neuromuscular disorder caused by the piriformis muscle (PM) compressing the sciatic nerve (SN). The main symptom of PS is sciatica, which worsens with certain triggering conditions. Because the pathophysiology is poorly understood, there are no definite diagnostic and therapeutic choices for PS. This case report presents a young woman who mainly complained of bilateral leg weakness. Electromyography revealed bilateral sciatic neuropathy and magnetic resonance imaging confirmed structural lesions causing entrapment of the bilateral SNs. After a laborious diagnosis of bilateral PS, she underwent PM releasing surgery. Few PS cases present with bilateral symptoms and leg weakness. Therefore, in such cases, a high level of suspicion is necessary for accurate and prompt diagnosis and treatment. PMID:26798622

  7. Wells’ Syndrome Mimicking Facial Cellulitis: A Report of Two Cases

    PubMed Central

    Cormerais, Maxence; Poizeau, Florence; Darrieux, Laure; Tisseau, Laurent; Safa, Gilles

    2015-01-01

    Wells’ syndrome (WS), or eosinophilic cellulitis, is an uncommon inflammatory dermatosis of unknown etiology that typically presents with pruritic cellulitis-like plaques on the extremities. Therefore, WS is often misdiagnosed as bacterial cellulitis due to its similarity in presentation. Here, we report two cases of WS that masqueraded as bacterial facial cellulitis. Under treatment with oral prednisone and/or a combination therapy with levocetirizine and hydroxyzine, both patients showed a dramatic improvement of the skin lesions. These cases highlight the need for clinicians to consider WS in the differential diagnosis when evaluating a patient with facial cellulitis that does not respond to an initial antimicrobial regimen. In addition, our cases suggest that combination therapy with levocetirizine and hydroxyzine may be successfully used as corticosteroid-sparing treatment or to prevent relapse after the discontinuation of corticosteroid treatment. PMID:26120307

  8. Wells' Syndrome Mimicking Facial Cellulitis: A Report of Two Cases.

    PubMed

    Cormerais, Maxence; Poizeau, Florence; Darrieux, Laure; Tisseau, Laurent; Safa, Gilles

    2015-01-01

    Wells' syndrome (WS), or eosinophilic cellulitis, is an uncommon inflammatory dermatosis of unknown etiology that typically presents with pruritic cellulitis-like plaques on the extremities. Therefore, WS is often misdiagnosed as bacterial cellulitis due to its similarity in presentation. Here, we report two cases of WS that masqueraded as bacterial facial cellulitis. Under treatment with oral prednisone and/or a combination therapy with levocetirizine and hydroxyzine, both patients showed a dramatic improvement of the skin lesions. These cases highlight the need for clinicians to consider WS in the differential diagnosis when evaluating a patient with facial cellulitis that does not respond to an initial antimicrobial regimen. In addition, our cases suggest that combination therapy with levocetirizine and hydroxyzine may be successfully used as corticosteroid-sparing treatment or to prevent relapse after the discontinuation of corticosteroid treatment. PMID:26120307

  9. Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome after surgical correction of an aortic coarctation: a case report

    PubMed Central

    2012-01-01

    Introduction We report a case of postural tachycardia syndrome occurring after the surgical correction of an aortic coarctation, and coexisting with upper airway resistance syndrome. Case presentation A 29-year-old Caucasian man complained of extreme fatigue, daytime sleepiness, shortness of breath on exertion, light-headedness and general weakness on standing. These symptoms began shortly after the surgical correction of an aortic coarctation and became progressively more debilitating, impairing any daily activity. An extensive work-up revealed postural tachycardia syndrome and a coexisting sleep-related breathing disorder, characterized as upper airway resistance syndrome. Conclusion This is the first reported case describing the occurrence of postural tachycardia syndrome after the surgical correction of an aortic coarctation. This case also provides evidence for the suggestion that this syndrome may coexist with upper airway resistance syndrome, although the exact nature of their relationship must still be better established. PMID:22889291

  10. [Loeffler syndrome and Mycoplasma pneumonitis. A case report].

    PubMed

    Celandroni, A; Cinquanta, L; Lagrasta, U E; Caprai, S

    2002-06-01

    We describe a clinical case of Loeffler syndrome occurred in a famale aged 13 years. This syndrome is characterized by fleeting pulmonary infiltrates and blood eosinophilia until 70%. Patients usually are only mildly ill or asymptomatic and recovery occurs from few days to some months. Principle causes are: a) mycetes as Aspergillus; b) helmints as Toxocara, Ancylostoma, Trichinella, Ascaris, Strongyloides, Schistosoma; c) chemical agents such as penicillin, para-aminosalycilic acid, hydralazine, nitrofurantoine, chlorpropamide. This girl came to our observation in good general conditions with murmur reduction on the thorax left side, marked peripheral eosinophilia (E 55% of 6100 white blood cell), right pulmonary infiltrate on RX and CT scan. One month before she had fever, treated with amoxycillin and clavulanic acid. Mantoux, Prick tests for main inhalant allergenes, ACE, repeated stools and seric investigations for parasites, mycetes and organisms, were negative except for IgM anti-Myco-plasma antibodies. Broncholavage showed marked eosinophilia. Smear didn't show any blast. The girl recovered in about 40 days (E 4.1% of 8500 WBC, RX negative). Our hypotesis is a causative role of amoxycillin in inducing the syndrome, even if this is a rare event, with an overlapping of a Mycoplasma infection. PMID:12070484

  11. Unusual case of orbital apex syndrome after chalazion excision.

    PubMed

    Milia, Maria; Lefatzis, Nikolaos; Papakosta, Veroniki; Theodossiadis, Panagiotis; Papathanassiou, Miltiadis

    2013-05-01

    Orbital apex syndrome represents a heterogeneous group of disorders. It involves damage to the third, fourth and sixth nerves and the ophthalmic division of the fifth cranial nerve, and results in optic neuropathy. An 80-year-old man presented to our emergency clinic with left acute visual loss and three-day history of ocular pain. His medical and ophthalmic history involved diagnosis of lung cancer and chalazion excision two weeks prior to presentation. There was total left ophthalmoplegia, vision was 'no light perception' and he had a relative afferent pupillary defect. An urgent computed tomography scan of the orbits showed sub-periosteal abscess on the lateral wall of the orbit extending to the optic canal. The muscle cone was unaffected. The diagnosis was orbital apex syndrome. He underwent urgent drainage of the abscess and Staphylococcus aureus was identified with Gram stain. He was systemically administered intravenous antibiotics and steroids. His visual acuity and ophthalmoplegia improved rapidly 12 hours after surgery. Prompt diagnosis and treatment in cases of orbital apex syndrome, especially in immunocompromised patients, is important to prevent visual and life-threatening complications. PMID:22957835

  12. A Case of IFAP Syndrome with Severe Atopic Dermatitis.

    PubMed

    Araújo, Catarina; Gonçalves-Rocha, Miguel; Resende, Cristina; Vieira, Ana Paula; Brito, Celeste

    2015-01-01

    Introduction. The IFAP syndrome is a rare X-linked genetic disorder characterized by the triad of follicular ichthyosis, atrichia, and photophobia. Case Report. A three-month-old Caucasian, male patient was observed with noncicatricial universal alopecia and persistent eczema from birth. He had dystrophic nails, spiky follicular hyperkeratosis, and photophobia which became apparent at the first year of life. Short stature and psychomotor developmental delay were also noticed. Histopathological examination of skin biopsy on left thigh showed epidermis with irregular acanthosis, lamellar orthokeratotic hyperkeratosis, and hair follicles fulfilled by parakeratotic hyperkeratosis. The chromosomal study showed a karyotype 46, XY. Total IgE was 374 IU/mL. One missense mutation c.1360G>C (p.Ala454Pro) in hemizygosity was detected on the MBTPS2 gene thus confirming the diagnosis of IFAP syndrome. Conclusions. We describe a boy with a typical clinical presentation of IFAP syndrome and severe atopic manifestations. A novel missense mutation c.1360G>C (p.Ala454Pro) in MBTPS2 gene was observed. The phenotypic expression of disease is quantitatively related to a reduced function of a key cellular regulatory system affecting cholesterol and endoplasmic reticulum homeostasis. It can cause epithelial disturbance with failure in differentiation of epidermal structures and abnormal skin permeability barrier. However, no correlation phenotype/genotype could be established. PMID:25685152

  13. Xeroderma pigmentosum--Cockayne syndrome complex: a further case.

    PubMed Central

    Hamel, B C; Raams, A; Schuitema-Dijkstra, A R; Simons, P; van der Burgt, I; Jaspers, N G; Kleijer, W J

    1996-01-01

    We report on a male patient born to healthy, first cousin, Moroccan parents. During the pregnancy growth retardation was observed. Birth weight, length, and OFC were all well below the 3rd centile. Facial anomalies, microphthalmia, cleft palate, small penis, and flexion contractures of large joints were noted. Cerebral MRI showed dysmyelination. The clinical course was characterised by feeding difficulties, growth failure, lack of development, photosensitivity, and death at 7 months. The main differential diagnoses were COFS syndrome and early onset Cockayne syndrome (CS). UV exposure of cultured fibroblasts showed inhibition of nucleic acids synthesis. Further DNA repair studies showed extreme cellular sensitivity to UV and xeroderma pigmentosum (XP)-like defective nucleotide excision repair (NER), which in combination with the clinical symptoms indicated the very rare XP-CS complex. Complementation analysis showed that the XPG gene is affected in this patient. In cases suspected of having COFS syndrome and early onset CS, extensive DNA repair studies are needed to reach the definitive diagnosis, thereby allowing reliable genetic counselling and prenatal diagnosis. Images PMID:8818951

  14. Capsular block syndrome: a case report and literature review

    PubMed Central

    Vélez, Mauricio; Velásquez, Luis F; Rojas, Sebastián; Montoya, Laura; Zuluaga, Katherine; Balparda, Kepa

    2014-01-01

    Purpose To report the case of a patient who developed late capsular block syndrome and to review the current literature regarding this complication of phacoemulsification procedures. Methods The literature was reviewed to summarize the diagnosis, classification, use of diagnostic aids, and the current treatments for this complication. Results A 69-year-old patient complained of decreased visual acuity 11 months after undergoing phacoemulsification. She was found to have a secondary myopization. Anterior segment ultrabiomicroscopy confirmed the diagnosis of capsular block syndrome. The patient underwent neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet (Nd:YAG) laser posterior capsulotomy, which resulted in complete resolution of her symptoms. Conclusion Capsular block syndrome is a fairly rare complication of phacoemulsification procedures that, depending primarily on the timing of its occurrence following surgery, can develop into one of the three following possible clinical scenarios: intraoperatory, early postoperatory, and late postoperatory. In this patient, Nd:YAG laser capsulotomy was shown to be a safe and effective treatment option for this type of complication. PMID:25152612

  15. More on No Gut Syndrome: A case report

    PubMed Central

    Jain, Varun; Huerta, Sergio

    2015-01-01

    Introduction No Gut Syndrome refers to a condition which results after a near total enterectomy (NTE) has been performed. These patients are unable to sustain life without life-long parenteral nutrition (PN). Re-establishment of bowel continuity, complications, quality of life (QoL), and overall outcomes are important aspects to be considered in patients who might need a NTE. We have previously reported two similar cases as well as a literature review in patients with No Gut Syndrome. In the present report, we present an additional case and an update of the literature. Presentation of the case A 62-year old man with multiple co-morbidities presented with features of acute small bowel obstruction. Exploratory laparotomy revealed severe mesenteric ischemia and extensive small bowel necrosis. Patient eventually underwent a NTE and was discharged on parenteral nutrition. Discussion Near total enterectomy (NTE) is a clinical condition in which a patient is left without or with minimal length of small bowel along with either gastrointestinal continuity or exteriorization of the proximal end. This condition has remained a dilemma for surgeons worldwide chiefly as a result of its perceived incompatibility with life. There are only a few available options for proceeding with treatment, however maintenance on long term parenteral nutrition has shown promising results. Conclusion Long term parenteral nutrition serves as a viable treatment option for managing patients after a NTE. PMID:26708947

  16. First Bite Syndrome After Bilateral Temporomandibular Joint Replacement: Case Report.

    PubMed

    Alwanni, Nada; Altay, Mehmet Ali; Baur, Dale A; Quereshy, Faisal A

    2016-03-01

    First bite syndrome (FBS) refers to intense pain in the parotid region, which coincides with the first bite of every meal, gradually subsides over the next several bites, but returns with the first bite of the next meal. The definitive diagnosis can be readily established by the characteristic onset of pain after the first bite of every meal. Pain is typically most intense at the first meal of the day, although some patients experience symptoms when thinking of food or salivating. FBS is a recognized complication of surgery within the parapharyngeal space; however, other surgical procedures involving the upper neck have been associated with this syndrome. The extreme rarity of FBS complicates a thorough understanding of its pathophysiology. Various medical agents have been used, with variable success, for the management of patients with FBS. Although proved effective, more radical treatment modalities are commonly reserved for persistent or refractory cases, because there is potential of spontaneous decrease in the severity of symptoms with time. This report describes the case of a patient presenting with symptoms of FBS after bilateral temporomandibular joint replacement. To the authors' knowledge, this is the first case of FBS in the literature occurring after temporomandibular joint replacement. PMID:26518528

  17. [Invasive Streptococcus pneumoniae infection (Austrian syndrome): a case report].

    PubMed

    Echeverri, Daniel; Vargas, María de los Ángeles; Matta, Lorena; Rosso, Fernando; Segura, Janier Daniel

    2015-01-01

    Austrian syndrome is defined as the triad consisting of pneumonia, endocarditis and meningitis due to invasive Streptococcus pneumoniae infection. Few case reports have been reported since its first description in 1975 by Robert Austrian, mainly because it is rarely observed. Below we report the case of a 61 year-old male patient who presented with bacterial meningitis due S. pneumoniae followed by bacterial pneumonia and severe mitral regurgitation, associated with four vegetations on the atrial surface of the posterior mitral leaflet; in addition, there was rupture and prolapse of its middle scallop. The S. pneumoniae bacterium was isolated from cerebrospinal fluid and blood cultures. In consequence, the patient was given broad-spectrum antibiotic therapy and had an early valve replacement performed, obtaining a good clinical outcome. The key prognostic factor of the Austrian syndrome is determined by the damage of cardiac valves, particularly in patients with a compromised aortic valve; hence, it is necessary to identify the degree of valve injury and define surgical and antibiotic treatment on a timely fashion. However, in subacute, less frequent clinical cases where the mitral valve is the main valve compromised, usually a directed antibiotic therapy associated with advanced support measures are sufficient to control this infection. PMID:26148029

  18. 18q deletion syndrome: a neuropsychological case study.

    PubMed

    Arguedas, Deborah; Batchelor, Jennifer

    2009-01-01

    The 18q deletion syndrome (18q-) is a chromosomal disorder involving deletion of the distal segment of chromosome 18. Typifying features include poor cerebral myelination, reduced intellectual functioning and developmental delay. The present study reports the case of an 8-year-old girl diagnosed with 18q-, whose genetic analysis revealed a break at q21.3. Comprehensive neuropsychological testing indicated impaired functioning across most cognitive domains. However, verbal abilities were intact. Given the preservation of verbal skills on a background of relatively global impairment, CB's genetic and cognitive profile has implications for delineation of neuropsychological features associated with specific breakpoints in 18q-. PMID:19153872

  19. A curious case of acute respiratory distress syndrome

    PubMed Central

    Crawford, Todd C.; Grimm, Joshua C.; Magruder, J. Trent; Stephens, R. Scott; Sciortino, Christopher M.; Vaught, A. Jason; Althaus, Janyne; Shah, Ashish S.; Kim, Bo S.

    2015-01-01

    Gestational acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a complicated problem with the potential to gravely harm both mother and fetus. This case report describes a young woman in her second trimester of pregnancy who developed progressive respiratory failure in the setting of newly diagnosed influenza, diffuse alveolar hemorrhage and lymphangioleiomyomatosis. The patient's condition was refractory to conventional interventions and required extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) support. Her course was further complicated by preeclampsia requiring preterm delivery with cesarean section while on ECMO. Through novel therapies and a multidisciplinary approach to care, both the patient and her child would overcome these unique and challenging conditions and survive. PMID:26552407

  20. Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome: A Case Aimed at Raising Clinical Awareness

    PubMed Central

    Al Danaf, Jad; Madara, John; Dietsche, Caitlin

    2015-01-01

    A 60-year-old man with a history of bipolar disorder on risperidone, bupropion, and escitalopram was admitted for community acquired streptococcal pneumonia. Four days later, he developed persistent hyperthermia, dysautonomia, rigidity, hyporeflexia, and marked elevation of serum creatine phosphokinase. He was diagnosed with neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS) and improved with dantrolene, bromocriptine, and supportive therapy. This case emphasizes the importance of considering a broad differential diagnosis for fever in the ICU, carefully reviewing the medication list for all patients, and considering NMS in patients with fever and rigidity. PMID:26170837

  1. Guillain-Barré syndrome following chickenpox: a case series.

    PubMed

    Tatarelli, P; Garnero, M; Del Bono, V; Camera, M; Schenone, A; Grandis, M; Benedetti, L; Viscoli, C

    2016-05-01

    Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is an acute, immune-mediated polyradiculoneuropathy, usually triggered by an infectious episode, mostly of viral origin. Varicella zoster virus (VZV) is a rare cause of GBS, mainly in the case of latent infection reactivation. We report on three adult patients who developed GBS following chickenpox, after a short period of latency. They were promptly treated with intravenous immunoglobulin, and the first one with plasma exchange additionally. All the patients experienced almost complete clinical recovery. Our experience suggests that primary VZV infection constitutes a GBS triggering event. PMID:26000930

  2. [Hepatotoxic encephalopathy versus Leigh syndrome--a case report].

    TOXLINE Toxicology Bibliographic Information

    Dressler C; Kirowa-Sunkel R; Gründler M

    1998-01-01

    Low perfusion of the liver due to hypovolaemia and sepsis-induced pathological distribution of blood volume can lead to severe liver disturbances. Damage to the liver as shock organ is manifold and affects other functions. Increased serum levels of ammonia and zerebral symptoms with disturbances of neurotransmission are responsible for the development of encephalopathia. Based on a case report, the differential diagnosis of Leigh-Syndrome as a mitochondric encephalopathy with uniform morphologic form is discussed. Long lasting parenteral nutrition, sepsis, metabolic imbalance and disturbance of the electrolyte balance can influence the extent of the mitochondric encephalopathy.

  3. A Case of Mediastinal Granular Cell Tumor with Horner's Syndrome.

    PubMed

    Shikatani, Yoshinobu; Okazaki, Mikio; Sakao, Nobuhiko; Yukumi, Shungo; Shigematsu, Hisayuki; Kitazawa, Sohei; Sano, Yoshifumi

    2015-01-01

    Granular cell tumor (GCT) is found in various organs but is rare in the mediastinum. We report a case of mediastinal GCT in a 19-year-old woman who presented with left ptosis and miosis. CT and MRI revealed a 29-mm well-circumscribed tumor located close to the first thoracic vertebra with features suggesting a neurogenic tumor. The tumor was completely excised using single-port video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery. Histopathological and immunohistochemical analysis revealed that the tumor was a benign GCT. Postoperatively, left ptosis and miosis had improved slightly. To our knowledge, this is the first report regarding mediastinal GCT presenting with preoperative Horner's syndrome. PMID:26041255

  4. A case of crush syndrome induced by the kneeling seiza position.

    PubMed

    Tsuji, Tomoatsu; Inoue, Shigeaki; Yamagiwa, Takeshi; Morita, Seiji; Inokuchi, Sadaki

    2014-12-01

    Crush syndrome results in a characteristic syndrome of rhabdomyolysis with myoglobinuric acute renal failure. The most commonly described crush injury is that which affects victims of natural disasters such as earthquakes. Here, we report a rare case of crush syndrome that was induced by the kneeling seiza position. PMID:25504202

  5. Four Case Histories and a Literature Review of Williams Syndrome and Autistic Behavior.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Gillberg, Christopher; Rasmussen, Peder

    1994-01-01

    This paper summarizes the case histories of four young children with concurrent autistic disorder and Williams syndrome. Williams syndrome comprises a peculiar facial appearance, learning disorder, and often hypercalcemia, mild microcephaly, large blood vessel stenosis, and a specific behavioral phenotype. Literature on Williams syndrome is

  6. Four Case Histories and a Literature Review of Williams Syndrome and Autistic Behavior.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Gillberg, Christopher; Rasmussen, Peder

    1994-01-01

    This paper summarizes the case histories of four young children with concurrent autistic disorder and Williams syndrome. Williams syndrome comprises a peculiar facial appearance, learning disorder, and often hypercalcemia, mild microcephaly, large blood vessel stenosis, and a specific behavioral phenotype. Literature on Williams syndrome is…

  7. Cerebral venous thrombosis and secondary polycythemia in a case of nephrotic syndrome.

    PubMed

    Nagaraju, Shankar Prasad; Bairy, Manohar; Attur, Ravindra Prabhu; Sambhaji, Charudutt Jayant

    2016-01-01

    Cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT) and polycythemia are considered as rare and life threatening complications of nephrotic syndrome. We report an unusual combination of both these complications in a case of nephrotic syndrome due to minimal change disease that was treated successfully. There was prompt and complete remission of nephrotic syndrome with steroid therapy, concurrent with complete resolution of polycythemia and CVT. PMID:26997397

  8. Depression and Dementia in Aging Adults with Down Syndrome: A Case Study Approach.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Sung, Hyunsook; And Others

    1997-01-01

    A case study of three adults (ages 46-47) with Down syndrome investigated the patterns of symptoms associated with depression and dementia. Characteristics that distinguish between dementia and depression in adults with Down syndrome are described. Periodic comprehensive assessment of adults with Down syndrome to detect functioning changes is…

  9. Uninhibited anal sphincter relaxation syndrome. A new syndrome with report of four cases.

    PubMed

    Shafik, A

    1992-07-01

    I report a new syndrome, in four patients, all male. Patients ranged from 36 to 43 years of age. The main complaint was fecal urgency with occasional fecal soiling. Physical examination as well as pressure and EMG studies of anal sphincters and levator ani muscle were all normal. The only positive finding was an abnormal rectoinhibitory reflex. The external anal sphincter did not contract either reflexively or voluntarily on rectal distension, leaving the relaxing internal sphincter unprotected and uncontrolled. The patients could not oppose the urge to defecate if conditions are inopportune, with resulting urgency and occasional fecal soiling. The cause is unknown, but biofeedback effected improvement in all four cases. PMID:1500658

  10. Validation of a surveillance case definition of carpal tunnel syndrome.

    PubMed Central

    Katz, J N; Larson, M G; Fossel, A H; Liang, M H

    1991-01-01

    The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has proposed a surveillance case definition for work-related carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). The case definition requires the presence of median nerve symptoms; one or more occupational risk factors; and objective evidence of CTS including one of three physical examination findings or nerve conduction tests diagnostic of CTS. We evaluated the performance of the NIOSH case definition, restricting our analysis to cases in which physical examination findings served as the objective criterion. Nerve conduction studies were used as the gold standard. Seventy-eight workers were studied; 38 percent had CTS. The NIOSH case definition had sensitivity of 0.67 (95% CI = 0.57, 0.77), specificity of 0.58 (95% CI = 0.47, 0.69), and positive and negative predictive values of 0.50 (95% CI = 0.39, 0.61) and 0.74 (95% CI = 0.64, 0.84), respectively. Overall 38 percent of subjects were classified incorrectly. In a sample with a prevalence of 15 percent, as might be encountered in high risk workplaces, the positive predictive value would be 0.22. In conclusion, when physical examination findings serve as the objective criterion the performance of the case definition is modest reflecting the limited diagnostic value of its component tests and indicating that effective screening for CTS awaits improved diagnostic techniques. PMID:1990856

  11. Reversible Pisa syndrome associated to subdural haematoma: case-report

    PubMed Central

    2014-01-01

    Background Pisa Syndrome or Pleurothotonus is a relatively rare truncal dystonia, characterized by tonic flexion of the trunk and head to one side with slight rotation of the body. Since frequently associated to specific drugs such as antipsychotics and cholinesterase inhibitors or to Parkinson Disease, a pathophysiological role of cholinergic-dopaminergic imbalance has been suggested. We report here the first case of Pisa Syndrome due to an extracerebral pathology as subdural haematoma. Case presentation A hypertensive patient was admitted to Our Department for subacute onset of tonic flexion and slight rotation of the trunk associated to progressive motor deficit in left upper limb after a mild head trauma without loss of consciousness occurred around three month before. No previous or current pharmacological interventions with antidepressant, neuroleptic or anticholinergic drugs were anamnestically retrieved. Familiar and personal history was negative for neurological disorders other than acute cerebrovascular diseases. Acutely performed cerebral MRI with DWI showed a voluminous right subdural haematoma with mild shift of median line. After surgical evacuation, both motor deficit and truncal dystonia were dramatically resolved. At one-year follow up, the patient did not develop any extrapyramidal and cognitive signs or symptoms. Conclusions According to many Authors, the occurrence of truncal dystonia during several pharmacologic treatments and neurodegenerative disorders (such as Alzheimer disease and parkinsonian syndromes) supported the hypothesis that a complex dysregulation of multiple neurotransmitter systems are involved. We suggest a possible role of basal ganglia compression in pathogenesis of truncal dystonia by means of thalamo-cortical trait functional disruption and loss of proprioceptive integration. A further contribution of the subcortical structure displacement that alters motor cortex connectivity to basal ganglia may be postulated. PMID:25123109

  12. Refeeding syndrome in a vegan patient with stage IV gastric cancer: a novel case.

    PubMed

    Brown, Teresa V; Moss, Rebecca A

    2015-03-01

    The refeeding syndrome encompasses the complex physiologic state that occurs in malnourished patients who receive nutrition after a period of decreased oral intake. The hallmark of the syndrome is hypophosphatemia, though other electrolyte imbalances and severe fluid shifts are commonly involved. Patients with newly diagnosed malignancies and those undergoing treatment for malignancies are at increased risk for developing the refeeding syndrome, however there are few reported cases or other data in the oncology literature regarding this syndrome in cancer patients. PMID:25880674

  13. Sturge-Weber Syndrome: A Report of 14 Cases

    PubMed Central

    Parisi, Lucia; La Grutta, Sabina; Lo Baido, Rosa; Epifanio, Maria Stella; Esposito, Maria; Carotenuto, Marco; Roccella, Michele

    2013-01-01

    Sturge-Weber-Krabe syndrome (SWS), also known as encephalotrigeminalangiomatosis and named the forthfacomatosis, recall the names of the authors who first describedit in its basic clinical, radiological andanatomopathological aspects. We report here 14 cases of Sturge-Weber disease. In 6 of these, despite what had been previously described in literature, an extension of the angioma has been noted in other parts of the body. The study of these subjects stresses not only the need for a pharmacological/neuropsychomotor intervention, but alsothe need of a psychotherapeutic approach, for the emotional and affective implications thatcould derive from this syndrome. The reported cases are similar to those presented in literature for their main features. In particular, two elements are interesting: i) the exceptional diffusion of the red nevousto the whole hemicorpo; and ii) the evaluation of the way the patients live the disease, which has not beenpreviously considered in literature. We can conclude that SWS is a multisystem disorder that requires the neurologist to be aware of the possible endocrine, psychiatric, ophthalmological, and other medical issues that can arise and impact on the neurological status of the patients. PMID:25478131

  14. Capillary leakage syndrome: a case report and a review.

    PubMed

    Garcês, S; Araújo, F; Rego, F; Soares, J L Ducla; Carlos, A G Palma

    2002-12-01

    Capillary leakage Syndrome (CLS) is a rare clinical syndrome, that was first described in 1960, characterized by acute episodes of generalized edema, hemoconcentration, hypoproteinemia and monoclonal gammopathy, in the vast majority of cases. We describe a 39-year-old man with anasarca, bilateral pleural and pericardial effusions, ascites and diffuse alveolo-intersticial edema. Clinical and laboratory findings were consistent with an acute episode of CLS. Treatment with prednisone, furosemide and aminophylline was started, which lead to a gradual improvement in 48 hours. Pathophysiologically there is an increase in capillary permeability with the extravasation of fluid and plasmatic proteins to the extravascular space that can lead to hypovolaemic shock. In the second phase there is a reentry of the fluid overload leading to pulmonary edema. The etiology of this hyperpermeability still remains unclear. The role of cytokines has become central in the comprehension of pathophysiology of CLS. Adhesion molecules are probably also involved in the genesis of capillary leakage. CLS treatment remains empirical. However, at present it seems that the association of steroids with furosemide, aminophylline and terbutaline are capable of controlling the clinical manifestation of the acute episodes in most cases. To our knowledge no prophylatic therapy has clearly proven its efficacy. There are only a few series analyzing the long-term evolution of patients with CLS. Further studies are necessary with the objective to collect enough patients with CLS to observe natural history of the disease and evaluate the efficacy of empiric treatments. PMID:12575619

  15. Acute haemorrhagic diarrhoea syndrome in dogs: 108 cases.

    PubMed

    Mortier, F; Strohmeyer, K; Hartmann, K; Unterer, S

    2015-06-13

    No prospective studies including large numbers of dogs with acute haemorrhagic diarrhoea syndrome (AHDS) are published so far. The aim of this case-control study was to describe signalment, history, clinical signs, laboratory values and course of disease in dogs with AHDS. Dogs (108) with idiopathic acute haemorrhagic diarrhoea (<3 days) were prospectively enrolled. Clinical assessment was performed by calculation of the 'AHDS index' (0-18). The hospital population and 21 healthy dogs served as control groups. Dogs with AHDS had a significantly lower body weight (median 9.8 kg) and age (median five years) than other dogs of the hospital population (20 kg; 10 years) (P<0.001). Predisposed breeds were Yorkshire terrier, miniature pinscher, miniature schnauzer and Maltese. The syndrome was more likely to occur during winter. Vomiting preceded the onset of bloody diarrhoea in 80 per cent of dogs and haematemesis was observed in half of those cases. Median AHDS index at presentation was 12 (range 3-17). Haematocrit was generally high (median 57.1 per cent; range 33-76 per cent), but exceeded 60 per cent only in 31.4 per cent of dogs. Haematocrit of 48.1 per cent of dogs was above reference range, as was monocyte (50.0 per cent), segmented (59.6 per cent) and band neutrophil count (45.2 per cent). A rapid clinical improvement occurred during the first 48 hours. PMID:26023146

  16. Tourette syndrome: clinical and psychological aspects of 250 cases.

    PubMed Central

    Comings, D E; Comings, B G

    1985-01-01

    Tourette syndrome is a common hereditary neuropsychiatric disorder consisting of multiple tics and vocal noises. We summarize here clinical aspects of 250 consecutive cases seen over a period of 3 years. The sex ratio was four males to one female, and the mean age of onset was 6.9 years. Only 10% were Jewish, indicating that it is not more prevalent in Ashkenazi Jews. Only 33% had compulsive swearing (coprolalia), indicating that this is not necessary for the diagnosis. The most frequent initial symptoms were rapid eye-blinking, facial grimacing, and throat-clearing. In this series, it was clear that Tourette syndrome is a psychiatric as well as a neurological disorder. Significant discipline problems and/or problems with anger and violence occurred in 61%, and 54% had attention-deficit disorder with hyperactivity. Some degree of exhibitionism was present in 15.9% of males and 6.1% of females. Obsessive-compulsive behavior was seen in 32%. Other than tics and vocal noises, the most common parental complaints were of short temper and everything being a confrontation. There were no significant clinical differences between familial and sporadic cases. Whenever a child presents with a learning disorder, attention-deficit disorder, or significant discipline or emotional problems, the parents should be questioned about the presence of tics or vocal noises in the patient and other family members. PMID:3859204

  17. Mouse models of ciliopathies: the state of the art

    PubMed Central

    Norris, Dominic P.; Grimes, Daniel T.

    2012-01-01

    The ciliopathies are an apparently disparate group of human diseases that all result from defects in the formation and/or function of cilia. They include disorders such as Meckel-Grüber syndrome (MKS), Joubert syndrome (JBTS), Bardet-Biedl syndrome (BBS) and Alström syndrome (ALS). Reflecting the manifold requirements for cilia in signalling, sensation and motility, different ciliopathies exhibit common elements. The mouse has been used widely as a model organism for the study of ciliopathies. Although many mutant alleles have proved lethal, continued investigations have led to the development of better models. Here, we review current mouse models of a core set of ciliopathies, their utility and future prospects. PMID:22566558

  18. Pediatric Ramsay Hunt Syndrome: Analysis of Three Cases

    PubMed Central

    Aydoğdu, İmran; Ataç, Enes; Saltürk, Ziya; Atar, Yavuz; Özdemir, Erdi; Uyar, Yavuz; Arslanoğlu, Ahmet; Berkiten, Güler

    2015-01-01

    Ramsay Hunt syndrome (RHS) is a disorder characterized by herpetic eruptions on the auricle, facial paralysis, and vestibulocochlear dysfunction and is attributed to varicella zoster virus (VZV) infection in the geniculate ganglion. Although it is a common cause of acute peripheral facial paralysis, children are not usually affected. The diagnosis is based on history and physical findings. Treatment of RHS uses a combination of high-dose corticosteroids and acyclovir. This paper presents three cases diagnosed as RHS in the pediatric age group in association with the literature review. The aim of this paper is to emphasize the importance of careful examination and early initiation of therapy in suspected cases of RHS. PMID:26435868

  19. Paracetamol induced Steven-Johnson syndrome: A rare case report

    PubMed Central

    Rajput, Rajan; Sagari, Shitalkumar; Durgavanshi, Astha; Kanwar, Alpana

    2015-01-01

    In the contemporary era, use of drugs is the dominant paradigm of health care. The most quotidian drug used for fever and pain is paracetamol. Although adverse reactions to paracetamol in India are rare, at times they can cause life-threatening situations. Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) is one such potentially lethal adverse drug reaction. The most reported cases of analgesic-induced SJS were due to oxicams or propionic acid derivatives. There are very few detailed reports of SJS due to the use of paracetamol. We report a case of SJS, which occurred due to the use of paracetamol. The clinical features of this condition and multidisciplinary management of the patient are described in brief. PMID:26604588

  20. Pediatric Ramsay Hunt Syndrome: Analysis of Three Cases.

    PubMed

    Aydoğdu, İmran; Ataç, Enes; Saltürk, Ziya; Atar, Yavuz; Özdemir, Erdi; Uyar, Yavuz; Arslanoğlu, Ahmet; Berkiten, Güler

    2015-01-01

    Ramsay Hunt syndrome (RHS) is a disorder characterized by herpetic eruptions on the auricle, facial paralysis, and vestibulocochlear dysfunction and is attributed to varicella zoster virus (VZV) infection in the geniculate ganglion. Although it is a common cause of acute peripheral facial paralysis, children are not usually affected. The diagnosis is based on history and physical findings. Treatment of RHS uses a combination of high-dose corticosteroids and acyclovir. This paper presents three cases diagnosed as RHS in the pediatric age group in association with the literature review. The aim of this paper is to emphasize the importance of careful examination and early initiation of therapy in suspected cases of RHS. PMID:26435868

  1. Preejaculatory illness syndrome: Two cases of a rare psychosomatic disorder.

    PubMed

    Mohsen, Adel; Elawdy, Mohamed Mohamed; Faix, Antoine

    2016-01-01

    Human ejaculation happens in the orgasmic phase of the human sexual response cycle. Among psychosomatic ejaculatory disorders that may happen before ejaculation, we present two cases of preejaculatory illness syndrome. The two cases shared common symptoms of sympathetic over activity, the sensation of impending death, and muscle atonia with subsequent failure to ejaculate. Depression, anxiety disorders, and family histories of psychiatric problems were noticed as risk factors. Medical conditions that may lead to panic attack type symptoms were eliminated before the final diagnosis. After the failure of empirical medications, symptoms became controlled with fluoxetine. Patients reported a recurrence of the symptoms on trying to stop the prescribed medication. On the last follow-up, they still take fluoxetine on a regular base with satisfactory sexual life. PMID:26834413

  2. Ectodermal Dysplasia-Skin Fragility Syndrome: A Rare Case Report

    PubMed Central

    Kashyap, Subhash; Shanker, Vinay; Sharma, Neelam

    2015-01-01

    Ectodermal dysplasia/skin fragility syndrome (ED-SFS) is a newly described autosomal recessive disorder characterized by skin fragility and blistering, palmoplantar keratoderma, abnormal hair growth, nail dystrophy, and occasionally defective sweating. It results from mutations in the PKP1 gene encoding plakophilin 1 (PKP1), which is an important component of stratifying epithelial desmosomes and a nuclear component of many cell types. Only 12 cases of this rare genodermatosis have been reported so far. We present an unusual case of ED-SFS in a 12-year boy who was normal at birth but subsequently developed skin fragility, hair and nail deformities, abnormal dentition, palmoplantar keratoderma, and abnormal sweating but no systemic abnormality. PMID:26288439

  3. A case report of pornography addiction with dhat syndrome

    PubMed Central

    Darshan, M. S.; Sathyanarayana Rao, T. S.; Manickam, Sam; Tandon, Abhinav; Ram, Dushad

    2014-01-01

    A case of pornography addiction with dhat syndrome was diagnosed applying the existing criteria for substance dependence in International Classification for Diseases-10 and Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders Fourth Edition, Text Revision. There is a lack of clear-cut criteria for identifying and defining such behavioural addictions and also lack of medical documents on pornography addiction. An applied strategy in lines with any substance addiction is used, and we found it helped our patient to gradually deaddict and then completely quit watching pornography. This is one of the few cases being reported scientifically, and we hope more work will be carried out in this ever increasing pornography addiction problem. PMID:25568482

  4. A case report of pornography addiction with dhat syndrome.

    PubMed

    Darshan, M S; Sathyanarayana Rao, T S; Manickam, Sam; Tandon, Abhinav; Ram, Dushad

    2014-10-01

    A case of pornography addiction with dhat syndrome was diagnosed applying the existing criteria for substance dependence in International Classification for Diseases-10 and Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders Fourth Edition, Text Revision. There is a lack of clear-cut criteria for identifying and defining such behavioural addictions and also lack of medical documents on pornography addiction. An applied strategy in lines with any substance addiction is used, and we found it helped our patient to gradually deaddict and then completely quit watching pornography. This is one of the few cases being reported scientifically, and we hope more work will be carried out in this ever increasing pornography addiction problem. PMID:25568482

  5. Chediak-Higashi Syndrome: A Case Series from Karnataka, India.

    PubMed

    Rudramurthy, Pradeep; Lokanatha, Hemalata

    2015-01-01

    Chediak-Higashi syndrome (CHS) is a rare autosomal recessive disease, characterized by partial oculocutaneous albinism, frequent pyogenic infections, and the presence of abnormal large granules in leukocytes and other granulecontaining cells. The abnormal granules are readily seen in blood and marrow granulocytes. Other clinical features include silvery hair, photophobia, nystagmus and hepatosplenomegaly. However, the presence of abnormal giant intracytoplasmic granules in neutrophils and their precursors are diagnostic of CHS. Here, we present a series of five cases, out of which four presented in the accelerated phase. In all the five cases, the giant granules were noted predominantly in the cytoplasm of lymphocytes, which is a rare occurrence compared to those present in the granulocytes. PMID:26538743

  6. Preejaculatory illness syndrome: Two cases of a rare psychosomatic disorder

    PubMed Central

    Mohsen, Adel; Elawdy, Mohamed Mohamed; Faix, Antoine

    2016-01-01

    Human ejaculation happens in the orgasmic phase of the human sexual response cycle. Among psychosomatic ejaculatory disorders that may happen before ejaculation, we present two cases of preejaculatory illness syndrome. The two cases shared common symptoms of sympathetic over activity, the sensation of impending death, and muscle atonia with subsequent failure to ejaculate. Depression, anxiety disorders, and family histories of psychiatric problems were noticed as risk factors. Medical conditions that may lead to panic attack type symptoms were eliminated before the final diagnosis. After the failure of empirical medications, symptoms became controlled with fluoxetine. Patients reported a recurrence of the symptoms on trying to stop the prescribed medication. On the last follow-up, they still take fluoxetine on a regular base with satisfactory sexual life. PMID:26834413

  7. [Middle aortic syndrome: a report of three pediatric cases].

    PubMed

    Martínez León, M I; Alcaide Martín, D; García-Herrera Taillefer, P; Ramos Rodríguez, R

    2013-09-01

    The middle aortic syndrome (MAS) is caused by stenosis of the abdominal aorta, often accompanied by concomitant stenosis of the renal or visceral arteries. Although MAS is uncommon (0.5-2%), it is an important cause of hypertension in children and adolescents. It is thought to originate in a failure of the two dorsal aortas to fuse during embryological development, and a high percentage of cases are idiopathic. MAS affects the segment of the aorta between the renal arteries in 54% of cases. Clinically, it courses with symptomatic or asymptomatic arterial hypertension. On physical examination, findings include an abdominal bruit, diminished or absent femoral pulses, and a difference between the arterial pressure of the upper and lower limbs. Angiography is the technique of choice, although noninvasive MR angiography and CT angiography have similar diagnostic accuracy. Ultrasonography is the primary screening technique. Medical treatment consists of a combination of different antihypertensives. Surgical treatment can be curative. PMID:21724214

  8. A Case of Beare-Stevenson Syndrome with Unusual Manifestations.

    PubMed

    Ron, Nitin; Leung, Samuel; Carney, Erin; Gerber, Alexis; David, Karen Laurie

    2016-01-01

    BACKGROUND Beare-Stevenson syndrome (BSS) is an extremely rare genetic disorder, with fewer than 25 cases reported worldwide. This autosomal dominant syndrome has been linked to two mutations in the fibroblast growth factor receptor 2 gene (FGFR2), Tyr375Cys and Ser372Cys, both causing amino acid changes. CASE REPORT BSS is characterized by a range of morphological features, some more classically associated than others, of which craniosynostosis has been almost uniformly present. Other common features include cutis gyrata, acanthosis nigricans, ear and eye defects, skin/mucosal tissue tags, prominent umbilical stump, and anogenital anomalies. This account reports what we believe to be the 25th case of BSS, and exhibits a constellation of the characteristic features similar to those previously described, including the presence of cutis gyrata, proptosis, a bifid scrotum, and hypospadias. However, craniosynostosis was not detected prenatally by ultrasound or at birth. Prenatal ultrasound may detect some dysmorphic features of BSS. Many of these features have also been associated with other genetic disorders with overlapping phenotypes. Our case presented with the unusual features of a natal tooth and absence of craniosynostosis at birth. At birth, a diagnosis of BSS was suspected based on clinical features despite the absence of craniosynostosis. This was later confirmed with the use of molecular analysis, revealing a Tyr375Cys mutation of exon 9 of the FGFR2 gene. CONCLUSIONS We suggest that a normal antenatal ultrasound scan and the absence of craniosynostosis at birth should not preclude further workup for BSS if this possibility is clinically suspected. PMID:27079505

  9. [Genetic analysis of Turner syndrome: 89 cases in Tunisia].

    PubMed

    Kammoun, I; Chaabouni, M; Trabelsi, M; Ouertani, I; Kraoua, L; Chelly, I; M'rad, R; Ben Jemaa, L; Mazoul, F; Chaabouni, H

    2008-11-01

    Turner's syndrome (TS) affects about 1/2500 female infants born alive. The syndrome results from total or partial absence of one of the two X chromosomes normally present in females. We report the results of a retrospective analysis of 89 cases of TS observed during a six-year period (2000-2005). The patients' age ranged from two days to 51 years at the time of this analysis. Most patients were adults (48%). The aim of this study is to ascertain the principal clinical features leading to a request for a karyotype, searching for a possible relationship between chromosomal anomalies and clinical expression of TS. Pediatric patients were referred for statural retardation or dysmorphic features, while reproduction anomalies were the main indication for karyotyping in patients aged over 20 years. Mosaicism was prevalent (47%), whereas the homogeneous karyotype 45,X was found in only 32% of the patients; structural anomalies were found in 21%. Regarding the advanced age of our patients, we established a relationship between chromosome anomalies and the clinical expression of TS, based on an analysis of stature and reproduction disorders. Short stature and primary amenorrhea were correlated with total deletion of one chromosome X or imbalanced gene dosage due to structural X anomalies. Whereas cases of infertility, recurrent miscarriages and secondary amenorrhea were associated with a mosaic karyotype pattern (45,X/46,XX or 45,X/46,XX/47,XXX ...), with a slight mosaicism in most cases. Thus, chromosome investigations should be performed in cases of reproduction failure even for women with normal stature. PMID:18541220

  10. [A case of relapsing Guillain-Barr syndrome following Miller Fisher syndrome].

    PubMed

    Mochizuki, A; Ota, K; Iijima, M; Yamauchi, T; Iwata, M

    1996-05-01

    Miller Fisher syndrome (FS) is thought to be a variant of Gullain-Barr syndrome (GBS), both of which rarely relapse. We report a rare case of GBS that followed FS. A 38-year-old woman had ophthalmoplegia, ataxia and areflexia following an upper respiratory tract infection with a diagnosis of FS. Serum anti-GQ1b IgG antibody was found to be increased, but decreased through immunoadsorption as the neurological symptoms of the patient improved. She became completely asymptomatic three months after the onset of FS. Following a common cold two months later, however, she developed weakness of all four limbs and dysesthesia of hands and feet with albuminocytologic dissociation of cerebrospinal fluid, which was consistent with the diagnosis of GBS. Moreover, serum anti-GQ1b IgG antibody had increased again. Anti-GQ1b IgG antibody frequently becomes positive not only in FS but also GBS with ophthalmoplegia. However, the antibody was positive in this particular patient with GBS, even in the absence of ophthalmoplegia. This case suggests that anti-GQ1b IgG antibody might be a common pathogenesis of both FS and GBS. PMID:8905988

  11. Oculo-ectodermal syndrome: A case report and further delineation of the syndrome

    PubMed Central

    Habib, Fajish; Elsaid, Mahmoud F.; Salem, Khalid Yacout; Ibrahim, Khalid Omer; Mohamed, Khalid

    2014-01-01

    Oculo-ectodermal syndrome (OES - OMIM 600628), also known as Toriello Lacassie Droste syndrome, is a very rare condition, first described by Toriello et al., in 1993. OES has been proposed to be a mild variant of encephalocraniocutaneous lipomatosis (ECCL). It is characterized by aplasia cutis congenita (ACC), epibulbar dermoids, coarctation of the aorta, arachnoid cysts in the brain, seizure disorder, hyperpigmented nevi, non-ossifying fibromas and a predisposition to develop giant cell tumors of the jaw. There are few reported cases of OES worldwide but with no definite diagnostic criteria yet. We present a case in a child with unilateral hyperpigmented nevi and ACC on the scalp, ocular lesions (lipodermoid cysts and coloboma), temporal arachnoid cyst, spinal lipomatosis and aortic coarctation with the aim of enhancing the foundation to establish diagnostic criteria for this condition. It additionally serves as a teaching point to emphasize the importance of pursuing a definite diagnosis when faced with such a multisystem illness, to counsel patients and their parents regarding long term morbidity and overall prognosis. PMID:25745601

  12. Oculo-ectodermal syndrome: A case report and further delineation of the syndrome.

    PubMed

    Habib, Fajish; Elsaid, Mahmoud F; Salem, Khalid Yacout; Ibrahim, Khalid Omer; Mohamed, Khalid

    2014-01-01

    Oculo-ectodermal syndrome (OES - OMIM 600628), also known as Toriello Lacassie Droste syndrome, is a very rare condition, first described by Toriello et al., in 1993. OES has been proposed to be a mild variant of encephalocraniocutaneous lipomatosis (ECCL). It is characterized by aplasia cutis congenita (ACC), epibulbar dermoids, coarctation of the aorta, arachnoid cysts in the brain, seizure disorder, hyperpigmented nevi, non-ossifying fibromas and a predisposition to develop giant cell tumors of the jaw. There are few reported cases of OES worldwide but with no definite diagnostic criteria yet. We present a case in a child with unilateral hyperpigmented nevi and ACC on the scalp, ocular lesions (lipodermoid cysts and coloboma), temporal arachnoid cyst, spinal lipomatosis and aortic coarctation with the aim of enhancing the foundation to establish diagnostic criteria for this condition. It additionally serves as a teaching point to emphasize the importance of pursuing a definite diagnosis when faced with such a multisystem illness, to counsel patients and their parents regarding long term morbidity and overall prognosis. PMID:25745601

  13. Diogenes syndrome or isolated syllogomania? Four heterogeneous clinical cases.

    PubMed

    Zuliani, Giovanni; Soavi, Cecilia; Dainese, Anna; Milani, Paola; Gatti, Marino

    2013-08-01

    Diogenes syndrome (DS) is an acquired behavioural disturbance more often affecting elderly patients, but possible in all ages. It is characterised by social withdrawal, extreme self and house neglect, tendency to hoard any kind of objects/rubbish (syllogomania), and rejection against external help for lack of concern about one's condition. It is considered infrequent, but with quite high mortality. DS might be divided into several forms including Active (the patient gathers objects outside and accumulates them inside his house), Passive (patient invaded by his own rubbish), "à deux" (DS sharing between two people), and "under-threshold" (DS "blocked" by precocious intervention). Four cases are here presented. In case 1 (passive DS) alcoholism and cognitive impairment could be trigger factors for DS, predisposed by a "personality alteration". In case 2 (active, "à trois") superimposed psychosis could be the trigger, borderline intelligence being the predisposing factor. In case 3 (active), fronto-parietal internal hyperostosis might support an organic aetiology. Finally, case 4 was an example of isolated syllogomania in patient with evolving Alzheimer's dementia. Despite being heterogeneous, our casuistry suggest that DS can develop in both sexes, is prevalent in geriatric age and often associated with cognitive impairment/psychiatric disturbances, which are not specific, nor sufficient to justify DS. Isolated syllogomania only shares the characteristic hoarding with DS; although cognitive impairment might be present, the other DS typical aspects (social isolation, help refusal, characterial aspects, personal hygiene neglect) are absent. PMID:23846849

  14. Anticonvulsant hypersensitivity syndrome associated with carbamazepine administration: Case series.

    PubMed

    Mehta, Maulin; Shah, Jay; Khakhkhar, Tejas; Shah, Rima; Hemavathi, K G

    2014-01-01

    Hypersensitivity reactions are common adverse drug reactions (ADRs) associated with antiepileptics. Carbamazepine is one of the routinely prescribed drugs for the treatment of epilepsy and neuropathic pain. ADRs due to carbamazepine range from mild maculopapular rash to severe anticonvulsant hypersensitivity syndrome (AHS). AHS is the triad of fever, rash, and internal organ involvement occurring 1-8 weeks after exposure to an anticonvulsant (1 in 1,000 to 10,000 exposures). Spontaneously reported three cases of AHS-drug hypersensitivity reactions induced by carbamazepine are discussed here. Seven to ten days after starting therapy, patients developed maculopapular skin rashes, fever and liver or kidney involvement. The causal relationship between drug and ADR was found to be 'certain' in one case and 'probable' in other two cases with both WHO-UMC and Naranjo causality assessment scale. All the three cases show category 4a according to Hartwig's severity scale as ADR was the cause for hospital admission. On assessing preventability of ADRs by modified Schumock and Thorntons' scale, one case was falling into category of 'definitely preventable' and other two were 'not preventable'. AHS is rare but serious reaction with carbamazepine which requires vigilant monitoring by physicians to avoid major consequences. PMID:24554914

  15. A Case of Nephrotic Syndrome, Showing Evidence of Response to Saquinavir

    PubMed Central

    Walters, Giles; Choudhury, Faisal A.; Nanayakkara, Budhima

    2015-01-01

    The treatment of primary nephrotic syndrome such as minimal change nephropathy, membranous nephropathy, and focal segmental glomerulosclerosis nephropathy remains challenging. Whilst most cases of idiopathic nephrotic syndrome respond to steroid therapy and experience a limited number of relapses prior to complete remission, some cases suffer from frequent relapses and become steroid dependent or are primarily steroid resistant. Treatment options are limited to immunosuppressive drugs with significant side effect profiles. New modalities targeting novel pathways in the pathogenesis of nephrotic syndrome are actively sought. Here we report the case of a patient with steroid dependent focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) nephrotic syndrome with a favourable response to a novel proteasome inhibitor saquinavir. PMID:25802775

  16. Hyper Ig E syndrome (Job syndrome, HIES) radiological images of pulmonary complications on the basis of three cases

    PubMed Central

    Jo?czyk-Potoczna, Katarzyna; Szczawi?ska-Pop?onyk, Aleksandra; Warzywoda, Ma?gorzata; Br?borowicz, Anna; Pawlak, Bogdan

    2012-01-01

    Summary Background: Hyperimmunoglobulinemia E syndrome (hyper-IgE syndrome, Job syndrome, HIES) is a complex immune deficiency with multiorgan clinical manifestations and diverse genetic background. The clinical triad of symptoms observed in approximately 75% of patients with HIES includes: recurrent abscesses of staphylococcal etiology, recurrent respiratory infections and elevated immunoglobulin E in serum. Case Report: The paper discusses three cases of female patients presenting typical pulmonary complications of the hyper-Ig E syndrome. In the first case, the development of aspergilloma in a postinflamatory cyst was observed, in the other one, pneumonia with pleural effusion, and as a consequence of inflammatory infiltrations fibrotic changes, giving rise to lobectomy, while in the last of these cases, the course of lung disease was complicated by formation of staphylococcal abscess. In one of the girls, bronchiectasis appeared at follow-up. Conclusions: Complications of pulmonary infections are the most common causes of death in hyper-Ig E syndrome. Late diagnosis significantly worsens the respiratory function and reduces the chance for normal development of a child. Introduction of comprehensive treatment, including prophylaxis, decreases the recurrences. Therefore, the important role is attributed to the radiologist in the multidisciplinary care of patients with this syndrome. PMID:22844313

  17. Ganser syndrome after solitary confinement in prison: a short review and a case report.

    PubMed

    Andersen, H S; Sestoft, D; Lillebaek, T

    2001-01-01

    A short review of the Ganser syndrome is given. The condition is a rare, probably dissociative, disorder with transient Vorbeireden as the central symptom. The case of a middle-aged man developing a transient Ganser syndrome after long-term solitary confinement in a remand prison is presented. Systematic investigation of 268 remand prisoners confirms the rarity of the syndrome, as only the case subject had this disorder. PMID:11827615

  18. Crouzon syndrome with primary optic nerve atrophy and normal brain functions: A case report

    PubMed Central

    Pal, Uma Shankar; Gupta, Chandan; Chellappa, Arul A.L.

    2012-01-01

    Background This report and review of literature aimed to assess an unusual case of Crouzon syndrome characterized by distinctive disfigurement of craniofacial skeletal and soft tissue structures with primary optic nerve atropy. Methods We present a case of a 12-year-old girl with Crouzon syndrome displaying classic facial abnormalities with reduced vision and hearing loss. Conclusion Crouzon syndrome should be managed as early as possible as it results in airway obstruction, decreased vision, mental retardation and poor cosmetic appearance. PMID:25737846

  19. Rupture of a flexor pollicis longus tendon in Scheie's syndrome. Case report.

    PubMed

    Weiss, G G; Ritt, M J; Bos, K E

    1997-09-01

    We describe a case of Scheie's syndrome with a closed rupture of the flexor pollicis longus tendon, probably caused by a combination of extrinsic and intrinsic tendon changes. Early detection of carpal tunnel syndrome in all patients who have some form of mucopolysaccharidosis in which this is a universal occurrence (such as Scheie's syndrome), is recommended. Release of the carpal tunnel prevents long term complications, as described in this case report. PMID:9299691

  20. Systemic lupus erythematosusmyositis overlap syndrome: report of 6 cases

    PubMed Central

    Maazoun, Fatma; Frikha, Faten; Snoussi, Mouna; Kaddour, Neila; Masmoudi, Hatem; Bahloul, Zouhir

    2011-01-01

    The incidence of myositis in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is low among different series. Here we attempt to describe the main features of SLE/myositis overlap syndrome. We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 174 patients with SLE seen over 15-year period. All the patients fulfilled the revised American Rheumatology Association criteria for SLE. Patients who met The Bohan and Peter criteria for definite myositis were included in this study. Among those patients, six patients had an associated myositis (3.4% overall). They were 6 women with a mean age of 29 years (20–41 years). At the initial evaluation, 3 patients (50%) were complained from myalgia, and all patients had symmetrical muscle weakness (proximal muscle weakness in 6 cases with distal muscle weakness in 2 cases). The muscle disease was severe in 1 case. Involvements of muscles of the pharynx and upper esophagus were noted in 4 patients (66.6%). The creatine kinase (CK) levels were elevated in 4 cases with a mean rate of 2153.5 UI/L. The electromyogram (EMG) revealed signs of myositis in 5 cases. Muscle biopsy, performed in 5 patients, revealed an inflammatory myopathy changes in 4 cases. Antinuclear antibodies (ANA) were positive in all cases. All our patients were treated with high doses of corticosteroids with favorable outcome. Relapse of SLE disease had occurred in 2 patients. The association SLE-myositis is rare with heterogeneous presentation. Through our observations and literature data we will specify the characteristics of this association. PMID:24765389

  1. Classic Case Report of Donohue Syndrome (Leprechaunism; OMIM ∗246200)

    PubMed Central

    Nijim, Yousif; Awni, Youssef; Adawi, Amin; Bowirrat, Abdalla

    2016-01-01

    Abstract Donohue syndrome ([DS]; leprechaunism) describes a genetic autosomal recessive disorder that results from the presence of homozygous or compound heterozygous mutations in the insulin receptor gene (INSR; 19p13.3–p13.2). Donohue syndrome is associated with a fatal congenital form of dwarfism with features of intrauterine and postnatal growth retardation, exaggerated hyperglycemia with hyperinsulinism and dysmorphic abnormalities. We present a case of DS owing to the rarity of this syndrome (1 case in every million births). We discuss how the disease presents, its genetic underpinning, and its prevention. The case was encountered in an Arab male born on 1 September, 2014, for consanguineous parents. The delivery was via cesarean section at 37 weeks gestation due to severe intrauterine growth restriction and nonprogress labor term. The patient was admitted to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit due to infection, and jaundice. Dysmorphic features, abnormalities of the craniofacial region, low birth weight, skin abnormalities, abdominal distension and hypertrichosis were observed. Laboratory examinations showed, hyperinsulinism, increased C-peptide, thrombocytopenia, leucopenia, and anemia. The diagnosis of DS was done based on the combinations of typical dysmorphic characteristics, clinical evaluation, supported by genetic analysis and exaggerated biochemical results. Genetic diagnosis of DS was performed through analysis of DNA via polymerase chain reaction (PCR). A qualitative real-time PCR was used, to monitor the amplification of a targeted DNA molecule during the PCR. Other technique using sequencing of the INSR gene, which permits genetic diagnosis, counseling, and antenatal diagnoses in subsequent pregnancies, were also performed. Treatment of DS is supportive and requires the combined efforts of a multidisciplinary team, which include pediatricians, endocrinologists, dermatologists, and other health care professionals. Currently, treatment with recombinant insulin-like growth factor 1 demonstrates effectiveness, and a combination treatment with insulin-like growth factor binding protein 3 resulted in an increased lifespan. There is a scarcity of genetic information on DS among the Arab population. Consanguinity is one of underlying reasons for the appearance of rare genetic disorders. Inbreeding has long been considered a controversial phenomenon. Genetic counseling and overwhelming the alertness of the negative consequences of consanguinity on public health are warranted. PMID:26871809

  2. A case of maternal PKU syndrome despite intensive patient counseling.

    PubMed

    Unger, Susette; Weigel, Johannes F W; Stepan, Holger; Baerwald, Christoph G O

    2009-10-01

    We report on a 21-year-old woman with classic phenylketonuria, who presented at our outpatient clinic at week 14 of pregnancy. Despite intensive preconceptional counselling about the risk of raised Phenylalanine (Phe) levels for the offspring and nutritional consultations about the necessity to be on a Phe-restricted diet she had elevated blood Phe concentrations. Phe level could be lowered to the recommended range during a stay as an inpatient, but the patient was not able to maintain the recommended levels due to non-compliance. The patient delivered a newborn with classic maternal PKU syndrome (microcephaly, brachygnathia, congenital heart defect and psychomotoric retardation), which is nowadays rarely seen under preconceptional Phe-restricted diet. With more PKU patients reaching the childbearing age, intensive preconception counselling about maternal PKU syndrome is of pivotal importance for the women. However, a major factor in preventing Phe embryopathy is patient compliance in keeping the diet, which was insufficient in the case presented. PMID:19898791

  3. A case of congenital adrenal hyperplasia mimicking Cushing's syndrome.

    PubMed

    Kim, Hye Jeong; Kang, Mira; Kim, Jae Hyeon; Kim, Sun Wook; Chung, Jae Hoon; Min, Yong-Ki; Lee, Moon-Kyu; Kim, Kwang-Won; Lee, Myung-Shik

    2012-11-01

    Congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) is characterized by decreased adrenal hormone production due to enzymatic defects and subsequent rise of adrenocorticotrophic hormone that stimulates the adrenal cortex to become hyperplastic, and sometimes tumorous. As the pathophysiology is basically a defect in the biosynthesis of cortisol, one may not consider CAH in patients with hypercortisolism. We report a case of a 41-yr-old man with a 4 cm-sized left adrenal tumorous lesion mimicking Cushing's syndrome who was diagnosed with CAH. He had central obesity and acanthosis nigricans involving the axillae together with elevated 24-hr urine cortisol level, supporting the diagnosis of Cushing's syndrome. However, the 24-hr urine cortisol was suppressed by 95% with the low dose dexamethasone suppression test. CAH was suspected based on the history of precocious puberty, short stature and a profound suppression of cortisol production by dexamethasone. CAH was confirmed by a remarkably increased level of serum 17-hydroxyprogesterone level. Gene mutation analysis revealed a compound heterozygote mutation of CYP21A2 (I173N and R357W). PMID:23166432

  4. Fat Embolism Syndrome After Femur Fracture Fixation: a Case Report

    PubMed Central

    Akoh, Craig C; Schick, Cameron; Otero, Jesse; Karam, Matthew

    2014-01-01

    Fat embolism syndrome (FES) is a multi-organ disorder with potentially serious sequelae that is commonly seen in the orthopaedic patient population after femur fractures. The major clinical features of FES include hypoxia, pulmonary dysfunction, mental status changes, petechiae, tachycardia, fever, thrombocytopenia, and anemia. Due to technological advances in supportive care and intramedullary reaming techniques, the incidence of FES has been reported as low as 0.5 percent. Here, we present a rare case of FES with cerebral manifestations. A previously healthy 24-year old nonsmoking male was admitted to our hospital after an unrestrained head-on motor vehicle collision. The patient's injuries included a left olecranon fracture and closed bilateral comminuted midshaft femur fractures. The patient went on to develop cerebral fat embolism syndrome (CFES) twelve hours after immediate bilateral intramedullary nail fixation. His symptoms included unresponsiveness, disconjugate gaze, seizures, respiratory distress, fever, anemia, thrombocytopenia, and visual changes. Head computed tomography and brain magnetic resonance imaging showed pathognomonic white-matter punctate lesions and watershed involvement. With early recognition and supportive therapy and seizure therapy, the patient went on to have complete resolution of symptoms without cognitive sequelae. PMID:25328460

  5. De Toni-Debré-Fanconi syndrome in a patient with Kearns-Sayre syndrome: a case report

    PubMed Central

    2009-01-01

    Introduction Kearns-Sayre syndrome is a mitochondrial myopathy that demonstrates chronic progressive ophthalmoplegia with onset before the age of 20 and pigmentary degeneration of the retina. Case presentation We report the case of an 18-year-old Romanian man with short stature, external ophthalmoplegia, palpebral ptosis, myopathy, sensorineural hearing impairment, cerebellar ataxia, cardiac conduction defect, diabetes mellitus, hypoparathyroidism and hyperaldosteronism. The patient's evolution showed progressive insufficiency of the renal tubule: hyperphosphaturia, hyperaminoaciduria and, later, glucosuria (de Toni-Debré-Fanconi syndrome), a syndrome, to date, rarely diagnosed in association with complete Kearns-Sayre syndrome. The final diagnosis was delayed for several years and was only established when he developed diabetes mellitus. Southern blot analysis and polymerase chain reaction amplification revealed the presence of a deletion in the mitochondrial DNA. Conclusion Despite the rarity of this syndrome, the diagnosis was easily made due to the presence of the classic triad: external ophthalmoplegia, pigmentary retinopathy and onset in a patient younger than 20 years old. In our opinion, a search for Kearns-Sayre syndrome in all patients with de Toni-Debré-Fanconi syndrome is a valuable medical routine. PMID:19946579

  6. Reduction of Stereotypical Hand Movements in Girls with Rett Syndrome: Two Case Studies.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Lotan, Meir; Roth, Dana

    This study explains the characteristics and treatment of individuals with Rett Syndrome and presents two case studies that investigated the use of interventions in reducing stereotypical hand movements (SHM). The case studies involve two girls (ages 5 and 7) with Rett Syndrome who were enrolled in a special education school. Information was…

  7. A Boy with a Mild Case of Cornelia de Lange Syndrome with Above Average Intelligence.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Lacassie, Yves; Bobadilla, Olga; Cambias, Ron D., Jr.

    1997-01-01

    Describes the characteristics of an 11-year-old boy who represents the only documented case of an individual with Cornelia de Lange syndrome who also has above average cognitive functioning. Major diagnostic criteria for de Lange syndrome and comparisons with other severe and mild cases are discussed. (Author/CR)

  8. [Acute respiratory distress syndrome caused by tropical eosinophilic lung disease: a case in Gabon].

    PubMed

    Chani, M; Iken, M; Eljahiri, Y; Nzenze, J R; Mion, G

    2011-04-01

    The purpose of this report is to describe the case of a 28-year-old woman in whom acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) following cholecystectomy led to the discovery of eosinophilic lung disease. Outcome was favorable after oxygenotherapy and medical treatment using ivermectin and corticosteroids. The case shows that hypereosinophilic syndrome can be the underlying cause of ARDS. PMID:21695880

  9. Brown's syndrome with ocular albinism: Case report of a rare presentation and literature review.

    PubMed

    Nambiar, Soumya; Ramasubramanian, Srikanth; Swaminathan, Meenakshi

    2015-01-01

    We report a rare case of Brown's syndrome associated with ocular albinism in a 10-year-old boy. This report highlights the importance of further analysis of cases of Brown's syndrome and throws some light on the etiology and association of this rare condition. PMID:26622141

  10. Brown's syndrome with ocular albinism: Case report of a rare presentation and literature review

    PubMed Central

    Nambiar, Soumya; Ramasubramanian, Srikanth; Swaminathan, Meenakshi

    2015-01-01

    We report a rare case of Brown's syndrome associated with ocular albinism in a 10-year-old boy. This report highlights the importance of further analysis of cases of Brown's syndrome and throws some light on the etiology and association of this rare condition. PMID:26622141

  11. [Above-standard proceeding in nephrotic syndrome - case report].

    PubMed

    Matyjek, Anna; Brodowska-Kania, Dorota; Niemczyk, Stanisław

    2016-03-01

    The nephrotic syndrome is characterized by the loss of many proteins, via the urinary system. It exceeds the bodies compensatory abilities and results in abnormalities in blood clotting system, particularly due to antithrombin deficiency. It significantly increases the risk of thromboembolic complications. A loss of erythropoietin and transferrin leads to anemia. Polycythemia is a rarely reported phenomenon. The case describes a 20-years old patient with massive nephrotic syndrome and polycythemia, complicated by a pulmonary embolism. The patient had a steroid-dependent submicroscopic glomerulonephritis with a severe episode of nephrotic syndrome associated with centralization of circulation, proteinuria 40.9 g/day, deep hypoproteinemia (albumin=1.2 g/dl), hyperlipidemia, hypercoagulable state (antithrombin activity 29%), polycythemia (Hb=21.1 g/dl, HTC=60%). Kidney function parameters were normal. We started the immunosupression (glycocorticosteroids i.v., continuated p.o. and cyclosporine A) and intensive symptomatic treatment. To reverse hypovolemia and polycythemia, 20% albumin solutions, intravenous infusions and diuretics were used. There was no effect. Due to intensive polycythemia the erythroapheresis procedure was performed. It resulted in normalization of the red blood cell count (Hb=13.4 g/dl, HCT=37%) and the improvement of blood circulation. To prevent the patient from thromboembolism, the prophylactic dose of low molecular weight heparin (LMWH) was administered (dalteparin 5000 IU subcutaneously, once a day). Despite the prophylaxis, an episode of dyspnea with tachycardia occured. It was connected with elevated Ddimer and troponin levels and a right ventricle overload in echocardiographic imaging. The pulmonary embolism was suspected. Perfusion lung scintigraphy confirmed this diagnosis. We supposed that the heparin was ineffective due to an antithrombin deficiency. Therefore, apart from a therapeutic dose of LMWH, intravenous antithrombin concentrate was given to the patient (1500 IU twice). The dyspnea resolving was observed. The D-dimer and troponin level reversion to normal was noticed. Heparin injections, connected with antithrombin infusion, was an effective treatment of the pulmonary embolism. Due to the lack of antithrombin in nephrotic syndrome, using only heparin may be insufficient. The erythroapheresis is an effective treatment of polycythemia. PMID:27088203

  12. Median and anterior interosseous nerve entrapment syndromes versus carpal tunnel syndrome: a study of two cases

    PubMed Central

    Tchoryk, Jerry

    2000-01-01

    Two patients presented with forearm and hand pain, and were initially examined by their medical doctors. The first case was diagnosed as a possible neuralgia due to congenital cervical spinal fusion. The second case had a radiographic study taken of the elbow and hand, which was negative and therefore no conclusive diagnosis or treatment was given. This article will discuss the anatomical path of the median and anterior interosseous nerves in the forearm, the possible areas of neural entrapment or irritation and the resulting symptoms and signs as compared to carpal tunnel syndrome. The patient’s presenting symptoms were found to be the most significant detail when differentiating the type of neurological entrapment. In both cases, the patients presented with a gradual progression of anterior forearm pain, numbness or discomfort that radiated to the hand and fingers. To find the cause of this repetitive type of irritation, the functional movement patterns of the upper extremity kinetic chain was assessed including the cervicothoracic and scapulothoracic regions. Provocative tests were used to confirm the site of irritation. The first case showed pronator quadratus weakness. The second patient’s symptoms were reproduced with resisted elbow flexion and pronation while digital pressure was applied to the median nerve. Acute care was directed at the specific area of irritation/inflammation with electrotherapeusis. The treatment also consisted of spinal and joint manipulation, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation techniques, strengthening and endurance rehabilitation exercises aimed at restoring the proper kinematics of the upper extremity

  13. [Parkinson syndrome in parasagittal meningioma (case report)--differential diagnosis for vascular degenerative Parkinson syndrome in the aged].

    PubMed

    Miethwenz, D; Göpel, W

    1983-01-01

    Reported is a case of parasagittale meningeoma in combination with a bilaterale parkinsonian syndrome. Referred is to the diagnostical problems in the separation of the degenerative-vascular M. Parkinson in the senile age also to the postoperative eminent disappearance of the parkinsonians symptomatic. Essential clinical aspects of extrapyramidal syndrome at intracranial tumors are discussed by means of relevant literature in connection with possible pathophysiological mechanisms of origin. PMID:6880255

  14. A Case of Fisher-Bickerstaff Syndrome Overlapped by Guillain-Barré Syndrome

    PubMed Central

    Fujii, Daiki; Manabe, Yasuhiro; Takahasi, Yosiaki; Narai, Hisashi; Omori, Nobuhiko; Kusunoki, Susumu; Abe, Koji

    2012-01-01

    We report a 72-year-old woman with overlapping Miller Fisher syndrome (MFS), Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) and Bickerstaff's brainstem encephalitis (BBE). She developed diplopia and unsteady gait a week after an upper respiratory infection on day 1. She had weakness of both upper limbs on day 3 and became drowsy, and her respiratory status worsened on day 5. Neurologic examination revealed ophthalmoplegia, ataxia, symmetrical weakness, areflexia, and consciousness disturbance. We diagnosed her with MFS on day 1, GBS on day 3 and overlapping BBE on day 5. She underwent immunoadsorption therapy and two courses of intravenous immunoglobulin therapy. Ten months after onset, her symptoms had fully recovered. Anti-GM1 IgG, GD1a IgG, GQ1b IgG, and GT1a IgG antibodies were positive. Our case supports the notion that MFS, GBS, and BBE are all part of a continuous clinical spectrum, which is an antibody-mediated process. PMID:23275783

  15. Anisometropic amblyopia in a case of type 2 Waardenburg syndrome.

    PubMed

    Akal, Ali; Göncü, Tugba; Boyaci, Nurefsan; Yılmaz, Ömer Faruk

    2013-01-01

    This study presents a case of an 8-year-old boy with iris heterochromia and anisometropic amblyopia who was diagnosed with Waardenburg syndrome (WS) type 2. An ophthalmic examination revealed iris heterochromia and anisometropic amblyopia in our patient. In the systemic examination, a white forelock and vitiligo on the arms and body were observed and neurosensory hearing loss was revealed, for which the patient used hearing aids. Identification and typing of patients with WS is crucial to address neurosensory hearing loss, glaucoma and fundus changes. While it might be challenging to communicate with a patient with speech and hearing problems, visual acuity should be examined carefully and probable amblyopia should be identified. Anterior segment changes and signs of glaucoma should also be evaluated in detail. PMID:24351514

  16. An atypical case of neuroleptic malignant syndrome precipitated by valproate.

    PubMed

    Verma, Rajesh; Junewar, Vivek; Rathaur, Bhanu Pratap Singh

    2014-01-01

    Neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS) can be caused by various drugs. We report a case of a 60-year-old woman who presented with high-grade fever, muscular rigidity, tachycardia, tachypnoea and altered sensorium along with seizures. She had been taking olanzapine for the past 2 years for psychosis. For the last month valproate was added to her treatment. Her blood investigations revealed hyponatraemia and raised serum ammonia and creatinine phosphokinase (CPK) levels. In view of hyperthermia, muscular rigidity, autonomic disturbances, altered mental status and raised CPK, a diagnosis of NMS was made. Valproate could have probably precipitated NMS; although the patient was taking antipsychotics for a long time, it was only with the addition of valproate that she developed these symptoms. Raised serum ammonia levels also indicated the presence of valproate toxicity. Seizures were probably due to electrolyte disturbances. Offending drugs were withdrawn. The patient improved with treatment by dopamine agonist and other supportive treatments. PMID:24604797

  17. An atypical case of neuroleptic malignant syndrome precipitated by valproate

    PubMed Central

    Verma, Rajesh; Junewar, Vivek; Rathaur, Bhanu Pratap Singh

    2014-01-01

    Neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS) can be caused by various drugs. We report a case of a 60-year-old woman who presented with high-grade fever, muscular rigidity, tachycardia, tachypnoea and altered sensorium along with seizures. She had been taking olanzapine for the past 2 years for psychosis. For the last month valproate was added to her treatment. Her blood investigations revealed hyponatraemia and raised serum ammonia and creatinine phosphokinase (CPK) levels. In view of hyperthermia, muscular rigidity, autonomic disturbances, altered mental status and raised CPK, a diagnosis of NMS was made. Valproate could have probably precipitated NMS; although the patient was taking antipsychotics for a long time, it was only with the addition of valproate that she developed these symptoms. Raised serum ammonia levels also indicated the presence of valproate toxicity. Seizures were probably due to electrolyte disturbances. Offending drugs were withdrawn. The patient improved with treatment by dopamine agonist and other supportive treatments. PMID:24604797

  18. Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Type VIIC: A Mexican Case Report

    PubMed Central

    Rincón-Sánchez, Ana Rosa; Arce, Irma Elia; Tostado-Rabago, Enrique Alejandro; Vargas, Alberto; Padilla-Gómez, Luis Alfredo; Bolaños, Alejandro; Barrios-Guyot, Selenne; Anguiano-Alvarez, Víctor Manuel; Ledezma-Rodríguez, Víctor Chistian; Islas-Carbajal, María Cristina; Rivas-Estilla, Ana María; Feria-Velasco, Alfredo; Dávalos, Nory Omayra

    2012-01-01

    Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) is a heterogeneous group of heritable connective tissue disorders whose primary clinical features include soft and extensible skin, articular hypermobility and tissue fragility. EDS type VIIC or ‘human dermatosparaxis’ is an autosomal recessive disease characterized by severe skin fragility and sagging redundant skin (major criteria) with a soft, doughy texture, easy bruising, premature rupture of fetal membranes and large hernias (minor criteria). Dermatosparaxis (meaning ‘tearing of skin’), which has been described in several non-human species, is a disorder of the connective tissue resulting from a deficiency of the enzyme that cleaves the registration peptide off the N-terminal end of collagen after it has been secreted from fibroblasts. We describe a Mexican case from consanguineous parents with all the phenotypical characteristics previously described, plus skeletal abnormalities. PMID:22787447

  19. Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome with neurological sequelae - a case report.

    PubMed

    Nesteruk, Marta; Kurdyła, Anna; Nesteruk, Tomasz; Dorobek, Małgorzata

    2016-04-29

    Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) is a set of neurological symptoms including impaired consciousness, cognitive disorders, seizures, blurred vision, dizziness and headache. The symptoms are closely related to the location of pathological changes in the brain; bilateral occipitto-parietal region is most often affected. Both focal neurological symptoms and encephalopathy are usually transient. We present the case of 64-year-old woman with PRES. She suffered from many internal diseases and was admitted to the hospital due to impaired consciousness, speech disorders, balance disorders. Significant neurological deterioration was observed within several days from the onset. Differential diagnosis included stroke and viral neuroinfection (cytosis 23 cells /ul, protein level of 93 mg/dl); magnetic resonance examination revealed lesions typical for posterior reversible encephalopathy.After 6 weeks of hospitalization patient condition improved, but did not restore to the premorbid state. The patient was discharged with generalized cognitive impairment. PMID:27137827

  20. Hypereosinophilic Syndrome: A Case of Fatal Löffler Endocarditis

    PubMed Central

    Baltazares-Lipp, Mario Enrique; Soto-González, Juan Ignacio; Aboitiz-Rivera, Carlos Manuel; Carmona-Ruíz, Héctor A.; Ortega, Benito Sarabia; Blachman-Braun, Ruben

    2016-01-01

    Hypereosinophilic syndrome (HES) is a rare disorder with unknown global prevalence, barely reported in Hispanic population, and characterized by persistent eosinophilia in association with organ dysfunctions directly attributable to eosinophilic infiltration. Cardiac involvement may be present in 50 to 60% of the patients. This is known as Löffler endocarditis. We present a case of a 36-year-old Hispanic man with signs of heart failure. Laboratory studies showed eosinophilia (23,100/μL). Thoracic computer tomography showed bilateral pleural effusion and a large left ventricular mass. Transthoracic echocardiography showed left ventricle apical obliteration and a restrictive pattern. Pulmonary angiography demonstrated a thrombus in the lingular and middle lobe. Despite treatment, the patient deceased seven days after admission. Autopsy confirmed the diagnosis of Löffler endocarditis. PMID:26904305

  1. A new case of idiopathic hemiplegia hemiconvulsion syndrome.

    PubMed

    Franzoni, Emilio; Garone, Caterina; Marchiani, Valentina; Brunetto, Daniela; Tonon, Caterina; Lodi, Raffaele; Bernardi, Bruno

    2010-12-01

    We report a new case of infantile idiopathic hemiconvulsion-hemiplegia syndrome (HH). A prolonged right-sided febrile convulsion was followed 4 days later, by right hemiconvulsive status epilepticus, documented by video-electroencephalogram (EEG) recording. The child developed an ipsilateral hemiplegia, partially improved during the first month of follow-up. Sequential cerebral magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy (1H-MRS) at 6, 15, 30 days of follow-up showed a cytotoxic edema in the left hemisphere and a subsequent necrosis. At 1-year of follow-up, we performed MRI control because of febrile convulsion lasting few minutes that confirmed a non-progressive left hemisphere atrophy. After 2 years, the patient was seizure-free, with a mild right hemiplegia and language skills deficit. We discuss the unclear pathogenesis of HH through sequential neuroradiological evaluation. PMID:20464571

  2. Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Type VIIC: A Mexican Case Report.

    PubMed

    Rincón-Sánchez, Ana Rosa; Arce, Irma Elia; Tostado-Rabago, Enrique Alejandro; Vargas, Alberto; Padilla-Gómez, Luis Alfredo; Bolaños, Alejandro; Barrios-Guyot, Selenne; Anguiano-Alvarez, Víctor Manuel; Ledezma-Rodríguez, Víctor Chistian; Islas-Carbajal, María Cristina; Rivas-Estilla, Ana María; Feria-Velasco, Alfredo; Dávalos, Nory Omayra

    2012-01-01

    Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) is a heterogeneous group of heritable connective tissue disorders whose primary clinical features include soft and extensible skin, articular hypermobility and tissue fragility. EDS type VIIC or 'human dermatosparaxis' is an autosomal recessive disease characterized by severe skin fragility and sagging redundant skin (major criteria) with a soft, doughy texture, easy bruising, premature rupture of fetal membranes and large hernias (minor criteria). Dermatosparaxis (meaning 'tearing of skin'), which has been described in several non-human species, is a disorder of the connective tissue resulting from a deficiency of the enzyme that cleaves the registration peptide off the N-terminal end of collagen after it has been secreted from fibroblasts. We describe a Mexican case from consanguineous parents with all the phenotypical characteristics previously described, plus skeletal abnormalities. PMID:22787447

  3. [Hand-foot syndrome induced by chemotherapy: a case study].

    PubMed

    Simão, Delma Aurélia da Silva; Lima, Elenice Dias Ribeiro de Paula; Souza, Raíssa Silva de; Faria, Tiago Vitervo; Azevedo, Geraldo Fernandes

    2012-01-01

    The study was aimed at reporting a case of a patient who developed Hand-Foot Syndrome (HFS) grade 3 due the use of capecitabine and for which massage was used with aqueous-based moisturizer, aloe vera. The patient's functional capacity was assessed using the ECOG Performance Scale and the lesions were photographed during nursing appointment that occurred at intervals of ten days, totaling forty days of monitoring. There was significant improvement in tissue integrity, with total regression of symptoms, an important gain in quality of life, and immediate return to chemotherapy. It is believed that aloe vera can be an important component in nursing care in patients undergoing cancer chemotherapy. PMID:22911424

  4. Trichuris dysentery syndrome: Do we learn enough from case studies?

    PubMed

    Zeehaida, M; Zueter, A; Zairi, N Z; Zunulhisham, S

    2015-09-01

    Trichuris Dysentery Syndrome (TDS) is a severe persistent trichuriasis associated with heavy worm build-up in the colon that continues to be neglected and underestimated in endemic countries. Trichuriasis is most prevalent in children in tropical countries, and that increases the risk of TDS. We reported a series of four preschool children of both genders chronically having TDS over a period ranging from several months to years presenting with anaemia. The hemoglobin levels ranged from 4.6 to 9.1 g/dl on first admissions. Despite treatment, the cases were reported to have failure to thrive with persistent anaemia. It was concluded that TDS should be considered in endemic areas among children presenting with chronic bloody diarrhea and anaemia. PMID:26695216

  5. [Ballantyne syndrome caused by materno-fetal Parvovirus B19 infection: about two cases].

    PubMed

    Desvignes, F; Bourdel, N; Laurichesse-Delmas, H; Savary, D; Gallot, D

    2011-05-01

    Ballantyne's syndrome also known as Mirror syndrome is the association of fetal hydrops and maternal hydric retention. The maternal condition is often misdiagnosed as preeclampsia. We report two cases of Ballantyne syndrome associated with materno-fetal Parvovirus B19 infection. In the first case, the syndrome occurred at 26GW in a context of premature rupture of membranes. Parents and medical staff opted for termination of pregnancy because of the poor fetal prognosis. Maternal symptoms regressed after delivery. In the second case, the patient presented a Ballantyne's syndrome at 25GW. Intrauterine transfusions reversed symptomatology. Fetal hydrops of any etiology can be associated with this syndrome. Specific treatment of the fetus can avoid maternal complication allowing continuation of the pregnancy. PMID:21273007

  6. Dancing with Down Syndrome: A Phenomenological Case Study

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Reinders, Nicole; Bryden, Pamela J.; Fletcher, Paula C.

    2015-01-01

    "Dance for individuals with Down syndrome has many benefits; however, there is little research on this topic." Down syndrome is the most common "genetic condition," resulting in psychological, physical, and social impairments. There is research to suggest that dance may be a beneficial activity for people with Down syndrome;…

  7. Naturalistic Intervention for Asperger Syndrome: A Case Study

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Choi, Serene Hyun-Jin; Nieminen, Timo A.

    2008-01-01

    On the basis of their cognitive abilities, children with Asperger syndrome are attractive candidates for inclusive education and, in Australia, most are in integrated settings. However, social interaction between children with Asperger syndrome and their peers remains problematic, with the children with Asperger syndrome often being left alone…

  8. [Marcus-Gunn Syndrome. Based on a case report].

    PubMed

    Tahri, H; Benatiya, I; Bhalil, S; Masbahi, I; Bouayad, A; Daoudi, K; Touiza, L

    2004-01-01

    The Marcus-Gunn syndrome associates an unilateral congenital blepharoptosis and "jaw-winking" synkinesia. We report a 12-year-old girl presenting an unilateral Marcus-Gunn syndrome and discuss the clinic, pathogenesis and treatment of this syndrome. PMID:15682918

  9. Dancing with Down Syndrome: A Phenomenological Case Study

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Reinders, Nicole; Bryden, Pamela J.; Fletcher, Paula C.

    2015-01-01

    "Dance for individuals with Down syndrome has many benefits; however, there is little research on this topic." Down syndrome is the most common "genetic condition," resulting in psychological, physical, and social impairments. There is research to suggest that dance may be a beneficial activity for people with Down syndrome;

  10. Modeling to Predict Cases of Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome in Chile

    PubMed Central

    Nsoesie, Elaine O.; Mekaru, Sumiko R.; Ramakrishnan, Naren; Marathe, Madhav V.; Brownstein, John S.

    2014-01-01

    Background Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS) is a life threatening disease transmitted by the rodent Oligoryzomys longicaudatus in Chile. Hantavirus outbreaks are typically small and geographically confined. Several studies have estimated risk based on spatial and temporal distribution of cases in relation to climate and environmental variables, but few have considered climatological modeling of HPS incidence for monitoring and forecasting purposes. Methodology Monthly counts of confirmed HPS cases were obtained from the Chilean Ministry of Health for 2001–2012. There were an estimated 667 confirmed HPS cases. The data suggested a seasonal trend, which appeared to correlate with changes in climatological variables such as temperature, precipitation, and humidity. We considered several Auto Regressive Integrated Moving Average (ARIMA) time-series models and regression models with ARIMA errors with one or a combination of these climate variables as covariates. We adopted an information-theoretic approach to model ranking and selection. Data from 2001–2009 were used in fitting and data from January 2010 to December 2012 were used for one-step-ahead predictions. Results We focused on six models. In a baseline model, future HPS cases were forecasted from previous incidence; the other models included climate variables as covariates. The baseline model had a Corrected Akaike Information Criterion (AICc) of 444.98, and the top ranked model, which included precipitation, had an AICc of 437.62. Although the AICc of the top ranked model only provided a 1.65% improvement to the baseline AICc, the empirical support was 39 times stronger relative to the baseline model. Conclusions Instead of choosing a single model, we present a set of candidate models that can be used in modeling and forecasting confirmed HPS cases in Chile. The models can be improved by using data at the regional level and easily extended to other countries with seasonal incidence of HPS. PMID:24763320

  11. A rare case report of Ellis Van Creveld syndrome in an Indian patient and literature review

    PubMed Central

    Shetty, Prashanth; Shetty, Deepthi; Priyadarshana, P.S.; Bhat, Smitha

    2015-01-01

    Ellis Van Creveld syndrome (EVC) is a rare genetic disorder having autosomal recessive inheritance affecting the Amish population of Pennsylvania in USA with incidence of 1:244,000 for the general population. This syndrome consists of characteristic features such as bilateral postaxial polydactyly, chondroectodermal dysplasia, congenital heart defects and hypoplastic nails and teeth. There are few case reports of this syndrome reported in dental literature. We report a case of a 17 year old female presenting typical features of this syndrome and the oral findings of this patient which are the key diagnostic features. PMID:26258022

  12. Is Complex Regional Pain Syndrome a Cause of Post-Operative Syndrome in the Lumbar Spine? - A Case Report -

    PubMed Central

    Kim, Tae Kyun; Shim, Dae Moo; Kim, Yeung Jin; Choi, Deok Hwa

    2009-01-01

    Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) along with post-operative syndrome in the lumbar spine shows confusing and duplicated symptoms, and this makes it difficult to make a clear differential diagnosis. Therefore, the patient with post-operative syndrome in the lumbar spine suffers losses of time and money, and the surgeon who diagnoses and treats post-operative syndrome in the lumbar spine also agonize from the patient's losses. It is necessary to provide these patients with a multidisciplinary approach to their disease and symptoms. We diagnosed herniation of an intervertebral disc of the lumbar spine (L4/5) and we performed discetomy twice in different hospitals. However, the symptoms did not improve, so we re-operated and performed discetomy along with monosegmental fixation using pedicular screws and interbody cages. There was improvement of pre-operation symptoms, but neurogenic symptoms occurred and then progressed after the surgery. Therefore, we report here on the case of CRPS that was diagnosed with the exclusion of the causes of post-operative syndrome in the lumbar spine, and the patient was finally effectively treated with spinal cord stimulation. Although differentiating post-operative syndrome in the lumbar spine from CRPS is difficult, we recommend suspecting CRPS as the cause of post-operative syndrome in the lumbar spine and taking CRPS as the main interest in order to diagnose and treat CRPS more effectively and accurately. PMID:20404955

  13. Microtubule transport defects in neurological and ciliary disease.

    PubMed

    Gerdes, J M; Katsanis, N

    2005-07-01

    Microtubules are primarily responsible for facilitating long-distance transport of both proteins and organelles. Given the critical role of this process in cellular function, it is not surprising that perturbation of microtubule-based transport can lead to diverse phenotypes in humans, including cancer and neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer or Huntington disease. Recent investigations have also indicated that defects in specialized microtubule-based transport systems, such as mutations affecting the transport of protein particles along the length of cilia (intraflagellar transport) can cause retinal dystrophy, polycystic kidney disease or more complex syndromic phenotypes, such as Bardet-Biedl syndrome. In this review, we discuss recent findings implicating defects in microtubule-associated transport and motor proteins in a variety of diseases, particularly the role of defective microtubular transport in neurological and ciliary disease. These defects frequently display phenotypic consequences that manifest as human disease yet do not cause organismal lethality. PMID:15924265

  14. Specialized Cilia in Mammalian Sensory Systems.

    PubMed

    Falk, Nathalie; Lösl, Marlene; Schröder, Nadja; Gießl, Andreas

    2015-01-01

    Cilia and flagella are highly conserved and important microtubule-based organelles that project from the surface of eukaryotic cells and act as antennae to sense extracellular signals. Moreover, cilia have emerged as key players in numerous physiological, developmental, and sensory processes such as hearing, olfaction, and photoreception. Genetic defects in ciliary proteins responsible for cilia formation, maintenance, or function underlie a wide array of human diseases like deafness, anosmia, and retinal degeneration in sensory systems. Impairment of more than one sensory organ results in numerous syndromic ciliary disorders like the autosomal recessive genetic diseases Bardet-Biedl and Usher syndrome. Here we describe the structure and distinct functional roles of cilia in sensory organs like the inner ear, the olfactory epithelium, and the retina of the mouse. The spectrum of ciliary function in fundamental cellular processes highlights the importance of elucidating ciliopathy-related proteins in order to find novel potential therapies. PMID:26378583

  15. Specialized Cilia in Mammalian Sensory Systems

    PubMed Central

    Falk, Nathalie; Lösl, Marlene; Schröder, Nadja; Gießl, Andreas

    2015-01-01

    Cilia and flagella are highly conserved and important microtubule-based organelles that project from the surface of eukaryotic cells and act as antennae to sense extracellular signals. Moreover, cilia have emerged as key players in numerous physiological, developmental, and sensory processes such as hearing, olfaction, and photoreception. Genetic defects in ciliary proteins responsible for cilia formation, maintenance, or function underlie a wide array of human diseases like deafness, anosmia, and retinal degeneration in sensory systems. Impairment of more than one sensory organ results in numerous syndromic ciliary disorders like the autosomal recessive genetic diseases Bardet-Biedl and Usher syndrome. Here we describe the structure and distinct functional roles of cilia in sensory organs like the inner ear, the olfactory epithelium, and the retina of the mouse. The spectrum of ciliary function in fundamental cellular processes highlights the importance of elucidating ciliopathy-related proteins in order to find novel potential therapies. PMID:26378583

  16. Association between Metabolic Syndrome and Premicroalbuminuria among Iranian Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: A Case Control Study

    PubMed Central

    Ziaee, Amir; Oveisi, Sonia; Ghorbani, Azam; Hashemipour, Sima; Mirenayat, Maryamsadat

    2013-01-01

    Objective: The aim of this study was to assess the association between premicroalbuminuria and metabolic syndrome in women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). Methods: In this case – control study, we analyzed the medical records of 78 women from an endocrinology outpatient center of Booali hospital in Qazvin city in Iran during 2008 to 2010. Anthropometric characteristics, Albumin/Creatinine Ratio (ACR), Lipid profile, Liver enzyme concentration, and occurrence of metabolic syndrome were compared between the two groups. Premicroalbuminuria was defined as ACR>7mg/g. Results: Mean age of patients with PCOS was 27.2± 2.5 years and mean age of 63 controls was 26.9±2.4 years. Premicroalbuminuria was found in 53.8% of PCOS and 33.3% of control group (p value=0.015). Again, patients with PCOS divided in two groups: ACR>7mg/g and ACR<7mg/g. Higher serum levels of fasting insulin and glucose, blood pressure and more waist circumference were seen in PCOS patients with ACR>7mg/g. Fifty percent of patients with PCOS and ACR>7mg/g fulfilled criteria of metabolic syndrome; whereas no case of metabolic syndrome was found in PCOS patients with ACR<7mg/g. Conclusions: Premicroalbuminuria is more prevalent in patients with PCOS compared to normal individuals. Metabolic syndrome is more frequently seen in patients with PCOS and premicroalbuminuria against patients with ACR<7mg/g. PMID:23283052

  17. Catatonia, neuroleptic malignant syndrome, and cotard syndrome in a 22-year-old woman: a case report.

    PubMed

    Weiss, C; Santander, J; Torres, R

    2013-01-01

    The following case study describes a 22-year-old woman with depression and symptoms of psychosis who developed neuroleptic malignant syndrome after using Risperidone, thus requiring life support equipment and Bromocriptine, later recovering after seven days. From a psychiatric and neurological point of view, however, the persistence of catatonic syndrome and Cotard syndrome delusions was observed, based on assertions such as "I do not have a heart," "my heart is not beating," "I can not breathe," "I am breaking apart," "I have no head" (ideas of negation) and statements about the patient being responsible for the "death of the whole world" (ideas of enormity). Brain NMR revealed leukoencephalopathy, interpreted as scar lesions caused by perinatal neurological damage, after discarding other pathologies. The patient responded well to electroconvulsive therapy after 11 sessions. Organic vulnerability to these syndromes, as well as their coexistence and clinical differentiation is discussed in the light of the data observed. PMID:24093068

  18. Double Cortex Syndrome (Subcortical Band Heterotopia): A Case Report.

    PubMed

    Momen, Ali Akbar; Momen, Mehdi

    2015-01-01

    Objective Approximately 5-10% of preschool age children are considered developmentally disabled. Brain Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) plays a key role in the diagnostic evaluation in these children. Many congenital or acquired brain anomalies are revealed with MRIs. Although the majority of these abnormalities are sporadic but patients with subcortical band heterotopia or double cortex syndrome have sex-linked inheritance. We are going to present the first case in Iran from Ahvaz city, which was presented with status epilepticus associated with developmental delay and finally diagnosed as double cortex syndrome, because band heterotopia cases especially for continuous or generalized form is rare. A 4.5-year-old developmentally delayed girl was admitted for generalized tonic clonic seizure attack of 1 hr, upward gaze, locked mouth, and urinary incontinence (status epilepticus) in the child neurology ward. She had a history of recurrent seizures that started as febrile seizures since she was 12 months of age and had frequent admissions for having recurrent seizure attacks. She was the only child of consanguineous parents with negative family history of any neurologic problems. She was a product of uneventful term pregnancy, vaginal delivery with a low Apgar score at birth who was admitted for six days in the neonatal ward for hypotonia and cyanosis. At 4.5 years of age, she had HC: 45cm (<3%) Length: 102 cm (25-75%), and BW: 18kg (75%). She was able to sit, walk with support, speak a few words, and communicate with others. A physical exam was unremarkable. Lab data including CBC, blood biochemical, and urinalysis results were all within normal limits, but the electroencephalography (EEG) revealed generalized poly spike-wave discharges. A brain MRI showed corpus callosal dysplasia, generalized band heterotopia, and polymicrogyria. She was discharged home with oral valproate and regular outpatient follow-ups. In the diagnostic evaluation of developmentally delayed and epileptic children, a brain MRI is strongly recommended for accurate diagnosis of anomalies such as neuronal migration disorders (band heterotopia) and others, because appropriate therapeutic management, prognosis, prevention, and genetic counseling for prenatal diagnosis are dependent on definite diagnosis of the proband case. PMID:26221167

  19. Combination of Klinefelter Syndrome and Acromegaly: A Rare Case Report.

    PubMed

    Fang, Hongjuan; Xu, Jian; Wu, Huanwen; Fan, Hong; Zhong, Liyong

    2016-04-01

    Klinefelter syndrome (KS) is the most common chromosomal aneuploidy in male population, which demonstrates an unusual association with acromegaly. We herein present a rare case involving the confirmation of KS 2 years after surgical treatment for acromegaly.A 27-year-old man presented with an acromegalic appearance. Endocrinological examination revealed a high growth hormone (GH) concentration, low testosterone concentration, and high follicle-stimulating hormone and luteinizing hormone concentration. Brain imaging revealed a 9 × 6 × 7- mm sellar low-density nodule suggestive of a microadenoma. Trans-sphenoidal surgery was undertaken, and immunohistochemistry revealed GH positivity. Two years after surgery, the patient underwent examination for infertility. He presented with diminished pubic hair, and small and firm testes. Hormonal assay revealed hypergonadotrophic hypogonadism on the basis of decreased serum total testosterone (<0.2 ng/mL), and elevated luteinizing hormone (14.71 mIU/mL) and follicle-stimulating hormone (21.8 mIU/mL). A chromosomal karyotype examination showed 47,XXY, confirming the diagnosis of KS. Replacement therapy with oral testosterone undecanoate was begun. Brain imaging showed no delayed enhancement in the saddle region of the pituitary gland, but the concentration of plasma insulin-like growth factor maintained a high level. The patient's GH concentration was not significantly suppressed by the GH glucose suppression test. In this consideration, he was referred for postoperative somatostatin analogue treatment to control GH hypersecretion.The misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis of KS is mainly because of substantial variations in clinical presentation and insufficient professional awareness of the syndrome itself. As the simultaneous occurrence of KS and acromegaly is rare, and the association between them remains unclear, we suggest that complete pituitary hormonal screening and conventional pituitary MRI should be essential for patients with KS to screen for pituitary tumor. PMID:27124035

  20. Hepatocutaneous syndrome in Shih Tzus: 31 cases (1996-2014).

    PubMed

    Hall-Fonte, Deborah L; Center, Sharon A; McDonough, Sean P; Peters-Kennedy, Jeanine; Trotter, Thomas S; Lucy, John M; Berger, Elyse; Byers, Christopher; Cummings, Clifford G; Burke, Elizabeth; Stegemen, Julie; Pintar, Jason; Kantrowitz, Larry; Sharpe, Kristopher; Weinkle, Tristan

    2016-04-01

    OBJECTIVE To characterize findings in Shih Tzus with progressive superficial necrolytic dermatitis and degenerative vacuolar hepatopathy consistent with hepatocutaneous syndrome. DESIGN Retrospective case series. ANIMALS 31 Shih Tzus. PROCEDURES Medical records were reviewed to obtain information on signalment, history, treatment, outcome, and results of clinicopathologic testing, abdominal ultrasonography, and histologic examination of skin and liver specimens. A pedigree analysis was performed. RESULTS There were 16 males and 15 females. Median age at the time of diagnosis was 8 years (range, 5 to 14 years). Common clinical signs included lethargy, inappetence, weight loss, and lameness. Twenty-five dogs had cutaneous lesions consistent with hepatocutaneous syndrome; the remaining 6 initially only had hepatic abnormalities, but 3 of the 6 subsequently developed cutaneous lesions. Common clinicopathologic abnormalities included microcytosis (15/24 [63%] dogs) and high serum alkaline phosphatase activity (24/24 [100%] dogs). Hepatic ultrasonographic findings included a hyperechoic or heteroechoic appearance to the parenchyma with innumerable hypoechoic nodules. Histologic hepatic lesions consisted of degenerative vacuolar (glycogen and lipid) hepatopathy associated with minimally fibrotic to nonfibrotic, noninflammatory, proliferative nodules. Pedigree analysis confirmed a common ancestry in 12 of 18 dogs. Median survival time was 3 months (range, 1 to 36 months). CONCLUSIONS AND CLINICAL RELEVANCE Results suggested that HCS may have a heritable component in Shih Tzus, although the condition may also be identified in Shih Tzus without affected relatives. Clinical, clinicopathologic, ultrasonographic, and histologic abnormalities in affected Shih Tzus were similar to those previously reported for dogs of other breeds with HCS. (J Am Vet Med Assoc 2016;248:802-813). PMID:27003022

  1. A case of Conn's syndrome presenting with painfull muscular weakness.

    PubMed

    Uddin, M Z; Howlader, A R; Ayaz, F M; Hasan, M I; Sumon, S M; Morshed, M G; Ali, W N

    2013-04-01

    We present a case of 30-year-old lady presenting with gradual difficulty in standing up from sitting position for 6 months, pain in arms and thighs, tingling sensation and numbness in palms and soles, increased fluid intake and increased frequency of micturition for the same duration. She was hypertensive for 12 years. On general examination patient seemed depressed and on nervous system examination her power of muscles in both upper and lower limb of both side was 3/5. Plasma sodium at the upper normal range 144mmol/l (normal range 135-146), lower level of serum potassium 1.7mmol/L (normal range 3.5-5.0), high urinary potassium 26.7mmol/l (normal range 1-10), very high serum CPK 4269U/L (for female normal range 10-79), low normal plasma rennin 1.58mg/ml/hr (normal range standing 0.40-8.80, supine 0.30-3.0), high serum aldosterone 1326.39pg/ml (normal range 25-315), high pH 7.45 (normal range 7.36-7.44) and on imaging evidence of an adrenal adenoma on left side was found and the patient was diagnosed as a case of Conn's syndrome. PMID:23715367

  2. Adrenal adenocarcinoma with Kartagener's syndrome: A case report

    PubMed Central

    HU, WANLI; CHENG, LONG; CHENG, BEI; ZHANG, PENG; XIAO, HE; WU, WENBO; WANG, XINGHUAN

    2015-01-01

    The present study reports the case of a 44-year-old woman with an adrenal tumor, complicated by Kartagener's syndrome (KS). The patient was admitted to Zhongnan Hospital (Wuhan, China), and presented with an 8-week history of vertigo and extended history of a recurrent cough, accompanied by sputum and a congested nose. Computed tomography indicated a mass on the right adrenal gland and situs inversus. A right adrenal tumor combined with KS was diagnosed, and resection of the tumor was performed following relief of respiratory symptoms and control of blood pressure. During six months of follow up the patient recovered well from surgery and blood pressure remained stable. This case revealed that patients exhibiting KS may suffer from serious respiratory infections as a result of impaired defense mechanisms against microbes in the airway. Therefore, comprehensive management of infection, safe anesthesia and appropriate surgical procedures for the avoidance of inflammation and trauma are the most significant factors required for the success of the treatment. PMID:26788182

  3. Systemic capillary leak syndrome under general anesthesia: a case report

    PubMed Central

    Kim, Young-Ki; Kim, Se-Hun; Lee, Chang-Hee; Kim, Jin-Sun

    2014-01-01

    Systemic capillary leak syndrome (SCLS) is very rare and lethal disease and only 150 cases have been reported after the first publication of its report in 1960 by Clarkson. SCLS is characterized by hemoconcentation and hypoalbuminemia caused by reversible plasma extravasation. Its mechanism is unknown, but transient dysfunction of the endothelium is the most suspected cause and trigger of this event may cause immunologic disarrangement. After recovery of endothelial function, fluid injected during the shock period is redistributed and can cause severe pulmonary edema. SCLS should be considered in patients with acute and severe hypotension with hemoconcentration and hypoalbuminemia without obvious cardiac dysfunction. Especially we should take into account the possibility of SCLS if fluid replacement does not work or the shock state is aggravated despite aggressive fluid resuscitation and vasopressor administration. SCLS itself is a very rare disease; furthermore, SCLS that develops during well-controlled surgery is even more rare. So we report this case with review of the literature. PMID:25006371

  4. [Nutcracker Syndrome with Left Inferior Vena Cava : A Case Report].

    PubMed

    Nakazawa, Shigeaki; Nakano, Kosuke; Nakagawa, Masahiro; Kishikawa, Hidefumi; Nishimura, Kenji

    2015-08-01

    A 37-year-old male with a history of intermittent gross hematuria visited our hospital with asymptomatic macrohematuria. Cystoscopy findings revealed bloody urine from the left ureteric orifice and the cytodiagnosiswasclas sII. Contrast-enhanced computed tomography imaging revealed the inferior vena cava (IVC) running upward along the left side of the aorta, then crossing the aorta between the aorta and superior mesenteric artery (SMA). The crossing portion of the IVC was severely compressed by the SMA, causing the left-sided IVC (LIVC), and two left renal veins (LRV) were entered at the dilated portion of LIVC. On suspicion of nutcracker syndrome (NCS) with LIVC, color doppler ultrasonography and venography examinationswere performed. Although the resultsdid not meet criteria reported for NCS, venography revealed reflux from the IVC to the upper branch of the left renal vein. LIVC is a rare vessel anomaly, with a rate of incidence ranging from 0.2-0.5%, while NCS with LIVC isextremely rare, with only 7 case reports in the English literature. Herein. we report the first known case in Japan and review previous reports. PMID:26411655

  5. A case of Madelung's disease accompanied by Klinefelter's syndrome

    PubMed Central

    Ozderya, Aysenur; Aydin Tezcan, Kadriye; Ozturk, Feyza Yener; Altuntas, Yuksel

    2015-01-01

    Summary Madelung's disease is a rare fat metabolism disorder characterised by benign multiple symmetric, encapsulated lipomatosis. The exact cause of the disease is unknown; it may be associated with chronic alcoholism and mutations in mitochondrial DNA (A8344G), but there have been cases without these factors reported in the literature. A 29-year-old man with a 6-year history of diabetes mellitus was admitted to our hospital for poorly regulated diabetes and decreased libido. He was not an alcohol consumer. His family history was unremarkable. Physical examination revealed that he had a eunuchoid body shape. There was a symmetric excess fat accumulation in his submandibular, deltoid, nuchal, suprapubic and inguinal areas. He was diagnosed with Madelung's disease, and imaging studies supported the diagnosis. Hormonal evaluation revealed a hypergonadotropic hypogonadism. Karyotype analysis revealed a 47,XXY mutation. Genetic research showed no mitochondrial DNA mutation. Metabolic disorders, such as diabetes mellitus, hyperlipidaemia, hyperuricaemia and liver disease, endocrine gland diseases, such as hypothyroidism, and neurological diseases, such as polyneuropathy and cognitive disorders, may accompany Madelung's disease. The present study represents the first reported case of Madelung's disease accompanied by Klinefelter's syndrome. Learning points Madelung's disease is a rare fat metabolism disorder characterised by benign multiple symmetric and encapsulated lipid accumulation.The exact cause of the disease is unknown.Metabolic disorders, such as diabetes mellitus, hyperlipidaemia, hyperuricaemia and liver disease, endocrine gland diseases, such as hypothyroidism, and neurological diseases, such as polyneuropathy and cognitive disorders, may accompany Madelung's disease. PMID:25945255

  6. Arthrogryposis, renal tubular acidosis and cholestasis (ARC) syndrome: two new cases and review.

    PubMed

    Abu-Sa'da, Omar; Barbar, Maha; Al-Harbi, Naffaa; Taha, Doris

    2005-10-01

    ARC syndrome, the association of arthrogryposis, renal tubular dysfunction and cholestasis, is a rare genetic disorder. We report two Saudi infants from two different families with ARC syndrome. Magnetic resonance imaging of the brain of one of the infants showed lissencephaly, a previously unreported finding in this syndrome. We also review 39 ARC cases reported in the literature using the Medline database from January 1966 to September 2004. PMID:16155421

  7. Holt Oram syndrome: a case report and review of the literature.

    PubMed

    Virdis, G; Dessole, M; Dessole, S; Ambrosini, G; Cosmi, E; Cherchil, P L; Capobianco, G

    2016-01-01

    Holt Oram syndrome is a rare autosomal dominant syndrome on average, of varying severity, which may result in heterogeneous pictures, predominantly with involvement of the bony segments of the upper limbs and the cardiovascular system. The syndrome is caused by mutations in two genes of the T-box (TBX5, 601 620 and TBX 3) located on the 12q24.1p. The authors report a case and review the literature. PMID:27048037

  8. A Case of Superior Mesenteric Artery Syndrome in a Healthy Active Duty Marine.

    PubMed

    Thota, Darshan; Portouw, Steven J; Bruner, David I

    2015-10-01

    Superior mesenteric artery (SMA) syndrome is an uncommon disorder that can lead to small bowel obstructions or perforations. Typical populations include young females with anorexia. However, there have been a few reports of healthy males with acute vomiting reported to have SMA syndrome. Our case report highlights an active duty Marine who developed SMA syndrome and the importance of recognizing this disease given the severity in delay of diagnosis in population of young healthy active duty members. PMID:26444481

  9. Dental findings in patients with West syndrome: a report of two cases.

    PubMed

    Khatri, Amit; Kalra, Namita; Tyagi, Rishi; Baweja, Mani; Khandelwal, Deepak

    2014-01-01

    West syndrome a rare, severe form of epilepsy occurs in early infancy. It is characterized by a triad consisting of infantile spasms that occurs in clusters, arrest of psychomotor development and hypsarrhythmia on electroencephalogram. We present here two cases of west syndrome where patients required dental care due to the presence of certain dental findings. Preventive measurements such as controlled diet and proper oral hygiene along with professional dental management are recommended in patients with west syndrome to avoid dental problems. PMID:24739920

  10. Laparoscopic gonedectomy in a case of complete androgen insensitivity syndrome.

    PubMed

    Bhaskararao, G; Himabindu, Y; Nayak, Samir Rajan; Sriharibabu, M

    2014-07-01

    Complete Androgen insensitivity syndrome is a disorder of hormone resistance characterized by a female phenotype in an individual with an XY karyotype. The pathogenesis of CAIS involves a defective androgen receptor gene located on X-chromosome at Xq11-12and end organ insensitivity to androgens, although androgen concentrations are appropriate for the age of the patient. There are three major types of androgen insensitivity syndrome: Complete androgen insensitivity syndrome, minimal androgen insensitivity syndrome, and partial androgen insensitivity syndrome. Management of androgen insensitivity syndrome includes multidisciplinary approach and involves gonedectomy to avoid gonadal tumors in later life. Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and psychological support are required in long-term basis. PMID:25395750

  11. Construction of a YAC contig in the region of three retinal degeneration genes in 11q13

    SciTech Connect

    Gerhard, J.; Wang, J.

    1994-09-01

    We have previously isolated a large number of bacteriophage clones specific for human chromosome 11. Seventy-two clones map to distal 11q13, a region haboring a number of human disease genes. Among them are genes for Best macular degeneration (BMD), Usher`s syndrome type 1B, autosomal dominant neovascular inflammatory vitreoretinopathy (ADNIV) and a form of Bardet-Biedl syndrome; all diseases involve retinal degenerations. From the genetic mapping it is clear the BMD and Bardet-Biedl syndrome are located in the proximal portion of the band, while Usher`s syndrome 1B and ADNIV are in the distal portion of 11q13. As the first step towards the cloning of the latter two disease genes, we set out to isolate this region of the chromosome as yeast artificial chromosomes (YACs). The 72 clones, as well as two transcribed genes, were assigned into 4 segregation groups with radiation-reduced somatic cell hybrids. We have shown previously that this high probe density can result in the development of large YAC contigs. We chose to use two complementing strategies to screen three different YAC libraries. The two strategies are: (1) the generation of Alu-primed products from the bacteriophage clones that are then used as probes against filters from individual YAC library pools; (2) the sequencing of the bacteriophage clones, STS development and screening YAC libraries by the method of Green and Olson (1990). The former has the advantage of speed, while the latter of specificity. We have identified a total of 140 YACs from 50 screens. Approximately 50% of the markers are already in small contigs. The largest contig has 10 markers and is {approximately}1 mbp. This approach results in fairly rapid development of YAC contigs without additional application of labor-intensive, locus-specific manipulation. We expect to complete the contig within a year.

  12. Odontogenic Keratocysts in Gorlin–Goltz Syndrome: A Case Report

    PubMed Central

    Chandran, Satheesh; Marudhamuthu, Karthikeyan; Riaz, R; Balasubramaniam, Saravanan

    2015-01-01

    Gorlin–Goltz syndrome is an autosomal dominant inherited condition comprising the principle triad of basal cell carcinomas, multiple jaw keratocysts, and skeletal anomalies. The presence of jaw cysts are the early diagnostic feature of this syndrome, and this can be incidentally identified by routine radiographs. A patient presented with signs and symptoms of Gorlin–Goltz syndrome to us in her early stages. PMID:26225111

  13. The Binder syndrome: review of the literature and case report.

    PubMed

    Nedev, Plamen Kostov

    2008-10-01

    Binder syndrome or maxillo-nasal dysplasia (nasomaxillary hypoplasia) is an uncommon developmental anomaly affecting primarily the anterior part of the maxilla and nasal complex. A 4-year-old boy with maxillo-nasal dysplasia (Binder's syndrome), featuring maxillary hypoplasia and relative mandibular prognathism, combined with acute leucosis was presented. We review the literature and describe how three-dimensional CT scanning was used to evaluate the facial morphology. The principal features, diagnosis and management of the syndrome are discussed. PMID:18691769

  14. High rate of uncaptured myelodysplastic syndrome cases and an improved method of case ascertainment.

    PubMed

    Cogle, Christopher R; Iannacone, Michelle R; Yu, Daohai; Cole, Ashley L; Imanirad, Iman; Yan, Lulu; Mackinnon, Jill A; List, Alan F; Rollison, Dana E

    2014-01-01

    The myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) are often diagnosed in outpatient clinics and may be under-reported to state cancer registries, which predominantly rely on hospital records and laboratory reports. We used a new method of cancer case capture to determine the rate of missed cases and estimate a more accurate incidence of MDS. Using a unique keyword algorithm, we queried all electronic pathology (E-path) reports sent to the state of Florida cancer registry in 2006 to identify potential MDS cases. A stratified, random sample of E-path reports was then reviewed to confirm diagnosis and assign MDS subtype. Characteristics were compared between captured and uncaptured MDS cases. 7111 E-path reports with MDS keyword hits were identified, of which only 18% linked to a registered MDS case, 47% linked to a different cancer, and 34% did not link with any record. Case review of a stratified, random sampling of 285 individuals led to the discovery that uncaptured cases made up 37.7% of the total true MDS cases in 2006. It is estimated that the true incidence of MDS is 5.3 individuals out of 100,000, compared to previous reports of 3.3 out of 100,000. Uncaptured MDS cases were younger and more likely to have information in the pathology report facilitating MDS subtype assignment. Only two-thirds of true MDS cases are captured in Florida using current case-finding mechanisms. Application of a keyword search strategy to identify cases among E-path reports is a feasible technique to improve MDS case ascertainment. PMID:24280283

  15. Harbinger of plague: a bad case of gay bowel syndrome.

    PubMed

    Scarce, M

    1997-01-01

    In 1976, a group of physicians in private proctologic practice in New York City coined the illness "Gay Bowel Syndrome" in reference to a constellation of gay male anorectal disorders. Through analysis of biomedical discourse and popular media, it is apparent that Gay Bowel Syndrome is an essentialized category of difference that is neither gay-specific, confined to the bowel, nor a syndrome. The use and diagnosis of Gay Bowel Syndrome must be abandoned before it further lends itself to the formation of social policies and governing practices that seek to force gay male bodies into positions of social, cultural, and political subordination. PMID:9328857

  16. Gorlin-Goltz syndrome: a rare case report

    PubMed Central

    Mohan, Ravi Prakash Sasankoti; Verma, Sankalp; Agarwal, Neha; Singh, Udita

    2013-01-01

    Gorlin-Goltz syndrome (GS), also known as nevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome, is an infrequent multisystem disease inherited in a dominant autosomal way, which shows a high level of penetrance and variable expressiveness. It is characterised by keratocystic odontogenic tumours (KCOT) in the jaw, multiple basal cell nevi carcinomas and skeletal abnormalities. This syndrome may be diagnosed early by a dentist by routine radiographical examinations in the first decade of life, since the KCOTs are usually one of the first manifestations of the syndrome. This article describes an 11-year-old boy with GS. PMID:23814215

  17. Congenital diaphragmatic hernia in a case of patau syndrome: a rare association.

    PubMed

    A, Jain; P, Kumar; A, Jindal; Yk, Sarin

    2015-01-01

    Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) occurs in 5-10% associated with chromosomal abnormalities like, Pallister Killian syndrome, Trisomy 18, and certain deletions.. Association of CDH with trisomy 13 (Patau syndromes) is very rare. Here, we report such an unusual association, where surgical repair was done, but eventually the case succumbed as a result of multiple fatal co-morbidities. PMID:26034714

  18. Familial gigantiform cementoma with Ehlers - Danlos syndrome: A report of 2 cases

    PubMed Central

    2015-01-01

    Ehlers-Danlos syndrome is an autosomal dominant hereditary disorder of connective tissue, while familial gigantiform cementoma is a condition that usually manifests as multiple radiopaque cementum-like masses throughout the jaws. This case report discusses the oral management and prosthetic rehabilitation of two patients presenting familial gigantiform cementoma with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. PMID:25932318

  19. Mesenteric vein thrombosis associated with Klinefelters syndrome--a case report.

    PubMed

    Murray, F E

    1988-01-01

    A case of mesenteric vein thrombosis presenting as gastrointestinal hemorrhage in a patient with Klinefelter's syndrome is reported, an association not previously described. The diagnosis was made preoperatively and was confirmed by angiography. The patient underwent a small bowel resection and made an uneventful recovery. A possible association between Klinefelter's syndrome and a hypercoagulable state, previously suggested elsewhere, is emphasized. PMID:3257659

  20. Treatment of Hyperthyroidism in Down Syndrome: Case Report and Review of Literature.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Ali, Fawzi E.; Al-Busairi, Waleed A.; Al-Mulla, Fatema A.

    1999-01-01

    A case of an institutionalized adult male with Down syndrome and hyperthyroidism is reported. After treatment with radioactive iodine, he was found to be markedly hypothyroid when he was reviewed 11 weeks later. Three treatment options for hyperthyroidism in Down syndrome are reviewed: surgery, medical treatments, and radiotherapy. (Author/CR)

  1. Manifestations, Treatment Implications and Speech-Language Consideration in Gorlin Syndrome: A Case Study.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Andrews, Alice E.; Stonestreet, Ruth H.

    This paper presents a case study of Gorlin Syndrome, also known as Basal Cell Nevus Syndrome, a rare genetic disorder characterized by widespread developmental defects. Criteria for diagnosis are listed, noting the presence of frequent basal cell carcinomas at a relatively young age and multiple cysts of the jaw. Speech and/or language impairments…

  2. A Rare Case of Azathioprine-Induced Sweet's Syndrome in a Patient with Crohn's Disease.

    PubMed

    Ben Salem, Chaker; Salem, Chaker B; Larif, Sofiene; Fathallah, Neila; Slim, Raoudha; Aounallah, Amina; Sakhri, Jaballah; Hmouda, Houssem

    2015-01-01

    Sweet's syndrome has been reported in association with inflammatory diseases such as Crohn's disease. It has also been reported in association with several drugs. Here, we report a rare case of Sweet's syndrome induced by azathioprine in a patient with Crohn's disease. PMID:26219289

  3. Two Japanese cases with MAGIC syndrome (mouth and genital ulcers with inflamed cartilage).

    PubMed

    Nanke, Y; Kamatani, N; Kobashigawa, T; Yago, T; Furuya, T; Kotake, S

    2006-01-01

    We describe two cases, a 28-year-old woman and a 46-year-old man, with mouth and genital ulcers with inflamed cartilage (chondritis of the nose and ears) (MAGIC syndrome). The conditions of both patients were resolved by treatment with corticosteroid and colchicine. We also review the English literature related to this rare syndrome. PMID:17067440

  4. Grammatical Constructions in Cri du Chat Syndrome--Findings from a Case Study

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Kristoffersen, Kristian Emil

    2009-01-01

    The literature on grammatical skills in persons with Cri du chat syndrome (CCS) is very limited, and the need for more knowledge in this area is thus evident, in particular for speech and language therapists working with individuals with this syndrome. This case study report describes the syntactic skills of a 14-year-old Norwegian girl with CCS.…

  5. Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia in a Case of Patau Syndrome: A Rare Association

    PubMed Central

    A, Jain; P, Kumar; A, Jindal; Yk, Sarin

    2015-01-01

    Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) occurs in 5-10% associated with chromosomal abnormalities like, Pallister Killian syndrome, Trisomy 18, and certain deletions.. Association of CDH with trisomy 13 (Patau syndromes) is very rare. Here, we report such an unusual association, where surgical repair was done, but eventually the case succumbed as a result of multiple fatal co-morbidities. PMID:26034714

  6. Clinical Phenotype of DiGeorge Syndrome with Negative Genetic Tests: A Case of DiGeorge-Like Syndrome?

    PubMed Central

    Laccetta, Gianluigi; Toschi, Benedetta; Fogli, Antonella; Bertini, Veronica; Valetto, Angelo; Consolini, Rita

    2015-01-01

    We report a case of DiGeorge-like syndrome in which immunodeficiency coexisting with juvenile idiopathic arthritis, congenital heart disease, delay in emergence of language and in motor milestones, feeding and growing problems, enamel hypoplasia, mild skeletal anomalies, and facial dysmorphisms are associated with no abnormalities found on genetic tests. PMID:26793401

  7. Cowden Syndrome and Concomitant Pulmonary Neuroendocrine Tumor: A Presentation of Two Cases

    PubMed Central

    Langer, Seppo W.; Ringholm, Lene; Dali, Christine I.; Petersen, Rene Horsleben; Rasmussen, Åse Krogh; Gerdes, Anne-Marie; Federspiel, Birgitte; Knigge, Ulrich Peter

    2015-01-01

    Cowden Syndrome is a rare autosomal dominantly inherited disorder. Patients with Cowden Syndrome are at increased risk of various benign and malignant neoplasms in breast, endometrium, thyroid, gastrointestinal tract, and genitourinary system. Neuroendocrine tumors are ubiquitous neoplasms that may occur anywhere in the human body. Bronchopulmonary neuroendocrine tumors include four different histological subtypes, among these, typical and atypical pulmonary carcinoids. No association between Cowden Syndrome and neuroendocrine tumors has previously been described. We present two cases of Cowden Syndrome that were diagnosed with pulmonary carcinoids. PMID:26798346

  8. A case of type I variant Kounis syndrome with Samter-Beer triad

    PubMed Central

    Prajapati, Jayesh S; Virpariya, Kapil M; Thakkar, Ashok S; Abhyankar, Atul D

    2013-01-01

    Kounis syndrome is defined as the coexistence of acute coronary syndromes with situations associated with allergy or hypersensitivity, as well as anaphylactic or anaphylactoid reactions, to a variety of medical conditions, environmental and medication exposures. We report a case of Kounis-Zavras syndrome type I variant in the setting of aspirin-induced asthma, or the Samter-Beer triad of asthma, nasal polyps and aspirin allergy. When there is a young individual with no predisposing factors of atherosclerosis and apparent coronary lesion, with or without electrocardiography and biochemical markers of infarction, the possibility of Kounis syndrome should be kept in mind. PMID:23675559

  9. Idiopathic Fanconi syndrome with progressive renal failure: a case report and discussion.

    PubMed Central

    Long, W. S.; Seashore, M. R.; Siegel, N. J.; Bia, M. J.

    1990-01-01

    Fanconi syndrome is a complex of renal tubular dysfunctions defined by glycosuria without diabetes, aminoaciduria, phosphaturia, and renal tubular acidosis. It is often associated with hypokalemia, hypophosphatemia, and rickets or osteomalacia. Although it is usually found in the setting of other well-established non-renal diseases, Fanconi syndrome may present without identifiable etiology or association. Very infrequently a patient with idiopathic Fanconi syndrome will progress to chronic renal failure. This case report details the course of such a patient over the 20 years since his diagnosis and discusses the syndrome's genetic background, clinical features, putative pathophysiology, and therapeutic options, including transplantation. PMID:2356624

  10. Cotard's syndrome: Two case reports and a brief review of literature

    PubMed Central

    Grover, Sandeep; Aneja, Jitender; Mahajan, Sonali; Varma, Sannidhya

    2014-01-01

    Cotard's syndrome is a rare neuropsychiatric condition in which the patient denies existence of one's own body to the extent of delusions of immortality. One of the consequences of Cotard's syndrome is self-starvation because of negation of existence of self. Although Cotard's syndrome has been reported to be associated with various organic conditions and other forms of psychopathology, it is less often reported to be seen in patients with catatonia. In this report we present two cases of Cotard's syndrome, both of whom had associated self-starvation and nutritional deficiencies and one of whom had associated catatonia. PMID:25540544

  11. Cotard's syndrome: Two case reports and a brief review of literature.

    PubMed

    Grover, Sandeep; Aneja, Jitender; Mahajan, Sonali; Varma, Sannidhya

    2014-11-01

    Cotard's syndrome is a rare neuropsychiatric condition in which the patient denies existence of one's own body to the extent of delusions of immortality. One of the consequences of Cotard's syndrome is self-starvation because of negation of existence of self. Although Cotard's syndrome has been reported to be associated with various organic conditions and other forms of psychopathology, it is less often reported to be seen in patients with catatonia. In this report we present two cases of Cotard's syndrome, both of whom had associated self-starvation and nutritional deficiencies and one of whom had associated catatonia. PMID:25540544

  12. Tracheal stenosis in hyper immunoglobulin E syndrome: a novel case report.

    PubMed

    Kurien, G; Uwiera, T C

    2011-06-01

    Hyper Immunoglobulin E Syndrome, or Job's Syndrome, is a rare multisystem disorder that classically presents in early childhood with a triad of clinical manifestations that include severe eczematous dermatitis, recurrent infections (skin and lung), and elevated serum immunoglobulin E. Hyper Immunoglobulin E Syndrome is a relatively uncommon condition and as such requires careful consideration of a constellation of patient symptoms to correctly diagnose the underlying disease. In this report we present a unique case of a child with previously undiagnosed Hyper Immunoglobulin E Syndrome presenting with biphasic stridor associated with multiple areas of tracheal stenosis. PMID:21459460

  13. Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome as a Consequence of Delusional Food Refusal: A Case Study.

    PubMed

    Hargrave, David D; Schroeder, Ryan W; Heinrichs, Robin J; Baade, Lyle E

    2015-12-01

    Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome is caused by thiamine (vitamin B1) deficiency, typically resulting from malnutrition secondary to chronic alcohol abuse. Less often, other conditions can lead to malnutrition and Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome. We describe a 35-year-old man who developed Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome with a typical neurologic and neuropsychological presentation after somatic delusions led him to refuse to eat. Cases like his serve to heighten awareness of the interplay between psychiatric and neurologic conditions, their sometimes atypical pathogenesis, and the value to primary care providers of consulting with psychiatrists, neurologists, and neuropsychologists when managing patients with possible Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome. PMID:26705268

  14. Severe constipation in a patient with Myhre syndrome: a case report.

    PubMed

    Bassett, John K; Douzgou, Sofia; Kerr, Bronwyn

    2016-04-01

    Myhre syndrome is a rare autosomal dominant genetic condition characterized by short stature, distinctive facial dysmorphisms, generalized muscle hypertrophy, skeletal abnormalities, decreased joint motility, developmental delay, deafness and cardiac defects. Myhre syndrome and the allelic laryngeal stenosis, arthropathy, prognathism and short stature syndrome are caused by a missense mutation of SMAD4, resulting in altered expression of transforming growth factor β and bone morphogenic protein, affecting cell growth and differentiation. Here, we report on the case of a 7-year-old girl showing symptoms of Myhre syndrome and with a known SMAD4 mutation presenting with the novel symptom of severe constipation. PMID:26636501

  15. Cowden Syndrome and Concomitant Pulmonary Neuroendocrine Tumor: A Presentation of Two Cases.

    PubMed

    Langer, Seppo W; Ringholm, Lene; Dali, Christine I; Petersen, Rene Horsleben; Rasmussen, se Krogh; Gerdes, Anne-Marie; Federspiel, Birgitte; Knigge, Ulrich Peter

    2015-01-01

    Cowden Syndrome is a rare autosomal dominantly inherited disorder. Patients with Cowden Syndrome are at increased risk of various benign and malignant neoplasms in breast, endometrium, thyroid, gastrointestinal tract, and genitourinary system. Neuroendocrine tumors are ubiquitous neoplasms that may occur anywhere in the human body. Bronchopulmonary neuroendocrine tumors include four different histological subtypes, among these, typical and atypical pulmonary carcinoids. No association between Cowden Syndrome and neuroendocrine tumors has previously been described. We present two cases of Cowden Syndrome that were diagnosed with pulmonary carcinoids. PMID:26798346

  16. Horner's syndrome after paediatric cardiac surgery: case report and review of the literature.

    PubMed

    Nasser, Bana A; Mesned, Abdulrahman; Moazamy, Yousry E; Kabbani, Mohamed S

    2015-03-01

    Iatrogenic Horner's syndrome is a rare complication that can occur after trauma, cervical central line insertion, chest tube insertion, and rarely following adult thoracic and neck surgery, especially in high risk patients with hypertension and diabetes. The majority of cases reported in the literature describe non-iatrogenic Horner's syndrome in adults as an unusual presentation for cervical tumours or apical lung carcinoma. In children, there are some reports describing acquired Horner's syndrome following trauma or invasive intervention near the cervical-thoracic area. Less has been written about the incidence of Horner's syndrome following paediatric cardiac surgery. PMID:24717921

  17. A Rare Case of Myelodysplastic Syndrome with Refractory Thrombocytopenia

    PubMed Central

    Jehangir, Waqas; Webb, John; Singh, Shilpi; Arshed, Sabrina; Sen, Shuvendu; Yousif, Abdalla

    2015-01-01

    Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) represent a variety of clonal abnormalities, possibly preleukemic and display numerous phenotypic manifestations. Specific mutations carry high morbidity and mortality rates due to cell line dysplasia. MDS commonly presents with symptoms related to anemia, and approximately two-thirds will develop thrombocytopenia, a rare, but potentially lethal complication that increases complexity in treatment and morbidity, and may be due to unique genetic mutations leading to refractory thrombocytopenia, ultimately leading to an overall reduction in survival. Careful identification and monitoring of this patient subdivision can significantly reduce morbidity and mortality, and potential identification of specific gene mutations and advances in treatment options will hopefully provide guidance on detecting at-risk patients in the future. We present a case of a man with MDS-U (karyotype 46, XY, del (20) (q11.2q13.3) (20) with no detected JAK2 V617F mutation), who in despite of appropriate evidenced based treatment, continued to exhibit refractory thrombocytopenia. PMID:26487931

  18. A case of hypereosinophilic syndrome presenting with intractable gastric ulcers

    PubMed Central

    Park, Tae Young; Choi, Chang Hwan; Yang, Suh Yoon; Oh, In Soo; Song, In-Do; Lee, Hyun Woong; Kim, Hyung Joon; Do, Jae Hyuk; Chang, Sae Kyung; Cho, Ah Ra; Cha, Young Joo

    2009-01-01

    We report a rare case of hypereosinophilic syndrome (HES) presenting with intractable gastric ulcers. A 71-year-old man was admitted with epigastric pain. Initial endoscopic findings revealed multiple, active gastric ulcers in the gastric antrum. He underwent Helicobacter pylori (H pylori) eradication therapy followed by proton pump inhibitor (PPI) therapy. However, follow-up endoscopy at 4, 6, 10 and 14 mo revealed persistent multiple gastric ulcers without significant improvement. The proportion of his eosinophil count increased to 43% (total count: 7903/mm3). Abdominal-pelvic and chest computed tomography scans showed multiple small nodules in the liver and both lungs. The endoscopic biopsy specimen taken from the gastric antrum revealed prominent eosinophilic infiltration, and the liver biopsy specimen also showed eosinophilic infiltration in the portal tract and sinusoid. A bone marrow biopsy disclosed eosinophilic hyperplasia as well as increased cellularity of 70%. The patient was finally diagnosed with HES involving the stomach, liver, lung, and bone marrow. When gastric ulcers do not improve despite H pylori eradication and prolonged PPI therapy, infiltrative gastric disorders such as HES should be considered. PMID:20027690

  19. Asperger's disorder and Williams syndrome: a case report.

    PubMed

    Kilinçaslan, Ayse; Tanidir, Canan; Tutkunkardaş, Mustafa Deniz; Mukaddes, Nahit Motavalli

    2011-01-01

    Williams syndrome (WS) is a genetic disorder caused by the hemizygous microdeletion in chromosome 7q11.23. It is characterized by dysmorphic face, cardiovascular disease, idiopathic hypercalcemia, mental retardation, and an uneven profile of cognitive-linguistic abilities and deficits. The presence of autistic features in individuals with WS is a controversial issue. While there are reports that describe them as overly friendly with excessive sociability and good empathic skills, some recent studies focus more on the qualitative impairment of their social abilities. Here, we report the clinical presentation and follow-up of an eight-year-old boy with WS and clear problems in his social interaction, non-verbal communication and circumscribed interests. To our knowledge, this is the first case report on the coexistence of WS and Asperger's disorder. It also differs from previous papers on the comorbidity of WS and autism spectrum disorders, by depicting a highly verbal, nonretarded child followed for seven years through adolescence. PMID:21980823

  20. CF Tucanae: Another Case of Coronal MAD Syndrome?

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Schmitt, J. H. M. M.; Stern, R. A.; Drake, J. J.; Kuerster, M.

    1996-06-01

    We present and discuss an extreme-ultraviolet spectrum of the RS CVn binary CF Tuc obtained with the short-wavelength (5W) spectrometer on board the Extreme-Ultraviolet Explorer (EUVE) satellite. In addition to a continuum, only two spectral lines attributed to Fe XXII and Fe XXIII are detected. We show that the EUVE data can be reconciled with a solar abundance plasma only if most of CF Tuc's emission measure is located at temperatures of ≍108 K; alternatively, the plasma must be iron depleted with most of the emission measure located at the peak temperature of the observed line contribution functions. A comparison with previously obtained ROSAT PSPC spectra argues strongly in favor of the latter situation. As a consequence, we are forced to the conclusion that the iron abundance in the corona of CF Tuc is reduced with respect to solar values by factors between 5 and 10. The reasons for the occurrence of this metal abundance deficiency syndrome (MADS) are unclear at present; however, for the specific case of CF Tuc, the extremely low coronal iron abundance might possibly result from an anomalously low photo spheric iron abundance.

  1. Gamma-hydroxybutyrate withdrawal syndrome: a case report

    PubMed Central

    2009-01-01

    Introduction To raise awareness among health care workers of the risk of withdrawal symptoms after longstanding and intense abuse of gamma-hydroxybutyric acid. Case presentation A 23 year old Caucasian woman presented with gamma-hydroxybutyric addiction and withdrawal syndrome. The symptoms of gamma-hydroxybutyric withdrawal in this patient initially went unrecognized, upon which her situation deteriorated in such a way that she needed to be admitted to the Intensive Care Unit for airway protection and mechanical ventilation. Treatment with high doses of benzodiazepines led to liberation of the ventilator and further recovery. Conclusion Withdrawal symptoms of gamma-hydroxybutyric addiction are often not well recognized and the responsible physicians at Emergency Department, Intensive Care Unit and the Psychiatry ward need better understanding of diagnose and treatment. Gamma-hydroxybutyric acid withdrawal is potentially life threatening and its management may require a multidisciplinary approach. Early recognition of gamma-hydroxybutyric acid withdrawal may lead to better management of these patients. PMID:20181164

  2. Not so silent sinus syndrome: A case report

    PubMed Central

    Ferro, Ashley; Basyuni, Shadi; Santhanam, Vijay

    2016-01-01

    Introduction Silent sinus syndrome (SSS) is a rare disorder with protean manifestations. An absence of familiarity with ambiguous and atypical presentations may complicate diagnosis and delay management. Case presentation A 28 year old female patient presented with a chronic history of headache, post-nasal discharge and recurrent facial pain refractory to analgesics. Enophthalmos and hypoglobus progressed over a period of 2 months, and a diagnosis of SSS was confirmed via imaging. Definitive treatment was withheld given the patient’s postpartum state and improvement of symptoms. Discussion SSS typically manifests with painless and progressive, unilateral, enophthalmos and hypoglobus. Since presentation is dominated by ophthalmologic complaints, the ordinary route by which SSS is diagnosed is through ophthalmology review. The predominant complaint in our patient was chronic headaches with facial pain, and mild enophthalmos and hypoglobus were only noted 2 months later at follow-up. This represents an atypical presentation of SSS, and exemplifies the subtle and often ambiguous presenting features of this disorder. Conclusion The protean manifestations of SSS mean that patients may initially present to specialities other than ophthalmology. To ensure rapid diagnosis and appropriate management, it is important that clinicians, particularly in ophthalmology, maxillofacial surgery, and ears, nose and throat (ENT), are familiar with this obscure condition. PMID:27078866

  3. [Anaesthesia for infant with Jarcho Levin syndrome: case report].

    PubMed

    Geze, Sukran; Arslan, Ufuk; Tusat, Mustafa

    2015-01-01

    Jarcho Levin syndrome is a rare disorder. There are various vertebral and costal anomalies. Severe deformities and abnormal fusion of ribs and vertebrae cause respiratory insufficiency and pneumonia. We present anaesthesia in a patient with Jarcho Levin syndrome for vesicoureteral reflux. PMID:26363698

  4. Anaesthesia for infant with Jarcho Levin syndrome: case report.

    PubMed

    Geze, Sukran; Arslan, Ufuk; Tusat, Mustafa

    2015-01-01

    Jarcho Levin syndrome is a rare disorder. There are various vertebral and costal anomalies. Severe deformities and abnormal fusion of ribs and vertebrae cause respiratory insufficiency and pneumonia. We present anaesthesia in a patient with Jarcho Levin syndrome for vesicoureteral reflux. PMID:26323743

  5. The Klippel-Feil syndrome: a case report.

    PubMed

    Lagravère, Manuel O; Barriga, María I; Valdizán, Carla; Saldarriaga, Augusto; Pardo, Juan F; Flores, Martha

    2004-11-01

    Short neck and fusion of cervical vertebrae are observed in several genetic conditions and well-defined syndromes. An 8-year-old boy with a short neck, low-set posterior hairline, deafness and limited neck motion was suspected of having such a condition. Clinical and radiographic examination led to the diagnosis of Klippel-Feil syndrome. PMID:15530267

  6. [Autoimmune lymphoproliferative syndrome: a case report and literature review].

    PubMed

    Sun, Jia-peng; Lu, Xin-tian; Zhao, Wei-hong; Hua, Ying

    2015-12-18

    We described 1 case of autoimmune lymphoproliferative syndrome (ALPS), first diagnosed in our hospital, and reviewed the recent literature. The 11-month old male patient presented with a history of splenomegaly and hepatomegaly since 1 month after birth. He suffered recurrent infectious diseases including cytomegalovirus infection, parvovirus B19 infection and chronic diarrhea disease. Besides, his symptoms included hemolytic anemia and thrombocytopenia. The laboratory abnormality indicated an expanded population of alpha/beta double-negative T cells (DNTs) (27.18% of lymphocytes, 35.16% of CD3+ T lymphocytes) in peripheral blood, and autoantibodies including antinuclear antibody, double-stranded DNA and rheumatic factor were positive. Hyper gamma globulinemia and positive direct Coombs tests were seen in the patient. His parents were both healthy and denied autoimmune diseases. We identified a heterozygous point mutation in exon 3 of the FAS gene carrying c.309 A>C, resulting in a single base pair substitution in exon 3 of FAS gene which changed the codon of Arg103 to Ser103. Unfortunately, we were unable to obtain the gene results of the child's parents. The patient was treated with glucocorticoids in our hospital and with mycophenolatemofetil in other hospital. And we were informed that his anemia condition relieved through the telephone follow-up, but he still suffered recurrent infections, hepatomegaly and splenomegaly still existed. As we all know ALPS is characterized by defective lymphocyte apoptosis, and thus cause lymphoproliferative disease and autoimmune disease, and increase the risk of lymphoma. It is more likely to be misdiagnosed as other diseases. ALPS should be suspected in the case of chronic lymphadenopathy, splenomegaly and autoimmune features. Flow cytometry approach is helpful for the diagnosis. Immunosuppressive drugs are the necessary treatment. PMID:26679669

  7. Child maltreatment syndrome: demographics and developmental issues of inpatient cases

    PubMed Central

    Ngiam, Xin Ying; Kang, Ying Qi; Aishworiya, Ramkumar; Kiing, Jennifer; Law, Evelyn Chung Ning

    2015-01-01

    INTRODUCTION This study aimed to describe the demographic, social, developmental and behavioural profile of children hospitalised for alleged child maltreatment syndrome (CMS). METHODS This study was a retrospective review of the consecutive inpatient records of children (0–16 years) admitted to the National University Hospital, Singapore, for alleged CMS over a three-year period. Descriptive data on the demographic characteristics, alleged maltreatment, medical and developmental histories, and family background of these children were collected and analysed. Chi-square statistics were used to test whether family factors were associated with the type of maltreatment and the presence of developmental disorders. RESULTS A total of 89 children, who accounted for 90 admission cases, were studied. Physical abuse (70.0%) was the most common, followed by neglect (11.1%) and sexual abuse (7.8%). Child protection services had already been involved in 29.2% of the cases prior to the child’s admission. Children who were victims of abuse were more likely to come from homes with a prior history of domestic violence (p = 0.028). Financial difficulty was found to be a risk factor for neglect (p = 0.005). Among the 89 children, 15.7% were found to have developmental disorders and 10.1% had mental health diagnoses. Children who had developmental disorders were more likely to have a parent with a mental health disorder (p = 0.002). CONCLUSION A sizeable proportion of the children admitted for alleged CMS had developmental or behavioural disorders. Clinicians have a role in ensuring that these children have appropriate follow-up plans. Children from high-risk families should be screened for maltreatment. PMID:26668405

  8. Orthopedic Manifestations of Mobius Syndrome: Case Series and Survey Study

    PubMed Central

    McClure, Philip; Booy, David; Katarincic, Julia; Eberson, Craig

    2016-01-01

    Background. Mobius Syndrome is a rare disease defined by bilateral congenital 7th nerve palsy. We focus on reporting the prevalence of orthopedic disease in this population. Methods. Twenty-three individuals with Mobius Syndrome underwent orthopedic physical examination, and additional 96 patients filled out a survey for self-reported orthopedic diagnoses. Results. Clubfoot was present in 60% of individuals in the physical exam series and 42% of those in the survey. Scoliosis was present in 26% and 28%, respectively. Poland's Syndrome was present in 17% and 30%. In addition to these findings, 27% of patients reported having difficulty with anesthesia, including difficulty in intubation and airway problems. Conclusion. An increased prevalence of scoliosis, clubfoot, transverse limb deficiencies, and Poland's Syndrome is identified in the setting of Mobius Syndrome. In the setting of several deformities often requiring surgical correction, a high incidence of anesthetic difficulty is noted and should be discussed with patients and other providers during surgical planning. PMID:26977161

  9. Lemierre syndrome with thrombosis of sigmoid sinus following dental extraction: a case report

    PubMed Central

    Kim, Taeyun

    2013-01-01

    Lemierre syndrome is caused by an infection in the oropharyngeal region with subsequent thrombophlebitis in the internal jugular vein. The thrombus from the thrombophlebitis can invade other vital organs, such as liver, lungs, or joints, resulting in secondary infection, which further exacerbates the fatal prognosis of this syndrome. Lemierre syndrome, also called postanginal sepsis or necrobacillosis, was first reported by Dr. Lemierre in 1936. In his report, Lemierre mentioned that out of 20 patients who suffered from this syndrome, only two survived. He also stated that all of the 20 patients complained of infections in the palatine tonsils and developed sepsis and thrombophlebitis in the internal jugular vein. Once called a "forgotten disease," this syndrome showed a very high mortality rate until usage of antibiotics became prevalent. In this case report, the authors present a 71-year-old female patient who suffered from Lemierre syndrome with thrombosis extended to the right sigmoid sinus. PMID:24471023

  10. Budd-Chiari Syndrome Caused by TIPS Malposition: A Case Report

    PubMed Central

    Katkar, A. S.; Kuo, Anderson H.; Calle, S.; Gangadhar, K.; Chintapalli, K.

    2014-01-01

    Budd-Chiari syndrome refers to hepatic pathology secondary to diminished venous outflow, most commonly associated with venothrombotic disease. Clinically, patients with Budd-Chiari present with hepatomegaly, ascites, abdominal distension, and pain. On imaging, Budd-Chiari syndrome is hallmarked by occluded IVC and or hepatic veins, caudate lobe enlargement, heterogeneous liver enhancement, intrahepatic collaterals, and hypervascular nodules. Etiopathological factors for Budd-Chiari syndrome include several systemic thrombotic and nonthrombotic conditions that can cause venous outflow obstruction at hepatic veins and/or IVC. While the transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) is used as a treatment option for Budd-Chiari syndrome, Budd-Chiari syndrome is not a well-known complication of TIPS procedure. We report a case of Budd-Chiari syndrome that occurred in a transplanted cirrhotic liver from malpositioned proximal portion of the TIPS in IVC causing occlusion of the ostia of hepatic veins which was subsequently diagnosed on contrast-enhanced CT. PMID:24822068

  11. Lemierre syndrome with thrombosis of sigmoid sinus following dental extraction: a case report.

    PubMed

    Kim, Taeyun; Choi, Jin-Young

    2013-04-01

    Lemierre syndrome is caused by an infection in the oropharyngeal region with subsequent thrombophlebitis in the internal jugular vein. The thrombus from the thrombophlebitis can invade other vital organs, such as liver, lungs, or joints, resulting in secondary infection, which further exacerbates the fatal prognosis of this syndrome. Lemierre syndrome, also called postanginal sepsis or necrobacillosis, was first reported by Dr. Lemierre in 1936. In his report, Lemierre mentioned that out of 20 patients who suffered from this syndrome, only two survived. He also stated that all of the 20 patients complained of infections in the palatine tonsils and developed sepsis and thrombophlebitis in the internal jugular vein. Once called a "forgotten disease," this syndrome showed a very high mortality rate until usage of antibiotics became prevalent. In this case report, the authors present a 71-year-old female patient who suffered from Lemierre syndrome with thrombosis extended to the right sigmoid sinus. PMID:24471023

  12. Multiple keratocysts of the mandible in association with Gorlin-Goltz syndrome: A rare case report

    PubMed Central

    Kulkarni, Gayithri Harish; Khaji, Shahanavaj I.; Metkari, Suryakant; Kulkarni, Harish S.; Kulkarni, Reshma

    2014-01-01

    Nevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome is a syndrome with wide variety of manifestations ranging from oral lesions to skeletal deformities. It calls for due responsibility of maxillofacial surgeon to diagnose the syndrome because very often they are the first health professionals to see the patient for the treatment of keratocystic odontogenic tumor. Keratocystic odontogenic tumor has been the topic of numerous investigators, is known for its potentially aggressive behavior, significant rate of recurrences. KCOT often occurs as a solitary lesion, in some instances multiple keratocysts may occur in association with a syndrome called Gorlin-Goltz syndrome (nevoid BCC, jaw cyst bifid rib basal cell nevus syndrome). Here, we present a case of multiple keratocysts in the mandible in association with skeletal, ocular, cutaneous anomalies in the given clinical scenario, which has profound relevance in the clinical dental practice. PMID:25191087

  13. Rituximab for refractory subcutaneous Sweet's syndrome in chronic lymphocytic leukemia: A case report

    PubMed Central

    HASHEMI, SEYED MEHDI; FAZELI, SEYED AMIRHOSSEIN; VAHEDI, ABDOLBASET; GOLABCHIFARD, REZA

    2016-01-01

    Sweet's syndrome is a neutrophilic dermatosis characterised by sudden onset of fever, neutrophilia, erythematous skin rashes and neutrophilic infiltration of the dermis. Subcutaneous Sweet's syndrome, or Sweet's panniculitis, is an uncommon variant of the classic syndrome, with hypodermal neutrophilic infiltration. The association of Sweet's syndrome with various malignancies has been reported. The most common underlying hematological malignancies are of myeloid origin; however, there have been several reports of the classic Sweet's syndrome in patients with a lymphoproliferative disorder, although the association of subcutaneous Sweet's syndrome with lymphoproliferative disorders has not been well-documented thus far. Herein, we present the case of a 48-year-old man with a 2-year history of chronic lymphocytic leukemia who developed fever and skin rashes, without any evidence of a relapse. The clinical and pathological investigation resulted in the diagnosis of subcutaneous Sweet's syndrome. The patient exhibited no significant response to conventional therapeutic measures; however, following two subsequent doses of rituximab, his general condition and skin rash improved. The follow-up skin biopsy demonstrated dermal neutrophilic infiltrations in conjunction with prior mixed lobular and septal panniculitis, suggesting evolution of subcutaneous Sweet's syndrome to its classic form. To the best of our knowledge, this is one of the first reports of rituximab as a novel biological treatment for Sweet's syndrome. However, further randomized trials are required to evaluate the efficacy and safety of such biological therapies for Sweet's syndrome. PMID:26998300

  14. Spectrum of MLL2 (ALR) mutations in 110 cases of Kabuki syndrome

    PubMed Central

    Hannibal, Mark C.; Buckingham, Kati J.; Ng, Sarah B.; Ming, Jeffrey E.; Beck, Anita E.; McMillin, Margaret J.; Gildersleeve, Heidi I.; Bigham, Abigail W.; Tabor, Holly K.; Mefford, Heather C.; Cook, Joseph; Yoshiura, Koh-ichiro; Matsumoto, Tadashi; Matsumoto, Naomichi; Miyake, Noriko; Tonoki, Hidefumi; Naritomi, Kenji; Kaname, Tadashi; Nagai, Toshiro; Ohashi, Hirofumi; Kurosawa, Kenji; Hou, Jia-Wei; Ohta, Tohru; Liang, Deshung; Sudo, Akira; Morris, Colleen A.; Banka, Siddharth; Black, Graeme C.; Clayton-Smith, Jill; Nickerson, Deborah A.; Zackai, Elaine H.; Shaikh, Tamim H.; Donnai, Dian; Niikawa, Norio; Shendure, Jay; Bamshad, Michael J.

    2011-01-01

    Kabuki syndrome is a rare, multiple malformation disorder characterized by a distinctive facial appearance, cardiac anomalies, skeletal abnormalities, and mild to moderate intellectual disability. Simplex cases make up the vast majority of the reported cases with Kabuki syndrome, but parent-to-child transmission in more than a half-dozen instances indicates that it is an autosomal dominant disorder. We recently reported that Kabuki syndrome is caused by mutations in MLL2, a gene that encodes a Trithorax-group histone methyltransferase, a protein important in the epigenetic control of active chromatin states. Here, we report on the screening of 110 families with Kabuki syndrome. MLL2 mutations were found in 81/110 (74%) of families. In simplex cases for which DNA was available from both parents, 25 mutations were confirmed to be de novo, while a transmitted MLL2 mutation was found in two of three familial cases. The majority of variants found to cause Kabuki syndrome were novel nonsense or frameshift mutations that are predicted to result in haploinsufficiency. The clinical characteristics of MLL2 mutation-positive cases did not differ significantly from MLL2 mutation-negative cases with the exception that renal anomalies were more common in MLL2 mutation-positive cases. These results are important for understanding the phenotypic consequences of MLL2 mutations for individuals and their families as well as for providing a basis for the identification of additional genes for Kabuki syndrome. PMID:21671394

  15. LEG'S COMPARTMENT SYNDROME AFTER RECONSTRUCTION OF THE ANTERIOR CRUCIATE LIGAMENT: CASE REPORT

    PubMed Central

    Filho, Jorge Sayum; Ramos, Leonardo Adeo; Sayum, Jorge; de Carvalho, Rogério Teixeira; Ejnisman, Benno; Matsuda, Marcelo Mitsuro; Nicolini, Alexandre; Cohen, Moisés

    2015-01-01

    The authors report a case of a patient that was submitted to a surgery of reconstruction of anterior cruciate ligament and collateral medial ligament repair of the left knee that complicated to a compartment syndrome. PMID:27047834

  16. Refractory Case of Paroxysmal Autonomic Instability With Dystonia Syndrome Secondary to Hypoxia.

    PubMed

    Kern, John; Bodek, Daniel; Niazi, Osama Tariq; Maher, James

    2016-02-01

    Paroxysmal autonomic instability with dystonia (PAID) is a syndrome commonly related to traumatic brain injury (TBI) and rarely to anoxia associated with symptoms of dystonia, tachycardia, tachypnea, and diaphoresis. This is a case of a 20-year-old man who was stabbed in the heart. He underwent surgical repair of a ventricular septal defect and mitral valve replacement. Postoperatively, he developed dystonia with tachycardia and tachypnea consistent with PAID syndrome, secondary to prolonged hypoxia. Traditionally, this poorly understood syndrome is treated with morphine, clonazepam, and nonselective β-blockers. Second-line medications commonly used are baclofen, dantrolene, and gabapentin, which are aimed at the dystonia itself. In this case, both first- and second-line agents were ineffective. A 72-hour dexmedetomidine infusion resulted in complete resolution of symptoms. This is the first case of anoxia-induced PAID syndrome to be effectively treated with dexmedetomidine, which was previously used in a case induced by TBI. PMID:26867852

  17. The Noonan Syndrome--A Review of the Clinical and Genetic Features of 27 Cases

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Collins, Edith; Turner, Gillian

    1973-01-01

    Reviewed were clinical and genetic features of 27 cases of the Noonan Syndrome, a condition with characteristics such as webbing of the neck, short stature, frequent congential heart lesions, and chromosomal irregularities. (DB)

  18. A case of late-onset allgrove syndrome presenting with predominant autonomic dysfunction

    PubMed Central

    Sanyal, Debmalya; Bhattacharjee, Shakya

    2013-01-01

    Allgrove Syndrome or triple A syndrome is a rare familial multisystem disorder characterized by achalasia, alacrima and adrenal insufficiency. The objective was to describe a case of 4A syndrome where autonomic dysfunction was the presenting feature. A 22-year-old male presented with erectile dysfunction and loss of spontaneous morning erections for six months. He was having nocturnal diarrhea and recurrent postural dizziness for three months. He was found to have hyperpigmentation at pressure points, postural hypotension and other features of autonomic dysfunction. Laboratory investigations and imaging studies revealed hypoadrenalism, achalasia, alacrima and peripheral neuropathy. Autonomic neuropathy-related features persisted even after correction of hypoadrenalism. Based on clinical features and investigation he was diagnosed as a case of 4A syndrome presenting with autonomic dysfunction. Allgrove or 4A syndrome should be considered as a rare differential diagnosis of someone presenting with features of autonomic neuropathy. PMID:23956580

  19. Rett syndrome with colon cancer presented with sigmoid volvulus: Report of a case

    PubMed Central

    Yilmaz, Tonguç Utku; Güneş, Abdullah; Pösteki, Gökhan; Okay, Erdem

    2014-01-01

    INTRODUCTION Rett syndrome is a progressive neurodevelopment disorder in which MECP gene mutations are responsible and might be related to cancer. PRESENTATION OF CASE A 22 year-old girl with Rett syndrome was hospitalized for abdominal distention and shock. Abdominal tenderness and distention were revealed in physical examination. Radiological investigations revealed sigmoid volvulus and colonic obstruction. Sigmoid volvulus, sigmoid colon perforation due to sigmoid cancer with liver metastasis were observed at laparotomy. Hartman procedure performed. The patient died on the second postoperative day. DISCUSSION Rett syndrome has several gastrointestinal pathologies related with inadequate parasympathetic control. Genetic mutations in methyl-CpG-binding protein 2 (MECP2) which has role in several cancer mechanisms is the reason of Rett syndrome. Colon cancer with the underlying gastrointestinal pathologies complicated our case. CONCLUSION Rett syndrome patients need a high level of concern for gastrointestinal emergencies with cancer risk. PMID:25108072

  20. Diagnosis and management of bone cement implantation syndrome: case report and brief review.

    PubMed

    Kalra, Ankur; Sharma, Abhishek; Palaniswamy, Chandrasekar; El-Oshar, Seraj; Desai, Priyank; Yazbeck, Moussa; Zanotti-Cavazzoni, Sergio L

    2013-01-01

    Bone cement implantation syndrome (BCIS) is a rare but potentially fatal intraoperative complication that occurs in patients undergoing cemented orthopedic surgeries. Lack of a robust definition of the syndrome due to rarity of the condition has probably contributed to under reporting of cases. We report a case of a 72-year-old woman hospitalized for an elective orthopedic procedure with a postoperative course complicated by BCIS requiring supportive care in the intensive care unit setting. PMID:21317615

  1. Two cases of Z syndrome with the Crystalens after uneventful cataract surgery.

    PubMed

    Yuen, Leonard; Trattler, William; Boxer Wachler, Brian S

    2008-11-01

    We report 2 cases of Z syndrome with the Crystalens AT50SE and AT52SE intraocular lenses (Eyeonics, Inc.) after uneventful cataract surgery. Both patients had subsequent neodymium:YAG laser capsulotomy treatment that remedied the complication. To our knowledge, these are the first reported cases of Z syndrome with the Crystalens AT50SE and AT52SE, a unique complication with this type of hinged accommodating intraocular lens. PMID:19006749

  2. Anaesthetic problems in Hurler-Scheie syndrome. Report of two cases.

    PubMed

    Sjøgren, P; Pedersen, T

    1986-08-01

    Hurler-Scheie syndrome is an intermediate form of mucopolysaccharidosis. Affected patients characteristically present in infancy with serious abnormalities including the upper airways and the lungs. We present two patients with Hurler-Scheie syndrome and describe their anaesthetic management. One case was complicated by difficult endotracheal intubation and postoperative pneumonia. The second case was successfully managed using spinal anaesthesia and mild sedation. PMID:3096067

  3. Neuroleptic malignant syndrome: a case report with post-mortem brain and muscle pathology.

    PubMed Central

    Jones, E M; Dawson, A

    1989-01-01

    The neuroleptic malignant syndrome is a rare but dangerous complication of treatment with neuroleptics. The aetiology and pathophysiology of the syndrome are reviewed, and a fatal case is presented where both brain and muscle pathology are described. Striking myopathic changes in this case, accompanied by only minimal and non-specific brain abnormalities, support a peripheral rather than central mechanism for the hyperthermia. Images PMID:2795057

  4. [Down syndrome and hyperthyroidism. Report of 3 cases].

    PubMed

    Sanz, J

    1999-08-01

    We report three patients with Down syndrome that developed a hyperthyroidism. A 25 years old female and a 18 years old male had Basedow Graves disease and were treated with radioiodine. A 19 years old male had a Hashitoxicosis and is presently being treated with propylthiouracyl. Clinical and subclinical thyroid dysfunction is frequent in patients with Down syndrome and the risk increases with age. Therefore a surveillance with yearly TSH measurements should be done in these patients, since signs and symptoms of thyroid disease are barely detected in them. Hypothyroidism is the most frequent dysfunction but hyperthyroidism is also associated to Down syndrome. PMID:10752258

  5. Cushing's like syndrome in typical bronchial carcinoid a case report and review of the literature.

    PubMed

    Pedicelli, Ilaria; Patriciello, Giuseppina; Scala, Giovanni; Sorrentino, Antonietta; Gravino, Gennaro; Patriciello, Pasquale; Zeppa, Pio; Di Crescenzo, Vincenzo; Vatrella, Alessandro

    2016-01-01

    Cushing's syndrome occurred in 1-5% of cases of bronchial carcinoids. In this paper we describe a case of typical bronchial carcinoid in a nonsmoker young male with clinical manifestations mimicking a Cushing's syndrome. The patient performed chest radiograph and computed tomography. Fiberoptic bronchoscopy revealed the presence of an endobronchial mass occluding the bronchus intermedius. A rigid bronchoscopy was necessary for the conclusive diagnosis and for partial resection of the intraluminal tumor. Despite of the presence of Cushingoid features, the normal blood levels of ACTH and cortisol excluded the coexistence of a Cushing's syndrome. PMID:26923475

  6. Leg ulcers associated with Klinefelter's syndrome: a case report and review of the literature.

    PubMed

    Shanmugam, Victoria K; Tsagaris, Katina C; Attinger, Christopher E

    2012-02-01

    We present the case of a young man with type II diabetes, stage III chronic kidney disease, hypertension, obstructive sleep apnea and diabetes who presented to the Georgetown University Hospital Center for Wound Healing with refractory lower extremity ulcers. Autoimmune work-up was negative. However, chromosome analysis showed a genetic variant of Klinefelter's syndrome (48 XXYY). Lower extremity ulceration is a recognised complication of Klinefelter's syndrome. The pathogenesis of ulcers in this endocrinopathy is unclear, but associations with abnormalities of fibrinolysis and prothrombotic states are reported. This case emphasises the importance of considering Klinefelter's syndrome in the differential diagnosis of a sterile male patient with non healing lower extremity ulcers. PMID:21854549

  7. Fraser syndrome with laryngeal webs: Report of two cases and a review of the literature.

    PubMed

    Izadi, Farzad; Ahmadi, Aslan; Zobairy, Hosna; Bakhti, Sepideh; Hirbod, Hengameh; Safdarian, Mahdi

    2015-11-01

    Fraser syndrome is a rare genetic disorder characterized by cryptophthalmos, syndactyly and laryngeal atresia. Although laryngeal webs occur uncommonly, they are the main cause of death in the first week of life in these patients. In this paper, we report two cases of Fraser syndrome with laryngeal webs. One of them was a twelve-year-old girl, primarily diagnosed with a supraglottic laryngeal web. In the course of treatment, a second web was also identified at the level of vocal cords, which is to our knowledge the first case of Fraser syndrome with two laryngeal webs in different levels. PMID:26384833

  8. Multimodal approach for the management of Hunan hand syndrome: a case report.

    PubMed

    Saxena, Ashok Kumar; Mandhyan, Rajani

    2013-03-01

    Hunan hand syndrome, a form of painful contact dermatitis, is a rare case finding. It is usually seen in people with continuous and prolonged exposure to chili peppers. The main ingredient in chili peppers is capsaicin that leads to the clinical condition, Hunan hand syndrome. This is paradoxical to the use of capsaicin as local application for relief of pain in various clinical situations, such as diabetic neuropathy and postherpetic neuralgia. We report a case of Hunan hand syndrome, managed successfully by using a multimodal approach comprised of a continuous stellate ganglion block, gabapentin, local ice water, and fluocinonide application. PMID:22681338

  9. Meigs’ syndrome with elevated CA-125 and HE-4: a case of luteinized fibrothecoma

    PubMed Central

    Danilos, Jaroslaw; Mazurek, Diana; Bednarek, Wieslawa; Kotarski, Jan

    2015-01-01

    Presence of fibrothecoma is not usually accompanied by elevated levels of tumor markers. In recent years, however, there have been isolated reports of fibrothecoma and Meigs’ syndrome, accompanied by an increase in tumor markers. We present a case of fibrothecoma with Meigs’ syndrome and elevated levels of both CA-125 (cancer antigen 125) and HE-4 (human epididymis protein 4). In this paper, we present a case of Meigs’ syndrome associated with an increased CA-125 and HE-4 level due to ovarian fibrothecoma. PMID:26327905

  10. Ambras Syndrome: First Reported Case in Bangladesh and its Oral Rehabilitation.

    PubMed

    Khan, M H; Ashrafuzzaman, S M; Taib, A N; Alam, M T; Khan, S H; Goldstein, S K; Rahman, R

    2015-10-01

    People with rare hypertrichosis syndromes became crowd-drawing money-making phenomena in many 19th century sideshow acts. These individuals have been referred to as dog-men, hair-men, and werewolves. In 1993, Baumister et al. described congenital hypertrichosis lanuginose or Ambras syndrome: a distinct form of congenital hypertrichosis characterized by excessive hair growth over the body and face associated with facial and occasional dental anomalies. Much is not known about this syndrome since fewer than 50 cases have been documented worldwide. In this case report, a nine year old girl presented with excessive hair growth throughout her body that was denser along her midline. Furthermore, her face displayed the typical dysmorphic features characteristic of Ambras syndrome: a round tip nose, thickened nasal cartilage, antiverted nares, prominent philtrum with deep groove, and a trapezoid mouth. Oral examination revealed normal oral mucosa with completely missing and unerupted decidious and permanent teeth. Panoramic radiographs confirmed unerupted deciduous teeth. Previous case reports have mentioned the presence of occasional dental anomalies such as retarded first and second dentition and absence of some teeth. However, this is the first reported case of Ambras syndrome presenting with complete anodontia. Prior cytogenetic studies performed on persons with Ambras syndrome have implicated a balanced pericentric inversion of chromosome 8. However, it is likely that dental anomalies are likely a result of a different genetic rearrangement. Further studies are needed to explore the cause of this rare phenotype of Ambras syndrome with complete unerupted dentition. PMID:26620032

  11. The association between prune belly syndrome and dental anomalies: a case report

    PubMed Central

    2012-01-01

    Background Prune belly syndrome is a rare condition produced by an early mesodermal defect that causes abdominal abnormalities. However, the literature indicates that disturbances related to ectodermal development may also be present. This is the first case report in the literature to suggest that dental abnormalities are part of the broad spectrum of clinical features of prune belly syndrome. Because the syndrome causes many serious medical problems, early diagnosis of abnormalities involving the primary and permanent dentitions are encouraged. Case presentation The authors report the clinical case of a 4-year-old Caucasian boy with prune belly syndrome. In addition to the triad of abdominal muscle deficiency, abnormalities of the gastrointestinal and urinary tracts, and cryptorchidism, a geminated mandibular right central incisor, agenesis of a mandibular permanent left incisor, and congenitally missing primary teeth (namely, the mandibular right and left lateral incisors) were noted. Conclusion This original case report about prune belly syndrome highlights the possibility that dental abnormalities are a part of the broad spectrum of clinical features of the syndrome. Therefore, an accurate intra-oral clinical examination and radiographic evaluation are required for patients with this syndrome in order to provide an early diagnosis of abnormalities involving the primary and permanent dentitions. PMID:23249412

  12. Loss of the BBSome perturbs endocytic trafficking and disrupts virulence of Trypanosoma brucei.

    PubMed

    Langousis, Gerasimos; Shimogawa, Michelle M; Saada, Edwin A; Vashisht, Ajay A; Spreafico, Roberto; Nager, Andrew R; Barshop, William D; Nachury, Maxence V; Wohlschlegel, James A; Hill, Kent L

    2016-01-19

    Cilia (eukaryotic flagella) are present in diverse eukaryotic lineages and have essential motility and sensory functions. The cilium's capacity to sense and transduce extracellular signals depends on dynamic trafficking of ciliary membrane proteins. This trafficking is often mediated by the Bardet-Biedl Syndrome complex (BBSome), a protein complex for which the precise subcellular distribution and mechanisms of action are unclear. In humans, BBSome defects perturb ciliary membrane protein distribution and manifest clinically as Bardet-Biedl Syndrome. Cilia are also important in several parasites that cause tremendous human suffering worldwide, yet biology of the parasite BBSome remains largely unexplored. We examined BBSome functions in Trypanosoma brucei, a flagellated protozoan parasite that causes African sleeping sickness in humans. We report that T. brucei BBS proteins assemble into a BBSome that interacts with clathrin and is localized to membranes of the flagellar pocket and adjacent cytoplasmic vesicles. Using BBS gene knockouts and a mouse infection model, we show the T. brucei BBSome is dispensable for flagellar assembly, motility, bulk endocytosis, and cell viability but required for parasite virulence. Quantitative proteomics reveal alterations in the parasite surface proteome of BBSome mutants, suggesting that virulence defects are caused by failure to maintain fidelity of the host-parasite interface. Interestingly, among proteins altered are those with ubiquitination-dependent localization, and we find that the BBSome interacts with ubiquitin. Collectively, our data indicate that the BBSome facilitates endocytic sorting of select membrane proteins at the base of the cilium, illuminating BBSome roles at a critical host-pathogen interface and offering insights into BBSome molecular mechanisms. PMID:26721397

  13. [An encumbered woman, a case of Diogenes syndrome].

    PubMed

    Djemaï, Messaoud

    2014-01-01

    One of the most visible symptoms of Diogenes syndrome is the excessive hoarding of disparate objects in the home of the patient. This article describes an attempt to treat an "encumbered" woman. PMID:25095590

  14. Transient Apical Thickening Following Apical Ballooning Syndrome: A Case Series.

    PubMed

    Abudiab, Muaz M; Wilansky, Susan; Lester, Steven J; Yousefzai, Rayan; Tyler, Rochelle; Tajik, A Jamil

    2015-11-01

    The authors describe transient apical thickening mimicking apical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy following apical ballooning syndrome. These findings are observed on multimodality cardiac imaging and appear to constitute a novel entity. Possible pathophysiologic mechanisms are explored. PMID:26096634

  15. The Cri-Du-Chat Syndrome: A Case Study.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Sykes, Stewart C.; Christie, Margarette A.

    1987-01-01

    The developmental history of a 14-year-old girl with Cri-Du-Chat Syndrome (a genetic disorder characterized by a distinctive cry and severe physical and intellectual disabilities) is reported. (Author/DB)

  16. A case of Tourette's syndrome with midbrain involvement.

    PubMed

    Sandyk, R

    1988-12-01

    Several hypotheses have attempted to incriminate a particular anatomical region responsible for the complex symptomatology of Tourette's syndrome (TS). Recently, Devinsky speculated that damage to the peri-aqueductal gray matter (PAG) and midbrain tegmentum may represent the major anatomical site of dysfunction in TS. A patient with TS in whom radiological evidence indicated midbrain involvement may support Devinsky's hypothesis. A 7-year-old boy exhibited motor and vocal tics since the age of four. These were associated with hyperactive behavior, stereotype body movements, abnormal sexual behavior and coprolalia. At the age of five he was placed on methylphenidate for hyperactive behavior which resulted in marked exacerbation of the tics. Family history was unremarkable. Neurological examination was normal with the exception of the tics. Endocrine evaluation, including plasma cortisol, growth hormone, prolactin and TSH were normal with the exception of reduced FSH, LH and testosterone levels. Sexual maturation was normal. MRI head scan was normal with the exception of an asymmetry of the cerebral peduncles with the left larger than the right. CSF examination was normal. While the nature of this patient's radiological abnormalities is not clear, our findings of asymmetric cerebral peduncles associated with TS may support a role for the midbrain in the pathophysiology of TS. The likelihood of the latter assumption seems to be further confirmed by a recent report in which peri-third ventricular and PAG calcifications were detected by CT scan of the head in an adult patient with TS. Further MRI investigations in other cases of TS may clarify the anatomical relationship of the midbrain to the symptomatology of TS. PMID:3243674

  17. A case of caudal regression syndrome: walking or sitting?

    PubMed

    Bicakci, Irem; Turgut, Selin Turan; Turgut, Bekir; Icagasioglu, Afitap; Egilmez, Zeliha; Yumusakhuylu, Yasemin

    2014-01-01

    Caudal regression syndrome (CRS) is a congenital disorder which is seen vertebral anomalies in varying degrees from lower thoracic spineto the level of the coccyx. We present a case of CRS which is not intended operation for orthopedic deformities considering functionality. 2, 5 year-old girl referred to our clinic with complaints about walking disability, knee and foot deformities. Patient's mother with unregulated diabetes did not have a history of drug use, radiation exposure and serious illness during pregnancy. Diagnosis had been put during antenatal follow-ups. On physical examination, her lower extremities were hypoplastic and had no muscle activity. Her hips were flexed and abducted, but did not have contractures. Her knees had 75 degrees of flexion contractures with popliteal webs and feet had equinovarus deformity. Frog belly was present due to abdominal muscles weakness. Also hypoplasic labia majora has been identified. In lumbar MRI, spinal cord was terminated at 6th thoracic (T6) vertebrae and the last solid vertebrae level was at T10. Patient who has been following by urology with clean intermittent catheterization had also severe urological problems including horseshoe kidney, neurologic bladder, vesico-ureteral reflux and grade 2 hydronephrosis. Orthopedic consultation was made for her deformities. They decided that ambulation unexpected patient's knee flexion contractures were helping sitting balance. Because of this operation was not considered. Prognosis, treatment options, strength exercises for upper extremities, skin care were told to parents and patient was taken to follow. CRS is a rare congenital abnormality which is associated with orthopedic deformities, as well as urological, anorectal and cardiac malformations. Treatment requires a multidisciplinary approach. It should not be forgotten that purpose of rehabilitation is not to correct all deformities but increase the functionality of everyday life. PMID:25400859

  18. A severe case of oculo-ectodermal syndrome?

    PubMed

    James, Paul A; McGaughran, Julie

    2002-07-01

    We describe a child with features of the oculo-ectodermal syndrome, who in addition to the cardinal manifestations of cutis aplasia and epibulbar dermoid had a number of other features. These include laryngomalacia, an anterior anus, microcephaly and significant developmental delay. The parents are of New Zealand Maori ancestry and are related as half first cousins, raising the possibility that this syndrome may be recessively inherited. PMID:12072796

  19. Clarithromycin-Induced Long QT Syndrome: A Case Report

    PubMed Central

    Cetin, Mecnun; Yıldırımer, Munevver; Özen, Serkan; Tanrıverdi, Sema; Coskun, Senol

    2012-01-01

    Long QT syndrome develops for a number of reasons. The number of non-antiarrhythmic drugs reported to induce QT interval prolongation with or without torsade de pointes continues to increase. Clarithromycin is a macrolide antibiotic being increasingly used for the treatment of atypical pneumonia. In this paper, we describe a patient who developed long QT prolongation syndrome after receiving clarithromycin for the treatment of atypical pneumonia. PMID:22489247

  20. Re-emergence of a rare syndrome: A case of mauriac syndrome

    PubMed Central

    Gutch, Manish; Philip, Rajeev; Saran, Sanjay; Tyagi, Rajiv; Gupta, Keshav Kumar

    2013-01-01

    Mauriac syndrome is a rare syndrome associated with type 1 diabetes (T1DM) in children presenting with growth retardation, hepatomegaly, and cushingoid features. Recently, there has been re-emergence of this syndrome, especially with the use of premix insulin. A 15-year old type 1 diabetic boy, who was on premix insulin with erratic blood glucose, was referred to us for evaluation of short stature. He had significant short stature, hepatomegaly, and cushingoid features. His growth hormone (GH) stimulation was normal, and so was the overnight dexamethasone suppression test, based on which the diagnosis of Mauriac syndrome was reported. He was made to switch over to basal bolus regime, and was advised to follow-up for 6 months. He had reduction in hepatomegaly and a height gain of 3 cms. PMID:24251187