Christos Basagiannis

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INTRODUCTION A rare electrocardiographic finding of hyperkalemia is ST segment elevation or the so called 'pseudoinfarction' pattern. It has been suggested that hyperkalemia causes the 'pseudoinfarction' pattern not only through its direct myocardial effects, but also through other mechanisms, such as anoxia, acidosis, and coronary artery spasm. CASE(More)
Smuggling of illicit substances by internal bodily con-cealment, known as body packing, has become a worldwide problem [1,2]. It was first reported in 1973 and since then it has evolved into an important means of international cocaine and heroin smuggling [3]. Herein we present two cases brought under custody to our hospital for treatment, after swallowing(More)
Whipple disease (WD) is a rare disease caused by Tropheryma whipplei. The classic profile of the patient is that of a middle-aged man presenting with fever, chronic diarrhea, and arthralgias. Extragastrointestinal manifestations are not rare. A high degree of clinical suspicion for the disease is needed in atypical cases. Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole is(More)
Differentiated thyroid cancer is rarely associated with paraneoplastic events. Polymyositis, an autoimmune inflammatory myopathy, can be manifested as a paraneoplastic syndrome (PS). We report a case of a young woman who developed progressive proximal muscle weakness one and a half year after a total thyroidectomy for papillary thyroid cancer. Clinical(More)
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