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A patient with idiopathic thrombocytosis developed sudden loss of vision in his left eye secondary to endophthalmitis caused by Aspergillus flavus. He subsequently manifested other symptoms and signs of disseminated infection, and eventually died despite prompt initiation of appropriate parenteral antifungal therapy. A period of profound, iatrogenic… (More)
Three patients with restless legs syndrome, two of whom also had nocturnal myoclonus, responded well to treatment with low doses of opioids. The pathophysiology of the syndrome and the mechanism of opioids' therapeutic action are discussed.
A case of cardiac rhabdomyoma producing sudden unexpected death in an asymptomatic six-year-old boy is reported. Cardiac rhabdomyoma is a rare tumor, and its ability to cause sudden unexpected death in children beyond infancy is not generally known. The great majority of afflicted patients die in the early infancy; few survive beyond five years of age. The… (More)