Evangelos Blevrakis

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BACKGROUND Although Meckel's diverticulum (MD) is the most prevalent congenital abnormality of the gastrointestinal tract, it has varied presentations and often becomes a diagnostic challenge. The purpose of this study was to review the diverse presentations of MD, record the epidemiologic features for Crete and review the detection techniques and the(More)
Systemic lupus erythematosus is a multisystemic, autoimmune, inflammatory disorder predominantly affecting young females. Its onset may be abrupt or insidious, presenting with a broad range of clinical and immunological features. We report an unusual case of elderly-onset systemic lupus erythematosus in a woman initially diagnosed with discoid lupus, and(More)
A case of an 11-year-old prepubertal girl with Fournier's gangrene is presented. The diagnosis was posed after the disease had progressed to the typical clinical picture of frank gangrene. A benign viral infection, common warts, possibly represents the initiating event of the development of this necrotizing soft tissue infection. The development of(More)
We report an unusual case of a 3-year-old child with appendicitis complicated by ileoileal intussusception. Although acute complicated appendicitis and concurrent ileoileal intussusception represent a possible cause of an acute abdomen, very few cases have been reported in the literature.
INTRODUCTION Acute pneumococcal peritonitis represents an unusual entity characterized by infection in the abdominal cavity despite the absence of an obvious causative source. Patients with portal hypertension such as cirrhotics and those with nefrotic syndrome are more frequently encountered in the every day practice. PRESENTATION OF CASE A 14 years old(More)
BACKGROUND Acute coagulopathy associated with trauma has been recognized for decades and is a constituent of the "triad of death" together with hypothermia and acidosis. STUDY OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to determine to what extent coagulopathy is already established upon emergency department (ED) admission and the association with the severity of(More)
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