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A case that supports the concept of a limited form of Churg-Strauss allergic granulomatosis was studied. The patient had a syndrome that was initially confined to the conjunctiva and subsequently displayed cutaneous and subcutaneous lesions. At no time was there any evidence of systemic involvement. Asthma appeared ten years before the onset of the present(More)
A report of haemorrhagic necrosis of the tubal fimbriae in a prepubertal girl is presented. The presumptive aetiology for this is the isolated torsion of the fimbrial end which, to the best of our knowledge, has not been previously described. A high index of suspicion of torsion and early intervention is emphasised. Laparoscopy should usually precede(More)
Two patients with primary squamous cell carcinoma of the pilonidal area are presented. No chronic infection or any other lesion predisposing to malignant transformation was present in either patient. Physicians and surgeons should be aware of the possibility of skin cancer appearing in this area in elderly patients. Biopsy of the lesion, leading to an early(More)
Noma is an uncommon gangrenous process usually affecting malnourished children. A full-term neonate with orofacial noma, bilateral choanal atresia, and transient neutropenia with B cell deficiency is reported. This unusual appearance of noma in a well-nourished newborn might be related to the combination of choanal atresia and transient immune deficiency.
A very-low-birth-weight infant died from pericardial effusion and cardiac tamponade confirmed by the post-mortem findings. The mother suffered from lupus-like syndrome consequent to hydralazine treatment for pregnancy-induced hypertension. The possible relationship between mother-infant pathology and hydralazine administration is discussed.