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Haemorrhagic diathesis in neonatal calves: an emerging syndrome in Europe.
In 2008 and 2009 a large number of cases of haemorrhagic diathesis (HD) in neonatal calves were reported in different European countries. In Flanders, 84 cases of neonatal HD in 30 herds wereExpand
Mastoiditis caused by atypical mycobacteria.
Three case reports of mastoiditis caused by atypical mycobacteria are discussed and a review of the world literature is given. Our aim is to focus the attention of the ENT specialist and theExpand
Endocarditis of native aortic and mitral valves due to Corynebacterium accolens: report of a case and application of phenotypic and genotypic techniques for identification.
Endocarditis of native aortic and mitral valves due to an organism identified as Corynebacterium accolens developed in a 73-year-old patient without predisposing factors. The organism was identifiedExpand
Abstract Infections of the soft tissues due to atypical mycobacteria are relatively uncommon. We describe two cases. A 61-year-old woman with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who was treated with theExpand
An abnormally glycosylated isoform of erythropoietin in hemangioblastoma is associated with polycythemia.
BACKGROUND Hemangioblastomas express erythropoietin and the patients often present with polycythemia. METHODS Serum erythropoietin was measured using a commercial immunoassay, a functionalExpand
A rare cause of cardiac tamponade
Cardiac tamponade is a life-threatening condition which must be quickly diagnosed and treated. This medical urgency can have several possible causes. We report the case of a 59-year-old patientExpand
Rheumatoid factor interference in the determination of carbohydrate antigen 19-9 (CA 19-9)
Abstract Background: Investigation of a 61-year-old Caucasian male suffering from fatigue and weight loss led to the finding of a carbohydrate antigen 19-9 (CA 19-9) concentration of 80kU/L using anExpand
A Case of Imported Melioidosis Presenting as Prostatitis
Abstract.We report a case of melioidosis in a previously healthy Belgian man. He presented with septicemia and prostatic abscesses 1 week after a trip to Vietnam. Burkholderia pseudomallei wasExpand
Erythrocyte Indices in the Assessment of Iron Status in Dialysis-Dependent Patients with End-Stage Renal Disease on Continuous Erythropoietin Receptor Activator versus Epoetin β Therapy
Background: European guidelines stress that iron status should be regularly assessed for the optimal management of renal anemia. These guidelines include the hemoglobin content of reticulocytes andExpand
EVI1 activation in blast crisis CML due to juxtaposition to the rare 17q22 partner region as part of a 4-way variant translocation t(9;22)
BackgroundVariant translocations t(9;22) occur in 5 to 10% of newly diagnosed CMLs and additional genetic changes are present in 60–80% of patients in blast crisis (BC). Here, we report on a CMLExpand