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Nocardia farcinica is an infrequent cause of nocardiosis among the renal transplant recipients and it has not been reported so far from India. We report a case of pulmonary nocardiosis due to N. farcinica in a 32-year-old woman with hypothyroidism and post-renal transplant status, currently on immunosuppressive therapy (prednisolone, azathioprine and… (More)
Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) is an uncommon consequence of acute pulmonary embolism. We report CTEPH in a 58-year-old male who had pleurisy with a small haemorrhagic pleural effusion three months ago. The six-month course of anti-coagulation therapy failed to resolve thromboemboli completely or improve pulmonary hypertension.… (More)
A case of pleural effusion is reported. Pleural biopsy showed microfilariae on histopathological examination. Treatment with diethyl carbamazine yielded excellent results. Filarial aetiology should be included in the differential diagnosis of idiopathic pleural effusions, especially in endemic areas.
OBJECTIVE To evaluate parental experience, satisfaction and outcomes following their child's tonsillectomy surgery. DESIGN Structured postal questionnaire sent to the parents or guardians of 77 sequential children undergoing elective day-case tonsillectomy. SUBJECTS Seventy-seven children with a mean age of 6.25 years (range three to 17 years)… (More)
Massive pleural effusion due to metastatic malignant melanoma is rare. We report a case of bilateral (massive on left side) pleural effusion as a metastatic manifestation of cutaneous malignant melanoma. In our case, successful outcome of pleurodesis with vincristine is significant as this agent is rarely used.
Lymphadenopathy is the most common form of extrapulmonary tuberculosis; cervical region being the most frequent site. Yet, tuberculous cervical lymphadenopathy is rarely associated with Internal Jugular Vein (IJV) thrombosis. We report right IJV thrombosis with isolated cervical tuberculous lymphadenopathy in a 22-year-old woman. Anti-tuberculous treatment… (More)
After a disease-free period of 10 years, a surgically treated case of cutaneous malignant melanoma is usually not followed up further and there is a tendency to assume that the disease is cured. Late recurrence (after 10 years) of cutaneous malignant melanoma, though infrequent, has been documented well in Western countries. In our country, the malignant… (More)