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Radiotherapy may cause central or peripheral nervous system complications, reported examples being myelopathy, brachial/lumbosacral plexopathies or predominantly motor lumbosacral radiculopathy. In the literature some studies regard camptocormia as a paravertebral myopathy and others as of neurogenic origin. We present a patient who developed camptocormia,(More)
Paragangliomas are neuroendocrine tumors that arise in relation to the sympathetic or parasympathetic ganglia of the autonomic nervous system. Rarely, they are reported in unusual locations such as the urinary bladder, prostate, and uterus. Herein, we report a case of primary cutaneous paraganglioma of the scalp in a child. The tumor was studied(More)
Ossifying fibromyxoid tumor is a rare fibro-osseous neoplasm occurring predominantly in the subcutaneous tissue and/or skeletal muscle of the extremities. The immunohistochemical and ultrastructural studies in reported cases favor neural or Schwannian origin. To date, ossifying fibromyxoid tumor presenting as a primary skin tumor has not been described in(More)
INTRODUCTION The purpose of this study was to investigate caretakers' knowledge of the implications of fever, the appropriate method of fever management, and the effectiveness of an educational intervention directed toward improving caretakers' ability to manage their child's fever. METHOD A descriptive, comparative study was conducted with a convenience(More)
The effect of interleukin-2 (IL-2) on the plasma levels of hepatitis C RNA (HCV-RNA) has varied in published reports. We measured the impact of IL-2 on plasma HCV RNA levels in 54 human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/HCV coinfected patients enrolled in a randomized trial of 512 participants designed to compare the virologic and immunologic effects of cycled(More)