Melina C Armenaka

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Thyroid invasion by Aspergillus spp. can occur with invasive aspergillosis, although it is rarely diagnosed antemortem. We describe a case of multiple thyroid abscesses from A. fumigatus that caused esophageal obstruction in a patient with myelodysplasia. Despite aggressive antifungal treatment, the outcome was rapidly fatal.
Serum immunoglobulin class and IgG subclasses were measured in 30 adult patients with chronic sinusitis documented by CT scans of the paranasal sinuses. Results were compared to 30 age-and-sex matched patients with chronic rhinitis who had normal sinus CT scans, and a matched group of asymptomatic, healthy subjects. None of the patients was taking oral(More)
The true prevalence of allergic contact dermatitis (ACD) in children remains unknown. Our aim was to compare the results of patch tests in children with suspected ACD between two different periods of time and identify possible changes in emerging allergens. We compared contact allergens, gender, age distribution, and personal history of atopic dermatitis(More)
OBJECTIVES This study aimed to characterize the spectrum of skin diseases affecting children in Greece. METHODS We retrospectively studied data for 4071 children, aged 0-12 years, who were examined and diagnosed with dermatoses at the outpatient clinic of a university dermatological hospital between December 2005 and August 2007. To evaluate changes in(More)
Sinusitis is increased in patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. To determine the underlying mechanism(s), 37 HIV-positive patients were evaluated. HIV-negative controls included 21 with rhinosinusitis, 32 with atopy, and 16 without sinusitis. Twenty-two HIV-positive patients (59%) had sinusitis; 14 of them had AIDS. There was a(More)
Sixty-three adults with symptomatic chronic rhinosinusitis had computerized tomographic (CT) scans of the paranasal sinuses, which were used to quantify disease severity. These patients were divided into three closely age- and sex-matched groups: a CT scan-negative group (chronic rhinitis only), a mild sinusitis group and a severe sinusitis group. Serum(More)
Coloring agents are frequently added to drugs, foods, and cosmetics. If approved by the FDA, these additives may be added or substituted without notifying physicians. A patient developed angioedema, wheezing, urticaria, and dizziness one hour after taking the first Premarin tablet from a new refill. She had previously tolerated Premarin daily for 7 months(More)
Mental health professionals seldom recognize psychopathy in their daily practice. Usually forensic psychiatrists and psychologists are involved because individuals with psychopathic personality are involved in serious criminal behavior and implicated with the law. Most of the times the profiles of children who evolve in adult psychopaths have components(More)