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Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) is a relatively rare disease affecting the reticuloendothelial system in the pediatric age group. It can affect bones, lung, liver, spleen, lymph nodes and skin. MR imaging is particularly informative in diagnosis and management of bone LCH. In this report, we present the initial and 23 months post-treatment MR images of(More)
An unusual case of gastrointestinal hemorrhage due to rupture of the splenic artery into the pancreatic duct in a patient with chronic pancreatitis is described. The diagnosis was suspected by observing blood coming from the papilla of Vater during duodenoscopy and corroborated by findings seen on splenic arteriography. Previously reported cases are(More)
Wilson disease (WD) produces typical lesions in the brain, which can aid in diagnosis and therapy. The authors present a drug-resistant WD case with atypical cerebral lesions with marked involvement of white matter as visualized on MRI scans. The diagnosis was confirmed by identification of mutations in the ATP7B gene. The case demonstrates an uncommon(More)
Cases of ciguatera fish poisoning no longer are confined to endemic areas. This makes awareness of this entity important. The diagnosis usually is made by the presence of gastrointestinal symptoms, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea, and of neurological symptoms such as paresthesias, paresis, and pruritus. The detection of ciguatoxin in the ingested fish by any(More)
A 3-year-old boy receiving valproate for 1.5 months presented with sudden-onset unprovoked seizures and unconsciousness. Hypoketotic hypoglycemia, hyperammonemia, and deranged liver function were detected. Elevated medium-chain urinary acylglycines and plasma acylcarnitine were detected. His serum valproate level was elevated. Valproate toxicity had been(More)
Trigeminal neuralgia is a painful condition affecting face. Its commonest cause is the tortuous vessels in prepontine cistern. There are other causes also, like brainstem lesions and mass lesions, as well as inflammatory causes. We present a case of an HIV patient with marked involvement of trigeminal nerves, which is a unique finding in immunocompromised(More)
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