Nuno Ribeiro Ferreira

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BACKGROUND Inflammatory pseudotumor is a rare clinical condition that can be related to immunoglobulin G4 disease. Only a few cases of spinal inflammatory pseudotumors have been reported in the literature and an association with immunoglobulin G4 disease was not conclusive in any of them. We describe what we believe to be the first biopsy-proven case of an(More)
Hypercalcaemia is an emergency with severe consequences. Dehydration can be an uncommon cause of hypercalcaemia, as seen in this case. A 63-year-old woman with type 2 diabetes mellitus, hypothyroidism and osteoporosis, was admitted to the emergency room with abdominal distension and vomiting for 24 h. Initial evaluation was Hg 18.5 g/dL, Htc 56.2%,(More)
Hyponatremia is the most common electrolyte balance disorder, especially in the elderly and polymedicated population. The authors report the case of an 83-year-old man with symptomatic severe hyponatremia due to Syndrome of Inappropriate Antidiuretic Hormone Secretion (SIADH) related to pantoprazole. Pantoprazole was discontinued and serum sodium levels(More)
We present a case of a 60-year-old Caucasian man recently returned from Angola, where he had been successfully treated for a severe (non-cerebral) falciparum malaria infection. He was presented to the emergency room, with a subacute onset encephalopathy, ataxia and a generalised tonic-clonic seizure. Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) analysis revealed lymphocytic(More)
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