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Several studies have demonstrated that excess of vitamin D3 is toxic particularly to vascular tissues. A notable pathological feature is arterial calcification. The nature of the toxic metabolite in hypervitaminosis D and the pathogenesis of arterial calcification are not clearly understood. The present study was undertaken to explore whether arterial… (More)
Capnocytophaga cynodegmi (formerly "DF-2 like organism"), a commensal organism of the canine oral cavity, is a capnophilic, gram-negative, facultative bacillus. C. cynodegmi has rarely been encountered in human diseases. We report the first known case of cellulitis, bacteremia, and pneumonitis caused by C. cynodegmi in a diabetic man from central India… (More)
Fatal meningitis due to Candida lusitaniae in a 35 year old previously healthy man is described. C. lusitaniae is an opportunistic fungal pathogen reported infrequently in the English literature. This is the third case report of meningitis and the first fatal infection in an adult from Central India due to C. lusitaniae known to the authors.
Acute splenic sequestration crisis in a 20 year old female with homozygous sickle cell anaemia (Hb SS) is described. The resemblance of this complication to that of splenic vein ligation is discussed. This is the first case report known to the author of acute splenic sequestration crisis in an adult with homozygous sickle cell anaemia treated successfully.
The case of a young woman is described who suffered from acute pancreatitis related to the ingestion of zinc phosphide. This unusual complication was successfully managed with conservative treatment.
1 Straus SE, Ostrove JM, Inchauspe G, et al. Varicella-zoster virus infection: biology, natural history, treatment and prevention. Ann Intern Med 1988;108:221-37. 2 Carvalho EM, Barral A, Pedral-Sampaio D, et al. Immunologic markers of clinical evolution in children recently infected with Leishmania donovani chagasi. J Infect Dis 1992;165:535-6. 3 Goffinet… (More)
Elephantiasis nostras verrucosa (ENV) of the legs and abdomen in a morbidly obese woman with multiple medical problems is reported. The diagnosis was suggested by the classical clinical features and confirmed by histopathology. The patient succumbed due to her multisystem diseases. Elephantiasis nostras verrucosa involving the abdomen is uncommon and has… (More)
We describe mixed bacterial meningitis in a young man due to Acinetobacter calcoaceticus var lwoffi and Streptococcus faecium. The combination of A calcoaceticus var lwoffi and S faecium as aetiology of mixed bacterial meningitis has not been previously reported. The patient recovered completely without neurologic sequelae on chloramphenicol and penicillin.