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OBJECTIVES The association of temporal arteritis and sensorineural hearing loss is a rare occurrence. We present four cases with both these disorders. METHODS A 10-year retrospective review of all cases seen at the Geisinger Medical Center showed 271 cases of temporal arteritis and four cases with concomitant sensorineural hearing loss. The four cases… (More)
Coronary manifestations of polyarteritis nodosa (PAN) are rarely identified pre-mortem. We report a 51-year-old female with PAN causing a coronary dissection and new lesions developing over the next 5 days. PAN should be added to the list of differential diagnoses for spontaneous coronary dissections.
Spinal gout has been reported only rarely. We describe a 59-year-old man with a history of gout, who was receiving chronic immunosuppressive therapy after a renal transplant and who presented with fever and back pain. After an extensive work-up and biopsy, the diagnosis was thoracic tophaceous gout. The pain and fever responded to prednisone and… (More)