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A case of reactive arthritis combined with uveitis associated with a longstanding and heavy infestation with Strongyloides stercoralis is reported in a 32-year-old HTLV-1 positive West Indian man. Stool examination revealed numerous adult worms and larvae. Treatment with thiabendazole and ivermectin resulted in prompt improvement.
Three patients with cat scratch diseases were treated with pefloxacin (800 mg p.d.). Three of four criteria of the diagnosis were present. The pathogen of the disease is probably an intracellular Gram negative bacilli with a deficient wall. Improvement was obtained in one case and partial response in two other cases.
A supposed primary and cortico-sensitive pleuropericarditis in a 33-year-old woman with an apparent recovery of 9 months, revealed an esophageal leiomyosarcoma with a fatal issue following tumoral and purulent invasion of the mediastinum with an esophagobronchial fistula. Pericardis of tumoral origin may appear as a benign cryptogenetic affection sensitive… (More)