Sam Shiyao Yang

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We describe a rare case of a patient with pancreatic adenocarcinoma who presented initially with a rash on her lower legs. Skin biopsy showed lobular panniculitis and characteristic "ghost" adipocytes consistent with pancreatitic panniculitis. This clinical case is an interesting example where a seemingly innocuous skin condition heralds an underlying(More)
We report two unusual cases of septic sacroiliitis resulting from intravenous Subutex abuse that initially masqueraded as low back pain. Both patients, a 48-year-old Malay man and a 30-year-old Malay woman, presented with chills, rigor and progressive lower back pain, and eventually experienced difficulty in ambulating. The Malay woman also developed severe(More)
Erysipelas is a generally benign superficial bacterial skin infection, and its bullous form constitutes a rare and more severe variant. We describe the first and fatal case of "bullous erysipelas-like" septic vasculitis due to Pseudomonas bacteremi. A 69-year-old Chinese man presenting with diarrhea and septic shock initially began to rapidly develop(More)
We report an unusual and dramatic presentation of a rare form of cutaneous lymphoma, known as subcutaneous panniculitis-like T-cell lymphoma (SPTCL). This patient presented with a pruritic, florid and purpuric rash that was diagnosed as lobular panniculitis and treated with oral steroids for 1 year with no success. His skin lesions would return each time(More)
Progress He was investigated thoroughly to exclude an underlying infective process. Repeated full blood counts were normal, C-reactive protein was not elevated and erythrocyte sedimentation rate was 27 mm/hr. Anti-nuclear antibody and human immunodefi ciency virus (HIV) serology was negative. Tumour markers such as carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA),(More)
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