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OBJECTIVES The transfusion-related acute lung injury frequency was for a long time underestimated since it lacked both a widely accepted clinical definition and a comprehensive etiologic description. Recent clinical and biological data have underlined its frequency and have allowed a better understanding of its mechanisms. CURRENT KNOWLEDGE AND KEY POINTS… (More)
Tuberculous involvement of oral cavity is very rare. A 34-year-old male presented with non-healing ulcer at upper lip mucosa. Biopsy from ulcer revealed tuberculous lesion. He also had asymptomatic pulmonary tuberculosis diagnosed during work up for primary site of the disease.
OBJECTIVES This study was planned to define the clinical profile of pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) patients having renal amyloidosis, to identify the factors responsible for development of amyloidosis, to detect the time period between onset of amyloidosis and PTB, and analyze clinical features of amyloidosis in PTB patients for early diagnosis and timely… (More)
A case of tuberculous otitis media with post auricular abscess is being described in a 14-year-old female patient in view of its rare occurrence. The diagnosis was made on demonstration of acid fast bacilli (AFB) in the ear discharge and characteristic cytological features of post auricular abscess aspirate.
The simultaneous occurrence of pulmonary carcinoid tumor and tuberculosis is very rare. A case of pulmonary carcinoid tumor is described in a 35-year-old male patient who had concomitant ipsilateral pulmonary tuberculosis. The importance of dual pathological diagnosis in clinical practice is also emphasized.
Sildenafil is widely used in the treatment of male erectile disorder and is generally well-tolerated. Its adverse effects are reported to be mild and include flushing, headache, dyspepsia and visual disturbances. We document a case of recurrent haemoptysis observed soon after self administration of sildenafil in a 38-year-old male with no other causative… (More)
A rare case of primary fibrosarcoma in a 48-year-old male is described who presented with a huge pulmonary mass on the left side. The diagnosis was established on fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) and percutaneous transthoracic lung biopsy, supported by immuno-histochemistry.
The case of a 35-year old man who presented with massive left sided haemothorax as a complication of an asymtomatic pancreatic pseudocyst is descibed. The diagnosis was confirmed by very high amylase content of the pleural fluid. The complications of pancreatitis and pancreatic pseudocyst are also briefly discussed. Haemothorax represents an unusual… (More)