The Woman With No Face

A SEVERE untreated facial condition has left a woman in India with large hanging growths which eclipse her entire face – causing local children to be scared of her. Khadija Khatoon, 23, from Kolkata, India, has what doctors believe to be neurofibromatosis – a catch-all term for a number of genetic disorders which cause tumours […]

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“The hand of God” – nurses try to comfort isolated patients in a Brazilian Covid isolation ward

From Brazil , a country that has recorded a very high number of infections from Covid-19, comes ““mão de deus“ “, conceived by a Brazilian nurse to break down the barrier of isolation and give comfort to the patients. For over a year engaged in the fight against Coronavirus , doctors and nurses all over the world, in addition to ensuring the necessary health care for patients forced to live in […]

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Strawberry Tongue in Streptococcal Pharyngitis

A 5-year-old girl presented to the pediatric clinic with a 3-day history of fever, sore throat, and pain with swallowing. She had no associated cough, rhinorrhea, or hoarseness. The temperature was 40°C. On examination, she appeared to be ill, with dry mucous membranes and tender anterior cervical lymphadenopathy. She had fissured lips and a red […]

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A woman working on a farm got her hair caught in a thresher machine and it ripped it right off her scalp.

Replantation is the treatment of choice in scalping injuries and should always be considered, even in case of a badly damaged scalp. Specific procedures regarding pre-, intra- and postoperative care are crucial to success in replantation. These include: haemodynamic stabilization of the patient without causing damage to possible donor vessels; cooling, cleaning and further proper […]

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Ventricular Tachycardia in an Infant Without Congenital Anomaly: A Case Report

Abstract Ventricular tachycardia (VT) is a serious form of arrhythmia that can be life-threatening; that’s why diagnosis and treatment are very important in order to avoid serious complications. We are reporting this case of VT which is a rare entity, especially, in healthy infants. This infant, without cardiac pathology known from birth, presented with poor […]

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Necrotizing Scleritis

A 73-year-old woman with a history of seropositive erosive rheumatoid arthritis presented to the emergency department with a 1-month history of pain in her right eye. Four years before presentation, she had stopped her immunosuppressive treatment and switched to homeopathic therapies. The visual acuity was 20/25 in the affected eye. Slit-lamp examination showed hyperemia, inflammation, […]

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Scalp burn that occurred during hair coloring

Abstract Full-thickness scalp burns secondary to hair coloring are rare; however, such defects can be large and complex reconstruction of hair-bearing tissue may be necessary. Many skin-stretching devices that use gradual traction have been applied to take advantage of the viscoelastic properties of the skin. A 21-year-old female patient was seen with a burn defect […]

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Association Between the Level of Low-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol and Coronary Atherosclerosis in Patients Who Have Undergone Coronary Computed Tomography Angiography

Abstract Background Although the Japan Atherosclerosis Society Guidelines 2017 recommend lower levels of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C, < 70 mg/dL or ≤ 100 mg/dL) to prevent secondary cardiovascular events, we cannot conclude that a low level of LDL-C prevents primary cardiovascular events in patients with suspected coronary artery disease (CAD). Methods We registered 1,016 patients […]

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Necrotizing fasciitis and meningitis due to Streptococcus pneumoniae

A 68-year-old Caucasian female was admitted to our clinic, with suspected deep venous thrombosis, presenting with pain in her left calf that had lasted for 3 weeks starting after a very painful nocturnal leg cramp, and worsened over the last few days. At the time of admission, she had also experienced 5 days of malaise […]

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Diaphragmatic Weakness & Paralysis

A weak or paralyzed diaphragm often goes misdiagnosed and left untreated, causing breathing issues that can worsen over time. While there are several medical treatments options, surgery remains the most effective way to treat a paralyzed or weakened diaphragm. What is the Diaphragm? The diaphragm is a large muscle that sits below the lungs and […]

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Complete Penile and Scrotum Skin Degloving Injury

CASE PRESENTATION A 59-year-old worker got his clothes entangled in grinding machine while operating the machine and was admitted to the Department of Burns and Plastic Surgery in Linyi People’s Hospital 5 hours after injury. The skin of penis and scrotum was completely torn off, with exposure of testes and entire shaft of penis. Only […]

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Auricular Necrotizing Wound From Brown Recluse Spider Bite

A 5-year-old white boy presented with soft-tissue cellulitis involving the soft tissue of the lower ear auricle and adjacent neck (Figs ​1a and ​1b) as a result of a brown recluse spider bite. Wound cultures gave negative results upon initial debridement. The involved area progressed from cellulitis to necrosis of the skin of the lateral neck and lower […]

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Management of Massive Grain Aspiration

Case Report While working, a previously healthy 16-yr-old, 65-kg boy fell into a 3-m deep transport wagon being filled with whole wheat grain and was immediately submersed. Efforts to rescue him required approximately 5–7 min. He was unresponsive, cyanotic, and making spontaneous respiratory efforts on removal. During transfer by ambulance to a peripheral hospital, ventilation […]

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Anti-hypertension drug related Angioedema

Ian Wisecarver, Sanjay Kamboj, MD, David Galambos, Michelle Korah-Sedgwick, MD, Ross McCarron, MD, Fred Lopez, MD CASE PRESENTATION A 72 year-old African American man with a past medical history of hypertension, heart failure with reduced ejection fraction, and alcohol use presented to the emergency department (ED) with a chief complaint of a one day history […]

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Brain abscess from untreated tooth caries

A 56-year-old man was taken to a remote hospital by his co-worker because he arrived at work looking unwell and had mental changes. The patient’s medical history was significant for hypertension, cholecystectomy and obstructive sleep apnoea with lisinopril, losartan and furosemide as his daily medications. He had recently experienced a dry cough for more than […]

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