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Central pontine myelinolysis associated with Wilson disease in a 7-year-old child - Verma, Rajesh; Rai, Dheeraj
Wilson disease is a rare heredodegenerative inborn error of copper metabolism with varied neuropsychiatric, hepatic and other manifestations. Here we report a case of Wilson disease with neurological manifestations in a 7-year-old girl with concurrent asymptomatic liver involvement and characteristic radiological findings of signal intensity alterations in bilateral striata and thalami along with changes in central pons too like central pontine myelinolysis (CPM), which is of rare occurrence.
Management of unusual case of Crocker and Hartzell's disease in a young patient with a 1 year follow-up - Bafna, Yash; Kambalimath, H V; Khandelwal, Vishal; Nayak, Prathibha Anand
Soft tissue enlargements of the oral cavity often present a diagnostic challenge because a diverse group of pathological processes can produce such lesions. Crocker and Hartzell's disease is one of the most common entities responsible for causing soft tissue enlargements. It is a relatively common benign mucocutaneous lesion. Crocker and Hartzell's disease has been referred to by other names such as pregnancy tumour, pyogenic granuloma, granuloma pediculatum benignum, benign vascular tumour and vascular epulis. The incidence is 26.8–32% of all reactive lesions. It is seen mostly in second or third decade of life and commonly seen in women. The most...
Subcutaneous emphysema of periorbital region after stainless steel crown preparation in a young child - Khandelwal, Vishal; Agrawal, Piyush; Agrawal, Deepak; Nayak, Prathibha Anand
Subcutaneous emphysema occurs when air is forced beneath the tissue, leading to swelling, crepitus on palpation and has the potential to spread along the fascial planes. This report describes the youngest case of subcutaneous emphysema related to dental treatment that has been documented to date. In addition to the patient's age, the case is of interest because periorbital subcutaneous emphysema is a rarest complication of stainless steel crown procedure.
A deadly combination of AIDS, TB and cardiac tumour - Sahasrabudhe, Tushar Ramesh
Immunocompromised status in AIDS makes differential diagnosis of any symptom very difficult for a clinician. Sharp clinical judgement and plenty of investigations may be needed to reach the diagnosis, as in this case. We hereby present a case of AIDS and active tuberculosis (TB) under treatment. The patient developed acute onset multifocal neurological symptoms following an episode of fever and diarrhoea. The MRI scan revealed numerous large cerebral infarcts. On investigations to evaluate brain infarcts, we made a diagnosis of left atrial cardiac tumour. Association of cardiac tumours with AIDS has only been rarely reported. It is uncertain if these...