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    [Cutaneous tuberculosis in Bamako, Mali].
    Pan Afr Med J 2017 8;27:102. Epub 2017 Jun 8.
    Service de Dermatologie, Centre National d'Appui à la Lutte contre la Maladie, Bamako, Mali.
    Introduction: Tuberculosis is the most common mycobacteriosis in sub-Saharan Africa. Cutaneous tuberculosis is rare and underdiagnosed due to its clinical polymorphism and to the smallness of technical equipment. This study aims to describe the epidemiological, clinical, histopathological aspects of cutaneous tuberculosis in Bamako (Mali). Read More

    Histoplasmosis by Histoplasma capsulatum var. duboisii Observed at the Laboratory of Pathological Anatomy of Lomé in Togo.
    J Pathog 2017 18;2017:2323412. Epub 2017 Jul 18.
    Department of Pathology, University Teaching Hospital of Lomé, Lomé, Togo.
    Our study aimed to describe the epidemiological, clinical, and diagnostic aspects of African histoplasmosis in Togo through a descriptive and cross-sectional study on histological diagnosed African histoplasmosis in Pathology Department of Lomé from 2002 to 2016 (15 years). A total of 17 cases of African histoplasmosis were diagnosed. The sex ratio (M/F) was 1. Read More

    The role of DNA polymerase chain reaction, culture and histopathology in the diagnosis of cutaneous tuberculosis.
    Int J Dermatol 2017 Aug 9. Epub 2017 Aug 9.
    Department of Skin, STD and Leprosy, S.M.S. Medical College & Hospital, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India.
    Background: Cutaneous tuberculosis (TB) is re-emerging as a significant problem in India due to increased incidence of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), other immunosuppressive states/factors like drugs, and emergence of multidrug resistance (MDR-TB). Proper diagnosis is warranted as there is varied clinical presentation and similarity with many other diseases.

    Objective: To assess the sensitivities of DNA polymerase chain reaction (PCR), culture, and histopathology for the diagnosis of cutaneous TB in clinically suspected skin lesions. Read More

    Improvement of fungal disease identification and management: combined health systems and public health approaches.
    Lancet Infect Dis 2017 Jul 31. Epub 2017 Jul 31.
    Global Action Fund for Fungal Infections, Geneva, Switzerland; Manchester Academic Health Science Centre, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK; The National Aspergillosis Centre, University Hospital of South Manchester, Manchester, UK.
    More than 1·6 million people are estimated to die of fungal diseases each year, and about a billion people have cutaneous fungal infections. Fungal disease diagnosis requires a high level of clinical suspicion and specialised laboratory testing, in addition to culture, histopathology, and imaging expertise. Physicians with varied specialist training might see patients with fungal disease, yet it might remain unrecognised. Read More

    Concurrent Hepatic Tuberculosis and Hepatic Graft-versus-host Disease in an Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Recipient: A Case Report.
    Transplant Proc 2017 Jul 31. Epub 2017 Jul 31.
    Department of Anatomical Pathology, Division of Pathology, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore. Electronic address:
    Background: Infection and graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) are among the most common complications after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). With well-known risk factors including allogeneic HSCT and GVHD, tuberculosis (TB) has a higher incidence and shorter survival rate in HSCT recipients than in the general population.

    Case Report: A 55-year-old Indonesian female with a history of latent TB was found to have acute myeloid leukemia 3 months after allogeneic HSCT. Read More

    Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma in Lupus Vulgaris Caused by Drug Resistant Mycobacterium Tuberculosis.
    Indian Dermatol Online J 2017 Jul-Aug;8(4):257-260
    Department of Microbiology, St John Medical College and Hospital, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.
    Tuberculosis (TB) is still a major public health problem in the world, with many factors contributing to this burden, including poor living conditions, overcrowding, poverty, malnutrition, illiteracy, and rapid spread of human immunodeficiency virus infection. Cutaneous tuberculosis is a less common form of extrapulmonary tuberculosis, and in this paucibacillary form the diagnosis depends on histopathology, tuberculin positivity, and response to treatment. The diagnosis is even more difficult in cases with drug resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis due to lack of awareness and lack of facilities to diagnose drug resistant tuberculosis. Read More

    [DRESS syndrome secondary to antituberculosis drugs: about a case].
    Pan Afr Med J 2017 11;27:37. Epub 2017 May 11.
    Service de Pneumologie, Hôpital Moulay Youssef, CHU, Rabat, Maroc.
    Drug hypersensitivity syndrome or Drug Rash with Eosinophilia and Systemic Symptoms or DRESS syndrome is a severe and potentially life-threatening toxidermia. It should be suspected in patients developing cutaneous reaction following drug intake. We report the case of a 45-year old patient treated for pulmonary tuberculosis (TPM+) who developed DRESS syndrom induced by antibacillaries. Read More

    Managing Cutaneous Tuberculosis: A Case Report.
    Ostomy Wound Manage 2017 Jul;63(7):34-41
    Tuberculosis (TB) continues to be a prevalent disease worldwide; an estimated one third of the world's population is infected and 2015 data from the World Health Organization show 10 million people had an active infection. Although TB often is cited as a disease that most commonly occurs in underdeveloped countries, the evolution of drug-resistant forms of TB and infection sensitivity of immunocompromised individuals have made this disease a focal point for indus- trialized countries as well. When TB is spread, it commonly affects the lungs, but it can infect any organ of the body. Read More

    Vitamin D, cod liver oil, sunshine, and phototherapy: Safe, effective and forgotten tools for treating and curing tuberculosis infections - A comprehensive review.
    J Steroid Biochem Mol Biol 2017 Jul 26. Epub 2017 Jul 26.
    Summit Behavioral Healthcare, Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, Cincinnati, OH, 45237, USA; Department of Psychiatry, Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, Dayton, OH, 45435, USA.
    Tuberculosis remains an epidemic throughout the world, with over 2 billion people, or more than one third of the world's population, infected with TB. In 2015, there were an estimated 10.4 million new cases of tuberculosis, and 1. Read More

    Tuberculosis and its particularities in Romania and worldwide.
    Rom J Morphol Embryol 2017 ;58(2):385-392
    Department of Pulmonology, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, Romania;
    Tuberculosis (TB) is a global health issue, with a rising incidence since the beginning of this century. It poses a severe mortality risk and also poses a serious economic risk as it reduces the working capacity of an individual in the most productive part of life. Developing countries face widespread tuberculosis infection - up to 95% of all cases and 98% of deaths, respectively. Read More

    Increasing prevalence of infectious diseases in asylum seekers at a tertiary care hospital in Switzerland.
    PLoS One 2017 15;12(6):e0179537. Epub 2017 Jun 15.
    Division of Infectious Diseases & Hospital Epidemiology, University Hospital Basel, University Basel, Basel, Switzerland.
    Objective: The increasing number of refugees seeking asylum in Europe in recent years poses new challenges for the healthcare systems in the destination countries. The goal of the study was to describe the evolution of medical problems of asylum seekers at a tertiary care centre in Switzerland.

    Methods: At the University Hospital Basel, we compared all asylum seekers during two 1-year time periods in 2004/05 and 2014/15 concerning demographic characteristics and reasons for referrals and hospitalizations. Read More

    Molecular Typing of Staphylococcus aureus Isolated from Patients with Autosomal Dominant Hyper IgE Syndrome.
    Pathogens 2017 Jun 6;6(2). Epub 2017 Jun 6.
    Bacterial Pathogenesis Unit, Laboratory of Clinical Infectious Diseases, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA.
    Autosomal dominant hyper IgE syndrome (AD-HIES) is a primary immunodeficiency caused by a loss-of-function mutation in the Signal Transducer and Activator of Transcription 3 (STAT3). This immune disorder is clinically characterized by increased susceptibility to cutaneous and sinopulmonary infections, in particular with Candida and Staphylococcus aureus. It has recently been recognized that the skin microbiome of patients with AD-HIES is altered with an overrepresentation of certain Gram-negative bacteria and Gram-positive staphylococci. Read More

    Need for Different Cutoff Values for Reading Mantoux Test with 2TU and 5TU PPD.
    Indian J Pediatr 2017 May 25. Epub 2017 May 25.
    Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, Mysore Medical College and Research Institute, Mysore, Karnataka, India.
    Objective: To compare the tuberculin reaction of 2 tuberculin unit (TU) with 5TU purified protein derivative (PPD) (both calibrated against RT 23) in healthy children.

    Methods: This was a cross sectional study done in the pediatric outpatient department of a tertiary care teaching hospital. Seventy healthy siblings of the children attending pediatric outpatient department in the age group of 1 to 12 y were enrolled. Read More

    Bilateral painless testicular mass, acute uveitis and annular cutaneous lesions: an unusual presentation of sarcoidosis and literature review.
    J Clin Res Pediatr Endocrinol 2017 May 17. Epub 2017 May 17.
    Background: Sarcoidosis is a systemic inflammatory disease characterized by non-caseating epitheloid granulomas; whereas it usually involves the lungs and lymph nodes, genitourinary involvement is extremely rare. For this reason, no consensus regarding the diagnostic and management options for testicular sarcoidosis has been reached.

    Objective: The aim of this case report was to describe an unusual clinical presentation of sarcoidosis. Read More

    Effect of long-term exposure of mice to 900 MHz GSM radiation on experimental cutaneous candidiasis.
    Saudi J Biol Sci 2017 May 2;24(4):907-914. Epub 2016 Jan 2.
    Department of Pathobiology, Faculty of Veterinary Specialized Sciences, Islamic Azad University, Science and Research Branch, Tehran, Iran.
    Mobile phones communicate with base stations using 900 MHz microwaves. The current study was aimed to survey the effects of long-term 900 MHz microwave exposure of mice on experimentally induced cutaneous candidiasis. Forty inbred, male, BALB/c mice were randomly divided into four groups. Read More

    Characterization of Mycobacterium marinum infections in zebrafish wounds and sinus tracts.
    Wound Repair Regen 2017 May 10;25(3):536-540. Epub 2017 Jul 10.
    Department of Burns and Plastic Surgery, Beijing, China.
    The impaired healing of Mycobacterium tuberculosis-infected wounds is a clinical challenge, and the mechanisms involved are still not clear. The zebrafish model of Mycobacterium marinum infection has provided surprising insights into the pathogenesis of tuberculosis in humans. Similarly, the major principles and phases of cutaneous wound healing are conserved among adult mammals and adult zebrafish. Read More

    The history of an unknown dermatological wax collection from Cluj-Napoca University "Iuliu Hatieganu", Romania.
    Wien Med Wochenschr 2017 Apr 26. Epub 2017 Apr 26.
    University G. Marconi, Rome, Italy.
    Among the dermatological wax collections across Europe, one of the latest created is the collection from Cluj-Napoca University, Romania. The initiator was Professor Coriolan Tataru and the moulage artist employed was Dr. Richard Hoffmann. Read More

    A 34-Year-Old Obese Woman with Rash, Finger Swelling and Fever.
    Int J Infect Dis 2017 Jun 11;59:82-85. Epub 2017 Apr 11.
    Department of Infectious Disease, Peking University First Hospital, Beijing, China. Electronic address:
    Disseminated tuberculosis first presenting as cutaneous lesion is uncommon and difficult to diagnose on account of its divers clinical forms. We present a 34-year-old obese woman with rash, finger swelling and fever. The patient was firstly manifested by fever and mass in palm and finger, gradually involving multisystems injury. Read More

    Evidence of neurofibromatosis type 1 in a multi-morbid Inca child mummy: A paleoradiological investigation using computed tomography.
    PLoS One 2017 12;12(4):e0175000. Epub 2017 Apr 12.
    Anthropology, Natural History Museum of Basel, Basel, Switzerland.
    Objective: In this study, an Inca bundle was examined using computed tomography (CT). The primary aim was to determine the preservation status of bony and soft tissues, the sex, the age at the time of death, possible indicators for disease or even the cause of death, as well as the kind of mummification. A secondary aim was to obtain a brief overview of the wrapping in order to gain additional information on the cultural background. Read More

    Unusual Sites of Cutaneous Tuberculosis: A Report of Two Cases.
    Case Rep Dermatol Med 2017 27;2017:7285169. Epub 2017 Feb 27.
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Government Medical College, Patiala, Punjab, India.
    Cutaneous tuberculosis (CTB) is an uncommon small subset of extrapulmonary tuberculosis, comprising 1-1.5% of all extrapulmonary tuberculosis manifestations, which manifests only in 8.4-13. Read More

    Understanding cutaneous tuberculosis: two clinical cases.
    JMM Case Rep 2016 Dec 16;3(6):e005070. Epub 2016 Dec 16.
    Insitute of Microbiology, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore , Rome , Italy.
    Tuberculosis (TB) is an ancient human disease and remains today one of the most important public health problems and the second most frequent cause of death from an infectious disease worldwide. While pulmonary TB is the most common form, extra-pulmonary TB is on the rise due to the increase in immunosuppressed subjects. Cutaneous TB manifestations are rare forms of extra-pulmonary TB due to systemic dissemination of bacilli or direct inoculation, involving skin or skin-associated tissue, more common in immunocompromised subjects. Read More

    Infectious diseases prevalence, vaccination coverage, and diagnostic challenges in a population of internationally adopted children referred to a Tertiary Care Children's Hospital from 2009 to 2015.
    Medicine (Baltimore) 2017 Mar;96(12):e6300
    Department of Health Sciences, University of Florence, Meyer Children's University Hospital, Florence, Italy.
    Infectious diseases are common in internationally adopted children (IAC).With the objective to evaluate infectious diseases prevalence in a large cohort of IAC and to explore possible risk factors for tuberculosis (TB) and parasitic infections, clinical and laboratory data at first screening visit of all IAC (<18 years) consecutively referred to our Center in 2009 to 2015 were collected and analyzed.In total, 1612 children (median age: 5. Read More

    [Cutaneous manifestations of sarcoidosis].
    Z Rheumatol 2017 Jun;76(5):382-390
    Abteilung für Dermatologie, Venerologie und Allergologie, Universitätsmedizin Göttingen, Robert-Koch-Str. 40, 37075, Göttingen, Deutschland.
    Skin manifestations of sarcoidosis occur in up to 30% of cases. This review summarizes and illustrates in detail the differences between specific and unspecific skin manifestations of sarcoidosis. Important differential diagnoses, such as tuberculosis, cutaneous lymphoma and syphilis have to be excluded. Read More

    [Rare cutaneous tuberculosis in sub-Saharan Africa developed on discoid lupus erythematous lesion].
    Bull Soc Pathol Exot 2017 Feb 28. Epub 2017 Feb 28.
    Dermatologie, hôpital institut d'hygiène sociale de Dakar, université Cheikh-Anta-Diop de Dakar, BP 7045, Dakar, Sénégal.
    Lupus vulgaris is a common presentation of cutaneous tuberculosis (TB), but its ulcerative or vegetating form also called vorax is rare.We report a case of lupus vulgaris in its vorax form, which occurred in a patient with discoid lupus erythematous. A 42-year-old patient monitored for chronic lupus erythematosus consulted again for a facial tumor and fever. Read More

    Tc-99m Sulfur Colloid Lymphoscintigraphy with Single-photon Emission Computed Tomography/Computed Tomography in a Case of Acquired Vulval Lymphangiomas.
    Indian J Nucl Med 2017 Jan-Mar;32(1):73-74
    Department of Nuclear Medicine and PET/CT, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India.
    We describe the lymphoscintigraphy findings of a 25-year-old female patient who was undergoing presurgical workup for lymphangiomas of the vulva. She had a history of treatment for disseminated tuberculosis 6 years back and presented with herpetiform oozing vesicles in the external genitalia. Single-photon emission computed tomography/computed tomography (SPECT/CT) confirmed cutaneous tracer accumulation in the vulval lesions and demonstrated the presence of densely calcified inguinal nodes secondary to healed tuberculosis as the etiology of secondary lymphangioma. Read More

    Cutaneous leishmaniasis associated with anti-tumour necrosis factor-α drugs: an emerging disease.
    Clin Exp Dermatol 2017 Apr 27;42(3):331-334. Epub 2017 Feb 27.
    Department of Dermatology, Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge, IDIBELL, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain.
    Leishmaniasis is endemic in several geographic areas of the world. In each of these areas, particular species of Leishmania with differing aggressiveness to humans predominate. In the European Mediterranean basin, cutaneous leishmaniasis usually presents with discrete, self-healing skin lesions. Read More

    Cutaneous Tuberculosis.
    Microbiol Spectr 2017 Jan;5(1)
    Department of Medicine, Louisiana State University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA 70112.
    Cutaneous tuberculosis (TB) may present in various clinical manifestations. Skin involvement may occur as a result of exogenous inoculation, contiguous spread from a nearby focus of infection, or by hematogenous spread from a distant focus. Because the clinical presentation of cutaneous TB can vary widely, it is important to have a high index of suspicion in appropriate clinical settings. Read More

    CD4 count and risk of anti-tuberculosis drug-associated cutaneous reactions in HIV-infected Thai patients.
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 2017 Mar;21(3):338-344
    Biostatistics Center of Excellence, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand.
    Objectives: Tuberculosis (TB) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infected patients. However, anti-tuberculosis drugs can cause cutaneous adverse drug reactions (CADRs). This study was conducted to evaluate differences in CADR incidence between low and high CD4 cell count in patients with low and high CD4 cell count and to identify other risk factors for CADR in HIV-TB co-infected patients. Read More

    Stellera chamaejasme and its constituents induce cutaneous wound healing and anti-inflammatory activities.
    Sci Rep 2017 Feb 21;7:42490. Epub 2017 Feb 21.
    Natural Products Research Center, Korea Institute of Science and Technology, Gangneung, Republic of Korea.
    Stellera chamaejasme L. (Thymelaeaceae) is a perennial herb that is widely used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat tumours, tuberculosis and psoriasis. S. Read More

    Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology of Papulonodular Lesions of Skin: A Study of 50 Cases.
    J Clin Diagn Res 2016 Dec 1;10(12):EC09-EC13. Epub 2016 Dec 1.
    Professor and Head of Department, Department of Pathology, JSS Medical College, JSS University , Mysuru, Karnataka, India .
    Introduction: Skin is one of the frequent site of disease in human body. Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology (FNAC) is a safe diagnostic method in these cases. FNAC has some limitation, particularly related to representativity of samples, exact typing of skin adnexal tumours and classifying the nature of metastatic cutaneous nodules. Read More

    Transdermal delivery of isoniazid and rifampin in guinea pigs by electro-phonophoresis.
    Drug Deliv 2017 Nov;24(1):467-470
    a National Clinical Laboratory on Tuberculosis, Beijing Key Laboratory on Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis Research, Beijing Chest Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing Tuberculosis and Thoracic Tumor Institute , Beijing , China and.
    Electro-phonophoresis (EP) has been used as a drug delivery approach in clinical fields. The objective of the present study is to evaluate the skin permeability of isoniazid and rifampin in guinea pigs by EP to provide reference basis for clinical applications of such transdermal delivery system in the treatment of patients with superficial tuberculosis. Isoniazid and rifampin solutions were delivered transdermally with or without EP in health guinea pigs for 0. Read More

    Serious fungal infections in Pakistan.
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 2017 Jun 4;36(6):949-956. Epub 2017 Feb 4.
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan.
    The true burden of fungal infection in Pakistan is unknown. High-risk populations for fungal infections [tuberculosis (TB), diabetes, chronic respiratory diseases, asthma, cancer, transplant and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection] are numerous. Here, we estimate the burden of fungal infections to highlight their public health significance. Read More

    Disseminated Nocardiosis in renal transplant recipient under therapy for pulmonary tuberculosis: a case report.
    BMC Res Notes 2017 Feb 3;10(1):83. Epub 2017 Feb 3.
    Department of Microbiology, Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal.
    Background: Nocardiosis is an opportunistic infection in a patient with underlying immune suppression and organ transplant. Clinical syndromes are varied and ranges from pulmonary, disseminated, cutaneous along with central nervous system involvement.

    Case Presentation: Herein, we report a rare case of disseminated pulmonary nocardiosis with cerebral manifestation in a 66 year-old-Nepali farmer; with a history of renal transplantation and undergoing therapy for pulmonary tuberculosis. Read More

    Leishmaniasis recidivans in Ethiopia: cutaneous and mucocutaneous features.
    J Infect Dev Ctries 2017 Jan 30;11(1):106-110. Epub 2017 Jan 30.
    Ayder Referral Hospital, Mekelle, Ethiopia.
    Cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) is endemic in Ethiopia. An unusual clinical form of this disease is leishmaniasis recidivans (LR), a prolonged, relapsing form of cutaneous leishmaniasis resembling tuberculosis of the skin that may persist for many years with a chronic and relapsing course. This rare variant has been shown to be caused by Leishmania tropica species in the Old World and by Leishmania braziliensis, Leishmania amazonensis, Leishmania panamensis, and Leishmania guyanensis in the New World, as reported in various studies. Read More

    [Lymphadenectomy using dissection and protection of carotid sheath and main nerves in surgery for benign diseases in the neck].
    Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke Za Zhi 2017 Jan;52(1):53-56
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, the First Affiliated Hospital of Anhui Medical University, Hefei 230022, China.
    Objective: To investigate the significance of lymphadenectomy using dissection and protection of carotid sheath and main nerves in treating complex benign disease of neck. Methods: A total of 54 cases with benign diseases in neck who received the protective surgical treatments were reviewed. There were 25 cases of recurrent branchial fistula, 15 cases of lymphoid tuberculosis, 5 cases of cystic hygroma, 5 cases of racemose angioma, and 4 cases of Madelung's disease. Read More

    Tuberculosis mimicking primary systemic vasculitis: not to be missed!
    Trop Doct 2017 Apr 16;47(2):158-164. Epub 2017 Jan 16.
    5 Professor and Head, Department of Clinical Immunology, JIPMER, Puducherry, India.
    Infections are an important differential diagnosis in patients presenting with features of systemic vasculitis. We report a young lady with constitutional features, leg ulcers, digital gangrene and absent peripheral pulses with cervical adenopathy. Chest imaging revealed multiple necrotic lung lesions and involvement of left subclavian artery at its origin from the aorta, Histopathology from cervical lymph nodes showed multiple caseated lymph nodes, which in the context of a positive Mantoux test led us to diagnose tuberculosis and institute appropriate therapy. Read More

    Mycobacterium haemophilum: A report of cutaneous Infection in a Patient with end-stage renal disease.
    Int J Mycobacteriol 2016 Dec 9;5 Suppl 1:S236. Epub 2016 Nov 9.
    Pediatric Respiratory Diseases Research Center, National Research Institute of Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. Electronic address:
    Introduction: Mycobacterium haemophilum is a slow-growing nontuberculous mycobacterium (NTM) that can cause ulcerating cutaneous or subcutaneous nodular skin lesions in immunocompromised and immunocompetent patients. Acid-fast staining cannot distinguish NTM from M. tuberculosis; culturing at two temperatures with iron-supplemented media and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) are needed for optimal detection of M. Read More

    Characteristics and epidemiological profile of Buruli ulcer in the district of Tiassalé, south Côte d'Ivoire.
    Acta Trop 2016 Dec 27. Epub 2016 Dec 27.
    Unité de Formation et de Recherche des Sciences Médicales, Université Félix Houphouët-Boigny, 01 BP V 34, Abidjan 01, Côte d'Ivoire.
    Buruli ulcer (BU) is a cutaneous infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium ulcerans. It is the third most common mycobacterial disease in the world in the immunocompetent patient and second in Côte d'Ivoire after tuberculosis. This study aimed to assess the characteristics and epidemiological profile of BU in the district of Tiassalé, an important focus of the disease in south Côte d'Ivoire, in order to better direct actions for prevention and control. Read More

    A Rare Case of Coexistence of Borderline Lepromatous Leprosy with Tuberculosis Verrucosa Cutis.
    Case Rep Infect Dis 2016 24;2016:1746896. Epub 2016 Nov 24.
    Department of Dermatology, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Pondicherry, India.
    Occurrence of pulmonary tuberculosis with leprosy is known but association of cutaneous tuberculosis with leprosy is rare. We report a case of borderline lepromatous leprosy coexistent with tuberculosis verrucosa cutis in a 29-year-old male, who presented with multiple skin coloured nodules and hyperkeratotic scaly lesions of 3-month duration. Dual infections are associated with high mortality and morbidity. Read More

    Visceral and tissular reactivity in acute heart failure due to supraventricular tachyarrhythmia in a young patient.
    Rom J Morphol Embryol 2016 ;57(3):1099-1105
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, Romania;
    Observation of major pathological alterations in a young person involves etiological and clinical justifications, in order to properly assess, treat and control these conditions. The aim of this paper is to present severe, acute pathological lesions, installed in a young person, secondary to hypodiastolic heart failure, due to persistent supraventricular tachyarrhythmia, triggered by a post-traumatic external stimulus, with complete remission post-electrical conversion. Pathological and clinical modification are revealed, in a young person, shortly after a minor thoracic trauma, in the absence of traumatic injury but with high-frequency palpitations onset and progressive installation of vascular, visceral and interstitial stasis modifications, as well as of vascular and tissular hypoperfusion with reactive vasoconstriction. Read More

    [Disseminated histoplasmosis in patients with AIDS. Buenos Aires, 2009-2014].
    Medicina (B Aires) 2016;76(6):332-337
    Centro de Micología, Departamento de Microbiología, Parasitología e Inmunología, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina.
    A retrospective study was carried out on 171 cases of disseminated histoplasmosis diagnosed in HIV/AIDS patients during the period 2009-2014. Although HIV diagnosis rates remained stable over the study period, a sensible increase in the number of histoplasmosis cases was observed in the last three years. Disseminated histoplasmosis was prevalent in males with an average age of 37. Read More

    [Sarcoidosis and uveitis : An update].
    Ophthalmologe 2017 Jun;114(6):525-533
    Swiss Eye Institute, Rotkreuz, Schweiz.
    Ocular involvement in sarcoidosis is present in up to one third of patients and is frequently manifested before the underlying systemic disease has been diagnosed. With a view to the therapeutic consequences an early diagnosis of the underlying disease is advantageous. In cases of visual loss early diagnostic measures include invasive procedures, such as ultrasound-guided bronchoalveolar lavage and transbronchial biopsy, if nodular conjunctival or cutaneous manifestations which would confirm the diagnosis are not present. Read More

    Arteriocutaneous Fistula Associated with Bilateral Femoral Pseudoaneurysms Caused by Bacillus Calmette-Guérin. Apropos of a Case and Review of Literature.
    Ann Vasc Surg 2017 Feb 27;39:291.e1-291.e6. Epub 2016 Nov 27.
    Department of Angiology, Endovascular and Vascular Surgery, Hospital Universitario Dr. Peset, Valencia, Spain.
    Vascular complications of intravesical instillation of bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) are rare. BCG is an attenuated strain of Mycobacterium bovis that was initially developed for vaccination against tuberculosis, but it has also been used as an adjuvant treatment for bladder transitional carcinoma. We report a patient with a history of instillation of BCG 2 years before, who underwent surgical treatment of 2 pseudoaneurysms. Read More

    A short history of phototherapy, vitamin D and skin disease.
    Photochem Photobiol Sci 2017 Mar;16(3):283-290
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand.
    The earliest record between sun exposure and skin disease goes back five millennia to the ancient Egyptians. The modern scientific era of medical light therapy and skin diseases started in 1877 when Downs and Blunt reported that exposure to light inhibited fungal growth in test tubes. Continuing research generated a growing medical interest in the potential the effects of light to treat and cure skin diseases considered as parasitic. Read More

    A Slowly Growing Orange Patch on the Cheek: Diagnosis of Lupus Vulgaris 20 Years After Onset of First Skin Changes.
    Dermatol Ther (Heidelb) 2017 Mar 25;7(1):181-185. Epub 2016 Nov 25.
    Department of Dermatology, Saarland University Medical School, Homburg/Saar, Germany.
    Tuberculosis is a worldwide occurring disease that affects approximately 20-40% of the world's population and in particular in developing countries. However, in times of migration, industrialised countries are again being more and more affected. Cutaneous tuberculosis is rare and lupus vulgaris represents its most common form. Read More

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