Aortoenteric Fistula in Patient with Infected Aortic Endovascular Stent
Giuseppe Grande, Helga Bertani, Angelo Caruso and Rita Conigliaro
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: October 12, 2016
A 70-years-old man was admitted at the emergency room for onset of fever, malaise and discharge of melena. At the admission, his vital signs were: blood pressure 135/70 mmHg, heart rate 92 bpm, O2 saturation 95%. Blood sample showed mild normocyitc anaemia (Hb 12.1 g/dL), leucocytosis (White blood cells count 12.300/mmc, Neutrophil 77%), rise of C-reactive protein (7.3 mg/dL, normal value < 0.5 mg/L), normal kidney function (creatinine 1.0 mg/dL). Clinical examination was remarkable for mild epi...
Right Superior Vena Cava Draining into the Left Atrium
Songul Usalp, Ali Rıza Karaci, Kevser Gulcihan Balci, Volkan Yazicioglu, Murat Baskurt and Nurcan Arat Koc
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: October 06, 2016
Anomalous systemic venous connection with the left atrium (LA) is an unusual congenital cause of a right-to-left shunt. The most common variant is persistent left superior vena cava (SVC), which is estimated to occur among 2.1% to 4.3% of the people with congenital hearts defects. Much less frequently, an anomalous right superior vena cava (SVC) connects to the LA....
Erythromelalgia in an Infant Caused by Adenovirus Gastroenteritis
Gulsum Alkan, Melike Keser Emiroglu and Huseyin Tokgoz
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: October 04, 2016
Reactive thrombocytosis (RT) is typically a result of bacterial infections in children. RT due to viruses is rarely seen and is most often secondary to a respiratory tract infection. Erythromelalgia (EM) is a rare condition caused by arteriovenous shunting and reduced capillary perfusion. Thrombocytosis can cause microvascular thrombi and can result in EM....