International Archives of

Internal Medicine

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 Open Access DOI:10.23937/iaim-2017/1710009

Eosinophilic Ascites, A Challenging Diagnosis

Sara Melboucy-Belkhir, Reda Khentache, Laure Andre-Ledun and Benoit Brihaye

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: November 21, 2018

Eosinophilic ascites is a rare presentation of eosinophilic gastroenteritis (EGE), a rare condition first described by Kaijser, in 1937; Hundreds of cases have been reported. EGE affects both adults and children. EGE was defined by the presence of gastrointestinal symptoms with an abnormal eosinophilic infiltrate of the intestine wall and exclusion of other causes of secondary eosinophilic infiltration; EGE has 3 clinical presentations depending on the depth of eosinophilic infiltration of the b...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/iaim-2017/1710008

Sweet Syndrome Successfully Treated with Ruxolitinib in JAK-2 Positive Myeloproliferative Disorder

S Melboucy-Belkhir, F Brigant, R Khentache, M Bouketouche, R Garidi and B Brihaye

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: November 21, 2018

Sweet syndrome also known as acute febrile neutrophilic dermatosis includes sudden onset of painful erythematous plaques, papules or nodules, fever, histopathological finding of neutrophilic infiltrate in the dermis without leukocytoclastic vasculitis and good response to systemic corticosteroids. Sweet syndrome may be linked to various conditions: Hematologic malignancies including myeloproliferative disorders, solid cancers, medications, Crohn diseases, colitis ulcerative, and autoimmune disea...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/iaim-2017/1710007

Practical Approach to Constrictive Pericarditis

Monik Mehta

Article Type: Short Review | First Published: October 27, 2018

Constrictive pericarditis (CP) is characterized by impaired ventricular filling secondary to a scarred pericardium. The scarred pericardium involving both parietal and visceral layers may be thickened or calcified with resultant loss of normal elasticity of the pericardial sac. The common causes include idiopathic aetiology, post cardiac surgery and systemic diseases affecting the pericardium such as tuberculosis, collagen vascular diseases, malignancy, renal diseases or radiation therapy....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/iaim-2017/1710006

Cutaneous Angiosarcoma in a Psoriasis Patient on Infliximab and Methotrexate Therapy

Annika Silfvast-Kaiser, Amanda Abramson Lloyd and Alan Menter

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: October 12, 2018

Angiosarcoma is a soft tissue sarcoma of endothelial origin that can arise in any organ, with an incidence of up to 5% of all malignant cutaneous tumors. It is the 4th most common sarcoma of the skin and typically occurs on the scalp of white men over 60 years of age. Its prognosis is traditionally very poor, with 5-year survival rates reported as low as 11%. Risk factors for cutaneous angiosarcoma have not been clearly established. Herein, we describe a 64-year-old male with a chronic history o...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/IAIM-2017/1710005

Clinical Outcomes of Parathyroidectomy in Resistant Renal Hyperparathyroidism

Zafer Pekkolay, Emre Aydin and Faruk Kilinc

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: September 29, 2018

Secondary hyperparathyroidism is associated with impaired calcium, phosphorus and vitamin D balance in patients with chronic renal insufficiency, and patients are often treated medically. However, some patients have medical treatment resistance. The definition of resistant renal hyperparathyroidism despite intake of calcimimetic, parathormon binding and vitamin D analogs persistent parathormon elevation and related symptoms. The only treatment for resistant renal hyperparathyroidism is surgery. ...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/iaim-2017/1710004

A Complicated Tonsillitis: Lemierre's Syndrome

Moreno Diaz Javier, GarcĂ­a Brunen Jose Miguel, Loscos Aranda Silvia and Arenas Miquelez Aranzazu Inmaculada

Article Type: CASE REPOR | First Published: September 07, 2018

Lemierre's syndrome is a rare complication of tonsillitis, with septic emboli and jugular vein thrombosis. We present a case in a young adult without immune deficiencies that required purulent collection drainage and admission to the Intensive Care Unit. This entity, although rare, is potentially fatal and should be known for early diagnosis and treatment....

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