Volume 3 Issue 2

Issue 2 Articles

Tension Pneumocephalus after Dacrocystorhinostomy

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A 63-year-old female known case of diabetes and hypertension had an elective procedure of right dacryocystorhinostomy present to the emergency department the next day with a loss of consciousness. Urgent Computed Tomography (CT) head showed air in the cranium (pneumocephalus). Tension Pneumocephalus had a diverse clinical presentation that includes altered mentation, loss of consciousness and focal neurological deficits. A radiological sign named “Mount Fuji” is classical for tension pneumocephalus. Surgeon must be vigilant while performing...

Isolation and Characterization of a Novel Duck Hepatitis A Virus Genotype 3 in Hebei Province, China

Research Article
The HBGT/China/2014 strain of duck hepatitis A virus (DHAV) was isolated from infected ducklings with clinical symptoms in Hebei province, China. Pairwise comparisons and phylogenetic analyses demonstrated that the HBGT/China/2014 strain belongs to duck hepatitis A virus genotype 3, and it was most closely related to China isolate EY (98.5%) from geese, and was adjacent to Korean isolates in complete genes. Genome sequence analysis showed that DHAV-3 could be divided into four subtypes (I, II,...

A Cutaneous Mastocytosis with an Unusual Presentation

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A 13 year-old patient presented with a 4 years history of skin lesions on the trunk and upper arm. The patient reported episodic increase in redness without any identified trigger factor. Physical examination showed erythematous ill-defined macula with negative Darier sign on the right side of the chest (Figure 1A) and the upper arm (Figure 1B). Differential diagnoses were acquired port wine stain, angioma serpiginosum and the telangiectatic variant of cutaneous mastocytosis (telangiectasia macularis eruptiva...

Nanomedicine Approach for the Rapid Healing of Diabetic Foot Ulcers with Silver Nanoparticles

Research Article
We present the use of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) for 3 the treatment of Diabetic Foot Ulcers (DFU) of grade 2 and 3 of Wagner classification. 1.2. Methods: Ulcers were daily treated by topical administration of AgNPs (at 1.8mg/mL of metallic silver) in addition to conventional antibiotics. 1.3. Results: In all three cases presented here, a signif

Tumoral Calcinosis as a Bone Pseudotumor

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The radiographic findings of tumoral calcinosis in a 2- years old girl with limping include periarticular ovaloid calcifications or calcified cysts with calcium layering in the dependent portion giving the appearance of sedimentation sign. Tumoral calcinosis is a rare condition in which there is calcium deposition in the soft tissue in periarticular location around joints. The accumulations are outside the joint capsule. They are frequently (0.5–3%) seen in patients undergoing renal dialysis. This radiologic diagnosis...