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  1. Content type: Case Report

    Tonsillar metastasis is very rare and accounts for only 0.8% of tonsillar tumors. And phyllodes tumor of the breast with tonsillar metastasis is very rare.

    Authors: Tomohiro Sera, Shinichiro Kashiwagi, Tsutomu Takashima, Yuka Asano, Wataru Goto, Nozomi Iimori, Satoru Noda, Naoyoshi Onoda, Masahiko Ohsawa, Kosei Hirakawa and Masaichi Ohira

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2017 10:55

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    The management of Dengue virus infection can be challenging. Varied presentations and numerous complications intrinsic to dengue by itself increase the complexity of treatment and potential mortality. When bur...

    Authors: Chamith Thushanga Rosa, Mitrakrishnan Rayno Navinan, Sincy Samarawickrama, Himam Hamza, Maheshika Gunarathne, Arulprashanth Arulanantham, Neeha Subba, Udari Samarasiri, Thushara Mathias and Aruna Kulatunga

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2017 10:26

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    Fitz-Hugh–Curtis syndrome is defined as perihepatitis associated with pelvic inflammatory disease. Chlamydia trachomatis is one of its most common aetiologies. This syndrome usually presents with right upper quad...

    Authors: Cyril Jabea Ekabe, Jules Kehbila, Tsi Njim, Benjamin Momo Kadia, Celestine Ntemlefack Tendonge and Gottlieb Lobe Monekosso

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2017 10:10

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    Right iliac vein thrombosis is uncommon in pregnancy. Nonetheless, when it does occur, its presentation could be very unspecific with important diagnostic challenges and this could have negative therapeutic co...

    Authors: Desmond Aroke, Benjamin Momo Kadia, Christian Akem Dimala, Ndemazie Nkafu Bechem, Larry Tangie Ngek and Simeon Pierre Choukem

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2017 10:11

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  5. Content type: Case Report

    Ameloblastoma is a benign epithelial odontogenic tumor. It is often aggressive and destructive, with the capacity to attain great size, erode bone and invade adjacent structures. Unicystic ameloblastoma is a r...

    Authors: Zana Agani, Vjosa Hamiti-Krasniqi, Jehona Recica, Mergime Prekazi Loxha, Fisnik Kurshumliu and Aida Rexhepi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:469

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  6. Content type: Case Report

    The varicella zoster virus affects the central or peripheral nervous systems upon reactivation, especially when cell-mediated immunity is impaired. Among varicella zoster virus-related neurological syndromes, ...

    Authors: Vincent Luisier, Lalensia Weber, Daniel Fishman, Gérard Praz, Joseph-André Ghika, Didier Genoud and Joelle Nsimire Chabwine

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:451

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  7. Content type: Case Report

    Lymphangiomas are a heterogeneous group of congenital vascular malformations characterized by cystic dilation of lymphatic vessels. They can occur at any age, but they are more common during childhood and in c...

    Authors: Sebastian Gómez-Galán, Manuel Santiago Mosquera-Paz, Jorge Ceballos, Paola Andrea Cifuentes-Grillo and Laura Gutiérrez-Soriano

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:426

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  8. Content type: Case Report

    Crohn disease has low prevalence in Sri Lanka while compared to the West, while intestinal tuberculosis is common in the region. Since clinical, endoscopic and investigation features of Crohn disease overlap w...

    Authors: Madunil A. Niriella, S. Kuleesha Kodisinghe, Arjuna P. De Silva, Janaki Hewavisenthi and Hithanadura J. de Silva

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:417

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  9. Content type: Case Report

    Tuberculosis is endemic in India and almost 40 % of the Indian population is infected with tubercle bacilli. Tuberculosis being a great mimicker of infectious as well as non infectious diseases and recent rise...

    Authors: Pratyush Kumar, Kunal Chawla, Pooja Khosla and Sunil Jain

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:409

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  10. Content type: Case Report

    Prostate abscess is usually a complication of acute urinary tract infection. Invasive liver abscess syndrome is characterized with Klebsiella pneumoniae related multiple organ metastasis. Concomitant pyogenic liv...

    Authors: Chen-Yi Liao, Ya-Sung Yang, Yen-Cheng Yeh, Ren-Jy Ben, Ching-Chang Lee, Chi-chang Tsai, Chien-Yao Wang, Wu-Hsien Kuo and Chih-Chiang Wang

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:395

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  11. Content type: Case Report

    Avascular necrosis occur as a result of diverse etiology. Chronic inflammatory conditions such as systemic lupus erythematosus considered as a recognize cause. Many cases were reported in systemic lupus erythe...

    Authors: Madura Adikari, Aloka Gunawardane, Sachithra Illangantilaka, Himantha Atukorale and Jeevanie Rubasinghe

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:392

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  12. Content type: Case Report

    Fanconi-Bickel syndrome (FBS, OMIM 227810) is a rare autosomal recessive disease caused by a deficiency of glucose transporter 2 (GLUT2), a member of the facilitative glucose transporter family (Santer et al. ...

    Authors: Imad Mohammad Dweikat, Issa Shaher Alawneh, Sami Fares Bahar and Mutaz Idrees Sultan

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:387

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  13. Content type: Case Report

    Gas gangrene is a necrotic infection of soft tissue associated with high mortality rates. We report a case of postoperative gas gangrene with very acute onset and rapid progression of symptoms. To our knowledg...

    Authors: Tomonori Takazawa, Jou Ohta, Tatsuo Horiuchi, Hiroshi Hinohara, Fumio Kunimoto and Shigeru Saito

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:385

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  14. Content type: Case Report

    Dronedarone is a benzofuran derivative resembling amiodarone that was intended to reduce the iodine-associated tissue deposition and organ toxicity seen with the latter. The utility of dronedarone for patients...

    Authors: Jacques Rizkallah, Vikas Kuriachan and L. Brent Mitchell

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:370

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  15. Content type: Case Report

    Malignant melanoma (MM) tends to be spontaneously regressed, however, complete regression of primary cutaneous MM is an extremely rare phenomenon. Our aim is to be aware that pathologists and/or dermatologists...

    Authors: Sohsuke Yamada, Aya Nawata, Manabu Yoshioka, Tsubasa Hiraki, Michiyo Higashi, Kazuhito Hatanaka and Akihide Tanimoto

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:366

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    Far-out syndrome was reported by Wiltse et al. in 1984, which is a condition characterized by L5 spinal nerve radiculopathy due to nerve compression between the L5 transverse process and sacral alar. Although ...

    Authors: Shohei Ise, Koki Abe, Sumihisa Orita, Tetsuhiro Ishikawa, Kazuhide Inage, Kazuyo Yamauchi, Miyako Suzuki, Jun Sato, Kazuki Fujimoto, Yasuhiro Shiga, Hirohito Kanamoto, Masahiro Inoue, Hideyuki Kinoshita, Kazuhisa Takahashi and Seiji Ohtori

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:329

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  17. Content type: Case Report

    Pulmonary neuroendocrine tumors (NET) form a heterogeneous group of rare diseases. In these tumors, paraneoplastic syndromes have been described to drive the course of the disease, among them acromegaly induce...

    Authors: Sebastian Krug, Michael Boch, Peter Rexin, Andreas Pfestroff, Thomas Gress, Patrick Michl and Anja Rinke

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:326

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  18. Content type: Case Report

    Nuclear gene mutations are being increasingly recognised as causes of mitochondrial disease. The nuclear gene RMND1 has recently been implicated in mitochondrial disease, but the spectrum of pathogenic variants a...

    Authors: Asheeta Gupta, Isabel Colmenero, Nicola K. Ragge, Emma L. Blakely, Langping He, Robert McFarland, Robert W. Taylor, Julie Vogt and David V. Milford

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:325

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  19. Content type: Case Report

    Hepatic and/or splenic tuberculosis may simulate much pathology including malignancies, which can roam the diagnosis. Biopsy is necessary for diagnosis. The treatment allows healing and a cleaning of radiologi...

    Authors: Ibrahima Diallo, Ababacar Mbengue, Sara B. Gning, Mouhamed A. Amar, Bineta Ndiaye, Yankhoba Diop, Fatou Fall and Papa S. MBaye

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:316

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  20. Content type: Case Report

    Glycopyrronium bromide has recently been approved as a once daily maintenance inhalation therapy for moderate to severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Efficacy and safety trial data have found r...

    Authors: Michael H. Chiu, Nawaf S. Al-Majed, Ryan Stubbins, Dylan Pollmann and Roopinder K. Sandhu

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:310

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  21. Content type: Case Report

    Schwannoma is a benign tumor arising from Schwann cells of the peripheral nerve sheath. Perineal schwannomas are exceptional, and rarely reported in the literature. We report a case of a perineal schwannoma, c...

    Authors: Anass Majbar, Abdelmalek Hrora, Ahmed Jahid, Mohamed Ahallat and Mohamed Raiss

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:304

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  22. Content type: Case Report

    Mycobacterium tuberculosis multidrug resistance, especially against rifampicin and isoniazid, places pulmonary tuberculosis in the list of emerging diseases. The misuse of therapeutic ...

    Authors: Kenia Regina Oliveira Maia, Graça Maria de Castro Viana, Marcos Antonio Custódio Neto da Silva, Maria do Desterro Soares Brandão Nascimento, Victor Lima de Souza and Silvio Gomes Monteiro

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:260

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  23. Content type: Case Report

    Filariasis is a common cause of morbidity in certain parts of India, especially in the Coastal Districts. Repeated episodes of fever with chills and rigor, lymphadenopathy are the initial manifestations which ...

    Authors: Santosh Tummidi, Manoj Kumar Patro, Atanu Kumar Bal and Anita Choudhury

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:256

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  24. Content type: Case Report

    Facial necrotizing fasciitis is extremely rare. Most of the cases reported in literature are related to dental, sinus, tonsillar and salivary glands causes, but rarely as consequence of skin infection. We repo...

    Authors: Amel Salah Eltayeb, Abdelnasir Gafar Ahmad and Elnour Ibrahim Elbeshir

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:232

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  25. Content type: Case Report

    Heterotopic pancreas is a rare congenital condition characterised by pancreatic tissue lacking vascular or anatomic communication with the normal pancreas. Most cases of ectopic pancreas are asymptomatic. The ...

    Authors: Duminda Subasinghe, Sivasuriya Sivaganesh, Niranthi Perera and Dharmabandhu N. Samarasekera

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:185

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  26. Content type: Case Report

    Human lipodystrophies are uncommon disorders, with important clinical consequences, which are often undiagnosed. The Barraquer–Simons syndrome is a form of partial symmetric lipodystrophy of unknown etiology, ...

    Authors: Joana Oliveira, Paula Freitas, Eva Lau and Davide Carvalho

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:175

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  27. Content type: Case Report

    Lung cancers with anaplastic lymphoma kinase rearrangements are highly sensitive to anaplastic lymphoma kinase tyrosine kinase inhibition, underscoring the notion that such cancers are addicted to anaplastic l...

    Authors: Hisashi Tanaka, Kageaki Taima, Takeshi Morimoto, Kunihiko Nakamura, Yoshihito Tanaka, Masamichi Itoga, Shingo Takanashi and Ken Okumura

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:173

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  28. Content type: Case Report

    Dropped head syndrome (DHS) is defined as weakness of the neck extensor muscles causing a correctable chin-on-the-chest deformity. Here we report the case of a patient with severe pain from lower leg ischemia ...

    Authors: Satoshi Maki, Masao Koda, Takeo Furuya, Kazuhisa Takahashi and Masashi Yamazaki

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:137

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  29. Content type: Case Report

    Extramedullary haemopoiesis is a common compensatory phenomenon in most haemolytic anaemias. However, spinal cord compression due to extramedullary spinal epidural haemopoiesis is an extremely rare complicatio...

    Authors: Loku Pathirage Manoji Muditha Kumari Pathirage, Indunil Wijeweera, Chandrika Jayasinghe, Saumya Jayabahu and Hasith Ravinda Wickramasinghe

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:123

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  30. Content type: Case Report

    Thyroid rupture following blunt trauma is extremely rare, and neck pain without swelling may be the only presenting symptom. However, hemorrhage and hematoma subsequently causes severe tracheal compression and...

    Authors: Hirotaka Hara, Yoshinobu Hirose and Hiroshi Yamashita

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:114

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  31. Content type: Case Report

    An unsafe abortion is defined as a procedure for terminating an unintended pregnancy carried out either by a person lacking the necessary skills or in an environment that does not conform to minimal medical st...

    Authors: Carlson B. Sama, Leopold Ndemnge Aminde and Fru F. Angwafo III

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:98

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  32. Content type: Case Report

    Melioidosis is endemic in tropical Australia and Southeast Asian countries and its causative organism Burkholderia pseudomallei is a recognized cause of pneumonia in these regions. Recent isolation of the organis...

    Authors: Samira Rahat Afroze, Md. Raziur Rahman, Lovely Barai, Md. Delwar Hossain and Khwaja Nazim Uddin

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:100

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  33. Content type: Case Report

    Mutations in the CRB1 gene are associated with variable phenotypes of severe retinal dystrophies, and retinal dystrophies resulting from CRB1 mutations may be accompanied by specific fundus features such as coat’...

    Authors: Somar M. Hasan, Arwa Azmeh, Osama Mostafa and Andre Megarbane

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:91

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  34. Content type: Case Report

    Cavernous hemangioma is an encapsulated mass of dilated, endothelial lined vascular channels filled with slowly flowing blood. Cavernous hemangioma of the spleen is a rare condition with less than 100 reports ...

    Authors: Hasan Jalaeikhoo, Mehdi Ariana, Seyed Mohammad Hossein Kashfi, Pedram Azimzadeh, Ahmad Narimani, Masoomeh Dadpay and Manouchehr Keyhani

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:76

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  35. Content type: Case Report

    The pacemaker-twiddler’s syndrome is an uncommon cause of pacemaker malfunction. It occurs due to unintentional or deliberate manipulation of the pacemaker pulse generator within its skin pocket by the patient...

    Authors: Mohammad Salahuddin, Fathima Aaysha Cader, Sahela Nasrin and Mashhud Zia Chowdhury

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:32

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  36. Content type: Case Report

    Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) is a disease that often affects children, but can also occur in adults and smokers. Oral manifestations are unusual and are characterized by bone pain, tooth mobility, necro...

    Authors: Cíntia Ferreira Gonçalves, Marília Oliveira Morais, Rita de Cássia Gonçalves Alencar, Aline Carvalho Batista and Elismauro Francisco Mendonça

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:19

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  37. Content type: Case Report

    Leprosy, caused by Mycobacterium leprae, is a chronic and progressive granulomatous disease affecting mainly the skin and the peripheral nervous system. If left unrecognized, the infection can lead to permanent n...

    Authors: Huma Aftab, Susanne D. Nielsen and Ib C. Bygbjerg

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:10

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  38. Content type: Case Report

    Gefitinib is an epidermal growth factor receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitor. Clinical trials have reported its effectiveness in the treatment of brain metastases from non-small cell lung cancer by overcoming th...

    Authors: Masashi Chonan, Norio Narita and Teiji Tominaga

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:2

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  39. Content type: Case Report

    Renovascular hypertension accounts for 51–52 % of all cases of hypertension in the general population, but plays a major role in treatable causes for hypertension in the young. This entity consists of renal va...

    Authors: Dissanayake Mudiyanselage Priyantha Udaya Kumara Ralapanawa, Kushalee Poornima Jayawickreme and Ekanayake Mudiyanselage Madhushanka Ekanayake

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:6

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  40. Content type: Case Report

    Star fruit (Averrhoa carambola) is commonly consumed as a herbal remedy for various ailments in tropical countries. However, the dangers associated with consumption of star fruit are not commonly known. Although ...

    Authors: R. A. Abeysekera, S. Wijetunge, N. Nanayakkara, A. W. M. Wazil, N. V. I. Ratnatunga, T. Jayalath and A. Medagama

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:796

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  41. Content type: Case Report

    Clozapine is a second generation antipsychotic used to treat resistant schizophrenia and other psychotic illnesses. Leucopenia or agranulocytosis is a rare side effect of this drug. Pancytopenia is an extremel...

    Authors: Jagath Pushpakumara, Piyumanthi Karunarathna, Sivagamaroobasunthari Sivathiran, Ajantha Liyanage and Jegarajah Indrakumar

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:792

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  42. Content type: Case Report

    Invasive amebiasis is not frequently seen in the United States. It is associated with considerable morbidity in patients residing in or traveling to endemic areas. We report a case series of patients with ameb...

    Authors: Rhonda Fleming, Chad J. Cooper, Ruben Ramirez-Vega, Ana Huerta-Alardin, Darius Boman and Marc J. Zuckerman

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:781

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  43. Content type: Case Report

    Severe hemophilia is an inherited, lifelong bleeding disorder characterized by spontaneous bleeding, which results in painful joint deformities. Currently two surgical treatments are available to treat haemoph...

    Authors: Marc Dauty, Raphael Gross, Fabien Leboeuf and Marc Trossaert

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:768

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  44. Content type: Case Report

    Pheochromocytoma is a neuroendocrine tumor that predominantly presents with hypertension, palpitations, and tachycardia due to excessive catecholamine excretion. Although pheochromocytoma multisystem crisis (P...

    Authors: Katsura Kakoki, Yasuyoshi Miyata, Youhei Shida, Tomoaki Hakariya, Kosuke Takehara, Seiya Izumida, Motohiro Sekino, Naoe Kinoshita, Tsukasa Igawa, Junya Fukuoka and Hideki Sakai

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:758

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