Cryptococcus neoformans infection is a known cause of meningoencephalitis in immunocompromised patients. However, it is less frequent in immunocompetent individuals. Here we report a case of a 60 years old COVID-19 patient with a history of several co-morbidities who received tocilizumab and corticosteroids, which lead to Cryptococcemia.
We report the third case of lichen planus (LP) following COVID-19 BNT162b2 vaccination in a 59-year-old woman with previous LP. The reactivation of LP in patients with dormant LP, suggests possible vaccine-induced immune dysregulation. We suggest that the already described vaccine-induced up-regulation of Th1 response, may play a relevant role.
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection exists in 50-80% of the world’s population in clinically undetected form due to their immunocompetent status. Here we report a case of a 42-year-old COVID-19 patient with no past medical history, who received tocilizumab, which led to a massive lower gastrointestinal bleeding not responded to medical management.
we reported an18 years old male with beta thalassemia major who presented with back pain progressive over 1 month associated with numbness in thighs, together with lower limbs weakness and difficulty walking. he also mentioned having difficulty in passing urine. he received radiotherapy which results in significant improvement in symptoms
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccines had a great impact on world health and well-being. However, various adverse events have been observed following COVID-19 vaccination. Cutaneous reactions have been prevalent following many vaccines, including COVID-19 vaccines. Here, we present a case of new-onset lichen planus in a COVID-19 patient.
Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) is a rare autoimmune disease that often manifests as a post-viral complication. However, its association with Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is unclear. We present a rare case of GBS secondary to COVID-19 infection complicated by rapidly progressive sensorimotor deterioration resistant to plasma exchange therapy.
Mucinous cystic neoplasm of the liver is a rare slow-growing lesion accounting for less than 5% of all hepatic cystic neoplasms. Differential diagnosis from other cystic lesions remains challenging despite progress achieved in the radiological modalities. Only histopathological examination of the surgical specimen establishes with certainty the diagnosis.
Retropharyngeal emphysema is a rare condition with various causes including traumatic and iatrogenic injuries, or it could occur spontaneously. Symptoms of mediastinitis and/or airway obstruction should be evaluated as indicators for surgical incision. Complications of mediastinitis are associated with poor prognosis; therefore, worsening of symptoms should be carefully monitored.
We present prolonged viral shedding in an immunocompromised HIV patient with a literature review of risk factors for prolonged viral shedding and its implications for isolation strategies. We explore the role of PCR-CT-value (cycle threshold) as an instrument for guiding isolation policies and the impact of HIV on Covid-19.
Paraganglioma is a very rare extraadrenal nonepithelial tumor. The number of cases of laparoscopic surgery in Paraganglioma is small and controversial. This study encountered a case of successful transperitoneal laparoscopic surgery for a 56mm paraganglioma . Moreover, previous reports on laparoscopic surgery for paraganglioma are reviewed .
We are reporting a case of Guillain- Barré syndrome seven days after the first dose of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine. As this vaccine is still under investigation, reporting possible rare side effects is essential. In this case, the temporal relationship was suggestive of a vaccine-induced cause.
Toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) is a serious drug reaction. Its proper cure would be challenging during COVID-19 outbreak because of a dilemma regarding selecting the immunosuppressive drug. In this case presentation, we report a case of TEN who treat successfully with cyclosporine during COVID-19 outbreak in a referral COVID-19 hospital.
Epidermoid, dermoid and teratoid cysts are nonodontogenic benign lesions derived from the germinative epithelium, appearing any where of the body. In the oral cavity, these are uncommon and account for less than 0.01% of all the oral cysts. These cysts often remain asymptomatic for years however can become acutely symptomatic.
Chorioamnionitis, a common complication of pregnancy is associated with significant maternal, perinatal, and long-term adverse outcomes. This case of placental infection leading to preterm delivery, severe neonatal sepsis, maternal wound infection, postnatal readmission, and prolonged hospital stay was caused by multi-drug resistant Extended Spectrum Beta Lactamase (ESBL)-producing Escherichia Coli