Sunitinib Induced Cytopenia in Metastatic RCC
Aykut Bahceci, M Metin Seker, Turgut Kacan, Nalan Akgul Babacan, Birsen Yucel and M Asım Gedikli
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: March 30, 2018
Most malignant kidney tumors are renal tubular epithelium derived adenocarcinomas and referred to as renal cell carcinoma (RCC). Kidney cancer accounts for 3-4% of adult cancers and one third of the overall cases of RCC are diagnosed at the advanced stages of the disease. RCC is a chemo-radioresistant cancer. Therefore, immunomodulatory agents and tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKI) are commonly used in the treatment of mRCC....
Rhino-Orbito-Cerebral Mucormycosis in Immunocompetent Young Patient: Case Report
Rabab Taha, Talal Almteri, Nizar bahabri and Hani Almoallim
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: March 22, 2018
Mucormycosis is an invasive infection in immunocompromised host. It can lead to a devastating rhino-orbital-cerebral involvement with detrimental consequences. This disease is mainly caused by member of the family Mucoraceae that include Rhizopus, Rhizomucor, Mucor and Lichtheimia (formerly Absdia). This infection classically affects immunocompromised patients. The most common site of this infection in immunocompromised patients related to the pattern of the associated disease. In patients with ...
Painful Hand Swelling after a Roller Coaster Ride
Felicitas Stoll, Britta Vogel, Boris Radeleff, Hugo A Katus and Oliver J Müller
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: March 16, 2018
We present a case report on the Achenbach's syndrome, a condition characterized by a painful hematoma and swelling of the palmar side of the hand and/or fingers with a sudden onset. Symptoms are typically triggered by everyday activities like carrying a bag or pressing down a door handle. Achenbach's syndrome being rather unknown, its impressive clinical presentation might unsettle both patients and physicians and entail elaborate diagnostic measures despite its in fact benign and self-limiting ...
Current Microbiological, Clinical and Therapeutic Aspects of Impetigo
Lior Zusmanovich, Lior Charach and Gideon Charach
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: March 09, 2018
Impetigo is a highly contagious infection of the epidermis, seen especially among children, and transmitted through direct contact. Two bacteria are associated with impetigo: S. aureus and GAS. Over 140 million people are suffering from impetigo at each time point, over 100 million are children. Two forms of impetigo exist, namely impetigo contagiosa, known as the non-bullous form and the second one being bullous impetigo which presents with large and fragile bullae. Treatment options for impeti...