Post-partum Polymorphic Eruption of Pregnancy
Brandao P, Portela-Carvalho AS, Melo A and Leite I
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: December 22, 2018
Polymorphic Eruption of Pregnancy, also known as Pruritic Urticarial Papules and Plaques of Pregnancy, is a common benign dermatosis of pregnancy related to stretching of the abdominal wall, frequent misdiagnosed with an allergic reaction. It usually appears during late third trimester and resolves within few days or weeks or after deliver. The authors present a case of Polymorphic Eruption of Pregnancy with its typical features appearing for the first time 5 days after delivery. The patient had...
Evaluation of the Symptoms of Fibromyalgia in Premenopausal Women with Urinary Incontinence
Keziban Dogan, Filiz Yılmaz Aydın and Meltem Vural
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: November 30, 2018
Both urinary incontinence (UI) and fibromyalgia symptoms affect the physical function of women and lead to negative effects on the quality of life and emotional status. Our aim is to identify the prevalence of symptoms of fibromyalgia (FM) in women with UI and the relationships of FM with subtypes of UI. UI was diagnosed based on clinical histories, gynecologic examinations and urodynamic investigation results. FM was diagnosed according to the 2010 American Community of Rheumatology criteria......
Non-Painful Out of Pill Membranous Dysmenorrhoea
Brandao P, Portela-Carvalho AS and Oliveira C
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: November 29, 2018
Membranous Dysmenorrhoea is defined as sudden sloughing of thickened endometrium as a whole with the shape of the uterine cavity, which may be associated with severe abdominal cramping. Although not rare, there are few cases described. It's more common in young females who were on either combined or progesterone only contraceptive pill, causing the decidualization of the endometrium. Due to its similarities to a gestational sac, miscarriage is the main differential diagnosis....
Risk Factors Associated with Preterm Birth in a Brazilian Maternal and Child Health Hospital
Bianca Karenina Brito de Medeiros, Maria da Conceicao Cornetta, Janaina de Oliveira Crispim and Ricardo Ney Cobucci
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: November 19, 2018
This population-based case-control study aims to verify the risk factors associated with preterm birth (PTB) in a maternity school. The cases were newborns with a gestational age greater than or equal to 22 weeks and less than 37 weeks (birth weight greater than or equal to 500 g), and controls were those born with gestational age equal to or greater than 37 weeks gestation. Data are recorded in the Live Birth Information System of 3,915 births at the Januário Cicco Maternity School in the year...
Vulvar Neoplasia in Cameroon, West Africa: Diagnostic Challenges
Simon M Manga, Rosanna F DeMarco, Florence Manjuh, Zacharie Sando and Edith R Welty
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: November 15, 2018
Disorders of the vulva have characteristically received less attention than disorders of the cervix and other reproductive organs. There are a number of challenges in diagnosing vulvar neoplasia (pre-invasive and invasive vulvar disease) in Cameroon and other low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). This is primarily because the early signs and symptoms of vulvar neoplasia are non-specific and are predominantly characterized by pruritus vulvae, which can easily be mistaken for vulvar candidiasi...