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J Med Case Rep ; 14(1): 186, 2020 Oct 06.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33023635

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INTRODUCTION: A novel coronavirus named severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2, was first reported in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. The virus, known as COVID-19, is recognized as a potentially life-threatening disease by causing severe respiratory disease. Since this virus has not previously been detected in humans, there is a paucity of information regarding its effects on humans. In addition, only limited or no information exists about its impact during pregnancy. CASE PRESENTATION: In the present case study, we report the death of a neonate born to a 32-year-old mother with coronavirus disease 2019 in Ilam, Iran, with Kurdish ethnicity. We report the infection and death of a neonate in Iran with a chest X-ray (CXR) marked abnormality 2 hours after birth demonstrating coronavirus disease 2019 disease. The neonate was born by elective cesarean section, the fetal health was assessed using fetal heart rate and a non-stress test before the birth, and there was no evidence of fetal distress. All the above-mentioned facts and radiographic abnormalities suggested that coronavirus disease 2019 is involved. CONCLUSIONS: In this case study, we report the death of a neonate born to a mother with coronavirus disease 2019, 11 hours after birth. There is a paucity of data on the vertical transmission and the adverse maternal-fetal consequences of this disease, so vertical transmission from mother to child remains to be confirmed.


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Betacoronavirus/isolamento & purificação , Infecções por Coronavirus , Cuidados Críticos/métodos , Doenças do Recém-Nascido , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral , Complicações Infecciosas na Gravidez , Adulto , Cesárea/métodos , Deterioração Clínica , Infecções por Coronavirus/diagnóstico , Infecções por Coronavirus/fisiopatologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/terapia , Infecções por Coronavirus/transmissão , Evolução Fatal , Feminino , Humanos , Recém-Nascido , Doenças do Recém-Nascido/diagnóstico , Doenças do Recém-Nascido/fisiopatologia , Doenças do Recém-Nascido/terapia , Transmissão Vertical de Doença Infecciosa , Irã (Geográfico) , Triagem Neonatal/métodos , Morte Perinatal , Pneumonia Viral/diagnóstico , Pneumonia Viral/fisiopatologia , Pneumonia Viral/terapia , Pneumonia Viral/transmissão , Gravidez , Complicações Infecciosas na Gravidez/diagnóstico , Complicações Infecciosas na Gravidez/fisiopatologia , Complicações Infecciosas na Gravidez/terapia , Respiração Artificial/métodos
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(40): e22640, 2020 Oct 02.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33019488

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INTRODUCTION: Danon disease is a rare X-linked dominant genetic disorder caused by defects in the lysosome-associated membrane protein 2 (LAMP2) gene. Unless treated, cardiogenic death is the main cause of mortality. This case report describes a 19-year-old man who was diagnosed with Danon disease and survived for 3 years from symptom onset to death. The mutation in his LAMP2 gene (p.Gly221Ilefs*19) had not been previously reported. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 19-year-old man patient was hospitalized for intermittent palpitations. He had no family history of cardiomyopathy, arrhythmia, or sudden cardiac death, but his sister had died of cirrhosis at age 12 years, but the exact cause of cirrhosis was unknown. DIAGNOSIS: Exome sequencing and Sanger sequencing identified a novel missense mutation (p.Gly221Ilefs*19) in the LAMP2 gene of the proband. This mutation was also detected in his mother, confirming the diagnosis of Danon disease. INTERVENTIONS: The patient experienced various types of arrhythmia throughout the clinical process, including Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome, non-sustained atrial tachycardia, atrial flutter, and third-degree atrioventricular block. He was therefore treated with cardiac ablation procedures and cardiac resynchronization therapy. OUTCOMES: The period from the onset of symptoms to the onset of heart failure was 2 years. The patient died of cardiogenic death during the third year, at age 22 years. LESSONS: Danon disease is a rare disease that is difficult to recognize because of its hidden early manifestations. Early identification of its clinical symptoms can lead to early diagnosis and treatment.


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Doença de Depósito de Glicogênio Tipo IIb/genética , Doença de Depósito de Glicogênio Tipo IIb/terapia , Proteína 2 de Membrana Associada ao Lisossomo/genética , Arritmias Cardíacas/etiologia , Terapia de Ressincronização Cardíaca/métodos , Ablação por Cateter/métodos , Evolução Fatal , Doença de Depósito de Glicogênio Tipo IIb/complicações , Doença de Depósito de Glicogênio Tipo IIb/diagnóstico , Insuficiência Cardíaca/etiologia , Humanos , Masculino , Mutação de Sentido Incorreto/genética , Sequenciamento Completo do Exoma/métodos , Síndrome de Wolff-Parkinson-White/genética , Síndrome de Wolff-Parkinson-White/terapia , Adulto Jovem
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(39): e22299, 2020 Sep 25.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32991435

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INTRODUCTION: Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) is a condition characterized by a hyperinflammatory state and persistent macrophage activation, resulting in reactive phagocytosis of the hematopoietic elements. In children, it is usually a hereditary disorder, while in adults it is usually acquired secondary to viral infections, collagenoses, or tumors. Although accounting for 10% of hematologic malignancies, HLH is rarely associated with multiple myeloma (MM) and other plasmacytic dyscrasias. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 64-year-old Brazilian man seeked medical care with a 3-month history of intermittent fever, weight loss, night sweats, and progressive anemic symptoms. DIAGNOSIS: Total blood count showed severe bicytopenia (normocytic-normochromic anemia and thrombocytopenia), biochemical exams showed elevation of creatinine, as well as monoclonal peak in serum protein electrophoresis, high IgA dosage, and serum immunofixation with IgA kappa paraprotein. Bone marrow biopsy showed 30% of monoclonal and phenotypically anomalous plasmocytes, confirming the diagnosis of MM. Diagnosis of HLH was established by the presence of clinical and laboratory criteria: fever, splenomegaly, cytopenias, hypofibrinogenemia, hyperferritinemia, elevation of triglycerides, and several figures of erythrophagocytosis in bone marrow aspirate. INTERVENTIONS: The patient experienced pulse therapy with methylprednisolone for hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis, followed by initial therapy for multiple myeloma with cyclophosphamide and dexamethasone. OUTCOMES: Once the diagnosis of MM and secondary hemophagocytic syndrome was established, the patient had a rapid clinical deterioration despite the established therapeutic measures, evolving with cardiovascular failure, acute liver failure, acute disseminated intravascular coagulation, worsening renal dysfunction requiring dialysis support, respiratory dysfunction, and lowering of consciousness, characterizing rapid multiple organ dysfunction, ultimately leading to the death of the patient. INNOVATION: Here, we aimed to describe the sixth reported case of HLH associated with MM, according to cases cataloged in the PubMed database, and the first case evaluated by 18-fluordeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (18-FDG-PETCT). CONCLUSION: Our case report seeks to provide support for a better clinical and laboratory characterization of this rare paraneoplastic entity associated with MM, and aims to call the attention of hematologists and intensivists to this condition that falls within the scope of the differential diagnosis of rapid onset multiple organ failure in patients with plasmacytic neoplasms.


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Linfo-Histiocitose Hemofagocítica/tratamento farmacológico , Linfo-Histiocitose Hemofagocítica/etiologia , Mieloma Múltiplo/complicações , Mieloma Múltiplo/tratamento farmacológico , Anemia/sangue , Anemia/etiologia , Antineoplásicos Alquilantes/administração & dosagem , Antineoplásicos Alquilantes/uso terapêutico , Medula Óssea/patologia , Brasil/epidemiologia , Ciclofosfamida/administração & dosagem , Ciclofosfamida/uso terapêutico , Dexametasona/administração & dosagem , Dexametasona/uso terapêutico , Quimioterapia Combinada , Evolução Fatal , Febre/diagnóstico , Febre/etiologia , Glucocorticoides/administração & dosagem , Glucocorticoides/uso terapêutico , Humanos , Linfo-Histiocitose Hemofagocítica/sangue , Linfo-Histiocitose Hemofagocítica/diagnóstico , Masculino , Metilprednisolona/administração & dosagem , Metilprednisolona/uso terapêutico , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Mieloma Múltiplo/metabolismo , Insuficiência de Múltiplos Órgãos/complicações , Paraproteinemias/sangue , Plasmócitos/patologia , Esplenomegalia/diagnóstico , Esplenomegalia/etiologia , Trombocitopenia/sangue , Trombocitopenia/etiologia , Perda de Peso
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(39): e22489, 2020 Sep 25.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32991488

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RATIONALE: Primary sarcomatoid hepatocellular carcinoma (SHC) is a rare subtype of morphologic hepatocellular carcinoma reported on less than 1% of surgical pathology specimens. Herein, we report a rare case of SHC. The case in question was initially misdiagnosed as a liver abscess due to the clinical and radiological similarity between these 2 pathologies. Ultrasound(US)- and contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS)- guided biopsies are helpful in making an accurate diagnosis under the appropriate biopsy area and angle of puncture. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 56-year old male presented to our hospital with a 2-month history of dull, upper abdominal pain without radiation. DIAGNOSES: Upon initial investigation with computed tomography, a cystic mass was found in the hepatic V segment and an infectious etiology was presumed. Further diagnostic examination with CEUS and magnetic resonance imaging suggested a hepatic abscess. However, a diagnosis of atypical intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma was not excluded. The patient received the standard antibiotic treatment without alleviation of his symptoms. Through 3 diagnostic US-and CEUS-guided biopsies over a 3-month period, the pathological diagnosis of SHC was finally confirmed. INTERVENTIONS: The patient was diagnosed by 3 diagnostic US-and CEUS-guided biopsies, the pathological diagnosis of SHC was finally confirmed. OUTCOMES: Due to the delay in diagnosis, the patient was not a candidate for surgical resection, and showed dissemination of the lesion to the portal vein. Therefore, treatment with chemotherapy was initiated. After 4 courses of this regimen, tumor progression was found on enhanced magnetic resonance imaging. Therefore, the patient received immunotherapy and targeted therapy with limited response. The patient passed away 3 months later due to tumor progression. LESSONS: A hepatic abscess should be considered as a malignant lesion when clinical symptoms do not resolve upon standard treatment. US- and CEUS- guided biopsies are helpful in making an accurate diagnosis under the appropriate biopsy area and angle of puncture.


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Carcinoma Hepatocelular/diagnóstico por imagem , Abscesso Hepático/diagnóstico , Neoplasias Hepáticas/diagnóstico por imagem , Fígado/patologia , Carcinoma Hepatocelular/patologia , Diagnóstico Diferencial , Evolução Fatal , Humanos , Neoplasias Hepáticas/patologia , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Ultrassonografia
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BMC Pediatr ; 20(1): 429, 2020 09 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32907595

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BACKGROUND: Central and peripheral nervous system symptoms and complications are being increasingly recognized among individuals with pandemic SARS-CoV-2 infections, but actual detection of the virus or its RNA in the central nervous system has rarely been sought or demonstrated. Severe or fatal illnesses are attributed to SARS-CoV-2, generally without attempting to evaluate for alternative causes or co-pathogens. CASE PRESENTATION: A five-year-old girl with fever and headache was diagnosed with acute SARS-CoV-2-associated meningoencephalitis based on the detection of its RNA on a nasopharyngeal swab, cerebrospinal fluid analysis, and magnetic resonance imaging findings. Serial serologic tests for SARS-CoV-2 IgG and IgA showed seroconversion, consistent with an acute infection. Mental status and brain imaging findings gradually worsened despite antiviral therapy and intravenous dexamethasone. Decompressive suboccipital craniectomy for brain herniation with cerebellar biopsy on day 30 of illness, shortly before death, revealed SARS-CoV-2 RNA in cerebellar tissue using the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2019-nCoV Real-Time Reverse Transcriptase-PCR Diagnostic Panel. On histopathology, necrotizing granulomas with numerous acid-fast bacilli were visualized, and Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex DNA was detected by PCR. Ventricular cerebrospinal fluid that day was negative for mycobacterial DNA. Tracheal aspirate samples for mycobacterial DNA and culture from days 22 and 27 of illness were negative by PCR but grew Mycobacterium tuberculosis after 8 weeks, long after the child's passing. She had no known exposures to tuberculosis and no chest radiographic findings to suggest it. All 6 family members had normal chest radiographs and negative interferon-γ release assay results. The source of her tuberculous infection was not identified, and further investigations by the local health department were not possible because of the State of Michigan-mandated lockdown for control of SARS-CoV-2 spread. CONCLUSION: The detection of SARS-CoV-2 RNA in cerebellar tissue and the demonstration of seroconversion in IgG and IgA assays was consistent with acute SARS-CoV-2 infection of the central nervous infection. However, the cause of death was brain herniation from her rapidly progressive central nervous system tuberculosis. SARS-CoV-2 may mask or worsen occult tuberculous infection with severe or fatal consequences.


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Betacoronavirus/genética , Coinfecção/diagnóstico , Infecções por Coronavirus/epidemiologia , DNA Bacteriano/análise , Mycobacterium tuberculosis/genética , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/epidemiologia , Tuberculose do Sistema Nervoso Central/diagnóstico , Pré-Escolar , Coinfecção/microbiologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/diagnóstico , Infecções por Coronavirus/virologia , Evolução Fatal , Feminino , Humanos , Mycobacterium tuberculosis/isolamento & purificação , Pneumonia Viral/diagnóstico , Pneumonia Viral/virologia , RNA Viral/análise , Tuberculose do Sistema Nervoso Central/microbiologia
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BMJ Case Rep ; 13(9)2020 Sep 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32907873

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A 71-year-old man presented to the emergency department (ED) with low oxygen saturations and symptoms consistent with COVID-19 infection. Apart from a small left-sided ischaemic stroke 10 years prior with very minor residual deficit, he had been well and in full-time employment until development of symptoms. Within minutes of commencing non-invasive ventilation (NIV) in the ED, he developed a complete left-sided paralysis and hemineglect. This case highlights the significance of the prothrombotic complications associated with COVID-19 infection. It also raises the question whether pressure changes upon commencing NIV could lead to clot migration.


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Betacoronavirus , Infecções por Coronavirus/complicações , Ventilação não Invasiva/métodos , Pneumonia Viral/complicações , Acidente Vascular Cerebral/diagnóstico por imagem , Acidente Vascular Cerebral/etiologia , Doença Aguda , Idoso , Infecções por Coronavirus/terapia , Evolução Fatal , Fibrinolíticos/uso terapêutico , Humanos , Masculino , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/terapia , Respiração com Pressão Positiva/métodos , Acidente Vascular Cerebral/tratamento farmacológico , Terapia Trombolítica/métodos , Ativador de Plasminogênio Tecidual/uso terapêutico , Tomografia Computadorizada por Raios X/métodos
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BMC Infect Dis ; 20(1): 669, 2020 Sep 14.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32928130

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BACKGROUND: The parasite Entamoeba histolytica is the causal agent of amoebiasis, a worldwide emerging disease. Amebic brain abscess is a form of invasive amebiasis that is both rare and frequently lethal. This condition always begins with the infection of the colon by E. histolytica trophozoites, which subsequently travel through the bloodstream to extraintestinal tissues. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a case of a 71-year-old female who reported an altered state of consciousness, disorientation, sleepiness and memory loss. She had no history of hepatic or intestinal amoebiasis. A preliminary diagnosis of colloidal vesicular phase neurocysticercosis was made based on nuclear magnetic resonance imaging (NMRI). A postsurgery immunofluorescence study was positive for the 140 kDa fibronectin receptor of E. histolytica, although a serum analysis by ELISA was negative for IgG antibodies against this parasite. A specific E. histolytica 128 bp rRNA gene was identified by PCR in biopsy tissue. The final diagnosis was cerebral amoebiasis. The patient underwent neurosurgery to eliminate amoebic abscesses and was then given a regimen of metronidazole, ceftriaxone and dexamethasone for 4 weeks after the neurosurgery. However, a rapid decline in her condition led to death. CONCLUSIONS: The present case of an individual with a rare form of cerebral amoebiasis highlights the importance of performing immunofluorescence, NMRI and PCR if a patient has brain abscess and a poorly defined diagnosis. Moreover, the administration of corticosteroids to such patients can often lead to a rapid decline in their condition.


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Abscesso Encefálico/diagnóstico , Abscesso Encefálico/parasitologia , Infecções Parasitárias do Sistema Nervoso Central/diagnóstico , Entamebíase/diagnóstico , Idoso , Animais , Abscesso Encefálico/tratamento farmacológico , Abscesso Encefálico/cirurgia , Ceftriaxona/administração & dosagem , Infecções Parasitárias do Sistema Nervoso Central/tratamento farmacológico , Infecções Parasitárias do Sistema Nervoso Central/patologia , Infecções Parasitárias do Sistema Nervoso Central/cirurgia , Terapia Combinada , DNA de Protozoário/análise , Dexametasona/administração & dosagem , Quimioterapia Combinada , Entamoeba histolytica/genética , Entamoeba histolytica/imunologia , Entamoeba histolytica/isolamento & purificação , Entamebíase/tratamento farmacológico , Entamebíase/patologia , Entamebíase/cirurgia , Evolução Fatal , Feminino , Humanos , Metronidazol/administração & dosagem , Procedimentos Neurocirúrgicos , Testes Sorológicos
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Respir Res ; 21(1): 236, 2020 Sep 16.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32938445

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BACKGROUND: Spontaneous pneumothorax is an uncommon complication of COVID-19 viral pneumonia. The exact incidence and risk factors are still unknown. Herein we review the incidence and outcomes of pneumothorax in over 3000 patients admitted to our institution for suspected COVID-19 pneumonia. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of COVID-19 cases admitted to our hospital. Patients who were diagnosed with a spontaneous pneumothorax were identified to calculate the incidence of this event. Their clinical characteristics were thoroughly documented. Data regarding their clinical outcomes were gathered. Each case was presented as a brief synopsis. RESULTS: Three thousand three hundred sixty-eight patients were admitted to our institution between March 1st, 2020 and June 8th, 2020 for suspected COVID 19 pneumonia, 902 patients were nasopharyngeal swab positive. Six cases of COVID-19 patients who developed spontaneous pneumothorax were identified (0.66%). Their baseline imaging showed diffuse bilateral ground-glass opacities and consolidations, mostly in the posterior and peripheral lung regions. 4/6 cases were associated with mechanical ventilation. All patients required placement of a chest tube. In all cases, mortality (66.6%) was not directly related to the pneumothorax. CONCLUSION: Spontaneous pneumothorax is a rare complication of COVID-19 viral pneumonia and may occur in the absence of mechanical ventilation. Clinicians should be vigilant about the diagnosis and treatment of this complication.


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Infecções por Coronavirus/epidemiologia , Pneumonia Viral/epidemiologia , Pneumotórax/epidemiologia , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Betacoronavirus/patogenicidade , Causas de Morte , Infecções por Coronavirus/diagnóstico , Infecções por Coronavirus/terapia , Infecções por Coronavirus/virologia , Evolução Fatal , Feminino , Interações Hospedeiro-Patógeno , Humanos , Incidência , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Pandemias , Philadelphia/epidemiologia , Pneumonia Viral/diagnóstico , Pneumonia Viral/terapia , Pneumonia Viral/virologia , Pneumotórax/diagnóstico , Pneumotórax/terapia , Pneumotórax/virologia , Estudos Retrospectivos , Fatores de Risco , Fatores de Tempo , Resultado do Tratamento
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(38): e22312, 2020 Sep 18.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32957395

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RATIONALE: Immunotherapy and targeted therapy have attracted widespread attention in current clinical research, which could be considered as a good therapeutic option for treatment of refractory liver cancer. PATIENT CONCERNS: The patient was a 37-year-old man with hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection. He was presented with hepatalgia and discomfort. DIAGNOSIS: The computed tomography showed multiple intrahepatic masses, indicating primary liver cancer with multiple intrahepatic metastases. INTERVENTIONS: After failed transarterial chemoembolization therapy, he was initially treated with immunotherapy pembrolizumab plus angiogenesis inhibitor lenvatinib, and after 3 months of treatment, the condition improved. However, the disease subsequently progressed. The next-generation sequencing identified a BRCA2 germline mutation in this patient. A poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase inhibitor, olaparib, plus nivolumab therapy was started and achieved stable disease. OUTCOMES: The patient achieved stable disease and improvement in hepatalgia for 3 months after the combination treatment of Olaparib and nivolumab. CONCLUSION: We identified a BRCA2 germline mutation in a patient with liver cancer. Our findings could offer an alternative management for patients with liver cancer harboring germline BRCA2 mutation.


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Antineoplásicos Imunológicos/uso terapêutico , Neoplasias Hepáticas/tratamento farmacológico , Nivolumabe/uso terapêutico , Ftalazinas/uso terapêutico , Piperazinas/uso terapêutico , Adulto , Protocolos de Quimioterapia Combinada Antineoplásica , Evolução Fatal , Genes BRCA2 , Mutação em Linhagem Germinativa , Sequenciamento de Nucleotídeos em Larga Escala , Humanos , Neoplasias Hepáticas/diagnóstico por imagem , Neoplasias Hepáticas/genética , Masculino
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J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis ; 29(10): 105111, 2020 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32912557

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INTRODUCTION: Since the emergence of Coronavirus Disease 19 (COVID-19) pandemic, multiple neurologic complications in infected patients have been reported. Despite these reports, the mechanism of COVID-19 nervous system injury is not well understood. We report the case of a COVID-19 patient with diffuse microhemorrhages on brain MRI, positive anticardiolipin antibodies, and purpuric rash with biopsy showing a thrombotic vasculopathy, all features suggestive of secondary microangiopathy. CASE REPORT: A 69-year-old male with history of hypertension, chronic kidney disease, and hypothyroidism presented with one week of dyspnea, cough, diarrhea, and fevers. Chest x-ray demonstrated bibasilar consolidations and nasopharyngeal reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection. He had subsequent respiratory decline requiring intubation the day after admission. He developed a truncal morbilliform rash and diffuse purpura, a biopsy of which showed small dermal blood vessels with intraluminal microthrombi consistent with thrombotic vasculopathy. He was found to have elevated aCL IgM and IgG and equivocal lupus anticoagulant study. Brain MRI obtained for persistent encephalopathy showed innumerable areas of susceptibility weighted imaging changes throughout the bilateral juxtacortical white matter, corpus callosum, basal ganglia, and brainstem, as well as multiple small areas of FLAIR hyperintensities, consistent with microhemorrhage DISCUSSION: While there have been several reported cases of neurologic manifestations of COVID-19, the pathophysiology may not be related to neurotropism of the virus itself. The new development of antiphospholipid antibodies and thrombotic vasculopathy in dermal blood vessels in this patient suggest a secondary microangiopathy potentially related to a virally-induced inflammatory state.


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Betacoronavirus/patogenicidade , Hemorragia Cerebral/virologia , Doenças de Pequenos Vasos Cerebrais/virologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/virologia , Pneumonia Viral/virologia , Púrpura/virologia , Idoso , Betacoronavirus/isolamento & purificação , Hemorragia Cerebral/diagnóstico por imagem , Hemorragia Cerebral/terapia , Doenças de Pequenos Vasos Cerebrais/diagnóstico por imagem , Doenças de Pequenos Vasos Cerebrais/terapia , Infecções por Coronavirus/complicações , Infecções por Coronavirus/diagnóstico , Infecções por Coronavirus/terapia , Progressão da Doença , Evolução Fatal , Interações Hospedeiro-Patógeno , Humanos , Masculino , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/complicações , Pneumonia Viral/diagnóstico , Pneumonia Viral/terapia , Púrpura/diagnóstico , Púrpura/terapia
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Rev Paul Pediatr ; 38: e2020165, 2020.
Artigo em Português, Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32876282

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OBJECTIVE: Recently, there have been reports of children with severe inflammatory syndrome and multiorgan dysfunction associated with elevated inflammatory markers. These cases are reported as presenting the Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) associated with COVID-19. In this study, we describe with parental permission a case of MIS-C in an infant with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection. CASE DESCRIPTION: A seven-month-old infant, with SARS-CoV-2 infection and a history of extreme preterm birth and very low weight at birth, with an initial course of mild respiratory symptoms and abrupt progression to vasoplegic shock, myocarditis and hyperinflammation syndrome, shown by high levels of troponin I, ferritin, CRP, D-dimer and hypoalbuminemia. Despite the intensive care provided, the child developed multiple organ dysfunction and died. COMMENTS: Patients with a history of extreme prematurity may present with MIS-C in the presence of COVID-19 and are a group of special concern.


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Betacoronavirus/isolamento & purificação , Infecções por Coronavirus , Insuficiência de Múltiplos Órgãos , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral , Ressuscitação , Choque , Síndrome de Resposta Inflamatória Sistêmica , Deterioração Clínica , Técnicas de Laboratório Clínico/métodos , Infecções por Coronavirus/sangue , Infecções por Coronavirus/diagnóstico , Infecções por Coronavirus/fisiopatologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/terapia , Evolução Fatal , Feminino , Humanos , Lactente , Recém-Nascido de Baixo Peso , Recém-Nascido , Doenças do Recém-Nascido , Insuficiência de Múltiplos Órgãos/etiologia , Insuficiência de Múltiplos Órgãos/terapia , Pneumonia Viral/sangue , Pneumonia Viral/fisiopatologia , Pneumonia Viral/terapia , Nascimento Prematuro , Respiração Artificial/métodos , Ressuscitação/métodos , Fatores de Risco , Choque/etiologia , Choque/terapia , Síndrome de Resposta Inflamatória Sistêmica/terapia , Síndrome de Resposta Inflamatória Sistêmica/virologia , Tomografia Computadorizada por Raios X/métodos
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(33): e21736, 2020 Aug 14.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32872060

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RATIONALE: Pilot studies have reported that patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) appear more likely to develop into neoplasia, especially lymphatic hyperplasia diseases. To our knowledge, this is the first case report of the concomitant onset of SLE and primary breast diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (PB-DLBCL). PATIENT CONCERNS: We reported an unusual case of the occurrence of primary breast diffuse large B-cell lymphoma in a 25-year-old female patient who had been diagnosed with SLE and treated with immunosuppressive drugs for about 4 years. She presented a 7-week history of a painless mass above the left breast and no history suggestive of any nipple discharge, fever, and weight loss. DIAGNOSIS: Ultrasonography of the breast showed that there was 1 mass in the left breast. After breast mass surgical resection, histopathological examinations were performed and revealed that it was primary breast diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. INTERVENTIONS: Treatment strategy with vincristine and dexamethasone was used to improve symptoms. However, the patient's renal function deteriorated and the blood potassium rose continuously and she and their family members refused the follow-up treatments. OUTCOMES: The patient died 8 months after she was discharged from the hospital. LESSONS: PB-DLBCL is a rare occurrence in SLE patients. Therefore, a careful examination is very important in SLE cohort, as activity of the disease and malignancy may mimic each other. Meanwhile, when symptoms cannot be explained or insensitive to treatment, the occurrence of malignant tumors must be highly considered.


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Neoplasias da Mama/complicações , Mama/patologia , Falência Renal Crônica/etiologia , Lúpus Eritematoso Sistêmico/complicações , Linfoma Difuso de Grandes Células B/complicações , Adulto , Neoplasias da Mama/diagnóstico por imagem , Neoplasias da Mama/patologia , Neoplasias da Mama/terapia , Evolução Fatal , Feminino , Humanos , Linfoma Difuso de Grandes Células B/diagnóstico por imagem , Linfoma Difuso de Grandes Células B/patologia , Linfoma Difuso de Grandes Células B/terapia , Radiografia , Ultrassonografia
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Kidney Blood Press Res ; 45(5): 768-774, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32898845

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INTRODUCTION: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) increases the risk of mortality during coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) episodes, and some reports have underlined the high incidence and severity of this infection in dialysis patients. Information on COVID-19 in nondialysis CKD patients is not available yet. CASE REPORTS: Here we present 7 patients with grade 4-5 CKD who developed symptomatic COVID-19; they comprise 2.6% of our 267 advanced CKD patients. The estimated GFR was between 12 and 20 mL/min during the month prior to COVID-19. The 3 major symptoms were fever, cough, and dyspnea, and 5 patients showed bilateral pneumonia. Hydroxychloroquine, azithromycin, ceftriaxone, and steroids were the most frequently prescribed drugs. Two patients needed noninvasive mechanical ventilation. All patients showed minimal to moderate kidney function deterioration during admission, with an eGFR decline below 5 mL/min in 6 cases. No patient required acute dialysis. Six patients were discharged alive and remained dialysis free athe t the time of reporting, and one 76-year-old patient died. CONCLUSIONS: COVID-19 affects grade 4-5 CKD patients, but prognosis may be acceptable if prompt supportive measures are applied. These findings should be confirmed in larger cohorts, and further observations will be needed to understand the full spectrum of clinical features and the optimal approach to COVID-19 in patients with advanced CKD.


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Betacoronavirus , Infecções por Coronavirus/diagnóstico por imagem , Pneumonia Viral/diagnóstico por imagem , Insuficiência Renal Crônica/diagnóstico por imagem , Índice de Gravidade de Doença , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Infecções por Coronavirus/complicações , Evolução Fatal , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/complicações , Insuficiência Renal Crônica/complicações
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