The great masquerader: Papillary muscle rupture, a diagnosis forgotten?
Acute papillary muscle rupture (PMR) often results in acute, torrential mitral regurgitation and florid pulmonary edema. This catastrophic consequence of a subacute presentation of myocardial infarction is associated with a high mortality rate if not identified quickly. The incidence of PMR has decreased in the era of early percutaneous interventions for acute coronary syndromes. However, the importance of prompt...
Lymphoma presenting as non-responding cellulitis
We report a case of primary lymphoma in a 66-year-old woman who presented with unresponsive cellulitis. Histopathological sections carried out on the woman revealed a non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Atypical physical findings of cellulitis such as fibrotic and woody induration may be suggestive of a non-infectious disease. Key words: Lymphoma, cellulitis, refractory infection