Medical Practice and Reviews

  • Abbreviation: Med. Pract. Rev.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2596
  • DOI: 10.5897/MPR
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 44

Table of Content: March 2013; 4(3)

March 2013

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...

Author(s): Sunil Naik, Danielle Rayome, Wadie David and Shukri David  

March 2013

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

Author(s): Ali Akbar Heydari, Mohammad Reza Sarvghad, Naser Tayebi meybodi, Hosain Safari, Elena Saremi and Valiollah Booriazadeh