87 e-Letters

published between 2017 and 2020

  • Re:isolated gastric sarcoidosis
    Ronak V. Patel

    Dear Reader,

    Thank you for your comments and review of our case. You raise an interesting point regarding the connection between coniosis and sarcoidosis. Mineral particles were not originally commented on in our pathology samples, although the patient did not have characteristic occupational exposures.

    Best, Ronak V. Patel, MD

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  • isolated gastric sarcoidosis
    Roberto Calisti

    A very intriguing and well described case !

    I just think useful some further diagnostic qualification starting from the following description of the histological characterization of the disease.

    "Gastric biopsies revealed severe chronic active granulomatous gastritis (figure 3). Additional studies from her gastric biopsies,including gram stain, fungal stain and acid-fast stain, were negative."


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  • Case verification
    Ellie T. Le

    Hello, how recent is the case that's just been published about Anisakiasas? Is it recent?

    Do you have more details on the case I can read?

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    None declared

  • cutis aplasia congenita and amniotic band syndrome
    Luis Umana

    I have read the phenotype description of a child with aplasia cutis congenita as well as transverse limb defects; although this association is not common it is the presentation of Adams Oliver syndrome [OMIM 100300]; in this condition both manifestations are present and often the limb defects resemble the damage caused by the amniotic band sequence. The identification is important as patients with Adams Oliver have an id...

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  • Query about site of metastasis
    ayush garg

    Hello Mam, I would gladly like to know that the site of metastasis was in the upper extremity or in the lower extremity? and if it was upper extremity then at what site?

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  • Choice of antibiotic
    Thomas C Morris

    This is a well written Case Report and helpfully describes some pathology (as well as the phenomenon of S. aureus disease relapse). It should be noted, however, that whilst the supporting evidence for i.v. Linezolid is that it is non-inferior to Vancomycin, it is abundantly clear in the literature that i.v. Vancomycin is wholly inferior to i.v. Flucloxacillin. Regarding data on disc penetration, Gibson et al tested this...

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  • Pulmonary sarcoidosis: calcification within the galaxy sign
    Roberto Calisti

    A relevant and very well described case, useful for ongoing comprehension of sarcoidosis'pathogenesis. The "galaxy sign" summons for a spreading of causal agents (mineral dusts ? bacteria ? others ?)from a "mother" lesion to surrounding areas, in coherence with recent interpretations of sarcoidosis as a peculiar, common reaction to different xenobiotics, particularly in contexts of "heavy" exposomes. Calcification is a...

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