Volume 3 Issue 5
Rajat Sanker Roy Biswas*, Muhammed Raihan Chowdhury, Mohammad Habibur Rahaman and Mohammed Eyakub Hossain
Insect bite is a common problems though less common cause of hospital admission. It may cause serious life threatening reaction if left untreated. Bees, wasps, hornets, yellow jackets, and fire ants are members of the Hymenoptera family. They are commonly found in Bangladesh specially in rural setting, bites or stings from these species may cause serious reactions in people who are allergic to them. Death from bee stings is 3 to 4 times more common than death from snake bites. Bees, wasps, and fire ants differ in how they inflict injury. Sometimes Acute Kidney Injury(AKI) also can occur by the bites of wasps and bees. Here we present a case who was 13 years old boy bitten by multiple wasps and subsequently develop AKI. Fortunately he recovered uneventfully after dialysis and general care.
Cite this Article: Roy Biswas RS, Chowdhury MR, Rahaman MH, Hossain ME. A Case of Acute Kidney Injury Following an Insect Bite in a Rural Setting of Bangladesh. Int J Case Rep Short Rev. 2017;3(5): 081-083.
Published: 29 December 2017
Rajat Sanker Roy Biswas*, Shyamali Das and Mohammad Habibur Rahaman
Chronic arsenical intoxication can still be found in our settings. Symptoms of chronic arsenic intoxication include general pigmentation or focal "raindrop" pigmentation of the skin and the appearance of hyperkeratosis of the palms of the hands and soles of the feet. In addition to arsenic-related skin diseases including keratosis, Bowen's disease, basal-cell-carcinoma, and squamous-cell carcinoma, there is also an increased risk of some internal malignancies. Arsenic-related diseases are common in areas of the world including Bangladesh where the drinking water has a high arsenic content. Here we present a case of 45-year-old female patient who had arsenic-related keratosis, and Bowen's disease on her right palm. She is from Feni and was exposed to arsenic in drinking water. The patient is still receiving regular follow-up care.
Cite this Article: Roy Biswas RS, Das S, Rahaman MH. Keratosis and Bowen's Diseases in Case of Chronic Arsenicosis of a Bangladeshi Female. Int J Case Rep Short Rev. 2017;3(5): 078-080.
Published: 13 December 2017
Case Report Oesophageal Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumour and Hiatus Hernia; a Diagnostic Dilemma and Laparoscopic Resection
Mohamed Elshaer, Sekhar Das, Huma Khan and Ahmed Al-Bahrani*
Background: Oesophageal Gastro Intestinal Stromal Tumours (GISTs) are rare tumours that present with non-specific symptoms and therefore represent a diagnostic challenge. In this report, we present a case of oesophageal GIST associated with Hiatus Hernia (HH) that presented with reflux symptoms.
Case report: A 48 years old female patient presented with reflux symptoms. The diagnostic uncertainty arose when a suspicious lesion was found on Computed Tomography (CT) and Positron Emission Tomography (PET)/CT. Endoscopically, this lesion was not visible and hence preoperative histological confirmation was not feasible. The surgical findings during laparoscopy were of a GIST at the gastro oesophageal junction and was associated with a traction diverticulum. This lesion was removed successfully with enucleation of the tumour and formation of anterior Dor fundoplication.
Conclusion: The presence of a GIST in association with a symptomatic HH may lead to a diagnostic dilemma and therefore it can be a surgical challenge. Careful investigations and laparoscopic management is feasible in the experienced hands.
Cite this Article: Elshaer M, Das S, Khan H, Al-Bahrani A. Oesophageal Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumour and Hiatus Hernia; a Diagnostic Dilemma and Laparoscopic Resection. Int J Case Rep Short Rev. 2017;3(5): 074-077.
Published: 08 December 2017
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