Case Presentation: A 30 year old woman with history of sickle cell disease presented with complaints of nausea, vomiting and diarrhea for 2-3 days. She was tachycardic and hypotensive on presentation. Pertinent laboratory findings were [...]
LONG-TERM ECULIZUMAB TREATMENT CONTRIBUTES TO RECOVERY FROM END-STAGE RENAL DISEASE ASSOCIATED WITH ATYPICAL HEMOLYTIC UREMIC SYNDROME
Case Presentation: A 38-year-old Japanese man with past medical history of central retinal vein occlusion at the age of 36 years presented with one-week duration of dyspnea, precipitated by common cold-like symptoms. He denied having [...]
THERE WILL BE BLOOD: THE DILEMMA OF TREATING PAROXYSMAL NOCTURNAL HEMOGLOBINURIA IN THE PRESENCE OF NEW DRUG-ELUTING STENTS
Case Presentation: A 58-year-old Caucasian woman with HIV on HAART, hyperthyroidism with radioiodine ablation, Hepatitis B and C, past IV drug use, former smoker, HTN, and HLD, initially presented with chest pain and was found [...]
Typical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome: Supportive Treatment Only, Plasma Exchange or Monoclonal Antibody?
Case Presentation: A 20-year-old female with no significant past medical history presented to the ED with a 1 day history of fever, vomiting, abdominal pain and multiple episodes of bloody stool. On physical examination, she [...]