Chiari malformations are a group of heterogeneous disorders; Chiari I malformation is characterized by a form of structural defect in the cerebellum and the cranial base. The case report highlights the possibility of underlying neurological disease in cases where acute Type 2 respiratory failure is unexplainable.
Antigenic competition in the skin is a phenomenon in which the current dermatitis is distributed away from the area of previously existing dermatitis. We experienced antigenic competition-like phenomenon in bullous pemphigoid. Our case differs from typical presentations of antigenic competition, since the responsible antigen was the same.
A 55-year-old man with left temporo-insulo-parietal glioblastoma was admitted because of abrupt excruciating pain in right arm and ipsilateral face. EEG showed a left central frontal rhythmic activity and complains were controlled with anti-epileptic drugs. Paroxysmal pain is an unusual manifestation of focal seizures and can be the only symptom.