Serum sickness, a reaction characterized by fever, rash, myalgia, and arthralgia, can occur in patients who receive chimeric monoclonal antibody therapy. Serum sickness is considered as a rare adverse event following rituximab therapy. We report a case of serum sickness in a newly treated patient with rituximab for pemphigus vulgaris.
Acute transverse myelitis is a rare disease that can behave either in a benign course where it may end up in full neurologic recovery, or permanent neurologic sequelae and death. This report describes a 52-year-old male who presented with features of acute transverse myelitis associated with COVID-19.
Hypertriglyceridemia induced pancreatitis (HTGP) is found in patients with hyperlipidemia, alcohol intake, and obesity. It is essential to study the etiology, accurately diagnose and provide adequate management for pancreatitis at the earliest. We are reporting 18 cases of HTGP with a pattern of admissions with similar clinical characteristics.
Pleomorphic sarcoma of the larynx is an extremely rare variant of laryngeal cancer. We report a case of 59 years old male patient presented with signs and symptoms of obstructive glottic mass, all diagnostic workups pointing to malignant pathology and histopathology report confirm the diagnosis of undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcoma.
Kikuchi-Fujimoto Disease (KFD) is a self-limiting condition that typically presents with lymphadenopathy and fever. It’s autoimmune in nature, and possibly associated with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). The case report highlights an unusual case of KFD associated with autoimmune hemolytic anemia and provided a review for other atypical presentations.
The effect of COVID-19 is not limited to the respiratory system. Patients who are at risk to develop cardiac arrhythmias might be affected especially when unmasked with fever. A 41-year-old Bangladeshi male patient presented with frequent palpitations and dizziness. His ECG revealed Brugada pattern while being diagnosed with COVID-19.
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection exists in 50-80% of the world’s population in clinically undetected form due to their immunocompetent status. Here we report a case of a 42-year-old COVID-19 patient with no past medical history, who received tocilizumab, which led to a massive lower gastrointestinal bleeding not responded to medical management.
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.