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Deepak M. Kamat, MD, PhD


May-Thurner Syndrome

June 02, 2009

A 14-year-old girl with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) was evaluated for worsening left leg pain of 1 week’s duration. A month earlier, she had presented with left knee arthritis and a vasculitic rash; the antinuclear antibody titer was positive. In addition, she had leukopenia, myositis, hypocomplementemia, and mild proteinuria.

Stevens-Johnson Syndrome

December 01, 2008

A 13-year-old boy was brought to the emergency department (ED) with a generalized itchy rash of 2 days' duration. For the past 3 days, he had dry, itchy eyes with a purulent discharge (Figure 1) and nonbilious emesis 2 or 3 times per day, with some blood streaks in the vomitus on the third day of illness.

Mandible Fracture After a Motor Vehicle Accident

December 01, 2008

A 4-year-old girl was brought to the emergency department after she sustained an injury to her jaw in a car accident. She had been restrained in the rear passenger seat with a seat belt. She had not lost consciousness and was not ejected from the vehicle.

Ménétrier Disease

October 01, 2008

A previously healthy 16-month-old boy was hospitalized because of vomiting of 10 days' duration, fever of 4 days' duration (temperature up to 38.6°C [101.4°F]), and watery diarrhea. He also had had a maculopapular rash, which resolved the day before presentation. Family history was unremarkable.

Müllerian Duct Remnant

September 01, 2008

In addition to syringohydromelia and meningocele, the MRI of the spine showed a fluid-filled mllerian duct remnant that extended from the base of the bladder to the posterior superior aspect of the prostate gland. The margins of the fluid collection in the remnant are smoothly bound by a hypointense structure that represents a discrete tissue wall. A mllerian duct remnant can be confused with free fluid in the cul-de-sac posterior to the bladder.

Congenital Dermal Melanosis

August 01, 2008

This fairly common phenomenon, also known as Mongolian spots, affects more than 90% of African Americans, 80% of Asians, 46% of Hispanics, and fewer than 10% of Caucasians.1 The bluish gray or slate-colored areas occur most frequently on the lower back and buttocks and less frequently on the posterior thighs, legs, back, and shoulders. The face is rarely affected. The skin coloration is believed to be caused by melanocyte migration arrest from the neural crest to the epidermis.