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Kuppam, India

Foot & ankle specialist | Year: 2011

Nonunion of the calcaneum is a rare clinical situation, and it has not been observed in the pediatric age group. The authors hereby report a case of 14-year-old boy with a 6-month history of fall, treated by native bone setters by a below knee splint who had radio-logic evidence of calcaneal nonunion. He was treated by open reduction and internal fixation during which soft tissue interposition was seen intraoperatively. The fracture united uneventfully in 8 weeks after the surgical treatment. Histological analysis of the soft tissue showed the interposition of a cartilaginous fragment. Source

Reddy R.,PESIMSR | Shashi Kumar B.,Mandya Institute of Medical science | Harish M.,Mandya Institute of Medical science
Indian Journal of Dermatology | Year: 2011

It is a known fact that cutaneous sarcoidosis is a great imitator in dermatology. We report three cases of cutaneous sarcoidosis without systemic involvement and with varied dermatologic presentation with regard to age and morphology. Lesions mimicked various common dermatologic conditions, causing great confusion for the diagnosis and posing problems for management. Awareness of these varied morphologic presentations is essential for the early diagnosis and management of the master mimicker - cutaneous sarcoidosis. Source

Kumar A.S.P.,PESIMSR | Anupama M.P.,Madras Medical College
International Journal of Preventive Medicine | Year: 2014

Scrub typhus is an acute, febrile zoonosis caused by an obligate intracellular bacterium Orientia tsutsugamushi. The clinical manifestations of the disease range from subclinical to fatal organ failure. The common symptoms are fever, chills, headache, myalgia, dry cough, lymphadenopathy, and gastrointestinal disturbances. The presentation with complications is usually due to delay in diagnosis and treatment. We report three cases of scrub typhus that presented with features of meningo-encephalitis, which is very unusual, and all patients recovered with empirical doxycycline treatment. Source

Havaldar N.,PESIMSR | Ashok K.,E.S.I. Hospital
Pan African Medical Journal | Year: 2014

Torsion of nongravid uterus is rare. Cases reported have occured during pregnancy. We report a case of a patient with acute abdominal pain. The patient showed a voluminous mass situated in the abdomen and noncontiguous to the uterus by ultrasound scan. Laparotomy confirmed the diagnosis of cystic ovarian mass with torsion of uterus. © Nusrat Havaldar et al. Source

Subba R.K.,PESIMSR | Kiran G.T.,PESIMSR | Reddy R.M.,PESIMSR
Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology | Year: 2014

Objectives: To find the age of eruption of second permanent molar teeth among school children in Kuppam. Materials & Method: 762 school children, studying and belonging to Kuppam, aged between 9 and 15 years were examined for the eruption of second permanent molar teeth after informed consent from the school authorities. Results: The mean age of eruption of right maxillary second permanent molar was 10.08 +/-0.55 years (males) and 12.9 +/- 1.2 years (females). For left maxillary second permanent molar, it was 10.36 +/- 0.71 years (males) and 12.74 +/- 1.02 (females). For right mandibular second permanent molar, it was 12.24 +/- 0.99 years (males) and 12.39 +/- 1.17 years (females). For left mandibular second permanent molar, it was 12.2 +/- 1.02 years (males) and 10.38 +/- 0.72 years (females). Conclusion: As most prominent text books of Forensic Medicine in India give age of eruption of second permanent molars as "12 to 14 years" and considering the earlier age of eruption of second permanent molars in recent studies including ours, it is our suggestion that, many more studies may be conducted in different parts of India. This fact may be considered for revision in the textbooks. © 2014, Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology. All rights reserved. Source

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