Livia Pino, Author at The Cardiology Advisor

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Dengue (Dengue Fever, Breakbone Fever)

Are You Confident of the Diagnosis? Dengue is a disease caused by a virus of the Flavivirus genus and is transmitted by an arthropod. The prevalence is increasing worldwide. Characteristic findings on physical examination Classically, patients will complain of sudden onset of fever lasting 2-5 days, severe headache, intense myalgia, arthralgia, and retro-orbital pain. Careful…

Phaeohyphomycosis (Tinea Nigra, Keratomycosis nigricans, Microsporosis nigra, Pityriasis nigra Tinea palmaris nigra, Piedra Nigra, Black piedra, Infection by Piedraia hortai)

Are You Confident of the Diagnosis? The term phaeohyphomycosis covers a broad spectrum of opportunistic infections caused by dark fungus. They are not limited to skin and subcutaneous tissues and can cause different inflammatory reactions in any organ or system of the body. What you should be alert for in the history The diagnosis of…

Majocchi’s Granuloma (Granuloma trichophyticum)

Are You Confident of the Diagnosis? Majocchi’s granuloma is a rare clinical variant of tinea corporis. Tinea corporis is a dermatophyte infection of the skin and is generally restricted to the stratum corneum. Majocchi’s granuloma is a follicular and perifollicular dermatophyte infection of the deep dermis, and may be found in immunocompetent and immunocompromised people.…

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