Posts Tagged ‘lymphadenopathy’

Genital Herpes

Posted by • August 18th, 2016

Herpes simplex virus type 1 and type 2 cause genital herpes. Antiviral therapy is used for symptomatic outbreaks, and as daily suppressive therapy, it reduces recurrences of symptoms, asymptomatic viral shedding, and the risk of HSV-2 transmission. Only 10 to 25% of patients with serologically confirmed HSV-2 infection are aware that they have genital herpes…. Read More…

A Woman with a Skin Ulcer

Posted by • February 12th, 2016

Ulceroglandular tularemia is one of several clinical presentations of Francisella tularensis infection. In patients with ulceroglandular tularemia, an ulcer develops at the site of inoculation and is followed by fever, systemic symptoms, and regional lymphadenopathy. Although tularemia can occur year-round, it predominantly occurs during the summer months. The diagnosis of tularemia is quite rare; in… Read More…

Erythroderma, Pruritus, and Lymphadenopathy

Posted by • August 9th, 2013

In the latest Case Record of the Massachusetts General Hospital, a 53-year-old woman was admitted to the hospital because of erythroderma and lymphadenopathy for 18 months, associated with alopecia, recurrent skin infections, peripheral-blood eosinophilia, and elevated IgE levels. Diagnostic procedures were performed. Idiopathic hypereosinophilic syndrome is defined by an eosinophil count of more than 1500… Read More…

Adenocarcinoma of the Lung

Posted by • July 15th, 2011

In this week’s Case Record of the Massachusetts General Hospital, a 31-year-old man was seen because of dysphagia and a mediastinal mass compressing the esophagus. CT images showed gastrohepatic and subcarinal lymphadenopathy and multiple lung nodules. A diagnostic procedure was performed, and management decisions were made. The most important genetic test to perform in a patient… Read More…