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Chylothorax Associated with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

Chylothorax is caused by lymphatic fluid accumulating in the pleural cavity from the ductus thoracicus. Chylous fluid has a murky, milky look due to the high levels of triglycerides it contains. Trauma or occlusion of the ductus thoracicus causes chylothorax. Malignancies, sarcoidosis, retrosternal goitre, amyloidosis, superior vena cava thrombosis, benign tumours, and congenital abnormalities such…
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July 20, 2021 0

Frequency of Microsporidium spp in Immunocompromised Individuals

Background: Microsporidium spp includes a group of obligate intracellular organisms that affect a wide range of hosts, including humans. The most common genres in human are Enterocytozoon spp and Encephalitozoon spp. Microsporidium are generally associated with immunocompromised patients; however, microsporidiosis is increasing in immunocompetent individuals. The aim of this work was to determine the frequency…
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August 11, 2020 0