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MRI-Guided Stereotactic Craniotomy to Set the Diagnosis of CNS Cryptococcosis. Case Report and Review of the International Literature

Cryptococcosis – a fungal infection – mainly caused by Crypto coccus Neoformans and Cryptococcus Gattii, may affect human central neural system (CNS) with various clinical manifestations. Diagnosis is usually confirmed by direct CSF microscopic exami nation for encapsulated yeasts by India ink preparation. However, sometimes laboratory tests may not be indicative and brain imag ing with biopsy is necessary to reveal the cause in order to offer the adequate beneficial treatment to patients.

Frequency of Autoimmune Diseases Associated with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus in Children and Adolescents in Albania

1.1. Background: Type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1D) is the most common chronic autoimmune metabolic and endocrinological dis ease of children and adolescents. Children and adolescents with T1D are at increased risk of developing other autoimmune diseas es; more often autoimmune thyroiditis followed by celiac disease and other conditions, which significantly affect the clinical man agement of the disease, metabolism and quality of life, especially in the pediatric age.

Big Bell Hospital, 1941-1955 – Paper

The ruins of the Big Bell Hospital slumber today under the intense sun of the remote West Australian outback. Between 1942 and 1955 it served a remarkably busy goldmine, but like the hotels and shops it lived and died with the mine.

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