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Classic Kaposi's sarcoma presenting first with gastrointestinal tract involvement in a HIV-negative Inuit male - A case report and review of the literature.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature76072
Source
Pathol Res Pract. 2006 May 6;
Publication Type
Article
Date
May-6-2006
Author
Brinda Balachandra
Ellen Tunitsky
Shaheenah Dawood
Ingrid Hings
Victoria A Marcus
Author Affiliation
Department of Pathology McGill University Health Centre – Montreal General Hospital, 1650 Cedar Ave., Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3G 1A4.
Source
Pathol Res Pract. 2006 May 6;
Date
May-6-2006
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Abstract
Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) is a multicentric low-grade vascular malignancy. In North America, it is usually seen in AIDS and solid organ transplant populations. Classic KS is a subtype that traditionally occurs in elderly HIV-negative males of Mediterranean, Eastern European, and Jewish descent. Patients with classic KS characteristically present with skin lesions in the distal extremities. Involvement of the viscera is uncommon in classic KS, but may occur in the late stages of the disease. We report the first case of classic KS presenting in the gastrointestinal tract of an elderly HIV-negative Inuit male from Northern Quebec, Canada.
PubMed ID
16682127 View in PubMed
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Post-traveler's diarrhea irritable bowel syndrome: a prospective study.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature186169
Source
Am J Gastroenterol. 2003 Mar;98(3):596-9
Publication Type
Article
Date
Mar-2003
Author
Alexandra Ilnyckyj
Brinda Balachandra
Lawrence Elliott
Shurjeel Choudhri
Donald R Duerksen
Author Affiliation
Department of Internal Medicine, Section of Gastroenterology, University of Manitoba, Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada.
Source
Am J Gastroenterol. 2003 Mar;98(3):596-9
Date
Mar-2003
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adult
Aged
Canada - epidemiology
Colonic Diseases, Functional - epidemiology - etiology
Developing Countries
Diarrhea - complications - etiology
Female
Humans
Incidence
Male
Middle Aged
Prospective Studies
Risk assessment
Risk factors
Travel
Abstract
Anecdotal evidence suggests that irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) can develop after an episode of traveler's diarrhea (TD). This observation supports a contemporary paradigm proposed for the etiology of IBS and may have important implications for public health strategies aimed at preventing TD. This study aimed to determine the incidence of IBS in people experiencing TD.
A total of 109 healthy adults traveling outside of Canada or the United States were identified and enrolled in a prospective, cohort field study. GI symptoms before and after travel were assessed using the Rome I criteria. Travel diaries and questionnaires were used to assess for TD.
The incidence of TD in the study cohort was 44%. Among those experiencing TD, the incidence of IBS was 4.2%. In those not experiencing TD, the incidence of IBS post-travel was 1.6% (relative risk = 2.5, 95% CI = 0.2-27.2, p = 0.41, ns). There was no significant difference in the incidence of IBS between the exposed and nonexposed groups.
This study does not support a large association between TD and an increased risk of developing IBS. A small increase in relative risk may have been undetected because of the size of the study.
PubMed ID
12650793 View in PubMed
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