November 2018 Case Reports


A fatal case of staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome associated with iatrogenic Cushing syndrome due to potent topical steroid application in a 3-month-old female: A case report

A fatal case of staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome associated with iatrogenic Cushing syndrome due to potent topical steroid application in a 3-month-old female: A case report

Joanne Kate T. Milana – Martinez, MD, Elisa Rae L. Coo, MD, Diandra Aurora R. Zabala, MD, Jennifer Aileen A. Tangtatco, MD, DPDS, Maricarr Pamela M. Lacuesta – Gutierrez, MD, FPDS

Cushing syndrome caused by application of topical corticosteroids is rarely reported. Systemic side effects like suppression of hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis, growth retardation in children and iatrogenic Cushing syndrome can occur even in small doses of potent topical steroids.1

Behçet’s disease in 2 Filipinos: a case report

Behçet’s disease in 2 Filipinos: a case report

Carminda P. Rogacion, MD, Emmanuel C. Perez, MD, MPH, FPFCP, FPRA, Johannes F. Dayrit, MD, FPDS

Behçet’s disease is a chronic multisystem disease that is characterized by vasculitis. Recurrent oral aphthous ulcers, genital ulcers, skin and ocular lesions, and arthritis are the most frequent clinical manifestations. Pathergy may or may not be present. Due to its distinct clinical presentation, knowledge and clinical expertise are needed in order to promptly establish the diagnosis and address the disease. We report two cases of Behcet’s Disease in 2 Filipinos on the basis of history, clinical presentation, and supported by skin punch biopsy findings.

Acquired hemochromatosis: a case report in a Filipino patient and literature review

Acquired hemochromatosis: a case report in a Filipino patient and literature review

Joyce R. Dancel, MD, MSc, FPDS1

Hemochromatosis is a hereditary or acquired chronic iron overload syndrome that presents with organ damage to the liver, pancreas, heart, joints and skin due to pathologic iron deposition. Hereditary hemochromatosis is a common genetic disorder with human hemochromatosis protein (HFE) mutations found in European ethnic groups but has low-prevalence in the Asian population.