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    • Case Reports, Infectious Diseases and the Developing World Geoffrey Pasvol Professor of Infection & Tropical Medicine Consultant in Infection & Tropical Medicine Associate Editor, Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene Director, Imperial Wellcome Centre for Clinical Tropical Medicine Imperial College London Celebrating Case Reports, Friday May 15, 2009
    • Out of the Tropics/Developing World …………
      • ‘ ex Africa semper aliquid novi’
      • Pliny the Elder
      • Infectious Diseases, Tropical Medicine a truly fertile ground- rich in variety, complexity and intrigue
    • The Triad in Case Reports
      • The Reader
      • The Author
      • The Editor
    • So why NOT Case Reports?
      • The Reader
          • Anecdotal
          • Unsubstantiated
          • Unedifying
          • Unscientific
      • The Author
          • Lengthy review process
          • Pot luck!
      • The Editor
          • Impact factor
          • Who will review
          • Titles/keywords to confuse or reveal?
      • “ CR remain CR”
    • So why Case Reports?
      • The Reader
          • Aids clinical practice
          • Stimulating
          • Interesting
          • Challenging
      • The Author
          • A step on the publication ladder
          • Source of research ideas
          • Important eg ADR
      • The Editor
          • Readable
          • Space-filler
    • Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene
      • One of the top ranked Journals in Tropical Medicine
      • Impact Factor 2-3
      • Published since 1907
      • Online submission free of page charges
      • Manuscripts - peer-reviewed online
      • Accepted papers - published electronically on ScienceDirect ® and immediately indexed by PubMed
      • 8 Case reports Jan 2008- May 2009
    • From Bhubaneswar, India
      • A successful outcome of gross haematuria (due to lymphatic filariasis) treated with diethylcarbamazine and ivermectin.
      • Kerketta et al, 2008
    • From New Delhi, India
      • Cutaneous leishmaniasis in Nepal:
      • Leishmania major as a cause.
      • Kumar et al, 2008
    • From New Delhi, India
      • Immune response following miltefosine therapy in a patient with post-kala-azar dermal leishmaniasis.
      • Ansari et al, 2008
    • From Alexandroupolis, Greece
      • Maggot infestation (myiasis) of external fixation pin sites in diabetic patients.
      • Verettasa et al, 2008
    • From Piaui, Brazil
      • Myiasis in the uterine cavity of an elderly woman with a complete uterine prolapse.
      • Lopes-Costa et al, 2008
    • From Lima, Peru
      • Cervical tumor caused by the sexually mature stage of Fasciola hepatica.
      • Luis et al, 2009
    • From Cape Town, South Africa
      • First case report of pharyngeal cysticercosis.
      • Sobnach et al, 2009
    • From Khon Kaen, Thailand
      • Sequential imaging studies of cerebral gnathostomiasis with subdural hemorrhage as its complication.
      • Sawanyawisutha et al, 2009
      • Gnathostoma spinigerum
    • Case Reports and the Developing World
      • The Reader
          • Access: Internet, CD, DVD, paper, laminated cards
          • A repository of knowledge
          • ‘ Small Is Beautiful’
      • The Author
          • Disadvantaged: Lacks diagnostic tools (esp dev countries)
          • Language
          • Open access?
          • Encouraging
          • Inclusive
      • The Editor
          • Colour; powerful image
          • Reviewing- what allowances
          • Copyediting
    • Confessions…………
      • 1984 Pneumonia due to Legionella bozemanii first report of a case in Europe. Journal of Infection 8: 251-255.
      • 1996 Leptospirosis in pregnancy: an unusual and relatively unrecognised cause of death in man. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 16: 163-165
      • *1996 Fatal quinine cardiotoxicity in the treatment of falciparum malaria. Transactions Royal Society of Tropical Medicine 90: 305-307.
      • 2000 Acute adrenal insufficiency precipitated by isolated involvement of the adrenal gland by tuberculosis. Journal of Infection. 39: 244-245.
      • *2002 Malarone ® treatment failure and in vitro confirmation of resistance of P falciparum isolate from Lagos, Nigeria. Malaria Journal 1(1) 1-4
      • 2002 Severe acute symptomatic hyponatraemia in falciparum malaria. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine 96: 647-648
      • 2003 Amoebic abscess in the left lobe of the liver masquerading as pyelonephritis. Journal of Infection 46: 249-250
      • *2005 Kikuchi's disease: a rare cause of meningitis? Clinical Infectious Diseases. 41:e80-2.
      • *2005 Pneumococcal meningitis and etanercept--chance or association? Journal of Infection. 51:E49-51 .
      • (2005) Images in clinical medicine Chromoblastomycosis. New England Journal of Medicine. 352 : e19.
      • (2005) Successful treatment of severe Kikuchi’s disease with intravenous immunoglobulin. Rheumatology. 235-236
    • “From Case Report to Clinic……”
    • “From Case Report to Clinic……”
    • “From Case Report to Clinic……”
    • So for all……….
      • Raises questions
      • Ambivalence
      • The best- the worst
      • Just because they are fun, harmless but possess potential
      • Teach, research and practice
      • So why not celebrate?
    • Lest anyone doubt ………………….
      • ‘ I come to celebrate case reports, not to bury them !’
      • Plenty the Wiser
    • Acknowledgements
      • Bo Drasar (Editor) and The Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
      • www.rstmh.org/transactions.asp
      • Healthcare Information for all by 2015
      • www. hifa2015 .org
      • The Organisers