Arash Heidari
University of California, Los Angeles
Internal medicineSurgeryPathologyDermatologyIntensive care medicinePediatricsImmunologyAsymptomaticCoccidioides immitisDiseaseDisseminated coccidioidomycosisInfective endocarditisFluconazoleVoriconazoleSalvage therapyMeningitisCoccidioidesCoccidioidal meningitisAnesthesiaMedicine
Publications 63
Relapsing polychondritis (RP) is a rare and, if not treated, potentially lethal autoimmune disorder. Involvement of central nervous system (CNS) in RP is rare and, when present, makes it extremely difficult to diagnose. In this report, we present a case of a 22-year-old Hispanic woman who presented with sudden onset of headache and blurred vision. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of her brain and orbit showed leptomeningeal enhancements in addition to asymmetrical thickening and enhancement of g...
#1Julia A. Messina (Duke University)H-Index: 17
#2Eileen K Maziarz (Duke University)H-Index: 6
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Abstract null null Introduction null Coccidioidomycosis is a fungal infection endemic in the southwestern United States (US). Primary pulmonary coccidioidomycosis (PPC) is a leading cause of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) in this region, although its diagnosis is often delayed, leading to lag in antifungal treatment and subsequent morbidity. The impact of early empiric antifungal therapy as part of treatment for CAP in endemic areas on clinical outcomes is unknown. null null null Methods nul...
#1Rupam Sharma (Kern Medical Center)H-Index: 1
#2Arash Heidari (UCLA: University of California, Los Angeles)H-Index: 8
Last. Greti Petersen (Kern Medical Center)
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Early studies have reported various electrolyte abnormalities at admission in patients with severe COVID-19. 104 out of 193 patients admitted to our institution presented with hypermagnesemia at presentation. It is believed this may be important in the evaluation of severe SARS-CoV-2 infections. This study evaluated the outcomes of hypermagnesemia in patients with COVID-19. A retrospective chart review of patients admitted to the hospital with confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection was conducted. A revi...
#1Amar S. Shah (Kern Medical Center)
#2Valerie F. Civelli (Kern Medical Center)
Last. Arash Heidari (Kern Medical Center)H-Index: 8
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Genomic variants of the hepatitis B virus (HBV) preS/S protein are well-known to occur. Typically, immunity is gained through recovered HBV infection or by immunization. Very rarely, there are cert...
#1Sara Jaka (UCLA: University of California, Los Angeles)
#2Theingi Tiffany Win (UCLA: University of California, Los Angeles)H-Index: 2
Last. Leila Moosavi (UCLA: University of California, Los Angeles)H-Index: 6
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Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TCM) is a syndrome of reversible left ventricular systolic dysfunction that, at presentation, can be easily conflated with acute coronary syndrome. TCM has a clinical preponderance for older, postmenopausal females. We report on a patient's case who presented with complaints of upper and lower extremity weakness with evidence of rhabdomyolysis and hepatic injury. Her occupation as a field worker exposed her to a toxic chemical known as paraquat, which has been banned by...
#1Rupam SharmaH-Index: 1
#2Royce H. Johnson (UCLA: University of California, Los Angeles)H-Index: 21
Last. Everardo Cobos (UCLA: University of California, Los Angeles)H-Index: 28
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In this article, we describe a case of neutrophilic dermatosis of the dorsal hands (NDDH) complicated with myelodysplastic syndrome and chronic active hepatitis C infection. NDDH was first suggested by Galaria et al in 2000. After comparing features of NDDH with Sweet syndrome in terms of encompassing clinical, laboratory, and histological characteristics, it can be concluded that "distributional or localized variant" of Sweet syndrome is classified as NDDH. Early diagnosis and treatment can imp...
#1Tyler J. Torrico (UCLA: University of California, Los Angeles)H-Index: 2
#2Timothy Kiong (UCLA: University of California, Los Angeles)H-Index: 1
Last. Arash Heidari (UCLA: University of California, Los Angeles)H-Index: 8
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Neuropsychiatric symptoms are a common complication of COVID-19, with symptoms documented both during acute COVID-19 infection (parainfectious) and persisting or developing after the resolution of respiratory symptoms (postinfectious). Patients have presented with a variety of symptoms such as anosmia, thrombotic events, seizures, cognitive and attention deficits, new-onset anxiety, depression, psychosis, and rarely catatonia. Etiology appears to be related to disruption of regular neurotransmis...
#1Nadia Raza (Kern Medical Center)H-Index: 1
#2Sandhya Dhital (Kern Medical Center)
Last. Katayoun Sabetian (Kern Medical Center)H-Index: 1
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The incidence of wound botulism in injection drug users has increased since the introduction of black tar heroin. Many species of the Clostridium genus, most commonly Clostridium botulinum, Clostridium baratii, and Clostridium butyricum, have been associated with wound botulism. Patients often present with progressive bulbar weakness, including dysphagia, cranial nerve palsies, and loss of speech, in addition to symmetrical descending weakness of the upper extremities that may progress to the ch...
#1Valerie F. CivelliH-Index: 1
#2Ritika SharmaH-Index: 1
Last. Sarabjeet Singh (Touro University California)H-Index: 1
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#1Jeffrey A ColemanH-Index: 1
#2Valerie F. CivelliH-Index: 1
Last. Royce H. Johnson (UCLA: University of California, Los Angeles)H-Index: 21
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Coccidioidomycosis (CM) is an endemic fungal infection that is found in the Southwestern United States and adjacent areas of Mexico as well as Central and South America. In the United States, 150 0...
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