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An Unusual Presentation of Bony Outgrowths on the Chest: A Case from Pakistan.

Khushboo Nusrat, Samar Mahmood, Muhammad Khan, Aleena Khan,

We present a case of hereditary multiple exostoses in a male child, who presented to us with bony outgrowths on the chest and recurrent respiratory infections. On questioning, it was revealed that the child had a family history of bony outgrowths, though those affected in his family were not symptomatic. ... Read more >>

Cureus (Cureus)
[2020, 12(3):e7309]

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Neonatal danger signs and healthcare seeking behaviours: A cross-sectional study in Karachi amongst pregnant females.

Khushboo Nusrat, Muhammad Rafay Khan, Zaiya Waseem, Omer Mustafa Siddiqui, Samar Mahmood, Syeda Zuhaa Hassan, Fauzia Imtiaz,

OBJECTIVE:To assess knowledge among pregnant women regarding neonatal danger signs and to evaluate their healthcare seeking behaviour. METHODS:The cross-sectional study was conducted at Civil Hospital, Karachi, from February to April 2018, and comprised pregnant females presenting to the hospital. They were interviewed through a structured questionnaire. Participants' knowledge regarding 12 ... Read more >>

J Pak Med Assoc (JPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association)
[2020, 70(1):74-79]

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Mesenteric Panniculitis with Raised Alanine Transaminase Levels: A Rare Case Report from Pakistan.

Samar Mahmood, Asim Sharif, Khushboo Nusrat, Shoukat Ali Samjo, Zaigham Abbas,

Mesenteric panniculitis (MP) is a rare condition that encompasses a spectrum of disease processes characterized by degeneration, inflammation, and scarring of the adipose tissue of the mesentery. The etiology of MP remains unknown; although various causes have been suggested and it has been seen to occur independently as well as ... Read more >>

Cureus (Cureus)
[2019, 11(12):e6411]

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Infiltrating the Heart and Kidney: A Rare Pediatric Case of Multisystem Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis from Pakistan.

Samar Mahmood, Mohammad Raza, Khushboo Nusrat, Shayan Marsia, Awais Abbas,

Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) is a rare, clonal disease of the monocyte-macrophage system, varying in its clinical presentation from mere self-healing skin and bone lesions to life-threatening multi-system disease. In descending order of frequency, the disease is known to involve the skeleton, skin, lymph nodes and lesser often, the liver, ... Read more >>

(Cureus)
[2019, 11(3):e4315]

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Elaborate Tongue Fasciculations Going Down to the Neck: A Rare Case of Sporadic, Young-onset Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis with Bulbar Symptoms, from Pakistan.

Khushboo Nusrat, Samar Mahmood, Shayan Marsia, Khalid Mahmood,

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a rare, progressive neurodegenerative disease, part of the spectrum of motor neuron diseases. This disease is divided on the bases of heritability, with majority of the cases being sporadic and phenotype, with eight recognized patterns-each with its respective symptoms, rate of progression, and prognosis. Here, ... Read more >>

(Cureus)
[2019, 11(5):e4600]

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Sulfasalazine-induced Pancytopenia Indicating Bone Marrow Suppression: A Rare Pediatric Case Report from Pakistan.

Shayan Marsia, Samar Mahmood, Mohammad Raza, Khushboo Nusrat, Ayesha Saleem,

Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is the most common chronic rheumatic condition in children. The treatment of JIA is mainly by drug therapy, which includes non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), corticosteroids, and disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs). Sulfasalazine is a DMARD that is used as the second-line of therapy. Although believed to have ... Read more >>

(Cureus)
[2019, 11(4):e4462]

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Affected Children of Healthy Parents: Multiple Pediatric Cases of Autosomal Recessive Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease in a Pakistani Family.

Khushboo Nusrat, Samar Mahmood, Mohammad Raza, Shayan Marsia, Awais Abbas,

Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) disease, also referred to as hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy (HMSN), is a heterogeneous group of disorders which primarily affects the peripheral nervous system. Clinically, the main features are progressive muscle weakness seen distally, along with wasting seen predominantly in the anterior compartments of the lower legs. The ... Read more >>

(Cureus)
[2019, 11(4):e4417]

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Knowledge, Awareness, and Perceptions Regarding Autism Among Parents in Karachi, Pakistan.

Muhammad Salar Anwar, Mahnoor Tahir, Khushboo Nusrat, Muhammad R Khan,

Background The prevalence of autism is growing worldwide. Owing to parents being the primary caregivers in most situations, their ability to recognize the signs and symptoms of autism and respond appropriately is of paramount importance in aiming to provide the best healthcare to autistic individuals. This study was conducted with ... Read more >>

(Cureus)
[2018, 10(9):e3299]

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