Case Reports in Internal Medicine

Case Reports in Internal Medicine (CRIM) is a peer-reviewed international journal dedicated to promoting scholarly exchange among teachers and researchers in the field of internal medicine. The journal is published quarterly in both print and online versions by the Sciedu Press.

Authors are encouraged to submit complete, unpublished, original, and full-length articles that are not under review in any other journals. The online version of the journal is free access and download.

The journal is striving to achieve high quality through double-blind peer review, as specified in Author Guidelines.

CRIM is included in:

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The journal is published in both print and online versions. The online version is free access and download.

To facilitate rapid publication and to minimize administrative costs, the journal accepts Online submission and Email submission. All manuscripts and any supplementary material can be submitted via the journal’s Online Submission and peer-review system or email to For online submission, please create a new account and then follow the instructions given on the screen.

CRIM’s Sections
Case Reports, Case Studies, Reviews.


2015: Articles Received: 112; Accepted: 57; Rejected: 28; Published: 71; Retracted: 0

2015 Q4: Articles Received: 21; Accepted: 21; Rejected: 2; Published: 24; Retracted: 0

2015 Q3: Articles Received: 39; Accepted: 15; Rejected: 8; Published: 17; Retracted: 0

2015 Q2: Articles Received: 20; Accepted: 11; Rejected: 8; Published: 16; Retracted: 0

2015 Q1: Articles Received: 32; Accepted: 10; Rejected: 10; Published: 14; Retracted: 0

2014: Articles Received: 149; Accepted: 79; Rejected: 23; Published: 83; Retracted: 0


What is e-Version FirstTM

e-Version First is a feature offered through our journal platform. It allows PDF version of manuscripts that have been peer reviewed and accepted, to be hosted online prior to their inclusion in a final printed journal. Readers can freely access or cite the article. We aim to publish accepted manuscripts in e-Version First in two week's time after the final draft completed.


Paper Selection and Publication Process

a) Upon receipt of paper submission, the Editor sends an E-mail of confirmation to the corresponding author within 1-3 working days. If you fail to receive this confirmation, your submission/e-mail may be missed. Please contact the Editor in time for that.

b) Peer review. We use double-blind system for peer-review; both reviewers and authors' identities remain anonymous. The paper will be peer-reviewed by three experts; two reviewers from outside and one editor from the journal typically involve in reviewing a submission. The review process may take 2-4 weeks.

c) Notification of the result of review by E-mail.

d) The authors revise paper and pay publication fee (200.00 USD).

e) After publication, the corresponding author will receive the copy of printed journal, free of charge.

f) E-journal in PDF is available on the journal’s webpage, free of charge for download.


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All submissions will be checked by iThenticate before being sent to reviewers.




Acknowledgements to all reviewers


The editor of "Case Reports in Internal Medicine" would like to express our great appreciation to all our valued reviewers who contributed to the journal in 2014.

Your constructive comments made great contribution to the development of our journal. Please accept our deepest thanks for your knowledge, time and continuing efforts.

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Vol 2, No 4 (2015)

Case Reports in Internal Medicine, Vol. 2, No. 4, December 2015

Table of Contents


The role of plasmapheresis in adult respiratory distressed syndrome due to meningococcemia with disseminated intravascular coagulation - a case report PDF
Leonidas Grigorakos, Athanasios Moles, Anastasia Alexopoulou, Zoi Psomadaki, Christos Gialamas, Heliodoros Mantzivis, Charalampos Ladakis p1
Bilateral chylothorax complicating bibasilar pneumonia: A case report PDF
Churchill Lukwiya Onen, Bethuel Nderingo Ndosi, Martin Sibanda, Nuru Said Omari, Jane Njeri Gitau, Richard Alasai Josiah p4
Fatal pulseless electrical activity in an African American man with natural killer/T-cell leukemia/lymphoma and myocardial involvement PDF
Alicia Topoll, Lalan Wilfong, Alex Pildain, Beverly Dickson, Mark Feldman p10
Primary peritoneal mesothelioma: A rare cause of malignant ascites PDF
Joseph William Howells, Bryan J Kantner, Joel T Abbott p17
Intravenous leiomyomatosis with intracardiac extension: A case report with review of literature PDF
Zhang Jin, Xin Chen, Lu Chengzhi, Wang Li p22
Thrombotic microangiopathy with renal involvement: Case report and considerations on differential diagnosis and treatment PDF
Marco Manganaro, Savino Sciascia, Ernesto Turello, Brigida Brezzi, Franco Dallavalle, Massimo Pini, Silvana Tedeschi, Mario Bazzan, Dario Roccatello p27
Nonbacterial thrombotic endocarditis associated with chronic hypoxia and secondary polycythemia PDF
Joseph W Howells, Nikhil A Huprikar, Dennis L Barnett II p33
Case report of a patient with Klinefelter syndrome treated with testosterone injections presenting with thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura PDF
Shira R Saul, Michael Jaker p38
Advanced membrano - proliferative glomerulonephritis in a 2-month-old Nigerian male infant: A case report PDF
Ogoke C.C, Okafor H. U, Uwaezuoke S.N, Ndu I.K, Okafor O.C p42
Systemic silicosis associated with plasma Cell proliferation and B lymphocyte monoclonality PDF
Evgeni Gershman, Amos Cohen, Mordechai Reuven Kramer, Avishay Elis p47
Superior vena cava syndrome secondary to indwelling peripherally inserted perm-catheter in 33-year-old female PDF
Bankim Patel, Aravindan Jearjasingam, Kunal Patel, Rupen Patel, Gaurav Agarwal p51
Differential diagnosis and therapeutic limitations in a rare case of acquired factor X deficiency PDF
Kaivan Vaidya, Clare Arnott, Amber Biscoe, Simon Eggleton, Timothy Brighton p55
Heart transplantation from a dermatomyositis donor: Case report and review PDF
Vincent Lau, Nakul Sharma, Michael CY Chan, Wayne Tymchak p59
All trans retinoic acid induced hypercalcemia and diffuse alveolar hemorrhage in acute promyelocytic leukemia: Practical guidelines for diagnosis and treatment based on a case report and literature review PDF
Tony Ibrahim, Geovani Faddoul, Maria Baz, Fadi Haddad, Fadi Nasr p64
Multi-organ failure secondary to an aortocaval fistula-when should it be suspected? PDF
Samar Medani, Frank Walker, Sean Leavey p72
“Triple-triple” hit lymphoma PDF
Sarah Mushtaq, Eric K. Singhi, Robert K. Stuart p78
Cardiac resynchronization as rescue therapy for ventilator-dependent heart failure PDF
Kevin V Burns, Ryan M Gage, Antonia E Curtin, Alan J Bank p81
Foreign body presenting as a duodenal mass: Case report and literature review PDF
Catherine W Chung, Zachary J Plummer, Leigh Spera, Joshua Waters, Eugene P Ceppa p88
The clinical manifestations of celiac disease may present at any age: A rare case report PDF
Nezih Pişkinpaşa, Mehmet Emin Pişkinpaşa, Haluk Özçelik p96

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Case Reports in Internal Medicine

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