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Authors are encouraged to submit complete, unpublished, original, and full-length articles that are not under review in any other journals.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:

  • EBSCOhost
  • Google Scholar
  • ProQuest

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.


2016 Q2: Articles Received: 45; Accepted: 23; Rejected: 19; Published: 22; Retracted: 0

2016 Q1: Articles Received: 28; Accepted: 13; Rejected: 7; Published: 13; Retracted: 0

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


The publisher and journal have a policy of “Zero Tolerance on the Plagiarism”. We check the plagiarism issue through two methods: reviewer check and plagiarism prevention tool (

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




Call for papers


We are calling for papers for Vol. 3, No. 2, if you have the befitting manuscripts related to Internal Medicine, welcome to submit them to our journal.

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Reviewers Recruitment


We are recruiting reviewers, if you are interested in reviewing submissions for our journal, please send your CV to (The CV should include your current affiliation, education experience, research interests and your published articles).

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Vol 3, No 3 (2016)

Case Reports in Internal Medicine, Vol. 3, No. 3, 2016, e-Version First TM

Table of Contents


Shiitake dermatitis in a 5-year old boy: First pediatric case report PDF
Philip Johnson, Aimee Arits, Yvan Vandenplas p1
Deep cerebral vein thrombosis due to iron deficiency anemia: A case report PDF
Nao Nishida, Yoshimasa Sueda, Tomomi Kanbara, Takashi Kurashige, Tsuyoshi Torii p4
Septic pulmonary emboli from mitral valve endocarditis in a patient with repaired tetralogy of fallot PDF
Aniket S. Rali, Arun Iyer, Claire Sullivan, James Strainic, Brian Hoit p7
Arterial thromboembolism in a young woman with occult dilated cardiomyopathy PDF
Alicia Topoll, Jordan Owens, Jorge Cheirif, J. Mark Pool, Mark Feldman p12
Biochemical munchausen’s - a “baffling” case of recurrent hypokalemia and lactic acidosis - secondary to surreptitious salbutamol abuse in a 36-year-old female PDF
Cameron Chen, Udayan Ray, Glenn Jacobson, Michael Smillie, Neville Jordan, Richard Yu p17
Incidentally diagnosed renal cancer following investigation for new-onset hyperglycemia PDF
Yukinori Harada, Yuuta Hara p22
The advantages and limitations of echocardiography in a unique presentation of double-sided endocarditis from intravenous drug use PDF
Ben Alencherry, Claire Sullivan, Brian Hoit p26
Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura associated with Klebsiella pneumonia in the background of alcoholic liver cirrhosis PDF
Satoshi Ichikawa, Keiju Sasaki, Taro Takahashi, Masaki Hayakawa, Masanori Matsumoto, Hideo Harigae p30
Refractory hypercalcemia: Unusual presentation for diffuse large B cell lymphoma PDF
Dhiraj Yadav, Ranjit Kumar Chaudhary, Mohammad Muhsin Chisti p36
Vancomycin extravasation: Evaluation, treatment, and avoidance of this adverse drug event PDF
Vincent Peyko, Evan Sasson p40
Chemotherapy and extreme exercise: A potentially dangerous combination PDF
Shivani Jatin Gandhi, Satyajeet Roy p44
Metastatic cutaneous epithelioid hemangioendothelioma involving right atrium - a case report PDF
Sandy Mpho Mosenye, Rahul Daimari, Neha Sharma, Princess Lelani Chikanda, Feng Zhou, Godfrey Mutashambara Rwegerera p47
Refractory bleeding from ectopic varices stopped by percutaneous transhepatic portal vein recanalization and stenting PDF
Guido Poggi, Cesare Massa Saluzzo, Benedetta Montagna, Chiara Picchi, Francesco Salerno p52
Acute ophthalmoplegia without ataxia associated with anti-GQ1b antibody in a Chinese Gentleman PDF
Helen LK Yip, MC Kwan, WK Cheng, WY Lau p55
Unusual case of stable dense deposit disease over 20 years PDF
Satyanarayana R Vaidya, Chandana R Bhavanam, Ananda R Gurram p57
Acute myocardial infarction in a 17-year-old Bangladeshi boy-possibility of existence of a Bangladeshi paradox PDF
Prabir Kumar Das, F. Hossain, M.R. Karim p62
Posterior reversible leukoencephalopathy syndrome (PRES) as a complication of ozone injections for chronic pain PDF
Sarah H Sofka, Troy M Krupica p65
Drug refractory faciobrachial dystonic seizures successfully treated with multiple apheresis PDF
Madhu S Jasti, Sandipan Pati, Vinusha Yarlagadda p69
Congenital agenesis of inferior vena cava as a rare cause of deep vein thrombosis: Case report and review of the literature PDF
Haritha Ackula, Kailash Mosalpuria, Pavankumar Tandra p74
Babesia parasitemia causing splenic infarction: A review of the literature PDF
Darren Wong p78
Ophthalmic atropine for sublingual use: A novel treatment for excessive respiratory secretions PDF
Paul Staffieri, Kent Owusu, Maria Cardinale, Amber Castle p82

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Case Reports in Internal Medicine

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