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Sangeon Gwoo 2 Articles
A Case of Endobronchial Actinomycosis with a Broncholith cured by Cryotherapy through a Flexible Bronchoscope
Jin Seok Yoo, Eun Ju Cho, Sangeon Gwoo, Hye Jung Kwon, Seong Kyeong Lim, Tae Won Jang, Chul Ho Oak
Kosin Med J. 2013;28(2):155-160.   Published online January 19, 2013
DOI: https://doi.org/10.7180/kmj.2013.28.2.155
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We report the case of a 53-year-old man who presented with obstructive pneumonitis and broncholithiasis. We attempted to remove the broncholith with forceps through a flexible endoscope, but the potential for bleeding due to partial synechia did not allow this. We succeeded in removing it with cryotherapy. The histopathological diagnosis was thoracic actinomycosis associated with broncholithiasis. Endobronchial actinomycosis with a broncholith is very rare. We successfully treated a patient with endobronchial actinomycosis with a broncholith by administering short-term antibiotics after broncholithectomy via cryotherapy through a flexible bronchoscope.

A Case of Type III Autoimmune Polyglandular Syndrome
Sangeon Gwoo, Young Sik Choi, Bu Kyung Kim, Yo Han Park, Keun Tae Kim, Jun Seop Lee
Kosin Med J. 2013;28(2):167-170.   Published online January 19, 2013
DOI: https://doi.org/10.7180/kmj.2013.28.2.167
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The autoimmune polyglandular syndromes (APS) are groups of syndromes comprising a combination of endocrine and nonendocrine autoimmune diseases. Among of those four types of APS, the main characteristics of the 3 APS are autoimmune thyroid diseases associated to other autoimmune diseases, excluding Addison’s disease. Type 3 APS are also subdivided into 3A, 3B, 3C, and 3D. Recently, we experience a case of APS manifesting 3A, 3C, and 3D subtype. A 28-year-old woman developed type I diabetes. According to her medical history, she had Graves’ disease, vitiligo, auimmune hemolytic anemia and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). The antoantibodies associated with Graves’ disease, SLE, and type I diabetes showed positive findings. We report this case with literatures review.


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