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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331642/lemierre-s-syndrome-associated-with-mechanical-ventilation-and-profound-deafness
#1
Lukas Birkner
Lemierre's syndrome is a rare disorder that is characterized by anaerobic organisms inducing a thrombophlebitis of the internal jugular vein (IJV) following a course of oropharyngeal infection. It often occurs in young and healthy patients. Clinicians continuously misinterpret early symptoms until infection disseminates systematically and life-threatening sepsis transpires. We report the case of a 58-year-old female developing Lemierre's syndrome accompanied by invasive ventilation support and a profound deafness requiring the implementation of a cochlear implant...
2017: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331641/penicillin-susceptible-oxidase-negative-nonhemolytic-nonmotile-bacillus-megaterium-in-disguise-of-bacillus-anthracis
#2
Shih Keng Loong, Boon Teong Teoh, Jefree Johari, Chee Sieng Khor, Juraina Abd-Jamil, Siti Sarah Nor'e, Nur Izyan Samsudin, Noor Syahida Azizan, Che Norainon Yaacob, Asma Anati CheMatSeri, Nur Hidayana Mahfodz, Sazaly AbuBakar
Bacillus anthracis is a bacterial pathogen of major concern. The spores of this bacteria can survive harsh environmental conditions for extended periods and are well recognized as a potential bioterror weapon with significant implications. Accurate and timely identification of this Bacillus species in the diagnostic laboratory is essential for disease and public health management. Biosafety Level 3 measures and ciprofloxacin treatment were instituted when B. anthracis was suspected from a patient with gangrenous foot...
2017: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326209/neisseria-meningitidis-infecting-a-prosthetic-knee-joint-a-new-case-of-an-unusual-disease
#3
Berta Becerril Carral, Elvira Alarcón Manoja, Salvador López Cárdenas, Jesús Canueto Quintero
Primary meningococcal meningitis is an infrequent but known disease. However, the infection of a prosthetic joint with Neisseria meningitidis is rare. We hereby describe the second case of an arthroplasty infected with Neisseria meningitidis that responded favourably to prosthesis retention with surgical debridement, in combination with antibiotics treatment.
2017: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321350/shigellosis-caused-by-ctx-m-type-esbl-producing-shigella-flexneri-in-two-siblings-of-rural-nepal-first-case-report-from-the-country
#4
Narayan Prasad Parajuli, Govardhan Joshi, Bashu Dev Pardhe, Jyotsna Shakya, Anjeela Bhetwal, Shreena Shakya, Roshan Pandit, Sumesh Shreekhanda Shrestha, Puspa Raj Khanal
Shigellosis is an acute infectious disease characterized as severe bloody diarrhea (dysentery) and is accountable for a significant burden of morbidity and mortality especially in children under the age of 5 years. Antimicrobial therapy is required in the cases of severe dysentery associated with Shigella. However, emergence of multidrug resistant (MDR) strains of Shigella spp. over the last two decades has restricted the use of common therapeutic antimicrobials. In MDR strains, the third-generation cephalosporins have been used for the treatment, but, unfortunately, emerging reports of enzyme mediated β-lactam resistance among Shigella isolates from various parts of the world have greatly compromised the therapy of pediatric dysentery...
2017: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316848/strongyloides-hyperinfection-in-a-renal-transplant-patient-always-be-on-the-lookout
#5
Murtaza Mazhar, Ijlal Akbar Ali, Nelson Iván Agudelo Higuita
We present a case of a 71-year-old Vietnamese man with chronic kidney disease secondary to adult polycystic kidney disease. He had been a prisoner of war before undergoing a successful cadaveric renal transplant in the United States. He presented to clinic one year after the transplant with gross hematuria, productive cough, intermittent chills, and weight loss. Long standing peripheral eosinophilia of 600-1200/μL triggered further evaluation. A wet mount of stool revealed Strongyloides stercoralis larvae...
2017: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299216/successful-treatment-of-necrotizing-fasciitis-and-streptococcal-toxic-shock-syndrome-with-the-addition-of-linezolid
#6
Hana Rac, Karine D Bojikian, Jose Lucar, Katie E Barber
Necrotizing fasciitis is a deep-seated subcutaneous tissue infection that is commonly associated with streptococcal toxic shock syndrome (TSS). Surgical debridement plus penicillin and clindamycin are the current standard of care. We report a case of necrotizing fasciitis and streptococcal TSS where linezolid was added after a failure to improve with standard therapy. Briefly after isolation of Streptococcus pyogenes from tissue cultures, the patient underwent two surgical debridement procedures and was changed to standard of care therapy...
2017: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299215/intra-abdominal-actinomycosis-mimicking-malignant-abdominal-disease
#7
Ali Ridha, Njideka Oguejiofor, Sarah Al-Abayechi, Emmanuel Njoku
Abdominal actinomycosis is a rare infectious disease, caused by gram positive anaerobic bacteria, that may appear as an abdominal mass and/or abscess (Wagenlehner et al. 2003). This paper presents an unusual case of a hemodynamically stable 80-year-old man who presented to the emergency department with 4 weeks of worsening abdominal pain and swelling. He also complains of a 20-bound weight loss in 2 months. A large tender palpable mass in the right upper quadrant was noted on physical exam. Laboratory studies showed a normal white blood cell count, slightly decreased hemoglobin and hematocrit, and mildly elevated total bilirubin and alkaline phosphatase...
2017: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299214/occupational-neurobrucellosis-mimicking-a-brain-tumor-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#8
Hussein Algahtani, Bader Shirah, Dina Abdulghani, Roiya Farhan, Raghad Algahtani
Brucellosis is a zoonotic bacterial infection which is transmitted to humans from infected animals and is endemic in many parts of the world including Saudi Arabia. In this article, we report a case of occupational neurobrucellosis that presented with a space-occupying lesion mimicking a brain tumor. We stress on the importance of obtaining detailed social history including occupation to reach the diagnosis in several conditions including brucellosis. We also stress on taking universal precautions when handling any specimens...
2017: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286681/granulomatous-lobular-mastitis-associated-with-mycobacterium-abscessus-in-south-china-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#9
Ye-Sheng Wang, Qi-Wei Li, Lin Zhou, Run-Feng Guan, Xiang-Ming Zhou, Ji-Hong Wu, Nan-Yan Rao, Shuang Zhu
Mycobacteria, which are known as rapidly growing bacteria, are pathogens that are responsible for cutaneous or subcutaneous infections that especially occur after injection, trauma, or surgery. In this report, we describe a species of Mycobacterium abscessus that was isolated from a breast abscess in a patient who was previously diagnosed with granulomatous lobular mastitis (GLM). This current case is the first ever presented case of GLM associated with M. abscessus documented in South China. The case presentation highlights the role of M...
2017: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280641/prosthetic-joint-infection-due-to-mycobacterium-avium-intracellulare-in-a-patient-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#10
Nicholas E Ingraham, Brenton Schneider, Jonathan D Alpern
Nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) are a rare cause of prosthetic joint infections (PJI). However, the prevalence of NTM infections may be increasing with the rise of newer immunosuppressive medications such as biologics. In this case report, we describe a rare complication of immunosuppressive therapies and highlight the complexity of diagnosing and treating PJI due to NTM. The patient is a 79-year-old Caucasian male with a history of severe destructive rheumatoid arthritis on several immunosuppressive agents and right hip osteoarthritis s/p total hip arthroplasty 15 years previously with several complex revisions, presenting with several weeks of worsening right hip and abdominal pain...
2017: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255479/actinomyces-meyeri-popliteal-cyst-infection-and-review-of-the-literature
#11
Bharath Raj Palraj, Ala S Dababneh
A 66-year-old, Caucasian male presented with pain and swelling involving the left knee of one-week duration. Arthrocentesis was negative for evidence of septic arthritis. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) study of the left knee showed degenerative arthritis, partial tear of medial meniscus, and a complex fluid collection along the posteromedial aspect of the left knee suggestive of popliteal cyst. He underwent arthroscopy with partial medial meniscectomy. Intraoperative joint fluid was noted to be cloudy but cultures were negative...
2017: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239499/a-dual-case-of-peritonitis-and-central-nervous-system-infection-caused-by-nutritionally-variant-streptococcal-species
#12
Sussi Vivar, Jennifer E Girotto, Thomas S Murray
Nutritional variant streptococci (NVS) are difficult to identify bacteria that can cause invasive infections such as endocarditis and meningitis. NVS as a cause of peritonitis has not been routinely described. This case of NVS as the etiology of peritonitis associated with previous neurosurgery and ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt revision demonstrates its potential role as a significant pathogen in patients with peritonitis and VP shunts. Therapy consists of vancomycin plus a second agent but since there are no standards for susceptibility testing, clinical response remains the standard for determining the efficacy of treatment...
2017: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210511/unusual-presentation-of-cutaneous-leishmaniasis-ocular-leishmaniasis
#13
Masoud Doroodgar, Moein Doroodgar, Abbas Doroodgar
The leishmaniases are parasitic diseases that are transmitted to humans by infected female sandflies. Cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) is one of 3 main forms of the disease. CL is the most common form of the disease and is endemic in many urban and rural parts of Iran and usually caused by two species of Leishmania: L. major and L. tropica. We report a case of unusual leishmaniasis with 25 lesions on exposed parts of the body and right eyelid involvement (ocular leishmaniasis). The patient was a 75-year-old male farmer referred to health care center in Aran va Bidgol city...
2017: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197350/disseminated-mycobacterium-interjectum-infection-with-bacteremia-hepatic-and-pulmonary-involvement-associated-with-a-long-term-catheter-infection
#14
David Sotello, D Jane Hata, Mohammed Reza, Raj Satyanarayana, Vichaya Arunthari, Wendelyn Bosch
We present a 49-year-old female with one year of intermittent fevers, chills, night sweats, and significant weight loss. Liver and lung biopsy showed evidence of a granulomatous process. Blood and liver biopsy cultures yielded growth of presumed Mycobacterium interjectum, thought to be related to a disseminated long-term central venous catheter infection. She successfully received one year of combined antimicrobial therapy after catheter removal without recurrence of disease. M. interjectum has been previously described as a cause of lymphadenitis in healthy children and associated with pulmonary disease in adults, although other localized infections have been reported...
2017: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197349/corynebacterium-striatum-bacteremia-associated-with-a-catheter-related-blood-stream-infection
#15
Ueno Daisuke, Tomohiro Oishi, Kunikazu Yamane, Kihei Terada
A 49-year-old woman visited our emergency department because of exertional dyspnea due to severe left ventricular functional failure. It progressed to disseminated intravascular coagulation and disturbance of consciousness on day 67 of admission. Gram-positive bacilli were detected from two different blood culture samples on day 67 of admission. An API-Coryne test and sequencing (1~615 bp) of the 16S rRNA gene were performed, and the strain was identified as Corynebacterium striatum. The bacterium was detected from the removed central venous catheter tip too, and the patient was diagnosed with catheter-related bloodstream infection by C...
2017: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194287/acute-acalculous-cholecystitis-a-rare-presentation-of-primary-epstein-barr-virus-infection-in-adults-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#16
Zuhal Yesilbag, Asli Karadeniz, Fatih Oner Kaya
Primary Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection is almost always a self-limited disease characterized by sore throat, fever, and lymphadenopathy. Hepatic involvement is usually characterized by mild elevations of aminotransferases and resolves spontaneously. Although isolated gallbladder wall thickness has been reported in these patients, acute acalculous cholecystitis is an atypical presentation of primary EBV infection. We presented a young women admitted with a 10-day history of fever, nausea, malaise who had jaundice and right upper quadrant tenderness on the physical examination...
2017: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194286/central-venous-catheter-related-bloodstream-infection-with-kocuria-kristinae-in-a-patient-with-propionic-acidemia
#17
Masato Kimura, Eichiro Kawai, Hisao Yaoita, Natsuko Ichinoi, Osamu Sakamoto, Shigeo Kure
Kocuria kristinae is a catalase-positive, coagulase-negative, Gram-positive coccus found in the environment and in normal skin and mucosa in humans; however, it is rarely isolated from clinical specimens and is considered a nonpathogenic bacterium. We describe a case of catheter-related bacteremia due to K. kristinae in a young adult with propionic acidemia undergoing periodic hemodialysis. The patient had a central venous catheter implanted for total parenteral nutrition approximately 6 months prior to the onset of symptoms because of repeated acute pancreatitis...
2017: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163946/diverticular-pylephlebitis-and-polymicrobial-septicemia
#18
Pradhum Ram, Kamolyut Lapumnuaypol, Chitra Punjabi
Diverticulitis primarily affects the sigmoid colon and is often complicated by intra-abdominal abscesses and fistulas. Rarely, however, mesenteric venous thrombosis has been known to occur. Optimal management is still unclear. We report the first case of polymicrobial sepsis resulting from diverticular pylephlebitis, managed successfully with bowel rest, antibiotics, and anticoagulation.
2017: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163945/disseminated-tuberculosis-presenting-as-baker-s-cyst-infection
#19
Najwa Pervin, Sami Akram, Tamer Hudali, Mukul Bhattarai, Sana Waqar
In the absence of coexisting immunocompromised state and lack of specific symptoms a reactivation of treated mycobacterial tuberculosis (MTB) infection is generally not considered in the differential diagnosis of leg pain. We present a unique case of disseminated tuberculosis presenting as an infected Baker's cyst in a 73-year-old immunocompetent male.
2017: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163944/immune-reconstitution-inflammatory-syndrome-opening-pandora-s-box
#20
Mariana Meireles, Conceição Souto Moura, Margarida França
One of the purposes of antiretroviral therapy (ART) is to restore the immune system. However, it can sometimes lead to an aberrant inflammatory response and paradoxical clinical worsening known as the immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome (IRIS). We describe a 23-year-old male, HIV1 infected with a rapid progression phenotype, who started ART with TCD4+ of 53 cells/mm(3) (3,3%) and HIV RNA = 890000 copies/mL (6 log). Four weeks later he was admitted to the intensive care unit with severe sepsis...
2017: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
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