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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409041/bilateral-facial-diplegia-a-rare-presenting-symptom-of-lyme
#1
John Ashurst, Matthew Perry
Lyme disease is a common disease that is faced by the physician but also acts a mimicker of many other disease processes. Facial palsies, especially bilateral, are a relatively rare presenting symptom of Lyme disease and may warrant further investigation. A thorough history and physical examination coupled with precision testing may aid the physician when faced with a patient with the diagnostic dilemma of facial diplegia.
2017: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392952/clinical-implications-for-the-timely-diagnosis-of-mycobacterium-marinum-in-the-age-of-biologic-therapy-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#2
Chris J Lata, Kelle Edgar, Stephen Vaughan
Mycobacterium marinum infections typically present as cutaneous nodular lesions with a sporotrichoid lymphatic spread on extensor surfaces of extremities. The natural history of this infection can be altered if the host is immunosuppressed, leading to disseminated presentations. A detailed exposure history and high degree of suspicion for this indolent pathogen are often required for the correct diagnosis of this disease. We present a case of a 67-year-old male misdiagnosed with seronegative rheumatoid arthritis presenting with rheumatic nodules...
2017: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386493/dengue-and-scrub-typhus-coinfection-in-a-patient-presenting-with-febrile-illness
#3
Surendra Sapkota, Sudeep Bhandari, Subash Sapkota, Rabin Hamal
Dengue fever and scrub typhus are common causes of acute febrile illness of unclear origin in Asia. Though coinfections of many vector-borne diseases have been described, articles on dengue and scrub typhus coinfection are distinctly limited. In case of coinfection with dengue and scrub typhus, vigilant monitoring of vitals, platelets transfusion, and timely treatment with doxycycline are necessary. High degree of suspicion has to be made for coinfection in a patient presenting with febrile illness with thrombocytopenia and deranged laboratory parameters in postmonsoon season in endemic regions in Asia...
2017: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386492/a-case-of-recurrent-skin-abscesses-a-conundrum-solved-after-obtaining-a-thorough-sexual-history
#4
Diego P Peralta, Aymara Y Chang, Enrique Soto-Ruiz
Background. Despite the improvement in patient-physician communication techniques, sexuality and sexual health continue to be challenging areas for discussion during a clinical encounter. Most people are not prepared to discuss sexual matters openly as it can be perceived as negative or inappropriate. Consequently, an incomplete health assessment can result in delayed diagnosis or misdiagnosis. Case Report. We present a 33-year-old woman who developed recurrent left breast abscesses. She required multiple incision and drainage procedures in the operating room followed by antimicrobial therapy...
2017: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386491/multidrug-resistant-pseudomonas-mycotic-pseudoaneurysm-following-cardiac-transplant-bridged-by-ventricular-assistant-device
#5
C Aye, M Williams, R Horvath
Mycotic pseudoaneurysm of aorta following cardiac surgery is rare but is highly fatal if it is unrecognized and untreated. Here, we report a case of a 45-year-old male patient who presented with rapidly progressive multiple pseudoaneurysms of the ascending aorta infected with multidrug resistant (MDR) Pseudomonas aeruginosa at 5 weeks after cardiac transplantation, on a background of prior bridging therapy with left ventricular assistant device (LVAD). The patient was successfully treated with the newer cephalosporin, Ceftolozane/Tazobactam, in combination with surgery...
2017: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373917/leflunomide-in-the-treatment-of-a-pseudotumoral-genital-herpes-simplex-virus-infection-in-an-hiv-patient
#6
Marie R Roger, Gregory M Anstead
The patient is a 52-year-old African American man with a past medical history of HIV infection (on antiretroviral therapy, CD4 count 399 cells/µL, and undetectable HIV viral load) and recurrent genital herpes. While on valacyclovir, the patient presented with four tumorous lesions on the perineum and scrotum. A biopsy specimen stained positively with HSV-1 and HSV-2 immunostains and displayed a lymphoplasmacytic infiltrate. The patient received foscarnet and imiquimod for two weeks with minimal improvement...
2017: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367343/meningococcal-neonatal-purulent-conjunctivitis-sepsis-and-asymptomatic-carriage-of-n-meningitidis-in-mother-s-vagina-and-both-parents-nasopharynx
#7
Enrique Chacon-Cruz, Jorge Arturo Alvelais-Palacios, Jaime Alfonso Rodriguez-Valencia, Erika Zoe Lopatynsky-Reyes, Maria Luisa Volker-Soberanes, Rosa Maria Rivas-Landeros
Neonatal conjunctivitis is usually associated with vagina's infection by Chlamydia sp., N. gonorrhoeae, and/or other bacteria during delivery. Meningococcal neonatal conjunctivitis is an extremely rare disease. We report a case of neonatal meningococcal sepsis/conjunctivitis and asymptomatic carriage of N. meningitidis from both parents (vagina and nasopharynx). As part of our active surveillance for meningococcal disease at the Tijuana General Hospital (TGH), Mexico, we identified a 3-day-old newborn with meningococcal conjunctivitis and sepsis...
2017: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352482/haemophilus-influenzae-pyomyositis-in-a-patient-with-diabetic-ketoacidosis-a-unique-case-and-review-of-literature
#8
Kamolyut Lapumnuaypol, Sanna Fatima, Pradhum Ram, Gemlyn George, Antoinette Climaco
Haemophilus influenzae is a Gram-negative bacillus commonly known to cause upper respiratory tract infections. Skin and soft tissue infections are very uncommon. Of these, the majority were associated with necrotizing fasciitis requiring emergent debridement. We report a case of pyomyositis caused by Haemophilus influenzae in an adult with diabetes.
2017: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348903/successful-treatment-of-clostridium-difficile-bacteremia-with-aortic-mycotic-aneurysm-in-a-patient-with-prior-endovascular-aortic-aneurysm-repair
#9
Kairav Shah, Rebecca Brauch, Kartikeya Cherabuddi
The clinical spectrum of Clostridium difficile infection can range from benign gastrointestinal colonization to mild diarrhea and life threatening conditions such as pseudomembranous colitis and toxic megacolon. Extraintestinal manifestations of C. difficile are rare. Here, we report a patient with a history of an endovascular aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR) presenting with an endovascular leak complicated by C. difficile bacteremia and a mycotic aneurysm. He was successfully treated with an explant of the EVAR, an aorto-left renal bypass, and aorto-bi-iliac bypass graft placement along with a six-week duration of intravenous vancomycin and oral metronidazole...
2017: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337351/a-rare-form-of-brucella-bursitis-with-negative-serology-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#10
F M Almajid
Brucellosis is still endemic in certain parts of the world including the Mediterranean, the Middle East, Latin America, and African regions. Osteoarticular manifestations are common presenting features. Brucellosis presenting as prepatellar bursitis has already been reported. We present a case of seronegative olecranon bursitis with positive blood and aspirate cultures. The patient improved remarkably by treatment with streptomycin and doxycycline with no evidence or relapse.
2017: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331642/lemierre-s-syndrome-associated-with-mechanical-ventilation-and-profound-deafness
#11
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
#12
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
#13
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
#14
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
#15
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
#16
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
#17
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
#18
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
#19
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
#20
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...
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