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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147594/lactobacillus-gasseri-causing-bilateral-empyema
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Angela Esquibel, Ala S Dababneh, Bharath Raj Palraj
Lactobacilli are common commensal bacteria found in the gastrointestinal and genitourinary tract. Although they are usually thought to be nonpathogenic, there have been several cases that demonstrate severe infections caused by these microorganisms. This is a case of a 49-year-old male with previously undiagnosed type two diabetes mellitus who presented with a 3-month history of cough and was found to have right sided Lactobacillus gasseri empyema for which he underwent video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) with chest tube placement...
2017: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147593/rapidly-progressive-disseminated-sporotrichosis-as-the-first-presentation-of-hiv-infection-in-a-patient-with-a-very-low-cd4-cell-count
#2
Isis Cristine Morávia Ribeiro de Oliveira-Esteves, Guilherme Almeida Rosa da Silva, Walter de Araujo Eyer-Silva, Rodrigo Panno Basílio-de-Oliveira, Luciana Ferreira de Araujo, Carlos José Martins, Rogério Neves-Motta, Marcelo Costa Velho Mendes de Azevedo, Dario José Hart Pontes Signorini, Jorge Francisco da Cunha Pinto, Lívia Machado Moura, Rafael Jacyntho Laterça, Diogo Raphael Garcia de Oliveira Pereira, Isabela Vieira do Lago, Fernando Raphael de Almeida Ferry
Sporotrichosis is a human and animal disease caused by species of the Sporothrix schenckii complex. It is classically acquired through traumatic inoculation of fungal elements. Most frequently, sporotrichosis presents as a fixed cutaneous or as a lymphocutaneous form. A much smaller number of cases occur as cutaneous disseminated and disseminated forms. These cases require immediate diagnosis and management to reduce morbidity and mortality. We present the case of a 34-year-old male patient in whom the first presentation of HIV infection was a rapidly progressive sporotrichosis with multiple cutaneous lesions, a high fungal burden in tissues, and pulmonary involvement...
2017: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109880/an-unusual-subcutaneous-mass-in-an-otherwise-healthy-patient-a-case-report-of-localized-histoplasmosis-diagnosed-on-excisional-biopsy
#3
Brendon M Esquibel, Christine J Waller, William A Agger
Patients are commonly referred to general surgery clinics for evaluation of soft-tissue masses of the trunk and extremities. The primary goal of surgical referral is to confirm the presence of a mass, to assess the need for additional imaging and/or testing, and to gauge amenability to surgical biopsy, whether incisional or excisional. This is a case of a 67-year-old woman who was referred to surgery clinic for a small soft-tissue mass near her left elbow that had increased in size and pain over the past year...
2017: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109879/legionnaires-disease-complicated-with-rhabdomyolysis-and-acute-kidney-injury-in-an-aids-patient
#4
Karan Seegobin, Satish Maharaj, Cherisse Baldeo, Julio Perez Downes, Pramod Reddy
Objective: To present a case of an uncommon triad of Legionella pneumonia, rhabdomyolysis, and renal failure, with review of the relevant literature. Case: A 51-year-old with a history of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and hypertension presented with fever, cough, and shortness of breath over four days. Chest X-ray showed consolidation in left lower lung field; urine was positive for Legionella antigen and myoglobin; creatine kinase was 51092U/L; creatine was 6...
2017: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109878/bilateral-neck-pyomyositis-caused-by-staphylococcus-capitis-and-staphylococcus-saccharolyticus-in-a-diabetic-adult
#5
Nicholas Young, Hasan Bhally
We report a case of pyomyositis of the paraspinal neck muscles caused by two coagulase-negative staphylococci: Staphylococcus capitis and Staphylococcus saccharolyticus. Inflammation in the spermatic cords was an additional feature of this infection. Treatment with six weeks of first-generation cephalosporin therapy resulted in complete clinical and radiological resolution.
2017: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082052/meningeal-tb-in-a-39-year-old-male-presenting-with-headache
#6
Jason Selinger, Thar El Baage
Meningeal tuberculosis is rare in the developed world, with only 92 cases of meningeal TB reported in the United States in 2014 according to the CDC (CDC, 2015). We describe the case of a 39-year-old male with a history of alcohol abuse, whose cerebral spinal fluid acid fast smears confirmed TB only weeks after his death. His only initial presenting symptom was headache, and his condition declined rapidly during his hospitalization.
2017: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075540/immune-reconstitution-inflammatory-syndrome-and-cytomegalovirus-pneumonia-case-report-highlights-and-missing-links-in-classification-criteria-and-standardized-treatment
#7
Stefania Petarra-Del Río, Adrian Rodriguez-Hernandez, Luis Anguiano-Landa, Georgina Aguilar-Portillo, Isidro Zavala-Trujillo, Arnulfo Hernan Nava-Zavala, Maria G Zavala-Cerna
BACKGROUND: Cytomegalovirus (CMV) pulmonary involvement is rarely associated with IRIS; therefore, limited information is available. CASE PRESENTATION: Here, we describe the case of a 43-year-old HIV-infected male who developed an unusual case of IRIS after cytomegalovirus (CMV) pneumonia. Clinically there was a progressive and paradoxical worsening of respiratory distress, despite being treated for CMV after initiation with antiretroviral therapy. Chest X-ray revealed disseminated infiltrates in both lungs; chest CT-scan showed generalized lung involvement and mediastinal adenopathy...
2017: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075539/successful-treatment-of-klebsiella-pneumoniae-harboring-a-klebsiella-pneumoniae-carbapenemase-isolated-from-lumbar-wound-infection-and-blood-in-a-patient-with-hardware-retention
#8
Alan Bulbin, Carol Bono, Tena Philp, Noriel Mariano, Carl Urban
Infections caused by carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, especially carbapenemase producing Klebsiella pneumoniae, represent an urgent threat as outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). We present a 66-year-old male with spinal stenosis who underwent elective L2-pelvis posterior spinal fusion at an outside institution and rapidly developed a complicated infection with Klebsiella pneumoniae harboring Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase. This is the first described case of a patient with Klebsiella pneumoniae harboring Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase causing postoperative lumbar wound infection and bacteremia, successfully treated with ceftazidime-avibactam in combination with additional synergistic antibacterials and without hardware removal...
2017: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29057131/intracranial-hemorrhage-complicating-herpes-simplex-encephalitis-on-antiviral-therapy-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#9
Ghada ElShimy, Christina Mariyam Joy, Fred Berlin, Waleed Lashin
Herpes simplex virus (HSV) encephalitis is the most common cause of nonendemic sporadic encephalitis in the USA. Decreased mortality with early treatment with acyclovir has been documented. Although common complications include cortical petechial hemorrhages, frank intracerebral hematomas are considered very rare. Only few cases have been reported in the literature. We report a case of HSV encephalitis complicated by intracerebral hemorrhage 12 days after initiation of acyclovir therapy.
2017: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038738/a-case-of-infective-endocarditis-and-spinal-epidural-abscess-caused-by-streptococcus-mitis-bacteremia
#10
Victoria S Byrd, Attila S Nemeth
A 57-year-old man presented with abdominal pain, hematemesis, and melena. He reported taking high-dose ibuprofen for back pain and drinking several 24-ounce beers daily. Examination was remarkable for icteric sclera, poor dentition, tachycardia, and crescendo-decrescendo murmur at right upper sternal border, radiating to the carotids. Labs revealed leukocytosis, anemia, thrombocytopenia, and elevated liver function tests and INR. Endoscopy demonstrated antral ulcers, duodenitis, and esophagitis. Blood cultures were obtained and broad-spectrum antibiotics started; cultures later grew Streptococcus mitis, and antibiotic coverage was narrowed...
2017: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28948055/the-first-reported-case-of-majocchi-s-granuloma-with-malbranchea-sp-in-an-immunocompetent-patient
#11
Anusha Govind, Nathan L'Etoile, Gustavo Vasquez
Majocchi's granuloma is a rare condition in which a dermatophyte invades the deeper layers of the dermis and subcutaneous tissue and can often be misidentified and treated as eczema. It has a variable presentation ranging from cutaneous lesions to deeper infections in immunocompromised patients. No prior cases have described the formation of Majocchi's granuloma with the deuteromycetes, Malabranchea.
2017: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28948054/first-confirmed-case-of-middle-east-respiratory-syndrome-coronavirus-infection-in-the-kingdom-of-bahrain-in-a-saudi-gentleman-after-cardiac-bypass-surgery
#12
Nahed Seddiq, Manaf Al-Qahtani, Jaffar A Al-Tawfiq, Nazar Bukamal
Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) is well known to cause severe respiratory infection and was first reported in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in 2012. We report here the first confirmed MERS-CoV infection in the Kingdom of Bahrain in a Saudi gentleman who was admitted electively for coronary bypass surgery, postoperatively developed an acute respiratory illness, and tested positive for MERS-CoV. 40 close contacts, all healthcare workers, were traced and followed with no documented secondary cases...
2017: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932608/streptococcus-intermedius-an-unusual-case-of-purulent-pericarditis
#13
Kara J Denby, Ryan D Byrne, Oscar G Gómez-Duarte
Purulent pericarditis is a rare diagnosis with life-threatening implications due to the rapid accumulation of pericardial material, swiftly progressing to tamponade physiology. The nature of its quickly evolving and severe implications demands a low threshold for diagnostic consideration where appropriate. We present an unusual case of purulent pericarditis secondary to Streptococcus intermedius in a previously healthy male adolescent without traditional risk factors, which raises the question of whether emergent S...
2017: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928998/early-onset-prosthetic-joint-infection-and-bacteremia-due-to-campylobacter-fetus-subspecies-fetus
#14
Igor Dumic, Mohan Sengodan, Joni J Franson, Diego Zea, Poornima Ramanan
Campylobacter fetus is a zoonotic pathogen that occasionally causes serious, relapsing, invasive disease, especially in immunocompromised hosts. We report a case of relapsing C. fetus diarrheal illness in a 75-year-old woman which resulted in secondary bacteremia and seeding of the left knee prosthetic joint. Patient responded favorably to debridement and retention of prosthesis in addition to six weeks of meropenem followed by chronic oral doxycycline suppressive therapy.
2017: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928997/neurosyphilis-with-concomitant-cryptococcal-and-tuberculous-meningitis-in-a-patient-with-aids-report-of-a-unique-case
#15
Jose Armando Gonzales Zamora, Luis Alberto Espinoza, Rita N Nwanyanwu
Meningitis in individuals living with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) is most frequently infectious in origin and usually due to opportunistic infections. The most common pathogens are Cryptococcus neoformans and Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Treponema pallidum causes neurosyphilis and can complicate HIV infections at any time after the initial infection. Simultaneous infections of the central nervous system caused by these pathogens are very uncommon even in the setting of severe immunosuppression...
2017: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912986/transmission-of-donor-derived-trypanosoma-cruzi-and-subsequent-development-of-chagas-disease-in-a-lung-transplant-recipient
#16
A B Corey, D Sonetti, J D Maloney, S P Montgomery, B L Rademacher, L J Taylor, J A Smith, R Striker
Donor infection status should be considered when accepting an organ for transplant. Here we present a case of Chagas disease developing after a lung transplant where the donor was known to be Trypanosoma cruzi antibody positive. The recipient developed acute Trypanosoma cruzi infection with reactivation after treatment. Chagas disease-positive donors are likely to be encountered in the United States; donor targeted screening is needed to guide decisions regarding organ transplant and posttransplant monitoring...
2017: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894613/pneumonia-due-to-a-rare-pathogen-achromobacter-xylosoxidans-subspecies-denitrificans
#17
Hesham Awadh, Munthir Mansour, Obadah Aqtash, Yousef Shweihat
Achromobacter xylosoxidans, subspecies denitrificans, is a gram-negative rod recently implicated as an emerging cause of infection in both immunosuppressed and immunocompetent populations. Few cases are reported in literature involving multiple body systems. Diagnosis depends on cultures of appropriate specimens, and management usually is by administration of appropriate antibiotics (usually agents with antipseudomonal activity). We report a rare case of pneumonia due to infection with this organism, in a patient with preexisting bronchiectasis secondary to chronic aspiration...
2017: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890836/new-diagnosis-of-aids-based-on-salmonella-enterica-subsp-i-enterica-enteritidis-a-meningitis-in-a-previously-immunocompetent-adult-in-the-united-states
#18
Andrew C Elton, James Levin, Matthew P Lazio
Salmonella meningitis is a rare manifestation of meningitis typically presenting in neonates and the elderly. This infection typically associates with foodborne outbreaks in developing nations and AIDS-endemic regions. We report a case of a 19-year-old male presenting with altered mental status after 3-day absence from work at a Wisconsin tourist area. He was febrile, tachycardic, and tachypneic with a GCS of 8. The patient was intubated and a presumptive diagnosis of meningitis was made. Treatment was initiated with ceftriaxone, vancomycin, acyclovir, dexamethasone, and fluid resuscitation...
2017: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28848681/infectious-endocarditis-from-enterococcus-faecalis-associated-with-tubular-adenoma-of-the-sigmoid-colon
#19
Emilly Caroline de Freitas Silva, Camila Ronchini Montalvão, Simone Bonafé
INTRODUCTION: Enterococcus faecalis (E. faecalis), a constituent of the gut microbiota, can be associated with both colonic lesions and endocarditis. Since this microorganism is one of the endocarditis etiological agents, there is a need for greater study in regard to the association with endocarditis and colonic lesions. CASE PRESENTATION: This is the case description of a 53-year-old man with history of prolapse of the anterior mitral valve leaflet who was diagnosed with endocarditis by E...
2017: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815094/add-on-therapy-with-ertapenem-in-infections-with-multidrug-resistant-gram-negative-bacteria-pediatric-experience
#20
Sevgen Tanır Basaranoglu, Yasemin Ozsurekci, Kubra Aykac, Kamile Oktay Arıkan, Ayse Buyukcam, Ali Bulent Cengiz, Mehmet Ceyhan, Ates Kara
Optimal therapy for infections with carbapenem resistant GNB is not well established due to the weakness of data. Patients presenting with bloodstream infections caused by multidrug resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae were treated with a combination treatment. Optimal therapy for infections with carbapenem resistant Gram-negative bacteria is a serious problem in pediatric patients. We presented three cases who were successfully treated with addition of ertapenem to the combination treatment for bacteremia with multidrug resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae...
2017: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
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