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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516039/a-plane-screw-fixation-is-a-nidus-for-paecilomyces-sinusitis-in-a-patient-with-aspirin-exacerbated-respiratory-disease
#1
Anthony M Szema, Cyrus Jo
Titanium plane screw fixation of the frontal sinus is an approach used by otolaryngologists to obliterate this space in an attempt to reduce sinus infections. In this case, however, the titanium used became a nidus of infection which cultured the fungus Paecilomyces. The patient also had a hypersensitivity reaction to mold with positive skin tests and IgE, as well as eosinophilic esophagitis. Treatment entailed anti-fungals, anti-IgE, and fungal immunotherapy to multiple fungal antigens prevalent to the geographic region...
2017: IDCases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516038/detection-of-fusobacterium-nucleatum-in-culture-negative-brain-abscess-by-broad-spectrum-bacterial-16s-rrna-gene-pcr
#2
Catherine Chakvetadze, Anastasia Purcarea, Aurelia Pitsch, Jonathan Chelly, Sylvain Diamantis
BACKGROUND: Fusobacterium nucleatum is a strict anaerobic microorganism commensal to the human oropharynx and gastrointestinal tract, which causes a wide spectrum of human diseases and it is an important pathogen in abscesses. CASE PRESENTATION: We report the case of a previously healthy 64-year-old woman with multiple abscesses due to Fusobacterium nucleatum, involving liver, pleura and brain. Fusobacterium was not recovered from blood cultures nor from culture of hepatic, pleural and brain drain fluid...
2017: IDCases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516037/zika-virus-infection-in-a-newly-married-greek-couple
#3
Petros Ioannou, Stella Soundoulounaki, Nikolaos Spernovasilis, Elpida Papadopoulou, Anna Papa, Achilleas Gikas
Zika virus (ZIKV) is a member of the Flaviviridae family causing asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic infections with fever, rash, arthralgia and headache. It is transmitted by the Aedes species mosquitoes and also sexually and transplacentally, and has been recently associated with congenital neurologic birth defects in South and Central America. We report the case of a newly married couple from Greece who travelled to Cuba for their honeymoon and developed mild symptoms consistent with arboviral infection. After returning to Greece, they were found to have been infected by Zika virus during their honeymoon...
2017: IDCases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507906/a-case-of-a-positive-coccidioides-stool-culture-in-an-immunocompetent-patient-with-disseminated-coccidioidomycosis
#4
Majd Alfreijat, Brian Wilhelmi
Coccidioidomycosis (CM) is an infection caused by the coccidioides fungus. The spectrum of the disease ranges from a mild upper respiratory illness to severe disseminated infection that could affects the bones, joints, skin, central nervous system, and the gastrointestinal tract. Previous reports of a positive stool culture in the setting of disseminated CM are extremely rare. Herein, we describe a case of a 43-year-old immunocompetent patient with disseminated CM and evidence of positive coccidioides stool culture...
2017: IDCases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507905/gastric-syphilis
#5
Jianfei Cai, Danian Ji, Jian-Long Guan
Syphilis is a chronic systemic infectious disease. Gastric involvement is uncommon. We report of a 55-year-old female patient with a history of epigastric pain and a diagnosis of Syphilis confirmed by main clinical symptoms, tolulized red unheated serum test(TRUST) and treponema pallidum hemagglutination assay(TPHA). At the same time, we still reported gastric involvement about syphilis in this patient with gastroscopy and pathology.
2017: IDCases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491815/lethal-pulmonary-hemorrhage-syndrome-due-to-leptospira-infection-transmitted-by-pet-rat
#6
Bernd Ludwig, Viviane Zotzmann, Christoph Bode, Dawid L Staudacher, Stefan Zschiedrich
Human infection with Leptospira interrogans can be life-threatening. Multiple organ involvement frequently presents with liver and kidney failure, less commonly including severe hemolysis and pulmonary hemorrhage syndrome. Here, we present a fulminant case of leptospirosis presenting with hemolysis and pulmonary hemorrhage. A formerly healthy 34 year old patient presented to a rural hospital with dyspnea and hemoptysis after a week of influenza-like symptoms. Initial assessment revealed severe sepsis, acute kidney failure and severe hemolysis...
2017: IDCases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491814/varicella-zoster-virus-vzv-multifocal-vasculopathy-in-a-patient-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-a-diagnostic-and-treatment-dilemma
#7
Stephen Osiro, Nadim Salomon
Cerebral vasculopathy due to varicella-zoster virus (VZV) infection is well-documented. We report a fatal case of VZV multifocal vasculopathy in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) who presented with subacute changes in mental status and had multiple areas of hemorrhagic infarcts on brain imaging. However, the correct diagnosis was delayed by several confounding factors including the absence of zoster rash, normal cerebral angiography, persistently low cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) glucose and negative initial polymerase chain reaction (PCR) for VZV DNA in the CSF...
2017: IDCases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491813/toxic-shock-syndrome-due-to-community-acquired-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-infection-two-case-reports-and-a-literature-review-in-japan
#8
Ryuichi Sada, Saori Fukuda, Hiroyasu Ishimaru
Community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus has been spreading worldwide, including in Japan. However, few cases of toxic shock syndrome caused by Community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus have been reported in Japan. We report 2 cases, in middle-aged women, of toxic shock syndrome due to Community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus via a vaginal portal of entry. The first patient had used a tampon and the second patient had vaginitis due to a cleft narrowing associated with vulvar lichen sclerosus...
2017: IDCases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491812/acremonium-pneumonia-in-an-aids-patient
#9
Negin Niknam, Siddhi Mankame, Lawrence Ha, Pranisha Gautam-Goyal
Acremonium is a saprophytic fungus mostly causing superficial skin, nail, or ocular infections after traumatic inoculation. However, it is being recently recognized as one of the opportunistic infections in immunocompromised patients including neutropenia, malignancies, chronic granulomatous disease (CGD) and transplant recipients. To our knowledge there have been no reported cases of Acremonium infection, related to HIV or AIDS. We present a case of Acremonium pneumonia in a patient with no past medical history who was found to have AIDS...
2017: IDCases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491811/an-infected-cyst-due-to-a-congenital-pulmonary-airway-malformation
#10
Hidenori Nakagawa, Masato Nishihara, Masaki Horiike, Ken Harumoto
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: IDCases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462153/primary-actinomycosis-in-the-breast-caused-by-actinomyces-neuii-a-report-of-2-cases
#11
B S Leenstra, C C M Schaap, M Bessems, N H M Renders, K Bosscha
Actinomycosis is a slowly progressive infection caused by anaerobic bacteria, primarily from the genus Actinomyces. Primary actinomycosis of the breast is rare and presents as a mass like density which can mimic malignancy. Mammography, ultrasonography and histopathologic examination is required for diagnosis. Treatment should consist of high doses of antibacterials for a prolonged period of time and possibly surgical drainage. Primary actinomycosis infections are commonly caused by A. israelii. Actinomyces neuii is a less common cause of classical actinomycosis...
2017: IDCases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462152/ocular-kaposi-s-sarcoma-as-the-first-manifestation-of-hiv-infection
#12
E A Lusi, P Guarascio
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: IDCases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462151/honeycomb-liver-abscess
#13
Nobuaki Mori, Koichi Murakami
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: IDCases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417070/acute-bacteremic-pneumonia-due-to-melioidosis-developing-in-the-intensive-care-setting
#14
Huda Zainal Abidin, Alwi Muhd Besari, Chandran Nadarajan, Wan Fadzlina Wan Shukeri, Mohd Zulfakar Mazlan, Soon Eu Chong, Zeti Norfidiyati Salmuna Ayub
In Malaysia, melioidosis is commonly encountered as this infection is known as part of the endemic area for the disease. Managing cases of positive Burkholderia pseudomallei infection can involve multidisciplinary unit mainly, microbiologist, infectious disease team and intensive care as it may be quite difficult to distinguish melioidosis from a number of other diseases on the clinical setting alone. Laboratory diagnosis plays a vital role in determining the direction of management. Investigations such as culture, polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and serology should be evaluated once the disease is suspected...
2017: IDCases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417069/clostridium-difficile-bacteremia-report-of-two-cases-in-french-hospitals-and-comprehensive-review-of-the-literature
#15
Mouna Doufair, Catherine Eckert, Laurence Drieux, Come Amani-Moibeni, Liliane Bodin, Michel Denis, Jean Didier Grange, Guillaume Arlet, Frédéric Barbut
We report two cases of bacteremia due to Clostridium difficile from two French hospitals. The first patient with previously diagnosed rectal carcinoma underwent courses of chemotherapy, and antimicrobial treatment, and survived the C. difficile bacteremia. The second patient with colon perforation and newly diagnosed lung cancer underwent antimicrobial treatment in an ICU but died shortly after the episode of C. difficile bacteremia. A review of the literature allowed the identification of 137 cases of bacteremia between July 1962 and November 2016...
2017: IDCases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409119/severe-dengue-due-to-secondary-hemophagocytic-lymphohistiocytosis-a-case-study
#16
Ujjwayini Ray, Soma Dutta, Susovan Mondal, Syamasis Bandyopadhyay
Dengue, transmitted by the mosquito Aedes aegypti affects millions of people worldwide every year. Dengue induced hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) is a serious condition and may prove fatal if not detected early and treated appropriately. Diagnosis of HLH is challenging and usually missed as clinical and laboratory findings are nonspecific. Moreover, the pathophysiology of the systemic inflammatory response syndrome and/or sepsis is remarkably similar to HLH. Secondary HLH following infection by the dengue virus is now being increasingly recognized as a cause of severe form of the disease...
2017: IDCases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409118/isolated-streptococcus-intermedius-pulmonary-nodules
#17
Stephen Catalya, Bushra Komal, Sunil Tulpule, Nazar Raoof, Shuvendu Sen
Streptococcus intermedius, a member of the Streptococcal anginosus group of alpha-hemolytic streptococci, remains a notable infectious agent causing necrotizing pneumonia and abscesses. We report a case of a young male with pulmonary nodules found to have Streptococcus intermedius and no other underlying hepatic or dental history who was treated with ceftriaxone and avoided surgical intervention. A review of the literature reveals cases that are typically treated with a combined surgical and medical approach...
2017: IDCases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377886/pinworm-infection-ovulation-at-midnight
#18
Kouki Tomari, Toshiki Yamashiro, Itaru Matsukawa
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: IDCases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367407/listeria-monocytogenes-a-rare-cause-of-endophthalmitis-a-case-report
#19
Katherine M Gaskell, Gwyn Williams, Kathie Grant, Susan Lightman, Gauri Godbole
Listeria monocytogenes is a known cause of gastroenteritis. Invasive disease can follow bacteremia causing meningoencephalitis, endocarditis and spontaneous miscarriages in immunocompromised patients and pregnant women respectively. We present the first case in England of endogenous endophthalmitis caused by L. monocytogenes following acute gastroenteritis in an immunocompetent host. A 50-year-old South Asian female presented with acute painful unilateral visual loss occurring shortly after an episode of self-limiting gastroenteritis...
2017: IDCases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331808/rhomboid-glossitis-in-disseminated-cmv-infection
#20
Robert C Black, John Reagan, Ross Taliano, Dimitrios Farmakiotis
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: IDCases
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