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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511718/simultaneous-development-of-kawasaki-disease-following-acute-human-adenovirus-infection-in-monozygotic-twins-a-case-report
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Sayaka Fukuda, Shuichi Ito, Maya Fujiwara, Jun Abe, Nozomu Hanaoka, Tsuguto Fujimoto, Hiroshi Katsumori
BACKGROUND: The etiology of Kawasaki disease (KD) remains unknown. However, many studies have suggested that specific genetic factors and/or some infectious agents underlie the onset of KD. Previous studies have suggested that human adenovirus (HAdV) is one of the triggering pathogens of KD. Here, we report monozygotic twin boys who sequentially developed KD in conjunction with acute HAdV type 3 (HAdV-3) infection. CASE PRESENTATION: The patients were four-year-old monozygotic twin boys...
May 16, 2017: Pediatric Rheumatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511599/teething
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Olubunmi Olusola Bankole, Folake Barakat Lawal
Misconceptions about the teething process has led to high infant morbidity and mortality, which was recently experienced in Nigeria due to consumption of an adulterated drug used in the prevention and treatment of teething-related illnesses in infants. It is however, unknown if these misconceptions still persist in a rural town in Nigeria despite oral health awareness campaigns targeted at this. The aim of this study is to assess the beliefs and practices of residents in Igbo Ora, a rural township in Nigeria, regarding the teething process...
January 2017: International Quarterly of Community Health Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509136/primary-hepatic-leiomyosarcoma-in-a-patient-with-autosomal-dominant-polycystic-kidney-disease
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Takashi Iida, Tamaki Maeda, Yoshifumi Amari, Takatomi Yurugi, Yoshitane Tsukamoto, Fumitaka Nakajima
Primary hepatic leiomyosarcoma is an extremely rare tumor. The diagnosis is difficult, and its etiologic factors have not been clarified. A 63-year-old woman with numerous cysts in her kidneys and liver was diagnosed with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD). Several members of her family also had ADPKD. She underwent treatment with tolvaptan to inhibit cyst growth and slow the decline in kidney function. Eight months after the start of the therapy, she was hospitalized with fatigue and fever of unknown origin...
May 2017: CEN Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508961/bacteremic-kidney-cyst-infection-caused-by-helicobacter-cinaedi
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Kenta Ito, Takumi Yamamoto, Haruomi Nishio, Asako Sawaya, Masaaki Murakami, Akiko Kitagawa, Yoko Matsuo, Ken Matsuo, Satoshi Tanaka, Noriko Mori
Cyst infection is one of the major complications in patients with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD). The causative pathogen in kidney cyst infection frequently goes undetected. Although only one case report of kidney cyst infection caused by Helicobacter cinaedi (H. cinaedi) is published in English literature, it may be an important pathogen in kidney cyst infection. Kidney cyst infection and H. cinaedi infection share the common characteristic of tendency to relapse and chronic kidney disease is a major risk factor for H...
November 2016: CEN Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507590/epithelioid-hemangioendothelioma-presenting-as-fever-of-unknown-origin
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Natalia Vallianou, Aris Kollas, Nikos Schizas, Elina Theodorakopoulou, Elli Tripodaki, Christina Vourlakou, Ileanna Mani, Nikos Ziras
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 1, 2017: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507028/rig-i-like-receptor-triggering-by-dengue-virus-drives-dendritic-cell-immune-activation-and-th1-differentiation
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Joris K Sprokholt, Tanja M Kaptein, John L van Hamme, Ronald J Overmars, Sonja I Gringhuis, Teunis B H Geijtenbeek
Dengue virus (DENV) causes 400 million infections annually and is one of several viruses that can cause viral hemorrhagic fever, which is characterized by uncontrolled immune activation resulting in high fever and internal bleeding. Although the underlying mechanisms are unknown, massive cytokine secretion is thought to be involved. Dendritic cells (DCs) are the main target cells of DENV, and we investigated their role in DENV-induced cytokine production and adaptive immune responses. DENV infection induced DC maturation and secretion of IL-1β, IL-6, and TNF...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506254/reemergence-of-yellow-fever-in-ethiopia-after-50%C3%A2-years-2013-epidemiological-and-entomological-investigations
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Abrham Lilay, Negga Asamene, Abyot Bekele, Mesfin Mengesha, Milliyon Wendabeku, Israel Tareke, Abiy Girmay, Yonas Wuletaw, Abate Adossa, Yamar Ba, Amadou Sall, Daddi Jima, Debritu Mengesha
BACKGROUND: Yellow Fever (YF) is a viral hemorrhagic disease transmitted by aedes mosquito species. Approximately, 200,000 cases and 30,000 deaths occur worldwide every year. In Ethiopia, the last outbreak was reported in 1966 with 2200 cases and 450 deaths. A number of cases with deaths from unknown febrile illness reported from South Ari district starting from November 2012. This investigation was conducted to identify the causative agent, source of the outbreak and recommend appropriate interventions...
May 15, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502946/two-cases-of-thrombocytopenia-anasarca-fever-reticulin-fibrosis-renal-failure-and-organomegaly-tafro-syndrome-with-high-serum-procalcitonin-levels-including-the-first-case-complicated-with-adrenal-hemorrhaging
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Mizuho Nara, Atsushi Komatsuda, Fumiko Itoh, Hajime Kaga, Masaya Saitoh, Masaru Togashi, Yoshihiro Kameoka, Hideki Wakui, Naoto Takahashi
Thrombocytopenia, Anasarca, Fever, Reticulin fibrosis/Renal failure, and Organomegaly (TAFRO) syndrome is a recently described systemic inflammatory disorder characterized by thrombocytopenia, anasarca, fever, reticulin fibrosis/renal failure, and organomegaly. It has an acute or subacute onset of unknown etiology, although some pathological features resemble those of multicentric Castleman disease. We here report two cases of TAFRO syndrome. The symptoms and pathological findings in these cases met the 2015 diagnostic criteria...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500797/fatal-flea-borne-typhus-in-texas-a-retrospective-case-series-1985-2015
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Emily G Pieracci, Nicole Evert, Naomi A Drexler, Bonny Mayes, Inger Vilcins, Philip Huang, Jill Campbell, Casey Barton Behravesh, Christopher D Paddock
AbstractFlea-borne (murine) typhus is a global rickettsiosis caused by Rickettsia typhi. Although flea-borne typhus is no longer nationally notifiable, cases are reported for surveillance purposes in a few U.S. states. The infection is typically self-limiting, but may be severe or life-threatening in some patients. We performed a retrospective review of confirmed or probable cases of fatal flea-borne typhus reported to the Texas Department of State Health Services during 1985-2015. When available, medical charts were also examined...
May 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491853/infection-associated-acute-interstitial-nephritis-a-case-report
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Rupesh Raina, Shirisha Ale, Tushar Chaturvedi, Luke Fraley, Robert Novak, Natthavat Tanphaichitr
BACKGROUND: Acute interstitial nephritis (AIN) is a clinico-pathological syndrome associated with a variety of infections, drugs, and sometimes with unknown causes. It is a common cause of acute kidney injury (AKI) and subsequent renal impairment, which often times is under-diagnosed. Infection-associated AIN occurs as a consequence of many systemic bacterial, viral, and parasitic infec-tions; however, its incidence has decreased significantly after the advent of antimicrobials. Infection-associated AIN presents with both oliguric or non-oliguric renal insufficiency, without the classical clinical triad of AIN (fever, rash, and arthralgia)...
March 2017: Journal of Nephropathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491193/indium-111-labeled-leukocyte-accumulation-in-extremity-soft-tissue-sarcoma
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Victor Fong, Lester Johnson
Nuclear medicine labeled leukocyte whole-body scintigraphy is commonly used to identify a source of infection in a patient with fever of unknown origin. White blood cells can also localize to other sites of inflammation, including sometimes tumors. A patient with a large myxofibrosarcoma in his left forearm was scanned due to chronic low-grade fever and persistent leukocytosis. This case demonstrates focal white blood cell activity in an extremity soft tissue sarcoma.
June 2017: Radiology case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489771/chronic-active-epstein-barr-virus-infection-associated-with-hemophagocytic-syndrome-and-extra-nodal-natural-killer-t-cell-lymphoma-in-an-18-year-old-girl-a-case-report
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Yawei Xing, Junwen Yang, Guanghui Lian, Shuijiao Chen, Linlin Chen, Fujun Li
RATIONALE: Chronic active Epstein-Barr virus infection (CAEBV) associated with hemophagocytic syndrome (HPS) and extra-nodal natural killer (NK)/T-cell lymphoma (ENKL) is a rare life-threatening disorder. This disease is easily misdiagnosed because of its varied presentations. PATIENT CONCERNS: An 18-year-old girl was admitted to our hospital with a history of edema in the lower limbs and intermittent fever lasting for more than 1 month. At admission, she had severe liver injury of unknown etiology...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487783/delayed-awareness-of-the-history-of-barium-examination-perforated-barium-appendicitis
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Susumu Saigusa, Masaki Ohi, Satoshi Oki, Takashi Ichikawa, Minako Kobayashi, Yasuhiro Inoue, Chikao Miki
A 41-year-old man presented to our hospital with lower abdominal pain and a high-grade fever. Physical examination revealed rebound tenderness and guarding in the lower abdomen. Abdominal X-ray examination showed a radiopaque object in the right lower quadrant of the abdomen. Abdominal computed tomography (CT) demonstrated that the object had a strong artifact with over 10,000 Hounsfield units, as well as ascites around the terminal ileum. We diagnosed acute peritonitis with a suspicion of the perforation due to unknown foreign body and performed an emergency laparotomy...
2017: Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483402/doxycycline-for-outpatient-treated-acute-exacerbations-of-copd-a-randomised-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial
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Patricia van Velzen, Gerben Ter Riet, Paul Bresser, Jeroen J Baars, Bob T J van den Berg, Jan W K van den Berg, Paul Brinkman, Jennece W F Dagelet, Johannes M A Daniels, Dewi R G L Groeneveld-Tjiong, René E Jonkers, Coen van Kan, Frans H Krouwels, Karin Pool, Arjan Rudolphus, Peter J Sterk, Jan M Prins
BACKGROUND: Antibiotics do not reduce mortality or short-term treatment non-response in patients receiving treatment for acute exacerbations of COPD in an outpatient setting. However, the long-term effects of antibiotics are unknown. The aim of this study was to investigate if the antibiotic doxycycline added to the oral corticosteroid prednisolone prolongs time to next exacerbation in patients with COPD receiving treatment for an exacerbation in the outpatient setting. METHODS: In this randomised double-blind placebo-controlled trial, we recruited a cohort of patients with COPD from outpatient clinics of nine teaching hospitals and three primary care centres in the Netherlands...
May 5, 2017: Lancet Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479064/detection-of-a-novel-putative-phlebovirus-and-first-isolation-of-dugbe-virus-from-ticks-in-accra-ghana
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Daisuke Kobayashi, Mitsuko Ohashi, Joseph H N Osei, Esinam Agbosu, Millicent Opoku, Alfred Agbekudzi, Joannitta Joannides, Ryosuke Fujita, Toshinori Sasaki, J H Kofi Bonney, Samuel Dadzie, Haruhiko Isawa, Kyoko Sawabe, Nobuo Ohta
Ticks are ectoparasites that transmit various types of human and animal pathogens. In particular, emerging and re-emerging diseases caused by tick-borne viruses are public health concerns around the world. However, in many countries of the sub-Saharan African region, epidemiological information on tick-borne viral infections is limited, and their prevalence and distribution remain largely unknown. In this study, we conducted surveillance on ticks to detect medically important tick-borne bunyaviruses in three study sites in and near to Accra, the capital city of Ghana, in 2015...
April 23, 2017: Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475281/prolonged-viremia-in-dengue-virus-infection-in-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplant-recipients-and-patients-with-hematological-malignancies
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Bárbara Brito de S Pereira, Luiz Guilherme Darrigo, Thalita Cristina de Mello Costa, Alvina Clara Felix, Belinda P Simoes, Ana Beatriz Stracieri, Paula Moreira da Silva, Marcos Mauad, Clarisse M Machado
Fever, skin rash, headache, and thrombocytopenia are considered hallmarks of dengue infection. However, these symptoms are frequently observed in infectious and non-infectious complications of hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients and oncohematological patients. Thus, laboratory confirmation of dengue is relevant for prompt intervention and proper management of dengue in endemic and non-endemic regions. Because no prospective study of dengue has been conducted in these populations, the actual morbidity and mortality of dengue is unknown...
May 5, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473914/isolated-splenic-abscess-in-brucellosis
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Sreenivasa Rao Sudulagunta, Monica Kumbhat, Mahesh Babu Sodalagunta, Aravinda Settikere Nataraju, Shiva Kumar Bangalore Raja
Brucellosis is a zoonotic infectious disease, which can attack any organ of the body but mainly involves lymphoreticular system. Our case report describes isolated splenic abscess diagnosed in a 50-year-old individual who is a milk vendor by occupation and has the habit of consuming raw milk. He was admitted with pain abdomen, high-grade fever with chills, generalized malaise, night sweats and weight loss. Ultrasound and computerized tomography of the abdomen showed splenomegaly and hypodense, nonenhancing lesion measuring 3...
February 2017: Oxford Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468879/regulation-of-tacaribe-mammarenavirus-translation-positive-5-and-negative-3-elements-and-role-of-key-cellular-factors
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Sabrina Foscaldi, Alejandra D'Antuono, María Gabriela Noval, Gonzalo de Prat Gay, Luis Scolaro, Nora Lopez
Mammarenaviruses are enveloped viruses with a bisegmented negative-stranded RNA genome that encodes the nucleocapsid protein (NP), the envelope glycoprotein precursor (GPC), the RNA polymerase (L), and a RING matrix protein (Z). Viral proteins are synthesized from subgenomic messenger RNAs bearing a capped 5' untranslated region (UTR), and lacking 3' poly(A) tail. We analyzed the translation strategy of Tacaribe virus (TCRV), a prototype of the New World mammarenaviruses. A virus-like transcript that carries a reporter gene in place of the NP open-reading frame as well as transcripts bearing modified 5' and/or 3' UTRs were evaluated in a cell-based translation assay...
May 3, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468299/historical-perspectives-on-flavivirus-research
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Michael R Holbrook
The flaviviruses are small single-stranded RNA viruses that are typically transmitted by mosquito or tick vectors. These "arboviruses" are found around the world and account for a significant number of cases of human disease. The flaviviruses cause diseases ranging from mild or sub-clinical infections to lethal hemorrhagic fever or encephalitis. In many cases, survivors of neurologic flavivirus infections suffer long-term debilitating sequelae. Much like the emergence of West Nile virus in the United States in 1999, the recent emergence of Zika virus in the Americas has significantly increased the awareness of mosquito-borne viruses...
April 30, 2017: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465978/infective-endocarditis-of-the-left-main-to-right-atrial-coronary-cameral-fistula
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Ramesh Chandra Mishra, Ramachandra Barik, Amar Narayana Patnaik
A 7-year-old female child presented with pyrexia of unknown origin. She had received an empirical regimen of antibiotic for possible endocarditis. Evaluation included multiple imaging supports and blood culture. She had left main coronary artery to right atrium coronary cameral fistula, restricted patent ductus arteriosus, vegetation at the right atrial exit of fistula and negative blood culture. Ongoing fever more than 2 weeks, oscillating vegetation in the echo and histopathological evidence of healing vegetation suggested definite diagnosis of infective endocarditis...
October 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Echography
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