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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101043/effects-of-disseminated-mycobacterial-infection-on-age-related-macular-degeneration
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Geoffrey Collett, Natalia Lopez, Pedro F Lopez
Our patient, in the 7th decade of life, presented with worsening blurry vision over 3 weeks. The pertinent history included nonexudative age-related macular degeneration, recent pulmonary mycobacterial infection, and autoimmune pancreatitis. The patient had decreased visual acuity in both eyes; the remaining findings of our examination were relatively benign. The diagnosis of bilateral exudative age-related macular degeneration was aided by ocular imaging. Not only were exudative changes confirmed, but one modality suggested an underlying occult choroiditis, which presumably fueled a local inflammatory drive leading to evolution of the disease...
September 2016: Case Reports in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094581/early-immunopathological-events-in-acute-model-of-mycobacterial-hypersensitivity-pneumonitis-in-mice
#2
Elisabet Johansson, Gregory P Boivin, Jagjit S Yadav
Prolonged exposure to antigens of non-tuberculous mycobacteria species colonizing industrial metalworking fluid (MWF), particularly Mycobacterium immunogenum (MI), has been implicated in chronic forms of hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP) in machinists based on epidemiology studies and long-term exposure of mouse models. However, a role of short-term acute exposure to these antigens has not been described in the context of acute forms of HP. This study investigated short-term acute exposure of mice to MI cell lysate (or live cell suspension) via oropharyngeal aspiration...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Immunotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094163/granulomatous-histiocytic-dermatitides
#3
Mark R Wick
Granulomas of the skin may be classified in several ways. They are either infectious or non-infectious in character, and they contain areas of necrobiosis or necrosis, or not. Responsible infectious agents may be mycobacterial, fungal, treponemal, or parasitic organisms, and each case of granulomatous dermatitis should be assessed histochemically for those microbes. In the non-infectious group, examples of necrobiotic or necrotizing granulomas include granuloma annulare; necrobiosis lipoidica; rheumatoid nodule; and lupus miliaris disseminates faciei...
December 14, 2016: Seminars in Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093102/proteomic-changes-in-the-ileum-of-sheep-infected-with-mycobacterium-avium-subspecies-paratuberculosis
#4
S Pisanu, T Cubeddu, S Uzzau, S Rocca, M F Addis
Johne's disease (JD) is a chronic enteritis of ruminants caused by Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis (MAP). To identify the processes activated in the sheep intestine during natural MAP infection, and to provide a panel of differential host and pathogen proteins with diagnostic and prognostic potential, a differential shotgun proteomics workflow, including mass spectrometry, label-free quantisation and pathway analysis, was applied to ileal tissues of ewes with and without JD. Out of 2889 total proteins identified, 384 were differentially expressed and 341 were expressed at a higher level in JD...
January 2017: Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087924/clinical-testing-of-tuberculosis-vaccine-candidates
#5
Mark Hatherill, Dereck Tait, Helen McShane
It is almost 100 years since the development of bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG), the only licensed vaccine against tuberculosis (TB). While BCG does confer consistent protection against disseminated disease, there is an urgent need for a more effective vaccine against pulmonary disease. There are several indications for such an improved vaccine, including prevention of infection, prevention of disease, and a therapeutic vaccine to prevent recurrent disease. The two main approaches to TB vaccine development are developing an improved whole mycobacterial priming agent to replace BCG and/or developing a subunit booster vaccine to be administered after a BCG or BCG replacement priming vaccination...
October 2016: Microbiology Spectrum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087528/engineering-mycobacteria-for-the-production-of-self-assembling-biopolyesters-displaying-mycobacterial-antigens-for-use-as-tuberculosis-vaccine
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Jason W Lee, Natalie A Parlane, Bernd H A Rehm, Bryce M Buddle, Axel Heiser
: Tuberculosis (TB) is a disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis or Mycobacterium bovis and still remains one of the world's biggest global health burdens. Recently, engineered polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) biobeads produced in both E. coli and Lactococcus lactis displaying mycobacterial antigens were found to induce significant cell mediated immune responses in mice. We observed that such PHA beads contained host cell proteins as impurities which we hypothesized to have the potential to induce immunity...
January 13, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087302/the-long-term-effect-of-bacille-calmette-gu%C3%A3-rin-vaccination-on-tuberculin-skin-testing-a-55-year-follow-up-study
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James D Mancuso, Rupal M Mody, Cara H Olsen, Lee H Harrison, Mathuram Santosham, Naomi E Aronson
BACKGROUND: Bacille Calmette-Guérin vaccination (BCG) is known to cause false positive tuberculin skin test (TST) results from cross-reactions to mycobacterial antigens. However, the duration of BCG influence on the TST is poorly characterized. The objective of the study was to assess the long-term effect of BCG vaccination on TST reactivity. METHODS: Data on TST reactivity were prospectively collected during 1935-47 as part of a clinical trial among American Indians / Alaskan Natives and retrospectively thereafter between 1948 and 1998...
January 10, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076011/pulmonary-tuberculosis-role-of-radiology-in-diagnosis-and-management
#8
Arun C Nachiappan, Kasra Rahbar, Xiao Shi, Elizabeth S Guy, Eduardo J Mortani Barbosa, Girish S Shroff, Daniel Ocazionez, Alan E Schlesinger, Sharyn I Katz, Mark M Hammer
Tuberculosis is a public health problem worldwide, including in the United States-particularly among immunocompromised patients and other high-risk groups. Tuberculosis manifests in active and latent forms. Active disease can occur as primary tuberculosis, developing shortly after infection, or postprimary tuberculosis, developing after a long period of latent infection. Primary tuberculosis occurs most commonly in children and immunocompromised patients, who present with lymphadenopathy, pulmonary consolidation, and pleural effusion...
January 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063416/nontuberculous-mycobacterial-infection-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients-a-single-center-experience-in-south-korea
#9
Doo-Ho Lim, Yong-Gil Kim, Tae Sun Shim, Kyung-Wook Jo, Byeongzu Ghang, Soo Min Ahn, Seokchan Hong, Chang-Keun Lee, Bin Yoo
Background/Aims: Nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) infection has been increasing worldwide in both general population and immunocompromised patients, which has also been reported in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients. This study aimed to identify the incidence and clinical characteristics of NTM infection in RA patients living in tuberculosis (TB) infection endemic area. Methods: We performed a retrospective analysis of NTM infection cases in our RA registry at a tertiary referral center from January 1995 to December 2013...
January 6, 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061955/the-role-of-cd30-and-cd153-cd30l-in-the-anti-mycobacterial-immune-response
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REVIEW
Nancy D Marín, Luis F García
The establishment of a protective T-cell response against mycobacterial infections involves different co-stimulatory molecules and their respective ligands. Among these molecules the Tumor Necrosis Factor Receptor Super-family (TNFRSF) and the Tumor Necrosis Factor Super-family (TNFSF) are known to be important members. This review analyzes the evidence that CD30 and CD153 (CD30L), members of the TNFRSF and TNSF, play key roles in the T cell-dependent anti-mycobacterial immune response. Mice deficient in either CD30 or CD153, or treated with antibodies blocking the effects or CD30 and CD153, and infected with M...
January 2017: Tuberculosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056937/characteristics-associated-with-progression-in-patients-with-of-nontuberculous-mycobacterial-lung-disease-a-prospective-cohort-study
#11
Soo Jung Kim, Soon Ho Yoon, Sun Mi Choi, Jinwoo Lee, Chang-Hoon Lee, Sung Koo Han, Jae-Joon Yim
BACKGROUND: Patients with distinctive morphotype were more susceptible to nontuberculous mycobacterial lung disease (NTM-LD). However, little is known about the association between body morphotype and progression of NTM-LD. The aim of this study was to elucidate predictors of NTM-LD progression, focusing on body morphotype and composition. METHODS: Data from patients with NTM-LD who participated in NTM cohort which started in 1 July 2011 were analyzed. Patients with more than 6 months of follow up were included for analysis...
January 5, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054229/primary-subacute-epiphyseal-osteomyelitis-caused-by-mycobacterium-species-in-young-children-a-modern-diagnostic-approach
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REVIEW
N El Houmami, P Minodier, C Bouvier, H Seligmann, J-L Jouve, D Raoult, P-E Fournier
Primary epiphyseal subacute osteomyelitis (PESAO) caused by Mycobacterium species in young children is poorly recognized. We aimed to define the spectrum of this uncommon condition and to propose a novel diagnostic approach. We performed a systematic review of the literature on the PubMed website by selecting all reports of isolated infantile PESAO caused by Mycobacterium species since 1975. We identified 350 citations, of which 174 were assessed for eligibility based on title and abstract. The full text of 81 eligible citations was screened, and relevant data of 15 children under 4 years of age with mycobacterial PESAO were extracted...
January 5, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050369/a-case-of-surgical-site-infection-caused-by-mycobacterium-fortuitum-following-herniorrhaphy
#13
N S Madhusudhan, A Malini, Mima Maychet B Sangma
Rapidly Growing Mycobacteria (RGM) are opportunistic pathogens found in the environment. Mycobacterium fortuitum, M. chelonae and M.abscessus are the important human pathogens of this group. They cause wound infections, disseminated cutaneous disease, pulmonary infection in patients with cystic fibrosis or bronchiectasis, bone and joint infections and keratitis. Infections due to these Non-Tuberculous Mycobacteria (NTM) are increasingly reported. Post laparoscopic wound infections, mesh site infections and other surgical site infections due to M...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043641/association-of-slow-recovery-of-mycobacterium-africanum-infected-patients-posttreatment-with-high-content-of-persister-like-bacilli-in-pretreatment-sputum
#14
Leopold D Tientcheu, Andrew Bell, Oumie Secka, Abigail Ayorinde, Jacob Otu, Nathalie J Garton, Jayne S Sutherland, Martin O Ota, Martin Antonio, H M Dockrell, Beate Kampmann, Michael R Barer
OBJECTIVES/BACKGROUND: Mycobacterium africanum that causes 40% of tuberculosis (TB) in West Africa grows more slowly in culture and has similar transmission capacity compared with Mycobacterium tuberculosis, but M. africanum-exposed contacts progress more slowly to active disease. The presence of lipid body (LB) containing M. tuberculosis complex (MTBC) cells in sputum samples has been associated with mycobacterial transcriptomes indicating slow or no growth and persister-like antibiotic tolerance...
December 2016: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043635/comparative-evaluation-of-diagnostic-tests-for-the-detection-of-mycobacterium-avium-subsp-paratuberculosis-in-the-tissues-of-sheep-affected-with-distinct-pathology-of-paratuberculosis
#15
Ganesh G Sonawane, Bhupendra N Tripathi
AIMS AND OBJECTIVE: Paratuberculosis or Johne's disease is a chronic infectious granulomatous enteritis, mainly of cattle, sheep, goats, and other domestic and wild animals caused by Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis (MAP). Currently, MAP has been recognized as an important animal pathogen with significant zoonotic and public health concerns. The early detection of infected animals using suitable diagnostic methods helps in developing control and preventive strategies for the herd...
December 2016: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043632/mycobacterial-coinfection-and-persisting-bovine-tuberculosis-has-the-time-arrived-for-a-policy-review
#16
Nader Mosavari, Morad Moradi Geravand, Keyvan Tadayon, Rohollah Keshavarz
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: Bovine tuberculosis (BTb) is mainly a disease of cattle, although it continues to infect human populations across the world. Operation of a test and slaughter plan in Iran since 1981 has lowered the frequency of BTb from >5% to <0.14% at the national scale. In 2015, unusual uncontrollable epidemics of BTb were detected in two cattle farms in municipal suburbs of Qazvin and Isfahan. These farms had a tuberculin-test-certified record of BTb-free status for the past 5 consecutive years, with no new cattle registered with either of the two herds during this time period...
December 2016: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043625/pulmonary-infections-after-tuberculosis
#17
Kauser Jabeen
AIMS AND OBJECTIVE: Despite effective treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) patients, destruction of lung parenchyma may lead to complications including repeated infections. These infections are often misdiagnosed or wrongly identified as TB recurrence, and hence are not treated effectively. The frequency and severity of these infections vary with the extent of damage, and are much more prominent in patients with post-TB bronchiectasis and fibrocavitary diseases. This presentation will focus on the epidemiology, treatment, and management of post-TB infections and challenges, and the impact of these infections on public health in high-TB-burden countries...
December 2016: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043608/new-options-in-tuberculosis-care-visions-for-the-future-are-crucial-for-controlling-the-disease
#18
Malin Ridell
The current strategies for controlling tuberculosis (TB) are not sufficient. Improved prophylactic and diagnostic tools are imperative, being crucial for decreasing TB incidence and mortality and for preventing outbreaks. Furthermore, new and better drugs are badly needed, particularly considering the increase in cases with multidrug-resistant strains. The current TB vaccine-the Bacillus Calmette-Guérin vaccine-has a preventive impact on disseminated TB in children, but little effect on the most common form of TB, that is, lung TB in adults and young adults...
December 2016: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043584/increased-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-antigen-induced-gene-expression-of-interferon-gamma-tumor-necrosis-factor-alpha-and-interleukin-6-in-patients-with-diabetes
#19
Kiran I Masood, Muhammad Irfan, Qamar Masood, Bushra Jamil, Shoaib Rao, Maryam Rahim, Zahra Hasan
INTRODUCTION: Pakistan ranks fifth in high tuberculosis (TB)-burden countries and seventh among countries with high prevalence rates of diabetes mellitus (DM). DM is a risk factor for TB and worsens disease outcomes. Furthermore, Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) infection can induce glucose intolerance and worsen glycemic control in diabetes. Suppressor of cytokine signaling (SOCS)-1 and -3 molecules regulate cytokine signaling and are important in maintaining an immune balance. In TB, interleukin (IL)-6 upregulation induces SOCS3, which is also a negative regulator of insulin signaling...
December 2016: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043577/mycobacterium-haemophilum-a-report-of-cutaneous-infection-in-a-patient-with-end-stage-renal-disease
#20
Shahram Sabeti, Mahsa Pourabdollah Tootkaboni, Mitra Abdolahi, Mihan Pourabdollah
INTRODUCTION: Mycobacterium haemophilum is a slow-growing nontuberculous mycobacterium (NTM) that can cause ulcerating cutaneous or subcutaneous nodular skin lesions in immunocompromised and immunocompetent patients. Acid-fast staining cannot distinguish NTM from M. tuberculosis; culturing at two temperatures with iron-supplemented media and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) are needed for optimal detection of M. haemophilum. CASE PRESENTATION: A 32-year-old man with end-stage renal disease, undergoing hemodialysis twice a week, presented with multiple, painless, nonpruritic nodular lesions...
December 2016: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
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