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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25317626/cat-scratch-disease-in-kidney-transplant-receptors-is-it-a-rare-or-underdiagnosed-pathology
#1
Ana Maria Teixeira Verçoza, Carlos Abaeté de los Santos, José Amadeu Vargas
Cat Scratch Disease (CSD) is an infectious disorder which appears after cat scratching particularly in children and adolescents. Bartonella henselae is the etiologic agent more frequently involved. There are only a few recent reports demonstrating the disease after transplantation, although the illness is not infrequent in immunologically competent people. Indeed CSD in transplant receptors has only been recently emphasized in the literature and it was concluded that fever and lymphadenopathy in patients who had been exposed to cats should prompt clinicians to maintain a suspicion for the infection...
July 2014: Jornal Brasileiro de Nefrologia: ʹorgão Oficial de Sociedades Brasileira e Latino-Americana de Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25310072/-brucella-endocarditis-case-report
#2
Desanka Dragosavac, Ana Paula Tasso, Miguel Catalan, Cid de Abreu Leme Junior
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Endocarditis is a rare and serious complication of human brucellosis. The diagnosis is suspected in cases of endocarditis without response to conservative antibiotic treatment and it is confirmed with enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) test, titers being higher than 1:160. The treatment is usually a surgery, followed with antibiotics for long period of time. Some cases can be cured with antibiotic treatment only, with antibiotics such as doxiciclin, rifampicin, ciprofloxacin, gentamicin and tetracycline...
September 2007: Revista Brasileira de Terapia Intensiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/21438202/-application-of-antibiotics-in-vulnerable-groups
#3
Vesna Turkulov, Snezana Brkić, Radoslava Doder, Jovan Vukadinov, Sinisa Sević, Grozdana Canak
INTRODUCTION: Antibiotics are substances that possess bacteriostatic or bactericidal effect. Their administration is widespread in the treatment as well as in the prevention of many infections in general population, and especially in vulnerable groups. THE ELDERLY AND ANTIBIOTICS: Respiratory and urinary infections are the most common infections in the elderly. The initial empirical antibiotic therapy of pneumonia in older patients is directed to possible causative agents...
2010: Medicinski Pregled
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/21072484/-guillain-barr%C3%A3-syndrome-in-association-with-brucellosis
#4
Raúl Montalvo, Yury García, Marcos Navincopa, Eduardo Ticona, Gonzalo Chávez, David A Moore
We describe a case of a 47 years old male, with a history of 2 days of progressive, ascendant, symmetrical weakness in the lower extremities; a lumbar puncture was performed after the brain CT scan, as well as an electromyography, evidencing pure motor polyradiculopathy with axonal pattern, compatible with Guillain Barre syndrome. Afterwards, he received four plasmapheresis sessions, with clinical improvement from the second session. Due to his epidemiological background, Brucella set testing was done. Rose Bengal was positive, antibiotic treatment with rifampin and doxicicline was initiated, as well as rehabilitation...
June 2010: Revista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/19200191/actinomyces-meyeri-cutaneous-actinomycosis
#5
María Daniela Hermida, Patricia Della Giovanna, María Lapadula, Sandra García, Hugo Néstor Cabrera
Actinomyces meyeri cutaneous actinomycosis is a very rare disease. It often results from contiguous dissemination of an underlying focus. We report a case of pulmonary actinomicosis with secondary cutaneous involvement which led to the diagnosis. A 51-year-old man presented with an indurated, erythematous plaque on his right chest wall. He had been diagnosed with pneumoniae one month prior ago and received antibiotic treatment but symptoms persisted. Fibrobroncoscopy was normal and bronchoalveolar lavage samples were negative...
February 2009: International Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/18581685/-brucella-spp-orchiepididymitis
#6
Daniel Gallego Vilar, Ivan Povo Martín, Vicente Gimeno Argente, M Bosquet, Isabel Rivadulla Serrano, David Martínez Ramos, Juan Gallego Gómez
OBJECTIVE: To report a brucellar orchiepididymitis case and to review the diagnosis and treatment of this pathology. METHOD: We present the case of a 62 year old man presenting with fever, testicular pain and constitutional syndrome. The diagnosis was made after ultrasound, blood cultures and anamnesis. RESULTS: The treatment was Doxiciclin six weeks and teicoplanin, the second one was replaced with ciprofloxacin. CONCLUSION: It is important to make a correct anamnesis to the patient with orchiepididymitis to identify any risk factor for brucellosis...
April 2008: Archivos Españoles de Urología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/18499964/-infective-endocarditis-due-to-bartonella-quintana
#7
Luis Garré, Walter Guaraglia, Daniel Cuatz, Sara Kaufman, Horacio Gil, Antonio F De Rosa
We present the clinical case of a man of 68 years who was admitted for dizziness and sensation of loss of conscience. The clinical examination revealed a body temperature of 37.5 degrees C and a murmur of mitral regurgitation. The echocardiogram showed a severe mitral regurgitation and left cavitie's dilatation; transesophageal echocardiogram showed a vegetation in the anterior leaflet of the mitral valve. In blood cultures grew a Gram-negative bacteria identified as Bartonella spp. A PCR demonstrated that it was a Bartonella quintana...
2008: Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/16830600/-ureaplasma-urealyticum-and-ureaplasma-parvum-in-etiology-of-urogenital-mixt-infections
#8
COMPARATIVE STUDY
E V Naumkina, N V Rudakov, E V Pakhalkova, N V Temnikova, T A Reshetnikova, G V Berezkina
The complex study of 104 vaginal samples from patients with urogenital uroplasmosis was carried out. U. parvum were detected in 67.3% patients, U. urealyticum--in 12.5% and in 20.1% cases--two species were registered at the same time. Isolation of clinical significant concentration of both ureaplasma (> 10(4) CFU/ ml) was detected in about 50% of cases. Expression of inflammation of vaginal mucus depended on the level of concentration of infection agents. U. parvum were associated with bacterial vaginosis, while in urogenital candidosis U...
May 2006: Zhurnal Mikrobiologii, Epidemiologii, i Immunobiologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/15637832/-mastitis-due-to-mycobacterium-fortuitum-in-an-hiv-negative-patient
#9
Domingo J Palmero, Marta G Ambroggi, Susana E Poggi
A case of a 39 year old HIV negative female patient with a Mycobacterium fortuitum mastitis without previous pathogenic history is reported. She was treated on the bases of drug-susceptibility testing and bibliographic empirical evidence with kanamycin, doxicicline, ciprofloxacin and trimetoprim-sulfametoxazol. A complete remission of her lesions was obtained after 15 months of treatment. Lesions due to this rapidly growing mycobacterium, diagnosis and treatment are commented.
2004: Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/12748440/-salmonella-non-typhoid-infection-new-epidemiological-findings
#10
E. Sagnelli, N. Coppola, C. Scolastico
Food-borne infections are the most serious food safety problem in the world. In fact, they are responsible of millions of illnesses and thousand of deaths. Non-typhoid Salmonella infection is frequent world-wide and, although mild and self-limiting illness in normal subjects, it may cause a severe disease in patients with an immune-deficiency. Changes in the agents and in the vehicles of transmission and a higher number of patients with immune-depression have determined a world-spread of non-typhoid Salmonella infection in the last decades...
1999: Le Infezioni in Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/9658953/-infective-endocarditis-caused-by-unusual-microorganisms
#11
REVIEW
A Menasalvas, E Bouza
All series of infective endocarditis had a variable proportion of cases without an etiologic agent because all cultures were negative. New microbiologic techniques have permitted the discovery of the role of many microorganisms in infective endocarditis. C. burnetii is an increasing causative agent of subacute infective endocarditis. In the diagnosis, to the detection of antiphase-I antibodies, immunohistochemical, molecular techniques and cellular cultures have been added. Total cure is difficult to obtain...
1998: Revista Española de Cardiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/9116399/-the-antibiotic-susceptibility-of-campylobacter-strains-isolated-in-moldova-the-possibilities-for-estimation-and-the-results
#12
L Sicinschi
Susceptibility to antibiotics of 39 Campylobacter jejuni/coli strains was appreciated using the modified disc method (sowing by loop). Eighteen strains were examined in duplicate using the conventional disc susceptibility method (sowing by inundation). Based on the diameters (mm) of growth inhibition zones and on the respective critical concentrations (mcg/ml) the MICs were also appreciated. All the strains were resistant to rifampicin, polymyxin M sulphate, ketokonazole, cephalotin, cephazolin; most of the strains were resistant to carbenicillin, one third to ampicillin and almost one fifth to polymyxin E...
July 1996: Bacteriologia, Virusologia, Parazitologia, Epidemiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/8108795/-the-combined-therapy-of-patients-with-gonorrheal-chlamydial-urogenital-infections-by-leukinferon-immunocorrection
#13
COMPARATIVE STUDY
V P Kuznetsov, V V Dubenskiĭ, V V Delektorskiĭ, Iu M Igoshin, D L Beliaev, G N Iashkova, A A Babaiants
The adjuvant injection of wide-spectrum immunocorrector leukinferon to 45 males with gonorrheal-chlamydial urogenital infection receiving tarivid and doxicicline made the treatment shorter and the number of inflammatory complications and recurrences less numerous. Leukocyte and lymphocyte counts returned to normal values 6 days earlier and so did immunological indices. In control subjects (20 patients) on immunocorrection with tactivin inflammation persisted longer, urogenital complications were not cured, chlamydial recurrences occurred in 10% of the patients, immunological normalization was not reached...
1993: Terapevticheskiĭ Arkhiv
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/7336852/-esophageal-ulcers-induced-by-doxycycline-evaluation-of-4-cases
#14
A Ramírez Ramos, G Valladares, C Barreda Costa
In this study we present four cases, three of them with endoscopic demonstration and the other one with clinical diagnose of esophageal ulcer induced by Doxicicline. None of the patients had previous reports of esophageal pathology. The symptoms of retroesternal pain and dysphagia appeared after the taking of capsules without any liquid. In three patients we effectuated Esophagoscopy; it showed the presence of esophagitis and ulceration and the biopsy taken from case ner. 2 showed necrotic epithelium with inflammatory exudate with predominance of linphositoes and eosinophilos...
1981: Acta Gastroenterologica Latinoamericana
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/6650992/-boutonneuse-fever-in-childhood
#15
J L Fernández Epifanio, M Merino Moina, A Scarpellini Vera, M G García Hernández, F Gómez-Acebo, F Ruiz-Contreras
35 cases of botonneuse Fever admitted in our hospital during the course of a year and a half are presented. They were all children between the age of 18 months and 11 years. The most common features were: fever, maculopapulous rush and "tache noir". Weil Felix test was not of diagnostic value in one third of the cases. 71 per cent of the children recieved etiological treatment (doxicicline or cloramfenicol); the remaining 29% only got simptomatic measures. A cure was achieved in every case. Nevertheless, the manifestatios lasted longer in those not treated with antibiotic therapy...
September 1983: Anales Españoles de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/1912193/-rickettsia-conorii-a-new-cause-of-erythema-nodosum
#16
J J Jiménez Nácher, V Navarro Ibáñez, A Nieto García, M Salavert Lleti, C Ferrer Tuset, I Febrer
A case of 26 year old male with an infection caused by Rickettsia conorii (RC) associated to erythema nodosum (EN) is presented. The patient had EN together with a high temperature and toxic symptoms 2 weeks after camping in the mountains. The diagnosis was made by ascertaining IgM titers positive to RC by indirect immunofluorescence (IIF). The disease disappeared 24 hours after the initiation of treatment with doxiciclin. Based on this observation, we consider RC to be an etiologic agent which should be taken into account in the differential diagnosis of EN...
May 1991: Anales de Medicina Interna: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Medicina Interna
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/1498234/-q-fever-epidemic-outbreak-of-the-pure-febrile-form
#17
J M Martínez Eizaguirre, M Pérez Rizo, A Olivella Pedregal, S García Ventura, M Cancio Fanlo, M Basabe Zapirain
OBJECTIVE: To describe an epidemic of 30 cases of Q fever, none of which had respiratory manifestations. DESIGN: Descriptive study. SITE. General medicine practices in the Billabona Health Centre, which covers the populations of Billabona and Zizurkil. PATIENTS AND OTHER PARTICIPANTS: Thirty patients, 27 men and 3 women, were diagnosed by serology as having Q fever, during and epidemic of a type of fever in Spring 1990. INTERVENTIONS: They were treated with Doxiciclin, taken orally...
May 15, 1992: Atencion Primaria
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