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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437150/cost-of-cancer-related-neutropenia-or-fever-hospitalizations-united-states-2012
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Eric Tai, Gery P Guy, Angela Dunbar, Lisa C Richardson
PURPOSE: Neutropenia and subsequent infections are life-threatening treatment-related toxicities of chemotherapy. Among patients with cancer, hospitalizations related to neutropenic complications result in substantial medical costs, morbidity, and mortality. Previous estimates for the cost of cancer-related neutropenia hospitalizations are based on older and limited data. This study provides nationally representative estimates of the cost of cancer-related neutropenia hospitalizations...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Oncology Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427379/novel-mutation-identified-in-severe-early-onset-tumor-necrosis-factor-receptor-associated-periodic-syndrome-a-case-report
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Suhas M Radhakrishna, Amy Grimm, Lori Broderick
BACKGROUND: Tumor Necrosis Factor Receptor-Associated Periodic Syndrome (TRAPS) is the second most common heritable autoinflammatory disease, typically presenting in pre-school aged children with fever episodes lasting 1-3 weeks. Systemic symptoms can include rash, myalgia, ocular inflammation, and serositis. CASE PRESENTATION: Here we report an unusual presentation of TRAPS in a 7 month old girl who presented with only persistent fever. She was initially diagnosed with incomplete Kawasaki Disease and received IVIG and infliximab; however, her fevers quickly recurred...
April 20, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422850/tuberculosis-associated-hemophagocytic-lymphohistiocytosis-with-initial-presentation-of-fever-of-unknown-origin-in-a-general-hospital-an-analysis-of-8-clinical-cases
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Yun Zhang, Guangyu Liang, Hongli Qin, Yuanjie Li, Xuejun Zeng
The study aimed to investigate the clinical features and prognoses of patients with tuberculosis (TB) who had secondary hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH).Patients first presenting with fever of unknown origin, who were ultimately diagnosed with TB-associated secondary HLH, were assessed retrospectively. We summarized and analyzed clinical manifestations, laboratory examinations, diagnoses, treatments, and prognoses of patients using clinical data, outpatient follow-up, and telephone follow-up in combination with literature review...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404984/giant-iliopsoas-abscess-caused-by-morganella-morganii
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Mikio Nakajima, Masamitsu Shirokawa, Yasuhiko Miyakuni, Tomotsugu Nakano, Hideaki Goto
BACKGROUND While uncommon, iliopsoas abscesses can become the underlying cause of a fever of unknown origin. Even in such cases, it is considered rare for an iliopsoas abscess to extend into the subcutaneous space. CASE REPORT A 74-year-old woman with a history of schizophrenia was referred to our hospital with a high-grade fever. The patient was unaware of her febrile status prior to admission. There was no previous hospital admission. Examination revealed a non-tender mass in the lower right back that the patient had been aware of for approximately 1 month...
April 13, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401744/fdg-pet-in-macrophage-activation-syndrome-associated-with-systemic-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis
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Masaki Shimizu, Yasuhiro Ikawa, Mao Mizuta, Maiko Takakura, Natsumi Inoue, Ryosei Nishimura, Akihiro Yachie
We herein describe a case of systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis (s-JIA)-associated macrophage activation syndrome (MAS) in which the (18F) fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography ((18)(F) FDG-PET) findings were characteristic. The pattern of greater (18)(F) FDG accumulation into the spleen compared with the liver was more remarkable in this patient compared with s-JIA. This pattern, however, was also observed in cases of acute leukemia. In the present patient, serum interleukin (IL)-18 was extremely elevated (255 000 pg/mL), whereas in leukemia patients it is mildly elevated (360-1480 pg/mL)...
April 2017: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397053/applied-value-of-monitoring-serum-hepcidin-in-differential-diagnosis-of-infection-versus-tumor-fevers
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Ling Li, Jiang-Guo Zhang, Man-Zhi Zhao, Zhu-Hua Wu, Jian-Xin Song
The applied value of serum hepcidin in differential diagnosis of infection fevers versus tumor fevers was explored. A total of 432 fever patients were selected according to the domestic fever of unknown origin (FUO) diagnostic criteria from our hospital between June 2010 and November 2013. Venous blood samples were taken on the day 1, 5, 10 after admission. The infection group (98 cases) and the tumor group (50 cases) were set up based on the clinical and laboratory findings. ELISA was used to determine the serum hepcidin and IL-6 levels...
April 2017: Journal of Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392823/etiology-and-clinical-characteristics-of-fever-of-unknown-origin-in-children-a-15-year-experience-in-a-single-center
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Yi-Seul Kim, Kyung-Ran Kim, Ji-Man Kang, Jong-Min Kim, Yae-Jean Kim
PURPOSE: Fever is one of the most common symptoms in children. In previous studies, infectious disease was the most common cause of pediatric fever of unknown origin (FUO). The aim of this study is to investigate the etiology, clinical characteristics and prognosis of pediatric FUO in 21 century with more diagnostics available and to analyze the factors for certain disease categories. METHODS: Among the children under 18 years old who were hospitalized at Samsung Medical Center from January 2000 to December 2014, the patients who met the criteria including fever of ≥38...
March 2017: Korean Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384918/an-uncommon-presentation-of-brucella-endocarditis-masquerading-as-neurobrucellosis
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Satish Venkata Pendela, Neha Agrawal, Thomas Mathew, Sudha Vidyasagar, Pujitha Kudaravalli
Brucella endocarditis is a rare but a severe complication of brucellosis, observed in less than 2% of cases. It is the main cause responsible for up to 80% of deaths in brucellosis. Herein, we present a case of brucella endocarditis that developed on a native aortic valve, but presented to us with fever for several months and acute neurological symptoms. This case report signifies the importance of considering brucella endocarditis as one of the differentials in patients presenting with Pyrexia of Unknown Origin (PUO) and Central Nervous System (CNS) manifestations...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383840/-miliary-tuberculosis-in-a-patient-under-adalimumab
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A De Voeght, A-S Sauvage, M Gensburger, J-B Giot, M Moutschen
We describe a case of atypical miliary tuberculosis diagnosed by molecular testing in a patient suffering from psoriasis arthritis treated by adalimumab. Tuberculosis may have a non-classical presentation in patients under biological treatments. We briefly discuss the difficulties underlying the diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis, especially in patients suffering from fever of unknown origin.
July 2016: Revue Médicale de Liège
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375833/clinical-assessment-in-takayasu-s-arteritis-major-challenges-and-controversies
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Haner Direskeneli
Takayasu's arteritis (TAK) is a rare, chronic, large-vessel vasculitis (LVV) that predominantly affects aorta, its major branches and the pulmonary arteries. Recent controversial issues in the diagnosis, disease assessment and prognosis in TAK are discussed in this review. In recent years, conventional angiography, the standard method for the initial diagnosis, seems to have been replaced by the new imaging modalities, such as MRI and 18F-FDG-PET. Less invasive techniques (CT/MRI) are now suggested first, compared to conventional angiography, and MRI is preferable to CT with less contrast load/radiation...
March 27, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366697/-fever-of-unknown-origin-in-infants-less-than-3-months-of-age-what-s-new
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Cristina Calvo, María de Ceano-Vivas
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 30, 2017: Anales de Pediatría: Publicación Oficial de la Asociación Española de Pediatría (A.E.P.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365283/-epidemiological-and-clinical-characteristics-of-infants-admitted-to-hospital-due-to-human-parechovirus-infections-a-prospective-study-in-spain
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Fernando Martín Del Valle, Cristina Calvo, Inés Martinez-Rienda, Amaia Cilla, María P Romero, Ana Isabel Menasalvas, Leticia Reis-Iglesias, Diana Roda, María J Pena, Nuria Rabella, María Del Mar Portugués de la Red, Gregoria Megías, Antonio Moreno-Docón, Almudena Otero, María Cabrerizo
INTRODUCTION: Human parechovirus (HPeV) is one of the recently described picornaviridae viruses that have been associated with fever of unknown origin (FUO), clinical sepsis, gastroenteritis, meningitis, or encephalitis in very young infants. The aim of this study is to describe the epidemiology and clinical features of these viruses. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A prospective multicentre 3-year study was conducted in 12 hospitals in Spain. Out of 850 specimens examined, 47 were positive (5...
March 29, 2017: Anales de Pediatría: Publicación Oficial de la Asociación Española de Pediatría (A.E.P.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357088/fever-of-unknown-origin-revealed-to-be-primary-splenic-lymphoma-a-rare-case-report-with-review-of-the-literature
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Pan-Ge Sun, Bei Cheng, Jin-Feng Wang, Ping He
Fever is a common clinical presentation of a number of diseases. A sustained unexplained fever >38.3°C lasting for >3 weeks without an established diagnosis despite intensive diagnostic evaluation is referred to as fever of unknown origin (FUO). FUO remains a clinical challenge for physicians, as it may be attributed to a wide range of disorders, mainly infections, malignancies, non-infectious inflammatory diseases and miscellaneous diseases. We herein report the case of a 59-year-old male patient who presented with prolonged unexplained fever and was found to have a diffusely enlarged hypermetabolic spleen, as shown on (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography examination...
February 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355724/-a-clinical-analysis-on-fever-of-unknown-origin-in-in-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#14
C F Zhang, R Xu, M T Li, X F Zeng
To investigate the etiology and differential diagnoses of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and fever of unknown origin (FUO). From January 2012 to December 2014, a total of 928 SLE patients were admitted to Peking Union Medical College Hospital.Only 50 patients were combined with FUO (5.4%). The most common reason of fever was caused by infections(33 cases, 66.0%), including bacterial infection in 17 cases with 5 tuberculosis, viral infection in 11 cases, and fungal infection in 5 cases.The second reason offever was due to poor disease control or recurrence in 17 patients (34...
April 1, 2017: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341146/-construction-of-a-diagnostic-prediction-model-of-severe-bacterial-infection-in-febrile-infants-under-3-months-old
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Enrique Villalobos Pinto, Marciano Sánchez-Bayle
INTRODUCTION: Fever is a common cause of paediatric admissions in emergency departments. An aetiological diagnosis is difficult to obtain in those less than 3 months of age, as they tend to have a higher rate of serious bacterial infection (SBI). The aim of this study is to find a predictor index of SBI in children under 3 months old with fever of unknown origin. METHODS: A study was conducted on all children under 3 months of age with fever admitted to hospital, with additional tests being performed according to the clinical protocol...
March 21, 2017: Anales de Pediatría: Publicación Oficial de la Asociación Española de Pediatría (A.E.P.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317816/hemophagocytic-syndrome-secondary-to-tuberculosis-at-24-week-gestation
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Alexandra Arteaga Fernández, David Fernández de Velasco Pérez, M C Jiménez Fournier, J C Moreno Del Prado, B Paraíso Torras, M L Cañete Palomo
Hemophagocytic syndrome is a life-threatening disease characterized by the uncontrolled activation of macrophages, resulting in hemophagocytosis of blood cells in the bone marrow. A 20-year-old gravida at 23-week and 5-day gestation was admitted to hospital to evaluate fever up to 104°F of unknown origin, moderate cytopenia, and elevated levels of liver enzymes. Bone marrow biopsy confirmed hemophagocytic syndrome, and polymerase chain reaction came back positive for Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Supportive care and tuberculosis treatment resulted in clinical improvement...
January 2017: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295452/presumed-lupus-erythematosus-cells-identified-in-bronchoalveolar-lavage-fluid-from-a-mexican-hairless-dog
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Laura J Black, Ashley C Hechler, Maura E Duffy, Sarah S K Beatty
A neutered male Mexican Hairless dog was presented for generalized weight loss and weakness. Initial laboratory testing and diagnostic imaging revealed thrombocytopenia and an interstitial to miliary lung pattern affecting all lung fields. Mild joint effusion was found on physical examination affecting the stifle, tarsal, carpal, and elbow joints. Examination of synovial fluid demonstrated an inflammatory polyarthropathy in 3 joints. Cytocentrifuged and direct preparations of the bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) fluid sample were made and cells consistent with lupus erythematosus (LE) cells and ragocytes were found...
March 13, 2017: Veterinary Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293057/kikuchi-fujimoto-disease-a-rare-presentation-with-localized-iliac-lymphadenitis
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Shrihari Anil Anikhindi, Anil Arora, Shashi Dhawan, Naresh Bansal, Praveen Sharma, Vikas Singla, Ashish Kumar
Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease (KFD) is a benign, self-limiting disease characterized by histiocytic necrotising lymphadenitis. Though several viral agents or an autoimmune etiology has been proposed as causative, the exact cause remains unknown. It has a female predilection and most commonly seen among young Asian people. Patients usually present with a febrile illness and the presence of lymphadenopathy may provide a clue to diagnosis. The most common site of lymphadenopathy is cervical lymph nodes while intra-abdominal involvement is uncommon...
January 2017: Iranian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277761/a-case-of-fever-of-unknown-origin
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Pablo Ruiz-Sada, Nahia Arostegui-Uribe, Lara Palacios-García, María-José Esquillor-Rodrigo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2, 2017: British Journal of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260482/late-diagnosis-of-e148q-mutation-positive-familial-mediterranean-fever-in-a-kidney-transplant-patient-with-fever-of-unknown-origin-a-case-report
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Erhan Tatar, Adam Uslu, Cenk Simsek, Ahmet Aykas, Giray Bozkaya, Cetin Imamoglu
Fever of unknown origin is a rare condition after solid organ transplant and is generally associated with atypical infections (eg, tuberculosis, fungal infections) and/or lymphoproliferative disorders. Here, we present a kidney transplant patient with a late diagnosis of E148Q mutation-positive familial Mediterranean fever as the cause of fever of unknown origin. A 22-year-old female patient with a previous history of 4 years of hemodialysis and unknown primary renal disease received a deceased-donor kidney transplant at our center 5 years previously...
February 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
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