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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021888/a-good-short-term-outcome-in-delayed-decompression-of-cauda-equina-syndrome-in-klebsiella-pneumoniae-spinal-epidural-abscess-a-case-report
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J Hanifah, J Joehaimey, M I Yusof
Spinal epidural abscess is a severe, generally pyogenic, infection of the epidural space of spinal cord or cauda equina. The swelling caused by the abscess leads to compression or vascular disruption of neurological structures that requires urgent surgical decompression to avoid significant permanent disability. We share a rare case of Klebsiella pneumoniae spinal epidural abscess secondary to haematogenous spread of previous lung infection that presented late at our centre with cauda equina syndrome that showed good short-term outcome in delayed decompression...
July 2017: Malaysian Orthopaedic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021430/crizotinib-induced-rectal-perforation-with-abscess
#2
Asako Yanagisawa, Noriko Hayama, Hiroyuki Amano, Makoto Nakamura, Satoshi Hirano, Sukeyuki Nakamura, Hiroshi Tabeta
An 86-year-old Japanese man was diagnosed with stage IV lung adenocarcinoma. The patient was treated with crizotinib after EML4-ALK rearrangement was detected from his pleural effusion. He subsequently developed abdominal pain and rebound tenderness in the right lower abdomen. Contrast-enhanced abdominal CT showed a low-density area in the abdominal cavity. The size of the abscess was decreased by drainage and the administration of antibiotics. Fistulography revealed a fistula from the rectum to the abscess, and a diagnosis of lower intestinal tract perforation with abscess formation was made...
October 11, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28994171/brain-abscesses-caused-by-cladophialophora-bantiana-in-a-lung-transplant-patient-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#3
Anthony Gschwend, Tristan Dégot, Julie Denis, Alina M Sabou, Mi Young Jeung, Emilie Zapata, Michele Porzio, Benjamin Renaud-Picard, Raoul Herbrecht, Romain Kessler
Cladophialophora bantiana brain abscesses are rare, but are frequently and quickly lethal in transplanted patients. We report the case of a 63-year-old man who had undergone lung transplantation for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and presented with headaches and a neurological deficit. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed multiple brain abscesses. C. bantiana was identified by DNA sequencing performed directly on cerebral tissue obtained by surgical biopsy. After 6 months of antifungal treatment, the brain abscesses were replaced by ischemic sequelae...
October 9, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28982020/streptococcus-phocae-in-marine-mammals-of-northeastern-pacific-and-arctic-canada-a-retrospective-analysis-of-85-postmortem-investigations
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Nicole D Taurisano, Brian P Butler, Diana Stone, Harry Hariharan, Paul J Fields, Hugh W Ferguson, Martin Haulena, Paul Cotrell, Ole Nielsen, Stephen Raverty
Streptococcus phocae is a pathogen of marine mammals, although its pathogenicity remains poorly understood. Recovery of this bacterium from asymptomatic carriers suggests that it is an opportunistic pathogen. We investigated the role of S. phocae in naturally occurring disease and its significance as a pathogen based on postmortem investigations. Between 2007 and 2012, 1,696 whole carcasses, tissue samples, or both were submitted from the northeastern Pacific and Arctic Canada for diagnostic testing. Streptococcus phocae was cultured from phocids (n=66), otariids (n=12), harbor porpoises (Phocoena phocoena; n=5), and sea otters (Enhydra lutris; n=2)...
October 5, 2017: Journal of Wildlife Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28975065/vanishing-lung-syndrome-compound-effect-of-tobacco-and-marijuana-use-on-the-development-of-bullous-lung-disease-a-joint-effort
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Shimshon Wiesel, Faraz Siddiqui, Tahir Khan, Sami Hossri, Dany El-Sayegh
Marijuana use has been increasing across the United States due to its legalization as both a medicinal and recreational product. A small number of case reports have described a pathological entity called vanishing lung syndrome (VLS), which is a rare bullous lung disease usually caused by tobacco smoking. Recent case reports have implicated marijuana in the development of VLS. We present a case of a 47-year-old man, who presented to our hospital with shortness of breath, fevers and a productive cough. On physical exam, he was tachypneic with audible stridor and absent right sided breath sounds...
July 31, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28954638/-a-lung-abscess-caused-by-bad-teeth
#6
S E van Brummelen, D Melles, M van der Eerden
BACKGROUND: An odontogenic cause of a lung abscess can easily be overlooked. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 61-year-old man presented at the emergency department with a productive cough and dyspnoea. He was admitted to the pulmonary ward with a suspected odontogenic lung abscess. A thorax CT scan confirmed the diagnosis 'lung abscess', following which the dental surgeon confirmed that the lung abscess probably had an odontogenic cause. The patient made a full recovery following a 6-week course of antibiotics, and he received extensive dental treatment...
2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939137/autosomal-dominant-hyper-ige-syndrome-in-the-usidnet-registry
#7
Yael Gernez, Alexandra F Freeman, Steven M Holland, Elizabeth Garabedian, Niraj C Patel, Jennifer M Puck, Kathleen E Sullivan, Javeed Akhter, Elizabeth Secord, Karin Chen, Rebecca Buckley, Elie Haddad, Hans D Ochs, Ramsay Fuleihan, John Routes, Mica Muskat, Patricia Lugar, Julien Mancini, Charlotte Cunningham-Rundles
BACKGROUND: Autosomal dominant hyper-IgE syndrome (AD-HIES) is a rare condition. OBJECTIVE: Data from the USIDNET Registry provide a resource to examine the characteristics of patients with rare immune deficiency diseases. METHODS: A query was submitted to the USIDNET requesting deidentified data for patients with physician-diagnosed AD-HIES through July 2016. RESULTS: Data on 85 patients diagnosed with AD-HIES (50 males; 35 females) born between 1950 and 2013, collected by 14 physicians from 25 states and Quebec, were entered into the USIDNET Registry by July 2016...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918971/-pulmonary-nocardiosis-with-cerebral-abscesses-mimicking-metastatic-lung-cancer-three-cases-and-a-review-of-literature
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A Fourrier, M Kerjouan, C Piau, P A Lentz, C Ricordel, H Léna, R Corre, B Desrues, S Jouneau
Nocardiosis is an infectious disease with wide range of clinical features, which can eventually lead to death. The agent responsible belongs to the genus Nocardia that includes about fifty different species. Nocardiosis occurs mainly in immunocompromised hosts. We report here three cases of disseminated nocardiosis misdiagnosed initially as cerebral metastatic lung cancer. These patients, including two immunocompetent hosts, presented with both pulmonary and cerebral lesions. In all three patients, the diagnosis was based on magnetic resonance imaging with diffusion sequence, apparent diffusion coefficient reconstruction and neurosurgical cerebral biopsies...
September 14, 2017: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918242/predictive-value-of-thomsen-friedenreich-antigen-activation-for-streptococcus-pneumoniae-infection-and-severity-in-pediatric-lobar-pneumonia
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Chia-Jung Chang, Nan-Chang Chiu, Fu-Yuan Huang, Daniel Tsung-Ning Huang, Lung Chang, Ching-Ying Huang, Yen-Hsin Kung, Hsin Chi
BACKGROUND: Most cases of complicated pneumonia in children are caused by pneumococcal infections. Thomsen-Friedenreich antigen (TA) is present on erythrocytes, platelets and glomeruli, and it can be activated during pneumococcal infection. The aim of this study was to investigate the predictive value of TA activation for pneumococcal infection and association with the severity of complicated pneumonia. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients with lobar pneumonia were routinely tested for TA at the Department of Pediatrics, Mackay Memorial Hospital from January 2010 to December 2015...
September 2, 2017: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection, Wei Mian Yu Gan Ran za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912985/isolated-splenic-cold-abscesses-with-perisplenic-extension-treated-successfully-without-splenectomy
#10
Mohan Khadka, Ravi Pradhan
Splenic tuberculosis (TB) in the form of multiple splenic cold abscesses with perisplenic extensions is a rare disease, especially in an immunocompetent host. It demonstrates diagnostic complexity, which makes identification of the disease difficult. We report a case of an immunocompetent adult male who presented with fever, pain in the left lower chest, decreased appetite, and significant weight loss. On physical examination, he had tenderness in the left lower infra-axillary region and Traube's space dullness without palpable spleen...
2017: Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903972/lactobacillus-the-not-so-friendly-bacteria
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Abirami Pararajasingam, Juliet Uwagwu
We present a 65-year-old diabetic patient with a complex liver abscess and bacteraemia from Lactobacillus paracasei The abscess resulted in a prolonged hospital stay due to ongoing sepsis despite ultrasound-guided drainage and broad-spectrum antibiotics. Furthermore, the patient developed several secondary complications including a right-sided pleural effusion, an inferior vena cava thrombus and septic lung emboli. The abscess was eventually managed successfully with a prolonged course of antibiotics and multiple ultrasound-guided drainage procedures...
September 13, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894694/evaluation-of-partial-breast-reirradiation-with-intraoperative-radiotherapy-after-prior-thoracic-radiation-a-single-institution-report-of-outcomes-and-toxicity
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Christine Chin, Priya Jadeja, Bret Taback, David P Horowitz, Sheldon M Feldman, Richard Ha, Eileen P Connolly
INTRODUCTION: Mastectomy is the current standard of care for ipsilateral breast tumor recurrences after prior whole breast irradiation (WBI). We report our single-institution experience with breast-conserving surgery (BCS) followed by intraoperative radiotherapy (IORT) as an alternative to salvage mastectomy for new or recurrent breast cancers that develop in the setting of prior thoracic radiation. METHODS: We performed an IRB-approved retrospective review of patients treated with breast IORT between September 2013 and November 2016...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882933/caecal-cancer-presenting-as-leg-erythema-and-a-lung-opacity
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Archik Das, Khalid Hureibi, Muhammad Tayyab, Peter McCullough
Necrotising infection of the lower limb is a rare presentation for colorectal malignancy. We report a case of a perforated caecal adenocarcinoma presenting with right leg erythema, pain and swelling in the presence of a right lower lobe lung opacity. Following initial debridement and washout, CT imaging demonstrated a thickened terminal ileum, caecum and appendix, in keeping with primary malignancy. This fed the right-sided lower limb sepsis tracking down from the medial aspect of the psoas muscle to give rise to the multiloculated collection seen in the adductor compartment...
September 7, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871588/primary-pleuropulmonary-synovial-sarcoma-with-brain-metastases-in-a-paediatric-patient-an-unusual-presentation
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Pushpak Chandrakant Chirmade, Sonia Parikh, Asha Anand, Harsha Panchal, Apurva Patel, Sandip Shah
Primary lung neoplasms are rare in children. The most common primary lung malignancies in children are pleuropulmonary blastoma and carcinoid tumour. Synovial sarcoma (SS) accounts for approximately 1% of all childhood malignancies. In absolute terms, the SS of the lungs and pleura are extremely rare and pose a diagnostic difficulty. Soft tissue sarcomas usually have a high potential for metastases, however, metastasis to the brain is rare, even in widely disseminated disease, and it has been described only in 3 case reports previously...
2017: Advances in Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28861738/a-surgical-case-of-radiotherapy-induced-esophageal-perforation-accompanying-pyogenic-spondylodiscitis-a-case-report
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Shuntaro Yoshimura, Kazuhiko Mori, Koichiro Kawasaki, Asami Tanabe, Susumu Aikou, Koichi Yagi, Masato Nishida, Hiroharu Yamashita, Sachiyo Nomura, Masayoshi Fukushima, Hideomi Yamashita, Yasuhiro Yamauchi, Yasuyuki Seto
BACKGROUND: Stereotactic body radiotherapy has been a treatment choice for lung cancer, especially in medically inoperable patients. However, the acute and late toxicity to adjacent organs have been reported as an uncommon but severe adverse effect. CASE PRESENTATION: A 65-year-old male was presented with his back pain and pyrexia. He had been followed up for non-small-cell lung cancer, which was treated by the stereotactic body radiotherapy 4 years prior to the current visit...
August 31, 2017: Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856090/a-case-of-relapsed-lung-abscess-caused-by-eubacterium-brachy-infection-following-an-initial-diagnosis-of-pulmonary-actinomycosis
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Hideaki Yamakawa, Eri Hagiwara, Masahiro Hayashi, Takuma Katano, Kosuke Isomoto, Ryota Otoshi, Ryota Shintani, Satoshi Ikeda, Kaori Tanaka, Takashi Ogura
We report a rare case of lung abscess due to Eubacterium brachy. In this case, an analysis of the aspirate from frank pus revealed Gram-positive coccobacilli. We initially strongly suspected lung abscess associated with actinomycosis because of the chronic/recurrent clinical course and radio-pathological findings such as a granuloma lesion. Although a biochemical analysis revealed Actinomyces sp., 16S rRNA gene sequencing and a phylogenetic tree analysis of the isolated strain confirmed the presence of E. brachy...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835825/lemierre-s-syndrome-necrotizing-pneumonia-and-staphylococcal-septic-shock-treated-with-extracorporeal-life-support
#17
Adrian C Mattke, Sudesh Prabhu, Julia Clark, Robert Labrom, Hanna Burns, Luregn J Schlapbach
OBJECTIVES: Lemierre's syndrome cause by methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus is rare, but can lead to necrotizing pneumonia and septicaemia. When treating such patient with extracorporeal life support source control can be both challenging and controversial. METHODS: In this report we present a 12 year old male who presented with Lemierre's syndrome from which he developed septic shock and severe necrotizing pneumonia. He also showed multiple pulmonary embolisms from the internal jugular vein thrombi, resulting in acute respiratory distress syndrome...
2017: SAGE open medical case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820293/lacrimal-gland-abscess-in-children-two-case-reports-and-literature-review
#18
Tracy Hiu Ting Lai, Frank Hiu Ping Lai, Tommy Chung Yan Chan, Alvin Lerrmann Young, Kelvin Kam Lung Chong
Acute suppurative bacterial dacryoadenitis (ASBD) with abscess formation is rarely seen in clinical practice. A retrospective review of medical records in the past 8 years identified two unilateral cases in children, one developed presumably after methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA) conjunctivitis and the other due to community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) infection. Computerized tomography scans showed globe indentation by the enlarged lacrimal glands with rim-enhancing lesions...
August 18, 2017: Orbit
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817180/preventable-and-mitigable-adverse-events-in-cancer-care-measuring-risk-and-harm-across-the-continuum
#19
Allison Lipitz-Snyderman, David Pfister, David Classen, Coral L Atoria, Aileen Killen, Andrew S Epstein, Christopher Anderson, Elizabeth Fortier, Saul N Weingart
BACKGROUND: Patient safety is a critical concern in clinical oncology, but the ability to measure adverse events (AEs) across cancer care is limited by a narrow focus on treatment-related toxicities. The objective of this study was to assess the nature and extent of AEs among cancer patients across inpatient and outpatient settings. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study of 400 adult patients selected by stratified random sampling who had breast (n = 128), colorectal (n = 136), or lung cancer (n = 136) treated at a comprehensive cancer center in 2012...
August 17, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812940/odontogenic-orbital-abscess-with-intracranial-and-pulmonary-involvement
#20
E Hughes, N Wynne, S Quinn, T Fulcher
A 58-year-old woman presented to the emergency department with left ptosis and complete ophthalmoplegia. Imaging demonstrated a left orbital abscess. Her past medical history included cavitatory lung disease and "aseptic" meningitis 2 months previously. An anaerobic organism and commensal of the oral flora, Peptostreptococcus sp., was cultured from the orbital abscess. The patient was found to have a carious upper molar with chronic buccal abscess, which was extracted. This case presents an uncommon pathogen arising from an odontogenic infection as the etiology for orbital abscess, cavitatory lung disease, and meningitis in one patient...
August 16, 2017: Orbit
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