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REVIEW
Oryan Henig, Keith S Kaye
The incidence of pneumonia increases with age, and is particularly high in patients who reside in long-term care facilities (LTCFs). Mortality rates for pneumonia in older adults are high and have not decreased in the last decade. Atypical symptoms and exacerbation of underlying illnesses should trigger clinical suspicion of pneumonia. Risk factors for multidrug-resistant organisms are more common in older adults, particularly among LTCF residents, and should be considered when making empiric treatment decisions...
September 12, 2017: Infectious Disease Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912822/a-rare-case-of-cavitary-lesion-of-the-lung-caused-by-mycoplasma-pneumoniae-in-an-immunocompetent-patient
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Muhammad Kashif, Rizwan Ahmed Dudekula, Misbahuddin Khaja
Mycoplasma pneumoniae is an atypical bacterium that most commonly causes upper respiratory tract infections, but it can also cause pneumonia, referred to as "walking pneumonia." Although cavitary lesions are present in a wide variety of infectious and noninfectious processes, those attributable to M. pneumoniae are extremely uncommon; thus, to date, epidemiological studies are lacking. Here, we present a rare case of a 20-year-old male, referred to us from a psychiatric facility for evaluation of a cough, who was found to have a cavitary lesion in the right upper lobe...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890433/evaluation-of-severity-score-guided-approaches-to-macrolide-use-in-community-acquired-pneumonia
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Aran Singanayagam, Stefano Aliberti, Catia Cillóniz, Antoni Torres, Francesco Blasi, James D Chalmers
International guidelines including those in the UK, Japan, Australia and South Africa recommend the avoidance of macrolides in patients with low-severity community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). We hypothesised that severity scores are poor predictors of atypical pneumonia and response to macrolide therapy, and thus, inadequate tools for guiding antibiotic prescriptions.Secondary analysis of four independent prospective CAP datasets was conducted. The predictive values of the CURB-65 and pneumonia severity index (PSI) for clinically important groups of causative pathogens were evaluated...
September 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886324/atypical-bacterial-etiology-of-acute-respiratory-infections-and-clinical-characterizations-among-iranian-children
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M Halaji, T Hashempour, G R Pouladfar, F Ghasabi, R Khashei
Acute respiratory infections (ARIs) in children younger than 5 years of age are one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality, particularly in developing countries. Mycoplasma pneumoniae and Chlamydophila pneumoniae are prevalent causative agents of ARIs, worldwide. We sought M. pneumoniae and C. pneumoniae in respiratory samples from Iranian children with ARIs.  From November 2014 to April 2015, respiratory samples of 150 children aged 1 month to 15 years old were screened for presence of M. pneumoniae and C...
August 30, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869530/unexplained-dyspnea-in-a-young-adult-with-epstein-barr-virus-infectious-mononucleosis-pulmonary-involvement-or-co-infection-with-mycoplasma-pneumoniae-pneumonia
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Burke A Cunha, Scarlet Herrarte Fornos
Clinically, in young immunocompetent adults, Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) usually manifests as infectious mononucleosis (IM). Typical clinical findings of EBV IM include fever, profound fatigue, pharyngitis, bilateral posterior cervical adenopathy, and splenomegaly. Respiratory involvement with EBV IM may occur, but is distinctly rare. We present a case of a 20 year old female who with classic EBV IM, but was inexplicably dyspneic and hypoxemic. Further diagnostic testing confirmed co-infection with Mycoplasma pneumoniae...
September 4, 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856082/atypical-bacterial-pneumonia-in-the-hiv-infected-population
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REVIEW
Breanne M Head, Adriana Trajtman, Zulma V Rueda, Lázaro Vélez, Yoav Keynan
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected individuals are more susceptible to respiratory tract infections by other infectious agents (viruses, bacteria, parasites, and fungi) as their disease progresses to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. Despite effective antiretroviral therapy, bacterial pneumonia (the most frequently occurring HIV-associated pulmonary illness) remains a common cause of morbidity and mortality in the HIV-infected population. Over the last few decades, studies have looked at the role of atypical bacterial pneumonia (i...
2017: Pneumonia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835429/a-rare-case-of-pulmonary-toxoplasmosis-in-a-patient-with-undifferentiated-inflammatory-arthritis-on-chronic-methotrexate-and-corticosteroid-therapy
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Abdullateef Abdulkareem, Ryan Steven D'Souza, Nitin Patel, Anthony A Donato
Pulmonary toxoplasmosis is a serious pulmonary condition caused by the protozoan Toxoplasma gondii It typically affects immunocompromised patients presenting acutely with cough, fever, myalgias, arthralgias and lymphadenopathy, and chronically with persistent cough and dyspnoea. Because of its protean features, it can mimic many more common lung conditions in the immunocompromised patient, including atypical pneumonia, Pneumocystis pneumonia and interstitial lung disease. In this article, we present the case of a 55-year-old woman who presented to our hospital with persistent dyspnoea and cough, initially suspected to have an arthritis-related interstitial lung disease...
August 23, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800589/prognostic-factors-and-outcomes-in-japanese-lung-transplant-candidates-with-interstitial-lung-disease
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Kohei Ikezoe, Tomohiro Handa, Kiminobu Tanizawa, Toyofumi F Chen-Yoshikawa, Takeshi Kubo, Akihiro Aoyama, Hideki Motoyama, Kyoko Hijiya, Shinsaku Tokuda, Yoshinari Nakatsuka, Yuko Yamamoto, Ayako Oshima, Shin-Ichi Harashima, Sonoko Nagai, Toyohiro Hirai, Hiroshi Date, Kazuo Chin
OBJECTIVE: Young patients with advanced interstitial lung disease (ILD) are potential candidates for cadaveric lung transplantation. This study aimed to examine clinical features, outcomes, and prognostic factors in Japanese ILD patients awaiting lung transplantation. METHODS: We investigated the clinical features and outcomes of 77 consecutive candidates with ILD who were referred to Kyoto University Hospital and subsequently actively listed for lung transplant in the Japan Organ Transplant Network between 2010 and 2014...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799307/guiding-principles-for-the-use-of-fluroquinolones-in-out-patient-community-settings-of-india-panel-consensus
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Agam Vora, K Krishnaprasad
INTRODUCTION: Respiratory tract infections have been an important cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide that is looming large especially in context of antibiotic resistance that is confronted both by a pulmonologist as well as a general practitioner. A reflection to this trend has been the rising phenomenon of MICs as shown the respiratory pathogens towards conventional antibiotics including macrolides or β lactam/β lactamase inhibitor combinations. Respiratory fluoroquinolones offer broad yet potent cover of respiratory pathogens leading to their obvious choice for empirical therapy for clinical persisters or high risk cases with prior history of antibiotics not-withstanding the clinical concerns in tropical countries...
August 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781200/outcome-of-gastrostomy-in-parkinsonism-a-retrospective-study
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Clémence Marois, Maria Del Mar Amador, Christine Payan, Lucette Lacomblez, Anne-Marie Bonnet, Bertrand Degos, Jean-Christophe Corvol, Marie Vidailhet, Nadine Le Forestier, Valérie Mesnage, David Grabli
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the indications and the outcomes of gastrostomy tube insertion in patients with parkinsonian syndromes. METHODS: Consecutive patients with Parkinson's disease or atypical parkinsonism, seen in two French tertiary referral movement disorders centers, that received gastrostomy tube insertion (GTI) for feeding between 2008 and 2014 were included in this retrospective study. Data regarding clinical status, indications and outcomes were retrieved from medical files...
June 23, 2017: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774267/two-confirmed-cases-of-severe-fever-with-thrombocytopenia-syndrome-with-pneumonia-implication-for-a-family-cluster-in-east-china
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Yiyi Zhu, Huanyu Wu, Jie Gao, Xin Zhou, Renyi Zhu, Chunzhe Zhang, Hongling Bai, Abu S Abdullah, Hao Pan
BACKGROUND: Severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome (SFTS) was first reported in China in 2011. Human-to-human transmission of the virus occurred occasionally in family clusters. However, pneumonia as an onset syndrome was not common in most SFTS cases. Our aim is to report a family cluster of SFTS with clinical manifestation of pneumonia in Shanghai. METHODS: Epidemiologic investigations were conducted when a family cluster of severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome virus (SFTSV) infection was identified in Shanghai in June 2016...
August 3, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768558/chlamydia-gallinacea-a-widespread-emerging-chlamydia-agent-with-zoonotic-potential-in-backyard-poultry
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L Li, M Luther, K Macklin, D Pugh, J Li, J Zhang, J Roberts, B Kaltenboeck, C Wang
Chlamydia gallinacea, a new chlamydial agent, has been reported in four European countries as well as Argentina and China. Experimentally infected chickens with C. gallinacea in previous study showed no clinical signs but had significantly reduced gains in body weight (6·5-11·4%). Slaughterhouse workers exposed to infected chickens have developed atypical pneumonia, indicating C. gallinacea is likely a zoonotic agent. In this study, FRET-PCR confirmed that C. gallinacea was present in 12·4% (66/531) of oral-pharyngeal samples from Alabama backyard poultry...
August 3, 2017: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745253/-gastrointestinal-symptoms-with-meningococcal-infection-emergence-of-neisseria-meningitidis-serogroup-w
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H F Wunderink, I N Vlasveld, M J Knol, A van der Ende, E H R van Essen, E J Kuijper
BACKGROUND: Meningococcal disease usually presents as meningitis and/or septicaemia, but can also present as pneumonia or arthritis. Since 2000, a worldwide increase in meningococcal disease is reported which is caused by a new virulent clone of serogroup W (MenW:cc11). This subtype is more likely to give an atypical clinical presentation and results in high mortality rates. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 68-year-old woman with polymyalgia rheumatica, managed with prednisone, developed an acute gastrointestinal syndrome of nausea, diarrhoea, vomiting, fever and chills...
2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732822/atypical-coverage-in-community-acquired-pneumonia-after-outpatient-beta-lactam-monotherapy
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Cornelis H van Werkhoven, Ewoudt M W van de Garde, Jan Jelrik Oosterheert, Douwe F Postma, Marc J M Bonten
INTRODUCTION: In adults hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) after >48 h of outpatient beta-lactam monotherapy, coverage of atypical pathogens is recommended based on expert opinion. METHODS: In a post-hoc analysis of a large study of CAP treatment we included patients who received beta-lactam monotherapy for >48 h before hospitalization. Length of hospital stay (LOS), 30-day mortality, and number of treatment escalations were compared for those that continued beta-lactam monotherapy and those that received atypical coverage at admission...
August 2017: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729207/first-two-cases-of-severe-multifocal-infections-caused-by-klebsiella-pneumoniae-in-switzerland-characterization-of-an-atypical-non-k1-k2-serotype-strain-causing-liver-abscess-and-endocarditis
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Baharak Babouee Flury, Valentina Donà, Niccolò Buetti, Hansjakob Furrer, Andrea Endimiani
BACKGROUND: We describe the first two multifocal invasive infections due to Klebsiella pneumoniae recently observed in Switzerland. METHODS: Phenotypic (MIC assays and string test) and molecular analyses (PCR/Sequencing for bla, virulence factor genes and whole genome sequencing for one strain) were performed to characterize the causative K. pneumoniae isolates. RESULTS: Both K. pneumoniae isolates (Kp1 and Kp2) were pan-susceptible to antibiotics and produced narrow-spectrum SHV β-lactamases...
September 2017: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725563/atypical-hemolytic-uremic-syndrome-triggered-by-varicella-infection
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Pauline Condom, Jean-Michel Mansuy, Stéphane Decramer, Jacques Izopet, Catherine Mengelle
Varicella Zoster Virus (VZV) is a well-known virus that belongs to the Herpesviridae family which induces a self-limited disease except in specific cases in particular among stem cell transplant patients. This virus is not known however to trigger atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (aHUS). Here we report the case of a six-year-old boy who was hospitalized with fever and abdominal pains associated to pruritic and vesicular rash, thrombocytopenia and acute renal failure. He was diagnosed with aHUS precipitated by varicella virus...
2017: IDCases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696635/-how-to-handle-a-non-resolving-pneumonia
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Benoit Lechartier, Maura Prella, Oriol Manuel, Laurent P Nicod
Persistent pneumonias are frequent both in hospital and primary care settings. Several parameters have to be taken into account. Firstly the appropriateness of treatment; secondly the immune status of the host; and finally infectious complications need to be ruled out. Several non-infectious diagnoses can mimic a persistent infiltrate, such as neoplastic disorders, organising pneumonias, interstitial disorders and drug - or radiation-induced lung diseases. Uncommon pathogens will not respond to common treatment, for instance atypical bacteria, mycobacteria, fungi including Pneumocystis as well as viruses...
November 16, 2016: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683724/first-report-of-cavitary-pneumonia-due-to-community-acquired-acinetobacter-pittii-study-of-virulence-and-overview-of-pathogenesis-and-treatment
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Romaric Larcher, Alix Pantel, Erik Arnaud, Albert Sotto, Jean-Philippe Lavigne
BACKGROUND: Acinetobacter pittii is a nosocomial pathogen rarely involved in community-acquired infections. We report for the first time that A. pittii can be responsible for cavitary community-acquired pneumonia and study its virulence, and discuss its pathogenesis and treatment options. CASE PRESENTATION: A 45-year-old woman with a history of smoking and systemic lupus was admitted to Nimes University Hospital (France) with coughing and sputum lasting for three weeks...
July 6, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681972/pneumonia-in-the-developing-world-characteristic-features-and-approach-to-management
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REVIEW
Stephen J Aston
Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is a common cause of morbidity and mortality in adults worldwide, but its epidemiology varies markedly by region. Whilst in high-income countries, the predominant burden of CAP is in the elderly and those with chronic cardiovascular and pulmonary co-morbidity, CAP patients in low-income settings are often of working age and, in sub-Saharan Africa, frequently HIV-positive. Although region-specific aetiological data are limited, they are sufficient to highlight major trends: in high-burden settings, tuberculosis (TB) is a common cause of acute CAP; Gram-negative pathogens such as Klebsiella pneumoniae are regionally important; and HIV-associated opportunistic infections are common but difficult to diagnose...
July 6, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680340/successful-treatment-of-pulmonary-candidiasis-and-aspergillosis-in-patient-with-refractory-hodgkin-lymphoma-using-micafungin-case-study-and-brief-literature-review
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Marta Barańska, Renata Kroll-Balcerzak, Lidia Gil, Joanna Rupa-Matysek, Mieczysław Komarnicki
The number of patients with hematological malignancies who develop invasive fungal disease (IFD) has increased dramatically in recent decades. This increase is attributed to impairment of the host immune system due to intensive cytotoxic chemotherapies, use of corticosteroids and profound immunosuppression after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). Additionally, the increasing prevalence of fungal infections caused by emerging and rare pathogens, IFD of mixed etiology or of atypical localization is observed...
2017: Central-European Journal of Immunology
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