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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543859/pustular-erythema-multiforme-major-associated-with-atypical-pneumonia
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R Wolf, S Ständer, O Well, L Frey, I Klier, S Brunner, M Flaig, A Wollenberg, T Ruzicka
A 52-year-old male patient presented to the hospital with severe difficulties swallowing, sore eyes and an asymptomatic skin rash. The patient was fully oriented, vital signs were normal. Two days before admission to the hospital, the referring physician had suspected an upper respiratory tract infection and had started treatment with oral cefuroxime while also prescribing ibuprofen for sore throat. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
May 23, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533471/the-atypical-response-regulator-atvr-is-a-new-player-in-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-response-to-hypoxia-and-virulence
#2
Gilberto Hideo Kaihami, Leandro Carvalho Dantas Breda, José Roberto Fogaça de Almeida, Thays de Oliveira Pereira, Gianlucca Gonçalves Nicastro, Ana Laura Boechat, Sandro Rogério de Almeida, Regina Lúcia Baldini
Two-component systems are widespread in bacteria, allowing adaptation to environmental changes. The classical pathway is composed by a histidine kinase that phosphorylates an aspartate residue in the cognate response regulator (RR). RRs lacking the phosphorylable aspartate also occur, but their function and contribution during host-pathogen interaction are poorly characterized. AtvR (PA14_26570) is the only atypical response regulator with a DNA-binding domain in the opportunistic pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa Macrophage infection with the atvR mutant strain resulted in higher TNF-α secretion as well as increased bacterial clearance as compared to macrophages infected with the wild-type strain...
May 22, 2017: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529053/unusual-intra-parenchymal-pontomedullary-epidermoid-cyst-in-a-2-year-old-case-report-and-literature-review
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Anan Shtaya, Bassam Dabbous, Evgenia Fanou, Leslie Bridges, Samantha Hettige
BACKGROUND: Intrinsic brainstem epidermoid cysts are rare, benign, slow growing lesions. Their eloquence preclude complete excision, however subtotal resection will often result in prolonged or sometimes permanent relief of presenting symptoms and signs. We describe an unusual case and review the literature of this pathology in the paediatric population. CASE DESCRIPTION: We report an intra-axial pontine epidermoid cyst in a 2-year-old girl who presented with developmental delay, multiple cranial nerve palsies and pneumonia...
May 18, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526018/infection-mediated-asthma-etiology-mechanisms-and-treatment-options-with-focus-on-chlamydia-pneumoniae-and-macrolides
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REVIEW
Wilmore C Webley, David L Hahn
Asthma is a chronic respiratory disease characterized by reversible airway obstruction and airway hyperresponsiveness to non-specific bronchoconstriction agonists as the primary underlying pathophysiology. The worldwide incidence of asthma has increased dramatically in the last 40 years. According to World Health Organization (WHO) estimates, over 300 million children and adults worldwide currently suffer from this incurable disease and 255,000 die from the disease each year. It is now well accepted that asthma is a heterogeneous syndrome and many clinical subtypes have been described...
May 19, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515602/respiratory-multiplex-polymerase-chain-reaction-an-important-diagnostic-tool-in-immunocompromised-patients
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Amarjeet Kaur, Navin Kumar, Sharmila Sengupta, Yatin Mehta
BACKGROUND: Viruses and atypical pathogens can cause significant respiratory illness in immunocompromised patients. Multiplex polymerase chain reaction (MPCR) has improved the diagnostic yield of pathogens, and it is easier to identify the co-infections also. The present study was done to evaluate the performance of MPCR on bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) samples in immunocompromised patients. METHODS: Atotal of 177 BAL specimens collected over a 19 months period from immunocompromised patients with respiratory illness were analyzed with the MPCR and aerobic culture...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507089/atypical-pneumonia-due-to-human-bocavirus-in-an-immunocompromised-patient
#6
Kaien Gu, Paul Van Caeseele, Kerry Dust, Julie Ho
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 15, 2017: CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal, Journal de L'Association Medicale Canadienne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475737/evolution-of-acute-infection-with-atypical-bacteria-in-a-prospective-cohort-of-children-with-community-acquired-pneumonia-receiving-amoxicillin
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Cristiana M Nascimento-Carvalho, Gabriel Xavier-Souza, Ana-Luisa Vilas-Boas, Maria-Socorro H Fontoura, Aldina Barral, Mirja Puolakkainen, Olli Ruuskanen
Background: Atypical bacteria are treatable causative agents of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). However, there is no conclusive evidence that a child with CAP should receive empirical treatment against such agents. Objectives: We assessed the possibility of association between clinical failure and acute infection by these bacteria among children with CAP treated with amoxicillin. Patients and methods: Patients aged 2-59 months with non-severe CAP received amoxicillin during prospective follow-up...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474627/scrub-typhus-in-uttarakhand-adjoining-uttar-pradesh-seasonality-clinical-presentations-predictors-of-mortality
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Anurag Bhargava, Reshma Kaushik, Rajeev Mohan Kaushik, Anita Sharma, Sohaib Ahmad, Minakshi Dhar, Garima Mittal, Sushant Khanduri, Priyannk Pant, Rajesh Kakkar
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES: Scrub typhus is a re-emerging mite-borne rickettsiosis, which continues to be underdiagnosed, with lethal consequences. The present study was conducted to determine the seasonality, clinical presentation and predictors of mortality in patients with scrub typhus at a tertiary care teaching hospital in northern India. METHODS: Scrub typhus was suspected in patients attending the hospital as per the standard case definition and serological evidence was obtained by performing an IgM ELISA...
December 2016: Indian Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443236/a-case-of-intravascular-large-b-cell-lymphoma-of-lung-presenting-with-progressive-multiple-nodules-on-chest-computed-tomography
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Hyun Jin Bae, Gyu Rak Chon, Dae Jung Kim, Sun Hun Lee, Jin-Young Ahn
A 71-year-old man was admitted to our hospital for dyspnea, which had worsened over a period of more than six months. He was previously diagnosed as having cryptogenic organizing pneumonia, and was treated with steroids in another hospital. He had complained of worsening dyspnea, despite the treatment. We performed video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery because of the high level of lactate dehydrogenase and inconsistency of the usual interstitial pneumonia pattern. Pathologic specimens showed atypical lymphocytes confined to the pulmonary capillaries...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436267/pneumonia-with-pleural-empyema-caused-by-salmonella-typhi-in-an-immunocompetent-child-living-in-a-non-endemic-country
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Gwénaëlle Duhil de Bénazé, Emilie Desselas, Véronique Houdouin, Patricia Mariani-Kurkdjian, Ahmed Kheniche, Stéphane Dauger, Géraldine Poncelet, Jean Gaschignard, Michaël Levy
Extra-intestinal complications of Salmonella Typhi (S. Typhi) infections usually occur in endemic countries and in patients with underlying risk conditions. A 14-year-old immunocompetent girl was admitted with respiratory distress owing to S. Typhi pneumonia and pleural empyema. She was a native of Ivory Coast but had lived in France for 4 years and had not travelled abroad for several years. There were no gastro-intestinal symptoms and no S. Typhi carriage was detected in her family. She recovered completely with ceftriaxone and ciprofloxacin and pleural drainage was not required...
April 24, 2017: Paediatrics and International Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431934/etiological-analysis-and-epidemiological-comparison-among-adult-cap-and-nhcap-patients-in-okinawa-japan
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Gretchen Parrott, Daijiro Nebeya, Takeshi Kinjo, Kazuya Miyagi, Shusaku Haranaga, Futoshi Higa, Masao Tateyama, Jiro Fujita
BACKGROUND: Etiological epidemiology and diagnosis are important issues for CAP and NHCAP. Despite the availability of effective therapies, significant morbidity and mortality ensues. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the etiology of 200 pneumonia patients at the University of the Ryukyus Hospital. Patients were categorized into CAP (n = 97) or NHCAP (n = 103), according to the Japanese Respiratory Society guidelines. Diagnoses were made using clinical tests including, Gram stain, bacterial culture, serum and urinary tests...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429247/a-review-of-the-novel-application-and-potential-adverse-effects-of-proton-pump-inhibitors
#12
REVIEW
Li-Yuan Yu, Lu-Ning Sun, Xue-Hui Zhang, Yue-Qi Li, Lei Yu, Zi-Qing-Yun Yuan, Ling Meng, Hong-Wen Zhang, Yong-Qing Wang
Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are known as a class of pharmaceutical agents that target H(+)/K(+)-ATPase, which is located in gastric parietal cells. PPIs are widely used in the treatment of gastric acid-related diseases including peptic ulcer disease, erosive esophagitis and gastroesophageal reflux disease, and so on. These drugs present an excellent safety profile and have become one of the most commonly prescribed drugs in primary and specialty care. Except for gastric acid-related diseases, PPIs can also be used in the treatment of Helicobacter pylori infection, viral infections, respiratory system diseases, cancer and so on...
May 2017: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428678/productive-cough-in-children-and-adolescents-view-from-primary-health-care-system
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REVIEW
Edin Begic, Zijo Begic, Amra Dobraca, Edo Hasanbegovic
Cough is one of the most common symptoms that doctor faces in working with pediatric population, and according to some characteristics of cough, doctors can often conclude localization, and sometimes even the nature of the disease that causes it. Cough is not only the physiological defense reaction, but a symptom of a disease. According to duration it can be acute, chronic and recidivist, recurrent and persistent, strong or discreet, caused by changes in body position and changes in outside temperature. Pathoanatomically it is divided into lobar, lobular, alveolar and interstitial, pathogenetically to bronchogenic and hematogenous, as well as in immuno competent and immunocompromised, and clinically on the local and inpatient (72 hours after hospital admission)...
February 2017: Medical Archives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426811/procalcitonin-for-selecting-the-antibiotic-regimen-in-outpatients-with-low-risk-community-acquired-pneumonia-using-a-rapid-point-of-care-testing-a-single-arm-clinical-trial
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Mar Masiá, Sergio Padilla, Victoria Ortiz de la Tabla, Matilde González, Cristina Bas, Félix Gutiérrez
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to assess the role of procalcitonin (PCT) to guide the initial selection of the antibiotic regimen for low-risk community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). METHODS: A single-arm clinical trial was conducted including outpatients with CAP and Pneumonia Severity Index risk classes I-II. Antimicrobial selection was based on the results of PCT measured with a rapid point-of-care testing. According to serum PCT levels, patients were assigned to two treatment strategies: oral azithromycin if PCT was <0...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414687/disseminated-cryptococcal-disease-with-diffuse-pulmonary-infiltrates-in-a-non-hiv-host
#15
M Hughes, K Trivedi, M Rudrappa
INTRODUCTION: We present a case of disseminated Cryptococcus in a non-HIV host, where the primary manifestation was pulmonary with diffuse pulmonary infiltrates. This patient was on high dose corticosteroids for autoimmune hemolytic anemia. CASE: A 79 year old Caucasian man with a history of autoimmune hemolytic anemia on 100 mg of prednisone daily, coronary artery disease s/p bypass surgery, ischemic cardiomyopathy, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, sleep apnea, chronic kidney disease, and history of bilateral pulmonary emboli presented to Hematology/Oncology clinic with symptoms of productive cough, worsening shortness of breath, hemoptysis...
March 2017: Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society: Official Organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409118/isolated-streptococcus-intermedius-pulmonary-nodules
#16
Stephen Catalya, Bushra Komal, Sunil Tulpule, Nazar Raoof, Shuvendu Sen
Streptococcus intermedius, a member of the Streptococcal anginosus group of alpha-hemolytic streptococci, remains a notable infectious agent causing necrotizing pneumonia and abscesses. We report a case of a young male with pulmonary nodules found to have Streptococcus intermedius and no other underlying hepatic or dental history who was treated with ceftriaxone and avoided surgical intervention. A review of the literature reveals cases that are typically treated with a combined surgical and medical approach...
2017: IDCases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407054/procalcitonin-as-a-marker-of-etiology-in-adults-hospitalized-with-community-acquired-pneumonia
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Wesley H Self, Robert A Balk, Carlos G Grijalva, Derek J Williams, Yuwei Zhu, Evan J Anderson, Grant W Waterer, D Mark Courtney, Anna M Bramley, Christopher Trabue, Sherene Fakhran, Anne J Blaschke, Seema Jain, Kathryn M Edwards, Richard G Wunderink
Background: Recent trials suggest procalcitonin-based guidelines can reduce antibiotic use for respiratory infections. However, the accuracy of procalcitonin to discriminate between viral and bacterial pneumonia requires further dissection. Methods: We evaluated the association between serum procalcitonin concentration at hospital admission with pathogens detected in a multicenter prospective surveillance study of adults hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia...
April 12, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405692/-pulmonary-carcinoid-tumors
#18
H Prosch
Pulmonary carcinoids are rare low-grade malignant tumors, which arise from the neuroendocrine system. Approximately 80% of all pulmonary carcinoid tumors are the relatively low-grade typical carcinoids and 20% are the more aggressive atypical carcinoids. Most carcinoids arise from the central airways and only a minority of carcinoids are found in the lung periphery. While most of the peripheral carcinoids are asymptomatic, central carcinoids are symptomatic and present with hemoptysis, wheezing or bronchial obstruction...
April 12, 2017: Der Radiologe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402696/chronic-cough-and-an-atypical-pattern-of-peripheral-pulmonary-opacities-a-case-report-secondary-to-suspected-drug-onset
#19
Ronnie Alas, Mark Tony Williams, Ghiam Yamin, Mohsen Rofoogaran
INTRODUCTION: Chronic eosinophilic pneumonia (CEP) is an idiopathic interstitial lung disease with nonspecific symptoms that involves a complex inflammatory cascade. CASE STUDY: A 36-year-old prisoner with a history of psoriasis presented with progressive worsening dyspnea, chest pain, and cough. His symptoms started 2-months after starting adalimumab, a tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-inhibitor, for psoriasis treatment. RESULTS: Initial workup revealed 27% eosinophils on complete blood count, elevated IgE levels on bronchoalveolar lavage, and bilateral peripheral lung opacities on imaging...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376442/prevalence-of-atypical-pathogens-in-patients-with-cough-and-community-acquired-pneumonia-a-meta-analysis
#20
REVIEW
Christian Marchello, Ariella Perry Dale, Thuy Nhu Thai, Duk Soo Han, Mark H Ebell
PURPOSE: Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP), acute cough, bronchitis, and lower respiratory tract infections (LRTI) are often caused by infections with viruses or Streptococcus pneumoniae. The prevalence of atypical pathogens Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Chlamydophila pneumoniae, Legionella pneumophila, and Bordetella pertussis among patients with these illnesses in the ambulatory setting has not been previously summarized. We set out to derive prevalence information from the existing literature...
November 2016: Annals of Family Medicine
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