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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920935/cerebral-foreign-body-granuloma-in-brain-triggering-generalized-seizures-without-obvious-craniocerebral-injury-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Nina Brawanski, Peter Baumgarten, Jürgen Konczalla, Volker Seifert, Christian Senft
BACKGROUND: Intracerebral foreign body granuloma is rarely reported. We present the case of a male patient with a cerebral foreign body granuloma. CASE DESCRIPTION: Initial admission of a 67-year-old male patient was after an aphasia followed by secondary generalized seizures. Cranial computed tomography (CCT) showed a metal-dense, wedge-shaped foreign body in the range of the frontal sinus on the left side, breaking through the frontal sinus, and creating a connection to the frontal cerebral lobe...
2016: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905289/cerebral-alveolar-echinococcosis-concomitant-with-liver-and-lung-lesions-in-a-young-adult-patient-case-report-and-literature-review
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Osman Ersegun Batçık, Ahmet Öğrenci, Orkun Koban, Murat Şakir Ekşi, Turgay Bilge
We present the case of a 25-year-old male harboring multiple brain lesions mimicking tumor metastasis that were revealed to be caused by Echinococcus multilocularis. Cerebral echinococcosis with multiple lesions is rare and might be confused with a brain abscess, tuberculoma, or metastatic tumor disease. Brain magnetic resonance imaging and serological studies are helpful in the differential diagnosis. In case of E. multilocularis, cerebral invasion is the late stage of the disease that necessitates an aggressive treatment protocol...
September 2016: Türkiye Parazitolojii Dergisi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895128/characterization-of-the-pathogenicity-of-streptococcus-intermedius-tyg1620-isolated-from-a-human-brain-abscess-based-on-the-complete-genome-sequence-with-transcriptome-analysis-and-transposon-mutagenesis-in-a-murine-subcutaneous-abscess-model
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Noriko Hasegawa, Tsuyoshi Sekizuka, Yutaka Sugi, Nobuhiro Kawakami, Yumiko Ogasawara, Kengo Kato, Akifumi Yamashita, Fumihiko Takeuchi, Makoto Kuroda
Streptococcus intermedius is known to cause periodontitis and pyogenic infections in the brain and liver. Here we report the complete genome sequence of strain TYG1620 (genome size: 2,006,877 bp; GC content: 37.6%; 2,020 predicted ORFs) isolated from a brain abscess in an infant. Comparative genome analysis of S. intermedius genome sequences suggested that TYG1620 carries a notable type VII secretion system (T7SS), two long-repeat regions and 19 ORFs for cell-wall-anchored proteins (CWAPs). To elucidate genes responsible for the pathogenicity of TYG1620, transcriptome analysis was performed in a murine subcutaneous abscess model...
November 28, 2016: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891283/streptococcus-intermedius-causing-necrotizing-pneumonia-in-an-immune-competent-female-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#4
Faris Hannoodi, Israa Ali, Hussam Sabbagh, Sarwan Kumar
We report a case of a 52-year-old immunocompetent Caucasian female treated for necrotizing Streptococcus intermedius pneumonia and review available literature of similar cases. Our patient presented with respiratory failure and required hospitalization and treatment in the intensive care unit. Moreover, she required surgical drainage of right lung empyema as well as decortication and resection. The review of literature revealed three cases of S. intermedius pneumonia, one of which was a mortality. Comparison of the published cases showed a highly varied prehospital course and radiological presentations, with a symptomatic phase ranging from 10 days to five months...
2016: Case Reports in Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889247/cutaneous-invasive-aspergillosis-in-a-patient-with-glioblastoma-receiving-long-term-temozolomide-and-corticosteroid-therapy
#5
Takashi Ikeda, Jun Suzuki, Masataro Norizuki, Taro Okabe, Tsubasa Onishi, Teppei Sasahara, Masaki Toshima, Hidenori Yokota, Shuji Hatakeyama, Yuji Morisawa
Glioblastoma is an aggressive brain tumor that requires multidisciplinary treatment including adjuvant radiotherapy, chemotherapy, and adjunct corticosteroids. Temozolomide is a commonly used chemotherapy drug and frequently causes lymphocytopenia. We describe the case of a 67-year-old woman with cutaneous invasive aspergillosis who had received long-term temozolomide and corticosteroid therapy for glioblastoma. She presented with multiple indurations, erythema, and purpura, some of which produced purulent discharge, in the anterior abdomen...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881097/ischaemic-stroke-and-clostridium-septicum-sepsis-and-meningitis-in-a-patient-with-occult-colon-carcinoma-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Kosmas Macha, Antje Giede-Jeppe, Hannes Lücking, Roland Coras, Hagen B Huttner, Jürgen Held
BACKGROUND: Clostridium septicum is a rare cause of meningitis and brain abscess in children and adults. Gas production by the pathogen can lead to pneumocephalus and the overall mortality rate of Clostridium septicum CNS infection is as high as 74%. The most common entry site of the pathogen is the gastrointestinal tract. CASE PRESENTATION: We describe a 74-year-old man who presented with a left-sided cerebral infarction in the middle cerebral artery territory...
November 24, 2016: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876726/-the-diagnostics-and-treatment-of-otogenic-intracranial-complications
#7
G A Gadzhimirzaev, Yu A Dzhamaludinov, R G Gadzhimirzaeva, E Sh Kamalov
We have undertaken the analysis of medical records of the patients presenting with major otogenic intracranial complications (OICC) including purulent meningitis, brain or cerebellum abscess, and thrombosis of sigmoid sinus. The presence of isolated and combined variants of otogenic intracranial complications was documented in 112 (43%) and 148 (56.9%) patients, respectively. The development of OICC in 80% of the patients was associated with exacerbation of chronic suppurative otitis media; in the remaining 20% of the patients OICC were the consequences of acute suppurative otitis media...
2016: Vestnik Otorinolaringologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864577/diagnosing-necrotic-meningioma-a-distinctive-imaging-pattern-in-diffusion-mri-and-mr-spectroscopy
#8
Gal Ben-Arie, Yonatan Serlin, Sebastian Ivens, Mony Benifla, Emanuela Cagnano, Israel Melamed, Vladimir Merkin, Ilan Shelef
The differential diagnosis of necrotic meningiomas includes brain abscess and malignant neoplasms. We report and discuss hereby the work-up of two patients diagnosed with necrotic meningioma using diffusion-weighted imaging, magnetic resonance spectroscopy, resective surgery, and histopathology. The purpose of the present article is to add to the scant literature on the use of advanced imaging modalities in the routine investigation of brain lesions and their utility in arriving at the final diagnosis.
November 18, 2016: Neuroradiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861331/intraparenchymal-endodermal-cyst-with-spontaneous-intracystic-hemorrhage-in-the-temporal-lobe-of-an-adult
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Xin-Jie Bao, Xue-Yuan Li, Qi-Pu Wang, Xin-Yu Ren, Zhi-Yong Liang, Wen-Bin Ma, Ren-Zhi Wang, Jun-Ji Wei
BACKGROUND: Endodermal cysts (EC) are rare but well-known congenial lesions of the central nervous system mainly located in the spinal subdural space. Intracranial ECs are rare and commonly encountered in the posterior cranial fossa as extra-axial lesions; an intraparenchymal location is exceedingly rare. A complete removal is the best surgical strategy and any residue can cause recurrence. It is necessary to exclude EC in patients with intracranial cystic lesions. We present a case of intraparenchymal EC with spontaneous intracystic hemorrhage in the temporal lobe of an adult...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858519/role-of-microglia-in-fungal-infections-of-the-central-nervous-system
#10
George W Koutsouras, Raddy L Ramos, Luis R Martinez
Most fungi are capable of disseminating into the central nervous system (CNS) commonly being observed in immunocompromised hosts. Microglia plays a critical role in responding to these infections regulating inflammatory processes proficient at controlling CNS colonization by these eukaryotic microorganisms. Nonetheless, it is this inflammatory state that paradoxically yields cerebral mycotic meningoencephalitis and abscess formation. As peripheral macrophages and fungi have been investigated aiding our understanding of peripheral disease, ascertaining the key interactions between fungi and microglia may uncover greater abilities to treat invasive fungal infections of the brain...
November 18, 2016: Virulence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858396/evaluation-of-short-term-neurological-outcomes-in-children-diagnosed-with-brain-abscesses
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Manolya Acar, Murat Sutcu, Hacer Akturk, Aygozel Muradova, Selda Hancerli-Torun, Nuran Salman, Mine Caliskan, Nail Izgi, Ayper Somer
AIM: To evaluate the neurological outcomes of children diagnosed with brain abscesses in the early post-treatment period. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This study was a retrospective analysis of pediatric brain abscess patients between January 2000 and December 2015 during a 16 years period. Patients were divided into two groups according to their outcome at the end of the treatment. The patients with good outcome were the ones without any neurological sequelae (GOS score 5)...
October 17, 2016: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852233/two-unusual-cases-of-successful-treatment-of-hypermucoviscous-klebsiella-pneumoniae-invasive-syndrome
#12
Hiroki Namikawa, Koichi Yamada, Hiroki Fujimoto, Ken-Ichi Oinuma, Yoshihiro Tochino, Yasuhiko Takemoto, Yukihiro Kaneko, Taichi Shuto, Hiroshi Kakeya
BACKGROUND: A few Japanese cases of hypermucoviscous Klebsiella pneumoniae (K. pneumoniae) invasive syndrome have recently been reported. Although extrahepatic complications from bacteremic dissemination have been observed, infected aneurysms are rare. Furthermore, the primary source of infection is generally a liver abscess, and is rarely the prostate. Therefore, we report two atypical cases of hypermucoviscous K. pneumoniae invasive syndrome. CASE PRESENTATION: The first case was an 81-year-old Japanese man with no significant medical history, who was referred to our hospital for vision loss in his right eye...
November 16, 2016: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27851426/1791-an-unusual-case-of-fusobacterium-necrophorum-brain-abscess-misdiagnosed-as-viral-meningitis
#13
Sarah Beshay, Saivaralaxmi Munaganti, Aditya Uppalapati
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27828809/epidemiology-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-brain-abscesses
#14
Matthijs C Brouwer, Diederik van de Beek
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This article describes the epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment of brain abscesses focusing on studies published in the past 2 years. RECENT FINDINGS: In the recent literature, advances have been made in describing the disease, ancillary investigations, and treatment, mostly by combining previously available literature in meta-analyses. These studies identified Staphylococcus and Streptococcus species as the most frequent cause of brain abscess...
November 18, 2016: Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821139/micafungin-versus-caspofungin-in-the-treatment-of-candida-glabrata-infection-a-case-report
#15
Shoko Merrit Yamada, Yusuke Tomita, Tomotsugu Yamaguchi, Toshiaki Matsuki
BACKGROUND: Micafungin and caspofungin, which are both echinocandins, elicit their antifungal effects by suppressing the synthesis of β-D-glucan, an essential component of fungal cell walls. If micafungin is not effective against a fungal infection, is it unreasonable to switch to caspofungin? CASE PRESENTATION: An 80-year-old Asian man presented to our hospital with brain and lung abscesses. Klebsiella pneumonia and Escherichia coli were identified by sputa culture and Streptococcus mitis was identified in the brain abscess culture obtained by drainage surgery...
November 8, 2016: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818370/can-diffusion-weighted-imaging-be-used-as-a-tool-to-predict-seizures-in-patients-with-pleds
#16
Jaishree Narayanan
It is unclear which patients with PLEDs will have associated seizures and therefore will need to be treated aggressively with antiepileptic medications. We present a prospective observational study of ten consecutive non-anoxic patients with PLEDs based on continuous 24-hour EEG monitoring. According to the EEG, five of the patients had seizures associated with PLEDs and five had PLEDs but no seizures. The aetiology included: neoplasm (n=1), cortical dysplasia (n=1), acute head trauma (n=1), encephalomalacia related to healed abscess (n=1), intra-parenchymal haemorrhage (n=1), and no structural lesion (n=5)...
November 4, 2016: Epileptic Disorders: International Epilepsy Journal with Videotape
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27808349/gehirnabszess-nach-parodontaler-therapie-ein-fallbericht-%C3%A3-ber-einen-gehirnabszess-assoziiert-mit-fusobacterium-nucleatum-nach-parodontaler-therapie
#17
Johan Peter Woelber, Anne Kruse, Gilgamesh Hanna, Michael Ermer, Andreas Beringer, Petra Ratka-Kruege
Background Nonsurgical periodontal treatment implicates bacteraemia. In rare cases oral pathogens can be found associated with abscesses of brain or liver Case Description A brain abscess was found in a patient after several periodontal treatments causing neurological seizures. In the drain masses of Fusobacterium nucleatum were found. An oral examination revealed a severe periodontally damaged dentition. The woman had been in a generally healthy condition before the event. After neurosurgical treatment and intravenous antibiotic therapy the patient fully recovered...
2016: Swiss Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27805338/metronidazole-induced-encephalopathy
#18
Nisarg Thakkar, Bhaarat, Ramesh Chand, Raman Sharma, Sunil Mahavar, Swati Srivastava, Arvind Palawat
Metronidazole is an antimicrobial used for the treatment of anaerobic bacterial and protozoal infections. Neurological toxicity due to metronidazole use has been a matter of concern and many case reports of neurotoxicity are being published. We report here a case of a 32 years old male chronic alcoholic with multiple liver abscesses and history of 6 weeks use of metronidazole presenting with multiple episodes of seizures, burning sensation of feet and altered sensorium. MRI Brain revealed characteristic and reversible involvement of dentate nuclei and splenium of corpus callosum, typical of metronidazole induced encephalopathy (MIE)...
November 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27800109/thalamic-abscess-caused-by-a-rare-pathogen-streptococcus-constellatus
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Özgür Şenol, Hikmet Turan Süslü, Necati Tatarlı, Mehmet Tiryaki, Bülent Güçlü
Streptococcus constellatus is a microorganism that lives commensally in the oropharyngeal region, urogenital region, and intestinal tract. However, it can cause infection in patients with certain predisposing factors. Rarely, this microorganism can cause a brain abscess. Thalamic localization of brain abscesses is much rarer than abscesses in other locations of the brain. Brain abscess caused by streptococcus constellatus are very rarely been reported in the literature. We present a rare case of a left-sided thalamic abscess caused by streptococcus constellatus in a 25-year-old male patient who was injured by shrapnel pieces in the head and who was malnourished...
2016: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27779348/simultaneous-detection-of-valine-and-lactate-using-mega-press-editing-in-pyogenic-brain-abscess
#20
Thomas Lange, Cheng-Wen Ko, Ping-Hong Lai, Michael Dacko, Shang-Yueh Tsai, Martin Buechert
Valine and lactate have been recognized as important metabolic markers to diagnose brain abscess by means of MRS. However, in vivo unambiguous detection and quantification is hampered by macromolecular contamination. In this work, MEGA-PRESS difference editing of valine and lactate is proposed. The method is validated in vitro and applied for quantitative in vivo experiments in one healthy subject and two brain abscess patients. It is demonstrated that with this technique the overlapping lipid signal can be reduced by more than an order of magnitude and thus the robustness of valine and lactate detection in vivo can be enhanced...
October 25, 2016: NMR in Biomedicine
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