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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321201/brain-abscess-in-a-patient-with-chronic-sinusitis
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Marta de Sousa, Alice Lança, Carolina Sepúlveda, Edgar Pereira
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 9, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318994/a-rare-pediatric-case-of-neurocysticercosis-misdiagnosed-as-brain-abscess
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Türkan Aydın Teke, Ayşe Kaman, Zeynep Gökçe Gayretli Aydın, Sema Apaydın, Çiğdem Genç Sel, Erkut Baha Bulduk, Saliha Kanık Yüksek, Kader Karlı Oğuz, Gönül Tanır
Neurocysticercosis is a parasitic infection of the central nervous system caused by the larval stage of Taenia solium. Although this zoonotic infection is one of the major public health problems in some developing countries, it is extremely rare in Turkey. In this article, we present the case of a pediatric patient with neurocysticercosis who was misdiagnosed with brain abscess because of focal seizures in another hospital.
December 2017: Türkiye Parazitolojii Dergisi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29308210/conglomerate-mediastinal-mass-of-a-different-etiology
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Shahistha Hameed, Jarmanjeet Singh, Lulette B Tricia, André Machado, Paul Ruggieri, Atul C Mehta
Streptococcus intermedius is a Gram-positive commensal of the oral cavity with tendency to cause brain and liver abscesses. Mediastinal involvement from S. intermedius is very rare. We present a case of 22-year-old male with newly detected mediastinal conglomerate nodal mass. On his way for bronchoscopy, he developed seizures and was found to have three brain lesions. The aspirate from brain biopsy grew S. intermedius whereas the aspirate from mediastinum showed only acute inflammation. Follow up imaging after antibiotic treatment showed interval resolution of brain abscesses and the mediastinal mass...
December 2017: Oxford Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297142/bacterial-infections-of-the-central%C3%A2-nervous-system
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Renu Suthar, Naveen Sankhyan
Bacterial infections of the central nervous system (CNS) continue to be an important cause of morbidity and mortality in children. The spectrum of bacterial infection of CNS includes; focal or multifocal infections like brain abscesses or subdural empyema; or more generalized or diffuse infections like pyogenic meningitis or ventriculitis. Focal and generalized infections may co-exist in an individual patient. Prompt and adequate antibiotic therapy and occasionally neurosurgical interventions are the cornerstone of effective management...
January 3, 2018: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282389/listeria-monocytogenes-brain-abscess-in-crohn-s-disease-treated-with-adalimumab
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Amporn Atsawarungruangkit, Fernando Dominguez, Gustavo Borda, Nikolaos Mavrogiorgos
Listeria monocytogenes is a gram-positive bacterium that causes listeriosis. Brain abscess is a very uncommon manifestation of listeriosis and has not been reported to be associated with adalimumab (humira), one of the approved medications for treating Crohn's disease. A 45-year-old female with Crohn's disease presented with sudden onset of fever, headache, nausea, vomiting, and altered mental status for 1 day. She was on prednisone and 6-mercaptopurine. She had started taking adalimumab 17 days prior to admission...
September 2017: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29261635/cerebral-abscesses-and-osteomyelitis-caused-by-fish-bone-impaction-on-fdg-pet-ct-imaging
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Gui-Xiong Zhang, Ting Jiang, Yong-Jiang Mao, Min Yang, Jie-Hua Xu
A 50-year-old woman complained postprandial vomiting for 5 days and drowsiness for 3 days. Possible central nervous pathology was suspected clinically. Brain MRI suggested likely brain metastases. For this reason, FDG PET/CT was performed to search the primary malignancy. The images showed abnormal activity not only in the brain, but also in the retropharyngeal region and in the thoracic vertebral body. The lesions were eventually confirmed as infection caused by fish bone impaction that occurred 1 month earlier...
December 19, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29260669/emmonsia-helica-infection-in-hiv-infected-man-california-usa
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Martin Rofael, Ilan S Schwartz, Lynne Sigler, Li K Kong, Nicholas Nelson
Emmonsia-like fungi have rarely been reported from North America. We report a fatal case of E. helica infection in a man with advanced HIV infection from California, USA, who had progressive respiratory failure and a brain abscess.
January 2018: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29258627/transcatheter-therapy-of-anomalous-systemic-venous-drainage
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Shahnawaz M Amdani, Thomas J Forbes, Daisuke Kobayashi
Anomalous drainage of the right superior caval vein into the left atrium is a rare congenital anomaly that causes cyanosis and occult infection owing to right-to-left shunting. Transcatheter management of this anomaly is unique and rarely reported. We report a 32-year-old man with a history of brain abscess, who was diagnosed with an anomalous right superior caval vein draining to the left atrium; right upper pulmonary vein and right middle pulmonary vein draining into the inferior portion of the right superior caval vein; and a left superior caval vein draining into the right atrium through the coronary sinus without a bridging vein...
December 20, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29258242/successful-treatment-of-pulmonary-and-cerebral-toxoplasmosis-associated-with-pneumocystis-pneumonia-in-an-hiv-patient
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Marie-Françoise Rey, Charles Mary, Diane Sanguinetti, Stéphane Ranque, Christophe Bartoli, Coralie L'Ollivier
In both the post and pre combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) era, Pneumocystis jirovecii and Toxoplasma gondii remain common opportunistic infectious agents. The common manifestations are pneumonia for P. jirovecii and brain abscess for T. gondii. Nevertheless, co-infection remains rare, and pulmonary toxoplasmosis is scarce, or may be underestimated because of its similarity with Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia. We reported an uncommon case of an AIDS patient (6 CD4 + T cells/mm³) with both pulmonary and cerebral toxoplasmosis associated with pneumocystis pneumonia...
December 18, 2017: Diseases (Basel)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245306/unusual-synchronous-liver-and-brain-abscesses-infected-by-rare-aerococcus-viridians-in-a-patient-with-pulmonary-arteriovenous-malformations-on-fdg-pet-ct-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Donghe Chen, Mengjie Dong, Kui Zhao, Fang Sun, Huatao Wang, Zhengfeng Liu
RATIONALE: Pulmonary arteriovenous malformations (PAVMs) complicated with multiple organ abscesses is an uncommon manifestation. Because of the low incidence of the disease, F-18 fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography with computed tomography (F-FDG PET/CT) imaging studies for PAVMs complicated with multiple organ abscesses are scarce. PATIENT CONCERNS: We report a case of a 54-year-old man presenting with PAVMs complicated with synchronous multiple organ abscesses founded by F-FDG PET/CT...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218260/a-case-of-streptococcus-anginosus-brain-abscess-caused-by-contiguous-spread-from-sinusitis-in-an-immunocompetent-patient
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Nathan Esplin, John W Stelzer, Sean All, Sundeep Kumar, Ejaz Ghaffar, Sayed Ali
Brain abscesses are infections of the brain parenchyma that can arise from either contiguous spread from local infection or by hematogenous spread from a distant site. Streptococcus anginosus of the Streptococcus anginosus group (SAG) is a commensal microbe of the mucosae of the oral cavity, gastrointestinal tract, and urogenital tract. We present a case of mono-microbial brain abscess caused by contiguous spread from relatively asymptomatic sinusitis that initially presented as a subdural hemorrhage on computed tomography...
October 4, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207763/carbamazepine-induced-thrombocytopenia
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Ruhi Kumar, Sridhar Chivukula, Goutham Reddy Katukuri, U K Chandrasekhar, K N Shivashankar
Antiepileptic Drugs (AEDs) are commonly associated with haematological disorders, including anaemia, thrombocytopenia, neutropenia and even bone marrow failure. Fatal disorders like aplastic anaemia are uncommon. On exploring through the literature, older AEDs are more associated with haematological alterations than newer AEDs, and careful monitoring is warranted especially with phenytoin, carbamazepine and valproate. The exact cause of these alterations is not established, though immune mechanisms and pharmacology of individual drugs are the proposed mechanisms, a further research along this path is underway...
September 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205524/cerebral-phaeohyphomycosis-due-to-rhinocladiella-mackenziei-in-persian-gulf-region-a-case-and-review
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Rasoul Mohammadi, Abdolrasoul Mohammadi, Fereshteh Ashtari, Farzin Khorvash, Atousa Hakamifard, Afsane Vaezi, Javad Javidnia, Jacques F Meis, Hamid Badali
Cerebral phaeohyphomycosis is frequently a fatal disease caused by truly neurotropic dematiaceous fungi. Although rare, this infection occurs especially among immunocompetent patients, and the clinical symptoms are often misdiagnosed as a cerebral tumour or bacterial brain abscess. The appropriate diagnosis and therapy of cerebral infections by melanized fungi are very challenging if they are caused by mysterious fungi with unknown ecological niche. We reported the second case of cerebral phaeohyphomycosis due to Rhinocladiella mackenziei in Iran and the first culture-confirmed case...
December 5, 2017: Mycoses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198690/preexisting-cerebral-aspergillosis-successfully-treated-after-liver-transplantation-a-case-report
#14
J S Lee, S-H Kim, J H Kwon, Y C Yoon
BACKGROUND: Invasive aspergillosis (IA) is a rare condition that generally affects immunosuppressed patients. The mortality of IA is known to be >90% in liver transplantation (LT) recipients; the lung is the most commonly affected organ, followed by the brain. There have been reports in the literature of cerebral aspergillosis (CA) in LT recipients. In all previous reports, CA developed after LT. We present the first case (to the best of our knowledge) of preexisting CA diagnosed and successfully treated after LT...
December 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198174/intracranial-complications-of-midline-nasal-dermoid-cysts
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Dries Opsomer, Toon Allaeys, Ann-Sofie Alderweireldt, Edward Baert, Nathalie Roche
BACKGROUND: Nasal dermoid cysts are common tumors in children. Due to anomalies in embryologic development of the nasal complex, sometimes an intracranial extension exists. When these cysts become infected they can lead to meningitis, brain abscess and death. METHODS: We report the case of a 1.5-year-old girl admitted to the paediatric intensive care unit after infection of a nasal dermoid cyst. RESULTS: The infant had a spiking fever and epileptic seizures...
December 4, 2017: Acta Chirurgica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187254/acute-disseminated-melioidosis-giving-rise-to-pneumonia-and-renal-abscesses-complicated-with-thrombotic-thrombocytopenic-purpura-in-a-post-partum-woman-a-case-report
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Piyumi Sachindra Alwis Wijewickrama, Rohini Weerakoon
BACKGROUND: Melioidosis is an established endemic infection in Sri Lanka, caused by Burkholderia pseudomallei, a gram negative bacterium distributed in saprophytes in soil and surface water. Main mode of transmission is via percutaneous inoculation. Pneumonia is the most common presentation in acute disease. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a 33 year old previously healthy Sinhalese female with an occupational exposure to surface water in paddy fields, who was on postpartum day 6 following an uncomplicated pregnancy and delivery via an elective caesarian section...
November 29, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184344/nocardia-farcinica-brain-abscess-in-an-immunocompetent-old-patient-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Dinesh Mohan Chaudhari, Pushpendra Nath Renjen, Raman Sardana, Hena Butta
By definition, a brain abscess is an intraparenchymal collection of pus. Nocardia shows to have a special tropism for the neural tissue. Solitary abscess represents the most common manifestation in the central nervous system, accounting for 1%-2% of all cerebral abscesses. In this report, we present a case of primary multiple brain abscesses due to Nocardia farcinica in an immune competent patient. Early diagnosis and surgical intervention is significant for the patient.
October 2017: Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181204/a-case-of-invasive-pneumococcal-infection-with-septic-shock-and-rare-complications
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John R Woytanowski, Nausheen Hakim, Caytlin Deering, Sara Schultz
Invasive pneumococcus is a serious illness with potentially devastating outcomes. A 64-year-old female with a medical history of psoriatic arthritis and diabetes was transferred from an outside hospital for ventilator dependent respiratory failure and altered mental status. She initially presented with worsening back pain and was found to have leukocytosis with bandemia and acute renal failure but she was in septic shock upon arrival to our tertiary care center. Her blood cultures grew Streptococcus pneumoniae and MRI of the brain revealed pus within the posterior lateral ventricles and multiple infarcts...
2017: Case Reports in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154371/disseminated-nocardiosis-complicated-by-multiple-brain-abscesses-and-pleural-empyema-in-a-young-diabetic-man-a-case-report
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M C Mengoli, C Lazzaretti, G Rossi, F Lococo
Nocardiosis is a life-threatening infection usually affecting immunocompromised patients. Very rarely it presented with intracranial abscesses and pleuro-parenchymal infections. We herein report a very challenging case of a 34-year-old obese and diabetic man affected by disseminated nocardiosis with multiple brain abscesses and pleural empyema. Despite rare, this entity should be taken into account by the pathologists and urgently communicated to clinicians in order to promptly start an effective treatment.
September 2017: Pathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149022/pyogenic-brain-abscess-caused-by-peptostreptococcus-in-a-patient-with-hiv-1-infection
#20
Jose Armando Gonzales Zamora, Luis Alberto Espinoza
In the setting of HIV, cerebral lesions are usually secondary to lymphoma and opportunistic infections; however, in patients with CD4 counts above 200 cells/uL, other pathologies such as pyogenic brain abscess could gain importance. The microbiology of pyogenic brain abscess has Staphylococcus and Streptococcus as the leading etiologic pathogens in immunocompetent individuals. Peptostreptococcus is also recognized as a common cause of brain abscess in this patient population. In HIV-infected individuals, there have been sporadic reports of Peptostreptococcus infections but none of brain abscess...
November 17, 2017: Diseases (Basel)
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