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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523896/hemophagocytic-lymphohistiocytosis-in-a-newborn-presenting-as-blueberry-muffin-baby
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Krista N Larson, Sergio R Gaitan, Benjamin J Stahr, Dean S Morrell
Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) is a rare, life-threatening hyperinflammatory syndrome characterized by uncontrolled activation and proliferation of proinflammatory cytokines. Initial presentation commonly includes fever, hepatosplenomegaly, and pancytopenia; 6 to 65% of cases also have a concurrent cutaneous eruption. We present the case of a 6-day-old premature infant boy with congenital severe thrombocytopenia, anemia, and hepatosplenomegaly who presented with several cutaneous violaceous papules and nodules and was found to have HLH...
May 2017: Pediatric Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512621/spontaneous-acute-subdural-hemorrhage-in-a-patient-with-a-tick-borne-bunyavirus-induced-severe-fever-with-thrombocytopenia-syndrome
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Jihwan Yoo, Ji Woong Oh, Chang Gi Jang, Ju Hyung Moon, Eui-Hyun Kim, Jong Hee Chang, Sun Ho Kim, Seok-Gu Kang
We report the first case of severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome (SFTS) and a spontaneous acute subdural hematoma (SDH) in Korea. A 79-year-old male presented with fever and thrombocytopenia. On the third day of hospitalization, his mental changed from drowsy to semi-coma. Brain computed tomography indicated an acute subdural hemorrhage on the right convexity. He was given early decompressive craniectomy, but did not survive. Real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction analysis of a blood sample indicated the presence of SFTS virus (SFTSV)...
April 2017: Korean Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504777/dengue-fever-with-compartment-syndrome-of-the-right-arm
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C Khoo, G Chu, M S Rosaida, S K Chidambaram
A 44-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital with dengue fever. She developed a haematoma in the right arm at the site of a previous arterial line insertion. Due to coexisting thrombocytopenia, the bleeding was severe enough to cause compartment syndrome. An emergency fasciotomy was performed and her limb salvaged. The case illustrates one important potential complication of this common infectious disease.
December 2016: Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504470/hemorrhagic-fever-with-renal-syndrome-caused-by-hantaan-virus-infection-in-4-pregnant-chinese-women
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Fanpu Ji, Wenxuan Zhao, Hailing Liu, Hongbo Zheng, Shengbang Wang, Caini He, Wenjun Wang, Ruijuan Zhang, Dan Bai, Changyin Tian, Wenxue Zhao, Hong Deng
Hantavirus infection during pregnancy can influence both maternal and fetal outcomes. Here, we describe four cases of hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS) in pregnant Chinese women. The HFRS put these women at increased risk for severe illness, despite the patients' symptomologies in the onset phase were similar to those observed in non-pregnant HFRS patients, such as fever, headache, nausea and thrombocytopenia. Pregnant women appeared to have a more severe status, presenting with severe complications, such as hypervolemia and pulmonary edema...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Medical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502946/two-cases-of-thrombocytopenia-anasarca-fever-reticulin-fibrosis-renal-failure-and-organomegaly-tafro-syndrome-with-high-serum-procalcitonin-levels-including-the-first-case-complicated-with-adrenal-hemorrhaging
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Mizuho Nara, Atsushi Komatsuda, Fumiko Itoh, Hajime Kaga, Masaya Saitoh, Masaru Togashi, Yoshihiro Kameoka, Hideki Wakui, Naoto Takahashi
Thrombocytopenia, Anasarca, Fever, Reticulin fibrosis/Renal failure, and Organomegaly (TAFRO) syndrome is a recently described systemic inflammatory disorder characterized by thrombocytopenia, anasarca, fever, reticulin fibrosis/renal failure, and organomegaly. It has an acute or subacute onset of unknown etiology, although some pathological features resemble those of multicentric Castleman disease. We here report two cases of TAFRO syndrome. The symptoms and pathological findings in these cases met the 2015 diagnostic criteria...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500797/fatal-flea-borne-typhus-in-texas-a-retrospective-case-series-1985-2015
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Emily G Pieracci, Nicole Evert, Naomi A Drexler, Bonny Mayes, Inger Vilcins, Philip Huang, Jill Campbell, Casey Barton Behravesh, Christopher D Paddock
AbstractFlea-borne (murine) typhus is a global rickettsiosis caused by Rickettsia typhi. Although flea-borne typhus is no longer nationally notifiable, cases are reported for surveillance purposes in a few U.S. states. The infection is typically self-limiting, but may be severe or life-threatening in some patients. We performed a retrospective review of confirmed or probable cases of fatal flea-borne typhus reported to the Texas Department of State Health Services during 1985-2015. When available, medical charts were also examined...
May 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499592/risk-factors-for-poor-outcomes-of-children-with-acute-acalculous-cholecystitis
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Yi-An Lu, Cheng-Hsun Chiu, Man-Shan Kong, Han-I Wang, Hsun-Chin Chao, Chien-Chang Chen
BACKGROUND: Acute acalculous cholecystitis (AAC) is generally considered to be a mild disease in children; however, if left untreated or treated without caution, AAC can lead to severe outcomes, such as death. The objectives of this study were to present the clinical features and identify the predictors of mortality in pediatric AAC. METHODS: Patients diagnosed with AAC between 2005 and 2012 were enrolled. AAC was defined by the presence of fever and an echo-proven thickened gallbladder wall exceeding 4 mm...
March 25, 2017: Pediatrics and Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496029/a-newly-established-severity-scoring-system-in-predicting-the-prognosis-of-patients-with-severe-fever-with-thrombocytopenia-syndrome
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Bo Yang, Xiaoli Wang, Yaping Li, Anzhao Wu, Qian Liu, Yuyin Lu, Chengmin Yuan, Mingming Wang
Severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome (SFTS) is an emerging infectious disease caused by novel Bunyavirus. Due to the peculiarity of SFTS, accurate assessment is difficult to achieve with the current score systems. This study aimed to establish a new severity scoring system in predicting the prognosis of patients with SFTS. We included 123 patients with SFTS: 92 patients (45 males and 47 females), aged 59 ± 12 years, in survive group and 31 patients (17 males and 14 females), aged 61 ± 10 years, in death group...
May 2017: Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489811/intravascular-large-b-cell-lymphoma-diagnosed-via-transjugular-liver-biopsy-in-a-patient-with-liver-dysfunction-and-thrombocytopenia-a-case-report
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Mi-Jung Kim, Ho-Sung Park, Ho-Young Yhim
RATIONALE: Intravascular large B-cell lymphoma (IVLBCL) is an extremely rare subtype of large B-cell lymphoma characterized by the presence of lymphoma cells within the lumen of small blood vessels. IVLBCL presents with nonspecific symptoms such as fever, weight loss, and bleeding. Because of its rarity and unremarkable clinical presentation, a timely diagnosis is very challenging. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 71-year-old Korean man complained of fever, but apart from pretibial pitting edema and mild thrombocytopenia, the physical examination and laboratory test findings were unremarkable...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483541/clinical-spectrum-and-therapeutic-management-of-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-associated-macrophage-activation-syndrome-a-study-of-103-episodes-in-89-adult-patients
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REVIEW
Pierre-Edouard Gavand, Ilaria Serio, Laurent Arnaud, Nathalie Costedoat-Chalumeau, Julien Carvelli, Antoine Dossier, Olivier Hinschberger, Luc Mouthon, Véronique Le Guern, Anne-Sophie Korganow, Vincent Poindron, Clément Gourguechon, Christian Lavigne, François Maurier, Guylaine Labro, Marie Heymonet, Matthieu Artifoni, Amélie Brabant Viau, Cristophe Deligny, Thomas Sene, Louis Terriou, Jean Sibilia, Alexis Mathian, Coralie Bloch-Queyrat, Claire Larroche, Zahir Amoura, Thierry Martin
OBJECTIVES: Macrophage activation syndrome (MAS) is a life-threatening hyperinflammatory syndrome that can occur during systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Data on MAS in adult SLE patients are very limited. The aim of this study is to describe the clinical characteristics, laboratory findings, treatments, and outcomes of a large series of SLE-associated MAS. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study that included 103 episodes of MAS in 89 adult patients with SLE...
May 5, 2017: Autoimmunity Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475281/prolonged-viremia-in-dengue-virus-infection-in-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplant-recipients-and-patients-with-hematological-malignancies
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Bárbara Brito de S Pereira, Luiz Guilherme Darrigo, Thalita Cristina de Mello Costa, Alvina Clara Felix, Belinda P Simoes, Ana Beatriz Stracieri, Paula Moreira da Silva, Marcos Mauad, Clarisse M Machado
Fever, skin rash, headache, and thrombocytopenia are considered hallmarks of dengue infection. However, these symptoms are frequently observed in infectious and non-infectious complications of hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients and oncohematological patients. Thus, laboratory confirmation of dengue is relevant for prompt intervention and proper management of dengue in endemic and non-endemic regions. Because no prospective study of dengue has been conducted in these populations, the actual morbidity and mortality of dengue is unknown...
May 5, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448490/the-value-of-daily-platelet-counts-for-predicting-dengue-shock-syndrome-results-from-a-prospective-observational-study-of-2301-vietnamese-children-with-dengue
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Phung Khanh Lam, Tran Van Ngoc, Truong Thi Thu Thuy, Nguyen Thi Hong Van, Tran Thi Nhu Thuy, Dong Thi Hoai Tam, Nguyen Minh Dung, Nguyen Thi Hanh Tien, Nguyen Tan Thanh Kieu, Cameron Simmons, Bridget Wills, Marcel Wolbers
BACKGROUND: Dengue is the most important mosquito-borne viral infection to affect humans. Although it usually manifests as a self-limited febrile illness, complications may occur as the fever subsides. A systemic vascular leak syndrome that sometimes progresses to life-threatening hypovolaemic shock is the most serious complication seen in children, typically accompanied by haemoconcentration and thrombocytopenia. Robust evidence on risk factors, especially features present early in the illness course, for progression to dengue shock syndrome (DSS) is lacking...
April 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442665/the-amino-acid-at-position-624-in-the-glycoprotein-of-sftsv-severe-fever-with-thrombocytopenia-virus-plays-a-critical-role-in-low-ph-dependent-cell-fusion-activity
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Yoshimi Tsuda, Manabu Igarashi, Ryo Ito, Sanae Nishio, Kenta Shimizu, Kumiko Yoshimatsu, Jiro Arikawa
Severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome virus (SFTSV) is a novel phlebovirus responsible for causing an emerging zoonotic disease. We previously established subclones from SFTSV strain YG1 based on differences in low-pH-dependent cell fusion activities and found two amino acid substitutions, Y328H and R624W, in the envelope glycoprotein (GP) of high fusion subclones. In this study, we show that transiently expressed GP with the R624W mutation, but not the Y328H mutation, induced cell fusion under acidic conditions...
2017: Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442241/molecular-detection-and-phylogenetic-analysis-of-severe-fever-with-thrombocytopenia-syndrome-virus-in-shelter-dogs-and-cats-in-the-republic-of-korea
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Seung-Hun Lee, Hyun-Joo Kim, Jae-Won Byun, Min-Jung Lee, Neung-Hee Kim, Doo-Hwan Kim, Hae-Eun Kang, Hyang-Mi Nam
Severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome is a tick-borne infectious disease. The present study investigated the prevalence of severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome virus (SFTSV) in shelter dogs and cats in the Republic of Korea (ROK). Blood samples were collected from 426 dogs and 215 cats in animal shelters throughout the ROK in 2016. Of the tested samples, one (0.2%) dog and one (0.5%) cat were positive for SFTSV. Phylogenetic analysis of the sequences obtained in the present study showed that the viruses belonged to the J3 clade, which is considered the dominant clade in the ROK...
April 14, 2017: Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439196/clinical-differences-of-influenza-subspecies-among-hospitalized-children
#15
Manolya Acar, Murat Sütçü, Hacer Aktürk, Selda Hançerli Törün, Metin Uysalol, Sevim Meşe, Nuran Salman, Ayper Somer
AIM: Clinical findings, mortality, and morbidity rates differ among influenza subspecies. Awareness of these differences will lead physicians to choose the proper diagnostic and therapeutic strategies and to foresee possible complications. The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical differences of influenza subspecies among hospitalized children. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Hospitalized children with proven influenza infection by polymerase chain reaction on nasopharyngeal swab specimens in our clinic, between December 2013 and March 2016, were enrolled...
March 2017: Türk Pediatri Arşivi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438110/temporal-progression-of-lesions-in-guinea-pigs-infected-with-lassa-virus
#16
T M Bell, C I Shaia, J J Bearss, M E Mattix, K A Koistinen, S P Honnold, X Zeng, C D Blancett, G C Donnelly, J D Shamblin, E R Wilkinson, K A Cashman
Lassa virus (LASV) infection causes an acute, multisystemic viral hemorrhagic fever that annually infects an estimated 100 000 to 300 000 persons in West Africa. This pathogenesis study evaluated the temporal progression of disease in guinea pigs following aerosol and subcutaneous inoculation of the Josiah strain of LASV as well as the usefulness of Strain 13 guinea pigs as an animal model for Lassa fever. After experimental infection, guinea pigs ( Cavia porcellus; n = 67) were serially sampled to evaluate the temporal progression of infection, gross and histologic lesions, and serum chemistry and hematologic changes...
May 2017: Veterinary Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434836/retrograde-superselective-intra-arterial-chemotherapy-and-daily-concurrent-radiotherapy-for-t2-4n0-tongue-cancer-control-of-occult-neck-metastasis
#17
Shuhei Minamiyama, Kenji Mitsudo, Yuichiro Hayashi, Masaki Iida, Toshinori Iwai, Hideyuki Nakashima, Senri Oguri, Tomomichi Ozawa, Toshiyuki Koizumi, Makoto Hirota, Mitomu Kioi, Iwai Tohnai
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the therapeutic results and control of occult neck metastasis in patients with T2-4N0 oral tongue squamous cell carcinoma treated with retrograde superselective intra-arterial chemotherapy and daily concurrent radiotherapy. STUDY DESIGN: Forty-two patients with T2-4N0 tongue cancer (17 with late T2; 13 with T3; and 12 with T4a disease, M0) were treated with intra-arterial chemoradiotherapy. Treatment consisted of retrograde superselective intra-arterial chemotherapy (docetaxel 50-70 mg/m(2), cisplatin 125-175 mg/m(2)) and daily concurrent radiotherapy (50-70 Gy) for 5-7 weeks...
February 21, 2017: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433984/haemophagocytic-lymphohistiocytosis-presenting-as-hellp-syndrome-a-diagnostic-and-therapeutic-challenge
#18
Robert Noel Kerley, Raymond Michael Kelly, Mary Rose Cahill, Louise Clare Kenny
Haemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) is a rare, potentially fatal, haematological disorder, which can be clinically challenging to diagnose and manage. We report a case of HLH in a previously healthy 33-year-old primigravida. The patient presented at 22 weeks gestation with dyspnoea, abdominal pain, anaemia, thrombocytopenia and elevated liver enzymes suggestive of HELLP syndrome.HELLP, a syndrome characterised by haemolysis, elevated liver enzymes and low platelets is considered a severe form of pre-eclampsia...
April 22, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428897/acute-myeloid-leukemia-with-basophilic-differentiation-transformed-from-myelodysplastic-syndrome
#19
Yasuhiro Tanaka, Atsushi Tanaka, Akiko Hashimoto, Kumiko Hayashi, Isaku Shinzato
Myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) terminally transforms to acute myeloid leukemia (AML) or bone marrow failure syndrome, but acute myeloid leukemia with basophilic differentiation has been rarely reported. An 81-year-old man was referred to our department for further examination of intermittent fever and normocytic anemia during immunosuppressive treatment. Chromosomal analysis showed additional abnormalities involving chromosome 7. He was diagnosed as having MDS. At the time of diagnosis, basophils had not proliferated in the bone marrow...
2017: Case Reports in Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427358/cortical-laminar-necrosis-in-dengue-encephalitis-a-case-report
#20
Ravindra Kumar Garg, Imran Rizvi, Rajan Ingole, Amita Jain, Hardeep Singh Malhotra, Neeraj Kumar, Dhruv Batra
BACKGROUND: Dengue encephalitis is a rare neurological manifestation of dengue fever. Its clinical presentation is similar to other viral encephalitides and encephalopathy. No single specific finding on magnetic resonance imaging of dengue encephalitis has yet been documented. They are highly variable and atypical. CASE PRESENTATION: A 15-year boy presented with fever, the headache and altered sensorium of 12-day duration. On neurological examination, his Glasgow Coma Scale score was 10 (E3M4V3)...
April 20, 2017: BMC Neurology
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