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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29443761/haemolytic-uremic-syndrome-due-to-infection-with-adenovirus-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Victoria Birlutiu, Rares Mircea Birlutiu
RATIONALE: Haemolytic-uremic syndrome is a rare but serious complication of bacterial and viral infections, which is characterized by the triad of: acute renal failure, microangiopathic haemolytic anemia and thrombocytopenia, sometimes severe, requiring peritoneal dialysis. In Europe, hemolytic-uremic syndrome (HUS) in paediatric pathology is primarily caused by Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) O157, followed by O26. Beside these etiologies, there are other bacterial and viral infections, and also noninfectious ones that have been associated to lead to HUS as well: in the progression of neoplasia, medication-related, post-transplantation, during pregnancy or associated with the antiphospholipid syndrome, systemic lupus erythematosus or family causes with autosomal dominant or recessive inheritance...
February 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29441245/case-of-enteric-fever-with-bicytopenia
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Madeeha Subhan, Waleed Sadiq
Infectious diseases are one of the major causes of morbidity and mortality in developing countries. Typhoid has its own contribution to the disease burden, especially in Pakistan and other tropical countries. Herein, we present a case of enteric fever with a rare presentation. Our patient is a 20-year-old man who gradually developed high-grade fever lasting seven days associated with rigors and chills. No additional accompanying systemic signs helped to localize the infection. After extensive laboratory testing, his typhoid serology was positive along with leukocytopenia and thrombocytopenia...
December 6, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29440628/drug-reaction-with-eosinophilia-and-systemic-symptoms-dress-syndrome-secondary-to-furosemide-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Jared James, Yasser M Sammour, Andrew R Virata, Terri A Nordin, Igor Dumic
BACKGROUND DRESS is a rare, life threatening syndrome that occurs following exposure to certain medications, most commonly antibiotics and antiepileptics. While sulfonamide antibiotics are frequently implicated as causative agents for DRESS syndrome, furosemide, a nonantibiotic sulfonamide, has not been routinely reported as the causative agent despite its widespread use. CASE REPORT A 63 year old male who started furosemide for lower extremity edema 10 weeks prior presented with diarrhea, fever of 39.4°C, dry cough and maculopapular rash involving >50% of his body...
February 14, 2018: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29440240/atypical-presentation-of-atypical-haemolytic-uraemic-syndrome
#4
Ratna Basak, Xiaotong Wang, Caitlin Keane, Robert Woroniecki
A 17-year-old girl presented with fever, myalgia, vomiting for 1 month and oliguria and dyspnoea for 4 days. She was tachycardic,hypertensive, with pedal oedema and decreased breath sounds. She had high serum creatinine (3 mg/dL), anaemia, thrombocytopenia, leucocytosis and eosinophilia with schistocytes. Lactate dehydrogenase, transaminases were high , with low haptoglobin and high ferritin (5269 ng/mL). Complement C3/C4 and fibrinogen were normal. Urinalysis showed large blood and protein and stool studies were negative...
February 11, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29432657/clinical-profile-antibiotic-susceptibility-pattern-of-bacterial-isolates-and-factors-associated-with-complications-in-culture-proven-typhoid-patients-admitted-to-an-urban-hospital-in-bangladesh
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Halima Khatun, Shoeb Bin Islam, Nurun Nahar Naila, Syed Aminul Islam, Baitun Nahar, Md Nur Haque Alam, Tahmeed Ahmed
OBJECTIVES: Typhoid fever is one of the major causes of morbidity and mortality in typhoid endemic countries like Bangladesh. However, data on the clinical and microbiological profile as well as factors associated with complications of typhoid in Bangladesh are scarce. We intended to characterize the clinical and microbiological profile of culture-proven typhoid fever and to identify factors associated with complications. METHODOLOGY: Retrospective analysis of clinical data from 431 patients with culture-confirmed typhoid fever admitted to Dhaka hospital of International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh, between January 2010 and December 2014...
February 12, 2018: Tropical Medicine & International Health: TM & IH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29431300/epstein-barr-virus-associated-hemophagocytic-lymphohistiocytosis-in-adults-a-retrospective-analysis-of-23-patients-in-china
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Xiaoyan Shao, Ye Xu, Xihui Xu, Yong Xu, Hu Chen, Ming Hong, Lingxiang Liu
BACKGROUND: Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-associated hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) is a rare, life-threatening disease with poor prognosis despite intensive therapy. OBJECTIVES: To discuss the ideal therapy of EBV-associated HLH for adults. METHODS: We retrospectively studied 23 adult patients with EBV-associated HLH at our institution between January 2000 and June 2015. The clinical characteristics, treatment, and prognosis of adult EBV-associated HLH were analyzed...
February 2018: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29428567/clinical-features-of-fatal-severe-fever-with-thrombocytopenia-syndrome-that-is-complicated-by-invasive-pulmonary-aspergillosis
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Xiancheng Chen, Zhuxi Yu, Yajun Qian, Danjiang Dong, Yingying Hao, Ning Liu, Qin Gu
INTRODUCTION: Severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome (SFTS) has been prevalent in parts of Asia during recent years. However, SFTS with invasive pulmonary aspergillosis (IPA) is rare, and it is important to understand its clinical features. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Total four cases of SFTS with IPA are reviewed and detailing the disease progression, treatment options, and prognosis were summarized and analyzed. RESULTS: The patients with SFTS-associated IPA first presented with fever, gastrointestinal symptoms, thrombocytopenia, leukopenia, and multiple organ failure...
February 7, 2018: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29428565/steroid-pulse-therapy-in-patients-with-encephalopathy-associated-with-severe-fever-with-thrombocytopenia-syndrome
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Shingen Nakamura, Momoyo Azuma, Tomoko Maruhashi, Kimiko Sogabe, Ryohei Sumitani, Munenori Uemura, Masami Iwasa, Shiro Fujii, Hirokazu Miki, Kumiko Kagawa, Takashi Hiraga, Noriyasu Kondo, Hiromi Fujita, Fumihiko Mahara, Masahiro Abe
Severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome (SFTS) is a tick-borne infectious disease caused by the SFTS virus (SFTSV). Clinical symptoms of SFTS often involve encephalopathy and other central neurological symptoms, particularly in seriously ill patients; however, pathogenesis of encephalopathy by SFTSV is largely unknown. Herein, we present case reports of three patients with SFTS, complicated by encephalopathy, admitted to Tokushima University hospital: one patient was a 63-year-old man, while the other two were 83- and 86-year-old women...
February 7, 2018: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29427908/kinetics-of-viral-load-and-cytokines-in-severe-fever-with-thrombocytopenia-syndrome
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Ji-Soo Kwon, Min-Chul Kim, Ji Yeun Kim, Na-Young Jeon, Byung-Han Ryu, Jeongmin Hong, Min-Jae Kim, Yong Pil Chong, Sang-Oh Lee, Sang-Ho Choi, Yang Soo Kim, Jun Hee Woo, Sung-Han Kim
BACKGROUND: Severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome (SFTS) is an emerging infectious disease in China, Japan, and Korea, which is characterized by high fever, thrombocytopenia, and high mortality. It is hypothesized that a cytokine storm plays an important role in the pathophysiology of SFTS. However, limited data have been published on the detailed kinetics of the viral load and cytokine profiles throughout the course of this disease. OBJECTIVES: We investigated the patterns of changes in cytokines and viral load in SFTS patients...
January 31, 2018: Journal of Clinical Virology: the Official Publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29425194/evaluation-of-the-who-2009-classification-for-diagnosis-of-acute-dengue-in-a-large-cohort-of-adults-and-children-in-sri-lanka-during-a-dengue-1-epidemic
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Champica K Bodinayake, L Gayani Tillekeratne, Ajith Nagahawatte, Vasantha Devasiri, Wasantha Kodikara Arachchi, John J Strouse, October M Sessions, Ruvini Kurukulasooriya, Anna Uehara, Shiqin Howe, Xin Mei Ong, Sharon Tan, Angelia Chow, Praveen Tummalapalli, Aruna D De Silva, Truls Østbye, Christopher W Woods, Duane J Gubler, Megan E Reller
BACKGROUND: Dengue is a leading cause of fever and mimics other acute febrile illnesses (AFI). In 2009, the World Health Organization (WHO) revised criteria for clinical diagnosis of dengue. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: The new WHO 2009 classification of dengue divides suspected cases into three categories: dengue without warning signs, dengue with warning signs and severe dengue. We evaluated the WHO 2009 classification vs physicians' subjective clinical diagnosis (gestalt clinical impression) in a large cohort of patients presenting to a tertiary care center in southern Sri Lanka hospitalized with acute febrile illness...
February 9, 2018: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29402229/estimation-of-the-incidence-of-severe-fever-with-thrombocytopenia-syndrome-in-high-endemic-areas-in-china-an-inpatient-based-retrospective-study
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Xiaoxia Huang, Shiwen Wang, Xianjun Wang, Yong Lyu, Mei Jiang, Deying Chen, Kaichun Li, Jingyu Liu, Shaoyu Xie, Tao Lyu, Jie Sun, Pengpeng Xu, Minghua Cao, Mifang Liang, Dexin Li
BACKGROUND: Severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome (SFTS) is a severe viral disease caused by SFTSV. It is important to estimate the rate of missed SFTS diagnosis and to further understand the actual incidence in high endemic areas in China. METHODS: This study was conducted in two high SFTS endemic provinces in 2015. Patients hospitalized in 2014 or within 1 year before investigation were selected after considering their clinical manifestations, specifically, fever, platelet, and white blood cell...
February 5, 2018: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29399584/evaluation-of-two-different-enzyme-linked-immunosorbent-assay-for-severe-fever-with-thrombocytopenia-syndrome-virus-diagnosis
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Min-Ah Yu, Hye Won Jeong, Su-Jin Park, Young-Il Kim, Hyeok-Il Kwon, Eun-Ha Kim, Young-Jae Si, Kwang Min Yu, Norbert John Robles, Hae Jung Han, Young Ki Choi
To develop the large scale serological assay for severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome virus (SFTSV) infection, we evaluated two different enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) methods using nucleocapsid protein (NP) and Gn proteins of CB1 (genotype B) SFTSV strains. The NP-based ELISA tests showed more sensitive with broad cross-reactivity between two different genotype A and B strains compared with those of Gn-based ELISA tests. However, Gn-based ELISA showed more genotype specificity and specificity...
January 2018: Clinical and Experimental Vaccine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29399579/epidemiology-of-severe-fever-and-thrombocytopenia-syndrome-virus-infection-and-the-need-for-therapeutics-for-the-prevention
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Norbert John C Robles, Hae Jung Han, Su-Jin Park, Young Ki Choi
Over the past ten years there has been a marked increase in cases of severe fever and thrombocytopenia syndrome in East Asia. This tick-borne hemorrhagic fever presents along with clinical signs including high fever and leukopenia. In addition to humans, the virus has also been detected with shared genetic homology in farm animals including goats, cattle, horses, and pigs. Furthermore, several genotypes of severe fever and thrombocytopenia syndrome virus (SFTSV) are currently co-circulating between humans and animals...
January 2018: Clinical and Experimental Vaccine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29397850/-efficacy-of-recombinant-human-thrombopoietin-and-recombinant-human-interleukin-11-for-treatment-of-chemotherapy-indu-ced-thrombocytopenia-in-acute-myeloid-leukaemia-patients
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Guang Tang, Xiao-Min Wang, Jun-Xia Meng, Chun-Lai Luan, Jie-Fu Chen, Yong-Qiang Wu, Xiao-Nan Zhang, Zi-Yan He
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate and compare the clinical efficacy and safety of recombinant human thrombopoietin(rhTPO) and recombinant human interleukin11(rhIL-11) for the treatment of chemotherapy-induced thrombocytopenia in adult acute myeloid leukaemia patients. METHODS: Total of 96 adult acute myeloid leukaemia patients were divided into 3 groups according to randomized controlled method: rhTPO group, rhIL-11 group and control group, 32 cases in each group. The patients in rhTPO group and rhIL-11 received rhTPO of 15000 IU/d and rhIL-11 of 1...
February 2018: Zhongguo Shi Yan Xue Ye Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29396933/comparison-of-scrub-typhus-meningitis-with-acute-bacterial-meningitis-and-tuberculous-meningitis
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Svas Raju Kakarlapudi, Anila Chacko, Prasanna Samuel, Valsan Philip Verghese, Winsley Rose
OBJECTIVE: To compare scrub typhus meningitis with bacterial and tuberculous meningitis. METHODS: Children aged <15 years admitted with meningitis were screened and those who fit criteria for diagnosis of scrub typhus meningitis (n=48), bacterial meningitis (n=44) and tuberculous meningitis (n=31) were included for analysis. Clinical features, investigations and outcomes were compared between the three types of meningitis. RESULTS: Mean age, duration of fever at presentation, presence of headache and, altered sensorium and presence of hepatomegaly/splenomegaly were statistically significantly different between the groups...
January 15, 2018: Indian Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29394975/sofosbuvir-adverse-events-profile-in-a-subset-of-pakistani-population
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Sarwat Iqbal, Muhammad Haroon Yousuf, Ayeha Raza, Muhammad Iftikhar Yousaf
OBJECTIVE: To determine frequency and pattern of adverse events reporting in a subset of Pakistani population being treated for chronic hepatitis C with sofosbuvir combination therapy. STUDY DESIGN: Descriptive study. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY: Department of Medicine, Gastroenterology Division, Shalamar Hospital, Lahore, from September 2015 to May 2016. METHODOLOGY: Patients who were offered sofosbuvir therapy for treatment of chronic hepatitis C were randomly enrolled...
February 2018: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29390349/sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome-manifesting-as-clinicopathological-features-of-tafro-syndrome-a-case-report
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Shino Fujimoto, Hiroshi Kawabata, Nozomu Kurose, Haruka Kawanami-Iwao, Tomoyuki Sakai, Takafumi Kawanami, Yoshimasa Fujita, Toshihiro Fukushima, Yasufumi Masaki
RATIONALE: TAFRO syndrome is a newly proposed disorder that manifests as thrombocytopenia, anasarca, fever, reticulin myelofibrosis, renal dysfunction, and organomegaly. In this report, we describe the development of severe TAFRO syndrome-like systemic symptoms during the clinical course of juvenile-onset Sjögren's syndrome in a 32-year-old woman. PATIENT CONCERNS: The patient was admitted due to dyspnea, fever, polyarthralgia, and generalized edema. She had been diagnosed with Sjögren's syndrome at the age of 14 years, based on histopathological examination of a biopsy of the minor salivary glands and the development of Raynaud's phenomenon, with no follow-up treatment required...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29378539/leptospirosis-presenting-as-haemolytic-uraemic-syndrome-a-case-report
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Vasantha Muthu Muthuppalaniappan, Ravindra Rajakariar, Mark John Blunden
BACKGROUND: Leptospirosis is a rare infectious disease especially in Western Countries. Renal involvement is a recognised complication of leptospirosis but leptospirosis-associated haemolytic uraemic syndrome is extremely rare and to our knowledge has only been reported once, in 1985. CASE PRESENTATION: A 29-year-old male was transferred to our Renal Unit with fevers, myalgia and diarrhoeal illness. Laboratory investigations revealed an acute kidney injury, acute liver injury, significantly raised lactate dehydrogenase with marked anaemia, thrombocytopenia and schistocytes on a blood film...
January 29, 2018: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29376210/first-in-human-phase-i-dose-escalation-study-of-mk-8033-in-patients-with-advanced-solid-tumors
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Vicki L Keedy, Heinz-Josef Lenz, Leonard Saltz, Jennifer G Whisenant, Jordan D Berlin, Luis H Camacho
Background C-Met, which is frequently activated in multiple cancers, has been implicated in tumor formation, progression, metastasis, angiogenesis, and resistance to multiple therapies. MK-8033 is a small-molecule inhibitor of c-Met that binds preferentially to the activated conformation, and has demonstrated anti-tumor activity in preclinical models. This first-in-human trial was performed to establish the safety and maximum tolerated dose (MTD), as well as preliminary pharmacokinetics (PK) and clinical activity...
January 29, 2018: Investigational New Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29366615/the-evaluation-and-management-of-toxic-shock-syndrome-in-the-emergency-department-a-review-of-the-literature
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Michael Gottlieb, Brit Long, Alex Koyfman
BACKGROUND: Toxic shock syndrome (TSS) is a severe, toxin-mediated illness that can mimic several other diseases and is lethal if not recognized and treated appropriately. OBJECTIVE: This review provides an emergency medicine evidence-based summary of the current evaluation and treatment of TSS. DISCUSSION: The most common etiologic agents are Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pyogenes. Sources of TSS include postsurgical wounds, postpartum, postabortion, burns, soft tissue injuries, pharyngitis, and focal infections...
January 20, 2018: Journal of Emergency Medicine
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