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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040286/human-babesiosis-indication-of-a-molecular-mimicry-between-thrombospondin-domains-from-a-novel-babesia-microti-bmp53-protein-and-host-platelets-molecules
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Ahmed Abdelmoniem Mousa, Daniel Barry Roche, Mohamad Alaa Terkawi, Kyohko Kameyama, Ketsarin Kamyingkird, Patrick Vudriko, Akram Salama, Shinuo Cao, Sahar Orabi, Hanem Khalifa, Mohamed Ahmed, Mabrouk Attia, Ahmed Elkirdasy, Yoshifumi Nishikawa, Xuenan Xuan, Emmanuel Cornillot
Human babesiosis is caused by the apicomplexan parasite Babesia microti, which is of major public health concern in the United States and elsewhere, resulting in malaise and fatigue, followed by a fever and hemolytic anemia. In this paper we focus on the characterization of a novel B. microti thrombospondin domain (TSP1)-containing protein (BmP53) from the new annotation of the B. microti genome (locus 'BmR1_04g09041'). This novel protein (BmP53) had a single TSP1 and a transmembrane domain, with a short cytoplasmic tail containing a sub-terminal glutamine residue, but no signal peptide and Von Willebrand factor type A domains (VWA), which are found in classical thrombospondin-related adhesive proteins (TRAP)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040243/toxic-shock-syndrome-still-a-timely-diagnosis
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Kira L Gossack-Keenan, April J Kam
BACKGROUND: Toxic shock syndrome (TSS) is an acute, severe, toxin-mediated disease, characterized by fever, hypotension, and multiorgan system involvement. Toxic shock syndrome has made headlines because of its high associated morbidity and mortality rate in previously healthy young females. Incidence peaked in the early 1980s owing to increased usage of ultra-absorbent tampons. After improved patient education and tampon labeling, the incidence of menstrual TSS has declined. CASE: A previously healthy 14-year-old girl presented to an urgent care center with a 2-day history of fever, erythematous maculopapular rash, vomiting, diarrhea, and malaise...
October 16, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026849/increased-levels-of-vegf-a-and-hif-1%C3%AE-in-turkish-children-with-crimean-congo-hemorrhagic-fever
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Murat Sefikogullari, Ali Kaya, Huseyin Aydin, Enver Sancakdar, Veysel Kenan Celik, Gokhan Bagci
BACKGROUND: Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) is a disease characterized by serious course, including acute viral fever, ecchymosis, thrombocytopenia, liver dysfunction and high rate of mortality. Hypoxia Inducible Factor-1α (HIF-1α) and Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor-A (VEGF-A) play an important role both in the inflammatory process and plasma leakage. The aim of this study was to define HIF-1α and VEGF-A serum levels obtained from CCHF patients and control group and to investigate whether these factors were correlated with the pathogenesis of this disease...
March 2017: Journal of Arthropod-borne Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020935/a-retrospective-cohort-study-to-predict-severe-dengue-in-honduran-patients
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Eduardo Fernández, Marek Smieja, Stephen D Walter, Mark Loeb
BACKGROUND: An important challenge in the identification of dengue is how to predict which patients will go on to experience severe illness, which is typically characterized by fever, thrombocytopenia, haemorrhagic manifestations, and plasma leakage. Accurate prediction could result in the appropriate hospital triage of high risk patients. The objective of this study was to identify clinical factors observed within the first 24 h of hospital admission that could predict subsequent severe dengue...
October 11, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019017/leptospirosis-associated-catastrophic-respiratory-failure-supported-by-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation
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Tamara Cantwell, Andrés Ferre, Nicolette Van Sint Jan, Rodrigo Blamey, Jorge Dreyse, Cristian Baeza, Rodrigo Diaz, Tomás Regueira
A previously healthy, 39-year-old obese farmer, arrived hypotensive and tachycardic, with fever, myalgia, headache, abdominal pain, diarrhea, and progressive dyspnea. Ten days before symptoms onset, he was in direct contact with mice and working in a contaminated drain. Patient laboratory showed acute kidney injury and thrombocytopenia. Chest X-ray exhibited bilateral diffuse interstitial infiltrates. First-line empirical antibiotics were started and influenza discarded. Patient evolved with severe respiratory failure, associated with hemoptysis, and rapidly severe hemodynamic compromise...
October 10, 2017: Journal of Artificial Organs: the Official Journal of the Japanese Society for Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28985768/immune-thrombocytopenia-with-multi-organ-dysfunction-syndrome-as-a-rare-presentation-of-scrub-typhus-a-case-report
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Abraham M Ittyachen, Saramma P Abraham, Smitha Krishnamoorthy, Anuroopa Vijayan, Jayamohan Kokkat
BACKGROUND: Scrub typhus is an acute infectious illness caused by Orientia tsutsugamushi. It is endemic to a part of the world known as the "tsutsugamushi triangle". Humans are accidental hosts in this zoonotic disease. About a third of patients admitted with scrub typhus have evidence of multi-organ dysfunction. Multi-organ dysfunction secondary to scrub typhus carries a high mortality rate. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a 65-year old lady who was admitted in a Tertiary Care Center in the state of Kerala in India, with 7 day history of fever, myalgia and reduced urine output...
October 6, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28984775/clinicopathological-features-of-progressive-renal-involvement-in-tafro-syndrome-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Mari Tanaka, Hiraku Tsujimoto, Kojiro Yamamoto, Saeko Shimoda, Kazumasa Oka, Hiroya Takeoka
RATIONALE: TAFRO syndrome is a systemic inflammatory disease characterized by a constellation of symptoms: Thrombocytopenia, Anasarca, MyeloFibrosis, Renal dysfunction, and Organomegaly. Progressive renal insufficiency is a predominant symptom; however, the mechanism of acute kidney injury (AKI) remains unclear, probably because severe thrombocytopenia prevents kidney biopsy. We report a rare case of TAFRO syndrome with histologically confirmed renal involvement. PATIENTS CONCERNS: A 70-year-old man developed fever, anasarca, AKI, thrombocytopenia, and hepatosplenomegaly...
October 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28977019/effectiveness-of-a-fluid-chart-in-outpatient-management-of-suspected-dengue-fever-a-pilot-study
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Nazrila Hairin Nasir, Mohazmi Mohamad, Lucy Chai See Lum, Chirk Jenn Ng
INTRODUCTION: Dengue infection is the fastest spreading mosquito-borne viral disease in the world. One of the complications of dengue is dehydration which, if not carefully monitored and treated, may lead to shock, particularly in those with dengue haemorrhagic fever. WHO has recommended oral fluid intake of five glasses or more for adults who are suspected to have dengue fever. However, there have been no published studies looking at self-care intervention measures to improve oral fluid intake among patients suspected of dengue fever...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28968301/diminished-coagulation-capacity-assessed-by-calibrated-automated-thrombography-during-acute-puumala-hantavirus-infection
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Sirpa M Koskela, Lotta Joutsi-Korhonen, Satu M Mäkelä, Heini Huhtala, Antti I Vaheri, Ilkka Pörsti, Jukka T Mustonen, Outi K Laine
: Coagulation abnormalities are associated with Puumala-virus-induced hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (PUUV-HFRS). We evaluated the coagulation capacity of plasma during acute PUUV-HFRS by measuring thrombin generation using calibrated automated thrombography (CAT). The study cohort comprised 27 prospectively collected, consecutive, hospital-treated patients with acute PUUV infection. Blood samples were drawn in the acute phase and at the control visit approximately 5 weeks later. To evaluate thrombin generation, the lag time of initiation, endogenous thrombin potential (ETP), and peak and time to peak thrombin concentration were assessed by CAT in platelet poor plasma without corn trypsin inhibitor...
September 28, 2017: Blood Coagulation & Fibrinolysis: An International Journal in Haemostasis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28958967/immune-thrombocytopenia-associated-with-malaria-a-case-report
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Mouhcine Miloudi, Mohammed Sbaai, Jamal Fatihi
The association of immune thrombocytopenic with malaria is a rare event. We describ the case of a young soldier who, after returning from Central Africa, presented a fever associated with petechial purpura and gingivorrhagia, hemogram showed deep thrombocytopenia and macrocytic normochrome anemia, thick peripheral blood smears confirmed the diagnosis of Plasmodium falciparum malaria, the patient was treated with quinine, but deep thrombocytopenia and hemorrhagic manifestations persisted, the patient then underwent corticosteroid therapy, with favorable evolution and progressive normalization of platelets...
October 1, 2017: Annales de Biologie Clinique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28956126/a-comparison-of-tafro-syndrome-between-japanese-and-non-japanese-cases-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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REVIEW
Fabrice Coutier, Nadine Meaux Ruault, Thomas Crepin, Kevin Bouiller, Helder Gil, Sébastien Humbert, Isabelle Bedgedjian, Nadine Magy-Bertrand
TAFRO syndrome was first described as a variant of multicentric Castleman's disease with thrombocytopenia, anasarca, fever, renal dysfunction, and organomegaly. We report the case of a 25-year-old Caucasian male with diagnosis of TAFRO syndrome and present a literature review. The objective of the study was to compare TAFRO syndrome between Japanese and non-Japanese patients. Cases were included by searching the term "TAFRO" in the Medline database using PubMed between 2010 and 2016. The Student t test and Mann-Whitney U test were used to compare continuous variables...
September 27, 2017: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28951197/clinical-presentation-of-legionella-pneumonia-evaluation-of-clinical-scoring-systems-and-therapeutic-efficacy
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Naoyuki Miyashita, Futoshi Higa, Yosuke Aoki, Toshiaki Kikuchi, Masafumi Seki, Kazuhiro Tateda, Nobuko Maki, Kazuhiro Uchino, Kazuhiko Ogasawara, Hiroshi Kiyota, Akira Watanabe
To evaluate scoring systems to predict Legionella pneumonia and therapeutic efficacy against Legionella pneumonia, the Japanese Society of Chemotherapy Legionella committee has collected data on cases of Legionella pneumonia from throughout Japan. We analyzed 176 patients with Legionella pneumonia and compared them with 217 patients with Streptococcus pneumoniae pneumonia and 202 patients with Mycoplasma pneumoniae pneumonia. We evaluated four scoring systems, the Winthrop-University Hospital score, Community-Based Pneumonia Incidence Study Group score, and Japan Respiratory Society score, but they demonstrated limited sensitivity and specificity for predicting Legionella pneumonia...
September 23, 2017: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28948959/retrospective-analysis-of-clinical-information-in-crimean-congo-haemorrhagic-fever-patients-2014-2015-india
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Devendra T Mourya, Rajlakshmi Viswanathan, Santosh Kumar Jadhav, Pragya D Yadav, Atanu Basu, Mandeep S Chadha
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES: Differential diagnosis of Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF) from other acute febrile illnesses with haemorrhagic manifestation is challenging in India. Nosocomial infection is a significant mode of transmission due to exposure of healthcare workers to blood and body fluids of infected patients. Being a risk group 4 virus, laboratory confirmation of infection is not widely available. In such a situation, early identification of potential CCHF patients would be useful in limiting the spread of the disease...
May 2017: Indian Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941278/age-associated-differences-in-clinical-manifestations-and-laboratory-parameters-during-a-dengue-virus-type-4-outbreak-in-argentina
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Alana B Byrne, Guillermo F Gutierrez, Agostina Bruno, María Teresa Córdoba, María Manuela Bono, Fernando P Polack, Laura B Talarico, Marcelo O Quipildor
Infection by any of the four dengue virus (DENV) serotypes produces a wide spectrum of clinical illness in humans. Differences in clinical manifestation and severity have been associated with secondary heterologous infection, patient age and virus serotype. In this context, this retrospective study sought to analyze the presentation of dengue in patients during the 2014 DENV-4 outbreak affecting the City of Orán, Salta Province, Argentina. Demographic data, clinical manifestations and laboratory abnormalities of laboratory-confirmed dengue patients were compared between age groups and between patients with and without warning signs...
September 23, 2017: Journal of Medical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938257/childhood-visceral-leishmaniasis-distinctive-features-and-diagnosis-of-a-re-emerging-disease-an-11-year-experience-from-a-tertiary-referral-center-in-athens-greece
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Panagiotis Krepis, Adamantia Krepi, Ioanna Argyri, Anastasios Aggelis, Alexandra Soldatou, Maria Tsolia
BACKGROUND: Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) remains a public health issue in Greece. The aim of this study was to describe the clinical and epidemiological characteristics of pediatric VL in our region as well as to evaluate the laboratory findings and the diagnostic techniques that are applied. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of all children diagnosed with VL in an 11-year period at a tertiary public hospital in the region of Athens. Demographic features, clinical information and laboratory findings were accessed...
September 20, 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937979/molecular-genomic-characterization-of-tick-and-human-derived-severe-fever-with-thrombocytopenia-syndrome-virus-isolates-from-south-korea
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Seok-Min Yun, Su-Jin Park, Sun-Whan Park, WooYoung Choi, Hye Won Jeong, Young-Ki Choi, Won-Ja Lee
BACKGROUND: Severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome (SFTS) is an emerging tick-borne viral disease caused by the SFTS virus (SFTSV) from Bunyaviridae that is endemic in East Asia. However, the genetic and evolutionary characteristics shared between tick- and human-derived Korean SFTSV strains are still limited. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: In this study we identify, for the first time, the genome sequence of a tick (Haemaphysalis longicornis)-derived Korean SFTSV strain (designated as KAGWT) and compare this virus with recent human SFTSV isolates to identify the genetic variations and relationships among SFTSV strains...
September 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937522/ambulatory-high-dose-methotrexate-administration-in-pediatric-osteosarcoma-patients-at-a-single-institution-in-argentina
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Jose A Villegas Rubio, Walter Cacciavillano, Adriana Rose, Pedro Zubizarreta, Marcelo Scopinaro
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the feasibility and safety of ambulatory high-dose methotrexate (HDMTX) administration with oral hydration, alkalinization, and leucovorin rescue. HDMTX (12 g/m) was given intravenously over 4 hours after urine alkalinization. Families and patients were instructed to continue ambulatory oral hydration and alkalinization to monitor urine pH and to adjust bicarbonate according to our institution's treatment algorithm. Clinical status and MTX levels were controlled every 24 hours, and oral leucovorin dose was adjusted accordingly...
October 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934195/a-scoring-model-for-predicting-prognosis-of-patients-with-severe-fever-with-thrombocytopenia-syndrome
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Bei Jia, Xiaomin Yan, Yuxin Chen, Guiyang Wang, Yong Liu, Biyun Xu, Peixin Song, Yang Li, Yali Xiong, Weihua Wu, Yingying Hao, Juan Xia, Zhaoping Zhang, Rui Huang, Chao Wu
Severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome (SFTS) is an emerging epidemic infectious disease caused by the SFTS bunyavirus (SFTSV) with an estimated high case-fatality rate of 12.7% to 32.6%. Currently, the disease has been reported in mainland China, Japan, Korea, and the United States. At present, there is no specific antiviral therapy for SFTSV infection. Considering the higher mortality rate and rapid clinical progress of SFTS, supporting the appropriate treatment in time to SFTS patients is critical. Therefore, it is very important for clinicians to predict these SFTS cases who are more likely to have a poor prognosis or even more likely to decease...
September 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931369/acute-hiv-infection-presenting-as-hemophagocytic-lymphohistiocytosis-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Farheen Manji, Evan Wilson, Etienne Mahe, John Gill, John Conly
BACKGROUND: Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) is an uncommon systemic inflammatory condition that can result from infections, autoimmune diseases and malignancies. It is a rarely reported life threatening complication of an acute HIV infection, with only ten documented case reports per our literature search. We present a case of HLH secondary to acute HIV infection with a negative HIV antibody-based assay and high plasma viral load. CASE PRESENTATION: A 45 year old male with a past medical history of well controlled hypertension presented with fever, dizziness and non-bloody diarrhea...
September 20, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929913/development-of-acute-promyelocytic-leukemia-in-a-patient-with-tetraplegia-while-in-inpatient-rehabilitation-a-case-report
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Christopher A Beal, Michael C Krouse, Jeffrey T Tubbs
STUDY DESIGN: a single case report. OBJECTIVES: To report a case of a patient with tetraplegia who developed acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) while in inpatient rehabilitation after 10.5 months. SETTING: A VA Medical Center Spinal Cord Injury Service and Disorders Unit Case Report: A 47 year-old male with a stage IV sacral pressure ulcer and C4 AIS A complete tetraplegia secondary to a motor vehicle collision, developed fever, thrombocytopenia, and anemia 20 months after his injury while in inpatient rehabilitation and was found to have APL, confirmed following bone marrow biopsy...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
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