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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502948/disseminated-cryptococcosis-with-adrenal-insufficiency-and-meningitis-in-an-immunocompetent-individual
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Misa Ito, Takashi Hinata, Kaku Tamura, Ayano Koga, Toshimitsu Ito, Hiroko Fujii, Fumihiko Hirata, Hidenari Sakuta
We present a case of cryptococcosis with adrenal insufficiency and meningitis in a healthy host without any risk factors. Antifungal therapy did not reduce the cryptococcal antigen titers of the cerebrospinal fluid and serum or the bilateral adrenal gland enlargement. It was suggested that the adrenal glands were the focus of persistent fungemia. Removal of both adrenal glands brought about a response to antifungal therapy. We conclude that if antifungal therapy is ineffective, bilateral adrenalectomy is an effective measure for treatment of such patients...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486866/the-predictive-value-of-coefficient-of-pct-%C3%A3-bg-for-anastomotic-leak-in-esophageal-carcinoma-patients-with-ards-after-esophagectomy
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Huan Li, Daofeng Wang, Wenxiao Wei, Lamei Ouyang, Ning Lou
Anastomotic leak was a potentially severe life-threatening complication of esophagectomy, which drew attention in consequence of progressive dyspnea until acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) due to the early asymptomatic presentation. Respiratory failure, caused by ARDS as the severe presentation of anastomotic leak, is the most common organ failure. CRP (C-reactive protein), procalcitonin (PCT), and Blood G (BG) test are the sensitivity markers for inflammatory, sepsis, and fungemia, respectively. Early recognition and intervention treatment of anastomotic leak may alleviate complication and improve outcome...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423088/the-epidemiology-of-cryptococcosis-and-the-characterization-of-cryptococcus-neoformans-isolated-in-a-brazilian-university-hospital
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Paula Augusta Dias Fogaça de Aguiar, Reginaldo Dos Santos Pedroso, Aércio Sebastião Borges, Tomaz de Aquino Moreira, Lúcio Borges de Araújo, Denise Von Dolinger de Brito Röder
Cryptococcosis, a systemic disease caused by the fungus Cryptococcus neoformans/ Cryptococcus gattii is more severe in immunocompromised individuals. This study aimed to analyze the epidemiology of the disease, the molecular characteristics and the antifungal susceptibility of C. neoformans isolated from patients treated in a Brazilian university hospital. This retrospective study was conducted in the Clinical Hospital, Federal University of Uberlândia, and evaluated cases of cryptococcosis and strains of C...
April 13, 2017: Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414678/what-the-eyes-don-t-see-the-heart-does-grieve-over
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M Sciaudone, M Dery
INTRODUCTION: A 71 year old Peruvian woman presented with blurry vision and bilateral eye pain and had evidence of bilateral endophthalmitis on eye examination. Her past medical history was notable for multiple abdominal surgeries within the preceding months, including an incarcerated inguinal hernia repair which required an ileostomy placement, and cholecystitis requiring cholecystostomy tube placement. Over her multiple long hospitalizations, she developed bacteremia and fungemia on several occasions, with organisms including Enterobacter cloacae, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Bacteroides fragilis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Enterococcus faecium, and Candida albicans...
March 2017: Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society: Official Organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409093/first-case-of-invasive-magnusiomyces-capitatus-infection-in-slovakia
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Dominika Tanuskova, Julia Horakova, Peter Svec, Ivana Bodova, Martina Lengerova, Matej Bezdicek, Miroslava Poczova, Jozef Koppl, Alexandra Kolenova
Magnusiomyces capitatus (previously known as Geotrichum capitatum or Blastoschizomyces capitatus or Trichosporon capitatum) is a rare cause of fungal infection in immunocompromised patients. Most of these cases (87%) have been reported from the Mediterranean region, as it is extremely rare to recognize it in other regions. Here we report a first case of disseminated M. capitatus infection in Slovakia. The patient - 19 year old woman with myelodysplastic syndrome was diagnosed with M. capitatus fungemia after allogeneic stem cell transplantation...
June 2017: Medical Mycology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393434/multivisceral-transplantation-for-abdominal-tumors-in-children-a-single-center-experience-and-review-of-the-literature
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Eliza Lee, Nicole Hodgkinson, Rima Fawaz, Khashayar Vakili, Heung Bae Kim
Standard management of intra-abdominal pediatric solid tumors requires complete resection. However, tumors with multiple organ and vascular involvement present a unique surgical challenge. We conducted a retrospective chart review of four patients, aged 2-14 years, undergoing MVT for intra-abdominal tumors with significant involvement of the visceral arteries and/or portomesenteric venous system at our institution. Indications for MVT included hepatocellular carcinoma, inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor, and two cases of hepatoblastoma...
April 9, 2017: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377868/a-case-of-breakthrough-candida-parapsilosis-fungemia-during-micafungin-therapy-for-a-candida-glabrata-bloodstream-infection
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Yuta Norimatsu, Daiichi Morii, Asako Kogure, Taeko Hamanaka, Yoshihiro Kuwano, Takayuki Yokozawa, Toshimi Oda
We describe a case of breakthrough Candida parapsilosis fungemia in an 80-year-old woman with pyoderma gangrenosum and rheumatoid arthritis. C. parapsilosis was detected in blood culture while the patient was treated with micafungin for a Candida glabrata bloodstream infection. The breakthrough infection was successfully treated with liposomal amphotericin B.
June 2017: Medical Mycology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365835/paecilomyces-variotii-fungemia-in-a-patient-with-lymphoma-needing-liver-transplant
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A P Bellanger, J P Cervoni, J F Faucher, D Weil-Verhoeven, M Ginet, E Deconinck, F Grenouillet
Paecilomyces sp. are emerging pathogens in immunocompromised patients. We report here a case of Paecilomyces variotii fungemia, cured with amphotericin and anidulafungin, illustrating difficulties of early diagnosis and therapeutic choice in such rare fungal infection.
April 1, 2017: Mycopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356323/bacterial-and-fungal-endophthalmitis
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Marlene L Durand
Endophthalmitis is a severe eye infection that may result in permanent loss of useful vision in the affected eye. Most cases are exogenous and occur as a complication of cataract surgery, an intravitreal injection, or penetrating ocular trauma. Endogenous endophthalmitis results from hematogenous seeding of the eye by bacteria or fungi, but bacteremia or fungemia may be transient and patients may present without symptoms of systemic infection. Nearly all endophthalmitis patients present with decreased vision, and some also have eye pain...
July 2017: Clinical Microbiology Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339535/fungemia-due-to-rare-opportunistic-yeasts-data-from-a-population-based-surveillance-in-spain
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Mario Fernández-Ruiz, Jesús Guinea, Mireia Puig-Asensio, Óscar Zaragoza, Benito Almirante, Manuel Cuenca-Estrella, José María Aguado
Fungemia due to rare yeasts constitutes an emerging but poorly investigated condition. Data on risk factors, clinical features, therapy, and outcome of episodes of fungemia due to rare (non-Candida, non-Cryptococcus) yeasts were analyzed in a population-based surveillance program conducted in 29 Spanish hospitals between May 2010 and April 2011. Species identification (DNA sequencing) and antifungal susceptibility testing (EUCAST and CLSI methods) were centrally performed. Fourteen out of 767 episodes of fungemia (1...
August 5, 2016: Medical Mycology: Official Publication of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331640/a-case-of-hepatic-portal-venous-gas-hypothesis-of-a-transient-direct-communication-between-a-penetrating-antral-gastric-ulcer-and-mesenteric-varices
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Hassan M Ghoz, Shamlan M Sheikh, Kanika Khandelwal, Joseph Fiore, Nicholas James, Joel Weinstock
Hepatic portal venous gas (HPVG) is a rare radiological sign that usually signifies an acute intra-abdominal process, most commonly bowel ischemia and sepsis. Few reports described an association with underlying gastric pathologies. We report a 60-year-old patient who presented with melena and chills and was discovered to have a gastric ulcer that appeared to have penetrated into a mesenteric varix. This, in turn, likely caused development of HPVG associated with fungemia. Treatment with a proton pump inhibitor and bowel rest was sufficient to resolve symptoms and the HPVG...
2017: Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326813/breakthrough-candidemia-in-children-clinical-and-microbiological-characteristics-therapeutic-strategies-and-impact-on-outcomes
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Mei-Yin Lai, Jen-Fu Hsu, Shih-Ming Chu, I-Hsyuan Wu, Hsuan-Rong Huang, Chun-Chih Lin, I-Ta Lee, Ming-Chou Chiang, Ren-Huei Fu, Ming-Horng Tsai
AIM: To assess the characteristics, treatments, risk factors and outcomes of breakthrough candidemia in children. MATERIALS & METHODS: Episodes of breakthrough candidemia in children were compared with the remaining episodes in a 13-year cohort study. RESULTS: Out of 319 episodes, 45 (14.1%) were breakthrough candidemia. Breakthrough candidemia occurred in patients with more acutely ill conditions, and the majority was caused by non-albicans Candida species (73...
March 13, 2017: Future Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321466/the-risk-and-clinical-outcome-of-candidemia-depending-on-underlying-malignancy
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Olivier Lortholary, Charlotte Renaudat, Karine Sitbon, Marie Desnos-Ollivier, Stéphane Bretagne, Françoise Dromer
PURPOSE: To assess the risk factors and outcomes associated with fungemia caused by the six most commonly occurring Candida species in patients with and without malignancies. METHODS: Analysis of the episodes of fungemia due to common Candida species in adults, based on an active hospital-based surveillance program (Paris area, France, 2002 to 2014). RESULTS: Of the 3417 patients (3666 isolates), 1164 (34.1%) had a solid tumor (45.7% digestive tract) and 586 (17...
May 2017: Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302347/fungemia-due-to-saprochaete-capitata-in-a-non-neutropenic-patient-hospitalized-in-an-intensive-care-unit-after-cardiac-surgery
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C Cavanna, F Lallitto, F Mangione, F Tamarozzi, P Marone, P Ceriana
The majority of invasive fungal infections observed in non-neutropenic patients hospitalized in an intensive care unit are caused by Candida spp and current guidelines recommend echinocandins as the first-line treatment. Fungemias caused by filamentous or arthrosporic fungi such as Saprochaete capitata (previously named Geotrichum capitatum) are extremely rare. In fact, invasive infections due to S. capitata have been reported almost exclusively in neutropenic oncohematological patients. In this report, we describe a case of fungemia caused by S...
March 14, 2017: Journal de Mycologie Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289498/intracardiac-fungal-mass-in-a-term-neonate
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Magdy M El-Sayed Ahmed, Mustafa Kurkluoglu, Conor F Hynes, Darren Klugman, Elena Puscasiu, Dilip S Nath
Systemic fungal infections pose insidious challenges in neonatal intensive care settings. We present the case of a 9-day-old male term neonate admitted for polymicrobial sepsis and hepatic dysfunction who later developed candidemia superinfection. Despite broad antifungal therapy, the fungemia was complicated by progressive growth of a fungus ball in the right ventricular outflow tract that threatened cardiac function. Surgical excision of the mass was undertaken by right atriotomy and histologic examination confirmed Candida albicans...
October 2016: Methodist DeBakey Cardiovascular Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283014/-fungemia-and-septic-arthritis-caused-by-saprochaete-capitata-in-a-patient-with-fanconi-aplastic-anemia-a-case-report
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Ömür Mustafa Parkan, Mustafa Altay Atalay, Ayşe Nedret Koç, Çiğdem Pala, Gonca Aydemir, Leylagül Kaynar
Saprochaete capitata (formerly known as Blastoschizomyces capitatus, Trichosporon capitatum, Geotrichum capitatum) is a rare but emerging yeast-like fungus. It is commonly found in environmental sources and can be isolated from skin, gastrointestinal system and respiratory tract of healthy individuals as well. It mainly infects patients with hematological malignancies such as acute myeloid leukemia (AML), especially in the presence of neutropenia; and mortality rates are high in those patients. Although the data about the in vitro antifungal susceptibility are limited, it is being reported that amphotericin B and voriconazole are more effective on S...
January 2017: Mikrobiyoloji Bülteni
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280685/catheter-related-saccharomyces-cerevisiae-fungemia-following-saccharomyces-boulardii-probiotic-treatment-in-a-child-in-intensive-care-unit-and-review-of-the-literature
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Serkan Atıcı, Ahmet Soysal, Kıvılcım Karadeniz Cerit, Şerife Yılmaz, Burak Aksu, Gürsu Kıyan, Mustafa Bakır
Although Saccharomyces boulardii is usually a non-pathogenic fungus, in rare occasions it can cause invasive infection in children. We present the case of an 8-year-old patient in pediatric surgical intensive care unit who developed S. cerevisiae fungemia following probiotic treatment containing S. boulardii. Caspofungin was not effective in this case and he was treated with amphotericin B. We want to emphasize that physicians should be careful about probiotic usage in critically ill patients.
March 2017: Medical Mycology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275602/occult-fungal-scleritis
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Lauren J Jeang, Aaron Davis, Brian Madow, Edgar M Espana, Curtis E Margo
PURPOSE: To heighten awareness of occult fungal scleritis. METHOD: Case report and review of the literature. RESULTS: A 73-year-old woman with diabetes mellitus was diagnosed for 3 months with immune-mediated scleritis and subsequently treated with corticosteroids. On referral, the patient had a scleral nodule with contiguous corneal infiltrate and hypopyon. Culture grew Fusarium species not further classified. The infection could not be controlled with antifungal therapy, and the eye was removed...
January 2017: Ocular Oncology and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194062/performance-of-galactomannan-antigen-beta-d-glucan-and-aspergillus-lateral-flow-device-for-the-diagnosis-of-invasive-aspergillosis
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Gökhan Metan, Muzaffer Keklik, Gökçen Dinç, Çiğdem Pala, Afra Yıldırım, Berkay Saraymen, Mustafa Yavuz Köker, Leylagül Kaynar, Bülent Eser, Mustafa Çetin
Aspergillus lateral-flow device (LFD) was recently introduced as a practical tool for the diagnosis of invasive aspergillosis (IA). We investigated the performance of Aspergillus-LFD as a point-of-care test for the diagnosis of IA. Serum samples were collected twice weekly from patients who received intensive chemotherapy for acute leukemia, or recepients of allogeneic stem cell transplantation. Aspergillus galactomannan (GM) antigen, 1,3-beta-d-glucan and Aspergillus-LFD tests were carried out according to manufacturers' recommendations...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Hematology & Blood Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188094/catheter-related-bloodstream-infection-caused-by-kodamaea-ohmeri-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Yoshiaki Kanno, Yoshitaka Wakabayashi, Mahoko Ikeda, Keita Tatsuno, Yoshiki Misawa, Tomoaki Sato, Shintaro Yanagimoto, Shu Okugawa, Kyoji Moriya, Hiroshi Yotsuyanagi
Kodamaea ohmeri is a rare yeast pathogen that has recently emerged as an important cause of fungemia in immunocompromised patients. However, appropriate therapy for this infection remains unclear. We report a case of catheter-related blood stream infection caused by K. ohmeri in a 58-year-old patient who improved after removal of the central venous catheter and administration of micafungin. Considering the antibiotic susceptibility of this pathogen and reviewing literature, echinocandins may be the first choice for an empiric therapy for this pathogen...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
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