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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523438/reversible-splenial-lesions-presenting-in-conjunction-with-febrile-illness-a-case-series-and-literature-review
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David Lin, Matthew Rheinboldt
Transient restricted diffusion and increased T2 signal intensity within the splenium of the corpus callosum is an increasingly recognized albeit uncommon imaging feature in the setting of acute encephalitis and antecedent viral illness. This review will discuss three index cases obtained from an institutional databank. Additionally, the current understanding of the underlying neurophysiologic pathogenesis will be discussed together with differential clinical and imaging diagnostic considerations, treatment options, and outcome metrics...
May 18, 2017: Emergency Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522338/year-round-influenza-immunisation-during-pregnancy-in-nepal-a-phase-4-randomised-placebo-controlled-trial
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Mark C Steinhoff, Joanne Katz, Janet A Englund, Subarna K Khatry, Laxman Shrestha, Jane Kuypers, Laveta Stewart, Luke C Mullany, Helen Y Chu, Steven C LeClerq, Naoko Kozuki, Monica McNeal, Adriana M Reedy, James M Tielsch
BACKGROUND: Influenza immunisation during pregnancy is recommended but not widely implemented in some low-income regions. We assessed the safety and efficacy in mothers and infants of year-round maternal influenza immunisation in Nepal, where influenza viruses circulate throughout the year. METHODS: In this phase 4, randomised, placebo-controlled trial, we enrolled two consecutive sequential annual cohorts of pregnant women from the Sarlahi district in southern Nepal...
May 15, 2017: Lancet Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520981/clinical-presentation-and-outcomes-of-children-with-human-granulocytic-anaplasmosis
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Anna M Schotthoefer, Matthew C Hall, Satya Vittala, Raza Bajwa, Holly M Frost
Background.: Adults with the tick-borne disease human granulocytic anaplasmosis (HGA) have a spectrum of acute febrile illnesses that, if untreated, might be severe. Clinical presentation and outcomes of children with HGA have been poorly described. Methods.: A retrospective analysis was conducted to determine the frequency, presentation, and outcomes of pediatric patients with HGA between 1994 and 2015 in a region of Wisconsin in which HGA is highly endemic. Patients with related International Classification of Diseases Ninth and Tenth Revision (ICD-9 and ICD-10, respectively) codes or positive HGA laboratory test results were evaluated and classified as having had confirmed, probable, or suspected HGA on the basis of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) case definition...
May 16, 2017: Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483396/early-diagnosis-of-capos-syndrome-before-acute-onset-ataxia-review-of-the-literature-and-a-new-family
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Anna Duat Rodriguez, Michaela Prochazkova, Saturnino Santos Santos, Oscar Rubio Cabezas, Veronica Cantarin Extremera, Luis Gonzalez-Gutierrez-Solana
BACKGROUND: CAPOS syndrome (cerebellar ataxia, areflexia, pes cavus, optic atrophy, and sensorineural hearing loss) is a rare disease that has been reported in 22 patients so far. In all cases, the mutation c.2452G>A (p.Glu818Lys) in the ATP1A3 gene was identified. Patients typically present at an early age with an acute-onset fever-induced episode of ataxia frequently associated with encephalopathy and weakness. They usually present one to three episodes. The acute symptoms improve within days, but most patients show slow progression afterward...
January 25, 2017: Pediatric Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480664/clinical-and-genetic-features-of-coxiella-burnetii-in-a-patient-with-an-acute-febrile-illness-in-korea
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Seung Hun Lee, Jung Yeon Heo, Hae Kyung Lee, Yeong Seon Lee, Hye Won Jeong, Seon Do Hwang
Although Q fever is an important zoonotic infection with a worldwide distribution, no human isolates of Coxiella burnetii have been identified in Korea. For the first time, we identified the nucleotide sequence of C. burnetii from a 32-year-old man with an acute febrile illness in Korea. Diagnosis of acute Q fever was confirmed by seroconversion using indirect immunofluorescence antibody assays. Phylogenetic analysis demonstrated high sequence similarity (99.6%-100%) with C. burnetii 16S rRNA sequences identified from the reservoir...
June 2017: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474627/scrub-typhus-in-uttarakhand-adjoining-uttar-pradesh-seasonality-clinical-presentations-predictors-of-mortality
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Anurag Bhargava, Reshma Kaushik, Rajeev Mohan Kaushik, Anita Sharma, Sohaib Ahmad, Minakshi Dhar, Garima Mittal, Sushant Khanduri, Priyannk Pant, Rajesh Kakkar
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES: Scrub typhus is a re-emerging mite-borne rickettsiosis, which continues to be underdiagnosed, with lethal consequences. The present study was conducted to determine the seasonality, clinical presentation and predictors of mortality in patients with scrub typhus at a tertiary care teaching hospital in northern India. METHODS: Scrub typhus was suspected in patients attending the hospital as per the standard case definition and serological evidence was obtained by performing an IgM ELISA...
December 2016: Indian Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468882/serum-metabolomics-investigation-of-humanized-mouse-model-with-dengue-infection
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Liang Cui, Jue Hou, Jinling Fang, Yie Hou Lee, Vivian Vasconcelos Costa, Lan Hiong Wong, Qingfeng Chen, Eng Eong Ooi, Steven R Tannenbaum, Jianzhu Chen, Choon Nam Ong
Dengue is an acute febrile illness caused by dengue virus (DENV) and a major cause of morbidity and mortality in tropical and subtropical regions of the world. The lack of an appropriate small-animal model of dengue infection has greatly hindered the study of dengue pathogenesis and the development of therapeutics. In this study, we conducted a mass spectrometry-based serum metabolic profiling from a humanized mice (humice) model with DENV serotype 2 infection at 0, 3, 7, 14 and 28 days post infection (dpi)...
May 3, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464890/comparison-of-the-capacity-between-public-and-private-health-facilities-to-manage-under-five-children-with-febrile-illnesses-in-uganda
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Esther Buregyeya, Elizeus Rutebemberwa, Phillip LaRussa, Sham Lal, Sîan E Clarke, Kristian S Hansen, Pascal Magnussen, Anthony K Mbonye
BACKGROUND: Public health facilities are usually the first to receive interventions compared to private facilities, yet majority of health seeking care is first done with the latter. This study compared the capacity to manage acute febrile illnesses in children below 5 years in private vs public health facilities in order to design interventions to improve quality of care. METHODS: A survey was conducted within 57 geographical areas (parishes), from August to October 2014 in Mukono district, central Uganda...
May 2, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464021/predictive-value-of-clinical-and-laboratory-features-for-the-main-febrile-diseases-in-children-living-in-tanzania-a-prospective-observational-study
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Olga De Santis, Mary Kilowoko, Esther Kyungu, Willy Sangu, Pascal Cherpillod, Laurent Kaiser, Blaise Genton, Valérie D'Acremont
BACKGROUND: To construct evidence-based guidelines for management of febrile illness, it is essential to identify clinical predictors for the main causes of fever, either to diagnose the disease when no laboratory test is available or to better target testing when a test is available. The objective was to investigate clinical predictors of several diseases in a cohort of febrile children attending outpatient clinics in Tanzania, whose diagnoses have been established after extensive clinical and laboratory workup...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462555/neoplastic-fever-all-who-shiver-are-not-infected
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Yogesh B Sharma, Aparna Vishal More
We report the case of previously healthy 14 years old male who presented high grade fever and headache. There was a history of convulsion at age of 7 years, so MRI Brain was done. It was suggestive of a central nervous system neoplasm. Our patient had only two days of fever which is an unusual presentation of a neoplasm. The paper should be of interest to the clinicians as neoplastic fever as cause of acute febrile illness is considered as a remote possibility.
March 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451028/profile-of-c-reactive-protein-white-cells-and-neutrophil-populations-in-febrile-children-from-rural-north-eastern-tanzania
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Coline Mahende, Billy Ngasala, John Lusingu, Thomas Mårtensson, Paminus Lushino, Martha Lemnge, Bruno Mmbando, Zul Premji
INTRODUCTION: C-reactive protein (CRP), white blood cell (WBC) and absolute neutrophil counts (ANC) are important inflammatory biomarkers in the early diagnosis of infections. However, little is known on their profile and usefulness in fever case management in children attending outpatient clinic in rural north-eastern Tanzania. METHODS: Patients aged between 2 and 59 months presenting with fever at Korogwe District Hospital were enrolled. Venous blood was collected for evaluation of serum CRP, WBC and ANC...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449088/clinical-manifestations-of-scrub-typhus
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Senaka Rajapakse, Praveen Weeratunga, Sriharan Sivayoganathan, Sumadhya Deepika Fernando
The mite-borne rickettsial zoonosis scrub typhus is widely prevalent in parts of Southeast and Far East Asia, and northern Australia. The disease is an acute febrile illness, associated with rash and often an eschar, which responds dramatically to treatment with antibiotics. In some cases it results in a serious illness leading to multiple organ involvement and death. The disease manifestations are thought to result from a systemic vasculitis, caused by both direct effects of the organisms as well as an exaggerated immune response, although little is understood about its pathogenesis...
February 1, 2017: Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440255/clinical-profile-and-neuroimaging-in-pediatric-optic-neuritis-in-indian-population-a-case-series
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Rutika Khadse, Meenakshi Ravindran, Neelam Pawar, Padmavathy Maharajan, Ramakrishnan Rengappa
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: The purpose of this study was to report clinical features, neuroimaging, and visual outcome in pediatric optic neuritis (ON) in Indian population. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a retrospective study of children up to the age of 16 years, diagnosed with ON, that presented at pediatric and neuroophthalmology clinic of a tertiary eye care center, in South India, within the period of 2010-2015. RESULTS: We identified 62 eyes of 40 children diagnosed as ON within the study period...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436815/moyamoya-in-a-patient-with-fires-a-first-case-report
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Taylor Kaufman, Andrew White
Febrile infection-related epilepsy syndrome (FIRES) is a form of epileptic encephalopathy with severe refractory epilepsy that presents in previously healthy, school-aged children after significant febrile illness with concomitant rise in body temperature. Suspected causes include genetic or acquired channelopathies, as well as mitochondrial disturbances. In FIRES, the EEG shows diffuse slowing, generalized, and/or multifocal discharges. Seizures are present and resistant to treatment. Moyamoya angiopathy (MMA) is characterized by progressive stenosis of cerebral arteries and subsequent development of a network of collateral circulation that is prone to rupture...
2017: Neurodiagnostic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412927/widespread-subcutaneous-necrosis-in-spotted-fever-group-rickettsioses-from-the-coastal-belt-of-sri-lanka-a-case-report
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Nathasha Luke, Hasini Munasinghe, Lakshmi Balasooriya, Ranjan Premaratna
BACKGROUND: Spotted fever group rickettsioses (SFGR) transmitted mostly by ticks are increasingly discovered around the World and some of them are either re-emerging or emerging in Sri Lanka. Accidental human infections caused by these vector borne zoonotic diseases generally give rise to nonspecific acute febrile illnesses which can be complicated by multi organ involvement carrying high morbidity and mortality. Nonspecific clinical features and non-availability of early diagnostic facilities are known to result in delay in the diagnosis of rickettsial infections...
April 17, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408242/intravenous-immunoglobulin-protects-against-severe-pandemic-influenza-infection
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Steven Rockman, Sue Lowther, Sarina Camuglia, Kirsten Vandenberg, Shirley Taylor, Lou Fabri, Sylvia Miescher, Martin Pearse, Deborah Middleton, Stephen J Kent, Darryl Maher
Influenza is a highly contagious, acute, febrile respiratory infection that can have fatal consequences particularly in individuals with chronic illnesses. Sporadic reports suggest that intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg) may be efficacious in the influenza setting. We investigated the potential of human IVIg to ameliorate influenza infection in ferrets exposed to either the pandemic H1N1/09 virus (pH1N1) or highly pathogenic avian influenza (H5N1). IVIg administered at the time of influenza virus exposure led to a significant reduction in lung viral load following pH1N1 challenge...
April 6, 2017: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408121/effectiveness-of-live-attenuated-influenza-vaccine-and-inactivated-influenza-vaccine-in-children-during-the-2014-2015-season
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Huong Q McLean, Herve Caspard, Marie R Griffin, Katherine A Poehling, Manjusha Gaglani, Edward A Belongia, H Keipp Talbot, Timothy R Peters, Kempapura Murthy, Christopher S Ambrose
BACKGROUND: A clinical study found that live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV) was superior to inactivated influenza vaccine (IIV) against drifted A(H3N2) viruses in children. During the 2014-2015 influenza season, widespread circulation of antigenically and genetically drifted A(H3N2) viruses provided an opportunity to evaluate subtype-specific vaccine effectiveness (VE) of quadrivalent LAIV (LAIV4) and IIV in children. METHODS: Children (2-17years) with febrile acute respiratory illness <5days' duration were enrolled at 4 outpatient sites in the United States during the 2014-2015 influenza season...
May 9, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405984/a-prospective-study-of-acute-kidney-injury-according-to-kdigo-definition-and-its-mortality-predictors
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Rakesh Bhadade, Rosemarie De'Souza, Minal J Harde, Kalpana S Mehta, Prabhat Bhargava
BACKGROUND: Acute kidney injury is no longer considered to be an innocent bystander merely reflecting co-existent pathologies but an independent risk factor for mortality in the ICU. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To study clinical profile and correlation of patients with acute kidney injury (AKI) according to KDIGO definition with respect to incidence, outcome and different causes of AKI in critical care unit. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING: It is a prospective observational study; and was carried out in the ICU of a tertiary care, teaching, public hospital...
December 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404674/laboratory-diagnosis-of-lassa-fever
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Vanessa Raabe, Jeffrey Koehler
Lassa virus remains an important cause of illness in West Africa and among travelers returning from this region with an acute febrile illness. The symptoms of Lassa fever can be non-specific and mimic those of other endemic infections, especially early in illness, making a clinical diagnosis difficult; therefore, laboratory testing is needed to confirm the diagnosis. Early identification of Lassa fever is crucial for maximizing the benefit of available antiviral therapy as treatment efficacy rapidly decreases following clinical onset of disease...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396650/new-onset-refractory-status-epilepticus-with-claustrum-damage-definition-of-the-clinical-and-neuroimaging-features
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Stefano Meletti, Giada Giovannini, Giuseppe d'Orsi, Lisa Toran, Giulia Monti, Rahul Guha, Andreas Kiryttopoulos, Maria Grazia Pascarella, Tommaso Martino, Haris Alexopoulos, Martha Spilioti, Jana Slonkova
New-onset refractory status epilepticus (NORSE) is a rare but challenging condition occurring in a previously healthy patient, often with no identifiable cause. We describe the electro-clinical features and outcomes in a group of patients with NORSE who all demonstrated a typical magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) sign characterized by bilateral lesions of the claustrum. The group includes 31 patients (12 personal and 19 previously published cases; 17 females; mean age of 25 years). Fever preceded status epilepticus (SE) in 28 patients, by a mean of 6 days...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
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