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Sowmya Kaimal, Jithendriya Madhukara
AIM: To collect data pertaining to oral drug provocation testing (DPT) in hospitalized patients with antiretroviral (ARV)/antitubercular agent-induced rashes. METHODS: Patients with cutaneous adverse drug reactions (ADRs) to ARV/antitubercular drugs and who underwent oral DPT during a 5-year period were included in this study. RESULTS: Data were collected from the records of 21 patients. Of the 21, 19 had HIV infection. The most commonly implicated drug was nevirapine (NVP), followed by cotrimoxazole and antitubercular agents...
January 2018: Journal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care
L Peuvrel, J Cassecuel, C Bernier, G Quéreux, M Saint-Jean, M Le Moigne, C Frénard, A Khammari, B Dréno
PURPOSE: The dermatological toxicity of cancer treatments is frequent and sometimes debilitating. Its reference classification, the NCI-CTCAE (National Cancer Institute-Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events), is sometimes difficult to use and does not include yet the newest toxicities. Our objective was to create a guide, TOXICAN, based on the CTCAE, which is easy to use in everyday practice and which facilitates the recognition and grading of these dermatological toxicities...
March 12, 2018: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
Abhishek Biswas, Hiren J Mehta, Michael A Jantz
A 62-year-old Hispanic woman, a resident of Puerto Rico, presented with symptoms of chronic cough and shortness of breath for the past 2 years that were slowly and progressively getting worse. She received a diagnosis of asthma on the basis of her history of symptomatic "wheezing" and had been on treatment with inhaled bronchodilators and corticosteroids with minimal symptomatic improvement. The peculiarity of her symptoms was that her dyspnea was worse when she was reclining in bed and she would often hear a "whistling" noise in her throat during those times...
March 2018: Chest
Sulakchanan Anandabaskaran, Vincent Ho
BACKGROUND: Bupropion is an antidepressant that is also used as a non-nicotine method to aid in smoking cessation. Bupropion-induced hepatotoxicity is quoted to affect between 0.1% and 1% of treated patients with either a hepatocellular and/or cholestatic pattern of damage. The mechanism of damage is considered to be predominantly immune-mediated with the presence of a hypersensitivity syndrome (fever, rash, eosinophilia, autoantibodies) and a short latency period (1-6 weeks). We believe our reporting of this case to the already existing small list of only seven cases in the world literature will help practicing physicians to deal with the diagnostic and management dilemmas that bupropion-induced hepatotoxicity brings...
February 24, 2018: Journal of Medical Case Reports
Hye Jung Park, Kyung Soo Suk, Jung Won Park
Intraoperative bovine-derived topical thrombin is still widely used for hemostasis during surgery. A 38-year-old woman with chronic spontaneous urticaria was referred to the orthopedic surgery department for herniated disk and myelopathy. During the first stage of operation, bovine-derived thrombin powder soaked in Gelfoam was used as a hemostatic aid. After 30 minutes, the patient developed anaphylactic shock with systemic skin rash and angioedema. Repeated intravenous bolus and infusion of vasopressor were carried out, and her blood pressure normalized...
March 2018: Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Research
Aaron Lisberg, D Andrew Tucker, Jonathan W Goldman, Brian Wolf, James Carroll, Ariana Hardy, Karolyn Morris, Paulina Linares, Carlos Adame, Marshall L Spiegel, Courtney Wells, Jordan McKenzie, Blanca Ledezma, Melody Mendenhall, Phillip Abarca, Krikor Bornazyan, Jaime Hunt, Nima Moghadam, Natalie Chong, Danielle Nameth, Caitlin Marx, John Madrigal, Sitaram Vangala, Narek Shaverdian, David Elashoff, Edward B Garon
We retrospectively analyzed non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients from a single center treated with pembrolizumab on the KEYNOTE-001 trial and evaluated the association between treatment-related adverse events (trAEs) and clinical outcomes. Investigators reported AEs on trial and graded them according to Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events v4.0, labeling them as unlikely, possibly, or probably treatment-related. AEs labeled as possibly/probably related were considered trAEs for this analysis...
January 30, 2018: Cancer Immunology Research
Gentry T King, Keith D Eaton, Brandon R Beagle, Christopher J Zopf, Gilbert Y Wong, Heike I Krupka, Steven Y Hua, Wells A Messersmith, Anthony B El-Khoueiry
Purpose and Methods Trop-2 is a glycoprotein over-expressed in many solid tumors but at low levels in normal human tissue, providing a potential therapeutic target. We conducted a phase 1 dose-finding study of PF-06664178, an antibody-drug conjugate that targets Trop-2 for the selective delivery of the cytotoxic payload Aur0101. The primary objective was to determine the maximum tolerated dose and recommended phase 2 dose. Secondary objectives included further characterization of the safety profile, pharmacokinetics and antitumor activity...
January 15, 2018: Investigational New Drugs
Rachael C Day, Sally M Bradberry, Euan A Sandilands, Simon H L Thomas, John P Thompson, Allister Vale
OBJECTIVE: To determine the toxicity of rinse aids which are used as drying aids to remove water from crockery. METHODS: Enquiries to the UK National Poisons Information Service (NPIS) were analysed retrospectively for the period January 2008 to December 2016. RESULTS: There were 855 enquiries relating to 828 patients; children aged 5 years or less accounted for 91.1%. Most exposures occurred from ingestion alone (n = 778, 94.0%), but 26 involved ingestion and other routes: 21 with skin contact, 3 with eye contact, and two with both skin and eye contact...
November 20, 2017: Clinical Toxicology
Pavel Kolkhir, Elena Borzova, Clive Grattan, Riccardo Asero, Dmitry Pogorelov, Marcus Maurer
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Numerous autoimmune diseases (AIDs) have been linked to chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU). Here, we provide the first extensive and comprehensive evaluation of the prevalence of AIDs in patients with CSU and vice versa. METHODS: A Pubmed and Google Scholar search was performed to identify studies reporting the prevalence of various AIDs in CSU and vice versa published before April 2017. RESULTS: The prevalence of individual AIDs in CSU is increased (≥1% in most studies vs ≤1% in the general population)...
October 14, 2017: Autoimmunity Reviews
Camila Antia, Leah Persad, Ali Alikhan
Drug rash with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS) is a severe and potentially life threatening adverse drug reaction. To help identify DRESS, several criteria have been established; however, there is still a lack of consensus on diagnosis, and clinical judgment is paramount. Here we describe a 24-year-old female who presented with a cutaneous eruption, fever, lymphadenopathy, eosinophilia, facial edema, and elevated liver enzymes four and a half weeks after a 10-day course of Trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole (TMP/SMX)...
October 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
Allison Eaddy Norton, Ana Dioun Broyles
Proper management of drug allergy in children is based on a thorough history, in vitro testing (if available), in vivo testing, and drug challenge. This approach has been well developed with beta-lactam drugs but not with non-beta-lactam drugs and monoclonal antibodies. Children commonly develop rashes during an antibiotic course, which can lead to misdiagnosis of drug allergy. Clinical reactions to monoclonal antibodies vary and are managed depending on the type. A better knowledge of drug reactions that can occur in antibiotic allergy and monoclonal allergy can aid a provider in better management of their drug-allergic pediatric patients...
November 2017: Immunology and Allergy Clinics of North America
Sigita Burokienė, Juozas Raistenskis, Emilija Burokaitė, Rimantė Čerkauskienė, Vytautas Usonis
BACKGROUND The number of children visiting Emergency Departments (EDs) is increasing in Lithuania; therefore, the aim of this study was to determine the factors influencing the parental decision to bring their child to the ED for a minor illness that could be managed in a primary healthcare setting, and to compare parents' and medical professionals' attitudes toward a child's health status and need for urgent care. MATERIAL AND METHODS A prospective observational study was performed at the tertiary-level teaching Children's Hospital in Vilnius...
August 28, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
Maureen Kumwenda, Selestine Nzala, Joseph M Zulu
BACKGROUND: While health care needs assessments have been conducted among juveniles or adolescents by researchers in developed countries, assessments using an ethics framework particularly in developing countries are lacking. We analysed the health care needs among adolescents at the Nakambala Correctional Institution in Zambia, using the Beauchamp and Childress ethics framework. The ethics approach facilitated analysis of moral injustices or dilemmas triggered by health care needs at the individual (adolescent) level...
August 22, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
Kavita S Joshi, Bhushan D Bhaware, Amar R Pazare
INTRODUCTION: Statistics suggest that, HIV has now largely become the disease of young patients. Hence, the adolescent HIV/AIDS needs to be handled and managed separately from adult HIV. Relatively fewer Indian data exist to characterize the associations in adolescents and young adults infected with HIV disease. The present study explores the current challenges in the management of HIV infected adolescents. OBJECTIVE: The study was aimed at evaluating, relationship between CD4 count and duration of antiretroviral therapy (ART), effects of ART on body mass index and the adverse effects of antiretroviral drugs in adolescent HIV positive patients...
July 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
Pei Wang, Yan Zhang, Yu Wang, Andrew S Brem, Zhangsuo Liu, Rujun Gong
There is increasing evidence supporting the use of corticotropin as an alternative treatment of refractory proteinuric glomerulopathies. The efficacy of short-acting corticotropin, however, remains unknown and was tested here in an adolescent with steroid-dependent nephrotic syndrome caused by minimal change disease. After developing Cushing syndrome and recently being afflicted with severe cellulitis, the patient was weaned off all immunosuppressants, including corticosteroids. This resulted in a relapse of generalized anasarca, associated with massive proteinuria and hypoalbuminemia...
July 2017: Pediatrics
Uroosa Ibrahim, Shiksha Kedia, Gwenalyn Garcia, Jean Paul Atallah
Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS) is an autoimmune disorder with clinical and laboratory features of vascular thrombosis, pregnancy loss, and persistent antiphospholipid antibodies (aPLs). The pathophysiology is thought to involve the activation of endothelial cells, monocytes, platelets, and complement by aPLs. Disease can range from asymptomatic to rapidly fatal catastrophic APS. We present a case of a 34-year-old male referred for pancytopenia and splenomegaly. On examination, he had decreased sensation and 4/5 power in the left upper extremity...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
Yi-Chiao Lee, Ting-Hao Wang, Shih-Yu Chen, Hsiang-Ling Lin, Ming-Yen Tsai
OBJECTIVE: Viral oral ulcers are common presentations in pediatric clinics. Although self-limiting, painful ulcerative lesions and inflamed mucosa can decrease oral intake and lead to dehydration. Despite the widespread use of Chinese herbal medicine (CHM) for pediatric upper respiratory disease in Taiwan, there is little evidence for its effectiveness as an antipyretic or in aiding ulcer healing for children with viral oral ulcers. We report two cases of children who presented with viral oral ulcers to illustrate the potential efficacy of CHM treatment in recovery from herpangina (HA) and herpetic gingivostomatitis (HGS)...
June 2017: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
Marcia E Herman-Giddens, D Marcus Herman-Giddens
BACKGROUND Tick bites are a source of illness and disease agents that may lead to morbidity and occasional fatalities in North Carolina. Public health interest in tick-borne illness and disease has increased due to continuing discoveries of tick-borne diseases and their increasing geographic spread and disease incidence. There are no data published on lay individuals with cumulative tick bites and associated illnesses over a period of years.METHODS We learned of a married couple living on a central North Carolina property who had used reasonable bite prevention methods, kept attached ticks after removal, and recorded dates and related illness records from 2001-2014...
May 2017: North Carolina Medical Journal
Mariam Ahmad, Meghan E Hermanson, Robert Enzenauer, Alan Palestine, Clara Lin, Naomi Meeks, Emily McCourt
Blau syndrome is an early-onset granulomatous disease known to affect the skin, joints, and eyes. We report a child with diffuse rash, arthritis, and subconjunctival nodules. Biopsy of the bulbar conjunctiva revealed noncaseating lipogranulomas that lead to a diagnosis of Blau syndrome. To our knowledge, noncaseating lipogranulomas of the conjunctiva have not been reported previously as a presenting finding in Blau syndrome. Although uveitis is the classic manifestation, it is important to broaden the awareness of other ocular signs, as these variations can aid in diagnosis...
May 19, 2017: Journal of AAPOS: the Official Publication of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
Michael Marchese, Matthew Leinung, Hassan Shawa
A 43-year-old incarcerated man with AIDS was hospitalized for 30 pounds weight loss and diffuse pruritic rash. Three months prior, he was started on dapsone for Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia prevention. Biochemical evaluation was remarkable for eosinophilia, thrombocytopenia, acute renal insufficiency, transaminitis, thyrotoxicosis, and significant hyperglycemia (450 mg/dl; nl, 65-99). His hemoglobin A1c level was 5.9% (nl, 4.1-5.6). Thyroid-stimulating immunoglobulin, glutamic acid decarboxylase, and islet cell autoantibodies were within the normal range...
April 2017: Avicenna Journal of Medicine
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