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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323082/pyogenic-liver-abscess-associated-with-oral-flora-bacterium-streptococcus-anginosus-in-a-patient-with-underlying-tuberculosis
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Sunite A Ganju, Neha Gautam, Garima Sharma
Streptococcus anginosus forms a part of the commensal flora of the oral cavity. However, it can be aggressive and may lead to gastrointestinal and urogenital infections. We present an interesting case and course in a 38-year-old immunocompetent female patient with pyogenic liver abscess due to S. anginosus infection who had multiple carious teeth and underlying pulmonary tuberculosis.
October 2017: Indian Journal of Pathology & Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318026/broncholithiasis-associated-with-lower-airway-inflammation-and-subsequent-pyothorax-in-a-cat
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Ferran Valls Sanchez, Jennifer Stewart, Catherine Bovens, Jordi Puig
Case summary: A 12-year-old female spayed domestic shorthair cat presented with history of a long-term chronic cough that had worsened during the previous 2 months. Thoracic radiographs revealed numerous mineral opacities throughout the lung fields. Multiple bronchial plugs of pale yellow material were present on bronchoscopy, consistent with broncholithiasis. Bronchoalveolar lavage cytology revealed a mild neutrophilic inflammation and bacterial culture was negative. The cat was diagnosed with chronic inflammatory lower airway disease and broncholithiasis, suspected to be due to mineralisation of secretions in the bronchial lumen...
January 2018: JFMS Open Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298459/embolisation-for-pulmonary-arteriovenous-malformation
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Charlie C-T Hsu, Gigi Nc Kwan, Hannah Evans-Barns, Mieke L van Driel
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary arteriovenous malformations are abnormal direct connections between the pulmonary artery and pulmonary vein which result in a right-to-left shunt. They are associated with substantial morbidity and mortality mainly from the effects of paradoxical emboli. Potential complications include stroke, cerebral abscess, pulmonary haemorrhage and hypoxaemia. Embolisation is an endovascular intervention based on the occlusion of the feeding arteries the pulmonary arteriovenous malformations thus eliminating the abnormal right-to-left-shunting...
January 4, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29278611/utility-of-point-of-care-ultrasound-in-children-with-pulmonary-tuberculosis
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Sabine Bélard, Charlotte C Heuvelings, Ebrahim Banderker, Lindy Bateman, Tom Heller, Savvas Andronikou, Lesley Workman, Martin P Grobusch, Heather J Zar
BACKGROUND: Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) detects extra-pulmonary tuberculosis (EPTB) in HIV-infected adults but has not been evaluated in children despite their higher risk of EPTB. This study's aims were to investigate feasibility of POCUS for EPTB in children, frequency of POCUS findings suggestive of EPTB, and time to sonographic resolution of findings with treatment. METHODS: This prospective South African cohort study enrolled children with suspected PTB...
December 22, 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29258627/transcatheter-therapy-of-anomalous-systemic-venous-drainage
#5
Shahnawaz M Amdani, Thomas J Forbes, Daisuke Kobayashi
Anomalous drainage of the right superior caval vein into the left atrium is a rare congenital anomaly that causes cyanosis and occult infection owing to right-to-left shunting. Transcatheter management of this anomaly is unique and rarely reported. We report a 32-year-old man with a history of brain abscess, who was diagnosed with an anomalous right superior caval vein draining to the left atrium; right upper pulmonary vein and right middle pulmonary vein draining into the inferior portion of the right superior caval vein; and a left superior caval vein draining into the right atrium through the coronary sinus without a bridging vein...
December 20, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29258242/successful-treatment-of-pulmonary-and-cerebral-toxoplasmosis-associated-with-pneumocystis-pneumonia-in-an-hiv-patient
#6
Marie-Françoise Rey, Charles Mary, Diane Sanguinetti, Stéphane Ranque, Christophe Bartoli, Coralie L'Ollivier
In both the post and pre combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) era, Pneumocystis jirovecii and Toxoplasma gondii remain common opportunistic infectious agents. The common manifestations are pneumonia for P. jirovecii and brain abscess for T. gondii. Nevertheless, co-infection remains rare, and pulmonary toxoplasmosis is scarce, or may be underestimated because of its similarity with Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia. We reported an uncommon case of an AIDS patient (6 CD4 + T cells/mm³) with both pulmonary and cerebral toxoplasmosis associated with pneumocystis pneumonia...
December 18, 2017: Diseases (Basel)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249785/-successful-early-surgical-treatment-for-infected-traumatic-pulmonary-pseudocyst
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Masashi Goto, Katsuhiko Aoyama, Erina Seki, Akihiro Shimotakahara, Hikaru Watarai, Tomoki Hirose, Manabu Shimoda, Takayuki Haga
Almost all traumatic pulmonary pseudocysts (TPP), such as cavitary pulmonary lesions after blunt chest trauma, resolve spontaneously. On the contrary, secondary infection of a TPP should be considered in the presence of purulent sputum or hemosputum and a persistent cavity. We report a case of an infected TPP that was successfully treated by early surgical treatment. A 25-year-old man was transferred to our hospital with a TPP, shown by computed tomography (CT) as having a thick-walled large cavity, after the acute phase of blunt chest trauma...
December 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245306/unusual-synchronous-liver-and-brain-abscesses-infected-by-rare-aerococcus-viridians-in-a-patient-with-pulmonary-arteriovenous-malformations-on-fdg-pet-ct-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Donghe Chen, Mengjie Dong, Kui Zhao, Fang Sun, Huatao Wang, Zhengfeng Liu
RATIONALE: Pulmonary arteriovenous malformations (PAVMs) complicated with multiple organ abscesses is an uncommon manifestation. Because of the low incidence of the disease, F-18 fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography with computed tomography (F-FDG PET/CT) imaging studies for PAVMs complicated with multiple organ abscesses are scarce. PATIENT CONCERNS: We report a case of a 54-year-old man presenting with PAVMs complicated with synchronous multiple organ abscesses founded by F-FDG PET/CT...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239241/tuberculous-spondylitis-after-vertebral-augmentation-a-case-report-with-a-literature-review
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Sun Jia-Jia, Sun Zhi-Yong, Qian Zhong-Lai, Yang Hui-Lin, Zhu Xiao-Yu
Tuberculous spondylitis of vertebral augmentation following percutaneous vertebroplasty or kyphoplasty is rare. We report an unusual case of tuberculous spondylitis diagnosed after percutaneous kyphoplasty (PKP). A 54-year-old woman presented to hospital complaining of back pain following a fall 20 days prior. Radiology showed an acute osteoporotic compression (L3 fracture). The patient denied a history of pulmonary tuberculosis and there were no signs of infection. The patient was discharged from hospital 2 days after undergoing L3 PKP with a dramatic improvement in her back pain...
January 1, 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239016/intestinal-and-hepatic-contributions-to-the-pharmacokinetic-interaction-between-gamithromycin-and-rifampicin-after-single-dose-and-multiple-dose-administration-in-healthy-foals
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S Berlin, S Wallstabe, E Scheuch, S Oswald, M Hasan, D Wegner, M Grube, M Venner, A Ullrich, W Siegmund
BACKGROUND: Standard treatment of foals with severe abscessing lung infection caused by Rhodococcus equi using rifampicin and a macrolide antibiotic can be compromised by extensive inhibition and/or induction of drug metabolising enzymes (e.g. CYP3A4) and transport proteins (e.g. P-glycoprotein), as has been shown for rifampicin and clarithromycin. The combination of rifampicin with the new, poorly metabolised gamithromycin, a long-acting analogue of azithromycin and tulathromycin with lower pharmacokinetic interaction potential, might be a suitable alternative...
December 14, 2017: Equine Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217910/primary-tubercular-abscess-of-the-axilla-a-rare-case
#11
Ameet Kumar, T S Ramakrishnan, Samaresh Sahu
Tuberculosis can be broadly classified as pulmonary and extrapulmonary. Though pulmonary tuberculosis is the most common presentation, extrapulmonary tuberculosis is also an important entity. A tubercular cold abscess secondary to involvement of an adjacent bone or suppuration of lymph nodes is a well-known entity; however, a primary cold abscess is rare. We report a case of a young girl who presented with an axillary swelling which turned out to be a primary tubercular abscess of the axilla. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first reported case of a primary tubercular abscess presenting in the axilla...
December 2017: Indian Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216403/staphylococcus-aureus-impacts-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-chronic-respiratory-disease-in-murine-models
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C Cigana, I Bianconi, R Baldan, M De Simone, C Riva, B Sipione, G Rossi, D M Cirillo, A Bragonzi
Background: Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa are key bacterial pathogens of the respiratory tract in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF). While P. aeruginosa chronic bronchial infection is associated with a poorer prognosis, the consequences of S. aureus colonization on CF outcomes are controversial. Methods: In this paper, murine models of infection resembling traits of the CF human airways disease have been revisited using an infection schedule that mimics the sequence of events of pulmonary disease in CF patients...
December 5, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196305/multiple-simultaneous-infections-in-a-patient-with-well-controlled-hiv-when-occam-s-razor-fails
#13
Miranda Sherley, Sarah Jane Martin
Multiple concurrent infectious processes have previously been reported in the context of advanced HIV with significant immunosuppression. Here we report a case of multiple infections in a 56-year-old man with well-controlled HIV diagnosed 5 years earlier. Soon after returning to Australia following 12 years living in Thailand, he became unwell with fevers, night sweats, arthralgia and myalgia. There were no localising symptoms and examination was unremarkable. Investigations revealed positive syphilis (Treponema pallidum) serology with an RPR of 16, a positive urine culture (Klebsiella pneumoniae), a pulmonary nodule, a liver abscess and colitis (Entamoeba histolytica)...
December 1, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29195765/central-nervous-system-blastomycosis-diagnosed-using-the-mvista%C3%A2-blastomyces-quantitative-antigen-enzyme-immunoassay-test-on-cerebrospinal-fluid-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Andrew Walkty, Yoav Keynan, James Karlowsky, Perry Dhaliwal, John Embil
Blastomyces dermatitidis is a thermally dimorphic fungus that is capable of causing pulmonary and extra-pulmonary disease, including infections of the central nervous system (CNS). Diagnosis of CNS blastomycosis with non-invasive testing can be difficult, and a surgical biopsy may ultimately be required for microbiological and/or histopathological confirmation. A case of B. dermatitidis meningitis is presented where the diagnosis was made by testing cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) using the MVista® Blastomyces Quantitative Antigen Enzyme Immunoassay test...
October 31, 2017: Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187254/acute-disseminated-melioidosis-giving-rise-to-pneumonia-and-renal-abscesses-complicated-with-thrombotic-thrombocytopenic-purpura-in-a-post-partum-woman-a-case-report
#15
Piyumi Sachindra Alwis Wijewickrama, Rohini Weerakoon
BACKGROUND: Melioidosis is an established endemic infection in Sri Lanka, caused by Burkholderia pseudomallei, a gram negative bacterium distributed in saprophytes in soil and surface water. Main mode of transmission is via percutaneous inoculation. Pneumonia is the most common presentation in acute disease. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a 33 year old previously healthy Sinhalese female with an occupational exposure to surface water in paddy fields, who was on postpartum day 6 following an uncomplicated pregnancy and delivery via an elective caesarian section...
November 29, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166132/imaging-of-iatrogenic-esophageal-injuries-using-optimized-ct-esophageal-leak-protocol-pearls-and-pitfalls
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Rachna Madan, Olga Laur, Breland Crudup, Latia Peavy, Brett W Carter
Iatrogenic injury to the esophagus is a serious complication which is increasingly seen in clinical practice secondary to expansion and greater acceptability of surgical and endoscopic esophageal procedures. Morbidity and mortality following such injury is high. This is mostly due to an inflammatory response to gastric contents in the mediastinum, and the negative intra-thoracic pressures that may further draw out esophageal contents into the mediastinum leading to mediastinitis. Subsequently, pulmonary complications such as pneumonia or abscess may ensue leading to rapid clinical deterioration...
November 22, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158938/orthodeoxia-without-platypnea-in-hereditary-hemorrhagic-telangiectasia-in-the-presence-of-a-cerebral-abscess-and-multiple-pulmonary-arteriovenous-malformations-unusual-complications-and-transcatheter-endovascular-treatment
#17
Carlos Salazar, Jacky Bruce Blank, Veronica Palmero
Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia is a rare autosomal-dominant condition affecting visceral blood vessel development. Cerebral and most commonly pulmonary arteriovenous malformations are found in the majority of symptomatic patients. The most common complications include embolic strokes and cerebral abscesses, which have been attributed to abnormal vessel communications. Platypnea orthodeoxia is a rare condition that presents dyspnea and oxygen desaturation when adopting an upright position and is relieved on decubitus...
2017: Case Reports in Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157471/case-reports-on-integrated-management-of-tubercular-disease
#18
Kusum S Chand, Priya Kapoor
BACKGROUND: Host immunity plays an important role in prevention of disease as is evident by the increased incidence of Tuberculosis (TB) in immuno-compromised population of HIV infected, diabetes inflicted, immune-suppressant therapy and elderly people. Rising incidence of antibiotic resistance has led to resurgence of TB of epidemic proportions. Integrated treatment with add on homeopathy in addition to anti-tuberculosis treatment (ATT) appears to improve outcome in TB. The intervention has been integrated treatment with homeopathy regime, which is using a patient specific, disease specific and supportive medicine simultaneously, all individualized for the patient and the disease...
November 2017: Homeopathy: the Journal of the Faculty of Homeopathy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141890/british-thoracic-society-clinical-statement-on-pulmonary-arteriovenous-malformations
#19
Claire L Shovlin, Robin Condliffe, James W Donaldson, David G Kiely, Stephen J Wort
Pulmonary arteriovenous malformations (PAVMs) are structurally abnormal vascular communications that provide a continuous right-to-left shunt between pulmonary arteries and veins. Their importance stems from the risks they pose (>1 in 4 patients will have a paradoxical embolic stroke, abscess or myocardial infarction while life-threatening haemorrhage affects 1 in 100 women in pregnancy), opportunities for risk prevention, surprisingly high prevalence and under-appreciation, thus representing a challenging condition for practising healthcare professionals...
December 2017: Thorax
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135843/abscessing-infection-by-streptococcus-mitis-mimicking-metastatic-lesions-in-a-5-year-old-girl-with-nephroblastoma-a-case-report
#20
Lara Imhof, Simone Schrading, Till Braunschweig, Gerhard Steinau, Jan Wilhelm Spillner, Alexander Puzik, Lisa Lassay, Udo Kontny
Streptococcus mitis is a common pathogen causing infections in oncological patients. However, cases of abscesses caused by Streptococcus mitis in oncological patients have not been reported so far. We report on 5-year-old child with nephroblastoma and pulmonary and hepatic metastases at diagnosis who went into complete remission undergoing chemotherapy and nephrectomy, and who developed new round lesions in liver and lungs under continuous chemotherapy suggestive of new metastases. Biopsy of the lesions revealed abscesses with detection of Streptococcus mitis...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
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