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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911430/-clinical-presentations-of-herpes-zoster-ophthalmicus-diagnosis-and-therapy
#1
G M Chernakova, E A Kleshcheva, T B Semenova
: Approximately a quarter of the world's population at some point in life is at risk of developing shingles (Herpes Zoster). In 10-20% of cases the first branch of the trigeminal nerve gets involved (Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus, HZO). Ophthalmic complications of HZO are able to cause a significant reduction in visual function. AIM: To study and summarize clinical features of HZO (including the rate of complications and their nature) and to determine the relationship between clinical and laboratory data from these patients...
2016: Vestnik Oftalmologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909515/myocardial-biopsy-in-idiopathic%C3%A2-atrial-fibrillation-and-other-arrhythmias-nosological-diagnosis-clinical-and-morphological-parallels-and-treatment
#2
O V Blagova, A V Nedostup, E A Kogan, V A Sulimov, S A Abugov, A G Kupriyanova, V A Zaydenov, A E Donnikov, E V Zaklyazminskaya, E A Okisheva
BACKGROUND: The nosological nature of "idiopathic" arrhythmias and the effect of etiotropic and pathogenetic treatment are often unknown. METHODS AND RESULTS: 19 patients (42.6±11.3 years, 9 women) with atrial fibrillation (n = 16), supraventricular (n = 10) and ventricular (n = 4) premature beats, supraventricular (n = 2) and ventricular tachycardia (n = 1), left bundle branch block (n= 2), AV block (n = 2) without structural heart changes. Viruses were identified (polymerase chain reaction, PCR) along with measurement of anti-heart antibodies (AHA) and endomyocardial biopsy (EMB)...
June 2016: Journal of Atrial Fibrillation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902849/oral-antivirals-for-preventing-recurrent-herpes-simplex-keratitis-in-people-with-corneal-grafts
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REVIEW
Uday K Bhatt, M N Abdul Karim, Jeremy I Prydal, Senthil V Maharajan, Usama Fares
BACKGROUND: Ocular herpes is a viral infection of the eye caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV), a double-stranded DNA virus. Corneal scarring caused by herpes simplex keratitis (HSK) is the leading infectious cause of penetrating corneal graft in high-income countries. Acyclovir is an antiviral drug known to have a protective effect against recurrences in herpetic eye disease. While there are some studies which have evaluated the effects of intervention with oral antiviral in preventing such recurrences in people with corneal grafts, a systematic review of all comparative clinical trials has not been previously undertaken...
November 30, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896415/predicting-risk-factors-for-varicella-zoster-virus-infection-and-postherpetic-neuralgia-after-hematopoietic-cell-transplantation-using-ordered-logistic-regression-analysis
#4
Yuko Kanbayashi, Yosuke Matsumoto, Junya Kuroda, Tsutomu Kobayashi, Shigeo Horiike, Toyoshi Hosokawa, Masafumi Taniwaki
To identify risk factors for varicella zoster virus (VZV) infection and postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) after hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT), we conducted a retrospective chart review of 163 consecutive patients who underwent HCT between November 2004 and July 2014. Overall, the male/female (M/F) ratio was 80/83, median age at HCT was 54 (range 15-69) years, and autologous/allogeneic HCT (auto/allo-HCT) ratio was 71/92. Forty-four patients [M/F, 25/19; median age, 57 (range: 16-68) years; auto/allo-HCT, 26/18] developed VZV infection after HCT...
November 28, 2016: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890958/nonhealing-genital-ulcer-in-aids-a-diagnostic-dilemma
#5
Yogesh S Marfatia, Devi Sathianadha Menon, Sheethal Jose, Brijesh Kumar Patel
HIV/AIDS-related immune alteration poses many diagnostic and therapeutic challenges. HIV-positive 44-year-old male, on second-line antiretroviral therapy (ART) presented with asymptomatic non healing, well-defined, erythematous ulcer over penis since 8 months with serosanguinous discharge. Inguinal lymph nodes were not palpable. Tzanck smear was negative. Biopsy was not done as the patient was not willing for the same. Acyclovir was given considering herpes infection to which there was no response, and hence azithromycin and metronidazole were given, without improvement...
July 2016: Indian Journal of Sexually Transmitted Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885340/acute-kidney-injury-in-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-a-review
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REVIEW
Vinod Krishnappa, Mohit Gupta, Gurusidda Manu, Shivani Kwatra, Osei-Tutu Owusu, Rupesh Raina
Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) is a highly effective treatment strategy for lymphoproliferative disorders and bone marrow failure states including aplastic anemia and thalassemia. However, its use has been limited by the increased treatment related complications, including acute kidney injury (AKI) with an incidence ranging from 20% to 73%. AKI after HSCT has been associated with an increased risk of mortality. The incidence of AKI reported in recipients of myeloablative allogeneic transplant is considerably higher in comparison to other subclasses mainly due to use of cyclosporine and development of graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) in allogeneic groups...
2016: International Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27883372/a-case-of-transverse-myelitis-caused-by-varicella-zoster-virus-in-an-immunocompetent-older-patient
#7
Jeong Eun Lee, Shinwon Lee, Kye Hyung Kim, Hee Ryeong Jang, Young Joo Park, Jin Suk Kang, Sung Yong Han, Sun Hee Lee
Varicella zoster virus (VZV) is a human neurotropic alphaherpesvirus that causes chickenpox (varicella) in children. VZV reactivation may lead to neurological complications, including transverse myelitis. However, transverse myelitis caused by VZV reactivation is rare in immunocompetent patients. Herein, we report a case of transverse myelitis caused by VZV in an immunocompetent older patient, and confirmed this case by polymerase chain reaction. A 79-year-old woman visited our service with complaints of weakness in the right lower leg, generalized vesicular eruptions, and throbbing pain in the right flank for ten days...
November 11, 2016: Infection & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881885/acyclic-nucleoside-phosphonates-containing-the-amide-bond
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Iwona E Głowacka, Dorota G Piotrowska, Graciela Andrei, Dominique Schols, Robert Snoeck, Andrzej E Wróblewski
ABSTRACT: To study the influence of a linker rigidity and donor-acceptor properties, the P-CH2-O-CHR- fragment in acyclic nucleoside phosphonates (e.g., acyclovir, tenofovir) was replaced by the P-CH2-HN-C(O)- residue. The respective phosphonates were synthesized in good yields by coupling the straight chain of ω-aminophosphonates and nucleobase-derived acetic acids with EDC. Based on the (1)H and (13)C NMR data, the unrestricted rotation within the methylene and 1,2-ethylidene linkers in phosphonates from series a and b was confirmed...
2016: Monatshefte Für Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879484/herpes-simplex-type-2-encephalitis-and-methotrexate-medication-a-fortuitous-or-causative-association-in-a-patient-with-spondyloarthritis
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Julien Lupo, Ophélie Dos Santos, Raphaele Germi, Monique Baccard-Longère, Jean-Paul Stahl, Olivier Epaulard, Patrice Morand
It is unclear whether immunosuppression is a risk factor for herpes encephalitis. Herein, we describe a rare case of herpes simplex virus (HSV) type 2 encephalitis in a patient treated with low-dose methotrexate for HLA-B27-associated spondyloarthritis. The patient was successfully treated with acyclovir but presented sequelae of encephalitis. Here we discuss the possible role of low-dose MTX therapy as a risk factor of neurological herpes reactivation and severe disease. The host-related and viral risk factors are also addressed...
November 23, 2016: Antiviral Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872770/herpes-simplex-virus-hepatitis-in-an-immunocompetent-host-resembling-hepatic-pyogenic-abscesses
#10
Carrie Down, Amit Mehta, Gayle Salama, Erika Hissong, Russell Rosenblatt, Michael Cantor, David Helfgott, Kristen Marks
Herpes simplex virus (HSV) hepatitis represents a rare complication of HSV infection, which can progress to acute liver failure and, in some cases, death. We describe an immunocompetent 67-year-old male who presented with one week of fever and abdominal pain. Computed tomography (CT) scan and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the abdomen showed multiple bilobar hepatic lesions, some with rim enhancement, compatible with liver abscesses. Subsequent liver biopsy, however, revealed hepatocellular necrosis, HSV-type intranuclear inclusions, and immunostaining positive for herpes virus type 2 (HSV-2)...
2016: Case Reports in Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863756/herpes-zoster-after-autologous-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
#11
Kelli Borges Dos Santos, Rafaela Souto E Souza, Angelo Atalla, Abrahão Elias Hallack-Neto
BACKGROUND: The autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation procedure involves immunosuppression of the patient. Thus, the patient has an elevated risk for several diseases, such as infections with the varicella-zoster virus. Prevention protocols have been proposed based on the use of acyclovir from the first day of conditioning, and maintaining this drug for 30-100 days after the procedure or for as much as one year. The objective of this work was to evaluate the incidence of herpes zoster after autologous transplantations related to the early suspension of acyclovir...
October 2016: Revista Brasileira de Hematologia e Hemoterapia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27860166/treatment-of-antiviral-resistant-recurrent-erythema-multiforme-with-dapsone
#12
Allen S W Oak, Lucia Seminario-Vidal, Naveed Sami
Recurrent erythema multiforme (REM) is a chronic disease characterized by frequent episodes of target cutaneous lesions in an acral distribution. Conventional treatment includes systemic corticosteroids and antiviral therapy. The aim of this study was to evaluate dapsone as a potential steroid sparing-agent for the treatment of REM after a failed trial of at least one antiviral therapy (acyclovir, famciclovir, or valacyclovir). A retrospective chart review was conducted on thirteen patients with a diagnosis of REM who underwent treatment with dapsone after failing at least one antiviral therapy...
November 18, 2016: Dermatologic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853930/a-systematic-review-of-oral-herpetic-viral-infections-in-cancer-patients-commonly-used-outcome-measures-and-interventions
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Sharon Elad, Vinisha Ranna, Anura Ariyawardana, Maria Elvira Pizzigatti Correa, Vanessa Tilly, Raj G Nair, Tanya Rouleau, Richard M Logan, Andres Pinto, Veronica Charette, Debbie P Saunders, Siri Beier Jensen
PURPOSE: To review the literature for outcome measures for oral viral infections in cancer patients. A secondary aim was to update the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer/International Society of Oral Oncology (MASCC/ISOO) clinical practice guidelines for the management of oral viral infections in cancer patients. METHODS: Databases were searched for articles published in the English language, 1981-2013. Studies that met the eligibility criteria were reviewed systematically...
November 16, 2016: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27850935/1299-evaluation-of-iv-acyclovir-dosing-and-nephrotoxicity-in-critically-ill-obese-and-lean-patients
#14
Janice Li, Joseph Durkin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27850524/886-altered-acyclovir-pharmacokinetics-a-physiologically-based-pharmacokinetic-approach
#15
Joseph Durkin, Hari Kalluri
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27835757/vaccine-strain-herpes-zoster-found-in-the-trigeminal-nerve-area-in-a-healthy-child-a-case-report
#16
Sayaka Iwasaki, Kouji Motokura, Yoshitaka Honda, Masamitsu Mikami, Daisuke Hata, Atsuko Hata
A previously healthy 2-year-old girl, vaccinated for varicella at 17 months, was admitted because of left-sided facial herpes zoster caused by vaccine-strain varicella-zoster virus (VZV). She recovered fully with no complication after intravenous treatment using acyclovir. Earlier reports have described that herpes zoster (HZ) rashes caused by vaccine-strain VZV tend to occur on the dermis corresponding to the skin area where the varicella vaccine was received. However, rashes appeared on this girl only in the trigeminal nerve area, which is unrelated to the vaccinated site...
November 3, 2016: Journal of Clinical Virology: the Official Publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826871/anti-n-methyl-d-aspartate-receptor-encephalitis-after-herpes-simplex-virus-associated-encephalitis-an-emerging-disease-with-diagnosis-and-therapeutic-challenges
#17
Flora Schein, Amandine Gagneux-Brunon, Jean-Christophe Antoine, Sylvie Lavernhe, Sylvie Pillet, Stéphane Paul, Anne Frésard, Claire Boutet, Rémi Grange, Céline Cazorla, Frédéric Lucht, Elisabeth Botelho-Nevers
INTRODUCTION: Morbidity and mortality of Herpes simplex virus encephalitis (HSE) remain high. Relapses of neurological signs may occur after initial clinical improvement under acyclovir treatment. METHODS: We report here a case of post-HSE anti-N-methyl-d-aspartate receptor-mediated encephalitis in an adult and perform a systematic search on PubMed to identify other cases in adults. RESULTS: We identified 11 previously published cases, to discuss diagnostic and therapeutic management...
November 8, 2016: Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826815/is-there-a-role-for-opportunistic-infection-prophylaxis-in-pemphigus-an-expert-survey
#18
Yael A Leshem, Igor Snast, Rivka Friedland, Lihi Atzmony, Assi Levi, Emmilia Hodak, Daniel Mimouni
BACKGROUND: Opportunistic infections (OIs) are a dreaded adverse effect of immunosuppressive therapy, leading to the use of opportunistic infection prophylaxis (OIP) in many immunosuppressed conditions. However, guidelines for OIP in pemphigus are lacking. OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to evaluate the approach of leading pemphigus experts towards OIP. METHODS: We conducted an online survey of OIP trends. RESULTS: The survey was completed by 33 experts...
November 8, 2016: American Journal of Clinical Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818806/fulminant-hepatic-failure-in-a-patient-with-crohn-s-disease-on-infliximab-possibly-related-to-reactivation-of-herpes-simplex-virus-2-infection
#19
Gary Golds, Lawrence Worobetz
HSV hepatitis is a rare but often fatal cause of liver failure which tends to affect immunocompromised individuals. Early treatment with Acyclovir has been shown to reduce mortality in HSV hepatitis making recognition of the condition critically important. Here, we present a case of HSV hepatitis in a young woman with Crohn's disease on Prednisone, Azathioprine, and Infliximab. We discuss the clinical presentation of HSV hepatitis as well as the possible causes of hepatitis in a patient on these medications...
2016: Case Reports in Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27810252/unusual-side-effect-of-acyclovir-bradycardia
#20
Dalvir Gill, Matthew Glidden, Ryan Dean
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 15, 2016: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
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