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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545483/encephalitis-associated-with-human-herpesvirus-7-infection-in-an-immunocompetent-adult
#1
Mónica Parra, Adoración Alcala, Cristina Amoros, Anna Baeza, Antonio Galiana, David Tarragó, Miguel Ángel García-Quesada, Victoria Sánchez-Hellín
BACKGROUND: Primary Human herpesvirus-7 (HHV-7) infection usually occurs during childhood and causes several clinical manifestations: mainly exanthem subitum (roseola infantum), followed by a lifelong latent state with possible reactivation in case of immunodeficiency. Nevertheless, some considerably different approaches exist regarding the natural history of HHV-7 and the possible consequences of HHV-7 infection in immunocompetent adults. In particular, little is known about its pathogenic role in central nervous system (CNS) disease in nonimmunosuppressed adults...
May 25, 2017: Virology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539913/herpes-simplex-virus-type-2-myelitis-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#2
Raffaele Nardone, Viviana Versace, Francesco Brigo, Frediano Tezzon, Giulio Zuccoli, Slaven Pikija, Larissa Hauer, Johann Sellner
Non-traumatic myelopathies can result from a wide spectrum of conditions including inflammatory, ischemic, and metabolic disorders. Here, we describe the case of a 60-year old immunocompetent woman who developed acute back pain followed by rapidly ascending flaccid tetraparesis, a C6 sensory level, and sphincter dysfunction within 8 h. Acyclovir and steroids were started on day 2 and herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) was confirmed by polymerase chain reaction in cerebrospinal fluid. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed a bilateral anterior horn tractopathy expanding from C2 to T2 and cervicothoracic cord swelling...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536762/bilateral-acute-retinal-necrosis-after-bilateral-cataract-surgery-in-an-immunocompromised-patient-a-case-report
#3
Chun Yue Mak, Helena Pui-Yee Sin, Mary Ho, Vesta Cheuk-Ki Chan, Alvin Lerrmann Young, Marten Erik Brelen
PURPOSE: To report a case of bilateral varicella zoster virus (VZV)-associated acute retinal necrosis (ARN) occurring after both eyes sequential cataract surgery in an elderly immunocompromised patient. METHODS: Medical records and investigation results of the patient were reviewed. RESULTS: Patient experienced floaters and blurring of vision in both eyes 4 weeks after her second uncomplicated cataract surgery. Clinical signs of granulomatous keratic precipitates, prominent vitritis, retinitis and vascular thrombosis were noted in both eyes...
May 23, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536235/a-case-of-acyclovir-neurotoxicity-presenting-with-atypical-cerebrospinal-fluid-findings
#4
Guramrinder Singh Thind, Richard Roach
An 82-year-old man with a history of end-stage renal disease presented with progressively worsening confusion and somnolence for the past 4-5 days. The patient was diagnosed with herpes zoster by his primary care physician 5 days ago and was started on a course of valacyclovir 1 g three times a day (dose not adjusted for renal impairment).A lumbar puncture was performed and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) studies revealed 37 white blood cells (WBCs)/hpf (100% monocytes), protein 64 mg/dL and glucose 52 mg/dL...
May 22, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534040/elsberg-syndrome-a-rarely-recognized-cause-of-cauda-equina-syndrome-and-lower-thoracic-myelitis
#5
Filippo Savoldi, Timothy J Kaufmann, Eoin P Flanagan, Michel Toledano, Brian G Weinshenker
OBJECTIVE: Elsberg syndrome (ES) is an established but often unrecognized cause of acute lumbosacral radiculitis with myelitis related to recent herpes virus infection. We defined ES, determined its frequency in patients with cauda equina syndrome (CES) with myelitis, and evaluated its clinical, radiologic, and microbiologic features and outcomes. METHODS: We searched the Mayo Clinic medical records for ES and subsequently for combinations of index terms to identify patients with suspected CES and myelitis...
July 2017: Neurology® Neuroimmunology & Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524216/-update-on-congenital-and-neonatal-herpes-infections-infection-due-to-cytomegalovirus-and-herpes-simplex
#6
F Baquero-Artigao
Newborn infants are a population which is especially susceptible to viral infections that frequently affect the central nervous system. Herpes infections can be transmitted to the foetus and to the newborn infant, and give rise to severe clinical conditions with long-term sensory and cognitive deficits. Two thirds of newborn infants with encephalitis due to herpes simplex virus and half of the children with symptomatic congenital infection by cytomegalovirus develop sequelae, which results in high community health costs in the long term...
May 17, 2017: Revista de Neurologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515765/preparation-and-in-vitro-in-vivo-evaluation-of-acyclovir-floating-tablets
#7
Rahim Bahri-Najafi, Abolfazl Mostafavi, Naser Tavakoli, Somayeh Taymouri, Mohammad-Mehdi Shahraki
In the current study, floating dosage form containing acyclovir was developed to increase its oral bioavailability. Effervescent floating tablets containing 200 mg acyclovir were prepared by direct compression method with three different rate controlling polymers including Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose K4M, Carbapol 934, and Polyvinylpyrrolidone. Optimized formulation showed good floating properties and in vitro drug release characteristics with mean dissolution time and dissolution efficacy of about 4.76 h and 54...
April 2017: Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513239/multicenter-evaluation-of-iv-acyclovir-use-prior-to-during-and-after-a-national-shortage
#8
Milena M McLaughlin, Joseph J Carreno, Spencer E Harpe, Ashley O Jensen, Ben Lomaestro, John S Esterly
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 17, 2017: Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510722/clinical-markers-and-outcomes-of-neonates-with-herpes-simplex-virus-deoxyribonucleic-acid-persistence-in-cerebrospinal-fluid-in-disseminated-and-central-nervous-system-infection
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William R Otto, Angela L Myers, Barrett LaRussa, David W Kimberlin, Mary Anne Jackson
We compared the clinical course of neonates with persistence of herpes simplex virus (HSV) deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) after 21 days of treatment with high-dose acyclovir to that of neonates with clearance of the CSF after 21 days of therapy. Neonates with persistence of HSV DNA had a more severe clinical course with worse neurodevelopmental outcomes.
May 16, 2017: Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508238/surgical-excision-for-recurrent-herpes-simplex-virus-2-hsv-2-anogenital-infection-in-a-patient-with-human-immunodeficiency-virus-hiv
#10
Folasade Arinze, Aaron Shaver, Stephen Raffanti
Recurrent anogenital herpes simplex virus infections are common in patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), of whom approximately 5% develop resistance to acyclovir. We present a case of a 49-year-old man with HIV who had an 8-year history of recurrent left inguinal herpes simplex virus type 2 ulcerations. He initially responded to oral acyclovir, but developed resistance to acyclovir and eventually foscarnet. The lesion progressed to a large hypertrophic mass that required surgical excision, which led to resolution without recurrences...
May 15, 2017: Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489722/bilateral-herpetic-keratitis-after-bilateral-intravitreal-bevacizumab-for-exudative-macular-degeneration
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Angeline M Derham, Eric Chen, Vatinee Y Bunya, Ronan E OʼMalley
PURPOSE: To report a case of bilateral herpetic epithelial keratitis after bilateral intravitreal bevacizumab injections for the treatment of exudative age-related macular degeneration. METHODS: A 66-year-old man with diabetes and an extensive history of bilateral anti-vascular endothelial growth factor treatments for exudative age-related macular degeneration received an intravitreal bevacizumab injection in the right eye and triple therapy (bevacizumab, photodynamic therapy, and triamcinolone acetonide) in the left eye...
May 9, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469532/neonatal-herpes-simplex-viral-infections-and-acyclovir-an-update
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REVIEW
John Brock Harris, Amy P Holmes
Neonatal herpes simplex virus (HSV) infections have high morbidity and mortality rates. Optimization of treatment and prevention strategies are imperative to improve the care and outcomes of neonates infected with HSV. Management of HSV includes reducing neonatal transmission, treating acute infections, and limiting adverse neurodevelopmental outcomes and future cutaneous outbreaks after acute infections. Transmission risk may be affected by route of delivery and maternal suppressive therapy. Neonatal HSV infections are divided into 3 categories: localized skin, eyes, or mouth; localized central nervous system; or disseminated infections...
March 2017: Journal of Pediatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics: JPPT: the Official Journal of PPAG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468298/hibiscus-sabdariffa-l-and-its-bioactive-constituents-exhibit-antiviral-activity-against-hsv-2-and-anti-enzymatic-properties-against-urease-by-an-esi-ms-based-assay
#13
Sherif T S Hassan, Emil Švajdlenka, Kateřina Berchová-Bímová
For decades, Hibiscus sabdariffa L. and its phytochemicals have been shown to possess a wide range of pharmacologic properties. In this study, aqueous extract of Hibiscus sabdariffa (AEHS) and its bioactive constituent protocatechuic acid (PCA), have been evaluated in vitro for their antiviral activity against HSV-2 clinical isolates and anti-enzymatic activity against urease. Antiherpetic activity was evaluated by the titer reduction assay in infected Vero cells, and cytotoxicity was evaluated by the neutral red dye-uptake method...
April 30, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460866/an-unusual-presentation-of-varicella-zoster-virus-with-acute-cerebellitis-and-siadh-without-a-rash
#14
Michal Lubomski, Lauren Brown, Romesh Markus
We report a case of varicella-zoster virus (VZV) infection with acute cerebellitis and encephalitis with associated Syndrome of Inappropriate Antidiuretic Hormone Secretion (SIADH) in an elderly man presenting with acute cerebellar ataxia without antecedent rash. Cerebrospinal fluid examination (CSF) revealed a mononuclear pleocytosis, high protein, normal glucose, positive for VZV polymerase chain reaction (PCR). Early acyclovir treatment is beneficial for acute VZV cerebellitis. Clinicians should consider infectious Central Nervous System (CNS) causes for presentations of acute cerebellar ataxia in adult patients, particularly if there is an accompanying clouded sensorium...
April 28, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453848/association-of-the-emergence-of-acyclovir-resistant-herpes-simplex-virus-type-1-with-prognosis-in-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-patients
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Satsuki Kakiuchi, Masanori Tsuji, Hidekazu Nishimura, Tomoki Yoshikawa, Lixin Wang, Mutsuyo Takayama-Ito, Hitomi Kinoshita, Chang-Kweng Lim, Hikaru Fujii, Souichi Yamada, Shizuko Harada, Akira Oka, Masashi Mizuguchi, Shuichi Taniguchi, Masayuki Saijo
Background.: Antiviral-resistant herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) has been recognized as an emerging clinical problem among patients undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). Methods.: A prospective observational study was conducted at a hematological center over a 2-year period. Oropharyngeal swab samples were serially collected each week from 1 week before and up to 100 days after HSCT and were tested for virus isolation. The HSV-1 isolates were tested for sensitivity to acyclovir (ACV)...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450685/acyclovir-resistant-acute-herpes-simplex-encephalitis-associated-with-acute-retinal-necrosis-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Haruchika Ogura, Jiro Fukae, Satoshi Kimura, Mikiko Aoki, Kazuki Nabeshima, Yoshio Tsuboi
A 55-year-old man was admitted to our hospital for investigation of high fever, decreased consciousness and bilateral visual impairment. His cerebrospinal fluid analysis revealed pleocytosis of mononuclear cells and an increased protein concentration. FLAIR images revealed multiple high-intensity lesions in the frontal lobe, part of which was enhanced with gadolinium. Despite initiating treatment with acyclovir and corticosteroids, his consciousness and visual acuity deteriorated. Immunopathological examination of brain biopsies showed numerous herpes simplex virus type 2-positive neurons and macrophages, leading to a diagnosis of herpes simplex encephalitis (HSE)...
April 28, 2017: Rinshō Shinkeigaku, Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449377/topical-antiviral-and-antifungal-medications-in-pregnancy-a-review-of-safety-profiles
#17
REVIEW
Viral M Patel, Robert A Schwartz, William C Lambert
Medications should be employed with caution in women of childbearing age who are pregnant or considering pregnancy. Compared to oral or parenteral agents, topical medications have limited systemic absorption and are deemed safer. However, their safety profile must be assessed cautiously due to the limited available data. In this article, we aggregate human and animal studies to provide recommendations on utilizing topical antiviral and antifungal medications in pregnancy. For antiviral medications, acyclovir and trichloroacetic acid are safe to use in pregnancy...
April 27, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420570/herpesviradae-infections-in-severely-burned-children
#18
Paul Wurzer, Megan R Cole, Robert P Clayton, Gabriel Hundeshagen, Omar Nunez Lopez, Janos Cambiaso-Daniel, Raimund Winter, Ludwik K Branski, Hal K Hawkins, Celeste C Finnerty, David N Herndon, Jong O Lee
OBJECTIVE: Burn-related immunosuppression can promote human herpesviridae infections. However, the effect of these infections on morbidity and mortality after pediatric burn injuries is unclear. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed pediatric patients with burns ≥10% of the total body surface area (TBSA) who were admitted between 2010 and 2015. On clinical suspicion of a viral infection, antiviral therapy was initiated. Viral infection was confirmed via Tzanck smear, viral culture, and/or PCR...
April 15, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417331/use-of-high-dose-oral-valacyclovir-during-an-intravenous-acyclovir-shortage-a-retrospective-analysis-of-tolerability-and-drug-shortage-management
#19
Milena M McLaughlin, Sarah H Sutton, Ashley O Jensen, John S Esterly
INTRODUCTION: In late 2011, a shortage of IV acyclovir led to the need to empirically substitute high-dose oral valacyclovir (HDVA) to conserve IV acyclovir for patients with confirmed herpes simplex virus (HSV) meningitis or encephalitis. This report describes the management of the most recent national IV acyclovir shortage by the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program (ASP) at Northwestern Memorial Hospital (NMH), Chicago, IL, USA, and the use of HDVA. Secondarily, we assessed the safety and tolerability of HDVA as an alternate to IV acyclovir during this shortage...
April 17, 2017: Infectious Diseases and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413671/paraneoplastic-limbic-encephalitis-in-a-patient-with-extensive-disease-small-cell-lung-cancer
#20
Sebastian Ochenduszko, Bartosz Wilk, Joanna Dabrowska, Izabela Herman-Sucharska, Anna Dubis, Miroslawa Puskulluoglu
Paraneoplastic limbic encephalitis (PLE) is a rare disorder infrequently accompanying malignancy, coexisting in ~50% of the cases with small-cell lung cancer (SCLC). The pathomechanism of PLE is considered to be immune-mediated, with production of specific anti-Hu antibodies and activation of T-cells directed against onconeural antigens present on both tumor cells and neurons. We herein report the case of a 50-year-old male patient who, prior to being diagnosed with SCLC, presented with typical symptoms of PLE (seizures, subacute cognitive dysfunction with severe memory impairment, anxiety and hallucinations)...
April 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
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