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T A Cranga, M A Simpson, P Featherstone
Acute generalised exanthematous pustulosis is a rare drug-induced dermatosis with an incidence of 1-5 cases per million cases per year, characterised by the appearance of hundreds of sterile pustules over erythematous and oedematous skin. Fever and neutrophilia are usually present. It has a rapid course and usually resolves following discontinuation of the precipitating drug or as a result of topical corticosteroid treatment. A patient with AGEP, who presented with generalized pustulosis lesions after the use of Flucloxacillin for cellulitis is described, along with the management and differential diagnosis of this condition...
2016: Acute Medicine
Jeffrey Patterson-Fortin, Che Mathew Harris, Ashwini Niranjan-Azadi, Michael Melia
Serum sickness-like reaction is a rare disease presentation. We describe a case of a man aged 58 years who presented with acute-onset polyarthralgia, intense pruritus of hands and feet, fever to 39.5°C and leucocytosis to 17.2×10(3)/mm(3) 5 days after completing a 10-day course of amoxicillin/clavulanate for the treatment of finger cellulitis. With history, symptoms, physical examination findings and reported cases in the literature of serum sickness-like reactions to amoxicillin, a clinical diagnosis of serum sickness-like reaction was made...
October 18, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
Chun-Yuan Lee, Calvin M Kunin, Chung Chang, Susan Shin-Jung Lee, Yao-Shen Chen, Hung-Chin Tsai
BACKGROUND: Cellulitis is a common infectious disease. Although blood culture is frequently used in the diagnosis and subsequent treatment of cellulitis, it is a contentious diagnostic test. To help clinicians determine which patients should undergo blood culture for the management of cellulitis, a diagnostic scoring system referred to as the Bacteremia Score of Cellulitis was developed. METHODS: Univariable and multivariable logistic regression analyses were performed as part of a retrospective cohort study of all adults diagnosed with cellulitis in a tertiary teaching hospital in Taiwan in 2013...
October 19, 2016: BMC Infectious Diseases
Emily S Wong, Claire W Y Chow, W K Luk, Kitty S C Fung, Kenneth K W Li
PURPOSE: To characterize epidemiological data on methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) ocular infections over a 10-year period in Hong Kong; to compare the characteristics between hospital-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (h-MRSA) and community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) ocular infections; and to review the treatment regimen and outcome of identified cases. METHODS: A retrospective case review of ocular samples testing positive for MRSA at a tertiary eye center from July 2005 to June 2015 was performed...
October 14, 2016: Cornea
Mohammad Reza Hayeri, Pouya Ziai, Monda L Shehata, Oleg M Teytelboym, Brady K Huang
Infection of the musculoskeletal system can be associated with high mortality and morbidity if not promptly and accurately diagnosed. These infections are generally diagnosed and managed clinically; however, clinical and laboratory findings sometimes lack sensitivity and specificity, and a definite diagnosis may not be possible. In uncertain situations, imaging is frequently performed to confirm the diagnosis, evaluate the extent of the disease, and aid in treatment planning. In particular, cross-sectional imaging, including computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging, provides detailed anatomic information in the evaluation of soft tissues due to their inherent high spatial and contrast resolution...
October 2016: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
S Pinar Bilir, Qiufei Ma, Zhongyun Zhao, Elizabeth Wehler, Julie Munakata, Beth Barber
BACKGROUND: Little has been reported on the costs of managing the adverse events (AEs) associated with current therapies for patients with regional or distant metastatic melanoma. OBJECTIVES: To identify treatment-related AEs in patients with metastatic melanoma and to estimate the associated costs of treating these AEs in the United States. METHODS: A cost-estimation study for AEs associated with treatment of metastatic melanoma was conducted from 2012 to 2013 by identifying grades 3 and 4 AEs through the use of a comprehensive search of drug labels and English-language, published phase 2/3 studies in PubMed, conference abstracts, and the National Comprehensive Cancer Network guidelines...
June 2016: American Health & Drug Benefits
Piyush Kohli, Parul Ichhpujani, Rakesh Kumar Bansal, Suresh Kumar
Orbital cellulitis is an infection of soft tissue behind the orbital septum. Common pathogens isolated include Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus epidermidis, and Streptococcus pneumoniae. It is a straightforward diagnosis and usually responds to empirical treatment without any sequela. We report a case of orbital cellulitis caused by Enterococcus faecalis, which was complicated by myositis of levator palpebrae superioris. To the best of our knowledge, only one case report exists dating way back to 1986.
August 2016: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
T Muller, E Baubion, E Amazan, L Dufrenot-Petitjean Roget, C Deligny
INTRODUCTION: Wells's cellulitis is a rare eosinophilic dermatose characterized by an inflammatory erythematous eruption, often associated with eosinophilia, and suggestive histologic features. The differential diagnosis with other eosinophilic dermatitis is problematic. The treatment is typically based on systemic steroids. CASE REPORT: We report a 63-year-old patient with an extensive pruritic maculo-papular eruption of the limbs and the trunk, forming large indurated and painful erythematous patches...
September 23, 2016: La Revue de Médecine Interne
Michelle Oyeka, Suresh Antony
Bacteremia is usually caused by gram-positive organisms such as Staphylococcus aureus or β hemolytic streptococci. While there is a wealth of information that exits for these types of bacteremia, less is available to address bacteremia that is caused by less common bacteria such as Citrobacter. We report an unusual case of Citrobacter braakii bacteremia in a patient with multiple comorbidities that presented to the hospital with cellulitis and pleural effusion. Blood cultures grew Citrobacter braakii. Despite good response to antibiotic treatment, the patient's infection proved to be persistent and he succumbed to the cirrhosis of the liver and subsequent renal failure...
September 20, 2016: Infectious Disorders Drug Targets
Leonie T van Hulsteijn, J Sven D Mieog, Maarten H T Zwartbol, Jos W S Merkus, Cees van Nieuwkoop
BACKGROUND: Several infectious processes of intra-abdominal origin may atypically present as skin or soft tissue infections or abscess in the thigh. CASE REPORT: We describe the case of a 73-year-old woman who presented to the emergency department with the clinical picture of a skin infection of the right leg. The patient's condition deteriorated during medical treatment with intravenous antibiotics. Subsequent radiologic imaging revealed that the complaints were caused by a bulging retroperitoneal appendicular abscess along the iliopsoas muscle, although the patient experienced no abdominal symptoms...
September 19, 2016: Journal of Emergency Medicine
Rein Jan Piso, R Pop, M Wieland, I Griesshammer, M Urfer, U Schibli, S Bassetti
PURPOSE: Cellulitis is normally treated without knowledge of the responsible pathogen. Blood cultures are positive in about 2-4 %, and superficial swabs are of no value. Needle aspiration has been proposed with identifying the likely pathogen in up to 29 %, but these studies are of older date and the technique is not widely used. METHODS: We prospectively evaluated the sensitivity of needle aspiration cultures in all patients with erysipelas/cellulitis. Diagnosis was made clinically by the treating physician...
2016: SpringerPlus
Arun K Mishra, Pragya Yadav, Amrita Mishra
The symptoms of Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome (SSSS) include blistering of skin on superficial layers due to the exfoliative toxins released from Staphylococcus aureus. After the acute exfoliation of skin surface, erythematous cellulitis occurs. The SSSS may be confined to few blisters localized to the infection site and spread to severe exfoliation affecting complete body. The specific antibodies to exotoxins and increased clearence of exotoxins decrease the frequency of SSSS in adults. Immediate medication with parenteral anti-staphylococcal antibiotics is mandatory...
2016: Open Microbiology Journal
Danny Huynh, Alex Henderson, Tyler Haden, Alexander Jones, Naveen Pokala
Robot-assisted laparoscopic radical cystectomy (RALRC) is increasingly being performed for the treatment of muscle-invasive bladder cancer. There is increased tension while performing the ureteroileal anastomosis through a small incision. Patients are at risk to suffer wound and skin complications perioperatively due to possible contamination with bowel contents. The Alexis(®) retractor helps with retraction of small incisions potentially reducing tension and also reduces wound infection rates as reported in the colorectal literature...
September 17, 2016: Journal of Robotic Surgery
Madhurima K Nayak, Neha Singh
Multiple myeloma cripples the human body in many ways, one of them being decreased immunity. Infections occurring spontaneously can increase the morbidity. We report a case of an elderly lady with multiple myeloma on treatment and uncontrolled diabetes, who developed loss of vision, swelling and redness of left eye of 4 days duration. There was no history of injury or entry of a foreign body. She also had left arm cellulitis. Ocular examination revealed visual acuity of 6/36 in right eye and no perception of light in left eye...
July 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
Soroush Amani, Mohammad Moeini
INTRODUCTION: Acute otitis externa is an inflammation of the external auditory canal known as "swimmer's ear". Direct costs including medical treatment, painkillers, antibiotics, steroids or both and indirect costs are also remarkable. AIM: The aim of this study was to compare the effect of boric acid and polymyxin, neomycin and hydrocortisone composition in the treatment of acute otitis externa. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This randomized clinical trial was carried out on 80 patients aged more than 17-year-old who were referred to Kashani hospital clinic with a diagnosis of acute otitis externa by otolaryngologist...
July 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
Seyed Bahman Momen, Seyed Davar Siadat, Neda Akbari, Bijan Ranjbar, Khosro Khajeh
BACKGROUND: Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) is the leading cause of bacterial meningitis, otitis media, pneumonia, cellulitis, bacteremia, and septic arthritis in infants and young children. The Hib capsule contains the major virulence factor, and is composed of polyribosyl ribitol phosphate (PRP) that can induce immune system response. Vaccines consisting of Hib capsular polysaccharide (PRP) conjugated to a carrier protein are effective in the prevention of the infections. However, due to costly processes in PRP production, these vaccines are too expensive...
June 2016: Jundishapur Journal of Microbiology
Virgínia Coelho de Sousa, André Laureano Oliveira, Jorge Cardoso
A 55-year-old woman presented with a 3-year history of recurrent episodes of pruritic cellulitis-like erythematous plaques, mostly located on the limbs. Simultaneously, fever, malaise and peripheral eosinophilia were noted. The clinical diagnosis of eosinophilic cellulitis (also known as Well's syndrome) was supported by the histopathological finding of typical "flame figures". Treatment with dapsone was initiated at a dose of 50 mg per day. After one year of follow-up the patient was relapse-free. Eosinophilic cellulitis is an uncommon, recurrent inflammatory skin disease...
2016: Dermatology Online Journal
Tae-Hee Kim, Bel Seap, Soo Ah Kim, Gyeong-Eun Heo
Infections of the vulva can present a complex differential to the gynecologist, ranging from superficial skin infections to lifethreatening necrotizing fasciitis. Recognition and timely treatment remain universal to skin and soft-tissue infections as the subcutaneous anatomy of the vulva can facilitate rapid spread to other tissues with significant morbidity and mortality. Employing a multidisciplinary team approach to care for vulvar cellulitis and abscess can guide treatment from antibiotic therapies to more aggressive surgical debridement...
August 2016: Journal of Menopausal Medicine
Yuzhu Wan, Guanggang Shi, Haibo Wang
BACKGROUND: The orbital complications account for about 80% of all complications secondary to acute rhinosinusitis. If the treatment is not correct and in time, orbital complications could progress rapidly, leading to optic neuritis, cavernous sinus thrombophlebitis or life-threatening intracranial complications. AIMS: To evaluate the therapeutic efficacy of conservative therapy for the patients with orbital cellulitis and endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS) performed on patients with subperiosteal abscess (SPA) secondary to acute rhinosinusitis in children...
July 2016: Balkan Medical Journal
Marjan Islam, Dennis Karter, Jerry Altshuler, Diana Altshuler, David Schwartz, Gianluca Torregrossa
Infections from Streptococcus dysgalactiae ssp. equisimilis (SDSE) can cause a wide variety of infections, ranging from mild cellulitis to invasive disease, such as endocarditis and streptococcal toxic shock-like syndrome (TSLS). Despite prompt and appropriate antibiotics, mortality rates associated with shock have remained exceedingly high, prompting the need for adjunctive therapy. IVIG has been proposed as a possible adjunct, given its ability to neutralize a wide variety of superantigens and modulate a dysregulated inflammatory response...
2016: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
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