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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025486/using-15-dhs-surveys-to-study-epidemiological-correlates-of-tb-courtesy-stigma-and-health-seeking-behaviour
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E J J Rood, C Mergenthaler, M I Bakker, L Redwood, E M H Mitchell
SETTING: Tuberculosis (TB) stigma is thought to delay or prevent the decision to seek health care, but the strength of this association and the prevalence of anticipated TB stigma in the general population in most countries is unknown. OBJECTIVE: To examine epidemiological, cultural and sociodemographic factors associated with TB courtesy stigma in 15 surveys across 13 countries, and its link to health seeking for cough in children under five. DESIGN: A multilevel survey weighted logistic regression model was used to analyse how individual characteristics and social contexts affect the occurrence of TB courtesy stigma...
November 1, 2017: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025482/tb-and-hiv-stigma-compounded-by-threatened-masculinity-implications-for-tb-health-care-seeking-in-malawi
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J Chikovore, G Hart, M Kumwenda, G Chipungu, N Desmond, E L Corbett
SETTING: Urban Blantyre, Malawi. OBJECTIVE: To understand why men with tuberculosis (TB) in the community remain undiagnosed. DESIGN: A multi-method qualitative study applying a modified grounded theory approach. Data were gathered from March 2011 to March 2012 from 134 men and women taking part in 1) focus group discussions with community members (n = 6) and health care workers (n = 2), and 2) in-depth interviews with TB patients (n = 20, females n = 14) and chronic coughers (n = 20, women n = 8)...
November 1, 2017: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020319/tuberculosis-case-finding-with-combined-rapid-point-of-care-assays-xpert%C3%A2-mtb-rif-and-lam-in-hiv-positive-individuals-starting-antiretroviral-treatment-in-mozambique
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Marco Floridia, Fausto Ciccacci, Mauro Andreotti, Archa Hassane, Zita Sidumo, Nurja A Magid, Horacio Sotomane, Muhlavasse David, Elsa Mutemba, Junia Cebola, Remigio Josè Mugunhe, Fabio Riccardi, Maria Cristina Marazzi, Marina Giuliano, Leonardo Palombi, Sandro Mancinelli
Background: Tuberculosis (TB) is a major health concern in several countries, and effective diagnostic algorithms in HIV+ patients are urgently needed. Methods: At prescription of antiretroviral therapy (ART), all patients of three Mozambican health centres were screened for TB, with a combined approach: the WHO 4-symptom screening (fever, cough, night sweats, weight loss) (WHO-4SS), a rapid test detecting mycobacterial lipoarabinomannan in urine (LAM), and a molecular assay on sputum (Xpert® MTB/RIF, repeated if first result was negative)...
July 23, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016303/undiagnosed-active-pulmonary-tuberculosis-among-pilgrims-during-the-2015-hajj-mass-gathering-a-prospective-cross-sectional-study
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Saber Yezli, Alimuddin Zumla, Yara Yassin, Ali M Al-Shangiti, Gamal Mohamed, Abdulhafiz M Turkistani, Badriah Alotaibi
Mass gatherings pose a risk for tuberculosis (TB) transmission and reactivation of latent TB infection. The annual Hajj pilgrimage attracts 2 million pilgrims from high TB-endemic countries. We evaluated the burden of undiagnosed active pulmonary TB in pilgrims attending the 2015 Hajj mass gathering. We conducted a prospective cross-sectional study in Mecca, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, for nonhospitalized adult pilgrims from five high TB-endemic countries. Enrollment criteria were the presence of a cough and the ability to produce a sputum sample...
September 5, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28977322/tuberculosis-in-pediatric-patients-how-has-the-diagnosis-been-made
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Ana Paula Ghussn Cano, Mariana Tresoldi Neves Romaneli, Ricardo Mendes Pereira, Antonia Teresinha Tresoldi
OBJECTIVE: To describe clinical, radiological, epidemiological, and microbiological characteristics of pediatric patients with diagnosis of tuberculosis in a period of 15 years. METHODS: Retrospective study including children and adolescents younger than 18 years diagnosed with tuberculosis in the Clinical Hospital of the Universidade Estadual de Campinas in São Paulo State, Brazil. Active tuberculosis was defined by the identification of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in culture, microscopy, or histopathological examination...
April 2017: Revista Paulista de Pediatria: Orgão Oficial da Sociedade de Pediatria de São Paulo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28971777/itraconazole-induced-congestive-heart-failure-a-case-study
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Aby Oommen Abraham, Prasan Kumar Panda
Only few cases have been reported with cardiovascular side effects, especially congestive heart failure (HF), of intraconazole therapy after black box warning by US-FDA (2001). It is unknown which category of patients should avoid this important antifungal treatment. A middle-aged man having past history of treated pulmonary tuberculosis and obstructive uropathy presented with 2-weeks of progressive cough with scanty purulent sputum and breathlessness without any fever, chest pain, or pedal edema. Chest examination demonstrated bilateral crackles in upper thorax...
October 3, 2017: Current Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28954600/disseminated-histoplasmosis-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Séverine Evrard, Philippe Caprasse, Pierre Gavage, Myriam Vasbien, Jean Radermacher, Marie-Pierre Hayette, Rosalie Sacheli, Marjan Van Esbroeck, Lieselotte Cnops, Eric Firre, Laurent Médart, Filip Moerman, Jean-Marc Minon
Case report We report the case of a young Cameroonian woman who presented with cough, hyperthermia, weight loss, pancytopenia, and hepatosplenomegaly. A positive HIV serology was discovered and a chest radiography revealed a 'miliary pattern'. Bone marrow aspiration pointed out yeast inclusions within macrophages. Given the morphological aspect, the clinical presentation and immunosuppression, histoplasmosis was retained as a working hypothesis. Antiretroviral and amphotericin B treatments were promptly initiated...
September 28, 2017: Acta Clinica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941855/diagnosis-of-clinically-suspected-and-unsuspected-tubercular-lymphadenopathy-by-cytology-culture-and-smear-microscopy
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Vivek Gupta, Arvind Bhake
BACKGROUND: Tubercular lymphadenopathy (TBLN) accounts for 20-40% cases of extrapulmonary tuberculosis. But the common presenting symptoms of tuberculosis like fever, cough, weight loss, fatigue, and night sweats are not always associated with tuberculosis lymphadenopathy, thereby, making its diagnosis difficult. Our aim was to study if Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology (FNAC) combined with Zeihl Neelsen stain and culture for Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacilli could improve the diagnostic accuracy in patients clinically suspected and unsuspected for tubercular lymphadenitis...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936998/venous-thromboembolism-due-to-hyperhomocysteinaemia-and-tuberculosis
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Ankush Chaudhary, Unnati Desai, Jyotsna M Joshi
An 18-year-old male presented to our hospital with complaints of episodic abdominal pain, dry cough and right pleuritic chest pain. He was diagnosed as a case of right tuberculous pleural effusion on the basis of the pleural fluid Genexpert report of Mycobacterium tuberculosis detected sensitive to rifampicin and was started on antituberculous therapy. Forty-five days later, he presented with acute onset breathlessness, swelling of the right leg, streaky haemoptysis and a fresh left-sided pleural effusion. Evaluation revealed venous thromboembolism (right lower lobar segment pulmonary embolism with right leg deep vein thrombosis)...
May 2017: National Medical Journal of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932591/a-case-of-tuberculosis-reactivation-suspected-of-cancer-progression-during-oral-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitor-treatment-in-a-patient-diagnosed-as-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Hwa Young Lee, Jin Woo Kim, Chang Dong Yeo
We report a first case of a patient experiencing reactivation of pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) during treatment of oral tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). A 44-year-old male patient visited the hospital with cough. He had been treated with erlotinib (oral TKI) for 8 months after being diagnosed as NSCLC with sensitive epidermal growth factor receptor mutation in our clinic. At initial chest imaging, the patient had fibroatelectatic calcified granuloma in the right upper lobe (RUL) apex as well as 1...
August 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924924/predictors-of-microbiologically-confirmed-intrathoracic-tuberculosis
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Rakhi Jain, Aparna Mukherjee, Mohit Singla, Yogita Verma, Hitender Gautam, Rakesh Lodha, Urvashi B Singh, Sushil K Kabra
OBJECTIVE: To identify risk factors for microbiologically confirmed intrathoracic tuberculosis in children. METHODS: Children, 6 mo to 15 y of age, attending the out-patient department of a tertiary care centre in India, with probable intrathoracic tuberculosis were enrolled. Microbiological confirmation of tuberculosis was defined as positivity on smear (Ziehl-Neelsen staining) and/or Xpert MTB/RIF and/or MGIT-960 culture. Association of various factors with microbiological confirmation were assessed by univariate and multivariate analysis...
September 19, 2017: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904677/-pulmonary-nocardiosis-in-immunocompetent-patients-about-2-cases
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Yasmina Rhofir, Rachida Zahraoui, Nabil Tiress, Hicham Naji-Amrani, Mouna Soualhi, Jamal Eddine Bourkadi
Nocardiosis is a rare but severe infection caused by bacteria of the genus nocardia, which belong to the order actinomycetales. If they can affect immunocompetent adult, nocardioses are pathologies affecting the individuals with weakened immune system. Pulmonary involvement is the most common manifestation, its correct management is based on diagnosis, which is often delayed due to non-specific symptoms and inconclusive specimens. We here report two cases of nocardiosis in immunocompetent patients. The first case concerns a 24-year old man with a history of smoking and alcoholism, hospitalized for chest pain and hemoptysis of low abundance evolving for two months, associated with the occurrence of dorsal subcutaneous fistulized abscess...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898344/-lung-epithelioid-hemangioendothelioma-report-of-one-case
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Manuel Quiroz, Álvaro Undurraga, Rafael Moya, Cristina Fernández, Katiuska Bezares, Virginia Linacre
Epithelioid hemangioendothelioma is a multifocal tumor that rarely metastasizes. It is difficult to diagnose, most often it is an incidental finding in young asymptomatic women. The radiologic pattern is heterogeneous. Histologic confirmation of Weibel-Palade bodies or immunohistochemistry based on specific tumor markers such as factor VIII and CD34 are the most important finding to confirm the diagnosis. We report a 21 years old woman Presenting with cough and dyspnea. A chest X ray was suggestive of tuberculosis...
May 2017: Revista Médica de Chile
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898343/-differential-diagnosis-of-bone-marrow-and-lung-granulomas-report-of-one-case
#14
Camila Peña, Andrés Soto, Pablo Villegas
The differential diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis and lymphoma with pulmonary infiltration is very difficult, given their similar clinical characteristics. We report a 59 year old female with weight loss, fever, dyspnea and cough of several months of duration. She had a cavitated mass in lung imaging. A positive conventional PCR lead to the diagnosis of tuberculosis, but she had negative smears and cultures for Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The patient did not respond to treatment and her clinical condition worsened...
May 2017: Revista Médica de Chile
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892960/a-rare-case-of-primary-calcific-pleural-tuberculosis-a-case-report
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G Sahana, Vishak Acharya, Santosh Rai, Nishanth Baliga
Tuberculosis is a highly prevalent disease in India. It has a myriad of presentations. Usually pleural tuberculosis occur secondary to pulmonary tuberculosis which can manifest as pleural effusion leading to pleural calcification. Primary pleural calcification due to tuberculosis is an extremely rare manifestation of active tuberculosis. We present a case of a 21-year-old female presenting with fever, cough, weight loss and loss of appetite who was diagnosed to have pleural calcification due to primary tuberculosis...
July 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889138/pulmonary-actinomycosis-masquerading-as-lung-cancer-a-case-report
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Y L Boo, K N How, D S Pereira, P W Chin, K K Foong, S Y Lim
Pulmonary actinomycosis is a rare yet important and challenging diagnosis to make. It is commonly confused with other lung diseases, such as tuberculosis and bronchogenic carcinoma, leading to delay diagnosis or misdiagnosis. A 49-year-old man presented with a chronic cough, hemoptysis, and pleuritic chest pain. His initial imaging studies including computed tomography (CT) was suggestive of bronchogenic carcinoma. A subsequent CTguided biopsy was consistent with pulmonary actinomycosis and excluded the possibility of bronchogenic carcinoma...
August 2017: Medical Journal of Malaysia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852676/the-burden-and-clinical-presentation-of-pulmonary-tuberculosis-in-adults-with-severe-respiratory-illness-in-a-high-human-immunodeficiency-virus-prevalence-setting-2012-2014
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Sibongile Walaza, Stefano Tempia, Andries Dreyer, Halima Dawood, Ebrahim Variava, Neil A Martinson, Jocelyn Moyes, Adam L Cohen, Nicole Wolter, Claire von Mollendorf, Anne von Gottberg, Sumayya Haffejee, Florette Treurnicht, Orienka Hellferscee, Nazir Ismail, Cheryl Cohen
BACKGROUND: Understanding the burden and clinical presentation of tuberculosis in patients with severe respiratory illness (SRI) has important implications for anticipating treatment requirements. METHODS: Hospitalized patients aged ≥15 years with SRI at 2 public teaching hospitals in periurban areas in 2 provinces (Edendale Hospital in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal Province and Tshepong Hospital in Klerksdorp, North West Province) were enrolled prospectively from 2012 to 2014...
2017: Open Forum Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844810/-respiratory-diseases-in-black-african-carceral-area
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Y Toloba, D Soumaré, K Ouattara, T Kanouté, O Boré, O Dolo, B Baya, G Berthé, S Diallo
INTRODUCTION: The measures for people in specific situations such as prisoners are part of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The objective of this study was to assess respiratory pathologies in a black African carceral center. METHODS: Retrospective study about the prevalence of respiratory pathologies in the arrest central house for men in Bamako (Mali), from May 2012 to April 2013. The admission records have served as data checking support on detainee's records...
August 24, 2017: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28830820/cough-in-ambulatory-immunocompromised-adults-chest-expert-panel-report
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Mark J Rosen, Belinda Ireland, Mangala Narasimhan, Cynthia French, Richard S Irwin
BACKGROUND: Cough is a common symptom prompting patients to seek medical care. Like patients in the general population, patients with compromised immune systems also seek care for cough. However, it is unclear whether the causes of cough in immunocompromised patients who are deemed unlikely to have a life-threating condition and a normal or unchanged chest radiograph are similar to those in persons with cough and normal immune systems. METHODS: We conducted a systematic review to answer the question: What are the most common causes of cough in ambulatory immunodeficient adults with normal chest radiographs? Studies of patients ≥ 18 years of age with immune deficiency, cough of any duration, and normal or unchanged chest radiographs were included and assessed for relevance and quality...
August 19, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28826456/chronic-pulmonary-aspergillosis-as-a-cause-of-smear-negative-tb-and-or-tb-treatment-failure-in-nigerians
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R O Oladele, N K Irurhe, P Foden, A S Akanmu, T Gbaja-Biamila, A Nwosu, H A Ekundayo, F T Ogunsola, M D Richardson, D W Denning
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate chronic pulmonary aspergillosis (CPA) as an alternative diagnosis of smear-negative tuberculosis (TB) and treatment failure in TB patients in Nigeria. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional multicentre survey in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) positive and negative adult patients at the end of their TB treatment in clinics in Lagos and Ilorin states. All were assessed using clinical examination, chest X-ray (CXR) and aspergillus immunoglobulin G (IgG) serology, and some for sputum fungal culture...
September 1, 2017: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
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