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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723776/a-case-of-idiopathic-hypertrophic-pachymeningitis-presenting-with-chronic-headache-and-multiple-cranial-nerve-palsies-a-case-report
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Yuanyuan Huang, Jun Chen, Li Gui
RATIONALE: Idiopathic hypertrophic pachymeningitis (IHP) is a rare condition, characterized by a chronic fibrosing inflammatory process usually involving either the intracranial or spinal dura mater, but rarely both. Here, we report a rare case of IHP affecting both the intracranial and spinal dura mater. We also discussed the diagnosis, management, and outcome of IHP. PATIENT CONCERNS: We reviewed the case of a 60-year-old woman presenting with chronic headache, multiple cranial nerve palsies and gait disturbance...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722617/case-report-disseminated-shewanella-algae-infection-with-meningoencephalitis-in-a-traveler-secondary-to-marine-injury-in-madagascar
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Caroline Brulliard, Nicolas Traversier, Jérôme Allyn, Christopher Schaeffer, Bruno Bouchet, Nicolas Allou
Marine microorganisms such as Shewanella spp., Vibrio spp., and Aeromonas spp. can cause sepsis secondary to a wound infection in the context of swimming. These microorganisms are most often susceptible to fluoroquinolones. Here, we report a unique case of Shewanella algae bacteremia associated with meningoencephalitis and disseminated via hematogenous spread secondary to a skin injury. The patient suffered the injury while swimming in saline water during a cruise holiday in Madagascar, and she was initially treated with amoxicillin...
June 12, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721353/hepatitis-e-virus-associated-meningoencephalitis-in-a-lung-transplant-recipient-diagnosed-by-clinical-metagenomic-sequencing
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Jamie A Murkey, Kara W Chew, Margrit Carlson, Chelsea L Shannon, Deepika Sirohi, Hannah A Sample, Michael R Wilson, Paul Vespa, Romney M Humphries, Steve Miller, Jeffrey D Klausner, Charles Y Chiu
Hepatitis E virus (HEV) infection uncommonly causes chronic hepatitis and neurologic disease. We describe a case of genotype 3a HEV meningoencephalitis diagnosed by metagenomic next-generation sequencing, illustrating the power of an unbiased molecular approach to microbial testing and the first reported case of HEV infection presumably acquired through lung transplantation.
2017: Open Forum Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720998/spontaneous-spinal-epidural-abscess-in-a-normoglycemic-diabetic-patient-keep-it-as-a-differential
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Avinash Kumar, Vishal Kumar, Sarvdeep S Dhatt, Hitesh Lal, Raj Bahadur
Spinal epidural abscess (SEA) is a rare and serious condition which can lead to permanent neurological deficit. Spontaneous SEA is even rarer condition with an incidence of less than 1 per 10,000 person-year. Being spontaneous, it has high chances of being misdiagnosed, more so when the risk factors are not clearly explainable for the condition. This is a case report of such a case in a middle aged normoglycemic recently diagnosed diabetic man with atypical presentation. The diagnosis was made after magnetic resonance imaging and confirmed after surgical intervention in form of spinal decompression and patient recovered after appropriate antibiotics...
April 2017: Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720552/autoimmune-limbic-encephalitis-associated-with-type-1-diabetes-mellitus
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Onur Akın, Aylin Kılınç Uğurlu, Emine Demet Akbaş, Esra Döğer, Yılmaz Akbaş, Aysun Bideci, Özge Yüce, Kıvılcım Gücüyener, Orhun Çamurdan, Neşe Karabacak, Peyami Cinaz
Glutamic acid decarboxylase (GAD) antibodies can participate in the pathogenesis of both type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) and limbic encephalitis (LE). However, an association between T1DM and LE is very rare. We report a patient who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes mellitus six months after encountering limbic encephalitis. A 16-year-old boy was admitted with behavioral changes, confusion, and headache. He was diagnosed with LE. Anti-GAD levels were high. He was treated with pulse methylprednisolone. During the steroid treatment, neurological symptoms improved but hyperglycemia occurred...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Research in Pediatric Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720215/autoimmune-meningitis-and-encephalitis-in-adult-onset-still-disease-case-report
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Bożek Milena, Konopko Magdalena, Wierzba-Bobrowicz Teresa, Witkowski Grzegorz, Makowicz Grzegorz, Sienkiewicz-Jarosz Halina
INTRODUCTION: Adult-onset Still disease (AOSD) is a rare systemic inflammatory disease of unknown cause. Its symptoms usually include persistent fever, fugitive salmon-colored rash, arthritis, sore throat (not specific), but it may also lead to internal organs' involvement, which presents with enlargement of the liver and spleen, swollen lymph nodes, carditis or pleuritis - potentially life-threatening complications. In rare cases, AOSD can cause aseptic meningitis or/and encephalitis...
July 8, 2017: Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720202/a-novel-surgical-approach-to-mechanical-circulatory-support-in-univentricular-infants
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Avihu Z Gazit, Orlando Petrucci, Peter Manning, Mark Shepard, Sirine Baltagi, Kathleen Simpson, Chesney Castleberry, Charles Canter, Pirooz Eghtesady
BACKGROUND: Historically, the options for mechanical circulatory support in infants, particularly those with single-ventricle physiology, have been limited and outcomes have generally been poor. We report a new approach implemented for long-term support in a series of such patients. METHODS: This study is a single-center case series of 7 patients with single-ventricle physiology after stage 1 palliation supported with mechanical circulatory support using a novel technique, between May 2014 and September 2015...
July 15, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719495/late-onset-hiv-encephalopathy-in-children-with-long-standing-virologic-suppression-followed-by-slow-spontaneous-recovery-despite-no-change-in-antiretroviral-therapy-four-case-reports
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Steve Innes, Ronald van Toorn, Kennedy Otwombe, Els Dobbels, Gert van Zyl, Mark F Cotton, Barbara Laughton
We describe four CHER (Children with HIV Early antiRetroviral therapy) trial participants with late-onset HIV encephalopathy despite long-standing viral suppression in blood and undetectable HIV DNA and RNA PCR in cerebrospinal fluid. Extensive investigations revealed no alternative etiology. Reassuringly, all four experienced slow spontaneous recovery despite no change in antiretroviral therapy. Virally-suppressed HIV-infected children remain at risk for fluctuating neurologic signs and symptoms.
July 15, 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719313/keynote-address-november-2016-zika-virus-disease-in-the-americas-a-storm-in-the-making
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Carissa Etienne, Thais Dos Santos, Marcos A Espinal
More than 700,000 cases of Zika virus (ZIKAV) disease have been officially reported to the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) from 48 countries and territories of the Americas. The response led by the PAHO and partners suggests major lessons of this outbreak. A seemingly innocuous pathogen became the new villain, causing fear, economic losses and, most importantly, debilitating birth defects and neurological problems, reaffirming the well-known war principle of never to underestimate one's opponent. The ZIKAV tested public health capacities under the International Health Regulations, highlighting the need for continued investment in health security...
July 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718994/hemifacial-microsomia-in-a-cat
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R B Song, M Kent, E N Glass, G J Davis, F A Castro, A de Lahunta
A 7-month-old domestic medium hair cat presented with facial asymmetry affecting the bony and soft tissue structures of the right side of the head including the maxilla, nose, eye and pinna of the ear. Additionally, neurological dysfunction of the facial and vestibulocochlear nerves on the affected side was present. A congenital malformation affecting the first and second embryologic pharyngeal arches was suspected. This is the first case of hemifacial microsomia of likely congenital origin reported in a cat...
July 18, 2017: Anatomia, Histologia, Embryologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717781/spinal-cord-infarction-mimicking-ischemic-heart-disease
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Dae Won Lee, Yoon Hee Choi
Spinal cord infarction is a rare condition and is easily misdiagnosed owing to its initial non-specific manifestation. We report a case of a 77-year-old man who presented with chest pain and upper back pain initially, and was misdiagnosed with a myocardial infarction. Four hours after admission, he complained of numbness in his entire left leg below the knee, with rapid deterioration of neurological symptoms. After 9 hours, loss of sensation progressed up to the T4 dermatome, strength of both lower extremities deteriorated to grade 0, and decrease in anal tone and deep tendon reflex was observed...
June 2017: Clinical and Experimental Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717664/genetic-variation-spectrum-in-atp7b-gene-identified-in-latvian-patients-with-wilson-disease
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Agnese Zarina, Ieva Tolmane, Madara Kreile, Aleksandrs Chernushenko, Gunta Cernevska, Ieva Pukite, Ieva Micule, Zita Krumina, Astrida Krumina, Baiba Rozentale, Linda Piekuse
BACKGROUND: Wilson disease (WD) is an autosomal recessive disorder of copper metabolism caused by allelic variants in ATP7B gene. More than 500 distinct variants have been reported, the most common WD causing allelic variant in the patients from Central, Eastern, and Northern Europe is H1069Q. METHODS: All Latvian patients with clinically confirmed WD were screened for the most common mutation p.H1069Q by PCR Bi-PASA method. Direct DNA sequencing of gene ATP7B (all 21 exons) was performed for the patients with WD symptoms, being either heterozygous for H1069Q or without it on any allele...
July 2017: Molecular Genetics & Genomic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717094/limbic-encephalitis-associated-with-human-herpesvirus-7-hhv-7-in-an-immunocompetent-adult-the-first-reported-case-in-japan
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Yoko Aburakawa, Takayuki Katayama, Tsukasa Saito, Jun Sawada, Tatsuo Suzutani, Hitoshi Aizawa, Naoyuki Hasebe
A 35-year-old male who had not previously suffered any major illnesses was admitted to our hospital because of general fatigue, fever, headache, vomiting, consciousness disturbance, and seizures. A neurological examination showed that he was in a semi-comatose state and exhibited neck stiffness. Brain magnetic resonance imaging detected high-intensity areas in the bilateral hippocampi and periventricular white matter. A cerebrospinal fluid examination revealed mononuclear pleocytosis, an elevated protein level, and positivity for human herpesvirus-7 (HHV-7) DNA...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716481/-disseminated-nocardiosis-caused-by-nocardia-nova-with-brain-abscesses-and-osteomyelitis-in-an-immunocompetent-patient
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P-L Conan, C Ficko, F Charton, O Bylicki, H Le Floch, J Margery, F Rivière
INTRODUCTION: Nocardia is an opportunist bacteria involved in patients with cellular immunodepression or chronic lung disease. The most frequent portals of entry are the respiratory tract by inhalation or direct inoculation through a cutaneous effraction. Nocardiosis may be localised or disseminated. CASE REPORT: We report a rare case of disseminated nocardiosis to Nocardia nova with pulmonary, cutaneous, cerebral attacks and femoral osteomyelitis. The diagnosis was confirmed by prolonged cultures of the bronchoalveolar fluid and the pus extracted from a cutaneous lesion...
July 14, 2017: La Revue de Médecine Interne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716286/neurosarcoidosis-according-to-zajicek-and-scolding-criteria-15-probable-and-definite-cases-their-treatment-and-outcomes
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Gonçalo Cação, Ana Branco, Mariana Meireles, José Eduardo Alves, Andrea Mateus, Ana Martins Silva, Ernestina Santos
INTRODUCTION: Neurosarcoidosis occurs in about 5% to 15% of patients with sarcoidosis. The purpose of this study was to identify and characterize a cohort of neurosarcoidosis patients and to review the largest previously reported neurosarcoidosis case series. METHODS: This retrospective study enrolled all patients with the diagnosis of probable or definitive neurosarcoidosis according to Zajicek and Scolding criteria, followed at the neurology department of a tertiary center in Portugal from January 1989 to December 2015...
August 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716279/the-initial-time-course-of-headache-in-patients-with-spontaneous-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
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Hata Čomić, Gabriel J E Rinkel, Mervyn D I Vergouwen
BACKGROUND: If acute severe headache disappears early after its onset, the question arises whether subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) should still be ruled out. We studied the initial time-course and minimal duration of headache in a consecutive series of neurologically intact patients with spontaneous SAH. METHODS: We included patients admitted between 2012 and 2015 within 48h after spontaneous SAH with a normal level of consciousness and no focal deficits. We retrieved data on headache severity, measured with a Numeric Rating Scale (NRS), <48h after ictus...
August 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716262/new-genetic-causes-for-complex-hereditary-spastic-paraplegia
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Paulo Victor Sgobbi de Souza, Thiago Bortholin, Renan Braido Dias, Marco Antônio Troccoli Chieia, Stênio Burlin, Fernando George Monteiro Naylor, Wladimir Bocca Vieira de Rezende Pinto, Acary Souza Bulle Oliveira
INTRODUCTION: Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia (HSP) represents a complex and heterogeneous group of rare neurodegenerative disorders that share a common clinical feature of weakness and lower limb spasticity that can occur alone or in combination with a constellation of other neurological or systemic signs and symptoms. Although the core clinical feature of weakness and lower limb spasticity is virtually universal, the genetic heterogeneity is almost uncountable with more than 70 genetic forms described so far...
August 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716012/case-reports-of-juvenile-gm1-gangliosidosisis-type-ii-caused-by-mutation-in-glb1-gene
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Parvaneh Karimzadeh, Samaneh Naderi, Farzaneh Modarresi, Hassan Dastsooz, Hamid Nemati, Tayebeh Farokhashtiani, Bibi Shahin Shamsian, Soroor Inaloo, Mohammad Ali Faghihi
BACKGROUND: Type II or juvenile GM1-gangliosidosis is an autosomal recessive lysosomal storage disorder, which is clinically distinct from infantile form of the disease by the lack of characteristic cherry-red spot and hepatosplenomegaly. The disease is characterized by slowly progressive neurodegeneration and mild skeletal changes. Due to the later age of onset and uncharacteristic presentation, diagnosis is frequently puzzled with other ataxic and purely neurological disorders. Up to now, 3-4 types of GM1-gangliosidosis have been reported and among them type I is the most common phenotype with the age of onset around 6 months...
July 17, 2017: BMC Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713745/recovering-breathing-and-feeding-of-a-newborn-with-pierre-robin-sequence
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Francisnele Maria de Aquino Fraporti Tomáz, Alvaro Henrique Borges, Alexandre Meireles Borba, Luiz Evaristo Ricci Volpato
Pierre Robin sequence (PRS) is characterized by the triad micrognathia, glossoptosis, and airway obstruction, commonly associated with cleft palate. This study reports the case of a patient with characteristics consistent with the diagnosis of PRS in the 1(st) week of life. To stabilize the airway, oro-tracheal intubation was performed without success, followed by tracheostomy and glossopexy and after a small improvement in symptoms, it was decided to perform the mandibular distraction osteogenesis (MDO). At the age of 6, her maxillofacial development was within expectations, with patent airway, the presence of deciduous teeth, and without neurological impairment...
January 2017: Annals of Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713667/absent-congenital-cervical-pedicle-nearly-misdiagnosed-as-a-facet-dislocation-a-case-report
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Scott Safir, Jonathan Rasouli, Jeremy Steinberger, Branko Skovrlj, Amish Doshi, Konstantinos Margetis, Saadi Ghatan
BACKGROUND: Cervical spinal injury encompasses up to 1.5% of all pediatric injuries. Children, and more specifically infants, are a difficult subset of patients to obtain neurological exam in the setting of trauma, thus necessitating the use of cervical X-rays, CT scans, and MRI imaging. CASE DESCRIPTION: A healthy, 15-month-old boy had an unwitnessed fall down a flight of stairs and received a CT scan of the head and cervical spine in the emergency department due to cephalohematoma and mechanism of injury...
September 2017: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery: Advanced Techniques and Case Management
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