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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747416/molecular-and-clinical-characterization-of-chikungunya-virus-infections-in-southeast-mexico
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Kame A Galán-Huerta, Erik Martínez-Landeros, Juan L Delgado-Gallegos, Sandra Caballero-Sosa, Iliana R Malo-García, Ildefonso Fernández-Salas, Javier Ramos-Jiménez, Ana M Rivas-Estilla
Chikungunya fever is an arthropod-borne infection caused by Chikungunya virus (CHIKV). Even though clinical features of Chikungunya fever in the Mexican population have been described before, there is no detailed information. The aim of this study was to perform a full description of the clinical features in confirmed Chikungunya-infected patients and describe the molecular epidemiology of CHIKV. We evaluated febrile patients who sought medical assistance in Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico, from June through July 2015...
May 9, 2018: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29735837/diagnostic-performance-of-serological-tests-to-detect-antibodies-against-acute-scrub-typhus-infection-in-central-india
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Kiran Pote, Rahul Narang, Pradeep Deshmukh
Background: Differentiating scrub typhus from other acute febrile illness is difficult due to non specificity of clinical symptoms and relative absence of eschar in Indian population. The diagnosis thus relies mainly on laboratory tests. Antibody based serological tests are mainstay of scrub typhus diagnosis. Here, we evaluated the diagnostic performance of IgM ELISA, IgM IFA and ICT to detect antibodies against O. tsutsugamushi in acute serum of febrile patients. Methodology: The serum samples from 600 randomly selected patients suffering from acute undifferentiated fever were tested by all the three tests mentioned above...
January 2018: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29697421/a-case-report-and-literature-review-of-scrub-typhus-with-acute-abdomen-and-septic-shock-in-a-child-the-role-of-leukocytoclastic-vasculitis-and-granulysin
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Po-Hsiung Chang, Yu-Pin Cheng, Po-Sheng Chang, Chiao-Wei Lo, Lung-Huang Lin, Chin-Fang Lu, Wen-Hung Chung
Scrub typhus is becoming a clinically important cause of acute undifferentiated febrile illness in Taiwan. The incubation period is between 6 and 21 days after exposure. It is transmitted by chiggers (larva of trombiculid mite) in long grasses and in dirt-floor homes, with infection characterized by a flu-like illness of fever, headache, and myalgia lasting approximately 1 week. It has various systemic manifestations, including GI symptoms. In some, the illness progresses to multiorgan dysfunction syndrome and death...
April 24, 2018: American Journal of Dermatopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682432/an-unusually-aggressive-large-cell-carcinoma-of-the-lung-undiagnosed-until-autopsy
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Kartikeya Rajdev, Abdul Hasan Siddiqui, Uroosa Ibrahim, Prateek Patibandla, Tahir Khan, Dany El-Sayegh
Large cell carcinoma (LCC) of the lung has a rapid mean volume doubling time (VDT) of around 67-134 days. In some cases of LCC where the VDT is extremely rapid, clinical presentation may mimic acute lung pathologies such as pneumonia. We describe a rare presentation of an aggressive LCC of the lung with an estimated VDT of around two weeks. A 52-year-old male with a history schizophrenia presented with fever, cough, and dyspnea for three weeks duration. His medical history was significant for a recent admission six weeks before current presentation for myocardial infarction (MI) and pneumonia...
February 19, 2018: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29619581/approach-to-undifferentiated-dyspnea-in-emergency-department-aids-in-rapid-clinical-decision-making
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Siva Nageswara Rao Guttikonda, Kiran Vadapalli
BACKGROUND: Diagnosis and management of patients presenting with acute dyspnea is one of the major challenges for physicians in emergency department (ED). A correct diagnosis is frequently delayed and difficult to ascertain, and clinical uncertainty is common, explaining the need for rapid diagnosis and a management plan. The primary aim of our study is to assess a diagnostic strategy using multiorgan point of care ultrasonography (USG) to differentiate patients presenting with acute dyspnea to ED into different diagnostic categories for timely management in a resource-limited setting...
April 4, 2018: International Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29509943/evaluation-of-haematological-and-volume-conductivity-and-scatter-parameters-of-leucocytes-for-aetiological-diagnosis-of-undifferentiated-fevers
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Vikas Shrivastava, Sohaib Ahmad, Garima Mittal, Vibha Gupta, Nadia Shirazi, Varun Kalra
Background: In this follow-up study, we aimed to establish the cut-off values of the volume, conductivity and scatter (VCS) parameters of leucocytes that significantly differ in dengue fever, malaria, scrub typhus and enteric fever, as described in our pilot study. Methods: A prospective observational case-control study was undertaken on patients with an established diagnosis of acute malaria (n=476), dengue fever (n=927), scrub typhus (n=425), bacterial sepsis (n=1598) or enteric fever (n=885) and the haematological and VCS data obtained by the Coulter LH 750 analyser were compared with controls...
December 1, 2017: Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29474478/correction-a-high-malaria-prevalence-identified-by-pcr-among-patients-with-acute-undifferentiated-fever-in-india
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Christel Gill Haanshuus, Sara Chandy, Anand Manoharan, Rosario Vivek, Dilip Mathai, Deepika Xena, Ashita Singh, Nina Langeland, Bjørn Blomberg, George Vasanthan, Usha Sitaram, Jonathan Appasamy, Joel Nesaraj, Anil Henry, Suvarna Patil, Gerardo Alvarez-Uria, Lois Armstrong, Kristine Mørch
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0158816.].
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29426709/diagnosis-and-treatment-of-undifferentiated-and-infectious-acute-diarrhea-in-the-adult-horse
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REVIEW
Sarah D Shaw, Henry Stämpfli
Acute, infectious, diarrhea in adult horses is a major cause of morbidity and is associated with numerous complications. Common causes include salmonellosis, clostridiosis, Coronavirus, and infection with Neorickettsia risticii (Potomac horse fever). Treatment is empirical and supportive until results of specific diagnostic tests are available. Supportive care is aimed at restoring hydration, correcting electrolyte imbalances, and limiting the systemic inflammatory response. The mainstays of therapy are intravenous fluid therapy, electrolyte supplementation where necessary, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents, and nutritional support...
April 2018: Veterinary Clinics of North America. Equine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29405137/spectrum-of-infections-in-acute-febrile-illness-in-central-india
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Yogendra Pandurang Shelke, Vijayshri Suresh Deotale, Deepashri Laxmanrao Maraskolhe
INTRODUCTION: Infectious agent when enters in the host results in febrile illness. This may lead to increase in morbidity or even mortality in undiagnosed/untreated cases. There are many aetiological agents which lead to acute febrile illness. Among these aetiological agents, important is bacterial or viral aetiology. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is: (i) To know the aetiological agents responsible for acute undifferentiated febrile illness (AUFI) by serological test or by bacterial culture and (ii) To know the clinical profile of AUFI...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29213208/awareness-of-malaria-and-treatment-seeking-behaviour-among-persons-with-acute-undifferentiated-fever-in-the-endemic-regions-of-myanmar
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Phyo Aung Naing, Thae Maung Maung, Jaya Prasad Tripathy, Tin Oo, Khin Thet Wai, Aung Thi
Background: Myanmar has a high burden of malaria with two-third of the population at risk of malaria. One of the basic elements of the Roll Back Malaria Initiative to fight against malaria is early diagnosis and treatment within 24 h of fever. Public awareness about malaria is a key factor in malaria prevention and control and in improving treatment-seeking behaviour. Methods: A large community-based survey was carried out in 27 townships of malaria endemic regions in Myanmar in 2015 which reported on the knowledge, behaviour and practices around malaria in the general population...
2017: Tropical Medicine and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075423/myeloid-sarcoma-of-the-oral-cavity-a-case-report-and-review-of-89-cases-from-the-literature
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Bruno-Augusto-Benevenuto de Andrade, Renan-de Barros Farneze, Michelle Agostini, Ellen-Brilhante Cortezzi, Aline-Corrêa Abrahão, Marcia-Grillo Cabral, Alicia Rumayor, Mário-José Romañach
Myeloid sarcoma is a tumor mass of immature myeloid or granulocytic cells that affects extramedullary anatomic sites, including uncommonly the oral cavity. A 24-year-old female was referred for evaluation of a fast growing painful gingival swelling lasting 2 weeks, associated with fever, fatigue, and cervical lymphadenopathy. Intraoral examination showed a bluish swelling on the right posterior lower gingiva exhibiting necrotic surface. Incisional biopsy of the gingival lesion displayed diffuse infiltration of undifferentiated tumor cells with granulocytic appearance, strongly immunopositive for CD99, myeloperoxidase and Ki-67 (60%), and negative for CD20, CD3, CD34 and TdT...
September 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28978319/acute-undifferentiated-fever-in-india-a-multicentre-study-of-aetiology-and-diagnostic-accuracy
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Kristine Mørch, Anand Manoharan, Sara Chandy, Novin Chacko, Gerardo Alvarez-Uria, Suvarna Patil, Anil Henry, Joel Nesaraj, Cijoy Kuriakose, Ashita Singh, Siby Kurian, Christel Gill Haanshuus, Nina Langeland, Bjørn Blomberg, George Vasanthan Antony, Dilip Mathai
BACKGROUND: The objectives of this study were to determine the proportion of malaria, bacteraemia, scrub typhus, leptospirosis, chikungunya and dengue among hospitalized patients with acute undifferentiated fever in India, and to describe the performance of standard diagnostic methods. METHODS: During April 2011-November 2012, 1564 patients aged ≥5 years with febrile illness for 2-14 days were consecutively included in an observational study at seven community hospitals in six states in India...
October 4, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28968807/chymase-level-is-a-predictive-biomarker-of-dengue-hemorrhagic-fever-in-pediatric-and-adult-patients
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Hasitha Tissera, Abhay P S Rathore, Wei Yee Leong, Brian L Pike, Tyler E Warkentien, Farouk S Farouk, Ayesa Syenina, Eng Eong Ooi, Duane J Gubler, Annelies Wilder-Smith, Ashley L St John
Background: Most patients with dengue experience mild disease, dengue fever (DF), while few develop the life-threatening diseases dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) or dengue shock syndrome (DSS). No laboratory tests predict DHF or DSS. We evaluated whether the serum chymase level can predict DHF or DSS in adult and pediatric patients and the influence of preexisting conditions (PECs) on chymase levels. Methods: Serum chymase levels were measured in patients presenting with undifferentiated fever to hospitals in Colombo District, Sri Lanka...
November 27, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835429/a-rare-case-of-pulmonary-toxoplasmosis-in-a-patient-with-undifferentiated-inflammatory-arthritis-on-chronic-methotrexate-and-corticosteroid-therapy
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Abdullateef Abdulkareem, Ryan Steven D'Souza, Nitin Patel, Anthony A Donato
Pulmonary toxoplasmosis is a serious pulmonary condition caused by the protozoan Toxoplasma gondii It typically affects immunocompromised patients presenting acutely with cough, fever, myalgias, arthralgias and lymphadenopathy, and chronically with persistent cough and dyspnoea. Because of its protean features, it can mimic many more common lung conditions in the immunocompromised patient, including atypical pneumonia, Pneumocystis pneumonia and interstitial lung disease. In this article, we present the case of a 55-year-old woman who presented to our hospital with persistent dyspnoea and cough, initially suspected to have an arthritis-related interstitial lung disease...
August 23, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799301/rickettsial-infections-in-goa-not-just-scrub-typhus
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Kedareshwar Narvencar, Gurleen Kaur, Savio Rodrigues
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Rickettsial infections are an important cause of undifferentiated febrile illness in tropics. While scrub typhus was reported from Goa, other rickettsial infections have not been reported earlier. The present study was planned to identify pattern of rickettsial infections in Goa. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All patients presenting with undiagnosed acute febrile illness were recruited over a two-year period. Other causes of febrile illness were ruled out by appropriate tests...
August 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722568/epidemiology-of-spotted-fever-group-rickettsioses-and-acute-undifferentiated-febrile-illness-in-villeta-colombia
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Álvaro A Faccini-Martínez, Alejandro Ramírez-Hernández, Christian Barreto, Elkin Forero-Becerra, Diego Millán, Elkin Valbuena, Andrea C Sánchez-Alfonso, Wilson O Imbacuán-Pantoja, Jesús A Cortés-Vecino, Luis J Polo-Terán, Néstor Yaya-Lancheros, Jorge Jácome, Ana M Palomar, Sonia Santibáñez, Aránzazu Portillo, José A Oteo, Marylin Hidalgo
Etiology of acute undifferentiated febrile syndrome (AUFS) is often unknown, leading to inaccurate diagnosis and treatment. Villeta town has been identified as an endemic area for spotted fever group (SFG) rickettsioses but little is known about possible amplifier hosts and other Rickettsia species different from Rickettsia rickettsii. Besides, few studies have approached other AUFS etiologies in the region. We investigated the role of dengue, leptospirosis, rickettsioses, human anaplasmosis, and Q fever as possible causes of AUFS in patients from Villeta...
September 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399929/xanthogranulomatous-pyelonephritis-presenting-as-acute-pleuritic-chest-pain-a-case-report
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Justin Chow, Rameez Kabani, Kirstie Lithgow, Magdalena A Sarna
BACKGROUND: Xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis is a rare and serious manifestation of chronic kidney inflammation that can be life-threatening if not recognized and treated appropriately, often with antibiotics and surgery. Affected patients are most commonly females in their fifth or sixth decade of life with a background of obstructive uropathy, nephrolithiasis, or recurrent urinary tract infections who present with vague nonspecific symptoms. CASE PRESENTATION: A 43-year-old woman of Russian ethnicity with a history of nephrolithiasis presented to our emergency department with new left-sided pleuritic chest pain amid a 6-week history of constitutional symptoms including fevers, night sweats, and 7 kg of weight loss...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393899/increased-serum-hyaluronic-acid-and-heparan-sulfate-in-dengue-fever-association-with-plasma-leakage-and-disease-severity
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Tommy Hing-Cheung Tang, Sylvie Alonso, Lisa Fong-Poh Ng, Tun-Linn Thein, Vincent Jun-Xiong Pang, Yee-Sin Leo, David Chien-Boon Lye, Tsin-Wen Yeo
Plasma leakage is a major pathogenic mechanism of severe dengue, but the etiology remains unclear. The association between endothelial glycocalyx integrity and vascular permeability in older adults with dengue has not been evaluated. A prospective cohort study of adults with undifferentiated fever screened for dengue by RT-PCR or NS1 antigen testing was performed. Patients were assessed daily while symptomatic and at convalescence. Serum hyaluronic acid (HA), heparan sulfate (HS) and selected cytokines (TNF-α, IL-6, IL-10) were measured on enrollment and convalescence...
April 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250620/clinical-score-to-differentiate-scrub-typhus-and-dengue-a-tool-to-differentiate-scrub-typhus-and-dengue
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Shubhanker Mitra, Ira Gautam, Mohan Jambugulam, Kundavaram Paul Prabhakar Abhilash, Vishalakshi Jayaseeelan
BACKGROUND: Dengue and scrub typhus share similar clinical and epidemiological features, and are difficult to differentiate at initial presentation. Many places are endemic to both these infections where they comprise the majority of acute undifferentiated febrile illnesses. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We aimed to develop a score that can differentiate scrub typhus from dengue. In this cross-sectional study, 188 cases of scrub typhus and 201 cases of dengue infection who presented to the emergency department or medicine outpatient clinic from September 2012 to April 2013 were included...
January 2017: Journal of Global Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250618/utility-of-loop-mediated-isothermal-amplification-assay-polymerase-chain-reaction-and-elisa-for-diagnosis-of-leptospirosis-in-south-indian-patients
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Mallika Sengupta, Abhilash Kundavaram Paul Prabhakar, Sowmya Satyendra, David Thambu, Ooriapadickal Cherian Abraham, Veeraraghavan Balaji, Hua-Wei Chen, Chien-Chung Chao, Wei-Mei Ching, John Antony Jude Prakash
BACKGROUND: Leptospirosis is a zoonotic disease which requires laboratory diagnosis for confirmation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this study serum samples from adults with acute undifferentiated fever (duration ≤15 days) were tested for IgM antibodies to Leptospira by ELISA, PCR for rrs gene and loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) assay for LipL32 and LipL41. RESULTS: Among the 150 sera tested, three were positive by PCR, LAMP and IgM ELISA/modified Faines' criteria, two by only PCR; seven only by LAMP assay and forty fulfilled modified Faine's criteria (illness clinically compatible and IgM ELISA positive for leptospirosis)...
January 2017: Journal of Global Infectious Diseases
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