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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723797/correlation-between-elevated-platelet-count-and-immunoglobulin-levels-in-the-early-convalescent-stage-of-kawasaki-disease
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Ji-Whan Han, Jin-Hee Oh, Jung-Woo Rhim, Kyung-Yil Lee
Kawasaki disease (KD) may be an acute systemic immune-mediated disease which occurs after infection of unknown KD pathogen(s). The aim of this study is to evaluate the changes in platelet count and immunoglobulin (Ig) levels (IgG, IgM, IgA, and IgE) during hospitalization.Forty-three patients with complete KD who received intravenous Ig at 2 g/kg were enrolled in South Korea. The platelet count and Ig levels of the patients were examined twice at presentation and around discharge (mean 6.2 ± 2.4 days apart) and the relationships between platelet level and Ig levels were evaluated...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723794/thrombosis-and-antiphospholipid-antibody-syndrome-during-acute-q-fever-a-cross-sectional-study
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Matthieu Million, Nathalie Bardin, Simon Bessis, Nadia Nouiakh, Charlaine Douliery, Sophie Edouard, Emmanouil Angelakis, Annick Bosseray, Olivier Epaulard, Stéphanie Branger, Bernard Chaudier, Karine Blanc-Laserre, Nicole Ferreira-Maldent, Elisa Demonchy, France Roblot, Jacques Reynes, Felix Djossou, Camelia Protopopescu, Patrizia Carrieri, Laurence Camoin-Jau, Jean-Louis Mege, Didier Raoult
Q fever is a neglected and potentially fatal disease. During acute Q fever, antiphospholipid antibodies are very prevalent and have been associated with fever, thrombocytopenia, acquired heart valve disease, and progression to chronic endocarditis. However, thrombosis, the main clinical criterion of the 2006 updated classification of the antiphospholipid syndrome, has not been assessed in this context. To test whether thrombosis is associated with antiphospholipid antibodies and whether the criteria for antiphospholipid syndrome can be met in patients with acute Q fever, we conducted a cross-sectional study at the French National Referral Center for Q fever...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722618/clinical-evidence-of-acute-mesoamerican-nephropathy
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Rebecca S B Fischer, Sreedhar Mandayam, Denis Chavarria, Chandan Vangala, Melissa N Garcia, Linda L Garcia, Lesbia Palma, Felix Garcia, Ramón García-Trabanino, Kristy O Murray
Mesoamerican nephropathy (MeN), an epidemic of unexplained kidney disease in Central America, affects mostly young, healthy individuals. Its etiology is a mystery that requires urgent investigation. Largely described as a chronic kidney disease (CKD), no acute clinical scenario has been characterized. An understanding of the early disease process could elucidate an etiology and guide treatment and prevention efforts. We sought to document the earliest clinical signs in patients with suspected MeN in a high-risk population in Nicaragua...
July 17, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722609/differences-in-mortality-and-clinical-manifestations-of-dengue-hemorrhagic-fever-in-taiwan-in-different-years-a-comparison-for-cases-in-2014-and-2015-epidemics
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Ko Chang, Chung-Hao Huang, Ing-Kit Lee, Po-Liang Lu, Chun-Yu Lin, Tun-Chieh Chen, Ping-Chang Lai, Hsiao-Cheng Hsieh, Hsin-Liang Yu, Chih-Hsing Hung, Meng-Chieh Wu, Yi-Ying Chin, Chun-Chi Huang, Deng-Chyang Wu, Yen-Hsu Chen
People in southern Taiwan experienced two major dengue outbreaks in 2014 and 2015. The mortality and clinical features were very different between these 2 years. Dengue virus serotype 1 (DENV-1) caused epidemic outbreak in 2014 and DENV-2 was predominant in 2015. The characteristics of dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) cases in the 2 years was analyzed. We conducted a retrospective chart review to analyze the clinical and laboratory features of 206 adult patients with DHF in southern Taiwan in 2014 and 2015. The mortality rate of DHF cases in 2015 was higher than that of cases in 2014 (38...
June 12, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
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...
June 19, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721865/eliminating-acute-rheumatic-fever-and-rheumatic-heart-disease
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Magdi Yacoub, Bongani Mayosi, Ahmed ElGuindy, Alain Carpentier, Salim Yusuf
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 15, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720048/mesangial-proliferative-lupus-nephritis-with-podocytopathy-a-special-entity-of-lupus-nephritis
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S F Wang, Y H Chen, D Q Chen, Z Z Liu, F Xu, C H Zeng, W X Hu
Mesangial proliferative lupus nephritis may coexist with podocytopathy, but its clinical-morphological features, treatment response and outcomes have not been compared with mesangial proliferative lupus nephritis without podocytopathy. In this study, 125 biopsies of lupus nephritis patients showing mesangial proliferation with mesangial immune deposits were collected and divided into podocytopathy group (defined as podocyte foot process effacement (FPE) >50% with nephrotic syndrome (NS)) and mesangial group (FPE ≤50%, or FPE >50% without NS)...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719297/rickettsia-australis-and-queensland-tick-typhus-a-rickettsial-spotted-fever-group-infection-in-australia
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Adam Stewart, Mark Armstrong, Stephen Graves, Krispin Hajkowicz
Rickettsia australis, the etiologic agent of Queensland tick typhus (QTT), is increasingly being recognized as a cause of community-acquired acute febrile illness in eastern Australia. Changing human population demographics, climate change, and increased understanding of expanding vector distribution indicate QTT is an emerging public health threat. This review summarizes the epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical features, treatment principles, and future directions of this disease. Increased recognition of QTT will enable consideration of and prompt treatment of R...
July 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717524/anasarca-fever-thrombocytopenia-organomegaly-and-multiorgan-failure-in-a-24-year-old-pregnant-woman
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Guillaume Morel, Joy Mootien, Philippe Guiot, Khaldoun Kuteifan
TAFRO syndrome is a distinct idiopathic multicentric Castleman disease characterized by the association of thrombocytopenia, anasarca, fever, reticulin fibrosis, and organomegaly. We report the first case occurring in a Caucasian pregnant woman. At 34 weeks of gestation, our patient presented with all clinical and biological symptoms compatible with a TAFRO syndrome. Tough quick cesarean section was performed as symptoms got worse with onset of multiorgan failure requiring mechanical ventilation for acute respiratory distress, continuous renal replacement, and vasopressors...
2017: Case Reports in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717095/encephalopathy-associated-with-influenza-b-in-a-healthy-young-man
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Masaki Shimamoto, Satoshi Okada, Takeshi Terashima
A 19-year-old man presented with a fever, convulsions, and loss of consciousness at our hospital. The patient had a Glasgow Coma Scale score of 12. Influenza B virus infection was diagnosed using the rapid test kit, and an eight-fold increase in the serum levels of anti-influenza B virus antibody was confirmed using the complement fixation test. Brain magnetic resonance imaging showed multifocal high-signal lesions, and an electroencephalogram showed diffuse slowing of the background activity, indicating acute encephalopathy...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715899/the-clinical-challenge-of-chronic-q-fever-with-isolated-liver-involvement
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Armando Peixoto, Pedro Pereira, Guilherme Macedo
Chronic Q fever is defined as an infection by Coxiella burnetii (C. burnetii) that lasts for six months or more. It occurs in 1-5% of individuals infected with this agent and develops over a period of months to years after the acute infection. Cases of hepatic involvement are rare.
July 18, 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712416/biopsychosocial-risk-factors-of-persistent-fatigue-after-acute-infection-a-systematic-review-to-inform-interventions
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REVIEW
Katrin Hulme, Joanna L Hudson, Philine Rojczyk, Paul Little, Rona Moss-Morris
OBJECTIVES: Fatigue is a prevalent and debilitating symptom, preceded by an acute infectious episode in some patients. This systematic review aimed to identify risk factors for the development of persistent fatigue after an acute infection, to develop an evidence-based working model of post-infectious fatigue. METHODS: Electronic databases (Medline, PsycINFO and EMBASE) were searched, from inception to March 2016, for studies which investigated biopsychosocial risk factors of on-going fatigue after an acute infection...
August 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711429/-appropriateness-of-antibiotic-prescribing-in-paediatric-patients-in-a-hospital-emergency-department
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Borja Croche Santander, Elena Campos Alonso, Adela Sánchez Carrión, Laura Marcos Fuentes, Isabel Diaz Flores, Juan Carlos Vargas, Bárbara Fernández Domínguez, Cristóbal Toro Ibañez
INTRODUCTION: Antibiotics represent one of the most widely prescribed therapeutic agents in children. It has been estimated that 30-50% of antibiotic prescriptions for this population are inappropriate. In this scenario, analysis of prescription data provides an invaluable source of information as a basis for implementing strategies for improvement in this field. OBJECTIVE: To assess the appropriateness of antibiotic prescriptions in a paediatric population at an emergency department...
July 12, 2017: Anales de Pediatría: Publicación Oficial de la Asociación Española de Pediatría (A.E.P.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710886/the-cellular-and-molecular-mechanism-of-radiation-induced-lung-injury
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Yijuan Huang, Weiqiang Zhang, Fangrong Yu, Fu Gao
The lung is one of several moderately radiosensitive organs. Radiation-induced lung injury (RILI), including acute radiation pneumonitis and chronic radiation-induced pulmonary fibrosis, occurs most often in radiotherapy of lung cancer, esophageal cancer, and other thoracic cancers. Clinical symptoms of RILI include dry cough, shortness of breath, chest pain, fever, and even severe respiratory failure and death. The occurrence of RILI is a complex process that includes a variety of cellular and molecular interactions which ultimately leads to large fibroblast accumulation, proliferation, and differentiation, resulting in excessive extracellular matrix deposits, causing pulmonary fibrosis...
July 15, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710814/inter-epidemic-rift-valley-fever-virus-seroconversions-in-an-irrigation-scheme-in-bura-south-east-kenya
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D Mbotha, B Bett, S Kairu-Wanyoike, D Grace, A Kihara, M Wainaina, A Hoppenheit, P-H Clausen, J Lindahl
Rift Valley fever (RVF) is an acute mosquito-borne viral zoonosis whose outbreaks are often associated with prolonged rainfall and flooding, during which large numbers of vectors emerge. Recent studies into the inter-epidemic maintenance of RVF virus (RVFV) suggest that both vertical transmission in vectors and direct transmission between hosts act in combination with predisposing factors for persistence of the virus. A comparative longitudinal survey was carried out in Tana River County, Kenya, in irrigated, riverine and pastoral ecosystems from September 2014-June 2015...
July 14, 2017: Transboundary and Emerging Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710747/phase-i-study-of-chimeric-antigen-receptor-modified-t-cells-in-treating-her2-positive-advanced-biliary-tract-cancers-and-pancreatic-cancers
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Kaichao Feng, Yang Liu, Yelei Guo, Jingdan Qiu, Zhiqiang Wu, Hanren Dai, Qingming Yang, Yao Wang, Weidong Han
This phase I clinical trial (NCT01935843) is to evaluate the safety, feasibility, and activity of chimeric antigen receptor-engineered T cell (CART) immunotherapy targeting human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) in patients with advanced biliary tract cancers (BTCs) and pancreatic cancers (PCs). Eligible patients with HER2-positive (>50%) BTCs and PCs were enrolled in the trial. Well cultured CART-HER2 cells were infused following the conditioning treatment composed of nab-paclitaxel (100-200 mg/m(2)) and cyclophosphamide (15-35 mg/kg)...
July 14, 2017: Protein & Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709838/characteristics-of-scrub-typhus-murine-typhus-and-q-fever-among-elderly-patients-prolonged-prothrombin-time-as-a-predictor-for-severity
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Ko Chang, Nan-Yao Lee, Wen-Chien Ko, Wei-Ru Lin, Yen-Hsu Chen, Jih-Jin Tsai, Tun-Chieh Chen, Chun-Yu Lin, Ya-Ting Chang, Po-Liang Lu
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: The clinical manifestations of scrub typhus, murine typhus and acute Q fever in the elderly are not clear. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study to identify the characteristics of the elderly aged ≥65 years with a comparison group aged 18-64 years among patients with scrub typhus, murine typhus, or acute Q fever who were serologically confirmed at three hospitals in Taiwan during 2002-2011. RESULTS: Among 441 cases, including 187 cases of scrub typhus, 166 acute Q fever, and 88 murine typhus, 68 (15...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection, Wei Mian Yu Gan Ran za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709496/drug-resistant-tuberculosis-coexisting-with-invasive-candidiasis-in-an-immunocompetent-30-year-old-woman-a-case-report
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Rakhee Khanduri, Sushant Khanduri, Sanjeev Kumar, Ankur Saini, Arti Kotwal
Invasive candidiasis coexisting with drug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis (DR-TB) in the immunocompetent patient is a rare entity. We report a 30-year-old woman, nondiabetic, who presented to us with complaints of acute onset cough, breathlessness, and fever since 20 days. On thorough investigations, she was diagnosed to be suffering from coexisting drug-resistant tuberculosis and invasive candidiasis. Prompt treatment initiated at right time helped us in saving her life. The unique presentation of this case and that too in an immunocompetent female makes it an interesting case...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709419/the-clinical-and-virological-features-of-the-first-imported-case-causing-mers-cov-outbreak-in-south-korea-2015
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Ji Yeon Lee, You-Jin Kim, Eun Hee Chung, Dae-Won Kim, Ina Jeong, Yeonjae Kim, Mi-Ran Yun, Sung Soon Kim, Gayeon Kim, Joon-Sung Joh
BACKGROUND: In 2015, the largest outbreak of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection outside the Middle East occurred in South Korea. We summarized the epidemiological, clinical, and laboratory findings of the first Korean case of MERS-CoV and analyzed whole-genome sequences of MERS-CoV derived from the patient. CASE PRESENTATION: A 68-year-old man developed fever and myalgia 7 days after returning to Korea, following a 10-day trip to the Middle East...
July 14, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707578/acute-otitis-media-in-children
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Alexander Kc Leung, Alex H C Wong
BACKGROUND: Acute otitis media is a common childhood infection. Prompt diagnosis and appropriate treatment are very important. OBJECTIVE: To review in depth the epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, complications and particularly treatment of acute otitis media in children. METHODS: A PubMed search was completed in Clinical Queries using the key term "acute otitis media". Patents were searched using the key term "acute otitis media" from www...
July 12, 2017: Recent Patents on Inflammation & Allergy Drug Discovery
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