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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29930883/riddle-me-this-acalculous-cholecystitis-as-an-unusual-complication-of-immunoglobulin-m-negative-mononucleosis
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Philipp Höhn, Chris Braumann, Waldemar Uhl, Andreas M Luu
Infectious mononucleosis is a common disease of the adolescent caused by the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). We present a rare case of a male adult with acalculous cholecystitis due to infectious mononucleosis. A correct diagnosis was challenging due to a false negative antibody test. Laboratory values were significant for a marked lymphocytosis and an early Immunoglobulin G (IgG) response without initial Immunoglobulin M (IgM) elevation. However, IgM antibodies were elevated two weeks later. Symptoms resolved quickly under symptomatic therapy...
April 19, 2018: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29730383/fulminant-septic-shock-caused-by-capnocytophaga-canimorsus-in-italy-case-report
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Giorgio Piccinelli, Francesca Caccuri, Elena De Peri, Andrea Tironi, Silvia Odolini, Lucia Dora Notarangelo, Franco Gargiulo, Francesco Castelli, Nicola Latronico, Fabio Facchetti, Arnaldo Caruso
Capnocytophaga canimorsus infection was recently recognized as a zoonosis. We report the first case of fulminant septic shock in Italy caused by this pathogen. The patient, with a history of splenectomy, died at the main hospital in Brescia with a presumptive diagnosis of sepsis. PCR and sequencing on post mortem samples confirmed C. canimorsus as a causative organism. Our purpose is to alert medical professionals to the virulence of C. canimorsus in asplenic and immunocompromised patients.
May 3, 2018: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29706238/-a-fatal-septic-shock-due-to-capnocytophaga-canimorsus-and-review-of-literature
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G Vignon, P Combeau, J Violette, A-S Cognée, S Méglio, F Carrère, P Aucher, F Lellouche
INTRODUCTION: Capnocytophaga canimorsus is a Gram-negative bacterium present in normal dogs and cats mouths. It can be responsible for septic shocks after dog or cat bite, especially in asplenic patients. CASE REPORT: We report here a case of C. canimorsus infection rapidly presenting as a multiple organ dysfonction syndrome in an immunocompetent 54 years old patient, who lives near a dog, without any sign of bite. The evolution was a rapidly fatal fulminant septic shock...
April 26, 2018: La Revue de Médecine Interne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29582438/a-pilot-serosurvey-of-babesia-microti-in-chinese-blood-donors
#4
E M Bloch, Y Yang, M He, L Tonnetti, Y Liu, J Wang, Y Guo, H Li, D A Leiby, H Shan
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Babesia spp. are tick-borne, intraerythrocytic protozoan parasites, several of which are transfusion-transmissible. Transfusion-transmitted babesiosis poses serious risk to a diverse patient population, including neonates, patients aged >50 years, the asplenic and the immunocompromised that are over-represented among transfusion recipients. Despite reports of B. microti and B. venatorum in People's Republic of China (PRC), no surveillance of blood donors for Babesia has previously been undertaken...
March 26, 2018: Vox Sanguinis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29532980/the-effect-of-splenectomy-on-the-levels-of-pcv-13-induced-memory-b-and-t-cells
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Umut Gazi, Djursun Karasartova, Ibrahim Tayfun Sahiner, Ayse Semra Gureser, Ozgur Tosun, Mehmet Kursat Derici, Mete Dolapci, Aysegul Taylan Ozkan
AIM: Splenectomised patients are associated with lifelong risk of fatal overwhelming post-splenectomy infection (OPSI), which is mostly caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae. Today OPSI cases can still be reported even in patients with appropriate vaccination. In our study, the levels of vaccine-specific memory B- and T cells were compared between control and splenectomised patients to enlighten the underlying reason. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Five healthy and 14 post-traumatic splenectomised individuals were vaccinated with 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV-13) followed by 23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPV-23)...
March 13, 2018: International Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29471470/a-registry-for-patients-with-asplenia-hyposplenism-reduces-the-risk-of-infections-with-encapsulated-organisms
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Alicia Arnott, Penelope Jones, Lucinda J Franklin, Denis Spelman, Karin Leder, Allen C Cheng
Background: Overwhelming post-splenectomy infection (OPSI) is a serious complication of asplenia. Clinical guidelines recommend a number of measures to reduce the risk of OPSI, but awareness and adherence to preventative measures is generally poor. We aimed to determine whether a registry for asplenic/hyposplenic patients was associated with a reduction in the incidence of infection with encapsulated bacteria. Methods: We performed a retrospective cohort study of asplenic/hyposplenic patients in the state of Victoria, Australia who registered with Spleen Australia from 2003 - 2014...
February 17, 2018: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456239/a-rare-presentation-of-cryptococcal-meningitis-and-cerebellitis-in-an-asplenic-patient-seronegative-for-human-immunodeficiency-virus-hiv
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Hafsa Abbas, Angelica CiFuentes Kottkamp, Naeem Abbas, Richard Cindrich, Manisha Singh
BACKGROUND Cryptococcal meningitis in patients who are seronegative for the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and in patients who are splenectomized is rare. This report is an unusual case of meningeal and cerebellar infection due to the encapsulated yeast, Cryptococcus neoformans, which has not previously been associated with asplenia. CASE REPORT A 65-year-old HIV-negative patient with a previous splenectomy, presented with a three-day history of fever, vomiting, and headache. His symptoms progressed to generalized body aches, persistent fever, and neck stiffness...
February 19, 2018: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321025/diagnostic-challenges-of-prolonged-post-treatment-clearance-of-plasmodium-nucleic-acids-in-a-pre-transplant-autosplenectomized-patient-with-sickle-cell-disease
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Paul M Luethy, Sean C Murphy, Annette M Seilie, Yingda L Xie, Chuen-Yen Lau, John F Tisdale, Matthew M Hsieh, Jessica L Reinhardt, Anna F Lau, Gary A Fahle
BACKGROUND: Autosplenectomy, as a result of sickle cell disease, is an important risk factor for severe malaria. While molecular methods are helpful in providing rapid and accurate infection detection and species identification, the effect of hyposplenism on result interpretation during the course of infection should be carefully considered. CASE PRESENTATION: A 32-year old autosplenectomized Nigerian male with severe sickle cell disease was referred to the National Institutes of Health for allogenic hematopoietic stem cell transplant...
January 10, 2018: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101508/a-sticky-situation-myocardial-infarction-in-a-young-woman-with-immune-thrombocytopenia-on-eltrombopag-and-a-history-of-mediastinal-radiation
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Jennifer Teichman, Ahmed Taher, Abdulaziz Hashi, Akshay Bagai, Michelle Sholzberg
More recent immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) treatment strategies enhance platelet production with the use of thrombopoietin receptor agonists (TPO-RA) such as eltrombopag. Patients receiving TPO-RA agents may be at an increased risk of thromboembolism, however the pathophysiology and common underlying risk factors are not well understood. We present the case of a young asplenic woman on eltrombopag for chronic ITP with acute myocardial infarction involving the right coronary artery. Past medical history was significant for remote mediastinal radiation for lymphoma and splenectomy for ITP...
January 2018: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046517/a-rare-association-of-congenital-asplenia-with-jejunal-arteriovenous-malformation
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Jelena Z Arnautovic, Areej Mazhar, Stela Tereziu, Kashvi Gupta
BACKGROUND Isolated congenital asplenia is a poorly understood and rare form of primary immunodeficiency, often associated with life-threatening infections. CASE REPORT We encountered a unique case of a 22-year-old asplenic male who presented with severe iron-deficiency anemia secondary to occult gastrointestinal bleeding since age 15. Our extensive work-up confirmed jejunal arteriovenous malformations as the source of the bleed. Six months after the treatment, the patient has reported no further episodes of gastrointestinal bleeding and his hemoglobin has remained stable...
October 19, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870849/perioperative-management-of-asplenic-patients-in-france-a-national-survey-among-anaesthetists
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Ludivine Rousseau, Thomas Kerforne, Matthieu Boisson, Olivier Mimoz, Claire Dahyot-Fizelier
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2017: Anaesthesia, Critical Care & Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858039/fulminant-haemophilus-influenzae-type-a-infection-in-a-4-year-old-with-previously-undiagnosed-asplenic-heterotaxy
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Andrew Headrick, Erinn O Schmit, David W Kimberlin
The post Hib-vaccine era has resulted in increased cases of invasive, non-Hib, Haemophilus influenzae infections. One of the encapsulated species, type a, displays the most similarity in virulence to type b. Our patient, a fully vaccinated 4-year-old female, with newly diagnosed asplenia in the setting of heterotaxy, had a prolonged hospital course with disseminated Haemophilus influenzae type a infection.
April 2018: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694665/pancreas-preserving-distal-duodenectomy-a-versatile-operation-for-a-range-of-infra-papillary-pathologies
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W Kyle Mitchell, Pradeep F Thomas, Abed M Zaitoun, Adam J Brooks, Dileep N Lobo
AIM: To investigate the range of pathologies treated by pancreas preserving distal duodenectomy (PPDD) and present the outcome of follow-up. METHODS: Neoplastic lesions of the duodenum are treated conventionally by pancreaticoduodenectomy. Lesions distal to the major papilla may be suitable for a pancreas-preserving distal duodenectomy, potentially reducing morbidity and mortality. We present our experience with this procedure. Selective intraoperative duodenoscopy assessed the relationship of the papilla to the lesion...
June 21, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538505/thalassemia-major-and-priapism-a-case-report-of-an-adolescent
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Sibel Öz, Serhan Küpeli, Gülay Sezgin, İbrahim Bayram
Priapism is defined as a prolonged pathologic penile erection without sexual stimulation. In children, priapism secondary to sickle cell disease or hematological malignancy is a frequent condition. Appropriate treatment of priapism varies; the treatment is primarily etiological, conservative management. In the present report, we aimed to present a case of asplenic thalassemia major who developed priapism, improved with hydration and ibuprofen treatment. Clinicians should take into account that priapism can be encountered in patients with thalassemia major...
August 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503278/conjugate-and-23-valent-pneumococcal-polysaccharide-booster-vaccination-in-asplenic-patients-with-thalassemia-major-a-randomized-clinical-trial-study
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Mohammad Sadegh Rezai, Javad Ghaffari, Mohammadreza Mahdavi, Amir Bahari, Shahram Ala
BACKGROUND: Pneumococcal vaccine provides protection against invasive pneumococcal disease in population at risk. This study was conducted to compare the antibody response to 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine and 23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine in patients with thalassemia major. METHODS: A randomized cross-over clinical trial was performed on 50 asplenic patients with thalassemia major who referred to thalassemia center at Bouali Sina Hospital, Sari, Iran from 2013 to 2014...
2017: Caspian Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498097/the-asplenic-patient-post-insult-immunocompetence-infection-and-vaccination
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Brandon Dionne, Walter Dehority, Meghan Brett, Thomas R Howdieshell
BACKGROUND: Splenic injury can occur through multiple mechanisms and may result in various degrees of residual immunocompetence. Functionally or anatomically asplenic patients are at higher risk for infection, particularly with encapsulated bacteria. Vaccination is recommended to prevent infection with these organisms; however, the recommendations are routinely updated, and vaccine selection and timing are complex. METHODS: Review of the pertinent English-language literature, including the recommendations of the U...
July 2017: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488145/anti-pneumococcal-vaccine-induced-cellular-immune-responses-in-post-traumatic-splenectomized-individuals
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Djursun Karasartova, Umut Gazi, Ozgur Tosun, Ayse S Gureser, Ibrahim T Sahiner, Mete Dolapci, Aysegul T Ozkan
PURPOSE: Splenectomy is associated with increased risk of overwhelming post-splenectomy infections despite proper anti-pneumococcal vaccination. As most studies concentrated on vaccination-induced humoral immunity, the cellular immune responses triggered in splenectomized patients are not yet well studied. The present study aims to investigate this area as it can contribute to the development of more effective vaccination strategies. METHODS: Five healthy and 14 splenectomized patients were vaccinated with pneumococcal conjugate polysaccharide vaccine (PCV) followed by pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine according to the guidelines established by Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices...
May 2017: Journal of Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464987/utilizing-pharmacy-intervention-in-asplenic-patients-to-improve-vaccination-rates
#18
Lindsey Rihtarchik, Claire V Murphy, Kyle Porter, Lisa Mostafavifar
PURPOSE: Asplenic patients are at increased risk for post-splenectomy infection caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae, Neisseria meningitidis, and Haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib), and vaccination rates against these organisms remain low. The purpose of this study was to evaluate vaccination rates before and after implementation of a pharmacist-driven electronic vaccination tracking system. METHODS: This retrospective cohort analysis compared adult splenectomy patients before and after implementation of a pharmacist-driven tracking system with a primary outcome of complete initial vaccination...
April 2018: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425162/a-small-lick-will-sink-a-great-ship-fulminant-septicaemia-after-dog-saliva-wound-treatment-in-an-asplenic-patient
#19
Evi M Morandi, Reinhard Pauzenberger, Christoph Tasch, Ulrich M Rieger, Gerhard Pierer, Gabriel Djedovic
Capnocytophaga canimorsus is a bacterium transmitted through the saliva of dogs. An infection can cause severe sepsis with acral necrosis and is potentially fatal. Here, we report the case of a 41-year-old man who was infected through a wound that was licked by his dog. He went into septic shock with disseminated intravascular coagulation and subsequently lost both lower legs, his nose and all the fingers on both hands.
December 2017: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424248/splenic-ly6g-high-mature-and-ly6g-int-immature-neutrophils-contribute-to-eradication-of-s-pneumoniae
#20
Justin F Deniset, Bas G Surewaard, Woo-Yong Lee, Paul Kubes
The spleen plays an integral protective role against encapsulated bacterial infections. Our understanding of the associated mechanisms is limited to thymus-independent (TI) antibody production by the marginal zone (MZ) B cells, leaving the contribution of other splenic compartments such as the red pulp (RP) largely unexplored despite asplenic patients succumbing to the infection in the first 24 h, suggesting important antibody-independent mechanisms. In this study, using time-lapse intravital imaging of the spleen, we identify a tropism for Streptococcus pneumoniae in this organ mediated by tissue-resident MZ and RP macrophages and a protective role for two distinct splenic neutrophil populations (Ly6G(hi) and Ly6G(intermediate)) residing in the splenic RP...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Experimental Medicine
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