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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210456/severe-odontogenic-infection-an-emergency-case-report
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Marcelo Guzmán-Letelier, Claudia Crisosto-Jara, Camilo Diaz-Ricouz, Miguel Peñarrocha-Diago, David Peñarrocha-Oltra
Odontogenic infections (OI) are a major reason for consultation in dental practice. They affect people of all ages, and most of them respond well to current medical and surgical treatments. However, some OI can spread to vital and deep structures, overcome the host immune system - especially in diabetic, immunocompromised or weakened patients - and even prove fatal. Ludwig's angina is a severe form of diffuse cellulitis that can have an acute onset and spread very rapidly, bilaterally affecting areas of the head and neck, and may prove life threatening...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202760/restriction-of-hcmv-replication-by-isg15-a-host-effector-regulated-by-cgas-sting-dsdna-sensing
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Christopher Bianco, Ian Mohr
Accumulation of the interferon-stimulated gene (ISG) 15 protein product, which is reversibly conjugated to numerous polypeptide targets, impacts the proteome and physiology of uninfected and infected cells. While many viruses, including human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) blunt host antiviral defenses by limiting ISG expression, the overall abundance of ISG15 monomer and protein conjugates rises in HCMV-infected cells. However, the molecular signals underlying ISG15 accumulation and whether the ISG15 polypeptide itself influences HCMV infection biology remain unknown...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196644/re-evaluation-of-epidermodysplasia-verruciformis-reconciling-more-than-90%C3%A2-years-of-debate
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REVIEW
Joanna Przybyszewska, Abraham Zlotogorski, Yuval Ramot
Epidermodysplasia verruciformis (EV) is a rare genodermatosis characterized by abnormal susceptibility to cutaneous human beta-papillomavirus infections causing persistent flat warts or pityriasis versicolor-like lesions. This generalized verrucous skin disorder resembles generalized verrucosis, but these 2 conditions are distinguished by differences in clinical manifestation and the human papillomavirus types involved. A breakthrough in our understanding of EV was the discovery that homozygous inactivating mutations in TMC6 (EVER1) and TMC8 (EVER2) determine susceptibility to this disorder; however, they have not solved all EV cases fully...
February 10, 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188050/successful-treatment-with-caspofungin-of-candiduria-in-a-child-with-wilms-tumor-review-of-literature
#4
M S Rezai, A Vaezi, H Fakhim, A Soleimani, H Mohammad Jafari, S Mohseni, H Badali
Symptomatic candiduria often occurs in patients with indwelling bladder catheters or immunocompromised host. Isolation of Candida in urine in high-risk patients should primarily be considered as a marker for candidemia. Hematological and genitourinary malignancies are one of the main risk factors associated with Candida urinary tract infections (CUTI). Fluconazole is a choice for initial treatment of CUTI, but it is fluctuate depending on the patient's condition including renal failure, site of urinary infection and Candida species...
February 7, 2017: Journal de Mycologie Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183847/human-rhinovirus-detection-in-the-lower-respiratory-tract-of-hematopoietic-cell-transplant-recipients-association-with-mortality
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Sachiko Seo, Alpana Waghmare, Emily M Scott, Hu Xie, Jane M Kuypers, Robert C Hackman, Angela P Campbell, Su-Mi Choi, Wendy M Leisenring, Keith R Jerome, Janet A Englund, Michael Boeckh
Human rhinoviruses are the most common respiratory viruses detected in patients after hematopoietic cell transplantation. Although rhinovirus appears to occasionally cause severe lower respiratory tract infection in immunocompromised patients, the clinical significance of rhinovirus detection in the lower respiratory tract remains unknown. We evaluated 697 recipients transplanted between 1993 and 2015 with rhinovirus in respiratory samples. As comparative cohorts, 273 recipients with lower respiratory tract infection caused by respiratory syncytial virus (N=117), parainfluenza virus (N=120), or influenza (N=36) were analyzed...
February 9, 2017: Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182772/murine-cytomegalovirus-infection-of-mouse-macrophages-stimulates-early-expression-of-suppressor-of-cytokine-signaling-socs-1-and-socs3
#6
Christine I Alston, Richard D Dix
Human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) is a species-specific β-herpesvirus that infects for life up to 80% of the world's population and causes severe morbidity in at-risk immunocompromised populations. Suppressors of cytokine signaling (SOCS)1 and SOCS3 are host proteins that act as inducible negative feedback regulators of cytokine signaling and have been implicated in several ocular diseases and viral infections. We recently found in our mouse model of experimental cytomegalovirus retinitis that subretinally-injected murine cytomegalovirus (MCMV) stimulates ocular SOCS1 and SOCS3 during retrovirus-induced immune suppression of murine AIDS (MAIDS), and that infiltrating macrophages are prominent cellular sources of retinal SOCS1 and SOCS3 expression...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178208/effector-mechanisms-of-neutrophils-within-the-innate-immune-system-in-response-to-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-infection
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REVIEW
Eric Warren, Garrett Teskey, Vishwanath Venketaraman
Neutrophils have a significant yet controversial role in the innate immune response to Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M. tb) infection, which is not yet fully understood. In addition to neutrophils' well-known effector mechanisms, they may also help control infection of M. tb through the formation of neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs), which are thought to further promote the killing of M. tb by resident alveolar macrophages. Cytokines such as IFN-γ have now been shown to serve an immunomodulatory role in neutrophil functioning in conjunction to its pro-inflammatory function...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174572/functional-characterization-of-rhoptry-kinome-in-the-virulent-toxoplasma-gondii-rh-strain
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Jin-Lei Wang, Ting-Ting Li, Hany M Elsheikha, Kai Chen, Wei-Ning Zhu, Dong-Mei Yue, Xing-Quan Zhu, Si-Yang Huang
Toxoplasma gondii is an obligatory intracellular apicomplexan protozoan which can infect any warm-blooded animal and causes severe diseases in immunocompromised individuals or infants infected in utero. The survival and success of this parasite require that it colonizes the host cell, avoids host immune defenses, replicates within an appropriate niche, and exits the infected host cell to spread to neighboring non-infected cells. All of these processes depend on the parasite ability to synthesis and export secreted proteins...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165018/recombinant-phage-elicits-protective-immune-response-against-systemic-s-globosa-infection-in-mouse-model
#9
Feng Chen, Rihua Jiang, Yicun Wang, Mingji Zhu, Xu Zhang, Shuai Dong, Hongxi Shi, Li Wang
Sporothrix globosa is a type of fungus that typically infects immunocompromised patients. Its prevention continues to pose a challenge. A 70-KDa glycoprotein (Gp70) of Sporothrix has been previously reported to protect host against infection from this fungus. Here, we displayed an epitope peptide (kpvqhalltplgldr) of Gp70 on the major coat protein (pIII), and investigated its efficiency as a vaccine for preventing S. globosa infection. The recombinant phage and the heat-killed S. globosa were used to immunize mice separately...
February 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164040/tlr2-mice-display-increased-clearance-of-dermatophyte-trichophyton-mentagrophytes-in-the-setting-of-hyperglycemia
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Débora de Fátima Almeida, Thais F de Campos Fraga-Silva, Amanda R Santos, Angela C Finato, Camila M Marchetti, Marjorie de Assis Golim, Vanessa S Lara, Maria S P Arruda, James Venturini
Dermatophytosis is one of the most common human infections affecting both immunocompetent individuals and immunocompromised patients, in whom the disease is more aggressive and can reach deep tissues. Over the last decades, cases of deep dermatophytosis have increased and the dermatophyte-host interplay remains poorly investigated. Pattern recognition molecules, such as Toll-like receptors (TLR), play a crucial role against infectious diseases. However, there has been very little research reported on dermatophytosis...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153606/herpesvirus-dna-polymerases-structures-functions-and-inhibitors
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REVIEW
Karima Zarrouk, Jocelyne Piret, Guy Boivin
Human herpesviruses are large double-stranded DNA viruses belonging to the Herpesviridae family. These viruses have the ability to establish lifelong latency into the host and to periodically reactivate. Primary infections and reactivations of herpesviruses cause a large spectrum of diseases and may lead to severe complications in immunocompromised patients. The viral DNA polymerase is a key enzyme in the lytic phase of the infection by herpesviruses. This review focuses on the structures and functions of viral DNA polymerases of herpes simplex virus (HSV) and human cytomegalovirus (HCMV)...
January 30, 2017: Virus Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146188/-vaccination-of-adult-patients-receiving-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-perspective-of-costa-rica
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M Del Rosario Espínoza Mora, Gustavo Lazo Páez, M Paz León Bratti, Christian Schauer
In this article the present recommendations for immunization of adult patients who received hematopoietic stem cell transplantation -a common procedure in therapy of many types of hematological diseases and serious inborn defects of the immune system- are reviewed and discussed. Patients that undergo this kind of transplantation procedure exhibit, compared to the general population, an elevated susceptibility of immune-preventable infections, due to loss of the humoral and cellular protective immunity. A revaccination strategy for transplanted patients can result in a significant diminution of morbidity and mortality related to the treatment of these diseases...
December 2016: Revista Chilena de Infectología: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad Chilena de Infectología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138019/involvement-of-host-defense-mechanisms-against-toxoplasma-gondii-infection-in-anhedonic-and-despair-like-behaviors-in-mice
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Motamed E Mahmoud, Ragab Fereig, Yoshifumi Nishikawa
Toxoplasma gondii is a pathogen relevant to psychiatric disorders. We recently showed that reactivation of chronic T. gondii induced depressive-like behaviors in mice. Further, it has been hypothesized that depression-like behaviors are mediated via a host defense mechanism against invading pathogens; proximate mechanisms of this behavioral hypothesis remain unclear. In the present study, we investigate the contribution of indoleamine 2, 3-dioxygenase (IDO), inflammation and interferon-gamma (IFN-γ) on anhedonic- and despair-related behaviors in T...
January 30, 2017: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126016/seroprevalence-of-toxoplasma-gondii-and-associated-risk-factors-among-hiv-infected-women-within-reproductive-age-group-at-mizan-aman-general-hospital-southwest-ethiopia-a-cross-sectional-study
#14
Ayalew Jejaw Zeleke, Yayehirad Alemu Melsew
BACKGROUND: Toxoplasmosis is serious in the case of immune suppression and prenatal transmission. In immunocompromised hosts, it is manifested primarily as a life-threatening condition, toxoplasmic encephalitis. Congenital toxoplasmosis results in abortion or congenitally acquired disorders which primarily affect the central nervous system. This study assessed seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii) infection and associated factors among HIV-infected women within the reproductive age group (18-49 years) at Mizan Aman General Hospital, Southwest Ethiopia...
January 26, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122977/impact-of-type-1-interferon-on-the-safety-and-immunogenicity-of-an-experimental-live-attenuated-herpes-simplex-virus-type-1-vaccine-in-mice
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Derek J Royer, Meghan M Carr, Ana J Chucair-Elliott, William P Halford, Daniel J J Carr
: Viral fitness dictates virulence and capacity to evade host immune defenses. Understanding the biological underpinnings of such features is essential for rational vaccine development. We have previously shown that the live-attenuated herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) 0ΔNLS mutant is sensitive to inhibition by interferon β in vitro and functions as a highly efficacious experimental vaccine. Here, we characterize the host immune response and in vivo pathogenesis of HSV-1 0ΔNLS relative to its fully virulent parental strain in C57BL/6 mice...
January 25, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122000/the-iron-dependent-regulation-of-the-candida-albicans-oxidative-stress-response-by-the-ccaat-binding-factor
#16
Ananya Chakravarti, Kyle Camp, David S McNabb, Inés Pinto
Candida albicans is the most frequently encountered fungal pathogen in humans, capable of causing mucocutaneous and systemic infections in immunocompromised individuals. C. albicans virulence is influenced by multiple factors. Importantly, iron acquisition and avoidance of the immune oxidative burst are two critical barriers for survival in the host. Prior studies using whole genome microarray expression data indicated that the CCAAT-binding factor is involved in the regulation of iron uptake/utilization and the oxidative stress response...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114153/mycobacterium-gordonae-skin-infection-in-an-immunocompetent-child
#17
Bridget Freyne, Nigel Curtis
Mycobacterium gordonae is a slow growing, pigmented, non-tuberculous mycobacterium (NTM). It is commonly associated with environmental contamination of clinical specimens but it is also a recognized pathogen in immunocompromised hosts. We describe an immunocompetent child with a spontaneously occurring skin ulcer on the face caused by M. gordonae infection.
January 19, 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112345/-pulmonary-strongyloidiasis
#18
Heiler Lozada, Jorge E Daza
Strongyloidiasis is an infection caused by the parasite Strongyloides stercoralis, which can be asymptomatic and means a high morbidity and mortality in immunocompromised hosts, severe malnutrition and coinfection with HTLV-1 virus. The parasite has the potential to produce and multiply internal autoinfection in humans, thus an hyperinfection can be developed. A case of pulmonary infection by this parasite is presented in this study, infection which advanced into a respiratory failure and required mechanical ventilation and hemodynamic support in an intensive care unit...
October 2016: Revista Chilena de Infectología: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad Chilena de Infectología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106859/burkholderia-cepacia-complex-regulation-of-virulence-gene-expression-a-review
#19
REVIEW
Sílvia A Sousa, Joana R Feliciano, Tiago Pita, Soraia I Guerreiro, Jorge H Leitão
Burkholderia cepacia complex (Bcc) bacteria emerged as opportunistic pathogens in cystic fibrosis and immunocompromised patients. Their eradication is very difficult due to the high level of intrinsic resistance to clinically relevant antibiotics. Bcc bacteria have large and complex genomes, composed of two to four replicons, with variable numbers of insertion sequences. The complexity of Bcc genomes confers a high genomic plasticity to these bacteria, allowing their adaptation and survival to diverse habitats, including the human host...
January 19, 2017: Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100279/severe-community-acquired-adenovirus-pneumonia-treated-with-oral-ribavirin-a-case-report
#20
Byung Woo Yoon, Yong Geon Song, Seung Hyeun Lee
BACKGROUND: Adenovirus is a common pathogen of acute upper respiratory infection in children and is generally self-limiting. Severe adenovirus infections have been reported in immunocompromised hosts especially bone marrow transplantation recipients due to hematologic malignancy. Severe adenovirus pneumonia in immunocompetent hosts has rarely been reported and optimal treatment has not been established. We report a case of community-acquired severe adenovirus pneumonia which was successfully treated with early administration of oral ribavirin...
January 18, 2017: BMC Research Notes
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