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Groner Abraham - - 2008
Community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CAMRSA) presents numerous diagnostic and therapeutic problems for the outpatient physician, including the appropriate use of antibiotics and proper counseling of families on ways to prevent household spread. Most cases of CAMRSA in children involve soft tissue and skin infection, which is precisely the type of ...
Linqiu Zhou
Pan spinal epidural abscess is rare in a young healthy adult and may lead to permanent neurological deficits and meningitis if not treated promptly. A case is described of a pan spinal epidural abscess, from C1 to S1, in a young, healthy adult without risk factors that presented with ascending ...
Dhodapkar Rahul - - 2008
Melioidosis or infection with Burkholderia pseudomallei presents with protean manifestations. We present a case of melioidosis in a diabetic patient from India. The case is presented to highlight the importance of early microbiologic diagnosis and subsequent institution of appropriate therapy to achieve a better prognosis A male bachelor around 50 ...
Oda Itaru - - 2008
Epidural hematoma associated with osteoporotic vertebral collapse has not been reported yet in the literature. We report a case of myelopathy caused by chronic epidural hematoma associated with L1 osteoporotic vertebral collapse and review the relevant literature.
Bagul Nitin B - - 2008
Primary Psoas abscess (PPA) is an infrequent clinical entity with obscure pathogenesis and vague clinical presentation. High index of clinical suspicion is required for the diagnosis of psoas abscess. We also emphasises the importance of bacteriological confirmation of microorganism involved, although Staphylococcus aureus remains the commonest pathogen. We report an ...
Lopes Armando - - 2007
Gemella morbillorum, a commensal of the oropharynx, upper respiratory, urogenital and gastrointestinal tract is rarely associated with infections in humans. However, an increasing number of infectious processes in different locations have been reported. Cerebral abscesses caused by these bacteria are extremely uncommon with only four cases previously described in the ...
George A - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: We report an extremely rare case of bilateral posterior nasal septal abscess in an otherwise healthy adult patient. METHOD: Case report and a review of the world literature concerning atraumatic nasal septal abscess and its management. RESULTS: The development of an atraumatic nasal septal abscess is rare, but it ...
Kyriakides Athanasios E - - 2007
STUDY DESIGN: Case report. OBJECTIVES: To report an unusual case of spontaneous spinal subdural hematoma and to review relevant literature and discuss the etiology, pathogenesis, clinical features, imaging, and prognosis. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Spontaneous spinal subdural hematoma with no underline pathology is a very rare condition. Only 19 cases ...
Mukhopadhyay Chiranjoy - - 2007
We report two atypical presentations of melioidosis as mediastinal lymphadenitis and prostatic abscess with Burkholderia pseudomallei, the emerging category 2 organism which led to diagnostic and therapeutic dilemma and thereby, delay in appropriate management. Any similar presentation should always be supported by microbiological opinion without any delay, which can help ...
Harnier Simon - - 2008
Retropharyngeal tendinitis is a rare cause of intense neck pain and occipital headache. It is caused by an aseptic inflammatory process in the longus colli tendon, triggered by deposition of calcium hydroxyapatite crystal. Clinically, it can be misdiagnosed as retropharyngeal abscess, traumatic injury, infectious spondylitis, cervical artery dissection, or even ...
Mahler Simon A - - 2008
Bedside ultrasound has become an important diagnostic tool for emergency physicians. Clinical investigators have demonstrated that evaluating soft tissue infections with ultrasound is useful for the detection of subcutaneous abscesses. Bedside ultrasound of a preputial cavity abscess in the Emergency Department has not been previously described in the English medical ...
Tsivian M - - 2007
We reviewed the literature reports and our personal experience on partial portal vein arterialization (PPVA) to prevent and treat acute liver failure (ALF) following major hepatobiliary surgery or another etiology. Experimental studies in rats have assessed the efficacy of PPVA in treatment of ALF induced by extended resections in normal ...
Inoue Ryuta - - 2007
We report a case of a 34-year-old man who suffered from pheochromocytoma with an abscess in the right adrenal. He presented with a high fever and back pain. He also had some episodes of headache and palpitation. Serum and urine catecholamine levels were elevated. From computed tomography and (123)I-meta-iodobenzylguanidine scans, ...
Barrs V R - - 2007
OBJECTIVES: To review the literature on intracranial empyema and report two new cases in cats. METHODS: Literature review and case reports. RESULTS: Intracranial empyema has been rarely reported in small animals. In two novel cases in cats, the route of infection was postulated to be local extension from a retrobulbar ...
Scholing M - - 2007
Clinical features of liver involvement due to Listeria monocytogenes infection in adults are rarely reported in literature. This is surprising, regarding the current opinion that the portal system is extensively involved in the first stages of pathogenesis in invasive L. monocytogenes disease. A literature search in the PubMed and Embase ...
Bechtel Kirsten - - 2007
This is a case report of a 19-year-old woman who presented with a large hematoma of her labia majora after consensual sexual intercourse that required surgical intervention. To our knowledge, this is the first case report of such an entity. The following is a summary of the patient's clinical presentation ...
Thilesen Carina M - - 2007
Leptotrichia amnionii, a recently described, very fastidious, gram-negative anaerobic bacterium, is an opportunistic pathogen of the female urogenital tract. We report a case of second-trimester abortion in a patient with chorioamnionitis and L. amnionii bacteremia and a case of renal abscess in a female 5 weeks postpartum.
Kulkarni Arvind G - - 2007
STUDY DESIGN: A case report of pyogenic intradural abscess is described. OBJECTIVES: The rarity of the presentation and its successful management are discussed. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Intradural abscesses are exceptionally rare. METHOD: The abscess was drained by performing a posterior midline lumbar durotomy, and intravenous antibiotics were initiated. RESULT: ...
Castinel Bernard H - - 2007
As in other endurance sports, the intensity of training sessions and the pace of competition has significantly increased since rugby union became a professional sport. The case history is presented of a professional rugby player who was diagnosed with septicaemia and a lung abscess following an infected wound to the ...
Shetty Geeta - - 2007
Morphea of the breast is an uncommon skin condition associated with autoimmune disorders and has also been described following radiotherapy. The inflammatory stage of morphea can commonly be mistaken for a breast abscess or inflammation. We report two cases of localized scleroderma affecting the breast with no history of autoimmune ...
Platz J - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: In spontaneous intracranial hypotension (SIH), also known as spontaneous hypoliquorrhea, an abnormally low intracranial pressure leads to posture-dependent headaches similar to those observed after lumbar puncture. Although its etiology is not yet fully understood, it is now diagnosed more often as clinical awareness increases and the availability of MRI ...
Saeed Musab U - - 2007
STUDY DESIGN: A case report of a patient with a halo pin-associated brain abscess and a review of literature. OBJECTIVES: To report a rare complication of halo pin insertion-associated brain abscess, and to discuss the diagnostic and treatment approach to its management. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Halo orthosis is a ...
Di Marco L - - 2007
Pyogenic abscess of the psoas muscle is a rare disease. The Authors report a recently observed case which developed 10 years after ipsilateral nephrectomy for pyonephrosis, reviewing the pertinent literature. The culture of the pus extracted only reproduced Proteus mirabilis. The relation between psoas abscess and nephrectomy is unclear. To ...
Sumida Hitoshi - - 2007
We report an unusual case of huge extrapleural hematoma in an anticoagulated patient with no apparent traumatic episode. An extrapleural hematoma (EH) was successfully treated by video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS). If an EH is large enough to cause ventilatory or circulatory disturbances, VATS may be the first option for the ...
Le Roux Pieter C - - 2007
Subdural empyema is not commonly diagnosed in the developed world, occurring mostly after meningitis, sinusitis, trauma or surgery. The diagnosis of subdural empyema constitutes a neurosurgical emergency, and surgical treatment is usually required to drain the collection and provide sufficient material to permit a microbiological diagnosis. The authors report a ...
Perez Manuel J Soriano - - 2007
The pyogenic liver abscess is a potentially life-threatening disease with low incidence, which has undergone significant changes in epidemiology, management and mortality over the past decades. Usually, patients with pyogenic liver abscesses present to the emergency department with fever of unknown origin. The computed tomography (CT) is basic to confirm ...
Santos Sofia A SA Department of Gastroenterology, Fernando Fonseca Hospital, Amadora 2720-276, Portugal. - - 2007
Hepatic abscess due to perforation of the gastrointestinal tract caused by ingested foreign bodies is uncommon. Pre-operative diagnosis is difficult as patients are often unaware of the foreign body ingestion and symptoms and imagiology are usually non-specific. The authors report a case of 62-year-old woman who was admitted with fever ...
Ryan Thomas D - - 2007
Subgaleal hematomas (SGHs) in neonates may result from trauma to the scalp sustained during delivery. In the majority of cases, these lesions will resolve on their own without serious or long-term consequences. The authors report on a case of SGH resulting in hypotension, anemia, coagulopathy, and eventually direct hyperbilirubinemia in ...
Simsek Serkan - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Atlantoaxial subluxation secondary to a paravertebral (retropharyngeal) abscess is a well known but rare event in children. CASE DESCRIPTION: The authors describe the clinical and radiologic findings of a case of 6-year-old child who presented with acute torticollis (duration, 4 days). Type 2 atlantoaxial rotatory fixation and upper cervical ...
Lee Anselm C W - - 2007
Two cases of spinal epidural hematoma and two cases of intracranial subdural hematoma after lumbar puncture (LP) are reported in children receiving chemotherapy for acute lymphoblastic leukemia and non-Hodgkin lymphoma. The bleeding was asymptomatic but interfered with treatment in one case, and caused either severe backache or headache but no ...
Moraitou Eleni - - 2007
There are reports of increasing incidence of focal extra-intestinal infections from non-typhoidal salmonellae during the past two decades. We present the first case of a parotid abscess caused by Salmonella enterica serovar Enteritidis (S. Enteritidis) in an apparently immunocompetent adult without other abnormality of the parotid glands. A 58-year-old man ...
Agrawal Amit - - 2007
Chronic otitis media although rare in developed countries is still a major problem in the developing countries. If untreated, it can lead to life-threatening intracranial complications. In the available literature the incidence and risk factors for cerebellar abscess following mastoidectomy is not known. In this case we would like to ...
Powers Ciaran J - - 2007
We report the cases of 2 infants who were born with macrocephaly and bulging fontanelles and were subsequently found to have chronic subdural hematomas on imaging studies. The etiology of 1 infant was likely due to an inherent coagulopathy, while no etiology could be found for the other. The subdural ...
Saw N K - - 2007
We report a case of cutaneonephrobronchial fistula secondary to an inadequately treated perinephric abscess associated with a staghorn calculus. The patient, a 72-year-old lady, was initially treated for a superficial flank abscess by incision and drainage. She returned 4 months later with a persistent discharging flank sinus, at which time ...
Del Arco Alfonso - - 2007
The case of a woman with splenic abscess due to Brucella is reported. There was no response with antibiotics and surgical treatment was required. On the basis of this case and the literature review we consider that surgical treatment must be considered in patients with splenic abscess due to Brucella ...
Marsh Fiona - - 2007
AIMS: To report a case of groin abscess secondary to trans obturator tape erosion and review the literature on the incidence, predisposing factors, symptoms and management of tape erosion. METHODS: The clinical history, operative details, postoperative symptoms, findings and management of this case are reported. A thorough literature review of ...
Zenciroglu Aysegul - - 2007
Glanzmann thrombasthenia is a qualitative platelet function disorder manifested by skin bleeds, epistaxis, gingival bleeding, gastrointestinal hemorrhage, hematuria, hemarthrosis, intracranial hemorrhage and visceral hematomas. We report a six day old newborn presenting with hematuria following suprapubic aspiration, who was diagnosed as Glanzmann thrombasthenia. We believe it to be the youngest ...
Keynan Yoav - - 2007
Community-acquired primary pyogenic liver abscess (PLA) caused by Klebsiella pneumoniae is an emerging infectious entity, with cases reported in the scientific literature over the past 15 y mainly from Taiwan and Asia, but also from Europe and North America. We describe a case of PLA caused by the hypermucoviscous, K1 ...
Venkatesh Kota R - - 2007
This report describes a subcapsular liver abscess secondary to a penetrating gastric ulcer. The initial read on the CT scan misinterpreted the abscess cavity as an opacified loop of bowel, although it was very conspicuous on a retrospective review. A penetrating gastric ulcer was identified with esophagogastroduodenoscopy and the subcapsular ...
Aguas Mariam - - 2007
Portal-mesenteric vein thrombosis, pylephlebitis and liver abscesses are rare complications of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The purpose of this case report is to relate an unusual presentation of CD in order to show how conservative treatment could be an appropriate option as a bridge to the surgery, in patients with ...
Tomita Hiroyuki - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Although intra-abdominal abscess is one of the major complications of abdominal surgery, the literature documents only a few cases of recurrence after a long asymptomatic period. METHODS: Case report and literature review. RESULTS: A 66-year-old woman developed a primary subphrenic abscess secondary to anastomotic leakage after total gastrectomy. Percutaneous ...
Arora Ritu - - 2006
A 25-year-old man presented with inverse hypopyon due to dense inflammatory exudation in the left eye. He was an ascetic with a history of long pilgrimages barefoot. Drainage of the pyogenic material with superficial exploration revealed localized scleral thinning at 2'o clock. Two days later, a thigh abscess was noted, ...
Hung Miao-Chiu - - 2007
A retropharyngeal abscess is a rare presentation of Kawasaki disease. Herein, we present a case of Kawasaki disease mimicking a retropharyngeal abscess, and review five previously published case reports. Once the correct diagnosis of Kawasaki disease is established, any abscess-like lesion on computed tomography may be just a false-positive finding.
Dehority Walter - - 2006
Responsible for many childhood diseases, group A Streptococcus (GAS) is a rare cause of central nervous system infections. We report the case of a previously healthy boy with brain abscesses caused by M/emm type 12 GAS and review the case in the context of the published literature and recent epidemiological ...
Dash Kanakalata - - 2006
Aspergillosis of central nervous system is an uncommon infection mainly occurring in immunocompromised patient. It may be present in several forms: abscess, meningitis, mycotic aneurysm, infarction and in tumoral form. Here we report a case of cerebral aspergillosis presenting as bilateral frontal lobe abscess without evidence of any underlying systemic ...
De Freitas R P - - 2007
Descending necrotising mediastinitis can complicate oropharyngeal infection and has a high associated mortality. We present three cases treated in our department and propose a treatment algorithm based on our experience and literature review. The primary oropharyngeal infection was peritonsillar abscess in two cases and odontogenic abscess in one. Two patients ...
Sucu H Kamil - - 2006
Contralateral acute complications such as acute epi/subdural hematomas can be encountered after evacuation of a chronic subdural hematoma, though they are rare. We found only one case of chronic subdural hematoma following the surgery for contralateral chronic subdural hematoma, have been published in English language literature. A 73-year-old male admitted ...
Sun Mou-Jong - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Herein we report a case of obturator hematoma formation which occurred during our 25th case involving the transobturator suburethral tape procedure with the inside-to-out approach. CASE: A case of an obturator hematoma forming after a transobturator suburethral tape procedure is reported. The patient did not become infected and was ...
Davidson Laurence - - 2006
The Pott puffy tumor is a subperiosteal abscess associated with underlying osteomyelitis, most often of the frontal bone in conjunction with frontal sinusitis. Intracranial sequelae can include epidural abscess, subdural empyema, intraparenchymal abscess, meningitis, and dural venous thrombophlebitis, all with resultant neurological deterioration. Although once common, this entity has become ...
Frigon Chantal - - 2006
We report a case of a subserosal small bowel hematoma following an ilioinguinal-iliohypogastric nerve block for an appendicectomy in a 6-year-old girl. The bowel hematoma was noted in the wall of the terminal ileum after opening the peritoneum. The hematoma was nonobstructing and the child remained asymptomatic. We discuss the ...
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