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Dhanasekar G - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: We report a rare case of meningocoele of the fallopian canal resulting in recurrent meningitis. METHODS: We present a case report together with a review of the world literature concerning meningocoele of the fallopian canal and meningitis. RESULTS: A child developed profound, bilateral, sensorineural hearing loss as a result ...
Kobayaa Hazar - - 2009
We present briefly 2 newborns with Pasteurella multocida meningitis following incidental household exposure to domestic pets and review 36 additional cases from the literature. Of 38 reported cases of P. multocida meningitis during infancy, 18 were less than or equal to 1 month of age. All but one of the ...
Weekes G - - 2009
We report the case of a 35-year-old lady who presented with a 6-day history of a postural headache following an uncomplicated epidural catheter insertion. Meningitis was initially suspected and a neurology review was obtained. CT and MRI brain revealed features suggestive of meningitis. However these radiological features are also consistent ...
Costa Maria Laura Botelho - - 2009
INTRODUCTION: Cryptococcosis has become an important entity due to the epidemic of AIDS and therefore it is a significant opportunistic infection. However, there are case reports of cryptococcal meningitis in immune competent pregnant women. Since pregnancy is considered a period of relative immunosuppression, which likely prevents fetal rejection, this could ...
Mylle M M Internal Medicine, Leuven University Hospital, Herestraat 49, 3000 Leuven, - - 2009
A case of pneumococcal necrotizing soft-tissue infection (NSTI) is described and 16 cases available in literature are reviewed. Pneumococcal NSTI seems to be the consequence of hematogeneous shedding of pneumococci, with frequent involvement of articulations. Furthermore, pneumococcal NSTI present like other NSTI, with a high mortality and the need for ...
Lee J - - 2009
Legionella feeleii is a rare cause of community-acquired pneumonia that occurs in immunocompromised hosts who are often receiving corticosteroid therapy. We report a 69-year-old man who underwent bone marrow transplantation and developed pneumonia due to L. feeleii, and review the clinical characteristics of 7 cases of L. feeleii infection reported ...
Clarke Andrew - - 2009
A pseudomeningocoele is an extradural collection of cerebrospinal fluid which results from a dural or arachnoid tear. The fluid is not contained within a protrusion of the meninges, which is typical for a real meningocoele. Although most pseudomeningocoeles probably go unrecognised, due to lack of symptoms, surgeons should maintain an ...
Hofinger Diedre M - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Tularemia is a zoonotic disease caused by Francisella tularensis. Tularemia presents with various clinical illnesses, but meningitis is rare. OBJECTIVES: To describe a patient who developed typhoidal tularemia with atypical acute meningitis and to review the pathogenesis, clinical and laboratory features, and antibiotic drug treatment of reported cases of ...
Moberly Aaron C - - 2010
Sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) is a known complication of cryptococcal meningitis; however, it is unusual for a patient to present with isolated otologic symptoms. We review the case of a patient who is not immunocompromised and who presented with progressive gait instability and sudden onset of left-sided SNHL followed by ...
Stefan Daniela Cristina - - 2009
A 7-year-old child, on maintenance chemotherapy for acute lymphoblastic leukemia, developed tuberculous meningitis complicated by progressive basal meningeal inflammation and abscess formation, in spite of adequate tuberculosis treatment and adjunctive corticosteriod therapy. The child became blind as a result of involvement of the optic chiasm. After 2 months of adjunctive ...
Cannizzo Elisa - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Blasts from B acute lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL) may express CD56 in about 10% of cases. The presence of this marker at diagnosis is associated with an increased risk of meningeal relapse. A case is described of B-ALL which was CD56 negative at diagnosis, and expressed this marker when isolated ...
Tzouvelekis Argyris - - 2009
Organising pneumonia is a distinct histopathological entity characterized by intra-alveolar buds of granulation tissue, called Masson bodies, which mainly comprise of activated fibroblasts and loose connective tissue. This histopathologic pattern has been described in idiopathic cases, characterizing cryptogenic organising pneumonia as well as in the context of pulmonary infection, drug-induced ...
Aydemir Cumhur - - 2009
Mumps is one of the common causes of childhood aseptic meningitis and encephalitis. Although central nervous system involvement is a common manifestation, hydrocephalus is a very rare complication of mumps, with just a few cases reported in the literature to date. Here we report on an 8-year-old boy with acute ...
Balaskas Konstantinos - - 2009
To report the case of a patient with endogenous endophthalmitis secondary to meningitis from Neisseria Meningitidis with early detection and good visual recovery. A 20-year old patient treated for meningitis was referred to us for vision blurring of his left eye. Unilateral endogenous panophthalmitis was diagnosed with visual acuity hand ...
Mohan D R - - 2009
Actinomyces odontolyticus has been reported as an opportunistic pathogen causing systemic infections. A case of empyema thoracis due to this organism in a 68-year-old male is reported here. The patient did not have any underlying disease or immunosuppression. The organism was isolated from his oral flora also. Eight cases of ...
Lin Jiann-Her - - 2009
The development of an esthesioneuroblastoma outside to the region in which olfactory epithelium exists is extremely rare. Only nine cases were reported in the previous literatures. The author presents a 40 years-old man with ectopic esthesioneuroblastoma in sella turcica. In contrast to the previous nine cases, our case presented unusual ...
Ajithdoss D K - - 2009
Chromobacterium violaceum infections are highly fatal and rarely reported in domestic animals. This report describes a fatal case of C. violaceum septicemia in a 7-day-old female beef calf. The calf had necrosuppurative omphalophlebitis, necrotizing interstitial pneumonia, necrosuppurative hepatitis and splenitis, anterior uveitis with hypopyon, suppurative polyarthritis, and disseminated hemorrhagic meningitis ...
Erol B - - 2009
Zona zoster infection is often associated with painful erythematous vesicular eruptions of the skin or mucous membranes. Varicella zoster virus which stays latent in the sensorial root ganglia causes zona zoster infection. The most recognized feature of zona zoster is the dermatomal distribution of vesicular rashes. In the present case ...
Burke Peter T - - 2009
Legionella infection can manifest itself in many clinical forms, most commonly as pneumonia, but rarely in the form of myocardial involvement. Legionella with myocardial involvement independent of pneumonia is almost never seen in the adult population and therefore is cited only a handful of times in the medical literature. When ...
Krol V - - 2009
Nosocomial meningitis is an uncommon complication of neurosurgical procedures, although nosocomial Gram-negative bacillary meningitis does occur occasionally in neurosurgical intensive care units (NSICUs). Acinetobacter baumannii is a rare cause of nosocomial meningitis, and is an even rarer cause of meningitis outbreaks in NSICUs. We report two cases of A. baumannii ...
Gupta Naveen Parkash - - 2008
Pneumocephalus is collection of gas or air within the cranial cavity. This has been described with trauma, cranial surgery, air embolism, and rarely as a result of central nervous system infections. We report a case of diffuse pneumocephalus secondary to Enterobacter cloacae meningitis. The diagnosis was suspected by cranial ultrasound ...
Nkosi Joel - - 2009
Involvement of the pericardium in meningococcal disease is a well-recognized but rare complication. Isolated meningococcal pericarditis is defined as purulent pericarditis without clinical evidence of meningococcemia. Neisseria meningitidis serotypes C, B, and W135 have been previously described to cause pericarditis. This is the 1st case report of isolated meningococcal myopericarditis ...
Aquino Renata T R - - 2008
A case report of a 31 year-old woman from Paraíba State (North-Eastern Brazil) that presented severe involvement of ocular globes, ears and meninges. Diagnosis was established after enucleation of her left eye, when adult worms were seen in the midst of a granulomatous inflammatory process. Her response to the initial ...
Leimann Beatriz Consuelo Quinet - - 2008
The objective of this article was to evaluate the epidemiology of cryptococcal meningitis in Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil, from 1994 to 2004. Six hundred and ninety-six cases of cryptococcal meningitis were reported, with a mean incidence of 0.45 per 100,000 inhabitants. Patients were predominantly male; mean age was 35.9 ...
Sayana Shilpa - - 2008
Meningitis due to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus is a rare clinical presentation but has been well documented in postneurosurgical patients. To our knowledge, no case of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus meningitis has been previously reported in a nonneurosurgical patient with AIDS. In this case report we describe a person with AIDS who ...
Jochum Thomas - - 2008
Brucellosis is prevalent in North and East Africa, the Middle East, South and Central Asia, South and Central America and the Mediterranean countries of Europe. In 5% of cases it may lead to central nervous system manifestation presenting most often as a meningitis or meningoencephalitis. Here we report and discuss ...
Feigenbaum Frank - - 2008
An unusual case of a patient with a giant intrasacral meningeal diverticulum and spinal cord tethering with a thickened filum is presented. Instead of being empty as is typical, the meningeal diverticulum in this case contained a segment of the thickened tethering filum, which entered from the thecal sac through ...
Rao S S - - 2008
Streptococcus suis is a common pathogen in swine and infection in humans is rarely reported. When it does occur, it is considered an occupational risk associated with the handling of carcasses. Meningitis is one of the most life-threatening manifestations of S suis infection. This case of meningitis in a butcher ...
Jin Long - - 2008
We report a case of meningitis caused by Comamonas testosteroni in a 54-year-old, alcoholic, homeless man. He, as a pedestrian, was struck by a car and suffered multiple fractures of the facial bones including the left frontal sinus. Over the course of 2-week hospitalization, he was clinically diagnosed with multiple ...
Fanella Sergio - - 2008
A case of group A streptococcal meningitis is reported in a 14-year-old girl with a history of recurrent otitis media. She presented to the emergency room with an altered level of consciousness; the organism was isolated from her spinal fluid and blood. Her course was complicated by a left-sided sinus ...
Tebruegge Marc - - 2008
Recurrent bacterial meningitis is a rare phenomenon and generally poses a considerable diagnostic challenge to the clinician. Ultimately, a structured approach and early diagnosis of any underlying pathology are crucial to prevent further episodes and improve the overall outcome for the affected individual. In this article, we are reviewing the ...
Yemisen Mucahit - - 2008
Stenotrophomonas maltophilia (formerly Xanthomonas maltophilia) is a Gram-negative bacillus increasingly associated with serious nosocomial infections. Here, we describe a 30-year-old male patient who developed meningitis associated with this organism after several neurosurgical procedures. A review of the literature revealed only 15 previous reports. Most cases were associated with neurosurgical procedures. ...
Lowman Warren - - 2008
Acinetobacter baumannii is a prolific nosocomial pathogen renowned for its multidrug-resistant nature. We report a case of community-acquired meningitis due to A. baumannii. The case highlights the potential pathogenicity of this organism and raises concerns that this highly adaptable organism may soon evolve into a significant community pathogen, too.
Arlt A - - 2008
Immunosuppression with subsequent opportunistic infections is a well-recognized complication of severe hypercortisolism. We report a case of fatal pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia (formerly pneumocystis carinii pneumonia) in a case of ectopic Cushing's syndrome caused by a neuroendocrine carcinoma of the kidney. The 36-year old male patient had consulted a physician because ...
Kotwal Sumedha
Neoplastic meningitis is seen in five to ten percent of patients with solid tumors and is characterized by multifocal neurological signs and symptoms. The diagnosis is established by imaging, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) cytology, and radioisotope CSF flow studies. Gastric adenocarcinoma is a rare cause of neoplastic meningitis. We review here ...
Menuet Magalie - - 2008
Cystic fibrosis afflicted lungs support the growth of many bacteria rarely implicated in other cases of human infections. We report the isolation and identification, by 16S rRNA amplification and sequencing, of two emerging pathogens resistant to colistin, Brevundimonas diminuta and Ochrobactrum anthropi, in a 17-year-old woman with cystic fibrosis and ...
Booker Matthew J - - 2008
We report a case of a 53 year old lady recently commenced on etanercept, an anti-TNF (tumour necrosis factor) therapy for rheumatoid arthritis presenting with confusion, pyrexia and an erythematous rash. A lumbar puncture was highly suggestive of bacterial meningitis, but CSF cultures produced no growth, and polymerase chain reactions ...
Papadas T A - - 2008
Tonsillitis is a common disease especially of children and young adults. The diagnosis of tonsillitis generally requires the consideration of Group A beta-hemolytic streptococci infection. Pneumonia is an inflammation of the alveoli and terminal airspaces in response to invasion by an infectious agent that is introduced into the lungs through ...
Horino Tetsuya - - 2008
We report a case of meningococcemia without meningitis, which is a rare infectious disease in Japan. A 32-year-old woman was referred to our hospital with fever and joint pain. Her clinical presentation and the results of laboratory examination on admission suggested viral infection. However, her condition rapidly progressed to septic ...
Phares Christina R - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Legionella species, Mycoplasma pneumoniae, and Chlamydia pneumoniae are recognized as important causes of pneumonia in high-income countries, but their significance in middle-income countries, such as Thailand, is unknown. METHODS: Population-based surveillance identified inpatient 3489 cases of clinically-defined pneumonia in a rural Thai province for 1 year. Patients who had ...
Duggal S - - 2007
Meningococcal disease presents in various clinical forms, most common being meningitis and meningococcemia. A spurt of meningococcal cases was seen in medicine and pediatric wards of Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital during the recent outbreak from Dec 2005 - June 2006. These had presented either with the classical features of ...
Dalal Aman - - 2008
Corynebacterium minutissimum, the causative agent of erythrasma, is a gram-positive, non-spore forming, aerobic or facultative anaerobic bacillus. It has rarely been associated with extracutaneous disease, since its description in 1961. A computerized medline search for review of literature was performed. To our knowledge, there have been 18 cases of C. ...
Orzechowska, Adriana
Abstract We report a case of a 49-year-old male with a history of chronic alcoholism and evidence of a pancreatic pseudocyst on CT scanning. He presented with a 3-days history of fever, loss of appetite and upper abdominal pain. Blood cultures grew Klebsiella pneumoniae and he improved clinically with a ...
Hawboldt John - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: To report a case of aseptic meningitis induced by intramuscularly administered methotrexate in a patient with rheumatoid arthritis. CASE SUMMARY: A 62-year-old male presented on 3 separate occasions with symptoms consistent with aseptic meningitis: 2 required hospitalization and 1 was noted during a subsequent ambulatory care visit. Prior to ...
Ward Lucy - - 2007
CASE REPORT: A 79-year-old man with severe trigeminal neuralgia presented to the pain clinic, and was offered a radiofrequency trigeminal ganglion lesion. He had only partial response to the first procedure, so a second was undertaken. The following day he presented with signs of meningitis and the diagnosis was confirmed ...
Rafailidis Petros I - - 2007
CMV meningitis is a well-documented clinical entity in immunocompromised adults. There are only a few reports in the literature regarding CMV meningitis in immunocompetent adults. We present the case of an immunocompetent middle-aged woman who presented with fever, nuchal rigidity, confusion, and vomiting. Lumbar puncture revealed meningitis (550 cells/mm(3), 80% ...
Guillet Christelle - - 2007
This article outlines 2 cases of Pasteurella multocida sepsis and meningitis in 2-month-old twins after their father was exposed to a sheep during a sacrifice celebration at home. These cases emphasize the necessity of respecting basic hygiene rules and the danger involved in animal sacrifice without suitable professional structure.
Rush Ryan - - 2007
PURPOSE: To report a case of chronic unilateral conjunctivitis caused by Alcaligenes xylosoxidans. METHODS: A previously healthy 47-year-old woman presented with left eye purulent discharge and irritation beginning 3 months earlier. The patient had previously been treated with bacitracin and olopatadine without improvement. Bacterial staining, culture, and antibiotic sensitivities were ...
Morgan M S - - 2007
Panton-Valentine leukocidin (PVL)-producing Staphylococcus aureus is emerging as a serious problem worldwide. Whilst usually causing skin and soft-tissue infections, particularly recurrent abscesses, there has in the last 10 years been an increase in the incidence of an associated devastating pneumonia affecting previously healthy young people and associated with a very ...
Krcméry Vladimír - - 2007
In recent supplement of neuroendocrinology letters, first time the authors from West and East, North and South of EU and the "Third World" present data on neuroinfections in high technology society - on nosocomial meningitis and vice versa in low technology and income countries of sub-Saharan Africa. 14 years survey ...
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