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Wei S S - - 1989
A case of Pseudomonas pseudomallei pneumonia with septicemia is described. The onset was insidious with paucity of systemic symptoms except fever. Diabetes mellitus and alcoholism were associated problems. Initially blood cultures were negative but subsequently P. pseudomallei was isolated. The outcome was fatal. Unless diagnosed early and treated appropriately, patients ...
Tärnvik A - - 1989
Francisella tularensis septicemia has previously been reported in the USA, where Francisella tularensis biovar tularensis (type A) occurs endemically. The present report describes two cases of septicemia caused by the Euro-Asian Francisella tularensis biovar palaearctica (type B). The patients lived in an endemic region of Sweden and presented with high ...
Wale M C - - 1989
Seventy-one Royal Marines undergoing jungle warfare training were studied clinically and serologically to determine the incidence and consequences of febrile illness. During acclimatization and the early part of the deployment the incidence of illness having an impact on training was low; during the latter part an outbreak of influenza B ...
Wilson J P - - 1989
Edwardsiella tarda, a member of the family Enterobacteriaceae, has recently become recognized as pathogenic, especially in patients with an underlying illness. In the present report, a patient had sickle cell hemoglobinopathy and E tarda bacteremia. Other cases of serious infection with Edwardsiella are reported in the literature. Edwardsiella infection may ...
Christensen O B - - 1989
Two cases with recurrent annular lesions of similar clinical appearance and course are described. The histopathological investigations showed in both cases dense and diffuse infiltrates mainly of polymorphonuclear neutrophilic leucocytes in the mid dermis. No fever, leucocytosis or elevated ESR were observed. Systemic corticosteroid treatment controlled symptoms but recurrence after ...
Yagupsky P - - 1989
During the 3-year period 1984-1986, 13 cases of spotted fever were clinically diagnosed and serologically confirmed among the 341 residents of an agricultural settlement in the Negev desert in southern Israel (attack rate 3.8%, expected attack rate 0.13%). The disease was observed more frequently during the warmer months, with a ...
Díez Ruíz A - - 1988
We report three cases (two adult males and a 12-year-old child) of boutonneuse fever produced by inoculation of the conjunctival mucosa (probably through accidental entry of R. conorii fluid into the eyes through rubbing or splashing). All three patients developed similar symptoms of disease, including high fever, headache, maculopapular exanthem, ...
Jezek Z - - 1988
Human monkeypox is a zoonosis occurring sporadically in the tropical rain forest of western and central Africa. The exact incidence and geographical distribution are unknown, since many cases are not recognized. Special surveillance was established in three regions in Zaire in 1981 that led to a substantial increase in reported ...
Richard V - - 1988
During a six year period, 11 cases of bacteremia caused by Bacillus spp. were observed corresponding to 1% of all bacteremic episodes in our hospital. Most patients had cancer as underlying disease. All cases of positive blood cultures were associated with a clinical syndrome compatible with sepsis including high fever. ...
Eidson M - - 1988
The epidemiologic features of 60 cases of feline plague from 1977-1985 in New Mexico are reviewed. The most frequent clinical presentation was lethargy, anorexia, fever, and enlarged lymph nodes or abscesses. A history of hunting rodents was reported in 75 per cent of all cases. Five human plague cases were ...
Kreel L - - 1988
Trichinosis is a worldwide disease contained by good husbandry and culinary practice, presenting unexpectedly in individual cases or mini-epidemics. The disease varies greatly in its manifestation and severity although when marked can be recognized by fever with myositis and periorbital oedema. Antibody tests are specific but the appearance on computed ...
Yagupsky P - - 1988
Two children, aged 6 and 8 years, were admitted to the hospital because of fever, pain, and tenderness over the muscular masses of the thigh and calf, respectively. The presumptive diagnosis of pyomyositis was confirmed by ultrasound studies. Antibiotic treatment was administered in both cases while one child also required ...
Watanobe H - - 1988
A case of periodic fever is reported in a 28-year-old male. The patient's clinical and laboratory findings fulfilled diagnostic criteria for etiocholanolone fever (EF). The most crucial endocrine data comprised higher values of both urinary etiocholanolone/androsterone ratio and plasma unconjugated etiocholanolone on febrile days, as compared to the values on ...
Todd J K - - 1988
Sore throat can be caused by different microorganisms and diseases. Most cases of acute pharyngitis are caused by group A streptococcus or viruses; however, uncommon organisms may be suggested by other clinical information or the persistence of symptoms. A thorough history and physical examination are essential for the appropriate selection ...
Weingarden S I - - 1988
Thromboembolic Disease (T.E.D.) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in the first few months following spinal cord injury. The purpose of this three year retrospective study is to delineate the previously poorly described role of fever as both a common component of T.E.D. manifestation and, on occasion, the ...
Moreland L W - - 1988
In the preantibiotic era, Ludwig's angina frequently caused asphyxiation and death. Recognized less often today, this rapidly progressive submaxillary cellulitis may still be fatal. A case associated with Haemophilus influenzae bacteremia in an adult is presented. Twelve additional cases of cellulitis of the neck in adults with H influenzae bacteremia ...
Marrie T J - - 1988
Thirty-three cases (24 definite, nine probable) of Q fever were diagnosed in Victoria County, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia from May to August, 1985. Twenty-six of the cases occurred in residents of Baddeck (population 900, attack rate 2.8 percent), and 21 of the cases occurred during the month of June. There ...
Klontz K C - - 1987
In August 1986, a 76-year-old woman in Miami, Florida, developed profuse watery diarrhea and abdominal cramps. Two and four days before the onset of her illness, she had eaten six raw oysters at each of two restaurants in Miami. A stool specimen yielded toxigenic Vibrio cholerae O1 biotype El Tor, ...
Duffey R J - - 1987
To our knowledge, this is the first report of an iris nodule in a case of Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF). The iris nodule may be similar to the "typhus nodule" of the central nervous system reported at autopsy in patients with typhus rickettsial disease. Previous case reports of RMSF ...
Dupuis G - - 1987
We describe an important Q fever human epidemic involving 415 serologically confirmed cases in the Val de Bagnes (Valais, Switzerland) during the autumn of 1983. The ages of the 415 cases with acute Q fever ranged from 8 to 82 years with a mean of 35 years, of whom 58% ...
Blackburn N K - - 1987
After visiting Saudi Arabia and India a woman became ill within 1 week of her return to Durban. Dengue type 1 virus was isolated from acute-phase serum, and antibody seroconversion was demonstrated. This is the first case of dengue fever in the RSA since the 1926-1927 epidemic. The occurrence of ...
Monson M H - - 1987
Thirty-three cases of pediatric Lassa fever were identified at Curran Lutheran Hospital and Phebe Hospital in Liberia between January 1980 and March 1984. All 18 fetal cases died and the case-fatality rate for 15 childhood cases was 27%. We identified four clinical presentations according to age, including a case of ...
Rauch A M - - 1987
Between Feb 1 and Aug 31, 1984, an outbreak of 18 symptomatic cases of Q fever occurred in Idaho; these numbers represent an increase over the three cases reported in 1982 and the five reported in 1983. Four of the patients in the outbreak required hospitalization for two to five ...
Gelbart S M - - 1986
A 46-year-old man presented with pain and fever and a postphlebitic ulcer on his left leg. The wound was suppurative and open at the margins, but there was little underlying fasciitis and no apparent muscle or blood vessel involvement. Three separate wound cultures were obtained at two-day intervals, and all ...
Hull H F - - 1986
In clinical descriptions of human plague, fever and tender lymphadenitis are emphasized and gastrointestinal manifestations are rarely mentioned. A review of 71 human plague cases showed that gastrointestinal symptoms occurred commonly (57%). Vomiting (39%) was the most frequent symptom, with nausea (34%), diarrhea (28%) and abdominal pain (17%) occurring less ...
Roberts-Thomson P J - - 1986
The clinical manifestations and laboratory findings of two patients with a presumptive diagnosis of coxsackie B4 virus infection are described. A striking feature was the similarity with adult onset Still's disease, with spiking fever, evanescent macular rash, and severe polyarthritis. This latter feature persisted for many weeks and required steroids ...
Dhawan V K - - 1986
In 33 cases of Campylobacter jejuni septicemia, the disease was more common at the extremes of age: infants made up a third of the reported cases while 24% of patients were older than 50 years. Fever was noted in more than 80% of patients and chills in about a fourth. ...
Wolfman D E - - 1986
A patient with open wounds on his hands developed a severe case of typhus following exposure to a wild rabbit. Typhus resulted in extensive necrosis of the mid-face, including the nasal alae, pinna, and lips. The patient also sustained extensive extremity necrosis. A brief review of the epidemiology, pathophysiology, and ...
Lahat E - - 1986
Most cases of acute rheumatic fever (ARF) present with arthritis, carditis or choreiform movements. However, a variety of clinical manifestations which are not included in the modified Jones criteria can be the presenting symptoms of the disease. We describe a case of a 10-year-old boy with ARF who presented with ...
Trikalsaransukh S - - 1986
Two cases of Salmonella aortitis were diagnosed by positive culture from the wall of aortic aneurysm. Common features in both cases included fever, abdominal/back pain and pulsatile abdominal mass with underlying severe atherosclerosis. The fatal outcome of both cases despite surgical and medical treatment was discussed and guideline of management ...
Ferreiro J E - - 1986
A patient presented with fever of undetermined cause for two months. On physical examination, bilateral calf tenderness was elicited, prompting a diagnostic muscle biopsy for polyarteritis. This limited form of polyarteritis is reviewed in the context of this case and previously reported cases. Polyarteritis limited to muscle seems to have ...
Odio A - - 1986
The incidence of in-hospital cases of acute rheumatic fever in residents of the San Fernando Valley section of Los Angeles (population 1,096,000) from 1971 through 1980 was 0.21 per 100,000 population for all ages and 0.63 per 100,000 for 5 to 17 year olds, both among the lowest ever reported ...
Doğanay M - - 1986
73 cases of anthrax were recorded by the Health Office in the Sivas region in the last 4 years. This paper presents a rare and severe clinical form of anthrax displaying diagnostic difficulties. Six women aged between 16-46 were diagnosed as having throat anthrax and treated in the Infectious Diseases ...
Waters M J - - 1986
A 62 yr-old man with a recent history of dog bite and a past history of splenectomy developed septicemia and signs suggestive of a generalized Schwartzman reaction, including fever, hypotension, symmetrical peripheral gangrene and laboratory evidence of consumptive coagulopathy. The causative organism was a Dysgonic Fermenter-2 (DF-2), a designation given ...
Gupta S P - - 1985
This paper reports on a prospective study comprising 125 consecutive adult cases of typhoid fever diagnosed on the basis of positive cultures for typhoid organisms. Salmonella typhi infection was found to be more frequent (89.6%) than S. paratyphi A & B (10.4%). Onset of the disease was usually insidious and ...
van Eeden P J - - 1985
Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF) is a rare disease in South Africa. From 1981 to September 1984, 8 sporadic primary cases were reported. An outbreak of CCHF in a large university hospital is described; of 8 patients diagnosed 2 died (the index and a secondary case). Four patients were seriously ill ...
Shepherd A J - - 1985
A nosocomial outbreak of Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever occurred in Tygerberg Hospital near Cape Town in September 1984 when 7 medical personnel became ill after admission of an index patient. The disease was fatal in the index and 1 secondary case, and was confirmed in the index and 6 secondary cases ...
Swanepoel R - - 1985
Sera from 124 cattle herds were tested, and antibodies to Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF) were found in 93 herds. The prevalence of antibodies was high in the interior of the country, in excess of 90% in some herds, but was less than 4% in cattle along the coast from Cape ...
Ng T P - - 1985
New labelling processes installed without adequate ventilation control in an electric motor factory exposed production line workers to toxic gases. Symptoms of eye and respiratory tract irritation together with complaints of headache, fever, chills, dizziness, malaise, general weakness, nausea, and vomiting were widespread. Chest signs, radiographic abnormalities, reduction in ventilatory ...
Font-Creus B - - 1985
The clinical manifestations of 227 cases of Mediterranean spotted fever (Boutonneuse fever) were reviewed, and the epidemiologic aspects of 170 cases from the Vallés Occidental region in the county of Barcelona, Spain, were analyzed. In this area an increase in the incidence of the disease has been noticed during the ...
Christenson B - - 1985
Seven cases of confirmed typhoid fever were discovered among 26 Swedish visitors to the Greek island of Kos in 1983. They had all stayed at the same hotel during the last week of June and the first week of July. During the same period 32 British visitors and 16 visitors ...
Black R E - - 1985
Typhoid fever is an important endemic health problem in Santiago, Chile. Its incidence has more than doubled in recent years, during which access to potable water and sewage disposal in the home became almost universal in the city. A matched case-control study was carried out to identify risk factors and ...
Randall M B - - 1984
Recent clinical studies have shown a high incidence of nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal pain in Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF), and case reports have documented rickettsial infection and vascular injury in the small intestine, appendix, and gallbladder. To determine the incidence and distribution of Rickettsia rickettsii and rickettsial lesions ...
Helmick C G - - 1984
Most previous reports of Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF) have included cases either not laboratory confirmed or confirmed by relatively weak diagnostic criteria. In the present study detailed epidemiological, clinical, and laboratory features of 262 confirmed or highly probable cases of RMSF reported from six states from 1977 to 1980 ...
Pan H Y - - 1984
Dengue hemorrhagic fever, though prevalent in South East Asia was diagnosed for the first time in Hong Kong. The subject in this report made frequent visits to endemic areas including the Philippines. Hypovolemia was not evident at the time of presentation. The nature and the status of the disease in ...
Burstein F - - 1984
Kawasaki disease has been recognized for more than 15 years in children, but it is only recently that adult cases have been known to occur. One such case is reported herein. The cases of previously described adult patients are reviewed in depth, emphasizing the otolaryngologic findings. Diagnosis is based on ...
Jimenez-Lucho V E - - 1984
We report a case of imported dengue with hemorrhagic manifestations seen in a patient who had recently returned from South Yemen. Conspicuous laboratory findings were marked thrombocytopenia and increase in the number of "transformed" lymphocytes. Hemagglutination-inhibition and complement-fixation antibody titers suggest a secondary heterotypic type of infection. Further studies should ...
Căluşer I - - 1984
About 50 cases of histiocytic necrotizing lymphadenitis without granulocytic infiltration were published till now. The authors describe the case of a 19-year-old patient with the right ear and the right ring finger bitten by squirrel about 40-50 days before the appearance of an axillary homolateral painful lymphadenomegaly and fever. Histopathologic ...
Monson M H - - 1984
In a study to assess the epidemiological and clinical aspects of endemic Lassa fever (LF) in Liberia at Curran Lutheran Hospital (CLH), 44 cases were diagnosed by virological and serological techniques over a 22-month period. During one calendar month, testing of febrile patients admitted to the medical-surgical ward revealed six ...
Guzman M G - - 1984
Clinical and serological studies were carried out on 114 patients admitted to hospital in Havana, Cuba with Dengue Haemorrhagic Fever and Dengue Shock Syndrome (DHF/DSS). Serological confirmation of dengue was obtained in 90% of cases, with 5% of cases primary and 95% secondary. Fever, haemorrhagic manifestations, vomiting and headache were ...
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