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Wang K - - 1991
We reported a case of non-0:1 group Vibrio cholerae septicemia with myelodysplatic syndrome in Taiwan. We also reviewed the other 22 reported cases of non-0:1 Vibrion cholerae septicemia found in the literature regarding its pathogenesis and treatment. The case mortality rate of these 23 cases was 47.8%. Most of them ...
Sarkar A K - - 1991
Forty patients admitted with typhoid fever from 1-1-1990 to 31-3-1990 were studied. The clinical features differed from the classical clinical profile. Thirty cases (75%) did not respond to chloramphenicol. Gentamicin, nitrofurantoin, nalidixic acid, kanamycin, cephalexin and norfloxacin were tried according to the sensitivity pattern. But response was variable. Ciprofloxacin was ...
Balleari E - - 1991
Adult-onset Still's disease is characterized by high spiking fever, evanescent maculopapular rash and arthritis. Several recent reports have associated its development with a variety of infectious agents. We describe the case of a 25-year old woman presenting high fever, maculopapular rash and seronegative polyarthritis associated with lymphoadenopathy, splenomegaly and neutrophil ...
Schuman S H - - 1991
A population of 2,366 primary care physicians in South Carolina was surveyed by mail to estimate the number of cases of insect morbidity treated in 1990. A response rate of 42.3 percent was obtained. Cases reported totaled 414 for Rocky Mountain spotted fever, 334 for Lyme disease, 143 black widow ...
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In 1990, state health departments reported 649 cases of Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF) to CDC, a 7.6% increase from the 603 cases reported in 1989. The incidence rate was 0.26 per 100,000 persons. Of the 649 cases, 292 (45.0%) and 101 (15.6%) were reported from the South Atlantic and ...
Bandason C - - 1991
Human Cyclical Neutropenia is a rare haematological disorder, characterized by periodic oscillations in peripheral neutrophil levels from normal to neutropenic, during which patients experience ulcerative stomatitis, fever, malaise and occasional cutaneous and subcutaneous infections. We present our experience with a fatal case of Human Cyclical Neutropenia together with a brief ...
Marazuela M - - 1991
Twenty-three patients with characteristic hepatic fibrin-ring granulomas were studied. Q fever accounted for 10 cases (43%), visceral leishmaniasis for five cases (22%), boutonneuse fever for two cases (9%), and toxoplasmosis, Hodgkin's disease, and allopurinol hypersensitivity for one case each (4%). The etiology remained undetermined in three cases (13%). This report ...
Mahadi - - 1991
A retrospective study was done during 1984-1988 in the pediatric ward of Dr. Pirngadi Hospital revealing 41 cases of acute hepatitis, consisted of 61.0% boys and 39.0% girls. The majority of patients were below five years of age (68.3%). There were 37.1% cases with malnutrition. The common symptoms were fever, ...
Luberti A A - - 1991
Mucha-Habermann disease, or pityriasis lichenoides et varioliformis acuta, is usually a benign, papulosquamous, cutaneous disorder. It has also been reported in a severe form with fever and systemic symptoms both in children and adults. We report a 12-year-old boy with the febrile, ulceronecrotic type. A review of similar cases in ...
Yotsukura M - - 1991
A patient suffering from tsutsugamushi disease underwent endomyocardial biopsy for the purpose of diagnosis of myocarditis. Proliferation of Rickettsia tsutsugamushi was observed in the vascular endothelial cells of the myocardium. There have been no reports describing the identification of Rickettsia tsutsugamushi endomyocardial biopsy. This report indicates that endomyocardial biopsy may ...
Stewart R S - - 1991
Twenty six cases of a spotted-fever-like illness have been identified over a 17 year period in the population of about 1000 of Flinders Island, Tasmania. The usual features were high fever, headache, myalgia, slight cough, arthralgia without joint swelling and a maculopapular rash which did not resemble the common exanthems. ...
Mason T - - 1991
Rheumatic fever is a poststreptococcal disease that is receiving renewed attention by the medical community. We describe a recent increase in the number of observed cases of acute rheumatic fever (ARF) in West Virginia. This is the fifth report of a recent increase in the incidence of ARF in the ...
Delamarre J - - 1991
In a 70-year-old man with Crohn's ileocolitis who presented with a sudden fever, ultrasound and computed tomographic (CT) examinations showed hepatic portal venous gas (HPVG). Abdominal plain film was normal. The course was benign with medical management. The authors review previous cases of portal vein gas in intestinal inflammatory diseases.
Montasser M F - - 1991
Eighty eight patients presenting with fatal typhoid complications were studied in Abbassia and Embaba fever hospitals during a 4 years period (1987-1991). Criterion of inclusion in the study was either positive blood culture in 70 (80%) cases or postmortem gross appearance of typhoid fever in 18 (20%) cases. Positive blood ...
Roth L - - 1991
Sixty fatal cases of traumatic reticulitis in cattle were reviewed. Fifty-nine cases were caused by fragments of wire. A nail perforated the reticulum of 1 animal. Common clinical signs included decreased milk production, anorexia, fever, and weight loss. Abnormal or muffled heart sounds associated with pericarditis and epicarditis was the ...
Harms M - - 1990
We report five cases of an acute, self-limiting dermatosis that has not been previously described. It consists of a pruritic edema and erythema of the hands and feet in a gloves-and-socks distribution and is associated with oral lesions and fever. The clinical course is characterized by the rapid development of ...
Handwerger S - - 1990
Leuconostocs, members of the family Streptococcacae, have only recently been recognized as potential pathogens. We describe six cases of leuconostoc bacteremia and review 11 additional cases of infection reported in the literature. Fifteen patients with bacteremia ranged from neonates to persons aged 78 years. Almost all were hospitalized with significant ...
Griffiths S P - - 1990
One hundred fifteen attacks of acute rheumatic fever were observed during the past two decades (1969 to 1988) at the Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center; 104 were initial attacks and 11 were recurrences. The maximum number of cases (18) occurred during the first year of this period, 1969; thereafter the annual incidence ...
Lenhart M B - - 1990
In summary, rheumatic fever seems to be on the rise in the United States. It remains to be seen whether this case is an example of a resurgence of ARF in adults in Virginia, but it probably does, since there are a number of cases being seen in the pediatric ...
Kurashima K - - 1990
Primary myelofibrosis terminating in megakaryoblastic crisis is uncommon. A case with this condition is reported. The patient, a 62-year-old female, having had primary myelofibrosis for 13 years and a splenectomy 4 years before, was admitted because of high fever, hepatomegaly, thrombocythemia and leukocytosis. On admission, blasts appeared in the peripheral ...
Toeg A - - 1990
Bacteremia due to Vibrio cholerae is rare. Each of 15 cases previously reported in the English language literature occurred in the setting of immune deficiency. We describe an instance of non-serogroup O1 V. cholerae septicemia in an otherwise healthy patient. Susceptibility to such infection may have been enhanced by a ...
Bisno A L - - 1990
The incidence of acute rheumatic fever (ARF) had been declining in the United States for decades, and by the late 1970s ARF had become a rare disease in most areas of the country. The mid-1980s saw a resurgence of ARF, with reported outbreaks in Utah, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and military recruit ...
Pavlidis N A - - 1990
A case of angiofollicular lymph node hyperplasia of plasma cell type in a 60-year-old woman is reported. The patient presented with lymphadenopathy, splenomegaly, and fever. She responded dramatically to chlorambucil and corticosteroids and has remained free of disease for the last 30 months. The authors review and discuss the systemic ...
Segura-Porta F - - 1989
Mediterranean Spotted Fever is a disease caused by Rickettsia conorii. It is endemic to the Mediterranean area, where, for the last few years, the number of cases has increased, possibly due, in part, to climatic factors. The main clinical aspects of a prospective series of 246 cases diagnosed from 1983 ...
Lahat E - - 1989
In the past most cases of childhood chorea were related to rheumatic fever and were treated appropriately. With the decrease in the incidence of rheumatic fever less common etiologies of chorea should be investigated. This report demonstrates the difficulties of distinguishing between chorea associated with rheumatic fever and chorea associated ...
MacLean J D - - 1989
Trichinosis is a serious but understudied medical problem in the Arctic. Forty-nine consecutive cases in the Inuit population of northeastern Canada are described. Most developed the disease after eating raw walrus, and the clinical presentation of most of these cases differed from previously reported descriptions of classic trichinosis due to ...
Tsao T C - - 1989
Fever characteristics were analyzed in 597 cases of tuberculosis diagnosed by positive culture for mycobacteria tuberculosis admitted to Chang Gung Memorial Hospital between March 1984 and February 1986. Among them, fever was noted in 356 cases (60.0%). Several factors were predisposing to the absence of fever: having a past history ...
Mahmood B A - - 1989
Two cases of typhoid hepatitis are being reported. Both the patients presented with jaundice, high fever, toxaemia, abdominal distension, diarrhoea, coating of tongue and hepatomegaly. Significant Widal titres were observed and LFT were grossly altered in both. Blood culture yielded Salmonella typhi in each case. Both the cases were treated ...
Teare E L - - 1989
Between 19 February and 18 April 1987, 33 confirmed cases of puerperal fever caused by Streptococcus equisimilis serotype T204 occurred at three hospitals in and around Chelmsford. Most of the cases (70%) occurred on one ward, in which toilet seats and a shower are believed to have aided transmission, although ...
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 ...
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