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Safar Elmeya - - 2005
This study comprised 462 clinically suspected cases of fascioliasis. Stool examination revealed positive 11 cases for Fasciola eggs (2.38%). Serum samples were obtained for serodiagnosis from 133 suspected cases from Cairo governorate (G) and 149 from Giza G. Using IHAT, positive results were reported in 12.03% of suspected cases in ...
Elsayed Sameer - - 2005
We describe a case of Clostridium intestinale bacteremia in a previously healthy adolescent female presenting with fever and abdominal pain. The bacterium was definitively identified via 16S rRNA gene sequencing. This is the first report, in the world literature, of human infection caused by this microorganism.
Ooi Say Tat - - 2005
It has been known for a long time that many patients experience diarrhea antecedent to the development of bacteremia or meningoencephalitis due to Listeria monocytogenes, but it was only recently that convincing evidence was obtained that this organism can cause acute, self-limited, febrile gastroenteritis in healthy persons. At least 7 ...
García Enrique - - 2005
The first South American case of human trichinosis, resulting from the consumption of roast wild boar (Sus scrofa) is reported in Chile. The patient presented fever, diarrhea, myalgias, facial edema, sub-conjunctival reddening, photophobia, eosinophilia, and elevated glutamic oxalacetic transaminase. The diagnosis was confirmed by two immunoenzymatic tests (ELISA) using somatic ...
Oka Kuniyuki - - 2005
Two autopsy cases of fulminant myocarditis demonstrating uncommon morphology were studied. Subjects included two male patients: a 42-year-old (case 1) and a 39-year-old (case 2). Both cases had fever, chest or epigastric pain, electrocardiographic abnormalities, prominent elevation of serum glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase, glutamic pyruvic transaminase, lactic dehydrogenase and creatine phosphokinase. ...
Van der Schueren B - - 2005
We report the case of a 57-year-old woman presenting with persistent cough, weight loss, and fever. An extensive work-up revealed laboratory signs of inflammation and a mild thickening of the aortic wall on computed tomographic scan of the thorax. These findings raised the suspicion of large vessel vasculitis that was ...
Rustscheff Stefan - - 2005
Q fever is common worldwide but extremely rare as a cause of clinical disease in Sweden. Complications such as meningitis and Guillain-Barré syndrome are not uncommon. Chronic polyneuropathy caused by Q fever has until now never been reported in the English-speaking medical community. The first truly indigenous case of clinical ...
Syrjälä Paula - - 2005
We investigated the epidemiology of the European brown hare syndrome (EBHS) in Finland among free-living mountain hares (Lepus timidus) and European brown hares (Lepus europaeus). Carcasses of 297 European brown hares and 843 mountain hares submitted for postmortem examination were analyzed between 1990 and 2002. One hundred thirty-six cases of ...
Cheng Nai-Chen - - 2004
Bacteremic necrotizing fasciitis caused by non-O1 Vibrio cholerae has rarely been reported. We describe a case of necrotizing fasciitis of the bilateral lower extremities in a 68-year-old man with liver cirrhosis and diabetes mellitus. Cultures of blood and the debrided tissue all yielded V. cholerae serogroup non-O1 (O56). Despite extensive ...
Carels T - - 2005
We describe a 63-year-old man who presented with an inflammatory aortic aneurysm. The patient had p-ANCA antibodies directed against myeloperoxidase. A diagnosis of idiopathic periaortitis was made. Seven years later, he was rehospitalized because of fever, weight loss, and polyneuropathy. After revision of the aortic biopsy, which showed necrotizing vasculitis ...
Moore Zack S - - 2004
BACKGROUND: The ability to differentiate chickenpox from smallpox is important for early recognition of bioterrorism events and prevention of false alarms. The febrile prodrome is a clinical feature used to differentiate these conditions. However, the prevalence of prodromal manifestations in chickenpox has not been well established. METHODS: We evaluated prodrome ...
Foucault C - - 2004
Coxiella burnetii, the causative agent of Q fever, is responsible for various clinical syndromes, but lymphadenitis has been described during Q fever in only three recent case reports. Four new cases of acute Q fever associated with lymphadenopathy are reported here, and these cases are discussed along with the three ...
Phukan A C - - 2004
Sporadic cases of acute diarrhoea with high morbidity occur commonly in rural areas of northeast India, throughout the year. At times they take epidemic form and one such outbreak occurred with attack and case fatality rates of 11.6% and 0.8%, respectively, in October 2002, in a remote locality of Assam. ...
Silva Luiz J - - 2004
Murine typhus has been increasingly recognized worldwide and is becoming a relevant differential diagnosis in febrile conditions. In Brazil, murine typhus has never received much attention. We present a recently diagnosed case and a literature review that suggests that the disease could be more prevalent in Southeastern Brazil than acknowledged ...
Chrysochou Constantina - - 2004
A 61-year-old woman presented to the emergency department with acute-onset breathlessness, fever, sore throat and confusion. Her initial investigations revealed hyponatremia and middle lobe consolidation. In view of the atypical symptoms and signs, erythromycin was commenced. Urinary legionella antigen was requested and that tested positive. She was one of the ...
Karti S Sami - - 2004
In 2002 and 2003, a total of 19 persons in Turkey had suspected cases of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) or a similar viral infection. Six serum samples were tested; all six were found positive for immunoglobulin M antibodies against CCHF virus. Two of the samples yielded CCHF virus isolates. Genetic ...
Mokrani K - - 2004
We report a case of epidemic typhus in a patient from the Batna region of Algeria, who presented with generalized febrile exanthema. The clinical diagnosis was confirmed by serological cross-adsorption followed by Western blotting. Our report emphasizes the threat of epidemic typhus in the highlands of Algeria.
Pappas Georgios - - 2004
Coxiella burnetii, the causative agent of Q fever, is a prevalent zoonotic disease manifestating usually as atypical pneumonia or hepatitis. We describe 2 cases of serologically proven infection by Coxiella burnetii whose primary manifestations arose from the upper respiratory tract and were initially referred to the ear, nose, and throat ...
Das Sudip Kr - - 2004
Plasmacytoma is not a rare entity; it usually presents as bone pain (70%) or susceptibility to infection e. g. · pneumonia or pyelonephritis, but its presentation as isolated maxillary swelling is a rare entity.Here, a 25 years young male presented with right maxillary swelling. After radiological, histopathological and biochemical investigation, ...
Calic Simone B - - 2004
Brazilian spotted fever (BSF) rickettsiosis is the most common and recognized of the human rickettsioses in Brazil. It is difficult to establish the diagnosis of human rickettsiosis infection by routine microbiologic methods, creating a false idea that Rickettsia and Ehrlichia infections are rare and without importance. New tick-borne diseases, like ...
Puthucheary J - - 2004
AIMS: To describe the epidemiological and clinical features of paediatric severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in Singapore. METHODS: The following data were retrospectively collected from the case records of all 71 patients (aged 7 months to 14 years) admitted from 23 March to 22 May 2003 to the SARS paediatric ...
Jensenius Mogens - - 2004
BACKGROUND: Tick-borne rickettsioses are of emerging importance in today's travel medicine but have until recently received little attention. We describe the current knowledge of tick-borne rickettsioses as they relate to international travel, their microbiological diagnosis, treatment, possible prevention, and future prospects. METHODS: Literature-based review and personal observations. RESULTS: During the ...
Crump John A - - 2004
OBJECTIVE: To use new data to make a revised estimate of the global burden of typhoid fever, an accurate understanding of which is necessary to guide public health decisions for disease control and prevention efforts. METHODS: Population-based studies using confirmation by blood culture of typhoid fever cases were sought by ...
Tibbitts G Michael - - 2004
Infectious Mononucleosis and pregnancy are common conditions seen by obstetricians and family physicians. However, infectious mononucleosis in the postpartum period has not been reported in the literature. A 20 year-old woman presented with a four-day history of fever of 40 degrees C, and chills at her six-week postpartum visit, which ...
Kharlanova N G - - 2004
The development of experimental cholera in suckling rabbits is associated with typical cholerogenic syndrome: the presence of Vibrio cholerae in the blood, bile (in 60 and 70% cases, respectively), small and large intestine (in 100% cases). Simultaneously with enterocyte desquamation and increased permeability of the blood-enterocyte barrier, the vibrios are ...
Sklavounou-Andrikopoulou A - - 2004
Papular-purpuric 'gloves and socks' syndrome (PPGSS) is a novel, rare, self-limited dermatosis initially described in 1990. It is characterized by painful, pruritic edema and erythema, rapidly evolving to papular-purpuric lesions on the distal extremities, in a gloves-and-socks distribution, accompanied by fever and oral lesions such as petechiae, vesiculopustules and small ...
Gordon Brent M - - 2004
We report the case of a 17-month-old female with tick paralysis presenting to an urban Los Angeles emergency department. The tick was later identified as the North American wood tick, Dermacentor andersoni, and was likely obtained while the family was vacationing on a dude ranch in Montana. We discuss the ...
Houlihan David J - - 2004
OBJECTIVE: To report a case of serotonin syndrome (SS) resulting from the addition of tramadol to a medication regimen of venlafaxine and mirtazapine. CASE SUMMARY: A 47-year-old white man receiving combined mirtazapine and venlafaxine therapy for major depressive disorder developed agitation, confusion, severe shivering, diaphoresis, myoclonus, hyperreflexia, mydriasis, tachycardia, and ...
Lam Man-Fai - - 2004
Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) is a highly contagious and typically rapidly progressive form of atypical pneumonia, which spread from Asia to many parts of the world in early 2003. Clinical diagnosis of SARS requires the presence of unremitting fever and progressive pneumonia despite antibiotic therapy, particularly in the presence ...
Baumgardner Dennis J - - 2004
OBJECTIVE: Pulmonary disease is the most common manifestation of the systemic fungal infection, blastomycosis. This study examines symptoms of pulmonary blastomycosis and possible age and gender differences in a 22-year case series. METHODS: Laboratory-confirmed cases of blastomycosis were identified from mandatory reports to the Vilas County Health Department (1984--2001) and ...
Ebright John R - - 2004
We report a retrospective review of all cases of Staphylococcus lugdunensis bacteremia identified during a period of more than 10 years (January 1990 to May 2002) in a large medical center. Twenty-one cases occurred over that period; 20 cases were available for review. In six instances, the organism appeared to ...
Shivbalan So - - 2004
OBJECTIVE: To identify the predictive factors for spontaneous bleeding manifestations in Dengue illness in infants and children. METHODS: 60 cases of Dengue viral infection with spontaneous skin and or mucosal bleed were compared with 72 cases without spontaneous bleed. The protean bleeding manifestations in dengue infection were recorded. Various clinical ...
Ralph Anna - - 2004
Scrub typhus is recognised as an important differential diagnosis of fever, rash and sepsis in patients with a history of travel to Litchfield National Park in the Top End of the Northern Territory. All confirmed scrub typhus cases to date from the Northern Territory have visited the Park, but the ...
Shah Nayan - - 2003
This is a case study of a 26-year-old Hispanic male who presented with an initial complaint of fevers, chills and generalized weakness for three weeks. Patient reported a classical history of diurnal fever with temperature spikes as high as 105.8F after returning from a trip to Guatemala. His symptoms had ...
Galvâo Márcio Antonio Moreira - - 2003
The emergence and reemergence of a serious infectious disease are often associated with a high case-fatality rate because of misdiagnosis and inappropriate or delayed treatment. The current reemergence of spotted fever rickettsiosis caused by Rickettsia rickettsii in Brazil has resulted in a high proportion of fatal cases. We describe two ...
Miyamoto T - - 2003
This report describes the case of a 76 year old man who suffered from febrile ulceronecrotic Mucha-Habermann disease (FUMHD). Despite this patient's typical clinical and histological findings, the fulminating course led to death. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) analysis of the skin lesions showed that the infiltrating cells were monoclonal in ...
Splino Miroslav - - 2003
An epidemic of Q fever was identified among soldiers from the Czech Republic serving in the U.N. Stabilization Force in Bosnia and Herzogovina in 1997. There were 26 serologically confirmed infections, or 4.6% of those exposed. There were 14 cases of febrile illness and 12 subclinical infections. Prodromal symptoms of ...
Yavuz Taner - - 2003
We report a 3-year-old boy with varicella complicated by cellulitis and scarlet fever. He developed a typical rash of scarlet fever following the onset of varicella. Streptococcus pyogenes was isolated from the ulcers due to varicella. The present case suggests that scarlet fever may rarely develop following varicella and should ...
Flier Sarah - - 2003
A teenage boy presented in the early stage of pyomyositis. He had neck pain, tenderness, and fever. A computed tomography scan showed inflammation in the sternocleidomastoid muscle with no fluid collection. This progressed to a pus-filled drainable mass caused by Stapylococcus aureus. The authors describe this case to highlight the ...
Badiaga Sékéné - - 2003
Dengue fever (DF) is a mosquito-transmitted acute disease caused by any of four dengue flavivirus serotypes (DEN-1, DEN-2, DEN-3, and DEN-4) which is becoming a major public health problem in intertropical areas.1 DF is increasingly observed in febrile travelers returning from tropical areas,2 especially those returning from the Caribbean islands ...
Athar Muhammad Nauman - - 2003
A nosocomial outbreak of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever occurred in Rawalpindi, Pakistan in February 2002. The identified index case died shortly after admission to a hospital. Two of the health care workers became secondary cases; one of them died on day 13 after coming in contact with the index case. The ...
Yang Chao-Chun - - 2003
Febrile ulceronecrotic Mucha-Habermann disease (FUMHD) is a severe variant of pityriasis lichenoides et varioliformis acuta characterized by high fever and papulonecrotic skin lesions. Here we report a case of a 14-year-old boy with typical features of FUMHD and unusual manifestation of extensive skin necrosis in intertriginous regions including axillae, neck, ...
Edussuriya Bandu D P - - 2003
Intra-aural tick infestation was detected in 29 patients presenting with acute ear pain in the central province of Sri Lanka during June 1999 to January 2002. The ages ranged from 9 months to 67 years. All showed oedematous aural canals and enlarged adjacent lymph nodes. Of 30 ticks removed, 29 ...
Nunes-Araújo F R F - - 2003
Although it is well known that the signs and symptoms of dengue fever (DF) may overlap with those of other diseases, few attempts have been made to assess quantitatively their validity in the diagnosis of DF. The clinical data recorded, in the Brazilian town of Uberlândia between 1993 and 1998, ...
Wammanda R D - - 2003
An 11-year-old boy presented with a 4-week history of fever and 2 weeks later developed a cough with breathlessness. His chest X-ray showed bilateral miliary shadows with pneumothorax on the left side. While on antituberculous therapy which was started on admission, he developed right-sided pneumothorax with significant collapse of the ...
Alfadley Abdullah - - 2003
The papular-purpuric "gloves and socks" syndrome (PPGSS) is a unique exanthem characterized by petechiae with painful edema of the hands and feet extending proximally with less severity. Constitutional symptoms of fever, lethargy, and arthralgia have also been described. Human parvovirus B19 has been implicated in most cases as the causative ...
Chiang Chi-Huei - - 2003
BACKGROUND: Outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in Taipei has been associated with Taiwanese back from Guangdong, China. We report 4 probable SARS cases with different severity and propose optimal treatment. METHODS: Four probable SARS cases were enrolled. Two cases were due to outbreak of SARS in our hospital ...
Wyatt H V - - 2003
In many countries, the treatment of choice for all fevers is one or more injections. These injections are associated with a risk of nerve damage. If cases of poliomyelitis are not to be missed, the diagnosis of injection trauma or traumatic neuritis (TN) must be exact. The guides for distinguishing ...
Al-Otaibi Fawzia E - - 2003
We describe a case of Salmonella paratyphi A isolated from urine of a 37-year-old Saudi patient who is a known case of nephrolithiasis and hydronephrosis with frequent admission for management of renal stones. History of enteric fever was not documented and urinary schistosomiasis in such a patient from endemic area ...
Wichmann O - - 2003
Failures of mefloquine prophylaxis in travellers returning from Africa have been reported repeatedly. Non-compliance to chemoprophylaxis is considered to be a major factor for failure. Only few reports on mefloquine prophylaxis failure in sub-Saharan Africa were able to report blood levels of the drug that were sufficient for prophylactic effectiveness. ...
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