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Rolain J M - - 2003
Q fever is a worldwide-occurring zoonosis caused by Coxiella burnetii. There are various clinical manifestations of acute Q fever, of which acute cholecystitis is a very rare clinical presentation. This study reports seven cases of acute cholecystitis associated with Coxiella burnetii and reviews two other cases from the literature. All ...
Torres L - - 2003
Described here is the case of an 87-year-old man who developed fever, chills and discomfort caused by Streptobacillus moniliformis. This pathogen is one of the causes of rat-bite fever, an uncommon bacterial illness transmitted through a bite or scratch from a rodent or the ingestion of food or water contaminated ...
Eisman S - - 2003
We report a case of a 69-year-old gentleman who presented with a 3-month history of unexplained fevers and malaise who developed generalized pruritus, alopecia and an ichthyosiform erythematous eruption on his forearms, legs, chest and back. Skin histology, immunophenotyping and molecular features were consistent with granulomatous mycosis fungoides. He has ...
Dominguez Delfina C - - 2003
BACKGROUND: Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease, also called histiocytic necrotizing lymphadenitis, is a self-limiting lymphadenopathy of unknown cause. The patient often presents with fever, malaise, and lymphadenopathy primarily involving the cervical lymph nodes. Laboratory findings are nonspecific, and the diagnosis is established by identifying characteristic pathologic features from lymph node biopsy. The etiologic ...
Yazgan Yusuf - - 2003
Familial Mediterranean fever is a multisystem disorder, usually seen in subjects of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern origin, characterized by recurrent bouts of fever and pain due to inflammation of the peritoneum, synovia, or pleura. In this article we report a case of Familial Mediterranean fever with recurrent abdominal pain and ...
Lifshitz Matitiahu - - 2003
A 22-year-old woman was bitten on the third finger of her left hand by a Walterinnesia aegyptia (desert black cobra). Local signs included a marked swelling of the entire hand with pain along the left upper limb. Systemic reactions were irritability, fever, tachycardia, ventricular premature beats, nausea and high blood ...
Sampere M - - 2003
Sixty-six cases of Q fever in adults, serologically confirmed by indirect immunofluorescence, were studied to analyze the epidemiological, clinical and therapeutic aspects of the disease. Eighty-three percent of the patients were male, and the mean age was 44.7 years. Contact with animals was recorded in 24 patients. The main clinical ...
Smulian John C - - 2003
OBJECTIVE: This study was undertaken to determine whether intrapartum fevers at term are associated with markers of acute inflammation in maternal, fetal, and placental compartments. Study Design: Term cases with intrapartum fever (temperature >/=100.4 degrees F) were recruited with gestational age-matched controls. Maternal serum and umbilical vein blood were collected ...
Prasad Alpana - - 2003
A two-and half-year-old boy presented with a short history of fever, jaundice and abdominal distension. At laparotomy, a rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) arising from the common bile duct (CBD) was found. The tumor including the CBD was successfully excised and a Roux-en-Y hepaticodochojejunostomy was performed. Postoperatively, the child received chemotherapy and is ...
Murakami Kyoko - - 2002
To clarify the clinical manifestations of cat scratch disease (CSD), we evaluated a total of 130 seropositive patients with CSD. The patients' ages ranged from 1 to 68 years; 103 (79.2%) were under 18 years of age. CSD occurred predominantly in the fall and winter months. Regional lymphadenopathy was noted ...
Perra A - - 2002
Five clustered cases of leptospirosis were diagnosed in the area of Rochefort, France, in June 2001, among teenagers who had swum in the Genouillé canal. The symptoms included fever, headache, abdominal pain and vomiting, chills and myalgia. Three cases were confirmed by PCR and serology. The mean cumulative duration of ...
Colebunders R R Departement Klinische Wetenschappen, Instituut voor Tropische Geneeskunde Nationalestraat 155, B-2000 Antwerpen. - - 2002
Viral haemorrhagic fevers are caused by a wide range of viruses. There are 4 types of viruses well known to spread from person to person and able to cause nosocomial outbreaks with a high case fatality rate: an arenavirus (Lassa fever and more exceptionally the Junin and Machupo virus), a ...
Alden Tord D - - 2002
INTRODUCTION: Spasticity is an endpoint of a variety of neurologic disorders with upper motor neuron damage. There have been several studies demonstrating improvement in spasticity through administration of intrathecal baclofen. Withdrawal from oral baclofen has been well described. Intrathecal baclofen withdrawal has been less frequently reported. We present a case ...
Lee Hsin-Chun - - 2002
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Taiwan is an endemic area for scrub typhus. Recent increases have been noted in two other infectious diseases caused by obligate intracellular organisms, Q fever and murine typhus. These diseases usually present as an acute febrile illness with non-specific symptoms and are difficult to distinguish. This study ...
Yerushalmi Joseph - - 2002
A serum sickness-like reaction (SSLR) to drug administration usually consists of cutaneous rash, arthralgia/arthritis, and, often, fever. This entity rarely has been discussed in the dermatologic literature. We describe the case of a 3-year-old girl with urticaria, fever, and arthralgia that appeared 8 days after starting cefaclor therapy for otitis ...
Gonçalves da Costa Paulo Sérgio - - 2002
Brazilian spotted fever, caused by Rickettsia rickettsii, has been increasingly reported in Brazil especially in the southeastern states. The severe and fulminant forms of the disease are not unusual but most of the reported fatal cases have shown some typical clinical clue, which leads the attending physician to a correct ...
Dworkin Mark S - - 2002
Relapsing fever is characterized by recurring episodes of fever and nonspecific symptoms (e.g., headache, myalgia, arthralgia, shaking chills, and abdominal complaints). The illness is caused by an infection from the Borrelia species (spirochetes) that may be acquired through the bite of an infected tick (Ornithodoros species) or contact with the ...
Luotonen Leevi - - 2002
We report the case of a 10-year-old boy with prolonged fever who was found to have tularemia of the middle ear. Otolaryngologic cases including oropharyngeal and glandular or ulceroglandular forms of the head and neck region are estimated to account for 12% of all tularemia cases, but to date we ...
Singhal Sumeet - - 2002
A 27-year-old male presented with the complaints of recurring attacks of painful inflammation affecting finger joints of both hands for last one year. There were no constitutional features of weight loss, fever, anaemia, itching or burning sensation over the joints. It was diagnosed to be a case of palindromic rheumatism ...
Swaan C-M - - 2002
Two cases of Lassa fever have been reported in the Netherlands since viral haemorrhagic fevers became notifiable diseases in 1978. In 1980, an expatriate from Burkina Faso who was not seriously ill was confirmed by laboratory tests after his discharge from hospital. The second case occurred in 2000: the patient ...
Zachariah R - - 2002
The cumulative cholera attack rate in an epidemic in Malawi in 1999/2000 was 59/100,000 population, case-fatality rate 4%, and 98% of all cases presenting to health facilities required intravenous therapy. Microbiological studies showed high resistance of Vibrio cholerae to commonly recommended antibiotics, predominant Ogawa serotypes and no O139 isolates.
Eriksen Nanna - - 2002
Brucellosis is a rarely encountered infection in northern Europe. We report 4 cases of Brucella abortus bacteremia occurring in Denmark during 1999-2000. The clinical presentation was characteristically vague and brucellosis was not suspected by the attending physicians, partly because incomplete patient histories were obtained as a result of language barriers. ...
Gordon M A - - 2001
We report three fatal cases of bacteremia (two adults, one neonate) caused by Vibrio cholerae O1 (Ogawa), which occurred in the context of a community outbreak of cholera diarrhea in Blantyre, Malawi. Only four cases of invasive disease caused by V. cholerae O1 have previously been reported. We describe the ...
Carapetis J R - - 2001
AIMS: To describe the clinical features of rheumatic fever and to assess the Jones criteria in a population and setting similar to that in many developing countries. METHODS: The charts of 555 cases of confirmed acute rheumatic fever in 367 patients (97% Aboriginal) and more than 200 possible rheumatic fever ...
Merchant J - - 2001
Metal fume fever is a relatively uncommon presentation to the emergency department. Resulting from inhalation of metal oxides, it presents as an acute, self-limiting, flu-like symptom complex often misdiagnosed as a viral illness. We report a case of a 26-year-old male presenting with metal fume fever 4 h after oxycutting ...
Dzelalija B - - 2001
We report a case involving a 15-year-old girl with atypical, clinically unsuspected cat scratch disease (CSD) presenting as isolated posterior pancreatic duodenal lymphadenitis, fever, and abdominal pain. The serological, abdominal ultrasonographic, and CT findings, as well as clinical and epidemiological data, indicate that B. henselae was likely an etiologic agent ...
Mendes W S - - 2001
The authors report a confirmed case of hantavirus pulmonary syndrome in the rural area of the municipality of Anajatuba, state of Maranhão. Two other suspected cases from the same region are also described. The confirmed case involved a previously healthy young woman who died with signs and symptoms of acute ...
Chourdia V - - 2001
A twenty five year old female, presented with burning in throat, Odynophagia and characteristic history of falling of granules, He had a verrucous type granular lesion right retromolar area., tonsil & its fossa, Lingual Surface Epiglottis & Hypoharyngeal wall, Right Aryepiglottic fold & ventricular fold Oedmatous and Scattered granules on ...
Norton R - - 2001
Vibrio cholerae is an uncommon cause of cellulitis in Australia. Most reported cases worldwide have involved marine or brackish water contact. A recognized risk factor for acquiring this infection is chronic liver disease secondary to hepatitis B. We describe a case of extensive facial cellulitis caused by Vibrio cholerae non-O1, ...
Frans J J Department of Microbiology, Imeldaziekenhuis Bonheiden, Leuven, Belgium. - - 2001
Streptobacillus moniliformis is one of the causes of rat bite fever. The clinical and microbiological diagnosis of this rare infectious disease is often quite problematic. Penicillin, in sufficiently high dosis, is the treatment of choice and leads to a prompt resolution of the infection, whereas lack of treatment leads to ...
Dudkiewicz I - - 2001
Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is an autosomal, recessive disease affecting mainly people of Mediterranean origin. The primary pattern of FMF is acute, self-resolving periodic attacks of high-grade fever, accompanied by either peritonitis, pleuritis, or arthritis and sometimes typical ankle rash that simulates erysipelas. Rare manifestations, such as pericarditis or massive ...
Bernstein J - - 2001
A previously healthy, 7-year-old African-American male presented to the emergency department with a high fever and signs of compensated shock. With this case presentation, we review the clinical evaluation of a child in shock and discuss the importance of early recognition and treatment. Additionally, the varied etiologies of shock in ...
van Puijenbroek E P - - 2001
PURPOSE: The antifungal agent terbinafine has been approved for marketing in The Netherlands since 1992. Adverse drug reactions (ADRs) may occur in about 10% of the patients, the majority gastrointestinal disorders and skin reactions. Since the introduction of terbinafine, the Netherlands Pharmacovigilance Foundation Lareb received eight reports of arthralgia during ...
Manea S J - - 2001
Five cases of murine typhus occurring on southwestern Kauai in 1998 are described, following an investigation by the Department of Health. Two cases also had concurrent leptospirosis. Recent habitat changes of peridomestic animals and their fleas may have increased the risk for developing murine typhus. Increased suspicion of typhus by ...
Luxemburger C - - 2001
In order to identify risk factors for typhoid fever in a highly endemic area, we undertook a case-control study in the Mekong delta, Viet Nam. Cases were 144 consecutive patients admitted to hospital with blood culture-confirmed typhoid fever. Two controls (1 in the hospital and 1 in the community) were ...
Cho-Min-Naing - - 2000
This study assesses the burden of dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) and effectiveness of an intervention package in Myanmar. Disability adjusted life years (DALYs) lost for fatal and non-fatal DHF cases and DALYs averted due to intervention for DHF from 1970-1997 were estimated. The data are based on reported cases and ...
Brendel D H - - 2000
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor medications are considered relatively safe even in overdose. We report a massive overdose of sertraline with the highest serum sertraline concentration reported to date. Clinical features of this patient were confusion, agitation, myoclonus, hyperreflexia, fever, and creatine kinase elevation. This case may represent serotonin syndrome caused ...
Collett M G - - 2000
A questionnaire, designed to obtain qualitative information on a number of variables concerning canine babesiosis (biliary fever) in South Africa, was sent to 510 veterinary practices in late 1993. Of the 157 practices that responded, all were presented with cases of babesiosis and most were situated in Gauteng, the Western ...
Seishima M - - 2000
We describe the first case of tick bite by Haemaphysalis megaspinosa. The tick was found on the skin at the right occipital area in a 5-year-old girl, who had gone on a picnic twice to a mountain 1 and 5 days before she noticed the tick. The tick was surgically ...
Lucas G N - - 2000
This is a retrospective study of 354 suspected cases of dengue haemorrhagic fever (DHF), admitted to Lady Ridgeway Hospital (LRH), Colombo during 1996. The objective of the study was to determine the correlation between clinical, laboratory, radiological and serological diagnosis of DHF. Diagnosis was based on the haemagglutination inhibition test. ...
Terry J - - 2000
In early December 1998, the Northern Rivers Public Health Unit (north-eastern New South Wales) was alerted to a possible cluster of leptospirosis cases by the supervising scientist of the Western Pacific Region World Health Organization/Food and Agricultural Organization Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Leptospirosis. Investigation revealed a cluster ...
Fuortes L - - 2000
Zinc fume is a well-recognized cause of metal fume fever, characterized by acute or subacute symptoms of respiratory tract inflammation, myalgias and fever (similar to influenza) associated with a variety of metal oxide fumes. A welder of galvanized steel developed metal fume fever, a pleural friction rub and markedly elevated ...
Barlow G D - - 2000
A 27-year-old healthy female presented with a prolonged and intermittent febrile illness. She was found to have leucopenia, neutropenia and thrombocytopenia, but a normal haemoglobin. The patient recovered spontaneously and convalescent serology 1 month later was positive for specific parvovirus B19 IgM and IgG. Parvovirus B19 infection was confirmed by ...
Querubin R - - 2000
We present the case of a 69-year-old man with fever of unknown origin, headache, elevated sedimentation rate and peripheral eosinophilia. A biopsy of the temporal artery revealed transmural inflammation with eosinophilia. Therapy with corticosteroids resulted in resolution of the fever, headache, and eosinophilia, as well as normalization of the sedimentation ...
Jensen P M - - 2000
The prevalence of Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato in Ixodes ricinus nymphs in Denmark was found to be approximately 5%. The mean abundance of infected nymphs varied from 0.3 to 4.4 per 100 m2 according to site. The seasonal occurrence of infected nymphs in a beech forest coincided with seasonal distribution ...
Odabas A R - - 2000
Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is characterized by recurrent attacks of fever and serositis. Typical attacks of FMF last 3 to 5 days. Fever and myalgia are not always improved by colchicine therapy and sometimes require steroid therapy. We present two cases of severe prolonged febrile myalgia where steroid therapy was ...
Julià J - - 2000
Typhoid fever currently is an uncommon disease in western countries, and cases usually are imported from endemic areas.1 The most common complications are intestinal bleeding or perforation and necrotizing cholecystitis, although hepatitis, myocarditis, nephritis, and meningitis may occur. Spontaneous spleen rupture during typhoid fever is a known but rare complication. ...
Yoshida M - - 1999
Although Japanese encephalitis (JE) virus was isolated from mosquitos in 1974, human JE cases have never been reported in Indonesia in spite of the prevalence of anti-JE antibodies among human and pig populations as well as abundant JE vector mosquitos. In this report, we describe serological diagnosis of JE cases ...
Levy P Y - - 1999
Q fever is characterized by its clinical polymorphism, and pericarditis associated with Q fever has occasionally been described. Herein we report 15 cases of Coxiella burnetii pericarditis, 9 from our data bank and 6 encountered within the past 12 months. Three patients presented with life-threatening tamponade. We compare our cases ...
Beşbaş N - - 1999
Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is an autosomal recessively transmitted disease characterized by attacks of fever and serositis. The course of arthritis, which is a common manifestation of FMF, is generally benign. Sacroiliitis due to FMF has been reported by several authors, but all the patients described so far had roentgenographic ...
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