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Avilés G - - 1999
Aedes aegypti, eradicated from Argentina in 1963, has now reinfested the country as far south as Buenos Aires. In 1997, four persons with travel histories to Brazil, Ecuador, or Venezuela had confirmed dengue, and surveillance for indigenous transmission allowed the detection of 19 dengue cases in Salta Province. These cases ...
Soda T - - 1999
A case of granulomatous nephritis after intrarenal bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG) therapy is reported. High fever greater than 38.5 degrees C lasted for 1 month, without response to conservative therapy. Standard nephroureterectomy was subsequently carried out. Histopathologic findings from the surgical specimen were compatible with BCG-induced granulomatous nephritis. The use of ...
Heyman P - - 1999
Haemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS) is a human disease characterized by flu-like symptoms, renal dysfunction, and in severe cases, haemorrhagic manifestations. The causative agents of HFRS are Hantaan (HTN), Seoul (SEO), Puumala (PUU) and Dobrava (DOB) hantaviruses. Hantavirus infections are of increasing importance in Europe. Outbreaks occur in Belgium ...
Van der Stuyft P - - 1999
BACKGROUND: Reinvasion by Aedes aegypti of cities in the Americas poses a threat of urbanisation of yellow fever. After detection of yellow-fever infection in a resident of the city of Santa Cruz, Bolivia, in December, 1997, we investigated all subsequent suspected cases. METHODS: We introduced active surveillance of yellow fever ...
Harrison L H - - 1999
Argentine hemorrhagic fever (AHF) is a potentially lethal infection in Argentina. The case-fatality ratio is >15%, but treatment reduces the mortality rate to <1%. Diagnosis is based on clinical and laboratory criteria, but no case definition has been validated. A chart review was conducted for patients hospitalized with suspected AHF. ...
Ha G Y - - 1999
We report a case of sepsis caused by Bifidobacterium longum in a 19-year-old male who had developed high fever, jaundice, and hepatomegaly after acupuncture therapy with small gold needles. Anaerobic, non-spore-forming, gram-positive bacilli were isolated from his blood and finally identified as B. longum. He recovered completely after treatment with ...
Fuster R G - - 1999
Vascular graft infection due to Aspergillus is a rare event. Only 11 previous case reports have been documented. All of these infections were in the aortic position, and infrainguinal arterial prosthetic graft involvement has been uncommon. The usual clinical presentation was back pain. Fever and systemic complaints were usually present. ...
Uthman I W - - 1999
OBJECTIVES: This study reports two patients with Takayasu's arteritis presenting with a fever of unknown origin (FUO) and reviews the literature on that association. METHODS: We describe the clinical presentation, course, and outcome of the two patients, and reviewed the medical literature from 1968 till 1997 using MEDLINE and the ...
Arpino C - - 1999
The aim of the study was to compare the signs and symptoms of individuals meeting two different definitions of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). Ninety-four patients fitting the eligibility criteria for idiopathic fatigue were enrolled into the study. Of the 94 patients, 48 met the 1988 definition of CFS, 20 the ...
Uppal B - - 1999
In India, cholera is endemic and affects usually the 3 to 5-year-old age group. There have been occasional reports in the neonatal period with Vibrio cholerae O139 Bengal. We report here a case of Vibrio cholerae O1 diarrhea in a 2-day-old, breastfed male, who had been delivered in the hospital ...
Cheung A Y - - 1999
This is a case presentation of a rarely seen hydroxyurea-induced fever in a patient with cervical adenocarcinoma receiving oral hydroxyurea given concurrently with external beam radiotherapy to the pelvis. In the fourth week of treatment, the patient developed recurrent febrile episodes, with no obvious etiology. Eventually, hydroxyurea was discontinued with ...
Bodur H - - 1999
Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is an inherited disorder characterized by recurrent attacks of fever and abdominal, chest, and articular pain. The articular attack of FMF is typically an acute, self-limited, large joint monoarthritis most often affecting the knee or hip. Rarely, a more protracted arthritis may occur. We describe two ...
Gomez L - - 1998
Twenty-nine cases of neutropenic enterocolitis (NEC) were identified from 1992 to June 1996, and their clinical, microbiological, and radiologic characteristics were reviewed. Eighteen of 29 episodes were considered to be definite NEC since abdominal computed tomographic or ultrasonographic findings (n = 14) and/or pathological findings (n = 7) were consistent ...
Fournier P E - - 1998
African tick-bite fever, caused by Rickettsia africae and transmitted by Amblyomma ticks, is an emerging rickettsiosis in southern Africa. Because of increased tourism to this area, several cases in tourists have been reported recently. We report 13 cases of R. africae infection diagnosed in France that occurred in competitors returning ...
Van den Ende J - - 1998
Five cases of blackwater fever (BWF) are described, all of whom had a history of recent quinine therapy. In two cases a second haemolytic crisis was induced by halofantrine, in one case also a third. Increasing frequency of this syndrome with its dramatic clinical presentation is to be expected as ...
Rawlings J A - - 1998
Dengue epidemics have been occurring in the Caribbean and Central and South America, including Mexico. In 1995, the proximity of these epidemics increased the possibility of cases occurring in Texas. In response, medical and community educational materials were distributed and active surveillance for dengue cases was initiated. By the end ...
Sudjana P - - 1998
In Indonesia as well as in many developing countries both typhoid fever and dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) are still endemic and prevalent. In Indonesia the incidence of DHF in 1994 was 9.72/100,000 population with CFR of 2.5% and each year about 640,000-1,500,000 cases of typhoid fever were reported with mortality ...
Majeed H A - - 1998
Recurrent hyperbilirubinaemia was described as a feature of familial Mediterranean fever in the 1950s and early 1960s. However, over the last 33 years only one case has been published. We present a 12-year-old Arab boy who developed recurrent hyperbilirubinaemia in the course of familial Mediterranean fever. His response to colchicine ...
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Rat-bite fever (RBF) is a systemic bacterial illness caused by Streptobacillus moniliformis that can be acquired through the bite or scratch of a rodent or the ingestion of food or water contaminated with rat feces. Cases are rarely reported in the United States and the true incidence of disease is ...
Dworkin M S - - 1998
Records from 182 cases of tick-borne relapsing fever (TBRF) were reviewed. In confirmed cases, there was febrile illness, and spirochetes were identified on peripheral blood preparations. In probable cases, there were clinical features of TBRF and either the same exposure as a confirmed case or serological (indirect fluorescent antibody test ...
Shorter N A - - 1998
Eleven patients with Yersinia enterocolitica infections were identified in the Upper Valley of New Hampshire and Vermont during October and November of 1995. Three children presented with an appendicitis-like picture. Two underwent appendectomy, one of whom was the outbreak's index case. Both appendectomy patients presented with lower abdominal pain, fever, ...
Aygen B - - 1998
A case is reported of a 43-year-old man who presented prostatitis and hepatitis due to Brucella melitensis. His symptoms were icterus, weakness, anorexia, fever, and urinary discomfort. Physical examination revealed icterus and hepatosplenomegaly. Lymphomonocytosis, elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate and abnormal liver functions had been detected in laboratory tests. Brucella melitensis ...
Fernandes S R - - 1998
Psychosis and swelling of the face and hands are rarely observed in adult polyarteritis nodosa (PAN). We describe a 21-year-old woman who presented with fever, livedo reticularis, tender subcutaneous nodules and arthritis. These manifestations did not respond to prednisone, but remitted when the drug was tapered. She had had psychosis ...
Porteau-Cassard L - - 1997
The authors report a case of Pyoderma gangrenosum with seronegative nondestructive polyarthritis and perinuclear antineutrophil cyoplasm antibody. Rheumatic disorders that occur in association with Pyoderma gangrenosum are reviewed. The constellation of manifestations in the authors' patient does not have been reported previously and may represent a new entity among the ...
Saltoğlu N - - 1997
Twelve cases of leptospirosis followed by the Infectious Diseases Clinic of the Cukurova University Medical School, Adana, Turkey, between January 1994 and November 1995 are reported. Included are their clinical manifestation, laboratory findings and serotype. Nine men and three women with an average age of 40.4 years were studied. Symptoms, ...
Velema J P - - 1997
We performed a hospital-based case-control study to identify high risk groups and routes of transmission of typhoid fever in the city of Ujung Pandang on the island of Sulawesi, Indonesia. The annual incidence of this disease in southern Sulawesi is estimated at 3.1/1000 and the case fatality at 5.1% Cases ...
Hagari Y - - 1997
We report the case of a 73-year-old woman with linear focal elastosis (LFE) associated with striae distensae. Yellow palpable striae were found extending horizontally in the lumbar region. The yellow striae appeared to be joined to striae distensae in the lateral sides of the yellow striae. Striae distensae were also ...
Hoffman T M - - 1997
A resurgence of acute rheumatic fever (ARF) was noted over the last 10 years in several areas of the United States. West Virginia was no exception with two reports appearing in the literature confirming an increased incidence in the 1980s among children and adults. The Pediatric Cardiology Division of West ...
Leman J S - - 1997
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infects a significant number of otherwise healthy individuals. Although most cases are subclinical and therefore not diagnosed, some patients present with a mononucleosis-type illness. Ganciclovir, an agent effective against CMV, has primarily been studied for use in immunocompromised patients. No formal studies have been done in immunocompetent individuals. ...
Davies S F - - 1997
The epidemiological and clinical aspects of Blastomycosis are reviewed. The central United States is the most heavily endemic area in the world, although the extent of the endemic zone has been mapped only by individual case finding, rather than by large skin test surveys (as was done for histoplasmosis). The ...
Thaikruea L - - 1997
The first reported case of chikungunya virus diagnosed by serology in Thailand was in 1960 and the last one was in 1991. The disease surveillance system does not specifically include chikungunya cases and the signs and symptoms are similar to these of dengue fever/dengue hemorrhagic fever (DF/DHF), rubella, and fever ...
Tan N G - - 1997
A 14-year-old Chinese female presented with severe sorethroat and swinging fever for two weeks despite one course of oral amoxycillin followed by one course of Unasyn (combination of sultamicillin, sulbactam and ampicillin). Throat swab grew Pseudomonas pseudomallel. Serology for its antibodies was very strongly positive (> 1:512). In this part ...
Rigau-Pérez J G - - 1997
The aim of the study reported here was to demonstrate that dengue hemorrhagic fever occurs in Puerto Rico, that it is underreported, and that this underreporting is due partly to underdiagnosis in hospitals. Surveillance for severe dengue identified 986 hospitalizations for suspected dengue in 1990-1991. At the time, on the ...
Rathavuth H - - 1997
Hemorrhagic fever (HF) has been widespread in Cambodia and thought to be due to dengue virus although laboratory confirmation has been lacking. Between 1980 and 1995, 49,420 cases of HF and 3,032 deaths were reported. Cases increased during this period; large epidemics of HF occurred every two to three years. ...
Little D - - 1997
Hemorrhagic shock and encephalopathy syndrome (HSES) is a sudden-onset symptom complex occurring in previously healthy infants and children. It was first described in 1983 in the United Kingdom in 10 infants. Subsequently, > 140 cases have been reported worldwide, although no cases have been previously reported in the forensic literature. ...
Pinheiro F P - - 1997
About two-thirds of the world's population live in areas infested with dengue vectors, mainly Aedes aegypti. All four dengue viruses are circulating, sometimes simultaneously, in most of these areas. It is estimated that up to 80 million persons become infected annually although marked underreporting results in the notification of much ...
Ablin J - - 1997
Though pathogenetically qualifying as an enteric fever, the gastroenterological manifestations of Brucella in humans are relatively uncommon. We present a typical case of Brucellosis with gastrointestinal symptoms and review these by organ involvement, ranging from the mild nonspecific, such as diarrhea and abdominal pain, to the pathologically distinct hepatic lesions, ...
Ploysangam T - - 1996
Chronic meningococcemia is a rare form of meningococcal infection. Most reported cases occur in adults. Only about 10% of reported patients are under 18 years of age. We herein report chronic meningococcemia in a 17-month-old immunocompetent child and review the literature. Our patient had a 4-month history of several episodes ...
Handa R - - 1996
Fever of unknown origin (FUO) is a problem frequently faced by clinicians all over the world. One hundred and twenty-one cases of FUO presenting to a large teaching hospital in northern India were prospectively studied over a period of 2 years. Infections were the commonest cause accounting for 43.8% cases ...
Messiaen T - - 1996
We present the case of a 64-year-old previously healthy man admitted for long evoluating fever. Buccal examination showed severe parodontitis. Blood cultures were positive for Leptotrichia buccalis and computed abdominal tomography discovered a hepatic abscess. So far, only exceptional cases of systemic diseases associated with Leptotrichia buccalis infections have been ...
Liman A S - - 1996
Typhoid is an endemic disease in many countries in the tropics. Different modes of presentation have been reported. This case is one in which the patient presented with convulsions. It is necessary to have a high index of suspicion to make a diagnosis, especially in view of its occasional unusual ...
Bradarić N - - 1996
Two outbreaks of typhoid fever caused by Salmonella typhi of the same phagotype (A, biotype II), and antibiotic susceptibility are reported. Both occurred during the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The first outbreak appeared among the refugees from the town of Jajce. The second outbreak appeared among the inhabitants in ...
Koo D - - 1996
This report presents the various cholera case definitions used by the affected countries of Latin America, shows the numbers of cholera cases and deaths attributable to cholera (as reported by Latin American countries to PAHO through 1993), and describes some regional trends in cholera incidence. The information about how cholera ...
Toerner J G - - 1996
We report a case of Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) associated with Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF). The patient initially presented with fever, rash, and an altered mental status, and he responded to therapy with intravenous doxycycline; serological data confirmed RMSF. Concurrent physical findings and results of cerebrospinal fluid analysis and nerve ...
Ricci R M - - 1996
We report a case of erythema nodosum caused by omeprazole. This side effect of omeprazole has not been previously reported. A 35-year-old white woman developed multiple tender erythematous nodules over the anterior aspect of her upper and lower extremities, fever, malaise, and edema. Her symptoms resolved with withdrawal of all ...
Cohen G L - - 1996
Tick bite fever (Rickettsia conorii) is a disease which occurs commonly in South Africa. Clinical illness in the black African patient is however rare, despite high seroprevalence rates of antibodies against R. conorii reported from other areas of Southern Africa. We present two case reports of clinically apparent tick bite ...
Conger L A LA - - 1996
Dilantin hypersensitivity syndrome is characterized by fever, rash, lymphadenopathy, facial edema, and hepatitis. Anemia, pharyngitis, diarrhea, and nephritis may also be present. The eruption may present as the classic erythematous follicular papules and pustules; or it may be pleomorphic, presenting as a morbilliform eruption, erythroderma, or toxic epidermal necrolysis. Early ...
Daroca P - - 1996
Since childhood, a 53-year-old women had developed chills, high-grade fever, myalgia, and cephalea after the ingestion of coffee, tea, cola beverages, and some oral "antiflu" compounds. Skin prick tests performed with all the implicated substances were negative. Single-blind oral challenges with both caffeine and theophylline were positive, reproducing exactly the ...
Rachmiel M - - 1996
BACKGROUND: Pecan tree pollen is considered to be highly allergenic. However, no specific scientific data about its role in causing allergic diseases are available. OBJECTIVE: To study the role of pecan tree pollen in the development of allergy. METHODS: The presence of pecan tree pollen was determined by weekly and ...
Heafield M T - - 1996
BACKGROUND: A previously healthy 23-year-old man presented with a short history of abdominal pain and diarrhoea followed by blurred vision, severe postural hypotension, reduced sweating and unremitting fever. METHODS: Examination revealed fixed dilated pupils, impaired sweating and postural hypotension. Clinical and neurophysiological examination showed no motor or sensory deficit. A ...
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