Search Results
Results 301 - 350 of 572
< 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 >
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 ...
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 ...
- - 1998
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 ...
< 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 >