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Aslan Y - - 1996
The Chédiak-Higashi syndrome (CHS) is a rare autosomal recessive immunodeficiency disorder. Some cases with CHS develop the accelerated phase characterized by pancytopenia, high fever and lymphohistiocytic infiltration of liver, spleen and lymph nodes. The treatment of the accelerated phase of CHS is difficult. We describe a case with CHS in ...
Suárez J - - 1996
A 32-year-old male with febrile ulceronecrotic Mucha-Habermann disease (FUMHD) responsive to methotrexate is reported. This is a severe variant of pityriasis lichenoides et varioliformis acuta characterized by the acute onset of a widespread ulceronecrotic cutaneous eruption together with high fever and systemic involvement. To our knowledge, only 13 patients with ...
Zabicka J - - 1996
Tick-borne encephalitis are connected with existence of natural foci in environment, where virus circulation between natural host (rodents, wood mammals) and virus vectors does occur independently from humans. In Poland the first confirmed cases of tick-borne encephalitis occurred in following voivodships: biaƂostockie, olsztyƄskie, opolskie in 1948-1952. Between 1970 and 1993-816 ...
Chen C M - - 1995
A 20-year-old male was admitted with fever and hemoptysis. Agammaglobulinemia was found, with bronchiectasis and sinusitis. Clinical and laboratory evidence included immunological examinations, bone marrow and small intestinal biopsies. Results suggested a diagnosis of X-linked agammaglobulinemia. After treatment with antibiotics and intravenous human immunoglobuline, the clinical symptoms demonstrated progressive improvement. ...
Guthmann J P - - 1995
In the most recent epidemic of cholera in Latin America, nearly a million cases were reported and almost 9000 people died between January 1991 and December 1993. The epidemic spread rapidly from country to country, affecting in three years all the countries of Latin America except Uruguay and the Caribbean. ...
De la Meilleure G E H - - 1995
A case of culture verified Candida parapsilosis lumbar spondylodiscitis, with infectious involvement of an aortic prosthetic graft, presented with a lumbar radicular pain syndrome. Only 33 Candida infections of the spine are described in the literature. Candida parapsilosis was cultured in three cases. Considering the poor general condition of the ...
Ljungberg P - - 1995
Yersinia pseudotuberculosis is a rare cause of disease in humans, the most common manifestation being mesenteric lymphadenitis accompanied by abdominal pain and fever. A septicemic form of Yersinia pseudotuberculosis infection has been reported only rarely. It is usually seen in patients with underlying disorders such as diabetes, hepatic cirrhosis or ...
Engels E - - 1995
The diagnostic usefulness of 69 bone marrow examinations (BMEs) performed for evaluating unexplained fever in 65 persons who were infected with human immunodeficiency virus was retrospectively compared with the usefulness of other diagnostic modalities used to investigate the cause of fever. An etiology for the fever was identified by BME ...
Okada Y - - 1995
Atypical mycobacterial infection is seldom accompanied by pleural involvement. We report a very rare case of Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare pleuritis with massive pleural effusion. The patient was a non-immunocompromised 35-year-old Japanese male with insidious onset of fever, chest pain and anorexia. The pleural effusion gradually resolved with empirical antimycobacterial treatment, leaving ...
Tolosa-Vilella C - - 1995
Glomerulonephritis is a rare complication of Q fever and is usually associated with the chronic form of disease, i.e., infectious endocarditis. We describe a 31-year-old man with a self-limited acute febrile illness due to Coxiella burnetii infection who had acute renal failure secondary to mesangioproliferative glomerulonephritis. Antibodies to phospholipids were ...
Sans M - - 1995
A 40-yr-old man was admitted for fever of unknown origin. Mesenteric panniculitis was suspected as a result of ultrasonography, computed tomography, and nuclear magnetic resonance findings, and that diagnosis was confirmed by laparoscopy with retroperitoneal mass biopsy. Mesenteric panniculitis is a rare disease characterized by an inflammatory process of the ...
Khattak B K - - 1995
A case of salmonella paratyphi A fever with reversible pancytopenia in a 15 years old boy who presented with history of high grade continuous fever, epistaxis and haemoptysis, relative bradycardia and splenomegaly is described here. A brief review of the literature on possible causes of reversible pancytopenia in this case ...
Paparone P W - - 1995
As illustrated by the case described in this report, the possibility of ehrlichiosis should be considered in the differential diagnosis of sulfasalazine toxicity/drug fever and other febrile illnesses presenting with pancytopenia/leukopenia and pulmonary abnormalities, when patients have been exposed to known tick-infested areas. Furthermore, the possibility of delayed serologic confirmation ...
Sachdeva V - - 1995
The National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD) has been monitoring the incidence of laboratory confirmed cases of cholera in Delhi in collaboration with Infectious Diseases Hospital (IDH) since 1965. Cholera and cholera-like cases from all hospitals in Delhi are admitted in IDH and the rectal swabs of all such cases ...
Rawlings J A - - 1995
Tick-borne relapsing fever (TBRF), a disease of humans and other animals, has been recognized in North America since early in this century. Caused by Borrelia spirochetes, TBRF is transmitted by softshelled Ornithodoros ticks, which may also act as reservoirs for the etiologic agents. Initial symptoms include sudden onset of fever, ...
Salgado J H - - 1995
Ehrlichiosis is a recently described tick-borne disease characterized by headache, fever and chills, leukopenia, thrombocytopenia, and transaminase elevation. The presentation is similar to Rocky Mountain spotted fever but the rash is less frequently present in ehrlichiosis. The diagnosis is confirmed by elevated antibody titers to Ehrlichia chaffeensis or visualization of ...
Bech-Nielsen S - - 1995
This report represents a case study of an outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) that took place in the autonomic region of Extramadura, Badajoz Province, during the month of August, 1992, and aims to describe the Spanish ASF eradication programme as carried out in the field at producer level. Extensive ...
Lee H S - - 1995
Nephritis associated with a chronically infected ventriculoatrial shunt is known as shunt nephritis. A 6-year-old girl with prior history of a ventriculoatrial shunt presented complaining of fever and gross hematuria. Serum complement levels were decreased and a coagulase-negative S. epidermidis was cultured from her blood. The renal biopsy specimen showed ...
López-Contreras J - - 1995
We report the case of a previously healthy man who suffered a disseminated cytomegalovirus infection. He presented with prolonged fever, weight loss of 8 kg, anicteric hepatitis, upper digestive tract bleeding from gastric ulcers, acute polyneuritis and bilateral retinitis. Immunodeficiency was not detected either during admission or during a 3-year ...
Morita A - - 1995
We report a case of urticarial vasculitis associated with macroglobulinemia in a 50-year-old woman. She suffered from intermittent fever with wheals persisting for more than 24 hours. Skin histology revealed perivascular neutrophilic infiltrates with nuclear dusts. Laboratory study demonstrated leucocytosis and a high serum IgM level (2350 mg/dl) with an ...
Carmeli Y - - 1994
The epidemiology of typhoid fever in Western countries may be affected by immigration from developing countries. We studied the immigration of Ethiopian Jews to Israel to find the effects of an influx of many individuals infected with typhoid into an area with a low incidence of the disease. Typhoid fever ...
Tan K K - - 1994
Non-O1 vibrio cholerae infections are associated with sporadic cases of gastroenteritis and extraintestinal infections. Septicaemia due to non-O1 vibrio cholerae is rare and are mainly reported in adults, particularly in immunocompromised patients. We report a case of non-O1 vibrio cholerae septicaemia and gastroenteritis in an 8-year-old child. The patient presented ...
Wang C H - - 1994
An epidemic of dengue occurred in southern Taiwan in 1987, and by the end of 1988 there were 10,420 reported cases, of which 60.5% were from Kaohsiung Municipality. The urbanization and industrialization of the municipality have resulted in a vast increase in the breeding habitats of the dengue vector, Aedes ...
Begue R E - - 1994
Surveillance was conducted one day each week from December 1992 through May 1993 to determine the clinical features and etiology of diarrhea among a population in a suburban community of Lima, Peru. Patients who had had three or more loose stools during the previous 24 hr were enrolled at a ...
Piccioli A - - 1994
Two cases (a 57-year-old man and an 18-year-old girl) of bilateral massive adrenal hemorrhage (BMAH) due to sepsis (Streptococcus pneumoniae and Neisseira meningitidis, respectively) are reported. At admission, the man presented with fever, severe hypotension, hyperazotemia, acidosis, normonatremia and hypocoagulability, while the girl with severe hypotension, fever, hyponatremia, and hypocoagulability. ...
Zagne S M - - 1994
We studied 56 cases of serologically confirmed dengue haemorrhagic fever living in the metropolitan area of Niterói and surrounding cities in the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The most frequent findings were fever and myalgia. Spontaneous haemorrhagic manifestations occurred in 46 patients, and 23 of these had more than ...
Kodama B F - - 1994
Clinical and histologic characteristics of tularemia are reviewed in this report of a 65-year-old man who presented with fever, cutaneous ulceration, and regional lymphadenopathy. Examination of a biopsy specimen failed to demonstrate the granulomatous inflammation one would expect according to the current dermatologic literature. We review the diagnostic implications of ...
Imamura S - - 1994
A 55 year old female, complaining of bloody sputum and fever, was referred to our institution. The chest roentgenogram on admission revealed a large thin-walled cavitary shadow in the right upper lobe. We could clearly observe the inner surface of the postinflammatory bronchiectatic cavity in the right B3 bronchus by ...
Mathieu J J - - 1994
BACKGROUND: Although typhoid fever incidence decreased in the 1960s and 1970s in New York City and elsewhere, it did not disappear. In this article, trends associated with various modes of transmission of Salmonella typhi in New York City patients are described. METHODS: Typhoid fever surveillance reports from 1980 to 1990 ...
Lee C W - - 1994
A 37 year-old-woman was admitted to the hospital because of 15 days' duration of continuous fever. Routine studies for detection of fever foci were negative. Imaging studies revealed giant hemangioma of the liver with central thrombosis. The fever persisted for a period of 4 weeks, and subsided after conservative management. ...
van Kralingen K W - - 1994
We describe a case of Nocardia bronchopneumonia occurring in a patient after 5 weeks of treatment in an ICU. The clinical features were haemoptysis and fever, and an aspecific coarse nodular pattern on the chest roentgenogram. The diagnosis was made, after death, by positive blood cultures for Nocardia asteroides and ...
Gruner E - - 1994
Five cases of laboratory-acquired infection with Brucella melitensis are reported. This pathogen is highly contagious when handled in the laboratory. Clinicians should alert technologists when brucellosis is suspected so that specimens are handled under the most stringent safety measures. Serological surveys and instructions of laboratory workers regarding the clinical diversity ...
van Basten J P - - 1994
Typhoid fever is still a major health problem in the developing parts of the world, with an estimated annual incidence of 540 per 100,000. Probably one of the most lethal complications of typhoid fever is ileal perforation, which affects especially young men. We reviewed the literature published after 1960 on ...
Leonetti F - - 1994
We describe two cases of chronic Q fever in hemodialysis patients (HD). In the first case, we discovered chronic Q fever when looking for the cause of an unexplained fever. In the second case, Q fever was diagnosed in a patient who complained of an unexplained shoulder arthritis. To our ...
Alexeyev O A - - 1994
A case of haemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS) complicated by spleen haemorrhage is described. The patient developed progressive anaemia, hypotension and signs of preshock. Computerized tomography demonstrated extensive haematoma in the spleen and splenectomy was performed. This case confirms previous reports that HFRS caused by Puumala virus may be ...
Maekawa Y - - 1994
Febrile ulceronecrotic Mucha-Habermann's disease (FUMH) was first described by Degos in 1966. In the literature, nine cases of FUMH have been reported in both children and adults. We report a 16-year-old boy with the febrile ulceronecrotic type. A review of the nine cases in the literature showed acute necrotic lesions, ...
Sundnes K O - - 1993
During summer 1991 an outbreak of louse-borne relapsing fever occurred simultaneously in two transit camps established for prisoners of war being returned from Eritrea at the end of the Ethiopian civil war. Only antibiotic treatment was given at the Bahr Dar camp where the frequency of cases increased for 20 ...
Behera M - - 1993
It is assumed that subcutaneous nodule (SCN), one of the major criteria in acute rheumatic fever (ARF), is rare and whenever these nodules appear, they are invariably associated with carditis. Further large number of nodules appear in crops and they are evanescent. This prospective study of 42 cases of ARF ...
Rashiq S - - 1993
OBJECTIVES: To define the clinical characteristics of acyclovir neurotoxicity and to outline how to distinguish it from viral encephalitis. DESIGN: Case series of acyclovir neurotoxicity. SETTING: All cases reported in Index Medicus or in bibliographic reviews of acyclovir neurotoxicity plus two representative studies of Varicella zoster and Herpes simplex virus ...
Grauer L - - 1993
We describe the case of a 41-yr-old man who presented with signs and symptoms of cholestasis including abdominal pain, jaundice, and fever, with peripheral eosinophilia of 10% and bone marrow eosinophilia. Liver biopsy revealed an eosinophilic infiltrate and an ERCP demonstrated bile duct changes, compatible with primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC). ...
Currie B - - 1993
A new focus of scrub typhus (Rickettsia tsutsugamushi) is described in a remote rain forest region of the Northern Territory of Australia. Five serologically confirmed cases, two near fatal with multisystem involvement, have occurred since the area became accessible to tourists. As tourism increases, other remote foci of vectors and ...
Santoni J R - - 1993
From 108 cases of new daily persistent headaches, clinical or laboratory evidence was found suggesting extracranial or systemic infections in: 28 cases (25.9%) of gastrointestinal mainly Salmonella, 28 (25.9%) urinary Coli, 16 (14.8%) Streptococcal, 4 (3.7%) each of Epstein Barr virus or Toxoplasma, and 1 (0.9%) each of Herpes Zoster ...
Adhikari Prabha M R - - 1993
100 cases of Kyasanur Forest Disease were studied clinically and autopsy or postmortem biopsies of various organs were done in 8 cases. 1. Our study showed that KFD passes through 4 stages each lasting for about a week. i.e. a prodromal stage with fever, hypotension hepatomegaly, a stage of complication ...
Kambal A M - - 1993
Five cases of enteric fever due to multi-resistant Salmonella typhi are reported. Four of these patients most probably contracted the disease in India and the fifth in Egypt. All of them were successfully treated either with ceftriaxone or ciprofloxacin.
Elliott S Y - - 1993
This article describes two cases of esophagitis in immunocompetent adults associated with herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) infection. One case presented with pharyngitis and the other with whitlow. A review of the literature revealed 21 other cases in immunocompetent adults; and, of these 21 patients, odynophagia was noted in ...
Choe G - - 1993
We report a case of massive hepatic infection by Capillaria hepatica in a 14-month-old girl who presented with the symptom triad of persistent fever, hepatomegaly, and leukocytosis with eosinophilia. Twenty-five cases of human infection with this parasite, mostly in children, have been reported in the literature. This is the first ...
Yamada G M - - 1993
Cholera is the most fatal of the infectious diarrheas but only rarely encountered in Hawaii. Two cases previously have been documented in the Islands. We describe an elderly patient, without obvious risk factors, who contracted cholera. Early consideration of cholera as a diagnostic possibility is recommended in patients with unexplained, ...
Yew F S - - 1993
A total of 1452 cases of typhoid fever was notified in Singapore from 1980-9. The morbidity rates of indigenous cases showed a steady decline from 5.9 per 100,000 population in 1980 to 1.2 per 100,000 population in 1989. The mean case fatality was 0.8%. Children, adolescents and young adults were ...
Narkevich M I - - 1993
Over the period 1961-89 a total of 1,713,057 cases of cholera were reported to WHO from 117 countries in all continents. The course of the epidemic fell into three periods: in period I (1961 to 1969), 24 countries (predominantly in Asia) reported about 419,968 cholera cases; in period II (1970 ...
Hata Y - - 1992
Two pediatric cases of inflammatory pseudotumor of liver were reported and compared with seven previously reported cases. Clinical presentation was variable but often consisted of fever and vague abdominal symptoms. These two cases were considered to be clinically malignant because angiographically one showed hypervascularity and the other showed the portal ...
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