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Murayama T - - 1992
We report a case of fibromatosis, soft tissue tumors that are benign histologically, but exhibit behavior intermediate between benign and malignant diseases. Mesenteric fibromatosis grows vigorously without a general inflammatory reaction, and its symptoms are the result of obstruction and/or compression of the intestine. However, in our case, the general ...
Golledge C L - - 1992
OBJECTIVE: To report the first human case of autochthonous melioidosis in temperate Australia (latitude 31 degrees 10'S) and to describe the extent of the presence of the causative agent, Pseudomonas pseudomallei, in southwest Western Australia. CLINICAL FEATURES: A 45-year-old man living on a hobby farm was admitted to hospital for ...
Trevett A J - - 1992
A case of typhoid fever complicated by pancytopenia, cerebellar signs and psychosis is described. The association of reversible marrow suppression with chloramphenicol treatment and its clinical features are outlined. The features of cerebellar dysfunction and of psychosis in patients with typhoid are described. Recommendations are made to help identify the ...
Sexton D J - - 1992
In 10 (10.8%) of 93 laboratory-confirmed or probable cases of Rocky Mountain spotted fever seen at Duke University Medical Center from 1969 to 1991, illness without rash or fleeting or atypical skin eruptions were noted. Data from these 10 cases and 33 similar previously reported cases of Rocky Mountain "spotless" ...
Smathers B R - - 1992
By analyzing three different sources of data including DHEC reported cases, hospital discharge data, and death certificates, our study reveals that RMSF is endemic in South Carolina particularly in the Piedmont area and that underreporting of RMSF in South Carolina is likely. The incidence and case fatality rates of RMSF ...
Nishioka S de A Sde - - 1992
The case of a 21-year-old man coming from rural Paraíba, northwestern Brazil, with schistosomiasis mansoni associated with Serratia marcescens bacteremia, is reported. His main complaints on admission were fever, diaphoresis and chills for ten days, and diarrhoea that lasted for four days. On physical examination he had jaundice and hepatosplenomegaly. ...
Reed J A - - 1992
We report the immunocytochemical identification of Rochalimaea henselae, a newly recognized fastidious, Gram-negative, Warthin-Starry-positive organism, as the common pathogen in bacillary angiomatosis (BA), bacillary peliosis (BP) of the liver and spleen, and persistent fever with bacteremia in immunocompromised patients. Immunogenic proteins of the R. henselae strain isolated from the blood ...
Goldman D P - - 1992
Human ehrlichiosis was first described in the United States in 1986. Since then, more than 215 cases have been reported, including some fatalities. Ehrlichia species belong to the same family as the organism that causes Rocky Mountain spotted fever. Human ehrlichiosis occurs most frequently in the southern mid-Atlantic and south-central ...
Hendarto S K - - 1992
Dengue encephalopathy or dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) with CNS involvement used to be considered a relatively rare condition; but the number of cases reported in human studies has been increasing every year. Diagnosis of dengue encephalopathy is based on clinically diagnosed DHF according to the W.H.O. criteria (1980), with CNS ...
Shilalukey-Ngoma M P - - 1992
A prospective case series study was conducted Jan 1991-Oct 1991 on 108 neonates admitted to NICU, Lusaka. 90 patients satisfied inclusion criteria, 45 cases and 45 controls. Symptomatic seropositive babies born to seropositive mothers presented with failure to thrive, fever, persistent or recurrent thrush, severe Sepsis and large liver. Tendency ...
Galbraith J C - - 1992
Esophagitis due to herpes simplex virus is a well-recognized entity in immunocompromised patients but has only rarely been described in apparently immunocompetent hosts. We report four cases and review 27 additional cases identified in the English-language literature. Odynophagia, retrosternal chest pain, and fever are the most common symptoms. Single-contrast esophagography ...
Ting K S - - 1992
We report on a 20-year-old man who had scrub typhus with the unusual neurologic complication of brachial plexus neuropathy. The clinical features of fever, headache, pneumonitis, eschar, high Weil-Felix OX-K agglutination and Rickettsia tsutsugamushi immunofluorescence titers confirmed the diagnosis of scrub typhus. Brachial plexus neuropathy was proven by an electrophysiologic ...
Gökalp H Z - - 1992
Pseudotumor cerebri (PC) is a condition that occurs predominantly in obese women, and long lists of putative causes and associations have been reported. We describe here the case of a woman in whom PC coexisted with familial Mediterranean fever (FMF). A review of the literature revealed no report of an ...
Knockaert D C DC Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Leuven, - - 1992
This review summarizes the different causes of fever of unknown origin reported in the internationally indexed literature from 1961 till 1990. In 1961 Petersdorf published his landmark report that, for the first time, proposed criteria that cases have to meet to be considered as fever of unknown origin. We only ...
Anand K S - - 1991
A total of 40 cases of cryptogenic chorea were studied over a period of 4 years in JIPMER Hospital which serves the population of Pondicherry and adjoining regions of South India. Analysis of our cases showed the highest incidence for the 10-15 year age group with no sex predilection. Arthralgia ...
Smith D L - - 1991
Acute and serial chest radiographic appearances of Q-fever in a large UK outbreak in the West Midlands are described. In 69 acute films (taken within 20 days of onset of illness), 10% of films were normal. Appearances in 62 abnormal films were varied and, in contrast to some previous reports, ...
Sjögren B - - 1991
Electric-arc welding generates particles and gases that can induce chronic bronchitis and airway obstruction. In this case report two welders are described who had fever, spirometric deterioration, and bronchial hyperreactivity after welding steel painted with chloro-containing polymer lacquer. Pyrolysis of this paint releases many different compounds, for example, hydrogen chloride ...
Moore J A - - 1991
A 24-year-old homosexual man with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome presented with intractable diarrhea and fever. Examination of a rectal biopsy specimen and stool revealed Cryptosporidium. Approximately 4 months after admission he developed respiratory failure and died. Postmortem examination revealed cryptosporidiosis involving the entire gastrointestinal tract as well as the tracheobronchial tree. ...
Mishra S - - 1991
Fifty blood culture positive patients of typhoid fever were studied during the current outbreak of the disease for their clinical profile. In 39 (78%) cases the isolates of S. typhi were resistant to conventional drugs. Children below 2 years of age constituted 20% of the total cases and belonged exclusively ...
Frye M D - - 1991
Most cases of blastomycosis are sporadic and only nine outbreaks representing a total of 112 cases have previously been reported. Less than half of these have been culture proven cases. Outbreaks have previously occurred in North Carolina, Minnesota, Illinois, Wisconsin and Virginia. We report three culturally confirmed cases of blastomycosis ...
Daoud A S - - 1991
The clinical experience with enteric fever (1985-89) at a general hospital in Kuwait is presented. There were 90 cases of typhoid and 10 cases of paratyphoid fever, with a mortality rate of 2%. Typhoid complications of bowel perforation, haemorrhage or septic shock were present in 5% and abortion in 2%. ...
Wang K - - 1991
We reported a case of non-0:1 group Vibrio cholerae septicemia with myelodysplatic syndrome in Taiwan. We also reviewed the other 22 reported cases of non-0:1 Vibrion cholerae septicemia found in the literature regarding its pathogenesis and treatment. The case mortality rate of these 23 cases was 47.8%. Most of them ...
Sarkar A K - - 1991
Forty patients admitted with typhoid fever from 1-1-1990 to 31-3-1990 were studied. The clinical features differed from the classical clinical profile. Thirty cases (75%) did not respond to chloramphenicol. Gentamicin, nitrofurantoin, nalidixic acid, kanamycin, cephalexin and norfloxacin were tried according to the sensitivity pattern. But response was variable. Ciprofloxacin was ...
Balleari E - - 1991
Adult-onset Still's disease is characterized by high spiking fever, evanescent maculopapular rash and arthritis. Several recent reports have associated its development with a variety of infectious agents. We describe the case of a 25-year old woman presenting high fever, maculopapular rash and seronegative polyarthritis associated with lymphoadenopathy, splenomegaly and neutrophil ...
Schuman S H - - 1991
A population of 2,366 primary care physicians in South Carolina was surveyed by mail to estimate the number of cases of insect morbidity treated in 1990. A response rate of 42.3 percent was obtained. Cases reported totaled 414 for Rocky Mountain spotted fever, 334 for Lyme disease, 143 black widow ...
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In 1990, state health departments reported 649 cases of Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF) to CDC, a 7.6% increase from the 603 cases reported in 1989. The incidence rate was 0.26 per 100,000 persons. Of the 649 cases, 292 (45.0%) and 101 (15.6%) were reported from the South Atlantic and ...
Bandason C - - 1991
Human Cyclical Neutropenia is a rare haematological disorder, characterized by periodic oscillations in peripheral neutrophil levels from normal to neutropenic, during which patients experience ulcerative stomatitis, fever, malaise and occasional cutaneous and subcutaneous infections. We present our experience with a fatal case of Human Cyclical Neutropenia together with a brief ...
Marazuela M - - 1991
Twenty-three patients with characteristic hepatic fibrin-ring granulomas were studied. Q fever accounted for 10 cases (43%), visceral leishmaniasis for five cases (22%), boutonneuse fever for two cases (9%), and toxoplasmosis, Hodgkin's disease, and allopurinol hypersensitivity for one case each (4%). The etiology remained undetermined in three cases (13%). This report ...
Mahadi - - 1991
A retrospective study was done during 1984-1988 in the pediatric ward of Dr. Pirngadi Hospital revealing 41 cases of acute hepatitis, consisted of 61.0% boys and 39.0% girls. The majority of patients were below five years of age (68.3%). There were 37.1% cases with malnutrition. The common symptoms were fever, ...
Luberti A A - - 1991
Mucha-Habermann disease, or pityriasis lichenoides et varioliformis acuta, is usually a benign, papulosquamous, cutaneous disorder. It has also been reported in a severe form with fever and systemic symptoms both in children and adults. We report a 12-year-old boy with the febrile, ulceronecrotic type. A review of similar cases in ...
Yotsukura M - - 1991
A patient suffering from tsutsugamushi disease underwent endomyocardial biopsy for the purpose of diagnosis of myocarditis. Proliferation of Rickettsia tsutsugamushi was observed in the vascular endothelial cells of the myocardium. There have been no reports describing the identification of Rickettsia tsutsugamushi endomyocardial biopsy. This report indicates that endomyocardial biopsy may ...
Stewart R S - - 1991
Twenty six cases of a spotted-fever-like illness have been identified over a 17 year period in the population of about 1000 of Flinders Island, Tasmania. The usual features were high fever, headache, myalgia, slight cough, arthralgia without joint swelling and a maculopapular rash which did not resemble the common exanthems. ...
Mason T - - 1991
Rheumatic fever is a poststreptococcal disease that is receiving renewed attention by the medical community. We describe a recent increase in the number of observed cases of acute rheumatic fever (ARF) in West Virginia. This is the fifth report of a recent increase in the incidence of ARF in the ...
Delamarre J - - 1991
In a 70-year-old man with Crohn's ileocolitis who presented with a sudden fever, ultrasound and computed tomographic (CT) examinations showed hepatic portal venous gas (HPVG). Abdominal plain film was normal. The course was benign with medical management. The authors review previous cases of portal vein gas in intestinal inflammatory diseases.
Montasser M F - - 1991
Eighty eight patients presenting with fatal typhoid complications were studied in Abbassia and Embaba fever hospitals during a 4 years period (1987-1991). Criterion of inclusion in the study was either positive blood culture in 70 (80%) cases or postmortem gross appearance of typhoid fever in 18 (20%) cases. Positive blood ...
Roth L - - 1991
Sixty fatal cases of traumatic reticulitis in cattle were reviewed. Fifty-nine cases were caused by fragments of wire. A nail perforated the reticulum of 1 animal. Common clinical signs included decreased milk production, anorexia, fever, and weight loss. Abnormal or muffled heart sounds associated with pericarditis and epicarditis was the ...
Harms M - - 1990
We report five cases of an acute, self-limiting dermatosis that has not been previously described. It consists of a pruritic edema and erythema of the hands and feet in a gloves-and-socks distribution and is associated with oral lesions and fever. The clinical course is characterized by the rapid development of ...
Handwerger S - - 1990
Leuconostocs, members of the family Streptococcacae, have only recently been recognized as potential pathogens. We describe six cases of leuconostoc bacteremia and review 11 additional cases of infection reported in the literature. Fifteen patients with bacteremia ranged from neonates to persons aged 78 years. Almost all were hospitalized with significant ...
Griffiths S P - - 1990
One hundred fifteen attacks of acute rheumatic fever were observed during the past two decades (1969 to 1988) at the Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center; 104 were initial attacks and 11 were recurrences. The maximum number of cases (18) occurred during the first year of this period, 1969; thereafter the annual incidence ...
Lenhart M B - - 1990
In summary, rheumatic fever seems to be on the rise in the United States. It remains to be seen whether this case is an example of a resurgence of ARF in adults in Virginia, but it probably does, since there are a number of cases being seen in the pediatric ...
Kurashima K - - 1990
Primary myelofibrosis terminating in megakaryoblastic crisis is uncommon. A case with this condition is reported. The patient, a 62-year-old female, having had primary myelofibrosis for 13 years and a splenectomy 4 years before, was admitted because of high fever, hepatomegaly, thrombocythemia and leukocytosis. On admission, blasts appeared in the peripheral ...
Toeg A - - 1990
Bacteremia due to Vibrio cholerae is rare. Each of 15 cases previously reported in the English language literature occurred in the setting of immune deficiency. We describe an instance of non-serogroup O1 V. cholerae septicemia in an otherwise healthy patient. Susceptibility to such infection may have been enhanced by a ...
Bisno A L - - 1990
The incidence of acute rheumatic fever (ARF) had been declining in the United States for decades, and by the late 1970s ARF had become a rare disease in most areas of the country. The mid-1980s saw a resurgence of ARF, with reported outbreaks in Utah, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and military recruit ...
Pavlidis N A - - 1990
A case of angiofollicular lymph node hyperplasia of plasma cell type in a 60-year-old woman is reported. The patient presented with lymphadenopathy, splenomegaly, and fever. She responded dramatically to chlorambucil and corticosteroids and has remained free of disease for the last 30 months. The authors review and discuss the systemic ...
Segura-Porta F - - 1989
Mediterranean Spotted Fever is a disease caused by Rickettsia conorii. It is endemic to the Mediterranean area, where, for the last few years, the number of cases has increased, possibly due, in part, to climatic factors. The main clinical aspects of a prospective series of 246 cases diagnosed from 1983 ...
Lahat E - - 1989
In the past most cases of childhood chorea were related to rheumatic fever and were treated appropriately. With the decrease in the incidence of rheumatic fever less common etiologies of chorea should be investigated. This report demonstrates the difficulties of distinguishing between chorea associated with rheumatic fever and chorea associated ...
MacLean J D - - 1989
Trichinosis is a serious but understudied medical problem in the Arctic. Forty-nine consecutive cases in the Inuit population of northeastern Canada are described. Most developed the disease after eating raw walrus, and the clinical presentation of most of these cases differed from previously reported descriptions of classic trichinosis due to ...
Tsao T C - - 1989
Fever characteristics were analyzed in 597 cases of tuberculosis diagnosed by positive culture for mycobacteria tuberculosis admitted to Chang Gung Memorial Hospital between March 1984 and February 1986. Among them, fever was noted in 356 cases (60.0%). Several factors were predisposing to the absence of fever: having a past history ...
Mahmood B A - - 1989
Two cases of typhoid hepatitis are being reported. Both the patients presented with jaundice, high fever, toxaemia, abdominal distension, diarrhoea, coating of tongue and hepatomegaly. Significant Widal titres were observed and LFT were grossly altered in both. Blood culture yielded Salmonella typhi in each case. Both the cases were treated ...
Teare E L - - 1989
Between 19 February and 18 April 1987, 33 confirmed cases of puerperal fever caused by Streptococcus equisimilis serotype T204 occurred at three hospitals in and around Chelmsford. Most of the cases (70%) occurred on one ward, in which toilet seats and a shower are believed to have aided transmission, although ...
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