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Amine Bouchra - - 2005
Chronic osteomyelitis of the hand is uncommon and affects the metacarpals in only 3% of cases. We report a case of chronic osteomyelitis involving two metacarpals, and we present a review of the relevant literature. A 41-year-old man with a 5-year history of psoriatic arthritis was admitted for a swelling ...
East-Innis A - - 2005
Pyoderma gangrenosum is a rare ulcerative skin disorder mainly occurring in adults. It is seen less frequently in children. The cause is unknown but it may occur in association with several disorders. Osteomyelitis is a very rare association. We report a case of pyoderma gangrenosum associated with osteomyelitis in a ...
Street John - - 2005
The child who presents with fever, limp and hip pain will often undergo multiple diagnostic procedures before a definitive diagnosis is made. We describe a diagnostically challenging case of a 14-year-old boy presenting with an atraumatic painful limp and pyrexia. Eventually the diagnosis of obturator internus muscle abscess with associated ...
Robinson Joan L - - 2005
Osteomyelitis attributable to Actinomyces often results in recurrent disease and inconsistent responses to antimicrobial agents. We present data for 4 patients and a review of the 15 previously described pediatric cases of actinomycosis presenting as osteomyelitis. Fourteen cases involved the mandible and 5 cases involved other sites. All mandibular cases ...
Charity R M - - 2005
We describe a case of osteomyelitis and secondary septic arthritis caused by Sphingomonas paucimobilis in an immunosupressed adolescent which did not present typically, leading to a delay in diagnosis. This case highlights the need to thoroughly investigate musculoskeletal pain in the immunocompromised patient in order to exclude an infection as ...
Garazzino S - - 2005
We report a case of osteomyelitis caused by Enterobacter cancerogenus resistant to aminopenicillins in a 56-year-old male who had a motorcycle accident and suffered from multiple bone fractures with abundant environmental exposure. E. cancerogenus has rarely been associated with human infections, and its clinical significance remains unclear.
Kalouche Ibrahim - - 2005
Rib osteomyelitis is a rare disease. We present a previously unreported case of Streptococcus pneumoniae osteomyelitis of the rib. A 4-month-old-infant presented with fever, irritability and abdominal tenderness. Pericostal collection was discovered incidentally on ultrasound; it was first drained by needle aspiration and appropriate antibiotic therapy was given, with resolution ...
Wedman Jan - - 2005
We report what is, to our best knowledge, the first case of chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis (CRMO) in which the frontal and sphenoid bones were involved. Characterized by a prolonged and fluctuating course of osteomyelitis at different sites, CRMO is self-limited, although sequelae can occur. The diagnosis is one of ...
Crum Nancy F - - 2005
A case of non-typhi Salmonella empyema is reported. A review of the literature over the past century found only 13 other empyemas due to Salmonella typhimurium and 25 cases of other non-typhi Salmonella. A review of pleuropulmonary disease due to non-typhi Salmonella is provided along with management recommendations.
Sierra-Hoffman Miguel - - 2005
We present a case of Fusarium osteomyelitis attributed to innocuous trauma in a patient with significant peripheral vascular disease and diabetes mellitus type 2. Fusarium species have been reported to cause an increasing number of infections, particularly in severely immunocompromized patients. Colonization of normal skin has also been reported. To ...
Ayeni Olubimpe O Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, St Josephs Healthcare, Surgical Outcomes Research Centre (SOURCE) and McMaster University, Hamilton, - - 2005
In studies comparing open with endoscopic carpal tunnel release, return to work (RTW) is often cited as a primary outcome. The present study assessed the reporting of RTW and evaluated its usefulness in studies comparing these two methods of carpal tunnel release. A computerized search was conducted to find randomized ...
Acharya Shankar, Bhatnagar Pallav
A case of vertebral osteomyelitis is presented where initial presumptive diagnosis of tuberculous infection was made on clinico-radiological grounds but eventually turned out to be Salmonella infection upon exploration, biopsy and culture. Patient recovered completely following debridement and appropriate antibiotics (fluoro-quinolones) for a period of six weeks. Internal fixation allowed ...
Barnes Bryan - - 2004
OBJECT: The authors conducted a literature-based review of the etiology, diagnosis, and treatment of cervical vertebral osteomyelitis (CVO). METHODS: A Medline (PubMed) search using the key words "cervical vertebral osteomyelitis" yielded 256 articles. These were further screened for relevance, yielding 15 articles. Each publication was reviewed, and several others not ...
Acharya Shankar - - 2004
A case of vertebral osteomyelitis is presented where initial presumptive diagnosis of tuberculous infection was made on clinico-radiological grounds but eventually turned out to be Salmonella infection upon exploration, biopsy and culture. Patient recovered completely following debridement and appropriate antibiotics (fluoro-quinolones) for a period of six weeks. Internal fixation allowed ...
Lee Sang Won - - 2004
Melanonychia is characterized by tan, brown, or black pigmentation within the nail plate. Fungal melanonychia is rare and may simulate longitudinal melanonychia caused by melanocytic lesions. We report six cases of fungal melanonychia which were confirmed histopathologically or mycologically. On culture, Candida and/or Aspergillus species were isolated in four patients. ...
Cigni Alessandro - - 2004
The authors report a rare case of acute hematogenous osteomyelitis in a premature very low-birth weight infant caused by Neisseria meningitidis, a microorganism which occasionally causes arthritis, but is very rarely involved in bone infections. The strong teamwork of clinicians, the clinical microbiologist and the radiologist allowed the prompt formulation ...
Basa Nicole R - - 2004
Osteomyelitis in children commonly occurs in the long bones such as the femur, tibia, and humerus. It is rarely found in the ribs, occurring in less than 1% of children with osteomyelitis. Thirteen cases of rib osteomyelitis were reported in the literature, of which, 11 were caused by Staphylococcus aureus. ...
Nourse Clare - - 2004
Q fever is a common zoonosis worldwide. Awareness of the disease and newer diagnostic modalities have resulted in increasing recognition of unusual manifestations. We report 3 cases of Q fever osteomyelitis in children and review the literature on 11 other reported cases. The cases demonstrate that Coxiella burnetii can cause ...
Arias Félix - - 2004
OBJECTIVE: Osteomyelitis due to Candida species is an unusual but recognized entity. However, with the increasing occurrence of factors predisposing to candidemia and invasive candidiasis, candidal osteomyelitis is being diagnosed more frequently. An unusual case of Candida albicans osteomyelitis is reported here, along with a review of the published literature ...
Ahmed Amir - - 2004
A case report of a young girl with salmonella osteomyelitis of left radius is presented having no constitutional symptoms. X-ray, changes are described. Curettage tissue sent for culture and histology. Histology showed non-specific osteomyelitis while salmonella was grown. She was treated accordingly and got cured with three year follow-up.
Al-Qahtani Saeed M - - 2004
This is a case report of an 11-year-old male Saudi who presented with osteomyelitis of the left pubic ramus who was misdiagnosed and treated as a case of septic arthritis of the hip. Subsequent re-evaluation upon referral was carried out using CT scan and MRI which clarified the diagnosis. The ...
Gelfand Michael S - - 2004
Vancomycin therapy is the standard treatment for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), the most common cause of vertebral osteomyelitis, an increasingly frequent complication of nosocomial bacteremia. We report five recent cases suggesting that, while giving the appearance of success by conventional clinical and laboratory criteria (eg, resolution of fever and leukocytosis), ...
Tarr Philip E - - 2004
Enterococci are a major cause of bacteraemia and endocarditis and are increasingly being implicated in bone and joint infections. Hematogenous enterococcal vertebral osteomyelitis, however, has been only rarely reported. Here we present the first 2 patients from the United States and review the literature on 10 additional cases that have ...
Godoy P - - 2004
Fusarium species are common soil saprophytes and plant pathogens that have been frequently reported as etiologic agents of opportunistic infections in humans. We report eight cases of onychomycosis caused by Fusarium solani (4) and Fusarium oxysporum (4) in São Paulo, Brazil. These species were isolated from toenails in all cases. ...
Gupta S K - - 2004
A case of thoracic vertebral osteomyelitis due to Salmonella enteritidis phage type 2 in an immunocompetent patient is reported. The patient initially presented with abdominal, urinary and chest symptoms, which were followed by a large pleural effusion. The infection was successfully treated with ciprofloxacin. This is the only case of ...
Fowler Timothy P - - 2004
Brucellosis is a disease of domestic and wild animals that is transmittable to humans. Although endemic in some parts of the world, brucellosis is an uncommon human pathogen in the United States. The clinical presentation of brucellosis is nonspecific, and brucella osteomyelitis can produce lytic lesions on radiographs that resemble ...
Tong S H Y - - 2003
We report a case of osteomyelitis of the proximal femur caused by Lancefield group G streptococcus in a 71-year-old otherwise healthy man. The organism has rarely been identified as the cause of osteomyelitis. The subacute nature of the symptoms and the radiological appearance of the femur in this patient mimic ...
Kao Feng-Chen - - 2003
Acute primary infection of the epiphysis is uncommon. We present 2 cases of acute osteomyelitis of the distal femoral epiphysis. They were not diagnosed until 10 days and 3 weeks, respectively, after the onset of symptoms. The epiphyseal infection spread into the knee joint, and surgical debridement was performed. The ...
Greig J M - - 2003
We report a case of vertebral osteomyelitis due to the coagulase-negative staphylococcus, Staphylococcus lugdunensis. This is only the second such case reported in the literature in an immunocompetent host. When the patient's lumbar spine inflammatory mass was drained, the coagulase-negative staphylococcus obtained was discarded as a likely contaminant. We discuss ...
Jun S-Y - - 2003
AIMS: To determine the utility of p57kip2 in the diagnosis of hydatidiform mole. p57kip2 protein is a cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor (CDKI) and is strongly paternally imprinted, being expressed from the maternal allele. It has been hypothesized that complete mole (CHM) with only the paternal genome would display reduced or nearly ...
Mastroianni Antonio - - 2003
The aim of this paper is to describe a rare case of vertebral osteomyelitis caused by Mycobacterium flavescens in an immunocompetent patient. Mycobacterium flavescens is a rapidly growing, pigmented, non-tuberculous mycobacterium, usually described as non-pathogenic for humans but occasionally reported as the cause of serious infectious complications recognized in clinical ...
Stratov I - - 2003
Presented here is a case of Aspergillus osteomyelitis in an immunocompetent patient that progressed despite surgery and prolonged treatment with liposomal amphotericin B; the report is followed by a review of the literature. The review of this case and 41 similar cases found an overall cure rate of 69%. The ...
Haridas Avinash - - 2003
Osteomyelitis of the odontoid process is a rare disease and Staphylococcus aureus is the usual causative organism. We present a case caused by a synergistic infection with Staphylococcus aureus and Proteus mirabilis, which has not been reported previously. A high index of suspicion is required for diagnosis, and early institution ...
Mohanty S - - 2003
We describe here the first case of Salmonella paratyphi A bacteremia associated with deep vein thrombosis in a 10-year-old patient. In spite of aggressive antibiotic therapy and supportive care, the patient died of progressive respiratory distress and septic shock. Awareness of unusual clinical presentation of Salmonella infection in important. A ...
Hayek Shlomo - - 2003
Osteomyelitis caused by atypical mycobacteria is rare in children. The majority of affected patients have had some kind of predisposing factor, namely a penetrating injury or surgery, or were immune-compromised. Our experience shows that this diagnosis should be considered in apparently healthy children as well. The use of polymerase chain ...
Heinemann Axel - - 2003
Forensic pathologists are increasingly confronted with the need of expertises, which refer to neglected prevention of pressure sores in cases of suspected malpractice. In Hamburg, Germany, a monitoring system for advanced grade decubitus was established by use of routine post mortem examinations before cremation. The trend of decubitus prevalence turned ...
Zvulunov Alex - - 2003
Acute hematogenous osteomyelitis (AHOM) of the pelvis is a rare form of childhood osteomyelitis. Prompted by a recent case, we reviewed the 146 reported cases of pelvic AHOM published since 1966. Classical childhood AHOM of tubular bones usually occurs in older children (mean age, 8.1 y) as opposed to younger ...
Seravalli Laurent - - 2003
Due to the increase of the immunocompromised population, mucosal and systemic infections caused by Candida glabrata, formerly known as Torulopsis glabrata, have shown a recent significant increase. We present a case of C. glabrata vertebral osteomyelitis which required repeated surgical therapy, a complete L2 and L3 corporectomy and more than ...
Montoya Jean-Paul - - 2003
A case of Nocardia transvalensis osteomyelitis and cerebral abscesses is described. To the authors' knowledge, the patient described here represents the first reported case of primary N. transvalensis leg abscess with contiguous osteomyelitis of the femur and secondary brain abscesses. The literature on nocardial osteomyelitis and cerebral nocardiosis is reviewed, ...
Day Carolyn - - 2003
AIM: To examine the veracity of reports of a substantial decrease in the availability of heroin in Sydney in January 2001. DESIGN: Cross-sectional survey. SETTING: Sydney, Australia. PARTICIPANTS: Forty-one injecting drug users (IDUs) and 10 key informants (KIs). FINDINGS: Almost all IDUs (93%) reported that heroin was harder to obtain ...
Bettin D - - 2002
Salmonella osteomyelitis without predisposing factors is seldom seen and thus difficult to diagnose. We report on a 14-year-old healthy boy with Salmonella osteomyelitis which occurred 2 years after trauma. Radical operative debridement is recommended. Intravenous ciprofloxacin has proved to be effective because of good tissue penetration and sensitivity towards Salmonella.
Chauvet E - - 2002
Symptomatic macroglossia occurs in some rare congenital muscle diseases, such as Becker's and Duchenne's dystrophies or Pompe's disease. Herein we describe a case of symptomatic macroglossia with myositis of the tongue occurring in a patient with polymyositis. Tongue myositis was evidenced by dysarthria, frequent biting during mastication, swallowing difficulties without ...
Rosenthal O - - 2002
Systemic infection due to Granulicatella (formerly Abiotrophia), a species of nutrition-deficient gram-positive cocci, is rare. We present the case of a 68-year-old diabetic male who presented with back pain and a history of fever and chills. Imaging studies revealed vertebral osteomyelitis of the Th 10/11 region. Transesophageal echocardiography disclosed a ...
Graat Harm C A - - 2002
STUDY DESIGN: A case of disseminated Nocardia farcinica infection with spine involvement is reported. OBJECTIVE: To describe the first case of Nocardia farcinica spinal osteomyelitis, and to propose spine instrumentation with debridement and multiple antibiotics for treatment of nocardia spinal osteomyelitis. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Only 11 cases involving Nocardia ...
Karmazyn Boaz - - 2002
Os styloideum is an immobile bone protrusion, located on the dorsum of the wrist between the trapezoid, capitate, and the second and third metacarpals, which may be associated with wrist pain. It usually presents in adults after degenerative changes occur. We report a case of a 12-year-old girl who presented ...
Tóth Ferenc - - 2002
We report a case of Salmonella typhi osteomyelitis that presented as a pathologic fracture of the left femur and had additional silent manifestations in the right tibia and humerus in an otherwise healthy adult. This is the first report in the literature of multifocal simultaneous Salmonella osteomyelitis in an adult ...
Fletcher C L - - 2001
We report a case of eumycetoma due to Madurella mycetomatis affecting the left dorsal forefoot in a 35-year-old woman. She had spent her childhood in Jamaica, and had been resident in the U.K. for 20 years prior to her presentation. She gave a highly suggestive history for a mycetoma, having ...
Weese J S - - 2001
Salmonella Typhimurium definitive type 104 (DT104) has emerged as a common cause of salmonellosis in humans and cattle, yet previous reports involving horses are sparse. This study reports the emergence of DT104 as an important pathogen in horses in Ontario. The first clinical case of DT104 infection at the Ontario ...
Miller D J - - 2001
Candida species uncommonly cause vertebral osteomyelitis. We present a case of lumbar vertebral osteomyelitis caused by Candida albicans and review 59 cases of candidal vertebral osteomyelitis reported in the literature. The mean age was 50 years, and the lower thoracic or lumbar spine was involved in 95% of patients. Eighty-three ...
Pathak G - - 2001
Function preserving management of a dominant thumb metacarpal chondrosarcoma is reported, with a literature review for this uncommon neoplasm. Wide local excision of the metacarpal followed by temporary silicone block interposition and definitive iliac crest bone grafting was performed. A persistent wound defect was managed by a radial artery forearm ...
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