Belgian man left unable to get erection after cat scratch

Belgian doctors found the patient had 'cat-scratch disease' after various tests. It is caused by bacteria called Bartonella henselae, which can be found in the mouth and claws of cats. (stock)
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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CONCLUSIONS: For the first time documented in the literature, GABHS were isolated from the wound of the patient and from the cat's oral cavity and claws. PMID: 29847307 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Wounds - Category: General Medicine Tags: Wounds Source Type: research
We present a case involving a 74-year-old woman with cat scratch disease characterized by an enlarged and hard axillary lymph node as well as a palpable breast nodule mimicking a carcinoma. The lymph node and the breast nodule were excised. The pathologic examinations revealed granulomatous lymphadenitis with gram-negative bacilli and an intraductal papilloma. Antibiotic therapy (azithromycin) was prescribed and the patient ’ s clinical evolution was excellent.
Source: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical - Category: Tropical Medicine Source Type: research
This article describes the case of an atypical presentation of CSD in a 52-year-old patient with acute unilateral loss of vision and headache without fever or lymphadenopathy. Funduscopic examination showed an optic disc swelling and macular star exsudates, pathognomonic for infectious neuroretinitis. A Bartonella henselae infection was confirmed serologically. Systemic antibiotic combination therapy was initiated with doxycycline and rifampicin for 6 weeks resulting in good morphological and functional results. A Bartonella neuroretinitis should be considered in the differential diagnosis of patients w...
Source: Der Ophthalmologe - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Tags: Ophthalmologe Source Type: research
We report here a 28-year-old accountant diagnosed with right leg abscess after being bitten and scratched by a stray cat. Vibrio alginolyticus was isolated from the pus sample. The patient gave no history of contact with ocean water immediately before or after the cat scratch episode. The patient did apply commercial sea cucumber oil to the wound; we presume this is the cause of the Vibrio alginolyticus wound infection. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first reported case of Vibrio alginolyticus wound infection caused by commercially available sea cucumber oil. PMID: 29620802 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health - Category: Tropical Medicine Tags: Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health Source Type: research
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Source: Emerging Infectious Diseases Journal - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
Source: International Journal of Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Authors: Tags: Case Report Source Type: research
Abstract Pasteurella multocida is rarely observed in human chronic infections. A Pasteurella multocida strain was isolated from a skin biopsy of chronic dermohypodermitis in a 21-year-old woman without an immunocompromised state. As this strain was viable one month after a cat scratch despite treatment by amoxicillin-clavulanic acid, we compared this strain's growth rate, amoxicillin Minimal Inhibitory and Bactericidal Concentrations (MIC and MBC), resistance to serum and ability to activate neutrophil granulocytes with those of control strains isolated during acute infections in humans without previous antibiotic...
Source: Journal of Medical Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Authors: Tags: J Med Microbiol Source Type: research
Abstract Anaplasmosis, cat-scratch disease, and Lyme disease are emerging vector-borne infectious diseases in Korea. Although the prevalence of vector-borne pathogens (VBPs) in domestic animals and vector arthropods has been documented, there is limited information on the presence of VBPs in wild animals. The raccoon dog (Nyctereutes procyonoides), a wild canid found in East Asia and Europe, represents a potential wildlife reservoir for zoonotic diseases. To investigate the prevalence of VBPs in raccoon dogs, 142 carcasses and 51 blood samples from captured raccoon dogs were collected from 2003 to 2010 and from 20...
Source: The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene - Category: Tropical Medicine Authors: Tags: Am J Trop Med Hyg Source Type: research
Authors: Chen Y, Fu YB, Xu XF, Pan Y, Lu CY, Zhu XL, Li QH, Yu RS Abstract The lymphadenitis associated with cat-scratch disease (CSD) is often confused with neoplasms by a number of radiologists and clinicians, and consequently, unnecessary invasive procedures or surgeries are performed. In the present study, the contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings of 10 patients (6 men and 4 women) with clinically and pathologically confirmed lymphadenitis associated with CSD were retrospectively analyzed (CT in 3 patients, MRI in 6 patients, and CT and MRI in 1 patient) at The...
Source: Oncology Letters - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncol Lett Source Type: research
ConclusionsGranulomatous processes of the breast are rare. The diagnosis can, however, be made if there is relevant history (prior trauma, silicone breast implants, lactation), laboratory (systemic or infectious processes) and imaging findings (fistula, nipple retraction). Recognising these entities is important for establishing pathological concordance after biopsy and for preventing unnecessary treatment.Teaching pointsBreast granulomatous are rare but can mimic breast carcinoma on imagingImaging with clinical and laboratory findings can correctly diagnosis specific granulomatous breast diseasesRecognition of the imaging...
Source: Insights into Imaging - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
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