Early Disseminated Lyme Disease Masquerading as Mononucleosis: A  Case Report

Disseminated Lyme disease can be difficult to diagnose, as it begins with nonspecific signs and symptoms, which, if not treated correctly, can lead to atrioventricular conduction blocks and meningitis. In addition, the diagnosis can be further complicated by potentially false-positive test results.
Source: The Journal of Emergency Medicine - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Tags: Clinical Communications: Adult Source Type: research

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AbstractZIKV-associated Guillain –Barré syndrome presents with an accelerated clinical course compared to classic post-infectious Guillain–Barré syndrome. Clinicians should anticipate and screen patients with ZIKV infection for neurologic complications bearing in mind that these may manifest during the acute viremic phase or during early convalescence.
Source: Current Infectious Disease Reports - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
Gene-edited white blood cells could let us hack our immune systems to prevent infections with pathogens like HIV, flu, and the virus that causes glandular fever
Source: New Scientist - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research
This study aimed to investigate the presence and perform molecular characterization of Anaplasmataceae, Rickettsia spp., and Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato (sl) in tick species collected in Corsica. Ticks from cattle (Bos taurus), sheep (Ovis aries), and rodents (Rattus rattus) were collected from May to September 2016. DNA was purified from ticks, submitted to quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) and sequenced for phylogenetic analysis. In total, 660 ticks were collected from 111 animals during the study. The most abundant collected tick species from cattle was Rhipicephalus bursa (n = 49...
Source: Ticks and Tick borne Diseases - Category: Zoology Source Type: research
THURSDAY, Feb. 14, 2019 -- Achieving high serogroup B meningococcal (MenB) vaccination coverage is recommended following university-based outbreaks of meningococcal disease caused by serogroup B, according to a study published online Feb. 13 in the...
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
Background: Invasive meningococcal disease (IMD) is associated with significant morbidity and mortality, thus remaining a concern for healthcare providers and the public. Evidence of the longitudinal burden of IMD and associated costs are scarce. Here we have evaluated the healthcare utilization and cost associated with hospitalized IMD cases in Ontario, Canada. Methods: Observational cohort study utilizing the Ontario provincial claims databases, comprising: (1) individuals hospitalized with IMD between January 1995 and June 2012 and (2) age-, gender- and area-matched non-IMD controls (1:20 ratio). IMD cases were ide...
Source: The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Original Studies Source Type: research
Conclusions: This study provides data that allow recommending authorities to consider the use of a sequential hexavalent-pentavalent-hexavalent primary vaccination series followed by a pentavalent booster in coadministration with other common childhood vaccines.
Source: The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Vaccine Reports Source Type: research
J Neurol Surg B DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1679891An auditory brainstem implant (ABI) is a surgically implanted central neural auditory prosthesis for the treatment of profound sensorineural hearing loss in children and adults who are not cochlear implant candidates due to a lack of anatomically intact cochlear nerves or implantable cochleae. The device consists of a multielectrode surface array which is placed within the lateral recess of the fourth ventricle along the brainstem and directly stimulates the cochlear nucleus, thereby bypassing the peripheral auditory system. In the United States, candidacy criteria for ABI include...
Source: Journal of Neurological Surgery Part B: Skull Base - Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Tags: Invited Review Source Type: research
Group B Streptococcus (GBS) is a leading cause of neonatal meningitis and sepsis worldwide. Intrapartum antibiotics given to women carrying GBS are an effective means of reducing disease in the first week of life...
Source: BMC Research Notes - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Research note Source Type: research
Ureaplasma species (spp.) are commonly regarded as low-virulent commensals but may cause invasive diseases in immunocompromised adults and in neonates, including neonatal meningitis. The interactions of Ureaplasm...
Source: Journal of Neuroinflammation - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
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Source: Emerging Infectious Diseases Journal - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
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