Unilateral Posterior Interstitial Keratitis as a Clinical Presentation of Herpes Simplex Virus Disease

Conclusions: The clinical presentation of unilateral, posterior interstitial keratitis may be a rare manifestation of herpes simplex virus keratitis.
Source: Cornea - Category: Opthalmology Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

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NASA-funded researchers in the US studied 87 astronauts who had been on space shuttles or the International Space Station and found more than half started shedding previously inactive viruses.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
The longer astronauts spend in space, the more likely they are to have viruses like herpes, chickenpox and shingles reactivate, according to new NASA research. The reason may be the same for viral reactivation on Earth: stress.
Source: CNN.com - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Publication date: April 2019Source: The Lancet Global Health, Volume 7, Issue 4Author(s): Tanwei Yuan, Thomas Fitzpatrick, Nai-Ying Ko, Yong Cai, Yingqing Chen, Jin Zhao, Linghua Li, Junjie Xu, Jing Gu, Jinghua Li, Chun Hao, Zhengrong Yang, Weiping Cai, Chien-Yu Cheng, Zhenzhou Luo, Kechun Zhang, Guohui Wu, Xiaojun Meng, Andrew E Grulich, Yuantao HaoSummaryBackgroundMen who have sex with men (MSM) are disproportionately affected by HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) worldwide. Previous reviews investigating the role of circumcision in preventing HIV and other STIs among MSM were inconclusive. Many new stu...
Source: The Lancet Global Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
Authors: Sekelj A, Đanić D Abstract Lyme borreliosis is a vector-borne infectious disease characterized by three disease stages. In the areas endemic for borreliosis, every acute facial palsy indicates serologic testing and implies specific approach to the disease. Th e aim of the study was to identify and confirm the value of acoustic refl ex and House-Brackman (HB) grading scale as prognostic indicators of facial palsy in neuroborreliosis. Th e study included 176 patients with acute facial palsy divided into three groups based on serologic testing: borreliosis, Bell's palsy, and facial palsy caused by herpes si...
Source: Acta Clinica Croatica - Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Clin Croat Source Type: research
Conclusions:LE is an uncommon manifestation of neurosyphilis requiring prompt recognition and treatment. It can present with a clinical syndrome and MRI appearance similar to other causes of LE. In contrast to autoimmune/paraneoplastic LE, brain PET imaging reveals hypometabolism of the affected temporal lobe and may be a useful adjunct.Disclosure: Dr. Al-Louzi has nothing to disclose. Dr. Mason has nothing to disclose. Dr. Rondeau has nothing to disclose. Dr. Rubin has nothing to disclose. Dr. Lyons has nothing to disclose. Dr. Bhattacharyya has received personal compensation for activities with Advance Medical.
Source: Neurology - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Autoimmunity with Infection, Syphilis, Lyme, Tuberculosis, and other Bacteria Source Type: research
Conclusions:Neuroimaging findings of neurosyphilis commonly are cerebral infarctions, leptomeningeal enhancement or nonspecific white matter lesions. Less common features on a fluid-attenuated inversion recovery (FLAIR) sequences are cortical atrophy and mesial temporal parenchymal signal changes. It is prudent to keep Neurosyphilis in differential of mesial temporal lobe white matter changes as early diagnosis and treatment results in better prognosis.Study Supported by: NoneDisclosure: Dr. Tiwana has nothing to disclose. Dr. Ahmed has nothing to disclose.
Source: Neurology - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Autoimmunity with Infection, Syphilis, Lyme, Tuberculosis, and other Bacteria Source Type: research
Discussion Inflammation of the middle layer of the eye, or uvea, is termed uveitis. Uveitis can be divided into anterior, intermediate or posterior uveitis by involving the anterior (iris and ciliary body), intermediate (vitreous) or posterior (choroid and usually retina) compartments. Panuveitis involves all 3 compartments. Duration can also be used to classify uveitis. Acute is 6 weeks and> 3 months is chronic persistent uveitis. Episodic periods of inactivity and reactivity that last more than 3 months are called recurrent uveitis. A third way to characterize uveitis is if it is granulomatous or not. Uveitis increase...
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Conclusion: In this small case series of eyes with macular edema secondary to infectious uveitis, treatment with dexamethasone intravitreal implants was not associated with reactivation of the infectious ocular disease. Furthermore, significant improvements in visual acuity and macular thickness were observed in our patients.
Source: RETINA - Category: Opthalmology Tags: Original Study Source Type: research
Abstract On April 20, 2015, a female aged 15 years sought care at her pediatrician's office after 5 days of fever, myalgia, left parietal headache, and photophobia. A rapid influenza assay was negative, and erythrocyte sedimentation rate and total white blood cell count were normal. She improved with symptomatic care at home, but returned to her pediatrician's office on April 28, reporting recurrence of her headache and photophobia and new onset of a stiff neck. She was admitted to the hospital, where she was febrile to 102.9°F (39.4°C) and had meningismus. Computed tomography scan of her head was normal, ...
Source: MMWR Morb Mortal Wkl... - Category: Epidemiology Authors: Tags: MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep Source Type: research
Conclusion: SAH in meningitis could be explained by vasculitis or undetected ruptured mycotic aneurysm induced by acute inflammation from meningitis. In conclusion, with supportive clinical features, we should consider meningitis as a differential diagnosis in patient with non-traumatic and non-aneurysmal SAH as these two conditions have totally different treatment.Disclosure: Dr. Julayanont has nothing to disclose. Dr. Wang has nothing to disclose. Dr. Laengvejkal has nothing to disclose. Dr. Tantikittichaikul has nothing to disclose. Dr. DeToledo has nothing to disclose.
Source: Neurology - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Lyme and Other CNS Infections Source Type: research
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