Acute Acalculous Cholecystitis due to primary acute Epstein-Barr virus infection treated with laparoscopic cholecystectomy; a case report

CONCLUSIONAAC is a rare complication of acute EBV infection and it is usually managed conservatively, although our patient had laparoscopic cholecystectomy due to intolerable abdominal pain.
Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

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We report a rare case of esophageal perforation with penetration into vertebral space secondary to chronic HSV esophagitis in a 71-year-old immunocompetent female. This is the second known such occurrence. The patient had a long stay in hospital but recovered from the condition and was followed up for one year after initial presentation.
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
We report a rare case of esophageal perforation with penetration into vertebral space secondary to chronic HSV esophagitis in a 71-year-old immunocompetent female. This is the second known such occurrence. The patient had a long stay in hospital but recovered from the condition and was followed up for one year after initial presentation. PMID: 31604094 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research
This study aimed to evaluate the antiviral activity of C. gileadensis as well as to isolate its active compound and investigate its mode of action. This activity was evaluated using 4 viruses, herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2), respiratory syncytial virus type B (RSV-B), coxsackie virus B type 3, and adenovirus type 5 by performing the plaque reduction assay and the 3-(4,5-Dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide assays for enveloped and nonenveloped viruses, respectively. The methanol extract of C. gileadensis leaves only showed antiviral activity against enveloped viruses with a selectivity index of 11.19 ...
Source: Planta Medica - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: Original Papers Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 4 October 2019Source: Pharmacological ResearchAuthor(s): Rosmarí de la Puerta, María Carcelén, Raquel Francés, Roberto de la Fuente, María A. Hurlé, Mónica TramullasAbstractNeuropathic pain is highly prevalent in pathological conditions such as diabetes, herpes zoster, trauma, etc. The severity and refractoriness to treatments make neuropathic pain a significant health concern. The transforming growth factor (TGF-β) family of cytokines is involved in pain modulation. Bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs) constitute the largest subgroup wi...
Source: Pharmacological Research - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Authors: Peng L, Du B, Sun L, Zhao Y, Zhang X Abstract Short-term efficacy and safety of prednisone in herpes zoster and the effect on IL-6 and IL-10 were investigated. A total of 125 patients (aged 40-70 years) with acute infective herpes zoster who were admitted to Daqing Oilfield General Hospital were selected and divided into 3 groups according to different treatment methods: low-dose (n=44), middle-dose (n=42) and high-dose (n=39) groups. The therapeutic effect, visual analogue scale (VAS) pain score, pain relieving and disappearing time, herpes stopping and disappearing time, incrustation and decrustation tim...
Source: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine - Category: General Medicine Tags: Exp Ther Med Source Type: research
Abstract Hand-foot-and-mouth disease is caused by human enteroviruses and coxsackieviruses. Outbreaks can occur in the spring to fall and are common in North America, and most cases occur in patients younger than 10 years. Hand-foot-and-mouth disease is transmitted by fecal-oral, oral-oral, and respiratory droplet contact. Patients present with a low-grade fever, a maculopapular or papulovesicular rash on the hands and soles of the feet, and painful oral ulcerations. Lesions usually resolve in seven to 10 days; however, in rare cases, patients may have neurologic or cardiopulmonary complications. The differential ...
Source: American Family Physician - Category: Primary Care Authors: Tags: Am Fam Physician Source Type: research
ConclusionCatastrophizing was associated with acute pain intensity, and lower pain-related catastrophizing among patients with acute herpes zoster was associated with less risk of PHN development, independent of acute pain intensity.
Source: Journal of Anesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
This study explores the immune cell repertoire present in ganglia during PHN and provides evidence for an ongoing immune cell inflammation years after HZ.
Source: Frontiers in Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
​Prepubertal boys who present to the emergency department with dysuria are uncommon. The adult with burning on urination is assumed to have a sexually transmitted disease, but of course that diagnosis should not be high on your list for boys.In fact, infectious urethritis in children is quite uncommon unless there is premature sexual activity or sexual abuse by an adult. Unfortunately, a variety of noninfectious urethral pathologies may mimic infectious urethritis in children. A urinary tract infection in a prepubertal boy is an infectious cause of dysuria. Those infections, however, rarely present with the isolated symp...
Source: M2E Too! Mellick's Multimedia EduBlog - Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Blog Posts Source Type: blogs
This study aimed to confirm the clinical efficacy of epidural electrical stimulation catheters in CEB to manage PHN. Patients were classified into 2 groups: those with subacute PHN, between 30 and 180 days after the onset of the rash; and those with chronic PHN, over 180 days after the onset of the rash. On the basis of the type of catheter used, the patients were further divided into the following 2 groups: the esopocan group, in which the site of herpes zoster infection was confirmed using a contrast medium alone; and the epistim group, in which an additional method of electrical stimulation through a guide-wire in the ...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Observational Study Source Type: research
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