Development of TB During Treatment of Head and Neck Carcinoma Development of TB During Treatment of Head and Neck Carcinoma

This case series suggests that patients with head and neck carcinoma are at high risk of developing tuberculosis.Journal of Medical Case Reports
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ConclusionHCC patients with EGV had worse liver functional reserve compared to those without EGV. Moreover, EGV was an independent risk factor to predict poor prognosis in patients with HCC after TACE.
Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
This study was aimed to assess the association of this serological pattern with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in patients with CHB.MethodsIn this cross-section study, 206 CHB patients with coexistence of HBsAg/anti-HBs and 206 CHB patients with HBsAg alone were included to evaluate the risk of HCC development by logistic regression analysis. In addition, a retrospective cohort of 260 patients with CHB was recruited to estimate the cumulative incidence of HCC by Kaplan–Meier analysis.ResultsThe serological pattern of coexistence of HBsAg/anti-HBs, with high levels of (“High”) HBsAg/low levels of (“L...
Source: The Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
We report the case of a 10-year-old child treated for latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) with pyrazinamide (PZA) and levofloxacin after contact with a smear-positive multidrug-resistant tuberculosis adult. Over the course of the treatment, the patient developed a drug-induced fulminant hepatitis attributed to the combination of PZA and levofloxacin. This case highlights the hepatotoxicity of the association of second-line anti-TB treatment in children.
Source: The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Antimicrobial Reports Source Type: research
Conclusion: Image-guided TTFNAC of intrathoracic lesions is a safe method when done by well-trained medical personnel with lesser rate of complications. An early accurate diagnosis of malignancy can be made based on the cytological features; however, further subtyping of the malignancy may sometimes be difficult due to overlapping cytological features. TTFNAC can be a diagnostic tool for identifying nonneoplastic lesion such as TB. Hence, image-guided FNAC aids in early diagnosis and management of patients with intrathoracic lesions.
Source: Journal of Cytology - Category: Cytology Authors: Source Type: research
A 93-year-old woman presented with a 2-month history of hoarseness and cough. The patient had never received immunosuppressive treatment, was serologically negative for HIV and hepatitis, and did not have a family history of tuberculosis. Laryngoscopy showed an ulcerated and granular lesion in the ventricular folds, larynx vestibule and bilateral vocal cords (Figure 1A). Histological analysis of the biopsy specimen revealed granulomas with caseating necrotic centers and Langhans giant cells without carcinoma. Ziehl-Neelsen staining of the bronchoalveolar lavage fluid revealed acid-fast bacilli and PCR using the fluid revea...
Source: QJM - Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research
Publication date: July 2016 Source:Medical Journal Armed Forces India, Volume 72, Issue 3 Author(s): Sandeep Satsangi, Yogesh K. Chawla Viral hepatitis is a cause for major health care burden in India and is now equated as a threat comparable to the “big three” communicable diseases – HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis. Hepatitis A virus and Hepatitis E virus are predominantly enterically transmitted pathogens and are responsible to cause both sporadic infections and epidemics of acute viral hepatitis. Hepatitis B virus and Hepatitis C virus are predominantly spread via parenteral route and are notorious...
Source: Medical Journal Armed Forces India - Category: Journals (General) Source Type: research
New breakthrough medicines for Hepatitis C present an important choice about setting goals and taking systemic action to achieve public health advances in the United States. Despite appearing to offer cure rates greater than 90 percent, high-priced Hepatitis C drugs have driven treatment rationing since their approval over two years ago. Gaps in the screening, diagnosis, and treatment of Hepatitis C pose significant public health consequences. In May, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identified Hepatitis C as the leading infectious killer in the United States in 2014—the first year in which new me...
Source: Health Affairs Blog - Category: Health Management Authors: Tags: Costs and Spending Drugs and Medical Technology Equity and Disparities Featured Global Health Population Health Public Health Gilead hepatitis C Sovaldi Source Type: blogs
​BY MARGARET MARY S. LANDEL, DO; &CARLA DUGAS, DOA 59-year-old otherwise healthy man presented with an upper respiratory illness of four weeks' duration. His initial presentation to his primary care physician one month prior included a nonproductive cough and low-grade fever, which lasted approximately two weeks until his internist ordered a chest x-ray. That showed a 3 cm well-circumscribed right lower lobe lesion, and was followed by a contrast enhanced chest CT. The chest CT was concerning for pulmonary neoplasm, and he received an interventional radiology-guided biopsy of the lesion. Results were still pending at...
Source: The Case Files - Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Blog Posts Source Type: research
We report a case of axillary lymph node tuberculosis in a 40-year-old immune-compromised woman, clinically presenting as inflammatory breast carcinoma.
Source: International Journal of STD and AIDS - Category: Global & Universal Authors: Tags: Case reports Source Type: research
Abstract Using an appropriate animal model is crucial for mimicking human disease conditions, and various facets including genetics, anatomy, and pathophysiology should be considered before selecting a model. Rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus) are well known for their wide use in production of antibodies, eye research, atherosclerosis and other cardiovascular diseases. However, a systematic description of the rabbit as primary experimental models for the study of various human infectious diseases is unavailable. This review focuses on the human infectious diseases for which rabbits are considered a classic or highly ...
Source: Comparative Medicine - Category: Zoology Authors: Tags: Comp Med Source Type: research
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