Usefulness of FilmArray Meningitis/Encephalitis panel in the management of an uncommon case of Herpes Simplex Virus type 2 meningitis.

Usefulness of FilmArray Meningitis/Encephalitis panel in the management of an uncommon case of Herpes Simplex Virus type 2 meningitis. Rev Esp Quimioter. 2019 Sep 12;: Authors: Suárez-Fernández S, Iturzaeta A, Rodríguez-Lucas C Abstract PMID: 31515977 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Revista Espanola de Quimioterapia - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: Rev Esp Quimioter Source Type: research

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nhold D Abstract Changes in levels of cytokines or soluble receptors in biological fluids may provide information on immunological pathomechanisms underlying the respective diseases. Here, we studied cytokine patterns of patients with autoimmune encephalitis (AE) before and after immunosuppressive treatment in order to identify possible biomarker candidates and to look for putatively involved pathomechanisms. We performed measurements in Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and serum of 7 patients suffering from AE with antibodies (ab) against Leucine-rich glioma-inactivated-protein 1 (LGI1) and 9 AE patients with Contactin-...
Source: Cytokine - Category: Molecular Biology Authors: Tags: Cytokine Source Type: research
AbstractMicrobiological diagnosis of central nervous system (CNS) infections is challenging due to limited access to CNS samples, overlap between meningitis and encephalitis, and the multiplicity of pathogens potentially involved. We aimed to estimate the impact of a commercial multiplex PCR assay (FilmArray ® meningitis/encephalitis) on the management of patients with suspicion of meningitis or encephalitis, in terms of time to diagnosis, antimicrobial agents use, duration of hospitalization, and costs. This prospective observational study was conducted at Saint Joseph Hospital (Paris, France) from De cember 2016 to D...
Source: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Due to the increased resistance of microorganisms (bacteria, viruses and parasites) to antimicrobial therapies, alternative treatments, especially using plant sources and their bioactive constituents, appear to be more fruitful. PMID: 31309894 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Current Drug Discovery Technologies - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: Curr Drug Discov Technol Source Type: research
Conclusion Herpes encephalitis may rule your body but don't allow the infection to take over your brain. Herpes encephalitis is suppressible and so its symptoms if managed with great attention. Antiviral drugs such as Zovirax, acyclovir, Valacyclovir are some of the prominently used drugs in suppressing therapy of herpes infection. You are counseled to see your GP as soon as the very onset of any symptoms described above.You've read Cracking the Herpes Encephalitis Code | Causes, Symptoms and Treatment, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you've enjoyed this, please visit our site f...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: health and fitness Herpes Encephalitis symptoms of herpes encephalitis Source Type: blogs
Discussion Facial nerve palsy has been known for centuries, but in 1821 unilateral facial nerve paralysis was described by Sir Charles Bell. Bell’s palsy (BP) is a unilateral, acute facial paralysis that is clinically diagnosed after other etiologies have been excluded by appropriate history, physical examination and/or laboratory testing or imaging. Symptoms include abnormal movement of facial nerve. It can be associated with changes in facial sensation, hearing, taste or excessive tearing. The right and left sides are equally affected but bilateral BP is rare (0.3%). Paralysis can be complete or incomplete at prese...
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ConclusionsThe BioFire® ME Panel performed equivalently to the traditional PCR methods for virus detection, and better than bacterial cultures. This revolutionary system represents a paradigm shift in the diagnosis of M/E and may aid in the rapid identification of community-acquired M/E. However, the usefulness of this tool is limited in regions with a high prevalence of infectious M/E caused by microorganisms not included in the panel.
Source: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology and Infection - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: The BioFire® ME Panel performed equivalently to the traditional PCR methods for virus detection, and better than bacterial cultures. This revolutionary system represents a paradigm shift in the diagnosis of M/E and may aid in the rapid identification of community-acquired M/E. However, the usefulness of this tool is limited in regions with a high prevalence of infectious M/E caused by microorganisms not included in the panel. PMID: 31085115 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection - Category: Microbiology Authors: Tags: J Microbiol Immunol Infect Source Type: research
We report the case of a patient with a lengthy psychiatric history who presented with lower extremity pain and weakness. Cervical, thoracic, and lumbar MRI scans with and without gadolinium contrast revealed no significant stenosis, neural compression, or other abnormal findings, and the brain MRI with and without gadolinium contrast was normal. The initia l diagnosis was conversion disorder due to myriad psychological stressors. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) of CSF detected HSV-2 and a lymphocytic pleocytosis, and the diagnosis of radiculomyelitis was confirmed. She was treated with i.v. acyclovir for 3 weeks followed b...
Source: Case Reports in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Background: Large epidemiologic studies evaluating the etiologies, management decisions and outcomes of infants and children with meningitis and encephalitis in the United States are lacking. Methods: Children 0–17 years of age with meningitis or encephalitis as assessed by International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, codes available in the Premier Healthcare Database during 2011–2014 were analyzed. Results: Six thousand six hundred sixty-five patients with meningitis or encephalitis were identified; 3030 (45.5%) were younger than 1 year of age, 295 (4.4%) were 1–2 years of age, 1460 ...
Source: The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Original Studies Source Type: research
Conclusion In this setting, patients with CNS infections present late with severe disease and often associated with advanced HIV infection. Tuberculosis, toxoplasmosis, and cryptococcosis are common. High mortality and long-term morbidity underline the need for service improvements and further study.
Source: Neurology Clinical Practice - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Encephalitis, Meningitis, HIV, Prognosis Research Source Type: research
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