A rare case of Sweet syndrome secondary to melioidosis

Melioidosis is an emerging infection in South Asia caused by Burkholderia pseudomallei with various clinical presentations that include pneumonia, bacteraemia, arthritis, and deep-seated abscesses. Various cutane...
Source: BMC Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Authors: Tags: Case report Source Type: research

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Two Japanese nationals evacuated on the first chartered flight from Wuhan, epicenter of the coronavirus epidemic, have pneumonia symptoms but a coronavirus diagnosis has not been confirmed, hospital representatives said on Wednesday.
Source: Reuters: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news
Publication date: Available online 29 January 2020Source: IDCasesAuthor(s): Sunish Shah, Marjorie Golden, Jeffrey E. Topal, Dayna McManusAbstractA 78 year old man developed a methicillin sensitive Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA) post-operative wound infection following an elective L2-L4 laminectomy. He was treated with surgical debridement which was to be followed by a planned 6 weeks course of cefazolin. However, two weeks post debridement, a follow-up MRI revealed an L3-L5 epidural abscess, septic arthritis and vertebral osteomyelitis prompting repeat surgical debridement. No purulence was noted, and operative cultur...
Source: IDCases - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
When Justin Steece ventures out of his apartment in Wuhan, his primary worry isn’t getting sick. He’s more concerned that he might bring the deadly pneumonia-like virus circulating the city back home to his wife and newborn baby. But with supplies of infant formula getting low, Steece doesn’t have much of a choice. “He’s a very chill kid and doesn’t cry much unless he’s hungry,” Steece, 26, from Lake George, Minn., who works as a teacher in Wuhan, tells TIME. “My biggest fear is that I’ll go out and accidentally transmit the disease to my family.” At 3 a.m. ...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized China Infectious Disease onetime overnight Source Type: news
The objective of this study was therefore to compare BALf bacteriology and cytology between healthy calves and calves with URTI, subclinical and clinical pneumonia. The hypothesis was that calves with subclinical and clinical pneumonia would have higher quantitative bacterial counts, bacterial isolation rates and neutrophil counts than URTIs or healthy animals. A cross-sectional study was performed on 305 indoor group-housed dairy and beef calves, from 62 farms. Calves were classified by combining clinical examination and lung ultrasonography. Clinical respiratory disease was defined using the Wisconsin score card and the ...
Source: Preventive Veterinary Medicine - Category: Veterinary Research Source Type: research
We report a case of a patient with dysphagia and malnutrition that needed enteral feeding as nutritional support. A NGT was blindly inserted, and its gastric position was confirmed through air insufflation and epigastric auscultation. Enteral feeding was initiated. Few hours later, the patient presented with respiratory distress. An urgent thoracic computed tomography was requested due to suspiction of pulmonary embolism, which revealed the NGT in the respiratory tree and a pneumonia in the lower lobe of the right lung. The NGT was removed, a new insertion was attempted and its gastric position was confirmed by radiography...
Source: Revista Espanola de Enfermedades Digestivas - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Rev Esp Enferm Dig Source Type: research
CONCLUSION:: Carpal tunnel release under platelet inhibition with acetylsalicylic acid is safe and can be performed without interruption of such medication. CLINICAL QUESTION/LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Therapeutic, III. PMID: 31985640 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Hand Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Plast Reconstr Surg Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 28 January 2020Source: Best Practice &Research Clinical RheumatologyAuthor(s): Ana M. Ortiz, Sebnem Ataman
Source: Best Practice and Research Clinical Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 27 January 2020Source: Best Practice &Research Clinical RheumatologyAuthor(s): Peter C. Taylor, Shing T. LawAbstractThe outlook for people living with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) has improved tremendously in a generation. Major contributions to this include recognition of the importance of early treatment initiation, improved understanding of the pathobiology, the identification of therapeutic targets and their subsequent validation in clinic trials and the realisation of the importance of ‘tight control’ of inflammatory responses. Despite these advances, many patients meeti...
Source: Best Practice and Research Clinical Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research
Authors: George E, Rajalakshmi A Abstract Melioidosis is an infectious disease caused by gram negative bacterium Burkholderia pseudomallei. It is a soil and water pathogen and transmitted to humans through inoculation or inhalation. This disease is considered endemic in India and largely remains under reported. The most common presentation is pneumonia and bacteraemia, which can present acutely and as septic shock. Chronic presentation include-abscess, septic arthritis, osteomyelitis. The major risk factors are diabetes, liver disease, renal disease, chronic lung disease. In this article 18 cases have been reviewed...
Source: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Assoc Physicians India Source Type: research
Abstract Septic arthritis is a medical emergency, and if not treated appropriately, it can be associated with high morbidity and mortality. Melioidosis, a serious infectious disease caused by the Gram-negative bacillus Burkholderia pseudomallei, is highly endemic in South and Southeast Asia and northern Australia. We reviewed the medical charts of adult patients admitted with bacterial septic arthritis at Sunpasitthiprasong Hospital, Ubon Ratchathani, northeast Thailand from January 2012 to December 2014. Bacterial septic arthritis was defined as one or more hot swollen joints with isolation of a pathogenic organi...
Source: The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene - Category: Tropical Medicine Authors: Tags: Am J Trop Med Hyg Source Type: research
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