Acupuncture in the Management of Medication Overuse and Drug-induced Aseptic Meningitis Headache: A Case Report

Publication date: Available online 14 January 2020Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian StudiesAuthor(s): Renuka T. Rudra, Vitaly Gordin, Lihua Xu
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

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AbstractPurpose of ReviewIntracranial dermoid cysts are benign, rare mass-occupying lesions of the central nervous system arising from the neuroectodermal cell lines. While rupture of intracranial dermoid cysts is rare, it can present with a variety of clinical manifestations. To explore the headache manifestations among patients with ruptured intracranial dermoid cysts. To our knowledge, limited studies focusing on headache due to the intracranial dermoid cysts rupture have been published to date. A literature review was done through PubMed/Medline. Articles within the past 10  years were reviewed. Articles in langua...
Source: Current Pain and Headache Reports - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Conclusions: Identifying WNV infection early in its clinical course would help in decreasing inappropriate antibiotic use when patients presented with fever and meningeal symptoms. Performing WNV serology in CSF studies is critical in making the diagnosis. PMID: 32454831 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: International Journal of Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Tags: Int J Microbiol Source Type: research
AbstractCoronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), a disease caused by the novel betacoronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), has become a global pandemic threat. The potential involvement of COVID-19 in central nervous system (CNS) has attracted considerable attention due to neurological manifestations presented throughout the disease process. In addition, SARS-CoV-2 is structurally similar to SARS-CoV, and both bind to the angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) receptor to enter human cells. Thus, cells expressing ACE2, such as neurons and glial cells may act as targets and are thus vulnerable to SARS-CoV-2 infection. Here, we have reviewed ...
Source: Journal of Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: With the introduction of nusinersen treatment, neurologists and radiologists play an important role in treatment of SMA patients and therefore should be familiar with different techniques and complications of drug administration. Using good technique, it is possible to have very low complication rates even in this complex patient population, and various image-guided procedures can be a safe alternative to surgical approach, even in the most difficult cases. PMID: 32436843 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology : The Turkish Society of Radiology - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Diagn Interv Radiol Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Cryptococcal meningitis is a potentially lethal infection in immunocompromised individuals and should be diagnosed early with high clinical suspicion as around 10% of the cases may not be detected on India ink staining and a large proportion (75%) of cases may have normal imaging at initial evaluation. Early diagnosis, watchful eye on prognostic factors and treatment is vital to improve outcome in these patients. PMID: 32416706 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Infectious Disorders Drug Targets - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Infect Disord Drug Targets Source Type: research
ConclusionThis study identifies the most common etiologic factors leading to a delayed CSF leak and its initial symptoms. Furthermore, it serves as the foundation for a reconstructive algorithm based on reinforcement of the initial repair with free abdominal fat graft with or without collagen matrix.
Source: International Forum of Allergy and Rhinology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research
Purpose of review Varicella zoster virus (VZV) causes varicella, establishes latency, then reactivates to produce herpes zoster. VZV reactivation can also cause central nervous system (CNS) disease with or without rash. Herein, we review these CNS diseases, pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment. Recent findings The most common CNS manifestation of VZV infection is vasculopathy that presents as headache, cognitive decline, and/or focal neurological deficits. VZV vasculopathy has also been associated with cerebral amyloid angiopathy and moyamoya syndrome. Rarely, VZV will produce a meningitis, encephalitis, cerebelliti...
Source: Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: CNS INFECTIONS: Edited by Adarsh Bhimraj Source Type: research
Fungal meningitis is often a fatal condition, particularly in immunosuppressed patients. Herein, we describe the case of a previously healthy young woman with a history of epidural anesthesia for a cesarean delivery in another hospital 3 months prior. The patient complained of chronic migraine-like headache before admission to our center. After 5 weeks, a cerebrospinal fluid culture in Sabouraud agar grew a mold, later identified as Aspergillus fumigatus. The patient died after 114 days of hospitalization despite being administered with voriconazole for 45 days. At autopsy, a pigmented mold consistent with phaeohyphomycosi...
Source: Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Case Reports Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Listeria meningitis may present as an isolated headache, with different clinical patterns, which should be taken into account when evaluating de novo unclassified headaches according to the ICHD-3 criteria. PMID: 32282065 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Headache - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Headache Source Type: research
We report the case of a 44-year-old woman who had undergone a clandestine abortion six weeks before admission. One week later, she had abnormal vaginal discharge. Three weeks prior to admission, headache, hyperpyrexia and mental alteration were added. At admission, a transvaginal ultrasound showed abnormalities of the uterine cavity. Sepsis and endometritis were diagnosed, and a hysterectomy was scheduled. During preoperative evaluation, meningeal signs were found. The first lumbar puncture (LP) showed a lymphomononuclear pleocytosis, hypoglycorrhachia and hyperproteinorrachia. After five days treatment with ceftriaxone, v...
Source: Infezioni in Medicina - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infez Med Source Type: research
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