Fatal Measles Inclusion-Body Encephalitis in Adult with Untreated AIDS, France

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Source: Emerging Infectious Diseases Journal - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

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"Six-and-twelve" score for outcome prediction of hepatocellular carcinoma following transarterial chemoembolization. In-depth analysis from a multicenter French cohort. World J Hepatol. 2020 Aug 27;12(8):525-532 Authors: Adhoute X, Pénaranda G, Raoul JL, Bronowicki JP, Anty R, Bourlière M Abstract The "six-and-twelve" (6&12) score is a new hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) prognostic index designed for recommended transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) candidates. Quick and easy to use by the sum of tumor size (cm) and number, this model identifies three groups with diffe...
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AbstractPurpose of ReviewHIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is a safe and effective preventive intervention that could play a central role in ending the HIV epidemic. However, low uptake in general, and among certain social groups in particular, underscores the need to identify and address barriers to PrEP use. PrEP stigma has emerged as a key factor interfering with PrEP interest, uptake, and continuation. The purpose of this article is to describe and contextualize PrEP stigma and to offer recommendations on how to address it in future PrEP implementation initiatives.Recent FindingsPrEP users are commonly stereotyped as...
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We report a fatal case of measles inclusion-body encephalitis occurring in a woman from Romania with AIDS. After an extensive but unsuccessful diagnostic evaluation, a pan-pathogen shotgun metagenomic approach revealed a measles virus infection. We identified no mutations previously associated with neurovirulence. PMID: 32818389 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Emerging Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Emerg Infect Dis Source Type: research
Conclusions Apart West Nile virus (78), thousands of congenital microcephaly cases, fetal brain tissue damage and neurological syndromes have been associated with ZIKV infection. Unfortunately, the epidemics of this mosquito born, and a relative stable virus is on a rise. Although congenital microcephaly is a rare disorder however, due to lack of standardized diagnostic test facilities, the incidence in the geographically widespread ZIKV epidemic regions is higher. Animals studies showed that ZIKV is a neurotropic virus. It directly targets the developing embryonic brain cells by inducing apoptosis, cell-cycle arrest, and...
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog - Emergency medicine and critical care medical education blog aka Tropical Travel Trouble 009 The diagnosis of HIV is no longer fatal and the term AIDS is becoming less frequent. In many countries, people with HIV are living longer than those with diabetes. This post will hopefully teach the basics of a complex disease and demystify some of the potential diseases you need to consider in those who are severely immunosuppressed. While trying to be comprehensive this post can not be exhaustive (as you can imagine any patient with ...
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CONCLUSIONS: Young adults with RPD, myoclonus, and elevated CSF IgG index may have SSPE. Upbringing in areas in which measles eradication had not yet been achieved can be an important diagnostic clue. EEG and measles antibodies in serum and CSF are useful, readily available diagnostic studies. Reports of accelerated disease course associated with steroids, pregnancy, and HIV/AIDS in patients with SSPE support the hypothesis that empiric immunosuppression could have worsened the outcome in these two patients.Disclosure: Dr. Jay has nothing to disclose. Dr. Zimmermann has nothing to disclose. Dr. DaSilva has nothing to disclose.
Source: Neurology - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Infectious, Paraneoplastic, and Autoimmune Encephalopathies: Advances in Clinical Diagnosis and Emerging Insights about Pathogenesis Data Blitz Presentations Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Young adults with RPD, myoclonus, and elevated CSF IgG index may have SSPE. Upbringing in areas in which measles eradication had not yet been achieved can be an important diagnostic clue. EEG and measles antibodies in serum and CSF are useful, readily available diagnostic studies. Reports of accelerated disease course associated with steroids, pregnancy, and HIV/AIDS in patients with SSPE support the hypothesis that empiric immunosuppression could have worsened the outcome in these two patients.Disclosure: Dr. Jay has nothing to disclose. Dr. Zimmermann has nothing to disclose. Dr. DaSilva has nothing to disclose.
Source: Neurology - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Global Neurology Source Type: research
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