Rigorizing COVID-19 blind-spotting for competent political leadership and public health cognizance
John C Johnson, Peter A JohnsonJournal of Global Infectious Diseases 2021 13(1):62-63 (Source: Journal of Global Infectious Diseases)
Source: Journal of Global Infectious Diseases - February 26, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: John C Johnson Peter A Johnson Source Type: research

Impacts of lockdown interventions on the spread of COVID-19 in India
Nitin Bhardwaj, Harish ChandraJournal of Global Infectious Diseases 2021 13(1):61-62 (Source: Journal of Global Infectious Diseases)
Source: Journal of Global Infectious Diseases - February 26, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Nitin Bhardwaj Harish Chandra Source Type: research

Knowledge, attitudes and practice survey among health-care workers in times of COVID-19 pandemic: Identifying gaps to strengthen infection control program for future outbreaks
Manju Bala, Vikramjeet AroraJournal of Global Infectious Diseases 2021 13(1):60-61 (Source: Journal of Global Infectious Diseases)
Source: Journal of Global Infectious Diseases - February 26, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Manju Bala Vikramjeet Arora Source Type: research

The emergency challenges of coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic in Brazilian favelas: How to face it ?
Samuel Cota TeixeiraJournal of Global Infectious Diseases 2021 13(1):59-60 (Source: Journal of Global Infectious Diseases)
Source: Journal of Global Infectious Diseases - February 26, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Samuel Cota Teixeira Source Type: research

Idiopathic CD4 lymphocytopenia presenting as cryptococcal meningitis
Preet Mukesh Shah, Ankita Prashant Hingolikar, Shruti Tandan, Vijay Waman DhakreJournal of Global Infectious Diseases 2021 13(1):56-58A 54-year-old male presented to our center with a 3-month history of headache, giddiness, and blurring of vision. Cerebrospinal fluid examination revealed him to be having cryptococcal meningitis. He was worked up for probable causes of immunosuppression including HIV and other infections and had an autoimmune profile as well as a bone marrow examination, none of which revealed any abnormality. Lymphocyte flow cytometry revealed low counts of CD4 T lymphocytes, likely secondary to idiopathic...
Source: Journal of Global Infectious Diseases - February 26, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Preet Mukesh Shah Ankita Prashant Hingolikar Shruti Tandan Vijay Waman Dhakre Source Type: research

Unusual presentations of abdominal melioidosis
We present two cases of abdominal melioidosis with unusual clinical presentations. The first case presented with intractable hiccups and had isolated splenic melioidosis with contained rupture. The second case presented with fever and acute abdominal pain found to have pancreatic melioidosis and splenic vein thrombosis. Both the patients were treated with IV antibiotics and subsequently discharged after improvement in symptoms. The imaging findings of isolated type of melioidosis can mimic various other infections and granulomatous disease. Hence high index of clinical suspicion for patients presenting from endemic areas w...
Source: Journal of Global Infectious Diseases - February 26, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Vignesh Kumar Mohan Komalavalli Rajesh Sripriya Srinivas R Ravi Jimmy Prabhakaran K Srinivasan Subha Sundaramoorthy Source Type: research

Intravenous immunoglobulin for overwhelming postsplenectomy infection
Kensuke Nakamura, Yuji Takahashi, Tomohiro Sonoo, Hideki HashimotoJournal of Global Infectious Diseases 2021 13(1):44-51Overwhelming postsplenectomy infection (OPSI) is a life-threatening condition causing fulminant bacteremia in asplenic patients. Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) therapy is theoretically effective for OPSI. Herein, we present a case of OPSI treated successfully with IVIG, along with results of a literature review. An asplenic 70-year-old male with acute ischemic stroke presented with rapid and fulminant septic shock from pneumococcus pneumonia and bacteremia. Resuscitation and antibiotics including IVIG ...
Source: Journal of Global Infectious Diseases - February 26, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Kensuke Nakamura Yuji Takahashi Tomohiro Sonoo Hideki Hashimoto Source Type: research

Positive SARS-CoV-2 RNA with significant inflammatory state and thrombophilia after 12 weeks of initial diagnosis of COVID-19 infection
Manuel Francisco Betancourt, Kimberly Michelle Grant, James Scott Johnson, Dhanashree S Kelkar, Kamal SharmaJournal of Global Infectious Diseases 2021 13(1):42-43The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has affected most countries in the world, with significant economic and public health implications. There is rising concern that patients who recover from COVID-19 may be at risk of reinfection. Another potential concern is the uncommon clinical scenario of a patient having persistent SARS-CoV-2 RNA test over 3 months after the initial COVID-19 infection, as the patient presented. Whether presenting as a long-term infection (12 weeks)...
Source: Journal of Global Infectious Diseases - February 26, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Manuel Francisco Betancourt Kimberly Michelle Grant James Scott Johnson Dhanashree S Kelkar Kamal Sharma Source Type: research

Persistent hypercoagulable state in COVID-19: A case series of COVID-19 associated pulmonary embolism
Kok Hoe Chan, Su Lin Lim, Hamid Shaaban, Gunwant Guron, Jihad SlimJournal of Global Infectious Diseases 2021 13(1):38-41Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has swept through the world with millions of cases and hundreds of thousands of deaths. COVID-19-associated coagulopathy has been recognized as the major cause of morbidity and mortality. To the best of our knowledge, a majority of the cases of coagulopathy have been reported in patients with moderate-to-severe COVID-19 and limited to observations during the recovery/postcytokine storm state. Herein, we report a case series of two patients with COVID-19 who developed pu...
Source: Journal of Global Infectious Diseases - February 26, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Kok Hoe Chan Su Lin Lim Hamid Shaaban Gunwant Guron Jihad Slim Source Type: research

Spina Ventosa: An often Missed Diagnosis
Ankur Agarwal, Sheetal Agarwal, Savitri Singh, Sumi NandwaniJournal of Global Infectious Diseases 2021 13(1):36-37Rare and varied presentations of tuberculosis make it difficult for treating clinicians to arrive at the diagnosis. An adolescent female presented to the orthopedic outpatient department with slowly increasing swelling over the dorsum of the hand near the base of the third digit for 5 months. With multiple consultations, she was being treated with antibiotics as a case of abscess. On examination, the swelling was soft bulging with whitish watery discharge. Plain radiography revealed periosteal elevation with bo...
Source: Journal of Global Infectious Diseases - February 26, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Ankur Agarwal Sheetal Agarwal Savitri Singh Sumi Nandwani Source Type: research

Nonsevere acute respiratory syndrome human coronaviruses in children hospitalized with acute lower respiratory infection
Conclusions: HCoV is an uncommon but increasingly recognized cause of ALRI in hospitalized children. No severe illness was found in children with underlying comorbidities. This study underscores the importance of HCoV in causation of childhood ALRI, necessitating a surveillance system in India. (Source: Journal of Global Infectious Diseases)
Source: Journal of Global Infectious Diseases - February 26, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Rashmi Ranjan Das Mohamed Fajrudheen Monalisa Mohanty Joseph John Sutapa Rath Amit Kumar Satapathy Bhagirathi Dwibedi Baijayantimala Mishra Source Type: research

Legal and environmental implications of COVID & #8209;19 outbreak in India
Nancy Maurya, Devendra DwargJournal of Global Infectious Diseases 2021 13(1):27-32The present work is an attempt to look at the legal and environmental implications of coronavirus disease-2019 outbreak in India. It looks at both sides of this tragedy focusing specifically on the environmental and legal aspects in the Indian context. However, the article does not refrain from discussing examples of other countries or some global aspects if necessary. (Source: Journal of Global Infectious Diseases)
Source: Journal of Global Infectious Diseases - February 26, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Nancy Maurya Devendra Dwarg Source Type: research

Maternal and perinatal outcomes of influenza in pregnancy after treatment with oseltamivir
Conclusion: Influenza in pregnancy showed year-round incidence and increased maternal and neonatal morbidity despite treatment with oseltamivir. We suggest the need for newer interventions to curtail the illness in pregnancy. (Source: Journal of Global Infectious Diseases)
Source: Journal of Global Infectious Diseases - February 26, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Kavitha Abraham Anuja Abraham Annie Regi Jessie Lionel Elsy Thomas Reeta Vijayaselvi L Jeyaseelan Asha Mary Abraham Sridhar Santhanam Kurian Anil Kuruvilla Mark C Steinhoff Source Type: research

Clinical determinants of severe COVID-19 disease & #8211; A systematic review and meta-analysis
Conclusion: Our analysis describes the association of specific symptoms and comorbidities with severe COVID-19 disease. Knowledge of these clinical determinants will assist the clinicians in the risk-stratification of these patients for better triage and clinical management. (Source: Journal of Global Infectious Diseases)
Source: Journal of Global Infectious Diseases - February 26, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Ankit Kumar Sahu Roshan Mathew Praveen Aggarwal Jamshed Nayer Sanjeev Bhoi Swayamjeet Satapathy Meera Ekka Source Type: research

Nocardiosis at an organ transplant center in Saudi Arabia: 15 years & #39; experience
Conclusion: Wider use of immunosuppressive therapy warrants vigilance to nocardiosis, which can present in a myriad of clinical forms. In our series, mortality was confined to the transplantation group, probably because of the relatively heavy immunosuppression. Nonetheless, prognosis is favorable if the infection is recognized and treated early. (Source: Journal of Global Infectious Diseases)
Source: Journal of Global Infectious Diseases - February 26, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Ihab Weheba Abeer Abdelsayed Abdulrahman A Alrajhi Sahar I Al-Thawadi Abdullah Mobeireek Source Type: research

Adolescent females are more susceptible than males for tuberculosis
Conclusions: Significant gender difference with female susceptibility was seen for TB among adolescents, a fact that needs more research. Adolescent TB is a neglected area with little published data driven mainly by the fact that most countries report their TB population above and below 15 years, dividing the adolescent population into two halves. The world needs to acknowledge adolescents (10–19 years) as a separate important group for reporting TB statistics. (Source: Journal of Global Infectious Diseases)
Source: Journal of Global Infectious Diseases - February 26, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Suman Thakur Vivek Chauhan Ravinder Kumar Gopal Beri Source Type: research

State of the globe: Addressing gender in adolescent tuberculosis
Sunil Kumar RainaJournal of Global Infectious Diseases 2021 13(1):1-2 (Source: Journal of Global Infectious Diseases)
Source: Journal of Global Infectious Diseases - February 26, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Sunil Kumar Raina Source Type: research

Splenic infarction complicating scrub typhus
Ashwini Tayade, Sourya Acharya, Nikhil Balankhe, Aishwarya Ghule, Swapnil LaholeJournal of Global Infectious Diseases 2020 12(4):238-239 (Source: Journal of Global Infectious Diseases)
Source: Journal of Global Infectious Diseases - November 30, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Ashwini Tayade Sourya Acharya Nikhil Balankhe Aishwarya Ghule Swapnil Lahole Source Type: research

Detection of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis and rifampicin-resistant gene among hemodialysis patients in Khartoum, Sudan: Using GeneXpert assay
Balsam Adil Mohamed, Mohammed H Ahmed, Nadir AbuzeidJournal of Global Infectious Diseases 2020 12(4):236-237 (Source: Journal of Global Infectious Diseases)
Source: Journal of Global Infectious Diseases - November 30, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Balsam Adil Mohamed Mohammed H Ahmed Nadir Abuzeid Source Type: research

Comparison of conventional versus molecular semi-quantitative assay in presumptive pulmonary tuberculosis cases: A study from eastern India
Geetarani Purohit, Baijayantimala Mishra, Prasanta Raghab MohapatraJournal of Global Infectious Diseases 2020 12(4):235-236 (Source: Journal of Global Infectious Diseases)
Source: Journal of Global Infectious Diseases - November 30, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Geetarani Purohit Baijayantimala Mishra Prasanta Raghab Mohapatra Source Type: research

Peptide targets to SARS-CoV-2
Santi M MandalJournal of Global Infectious Diseases 2020 12(4):234-235 (Source: Journal of Global Infectious Diseases)
Source: Journal of Global Infectious Diseases - November 30, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Santi M Mandal Source Type: research

Recurrent Staphylococcus lugdunensis osteomyelitis of the lumbar spine in a patient on chronic hemodialysis
We report the case of a Caucasian elderly male with recurrent lumbar osteomyelitis due to S. lugdunensis. He had a history of chronic low back pain. Besides chronic kidney failure and need for hemodialysis, he had no other history of immunosuppression. He did not have fever or leukocytosis; however, the erythrocyte sedimentation rate was elevated, and repeated blood cultures from the periphery and the hemodialysis access (tunneled catheter) were continuously positive for S. lugdunensis. The diagnosis was made by bone biopsy and culture. The bacteremia cleared after removing of the dialysis catheter. The patient received 8 ...
Source: Journal of Global Infectious Diseases - November 30, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Yamil E Michelen Zeena Lobo Daniel Walshon-Dipillo George Psevdos Source Type: research

An unusual cause of adult ileoileal intussusception
Mohamed Javid, Shanthi Ponnandai Swaminathan, Rajeswari Mani, Arun Victor JebasinghJournal of Global Infectious Diseases 2020 12(4):228-230Intestinal intussusception in adults is not considered to be common. Clinical presentations may range from an acute presentation to a chronic one and such wide variations make it challenging to establish the diagnosis on time. Adult intussusceptions usually have an identifiable pathological lead point: commonly a polyp, submucosal lipoma, or other tumors. Our patient, a 42-year-old male, presented to us with features of acute intestinal obstruction. He underwent an emergency laparotomy ...
Source: Journal of Global Infectious Diseases - November 30, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Mohamed Javid Shanthi Ponnandai Swaminathan Rajeswari Mani Arun Victor Jebasingh Source Type: research

Neonatal meningitis and septicemia caused by multidrug-resistant Elizabethkingia anophelis identified by 16s ribosomal RNA: An emerging threat
Frincy K Baruah, Biswajyoti Borkakoty, Abid Ahmed, Prakritish BoraJournal of Global Infectious Diseases 2020 12(4):225-227Elizabethkingia anophelis infections are emerging, especially among premature newborns, immunocompromised, and critically ill patients. The importance of correctly identifying this Gram-negative organism lies in the fact that it is associated with fatal complications such as meningitis, acute pulmonary edema, congestive cardiac failure, septic shock, and death. In addition, it is inherently resistant to multiple antibiotics which are used to treat Gram-negative bacilli. Here, we report a case of E. anop...
Source: Journal of Global Infectious Diseases - November 30, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Frincy K Baruah Biswajyoti Borkakoty Abid Ahmed Prakritish Bora Source Type: research

Colchicine, aspirin, and montelukast & #8211; A case of successful combined pharmacotherapy for adult multisystem inflammatory syndrome in COVID-19
Sean Downing, Vivek Chauhan, Irshad H Chaudry, Sagar Galw.ar, Pushpa Sharma, Stanislaw P StawickiJournal of Global Infectious Diseases 2020 12(4):221-224Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, many therapeutic strategies have been tried, with mixed results, to prevent and treat adult multisystem inflammatory syndrome in COVID-19 (AMIS-COVID-19). The reason behind this may the complex web of highly intertwined pathophysiologic mechanisms involved in the SARS-CoV-2 infection and the corresponding human systemic response, leading to end-organ damage, disability, and death. Colchicine, high-dose aspirin, and montelukast ...
Source: Journal of Global Infectious Diseases - November 30, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Sean Downing Vivek Chauhan Irshad H Chaudry Sagar Galwankar Pushpa Sharma Stanislaw P Stawicki Source Type: research

Nontyphoid Salmonella empyema in a patient with type 2 diabetes mellitus
We report the case of a 56-year-old male with uncontrolled diabetes mellitus presenting with a multiloculated empyema due to NTS involving the left oblique pulmonary fissure. (Source: Journal of Global Infectious Diseases)
Source: Journal of Global Infectious Diseases - November 30, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Dipesh Solanky Brian Kwan Source Type: research

Inhibitory effect of zinc sulfate on clinical isolates of Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Acinetobacter baumannii
Ishaan Ramdas, C Sheela DeviJournal of Global Infectious Diseases 2020 12(4):217-218This objective of the study was to determine the inhibitory effect of zinc sulfate against the clinical isolates of Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Acinetobacter baumannii. The inhibitory effect of zinc sulfate was determined against the 120 clinical isolates (60 isolates of P. aeruginosa and 60 isolates of A. baumannii) by agar dilution method. The findings indicate that zinc has an inhibitory effect on the clinical isolates of P. aeruginosa and A. baumannii at a concentration ranging from 0.25to 1mg/ml of zinc sulfate by agar dilution method. ...
Source: Journal of Global Infectious Diseases - November 30, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Ishaan Ramdas C Sheela Devi Source Type: research

Hepatitis E virus infection among asymptomatic pregnant women at the University College Hospital, Ibadan
Conclusion: Recent HEV infection among this pregnant population is on the lower part of the scale, compared with other Sub-Saharan African countries. However, the HEV IgG seroprevalence rate suggests indirect evidence of past contact with HEV. (Source: Journal of Global Infectious Diseases)
Source: Journal of Global Infectious Diseases - November 30, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Adeola Fowotade Gloria Chinenye Anaedobe Olubukola A Adesina Source Type: research

A hospital-based nonconcurrent cohort study on factors associated with in-hospital mortality in patients with laboratory confirmed influenza
Conclusions: Our study showed a mortality of 12.3% (n= 16) and new onset/worsening renal dysfunction was the only patient factor associated with mortality. Early recognition of complications and appropriate treatment may reduce mortality in patients admitted with severe influenza. We recommend influenza vaccination for at-risk populations to reduce severity and mortality. (Source: Journal of Global Infectious Diseases)
Source: Journal of Global Infectious Diseases - November 30, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Vijay Alexander G Jackwin Sam Paul Anand Zachariah Alice Joan Mathuram Source Type: research

Incidence, risk factors and clinical outcomes of patients with hypermucoviscoid Klebsiella in a tertiary intensive care unit
Conclusions: Our study results showed, increased incidence of HAI with hvKP predominantly associated with pneumonia and increase in trend of drug resistance with two cases being pan resistant. More number of studies are required to evaluate the existing antibiotics strategy and steps to curb the spread of this dreaded infection. (Source: Journal of Global Infectious Diseases)
Source: Journal of Global Infectious Diseases - November 30, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Vimal Bhardwaj Vellaichamy Muthupandi Annapandian Annie Rofeena Sinazer Arjun Alva Shiva Prasad Source Type: research

Prevalence of hepatitis delta virus infection among hepatitis B virus-infected and exposed patients
Conclusion: The present study provides evidence that HDV infection is very low(0.78%) in this part of India. However further prospective studies with larger sample size are warranted. (Source: Journal of Global Infectious Diseases)
Source: Journal of Global Infectious Diseases - November 30, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Krithiga Ramachandran Reshu Agarwal Manoj Kumar Sharma Vikram Bhatia Ekta Gupta Source Type: research

A clinicohistopathological correlation of Hansen & #39;s disease in a rural tertiary care hospital of Central India
Conclusion: Clinical diagnosis of early leprosy lesions offers difficulties even to experienced dermatologists as a patient presents in different clinicopathological forms, depending on host immune status. Thus, the correlation between clinical, histopathological, and bacteriological features is required for diagnosis and classification of leprosy. Nerve damage is irreversible; therefore, early detection and treatment is important to prevent Grade 2 disabilities. (Source: Journal of Global Infectious Diseases)
Source: Journal of Global Infectious Diseases - November 30, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Manisha A Atram Pravinkumar V Ghongade Nitin M Gangane Source Type: research

COVID-19 blind spots: A consensus statement on the importance of competent political leadership and the need for public health cognizance
Thomas J Papadimos, Samara E Soghoian, Prabath Nanayakkara, Sarman Singh, Andrew C Miller, Venkataramanaiah Saddikuti, Achala Upendra Jayatilleke, Siddharth P Dubhashi, Michael S Firstenberg, Vibha Dutta, Vivek Chauhan, Pushpa Sharma, Sagar C Galw.ar, Manish Garg, Nicholas Taylor, Stanislaw P StawickiJournal of Global Infectious Diseases 2020 12(4):167-190 As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, important discoveries and considerations emerge regarding the SARS-CoV-2 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2) pathogen; its biological and epidemiological characteristics; and the corresponding psychological, societal, an...
Source: Journal of Global Infectious Diseases - November 30, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Thomas J Papadimos Samara E Soghoian Prabath Nanayakkara Sarman Singh Andrew C Miller Venkataramanaiah Saddikuti Achala Upendra Jayatilleke Siddharth P Dubhashi Michael S Firstenberg Vibha Dutta Vivek Chauhan Pushpa Sharma Sagar C Galwankar Manish Garg Ni Source Type: research

State of the globe: & #8220;Hansen & #39;s disease & #8211; Down but not out in the SARS-CoV-2 era & #8221;
Suman Thakur, Vivek ChauhanJournal of Global Infectious Diseases 2020 12(4):165-166 (Source: Journal of Global Infectious Diseases)
Source: Journal of Global Infectious Diseases - November 30, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Suman Thakur Vivek Chauhan Source Type: research

Over 8000 macaque bites since 2014 but no herpes B virus infection reported from Shimla, India
Suman Thakur, Vivek Chauhan, Kamlesh Sharma, Mrinalini SinghJournal of Global Infectious Diseases 2020 12(3):163-164 (Source: Journal of Global Infectious Diseases)
Source: Journal of Global Infectious Diseases - August 28, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Suman Thakur Vivek Chauhan Kamlesh Sharma Mrinalini Singh Source Type: research

Co-infection with malaria and coronavirus disease-2019
Manjusha Ray, Archana Vazifdar, Shashikala ShivaprakashJournal of Global Infectious Diseases 2020 12(3):162-163 (Source: Journal of Global Infectious Diseases)
Source: Journal of Global Infectious Diseases - August 28, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Manjusha Ray Archana Vazifdar Shashikala Shivaprakash Source Type: research

Tranexamic acid: A potential treatment option for coronavirus disease 2019
Kok Hoe Chan, Iyad Farouji, Jihad Slim, Hamid S Shaaban, Gunwant GuronJournal of Global Infectious Diseases 2020 12(3):160-161 (Source: Journal of Global Infectious Diseases)
Source: Journal of Global Infectious Diseases - August 28, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Kok Hoe Chan Iyad Farouji Jihad Slim Hamid S Shaaban Gunwant Guron Source Type: research

Favorable outcome after treatment using antibiotics and hydroxychloroquine in a patient with tumor necrosis factor receptor-associated periodic syndrome: A 7-year follow-up
Tatiana Galperine, Alexis Lacout, Pierre Yves Marcy, Christian PerronneJournal of Global Infectious Diseases 2020 12(3):159-160 (Source: Journal of Global Infectious Diseases)
Source: Journal of Global Infectious Diseases - August 28, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tatiana Galperine Alexis Lacout Pierre Yves Marcy Christian Perronne Source Type: research

Cerebrovascular accident in a 65-year-old patient with Rothia dentocariosa-associated endocarditis
Divyesh Doddapaneni, Vineet Pasam Reddy, Madhavi RayapudiJournal of Global Infectious Diseases 2020 12(3):156-158 A 65-year-old male patient with a history of heart valve replacement surgery after aortic valve stenosis and a family history of heart disease presented to the emergency room with complaints of headache, fever, back pain, and general malaise. Multiple blood samples during the patient's hospitalization cultured showed Rothia dentocariosa. The patient was started on daily intravenous ceftriaxone and vancomycin. In the following weeks, the patient's condition deteriorated with additional symptoms, persist...
Source: Journal of Global Infectious Diseases - August 28, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Divyesh Doddapaneni Vineet Pasam Reddy Madhavi Rayapudi Source Type: research

Late prosthetic valve infective endocarditis by Enterococcus durans
Mohammed Al Shehri, Muhammad Samsoor Zarak, Arif R SarwariJournal of Global Infectious Diseases 2020 12(3):152-155 Enterococcus durans is an extremely rare cause of infective endocarditis. We have reported the first case where a 56-year-old female presented with late prosthetic valve infective endocarditis on a mechanical mitral valve. Medical management failed and eventually lead to the demise of the patient. (Source: Journal of Global Infectious Diseases)
Source: Journal of Global Infectious Diseases - August 28, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Mohammed Al Shehri Muhammad Samsoor Zarak Arif R Sarwari Source Type: research

Ocular syphilis presenting as acute necrotizing retinitis in a human immunodeficiency virus-positive patient
In this report, we present a case of necrotizing retinitis with no response to antiviral treatment. On subsequent serological testing it was proved as syphilis in a HIV-positive patient who responded well to intravenous antibiotics with rapid visual recovery. Hence, awareness of this disease will promote early diagnosis and treatment. (Source: Journal of Global Infectious Diseases)
Source: Journal of Global Infectious Diseases - August 28, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Sucheta Parija CS Lalitha Source Type: research

Perceived discrimination among tuberculosis patients in an urban area of Kolkata City, India
Conclusions: Sensitization programs should incorporate measures to address stigma and discrimination and more emphasis needs to be placed on women and elderly patients. (Source: Journal of Global Infectious Diseases)
Source: Journal of Global Infectious Diseases - August 28, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Sitikantha Banerjee Kajari Bandyopadhyay Pranita Taraphdar Aparajita Dasgupta Source Type: research

Comparison of genotypic and phenotypic methods of metallo- & #946;- lactamase detection in Acinetobacter spp.
Conclusion: MHT on MAC had best sensitivity when compared with gold standard PCR and was also cost effective. With ROC curve, we found that 2MPA was not a good MBL inhibitor when compared with EDTA.. (Source: Journal of Global Infectious Diseases)
Source: Journal of Global Infectious Diseases - August 28, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Priyam Batra Vijeta Bajpai Aishwarya Govindaswamy Surbhi Khurana Muruganantham Ayyanar Purva Mathur Rajesh Malhotra Source Type: research

Risk factors of inpatients mortality of visceral leishmaniasis, Khartoum State, Sudan
Conclusion: Health education and awareness are needed in terms of prevention and control, especially with high mortality seen in the infant. Treatment of underlying co-morbid diseases and bacterial infections are important to enhance survival. Patients with Leishmania are vulnerable; therefore, regular routine blood tests are an essential part of management to manage complications such as renal, hepatic failure, or severe anemia. (Source: Journal of Global Infectious Diseases)
Source: Journal of Global Infectious Diseases - August 28, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Omaima Abdel Majeed Mohamed Salih Abdelsalam M Nail Gad Allah Modawe Mohamed Osman Swar Mohamed H Ahmed Atif Khalil Abdelsalam Basheir Satti Nadir Abuzeid Source Type: research

Detection of biofilm production and its impact on antibiotic resistance profile of bacterial isolates from chronic wound infections
Conclusion: Among three screening methods used for detection of biofilm production, TCP method is considered to be a standard and most reliable for screening of biofilm formation in comparison to TM and CRA. (Source: Journal of Global Infectious Diseases)
Source: Journal of Global Infectious Diseases - August 28, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Kala Harika Vishnu Prasad Shenoy Nagalakshmi Narasimhaswamy Kiran Chawla Source Type: research

Morbidity and mortality due to pneumococcal disease in children in Ecuador from 2005 to 2015
Conclusion: The decrease in mortality can be related to the introduction of the vaccine and an increase in access to health care by the general population in the country. It is important to study the specific impact of the vaccine in the reduction of morbidity and mortality of children in Ecuador. (Source: Journal of Global Infectious Diseases)
Source: Journal of Global Infectious Diseases - August 28, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Ruth Jimbo-Sotomayor Luciana Armijos-Acurio Jos & #233; Proa & #241;o-Espinosa Katy Segarra-Galarza Xavier S & #225;nchez-Choez Source Type: research

Lactobacillus rhamnosus infection: A single-center 4-year descriptive analysis
Conclusion: Lactobacilli are organisms thought to have low pathogenicity. Our study identified cases of L. rhamnosus infections in a population of patients with serious underlying medical conditions. (Source: Journal of Global Infectious Diseases)
Source: Journal of Global Infectious Diseases - August 28, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Fritzie S Albarillo Ushma Shah Cara Joyce David Slade Source Type: research

State of the globe: Probiotics: The & #8220;good bacteria & #8221; may help healthy people but can these be recommended formally ?
Sunil Kumar RainaJournal of Global Infectious Diseases 2020 12(3):117-118 (Source: Journal of Global Infectious Diseases)
Source: Journal of Global Infectious Diseases - August 28, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Sunil Kumar Raina Source Type: research

Over 8000 macaque bites since 2014 but no herpes B virus infection reported from Shimla, India
Suman Thakur, Vivek Chauhan, Kamlesh Sharma, Mrinalini SinghJournal of Global Infectious Diseases 2020 12(3):163-164 (Source: Journal of Global Infectious Diseases)
Source: Journal of Global Infectious Diseases - August 28, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Suman Thakur Vivek Chauhan Kamlesh Sharma Mrinalini Singh Source Type: research

Co-infection with malaria and coronavirus disease-2019
Manjusha Ray, Archana Vazifdar, Shashikala ShivaprakashJournal of Global Infectious Diseases 2020 12(3):162-163 (Source: Journal of Global Infectious Diseases)
Source: Journal of Global Infectious Diseases - August 28, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Manjusha Ray Archana Vazifdar Shashikala Shivaprakash Source Type: research