- Breast abscess due to Finegoldia magna in a non-puerperal women. [Case Reports]
- AAnaerobe 2017; 47:183-184
- Finegoldia magna is a Gram-positive anaerobic coccus involved in a wide variety of infections. We report a unusual case of breast abscess in a non-puerperal patient. A 46-year-old woman presented wit...
Finegoldia magna is a Gram-positive anaerobic coccus involved in a wide variety of infections. We report a unusual case of breast abscess in a non-puerperal patient. A 46-year-old woman presented with pain and a nodular lesion in the left breast. Culture of abscess drainage resulted in isolation of F. magna. Initial treatment with clindamycin was changed to a definitive treatment with amoxicillin-clavulanate for 10 days due to resistance to clindamycin, and improvement of this infection was documented.
- Unusual clinical presentations of Actinotignum (Actinobaculum) schaalii infection. [Case Reports]
- EIEnferm Infecc Microbiol Clin 2017; 35(3):197-198
- [Effect of compliance with an antibiotic prophylaxis protocol in surgical site infections in appendectomies. Prospective cohort study]. [Journal Article]
- CCCir Cir 2017 May - Jun; 85(3):208-213
- CONCLUSIONS: Compliance of antibiotic prophylaxis was high, but could be improved. No relationship was found between prophylaxis compliance and surgical site infection rate.
- Intravenous amoxicillin/clavulanate for the prevention of bacteraemia following dental procedures: a randomized clinical trial. [Randomized Controlled Trial]
- JAJ Antimicrob Chemother 2016; 71(7):2022-30
- CONCLUSIONS: Bacteraemia following dental extractions was undetectable with amoxicillin/clavulanate prophylaxis. Alternative antimicrobial regimens should be sought for patients allergic to the β-lactams.
- Cutaneous abscess due to Gordonia bronchialis: case report and literature review. [Case Reports]
- RERev Esp Quimioter 2016; 29(3):170-3
- Community-acquired bacteremic Streptomyces atratus pneumonia in animmunocompetent adult: a case report. [Case Reports]
- JMJ Med Case Rep 2015; 9:262
- CONCLUSIONS: The majority of cases reported in the literature make reference to the difficulty of determining the pathogenic role of Streptomyces spp. Usually considered a contaminant, the pathogenic role of Streptomyces spp. is easier to confirm when the species is isolated from a catheter tip and, in the case of blood cultures, in more than one sample with a high count of colonies. To our knowledge, we report the first documented case of Streptomyces atratus bacteremic pneumonia in an immunocompetent patient. As the experience is limited, further studies are needed to better understand the interpretation of the isolates of the genus Streptomyces; the predisposing factors for infection; and the course, treatment, and evolution of these infections.
- Lipoid pneumonia due to accidental aspiration of paraffin in a "fire-eater". [Case Reports]
- ABArch Bronconeumol 2015; 51(10):530-1
- [Differential diagnostic and therapeutic aspects of Q-fever in a male prisoner. Case report]. [Case Reports]
- OHOrv Hetil 2015 May 3; 156(18):741-3
- The authors describe the case of a 46-year-old man, who developed atypical pneumonia caused by Coxiella burnetii. Chest X-ray revealed interstitial pneumonia. Western blot and ELISA test were positiv...
The authors describe the case of a 46-year-old man, who developed atypical pneumonia caused by Coxiella burnetii. Chest X-ray revealed interstitial pneumonia. Western blot and ELISA test were positive for Coxiella burnetii antibody. After treatment with doxycyclin and amoxicillin supplemented with vitamin B6 for 10 days, the patient displayed a clinical improvement. The authors conclude that in cases with atypical pneumonia, Coxiella burnetii antibody as well as other bacterial or viral antibodies should be determined.
- Recommendations for management of acute pharyngitis in adults. [Review]
- AOActa Otorrinolaringol Esp 2015 May-Jun; 66(3):159-70
- Acute pharyngitis in adults is one of the most common infectious diseases seen in general practitioners' consultations. Viral aetiology is the most common. Among bacterial causes, the main agent is S...
Acute pharyngitis in adults is one of the most common infectious diseases seen in general practitioners' consultations. Viral aetiology is the most common. Among bacterial causes, the main agent is Streptococcus pyogenes or group A β-haemolytic streptococcus (GABHS), which causes 5%-30% of the episodes. In the diagnostic process, clinical assessment scales can help clinicians to better predict suspected bacterial aetiology by selecting patients who should undergo a rapid antigen detection test. If these techniques are not performed, an overdiagnosis of streptococcal pharyngitis often occurs, resulting in unnecessary prescriptions of antibiotics, most of which are broad spectrum. Consequently, management algorithms that include the use of predictive clinical rules and rapid tests have been set up. The aim of the treatment is speeding up symptom resolution, reducing the contagious time span and preventing local suppurative and non-suppurative complications. Penicillin and amoxicillin are the antibiotics of choice for the treatment of pharyngitis. The association of amoxicillin and clavulanate is not indicated as the initial treatment of acute infection. Neither are macrolides indicated as first-line therapy; they should be reserved for patients allergic to penicillin. The appropriate diagnosis of bacterial pharyngitis and proper use of antibiotics based on the scientific evidence available are crucial. Using management algorithms can be helpful in identifying and screening the cases that do not require antibiotic therapy.
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- Empyema due to Aggregatibacter aphrophilus and Parvimonas micra coinfection. [Case Reports]
- ABArch Bronconeumol 2015; 51(5):254-5