- A case report of Tubo-ovarian abscess caused by Burkholderia pseudomallei. [Journal Article]
- BIBMC Infect Dis 2018 Feb 08; 18(1):73
- CONCLUSIONS: Burkholderia pseudomallei should be considered as the causative organism of gynecologic infection among patient with risk factor resided in an endemic area who do not respond to standard antibiotics. The pus culture from the site of infection is the only diagnostic method of pelvic melioidosis, appropriate antibiotics, and adequate surgical drainage were the components of the successful outcome.
- Incidence of diseases primarily affecting the skin by age group: population-based epidemiologic study in Olmsted County, Minnesota, and comparison with age-specific incidence rates worldwide. [Review]
- IJInt J Dermatol 2018 Jan 29
- Understanding the effects of age on the epidemiology of diseases primarily affecting the skin is important to the practice of dermatology, both for proper allocation of resources and for optimal pati...
Understanding the effects of age on the epidemiology of diseases primarily affecting the skin is important to the practice of dermatology, both for proper allocation of resources and for optimal patient-centered care. To fully appreciate the effect that age may have on the population-based calculations of incidence of diseases primarily affecting the skin in Olmsted County, Minnesota, and worldwide, we performed a review of all relevant Rochester Epidemiology Project-published data and compared them to similar reports in the worldwide English literature. Using the Rochester Epidemiology Project, population-based epidemiologic studies have been performed to estimate the incidence of specific skin diseases over the past 50 years. In older persons (>65 years), nonmelanoma skin cancer, lentigo maligna, herpes zoster, delusional infestation, venous stasis syndrome, venous ulcer, and burning mouth syndrome were more commonly diagnosed. In those younger than 65 years, atypical nevi, psoriatic arthritis, pityriasis rosea, herpes progenitalis, genital warts, alopecia areata, hidradenitis suppurativa, infantile hemangioma, Behçet's disease, and sarcoidosis (isolated cutaneous, with sarcoidosis-specific cutaneous lesions and with erythema nodosum) had a higher incidence. Many of the incidence rates by age group of diseases primarily affecting the skin derived from the Rochester Epidemiology Project were similar to those reported elsewhere.
- Disseminated fusariosis emerged from prolonged local genital infection after cord blood transplantation. [Journal Article]
- JIJ Infect Chemother 2018 Jan 16
- Disseminated fusariosis (DF) is a rare life threatening fungal infection in immunocompromised hosts. We herein report a case of a fatal DF mimicking varicella zoster virus (VZV) infection that was em...
Disseminated fusariosis (DF) is a rare life threatening fungal infection in immunocompromised hosts. We herein report a case of a fatal DF mimicking varicella zoster virus (VZV) infection that was emerged from a localized genital infection during cord blood transplantation (CBT) in a patient with severe aplastic anemia (SAA). The patient developed an ulcer following small painful vesicles mimics herpes simplex virus infection (HSV) on the glans penis before CBT, but a Fusarium species was identified. Despite administration of voriconazole, liposomal amphotericin B and granulocyte transfusion, the lesion was extended to extensive skin looked like VZV infection and the patients died after CBT. Massive fusarium infiltration was detected in multiple organs at autopsy. A genetic analysis of the mold identified Fusarium solani after his death. It should be noted that in patients with fusarium infection, localized and disseminated lesions of fusarium infection sometimes mimic HSV and VZV infections, which hampers an early diagnosis.
- Reactive nonsexually related acute genital ulcers. [Journal Article]
- JGJ Gen Fam Med 2018; 19(1):30-31
- The case of a 19-year-old Japanese woman with reactive nonsexually related acute genital ulcers.
The case of a 19-year-old Japanese woman with reactive nonsexually related acute genital ulcers.
- Usefulness and Utility of NACO Regime in the Management of Sexually Transmitted Infections: A Pilot Study. [Journal Article]
- IJIndian J Dermatol 2017 Nov-Dec; 62(6):630-634
- CONCLUSIONS: The present tool for validation of GUD-H can validate only 27% of cases. Overlap of etiologies is mostly common in vaginal discharge syndrome, wherein malignancies and premalignant conditions are overtreated with kits. Validation can be done only in two-third of cases with the available resources. However, syndromic approach provides the opportunity of treating STI without delay.
- The Etiology of Genital Ulcer Disease and Coinfections With Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae in Zimbabwe: Results From the Zimbabwe STI Etiology Study. [Journal Article]
- STSex Transm Dis 2018; 45(1):61-68
- CONCLUSIONS: Herpes simplex virus is the most common cause of GUD in our survey, followed by T. pallidum. No cases of chancroid were detected. The association of HIV infections with HSV suggests high risk for cotransmission; however, some HSV ulcerations may be due to HSV reactivation among immunocompromised patients. The overall prevalence of gonorrhea and chlamydia was high among patients with GUD and most of them did not meet the criteria for concomitant syndromic management covering these infections.
- Exacerbation of Behçet's syndrome and familial Mediterranean fever with menstruation. [Journal Article]
- CEClin Exp Rheumatol 2017 Nov-Dec; 35 Suppl 108(6):95-99
- CONCLUSIONS: This survey showed that, in 68% of the patients with BS at least one skin mucosa lesion was exacerbated with menstruation, this was most commonly acneiform lesion. Menstruation had a slightly stronger effect on FMF, triggering at least one symptom in 79%. The main limitation of the study was the self-reported assessment methodology.
- Microbial Diversity of Genital Ulcers of HSV-2 Seropositive Women. [Journal Article]
- SRSci Rep 2017 Nov 13; 7(1):15475
- We measured the microbial community structure of genital ulcers in women. Swabs from clinically detected ulcers were tested for HSV-2 and Treponema pallidum by polymerase chain reaction (PCR). HSV-2 ...
We measured the microbial community structure of genital ulcers in women. Swabs from clinically detected ulcers were tested for HSV-2 and Treponema pallidum by polymerase chain reaction (PCR). HSV-2 and T. pallidum were detected by serum antibody testing. Microbial community structure was characterized by high-throughput 16 s rRNA gene amplicon sequencing. Multiple group testing and Elastic net and Lasso regressions identified taxa associated with differences in factors of interest. Among 49 ulcer specimens from 49 HSV-2 seropositive women, by PCR HSV-2 was recovered from 28 (57%) specimens and T. pallidum from none; one woman showed serologic evidence of syphilis. Overall, 63% of women were HIV-positive and 49% had an uncircumcised male sex partner. By both multiple group testing and regression, Porphyromonas (FDR p-value = 0.02), Prevotella (FDR p-value = 0.03), Anaerococcus (FDR p-value = 0.07), and Dialister (FDR p-value = 0.09) were detected at higher relative abundance in HSV-2 PCR-positive than negative ulcers. The presence of HSV-2 in a lesion was associated with presumed bacterial agents of Bacterial vaginosis. Differences in bacterial communities may contribute to HSV-2 ulcer pathogenesis, severity, or prolonged healing. If these results are confirmed, future studies may consider the influence of BV treatment on women's GUD and HSV-2 incidence and recurrence.
- Rare esophageal ulcers related to Behçet disease: A case report. [Case Reports]
- MMedicine (Baltimore) 2017; 96(44):e8469
- CONCLUSIONS: Our report might give further strength to avoiding the erroneous diagnosis or missed diagnosis for EBD, which is different from esophageal carcinoma, esophageal tuberculosis and esophageal Crohns disease.
New Search Next
- Effects of the Concomitant Use of Low-dose Clarithromycin with an Anti-TNFα Antibody in a Patient with Intestinal Behçet Disease. [Journal Article]
- IMIntern Med 2018 Feb 01; 57(3):339-342
- A 66-year-old Japanese male with a history of Behçet disease exhibited oral and genital ulcers, and a round deep ileocecal ulcer. He was treated with a combination of mesalazine and 20 mg/day of pred...
A 66-year-old Japanese male with a history of Behçet disease exhibited oral and genital ulcers, and a round deep ileocecal ulcer. He was treated with a combination of mesalazine and 20 mg/day of prednisolone (PSL), but was only partially responsive to PSL and we were not able to reduce the steroid dosage. Adalimumab was also administered. However, the ulcer was not completely responsive, and weaning the patient off PSL remained impossible. In contrast, additional treatment with clarithromycin completely healed the refractory active ulcer and left only a scar. Furthermore, the ulcer has since maintained the scar stage despite successfully weaning the patient from PSL.