- A Transmissible Rash of Palms and Soles in a 58-Year-Old Man. [Journal Article]
- CIClin Infect Dis 2017 Jul 01; 65(1):176-177
- A Case of Eosinophilic Myocarditis Associated with Cardiogenic Shock. [Case Reports]
- TJTokai J Exp Clin Med 2017 Dec 20; 42(4):156-159
- The patient was a 32-year-old man with a previous history of bronchial asthma. He was admitted with chief complaints of dyspnea and skin rash associated with itching of the palms and soles of the fee...
The patient was a 32-year-old man with a previous history of bronchial asthma. He was admitted with chief complaints of dyspnea and skin rash associated with itching of the palms and soles of the feet, which began 2 weeks earlier. Because of the presence of cardiac failure and increase in the peripheral blood eosinophil count, eosinophilic myocarditis (EM) was suspected. His blood pressure gradually decreased and the patient went into cardiogenic shock. Therefore, endomyocardial biopsy was performed and was immediately followed by corticosteroid therapy and intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) placement. With the findings of eosinophil infiltration associated with myocardial interstitial edema on endomyocardial biopsy, EM was diagnosed. In this case, early therapeutic intervention led to resolution of shock resolved and improvement of the peripheral blood eosinophilia and cardiac function; the patient was discharged 33 days after the onset of symptoms. EM is a rare cardiomyopathy in which myocardial eosinophil infiltration is seen. Although it has been perceived as having a mild clinical course, this report described a severe case of EM associated with cardiogenic shock, which improved as a result of early diagnosis and therapeutic intervention.
- Early Congenital Syphilis: Recognising Symptoms of an Increasingly Prevalent Disease. [Journal Article]
- JCJ Cutan Med Surg 2018 Jan/Feb; 22(1):97-99
- CONCLUSIONS: While CS is largely considered a historic entity, it has been increasing in incidence in the United States since 2012 and in Canada since the early 2000s. Diagnosis of CS can be difficult as infants may be asymptomatic or present with nonspecific signs. This case highlights the presentation of minimal cutaneous involvement as well as skeletal involvement after birth. RPR testing may result in false negatives or indeterminate results, further complicating diagnosis. Given these difficulties in screening and the increasing incidence of CS, clinicians may need to refamiliarise themselves with its clinical findings.
- First case of imported chikungunya infection in Croatia, 2016. [Journal Article]
- IMInt Med Case Rep J 2017; 10:117-121
- In recent years, several European countries reported cases of imported chikungunya infection. We present the first imported clinically manifested chikungunya fever in Croatia. A 27-year-old woman ret...
In recent years, several European countries reported cases of imported chikungunya infection. We present the first imported clinically manifested chikungunya fever in Croatia. A 27-year-old woman returned to Croatia on 21 March 2016, after she stayed in Costa Rica for two months where she had noticed a mosquito bite on her left forearm. Five days after the mosquito bite she developed severe arthralgias, fever and erythematous papular rash. In next few days symptoms gradually subsided. After ten days she felt better, but arthralgias re-appeared accompanied with morning stiffness. Two weeks after the onset of the disease she visited the infectious diseases outpatient department. The physical examination revealed rash on the trunk, extremities, palms and soles. Laboratory findings showed slightly elevated liver transaminases. Serological tests performed on day 20 after disease onset showed a high titer of chikungunya virus (CHIKV) IgM and IgG antibodies which indicated CHIKV infection. CHIKV-RNA was not detected. Serology to dengue and Zika virus was negative. The patient was treated with nonsteroid anti-inflammatory drugs and paracetamol. Her symptoms ameliorated, however, three months later she still complaint of arthralgias. The presented case highlights the need for inclusion of CHIKV in the differential diagnosis of arthralgia in all travelers returning from countries with documented CHIKV transmission.
- Widespread subcutaneous necrosis in spotted fever group Rickettsioses from the coastal belt of Sri Lanka- a case report. [Case Reports]
- BIBMC Infect Dis 2017 Apr 17; 17(1):278
- CONCLUSIONS: We feel that clinicians should be aware of the unusual clinical presentations such as purpura fulminans and 'fern-leaf' pattern necrotic skin rash of SFGR infection. Such knowledge would not only benefit those who practice in tropics with limited diagnostic facilities but also would improve the management of acute febrile illness in returning travelers who visit endemic areas.
- [A child with a fever and rash]. [Journal Article]
- NTNed Tijdschr Geneeskd 2017; 161(0):D902
- A 1-year-old boy with flu-like symptoms and red papules, vesicles and macules around the mouth, on the extremities, on the palms of his hands and soles of the feet was seen at the outpatient clinic. ...
A 1-year-old boy with flu-like symptoms and red papules, vesicles and macules around the mouth, on the extremities, on the palms of his hands and soles of the feet was seen at the outpatient clinic. He was diagnosed with an atypical form of hand, foot, and mouth disease, which can present itself in various forms.
- The Emerging Zika Virus Threat: A Guide for Dermatologists. [Case Reports]
- AJAm J Clin Dermatol 2017; 18(2):231-236
- We provide a guide for dermatologists to follow if they encounter patients with a rash and clinical history suspicious of Zika virus infection, including diagnostic testing and management options. We...
We provide a guide for dermatologists to follow if they encounter patients with a rash and clinical history suspicious of Zika virus infection, including diagnostic testing and management options. We also provide an illustrative case report of a patient from Brazil who was diagnosed with Zika virus infection after presenting with a generalized pruritic rash. One of the most prominent symptoms of Zika virus infection is a cutaneous eruption. As such, it is especially necessary for dermatologists to understand this virus so that they may appropriately recognize this entity as a diagnostic consideration in the clinic. The rash associated with Zika virus infection is most commonly an erythematous maculopapular eruption that presents after an initial 3-4 days of fever, headache, and arthralgia or myalgia. The rash typically lasts for an average of 6 days, and can spread to involve any part of the body, including the face, torso, extremities, palms, and soles.
- Clinical and Laboratory Profile of Dengue Fever. [Journal Article]
- JAJ Assoc Physicians India 2015; 63(12):30-32
- CONCLUSIONS: Fever associated with headache, retroorbital pain, erythematous morbilliform rash, conjunctival suffusion and itching in palms and soles along with thrombocytopenia, leucopenia, elevated liver transaminases should prompt a clinician on the possibility of dengue infection. Platelet transfusions have little role in management of dengue patients.
- Coxsackie B5 infection in an adult with fever, truncal rash, diarrhea and splenomegaly with highly elevated ferritin levels. [Journal Article]
- IIDCases 2016; 6:14-6
- Coxsackie viruses are enteroviruses most common in children. Coxsackie B viral infections often present with biphasic fever, headache, pharyngitis, nausea/vomiting, diarrhea and a maculopapular rash ...
Coxsackie viruses are enteroviruses most common in children. Coxsackie B viral infections often present with biphasic fever, headache, pharyngitis, nausea/vomiting, diarrhea and a maculopapular rash that spares the palms and soles. These clinical features may be present in other viral infections. We present a case of a hospitalized adult with rash and fever with highly elevated ferritin levels later found to be due to Coxsackie B5. We believe this is the first case of Coxsackie B infection with otherwise unexplained highly elevated ferritin levels.
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- Arthralgia and scaly rashes over the palms and the soles. [Case Reports]
- BJBraz J Infect Dis 2016 Sep-Oct; 20(5):505-6