Central Nervous System Fungal Infections: MYCOSES of the brain, spinal cord, and meninges which may result in ENCEPHALITIS; MENINGITIS, FUNGAL; MYELITIS; BRAIN ABSCESS; and EPIDURAL ABSCESS. Certain types of fungi may produce disease in immunologically normal hosts, while others are classified as opportunistic pathogens, causing illness primarily in immunocompromised individuals (e.g., ACQUIRED IMMUNODEFICIENCY SYNDROME).Central Nervous System Infections: Pathogenic infections of the brain, spinal cord, and meninges. DNA VIRUS INFECTIONS; RNA VIRUS INFECTIONS; BACTERIAL INFECTIONS; MYCOPLASMA INFECTIONS; SPIROCHAETALES INFECTIONS; fungal infections; PROTOZOAN INFECTIONS; HELMINTHIASIS; and PRION DISEASES may involve the central nervous system as a primary or secondary process.Neurology: A medical specialty concerned with the study of the structures, functions, and diseases of the nervous system.Central Nervous System Bacterial Infections: Bacterial infections of the brain, spinal cord, and meninges, including infections involving the perimeningeal spaces.Central Nervous System Viral Diseases: Viral infections of the brain, spinal cord, meninges, or perimeningeal spaces.Seizures, Febrile: Seizures that occur during a febrile episode. It is a common condition, affecting 2-5% of children aged 3 months to five years. An autosomal dominant pattern of inheritance has been identified in some families. The majority are simple febrile seizures (generally defined as generalized onset, single seizures with a duration of less than 30 minutes). Complex febrile seizures are characterized by focal onset, duration greater than 30 minutes, and/or more than one seizure in a 24 hour period. The likelihood of developing epilepsy (i.e., a nonfebrile seizure disorder) following simple febrile seizures is low. Complex febrile seizures are associated with a moderately increased incidence of epilepsy. (From Menkes, Textbook of Child Neurology, 5th ed, p784)Central Nervous System Diseases: Diseases of any component of the brain (including the cerebral hemispheres, diencephalon, brain stem, and cerebellum) or the spinal cord.BooksAllied Health Occupations: Occupations of medical personnel who are not physicians, and are qualified by special training and, frequently, by licensure to work in supporting roles in the health care field. These occupations include, but are not limited to, medical technology, physical therapy, physician assistant, etc.Th2 Cells: Subset of helper-inducer T-lymphocytes which synthesize and secrete the interleukins IL-4, IL-5, IL-6, and IL-10. These cytokines influence B-cell development and antibody production as well as augmenting humoral responses.Th1 Cells: Subset of helper-inducer T-lymphocytes which synthesize and secrete interleukin-2, gamma-interferon, and interleukin-12. Due to their ability to kill antigen-presenting cells and their lymphokine-mediated effector activity, Th1 cells are associated with vigorous delayed-type hypersensitivity reactions.Library Collection Development: Development of a library collection, including the determination and coordination of selection policy, assessment of needs of users and potential users, collection use studies, collection evaluation, identification of collection needs, selection of materials, planning for resource sharing, collection maintenance and weeding, and budgeting.Manuals as Topic: Books designed to give factual information or instructions.Textbooks as Topic: Books used in the study of a subject that contain a systematic presentation of the principles and vocabulary of a subject.Meningitis, Cryptococcal: Meningeal inflammation produced by CRYPTOCOCCUS NEOFORMANS, an encapsulated yeast that tends to infect individuals with ACQUIRED IMMUNODEFICIENCY SYNDROME and other immunocompromised states. The organism enters the body through the respiratory tract, but symptomatic infections are usually limited to the lungs and nervous system. The organism may also produce parenchymal brain lesions (torulomas). Clinically, the course is subacute and may feature HEADACHE; NAUSEA; PHOTOPHOBIA; focal neurologic deficits; SEIZURES; cranial neuropathies; and HYDROCEPHALUS. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp721-2)Cryptococcosis: Infection with a fungus of the species CRYPTOCOCCUS NEOFORMANS.Meningoencephalitis: An inflammatory process involving the brain (ENCEPHALITIS) and meninges (MENINGITIS), most often produced by pathogenic organisms which invade the central nervous system, and occasionally by toxins, autoimmune disorders, and other conditions.Cryptococcus neoformans: A species of the fungus CRYPTOCOCCUS. Its teleomorph is Filobasidiella neoformans.Amphotericin B: Macrolide antifungal antibiotic produced by Streptomyces nodosus obtained from soil of the Orinoco river region of Venezuela.Cryptococcus: A mitosporic Tremellales fungal genus whose species usually have a capsule and do not form pseudomycellium. Teleomorphs include Filobasidiella and Fidobasidium.Antifungal Agents: Substances that destroy fungi by suppressing their ability to grow or reproduce. They differ from FUNGICIDES, INDUSTRIAL because they defend against fungi present in human or animal tissues.Flucytosine: A fluorinated cytosine analog that is used as an antifungal agent.Fluconazole: Triazole antifungal agent that is used to treat oropharyngeal CANDIDIASIS and cryptococcal MENINGITIS in AIDS.Candida: A genus of yeast-like mitosporic Saccharomycetales fungi characterized by producing yeast cells, mycelia, pseudomycelia, and blastophores. It is commonly part of the normal flora of the skin, mouth, intestinal tract, and vagina, but can cause a variety of infections, including CANDIDIASIS; ONYCHOMYCOSIS; vulvovaginal candidiasis (CANDIDIASIS, VULVOVAGINAL), and thrush (see CANDIDIASIS, ORAL). (From Dorland, 28th ed)Sertraline: A selective serotonin uptake inhibitor that is used in the treatment of depression.Cerebrospinal Fluid: A watery fluid that is continuously produced in the CHOROID PLEXUS and circulates around the surface of the BRAIN; SPINAL CORD; and in the CEREBRAL VENTRICLES.Meningitis: Inflammation of the coverings of the brain and/or spinal cord, which consist of the PIA MATER; ARACHNOID; and DURA MATER. Infections (viral, bacterial, and fungal) are the most common causes of this condition, but subarachnoid hemorrhage (HEMORRHAGES, SUBARACHNOID), chemical irritation (chemical MENINGITIS), granulomatous conditions, neoplastic conditions (CARCINOMATOUS MENINGITIS), and other inflammatory conditions may produce this syndrome. (From Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1994, Ch24, p6)Thromboangiitis Obliterans: A non-atherosclerotic, inflammatory thrombotic disease that commonly involves small and medium-sized arteries or veins in the extremities. It is characterized by occlusive THROMBOSIS and FIBROSIS in the vascular wall leading to digital and limb ISCHEMIA and ulcerations. Thromboangiitis obliterans is highly associated with tobacco smoking.Churg-Strauss Syndrome: Widespread necrotizing angiitis with granulomas. Pulmonary involvement is frequent. Asthma or other respiratory infection may precede evidence of vasculitis. Eosinophilia and lung involvement differentiate this disease from POLYARTERITIS NODOSA.Polyarteritis Nodosa: A form of necrotizing non-granulomatous inflammation occurring primarily in medium-sized ARTERIES, often with microaneurysms. It is characterized by muscle, joint, and abdominal pain resulting from arterial infarction and scarring in affected organs. Polyarteritis nodosa with lung involvement is called CHURG-STRAUSS SYNDROME.Vasculitis, Central Nervous System: Inflammation of blood vessels within the central nervous system. Primary vasculitis is usually caused by autoimmune or idiopathic factors, while secondary vasculitis is caused by existing disease process. Clinical manifestations are highly variable but include HEADACHE; SEIZURES; behavioral alterations; INTRACRANIAL HEMORRHAGES; TRANSIENT ISCHEMIC ATTACK; and BRAIN INFARCTION. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp856-61)Giant Cell Arteritis: A systemic autoimmune disorder that typically affects medium and large ARTERIES, usually leading to occlusive granulomatous vasculitis with transmural infiltrate containing multinucleated GIANT CELLS. The TEMPORAL ARTERY is commonly involved. This disorder appears primarily in people over the age of 50. Symptoms include FEVER; FATIGUE; HEADACHE; visual impairment; pain in the jaw and tongue; and aggravation of pain by cold temperatures. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed)Takayasu Arteritis: A chronic inflammatory process that affects the AORTA and its primary branches, such as the brachiocephalic artery (BRACHIOCEPHALIC TRUNK) and CAROTID ARTERIES. It results in progressive arterial stenosis, occlusion, and aneurysm formation. The pulse in the arm is hard to detect. Patients with aortitis syndrome often exhibit retinopathy.Cerebral Veins: Veins draining the cerebrum.Persistent Vegetative State: Vegetative state refers to the neurocognitive status of individuals with severe brain damage, in whom physiologic functions (sleep-wake cycles, autonomic control, and breathing) persist, but awareness (including all cognitive function and emotion) is abolished.Coma: A profound state of unconsciousness associated with depressed cerebral activity from which the individual cannot be aroused. Coma generally occurs when there is dysfunction or injury involving both cerebral hemispheres or the brain stem RETICULAR FORMATION.Euthanasia, Passive: Failing to prevent death from natural causes, for reasons of mercy by the withdrawal or withholding of life-prolonging treatment.Withholding Treatment: Withholding or withdrawal of a particular treatment or treatments, often (but not necessarily) life-prolonging treatment, from a patient or from a research subject as part of a research protocol. The concept is differentiated from REFUSAL TO TREAT, where the emphasis is on the health professional's or health facility's refusal to treat a patient or group of patients when the patient or the patient's representative requests treatment. Withholding of life-prolonging treatment is usually indexed only with EUTHANASIA, PASSIVE, unless the distinction between withholding and withdrawing treatment, or the issue of withholding palliative rather than curative treatment, is discussed.Encyclopedias as Topic: Works containing information articles on subjects in every field of knowledge, usually arranged in alphabetical order, or a similar work limited to a special field or subject. (From The ALA Glossary of Library and Information Science, 1983)Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Non-invasive method of demonstrating internal anatomy based on the principle that atomic nuclei in a strong magnetic field absorb pulses of radiofrequency energy and emit them as radiowaves which can be reconstructed into computerized images. The concept includes proton spin tomographic techniques.Brain Mapping: Imaging techniques used to colocalize sites of brain functions or physiological activity with brain structures.Bone Marrow Transplantation: The transference of BONE MARROW from one human or animal to another for a variety of purposes including HEMATOPOIETIC STEM CELL TRANSPLANTATION or MESENCHYMAL STEM CELL TRANSPLANTATION.Anemia, Sickle Cell: A disease characterized by chronic hemolytic anemia, episodic painful crises, and pathologic involvement of many organs. It is the clinical expression of homozygosity for hemoglobin S.Bone Marrow: The soft tissue filling the cavities of bones. Bone marrow exists in two types, yellow and red. Yellow marrow is found in the large cavities of large bones and consists mostly of fat cells and a few primitive blood cells. Red marrow is a hematopoietic tissue and is the site of production of erythrocytes and granular leukocytes. Bone marrow is made up of a framework of connective tissue containing branching fibers with the frame being filled with marrow cells.Bone Marrow Cells: Cells contained in the bone marrow including fat cells (see ADIPOCYTES); STROMAL CELLS; MEGAKARYOCYTES; and the immediate precursors of most blood cells.Transplantation, Homologous: Transplantation between individuals of the same species. Usually refers to genetically disparate individuals in contradistinction to isogeneic transplantation for genetically identical individuals.Graft vs Host Disease: The clinical entity characterized by anorexia, diarrhea, loss of hair, leukopenia, thrombocytopenia, growth retardation, and eventual death brought about by the GRAFT VS HOST REACTION.Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation: Transfer of HEMATOPOIETIC STEM CELLS from BONE MARROW or BLOOD between individuals within the same species (TRANSPLANTATION, HOMOLOGOUS) or transfer within the same individual (TRANSPLANTATION, AUTOLOGOUS). Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation has been used as an alternative to BONE MARROW TRANSPLANTATION in the treatment of a variety of neoplasms.Mucormycosis: Infection in humans and animals caused by any fungus in the order Mucorales (e.g., Absidia, Mucor, Rhizopus etc.) There are many clinical types associated with infection of the central nervous system, lung, gastrointestinal tract, skin, orbit and paranasal sinuses. In humans, it usually occurs as an opportunistic infection in patients with a chronic debilitating disease, particularly uncontrolled diabetes, or who are receiving immunosuppressive agents. (From Dorland, 28th ed)Mucorales: An order of zygomycetous fungi, usually saprophytic, causing damage to food in storage, but which may cause respiratory infection or MUCORMYCOSIS in persons suffering from other debilitating diseases.Rhizopus: A genus of zygomycetous fungi of the family Mucoraceae, order MUCORALES, a common saprophyte and facultative parasite of mature fruits and vegetables. It may cause cerebral mycoses in diabetes and cutaneous infection in severely burned patients.Orbital Diseases: Diseases of the bony orbit and contents except the eyeball.Diabetes Mellitus: A heterogeneous group of disorders characterized by HYPERGLYCEMIA and GLUCOSE INTOLERANCE.Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2: A subclass of DIABETES MELLITUS that is not INSULIN-responsive or dependent (NIDDM). It is characterized initially by INSULIN RESISTANCE and HYPERINSULINEMIA; and eventually by GLUCOSE INTOLERANCE; HYPERGLYCEMIA; and overt diabetes. Type II diabetes mellitus is no longer considered a disease exclusively found in adults. Patients seldom develop KETOSIS but often exhibit OBESITY.Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1: A subtype of DIABETES MELLITUS that is characterized by INSULIN deficiency. It is manifested by the sudden onset of severe HYPERGLYCEMIA, rapid progression to DIABETIC KETOACIDOSIS, and DEATH unless treated with insulin. The disease may occur at any age, but is most common in childhood or adolescence.

Microascus cinereus (Anamorph scopulariopsis) brain abscess in a bone marrow transplant recipient. (1/73)

We report the first documented case of brain abscess due to the dematiaceous fungus Microascus cinereus, an organism common in soil and stored grain. M. cinereus was isolated from brain abscess material from a bone marrow transplant recipient. The patient responded well to treatment by amphotericin B lipid complex, itraconazole, and a craniotomy but later died from secondary complications caused by graft-versus-host disease.  (+info)

SCH 56592, amphotericin B, or itraconazole therapy of experimental murine cerebral phaeohyphomycosis due to Ramichloridium obovoideum ("Ramichloridium mackenziei"). (2/73)

Ramichloridium obovoideum ("Ramichloridium makenziei") is a rare cause of lethal cerebral phaeohyphomycosis. It has been, so far, geographically restricted to the Middle East. BALB/c mice were inoculated with two strains of R. obovoideum intracranially. Therapy with amphotericin B, itraconazole, or the investigational triazole SCH 56592 was conducted for 10 days. Half the mice were monitored for survival and half were killed for determination of the fungal load in brain tissue. Recipients of SCH 56592 had significantly prolonged survival and lower brain fungal burden, and this result was found for mice infected with both of the fungal strains tested. Itraconazole reduced the brain fungal load in mice infected with one strain but not the other, while amphotericin B had no effect on brain fungal concentrations. This study indicates a possible role of SCH 56592 in the treatment of the serious cerebral phaeohyphomycosis due to R. obovoideum.  (+info)

Recurrent blastomycosis of the central nervous system: case report and review. (3/73)

Although blastomycosis of the central nervous system (CNS) occurs in approximately 4% of patients with blastomycosis, recurrent CNS blastomycosis is very rare. We review the clinical features, treatment, and outcome of 4 previously reported cases. We also report a case of recurrent CNS blastomycosis successfully treated with surgery and liposomal amphotericin B after an inadequate response to amphotericin B therapy. This treatment may be an alternate approach for management of similar cases.  (+info)

Comparative efficacy and distribution of lipid formulations of amphotericin B in experimental Candida albicans infection of the central nervous system. (4/73)

The central nervous system (CNS) distribution and antifungal efficacy of all 4 approved formulations of amphotericin B (AmB) were investigated in a rabbit model of hematogenous Candida albicans meningoencephalitis. Treatment with AmB deoxycholate (1 mg/kg/day) or liposomal AmB (5 mg/kg/day) yielded the highest peak plasma concentration (C(max)), area under concentration versus time curve from zero to 24 h (AUC(0-24)), and time during dosing level tau Ttau>minimum inhibitory complex (MIC) values and led to complete eradication of C. albicans from brain tissue (P<.05 vs. untreated controls). By comparison, AmB colloidal dispersion and AmB lipid complex (5 mg/kg/day each) were only partially effective (not significant vs. untreated controls). There was a strong correlation of C(max), AUC(0-24), C(max)/MIC, AUC(0-24)/MIC, and Ttau>MIC with clearance of C. albicans from brain tissue (P+info)

Molecular variability of Pseudallescheria boydii, a neurotropic opportunist. (5/73)

The sequences of the internal transcribed spacer (ITS) ribosomal DNA (rDNA) domain data obtained by restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis with 18S rDNA and fingerprinting (M13) for clinical and environmental strains of Pseudallescheria boydii (anamorph, Scedosporium apiospermum) were compared to those for related species of Pseudallescheria, Petriella, and Scedosporium. The infraspecific variability of P. boydii was considerable. There were five different lengths in the 18S rDNAs within P. boydii due to the occurrence of introns. In several cases, strains isolated from a single pond or ditch proved to be genetically very different. Nevertheless, some lineages had a regional distribution. The variability found is unlikely to be explained by meiotic recombination alone. Pseudallescheria fusoidea, Pseudallescheria ellipsoidea, and Pseudallescheria angusta were found to be synonyms for P. boydii. Scedosporium prolificans was found amid Petriella species in the ITS tree and showed no infraspecific variability. The type strain of Rhinocladium lesnei proved to be identical to Graphium putredinis. Acladium castellanii, which is morphologically reminiscent of S. apiospermum, was also found to be a separate species, but with an unknown affiliation.  (+info)

Aspergillosis case-fatality rate: systematic review of the literature. (6/73)

To update the case-fatality rate (CFR) associated with invasive aspergillosis according to underlying conditions, site of infection, and antifungal therapy, data were systematically reviewed and pooled from clinical trials, cohort or case-control studies, and case series of >/=10 patients with definite or probable aspergillosis. Subjects were 1941 patients described in studies published after 1995 that provided sufficient outcome data; cases included were identified by MEDLINE and EMBASE searches. The main outcome measure was the CFR. Fifty of 222 studies met the inclusion criteria. The overall CFR was 58%, and the CFR was highest for bone marrow transplant recipients (86.7%) and for patients with central nervous system or disseminated aspergillosis (88.1%). Amphotericin B deoxycholate and lipid formulations of amphotericin B failed to prevent death in one-half to two-thirds of patients. Mortality is high despite improvements in diagnosis and despite the advent of newer formulations of amphotericin B. Underlying patient conditions and the site of infection remain important prognostic factors.  (+info)

Isolation of a Nodulisporium species from a case of cerebral phaeohyphomycosis. (7/73)

A fungal infection of the brain of a 55-year-old male patient is reported. The lesion and involved fungus were located exclusively in the right medial temporo-parietal region. The patient was successfully treated with surgical resection of the lesion and antifungal chemotherapy. Few pathogenic dematiaceous fungi exhibit neurotropism and can cause primary infection in the central nervous system (CNS). The etiological agent is described as a Nodulisporium species. To date Nodulisporium has never been reported as an agent of CNS infection in humans.  (+info)

Antifungal therapy for central nervous system histoplasmosis, using a newly developed intracranial model of infection. (8/73)

The outcome of central nervous system (CNS) histoplasmosis is often unfavorable. Although fluconazole plays an integral role in treatment of fungal meningitis, its role in the treatment of histoplasmosis is hampered by reduced activity and potential development of resistance. A murine model of CNS histoplasmosis was used to evaluate the hypothesis that a combination of amphotericin B and fluconazole therapy would be superior to amphotericin B monotherapy. Groups of B6C3F(1) mice were infected by injection of Histoplasma capsulatum into the subarachnoid space. The addition of fluconazole hindered the antifungal effect of amphotericin B, as determined by measurement of fungal burden, suggesting antagonism in the brain. Fluconazole was less effective as a single agent than was amphotericin B, despite the greater penetration of fluconazole into brain tissues. The hypothesis that amphotericin B-fluconazole combination therapy would be superior to amphotericin B monotherapy for treatment of CNS histoplasmosis was not supported by this study.  (+info)

TY - JOUR. T1 - Cerebral phaeohyphomycosis due to Rhinocladiella mackenziei (formerly Ramichloridium mackenziei). T2 - A taxonomic update and review of the literature. AU - Taj-Aldeen, Saad J.. AU - Almaslamani, Muna. AU - Alkhalf, Abdullatif. AU - Al Bozom, Issam. AU - Romanelli, Anna M. AU - Wickes, Brian L.. AU - Fothergill, Annette W.. AU - Sutton, Deanna A.. PY - 2010. Y1 - 2010. N2 - Cerebral phaeohyphomycosis caused by Rhinocladiella mackenziei (formerly Ramichlo-ridium mackenziei) is extremely rare, and geographically limited to the Middle East. The fungus exclusively targets the brain and infections have a grave prognosis. Eighteen cases have been reported in the literature from 1983 to 2004 with almost 100% mortality. Our patient presented in February 2008 with a brain abscess while receiving chemotherapy for carcinoma of the breast. Diagnosis was by craniotomy and aspiration of the brain abscess. Direct microscopy showed dematiaceous fungal hyphae. R. mackenziei was recovered in ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - SCH 56592, amphotericin B, or itraconazole therapy of experimental murine cerebral phaeohyphomycosis due to Ramichloridium obovoideum (Ramichloridium mackenziei). AU - Al-Abdely, Hail M.. AU - Najvar, Laura. AU - Bocanegra, Rosie. AU - Fothergill, Annette. AU - Loebenberg, David. AU - Rinaldi, Michael G.. AU - Graybill, John R.. PY - 2000/5. Y1 - 2000/5. N2 - Ramichloridium obovoideum (Ramichloridium makenziei) is a rare cause of lethal cerebral phaeohyphomycosis. It has been, so far, geographically restricted to the Middle East. BALB/c mice were inoculated with two strains of R. obovoideum intracranially. Therapy with amphotericin B, itraconazole, or the investigationaI triazole SCH 56592 was conducted for 10 days. Half the mice were monitored for survival and half were killed for determination of the fungal load in brain tissue. Recipients of SCH 56592 had significantly prolonged survival and lower brain fungal burden, and this result was found for mice infected with both ...
1. Almeida SM, Queiroz-Telles F, Teive HAG, Ribeiro CEL, Werneck LC. Central nervous system paracoccidioidomycosis: Clinical features and laboratorial findings. J Infect. 2004. 48: 193-8. 2. Cunha MLV, Castro CAO, Piekala C, Neto JFA, Pletz ALB. Neuroparacoccidioidomycosis simulating cerebral metastasis: Case report and literature review. J Bras Neurocirurg. 2012. 23: 226-33. 3. Elias J, dos Santos AC, Carlotti CG, Colli BO, Canheu A, Matias C. Central nervous system paracoccidioidomycosis: Diagnosis and treatment. Surg Neurol. 2005. 63: 13-21. 4. Faria AV, Dabus GC, Zanardi VA, Cendes F. Proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy and magnetic resonance imaging findings in a patient with central nervous system paracoccidioidomycosis. J Neuroimaging. 2004. 14: 377-9. 5. Lambertucci JR, Lana-Peixoto MA, Pitella JEH. Paracoccidioidomycosis of the central nervous system. Rev Soc Bras Med Trop. 2001. 34: 395-6. 6. Magalhaes AC, Caramelli P, Silva ED, Bacheschi LA, Lo LS, Menezes JR. Magnetic resonance ...
Successful Treatment of Cerebral Pheohyphomycosis Caused by Cladophialophora bantiana Infection in a Solid Organ Transplant Patient: A Case Report and a Review of Literature
A fungal endophyte, Ramichloridium cerophilum, was identified as a Class 2 endophytes species obtained from the leaf of common sowthistle (Sonchus oleraceus L). This fungus was found to grow endophylically in the roots of Chinese cabbage seedlings. Light microscopy of cross-sections of colonized Chinese cabbage roots showed that the fungus penetrates through the outer epidermal cells, grows further into the inner cortex, and colonizes the cortical tissue. Isolates of R. cerophilum 28L-9 have shown the ability to increase biomass of a nonmycorrhizal plant, Chinese cabbage. This finding is the first report of R. cerophilum could help to improve nonmycorrhizal plant. Key words: Ramichloridium cerophilum, endophytic fungus, Chinese cabbage, plant growth promoting.
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Phaeohyphomycosis is a heterogeneous group of mycotic infections caused by dematiaceous fungi whose morphologic characteristics in tissue include hyphae, yeast-like cells, or a combination of these. It can be associated an array of darkly-pigmented hyphomycetes including Alternaria species, Exophiala jeanselmei, and Rhinocladiella mackenziei. The term "phaeohyphomycosis" was introduced to determine infections caused by dematiaceous or pigmented filamentous fungi which contain melanin in their cell walls. Phaeohyphomycosis is an uncommon infection, however the number of case reported has been increasing in recent years. The presence of melanin in cell walls may be a virulence factor for the pathogens caused by the fungi. The outcome of antifungal treatment is poor, and mortality is almost 80%. Phaeohyphomycosis has been attributed to more than 100 species and 60 genera of fungi over the past several decades. The pathogens are considered opportunistic. Almost all cases of widely disseminated ...
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I came across this paper and it somehow put a period to my hunch that a lot of patients on chemotherapy drugs do have fungal infections, severe or not. In most cases I see a lot of patients with fungal infections that drives the immune system to berserk mode. Its just that the infections are…
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We present the case of a 3-year-old boy who was diagnosed with cerebral abscesses due to Aspergillus nidulans infection on day 28 of induction chemotherapy for acute lymphoblastic leukemia. He responded well to treatment with voriconazole and caspofungin, making a full recovery. There are very few cases of invasive aspergillosis reported in children during induction chemotherapy for acute leukemia and A. nidulans is rare in the absence of chronic granulomatous disease.
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Blastomycosis in dogs is a potentially deadly canine disease caused by a fungus found in damp soil where mold is present. Symptoms are dog coughing, breathing problems, fever, draining skin lesions, and fever. Treatment includes aggressive medications.
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We report a case of lung infection by Pseudallescheria boydii, which appeared during therapeutic aplasia in a patient with acute leukaemia. The association of sudden chest pain and fever with negative blood cultures and haemoptysic expectoration first suggested a diagnosis of pulmonary aspergillosis …
This title has been developed with the International Child Neurology Association to provide information on all common CNS infections. It covers almost all CNS infections commonly seen in children across the world including those in developed and resource poor countries. It provides concise, state of the art overview of viral, bacterial, tubercular, fungal, parasitic and many other infections of the CNS. In addition involvement of the CNS secondary to other infections or vaccines has also been briefly covered. A chapter on Principles of Management of CNS Infections provides a practical and pragmatic approach to management of CNS infections in general. A chapter on Neuroimaging of CNS Infections and A brief account of Febrile Seizures in Children is included ...
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Reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) assays were performed using HPeV-specific 5 untranslated region (UTR)-targeted primers to detect HPeV in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) samples of children who presented with fever or neurologic symptoms from January 1, 2013 to July 31, 2014. HPeV genotyping was performed by sequencing of the viral protein 3/1 (VP3/VP1) region. Clinical and laboratory data were abstracted from medical records retrospectively, and compared with those of enterovirus (EV)-positive patients from same period.. Results: Of 102 CSF samples, HPeV was positive in 6 (5.9 %) and co-detected in 2 of 21 EV-positive samples. All the samples were typed as HPeV3. Two HPeV-positive patients were ,3 months of age, but four others were over the age of 1 year. While HPeV-positive infants under 1 year-old presented with sepsis-like illness without definite neurologic abnomalities, HPeV-positive children over 1-year-old presented with fever and neurologic symptoms such as seizure, ...
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Blastomycosis is a potentially fatal fungal infection endemic to parts of North America. We used national multiple-cause-of-death data and census population estimates for 1990-2010 to calculate age-adjusted mortality rates and rate ratios (RRs). We modeled trends over time using Poisson regression. Death occurred more often among older persons (RR 2.11, 95% confidence limit [CL] 1.76, 2.53 for those 75-84 years of age vs. 55-64 years), men (RR 2.43, 95% CL 2.19, 2.70), Native Americans (RR 4.13, 95% CL 3.86, 4.42 vs. whites), and blacks (RR 1.86, 95% CL 1.73, 2.01 vs. whites), in notably younger persons of Asian origin (mean = 41.6 years vs. 64.2 years for whites); and in the South (RR 18.15, 95% CL 11.63, 28.34 vs. West) and Midwest (RR 23.10, 95% CL14.78, 36.12 vs. West). In regions where blastomycosis is endemic, we recommend that the diagnosis be considered in patients with pulmonary disease and that it be a reportable disease ...
INTRODUCTION. It is the purpose of this paper briefly to review the pertinent literature on the subject of blastomycosis and to report another proved case of systemic disease with involvement of the meninges. Although blastomycosis is a rather uncommon disease, it is nevertheless a very important clinical entity when it does occur, since the systemic variety usually terminates fatally. Both the systemic and cutaneous forms of the infection can successfully mimic myriad other diseases frequently encountered in the practice of medicine. Therefore, physicians in general should be familiar with the various clinical manifestations of this disease in order to establish ...
Blastomycosis may present with fever, pain in the chest and production of sputum. Blastomycosis is caused by Blastomyces dermatitidis.
TY - JOUR. T1 - Chromoblastomycosis by Cladophialophora carrionii associated with squamous cell carcinoma and review of published reports.. AU - Rojas, OC. AU - González, GM. AU - Moreno-Treviño, M. AU - Salas-Alanis, J. PY - 2015/1/1. Y1 - 2015/1/1. N2 - Chromoblastomycosis is a subcutaneous, chronic, granulomatous mycosis that occurs more frequently in tropical and subtropical countries. We describe a case of a 63-year-old male patient with diagnosis of chromoblastomycosis by Cladophialophora carrionii with an 18-year evolution who developed a lethal squamous cell carcinoma.. AB - Chromoblastomycosis is a subcutaneous, chronic, granulomatous mycosis that occurs more frequently in tropical and subtropical countries. We describe a case of a 63-year-old male patient with diagnosis of chromoblastomycosis by Cladophialophora carrionii with an 18-year evolution who developed a lethal squamous cell carcinoma.. UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84925461322&partnerID=8YFLogxK. UR - ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Chromoblastomycosis by Cladophialophora carrionii associated with squamous cell carcinoma and review of published reports.. AU - Rojas, OC. AU - González, GM. AU - Moreno-Treviño, M. AU - Salas-Alanis, J. PY - 2015/1/1. Y1 - 2015/1/1. N2 - Chromoblastomycosis is a subcutaneous, chronic, granulomatous mycosis that occurs more frequently in tropical and subtropical countries. We describe a case of a 63-year-old male patient with diagnosis of chromoblastomycosis by Cladophialophora carrionii with an 18-year evolution who developed a lethal squamous cell carcinoma.. AB - Chromoblastomycosis is a subcutaneous, chronic, granulomatous mycosis that occurs more frequently in tropical and subtropical countries. We describe a case of a 63-year-old male patient with diagnosis of chromoblastomycosis by Cladophialophora carrionii with an 18-year evolution who developed a lethal squamous cell carcinoma.. UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84925461322&partnerID=8YFLogxK. UR - ...
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A skin lesion of blastomycosis is a symptom of an infection with the fungus Blastomyces dermatitidis. The skin becomes infected as the fungus spreads throughout the body. Another form of blastomycosis is only on the skin and usually gets better on its own with time. This article deals with the more widespread form of the infection.
Use of single photon emission computed tomography and magnetic resonance to evaluate central nervous system involvement in patients with juvenile systemic lupus erythematosus ...
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Antibiotics have revolutionized survival from central nervous system (CNS) infections. Sixty years after the death of Sir Hugh Cairns, we present archive material of historical interest from the Radcliffe Infirmary in Oxford from the time of his first trials of penicillin for CNS infection. We discuss Cairns important wartime and subsequent contributions to antibiosis in CNS infection and include drawings by Audrey Arnott illustrating the surgical techniques used to treat abscesses at the time.
Antibiotics have revolutionized survival from central nervous system (CNS) infections. Sixty years after the death of Sir Hugh Cairns, we present archive material of historical interest from the Radcliffe Infirmary in Oxford from the time of his first trials of penicillin for CNS infection. We discuss Cairns important wartime and subsequent contributions to antibiosis in CNS infection and include drawings by Audrey Arnott illustrating the surgical techniques used to treat abscesses at the time.
CNS infections, such as meningitis, are considered neurologic emergencies that require prompt recognition, diagnosis, and management to prevent death and residual neurologic deficits. Improperly treated, CNS infections are associated with high rates of morbidity and mortality. Despite advances in care, the overall mortality of bacterial meningitis in the United States remains at approximately 15%, and at least 10% to 30% of survivors are afflicted with neurologic impairment, including hearing loss, hemiparesis, and learning disabilities.1,2 Antimicrobial therapy and preventive vaccines have revolutionized management and improved outcomes of bacterial meningitis and other CNS infections dramatically. ...
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Abstract. Introduction: Central nervous system involvement (CNSI) in hematologic malignancies confers poor prognosis and is difficult to diagnose requiring cli
A Case of Phaeohyphomycosis Caused by Exophiala oligosperma in a Renal Transplant Patient Successfully Treated with Posaconazole, A. C. Levy, S Rehman, D.A. Sutton, K.I. Burris, D.A. Hirschwerk, N.P. Wiederhold, J. Lindner, M. Bhaskaran, H.L. Rilo, E.P. Molmenti, and +3 additional authors. ...
TREATMENT:. Affected dogs need a few months of antifungal medication, orally and through IV. This may cause liver and kidney damage, so your veterinarian will have to closely monitor yourdog and regularly do blood work.. Severely affected eyes may not respond well to the medication and may need to be removed.. PREVENTION:. There is currently no vaccine available against blastomycosis. However there are some preventative measures that you can practice:. ...
Blastomycosis is a rare but significant health risk to both humans and pets. Michigans Eastern Upper Peninsula is an endemic (or high-risk) area, with the Les Cheneaux Islands region and Drummond Island already identified as high incidence areas. The disease is very serious but treatable, so early diagnosis is crucial. This brochure is designed to provide basic information on the nature of the disease, its signs and symptoms, treatment, and links to more in-depth information. Please read and keep this brochure handy and make sure others know about this issue ...
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Have you wondered about your chances of getting a fungal infection? Here are 10 questions you can use to understand fungal infections, learn how you can get sick, and know what you need to do to stay healthy.
Fungal infections of the central nervous system are not particularly common, but when such infections occur, the results can be devastating.
A fungal infection can be described as an invasion of one or more species of fungus on the tissues of the body. These infections are usually divided by the type of microorganism causing the problem.
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The tendency for a person to develop fungal infections of the skin often has a genetic basis, according to the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology. The immune systems of Individuals...
Phaeohyphomycosis designates fungal infections caused by pheoid or melanized fungi and characterized histopathologically by the presence of septate hyphae, pseudohyphae, and yeasts. Etiologic agents include Exophiala, Phoma, Bipolaris, Phialophora, Colletotrichum, Curvularia, Alternaria, Exserohilum, and Phialemonium sp. The most common are Exophiala jeanselmei and Wangiella dermatitidis. The clinical presentation depends on the immune status of the host: superficial (tinea nigra and black piedra); cutaneous (scytalidiosis) and corneal; subcutaneous (mycotic cyst); and systemic phaeohyphomycosis in the immunocompromised host. The mycotic cyst is a localized form, characterized by subcutaneous asymptomatic nodular lesions that develop after traumatic implantation of fungi, especially on the extremities. The average size of the cysts is 2.5 cm. KOH examination reveals pigmented yeasts, pseudohyphae, and hyphae. A cutaneous biopsy specimen usually shows an abscess or a suppurative granuloma with ...
Results: In the present study, the resulting MIC90s for all strains (n = 81) were as follows, in increasing order: posaconazole, 0.125 μg ml-1; itraconazole, 0.25 μg ml-1; voriconazole, 0.5 μg ml-1; amphotericin B, 0.5 μg ml-1; Isavuconazole, 1 μg ml-1; caspofungin, 8 μg ml-1 anidulafungin, 8 μg ml-1 and fluconazole, 16 μg ml-1, without any significant differences in the pattern of susceptibility between environmental and clinical strains (P , 0.05) and genotypes A and B (P , 0.05). The difference in the MIC90s between the two groups of isolates did not differ by more than one dilution. Discussion: Therefore, the present study based on in vitro activity showed that posaconazole and itraconazole might have a potent activity with a best choice of alternative to amphotericin B, for E. dermatitidis cerebral phaeohyphomycosis. In addition, the un-marketing agent Isavuconazole, which is also available as an intravenous preparation, has adequate activity against the latter agent. However, their ...
Blastomycosis is a fungal systemic infection rarely found in cats, being more common in dogs and humans. The fact that this infection is systemic means that, once the fungus has infested the body, many organs become affected. The fungus first reaches the lungs as spores and then changes its form to yeast and travels to other organs. Most affected by Blastomyces dermatididis are the lungs and the eyes. The skin, bones and the nervous systems can also be affected. Blastomyces dermatididis lives in sandy, acidic areas, near water. Animals that live next to forests or lakes have a higher risk of contracting this fungus.. ...
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There is a plethora of fungal infections caused by various fungi. It is noteworthy that a clinical manifestation of a fungal disease can be pretty drab at times. To earn a fungus is easy in places of public using e.g. swimming pools, baths, saunas, and sports halls. The places have one thing in common: a warm and damp environment
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Researchers take to the trees seeking the source of an outbreak of a potentially life-threatening fungal infection among HIV-positive people in South ...
Severe congenital abnormality of the central nervous system. Medical books (such as Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins. (2007). ... Bacterial, viral, or fungal infection, including meningitis. *Increased intracranial pressure, such as a tumor or abscess ... Unlike brain death, permanent vegetative state (PVS) is recognized by statute law as death in very few legal systems. In the US ... Furthermore, several studies have used PET to assess the central processing of noxious somatosensory stimuli in patients in PVS ...
... a fungal infection of the central nervous system. Fungal resistance to drugs in the azole class tends to occur gradually over ... Other antifungals are usually preferred when the infection is in the heart or central nervous system, and for the treatment of ... Certain systemic Candida infections in people with healthy immune systems, including infections of the bloodstream, kidney, or ... active infections in people with weak immune systems. The prevention of Candida infections in people with weak immune systems, ...
Other fungal diseases without cures including infections attacking the central nervous system, athlete's foot, and ring worms ... and other body parts like the central nervous system, and Candida albicans, which causes candidiasis, which can be minor in ... Not only did it cure many serious fungal infections of the skin, mouth, throat, and intestinal tract, but it could also be ... Nystatin, still produced today under various trade names, not only cures a variety of potentially devastating fungal infections ...
... fungal infections (i.e. disseminated histoplasmosis, cryptococcosis [[especially in cases with central nervous system ... Other infections associated with increased eosinophil blood counts include: protozoan infections, i.e. Isospora belli and ... Long H, Liao W, Wang L, Lu Q (2016). "A Player and Coordinator: The Versatile Roles of Eosinophils in the Immune System". ... Helminths infections causing increased blood eosinophil counts include: 1) nematodes, (i.e. Angiostrongylus cantonensis and ...
For unclear reasons, hypoxic death of cells within the central nervous system can result in liquefactive necrosis. This is a ... Often it is associated with focal bacterial or fungal infections. In liquefactive necrosis, the affected cell is completely ... It is generally associated with abscess formation and is commonly found in the central nervous system. ... This process is not associated with bacterial action or infection. Ultimately, in a living patient most necrotic cells and ...
... allowed the fungus to be vasculotropic thus resulting in a necrotizing fatal disease of the Central nervous system (CNS). Post- ... showed PCR evidence of the fungal infection. β-D-glucan assays were suggested as a potential method for early detection. The β- ... "Insights into fungal pathogenesis from the iatrogenic epidemic of Exserohilum rostratum fungal meningitis". Fungal Genetics and ... "Insights into fungal pathogenesis from the iatrogenic epidemic of Exserohilum rostratum fungal meningitis". Fungal Genetics and ...
In rare occasion, it can cause central nervous system (CNS) stimulation and should be used with caution in patients with ... The duration of treatment is usually at least five days, longer if there is a concurrent fungal or yeast infection. Maximum ... It is particularly used for infections of the skin, respiratory system and mammary glands in dogs and cats, as well as with ... urinary tract infections. For dogs, a dose ranges from 2.75 - 5.5 mg/kg once a day. ...
... and central nervous system) and also skin and mucous membranes lesions. There is no optimal treatment for Geotrichum infections ... The most important risk factor for invasive fungal infection related to Geotrichum is severe immunosuppression, especially in ... Nov 2014). "Multicenter outbreak of infections by Saprochaete clavata, an unrecognized opportunistic fungal pathogen". MBio. 5 ... Rolston K (Nov 2001). "Overview of systemic fungal infections". Oncology. 15 (11): 11-4. PMID 11757845. Anonymous. "Geotrichum ...
Once the fungus penetrates into the central nervous system and involves the brain, the probability of cure by antifungal ... When the fungal infection only concerns with systemic involvement except the brain, the probability of cure is higher. In ... Ochroconis gallopava has a proclivity for tissues in the central nervous system, including the brain. Patients with ... Infection accompanies brain involvement, respiratory tract involvement, pulmonary infections, and skin infections and many ...
HIV infection may lead to a variety of neuropsychiatric sequelae, either by infection of the now susceptible nervous system by ... Luft BJ, Chua A (August 2000). "Central Nervous System Toxoplasmosis in HIV Pathogenesis, Diagnosis, and Therapy". Current ... this is normally due to fungal (candidiasis) or viral (herpes simplex-1 or cytomegalovirus) infections. In rare cases, it could ... The stages of HIV infection are acute infection (also known as primary infection), latency and AIDS. Acute infection lasts for ...
This is true for most OIs, except for OIs involving the central nervous system. IRIS is particularly problematic in ... Current fungal infection reports. 5 (4): 252-261. doi:10.1007/s12281-011-0064-8. PMC 3289516 . PMID 22389746. Meteyer, Carol; ... "The poor prognosis of central nervous system cryptococcosis among nonimmunosuppressed patients: A call for better disease ... WNS is typified by a cutaneous infection of the fungus Pseudogymnoascus destructans during hibernation, when the immune system ...
... that stimulates the central nervous system. It is present in the anticancer medication mercaptopurine, which combats leukemia ... The substituted imidazole derivatives are valuable in treatment of many systemic fungal infections. Imidazoles belong to the ... neurodegenerative diseases and tumors of the nervous system. Other biological activities of the imidazole pharmacophore relate ... This ring system is present in important biological building blocks, such as histidine and the related hormone histamine. Many ...
... central nervous system fungal infections MeSH C10.228.228.198.500 --- meningitis, fungal MeSH C10.228.228.198.500.500 --- ... central nervous system parasitic infections MeSH C10.228.228.205.250 --- central nervous system helminthiasis MeSH C10.228. ... central nervous system MeSH C10.228.140.300.850.125 --- aids arteritis, central nervous system MeSH C10.228.140.300.850.250 ... central nervous system MeSH C10.500.190.600 --- central nervous system venous angioma MeSH C10.500.190.800 --- sinus pericranii ...
There are five main causes of infections of the central nervous system (CNS): bacterial, viral, fungal, protozoal, and prionic ... Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis Guillain-Barré syndrome Neuroepidemiology Meningitis Encephalitis Central nervous system ... Cryptococcal meningitis Brain abscess Spinal epidural infection Toxoplasmosis Malaria Primary amoebic meningoencephalitis ... encephalitis La Crosse encephalitis Measles encephalitis Nipah virus encephalitis Poliomyelitis Slow virus infections, which ...
The damaged central nervous systems affected fish behaviour and diminishing their sensory capacity to a point "likely to impair ... a fungal infection that kills soft corals such as sea fans, and increasing yellow band disease, a bacterial infection that ... The diseases of coral may consist of bacterial, viral, fungal, or parasitic infections. Due to many of the dramatic changes in ... Its enzyme system dissolves the wax in stony corals, and allows the starfish to feed on the living animal. Starfish face ...
... for immune system to cause inflammatory response anywhere in the central nervous system, the cells from immune system must pass ... It is believed that the immune system response could be to viral, bacterial, fungal, or parasitic infection; however, it is not ... Central nervous system nerve regeneration would be able to repair or regenerate the damage caused to the spinal cord. It would ... A brain MRI may be needed to identify the extent of central nervous system (CNS) involvement. Lumbar puncture is important for ...
... that workers exposed to high levels of solvents over a number of years may develop damage to the central nervous system, but ... Chemical treatments used for the control or eradication of fungal infections and/or insect infestations in buildings and the ... A treatment system using microwaves has also been tried. Further research will be needed before its effectiveness can be ... It is questionable[by whom?] whether it is necessary to take steps to kill the fungus within the wall at all as the fungal ...
Deep-seated infection infections in bones, muscles, joints, eyes, or central nervous system can arise from a bloodstream ... "Invasive Candidiasis , Candidiasis , Types of Fungal Diseases , Fungal Diseases , CDC". www.cdc.gov. Retrieved 2017-04-02. " ... Some forms of invasive candidiasis, such as infections in the bones, joints, heart, or central nervous system, usually need to ... and central nervous system infections. Invasive candidiasis is caused by 15 of the more than 150 known species of Candida. ...
... lungs and the central nervous system. These patients may require therapeutic interventions not needed in other types of ... fungal and parasitic infections. If these types of infection are suspected, cultures should be performed and appropriate ... Fungal infections can also emerge in those that fail antimicrobial therapy and stay febrile for over 7-10 days. Exogenous ... In addition to infections due to neutropenia, a patient with the Acute Radiation Syndrome will also be at risk for viral, ...
Despite the availability of antifungal agents, aspergillosis in the central nervous system carries a poor prognosis. Though ... If injected, the second steroid may cause fungal meningitis, while the heart drug may cause a different fungal infection. ... Once the infection and its source were identified, due to the rarity of fungal meningitis, few clinicians were accustomed to ... "Multistate outbreak of fungal meningitis and other infections". U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Coordinates: 42°16′24″N 71° ...
It rises in response to allergies, parasitic infections, collagen diseases, and disease of the spleen and central nervous ... They defend against bacterial or fungal infection. They are usually first responders to microbial infection; their activity and ... In HIV infection, these T cells are the main index to identify the individual's immune system integrity. CD8+ cytotoxic T cells ... White blood cells (WBCs), also called leukocytes or leucocytes, are the cells of the immune system that are involved in ...
He determined that the poison primarily affected the central nervous system and spinal cord. Most studies on samandarin and ... It has also been suggested that samandarines prevent the salamander from contracting bacterial and fungal infections. Early ... Samandarin mainly affects the central nervous system, specifically the spinal cord. No treatment or antidote is known for the ... They all contain a similar 7-6-6-5 fused ring system. Nine structures in this family have been characterized. Samandarines are ...
"Interim Treatment Guidance for Central Nervous System and Parameningeal Infections Associated with Injection of Contaminated ... It is also used to prevent fungal infection in people as they undergo BMT. It is also the recommended treatment for the CNS ... Voriconazole is used to treat invasive aspergillosis and candidiasis and fungal infections caused by Scedosporium and Fusarium ... Omrani, AS; Almaghrabi, RS (13 June 2017). "Complications of hematopoietic stem transplantation: Fungal infections". Hematology ...
"Pseudallescheria boydii Infection of the Central Nervous System". Archives of Neurology. 47 (4): 468-472. doi:10.1001/archneur. ... Pseudallescheria boydii fungal infection killed three athletes injured in the 1997 Maccabiah Games when, at the opening ... Dissemination of the organism to the central nervous system has been observed in some cases. This species is also known as a ... which includes all other forms of the disease commonly presented in the central nervous system, lungs, joints and bone. The ...
Honda H, Warren DK (September 2009). "Central nervous system infections: meningitis and brain abscess". Infectious Disease ... "Fungal infections of the nervous system: current perspective and controversies in management". International Journal of Surgery ... Meninges of the central nervous system: dura mater, arachnoid mater, and pia mater. ... can rather largely be attributed to the response of the immune system to the entry of bacteria into the central nervous system ...
Nervous system. *Perinatal asphyxia. *Periventricular leukomalacia. Musculoskeletal. *Gray baby syndrome. *muscle tone * ... Neonatal conjunctivitis, also known as ophthalmia neonatorum, is a form of conjunctivitis and a type of neonatal infection ... Ocular ischemic syndrome / Central retinal vein occlusion. *Central retinal artery occlusion. *Branch retinal artery occlusion ... Topical therapy is not effective and also does not treat the infection of the nasopharynx.[7][8][9] ...
Fungal infections of the central nervous system.. Protozoan diseases.. 77. Introduction to protozoans of the central nervous ... Peripheral nervous system complications of HTLV-1 myelopathy: HAM/TSP and related syndromes. ... Amoebic disease of the central nervous system.. 79. Toxoplasmosis of the central nervous system. ...
Severe congenital abnormality of the central nervous system. Medical books (such as Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins. (2007). ... Bacterial, viral, or fungal infection, including meningitis. *Increased intracranial pressure, such as a tumor or abscess ... Unlike brain death, permanent vegetative state (PVS) is recognized by statute law as death in very few legal systems. In the US ... Furthermore, several studies have used PET to assess the central processing of noxious somatosensory stimuli in patients in PVS ...
Multistate outbreak of fungal infection associated with injection of methylprednisolone acetate solution from a single ... Interim Treatment Guidance for Central Nervous System and/or Parameningeal Infections Associated with Injection of Potentially ... Fatal Exserohilum Meningitis and Central Nervous System Vasculitis After Cervical Epidural Methylprednisolone Injection Free ... The clinical and pathologic spectra of central nervous system disease due to Exserohilum remain largely unknown. ...
Fungal Infections of the Central Nervous System. Fungal Infections of the Central Nervous System. ... This book provides comprehensive information on fungal infections of the central nervous system (CNS). Fungal infections are ... Imaging of Fungal Infections of the Brain. In: Turgut M., Challa S., Akhaddar A. (eds) Fungal Infections of the Central Nervous ... Although fungal infections involving the CNS are not particularly common, when they do occur, the results can be devastating in ...
Compared with most bacterial and viral infections of the CNS, fungal infections can be more challenging to diagnose and treat. ... These infections are identified more readily in patients with immunosuppressive conditions, but select fungal pathogens are ... An example is a recent outbreak of fungal meningitis caused by epidural injection of contaminated batches of corticosteroids. ... This chapter reviews 3 groups of fungi involved in CNS infections: yeasts, dimorphic fungi, and molds. ...
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A test used to detect fungal infection in the blood was successfully used in the diagnosis of fungal meningitis in an outbreak ... of the central nervous system. Infection. 2017 Oct. 45 (5):715-718. [Medline]. ... encoded search term (Can fungal infection in the blood be used to diagnose fungal meningitis?) and Can fungal infection in the ... a comparison to other viral central nervous system infections. J Clin Virol. 2012 Nov. 55(3):204-8. [Medline]. [Full Text]. ...
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  • Unlike brain death , permanent vegetative state (PVS) is recognized by statute law as death in very few legal systems. (wikipedia.org)
  • Symptoms of a CNS infection may include fever, headache, lethargy, and mental status changes. (cdc.gov)
  • 1 case had been confirmed in the past 7 days or 2) clinical symptoms or signs of influenza-like illness in a person epidemiologically linked to a patient with confirmed or suspected infection identified in the previous 7 days. (cdc.gov)
  • Support treatment may be administered to infected cats, including prednisone, which will ease the eye infection symptoms. (vetinfo.com)
  • In severely immunosuppressed patients, the usual signs and symptoms associated with infection may be altered, suppressed, or even absent. (nih.gov)
  • Immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome (IRIS) (also known as immune recovery syndrome) is a condition seen in some cases of AIDS or immunosuppression, in which the immune system begins to recover, but then responds to a previously acquired opportunistic infection with an overwhelming inflammatory response that paradoxically makes the symptoms of infection worse. (wikipedia.org)
  • Not only does this make it more difficult to fight the infection, it may mean that a level of infection that would normally produce symptoms is instead undetected (subclinical infection). (wikipedia.org)
  • Though these symptoms can be dangerous, they also indicate that the body may now have a better chance to defeat the infection. (wikipedia.org)
  • Acute infection lasts for several weeks and may include symptoms such as fever, swollen lymph nodes, inflammation of the throat, rash, muscle pain, malaise, and mouth and esophageal sores. (wikipedia.org)
  • Because of the nonspecific nature of these symptoms, they are often not recognized as signs of HIV infection. (wikipedia.org)
  • The symptoms of AIDS are primarily the result of conditions that do not normally develop in individuals with healthy immune systems. (wikipedia.org)
  • The onset of symptoms in immunosuppressed individuals after transplantation is very slow, almost several months to years after organ transplantation surgery, but the infection can severely damage the host once it appears. (wikipedia.org)
  • Other symptoms develop as the infection spreads, depending on which parts of the body are involved. (wikipedia.org)
  • Patients began reporting symptoms in late August, but, because of the unusual nature of the infection, clinicians did not begin to realize the cases had a common cause until late September. (wikipedia.org)
  • When the infection has expanded to severe symptoms, it can be lethal. (wikipedia.org)
  • Symptoms of infection of the male genitalia (balanitis thrush) include red skin around the head of the penis, swelling, irritation, itchiness and soreness of the head of the penis, thick, lumpy discharge under the foreskin, unpleasant odour, difficulty retracting the foreskin (phimosis), and pain when passing urine or during sex. (wikipedia.org)
  • Clinical symptoms of infection are varied and can include headache, seizure, arm pain, and ataxia. (wikipedia.org)
  • Sinusitis, also known as a sinus infection or rhinosinusitis, is inflammation of the sinuses resulting in symptoms. (wikipedia.org)
  • A bacterial infection may be present if symptoms last more than ten days or if a person worsens after starting to improve. (wikipedia.org)
  • There also may be symptoms related to a specific infection, such as a cough with pneumonia, or painful urination with a kidney infection. (wikipedia.org)
  • In the very young, old, and people with a weakened immune system, there may be no symptoms of a specific infection and the body temperature may be low or normal, rather than high. (wikipedia.org)
  • Prior HSV-1 seroconversion seems to reduce the symptoms of a later HSV-2 infection, although HSV-2 can still be contracted. (wikipedia.org)
  • The symptoms change over the course of the infection. (wikipedia.org)
  • The other 30 to 40% of people develop further symptoms 10 to 30 years after the initial infection, including enlargement of the ventricles of the heart in 20 to 30%, leading to heart failure. (wikipedia.org)
  • Although the symptoms resolve, even with treatment the infection persists and enters a chronic phase. (wikipedia.org)
  • Children younger than three months require medical attention, as might people with serious medical problems such as a compromised immune system or people with other symptoms. (wikipedia.org)
  • Similar to other endemic mycoses, talaromycosis is a saprozoonotic infection, meaning the transmissible source has a reservoir both in an abiotic environment and in an animal host. (nih.gov)
  • Needed information on the use of ketoconazole in treating several kinds of systemic mycoses that do not involve the central nervous system is provided by Dismukes and associates in this issue (1). (annals.org)
  • Because of the difficulty in treating many of these infections, attempts at reversing the immunologic deficit and strategies for infection prevention are of the utmost importance. (nih.gov)
  • 2, 3 Fungal, viral, and protozoal infections are becoming increasingly common in immunosuppressed patients, are difficult to recognize and treat in a timely manner, and are often refractory to therapy. (nih.gov)
  • IFNγ, or type II interferon, is a cytokine that is critical for innate and adaptive immunity against viral, some bacterial and protozoal infections. (wikipedia.org)
  • Recent advances in medical technology, such as bone marrow and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation and the use of intensive chemotherapeutic regimens, have added substantially to the number of patients who are able to survive neoplastic disorders but do so with seriously impaired host defense mechanisms that compromise their ability to resist or contain infections. (nih.gov)
  • It covers almost all CNS infections commonly seen in children across the world including those in developed and resource poor countries. (wiley.com)
  • Table 157.1 lists the predominant defects in host defense mechanisms associated with various cancers and the infections most commonly seen as a consequence of those defects. (nih.gov)
  • Fungemia is very common, often with deep organ involvement (lung, liver, spleen, and central nervous system) and also skin and mucous membranes lesions. (wikipedia.org)
  • Whereas, local trauma is a predisposing factor for skin and corneal infections. (wikipedia.org)
  • Infections caused by ionizing radiation can be endogenous, originating from the oral and gastrointestinal bacterial flora, and exogenous, originating from breached skin following trauma. (wikipedia.org)
  • Exogenous infections can be caused by organisms that colonize the skin such as Staphylococcus aureus or Streptococcus spp. (wikipedia.org)
  • People can acquire cat-associated infections through bites, scratches or other direct contact of the skin or mucous membranes with the cat. (wikipedia.org)
  • The signs of cowpox infection in cats can be seen as, multiple skin sores on the paws, neck, head and mouth. (wikipedia.org)
  • The head and neck is covered in skin and its appendages, termed the integumentary system. (wikipedia.org)
  • It enters through small cuts and abrasions in the skin to cause the infection. (wikipedia.org)
  • Common infection of the skin or mucosa may affect the face and mouth (orofacial herpes), genitalia (genital herpes), or hands (herpetic whitlow). (wikipedia.org)
  • Many conditions affect the human integumentary system-the organ system covering the entire surface of the body and composed of skin, hair, nails, and related muscle and glands. (wikipedia.org)