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Tenosynovitis caused by Scedosporium apiospermum infection misdiagnosed as an Alternaria species: a case report

Background Scedosporium apiospermum, which can usually be isolated from soil, polluted stream water and decaying vegetation, is increasingly recognized as an opportunistic dematiaceous fungus. The mortality rate of infection in immunocompromised hosts is over 50%. S. apiospermum is commonly responsible for dermal and epidermal infections (i.e., mycetoma) after traumatic ...

The clinical characteristics of pleural effusion in scrub typhus

Background The aim of this study is to identify the factors associated with the occurrence of pleural effusion and to investigate the characteristics of pleural effusion in scrub typhus. Methods We conducted a retrospective analysis of the medical records of scrub typhus patients between January 2004 and December 2011 at Chosun University Hospital in South Korea. A total of 445 ...

The Correlation of Endoscopic Findings and Clinical Features in Korean Patients with Scrub Typhus: A Cohort Study

Scrub typhus is an infectious disease caused by Orientia tsutsugamushi-induced systemic vasculitis, but the involvement of the gastrointestinal tract and the endoscopic findings associated with scrub typhus are not well understood. We performed a prospective study and recommend performing esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) for all possible scrub typhus patients, regardless of ...

Neuritis and Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage in Scrub Typhus Patients

; Department of Pathology, Chosun University College of Medicine , Gwangju , Republic of Korea 2 Authors' addresses: Dong-Min Kim and Na Ra Yun, Department of Internal Medicine, Chosun University School of

Transmission of Enterobacter aerogenes septicemia in healthcare workers

Enterobacter aerogenes is recognized as an important bacterial pathogen in hospital-acquired infections. This report describes two unusual cases of septicemia caused by E. aerogenes in immunocompetent healthcare workers. E. aerogenes was isolated from blood cultures of the two patients experiencing septicemia. The clinical isolates were initially identified as E. aerogenes using a ...

Acute hydrocephalus caused by intraspinal neurocysticercosis: case report

Background Intraspinal neurocysticercosis is an uncommon manifestation that may present as an isolated lesion. Furthermore, acute hydrocephalus caused by isolated intraspinal neurocysticercosis without concomitant cerebral involvement is extremely rare. Case presentation A 64-year-old man presented with a history of severe headache, an unsteady gait, and occasional urinary ...

High-density mapping of quantitative trait loci for grain-weight and spikelet number in rice

Background High grain yield is one of the most important traits requiring improvement in rice breeding programs. Consequently, the genetic basis of spikelets per panicle (SPP) and grain weight (TGW) have received much research focus because of their importance in rice yield. Results In this study, IL28, which is a near isogenic line (NIL) developed by introgressing chromosomal ...

QTL mapping reveals a tight linkage between QTLs for grain weight and panicle spikelet number in rice

Background A number of QTL studies reported that one genomic region was associated with several traits, indicating linkage and/or pleiotropic effects. The question of pleiotropy versus tight linkage in these studies should be solved using a large-size population combined with high-density mapping. For example, if each of the 2 parents has a TGW-increasing or SPP-increasing QTL that ...

Clinical and laboratory findings associated with severe scrub typhus

Background Scrub typhus is a mite-borne bacterial infection of humans caused by Orientia tsutsugamushi that causes a generalized vasculitis that may involve the tissues of any organ system. The aim of this study was to identify factors associated to severe complications from scrub typhus. Methods We conducted this prospective, case-control study on scrub typhus patients who ...

Acute sensorineural hearing loss and severe otalgia due to scrub typhus

Background Scrub typhus is an acute febrile illness caused by Orientia tsutsugamushi. Case presentations We encountered a patient with sensorineural hearing loss complicating scrub typhus, and three patients with scrub typhus who complained of otalgia, which was sudden onset, severe, paroxysmal, intermittent yet persistent pain lasting for several seconds, appeared within 1 week ...

Phylogenetic Analysis of the 56 kDa Protein Genes of Orientia tsutsugamushi in Southwest Area of Korea

City , Republic of Korea 2 Reprint requests: Dong-Min Kim, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Chosun University College of Medicine , 588 Seosuk-dong, Dong-gu, Gwangju, 501 ... -717 , Republic of Korea 3 Authors' addresses: Yu-Mi Lee, Dong-Min Kim, and Ganesh Prasad Neupane, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Chosun University, School of Medicine

Newly formed cystic lesions for the development of pneumomediastinum in Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia

submission, Dong-Min Kim conceived of the study, participated in its design and coordination and drafted the manuscript. All authors read and approved the final manuscript. Acknowledgements Written consent

Enterobacter nimipressuralis as a cause of pseudobacteremia

Background The clinical significance of the Enterobacter nimipressuralis as human pathogens remains unclear. Case presentations The microbiologic culture monitoring system of sterile body fluids revealed on an episode of Enterobacter cloacae and Enterobacter amnigenus in blood culture results on the same day; the antibiotic sensitivity and MIC were nearly the same for both species. ...

Characteristics of invasive Staphylococcus aureus infections in three regions of Korea, 2009-2011: a multi-center cohort study

Background Despite the importance of invasive Staphylococcus aureus (ISA) infection, its overall burden in non-selected populations has only been defined in a small number of studies in Europe and North America. To define the characteristics of ISA infections in Korea, we conducted a multi-center cohort study to estimate population-based incidence rates. Methods We conducted a ...

Effect of fludrocortisone acetate on reducing serum potassium levels in patients with end-stage renal disease undergoing haemodialysis

Background. Hyperkalaemia is a commonly encountered problem in dialysis patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). The aim of the present study was to assess the effect of fludrocortisone acetate (FCA) on reducing serum potassium levels in haemodialysis (HD) patients with hyperkalaemia. Methods. Prospectively, 21 HD patients with hyperkalaemia were enrolled in this study. ...

Differences in Clinical Features According to Boryoung and Karp Genotypes of Orientia tsutsugamushi

Background Scrub typhus is an infectious disease caused by Orientia tsutsugamushi. The differences in virulence of O. tsutsugamushi prototypes in humans are still unknown. We investigated whether there are any differences in the clinical features of the Boryoung and Karp genotypes. Methodology/Principal Findings Patients infected with O. tsutsugamushi, as Boryoung and Karp ...

Fatal Systemic Infection with Multifocal Liver and Lung Nodules Caused by Brucella abortus

Medicine , Namwon , Korea 2 Reprint requests: Dong-Min Kim, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Chosun University College of Medicine , 588 Seosuk-dong, Dong-gu, Gwangju, 501

USEFULNESS OF NESTED PCR FOR THE DIAGNOSIS OF SCRUB TYPHUS IN CLINICAL PRACTICE: A PROSPECTIVE STUDY

The aims of this study were to determine the diagnostic accuracy and clinical usefulness of using nested polymerase chain reaction (PCR) for the diagnosis of scrub typhus through a prospective comparison of nested PCR and indirect immunofluorescent antibody assay (IFA). We conducted a multi-center prospective study of patients who were suffering with possible scrub typhus ...