Infectious Disease

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A CASE OF DIARRHEA THAT TURNS INTO A REAL HEARTACHE: MYOCARDITIS SECONDARY TO CAMPYLOBACTER INFECTION

Case Presentation: A 19-year-old female with no significant past medical history presented to the hospital with abdominal pain, fevers and diarrhea after returning from Europe the day prior. Stool studies were positive for campylobacter jejuni. [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:44:53+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Adult, Clinical Vignettes, Hospital Medicine 2019|Comments Off on A CASE OF DIARRHEA THAT TURNS INTO A REAL HEARTACHE: MYOCARDITIS SECONDARY TO CAMPYLOBACTER INFECTION

A UNIQUE PRESENTATION OF AN EMERGING INVASIVE INFECTIOUS DISEASE: BRUGADA IN THE SETTING OF KLEBSIELLA LIVER ABSCESS (KLA) SYNDROME

Case Presentation: A 55 year-old Korean male with a past medical history of hypertension and hyperlipidemia presented to the Emergency Department after feeling short of breath with chest pain, palpitations, mottled skin and blue lips. [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:34:49+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Adult, Clinical Vignettes, Hospital Medicine 2019|Comments Off on A UNIQUE PRESENTATION OF AN EMERGING INVASIVE INFECTIOUS DISEASE: BRUGADA IN THE SETTING OF KLEBSIELLA LIVER ABSCESS (KLA) SYNDROME

AN UNUSUAL CASE OF FEVERS; HOW URBAN LEGEND FINDS ITS WAY INTO MODERN-DAY MEDICINE

Case Presentation: A 43-year-old previously healthy Nigerian male presented to the ED with fevers for three weeks. He denied any chronic medical conditions, prior surgeries, or travel in the past year. He had initially presented [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:16:25+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Adult, Clinical Vignettes, Hospital Medicine 2018|Comments Off on AN UNUSUAL CASE OF FEVERS; HOW URBAN LEGEND FINDS ITS WAY INTO MODERN-DAY MEDICINE

I’VE GOT GAS! ACUTE COLITIS IN A PATIENT WITH GROUP A STREPTOCOCCUS BACTEREMIA

Case Presentation: A previously healthy 19-year-old woman presented to the emergency department with one week of abdominal pain, bloody diarrhea, and fever. Two weeks prior, she reported a non-specific flu-like illness. On admission, she was [...]

By | 2017-04-20T16:16:30+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Adult, Clinical Vignette Abstracts|Comments Off on I’VE GOT GAS! ACUTE COLITIS IN A PATIENT WITH GROUP A STREPTOCOCCUS BACTEREMIA

METASTATIC KLEBSIELLA PNEUMONIAE (KP)OSTEOMYELITIS , IN A HEALTHY HAITIAN FEMALE, PRESENTING WITH CUTANEOUS FISTULA OF LEFT ABDOMINAL WALL

Case Presentation: A 36-year-old Haitian female presented with a four-month history of “pus like drainage from a left abdominal wall opening”. It began with left flank pain followed by a “bump” in that area which [...]

By | 2017-04-20T16:40:05+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Adult, Clinical Vignette Abstracts|Comments Off on METASTATIC KLEBSIELLA PNEUMONIAE (KP)OSTEOMYELITIS , IN A HEALTHY HAITIAN FEMALE, PRESENTING WITH CUTANEOUS FISTULA OF LEFT ABDOMINAL WALL

The “Forgotten Disease” Remembered: Lemierres’s Syndrome and the Severe Complications

Case Presentation: A previously healthy 27 year old female was admitted with a severe cough and pleuritic chest pain after being treated as an outpatient for tonsillitis/pharyngitis 3 weeks prior to admission.  Her initial outpatient [...]

By | 2016-02-01T08:00:34+00:00 February 1st, 2016|Adult, Clinical Vignettes Abstracts|Comments Off on The “Forgotten Disease” Remembered: Lemierres’s Syndrome and the Severe Complications

THE QUERY FROM WEST TEXAS

Case Presentation: A previously healthy 56-year-old female with mitral valve prolapse presented to a Georgia hospital with several days of headache and chest pain. Six weeks prior to admission (PTA), she visited her family ranch [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:31:05+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Adult, Clinical Vignettes, Hospital Medicine 2019|Comments Off on THE QUERY FROM WEST TEXAS

VARIATION IN RATE OF BLOOD CULTURE FOR SKIN AND SOFT TISSUE INFECTIONS IN IMMUNOCOMPETENT CHILDREN

Background: Single-center studies have reported low yield of blood culture for skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs) in children. Blood cultures are commonly obtained in cases of SSTI, though the degree of practice variation is [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:21:50+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Pediatrics, Research|Comments Off on VARIATION IN RATE OF BLOOD CULTURE FOR SKIN AND SOFT TISSUE INFECTIONS IN IMMUNOCOMPETENT CHILDREN