Meningitis

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An Unusual and Complicated Case of Pediatric Meningitis

Case Presentation: Bacterial meningitis is a medical emergency. Often signs and symptoms are vague and unspecific, therefore a high index of suspicion is required. Unfortunately, meningitis is often misdiagnosed, generating delays in treatment. A 2-year-old [...]

By | 2016-02-01T08:00:34+00:00 February 1st, 2016|Clinical Vignettes Abstracts, Pediatric|Comments Off on An Unusual and Complicated Case of Pediatric Meningitis

COUGH, FEVER, AND HEADACHES: AN ATYPICAL PRESENTATION OF COCCIDIOIDOMYCOSIS

Case Presentation: Disseminated Coccidioidomycosis is a rare fungal infection that can have various presentations in a hospitalized patient. Given the high mortality rate associated with delayed diagnosis, it is essential to keep this rare infection on [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:11:45+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Adult, Clinical Vignettes, Hospital Medicine 2018|Comments Off on COUGH, FEVER, AND HEADACHES: AN ATYPICAL PRESENTATION OF COCCIDIOIDOMYCOSIS

HEAD ABOVE WATER

Case Presentation: A 79-year-old woman with well-controlled hypertension and diabetes mellitus presented to her primary care physician’s office with two weeks of constant, right-sided clear nasal discharge that began one week after discharge from recent [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:33:34+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Adult, Clinical Vignettes, Hospital Medicine 2019|Comments Off on HEAD ABOVE WATER

INCOGNITO INVADER: SPONTANEOUS GRAM-NEGATIVE MENINGITIS IN AN IMMUNOCOMPETENT COMMUNITY-DWELLING ADULT

Case Presentation: An 84-year-old man from China with a history of remote gastric cancer with prior subtotal gastrectomy, chronic hepatitis B virus infection on antivirals (without cirrhosis, normal liver function tests) was brought to the [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:36:36+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Adult, Clinical Vignettes, Hospital Medicine 2019|Comments Off on INCOGNITO INVADER: SPONTANEOUS GRAM-NEGATIVE MENINGITIS IN AN IMMUNOCOMPETENT COMMUNITY-DWELLING ADULT

NEUROLOGICAL MANIFESTATION OF CHIKUNGUNGYA VIRUS IN A PATIENT AFTER A CRUISE

Case Presentation: 68 year-old female presented with three days of progressively worsening myalgias, headaches, fevers after a cruise through Antica, Saint Martin, and Puerto Rico (PR). She also was confused and unable to walk. She [...]

By | 2018-03-19T12:55:00+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Adult, Clinical Vignettes, Hospital Medicine 2018|Comments Off on NEUROLOGICAL MANIFESTATION OF CHIKUNGUNGYA VIRUS IN A PATIENT AFTER A CRUISE

What factors predict HSV PCR CSF testing and empiric acyclovir therapy in febrile neonates?

Background: Neonatal herpes simplex virus (HSV) infections are one of the most clinically challenging infections of the newborn period because of the often subtle presentation and devastating consequences of a missed diagnosis. The availability of [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:14:38+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Hospital Medicine 2018, Pediatrics, Research|Comments Off on What factors predict HSV PCR CSF testing and empiric acyclovir therapy in febrile neonates?