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We report the case of a patient who presented with a thrombus of the aortic arch complicated with splenic, renal and peroneal artery embolisms, associated with transient lupus anticoagulant, during a Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection. The outcome was good under antibiotic and anticoagulant treatment. We also review the medical literature on M.(More)
An Ebola virus disease–intensive care unit (EVD-ICU) room is fully equipped for safe and suitable management of an EVD patient requiring intensive care. the EV-ICU room is preceded by an airlock and kept in negative air pressure, with an increasing pressure gradient from airlock to the room. Beside the classical equipment of an ICU room, some specific(More)
We describe the first isolation in France of a New-Delhi metallo-beta-lactamase-1 (NDM-1) producing Pseudomonas aeruginosa. In March 2012, a patient with history of prior hospitalisation in Serbia was diagnosed in France with acute pyelonephritis due to NDM-1 producing P. aeruginosa. Clinical and microbiological cure was obtained under appropriate(More)
Shigella bacteremias are uncommon in immune-competent adults. We report two cases of Shigella flexneri bacteremia that occurred in healthy young travelers, who recovered. Self-medication with loperamide and ibuprofen without antibiotics (case 1) and concomitant falciparum malaria (case 2) were the only co-morbidities found in our two patients.
Identification of a novel rickettsial infection in a patient diagnosed with murine typhus. Human spotted fever group rickettsioses are underappreciated in southern Taiwan, particularly for the species closely-related to Rickettsia felis. To the Editor: Doxycycline is an effective antimalar-ial prophylactic drug when administered as a monotherapy 1 day(More)
Only a few late cases of Plasmodium ovale presentation have been reported in literature. We describe two cases of late P. ovale presentation occurring in two French military personnel, 47 and 69 months, respectively, after a stay in Côte d'Ivoire and in the absence of new intercurrent malaria exposure.
PURPOSE To describe the epidemiological and clinical features of enteroviral meningitis as well as the biological profile of the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). METHODS A retrospective study conducted in a single centre between 2004 and 2008. All aseptic meningitis due to Enterovirus were included. RESULTS Fifty-nine patients were included. The triad(More)
BACKGROUND French physicians occasionally encounter travelers (immigrants, expatriates, others) seeking care for loiasis. METHODS We describe the clinical and biological patterns and treatment of 47 cases of imported loiasis seen at three French hospitals over a 15-year period (1998-2012). RESULTS Most patients acquired their infection in Cameroon,(More)
Amebiasis remains a major public health issue in most of the world. Amebic liver abscess is the most common extraintestinal manifestation. A complication such as venous obstruction associated with amebiais is rare. We report a thrombosis in hepatic veins associated with amebic hepatic abscess in a traveler.