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BACKGROUND Vibrio vulnificus is a gram-negative bacterium that causes septicaemia and wound infection. Cases occur sporadically, and no previous outbreaks due to a common source or a clonal strain have been reported. In the summer and autumn of 1996 and 1997, an outbreak of invasive V. vulnificus infection occurred in Israel in people who had recently(More)
An outbreak of trichinosis in two villages in southern Lebanon affected over 100 patients, aged 3 to 70 years, who celebrated Christmas and New Year's of 1981 by feasting on rare pork. Six were hospitalized in Israel. The diagnosis was made on clinical and histological grounds. The clinical picture included the classical features, but was unusual in that(More)
Pasteurella multocida is the commonest organism infecting pet bites. Anecdotal reports tend to overemphasize dramatic outcomes. We aimed to study a large database of P. multocida infections. This retrospective survey of P. multocida infections in Israeli hospitals refers to the y 2000-2005. Clinical microbiologists were contacted by email and asked to(More)
Angioedema of the tongue and oropharynx is a rare and potentially life threatening adverse reaction related to the use of angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors. We report a case of a patient who suffered angioedema of the tongue following sub-lingual Captopril treatment and discuss the prevalence, prevention and treatment of this adverse event. This case(More)
Infective endocarditis is a life-threatening disease which may be complicated by ring-valve abscess. Since this complication increases morbidity and mortality early diagnosis is important. Pericardial effusion complicating infective endocarditis is uncommon and should raise suspicion of the presence of an abscess. We describe 2 patients admitted for(More)
Malignant mesothelioma is primarily an occupational disease of asbestos workers. While there is usually a latent period of 20-40 years between exposure and appearance of the tumor, the duration of exposure may be as short as a single month. Rarely, it may appear in family members and others living with asbestos workers who might be exposed to asbestos from(More)
BACKGROUND Risk factors associated with LP are frequent in patients older than 60 years old who are hospitalized with pneumonia. The aim of the study was to define the incidence, epidemiological and clinical features of LP in this age group in Northern Israel. STUDY DESIGN The study was prospective and conducted for one year during the period(More)
Brucellosis is a multi-organ infectious disease which affects the genito-urinary system in 2-10% of cases, mainly as orchitis. There have been very few reports in Israel of genito-urinary system involvement in patients with brucellosis, possible due to a low index of suspicion. Identification of brucella orchitis would result in proper medical treatment,(More)
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