Michael J. Chusid

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Several closely related disease entities make up the idiopathic hypereosinophilic syndrome (HES). The syndrome is manifest by persistent and prolonged eosinophilia with organ damage. A group of 14 patients had hematologic, cardiac, and neurologic abnormalities attributable to this disease. Patient survival and response to chemotherapy was significantly(More)
We report the survival of a 15-year-old girl in whom clinical rabies developed one month after she was bitten by a bat. Treatment included induction of coma while a native immune response matured; rabies vaccine was not administered. The patient was treated with ketamine, midazolam, ribavirin, and amantadine. Probable drug-related toxic effects included(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the apparent increase in the diagnosis of Lemierre syndrome (LS) and other Fusobacterium necrophorum infections at a large children's hospital. Infections with F necrophorum ranged from peritonsillar abscess to potentially fatal LS. LS is an oropharyngeal infection characterized by septic thrombophlebitis of head and neck veins,(More)
BACKGROUND In 2009, pandemic H1N1 influenza caused significant morbidity and mortality worldwide. We describe the clinical and epidemiologic characteristics of children and adolescents hospitalized for 2009 H1N1 infections in Milwaukee, Wisconsin from April 2009 to August 2009. METHODS We conducted retrospective chart reviews of hospitalized patients with(More)
Chronic nodular pneumonia is unusual in children. Three children are described who presented with diffuse nodular pulmonary disease and in whom lung biopsy demonstratedAspergillus infection. One child was known to have chronic granulomatous disease of childhood (CGD) and further investigation demonstrated CGD in the other two patients as well. These cases(More)
During the spring of 1993 an estimated 403000 residents of the greater Milwaukee, Wisconsin area experienced gastrointestinal illness due to infection with the parasite Cryptosporidium parvum following contamination of the city's water supply. To define the clinical, laboratory and epidemiologic features of outbreak-associated cryptosporidiosis in children,(More)
Severe rhabdomyolysis following an influenza B infection developed in a previously well 13-year-old girl. There was no history of trauma. Her course was complicated by episodes of severe hyperkalemia, hypocalcemia, hyperphosphatemia, and myoglobinuria. Renal failure, hypertension, and life-threatening arrhythmias developed; she died. Muscle biopsy revealed(More)