Suthanya Sornprom

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CONTEXT Pyogenic liver abscesses (PLAs) are the most common form of liver abscesses in the United States. Most cases are caused by enteric bacteria and anaerobes. We report a case of PLA caused by a rare pathogen, Fusobacterium nucleatum, from an unusual primary site of infection. CASE REPORT A 60-year-old male presented with subacute fever. Initial(More)
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea (CDAD) is a major concern of public health worldwide. The risk of CDAD in patients with nasogastric tube (NGT) insertion is controversial. The aim of this study was to assess the risk of incidence of CDAD in patients with NGT insertion. METHODS A literature search was performed using MEDLINE,(More)
A 75-year-old woman presented with altered mental status, septic picture, and influenza-like symptoms. Initial investigations revealed atypical lymphocytosis, thrombocytopenia, elevated liver enzymes, and a positive monospot test result. Further investigation showed the Epstein-Barr virus viral capsid antibody IgM/IgG and Epstein-Barr virus DNA by(More)
Objective. Clostridium difficile infection is a leading cause of nosocomial diarrhea in developed countries. Studies evaluating the associations of increased risk of community-acquired CDAD and the use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) have yielded inconclusive results. We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to compare the odds of(More)
AIM To investigate the association between hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection and risk of renal cell carcinoma (RCC). METHODS A literature search was performed from inception until February 2016. Studies that reported relative risks, odd ratios, hazard ratios or standardized incidence ratio comparing the risk of RCC among HCV-infected participants vs those(More)
Viral meningitis caused by varicella-zoster virus (VZV) is an uncommon neurological complication of herpes zoster. It may occur before or after the onset of the vesicular rash along the dermatomal distribution, which is the classic presentation of herpes zoster. We describe a case of a 51-year-old immunocompetent Caucasian man who presented with neck and(More)
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