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We present a unique case of acute bacterial prostatitis caused by a very rare human pathogen, Raoultella planticola, in a renal allograft recipient 3.5 months post transplantation. Only a few cases of human infection by this pathogen have been reported worldwide. The present study reports the case of a 67-year-old man who was admitted to our transplant unit(More)
BACKGROUND Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection depletes CD4+ lymphocytes, which may benefit patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The aim was to compare the course of IBD in HIV patients with a matched group of IBD seronegative patients. METHODS A total of 20 IBD (14 Crohn's disease, 6 ulcerative colitis) HIV infected patients and 40(More)
We present a patient with chronic HIV-1 infection and primary multi-drug resistance, the magnitude of which was underestimated by the baseline genotypic resistance testing (GRT) due to reversion of some of the mutations of the transmitted strain. This resulted in complete failure of his first antiretroviral regimen with rapid appearance of presumably(More)
BACKGROUND Numerous studies have shown that baseline drug resistance patterns may influence the outcome of antiretroviral therapy. Therefore, guidelines recommend drug resistance testing to guide the choice of initial regimen. In addition to optimizing individual patient management, these baseline resistance data enable transmitted drug resistance (TDR) to(More)
Primary effusion lymphoma (PEL) is a unique form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, mainly met in severely immunocompromised, HIV-positive patients. PEL is aetiologically related to human herpes virus-8 (HHV-8) and it usually presents as a lymphomatous body cavity effusion in the absence of a solid tumour mass. Recently, cases of HIV-positive patients with(More)
In this article, we describe the first, to our knowledge, reported case of severe bacteremic upper urinary tract infection with pyonephrosis-in the context of prior chronic urinary tract disease-caused by community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). The patient presented with fever and constitutional symptoms, and computed(More)
The case of an AIDS patient with cytomegalovirus (CMV) retinitis who was treated with cidofovir for 17 consecutive months, without any adverse effect, is presented. In the context of antiretroviral therapy, cidofovir therapeutic regimen was 5 mg/kg of body weight for 2 weeks and 5 mg/kg thereafter every other week. Probenecid, hydration and monitoring for(More)