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Five episodes of nontyphoid salmonella infection following total hip replacement in four patients were studied. In three patients the infection occurred in the immediate postoperative period while prophylactic antibiotics were being administered. The fourth patient had bilateral total hip replacements five years apart with two nontyphoid salmonella(More)
Twenty-five patients with psoriatic arthritis were studied by echocardiography in view of the known association of related seronegative arthropathies with aortic-valve lesions. The study group included 15 men and ten women with a mean age of 46.5 +/- 14.6 years. Twenty-two patients suffered from peripheral disease whereas three also had axial involvement.(More)
We report the case of a pregnant woman with leptospirosis who gave birth to a healthy baby. We also review 15 previously reported cases of leptospirosis in pregnancy. Of these 15 cases, eight women had abortions, two delivered healthy babies, and four delivered babies who had signs of active leptospirosis; in one case, the fate of the fetus was not stated.(More)
Antibiotic cost information was added to the computerized print-out for each patient of microbiology culture results, next to the antibiotic susceptibility list. During the first six months of this addition, the average monthly cost of antibiotics decreased by 16.5% ($7636) compared to the 12 months period preceding the study period. The average antibiotic(More)
Sterile hemorrhagic cystitis following cyclophosphamide (Cph) therapy is a relatively frequent and well-documented phenomenon. On the other hand, cancer of the urinary bladder associated with Cph therapy is rarely observed. We present two cases and summarize 32 patients reported in the literature. Thirty patients had malignant disease elsewhere, 27 of them(More)
Five cases of nontyphoid salmonella infection among renal transplant recipients are reported, and 32 cases from the literature are reviewed. Contrary to the nontyphoid salmonella infection in normal hosts, such infection in renal transplant recipients manifested as bacteremia (62%) and in extraintestinal foci (35%). Asymptomatic bacteriuria, at times(More)
Two cases of murine typhus with prolonged neurologic manifestations appearing after the febrile stage of the illness are described. One patient had behavioral and memory disturbances for almost 18 months after defervescence, which terminated gradually without specific therapy. The second patient had similar manifestations over a period of weeks that rapidly(More)
Q fever is an zoonosis caused by Coxiella burnetti, the clinical features of which are often nonspecific and self-limited. Involvement of the central nervous system is rare and is usually seen as a complication of endocarditis caused by this rickettsial organism in the chronic disease. Specific neurological manifestations in the course of the acute illness(More)
Human leptospirosis is an infectious disease that is a substantial problem in the Third World, but it can occur in developed countries as well. Survivors of the acute disease are considered to recover without sequelae, though little literature exists on long-term follow-up among these patients. Eleven patients, at an average of 22 years after acute(More)
One hundred and twenty-one cases of murine typhus and spotted fever in Israel between 1976 and 1985 in the Chaim Sheba Medical Center are reviewed. Clinical manifestations of murine typhus were similar to those described previously, but those of spotted fever were different from classical Mediterranean spotted fever: rash was present in 87% but eschar was(More)