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Microbiology

The rare case of Kikuchi’s disease

13 Mar, 14 | by Kristy Ebanks

A rare case of axillary lymphadenopathy

We have some very interesting images for you but, can you answer the questions below?

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1. How would have initially managed this patient?
2. How should axilliary lymphadenopathy be investigated?
3. Which conditions would you want to exclude?

If you don’t know the answers or want to know more read ‘A rare cause of axillary lymphadenopathy: Kikuchi’s disease

Microbiology: Cryptococccal meningoencephalitis after H1N1 influenza

6 Dec, 12 | by Emma

Here the authors report a case of cryptococcal meningoencehalitis associated with the H1N1 pandemic.

Seema Biswas
Editor-in-Chief

Cryptococccal meningoencephalitis after H1N1 influenza

Microbiology: Sepsis, meningitis and cerebral abscesses caused by Citrobacter koseri

28 Nov, 12 | by Emma

Neonates have the highest incidence of bacterial meningitis. Here the authors report the case of a neonate with Citrobacter koseri – a rare cause of meningitis and cerebral abscess.

Seema Biswas
Editor-in-Chief

Sepsis, meningitis and cerebral abscesses caused by Citrobacter koseri

Microbiology: Clinical aspects of congenital syphilis with Hutchinson’s triad

21 Nov, 12 | by Emma

This case from Brazil describes interstitial keratitis, deafness and dental defects characterising Hutchinson’s triad resulting from congenital syphilis in a seven year old girl.

Seema Biswas
Editor-in-Chief

Clinical aspects of congenital syphilis with Hutchinson’s triad

Microbiology: A 12-day-old male newborn with extensive vesicles and fever

14 Nov, 12 | by Emma

Here a 12 day neonate presents with a fever and generalised vesicular rash. Fortunately, he recovers with intravenous acyclovir…

Seema Biswas
Editor-in-Chief

A 12-day-old male newborn with extensive vesicles and fever

Microbiology: Nosocomial meningitis caused by gas producing Klebsiella pneumoniae

7 Nov, 12 | by Emma

Here the authors describe a case of gas forming Klebsiella pneumonia causing fatal meningitis in a 40 year old woman.

Seema Biswas
Editor-in-Chief

Nosocomial meningitis caused by gas producing Klebsiella pneumoniae

Microbiology: Diphtheroids as a cause of endocarditis in a haemodialysis patient

31 Oct, 12 | by Emma

Dipheroids are usually regarded as skin or mucous membrane commensals. In this case from Jamaica the authors describe the role of the bacteria in fatal infective endocarditis.

Diphtheroids as a cause of endocarditis in a haemodialysis patient

Seema Biswas
Editor-in-Chief

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