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BMC Infect Dis ; 21(1): 62, 2021 Jan 13.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33435894

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BACKGROUND: Although traditional diagnostic techniques of infection are mature and price favorable at present, most of them are time-consuming and with a low positivity. Metagenomic next⁃generation sequencing (mNGS) was studied widely because of identification and typing of all pathogens not rely on culture and retrieving all DNA without bias. Based on this background, we aim to detect the difference between mNGS and traditional culture method, and to explore the relationship between mNGS results and the severity, prognosis of infectious patients. METHODS: 109 adult patients were enrolled in our study in Shanghai Tenth People's Hospital from October 2018 to December 2019. The diagnostic results, negative predictive values, positive predictive values, false positive rate, false negative rate, pathogen and sample types were analyzed by using both traditional culture and mNGS methods. Then, the samples and clinical information of 93 patients in the infected group (ID) were collected. According to whether mNGS detected pathogens, the patients in ID group were divided into the positive group of 67 cases and the negative group of 26 cases. Peripheral blood leukocytes, C-reactive protein (CRP), procalcitonin (PCT) and neutrophil counts were measured, and the concentrations of IL-2, IL-4, IL-6, TNF-α, IL-17A, IL-10 and INF-γ in the serum were determined by ELISA. The correlation between the positive detection of pathogens by mNGS and the severity of illness, hospitalization days, and mortality were analyzed. RESULTS: 109 samples were assigned into infected group (ID, 92/109, 84.4%), non-infected group (NID, 16/109, 14.7%), and unknown group (1/109, 0.9%). Blood was the most abundant type of samples with 37 cases, followed by bronchoalveolar lavage fluid in 36 cases, tissue, sputum, pleural effusion, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), pus, bone marrow and nasal swab. In the ID group, the majority of patients were diagnosed with lower respiratory system infections (73/109, 67%), followed by bloodstream infections, pleural effusion and central nervous system infections. The sensitivity of mNGS was significantly higher than that of culture method (67.4% vs 23.6%; P < 0.001), especially in sample types of bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (P = 0.002), blood (P < 0.001) and sputum (P = 0.037), while the specificity of mNGS was not significantly different from culture method (68.8% vs 81.3%; P = 0.41). The number of hospitals stays and 28-day-motality in the positive mNGS group were significantly higher than those in the negative group, and the difference was statistically significant (P < 0.05). Age was significant in multivariate logistic analyses of positive results of mNGS. CONCLUSIONS: The study found that mNGS had a higher sensitivity than the traditional method, especially in blood, bronchoalveolar lavage fluid and sputum samples. And positive mNGS group had a higher hospital stay, 28-day-mortality, which means the positive of pathogen nucleic acid sequences detection may be a potential high-risk factor for poor prognosis of adult patients and has significant clinical value. MNGS should be used more in early pathogen diagnosis in the future.


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Doenças Transmissíveis/diagnóstico , Testes Diagnósticos de Rotina/métodos , Sequenciamento de Nucleotídeos em Larga Escala/métodos , Metagenômica/métodos , Índice de Gravidade de Doença , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Hemocultura/métodos , Líquido da Lavagem Broncoalveolar/microbiologia , China , Doenças Transmissíveis/mortalidade , Feminino , Humanos , Tempo de Internação , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Prognóstico , Estudos Retrospectivos , Sensibilidade e Especificidade , Escarro/microbiologia
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BMC Infect Dis ; 21(1): 19, 2021 Jan 06.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33407229

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BACKGROUND: Exotoxins secreted from Staphylococcus aureus or Streptococcus pyogenes act as superantigens that induce systemic release of inflammatory cytokines and are a common cause of toxic shock syndrome (TSS). However, little is known about TSS caused by coagulase-negative staphylococci (CoNS) and the underlying mechanisms. Here, we present a rare case of TSS caused by Staphylococcus simulans (S. simulans). CASE PRESENTATION: We report the case of a 75-year-old woman who developed pneumococcal pneumonia and bacteremia from S. simulans following an influenza infection. The patient met the clinical criteria for probable TSS, and her symptoms included fever of 39.5 °C, diffuse macular erythroderma, conjunctival congestion, vomiting, diarrhea, liver dysfunction, and disorientation. Therefore, the following treatment was initiated for bacterial pneumonia complicating influenza A with suspected TSS: meropenem (1 g every 8 h), vancomycin (1 g every 12 h), and clindamycin (600 mg every 8 h). Blood cultures taken on the day after admission were positive for CoNS, whereas sputum and pharyngeal cultures grew Streptococcus pneumoniae (Geckler group 4) and methicillin-sensitive S. aureus, respectively. However, exotoxins thought to cause TSS, such as TSS toxin-1 and various enterotoxins, were not detected. The patient's therapy was switched to cefazolin (2 g every 8 h) and clindamycin (600 mg every 8 h) for 14 days based on microbiologic test results. She developed desquamation of the fingers on hospital day 8 and was diagnosed with TSS. Conventional exotoxins, such as TSST-1, and S. aureus enterotoxins were not detected in culture samples. The serum levels of inflammatory cytokines, such as neopterin and IL-6, were high. CD8+ T cells were activated in peripheral blood. Vß2+ population activation, which is characteristic for TSST-1, was not observed in the Vß usage of CD8+ T cells in T cell receptor Vß repertoire distribution analysis. CONCLUSIONS: We present a case of S. simulans-induced TSS. Taken together, we speculate that no specific exotoxins are involved in the induction of TSS in this patient. A likely mechanism is uncontrolled cytokine release (i.e., cytokine storm) induced by non-specific immune reactions against CoNS proliferation.


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Síndrome da Liberação de Citocina/complicações , Choque Séptico/complicações , Infecções Estafilocócicas/complicações , Staphylococcus aureus/isolamento & purificação , Staphylococcus/isolamento & purificação , Streptococcus pneumoniae/isolamento & purificação , Idoso , Antibacterianos/administração & dosagem , Hemocultura , Cefazolina/administração & dosagem , Clindamicina/administração & dosagem , Síndrome da Liberação de Citocina/tratamento farmacológico , Citocinas/sangue , Feminino , Humanos , Testes de Sensibilidade Microbiana , Choque Séptico/tratamento farmacológico , Escarro/microbiologia , Infecções Estafilocócicas/tratamento farmacológico , Infecções Estafilocócicas/microbiologia , Resultado do Tratamento
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BMJ Case Rep ; 14(1)2021 Jan 27.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33504520

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Staphylococcus aureus is a troublesome pathogen, responsible for a broad range of clinical manifestations, ranging from benign skin infections to life-threatening conditions such as endocarditis and osteomyelitis. The kidney can be affected through a rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis mediated by an inflammatory reaction against a superantigen deposited in the glomerulus during the infection's course. This glomerulopathy has a poor prognosis, often leading to chronically impaired kidney function, eventually progressing to end-stage renal disease. Treatment rests on antibiotherapy. Despite the inflammatory role in this disease's pathophysiology, most authors discourage a simultaneous immunosuppressive approach given the concomitant infection. However, there are some reports of success after administration of systemic corticosteroids in these patients. We present a 66-year-old man with a staphylococcus-induced glomerulonephritis brought on by a vascular graft infection, with rapidly deteriorating kidney function despite extraction of the infected graft and 3 weeks of antibiotherapy with achievement of infection control. Kidney function improved after the introduction of corticosteroids. This case highlights the potential role of corticosteroids in selected cases of staphylococcus-induced glomerulonephritis, particularly those in which the infection is under control.


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Lesão Renal Aguda/tratamento farmacológico , Antibacterianos/uso terapêutico , Prótese Vascular , Glomerulonefrite/tratamento farmacológico , Glucocorticoides/uso terapêutico , Infecções Relacionadas à Prótese/tratamento farmacológico , Infecções Estafilocócicas/tratamento farmacológico , Lesão Renal Aguda/etiologia , Lesão Renal Aguda/metabolismo , Lesão Renal Aguda/patologia , Idoso , Complexo Antígeno-Anticorpo/metabolismo , Hemocultura , Complemento C3/metabolismo , Remoção de Dispositivo , Progressão da Doença , Glomerulonefrite/etiologia , Glomerulonefrite/metabolismo , Glomerulonefrite/patologia , Humanos , Imunoglobulina A/metabolismo , Masculino , Metilprednisolona/uso terapêutico , Prednisolona/uso terapêutico , Infecções Relacionadas à Prótese/complicações , Infecções Estafilocócicas/complicações , Staphylococcus aureus
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BMJ Case Rep ; 14(1)2021 Jan 25.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33495170

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It is recognised that infective endocarditis is frequently a challenging diagnosis to make, as it may present with a range of non-specific symptoms. A middle-aged man was admitted with an 8-day history of profuse non-bloody diarrhoea and vomiting. He had no medical history and no identifiable risk factors for infective endocarditis, and so this in combination with the patient's atypical symptoms presented a diagnostic challenge. The patient was eventually diagnosed with a Staphylococcus aureus right-sided infective endocarditis. This case report explores the events which led to this diagnosis and demonstrates a number of unique learning points. It also highlights the importance of maintaining an open mind and being prepared to revise an initial diagnosis in the face of medical uncertainty.


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Bacteriemia/diagnóstico , Disenteria/diagnóstico , Endocardite Bacteriana/diagnóstico por imagem , Pneumonia/diagnóstico , Embolia Pulmonar/diagnóstico por imagem , Insuficiência da Valva Tricúspide/diagnóstico por imagem , Bacteriemia/complicações , Hemocultura , Proteína C-Reativa , Diagnóstico Diferencial , Diarreia/fisiopatologia , Escore de Alerta Precoce , Ecocardiografia , Endocardite Bacteriana/complicações , Endocardite Bacteriana/fisiopatologia , Humanos , Hipóxia , Ácido Láctico , Leucocitose , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Embolia Pulmonar/etiologia , Infecções Estafilocócicas , Insuficiência da Valva Tricúspide/etiologia , Vômito/fisiopatologia
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BMJ Case Rep ; 14(1)2021 Jan 25.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33495173

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Surgery for prosthetic valve endocarditis in the mitral valve position is still challenging for surgeons. Reconstruction of the mitral annulus is useful for patients with a mitral annulus disputed by infection. Here, we report a redo mitral valve replacement using a collar-reinforced tissue valve, which was inserted into a mitral annulus reconstructed with a bovine patch. Though the preoperative blood culture detected Streptococcus anginosus, the intraoperative culture detected methicillin-resistant coagulase-negative staphylococci (MRCNS). MRCNS is rarely detected because of its indolent nature.


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Antibacterianos/uso terapêutico , Endocardite Bacteriana/terapia , Implante de Prótese de Valva Cardíaca , Próteses Valvulares Cardíacas , Estenose da Valva Mitral/cirurgia , Infecções Relacionadas à Prótese/terapia , Infecções Estafilocócicas/terapia , Infecções Estreptocócicas/terapia , Idoso , Ampicilina/uso terapêutico , Hemocultura , Daptomicina/uso terapêutico , Desbridamento , Ecocardiografia , Endocardite Bacteriana/complicações , Endocardite Bacteriana/microbiologia , Feminino , Humanos , Embolia Intracraniana/diagnóstico por imagem , Embolia Intracraniana/etiologia , Imagem por Ressonância Magnética , Resistência a Meticilina/fisiologia , Infecções Relacionadas à Prótese/microbiologia , Procedimentos Cirúrgicos Reconstrutivos , Reoperação , Staphylococcus/isolamento & purificação , Staphylococcus/fisiologia , Streptococcus anginosus/isolamento & purificação , Streptococcus anginosus/fisiologia , Sulbactam/uso terapêutico
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BMJ Case Rep ; 14(1)2021 Jan 25.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33495174

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Constrictive pericarditis is a relatively uncommon form of cardiac failure and presents due to scarring and consequent loss of the normal elasticity of the pericardial sac. This results in abnormal/limited ventricular filling and symptoms of heart failure. The aetiology is varied, from infective causes to idiopathic causes, or can manifest after cardiothoracic surgery. This case involves a 46-year-old man presenting with acute group A beta haemolytic streptococcus infection, and over the subsequent 6 months develops constrictive pericarditis due to what is believed to be a rheumatic aetiology. The patient subsequently underwent pericardiectomy and had restoration of normal filling dynamics confirmed on follow-up echocardiography. This case provides a subject matter for the review of the features of constrictive pericarditis and its investigation and management. This case is that it highlights the fact that pericarditis is not a benign condition. Emerging evidence suggests that pericarditis is due to a failure in inflammatory regulatory mechanisms, and patients suffering this condition have a preponderance to 'autoinflammation'. Pericarditis should be recognised early and treated fully with anti-inflammatory agents.


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Bacteriemia/diagnóstico , Pericardite Constritiva/diagnóstico , Cardiopatia Reumática/diagnóstico , Infecções Estreptocócicas/diagnóstico , Antibacterianos/uso terapêutico , Antiestreptolisina/imunologia , Bacteriemia/complicações , Bacteriemia/tratamento farmacológico , Hemocultura , Proteína C-Reativa/imunologia , Cateterismo Cardíaco , Ceftriaxona/uso terapêutico , Eletrocardiografia , Hospitalização , Humanos , Imagem por Ressonância Magnética , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Pericardiectomia , Pericardite Constritiva/etiologia , Pericardite Constritiva/fisiopatologia , Pericardite Constritiva/cirurgia , Combinação Piperacilina e Tazobactam/uso terapêutico , Cardiopatia Reumática/etiologia , Cardiopatia Reumática/fisiopatologia , Cardiopatia Reumática/cirurgia , Infecções Estreptocócicas/complicações , Infecções Estreptocócicas/tratamento farmacológico , Streptococcus pyogenes , Pressão Ventricular
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Rev. Pesqui. (Univ. Fed. Estado Rio J., Online) ; 13: 17-26, jan.-dez. 2021. tab
Artigo em Inglês, Português | LILACS, BDENF - Enfermagem | ID: biblio-1145877

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Objetivo: verificar a demanda de hemoculturas, aspirados traqueais e uroculturas realizadas no HU-UNIVASF/ EBSERH e a prevalência dos microrganismos identificados no período de janeiro a junho de 2016. Métodos: estudo retrospectivo documental com abordagem quantitativa. Resultados: o setor de microbiologia realizou 488 hemoculturas, 427 uroculturas e 197 aspirados traqueais. A positividade de hemoculturas mostrou-se entre 10,9 à 25,7%, e o percentual de contaminações variou de 6,8 à 14,0%. Os microrganismos mais prevalência nas hemoculturas foram Staphylococcus epidermidis (23,7%), Staphylococcus aureus (19,3%) e Klebisiella pneumoniae (9,6%). Nas uroculturas foram Klebisiella pneumoniae (23,1%), Candida sp. (13,5%) e Escherichia coli (12,5%). Nos aspirados traqueais foram Acinetobacter baumannii (29,2%), Pseudomonas aeruginosa (26,6%) e Staphylococcus aureus (16,2%). Conclusão: a cultura mais solicitada foi hemocultura. A bactéria mais prevalente nas hemoculturas foi Staphylococcus epidermidis, nos aspirados traqueais Acinetobacter baumannii e nas uroculturas Klebisiella pneumoniae


Objective: the study's purpose has been to verify the demand for blood cultures, tracheal aspirates and urine cultures performed at a University Hospital from the Universidade Federal do Vale do São Francisco (HU-UNIVASF/EBSERH), as well as the predominance of microorganisms identified over the period from January to June 2016. Methods: it is a retrospective documentary study with a quantitative approach. Results: the microbiology sector carried out 488 blood cultures, 427 urine cultures and 197 tracheal aspirates. The positivity of blood cultures was between 10.9 and 25.7%, and the percentage of contaminations ranged from 6.8 to 14.0%. The most prevalent microorganisms in blood cultures were Staphylococcus epidermidis (23.7%), Staphylococcus aureus (19.3%) and Klebsiella pneumoniae (9.6%). In urine cultures were Klebsiella pneumoniae (23.1%), Candida sp. (13.5%) and Escherichia coli (12.5%). In tracheal aspirates were Acinetobacter baumannii (29.2%), Pseudomonas aeruginosa (26.6%) and Staphylococcus aureus (16.2%). Conclusion: the most requested culture was blood culture. The most prevalent bacterium in blood cultures was Staphylococcus epidermidis, in tracheal aspirates was Acinetobacter baumannii, and in urine cultures was Klebsiella pneumoniae


Objetivo: el propósito del trabajo es verificar la demanda de hemocultivos, aspirados traqueales y urocultivos realizados en el Hospital Universitário de la Universidade Federal do Vale do São Francisco (HU-UNIVASF/ EBSERH) y la prevalencia de los microorganismos identificados en el período de enero a junio de 2016. Métodos: este trabajo es un estudio retrospectivo documental con abordaje cuantitativo. Resultados: el sector de microbiología realizó 488 hemocultivos, 427 urocultivos y 197 aspirados traqueales. La positividad de hemocultivos se mostró entre el 10,9 al 25,7%, y el porcentaje de contaminaciones varía de 6,8 a 14,0%. Los microorganismos más prevalentes en los hemocultivos fueron Staphylococcus epidermidis (23,7%), Staphylococcus aureus (19,3%) y Klebsiella pneumoniae (9,6%). En los urocultivos fueron Klebisiella pneumoniae (23,1%), Candida sp. (13,5%) y Escherichia coli (12,5%). En los aspirados traqueales fueron Acinetobacter baumannii (29,2%), Pseudomonas aeruginosa (26,6%) y Staphylococcus aureus (16,2%). Conclusión: la cultura más solicitada fue hemocultivo. La bacteria más prevalente en los hemocultivos fue Staphylococcus epidermidis, en los aspirados traqueales, Acinetobacter baumannii y en los urocultivos, Klebisiella pneumoniae


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Urina/microbiologia , Infecção Hospitalar/microbiologia , Infecção Hospitalar/epidemiologia , Técnicas Bacteriológicas/métodos , Hemocultura , Staphylococcus aureus , Staphylococcus epidermidis , Prevalência , Acinetobacter baumannii , Escherichia coli , Hospitais Universitários , Klebsiella pneumoniae
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BMC Infect Dis ; 20(1): 816, 2020 Nov 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33167886

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BACKGROUND: The prevalence of Staphylococcus aureus varies depending on the healthcare facility, region and country. To understand its genetic diversity, transmission, dissemination, epidemiology and evolution in a particular geographical location, it is important to understand the similarities and variations in the population being studied. This can be achieved by using various molecular characterisation techniques. This study aimed to provide detailed molecular characterisation of South African mecA-positive S. aureus blood culture isolates by describing the SCCmec types, spa types and to lesser extent, the sequence types obtained from two consecutive national surveillance studies. METHODS: S. aureus blood culture isolates from a national laboratory-based and enhanced surveillance programme were identified and antimicrobial susceptibility testing was performed using automated systems. A real-time PCR assay confirmed the presence of the methicillin-resistance determinant, mecA. Conventional PCR assays were used to identify the SCCmec type and spa type, which was subsequently analysed using the Ridom StaphType™ software. Multilocus sequence typing was performed on selected isolates using conventional methods. MRSA clones were defined by their sequence type (ST), SCCmec type and spa type. RESULTS: A detailed description of findings is reported in this manuscript. SCCmec type III predominated overall followed by type IV. A total of 71 different spa types and 24 novel spa types were observed. Spa type t037 was the most common and predominated throughout followed by t1257. Isolates were multidrug resistant; isolates belonging to all SCCmec types were resistant to most of the antibiotics with the exception of type I; isolates with spa type t045 showed resistance to all antibiotics except vancomycin. The most diverse SCCmec-spa type complex was composed of the SCCmec type IV element and 53 different spa types. CONCLUSION: Although ST data was limited, thereby limiting the number of clones that could be identified, the circulating clones were relatively diverse.


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Proteínas de Bactérias/genética , Variação Genética , Sequências Repetitivas Dispersas/genética , Staphylococcus aureus Resistente à Meticilina/genética , Proteínas de Ligação às Penicilinas/genética , Infecções Estafilocócicas/epidemiologia , Proteína Estafilocócica A/genética , Antibacterianos/farmacologia , Antibacterianos/uso terapêutico , Proteínas de Bactérias/sangue , Hemocultura , Farmacorresistência Bacteriana Múltipla/efeitos dos fármacos , Farmacorresistência Bacteriana Múltipla/genética , Humanos , Meticilina/farmacologia , Meticilina/uso terapêutico , Resistência a Meticilina/efeitos dos fármacos , Staphylococcus aureus Resistente à Meticilina/efeitos dos fármacos , Staphylococcus aureus Resistente à Meticilina/isolamento & purificação , Testes de Sensibilidade Microbiana , Tipagem de Sequências Multilocus , Proteínas de Ligação às Penicilinas/sangue , Reação em Cadeia da Polimerase em Tempo Real , África do Sul/epidemiologia , Infecções Estafilocócicas/tratamento farmacológico , Infecções Estafilocócicas/microbiologia , Vancomicina/farmacologia , Vancomicina/uso terapêutico
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BMC Infect Dis ; 20(1): 785, 2020 Oct 21.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33087051

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BACKGROUND: Literature is scarce regarding oral step down to beta-lactams in bacteremic urinary tract infections. Oral fluoroquinolones are an accepted and common step down for bacteremic urinary tract infections; however, their use is associated with mounting safety concerns. We compared clinical cure in patients with E. coli bacteremic urinary tract infections who were stepped down to oral beta-lactams compared to oral fluoroquinolones. METHODS: This multicentre retrospective cohort study included patients with first positive concurrent urine and blood cultures from January 2016 to December 2016. Patients were included if they received empiric intravenous beta-lactam therapy with step down to either oral beta-lactam or fluoroquinolone for treatment completion. The primary outcome was clinical cure. Secondary outcomes were length of hospitalization, all-cause mortality and C. difficile infection. Multivariate analysis and propensity score were used to control for confounding. RESULTS: A total of 207 patients were identified with bacteremic E.coli urinary tract infections. Clinical cure was achieved in 72/77 (94%) in the oral beta-lactam group versus 127/130 (98%) in the oral fluoroquinolone group (absolute difference - 4.2, 95% confidence interval [CI] -10.3 to 1.9%, p = 0.13). The adjusted odds ratio (OR) for clinical cure with oral beta-lactams was 0.31 (95% CI 0.05-1.90, p = 0.21); propensity score adjusted analysis showed a similar result. There was no statistically significant difference in secondary outcomes. CONCLUSIONS: Oral beta-lactams appear to be a safe and effective step down option in bacteremic E. coli urinary tract infections compared to oral fluoroquinolones.


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Antibacterianos/uso terapêutico , Bacteriemia/tratamento farmacológico , Infecções por Escherichia coli/tratamento farmacológico , Escherichia coli/isolamento & purificação , Fluoroquinolonas/uso terapêutico , Infecções Urinárias/tratamento farmacológico , beta-Lactamas/uso terapêutico , Administração Oral , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Antibacterianos/administração & dosagem , Antibacterianos/efeitos adversos , Bacteriemia/microbiologia , Hemocultura , Infecções por Clostridium/diagnóstico , Infecções por Clostridium/microbiologia , Infecções por Escherichia coli/microbiologia , Feminino , Fluoroquinolonas/administração & dosagem , Fluoroquinolonas/efeitos adversos , Humanos , Tempo de Internação , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Estudos Retrospectivos , Resultado do Tratamento , Infecções Urinárias/microbiologia , beta-Lactamas/administração & dosagem , beta-Lactamas/efeitos adversos
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BMC Infect Dis ; 20(1): 665, 2020 Sep 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32907533

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BACKGROUND: Pseudomonas aeruginosa (P. aeruginosa) is a major Gram-negative pathogen, which has been reported to result in high mortality. We aim to investigate the prognostic value and optimum cut-off point of time-to-positivity (TTP) of blood culture in children with P. aeruginosa bacteremia. METHODS: From August 2014 to November 2018, we enrolled the inpatients with P. aeruginosa bacteremia in a 1500-bed tertiary teaching hospital in Chongqing, China retrospectively. Receiver operating characteristic (ROC) analysis was used to determine the optimum cut-off point of TTP, and logistic regression were employed to explore the risk factors for in-hospital mortality and septic shock. RESULTS: Totally, 52 children with P. aeruginosa bacteremia were enrolled. The standard cut-off point of TTP was18 h. Early TTP (≤18 h) group patients had remarkably higher in-hospital mortality (42.9% vs 9.7%, P = 0.014), higher incidence of septic shock (52.4% vs12.9%, P = 0.06), higher Pitt bacteremia scores [3.00 (1.00-5.00) vs 1.00 (1.00-4.00), P = 0.046] and more intensive care unit admission (61.9% vs 22.6%, P = 0.008) when compared with late TTP (> 18 h) groups. Multivariate analysis indicated TTP ≤18 h, Pitt bacteremia scores ≥4 were the independent risk factors for in-hospital mortality (OR 5.88, 95%CI 1.21-21.96, P = 0.035; OR 4.95, 95%CI 1.26-27.50, P = 0.024; respectively). The independent risk factors for septic shock were as follows: TTP ≤18 h, Pitt bacteremia scores ≥4 and hypoalbuminemia (OR 6.30, 95%CI 1.18-33.77, P = 0.032; OR 8.15, 95%CI 1.15-42.43, P = 0.014; OR 6.46, 95% CI 1.19-33.19 P = 0.031; respectively). CONCLUSIONS: Early TTP (≤18 hours) appeared to be associated with worse outcomes for P. aeruginosa bacteremia children.


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Bacteriemia/diagnóstico , Hemocultura , Infecções por Pseudomonas/diagnóstico , Pseudomonas aeruginosa/isolamento & purificação , Bacteriemia/mortalidade , Criança , Pré-Escolar , China , Feminino , Mortalidade Hospitalar , Hospitalização , Humanos , Lactente , Unidades de Terapia Intensiva , Modelos Logísticos , Masculino , Prognóstico , Infecções por Pseudomonas/microbiologia , Infecções por Pseudomonas/mortalidade , Curva ROC , Estudos Retrospectivos , Fatores de Risco , Choque Séptico/mortalidade , Centros de Atenção Terciária , Fatores de Tempo
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BMC Infect Dis ; 20(1): 680, 2020 Sep 17.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32942993

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BACKGROUND: Although the risk factors for positive follow-up blood cultures (FUBCs) in gram-negative bacteremia (GNB) have not been investigated extensively, FUBC has been routinely carried out in many acute care hospitals. We attempted to identify the risk factors and develop a predictive scoring model for positive FUBC in GNB cases. METHODS: All adults with GNB in a tertiary care hospital were retrospectively identified during a 2-year period, and GNB cases were assigned to eradicable and non-eradicable groups based on whether removal of the source of infection was possible. We performed multivariate logistic analyses to identify risk factors for positive FUBC and built predictive scoring models accordingly. RESULTS: Out of 1473 GNB cases, FUBCs were carried out in 1268 cases, and the results were positive in 122 cases. In case of eradicable source of infection, we assigned points according to the coefficients from the multivariate logistic regression analysis: Extended spectrum beta-lactamase-producing microorganism (+ 1 point), catheter-related bloodstream infection (+ 1), unfavorable treatment response (+ 1), quick sequential organ failure assessment score of 2 points or more (+ 1), administration of effective antibiotics (- 1), and adequate source control (- 2). In case of non-eradicable source of infection, the assigned points were end-stage renal disease on hemodialysis (+ 1), unfavorable treatment response (+ 1), and the administration of effective antibiotics (- 2). The areas under the curves were 0.861 (95% confidence interval [95CI] 0.806-0.916) and 0.792 (95CI, 0.724-0.861), respectively. When we applied a cut-off of 0, the specificities and negative predictive values (NPVs) in the eradicable and non-eradicable sources of infection groups were 95.6/92.6% and 95.5/95.0%, respectively. CONCLUSIONS: FUBC is commonly carried out in GNB cases, but the rate of positive results is less than 10%. In our simple predictive scoring model, zero scores-which were easily achieved following the administration of effective antibiotics and/or adequate source control in both groups-had high NPVs. We expect that the model reported herein will reduce the necessity for FUBCs in GNB cases.


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Bacteriemia/etiologia , Bacteriemia/microbiologia , Hemocultura , Infecções por Bactérias Gram-Negativas/tratamento farmacológico , Infecções por Bactérias Gram-Negativas/microbiologia , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Antibacterianos/uso terapêutico , Bacteriemia/tratamento farmacológico , Feminino , Seguimentos , Bactérias Gram-Negativas/metabolismo , Infecções por Bactérias Gram-Negativas/complicações , Humanos , Falência Renal Crônica/microbiologia , Modelos Logísticos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Modelos Teóricos , Curva ROC , Estudos Retrospectivos , Fatores de Risco , Resultado do Tratamento , beta-Lactamases/metabolismo
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Am J Trop Med Hyg ; 103(5): 1834-1837, 2020 11.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32748775

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Leptospira spp. are fastidious and slow-growing bacteria, making recovery difficult and diagnostic sensitivity in the clinical setting low. However, collection of Leptospira isolates is valuable for epidemiological and laboratory research. Severe leptospirosis cases may present as septic shock, and the differential diagnosis often includes bacterial septicemia, leading clinicians to collect blood cultures. Here, we report the successful isolation of pathogenic Leptospira spp. from blood culture bottles (targeting aerobic bacteria incubated at 37°C) from a 64-year-old man admitted with septic shock. The patient presented with 4 days of fever, severe hypotension, transient atrial fibrillation, jaundice, and oliguric renal failure. After admission, intravenous ceftriaxone plus azithromycin was given with fluid resuscitation, norepinephrine infusion, invasive mechanical ventilation, and renal replacement therapy. He was discharged from the hospital 16 days after admission. Using the blood sample obtained on admission, the diagnosis of leptospirosis was confirmed by multiplex real-time PCR (targeting bacterial 16S rRNA and LipL32 gene). We collected 200 µL from the blood culture bottle to inoculate a 5-mL Ellinghausen, McCullough, Johnson, and Harris media supplemented with 5% fetal bovine serum. After 2 weeks of incubation at 30°C, Leptospira strains were identified and confirmed by real-time PCR. Genotyping was undertaken using the multi-locus sequence typing (MLST) scheme#1. The isolate matched with ST50 isolates in the PUbMLST database. This case provides evidence that in tropical countries, severe leptospirosis should be considered in patients who present with symptoms of sepsis. Pathogenic Leptospira may be successfully isolated from aerobic blood cultures in routine clinical settings.


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Leptospira/isolamento & purificação , Leptospirose/diagnóstico , Leptospirose/microbiologia , Choque Séptico/microbiologia , Antibacterianos/administração & dosagem , Antibacterianos/uso terapêutico , Azitromicina/administração & dosagem , Azitromicina/uso terapêutico , Hemocultura , Ceftriaxona/administração & dosagem , Ceftriaxona/uso terapêutico , Quimioterapia Combinada , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Choque Séptico/diagnóstico
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BMC Infect Dis ; 20(1): 619, 2020 Aug 24.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32831055

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BACKGROUND: Neisseria macacae was discovered in the oral cavity of monkeys in 1983. In humans, it has been isolated from the upper respiratory tract of neutropenic patients. However, only two cases of N. macacae bacteremia have been reported in a 65-year-old man with infective endocarditis and a 5-month-old child with fever and petechiae. There are no reports of infections in cancer patients. Here, we present two cases of N. macacae bacteremia in cancer patients. CASE PRESENTATION: In the first case, a 42-year-old woman who underwent ovarian cancer surgery presented with duodenal invasion associated with multiple lymph node metastasis. N. macacae was isolated from her blood culture and identified using matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight (MALDI-TOF) mass spectrometry (MS). In the second case, a 69-year-old woman with a long-standing history of esophagogastric junction cancer presented with fever. She had stage IVB cancer with lung, bone, and multiple lymph node metastasis. The last chemotherapy was administered 5 weeks before N. macacae was detected using MALDI-TOF MS and nitrate test negative. In both cases, transthoracic echography showed no vegetation. Antibiotics were administered for 14 and 13 days in the first and second cases, respectively. In both cases, fever alleviated on day 4 of antibiotic administration. Both patients were discharged after their conditions improved. CONCLUSIONS: This, to our knowledge, is the first report of N. macacae bacteremia in cancer patients. Both patients, mucosal damage was observed in the upper gastrointestinal tract. Therefore, exclusion diagnosis suggested that bacteremia invasion was caused by mucosal rupture in both cases. Both cases responded well to treatment with ß-lactam antibiotics and improved after 2 weeks. Modifying the treatment based on the source of the infection may shorten the treatment period. Therefore, further research on N. macacae bacteremia is necessary. Immunocompromised patients such as those with cancer are susceptible to mucosal damage by unusual bacterial species such as N. macacae despite not having contact with monkeys.


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Bacteriemia/tratamento farmacológico , Bacteriemia/microbiologia , Neisseria/patogenicidade , Adulto , Idoso , Antibacterianos/uso terapêutico , Hemocultura/métodos , Endocardite Bacteriana/microbiologia , Neoplasias Esofágicas/microbiologia , Junção Esofagogástrica/patologia , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Neisseria/genética , Neisseria/isolamento & purificação , Neoplasias Ovarianas/microbiologia , RNA Ribossômico 16S , Espectrometria de Massas por Ionização e Dessorção a Laser Assistida por Matriz/métodos
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Acute Med ; 19(2): 83-89, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32840258

RESUMO

BACKGROUND: Positive blood cultures predict mortality. The prognostic value of blood culture performance itself has not been fully defined. METHODS: We evaluated medical admissions from 2002-2017. We defined blood culture category as 1) no culture 2) negative culture 3) positive culture. We employed a multivariable logistic regression model to evaluate outcomes. RESULTS: We evaluated 78,568 blood cultures in 106,586 admissions. 30-day in-hospital mortality for no culture was 2.8% (95%CI 2.7, 2.9), culture negative 8.9% (95%CI 8.5, 9.3) and culture positive 16.7% (95%CI 15.5, 17.9). There was significant interaction between blood culture category and illness severity, OR 1.06 (95%CI 1.05, 1.08), and comorbidity, OR 1.09 (95%CI 1.09, 1.10). CONCLUSION: Performance and results of blood cultures are independently associated with increased mortality.


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Hemocultura , Serviço Hospitalar de Emergência , Mortalidade Hospitalar , Humanos , Prognóstico , Índice de Gravidade de Doença
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(30): e21418, 2020 Jul 24.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32791760

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Patients with infective endocarditis (IE), have high mortality and morbidity, however, its early diagnosis is difficult. Few studies have examined the delayed diagnosis of IE. We aimed to investigate the factors associated with the diagnostic delay of IE.A retrospective cohort study was conducted for consecutive patients diagnosed with IE in an acute care teaching hospital in Japan from April 2006 to March 2018. Time-to-diagnosis was analyzed using a multivariate Cox hazard model for determining factors associated with days required for IE diagnosis. Factors analyzed in the model included age, gender, activities of daily living, Charlson comorbidity index, presence of internal device, chief complaint, inappropriate antibiotics use, shaking chill, fever >38°C, hypoxemia, serum C-reactive protein (CRP) < 10 mg/dL, Staphylococcus aureus as causative pathogen, findings on first echocardiography, resident as a first contact physician, primary care physician as a first contact doctor, and transport measures to the clinic/hospital.There were 145 IE patients with a mean age of 70 years and 90 were male (62.1%). The median time to the diagnosis of definite IE was 13 days and median time to consider the diagnosis of IE from first clinic/hospital visit was 6 days. The time to consider IE diagnosis was significantly delayed in patients who had inappropriate prior antibiotic use (hazard ratio [HR], 1.61; 95% confidence interval [CI], 1.01 to 2.57; P = .045), in patients without fever >38°C (HR, 1.80; 95% CI, 1.11 to 2.90; P = .016), in patients with serum CRP level < 10 mg/dL (HR, 1.53; 95% CI, 1.01 to 2.33; P = .046), and in patients who did not use an ambulance for hospital arrival (HR, 3.18; 95% CI, 1.72 to 5.85; P < .001).Delay in considering IE diagnosis is associated with inappropriate prior antibiotics use, absence of high fever, absence of high CRP level, and use of a hospital arrival vehicle other than an ambulance. For earlier IE diagnosis, inappropriate use of antibiotics should be avoided and IE should not be excluded by relatively low level of temperature or serum CRP.


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Endocardite/diagnóstico , Idoso , Hemocultura , Diagnóstico Tardio , Endocardite/sangue , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Estudos Retrospectivos
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BMC Infect Dis ; 20(1): 578, 2020 Aug 05.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32758181

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BACKGROUND: Gram-positive anaerobic (GPA) bacteria inhabit different parts of the human body as commensals but can also cause bacteremia. In this retrospective observational study, we analyzed GPA bacteremia pathogens before (2013-2015) and after (2016-2018) the introduction of the matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS). METHOD: We conducted a retrospective observational study by searching the microbiology database to identify all positive GPA blood cultures of patients with GPA bacteremia diagnosed using the new technique, MALDI-TOF MS, between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2018; and using a conventional phenotypic method between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2015 at a single tertiary center in Japan. Parvimonas micra (P. micra) (17.5%) was the second most frequently identified GPA (MALDI-TOF MS); we then retrospectively reviewed electronic medical records for 25 P. micra bacteremia cases at our hospital. We also conducted a literature review of published cases in PubMed from January 1, 1980, until December 31, 2019; 27 cases were retrieved. RESULTS: Most cases of P. micra bacteremia were identified after 2015, both, at our institute and from the literature review. They were of mostly elderly patients and had comorbid conditions (malignancies and diabetes). In our cases, laryngeal pharynx (7/25, 28%) and gastrointestinal tract (GIT; 6/25, 24%) were identified as the most likely sources of bacteremia; however, the infection source was not identified in 9 cases (36%). P. micra bacteremia were frequently associated with spondylodiscitis (29.6%), oropharyngeal infection (25.9%), intra-abdominal abscess (14.8%), infective endocarditis (11.1%), septic pulmonary emboli (11.1%), and GIT infection (11.1%) in the literature review. Almost all cases were treated successfully with antibiotics and by abscess drainage. The 30-day mortalities were 4 and 3.7% for our cases and the literature cases, respectively. CONCLUSIONS: Infection sites of P. micra are predominantly associated with GIT, oropharyngeal, vertebral spine, intra-abdominal region, pulmonary, and heart valves. Patients with P. micra bacteremia could have good prognosis following appropriate treatment.


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Bacteriemia/diagnóstico , Firmicutes/química , Bactérias Gram-Positivas/química , Infecções por Bactérias Gram-Positivas/sangue , Infecções por Bactérias Gram-Positivas/diagnóstico , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Antibacterianos/uso terapêutico , Bacteriemia/tratamento farmacológico , Bacteriemia/microbiologia , Hemocultura , Discite/microbiologia , Feminino , Firmicutes/isolamento & purificação , Trato Gastrointestinal/microbiologia , Bactérias Gram-Positivas/isolamento & purificação , Infecções por Bactérias Gram-Positivas/tratamento farmacológico , Infecções por Bactérias Gram-Positivas/microbiologia , Humanos , Japão , Masculino , Testes de Sensibilidade Microbiana , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Orofaringe/microbiologia , Estudos Retrospectivos , Espectrometria de Massas por Ionização e Dessorção a Laser Assistida por Matriz/métodos , Resultado do Tratamento , Adulto Jovem
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BMC Infect Dis ; 20(1): 583, 2020 Aug 06.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32762676

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BACKGROUND: Dengue fever is endemic and a leading health problem in Sri Lanka. Increased incidence of concurrent bacteremia in patients with dengue infection is a recognized complication. However, Staphylococcal endocarditis following dengue fever is uncommon. Quadricuspid aortic valve (QAV) is a rare congenital anomaly and few cases of infective endocarditis have been reported in QAV. CASE PRESENTATION: A 32-year-old Sri Lankan male presented to the National Hospital of Sri Lanka with recurrence of fever and acute left hemiplegia following an uncomplicated recovery of dengue fever. He was diagnosed to have Staphylococcal infective endocarditis of quadricuspid aortic valve, with septic emboli to brain and spleen. He was managed with intravenous vancomycin initially, however, due to inadequate response, intravenous linezolid was added. He developed rhabdomyolysis with very high creatine phosphokinase leading to acute kidney injury, which settled with the cessation of linezolid. The patient succumbed to his illness despite aggressive antimicrobial therapy and maximum supportive care while being assessed for aortic valve replacement. CONCLUSIONS: This case illustrates three clinical issues that a clinician should be aware of. Firstly, the possibility of a serious secondary bacterial infection as a cause for recurrence of fever following dengue infection. Secondly, this case highlights the importance of identifying QAV as a cause for complicated infective endocarditis of increased severity. The report also denotes the value of being vigilant of linezolid induced rhabdomyolysis which had a causal relationship with the commencement of the drug and its cessation.


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Valva Aórtica/anormalidades , Dengue/complicações , Endocardite Bacteriana/diagnóstico , Endocardite Bacteriana/etiologia , Doenças das Valvas Cardíacas/diagnóstico , Infecções Estafilocócicas/diagnóstico , Infecções Estafilocócicas/etiologia , Staphylococcus aureus/isolamento & purificação , Lesão Renal Aguda/etiologia , Lesão Renal Aguda/mortalidade , Adulto , Antibacterianos/farmacologia , Antibacterianos/uso terapêutico , Bacteriemia/tratamento farmacológico , Hemocultura , Dengue/tratamento farmacológico , Dengue/virologia , Vírus da Dengue , Endocardite Bacteriana/tratamento farmacológico , Evolução Fatal , Febre/tratamento farmacológico , Humanos , Linezolida/farmacologia , Linezolida/uso terapêutico , Masculino , Rabdomiólise/induzido quimicamente , Rabdomiólise/complicações , Infecções Estafilocócicas/tratamento farmacológico , Infecções Estafilocócicas/microbiologia , Acidente Vascular Cerebral/mortalidade
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BMC Infect Dis ; 20(1): 476, 2020 Jul 06.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32631238

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BACKGROUND: Blood culture-negative endocarditis (BCNE) is diagnosed in 2-7% of patients with infective endocarditis (IE) and recent antibiotic use is a known risk factor. Altered mental status may be a presenting symptom. Besides empiric antibiotics, intravenous anticoagulation using heparin may have a role in the management of such patients. CASE PRESENTATION: A 23-year-old male patient was referred to our center with fever, altered mental status and abnormal gait. Neurologic examination revealed Wernicke's aphasia. Cardiac auscultation revealed systolic murmur at the left sternal border. ECG (electrocardiogram) was unremarkable. Brain MRI showed multiple cerebellar lesions. Transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) demonstrated three large masses on the right ventricle (RV), tricuspid valve (TV), and anterior mitral valve (MV) leaflet. Blood cultures (three sets) were negative. Intravenous heparin therapy was administered. After 48 h, the second TTE demonstrated that one valvular lesion disappeared and the other two lesions showed a significant decrease in size. The patient's neurological symptoms resolved gradually. Further workup for collagen vascular disorders did not show any abnormality. CONCLUSION: BCNE should be considered in patients with fever and neurologic manifestations. TTE should be performed to detect valvular abnormalities. Intravenous heparin could be used in such patients when TTE demonstrate valvular vegetations.


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Anticoagulantes/uso terapêutico , Afasia de Wernicke/tratamento farmacológico , Hemocultura , Ecocardiografia , Endocardite Bacteriana/diagnóstico por imagem , Heparina/uso terapêutico , Administração Intravenosa , Antibacterianos/administração & dosagem , Antibacterianos/uso terapêutico , Anticoagulantes/administração & dosagem , Afasia de Wernicke/microbiologia , Endocardite Bacteriana/sangue , Ventrículos do Coração/diagnóstico por imagem , Ventrículos do Coração/patologia , Heparina/administração & dosagem , Humanos , Masculino , Valva Mitral/diagnóstico por imagem , Valva Mitral/patologia , Resultado do Tratamento , Valva Tricúspide/diagnóstico por imagem , Valva Tricúspide/patologia , Adulto Jovem
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