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11/146. citrobacter diversus urosepsis and cerebral abscess in a child with antenatal hydronephrosis.

    One percent of all pregnancies are found to have an antenatal abnormality; of these, 20% involve the genitourinary system. Today, controversy still exists regarding the postnatal management of some antenatal abnormalities detected by ultrasound. We present a case in which antenatal hydronephrosis initially detected by ultrasound appeared to resolve in utero. Postnatally, the child developed citrobacter diversus urosepsis, meningitis, and cerebral abscess. Voiding cystourethrogram obtained after resolution of sepsis revealed grade IV reflux. This case underscores the importance of a full postnatal evaluation for all children with antenatal hydronephrosis and alerts clinicians to a virulent pathogen not commonly associated with urinary tract infection.
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12/146. Infected cephalohematoma associated with sepsis and skull osteomyelitis: report of one case.

    osteomyelitis is rarely complicated by an infected cephalohematoma. We report a case of an infected cephalohematoma associated with escherichia coli sepsis and osteomyelitis of the skull. This 37-day-old boy had E. coli sepsis, which had a poor response to antibiotic treatment. An infected cephalohematoma was found when he was 43 days old. Cranial computed tomography (CT) scanning showed cephalohematoma with abscess formation and underlying bony destruction over the left parietal region. Antibiotics alone could not eradicate the infection. Extensive incision, drainage, and debridement of the necrotic bone resulted in prompt improvement. Three weeks of ceftizoxime administered intravenously, followed by 3 weeks of cefixime given orally completed the treatment course.
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13/146. citrobacter sepsis and severe newborn respiratory failure supported with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation.

    An infant with fulminant citrobacter sepsis and respiratory failure is presented. The severity of respiratory failure and the need for systemic heparinization on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation delayed the opportunity of initial lumbar puncture to rule out meningitis. The infant was successfully treated with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation and long-term antibiotics. Repeated cranial computed tomography scans remained negative for intracerebral abscesses, and the infant is within normal limits for growth, neurologic status, and developmental status.
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14/146. Endogenous klebsiella pneumoniae endophthalmitis associated with prostate abscess: case report.

    A young alcoholic and heavy smoker was admitted because of klebsiella pneumoniae bacteremia. The abdominal and pelvic computed tomography with enhancement revealed an abscess in the right prostate. He experienced blurred vision of his left eye on the third day during admission. Initial ocular examination revealed mild reaction in the anterior chamber and vitreous as well as multiple Roth's spots in the retina. The administration of empirical antibiotics including cefazolin and gentamicin intravenously was changed to ceftriaxone and amikacin after ophthalmologic consultation. After parenteral antibiotics for 3 weeks, the systemic condition was controlled, and the vision remained stable. During the past decades, many cases of endogenous klebsiella pneumoniae endophthalmitis associated with liver abscess were reported in taiwan. However, documented reports of this condition associated with a prostate abscess are rare. This case, classified as posterior focal endogenous endophthalmitis, had good prognosis under appropriate antibiotic treatment. early diagnosis and prompt therapy are important for control of sepsis and restoration of vision.
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15/146. Bacterial subretinal abscess: a case report and review of the literature.

    PURPOSE: To report a case of Klebsiella subretinal abscess with a successful visual outcome with treatment and to review the literature pertaining to focal intraocular infection in bacterial endophthalmitis. methods: Clinical data including medical history, findings on physical examination, blood cultures, and an abdominal computed tomographic scan were collected in a 32-year-old man with Klebsiella sepsis, liver abscesses, and a focal subretinal abscess. Ocular data including visual acuity, fundus photographs, fluorescein angiography, and ultrasound were evaluated, as were results of culture and histopathologic studies. RESULTS: Despite immediate intervention, including vitreous tap and intravitreal antibiotics, the eye deteriorated, with enlargement of the abscess. A pars plana vitrectomy was performed in which the subretinal abscess material was removed after an extensive retinectomy of the involved area in association with an endophotocoagulative barrier and intravitreal amikacin without gas or oil tamponade. culture confirmed Klebsiella subretinal infection. A retinal detachment occurred 1 month postoperatively and was successfully repaired. visual acuity was 20/30 and has remained stable for 14 months. CONCLUSION: Klebsiella endophthalmitis with subretinal abscess formation is a rare but devastating ocular condition. In the present case, prompt intervention with extensive retinectomy, complete abscess excision, and intravitreal antibiotic therapy resulted in unprecedented visual recovery.
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16/146. Fatal and non-fatal chromobacterial septicemia: report of two cases.

    chromobacterium violaceum is frequently found in soil and water in tropical and subtropical regions. The organism rarely causes infection in humans, but is associated with a high mortality rate when it occurs. Septicemia associated with abscess in multiple organs such as the liver, skin, lungs, spleen, lymph nodes, and brain has been reported. We report on 2 patients with systemic infections with chromobacterium violaceum. One presented with a fulminant course with multiple organ involvement and died 78 days later. The other presented with a milder course and survived after antibiotic therapy. In conclusion, infection with chromobacterium violaceum is rare but its course is usually fulminant with high mortality especially in patients with sepsis and multiple organ involvement. We hope this report will provide additional information to physicians in the treatment of this disease.
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17/146. Inappropriate medical management of spinal epidural abscess.

    A 67 year old man with longstanding rheumatoid disease was referred to the regional spinal surgery unit with acute onset of paraparesis due to an extensive spinal epidural abscess of the lumbar spine. Ten months previously, he had started antibiotic treatment at another hospital for an epidural abscess arising at the level of the L2-3 disc space. Despite completing seven months of medical treatment with appropriate antibiotics, he had a recrudescence of acute back pain shortly after restarting methotrexate treatment. Urgent anterior spinal decompression with excision of the necrotic vertebral bodies of L1-3 was performed. The indications for the surgical management of spinal epidural abscess are reviewed.
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18/146. Extracolonic manifestations of clostridium difficile infections. Presentation of 2 cases and review of the literature.

    clostridium difficile is most commonly associated with colonic infection. It may, however, also cause disease in a variety of other organ systems. Small bowel involvement is often associated with previous surgical procedures on the small intestine and is associated with a significant mortality rate (4 of 7 patients). When associated with bacteremia, the infection is, as expected, frequently polymicrobial in association with usual colonic flora. The mortality rate among patients with C. difficile bacteremia is 2 of 10 reported patients. Visceral abscess formation involves mainly the spleen, with 1 reported case of pancreatic abscess formation. Frequently these abscesses are only recognized weeks to months after the onset of diarrhea or other colonic symptoms. C. difficile-related reactive arthritis is frequently polyarticular in nature and is not related to the patient's underlying HLA-B27 status. fever is not universally present. The most commonly involved joints are the knee and wrist (involved in 18 of 36 cases). Reactive arthritis begins an average of 11.3 days after the onset of diarrhea and is a prolonged illness, taking an average of 68 days to resolve. Other entities, such as cellulitis, necrotizing fasciitis, osteomyelitis, and prosthetic device infections, can also occur. Localized skin and bone infections frequently follow traumatic injury, implying the implantation of either environmental or the patient's own C. difficile spores with the subsequent development of clinical infection. It is noteworthy that except for cases involving the small intestine and reactive arthritis, most of the cases of extracolonic C. difficile disease do not appear to be strongly related to previous antibiotic exposure. The reason for this is unclear. We hope that clinicians will become more aware of these extracolonic manifestations of infection, so that they may be recognized and treated promptly and appropriately. Such early diagnosis may also serve to prevent extensive and perhaps unnecessary patient evaluations, thus improving resource utilization and shortening length of hospital stay.
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19/146. Myocardial abscess with contained rupture: successful repair.

    Spontaneous rupture of the heart from myocardial abscess is a rare occurrence. Most cases of spontaneous cardiac rupture are due to myocardial infarction. We present a case of a contained rupture of the heart in a patient with staphylococcal septicemia. Although cultures from the pericardial space were negative the macroscopic and clinical picture was compatible with an abscess.
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20/146. Anaerobic bacteremia and necrotizing fasciitis in a patient with Crohn's disease.

    Crohn's disease is a chronic, granulomatous disease that affects the gut that is frequently treated with immunosuppressive therapy. Infectious complications are common and are usually related to the transmural nature of the inflammation, frequently manifesting as abscesses or perianal sepsis. Necrotizing fasciitis has not been reported in Crohn's disease. A case of a fatal necrotizing fasciitis in a patient with Crohn's disease after gut biopsies and corticosteroid therapy is reported.
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