TITLE

Cerebral trypanosomiasis in an incarcerated man

AUTHOR(S)
Nijjar, Satnam S.; del Bigio, Marc R.
PUB. DATE
February 2007
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;2/13/2007, Vol. 176 Issue 4, p448
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents a case of cerebral trypanosomiasis in an incarcenerated man. The biopsy specimen of the lesion had the appearance of a granulomatous abscess with necrosis. The patients has sudden decrease in level of consciousness associated with a left fixed and dilated pupil and right-sided hemiparesis.
ACCESSION #
24112626

 

Related Articles

  • Five main causes of light-near dissociation covered. Charters, Lynda // Ophthalmology Times;8/1/2004, Vol. 29 Issue 15, p52 

    Discusses causes of light-near dissociation. Importance of the response to all pupillary abnormalities; Dorsal brain syndrome. INSET: Take-Home Message.

  • Practical procedures: pupillary responses. Jevon, Phil // Dental Nursing;Jan2010, Vol. 6 Issue 1, p12 

    The article focuses on the importance of pupillary assessment. It reports that it is important as even a slight change in the pupils can provide vital information related to a person's health. It states that dilated pupil is an indication of something being wrong with the brain. It presents...

  • Commentary. Pique-Duran, Enric // Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice;Oct-Dec2014, Vol. 5 Issue 4, p397 

    The article discusses research being done on the neurological manifestations of the Ross syndrome. It references the study "A Case of Ross Syndrome Presented With Horner and Chronic Cough," by A. Baran et al. published in the 2014 issue of the "Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice." Topics...

  • Unilateral pupillary mydriasis from nebulized ipratropium bromide: A false sign of brain herniation in the intensive care unit. Chaudhry, Priyanka; Friedman, Deborah I.; Wengui Yu // Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine;Mar2014, Vol. 18 Issue 3, p176 

    Although there are many causes of anisocoria in the intensive care setting, the development of unilateral mydriasis in patients with intracranial hemorrhage or tumor is a neurological emergency, as it may herald the onset of uncal herniation. We describe two patients with a hemiparesis from...

  • Brain Abscess.  // British Medical Journal;8/30/1975, Vol. 3 Issue 5982, p504 

    Examines incidence of abscess of the brain. Increase in the mortality of cerebral abscess; Signs and symptoms of brain abscess; Disease treatment.

  • Multiple Brain Abscesses Caused by Fusobacterium nucleatum Treated Conservatively. Heckmann, Josef G.; Lang, Christoph J.G.; Hartl, Heinz; Tomandl, Bernd // Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences;Aug2003, Vol. 30 Issue 3, p266 

    Describes the case of a 59-year-old woman diagnosed with multiple brain abscesses caused by Fusobacterium nucleatum. Past medical history; Presenting signs and symptoms; Most probable source of the infection; Diagnostic procedures; Conservative treatment with antibiotics; Recovery of the...

  • Cerebellar Brain Abscess Associated with Tongue Piercing. Martinello, Richard A.; Cooney, Elizabeth L. // Clinical Infectious Diseases;1/15/2003, Vol. 36 Issue 2, pe32 

    Focuses on a cerebellar brain abscess associated with a tongue piercing procedure that was complicated by an apparent postprocedure infection. Case study of the patient diagnosed with the infection; Several therapies applied to the patient; Complications associated with cerebellar brain abscesses.

  • Multiple brain abscesses - diagnostic dilemma and therapeutic nightmare! Krishna, Kavita; Sada, Elizabeth; Vikram, Anita; Gupta, Ankur // Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice;Apr-Jun2013, Vol. 4 Issue 2, p234 

    A letter to the editor is presented regarding the case study of a 32-year-old housewife who was diagnosed with multiple brain abscesses, a focal intracerebral infection.

  • Intractable Intracranial Tuberculous Infection Responsive to Thalidomide: Report of Four Cases. Schoeman, Johan F.; Fieggen, Graham; Seller, Neil; Mendelson, Marc; Hartzenberg, Bennie // Journal of Child Neurology;Apr2006, Vol. 21 Issue 4, p301 

    Paradoxical enlargement and development of new intracranial tuberculomas and tuberculous brain abscesses on adequate antituberculosis treatment are well recognized and supposedly cytokine mediated. These lesions are often unresponsive to conventional antituberculosis treatment, corticosteroids,...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SYSTEM

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics