Trench Fever in Texas
E Jane Gibson, MD, Tuyet T Pham, MD, Tove M Goldson, MD, PhD and Samuel N Forjuoh, MD, MPH, DrPH
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: March 30, 2020
Trench Fever is caused by Bartonella quintana, a small fastidious gram-negative rod organism carried by the body louse. We report a case of a 62-year-old woman who was admitted to a hospital in central Texas for a two-week history of fever and malaise. She was initially treated for Q fever which is usually caused by inhaling dust particles contaminated by infected animals, given that she was regularly around farm animals, but when her extensive infectious disease panel came back negative, the se...
Explantation of Silicone Breast Implants Ameliorates Gel Bleed Related Health Complaints in Women with Breast Implant Illness
Rita M Kappel, MD, PhD and Ger JM Pruijn, PhD
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: March 24, 2020
During the last decade the international debate on adverse health effects of silicone breast implants has intensified and recently the related disorder has been termed Breast Implant Illness (BII). This study aimed to explore the effects of explantation of silicone implants. In a retrospective study, women with silicone breast implants, who consulted plastic surgeons for a variety of reasons, were requested to fill out a questionnaire, which was aimed at an evaluation of health complaints. In to...
The Infectious Headache- A Case of Neurocysticercosis
Supraja Thunuguntla, MD, Obinna Echeruo, MD and Jose Campo Maldonado, MD
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: March 05, 2020
A 50-year-old Hispanic female presented to her primary care physician with a progressively worsening headache over a week, associated with visual disturbances, prosopagnosia and episodes of disorientation. Outpatient workup with head CT showed abnormality in the ventral aspect of the left thalamus showing 1.2 × 1 cm low density cyst with approximately 2-3 mm right-left midline shift locally. Left basal ganglia showed multiple well-defined foci of low density measuring up to 3 mm reflecting edem...