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Pylephlebitis: Report of a Case Secondary to Appendicitis and Review of Cases Reported in Korea

Hwang MW, Kim BN

Pylephlebitis occurs secondary to infection in the region drained by the portal venous system. We described a case of pylephlebitis which developed as a complication of appendicitis and reviewed 22...
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A Case of Immune Reconstitution Inflammatory Syndrome in AIDS-related Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy after Antiretroviral Therapy

Ju SH, Kim TH, Na JS, Song HS, Yu IK, Yoon HJ

Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) is a demyelinating disease of the central nervous system due to JC virus. In acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) patients, JC virus infects myelin-producing oligodendrocytes causing a...
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Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus faecium Meningitis Treated with Linezolid: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

Lee CS, Park SJ, Lee YC, Rhee YK, Lee HB

Vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) infection is a serious problem because optimal therapy has not been established. Different agents in various combinations, including teicoplanin, chloramphenicol, and quinupristin/dalfopristin, have been used to treat...
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A Case of Citrobacter braakii Sepsis Complicated with Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Lee HM, Bae SH, Lee SN, Lee JW, Shin AY, Yu SY, Lee SY, Youn MH, Han SY, Han NI, Lee YS, Yoo JH

Citrobacter species is a gram-negative bacilli that can cause opportunistic infections in immunocompromised hosts. Citrobacter braakii refers to the genomospecies 6 of the Citrobacter freundii complex. There are no detailed...
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A Case of Group G Streptococcal Toxic Shock Syndrome

Lee S, Yun NR, Kim KH, Jeon JH, Kang YM, Kim G, Park SW, Kim HB, Kim NJ, Oh MD

Toxic shock syndrome is an acute, multi-systemic, toxin-mediated illness caused by toxin-producing strains of Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus species. Streptococcal toxic shock syndrome is usually caused by Streptococcus pyogenes but...
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A Case of Cerebral Toxoplasmosis Following Tandem Autologous Stem Cell Transplantation in a Multiple Myeloma Patient

Kim KH, Song KH, Jeon JH, Park WB, Park SW, Kim HB, Kim NJ, Kim I, Oh MD

Toxoplasmosis is a rare but fatal complication in hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients, usually associated with allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). We report a case of cerebral toxoplasmosis in...
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No Evidence of the Productive Replication of Porcine Endogenous Retrovirus (PERV) from SNU Miniature Pigs in Human Cell Line

Kim JH, Jung ES, Park CG, Kim SJ, Hwang ES

BACKGROUND: The presence of porcine endogenous retrovirus (PERV) has been considered as one of the main hurdles to transplant pig's organs or tissues to human beings. There has been no...
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Prevalence of Inducible Macrolide-Lincosamide-Streptogramin B (MLS(B)) Resistance in Erythromycin-Resistant Staphylococci

Kim KH, Park SH, Park PW, Ahn JY, Seo YH

BACKGROUND: Inducible MLS(B) (macrolide-lincosamide-streptogramin B) resistance in staphylococci is not detected by standard susceptibility test methods. Failure to identify inducible MLS(B) resistance may lead to clinical failure during clindamycin therapy....
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Genotype of Varicella Zoster Virus Isolated from Korean Elderly Patients with Herpes Zoster

Choi YJ, Kim KH, Oh MD

BACKGROUND: Herpes zoster develops via reactivation of the latent varicella zoster virus (VZV) in neuronal ganglia as host immunity declines. In Korea, seroprevalence of VZV is very high and population...
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Clinical Features of Invasive Pneumococcal Disease in Korea

Choi WS, Noh JY, Huh JY, Youn YK, Kim MJ, Jo YM, Kim JY, Song JY, Park DW, Kim WJ, Kim MJ, Cheong HJ

BACKGROUND: Streptococcus pneumoniae is one of the most important causes of pneumonia, meningitis, bacteremia, and other invasive diseases in children and adults. The 23-valent polysaccharide pneumococcal vaccine (PPV) has been...
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Efficacy and Safety of Micafungin for Prophylaxis of Invasive Fungal Infection in Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation Recipients

Kim SH, Lee DG, Choi SM, Kwon JC, Park SH, Choi JH, Yoo JH, Lee SE, Cho BS, Kim YJ, Lee S, Kim HJ, Min CK, Cho SG, Kim DW, Lee JW, Min WS, Park JW

BACKGROUND: Micafungin, a potent inhibitor of 1,3-beta-D-glucan synthase, is a novel antifungal agent of the echinocandin class. In vitro study showed that micafungin was effective against Aspergillus species as well...
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Comparison of Clinical Features of Norovirus and Rotavirus Gastroenteritis in Hospitalized Children and Norovirus Genotype Analysis

Song JH, Sun DS, Park JS, Choi YJ, Nam HS, Kim YB, Jung EH, Baek KA, Park KS

BACKGROUND: Norovirus is one of the most prevalent pathogens causing acute gastroenteritis in children. We compared the clinical features of noroviral gastroenteritis to those of rotaviral gastroenteritis and analyzed the...
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IgE-Mediated Hypersensitivity Reactions to Cephalosporins

Kim BN, Cho YS

Cephalosporins are commonly prescribed either orally or parenterally for the treatment of bacterial infections because of wide safety margin compared with penicillins. Skin testing with a parent cephalosporin antibiotic has...
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