Posts Tagged ‘bacteremia’

A Randomized Controlled Trial of Total Knee Replacement

Posted by Andrea Merrill • October 21st, 2015

Ms. Smith, as we’ll call her, was a 60-something year old woman I met on my medicine rotation during my third year of medical school. She had presented to the emergency room with fevers, chills, and pain and redness around her knee- a knee that contained hardware from her total knee replacement (TKR) three years… Read More…

A Man with Fever and Bacteremia

Posted by Carla Rothaus • July 10th, 2015

In the latest Case Record of the Massachusetts General Hospital, fever developed in a 37-year-old American man living in Vietnam. He was transferred from a local infirmary to an international hospital. A blood culture grew Streptococcus constellatus; fever resolved with antibiotics. The patient was transferred for further evaluation. The finding of Streptococcus constellatus bacteremia mandates… Read More…

35-Day-Old Boy with Severe Anemia

Posted by Sara Fazio • February 21st, 2014

In the latest Case Record of the Massachusetts General Hospital, a 35-day-old boy was admitted to the pediatric intensive care unit because of fever, vomiting, and severe anemia. On admission, he had signs of respiratory distress and tachycardia, with a heart rate of 176 beats per minute. A diagnosis was made. Young infants with bacterial sepsis… Read More…

A 20-Year-Old Man with Ear Pain, Fever, and Headache

Posted by Sara Fazio • January 18th, 2013

In the latest Case Record of the Massachusetts General Hospital, a 20-year-old man was transferred to the hospital because of recurrent ear pain for 8 months despite antibiotics, with new fever and headache. Imaging showed opacification of the middle ears and mastoid air cells and erosion of the right temporal bone. Intracranial bacterial infections can be… Read More…