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Covid, Gripe y Hongos.
🚨🚨🚨La #Gripe y el #COVID destruyen una inmunidad natural previamente desconocida que necesitamos para resistir infecciones ➡️ #fúngicas invasivas", dice Nicole Sarden, autoria del primer estudio.…
"Los #hongos como #Aspergillus son tan comunes en nuestro entorno que respiramos cientos o miles de esporas todos los días.
En personas sanas, los hongos no representan una amenaza, pero pueden causar infecciones mortales en personas con sistemas inmunológicos comprometidos...
🔴🔴🔴Sin embargo, se reconoce cada vez más que➡️ las infecciones virales como la gripe o el SARS-CoV-2 pueden aumentar el riesgo de infecciones invasivas por #Aspergillus incluso en personas sanas".
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#fungi ..
#Mucor on bread 🍞 ..
Left for at least 6 days, for a full spectrum to appear.. and seems may not just be Mucor, but others like #Aspergillus , #Penicillium , #Fusarium or #Rhizopus 🍄 .. 🤔 .. 1/n
#fungi ..
#Mucor on bread 🍞 ..
Left for at least 6 days, for a full spectrum to appear.. and seems may not just be Mucor, but others like #Aspergillus , #Penicillium , #Fusarium or #Rhizopus 🍄 .. 🤔 .. 2/n…
#fungi ..
#Mucor on bread 🍞 ..
Left for at least 6 days, for a full spectrum to appear.. and seems may not just be Mucor, but others like #Aspergillus , #Penicillium , #Fusarium or #Rhizopus 🍄 .. 🤔 .. 3/n
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#MayoIDQ: 86M DM

2 wk of R ear pain / nasal discharge

Now: R frontal HA, facial pain, vision loss

PE: R ptosis, CN III, IV, VI palsies, purulence R middle meatus

CT: R sided paranasal sinusitis w/ phlegmonous extension to orbital apex

What is DDx, work up and etiology?
Diagnosis: Orbital Apex Syndrome

S/S due to involvement of structures in orbital apex: most common vision loss and painful / limited eye movement

CN palsies
* Optic nerve
* Oculomotor nerve
* Trochlear nerve
* First division of trigeminal nerve
* Abducens nerve
DDx (overlapping symptoms) of orbital apex syndrome

1. Cavernous sinus thrombosis
2. Superior orbital fissure syndrome…
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Here it is!

#Inktober2020 day 1 in my #PathogenPortraits series. After years of studying this in cow bums, it had to be #EcoliO157

It causes bloody diarrhoea & if that wasn't bad enough, sometimes kidney failure & death. More info @…
#sciart #microbiology Inktober2020 E. coli O157 c...
#Inktober2020 day 2 in my #PathogenPortraits series. 'The Clap' (Neisseria gonorrhoeae) b/c who doesn't 💚 green purulent discharge?

It's sexually transmitted but also from mother->newborn during birth to cause blindness.
More info:…

#sciart #microbiology Image
#Inktober2020 day 3 in my #PathogenPortraits series. The very 💛golden💛 #MRSA.

Minds it's own business on your skin, but if it gets inside, methicillin won't do a thing to stop it.

More info at #sciart #microbiology Methicillin resistant staph...
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On day 14 of neutropenia, an astute ID fellow noted this finding (photo) while examining a patient with fever. Underlying AML and ongoing chemotherapy.

What do you suspect? What work up do you suggest? Details and #MayoIDQ MCQ to follow...
65M acute myeloid leukemia. Rx: CLAG-M. Prophy ACV, posaconazole, Levo, inhaled pentamidine

D14 neutropenia: fever / chills
Exam: onychomycosis, rapidly evolving lesions in arms and torso (photo)

You asked for skin biopsy. Blood culture will grow what fungus?
Case diagnosis: disseminated fusariosis

Majority got the diagnosis correctly!
Blood culture: Fusarium sp.

Rx: AmBisome / voriconazole
Hope for neutrophil recovery!!!
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