Epidemiology and Infection; Hogerwerf L, DE Gier B et. al.
Sep 27th, 2017 - Psittacosis is a zoonotic infectious disease caused by the transmission of the bacterium Chlamydia psittaci from birds to humans. Infections in humans mainly present as community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). However, most cases of CAP are treated without diagnostic testing, and the importance of C. psittaci infection as a cause of CAP is therefore unclear. In this meta-analysis of published CAP-ae...
CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association Journal = Journal De L'Association Medicale Canadienne; Thompson CA, Jazuli F et. al.
May 10th, 2016 - Ciguatera fish poisoning after Caribbean travel.|2016|Thompson CA,Jazuli F,Taggart LR,Boggild AK,|diagnosis,etiology,therapy,
Dermatologic Therapy; Al-Sudany NK
Mar 18th, 2016 - Primary perniosis is an annoying cold-induced dermatosis. Many therapeutic agents have been tried with either unsatisfactory or controversial results. The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy of oral pentoxyfylline in the treatment of primary perniosis. A double-blind placebo-controlled randomized therapeutic study conducted in dermatology department of Al-Yarmouk Teaching Hospital, Bag...
The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene; Chan TY
Jan 20th, 2016 - In this review, the main objective was to describe the characteristic features of fatal ciguatera fish poisoning and identify contributory factors, with a view to promote prevention and public education. Ciguatera-related deaths, although rare, have been reported from the Pacific, Caribbean, and Indian Ocean regions. The clinical features were generally dominated by convulsions and coma, with v...
Clinical Toxicology (Philadelphia, Pa.); Brett J, Murnion B
Jun 8th, 2015 - Pregabalin to treat ciguatera fish poisoning.|2015|Brett J,Murnion B,|therapeutic use,diagnosis,drug therapy,physiopathology,diagnosis,drug therapy,physiopathology,adverse effects,analogs & derivatives,therapeutic use,
Vector Borne and Zoonotic Diseases (Larchmont, N.Y.); Yendell SJ, Fischer M et. al.
May 19th, 2015 - Colorado tick fever (CTF) is an acute systemic febrile illness caused by the CTF virus (CTFV). The last national summary of CTF cases in the United States included cases reported through 2001. This study summarizes national surveillance data for CTF from 2002 through 2012 and examines trends in the epidemiology and testing of identified CTF cases. Because CTF is not nationally notifiable, we id...
Toxicon : Official Journal of the International Society on Toxinology; Mattei C, Vetter I et. al.
Dec 2nd, 2014 - Toxin-producing microalgae are thriving worldwide due to coral reef destruction and global warming with major consequences on ecosystems, international trade and human health. Microalgae belonging to the family of flagellate protists, in particular dinoflagellates, secrete a variety of high-molecular-weight polyether toxins that accumulate through the marine food chain to cause disease in human...
Journal of Travel Medicine; Epelboin L, Pérignon A et. al.
Oct 27th, 2014 - Ciguatera fish poisoning (CFP) is a food-borne illness due to the consumption of reef fish containing pathogenic toxins. CFP is endemic to tropical areas and may be described in travelers in non-endemic areas. We describe two clusters of autochthonous cases of CFP in Paris, France. They were related to two fish caught in Guadeloupe (French West Indies) and consumed in Paris after being air-tran...
Vector Borne and Zoonotic Diseases (Larchmont, N.Y.); Dickx V, Kalmar ID et. al.
May 9th, 2013 - Chlamydia psittaci is a zoonotic pathogen with a wide range of avian hosts and worldwide geographical spread. Zoonotic transfer occurs by inhalation or direct contact and may cause psittacosis or parrot disease. Host reservoirs of particular epidemiological interest include gregarious or migratory species, as colonial behavior facilitates microbial spread amongst conspecifics and a migratory ec...
The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene; Radke EG, Grattan LM et. al.
Feb 12th, 2013 - Ciguatera fish poisoning is the most common marine food poisoning worldwide. It has been hypothesized that increasing seawater temperature will result in increasing ciguatera incidence. In St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands, we performed an island-wide telephone survey (N = 807) and a medical record review of diagnosed ciguatera cases at the emergency department of the sole hospital and compared the...
MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report;
Jan 31st, 2013 - During August 2010-July 2011, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) received reports of six outbreaks and one single case of ciguatera fish poisoning (CFP), involving a total of 28 persons. CFP results from consumption of certain large, predatory, tropical reef fish that have bioaccumulated ciguatoxins (CTX). CFP is characterized by various gastrointestinal, cardiova...
Clinical and Experimental Dermatology; Takci Z, Vahaboglu G et. al.
Oct 22nd, 2012 - There are few studies exploring the epidemiological properties of perniosis (chilblains) and its association with systemic disorders. To collect epidemiological data for perniosis, to investigate any association with systemic disorders, and to identify markers for the differential diagnosis of idiopathic and secondary perniosis. This was a prospective study of 51 patients with perniosis [female...
Toxicon : Official Journal of the International Society on Toxinology; Tester PA, Feldman RL et. al.
Mar 8th, 2010 - Ciguatera fish poisoning (CFP) is a circumtropical disease caused by ingestion of a variety of reef fish that bioaccumulate algal toxins. Distribution and abundance of the organisms that produce these toxins, chiefly dinoflagellates of the genus Gambierdiscus, are reported to correlate positively with water temperature. Consequently, there is growing concern that increasing temperatures associa...
The American Journal of Dermatopathology; Boada A, Bielsa I et. al.
Jan 25th, 2010 - Perniosis are inflammatory cutaneous lesions, located on acral skin, which present in association with cold exposure. They can appear as an idiopathic dermatosis or with an underlying autoimmune disease. The use of cutaneous biopsy to distinguish between both types is controversial. We analyze the histological findings in 9 cases of idiopathic perniosis (IP) and compare them with those obtained...
Toxicon : Official Journal of the International Society on Toxinology; Dickey RW, Plakas SM
Sep 28th, 2009 - Ciguatera fish poisoning is a seafood-borne illness caused by consumption of fish that have accumulated lipid-soluble ciguatoxins. In the United States, ciguatera is responsible for the highest reported incidence of food-borne illness outbreaks attributed to finfish, and it is reported to hold this distinction globally. Ciguatoxins traverse the marine food web from primary producers, Gambierdis...
Journal of Thoracic Imaging; Hochhegger B, Marchiori E et. al.
May 25th, 2009 - Psittacosis is an infectious disease caused by the intracellular microorganism Chlamydia psittaci, which mainly affects the respiratory tract. We described the high-resolution computed tomography findings in a 30-year-old man with psittacosis acquired by contact with psittacides. The diagnosis was confirmed by serological methods. High-resolution computed tomography showed nodular opacities sur...
MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report;
Mar 27th, 2009 - Ciguatera fish poisoning (CFP) is a distinctive type of foodborne disease that results from eating predatory ocean fish contaminated with ciguatoxins. As many as 50,000 cases are reported worldwide annually, and the condition is endemic in tropical and subtropical regions of the Pacific basin, Indian Ocean, and Caribbean. In the United States, 5--70 cases per 10,000 persons are estimated to occ...
The Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research References; Katsura D, Tsuji S et. al.
Feb 18th, 2020 - Gestational psittacosis is a rare disease that is associated with significant maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality. Currently, there is no examination method which allows for a quick diagnosis. We report a case of gestational psittacosis that could not be diagnosed as psittacosis during treatment and resulted in maternal and fetal death despite intensive treatment. We also reviewed 23 cas...
Internal Medicine Journal References; Polkinghorne A, Weston KM et. al.
Feb 9th, 2020 - Psittacosis is a human systemic disease caused by infection with Chlamydia psittaci. Shortly after reports emerged of a global pandemic associated with contact with imported parrots, Australian researchers including Macfarlane Burnet and others demonstrated that C. psittaci was widespread in Australian parrots. Australian cases over the last two decades have revealed that environmental exposure...
PloS One; Kretzschmar AL, Verma A et. al.
Nov 15th, 2019 - Ciguatera fish poisoning (CFP) is an illness contracted through the ingestion of seafood containing ciguatoxins. It is prevalent in tropical regions worldwide, including in Australia. Ciguatoxins are produced by some species of Gambierdiscus. Therefore, screening of Gambierdiscus species identification through quantitative PCR (qPCR), along with the determination of species toxicity, can be use...