We report the first case of thoracic empyema associated with Campylobacter curvus infection. In reviewing this case, we discovered two clinically important issues: (1) oral C. curvus can be associated with abscess in the respiratory system, and (2) genetic analysis of hypervariable regions of 16S rRNA is necessary to identify this microorganism.
Cytokine profiles of amyopathic dermatomyositis with interstitial lung diseases treated with mycophenolate
We report the details of cytokine profiles in the case of a Japanese patient diagnosed with interstitial lung disease associated with amyopathic dermatomyositis and anti-melanoma differentiation-associated gene 5 antibodies, and treated with mycophenolate.
Multimodal imaging findings in an adult case of Swyer-James-MacLeod syndrome
Swyer-James-Macleod syndrome (SJMS) is an uncommon obliterative lung disease that is defined radiologically as hyperlucency of a part of or the entire lung. We present a case of SJMS in a patient who showed unique multimodal imaging findings.
A 72-year-old female with tachycardia suffers a cardiac arrest associated with refractory hypoxaemia. She is found to have a large ostium primum atrial septal defect complicated by Eisenmenger syndrome. Late presentation of congenital heart defects and nitric oxide as a salvage therapy for persistent hypoxaemia are discussed.