Journal of
Infectious Diseases and Immunity

  • Abbreviation: J. Infect. Dis. Immun.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2375
  • DOI: 10.5897/JIDI
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 81

Table of Content: 15 September, 2011; 3(9)

September 2011

A rare cause of complete atrioventricular block: Lyme carditis

Lyme disease is a tick-borne spirochete infection that may affect the heart. Cardiac manifestations include conduction disturbances and other pathologies of the heart. Disturbance of atrioventricular (AV) node conduction is the most common cardiac manifestation of Lyme disease. We report a 61-year old female, who was admitted to the emergency department with the complaints of syncope, dizziness and generalized fatigue....

Author(s): Mesut Aydin, Serkan Bulur, Yasin Turker, Hakan Ozhan, Kezban Ozmen Suner and Ahmet Sahin

  • Article Number: 17775343932

September 2011

Legionella disease complicated by complete heart block

Legionella disease is a systemic infection with rare cardiac manifestations. Known cardiac presentations include myocarditis, pericarditis, endocarditis and pericardial effusion. Only two cases of conduction disturbance have been reported in adults, one in the setting of verapamil use. A 56 year-old African American woman with a history of active tobacco abuse and diabetes presented with fevers, fatigue and altered...

Author(s): Jonathan G. Stine, Omar Ragab and Chalapathy Venkatesan

  • Article Number: AE1C93F3966

September 2011

Clinical and health characteristic of patients diagnosed with Influenza A H1/N1 2009 and admitted in the respiratory unit of the area five hospital in the community of Madrid

We have performed an epidemiological analysis of adult patients hospitalized with influenza A/H1N1 in the year 2009 in the Pulmonology Service of La Paz University Hospital in Madrid, Spain. We carried out a retrospective cohort and descriptive study in La Paz University Hospital from July to December 2009 of 102 patients diagnosed with Influenza A in the first 24 h of their stay in the Emergency Unit. All patients...

Author(s): Barros D, Prados C, Martín-Quirós A, Martí M, Romero MP, Figueiras JC, Quintana M, Paño JR   and  Work group of  A/HN flu; La Paz University Hospital (Carpio CJ, Alcolea S, Gómez Mendieta MA, Santiago A, Ortega B, Martínez-Verdasco A, Fernández-Bujarrabal J, Álvarez-Sala R, Martínez Virto A, Paño JR, Martín Vega A, Arnalich F, Sánchez Pastor M, Herruzo R,  Castillo F, Santos A, Ruiz JA, Adalid FJ, García de Miguel MJ)

  • Article Number: B58EE793988