Items tagged “infectious diseases”
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Renal tuberculosis, a subset of genitourinary tuberculosis, accounts for 15-20% of extra-pulmonary tuberculosis and can result in varied and striking radiographic appearances. Tuberculosis can involve both the renal parenchyma and the collecting system (calyces, renal pelvis, ureter, bladder a...
Tuberculous spondylitis with large prevertebral abscess
Published 08 Apr 2010
MRI X-ray CT
Leprosy, previously known as Hansen's disease, is a chronic infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium leprae and presents mainly in tropical developing countries. Epidemiology It is most common in tropical developing countries and is endemic in over 100 countries. Worldwide, there is a preval...
Pulmonary cryptococcosis is a form of pulmonary fungal infection caused by Cryptococcus gattii and Cryptococcus neoformans. The respiratory tract is the principal route of entry for infection via inhalation of fungal spores. For a general discussion of infection with this organism, please refer...
Chagas disease, also known as American trypanosomiasis (plural: trypanosomiases), is a tropical parasitic infection with a wide spectrum of clinical manifestations since it can virtually affect any organ, but there are characteristic radiological features. Epidemiology Chagas disease is endemi...
Tuberculous neck mass
Published 04 Aug 2013
X-ray Ultrasound CT
Hepatic hydatid cyst
Published 12 Sep 2013
Listeria rhombencephalitis is a particular form of listerial encephalitis that affects primarily the hindbrain (brainstem and cerebellum). Listeria monocytogenes, an anaerobic bacterium, is cited as the most common etiology for rhombencephalitis, typically seen in the elderly, and resulting in s...
Mumps is a (usually) self-limited viral infection that often occurs in epidemics among children. Its incidence has markedly diminished in countries with childhood vaccination programs, but may still be seen in adult patients who have not received vaccinations or who have waning immunity. It may ...
Disseminated tuberculosis (ultrasound)
Published 30 Sep 2015
Common variable immunodeficiency
Common variable immunodeficiency (CVID) is a condition that is associated with an impaired immune system. It is considered the most common symptomatic primary immunodeficiency and is characterized by recurrent respiratory tract infections. Clinical presentation The commonest presentation is th...
Brucellosis is a global zoonotic infection secondary to any of the four Brucella spp. that infect humans. It can be focal or systemic but has a particular affinity for the musculoskeletal system. Epidemiology Brucellosis occurs worldwide but is particularly prevalent in Mediterranean regions,...
Published 12 Feb 2016
CT X-ray MRI
Schistosomiasis (also referred to as bilharzia or snail fever) is the result of infection by blood fluke (trematode worm) of the Schistosoma species. Epidemiology Schistosomiasis is very common, affecting over 200 million people, with the vast majority (85%) in Africa. It is prevalent in tropi...
Published 02 Mar 2016
Higoumenakis sign (clavicle)
The Higoumenakis sign is the unilateral enlargement of the sternal end of the clavicle in patients with late congenital syphilis. It was originally described as a clinical sign on physical examination but can also be recognized on chest radiograph 5. Pathology Treponema pallidum becomes readil...
Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis
Published 06 May 2016
Published 08 Jun 2016
Published 23 Jun 2016
CT Nuclear medicine
Peripheral nerve thickening - leprosy
Published 10 Jul 2016