International Journal of Infectious Diseases and Therapy

Volume 6, Issue 4, December 2021

  • Progression of SARS-COV-2 Infection in Patients Requiring Hospital Admission During the Second COVID-19 Pandemic Wave

    Ana María Haro-Pérez, Vega Estíbaliz Benito-López, Mar Jiménez-Rodríguez, Saray Martín-Monteagudo

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 4, December 2021
    Pages: 119-125
    Received: Jun. 26, 2021
    Accepted: Jul. 07, 2021
    Published: Oct. 05, 2021
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    Abstract: Objective: Establish the characteristics and number of patients with a diagnosis of SARS-COV-2 who end up requiring hospital admission, and which of them require assistance in Intensive Care Units (ICU), and determine the time that passes from diagnosis to hospitalization. Compare our own health data between the different waves to see how the pande... Show More
  • Detrimental Effects of COVID-19 on Physical and Mental Health in Pakistan

    Shifa Abbasi, Zara Abbasi, Muhammad Hassan Waseem, Syed Murtaza Ali, Aqsa Sajjad, Muddasir Ansari

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 4, December 2021
    Pages: 126-131
    Received: Aug. 25, 2021
    Accepted: Sep. 09, 2021
    Published: Oct. 12, 2021
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    Abstract: Background: The novel COVID-19 first reported in Wuhan, china then rapidly spread via contact and droplet means and stated as a pandemic. Pakistan was predicted as the next epicenter of the pandemic and WHO Operational Planning Guidelines and country preparedness and response was implemented in the country. Physical and mental crisis were evident i... Show More
  • History of Epizootics, Epidemics and Evolution of Coronaviruses

    Maminiaina Olivier Fridolin, Razafindrafara Mirantsoa Suzanne

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 4, December 2021
    Pages: 132-145
    Received: Sep. 03, 2021
    Accepted: Oct. 04, 2021
    Published: Oct. 15, 2021
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    Abstract: Coronavirus (CoV), which causes animal diseases, has become a human health concern. Prior to 2003, CoV caused respiratory diseases and enteric disorders, but after 2003, CoV caused three acute respiratory syndromes, resulting in significant human deaths. Since then, research on CoV has multiplied, leading to a deeper knowledge of the species. It is... Show More
  • The Effect of Tocilizumab in the Treatment of COVID-19 Patients: A Propensity Score-Matched and a Stabilized Inverted Probability of Treatment Weight Study (SIPTW)

    Jamal Wadi Al Ramahi, Amal Matar, Nour Hasan, Ma'en Maher Al-Ali, Lara Abdulhadi, Dania Abu Kaf, Waseem Saadeh, Nour Hamdan, Mohamed Gharaibeh, Hanadi Hamadallah, Ala'a Bader, Mohammad Atout, Sae’ed Moh Mar’I, Tamer Alhamed

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 4, December 2021
    Pages: 146-152
    Received: Sep. 28, 2021
    Accepted: Oct. 22, 2021
    Published: Oct. 30, 2021
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    Abstract: Studies disputed the use of tocilizumab in the treatment of COVID-19 patients, retrospective studies and one interventional study from the RECOVER study supported tocilizumab use, however, many other interventional and a retrospective propensity score-matched studies did not find a benefit from its use, in contrast, increased mortality was demonstr... Show More
  • A Rare Case of Recurrent Pancreatitis Secondary to Rifampicin in a Patient with Disseminated Tuberculosis

    Jeat Thong Tang, Azmad Kareem Anwardeen, Nur Hidayah Mohd Makhatar, James Emmanuel, Kunji Kannan Sivaraman Kannan

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 4, December 2021
    Pages: 153-156
    Received: Oct. 06, 2021
    Accepted: Oct. 25, 2021
    Published: Oct. 30, 2021
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    Abstract: Background: Anti-tuberculous drug (ATD) induced pancreatitis is a rare complication of ATDs, but it has serious consequences if it is not managed promptly. Early recognition of ATD induced pancreatitis and identification of the culprit ATD are important approach with subsequent causative drug withdrawal, while at the same time, not impeding the ATD... Show More
  • The Isenheim Altar in Colmar Depicts Syphilis maligna

    Kaare Weismann

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 4, December 2021
    Pages: 157-160
    Received: Sep. 08, 2021
    Accepted: Nov. 19, 2021
    Published: Nov. 29, 2021
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    Abstract: The Isenheim altarpiece was painted for the Isenheim monastry in 1512-16 by the German artist Mathis Grünewald (1475-1528). In the frontal part of the altar, the Crucifixion is illustrated. In the second part, the Annunciation with Virgin Mary’s meeting with the Archangel Gabriel is depicted. The back part of the altar has a large golden stature of... Show More
  • Diagnostic and Therapeutic Difficulties of Chronic Diarrhea with Cystoisospora belli Inaugural Infection by the HIV at the NTHC-HKM of Cotonou: Literature Review

    Angèle Azon Kouanou, Yolande Sissinto Savi De Tovè, Agbodandé Kouessi Anthelme, Adélakoun Ange Géoffroy Falade, Yves Morel Sokadjo, Mahoutin Semassa Ghislain Missiho, Olamidé Gloria Marlene Marie Dénise Kouanou, Marcelle Vodounou, Richard Oba, Djimon Marcel Zannou

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 4, December 2021
    Pages: 161-164
    Received: Nov. 22, 2021
    Accepted: Dec. 17, 2021
    Published: Dec. 29, 2021
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    Abstract: Isosporosis is an opportunistic parasitosis caused by Cystoisospora belli. It was more or less frequently found during HIV immunodepression. Its prevalence has considerably decreased since the democratization of antiretroviral treatments and the implementation of a strategy of systematic global management of People Living with HIV (PLWH) and opport... Show More
  • Epidemiological, Diagnostic, and Therapeutic Facies of Malaria in Outpatient Medicine at NTHC-HKM

    Angèle Azon Kouanou, Yolande Sissinto Savi De Tovè, Kouessi Anthelme Agbodande, Mahoutin Semassa Ghislain Missiho, Yves Morel Sokadjo, Adélakoun Ange Geoffroy Falade, Olamidé Gloria Marlene Marie Dénise Kouanou, Delphin Murhula Katabana, Houénoudé Mickaël Arnaud Assogba, Richard Oba, Djimon Marcel Zannou

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 4, December 2021
    Pages: 165-169
    Received: Nov. 22, 2021
    Accepted: Dec. 17, 2021
    Published: Dec. 29, 2021
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    Abstract: Malaria is an endemic parasitosis caused by plasmodium. The objective was to evaluate the epidemiological, diagnostic, and therapeutic profile of malaria in outpatient medicine at the NTHC-HKM of Cotonou. This is a cross-sectional and descriptive study, having covered a period of 11 years and 3 months (1/01/2010 to 31/03/2021). Patients who consult... Show More