Publications by authors named "Erin Pollock"

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Meropenem-Resistant Achromobacter xylosoxidans, Subspecies Denitrificans Bacteremia in a Patient With Stage IV Adenocarcinoma of the Lung.

Cureus 2021 Jun 9;13(6):e15546. Epub 2021 Jun 9.

Department of Internal Medicine, Grand Strand Medical Center, Myrtle Beach, USA.

,subspecie is a rare Gram-negative bacillus that causes health care associated infections in immunocompromised hosts. Carbapenems and anti-pseudomonal penicillins are listed as suitable empiric therapy in the literature. Herein, we report a case of a 77-year-old male with stage IV adenocarcinoma of the lung who presented with and was improving from enterocolitis, only to subsequently develop ,subspeciesbacteremia that was resistant to both meropenem and piperacillin-tazobactam. With empiric antibiotic coverage falling short of microbial clearance, timelyin vitrosusceptibility testing and prompt infectious disease consultation are of the utmost importance for treatment.
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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8269378PMC
June 2021

Lupus Cerebritis as the Initial Presentation of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus in a Young Female.

Cureus 2021 Apr 2;13(4):e14259. Epub 2021 Apr 2.

Internal Medicine, Grand Strand Medical Center, Myrtle Beach, USA.

The psychiatric and neurological symptoms of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) are referred to as lupus cerebritis. The wide range of symptoms associated with SLE can pose a diagnostic challenge. We present a case of lupus cerebritis in a 31-year-old female presenting with psychosis. We present this case to increase awareness of the psychiatric manifestations of SLE that can be mistaken for more common etiologies of psychosis.
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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8093101PMC
April 2021

Ischemic Nephropathy Following Occlusion of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Graft: A Case Report.

Cureus 2021 Mar 10;13(3):e13799. Epub 2021 Mar 10.

Internal Medicine, Grand Strand Medical Center, Myrtle Beach, USA.

In this report, we present a case of a 55-year-old female with a past medical history of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) graft, femoral-femoral bypass graft, questionable history of chronic kidney disease (CKD), abdominal hernia repair, alcoholic pancreatitis, chronic abdominal pain on opioids, and tobacco abuse who presented with acute on chronic abdominal pain with an unexplained rise of creatinine and anuria. The patient was found to have complete occlusion of AAA graft and was determined to have ischemic nephropathy (IN).
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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8033647PMC
March 2021
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