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Journal of Infection in Developing Countries

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141598/leishmaniasis-recidivans-in-ethiopia-cutaneous-and-mucocutaneous-features
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Federica Dassoni, Frehiwot Daba, Bernard Naafs, Aldo Morrone
Cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) is endemic in Ethiopia. An unusual clinical form of this disease is leishmaniasis recidivans (LR), a prolonged, relapsing form of cutaneous leishmaniasis resembling tuberculosis of the skin that may persist for many years with a chronic and relapsing course. This rare variant has been shown to be caused by Leishmania tropica species in the Old World and by Leishmania braziliensis, Leishmania amazonensis, Leishmania panamensis, and Leishmania guyanensis in the New World, as reported in various studies...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Infection in Developing Countries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141597/genital-region-cleansing-wipes-effects-on-urine-culture-contamination
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Mehmet Burak Selek, Bayhan Bektöre, Ogün Sezer, Tuğba Kula Atik, Orhan Baylan, Mustafa Özyurt
INTRODUCTION: Urine culture is the gold standard test for revealing the microbial agent causing urinary tract infection (UTI). Culture results are affected by sampling techniques; improper sampling leads to contamination of urine and thus contamination of the culture with urogenital flora. We aimed to evaluate the effect of urogenital cleansing, performed with chlorhexidine-containing genital region cleansing wipes (GRCW) on contamination rates. METHODOLOGY: A total of 2,665 patients with UTI-related complaints and with urine culture requests from various outpatient clinics were enrolled in the study...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Infection in Developing Countries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141596/comparison-of-mycoplasma-ies-mycofast-revolution-and-mycoplasma-ist2-to-detect-genital-mycoplasmas-in-clinical-samples
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Tiziana D'Inzeo, Giulia De Angelis, Barbara Fiori, Giulia Menchinelli, Flora Marzia Liotti, Grazia Angela Morandotti, Flavio De Maio, Domenico Nagel, Marco Antonaci, Maurizio Sanguinetti, Teresa Spanu
INTRODUCTION: Culture is regarded as the gold standard for the detection of genital mycoplasma in clinical samples. Commercially available diagnostic kits, based on liquid broth cultures, provide interesting alternatives to conventional culture. We assessed the laboratory performances of Mycoplasma IES (IES), the Mycofast Revolution (REV) and Mycoplasma IST 2 (IST2) compared to A7 agar plates for the detection of Ureaplasma urealyticum and Mycoplasma hominis in clinical samples. METHODOLOGY: From April to July 2013, endocervical or vaginal samples were collected from sexually active women with abnormal vaginal discharge...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Infection in Developing Countries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141595/the-role-of-mincle-in-innate-immune-to-fungal-keratitis
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Guiqiu Zhao, Qiang Xu, Jing Lin, Wenjun Chen, Tingting Cui, Liting Hu, Nan Jiang
INTRODUCTION: This study aimed to detect the early expression of macrophage-inducible C-type lectin (Mincle) and investigate its role in the innate immune response of fungal keratitis (FK). METHODOLOGY: Wistar rats were used to make fungal keratitis models. The inflammatory responses and corneal lesions were observed by slit-lamp microscope.RT-PCR, immunohistochemistry, and immunofluorescence were used to detect the expression of Mincle in the rat corneal epithelium...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Infection in Developing Countries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141594/phylogenetic-and-nucleotide-sequence-analysis-of-influenza-a-h1n1-ha-and-na-genes-of-strains-isolated-from-saudi-arabia
#5
Ahmed Ali Al-Qahtani, Muhammad Mubin, Damian M Dela Cruz, Sahar Isa Althawadi, Muhammad Shah Nawaz Ul Rehman, Marie Fe F Bohol, Mohammed N Al-Ahdal
INTRODUCTION: In early 2009, a novel influenza A (H1N1) virus appeared in Mexico and rapidly disseminated worldwide. Little is known about the phylogeny and evolutionary dynamics of the H1N1 strain found in Saudi Arabia. METHODOLOGY: Nucleotide sequencing and bioinformatics analyses were used to study molecular variation between the virus isolates. RESULTS: In this report, 72 hemagglutinin (HA) and 45 neuraminidase (NA) H1N1 virus gene sequences, isolated in 2009 from various regions of Saudi Arabia, were analyzed...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Infection in Developing Countries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141593/clinical-and-virological-characteristics-of-hantavirus-infections-in-a-2014-croatian-outbreak
#6
Tatjana Vilibic-Cavlek, Alena Furic, Ljubo Barbic, Irena Tabain, Vladimir Stevanovic, Gordana Mlinaric-Galinovic
INTRODUCTION: Croatia is endemic for hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS), with both Puumala (PUUV) and Dobrava virus (DOBV) documented. Several large outbreaks were recorded in 1995, 2002, and 2012. We analyzed demographic, clinical, laboratory, and virological characteristics of HFRS cases detected in three geographically close natural foci (Ogulin, Slunj, and the Plitvice Lakes surroundings) during the 2014 outbreak. METHODOLOGY: From January to December 2014, 122 patients with suspected HFRS were tested for hantavirus IgM/IgG antibodies using an indirect immunofluorescence assay (IFA)...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Infection in Developing Countries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141592/exposure-incidents-among-medical-students-in-a-high-prevalence-hiv-setting
#7
Theresa Marié Rossouw, Marietjie Van Rooyen, Karin Louise Richter
INTRODUCTION: Occupational injuries in medical students are concerning, especially in countries with a high prevalence of bloodborne infections. With more HIV-infected patients on antiretroviral treatment, appropriate post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) depends on knowledge of source patients' infection status and treatment response. This study determined the number and type of exposure incidents, reporting practices, and PEP use among medical students at the University of Pretoria, South Africa...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Infection in Developing Countries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141591/impact-of-interleukin-28b-rs12979860-c-t-polymorphism-on-severity-of-disease-and-response-to-treatment-in-hepatitis-delta
#8
Murat Ispiroglu, Ibrahim Halil Bahcecioglu, Ulvi Demirel, Mehmet Yalniz
INTRODUCTION: Pegylated-interferon alpha (Peg-IFN α) is the therapy most commonly used to treat chronic hepatitis delta virus (HDV) infection. In the present study, we planned to investigate effect of IL28B polymorphism on response to Peg-IFN α therapy and disease progression in patients with chronic HDV. METHODOLOGY: A total of 47 patients who received Peg-IFNα therapy for at least one year were investigated. The patients were divided into three groups based on their response to treatment: sustained viral response (SVR) (32%), unresponsive (53%), and relapse (15%)...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Infection in Developing Countries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141590/detection-of-virulence-genes-phylogenetic-group-and-antibiotic-resistance-of-uropathogenic-escherichia-coli-in-mongolia
#9
Yandag Munkhdelger, Nyamaa Gunregjav, Altantsetseg Dorjpurev, Nishi Juniichiro, Jav Sarantuya
INTRODUCTION: The severity of urinary tract infection (UTI) produced by uropathogenic Escherichia coli (UPEC) is due to the expression of a wide spectrum of virulence genes. E. coli strains were divided into four phylogenetic groups (A, B1, B2 and D) based on their virulence genes. The present study aimed to assess the relationship between virulence genes, phylogenetic groups, and antibiotic resistance of UPEC. METHODOLOGY: A total of 148 E. coli were tested for antimicrobial resistance against 10 drugs using the disk diffusion method...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Infection in Developing Countries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141589/genetic-characterization-of-helicobacter-pylori-vaca-and-caga-genes-in-thai-gastro-duodenal-and-hepatobiliary-patients
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Wongwarut Boonyanugomol, Narong Khuntikeo, Ake Pugkhem, Kookwan Sawadpanich, Chariya Hahnvajanawong, Phattharaphon Wongphutorn, Bandit Khampoosa, Chariya Chomvarin
INTRODUCTION: H. pylori has been detected in patients with hepatobiliary diseases. It is currently unclear whether the H. pylori detected in hepatobiliary patients are genetically similar to those in gastro-duodenal patients. The aim of this study was to determine H. pylori vacA and cagA genotypes in Thai patients with gastro-duodenal and hepatobiliary diseases. METHODOLOGY: H. pylori DNA was extracted from samples from gastric biopsies of gastro-duodenal patients (n=100) and from bile samples of hepatobiliary patients (n=80)...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Infection in Developing Countries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141588/inactivation-of-salmonella-enteritidis-on-lettuces-used-by-minimally-processed-vegetable-industries
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Josete Bailardi Silveira, Claudia Titze Hessel, Eduardo Cesar Tondo
INTRODUCTION: Washing and disinfection methods used by minimally processed vegetable industries of Southern Brazil were reproduced in laboratory in order to verify their effectiveness to reduce Salmonella Enteritidis SE86 (SE86) on lettuce. METHODOLOGY: Among the five industries investigated, four carried out washing with potable water followed by disinfection with 200 ppm sodium hypochlorite during different immersion times. RESULTS: The washing procedure alone decreased approximately 1 log CFU/g of SE86 population and immersion times of 1, 2, 5, and 15 minutes in disinfectant solution demonstrated reduction rates ranging from 2...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Infection in Developing Countries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141587/osteoarticular-and-soft-tissue-melioidosis-in-malaysia-clinical-characteristics-and-molecular-typing-of-the-causative-agent
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AbdelRahman Mohammad Zueter, Mahmoud Abumarzouq, Mohd Imran Yusof, Wan Faisham Wan Ismail, Azian Harun
INTRODUCTION: Melioidosis involving bone, joints, and soft tissue is rare and reported usually following dissemination of disease from infection elsewhere in the body; to a lesser degree, it can also be reported as the primary manifestation of melioidosis. METHODOLOGY: The orthopedic registry at Hospital University Sains Malaysia from 2008 until 2014 was retrospectively reviewed and was followed by molecular typing of Burkholderia pseudomallei. RESULTS: Out of 20 cases identified, 19 patients were confirmed to have osteoarticular and/or soft-tissue melioidosis...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Infection in Developing Countries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141586/molecular-epidemiology-and-antimicrobial-resistance-of-salmonella-species-from-clinical-specimens-and-food-items-in-lebanon
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Sukayna M Fadlallah, Marwa Shehab, Katia Cheaito, Majd Saleh, Nada Ghosn, Walid Ammar, Rima El Hajj, Ghassan M Matar
INTRODUCTION: Foodborne illnesses can be due to a wide range of bacteria, one of the most common being Salmonella. In this study, PulseNet International was implemented in Lebanon to identify circulating pathogens at the species and strain levels, determine antimicrobial resistance, and link food sources and clinical cases during outbreaks. METHODOLOGY: Clinical and food Salmonella isolates received from the Epidemiological Surveillance Unit, Ministry of Public Health (ESUMOH) and the Lebanese Agriculture Research Institute (LARI) between 2011 and 2014 were identified to the species level using API 20E...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Infection in Developing Countries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141585/hospital-acquired-pneumonia-due-to-achromobacter-xylosoxidans-in-the-elderly-a-single-center-retrospective-study-in-beijing
#14
Chao Liu, Jun Guo, Weifeng Yan, Yi Jin, Fei Pan, Xiangqun Fang, Long Qin, Changting Liu
INTRODUCTION: Achromobacter xylosoxidans has been reported in several countries; however, hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP) due to this organism in elderly patients in China remains rare. METHODOLOGY: HAP due to Achromobacter xylosoxidans identified at the General Hospital of the People's Liberation Army in Beijing from January 2008 to October 2011 was studied. Detailed clinical manifestations were collected. To study the clinical risk factors for the imipenem-resistant strain, patients were divided into two groups: imipenem-resistant (21 cases) and imipenem-nonresistant (20 cases)...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Infection in Developing Countries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141584/safety-immunogenicity-and-efficacy-of-borrelia-burgdorferi-outer-surface-protein-a-ospa-vaccine-a-meta-analysis
#15
Hua Zhao, Fukai Frank Bao, Aihua Liu
INTRODUCTION: Lyme borreliosis, caused by Borrelia burgdorferi sensu stricto in the United States and by several Borrelia species in Europe and Asia, has a great impact on the health of the global population. There are human vaccines available, such as the outer surface protein A (OspA) vaccine, but still more evidence is needed to verify its function. We investigated the safety, immunogenicity, and efficacy of adjuvanted or non-adjuvanted vaccines containing protective epitopes from Borrelia species OspA serotypes in healthy adults...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Infection in Developing Countries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28036317/complicated-skin-and-soft-tissue-infection-with-mycobacterium-fortuitum-following-excision-of-a-sebaceous-cyst-in-taiwan
#16
Shih-Chen Tsai, Li-Hsin Chen, Hsien-Hua Liao, Chih-Yu Chiang, Wea-Lung Lin, Shiuan-Chih Chen, Shih-Ming Tsao, Hung-Chang Hung, Yuan-Ti Lee
Mycobacterium fortuitum group (M. fortuitum), also known as rapidly growing Mycobacteria, can cause pyogenic infections in human beings, most commonly in immunocompromised patients. Herein, we present a 40-year-old immunocompetent male patient who underwent planned excision of a sebaceous cyst in the abdominal wall. He suffered from tender erythematous lesions with purulent discharge around the healing wound that developed 2 weeks after surgery. Gram stain, bacterial and fungal culture results of the wound were negative...
December 30, 2016: Journal of Infection in Developing Countries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28036316/post-delivery-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-infection-misdiagnosed-as-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#17
Li Yu Ting, Bikash Shrestha, Yi Lu Lu, Fu Ping
Tuberculosis is a common infectious mycobacterial disease having a wide range of clinical and serological manifestations that are similar to rheumatic disease. Differential diagnosis is a crucial aspect in any rheumatic disease as many other infectious diseases portray clinical similarities and autoantibody positivity. Our case report illustrates of a young woman just after the delivery of a child presented an unusual case of extrapulmonary tuberculosis infection initially misdiagnosed as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)...
December 30, 2016: Journal of Infection in Developing Countries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28036315/evaluation-of-the-immunogenic-property-of-nt-h-influenzae-protein-d-with-neisseria-meningitidis-omv-in-balb-c
#18
Ava Behrouzi, Saeid Bouzari, Seyed Davar Siadat, Mana Oloomi, Mehdi Davari, Hoora Mazaheri
INTRODUCTION: Identifying ideal non typeable Haemophilus influenzae (NTHi) vaccine candidates has not been easy due to extensive sequence and antigenic variation among gene products interacting with the immune system. Protein D (PD) is a highly conserved 42 kDa surface lipoprotein available in all H. influenzae, including NTHi. METHODOLOGY: In this study, the gene encoding PD was cloned from H. influenzae and expressed in Escheriachia coli TOPO10 cell in pBAD vector...
December 30, 2016: Journal of Infection in Developing Countries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28036314/etiology-of-early-onset-septicemia-among-neonates-at-the-university-college-hospital-ibadan-nigeria
#19
Abimbola Ellen Akindolire, Olukemi Tongo, Hannah Dada-Adegbola, Olusegun Akinyinka
INTRODUCTION: Neonatal septicemia remains a major cause of newborn deaths in developing countries. Its burden is further compounded by the emergence of multidrug-resistant pathogens, which is related to a lack of antibiotic protocols resulting in unrestricted use of antibiotics. The absence of reliable antibiotic sensitivity testing makes the formulation of antibiotic guidelines and judicious use of antibiotics difficult. This study sought to identify the current bacterial agents associated with early onset septicemia (EOS; age <72 hours) and their antibiotic susceptibility patterns among neonates at the University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria...
December 30, 2016: Journal of Infection in Developing Countries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28036313/pretreatment-elevated-erythrocyte-sedimentation-rate-and-c-reactive-protein-as-a-predictor-of-malarial-complications
#20
Sachin Vemula, Vidyalakshmi Katara, Unnikrishnan Bhaskaran, Sushma Adappa, Mahabala Chakrapani
INTRODUCTION: Complications of malaria can develop suddenly and unexpectedly. Although various parameters have been associated with severity of malaria, they have not been studied as predictors of these events. Many of the malarial complications are inflammatory in nature, and C-reactive protein (CRP) and elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) could be early markers of these complications and might precede and predict the development of complications. METHODOLOGY: A total of 122 inpatients with uncomplicated newly diagnosed malaria were studied...
December 30, 2016: Journal of Infection in Developing Countries
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