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The Sirscan2000automatic MIC determination (SIR-MD) system is a new system for MIC determination based on the automatic detection of growth of bacteria spotted onto agar medium using a camera scan. To evaluate its accuracy, 3608 Streptococcus pneumoniae clinical isolates yielding 18,165 MICs were...
Limited information is available on the risk factors for false-negative results with the new generation of QuantiFERON-TB Gold In-Tube (QFT-GIT) tests in non-HIV-infected patients with tuberculosis (TB). We sought to identify risk factors for false-negative QFT-GIT results in culture-confirmed TB...
This prospective study evaluated the value of laboratorial diagnosis in ocular toxoplasmosis analyzing peripheral blood samples from a group of Brazilian patients by immunologic and molecular methods. We analyzed blood samples from 184 immunocompetent patients with ocular disorders divided into 2...