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AbstractBackground. Echinocandins are first-line treatment for Candida glabrata candidemia. Echinocandin resistance is concerning due to limited remaining treatment options. We used data from a multisite, population-based surveillance program to describe the epidemiology and risk factors for...
AbstractThe spectrum of West Nile virus (WNV) infection continues to be elucidated. Many cases of WNV are asymptomatic; however, in immunocompromised patients, symptoms are more likely to be severe. We describe fatal WNV central nervous system disease in lymphoma patients who received rituximab,...
CMV seroprevalence is much higher in African-Americans than Caucasians. CMV seropositivity is geographically clustered, largely due to racial segregation. African-American communities may suffer a disproportionate public health burden due to CMV
AbstractAlthough they are ubiquitous to aquatic environments, Aeromonas species have traditionally been considered nonvirulent; however, in the past 30 years, they have emerged as important human pathogens that can cause a wide spectrum of disease. In this study, we describe a case of recurrent...
AbstractHemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) in immunocompromised hosts is a fulminant syndrome of immune activation with high rates of mortality that may be triggered by infections or immunodeficiency. Rapid diagnosis and treatment of the underlying disorder is necessary to prevent...
AbstractBackground. The majority of Lyme disease cases in the United States are acquired on the east coast between northern Virginia and New England. In recent years the geographic extent of Lyme disease has been expanding, raising the prospect of Lyme disease becoming endemic in the...
Parainfluenza is associated with a significant amount of severe respiratory disease in South Africa, especially among children <5 years of age and individuals that are HIV-infected.
A prospective controlled trial conducted in two intensive care units found that an electronic hand hygiene reminder system that provides real-time feedback on overall unit-wide hand hygiene performance can increase hand hygiene activity.
AbstractBackground. Sepsis is a serious and common condition with high mortality and morbidity. The public awareness, knowledge, and perception of sepsis in Sweden are unknown.Methods. A survey was performed using an online interview distributed to adults, aged 18–74, between March 6 and 9,...
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