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AbstractThe diagnosis of blastomycosis is often delayed. We identified 28 cases of pulmonary blastomycosis in a retrospective chart review. Most patients received multiple antibiotic courses before being diagnosed, and the sputum KOH smear was rarely used. Diagnostic delay can be decreased with...
AbstractTularaemia is an emerging anthropozoonosis transmitted by contact with infected animals and through arthropod bites, inhalation, or ingestion. We describe a pulmonary nodule suggesting cancer in a 70-year-old man. Histological analysis excluded neoplasia, and bacteriological culture...
RSV was the most common viral agent causing acute respiratory illness in children 6 to 59 months old during the influenza season. Children in the 6-23 month age range had a higher incidence of RSV compared to those aged 24-59 months.
Among patients with common immune-compromised (IC) conditions in the United States, the healthcare cost associated with herpes zoster (HZ) was sizable and occurred mainly during the first quarter after diagnosis. And HZ-associated costs varied by age and underlying IC conditions.
AbstractBackground. Coelomycetes are rarely but increasingly reported in association with human infections involving mostly skin and subcutaneous tissues, both in immunocompetent and immunocompromised patients. Coelomycetes constitute a heterogeneous group of filamentous fungi with distinct...
AbstractFew studies have evaluated the prevalence of replicating hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in sub-Saharan Africa. Among 1812 individuals infected with human immunodeficiency virus, no patient in rural Mozambique and 4 patients in urban Zambia were positive for anti-HCV antibodies. Of...
The prevalence of HCV coinfection in HIV-infected individuals in Spain has decreased significantly in the last decade. Patients with active HCV infection mainly have genotypes 1a and 4, and a high percentage have liver cirrhosis.
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