Clonal relationships, antimicrobial susceptibilities, and molecular characterization of extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing Escherichia coli isolates from urinary tract infections and fecal samples in Southeast Iran
CONCLUSIONS: The high rates of antibacterial-resistant and MDR isolates are quite important since these strains can act as source of resistant bacteria that can be spread in the community. Controlling antibiotic use, against inappropriate use and abuse, in the community and continuous surveillance of emerging resistance traits are critical to controlling the spread of resistance. (Source: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical)
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Comparative analysis of Mouse Inoculation Test and Virus Isolation in Cell Culture for rabies diagnosis in animals of Parana, Brazil
CONCLUSIONS: These results confirm that VICC can replace MIT, offering the same accuracy and better features regarding cost, results, biosafety and occupational health, and bioethics and animal welfare. (Source: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical)
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Human metapneumovirus in Southern Brazil
CONCLUSIONS These findings indicate that hMPV is in circulation in southern Brazil and highlight the importance of diagnosing hMPV for influenza-like illness in the population. (Source: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical)
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Social conditions and immune response in human immunodeficiency virus-seropositive pregnant women: a cross-sectional study in Brazil
CONCLUSIONS Higher rates of unfavorable conditions, including lower education levels, IL-10 levels, and a trend for higher IFN- γ levels, were identified among HIV-infected women, pregnant and non-pregnant. These factors may interfere in health care and lead to poor outcomes during pregnancy. Therefore, we suggest that health policies could be created to specifically address these factors in this population. (Source: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical)
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Effectiveness of first-wave protease inhibitors in hepatitis C virus genotype 1 infection: a multicenter study in Brazil
Abstract INTRODUCTION: In 2013, combination therapy using peginterferon, ribavirin, and boceprevir or telaprevir was introduced to treat hepatitis C virus genotype 1 infection in Brazil. The effectiveness of this therapy in four Brazilian regions was evaluated. METHODS: Clinical and virological data were obtained from patients of public health institutions in five cities, including sustained virological response (SVR) and side effects. Patients with advanced fibrosis (F3/4), moderate fibrosis (F2) for> 3 years, or extra-hepatic manifestations were treated according to Ministry of Health protocol. Treatment effectiveness...
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Actinomycosis, a lurking threat: a report of 11 cases and literature review
Abstract Actinomycosis remains characteristically uncommon, but is still an important cause of morbidity. Its clinical presentation is usually indolent and chronic as slow growing masses that can evolve into fistulae, and for that reason are frequently underdiagnosed. Actinomyces spp is often disregarded clinically and is classified as a colonizing microorganism. In this review of literature, we concomitantly present 11 cases of actinomycosis with different localizations, diagnosed at a tertiary hospital between 2009 and 2016. We outline the findings of at least one factor of immunosuppression in> 90% of the reported ca...
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Tuberculosis: renewed challenge in Brazil
This article reviews tuberculosis control actions performed over the last decade, at a global level. The perspectives for the fulfillment of the goals of the new Global Tuberculosis Elimination Plan are described, where the insertion of social protection (Pillar 2) and research (Pillar 3) will play an innovative and strategic role, especially in high-burden countries, like Brazil. (Source: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical)
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Tuberculosis: renewed challenge in Brazil
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Erratum
We report a 47-year-old male patient with multiple cutaneous and subcutaneous nodules. The patient was diagnosed with disseminated cutaneous sporotrichosis based on the isolation and identification of Sporothrix spp. The patient was treated with potassium iodide, which resulted in clinical improvement of the lesions. (Source: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical)
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A proposal for the use of standardized abbreviations for the genera of triatomine bugs (Reduviidae: Triatominae) across the World
We report a 47-year-old male patient with multiple cutaneous and subcutaneous nodules. The patient was diagnosed with disseminated cutaneous sporotrichosis based on the isolation and identification of Sporothrix spp. The patient was treated with potassium iodide, which resulted in clinical improvement of the lesions. (Source: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical)
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Cryptococcosis in a transplanted kidney allograft
We report a 47-year-old male patient with multiple cutaneous and subcutaneous nodules. The patient was diagnosed with disseminated cutaneous sporotrichosis based on the isolation and identification of Sporothrix spp. The patient was treated with potassium iodide, which resulted in clinical improvement of the lesions. (Source: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical)
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A case of brucellar spondylitis with lumbar spondylolisthesis
We report a 47-year-old male patient with multiple cutaneous and subcutaneous nodules. The patient was diagnosed with disseminated cutaneous sporotrichosis based on the isolation and identification of Sporothrix spp. The patient was treated with potassium iodide, which resulted in clinical improvement of the lesions. (Source: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical)
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Disseminated cutaneous sporotrichosis in patient with alcoholism
We report a 47-year-old male patient with multiple cutaneous and subcutaneous nodules. The patient was diagnosed with disseminated cutaneous sporotrichosis based on the isolation and identification of Sporothrix spp. The patient was treated with potassium iodide, which resulted in clinical improvement of the lesions. (Source: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical)
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Epididymo-orchitis caused by Histoplasma capsulatumin a Colombian patient
We report a case of epididymo-orchitis in an immunocompetent 38-year-old bricklayer from the rural area of Villeta, Cundinamarca, Colombia. The patient presented with testicular pain and macroscopic scrotal changes requiring a left orchiectomy, with microbiological isolation and molecular confirmation of Histoplasma capsulatum. (Source: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical)
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Traumatic rupture of liver hydatid cysts into the peritoneal cavity of an 11-year-old boy: a case report from Iran
Abstract This is the first published case report of an 11-year-old patient with a rupture of a liver hydatid cyst (HC) into the peritoneal cavity after an abdominal trauma in Iran. The disease was diagnosed using focused abdominal sonography for trauma. To date, no cases of traumatic ruptures of liver HCs in children have been reported in Iran. In the endemic regions of the world, where patients suffer from a history of trauma and constant abdominal symptoms or anaphylactic shock, early diagnosis of HC is crucial as it may disseminate to other organs. The condition needs conservative surgery and follow-up. (Source: Revista...
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Sofosbuvir and daclatasvir combination therapy for current hepatitis C virus genotype 4 achieves SVR: a case report of HCV genotype 4 from the Amazon
Abstract Hepatitis C is a worldwide endemic disease. However, hepatitis C virus genotype 4 (HCV GT-4) has rarely been reported in Brazil. HCV GT-4 demonstrates high sustained virological response (SVR). Here, we report the case of a 62-year-old HCV GT-4 positive woman complaining of a headache, nausea, and arthralgia. The patient was treated according to the protocol for genotype 4 (12 weeks administration of 400mg sofosbuvir and 60mg daclatasvir daily) and achieved SVR. Although this is not an Amazonas autochthonous case, the presence of genotype 4 is rarely reported in the region. (Source: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira...
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Serosurvey of Leptospira spp. and Toxoplasma gondii in rats captured from two zoos in Southern Brazil
CONCLUSIONS: Serosurveys can show the environmental prevalence of zoonotic pathogens. (Source: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical)
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Prevalence of and risk factors for intestinal parasite infections in pediatric patients admitted to public hospitals in Southern Brazil
CONCLUSIONS: We recommend routine fecal parasitologic examination for hospitalized children and implementation of educational campaigns on the prevention of these diseases. (Source: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical)
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Schistosomiasis in the Amazon region: is the current diagnostic strategy still appropriate?
CONCLUSIONS: This significant underestimation of the infection rate gives reason to discuss if the current classification of prevalence levels reflects the real situation, principally in low transmission areas, like the Amazon region. (Source: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical)
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Variability in the clinical distributions of Candida species and the emergence of azole-resistant non-Candida albicans species in public hospitals in the Midwest region of Brazil
CONCLUSIONS We observed variations in Candida species distribution in hospitals in the same geographic region and documented the emergence of non-C. albicans species resistant to azoles. (Source: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical)
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Seroprevalence of human Trypanosoma cruzi infection in the North of Estado de Mexico
CONCLUSIONS: Our data demonstrated the seroprevalence of T. cruzi in the North of the Estado de Mexico, an area considered as non-endemic; however, epidemiological conditions necessary for natural transmission were found. (Source: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical)
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Prevalence of and risk factors associated with the presence of Staphylococcus aureus in the chronic wounds of patients treated in primary health care settings in Brazil
Abstract INTRODUCTION: Wounds can be colonized by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). METHODS: We evaluated the prevalence of S. aureus and MRSA in the wounds of patients treated at Basic Health Units in Brazil and identified risk factors associated with their presence. RESULTS: The prevalence rates of S. aureus and MRSA were 51.5% and 8.7%, respectively. There was a correlation between the presence of S. aureus in wounds and nostrils (p
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Rhodnius stali: new vector infected by Trypanosoma rangeli (Kinetoplastida, Trypanosomatidae)
CONCLUSIONS The encounter of R. stali infected by T. rangeli generates an alert for the state of Acre, since the simultaneous presence with Trypanosoma cruzi can make the differential diagnosis of Chagas disease difficult. (Source: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical)
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Synanthropic triatomines as potential vectors of Trypanosoma cruzi in Central Brazil
CONCLUSIONS: P. megistus and T. sordida sustained the risk of T. cruzi transmission to humans in central Brazil. (Source: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical)
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First serologic evidence of human hantavirus infection in Alagoas State in Northeastern Brazil
CONCLUSIONS: Serologic evidence of past hantavirus infection in residents of Alagoas State indicates that hantaviruses are present in northeastern Brazil, even in areas silent for HCPS. (Source: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical)
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Ectopic forms of schistosomiasis mansoni in the second macroregion of Alagoas: case series report and review of the literature
CONCLUSIONS The lack of knowledge of the clinical presentation of ectopic forms of schistosomiasis makes the early identification and treatment of this form difficult, with direct implications in the reduction of morbidity and mortality in endemic areas. (Source: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical)
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Morbidity of schistosomiasis mansoni in a low endemic setting in Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil
CONCLUSIONS: Severe forms of schistosomiasis are still prevalent in low endemi c areas and should be thoroughly investigated. (Source: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical)
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Diet Quality of patients with chronic Chagas disease in a tertiary hospital: a case-control study
CONCLUSIONS: Patients with Cd were overweight and the quality of their diet was unsatisfactory based on the recommended diet components for age and sex. (Source: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical)
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New strategy to improve quality control of Montenegro skin test at the production level
CONCLUSIONS: The comparison between immunization methods and immune response from the two animal species validated C. porcellus as a good model for Montenegro skin test, and the model showed strong potential as an in vivo model in the quality control of the production of Montenegro antigen. (Source: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical)
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Central venous catheter-related infections in patients receiving short-term hemodialysis therapy: incidence, associated factors, and microbiological aspects
CONCLUSIONS: We identified a high incidence of catheter-related infections caused by resistant microorganisms in patients undergoing hemodialysis via central venous catheters. (Source: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical)
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Human leptospirosis in the Federal District, Brazil, 2011-2015: eco-epidemiological characterization
CONCLUSIONS: In order to prevent and control potentially lethal human leptospirosis infection, the eco-epidemiological characterization of this disease is a valuable tool for public policies of prevention, control, and surveillance. In addition to population awareness, the systematized control of synanthropic rodents could be the main health action to reduce the incidence of this disease in the FD. (Source: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical)
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Seroprevalence and spatial distribution dynamics of Yersinia pestis antibodies in dogs and cats from plague foci in the State of CearĂ¡, Northeastern Brazil
CONCLUSION: Yersinia pestis is actively circulating in the study areas, posing a danger to the human population. (Source: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical)
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Detection of multidrug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa harboring bla GES-1 and bla GES-11 in Recife, Brazil
CONCLUSIONS: We detected the presence of bacterial isolates positive for two different variants of the enzyme GES in three different hospitals from Recife, Brazil. These enzymes have a great capacity for dissemination among Gram-negative bacteria and confer broad-spectrum resistance to beta-la ctam antibiotics and to the carbapenems. (Source: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical)
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Is waste collection associated with hepatitis B infection? A meta-analysis
Abstract This meta-analysis, which is based on a previously published systematic review, aims to contribute to the scientific discussion on hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection in workers who are exposed to domestic and healthcare wastes. Publications were sought which had been made available on the data used by December 2013 and updated to December 2016. The quality of the included studies was assessed according to the guidelines of Loney et al. for the critical appraisal of studies on the prevalence or incidence of a health problem. To verify the presence of heterogeneity between the papers, we used the Chi-squared test bas...
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Therapeutic drug monitoring of benznidazole and nifurtimox: a systematic review and quality assessment of published clinical practice guidelines
This study aimed to systematically assess the quality and consistency of recommendations of CPGs on the pharmacological management of adults with chronic-phase Chagas disease. Systematic literature searches were conducted in MEDLINE, EMBASE, SciELO and Google to identify all published CPGs relevant to the pharmacological management of Chagas disease, between January 2010 and March 2016. Three independent reviewers assessed the quality of each CPG using the Appraisal of Guidelines Research and Evaluation (AGREE) II instrument. A total of five CPGs were included and the overall quality of the guidelines for therapeutic drug ...
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The continuous challenge of Chagas disease treatment: bridging evidence-based guidelines, access to healthcare, and human rights
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Erratum: Brazilian guidelines for the clinical management of paracoccidioidomycosis
Abstract Paracoccidioidomycosis is a systemic fungal disease occurring in Latin America that is associated with rural environments and agricultural activities. However, the incidence and prevalence of paracoccidiodomycosis is underestimated because of the lack of compulsory notification. If paracoccidiodomycosis is not diagnosed and treated early and adequately, the endemic fungal infection could result in serious sequelae. While the Paracoccidioides brasiliensis ( P. brasiliensis ) complex has been known to be the causal agent of paracoccidiodomycosis, a new species, Paracoccidioides lutzii ( P. lutzii ), has been reporte...
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Infiltration in a child’s face due to borderline lepromatous leprosy
Abstract Paracoccidioidomycosis is a systemic fungal disease occurring in Latin America that is associated with rural environments and agricultural activities. However, the incidence and prevalence of paracoccidiodomycosis is underestimated because of the lack of compulsory notification. If paracoccidiodomycosis is not diagnosed and treated early and adequately, the endemic fungal infection could result in serious sequelae. While the Paracoccidioides brasiliensis ( P. brasiliensis ) complex has been known to be the causal agent of paracoccidiodomycosis, a new species, Paracoccidioides lutzii ( P. lutzii ), has been reporte...
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Dengue fever with thrombocytopenia and gingival bleeding
Abstract Paracoccidioidomycosis is a systemic fungal disease occurring in Latin America that is associated with rural environments and agricultural activities. However, the incidence and prevalence of paracoccidiodomycosis is underestimated because of the lack of compulsory notification. If paracoccidiodomycosis is not diagnosed and treated early and adequately, the endemic fungal infection could result in serious sequelae. While the Paracoccidioides brasiliensis ( P. brasiliensis ) complex has been known to be the causal agent of paracoccidiodomycosis, a new species, Paracoccidioides lutzii ( P. lutzii ), has been reporte...
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Brazilian guidelines for the clinical management of paracoccidioidomycosis
Abstract Paracoccidioidomycosis is a systemic fungal disease occurring in Latin America that is associated with rural environments and agricultural activities. However, the incidence and prevalence of paracoccidiodomycosis is underestimated because of the lack of compulsory notification. If paracoccidiodomycosis is not diagnosed and treated early and adequately, the endemic fungal infection could result in serious sequelae. While the Paracoccidioides brasiliensis ( P. brasiliensis ) complex has been known to be the causal agent of paracoccidiodomycosis, a new species, Paracoccidioides lutzii ( P. lutzii ), has been reporte...
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Colonic basidiobolomycosis with liver involvement masquerading as gastrointestinal lymphoma: a case report and literature review
This study reported a 5-year-old boy with gastrointestinal basidiobolomycosis that had been misdiagnosed as gastrointestinal lymphoma. He was treated by surgical resection and a combination of posaconazole and amphotericin B deoxycholate with an acceptable response and no recurrence. (Source: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical)
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A fatal case of tuberculous meningitis in a child with juvenile idiopathic arthritis: a diagnostic challenge
We report a fatal case of tuberculous meningitis. The patient had received successive tumor necrosis factor (TNF) antagonists and abatacept to treat juvenile idiopathic arthritis, with negative results for polymerase chain reaction and acid-fast bacilli on smear, had normal cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) adenosine deaminase and glucose levels. Six weeks post-admission, the CSF culture demonstrated Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The altered immunological responses caused by anti-TNF treatment made the diagnosis challenging. Clinicians should bear this in mind and, if suspected, treatment should be initiated immediately. (Source: Re...
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Infective endocarditis due to Bartonella bacilliformis associated with systemic vasculitis: a case report
Abstract Infective endocarditis due to Bartonella bacilliformis is rare. A 64-year-old woman, without previous heart disease, presented with 6 weeks of fever, myalgias, and arthralgias. A systolic murmur was heard on the tricuspid area upon examination, and an echocardiogram showed endocardial lesions in the right atrium. Bartonella bacilliformis was isolated in blood cultures, defining the diagnosis of infective endocarditis using Duke ’ s criteria. Subsequently, the patient developed clinical and laboratory features compatible with antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-associated vasculitis. This case presents an unc...
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Cardiac tamponade in a patient with severe dengue fever
Abstract A 26-year-old postpartum female presented with symptoms characteristic of dengue fever on the 16th day of puerperium. On the third day of the illness, the patient presented a clinical picture consistent with shock. Tests determined primary infection with dengue virus serotype 2. Cardiac tamponade was confirmed by echocardiography. This rare manifestation is described in a patient without any associated comorbidity. (Source: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical)
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Migration pattern of Toxocara canis larvae in experimentally infected male and female Rattus norvegicus
CONCLUSIONS: This study provides evidence regarding areas with high risk and that vulnerability is a determinant of TB mortality. (Source: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical)
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Spatial risk of tuberculosis mortality and social vulnerability in Northeast Brazil
CONCLUSIONS: This study provides evidence regarding areas with high risk and that vulnerability is a determinant of TB mortality. (Source: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical)
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Ex vivo T-lymphocyte chemokine receptor phenotypes in patients with chronic Chagas disease
CONCLUSIONS: These receptors are possibly involved in the pathogenesis of chronic Chagas cardiomyopathy. (Source: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical)
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Evaluation of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae in a tertiary-level reference hospital in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
CONCLUSIONS: Evaluation of bacterial resistance contributes to an appropriate treatment, and the reduction of morbimortality and dissemination of resistance. (Source: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical)
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Prevalence and antibiogram of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolated from medical device-related infections; a retrospective study in Lahore, Pakistan
CONCLUSIONS Escherichia coli and MRSA are major pathogens of medical device-related infections. (Source: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical)
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Hepatitis E seroprevalence and associated factors in rural settlers in Central Brazil
CONCLUSIONS: The results revealed the absence of acute infection and a low prevalence of previous exposure to HEV. (Source: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical)
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