Abeer Abd El Rahim Ghazal

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BACKGROUND Staphylococcus aureus has been recognized as an important pathogen associated with inpatients and community infections. Community-acquired methicillin-resistant S. aureus (CA-MRSA) infections commonly present as skin and soft-tissue infections (SSTIs). Treatment often includes incision and drainage with or without adjunctive antibiotics. (More)
Dear Sir, Arboviruses belonging to the Phlebovirus genus are a possible cause of central nervous system (CNS) infection during the summer months in several Mediterranean countries. In particular, Toscana virus (TOSV) has been detected in individuals, appearing firstly in continental Italy, and then in Spain and the south of France [1]. In order to better(More)
We investigated serum procalcitonin (PCT) and C-reactive protein (CRP) in children with streptococcal tonsillopharyngitis or nonstreptococcal tonsillopharyngitis and in healthy children. The median (range) for PCT was 0.374 (0.11-6.5), 0.105 (0.01-0.53) and 0.02 (0.01-0.08) ng/mL in the streptococcal, nonbacterial tonsillopharyngitis and control groups,(More)
INTRODUCTION Acute respiratory infections (ARI) are the leading cause of pediatric morbidity and mortality worldwide. Information about etiological agents of ARI in developing countries is still limited. METHODOLOGY Throat swabs collected from children hospitalized with ARI between December 2009 and May 2010 were investigated for Chlamydophila pneumoniae,(More)
Uropathogenic Escherichia coli (UPEC) is the infecting agent most frequently involved in urinary tract infections (UTIs) worldwide. UPEC resistance to commonly used antibiotics represents a major health problem all over the world. Several factors have been associated with UPEC resistance to antibiotics. The present study deployed a molecular approach to(More)
The diabetic foot syndrome is clearly one of the most important complications of diabetes and is the most common cause of hospitalization among diabetic patients. Staphylococcus aureus is found to be the commonest pathogen present in diabetic foot infections. The aim of the present study is to determine activities of three kinds of antibiotics against(More)
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is a major global health issue. Estimates indicate that three to four million persons are newly infected each year, 170 million people are chronically infected and death in about 20%25% of cirrhotic cases. (Perz et al., 2006; Sangiovanni et al., 2006; Chen and Morgan, 2006) HCV infection represents a leading indication for(More)