Alina Cristina Neguț

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Background The nasopharyngeal microbiota represents one of the key factors related to infectious diseases in children [1]. The infectious agents and their resistance patterns are main factors driving disease severity. Nasopharyngeal carriage is high in children, especially for Staphylococcus aureus [2,3]. Methods We performed a screening study for(More)
Background In our era, the profile of the HIV-infected patient has completely changed. We are now treating poly-experienced patients interested in their quality of life, where management of drug-associated adverse reactions and eradication of viral reservoirs constitute important issues. We present the case of a 57 year-old male patient, diagnosed with HIV(More)
Background PCR-based tools for detection of bacterial infections can considerably shorten the timespan from patient admission to initiation of targeted antibiotherapy. As culture-based methods are operator-sensitive and yield lower rates of identification in longer timespans, dependent on species-specific growth rates, there is a need for new techniques(More)
Background The prevalence of colonization with Staphylococcus aureus has been shown to increase worldwide [1,2], along with the rate of antibiotic use in medicine as well as the livestock industry. Therefore, our microbiota may be exposed to selective pressure and may develop resistance to current drugs [3]. Methods We have performed a study to assess the(More)
Despite their commensal status, staphylococci can become problematic pathogens expressing multiple and redundant virulence factors. This study aimed to evaluate aggressiveness markers comparatively in staphylococcal strains isolated from severe infections versus asymptomatic carriage in order to identify clinically relevant bacterial traits that could(More)