Anélsio Cossa

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SETTING Two tuberculosis (TB) reference hospitals in Maputo, Mozambique. OBJECTIVES To assess the pattern of TB drug resistance and its risk factors in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) patients. DESIGN Adult HIV-positive patients with TB diagnosed by culture of sputum or bronchial washing were enrolled during 2002-2003. Cultures of 111 patients were(More)
BACKGROUND The International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood (ISAAC) video questionnaire was developed to overcome the language and cultural differences in the assessment of asthma-like symptoms. METHODS 27 schools were included in the Maputo Asthma and Allergies in childhood Study (MAPAAS) using ISAAC methods, and a video questionnaire (VQ)(More)
The relevance of vaginal colonization of pregnant women by Escherichia coli is poorly understood, despite these strains sharing a similar virulence profile with other extraintestinal pathogenic E. coli producing severe obstetric and neonatal infections. We characterized the epidemiology, antimicrobial susceptibility and virulence profiles of 84 vaginal E.(More)
BACKGROUND Community-acquired methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MSSA) is responsible for the majority of skin and soft-tissue infections. CA-MSSA can also cause life-threatening infections, possibly in relation to particular virulence factors, including Panton-Valentine leukocidin (PVL). METHODS We describe a severe CA-MSSA necrotizing(More)
BACKGROUND In recent decades, the world has witnessed unprecedented progress in child survival. However, our knowledge of what is killing nearly 6 million children annually in low- and middle-income countries remains poor, partly because of the inadequacy and reduced precision of the methods currently utilized in these settings to investigate causes of(More)
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