Anna Jeffery-Smith

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OBJECTIVES An unlinked anonymous seroprevalence study was conducted to estimate the prevalence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in samples derived from antenatal clinic attendees at 2 East London Hospitals. An unexpectedly high HCV seroprevalence of 2.6% (1.2% viraemic) had been revealed during an unlinked study of the emergency department at 1 of these(More)
The isolation ofActinomycesspp. from sterile clinical samples is traditionally regarded as significant. We reviewed the demographic characteristics, clinical risk factors, and outcomes of patients withActinomycesspp. isolated from blood cultures in our NHS Trust and found that this is not necessarily the case.
A 77 year old Bangladeshi man presented with jaundice, abdomnal discomfort and reduced appetite for 3–4 weeks. He had no ecent foreign travel, did not use recreational drugs and was not mmunosuppressed. He had a background of atrial fibrillation, type diabetes mellitus, hypertension and congestive cardiac failure. His liver function tests were deranged with(More)
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