Aoife Hannan

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We report the case of a 13-year-old boy who presented with multiple swellings all over the body. His condition remained undiagnosed for over 3 years. Exophiala spinifera was recovered from pus drained from the swellings. We discuss the difficulties in the initial diagnosis and the ease of correct diagnosis once we had used special fungal stains.
Forty-two gastric biopsies, in two transport media, were homogenized and cultured on three media under micro-aerophilic conditions. Brain-heart infusion agar with a commercial antibiotic supplement (giving 10 mg vancomycin, 5 mg trimethoprim and 2500 i.u. polymixin per litre) yielded the best results. Ordinary chocolate (heated) human blood agar could be(More)
HLA frequencies on 1231 subjects from within the country, using methods employed by National Institute of Health, USA is reported. Pakistani population appears to be a mixture of an indigenous population with others particularly Orientals and Negroids. Relationship with Caucasians is not convincing.
The in vitro activities of enoxacin, lomefloxacin, norfloxacin, ofloxacin, and pefloxacin against 274 strains of Salmonella typhi isolated from suspected typhoid fever patients (137 multi-resistant strains and 137 strains sensitive to chloramphenicol, ampicillin and/or co-trimoxazole) were determined using disk diffusion and agar dilution techniques. In(More)
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