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The problem of infection has been persistent in the surgical world even after the introduction of antibiotics. Pathogens that infect surgical wounds can be part of normal flora or acquired from the hospital environment or other infected patients. Staphylococcus aureus, being the normal microbial flora of the skin is one of the commonest causes of wound(More)
PURPOSE Diagnosis of extrapulmonary tuberculosis (EPTB) poses serious challenges. A careful selection of appropriate gene targets is essential for designing a multiplex-polymerase chain reaction (M-PCR) assay. MATERIALS AND METHODS We compared several gene targets of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, including IS6110, devR, and genes encoding MPB-64 (mpb64),(More)
Nocardiae cause a variety of suppurative infections in humans and animals. The manifestations of nocardiosis can be solely pulmonary, but Nocardia species can also disseminate from a pulmonary or cutaneous focus to virtually any organ. In patients with suspected Nocardial infection and a compatible clinical picture, a definitive diagnosis usually depends on(More)
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