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Purpose. External ophthalmomyiasis (EO) is caused by infesting larvae belonging to various species of flies. Most documented cases result from sheep (Oestrus ovis) and Russian (Rhinoestrus purpureus) botfly larvae, but we recently discovered a rare case of EO caused by flesh fly (Sarcophaga argyrostoma) larvae. Here, we report the case of a patient with EO(More)
PATIENT Female, 77. FINAL DIAGNOSIS Bacteremia. SYMPTOMS Chills • diarrhea • fever • nausea. MEDICATION - CLINICAL PROCEDURE X-Ray • CBC • urine and blood cultur. SPECIALTY Infectious diseases. OBJECTIVE Rare disease. BACKGROUND Cedecea davisae is a gram negative, oxidase negative bacilli that include 5 species. In the medical literature there(More)
Blood is one of the most important specimens sent to a microbiology laboratory for culture. Most blood cultures are incubated for 5–7 days, except in cases where there is a suspicion of infection caused by microorganisms that proliferate slowly, or infections expressed by a small number of bacteria in the bloodstream. Therefore, at the end of incubation,(More)
Since 2013, four hospitals in northern Israel have been providing care for Syrian nationals, primarily those wounded in the ongoing civil war. We analyzed carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) isolates obtained from these patients. Isolate identification was performed using the VITEK 2 system. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) was performed for the(More)
Bacteria of the genus Legionella cause water-based infections resulting in severe pneumonia. Here we analyze and compare the bacterial microbiome of sputum samples from pneumonia patients in relation to the presence and abundance of the genus Legionella. The prevalence of Legionella species was determined by culture, PCR, and Next Generation Sequencing(More)
BACKGROUND Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) strains are prevalent in healthcare and the community. Few studies have examined MRSA carriage among medical students. The aim of this study is to examine Staphylococcus aureus (SA) carriage, and particular MRSA, over time in cohort medical students. METHODS Prospective collection of nasal(More)
BACKGROUND Clostridium difficile is the most common infectious etiology of nosocomial diarrhea. Fecal calprotectin (fc) is a sensitive marker of intestinal inflammation, found to be associated with enteric bacterial infections and inflammatory bowel disease. METHODS We evaluated fc levels using a Chemiluminescent immunoassay method, in hospitalized(More)
BACKGROUND Maximal sterile barrier precautions (MSBP) including head coverings and face masks are advocated for use in invasive procedures, including coronary interventions. The rationale for MSBP assumes it is an obligatory measure for infection prevention. However, in many coronary catheterization laboratories, head coverings/face masks are not used in(More)
Salmonella enterica serovar Enteritidis (S. Enteritidis) is one of the ubiquitous Salmonella serovars worldwide and a major cause of food-born outbreaks, which are often associated with poultry and poultry derivatives. Here we report a nation-wide S. Enteritidis clonal outbreak that occurred in Israel during the last third of 2015. Pulsed field gel(More)
Helicobacter pylori infection represents a key factor in the etiology of various gastrointestinal diseases. There are several acceptable methods to identify this microorganism. Some are invasive and some are noninvasive. This study demonstrates the use of BACTEC™ FX system for the growth and diagnosis of H. pylori isolated from gastric biopsy specimens, cut(More)