Bárbara Chávez-Mazari

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Antimicrobial susceptibility testing of Mycobacterium tuberculosis is essential for a successful treatment of patients, mainly those with a previous history of antituberculosis therapy. Susceptibility testing of strains requires their isolation from sputum samples within 24 to 48 h of collection and storage at 2° to 4°C. If the sample is left at room(More)
BACKGROUND Human tuberculosis caused by M. bovis is a zoonosis presently considered sporadic in developed countries, but remains a poorly studied problem in low and middle resource countries. The disease in humans is mainly attributed to unpasteurized dairy products consumption. However, transmission due to exposure of humans to infected animals has been(More)
BACKGROUND Mycobacterium tuberculosis causes the majority of tuberculosis (TB) cases in humans; however, in developing countries, human TB caused by M. bovis may be frequent but undetected. Human TB caused by M. bovis is considered a zoonosis; transmission is mainly through consumption of unpasteurized dairy products, and it is less frequently attributed to(More)
Vibrio vulnificus is an etiologic agent of septicemia and skin lesions. Patients with chronic diseases, and more frequently chronic liver disease, are specially susceptible to this infection. The main risk factor is shellfish ingestion. In this report we present a patient with chronic liver disease who suffered fulminant sepsis and necro-hemorrhagic bullaes(More)
A 40-year-old woman presented with a skin disease, characterized by confluent erythematous nodules and purulent material discharges, which affected the right arm. A Ziehl–Nielsen stain of purulent material revealed the presence of acid-fast bacilli. The isolated microorganism was identified by standard biochemical procedures as a member of the Mycobacterium(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the seroprevalence and associated factors for brucellosis among dairy farm workers. MATERIALS AND METHODS We performed a secondary analysis of a data set and sera from a previous cross-sectional study in a dairy farm. Sera were tested for Brucella spp. antibodies by the slide agglutination test. Seropositivity was defined as a titer(More)
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