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Outbreak of pneumonia of unknown etiology in Wuhan, China: The mystery and the miracle
Since December 2019, a total of 41 cases of pneumonia of unknown etiology have been confirmed in Wuhan city, Hubei Province, China. Wuhan city is a major transportation hub with a population of moreExpand
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Chlamydia pneumoniae infection of the central nervous system in multiple sclerosis
Our identification of Chlamydia pneumoniae in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of a patient with multiple sclerosis (MS) led us to examine the incidence of this organism in the CSF from 17 patients withExpand
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Laboratory Diagnosis of COVID-19: Current Issues and Challenges
The COVID-19 outbreak has had a major impact on clinical microbiology laboratories in the past several months. This commentary covers current issues and challenges for the laboratory diagnosis ofExpand
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Improved Identification of Yeast Species Directly from Positive Blood Culture Media by Combining Sepsityper Specimen Processing and Microflex Analysis with the Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption
ABSTRACT Current methods for identification of yeast from blood cultures may take several days after these microorganisms have been observed by Gram stain smears from positive blood cultures. WeExpand
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Comparison of the Luminex xTAG RVP Fast Assay and the Idaho Technology FilmArray RP Assay for Detection of Respiratory Viruses in Pediatric Patients at a Cancer Hospital
ABSTRACT Respiratory viruses are increasingly recognized as serious causes of morbidity and mortality in immunocompromised patients. The rapid and sensitive detection of respiratory viruses isExpand
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Antimicrobial Susceptibility Patterns and Staphylococcal Cassette Chromosome mec Types of, as Well as Panton-Valentine Leukocidin Occurrence among, Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus
ABSTRACT Antimicrobial susceptibility patterns, Panton-Valentine leukocidin (PVL) occurrence, and staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec (SCCmec) types in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureusExpand
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Lactobacillus bacteremia: description of the clinical course in adult patients without endocarditis.
Lactobacillus bacteremia in the absence of endocarditis is a rare entity, and the clinical relevance of such bacteremia remains unclear. The clinical courses of lactobacillus bacteremia withoutExpand
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Characterization of four beta-lactamases produced by Staphylococcus aureus.
Staphylococcus aureus produces four types of beta-lactamase (A, B, C, and D). To investigate the effect of specific beta-lactamase type upon staphylococcal resistance, each beta-lactamase wasExpand
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Update on Antimicrobial Resistance in Clostridium difficile: Resistance Mechanisms and Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing
ABSTRACT Oral antibiotics such as metronidazole, vancomycin and fidaxomicin are therapies of choice for Clostridium difficile infection. Several important mechanisms for C. difficile antibioticExpand
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Acinetobacter septicus sp. nov. Association with a Nosocomial Outbreak of Bacteremia in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
ABSTRACT Acinetobacter species other than Acinetobacter baumannii have rarely been reported to be associated with nosocomial outbreaks of bloodstream infections. Within a period of 1 week, sevenExpand
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