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Staphylococcus aureus infections continue to pose a global public health problem. Frequently, this epidemic is driven by the successful spread of single S. aureus clones within a geographic region, but international travel has been recognized as a potential risk factor for S. aureus infections. To study the molecular epidemiology of S. aureus infections in(More)
BACKGROUND The usual presentation of secondary syphilis is with cutaneous and mucosal symptoms. However, systematic symptoms can also occur. The purpose of this study was to describe non-mucocutaneous manifestations of secondary syphilis. PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients from the Infectious Diseases Department of Tourcoing Hospital in whom secondary syphilis(More)
Closely related Staphylococcus aureus strains of ST398, an animal-associated strain, were identified in samples collected from humans in northern Manhattan, New York, NY, USA, and in the Dominican Republic. A large population in northern Manhattan has close ties to the Dominican Republic, suggesting international transmission.
PURPOSE Surveillance of preventable healthcare associated infections and feedback of the results to clinicians is central in the efforts to improve performance. We assessed Staphylococcus aureus healthcare associated bloodstream infection (HA-BSI) as an indicator of healthcare quality. PATIENTS AND METHOD Between 2002 and 2012, we carried out a ten-year(More)
OBJECTIVE We retrospectively studied daptomycin use during 2010 at the Bichat-Claude-Bernard teaching-hospital (Paris) to observe the evolution of daptomycin prescriptions. PATIENTS AND METHODS Twenty-one patients were included and several parameters were documented: site of infection, bacterial species involved, reason for daptomycin use, dose and(More)
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