Cláudia Wollheim

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Aeromonas were isolated from 27 (6.6%) of 408 patients admitted with acute gastroenteritis in two hospitals at Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Isolates were classified as A. hydrophila (51.8%), A. caviae (40.8%), and A. veronii biotype sobria (7.4%). The highest prevalence of Aeromonas associated infections occurred in lactants and children. Virulence genes(More)
1PhD, Medical Microbiology Laboratory, Universidade de Caxias do Sul, RS, Brazil 2MS; Medical Microbiology Laboratory, Universidade de Caxias do Sul, RS, Brazil 3Pharmacist; Medical Microbiology Laboratory, Universidade de Caxias do Sul, RS, Brazil 4PhD,Instituto de Biotecnologia, Universidade de Caxias do Sul, RS, Brazil 5PhD, Hospital de Clínicas de Porto(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the prevalence of class A extended spectrum β-lactamases (ESBL)-producing Escherichia coli and Klebsiella spp., and to investigate clonality among ESBL-producing isolates of nosocomial and community infections. METHODS The study involved 354 nosocomial infections samples and 992 community infections samples, obtained between 2003(More)
BACKGROUND In high tuberculosis (TB) burden countries, there are few data on the performance of new molecular commercialised assays developed locally. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the performance of a new molecular commercialised assay for TB diagnosis (Detect-TB) in three laboratories. METHODS A total of 302 sputum samples from an equal number of patients(More)
INTRODUCTION: Group B Streptococcus (GBS), a source of neonatal infection, colonizes the gastrointestinal and genitourinary tracts of pregnant women. Routine screening for maternal GBS in late pregnancy and consequent intrapartum antibiotic prophylaxis have reduced the incidence of early-onset GBS neonatal infection. The aim of this study was to evaluate(More)
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