Corina Ilchmann

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BACKGROUND Infections caused by Nocardia farcinica are uncommon and show a great variety of clinical manifestations in immunocompetent and immunocompromised patients. Because of its unspecific symptoms and tendency to disseminate it may mimic the clinical symptoms and radiologic findings of a tumour disease and the diagnosis of nocardiosis can easily be(More)
The first infections of the new H1N1 (“swine flu”) virus were announced in April 2009. Soon after, case numbers were observed to be climbing virtually worldwide. In most cases, infections appeared rather mild with typical flu symptoms. In contrast to the seasonal flu, however, cases with vomiting and diarrhea were also reported, and the affected age group(More)
We analyzed a collection of carbapenem-resistant Gram-negative bacterial isolates and detected VIM-1, VIM-2, and KPC-2 in diverse enterobacterial species and Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolates. Our findings suggest a more widespread dissemination of carbapenemases in Germany than currently appreciated.
Worldwide increasing rates of Clostridium difficile infections (CDI) with severe courses and outbreaks have been reported. This change in CDI epidemiology has on one hand been related to the spread of specific PCR ribotypes (e.g. 027) and on the other hand to increased prevalence of resistant C. difficile strains. This single-centre retrospective analysis(More)
Methods The mother emigrated from Ghana several years before and was insufficiently treated in a local hospital with AZT, 3TC and nevirapine (NVP) with constantly high plasma viral load (VL). At admission to the external birth clinic her VL was 160,000 copies/ml, the CD4 count 146/ml. The infant had a gestational age of 35 weeks with a birth weight of(More)
The spectrum of manifestations and management of the novel influenza A/H1N1 virus in transplanted patients is currently of major concern. Asymptomatic infections are less common yet important for spreading of the virus and thus affect containment measures. To our knowledge, there are no reports of asymptomatic infections with influenza A/H1N1 in(More)
BKV infection is a potential cause of renal dysfunction in non-renal organ transplant recipients. JCV is the causative agent of PML. Furthermore, polyomaviruses are tumor inducing viruses and molecular data suggest an association with malignancies among solid organ transplant patients. So far, there are no studies analyzing polyomavirus viruria following(More)
BACKGROUND There is an increase in nosocomial contamination and infection with multi-resistant bacteria among NICU patients. In 2011 we had to deal with an outbreak from multi-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae in our NICU. Analysing the situation, we found 3 different clonal tribes. We presume that there are different sources for the contamination with(More)
BACKGROUND Influenza A (H1N1) has emerged as a considerable threat for recipients of organ transplants. Vaccination against the novel influenza A (H1N1) virus has generally been advocated. There is limited experience with AS03-adjuvanted A/H1N1 pandemic influenza vaccines in immunosuppressed patients. METHODS We conducted an observational, nonrandomized(More)
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