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OBJECTIVES The objectives of this study were to assess the prevalence of ciprofloxacin-resistant gonorrhoea in two South African cities and to investigate the association between the isolation of ciprofloxacin-resistant Neisseria gonorrhoeae and the HIV serostatus of patients. METHODS Gonococci were cultured from endourethral swabs taken from consecutive(More)
 Reported here is a case of native valve infective endocarditis in which Staphylococcus lugdunensis was isolated from blood cultures as well as from the mitral valve. It is suggested that tube coagulase-negative staphylococci isolated from blood cultures of patients with infective endocarditis be considered carefully for possible clinical significance. The(More)