Edsel Maurice T Salvaña

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OBJECTIVES Infliximab has revolutionized treatment of rheumatologic diseases and inflammatory bowel disease. However, it increases the risk of tuberculosis. Less is known about the development of Mycobacterium other than tuberculosis (MOTT) infection. We review the literature on non-tuberculous mycobacterial infections in infliximab-treated patients and(More)
Lactobacillus is a rare cause of endocarditis with only 78 reported cases in the literature. We report a case of Lactobacillus endocarditis and review reported adult cases since the introduction of the Duke's criteria for endocarditis. An analysis is presented with a focus on outcomes. Mortality from reported cases of Lactobacillus endocarditis was found to(More)
Invasive Trichosporon infection is a rare, life-threatening infection in immunocompromised patients. It has been reported as an emerging opportunistic infection in those with acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). Only 12 cases of invasive trichosporonosis in patients with HIV have been documented, none in Southeast Asia. We report a case of fatal,(More)
State University, Columbus, Ohio, Capital Medical Associates, Washington DC, DC, The Dr James J Rahal Jr. Division of Infectious Disease, NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, Flushing, New York, La Playa Medical Group, San Diego, California, AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Los Angeles, California, APEX Research, Denver, Colorado, Atlanta Infectious Disease Group PC,(More)
BACKGROUND The Philippines has one of the fastest-growing HIV epidemics in the world. Possible reasons for this include increased testing, increased local transmission, and possibly more aggressive strains of HIV. This study sought to determine whether local molecular subtypes of HIV have changed. METHODS Viruses from 81 newly diagnosed, treatment-naive(More)
Schistosomiasis is caused by trematode parasites of one of five species, Schistosoma mansoni, Schistosoma haematobium, Schistosoma japonicum, Schistosoma intercalatum, or Schistosoma mekongi, acquired via skin contact with fresh water containing infectious larval cercariae. Between 1 and 8 weeks after exposure, acute schistosomiasis presents as dermatitis,(More)
BACKGROUND There has been substantial immigration of physicians to developed countries, much of it coming from lower-income countries. Although the recipient nations and the immigrating physicians benefit from this migration, less developed countries lose important health capabilities as a result of the loss of physicians. METHODS Data on the countries of(More)