Edward J Bottone

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Yersinia enterocolitica, a gram-negative coccobacillus, comprises a heterogeneous group of bacterial strains recovered from animal and environmental reservoirs. The majority of human pathogenic strains are found among distinct serogroups (e.g. O:3, O:5,27, O:8, O:9) and contain both chromosome- and plasmid (60 to 75 kb)-mediated virulence factors that are(More)
BACKGROUND Extrapulmonary manifestations of tuberculosis have become increasingly important in the era of HIV/AIDS. CASE PRESENTATION We describe a case of tuberculosis (TB) dactylitis in a patient with AIDS who originated from the Ivory Coast. The diagnosis was established by direct visualization of acid-fast bacilli on joint fluid and bone biopsy of the(More)
A number of questions remained unanswered by the empirical success of antimicrobial prophylaxis for neurosurgical patients at The Mount Sinai Hospital during a 15-year period. Vancomycin (1 g intravenously) and tobramycin (80 mg intramuscularly) were administered in the induction room. Streptomycin (50 mg) was mixed into each liter of saline used to(More)
Renal abscess is uncommon in pediatrics and is rarely a cause of fever of unknown origin. We recently cared for a patient who presented with a 3-week history of fever. An indium scan ultimately led to the diagnosis of a renal abscess. Aspiration yielded Peptostreptococcus asaccharolyticus. This unusual case prompted a review of the clinical and(More)
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