Fabio Calanca

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Neonatal bacterial meningitis (NM) continues to be a serious disease with an unchanging rate of adverse outcome of 20-60%, despite a worldwide decline in mortality. The 3 major pathogens in developed countries are: Group B streptococcus, gram negative rods and Lysteria monocytogenes. Signs and symptoms of NM may be subtle, unspecific, vague, atypical or(More)
Background and aim: We report the strategies employed to contain an outbreak of non -extended-spectrum beta-lactamases producing Klebsiella pneumoniae.Methods: Six cases of primary bloodstream infection were identified (July-August 2008). Birth weights ranged from 820 to 2340 g and gestational ages from 26 to 36 weeks. C-reactive protein increased in all(More)
BACKGROUND Staphylococcus aureus is a leading cause of community-acquired infections and healthcare-associated infections. Epidemiological data are useful for understanding the dynamics of the diffusion of this pathogen, and to plan control activities and monitor their efficacy. METHODS S. aureus isolates were collected in 13 public hospital laboratories(More)
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