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Intracellular Persisting Staphylococcus aureus Is the Major Pathogen in Recurrent Tonsillitis
Background The two major indications for tonsillectomy are recurrent tonsillitis (RT) and peritonsillar abscess (PTA). Unlike PTAs, which are primarily treated surgically, RT is often cured byExpand
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Fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) in the microbiological diagnostic routine laboratory: a review
Abstract Early identification of microbial pathogens is essential for rational and conservative antibiotic use especially in the case of known regional resistance patterns. Here, we describeExpand
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Rapid Discrimination of Haemophilus influenzae, H. parainfluenzae, and H. haemolyticus by Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization (FISH) and Two Matrix-Assisted Laser-Desorption-Ionization Time-of-Flight
Background Due to considerable differences in pathogenicity, Haemophilus influenzae, H. parainfluenzae and H. haemolyticus have to be reliably discriminated in routine diagnostics. RetrospectiveExpand
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Serological approaches for the diagnosis of schistosomiasis - A review.
Schistosomiasis is a common disease in endemic areas of Sub-Saharan Africa, South America and Asia. It is rare in Europe, mainly imported from endemic countries due to travelling or human migration.Expand
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Accelerated identification of Staphylococcus aureus from blood cultures by a modified fluorescence in situ hybridization procedure.
This study evaluated fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) for rapid identification of Staphylococcus aureus and coagulase-negative staphylococci (CoNS) directly from blood cultures. Initially,Expand
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Schistosoma mansoni in schoolchildren in a Madagascan highland school assessed by PCR and sedimentation microscopy and Bayesian estimation of sensitivities and specificities.
Madagascar is an endemic area for schistosomiasis, but recent prevalence data are scarce. We investigated stool samples of 410 children aged 4-18 years from a combined primary and secondary school inExpand
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Serological survey of HIV and syphilis in pregnant women in Madagascar
Objectives  Peripartal transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and Treponema pallidum, the causative agent of syphilis, leads to severe consequences for newborns. Preventive measuresExpand
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Spectrum of viral infections in patients with cystic fibrosis.
This review explores the extensive influence of viral infections leading to chronic deterioration of lung function in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF). The mechanisms how viral agents affect theExpand
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Diagnosis of neuroschistosomiasis by antibody specificity index and semi-quantitative real-time PCR from cerebrospinal fluid and serum.
We describe the case of a 16-year-old German male expatriate from Ghana who presented with obstipation, dysuria, dysaesthesia of the gluteal region and the lower limbs, bilateral plantar hypaesthesiaExpand
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PCR for enteric pathogens in high-prevalence settings. What does a positive signal tell us?
Abstract Background: Molecular methods, in particular PCR, are increasingly used for the diagnosis of enteric pathogens in stool samples. In high-endemicity settings, however, asymptomatic carriageExpand
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