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Malaria represents a medical emergency because it may rapidly progress to complications and death without prompt and appropriate treatment. Severe malaria is almost exclusively caused by Plasmodium falciparum. The incidence of imported malaria is increasing and the case fatality rate remains high despite progress in intensive care and antimalarial(More)
BACKGROUND Intensive care units (ICUs) are high-risk areas for transmission of antimicrobial-resistant bacteria, but no controlled study has tested the effect of rapid screening and isolation of carriers on transmission in settings with best-standard precautions. We assessed interventions to reduce colonisation and transmission of antimicrobial-resistant(More)
A 36-year-old woman acquired severe human granulocytic anaplasmosis after blood transfusion following a cesarean section. Although intensive treatment with mechanical ventilation was needed, the patient had an excellent recovery. Disease caused by Anaplasma phagocytophilum infection was confirmed in 1 blood donor and in the transfusion recipient.
BACKGROUND The value of serum and cerebrospinaL fluid (CSF) procalcitonin for differentiating between acute bacterial and viral meningitis was assessed and compared to other parameters which are usually used in clinical practice. PATIENTS 45 adult patients (20 with bacterial and 25 with tick-borne encephalitis, TBE) were included in this prospective(More)
Human herpesvirus 6 (HHV 6) is a known cause of central nervous system infection in immunocompromised patients. Less is known about the clinical course of HHV 6 encephalitis in immunocompetent patients. We report a case of meningoencephalitis in a 42-y-old immunocompetent patient associated with HHV 6 infection.
The aim of this retrospective study was to determine epidemiological, clinical and laboratory characteristics in adult patients with the severe form of tick-borne encephalitis. Thirty-one patients with a severe course of disease admitted to the intensive care unit of the Department of Infectious Diseases at the University Medical Centre Ljubljana, Slovenia,(More)
The aim of this retrospective study was to assess some clinical, epidemiological and laboratory parameters of severe tick-borne encephalitis in Slovenia in the last five years, to compare them with published data, and to estimate need for providing a policy of active immunization. Thirty-three adult patients with a severe course of the disease, admitted to(More)
Six consecutive methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) isolates obtained in a 2-month period from tracheal aspirates of six intensive care unit (ICU) patients with nosocomial pneumonia and two MRSA isolates from nasal carriers among staff were typed to determine whether one or more strains were involved and whether nasal carriage was the source(More)