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Brucellosis continues to be an important cause of fever in underdeveloped countries and in rural areas of developed world. It is a multisystemic disease, associated with wide variety of symptoms. A wide variety of symptoms, including haematological abnormalities, such as anaemia, thrombocytopenia, pancytopenia, dissemine intravascular coagulation and(More)
We report the case of a 14-year-old girl with Guillain-Barré syndrome associated with brucellosis due to Brucella melitensis. The diagnosis was established by the isolation of B. melitensis from her blood and by the determination of high levels of Brucella aglutinins in her sera and cerebrospinal fluid. A combination of rifampin, co-trimoxazole and physical(More)
Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is the most common infection in intensive care units. It is caused by prolonged hospitalization and results in high mortality rates. This retrospective clinical study, of 140 patients in a surgical intensive care unit, aimed to identify the bacterial agents responsible for VAP infection, and determine antibiotic(More)
Although the definitive diagnosis of enteric fever requires the isolation of Salmonella enterica serotype typhi or paratyphi, the diagnosis is usually made according to clinical and laboratory findings. There is usually a diagnostic dilemma. The aim of this study was to determine the minimum required parameters that could be valuable in the diagnosis of(More)
Polymorphisms in the regulatory regions of cytokine genes can affect the level of cytokine production, and may be associated with predisposition to infectious diseases as well as different clinical outcomes. The aim of this study was to investigate the association of the polymorphisms of IL-6 (-174), IL-10 (-1082, -819), IFN gamma (+874), TGF beta (codon(More)
This prospective study was carried out in the department of infectious diseases of Gaziantep University between January 1997 and December 1999 to evaluate the epidemiological, clinical and laboratory features of brucellosis in south-eastern Turkey. One hundred and twenty consecutive patients with active brucellosis were enrolled. The commonest way of(More)
OBJECTIVE Nosocomial infection caused by carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii is a worldwide problem and treatment options remain controversial. This study investigated the in vitro effect of various antibiotic combinations against carbapenem-resistant A. baumannii strains. METHODS Antibiotic susceptibility of A. baumannii strains was analysed. In(More)
In this study, we aimed to assess the clinical, laboratory and radiological findings of vertebral involvement in brucellosis. Fourteen patients diagnosed with spondylitis and spondylodiscitis due to brucellosis were included in the study. Computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, or scintigraphy were used to diagnose the vertebral involvement. The(More)
Among the diverse presentations of neurobrucellosis, solitary intracranial mass lesions are extremely rare. To the best of our knowledge, we describe here the second case of neurobrucellosis mimicking a cerebral tumor caused by Brucella melitensis. The mass lesion was clinically and radiologically indistinguishable from a brain tumor. The diagnosis was(More)