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Time delays in diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis: a systematic review of literature
BackgroundDelay in diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis results in increasing severity, mortality and transmission. Various investigators have reported about delays in diagnosis of tuberculosis. WeExpand
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Severe strongyloidiasis: a systematic review of case reports
BackgroundStrongyloidiasis is commonly a clinically unapparent, chronic infection, but immuno suppressed subjects can develop fatal disease. We carried out a review of literature on hyperinfectionExpand
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Etiology and outcome of fever after a stay in the tropics.
BACKGROUND Information on epidemiology and prognosis of imported fever is scarce and almost exclusively limited to hospital settings. METHODS From 2000 to 2005, all travelers presenting at ourExpand
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Rapid malaria diagnostic tests vs. clinical management of malaria in rural Burkina Faso: safety and effect on clinical decisions. A randomized trial
Objectives  To assess if the clinical outcome of patients treated after performing a Rapid Diagnostic Test for malaria (RDT) is at least equivalent to that of controls (treated presumptively withoutExpand
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Risk factors for delay in the diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis at a referral hospital in Rwanda.
SETTING Kigali University Hospital, the main referral centre for TB in Rwanda. OBJECTIVE To evaluate delays in the diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis (TB) and associated risk factors. DESIGNExpand
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Accuracy of a rapid diagnostic test on the diagnosis of malaria infection and of malaria - attributable fever during low and high transmission season in Burkina Faso
BackgroundMalaria management policies currently recommend that the treatment should only be administered after laboratory confirmation. Where microscopy is not available, rapid diagnostic testsExpand
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Molecular diagnostics of intestinal parasites in returning travellers
A new diagnostic strategy was assessed for the routine diagnosis of intestinal parasites in returning travellers and immigrants. Over a period of 13 months, unpreserved stool samples, patientExpand
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The prevalence and transmission of hepatitis B virus infection in urban, rural and institutionalized black children of Natal/KwaZulu, South Africa.
The sera of statistically selected urban (805), rural (238) and institutionalized (127) black children were tested for markers of hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection. The age-standardized (6-14 years)Expand
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Imported non-Plasmodium falciparum malaria: a five-year prospective study in a European referral center.
From 2000 to 2005, we investigated prospectively 98 cases of imported non-Plasmodium falciparum malaria (48 Plasmodium vivax, 34 P. ovale, and 16 P. malariae). Latency period between return andExpand
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Meningitis caused by vancomycin-resistant Leuconostoc sp.
A rare case of purulent meningitis caused by vancomycin-resistant Leuconostoc sp. is reported. The patient was treated successfully with penicillin G, and there were no neurological sequelae. WeExpand
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