Jana Scharfen

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This case report describes a two-step protocol for the identification of the causative agent of nocardiosis in a patient with brain abscess, antibiotic susceptibility testing and etiological treatment after neurosurgery. The patient treated with corticosteroids for pulmonary fibrosis and presenting with multiple neurological manifestations was admitted to a(More)
  • Jana Scharfen
  • Zentralblatt für Bakteriologie, Parasitenkunde…
  • 1975
Rothia dentocariosa was proved as a primary pathogen for man in the case of abdominal infection of a 19 year old woman. Clinical findings were typical for actinomycosis and the patient was cured with penicillin following surgery. Actinomycotic granules were proved by direct microscopy in the pus and R. dentocariosa was recovered as a single pathogen(More)
In the last decade, there has been a rapid development in the use of molecular genetics methods in clinical microbiology. Novel technologies bring new knowledge and approaches to various disciplines of microbiology--taxonomy, identification of microbes, clinical diagnosis, epidemiology of infectious diseases and antibiotic resistance. This article(More)
Frequent "contaminants" detected during mycobacterial culture of decontaminated samples are bacteria of the order Actinomycetales. These are usually bacteria classified as the family Corynebacterineae, genera Corynebacterium, Dietzia, Gordonia, Nocardia, Rhodococcus and Tsukamurella. These bacteria frequently colonize the airways and, under certain(More)
STUDY AIM To determine antibiotic resistance and incidence of multidrug resistance among Nontyphoidal salmonellae serovars isolated from humans. MATERIAL AND METHODS Consecutive Salmonella isolates from patients, recovered in 48 microbiology laboratories in May 2012, were analyzed in the respective reference laboratories at the National Institute of(More)