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BACKGROUND Severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome (SFTS) is an emerging infectious disease that was recently identified in China, South Korea and Japan. The objective of the study was to evaluate the epidemiologic and clinical characteristics of SFTS in South Korea. METHODS/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS SFTS is a reportable disease in South Korea. We included(More)
BACKGROUND For more effective and safer usage of antibiotics, the dosing strategy should be individualized based on the patients' characteristics, including race. The aim of this study was to investigate the population pharmacokinetic (PK) profiles of piperacillin and tazobactam in Korean patients with acute infections. MATERIALS AND METHODS At least four(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to examine the clinical implications of a positive central venous catheter (CVC) tip culture with multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii (MRAB) in patients without concurrent bacteremia. METHODS This retrospective, multicenter study was conducted in 9 teaching hospitals in the Republic of Korea from May 2008(More)
Encephalitis associated with antibodies to the N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (NMDAR) has variable clinical manifestations. Patients are often diagnosed with infectious processes because of prodromal symptoms and autonomic manifestations. Approximately 70% of patients have prodromal symptoms consisting of headache, fever, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea,(More)
When a patient presents with acute voiding dysfunction without a typical skin rash, it may be difficult to make a diagnosis of herpes zoster. Here, we present a case of scrub typhus in a 25-year-old man with the complication of urinary dysfunction. The patient complained of loss of urinary voiding sensation and constipation. After eight days, he had typical(More)
BACKGROUND Postexposure prophylaxis for occupational exposure to hepatitis B virus (HBV) plays an important role in the prevention of HBV infections in health care workers (HCWs). We examined data concerning the acceptable duration between occupational exposure and administration of a hepatitis B immunoglobulin (HBIG) injection in an occupational clinical(More)
Identification of mite and tick bite sites provides important clinical information. The predominant mite species in Korea associated with scrub typhus are Leptotrombidium pallidum and Leptotrombidium scutellare The most abundant tick species is Haemaphysalis longicornis To date, there has been no comparative study on preferred bite sites between mites and(More)
Background/Aims To investigate medication nonadherence in Korean patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and analyze related factors. Methods A total of 292 patients with RA participated in this study. Medication nonadherence, intentional or unintentional, was gauged via self-reported questionnaire. Patient perceptions of illness, treatment beliefs, and(More)
BACKGROUND Carefully switching from intravenous to oral antibiotic therapy has shown to reduce treatment costs and lengths of hospital stay as well as increase safety and comfort in patients with infections. The aim of this study was to compare the clinical efficacy and safety between the patients treated with glycopeptides (case group), and the patients(More)
Despite a high mortality rate, no specific treatment for severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome (SFTS) has been established. This study compared the clinical outcomes of SFTS patients treated with plasma exchange (PE group) with those who were not treated (non-PE group) at nine Korean hospitals between May 2013 and August 2015. A total of 53 SFTS(More)
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