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The prevalence of mutations in the katG, inhA and oxyR-ahpC genes of isoniazid (INH)-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates in the Philippines were determined. Of 306 M. tuberculosis isolates studied, 81 (26.5%) exhibited INH-resistance. Forty-four strains (54.3%) had mutations in the katG gene, eighteen strains (22.2%) had mutations in the putative(More)
Between February 2006 and October 2009, 38 patients in different wards at the A Coruña University Hospital (northwest Spain) were either infected with or colonized by an epidemic, multidrug-resistant (MDR), and extended-spectrum-β-lactamase (ESBL)-producing strain of Enterobacter cloacae (EbSF), which was susceptible only to carbapenems. Semiautomated(More)
OBJECTIVES To study the distribution, diversity and activity of Acinetobacter-derived cephalosporinase (ADC)-, carbapenem-hydrolysing oxacillinase (CHO)- and metallo-β-lactamase (MBL)-encoding genes, and of the most common insertion sequences (ISs), in the genome of nosocomial, epidemic, multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii (MDRAB) clones from Spain.(More)
tion of peste des petits ruminants virus and prospects for improved diagnosis and control.dence of peste des petits ruminants (PPR) virus circulation in Algeria (Sahrawi territories): outbreak investigation and virus lineage identification. To the Editor: The genus Exigu-obacterium was first described in 1983 by Collins et al., who characterized the species(More)
Bifidobacterium spp. rarely causes human infections. We report a case of a 42-year-old man with a history of pancolonic diverticulosis, who suffered a purulent peritonitis caused by Bifidobacterium longum secondary to intestinal perforation. Clinical outcome was good after urgent surgery and antibiotic treatment with imipenem and amoxicillin/clavulanic(More)
INTRODUCTION In 1998 the European Union founded the European Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance System (EARSS) for the control of antimicrobial resistance in invasive pathogens. This report present the results obtained for S. pneumoniae in the year 2000 in Spain. METHODS Participants included 33 hospitals covering approximately 25% of the Spanish(More)
Lactobacillus spp. rarely causes human disease. We report a case of a 57-year-old man with non-insulin-dependent diabetes and vascular disease admitted to our hospital with severe abdominal pain and fever. Signs of peritonitis were found upon examination. The patient underwent surgery, and a diagnosis of perforated cholecystitis with purulent peritonitis(More)
Human infection due to Bacillus pumilus is exceptional. We report 3 cases of cutaneous infection caused by B. pumilus that occurred in 3 shepherds, 2 of whom were members of the same family. The lesions appeared to have a morphology similar to that of cutaneous anthrax lesions. Two patients were cured after treatment with amoxicillin-clavulanate, and the(More)
A study of 216 noncapsular strains of Neisseria meningitidis isolated from patients and carriers received in the Meningococcus Reference Laboratory between 1978 and 1984 is reported. The characterization of the strains consisted of biochemical tests for the following characteristics used for the differentiation of Neisseria species: oxidase, catalase, and(More)