Kavitha Gajee

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BACKGROUND HIV-related pneumonia is the main cause of paediatric hospital admissions in southern Africa. We aimed to measure predictors of treatment failure and the cause of non-responsive pneumonia in children admitted to hospital with severe pneumonia in Durban, South Africa. METHODS We investigated 358 children aged 1-59 months who presented with(More)
We investigated the nasopharyngeal carriage of Streptococcus pneumoniae and Staphylococcus aureus in 355 children hospitalized with severe pneumonia. Of the children, 239 (67.3%) were human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-1 positive; 169 (47.6%) carried S. pneumoniae, 91 (25.6%) carried S. aureus, and 33 (9.3%) carried both. S. pneumoniae carriage was not(More)
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