Manuel L. Fernández Guerrero

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BACKGROUND The goal of this study was to describe the clinical and epidemiologic manifestations of a syphilis outbreak in downtown Madrid, Spain. Because human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive patients may be at increased risk of serologic failure during syphilis treatment, analysis of factors determining the response to treatment was performed in a(More)
Cidofovir is an antiviral drug with activity against a wide array of DNA viruses including poxvirus. The therapeutic use of cidofovir is marred by a dose-limiting side effect, nephrotoxicity, leading to proximal tubular cell injury and acute renal failure. Treatment with cidofovir requires the routine use of prophylactic measures. A correct knowledge of the(More)
The purposes of this paper was to discover whether cirrhosis is a predisposing cause of infectious endocarditis (IE) and to determine the microbiology, prognosis and the role of cardiac surgery on mortality. A review of cases of IE at a university-affiliated hospital over a period of 10 years was conducted. Thirty-one (9.8%) patients among 316 cases of IE(More)
Several approved therapies for multicentric Castleman disease (MCD) cannot be uniformly applied due to intolerable side effects. There is also a high percentage of recurrence of this disease despite treatment. Rituximab may be effective in controlling MCD in a subset of patients. This paper includes a brief case report and an extensive review of previously(More)
The prevalence of pharyngeal gonorrhoea in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive men who have sex with men (MSM) is not entirely known. We cultured the pharynx of 264 asymptomatic HIV-positive MSM in downtown Madrid. A questionnaire on sexual and drug use risk behaviours was also administered. Gonococci were isolated in 25 (9.5%). Among the whole(More)
Scedosporium prolificans is an emerging agent for severe infections. Although among the dematiaceous fungi Scedosporium is the most frequently isolated in blood cultures, Scedosporium endocarditis is rarely reported. We show herein a patient with acute leukaemia who developed S. prolificans endocarditis. Twelve cases were found in an extensive review of the(More)
Intraventricular teicoplanin 10–15 mg was administered daily to three patients with cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) shunt infections due toStaphylococcus epidermidis andEnterococcus faecalis. Teicoplanin concentrations in CSF 24 h after intrathecal injection of the drug exceeded four- to eight-fold the MICs for the infecting microorganisms. CSF cultures rapidly(More)
Infections caused by quinolone-resistant Neisseria gonorrhoeae are increasing worldwide. Although mostly mild and uncomplicated, serious infections causing severe morbidity are occasionally observed. We report 2 cases of sexually transmitted keratoconjunctivitis in adults resulting in severe visual disturbance.