Md. Naseef-Ur-Rahman Chowdhury

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We describe two cases of lower respiratory tract infection due to Branhamella catarrhalis in elderly patients. The diagnosis was confirmed by isolation of the organism from the sputa in pure growth and also by response to treatment with appropriate antibiotics. Both patients had predisposing factors: one had chronic bronchial asthma and was also on(More)
In the first nationwide community-based survey of the epidemiology of tuberculosis in Saudi Arabia, 7721 subjects were screened in the 5 provinces (using an equal proportional allocation formula) for 2 parameters: (1) prevalence of positive Mantoux test in non BCG vaccinated subjects; (2) prevalence of bacillary cases on sputum culture. The prevalence of(More)
During one year, 1452 specimens of faeces from patients with diarrhoea were investigated for Campylobacter jejuni. This organism was isolated from nine specimens only (0.6%). None was isolated from 160 control subjects who did not have diarrhoea. Though the number of isolates is small, diarrhoea due to C. jejuni was found to be more common in males; the(More)
Of 83 strains of Neisseria gonorrhoeae isolated in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, between April 1979 and August 1980, 10 produced /3-lactamase and had minimum inhibitory concentrations (MICs) of penicillin between I and >4 ,ug/ml. Of the 73 (88%) non-penicillinaseproducing strains, 55% had diminished sensitivity to penicillin (MIC = 0 * 06 Hg/ml) and 11 (1 5%) were(More)
Campylobacter jejuni/coli (CJC) was isolated from the stools of 82 (1 per cent) of 7369 children with gastrointestinal symptoms during a 2-year period. Among 1130 control children, CJ was isolated from the stool of one (0.09 per cent). The peak incidence of CJC associated gastroenteritis was in the winter. Seventy-six per cent of the patients were 4 years(More)
BACKGROUND Appropriate treatment of severe community and hospital acquired pneumonias requiring admission to a medical intensive care unit depends on knowledge of the likely aetiological agents in any community. Little is known about the pattern and outcome of patients with such pneumonias in Saudi Arabia. METHODS In a prospective study 113 patients with(More)
The Indirect Haemagglutination (IHA) test was used routinely for the diagnosis of hydatid disease in patients at the King Abdul Aziz and King Khalid University Hospitals, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Among 52 patients with suspected human hydatid disease, 30 positive cases were detected by means of serodiagnosis. As a control group, the level of hydatid IHA(More)
During a period of 4.5 years, 48 patients with bacteraemia due to coagulase-negative staphylococci were studied prospectively in order to evaluate their clinical profile, management and outcome. There were 25 males and 23 females with ages ranging between 13 and 100 years. Over 60% of patients belonged to the age group 30 to 69 years. Shock was recorded in(More)