Nawel Ait-Ammar

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Background.  Coelomycetes are rarely but increasingly reported in association with human infections involving mostly skin and subcutaneous tissues, both in immunocompetent and immunocompromised patients. Coelomycetes constitute a heterogeneous group of filamentous fungi with distinct morphological characteristics in culture, namely an ability to produce(More)
A rapid and accurate diagnosis of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is essential for patient management and implementation of infection control measures. During a prospective time-series study, we compared the impact of three different diagnostic strategies on patient care. Each strategy was tested during a 3-month period: P1 (diagnosis based on the(More)
OBJECTIVES Current methods for cryptococcal antigen detection have some limitations. This study aimed at evaluating a lateral flow assay (LFA) for the diagnosis of cryptococcosis in a French University medical center. METHODS A retrospective study was performed on samples collected from patients with a definitive diagnosis of cryptococcosis (group I 66(More)
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