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The long-term efficacy of a program to control methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) was evaluated in a 350-bed university hospital. Three periods were monitored: pre-epidemic (January 1989-November 1989), outbreak (December 1989-June 1990) and control program (July 1990-December 1992) periods. Control measures included cohort isolation,(More)
Susceptibility to penicillin of 30 strains (one isolate per patient) of Neisseria meningitidis isolated from blood (N = 19) or cerebrospinal fluid (N = 11) was studied by two methods. Minimum inhibitory concentrations (MICs) obtained with the Etest were compared to those obtained by the National Committee for Clinical Laboratory Standards agar dilution(More)
Rhodotorula spp. are emergent opportunistic pathogens, particularly in haematological patients. However, no systematic review of this infection has been undertaken in this high-risk patient group. The aim of this study was to review all reported cases of Rhodotorula infection to determine the epidemiology and outcome of this infection in this high-risk(More)
To date, there have been several case reports of Rhodotorula infection in haematological patients, but none affecting patients with multiple myeloma (MM). We describe a 54-year-old man with MM receiving prophylaxis with fluconazole who was using a subclavian Port-A-Cath and presented two episodes of fungaemia caused by Rhodotorula mucilaginosa. The first(More)
INTRODUCTION Information on imported malaria caused by Plasmodium ovale parasite is scarce. METHODS Sixteen cases were studied retrospectively. RESULTS Most cases had an incubation period ranging from 2 to 53 months and were African immigrants recently arrived or residents in Spain who had visited West Africa. Ten patients had underlying diseases and 5(More)
UNLABELLED Vulvovaginitis is the most common gynaecological problem in prepubertal girls and clear-cut data on the microbial aetiology of moderate to severe infections are lacking. Many microorganisms have been reported in several studies, but frequently the paediatrician does not know the pathogenic significance of an isolate reported in vaginal specimens(More)
Pneumococcal osteomyelitis probably was more common in the pre-antibiotic era, but currently is rare. Sickle-cell disease and possibly, bone trauma and advanced age are predisposing factors for pneumococcal osteomyelitis. Bone infection usually occurs as a result of hematogenous spread from an infective focus, which often cannot be identified. In patients(More)