Pierre Gavage

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OBJECTIVES The objective of this study was to evaluate in a multicentre survey the analytical performance of the Check-Direct CPE® assay (CDCPE), a multiplex PCR assay for the detection of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE), directly from rectal swabs. METHODS Adult patients admitted to a high-risk unit in four participating centres were(More)
We present a case of nephrotic syndrome in a 38-year-old man of Ivorian origin. In the search of the cause of his illness an infection with Plasmodium malariae (P. malariae) was diagnosed by serology and by microscopy of a Giemsa thin blood smear which revealed rare gametocytes of P. malariae. Proteinuria significantly diminished within three months after(More)
Pasteurella multocida is a rare cause of peritonitis in peritoneal dialysis patients with only 10 cases reported in the literature so far. All cases were observed in patients with close contact with cats, usually with a direct puncture of the dialysis tubing. We report a case of Pasteurella multocida peritonitis in a patient maintained under continuous(More)
PURPOSE Rapid detection of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is of major importance in hospital hygiene. In order to reduce the response time from screening laboratories, new selective chromogenic media have been developed and marketed by major microbiology companies. In this context, an evaluation of their performances was needed. (More)
Case report We report the case of a young Cameroonian woman who presented with cough, hyperthermia, weight loss, pancytopenia, and hepatosplenomegaly. A positive HIV serology was discovered and a chest radiography revealed a 'miliary pattern'. Bone marrow aspiration pointed out yeast inclusions within macrophages. Given the morphological aspect, the(More)
INTRODUCTION Neisseria meningitidis is a Gram-negative bacteria that can be highly pathogenic in humans and responsible for life-threatening and acute diseases. In a few cases, it can lead to an atypical form of sepsis-acute, subacute, or chronic-which, even if progression is slower, may carry the same risks for patients as conventional acute forms. CASES(More)
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