Rochelle Sommer

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Group A beta-hemolytic streptococcus (GAS) meningitis is a rare disease in adults. We conducted a retrospective study to describe clinical and microbiological features of nine cases of GAS meningitis in Switzerland. Of nine patients, six had neurosurgical conditions, and five had upper respiratory tract infections. Eight cases were community-acquired. The(More)
Streptococcus bovis endocarditis is a frequent cause of streptococcal endocarditis and is associated with colonic tumours. The tricuspid valve is very rarely affected and its involvement is a complication which can lead to a less favourable outcome. We report the seventh case of tricuspid valve endocarditis due to S. bovis, and the first, to our knowledge,(More)
BACKGROUND Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is a common problem and the principal infection requiring hospitalization, but its treatment is complicated by the difficulty in microbiological diagnosis and the increasing incidence of antibiotic resistance among respiratory pathogens. The purpose of this paper is to present the main epidemiologic features of(More)
To determine the causes of treatment failure and to evaluate the prognostic factors in patients hospitalized for community-acquired pneumonia, a prospective, observational study of 228 adult patients hospitalized for a community-acquired pneumonia in the University Hospital of Geneva and the La Chaux-de-Fonds Community Hospital, Switzerland, was conducted.(More)
We describe clinical and sonographic features of pectoralis major rupture in the elderly, which is relatively rare and unknown. Patients presented with a large pectoral ecchymosis extending to the axilla, chest wall, breast and arm. The pectoral area was sensitive, sometimes with a visible and palpable defect in the axilla. Ultrasound examination showed a(More)
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