Saffiatou Darboe

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There is relatively little data on the etiology of bacterial infections in patients with sickle cell anemia (SCA) in West Africa, and no data from countries that have implemented conjugate vaccines against both Streptococcus pneumoniae and Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib).We conducted a retrospective analysis of SCA patients admitted to the Medical(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine risk factors for GBS colonisation in Gambian mothers and in their infants from birth to day 60-89 of age. METHODS Swabs and breastmilk from mothers/infant pairs were collected and cultured on selective agar. Negative samples were analysed for GBS DNA via real-time PCR. Positive isolates were serotyped using multiplex PCR and(More)
BACKGROUND In West Africa, penicillin, macrolide and lincosamide resistance among beta-haemolytic streptococci (BHS) isolates has rarely been described. However, such data are critical to detect and track the emergence of antibiotic resistance. METHODS Beta-haemolytic streptococci were cultured from clinical specimens from patients attending the clinic at(More)
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