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Forty-three children with 45 hip joint infections were admitted to the hospital between 1983 and 1988. The duration of symptoms was the single most important prognostic feature. Almost all children who were treated within four days of symptoms had a satisfactory outcome. Concomitant osteomyelitis of the proximal femur produced by far a worse prognosis than… (More)
The study determined the policies and procedures for the control and prevention of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and its prevalence among nursing and residential homes, and evaluated whether certain home characteristics such as bed size, staffing level, and type of home are related to the prevalence of MRSA. A 21-questionnaire survey,… (More)
This report presents results from a 6-month study over the period 16 November 1986 to 15 May 1987 which was designed to investigate the prevalence of cryptosporidiosis in Dammam and Alkhobar, Saudi Arabia. A total of 209 stool specimens from children and 112 from adults with diarrhoea were examined. Only two (1%) of the children, both aged 2 years, were… (More)
The clinical and bacteriological findings in a case of neonatal meningitis caused by Achromobacter xylosoxidans are presented. This appears to be only the second report of meningitis caused by this species.
We validated a commercial enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), Helico-G, in diagnosing H. pylori in 129 patients (mean age 50 years, range 15-86). We analysed the results of endoscopy against serology to see whether there was a possibility of adopting the strategy of not endoscoping dyspeptic subjects under the age of 45. H. pylori infection was… (More)
A fatal case of community acquired pneumonia due to Lactobacillus casei ss rhamnosus is reported. Clinicians should be aware of this type of pneumonia.
Aeromonas hydrophila is a rare human pathogen, and worldwide, soft tissue infections following water-related injuries are the most common. However, septic arthritis due to A. hydrophila remains uncommon with only seven cases previously reported in the English literature. In this report, we describe the important clinical features, microbiological findings… (More)
The clinical and bacteriological findings in a case of prosthetic aortic valve endocarditis caused by Corynebacterium diphtheriae are presented. The patient died despite adequate medical therapy. This appears to be the first report of endocarditis caused by this species in a prosthetic aortic valve.
We investigated 57 patients with sickle cell anaemia (HbSS) and bone and joint changes. Osteonecrosis simulating a wide range of conditions was a common radiological feature, and osteomyelitis occurred in 61% of cases. Salmonella species were the commonest causative organisms, occurring in 71% of patients with osteomyelitis, although salmonella septic… (More)