Susanna Deutch

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Rapid aetiological diagnosis of bacterial meningitis is crucial for the early targeting of antimicrobial and adjuvant therapy. Broad-range polymerase chain reaction (PCR) targeting the 16S rRNA gene allows aetiological diagnosis of bacterial meningitis when applied to cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). We assessed the additional diagnostic effect of applying a(More)
Medical records of 370 patients with sarcoidosis were reviewed. Of these, 32 had a computerized tomographic (CT) and/or ultrasound (US) examination of the abdomen. Two patients had extensive abdominal adenopathy: one was diagnosed by CT and the other by US. Both patients had conventional chest radiographic findings characteristic of sarcoidosis. In(More)
A review of 2,100 consecutive computed tomographic (CT) examinations yielded 160 cases of abdominal lymphadenopathy, of which nine (6%) were secondary to benign diseases. Contrary to previous reports, size, location, contour, density, relationship to the aorta, and presence of mass effect were not helpful in distinguishing benign from malignant(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the quality of oral anticoagulant therapy (QOAT), before and after referral of patients on oral anticoagulant therapy (OAT) from a hospital outpatient clinic (HOC) to general practitioners (GPs). DESIGN Prospective observational study. Patients were identified by using the Laboratory Information System (LIS), containing all prescribed(More)
Meningococcal disease (MD) remains an important health problem. Crowding has been suggested to be a risk factor for MD in children, but the evidence is relatively sparse. We performed a nationwide nested case-control study comprising 1222 children with MD and 24,549 population controls. We identified MD cases younger than 6 y in the Danish National Hospital(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare a broad-range real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) diagnostic strategy with culture to evaluate additional effects on the etiological diagnosis and the quantification of the bacterial load during the course of ventricular drainage-related bacterial meningitis (VR-BM). METHODS We applied a PCR that targeted conserved regions of(More)
  • Susanna Deutch, Jens K Møller, Lars Ostergaard
  • Scandinavian journal of infectious diseases
  • 2008
The main object was to examine the diagnostic performance of a novel combination of a specific real-time PCR (combined real-time PCR) for immediate and simultaneous detection of Streptococcus pneumoniae and Neisseria meningitidis and of a real-time PCR of the 16S rRNA gene (16S DNA). During 12 months, 1015 routine CSF samples were consecutively collected(More)
Melioidosis, an infectious disease caused by Burkholderia pseudomallei, is endemic in South East Asia and Northern Australia. It has a wide clinical diversity, spanning from asymptomatic cases to rapid septic shock and death. We present a case of pulmonary melioidosis in a Danish tourist returning from North-eastern Thailand. The patient was treated with(More)
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