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Proteus mirabilis urinary tract infection and bacteremia: risk factors, clinical presentation, and outcomes.
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE Proteus mirabilis is a common pathogen responsible for complicated urinary tract infections (UTIs) that sometimes causes bacteremia. Most cases of P. mirabilis bacteremia originateExpand
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Hepatitis C Virus Infection among Injection Drug Users with and without Human Immunodeficiency Virus Co-Infection
The aim of this study is to explore the prevalence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection among injection drug users (IDUs) with and without human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in southernExpand
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Stenotrophomonas maltophilia bloodstream infection: comparison between community-onset and hospital-acquired infections.
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE Stenotrophomonas maltophilia has been recognized as an important nosocomial pathogen, but few reports have discussed S. maltophilia infection in the community settings. This studyExpand
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Laboratory diagnostics of dengue fever: an emphasis on the role of commercial dengue virus nonstructural protein 1 antigen rapid test.
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE(S) In 2008, the Dengue NS1 Ag STRIP (Bio-Rad Laboratories, Marnes-la-Coquette, France) was introduced to routine dengue diagnostics in Taiwan, in addition to real-timeExpand
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Outbreak of aseptic meningitis among adults in southern Taiwan.
  • C. Kao, S. Lee, +7 authors C. Chin
  • Medicine
  • Journal of microbiology, immunology, and…
  • 1 September 2003
A total of 38 adult cases of aseptic meningitis were diagnosed based on clinical manifestations as well as examination of cerebrospinal fluid at Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital in 2001. TheExpand
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Eosinophilic meningitis caused by Angiostrongylus cantonensis associated with eating raw snails: correlation of brain magnetic resonance imaging scans with clinical findings.
Angiostrongylus cantonensis is the most common cause of eosinophilic meningitis worldwide. Human infection occurs after ingestion of the worms in raw snails or fish that serve as intermediate hosts.Expand
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Fluoroquinolones are associated with delayed treatment and resistance in tuberculosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
BACKGROUND Current guidelines for treating community-acquired pneumonia recommend the use of fluoroquinolones for high-risk patients. Previous studies have reported controversial results as toExpand
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Clinical manifestations of strongyloidiasis in southern Taiwan.
The diagnosis and management of strongyloidiasis present a continuous challenge in developing countries including Taiwan. In this study, the clinical characteristics and microbiological findings ofExpand
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Risk factors of ciprofloxacin resistance in urinary Escherichia coli isolates.
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Increasing rates of fluoroquinolone resistance among Escherichia coli have been reported in Taiwan and worldwide. We aimed to identify the risk factors of ciprofloxacinExpand
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Mycobacteriosis in patients with fever of unknown origin.
  • C. Chin, S. Lee, +7 authors Y. Liu
  • Medicine
  • Journal of microbiology, immunology, and…
  • 1 December 2003
Fever of unknown origin (FUO) is a common syndrome. A total of 94 patients (57 men and 37 women; mean age, 56.3 +/- 19 years, range, 18-86 years) who met the criteria of FUO were included in thisExpand
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