Young Sik Lim

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The genomic DNA of 39 strains of Salmonella typhi isolated from local residents and patients who had visited countries in the Asian region was analysed for restriction fragment length polymorphisms (RFLP). Pulsed-field gel electrophoretic (PFGE) analysis of Xba I- and Spe I-generated genomic restriction fragments established 22 PFGE types whereas phage(More)
A chloramphenicol-resistant strain of Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi was first noted in Korea in 1992, when a resistant isolate was detected in a returned traveler. Continued isolation of multidrug-resistant (MDR) strains thereafter in other settings prompted a retrospective analysis of laboratory records and phenotypic and genotypic analyses of 12(More)
Enteropathogenic Escherichia coli (EPEC) was isolated from 2.7% of 2983 children under 3 years of age with diarrhoea in Singapore. Of the nine serotypes identified, the most common were 0126:K71(B16), 086:K61(B7) and 0127:K63(B8). Infants were at the greatest risk of contracting gastroenteritis due to EPEC, and female children were slightly more susceptible(More)
A total of 1452 cases of typhoid fever was notified in Singapore from 1980-9. The morbidity rates of indigenous cases showed a steady decline from 5.9 per 100,000 population in 1980 to 1.2 per 100,000 population in 1989. The mean case fatality was 0.8%. Children, adolescents and young adults were most susceptible to typhoid fever. There was no significant(More)
A study was conducted to assess the diagnostic value of the Widal test in patients with bacteraemic typhoid fever. The Widal test was carried out on 25 bacteriologically proven cases of typhoid fever and 50 patients with non-typhoid fever. All the patients with non-typhoid fever had an O agglutinin titre of less than 1:40, while 82% had an H agglutinin(More)
The medical records of 370 patients treated for typhoid fever between 1986 and 1988 at the Communicable Disease Centre, Singapore, were reviewed. The disease was generally mild. There was no mortality. Fever was found in 98.4% of patients on admission and diarrhoea in 21%. Cough was predominantly a symptom of children and occurred in 7.1% of patients aged(More)
Vibrio cholerae 0139 was isolated from five patients with cholera-like illness. All were imported cases. Laboratory investigations found our five isolates in show similar morphological, biochemical and serological characteristics to the V. cholerae 0139 strains causing epidemics in Bangladesh and India. Our isolates were toxin producers resistant to(More)
CTX-M-14-type extended-spectrum beta-lactamase was first detected in Salmonella enterica serovar London strains which were isolated from three hospitalized pediatric patients with gastroenteritis. The isolates had pulsed-field gel electrophoresis patterns identical to those of the previously isolated antimicrobial-susceptible strains from community-acquired(More)
A case of Pasteurella multocida infection in Singapore is presented. The patient was a 21-year-old Chinese male who developed fever and cellulitis with abscess formation of his right index finger after it was bitten by a stray cat. The organism was isolated in pure culture and identified as Pasteurella multocida subspecies septica. The patient responded to(More)
Serogrouping of 506 Shigella strains isolated in Singapore from 1986 to 1990 showed that Shigella flexneri (60.3%) was the most common, followed by S. sonnei (33.6%), S. boydii (3.2%) and S. dysenteriae (3%). Of the 23 Shigella serotypes identified, the predominant ones were S. flexneri types 2a and 1b, S. boydii types 1 and 5, and S. dysenteriae types 1(More)