1,617 results match your criteria Journal of infection in developing countries[Journal]


Critical points and the presence of pathogenic bacteria in iced beverage processing lines.

J Infect Dev Ctries 2017 Jun 30;11(6):493-500. Epub 2017 Jun 30.

National Agency for Drug and Food Control, Jakarta, Indonesia.

Introduction: Ice can be contaminated by pathogenic bacteria. This study aimed to identify critical points in iced beverage production and distribution lines to examine the presence of pathogenic bacteria in a beverage and its processing environment, as well as when water and ice used as main ingredients.

Methodology: The critical points were determined using the principles of Hazard Analytical Critical Control Point (HACCP) to analyze each processing and distribution step from the survey. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3855/jidc.8934DOI Listing

Microscopic detection of hemozoin in peripheral leukocytes fails to indicate plasmodial placental infection in pregnant women.

J Infect Dev Ctries 2017 Jun 29;11(6):487-492. Epub 2017 Jun 29.

Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Antioquia, Medellín, Colombia..

Introduction: Malaria in pregnancy very often includes gestational (parasites in maternal peripheral blood) and placental (parasites in placental blood) infection, but the later condition can only be detected after delivery. High frequency of placental plasmodial infection has been confirmed in many countries and is associated with negative birth outcomes. With the hypothesis that placental infection is accompanied by hemozoin circulation in maternal peripheral blood, an exploratory study was conducted to evaluate the association between peripheral leukocytes with hemozoin and placental infection by Plasmodium vivax or Plasmodium falciparum in parturient women. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3855/jidc.9182DOI Listing

Antimicrobial consumption in Albanian reference teaching hospital (2012-2015).

J Infect Dev Ctries 2017 Jun 27;11(6):517-520. Epub 2017 Jun 27.

Mater Dei Hospital, Msida, Malta.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3855/jidc.9208DOI Listing

Characterization of a CC1153 PVL-producing community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus from a dog bite wound.

J Infect Dev Ctries 2017 Jun 27;11(6):513-516. Epub 2017 Jun 27.

Health Sciences Centre, Kuwait University, Kuwait, Kuwait.

The isolation of a rare community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) strain from an infected dog bite wound is here reported. A 27-year old man presented with a deep open wound on his right hand caused by his dog's bite at the outpatient clinic of Infectious Disease Hospital (IDH), Kuwait. A wound swab was obtained for bacteriological culture and susceptibility testing. Read More

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Immune response to hepatitis B vaccine among north Iranian healthcare workers and its related factors.

J Infect Dev Ctries 2017 Jun 27;11(6):501-507. Epub 2017 Jun 27.

Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Iran.

Introduction: Hepatitis B virus (HBV) is an important occupational risk among healthcare workers (HCWs). Vaccination is the most cost-effective method of preventing and controlling HBV infection. Several factors have been suggested to effect response to the vaccine. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3855/jidc.8182DOI Listing

Occurrence and multilocus genotyping of Giardia duodenalis in pets and zoo animals in Shanghai, China.

J Infect Dev Ctries 2017 Jun 27;11(6):479-486. Epub 2017 Jun 27.

Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Shanghai, China.

Introduction: High prevalence of Giardia infections occurs in humans and animals, partly because of the increasing numbers of pets. We determined the presence and genotypes of G. duodenalis in pets and zoo animals. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3855/jidc.8421DOI Listing
June 2017
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In vitro bactericidal activities of two novel dihydropyridine derivatives against Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

J Infect Dev Ctries 2017 Jun 27;11(6):453-458. Epub 2017 Jun 27.

Faculty of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran.

Introduction: Introducing new and effective antitubercular agents is important in tuberculosis control programs. In this study, the in vitro antitubercular activity of two novel 1,4-dihydropyridine derivatives (F-27, Cl-33) were screened against a total of 113 different strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (77 susceptible and 36 resistant clinical isolates).

Methodology: The in vitro activities of these compounds were evaluated based on the modified broth macro-dilution assay. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3855/jidc.7966DOI Listing
June 2017
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Using the knowledge translation framework to change practical care of central catheters in a Brazilian neonatal unit.

J Infect Dev Ctries 2017 Jun 27;11(6):445-452. Epub 2017 Jun 27.

Goias Federal University, Goiania, Brazil.

Introduction: The use of central catheters in intensive care is essential, but exposes the patient to the risk of a bloodstream infection. Although there is evidence to improve the care for these patients, there is a gap between knowledge and healthcare practices. This study was designed to describe the bundle implementation for central catheters in light of the knowledge translation (KT) conceptual framework in a neonatal unit and assess its impact on care practices with catheters. Read More

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Evaluation of in-house loop-mediated isothermal amplification for tuberculosis diagnosis compared with Xpert MTB/RIF.

J Infect Dev Ctries 2017 Jun 27;11(6):440-444. Epub 2017 Jun 27.

Tottori University Faculty of Medicine, Tottori, Japan.

Introduction: To evaluate the diagnostic performances of an in-house loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) kit and the Xpert MTB/RIF test for the diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis in a resource-limited setting, this study was performed at the University Teaching Hospital, Ministry of Health, the Republic of Zambia.

Methodology: Two hundred sputum specimens obtained from new tuberculosis (TB) suspects were used for the evaluation of the diagnostic performance of an in-house LAMP kit in comparison with the Xpert MTB/RIF kit.

Results: The sensitivity of in-house LAMP and Xpert MTB/RIF was 96. Read More

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Analysis of diarrheagenic potential of uropathogenic Escherichia coli isolates in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

J Infect Dev Ctries 2017 Jun 24;11(6):459-469. Epub 2017 Jun 24.

University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Introduction: Urinary tract infection is the most frequently diagnosed kidney and urologic disease.

Methodology: Whether the Escherichia coli strains responsible for urinary tract infection (UPEC) carry virulence properties of diarrheagenic E. coli (DEC), 56 UPEC strains were examined for the presence of DEC and UPEC characteristics (e. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3855/jidc.8257DOI Listing

Hookworm-related cutaneous larva migrans: our 201st patient.

J Infect Dev Ctries 2017 Jun 1;11(5):437-439. Epub 2017 Jun 1.

University of Milan, Milan, Italy.

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HCV related severe cryoglobulinemic vasculitis treated with plasma exchange and rituximab: case report and literature review.

J Infect Dev Ctries 2017 Jun 1;11(5):431-436. Epub 2017 Jun 1.

Clinical Centre of Serbia, Belgrade, Serbia.

Mixed cryoglobulinemia is the most prevalent extrahepatic manifestation of chronic HCV infection. It is usually a benign lymphoproliferative disorder which presents as vasculitis affecting different organs. Although life-threatening cryoglobulinemic vasculitis (CryoVas) is rare, it is sometimes the first and possibly lethal complication. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3855/jidc.8290DOI Listing

Rodents and other small mammal reservoirs in plague foci in northeastern Brazil.

J Infect Dev Ctries 2017 Jun 1;11(5):426-430. Epub 2017 Jun 1.

Center of Research Aggeu Magalhães, Recife, Brazil.

Introduction: Plague is an acute, infectious zoonotic disease, primarily of wild rodents and their fleas, that affects humans and other mammals. In Brazil, several plague foci are located in the northeast region. Plague surveillance based on monitoring of rodents was discontinued in 2007, and the current information on rodent populations is unsatisfactory. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3855/jidc.8271DOI Listing

Geographical distribution of Brucella melitensis inferred from rpoB gene variation.

J Infect Dev Ctries 2017 Jun 1;11(5):420-425. Epub 2017 Jun 1.

University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Introduction: Currently available tests have limitations for the identification of Brucella species and strains, and their genetic lineage. The genome sequence of the rpoB gene encoding the β-subunit of DNA-dependent RNA polymerase was investigated for its use in genotyping Brucella melitensis.

Methodology: Complete rpoB gene sequences of globally distributed Brucella melitensis strains were analyzed. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3855/jidc.7598DOI Listing

Clinical manifestations and treatment outcomes of scrub typhus in a rural health care facility on the Thailand-Myanmar border.

J Infect Dev Ctries 2017 Jun 1;11(5):407-413. Epub 2017 Jun 1.

Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand.

Introduction: Scrub typhus is endemic in rural Southeast Asia. The district of Umphang in northwestern Thailand is a prototype environment for this disease. We report the clinical manifestations and outcomes of patients diagnosed with scrub typhus in this area. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3855/jidc.8912DOI Listing
June 2017
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A suitable blood agar containing human blood especially for the use in laboratories of developing countries.

J Infect Dev Ctries 2017 Jun 1;11(5):399-406. Epub 2017 Jun 1.

Hospital St. John of God Laboratory, Lunsar-Mabesseneh, Sierra Leone.

Introduction: In developed countries, blood agar containing defibrinated sheep or horse blood is a standard tool for the isolation of bacteria from clinical samples. Several issues prevent blood agar containing animal blood from being used in many developing countries. However, the use of easily available human blood for blood agar is discouraged because of the common tenet that human blood in nutrient media results in poor bacterial isolation rates and hardly visible hemolysis or no hemolysis at all. Read More

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Bacteremia in female Chinese patients with systemic lupus erythematosus: a case-control study.

J Infect Dev Ctries 2017 Jun 1;11(5):393-398. Epub 2017 Jun 1.

Third Military Medical University, Chongqing, China.

Introduction: Bacteremia is a common complication in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients, causing high morbidity and mortality. We investigated characteristics, pathogens, and sites of infection using a cohort of 64 female adults from a single university hospital in China.

Methodology: SLE patients who had at least one episode of bacteremia (n = 16) were compared with non-bacteremia SLE patients (n = 48) in a case-control fashion, matching for age at SLE diagnosis and time of admission. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3855/jidc.7137DOI Listing

Detection of virulence genes in ESBL producing, quinolone resistant commensal Escherichia coli from rural Indian children.

J Infect Dev Ctries 2017 Jun 1;11(5):387-392. Epub 2017 Jun 1.

Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.

Introduction: Extended-spectrum β-lactamase producing commensal Escherichia coli are considered as a reservoir of antibiotic resistance genes that may be transmitted in the community. This study aimed to determine the genes coding for ESBLs, plasmid mediated quinolone resistance and virulence markers in commensal E. coli isolated from healthy school children. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3855/jidc.8574DOI Listing
June 2017
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Molecular characterization of carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae isolates from a university hospital in Brazil.

J Infect Dev Ctries 2017 Jun 1;11(5):379-386. Epub 2017 Jun 1.

Londrina State University, Londrina, Brazil.

Introduction: The emergence of Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase (KPC)-producing K. pneumoniae (KPC-Kpn) isolates is attracting significant attention in nosocomial infection settings. K. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3855/jidc.8614DOI Listing

MPT64 gene mutations leading to non-reactivity on a rapid immunochromatographic assay.

J Infect Dev Ctries 2017 Apr 30;11(4):371-373. Epub 2017 Apr 30.

National University Hospital, Singapore, Republic of Singapore.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3855/jidc.8768DOI Listing
April 2017
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Emerging fluoroquinolone and ketolide resistance in Haemophilus parainfluenzae in South Africa.

J Infect Dev Ctries 2017 Apr 30;11(4):364-367. Epub 2017 Apr 30.

School of Health Science, University of Kwazulu Natal, Durban, South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3855/jidc.8241DOI Listing
April 2017
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Acute encephalitis as initial presentation of leptospirosis.

J Infect Dev Ctries 2017 Apr 30;11(4):361-363. Epub 2017 Apr 30.

University Hospital Center, Tirana, Albania.

Encephalitis is an acute inflammation of the brain matter, very often associated with viral infections, but it can also be caused by non-viral pathogens such as leptospirosis. Leptospirosis is a systemic disease caused by bacteria of the Leptospira genus. Leptospiral infection has a broad spectrum of clinical manifestations ranging from subclinical or mild illness to a fulminant life-threatening illness. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3855/jidc.8613DOI Listing
April 2017
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Risk factors for surgical site infection after hysterectomy.

J Infect Dev Ctries 2017 Apr 30;11(4):355-360. Epub 2017 Apr 30.

Kanuni Sultan Suleyman Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.

Introduction: The aim of the study was to define the clinical and laboratory characteristics of patients who had surgical site infection (SSI) after hysterectomy.

Methodology: This study was a retrospective cohort study. The patient data of 840 subjects who had undergone any type of hysterectomy and reported SSI after surgery were obtained from the archives of a tertiary referral center. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3855/jidc.9053DOI Listing
April 2017
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Prevalence of inducible clindamycin resistance in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: the first study in Jordan.

J Infect Dev Ctries 2017 Apr 30;11(4):350-354. Epub 2017 Apr 30.

Faculty of Science, Mu'tah University, Alkarak, Jordan.

Introduction: A high rate of infections with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) has been documented, in both hospital- (HA-MRSA) and community-acquired (CA-MRSA) diseases in Jordan. Erythromycin and clindamycin are considered treatments of choice. However, resistance to erythromycin with false susceptibility to clindamycin in vitro may lead to therapeutic failure. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3855/jidc.8316DOI Listing
April 2017
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Patulin and patulin producing Penicillium spp. occurrence in apples and apple-based products including baby food.

J Infect Dev Ctries 2017 Apr 30;11(4):343-349. Epub 2017 Apr 30.

College of Arts and Sciences, Qatar University, Doha, Qatar.

Introduction: Patulin has raised the international attention because of its health risk. In fact, it has mutagenic, neurotoxic, immunotoxic, genotoxic and gastrointestinal effects in animals. In the present work, patulin and patulin-producing Penicillium spp. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3855/jidc.9043DOI Listing
April 2017
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Efficacy of Pluchea dioscoridis leaf extract against pathogenic Candida albicans.

J Infect Dev Ctries 2017 Apr 30;11(4):334-342. Epub 2017 Apr 30.

Faculty of Science, Tanta University, Tanta, Egypt.

Introduction: This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of Pluchea dioscoridis leaf extract on growth, survival, morphogenesis, and virulence gene expression of Candida albicans.

Methodology: Anticandidal activity was studied using the hole-plate method against four pathogenic C. albicans strains from clinical isolates. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3855/jidc.8447DOI Listing
April 2017
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Trichophyton verrucosum infection in livestock in the Chitral district of Pakistan.

J Infect Dev Ctries 2017 Apr 30;11(4):326-333. Epub 2017 Apr 30.

Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi, Rawalpindi, Pakistan.

Introduction: Trichophyton verrucosum belongs to the dermatophyte fungi, closely related organisms that cause skin infections in animals and humans. T. verrucosum infection has been reported in livestock and people in different countries from all continents. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3855/jidc.7925DOI Listing
April 2017
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Correlation between infection of herpes virus family and liver function parameters: a population-based cross-sectional study.

J Infect Dev Ctries 2017 Apr 30;11(4):320-325. Epub 2017 Apr 30.

West China Second University Hospital, Sichuan University, Sichuan, China.

Introduction: To evaluate the relationship between seropositivity to herpes virus family and liver function parameters in children from southwest China.

Methodology: A 2-year cross-sectional retrospective study of 6,396 children aged 6 months to 12 years was performed. All participants underwent physical examination and liver function tests. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3855/jidc.8089DOI Listing
April 2017
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Isolation and characterization of Salmonella Enteritidis and Salmonella Typhimurium from chicken meat in Egypt.

J Infect Dev Ctries 2017 Apr 30;11(4):314-319. Epub 2017 Apr 30.

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, El Sadat City University, Sadat City, Minoufiya, Egypt.

Introduction: Salmonella enterica serovars Enteritidis and Typhimurium represent the major serovars associated with human salmonellosis. Contamination of meat products with these serovars is considered the main source of infection.

Methodology: In this study, 100 raw chicken meat samples were investigated for the presence of Salmonella spp. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3855/jidc.8043DOI Listing
April 2017
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Association between virulence profile and fluoroquinolone resistance in Escherichia coli isolated from dogs and cats in China.

J Infect Dev Ctries 2017 Apr 30;11(4):306-313. Epub 2017 Apr 30.

Northwest A&F University, Yangling, China.

Introduction: Escherichia coli is not only a commensal organism in humans and animals, but also a causative agent of diarrhea and extraintestinal infections. Information about the relationship between population structure, virulence gene profiles, and fluoroquinolone resistance of E. coli in dogs and cats in China is limited. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3855/jidc.8583DOI Listing
April 2017
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Inflammatory responses and histopathological changes in a mouse model of Staphylococcus aureus-induced bloodstream infections.

J Infect Dev Ctries 2017 Apr 30;11(4):294-305. Epub 2017 Apr 30.

Nanjing First Hospital, Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, China.

Introduction: Staphylococcus aureus-induced bloodstream infections (BSIs) remain a prevalent clinical challenge and the underlying pathogenesis is still poorly understood. The aim of this study was to investigate the inflammatory responses and histopathological changes in BSIs in mice.

Methodology: Male C57BL/6 mice were inoculated with S. Read More

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April 2017
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A combined strategy for screening a clustered mobile population returning from highly endemic areas for Plasmodium falciparum.

J Infect Dev Ctries 2017 Apr 30;11(4):287-293. Epub 2017 Apr 30.

National Institute of Parasitic Diseases, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention; Shanghai, China.

Introduction: Early and accurate diagnosis of imported malaria cases in clusters is crucial for protecting the health of patients and local populations, especially confirmed parasitic persons who are asymptomatic.

Methodology: A total of 226 gold miners who had stayed in highly endemic areas of Ghana for more than six months and returned in clusters were selected randomly. Blood samples from them were tested with microscopy, nest polymerase chain reaction, and rapid diagnostic test (RDT). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3855/jidc.8394DOI Listing
April 2017
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Characterization of ESBL-producing Escherichia coli recovered from companion dogs in Tai'an, China.

J Infect Dev Ctries 2017 Mar 31;11(3):282-286. Epub 2017 Mar 31.

College of Basic Medicine, Taishan Medical University, Tai'an, China.

Introduction: Animals are considered to be reservoirs of extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL)-producing bacteria, but few epidemiological data on ESBL-producing Escherichia coli urinary tract isolates in pet dogs are available in China.

Methodology: This study was conducted to describe the prevalence and characterization of ESBL producers among E. coli urinary tract isolates from pet dogs in Tai'an, China. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3855/jidc.8138DOI Listing
March 2017
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Prevalence of Trypanosoma Cruzi antibodies in blood donors from the Sao Paulo State, Brazil, between 2012 and 2014.

J Infect Dev Ctries 2017 Mar 31;11(3):277-281. Epub 2017 Mar 31.

Faculty of Medicine of Ribeirão Preto, University of São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo, Brazil.

Introduction: American tripanosomiasis (Chagas disease), the second most neglected disease in the world, is caused by the protozoan parasite Trypanosoma cruzi. Though natural transmission by insect vectors has been controlled, there is significant risk of T. cruzi transmission by blood transfusion in non-endemic regions, generally due to immigration processes from endemic areas. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3855/jidc.8169DOI Listing
March 2017
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Prevalence of Trichomonas vaginalis in women of reproductive age at a family health clinic.

J Infect Dev Ctries 2017 Mar 31;11(3):269-276. Epub 2017 Mar 31.

Federal District Health Department, Brasília, Brazil.

Introduction: Trichomonas vaginalis is considered the most prevalent curable sexually transmitted infection, and its occurrence exceeds that of gonococcal and chlamydia infections. This parasite has been identified as responsible for the increased risk of transmission of HIV and has also been associated with prostate and cervical cancer. Many carriers of T. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3855/jidc.8143DOI Listing
March 2017
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Single nucleotide polymorphisms of interleukins associated with hepatitis C virus infection in Egypt.

J Infect Dev Ctries 2017 Mar 31;11(3):261-268. Epub 2017 Mar 31.

Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology Research Institute, University of Sadat City, Sadat City, Egypt.

Introduction: Hepatitis C is a liver disease caused by the hepatitis C virus (HCV). It can cause both acute and chronic hepatitis infection. Based on secretion of required cytokines upon infection, HCV can improve its own RNA and successfully complete the replication cycle. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3855/jidc.8127DOI Listing
March 2017
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Gallbladder microbiota variability in Colombian gallstones patients.

J Infect Dev Ctries 2017 Mar 31;11(3):255-260. Epub 2017 Mar 31.

Faculty of Medicine - CES University, Medellín, Colombia.

Introduction: Gallbladder stones are a very frequently occurring condition. Despite bile bactericidal activity, many bacteria have been detected inside the gallbladder, and gallstones facilitate their presence. Between 3% and 5% of the patients with Salmonella spp. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3855/jidc.8258DOI Listing
March 2017
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The prevalence of Listeria monocytogenes and Staphylococcus aureus and their virulence genes in bulk tank milk in Kosovo.

J Infect Dev Ctries 2017 Mar 31;11(3):247-254. Epub 2017 Mar 31.

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Biosciences, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Ås, Norway.

Introduction: Milk is considered to be a healthy, nutritious food product. Microbiological quality is an important aspect in evaluating the quality of milk.

Methodology: A total of 603 bulk tank milk samples from 221 farms distributed across ten different regions were collected for milk quality assessment. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3855/jidc.8256DOI Listing
March 2017
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Epidemiological evaluation of Mediterranean spotted fever in children of the Karak province in south Jordan.

J Infect Dev Ctries 2017 Mar 31;11(3):242-246. Epub 2017 Mar 31.

Faculty of Medicine, Mutah University, Karak, Jordan.

Introduction: The aim of this study was to describe the epidemiological patterns of Mediterranean spotted fever (MSF) as well as its treatment and outcomes in children in south Jordan.

Methodology: A retrospective observational study was conducted from June 2013 to December 2015. Data regarding demographics, clinical presentation, laboratory findings, treatment, and outcomes were collected. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3855/jidc.8154DOI Listing
March 2017
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Serovar prevalence of Leptospira in semirural India and the development of an IgM-based indirect ELISA.

J Infect Dev Ctries 2017 Mar 31;11(3):234-241. Epub 2017 Mar 31.

Pushpagiri Research Center, Pushpagiri Institute of Medical Sciences, Tiruvalla, India.

Introduction: Leptospirosis is a major public health problem in India. However, it has been underreported and under-diagnosed due to a lack of awareness of the disease, a functional surveillance system, and appropriate laboratory diagnostic facilities.

Methodology: This multicenter study aimed to understand the Leptospira serovars causing leptospirosis in seven secondary-level hospitals in six states in India. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3855/jidc.8067DOI Listing
March 2017
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Detection of Salmonella human carriers in Colombian outbreak areas.

J Infect Dev Ctries 2017 Mar 31;11(3):228-233. Epub 2017 Mar 31.

Instituto Colombiano de Medicina Tropical (ICMT) - Universidad CES, Medellín, Colombia.

Introduction: Salmonellosis, a zoonotic and foodborne disease, is a public health problem in developing countries. With the aim of identifying human carriers of Salmonella, a survey was performed in five regions of Colombia with reported salmonellosis outbreaks.

Methodology: The general population and cholecystectomy surgical patients were included in this study. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3855/jidc.8023DOI Listing
March 2017
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Seroprevalence and molecular epidemiology of EAST1 gene-carrying Escherichia coli from diarrheal patients and raw meats.

J Infect Dev Ctries 2017 Mar 31;11(3):220-227. Epub 2017 Mar 31.

Faculty of Science, Prince of Songkla University, Hat-Yai, Thailand.

Introduction: Several Escherichia coli pathotypes have been reported in Thailand; however, information on enteroaggregative heat-stable enterotoxin 1 (EAST1)-carrying E. coli (EAST1-EC) is insufficient. Previous reports show that consumption of raw meats causes diarrheagenic E. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3855/jidc.6865DOI Listing
March 2017
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Pteropine orthoreovirus: An important emerging virus causing infectious disease in the tropics?

J Infect Dev Ctries 2017 Mar 31;11(3):215-219. Epub 2017 Mar 31.

International Medical University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Introduction: Pteropine orthoreovirus (PRV) is an emerging zoonotic respiratory virus that has spilled over from bats to humans. Though initially found only in bats, further case studies have found viable virus in ill patients.

Methodology: PubMed was queried with the keywords of Nelson Bay orthoreovirus OR Pteropine orthoreovirus OR Melaka orthoreovirus OR Kampar orthoreovirus, and returned 17 hits. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3855/jidc.9112DOI Listing
March 2017
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Peptide nucleic acid antisense oligomers open an avenue for developing novel antibacterial molecules.

Authors:
Anubrata Ghosal

J Infect Dev Ctries 2017 Feb 28;11(2):212-214. Epub 2017 Feb 28.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, United States.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3855/jidc.9159DOI Listing
February 2017
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Occurence of hypodermosis in Pakistan, Iran and Turkey: comparative risk factor analysis and future perspectives.

J Infect Dev Ctries 2017 Feb 28;11(2):207-211. Epub 2017 Feb 28.

COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT), Islamabad, Pakistan.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3855/jidc.8146DOI Listing
February 2017
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Colibacillosis in a New Zealand white rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus).

J Infect Dev Ctries 2017 Feb 28;11(2):203-206. Epub 2017 Feb 28.

Faculty of Sciences, Universidad Mayor, Chile.

Colibacillosis is a disease caused by Escherichia coli in a variety of animals, including humans. Rabbit colibacillosis is infrequent or with an incipient description in Chile. Here, we describe an E. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3855/jidc.8807DOI Listing
February 2017
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Neonatal brucellosis: A case report.

J Infect Dev Ctries 2017 Feb 28;11(2):199-202. Epub 2017 Feb 28.

College of Medicine, King Saud University and King Saud University Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Although brucellosis is not uncommon in Saudi Arabia, neonatal brucellosis has been infrequently reported. In this case of neonatal brucellosis, Brucella abortus was isolated by blood culture from both the mother and the neonate. Serology was positive only in the mother. Read More

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February 2017
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First case of pneumonia caused by Cupriavidus pauculus in an infant in the Gulf Cooperation Council.

J Infect Dev Ctries 2017 Feb 28;11(2):196-198. Epub 2017 Feb 28.

King Fahad Specialist Hospital, Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Cupriavidus pauculus is an emerging organism causing infections in immunocompromised and immunocompetent patients. We report a C.pauculus pneumonia case susceptible to cefepime in an infant with end-stage renal failure. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3855/jidc.8349DOI Listing
February 2017
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Causes of visual impairment in patients with ocular toxoplasmosis.

J Infect Dev Ctries 2017 Feb 28;11(2):192-195. Epub 2017 Feb 28.

Adana Numune Training and Research Hospital, Adana, Turkey.

Introduction: The aim of this study was to report the causes of visual impairment in patients with the classic clinical presentation of ocular toxoplasmosis (OT).

Methodology: Eight patients with OT underwent standardized ophthalmologic examination and fundus imaging. Macula and the lesions that could be visualized were evaluated by spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SOCT) at presentation. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3855/jidc.7138DOI Listing
February 2017
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