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Direct detection of Clostridium sordellii in pleural fluid of a patient with pneumonic empyema by a broad-range 16S rRNA PCR
We report the case of a 56-y-old male admitted with a left-sided post-pneumonic empyema. Clostridium sordellii DNA was directly detected in its pleural fluid by a broad-range 16S rRNA PCR, after 24 h of specimen collection. ...
Tuberculous disseminated lymphadenopathy in an immunocompetent non-HIV patient: A case report
Introduction. In cases of patients with disseminated lymphadenopathy, the differential diagnosis has to include both benign and malignant causes, including sarcoidosis, metastatic disease, lymphoma and, although rarely ...
Combination of staphylococcal chromosome cassette SCCmec type V and Panton-Valentine leukocidin genes in a methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus that caused necrotizing pneumonia in Greece
We describe a case of necrotizing pneumonia in Greece caused by a community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) producing Panton-Valentine leukocidin (PVL) carrying the staphylococcal chromosome ...
Annual risk of tuberculosis infection in hellenic air force recruits
Background: The annual risk of Tuberculosis infection (ARTI) is a key indicator in epidemiology, of the extent of transmission in a community. There have been several suggested methods in order to evaluate the prevalence ...