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Localized basal meningeal enhancement in tuberculous meningitis
Background: Focal basal meningeal enhancement may produce a confusing CT picture in children with suspected tuberculous meningitis (TBM). Objective: To demonstrate the incidence, distribution and appearance of localized ...
Childhood drug-resistant tuberculosis in the Western Cape Province of South Africa
Aim: Continued surveillance of drug resistance amongst children presenting with culture-confirmed tuberculosis to a tertiary care hospital and to community clinics. Methods: Drug susceptibility testing for isoniazid and ...
Nosocomial transmission of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in kangaroo mother care units: A risk in tuberculosis-endemic areas
Background and aim: Kangaroo mother care (KMC) has become the standard of care for low-risk preterm babies born in developing countries. However, the potential risk of nosocomial transmission of Mycobacterium tuberculosis ...
Bilateral ostial coronary stenosis and rheumatic aortic valve stenosis
A 49-year-old patient presented with angina pectoris and clinical findings of aortic valve stenosis and regurgitation. Rheumatic aortic valve stenosis and regurgitation was diagnosed on echocardiography. Coronary angiography ...
Sexual risk factors associated with volunteering for HIV vaccine research in South Africa
There are few data on how the risk profiles of individuals who volunteer for HIV vaccine research compare to the general population from which participants are recruited. This study contrasts demographic and sexual risk ...
Telavancin versus standard therapy for treatment of complicated skin and skin structure infections caused by gram-positive bacteria: FAST 2 study
Telavancin is a bactericidal lipoglycopeptide with a multifunctional mechanism of action. We conducted a randomized, double blind, active-control phase II trial. Patients S18 years of age with complicated skin and skin ...
Unusual pancreas hernia
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Beijing and Haarlem genotypes are overrepresented among children with drug-resistant tuberculosis in the Western Cape province of South Africa
Drug resistance among children with culture-confirmed tuberculosis (TB) provides an accurate measure of transmitted drug resistance within the community. We describe the genotype diversity in children with culture-confirmed ...
Intractable intracranial tuberculous infection responsive to thalidomide: Report of four cases
Paradoxical enlargement and development of new intracranial tuberculomas and tuberculous brain abscesses on adequate antituberculosis treatment are well recognized and supposedly cytokine mediated. These lesions are often ...
The dangers of rationing dialysis treatment: The dilemma facing a developing country
The increasing burden of chronic kidney disease places enormous strains on resources of all countries, but especially of those with emerging economies. Few developing countries are able to afford dialysis programs and those ...