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ABSTRACT: Much of COVID-19 disease can be attributed to the stable structure of the envelope, which facilitates its transmission; the spike protein and its receptor which determine which tissues get infected and are susceptible to viral and immune…

ABSTRACT: Meropenem is a β-lactam antibiotic from the carbapenem class that has been one of the most effective drugs in treating some of the most serious infections in hospitalized patients. Because of its unique β-lactam structure, it has a wide…

Pubic symphysis septic arthritis is rare. To our knowledge, pubic symphysis septic arthritis caused by Pasteurella multocida has not been previously reported. A 79-year-old woman presented to the emergency department with a 3-day history of…

We report the results of a 12-year retrospective study of nutritionally variant streptococcal (NVS) bacteremia in a 510-bed, a large medical school-affiliated teaching hospital. Twenty-six episodes of NVS bacteremia were identified in this…

Staphylococcus lugdunensis is a coagulase-negative Staphylococcus capable of causing infective endocarditis on native as well as prosthetic valves and implanted cardiac devices. It causes acute disease clinically indistinguishable from that caused by…

BackgroundStreptococcus pyogenes causes pharyngitis, tonsillitis, cellulitis, and less frequently other clinical syndromes. It is infrequently included in the differential diagnosis of other infectious illnesses. Methods We reviewed the medical…

Introduction Primary peritonitis (PP) is peritonitis occurring in patients without underlying causes such as perforated viscus, preexisting ascites, or nephrosis. We report 2 cases of primary Streptococcus pyogenes peritonitis and review the…

Escherichia coli seldom causes pneumonia. In 1967 Tillotson and Lerner [1] reported 20 cases of pneumonia caused by E. coli. They concluded that E. coli pneumonia generally followed bacteremia seeded from acute or chronic infections of the…

Introduction Advanced phenotypic, genomic, and proteomic laboratory techniques have recently modified Streptococcus bovis group (SBG) nomenclature. We wished to determine if physicians continue to recognize the importance of SBG and its association…

Despite the large number of vaccines, this review asks the question "Why don'twe have vaccines for all infectious diseases?" The first and second parts of this series discussed basics of vaccine immunology and new approaches and outlined some of the…

Despite the large number of vaccines, this review asks the question: why do we not have vaccines for all infectious diseases? The first of this series discussed basics of vaccine immunology, new approaches, and outlined some of the difficulties and…

Seasonal influenza remains a significant cause of morbidity and mortality. The Infectious Diseases Society of America has published an update of the clinical practice guideline for the diagnosis and treatment of seasonal influenza. The guideline…

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