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Sakula, A.: Charcot-Leyden crystals and Curschmann spirals in asthmatic sputum. Thorax, 1986, 41 , 503–507. Sakula A. Charcot

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Acta Microbiologica et Immunologica Hungarica
Authors: Mustafa Gul, Ekrem Dogan, Ekrem Kirecci, Hasan Ucmak, Ebubekir Dirican, and Abdullah Karadag

Serratia ficaria was first described in 1979 as a Gram-negative facultative anaerobic rod. S. ficaria was found in figs, but also isolated from human specimens in a few cases. We now report an isolate of S. ficaria from sputum specimen.A 46-year-old man was suffering from a chronic renal failure of five years, four months of peritoneal dialysis and one week of fever due to respiratory tract infection, accompanied by cough. Sputum culture yielded a Gram-negative rod. It was identified as S. ficaria and the antibiotic susceptibility test was performed by automated Vitek II (bioMerieux). The tested S. ficaria strain was susceptible to amikacin, gentamicin, cefepime, trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole, imipenem, meropenem, tigecycline and ciprofloxacin. This strain was resistant to ampicillin, amoxicillin-clavulanic acid, cephalothin, cefoxitine, cefuroxime and ceftriaxone. The patient was treated successfully (80 mg trimethoprim/400 mg sulfamethoxazole twice daily for 7 days)S. ficaria is an opportunistic pathogen responsible for intestinal colonization or serious infections such as septicaemia, gall bladder empyema in immunocompromised patients. The fig tree and fig play an important role in human colonization. It should be remembered that S. ficaria infections may be encountered frequently especially in fig tree culture zones.

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GenoType MTBDR assay directly on sputum specimens Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 105 1057 1059 . 9. SK Sharma

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R, Parker D, Morgan MD, Wardlaw AJ: Sputum eosinophilia and short-term response to prednisolone in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a randomised controlled trial. Lancet 356,1480–1485 (2000) Wardlaw AJ Sputum

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Bacterial strains and susceptibility testing Fifty-five carbapenem-resistant K. pneumoniae clinical strains were isolated from burned wounds, sputum, and blood samples of hospitalized patients in hospitals in Baghdad Medical city (The Burn

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European Journal of Microbiology and Immunology
Authors: Kouassi N’Guessan, Timothée Ouassa, Anna S. Dean, Riccardo Alagna, Guy Damien Adagra, Valeri Ibode, Daniela M. Cirillo, and Jacquemin Kouakou

used for diagnosis of TB is sputum smear microscopy (SSM) based on Ziehl–Neelsen or Auramin staining of two sputum samples (spot and morning) on consecutive days. Surveillance is a critical component of detecting, planning, and responding to the

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2019 three isolates were identified as N. meningitidis by Bruker MALDI Biotyper (BD, USA) with a score higher than 2.0 in Hacettepe University Hospitals. They were isolated from blood, sputum and urine culture. The blood culture was obtained from a

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., Boyle, M. J., et al.: Inflammatory subtypes in asthma: Assessment and identification using induced sputum. Respirology, 2006, 11, 54–61. 27 Horwitz, R. J., Busse

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European Journal of Microbiology and Immunology
Authors: Sai Duraisingham, Steven Hanson, Matthew Buckland, Sofia Grigoriadou, and Hilary Longhurst

CB, Jones PW, O’Leary CJ, Hansell DM, Cole PJ, et al.: Effect of sputum bacteriology on the quality of life of patients with bronchiectasis. Eur Respir J 10, 1754–1760 (1997) Cole PJ

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