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  1. Content type: Case report

    Tuberculosis is common, can involve various organs of the body and may have diverse presentations. Haemophagocytic syndrome is one of the rare presentations of tuberculosis carrying a very high mortality. Earl...

    Authors: Wasim Md. Mohosin Ul Haque, Md. Erfanur Rahman Shuvo, Muhammad Abdur Rahim, Palash Mitra, Tabassum Samad and Jalaluddin Ashraful Haque

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2017 10:110

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Indoor residual spraying (IRS) is one of the preferred tools used for control of malaria in many settings in the world. However, this control tool still faces challenges that include lack of long lasting activ...

    Authors: Eliningaya J. Kweka, Ming-Chieh Lee, Beda J. Mwang’onde, Filemoni Tenu, Stephen Munga, Epiphania E. Kimaro and Yousif E. Himeidan

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2017 10:92

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  3. Content type: Research Article

    Optimal HIV treatment monitoring remains a big challenge in resource limited settings. Guidelines recommend the use of clinical and immunological criteria in resource limited settings due to unavailability of ...

    Authors: Daniel W. Gunda, Benson R. Kidenya, Stephen E. Mshana, Semvua B. Kilonzo and Bonaventura C. T. Mpondo

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2017 10:45

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    Measles caused by a paramyxovirus, characterized by fever, malaise, cough, coryza conjunctivitis, a maculopapular rash is known to result in pneumonia, encephalitis and death. Fatal cases of measles in Sri Lan...

    Authors: Ranjan Premaratna, Nathasha Luke, Harsha Perera, Mahesh Gunathilake, Pubudu Amarasena and T. G. A. Nilmini Chandrasena

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2017 10:38

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  5. Content type: Case Report

    Pyomyositis is typically caused by Staphylococcus aureus, and is rare in temperate climates, although its prevalence has been recently increasing. This infection often involves the thigh, and is associated with i...

    Authors: Kensuke Minami, Tsuneaki Kenzaka, Ayako Kumabe and Masami Matsumura

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2017 10:33

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  6. Content type: Research Article

    The intestinal carriage of nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) is associated with disease, especially in severely immunocompromised individuals. These organisms, although often considered contaminants, have been...

    Authors: Gershom Chongwe, Charles Michelo and Paul Kelly

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2017 10:27

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  7. Content type: Research article

    The feeding habits and close physical contact between Ethiopian farmers and their cattle promote the transmission of tuberculosis (TB) between the farmers and their cattle. This study aimed to investigate the ...

    Authors: Anwar Nuru, Gezahegne Mamo, Aboma Zewude, Yitayal Mulat, Gashaw Yitayew, Aschalew Admasu, Girmay Medhin, Rembert Pieper and Gobena Ameni

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2017 10:31

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  8. Content type: Case Report

    Among the different serotypes of Streptococcus pneumoniae, serotype 3 has received global attention. We report the fatal case of a 76-year-old Japanese man who had an invasive pneumococcal disease associated with...

    Authors: Naomi Sugimoto, Yuka Yamagishi, Jun Hirai, Daisuke Sakanashi, Hiroyuki Suematsu, Naoya Nishiyama, Yusuke Koizumi and Hiroshige Mikamo

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2017 10:21

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  9. Content type: Short report

    Herpes Simplex Virus 2 (HSV-2) is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections (STIs) worldwide and is a risk factor for the acquisition and transmission of other STIs, including HIV. We determined t...

    Authors: Brodie Daniels, Handan Wand and Gita Ramjee

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:510

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  10. Content type: Research article

    We conducted a study to assess the frequency and distribution patterns of selected opportunistic infections (OIs) and opportunistic cancers (OCs) in different geographical areas before and after HAART in Uganda.

    Authors: John Rubaihayo, Nazarius M. Tumwesigye, Joseph Konde-Lule, Henry Wamani, Edith Nakku-Joloba and Fredrick Makumbi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:501

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  11. Content type: Case Report

    Amebic liver abscess is a rare disease in high-income countries. Recurrence of amebic liver abscess is even rarer with only a few previous reports. Here we present a patient who developed three subsequent ameb...

    Authors: D. Creemers-Schild, P. J. J. van Genderen, L. G. Visser, J. J. van Hellemond and P. J. Wismans

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:472

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Cholera, one of the world’s deadliest infectious diseases, remains rampant and frequent in Tanzania and thus hinders existing control measures. The present study was undertaken to evaluate the occurrence of to...

    Authors: Yaovi M. G. Hounmanou, Robinson H. Mdegela, Tamègnon V. Dougnon, Ofred J. Mhongole, Edward S. Mayila, Joseph Malakalinga, George Makingi and Anders Dalsgaard

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:466

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Recent guidelines have recommended vancomycin trough levels of 15–20 mg/L for treatment of serious infections caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). However, high trough levels may increase...

    Authors: Sasima Tongsai and Pornpan Koomanachai

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:455

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Neisseria gonorrhoeae is a bacterium responsible for one of the classic sexually transmitted infection (STI) gonorrhea. Antibiotic resistant strains are emerging at alarming rate. Mult...

    Authors: Seada Ali, Tsegaye Sewunet, Zewdineh Sahlemariam and Gebre Kibru

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:439

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  15. Content type: Case report

    In contrast to percutaneous atrial septal occluder device, surgical patch closure of atrial defects was known to be no infective endocarditis risk.

    Authors: Estelle Honnorat, Piseth Seng, Alberto Riberi, Gilbert Habib and Andreas Stein

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:416

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection in the health setting is a global public health problem. The risk of occupational exposure to HBV among health care workers is a major concern, especially among students in he...

    Authors: Abdnur Abdela, Berhanu Woldu, Kassahun Haile, Biniam Mathewos and Tekalign Deressa

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:410

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Toxoplasmosis is a widely distributed zoonotic disease, caused by the protozoan parasite Toxoplasma gondii. T. Infections can result in stillbirths, abortions or congenital defects during pregnancy, as well as to...

    Authors: Elvis Chongsi Wam, Leonard Fonkeng Sama, Innocent Mbulli Ali, Walter Akoh Ebile, Lucy Agyingi Aghangu and Christopher Bonglavnyuy Tume

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:406

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  18. Content type: Case Report

    Cerebral malaria is arguably one of the most common non-traumatic encephalopathies in the developing world. Unless the diagnosis of cerebral malaria is made promptly, the consequence could be disastrous. Even ...

    Authors: Meththananda Herath Herath Mudiyanselage, Nayani Prasangika Weerasinghe, Kithsiri Pathirana and Hasini Dias

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:400

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  19. Content type: Case Report

    Cardiac complications constitute a rare clinical manifestation of cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection. This virus is usually asymptomatic in immunocompetent individuals. We report a case of myocarditis and cardiac...

    Authors: Moacyr Magno Palmeira, Hellen Yuki Umemura Ribeiro, Yan Garcia Lira, Fernando Octávio Machado Jucá Neto, Ivone Aline da Silva Rodrigues, Letícia Nazareth Fernandes da Paz and Maria da Conceição Nascimento Pinheiro

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:391

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