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Three Adult Cases of Elizabethkingia meningoseptica Infection in a Korean Hospital

Kim J, Park YJ, Shin S, Kim Y, Park SH

Elizabethkingia meningoseptica (Chryseobacterium meningoseptica) is a ubiquitous Gram-negative bacillus in the natural and hospital environments. This microorganism causes neonatal meningitis but rarely causes infections in adults, with most adult cases...
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Two Cases of Cryptococcuria Developed as Isolated Cryptococcuria and Disseminated Cryptococcosis

Bae MH, Namgoong S, An D, Kim MN, Kim SH, Park KH, Lee SG

Cryptococcus is an opportunistic pathogen that mainly affects immunocompromised hosts and, less frequently, immunocompetent hosts. It causes serious morbidity and mortality due to systemic infections such as meningoencephalitis and pulmonary...
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First Isolation of Streptococcus gallolyticus subsp. pasteurianus from a Korean Patient with Severe Septic Shock

Jeong S, Park JY, Han SH, Lee Y, Yong D, Lee K, Chong Y

A 60-year-old man presented with a 1-day history of fever, vomiting, and diarrhea. He was diagnosed with severe septic shock on the basis of a body temperature of 38.9degrees C,...
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Evaluation of a Newly Developed Multiplex Real-time PCR Assay for the Detection of Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci from Rectal Swabs

Jung MK, Lee WG, Park MH

BACKGROUND: Asymptomatic vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) colonization precedes infection. VRE-colonized patients serve as silent reservoirs of enterococci that go on to colonize other patients. Rapidly identifying colonized patients is crucial to...
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Chromosomal Mutations in oprD, gyrA, and parC in Carbapenem Resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Sung JY, Cho HH, Kwon KC, Koo SH

BACKGROUND: Outbreaks of carbapenem resistant P. aeruginosa give rise to significant therapeutic challenges for treating nosocomial infections. In this study, we analyzed carbapenem resistance mechanisms in carbapenem resistant and clonally...
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Comparison of the BACTEC Peds Plus Pediatric Blood Culture Bottle to the BacT/Alert PF Pediatric Blood Culture Bottle for Culturing Blood from Pediatric Patients

Lee KH, Song W, Park MJ, Hyun J, Kim HS, Lee KM

BACKGROUND: We compared the BACTEC Peds Plus (Becton Dickinson, USA) and BacT/Alert PF (bioMerieux, France) pediatric blood culture bottles in the context of recovery and time to detection (TTD) of...
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Epidemiology and Erythromycin Resistance of Streptococcus pyogenes in the Last 20 Years

Kim S

Serological methods for the epidemiological study of Streptococcus pyogenes, such as T-, or M-typing, were replaced by emm typing in the 2000s. The frequency of emm types may differ according...
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