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Recent Publications on HIV Research in Malawi

MA Gordon, HT Banda, M Gondwe, SB Gordon, MJ Boeree, AL Walsh, JE Corkill, CA Hart, CF Gilks, ME Molyneux, RJ Biggar, M Janes, R Pilon, R Roy, R Broadhead, N Kumwenda, TE Taha, S Cassol, SB Gordon, M Chaponda Show all

Malawi medical journal : the journal of Medical Association of Malawi | Published : 2002

Abstract

Objective Non-typhoidal salmonella (NTS) bacteraemia is a common, recurrent illness in HIV-infected African adults. We aimed to describe the presentation and outcome of NTS bacteraemia, the pattern of recurrence, and to determine whether recurrence results from re-infection or recrudescence. Design One hundred consecutive adult inpatients with NTS bacteraemia in Blantyre, Malawi, were treated with chloramphenicol. Survivors were prospectively followed to detect bacteraemic recurrence. Methods Index and recurrent isolates were typed by antibiogram, pulsed-field gel electrophoresis and plasmid analysis to distinguish recrudescence from re-infection. Results Inpatient mortality was 47%, and 1-y..

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