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The Changing Pattern of Tinea Capitis in Jamaica

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85–8
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Tinea Capitis infection may be rising in Jamaica with a preponderance of Trichophyton tonsurans infection.

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e-Published: 10 Jun, 2013

The Epidemiology of Mycotic Vulvovaginitis and the use of Antifungal Agents in Suspected Mycotic Vulvovaginitis and its Implications for Clinical Practice

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192–95
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Inappropriate empirical treatment of suspected mycotic vulvovaginitis predisposes to the development of antifungal resistance and the emergence of non-albicans Candida species. These findings have significant implications for clinical practice.

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e-Published: 05 Jun, 2013

The Epidemiology of Fungaemia at the University Hospital of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica

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580–4
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Candida species are an important cause of fungaemia internationally. At the University Hospital of the West Indies, non-albicans Candida spp were found to be more commonly isolated than Candida albicans as a cause of fungaemia. Cryptococcus spp was also identified as a causative agent of infection. Systematic surveillance is necessary to detect emerging trends and guide empirical antifungal therapy.

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Objectives: To determine the epidemiology of fungaemia at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) as well as the incidence of fungaemia at the UHWI over a four-year period.

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e-Published: 20 Sep, 2013

Primary Cutaneous Nocardiosis: An Emerging Pathogen Associated with a Peripheral Intravenous Catheter

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69

The Editor,

Sir,

Nocardiosis is an infection caused by members of the genus Nocardia, an aerobic actinomycetaceae. These are saprophytic bacteria which are important components of soil and water. Nocardia have worldwide distribution and are not thought to be commensals of the skin.

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e-Published: 06 Jun, 2013
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