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The decline of typhoid and the rise of non-typhoid salmonellae and fungal infections in a changing HIV landscape: bloodstream infection trends over 15 years in southern Vietnam.

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The etiological spectrum of bloodstream infections is variable between industrialized and developing countries and even within a defined location over time. We investigated trends in bloodstream infections at an infectious disease hospital in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, from 1994-2008. Amongst 66,111 blood cultures performed, a clinically relevant pathogen was isolated in 7645 episodes (positivity rate; 116/1000 cultures). Salmonella Typhi was the predominant pathogen until 2002; however, a co...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Tropical Medicine
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Journal:
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Volume:
106
Issue:
1
Pages:
26-34
Publication date:
2012-01-05
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EISSN:
1878-3503
ISSN:
0035-9203
URN:
uuid:93a40137-8ba6-4dbc-a3d2-316696ff767b
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216124
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pubs:216124

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