International Journal of Infectious Diseases and Therapy

Volume 8, Issue 3, September 2023

  • Profile of Bacterial Infections and Antibiotic Resistance at the Infectious and Tropical Diseases Clinic in Fann Hospital, Dakar, Senegal, 2019 – 2020

    Daouda Thioub, Ndeye Aissatou Lakhe, Catherine Sarr, Agbogbenkou Tevi Déla-dem Lawson, Papa Latyr Junior Diouf, Alassane Sarr, Mamadou Seck, Aboubakar Sidikh Badiane, Ndeye Fatou Ngom-Gueye, Sylvie Audrey Diop, Moussa Seydi

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 3, September 2023
    Pages: 80-86
    Received: Jun. 07, 2023
    Accepted: Jun. 25, 2023
    Published: Jul. 08, 2023
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    Abstract: Antibiotic resistance is a growing public health problem worldwide. Gram-positive bacteria, such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), used to be the biggest concern in the world of antibiotic resistance. More recently, gram-negative bacteria resistant to antibiotics are on the increase worldwide. The aim of this study was to deter... Show More
  • Tetanus in the Elderly in Dakar: Epidemiological, Clinical, Evolutionary Aspects and Associated Factors of Death

    Daouda Thioub, Viviane Marie Pierre Cisse-Diallo, Massamba Ba, Moustapha Diop, Louise Fortes, Ndeye Aissatou Lakhe, Daye Ka, Khardiata Diallo Mbaye, Aboubakar Sidikh Badiane, Ndeye Maguette Fall, Ndeye Fatou Ngom-Gueye, Moussa Seydi

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 3, September 2023
    Pages: 87-90
    Received: Jun. 25, 2023
    Accepted: Jul. 10, 2023
    Published: Jul. 20, 2023
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    Abstract: Senegal is one of the African countries where tetanus in children and adults remains a concern. Until now, there have been few studies on tetanus in elderly people. The objective of this study was to describe the epidemiological, clinical and evolutionary aspects of tetanus in elderly people. This was a descriptive and analytical retrospective stud... Show More
  • Novel Score for Prediction of Severity and Mortality in Hospitalized Patients with COVID-19

    Skakun Oleksiy, Seredyuk Nestor

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 3, September 2023
    Pages: 91-100
    Received: Jul. 04, 2023
    Accepted: Jul. 18, 2023
    Published: Jul. 27, 2023
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    Abstract: Background: Despite the presence of many scores for the prediction of severity and mortality in COVID-19 patients, predictive accuracies of them are not high enough. Aim: Development of a scale for the prediction of severe condition and in-hospital mortality in hospitalized patients with COVID-19-associated pneumonia. Methods: The study included 13... Show More
  • Descriptive Analysis of Tuberculosis Surveillance Data in the Bantama Sub Metropolis, Kumasi, Ghana - 2016-2020

    Kingsley Atuahene Ampratwum, Rita Asante, Akosua Gyimah Omari-Sasu, Samuel Oko Sackey, Magdalene Odikro, Eric Asiedu-Yeboah, Francisca Nkrumah

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 3, September 2023
    Pages: 101-108
    Received: Jun. 25, 2023
    Accepted: Jul. 22, 2023
    Published: Aug. 05, 2023
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    Abstract: Introduction: Tuberculosis (TB) is an ancient bacterial disease characterized by coughs, fever and other symptoms. Globally, the disease affected about 10 million people in 2019, with about 1.4 million dying. It is transmitted through air and, mainly affects the lungs. Ghana recorded 44,000 cases in 2019 with 15,000 deaths. This study analyzed the ... Show More
  • Tracking Respiratory Tract Infections Among Residents Due to Pollutant Emissions from Okpai Gas Power Plant in Ndokwa East Local Government Area, Delta State, Nigeria

    Prince-Mang Ndidi Loretta, Kpang Meelubari BarinuaTsaro, Imiete Godspower

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 3, September 2023
    Pages: 109-116
    Received: Jul. 05, 2023
    Accepted: Jul. 31, 2023
    Published: Aug. 22, 2023
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    Abstract: As population increases, more buildings for housing, commerce and industry are also required and the resultant effect of this change is a rise in demand for electric power availability accompanied with harmful emissions from power plants installed for electricity generation and other industrial activities. More than 50% of power generated in Nigeri... Show More
  • Prevalence and Outcome of Imported Adult Malaria Cases Admitted to a Tertiary Hospital in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates: A Five Year Study

    Salma Obaid Alshamsi, Ahmad Subhi, Ubaid Hashmi, Roomiyah Assadi, Mahassen Shaheen, Aulin Vitus, Ibrahim Mahmoud, Pramod Chhabrani

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 3, September 2023
    Pages: 117-121
    Received: Jul. 15, 2023
    Accepted: Aug. 07, 2023
    Published: Aug. 22, 2023
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    Abstract: Background: Malaria is a major public challenge. It’s estimated 247 million malaria cases worldwide in 2021, with death of almost 619000 cases. WHO data shows incidence of malaria in UAE over last 10 years as 0 per 1000 population at risk. Since UAE is a global country will have a risk of having cases of malaria from malaria-endemic countries and w... Show More
  • Ciprofloxacin-Induced Thrombocytopenia: A Case Report and Literature Review

    Alexis Orman, Mohamed Tayeb Salaouatchi, Anne Demulder, Juliette Coryn, Victor Fernando Calderon Plazarte, André Efira, Philippe Clevenbergh

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 3, September 2023
    Pages: 122-126
    Received: Jul. 27, 2023
    Accepted: Aug. 24, 2023
    Published: Sep. 13, 2023
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    Abstract: Background: Drug induced thrombocytopenia is associated with several usual drugs. It usually presents with stunning, chills, fever, nausea and vomiting followed by the occurrence of petechial hemorrhages and bruising. Fluoroquinolones which are a widely used antibiotics are not recognized to be common offenders. Ciprofloxacin is generally considere... Show More