Scholarly article on topic 'Aetiology of community-acquired pneumonia in HIV-infected South African adults'

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Academic research paper on topic "Aetiology of community-acquired pneumonia in HIV-infected South African adults"

16th ¡CID Abstracts/International Journal of Infectious Diseases 2IS (2014) 1-460


Type: Poster Presentation

Final Abstract Number: 58.013 Session: Bacterial Infections Date: Saturday, April 5,2014 Time: 12:45-14:15 Room: Ballroom

Management of MDR-TB at the University Hospital of Kinshasa

J.M.N. Kayembe, S.F. Bisuta

University of Kinshasa, Kinshasa, Congo, Democratic Republic of

Background: MDR-TB is agreat concern in the fight against TB in many underdeveloped countries.

To assess the management of MDR-TB at The University hospital of Kinshasa.

Methods & Materials: Retrospective analysis of charts of patients with drug resistant TB admitted at the Kinshasa University hospital from January 1st to december31st 2006.

Results: Out of 256 with chronic TB, 76 has performed a culture for sensitivity test and 45 (59.21%), predominantly aged between 20 and 49 years old, wherereally MDR-TB. The main treatment regimen applied was the combination of Kanamycine+ Ofloxacine+ Prothionamide+ Ethambutol+ Pyrazinamide, with recovery in 51,3%,and mortality rate of 22.86%%. Treatment failure was observed in 5.71% of patients; and sputum culture conversion at the 3rd month of treatment was 51.7%.

Conclusion: MDR-TB screening is still weak in our milieu. The standardized treatment regimen seems to be accurate with a good bacteriological conversion after a 3 months treatment. Type: Poster Presentation

Final Abstract Number: 58.014 Session: Bacterial Infections Date: Saturday, April 5,2014 Time: 12:45-14:15 Room: Ballroom

The new PCR-protocol for identification of Salmonella spp. and typing of S. enterica enteritidis, S. enterica typhimurium, S.typhi, S. dublin, S. gallinarum in the food safety system

B. Stegniy, A. Gerilovych, O. Solodiankin, V. Arefiev, I. Gerilovych, I. Goraychuk, I. Gema

National Scientific Center Institute of Experimental and Clinical Veterinary Medicine, Kharkiv, Ukraine

Background: Salmonellosis is one of the most dangerous diseases that is caused by Salmonella agents, and has a wide spectrum of clinical manifestations - from asymptomatic to severe septic forms. In the majority of Salmonella infection cases, the enterica subspecies serovars are isolated from animals and humans. According to the FAO, 20% of poultry products in the world are contaminated with salmonella. Every year on the planet 21 million cases of typhoid fever are registered where 216 thousand are lethal. Traditional microbiological methods for Salmonella typ-

ing (cultivation) is usually stretched out in time. This necessitates the development of modern methodology of food safety.Goal: Development of a multiplex PCR protocol enabling identification of Salmonella spp. and typing of Enterisa Salmonella Enteritidis, Salmonella Enterisa Typhimurium, Salmonella Typhi, Salmonella Dublin, Salmonella Gallinarum.

Methods & Materials: For amplification the following primers were used: Salmonella spp.: Salm3-Salm4 (Ferretti, 2001); Salmonella enteritidis: SentF-SentR (Agron, 2001); Salmonella typhimurium: StypF-StypR (O'Regan, 2008); Salmonella Typhi: StyphiF-StyphiR (Kumar, 2008); Salmonella Dublin: SdubF-SdubR; Salmonella Gallinarum: SgalF-SgalR (Akiba, 2011).

Optimization of multiplex PCR protocol was performed according to Elnifro (Elnifro, 2000).

Results: To determine optimal PCR temperature options, the assay was performed at different temperatures of primers annealing: 58 °C, 60 °C, 63 °C and 65 °C.The result of this was to determine the best amplification mode: Initial denaturation - 94°C-2min; Denaturation - 94°C-45s; Annealing - 63 °C-45s; Extension -72°C-60s (40 cycles); Final extension - 72°C-5min. The optimal composition of the reaction mixture for multiplex PCR was: 10 x DreamTaq Buffer2,5 |l, dNTP Mix, 2 mM each 2,5 |l, 25 mM MgCl2 0,5 |l, Primers 20pM, Template DNA 5,0 |l, DremTaq DNA Polymerase 2,0 |l Water, nuclease-free 3,5 ^l. The resulting protocol allowed the detection of DNA in the Salmonella spp. samples as well as the simultaneous typing of Salmonella Enterica Enteritidis, Salmonella Enterica Typhimurium, Salmonella Typhi, Salmonella Dublin, Salmonella Gallinarum. At the same time with PCR amplification, the simultaneous amplification of all the 6 expected fragments occurred.

Conclusion: The developed protocol is promising for the biological control of food safety, as well as in routine investigations. Type: Poster Presentation

Final Abstract Number: 58.015 Session: Bacterial Infections Date: Saturday, April 5, 2014 Time: 12:45-14:15 Room: Ballroom

Aetiology of community-acquired pneumonia in HIV-infected South African adults

W.C. Albrich1, J.-N. Telles 2, P.V.Adrian3, M. Messaoudi2, N. van Niekerk3, G. Paranhos-Baccala2, S. Madhi4, K. Klugman5

1 Cantonal Hospital St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland

2 Fondation Merieux, Lyons, France

3 University of the Witwatersrand, Bertsham, South Africa

4 National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), Johannesburg, South Africa

5 Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA

Background: Few recent comprehensive studies are available on the aetiology of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) in HIV-infected adults which include bacterial and viral organisms in developing countries.

Methods & Materials: Induced sputum, blood cultures, urine, nasopharyngeal swabs (NPS) and aspirates (NPA) were collected from HIV-infected adults hospitalized with radiologically confirmed pneumonia with symptoms of <14 days not currently

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receiving treatment for tuberculosis in Soweto, South Africa. A composite diagnostic standard for Streptococcus pneumoniae was considered positive if any of routine blood culture, good quality sputum culture or Gram stain, urinary immunochromatographic testing (ICT) for pneumococcal C-polysaccharide (Binax® Now) or lytA real-time (rt) PCR on blood were positive for pneumococ-cus or lytA rtPCR on NPS was >8000 copies/ml. Other bacterial aetiologies were identified by routine blood cultures and sputum cultures, mycobacterium tuberculosis (TB) was assessed by acid-fast staining of sputum. Multiplex rtPCR for respiratory viruses and atypical bacterial pathogens (Fast-track diagnostics Respiratory pathogens plus) was used on NPA and triplex rtPCR for S. pneumoniae, Staphylococcus aureus and Haemophilus influenzae from whole blood.

Results: Among 280 HIV-infected persons with CAP, pneu-mococcus was the most frequently identified organism (n = 151 [53.9%], of which 79 [28.2%] were monoinfections; 75 [26.8%] by molecular diagnostics only), followed by TB (n = 69 [24.6%], of which 39 [13.9%] were monoinfections). 48 (17.1%) viral or mycoplasma infections were identified (10 as monoinfections, 38 as combinations mostly with pneumococcus [n = 32]). Staphylococcus aureus and Haemophilus influenzae were frequently detected in the nasopharynx, but only rarely isolated from blood or sputum cultures. Up to 5 different organisms were simultaneously present. No aetiology was identified in 22.9% of patients.

Conclusion: Using a combination of traditional and molecular methods, an infectious aetiology could be identified in the majority of episodes of acute CAP in HIV-infected South African adults. A large proportion was attributable to polymicrobial infections, most of which included the pneumococcus or tuberculosis. Viral monoinfections were relatively infrequent. Further work is necessary to delineate the utility of bacterial or viral identification from nasopharyngeal specimens as diagnostic tools in CAP. Type: Poster Presentation

Final Abstract Number: 58.016 Session: Bacterial Infections Date: Saturday, April 5,2014 Time: 12:45-14:15 Room: Ballroom

Common causes of bacterial meningitis at Mthatha Hospital Complex, Eastern Cape South Africa

B. Makongwana1, S. Siqithi2, G. Phiri2, V. Karaire1, M. Makrexeni1, K. Gaire1, Z. Nazo1, P. Hanise 3

1 Nelson mandela academic hospital, Mthatha, South Africa

2 Walter sisulu university, Mthatha, South Africa

3 National health laboratory services, Mthatha, South Africa

Background: The Mthatha hospital complex serves as a primary and referral centre to children in the OR Tambo district in thr Eastern Cape. The aim was to detained the common bacteriological causes of meningitis in children who present at the hospital.

Methods & Materials: A retrospective cross sectional study was done. The study from January 2012-December 2012. Cerebrospinal fluids obtained from children in paediatric wards and outpatients of

nelson mandela and mthatha general paediatric wards were analyses to identify the most common causes of bacterial meningitis.. Children admitted to the neonatal unit were excluded. The age group analysed were 1month-12years.

Results: 182 patients met the study criteria. 14/182(7.7%)had a positive gram stain. csf culture was positive in 11/182.(6.0%).Only one patient had a bacterial pcr done as part of new NICD criteria for csfs with more than 100 white blood cells. It was positive for neissera meningitis serogroup Y. Bacterial antigens which are done at the onsite lab were positive in 8/182 (4.3%)

The most prevalent organism was strep pneumoniae (46%) followed by neissera meningitids (23%).Strep group B(1/182-7%),Strep GroupD (1/182-7%),e coli (1/182-7%),hemophilus influnzae (1/182 -6%)and proteus mirabilis (7%). Neissera targeted the older children typically 10-11yr olds.

Conclusion: The most prevalent organism was Strep pneumo-niae. Currently there is a pcv13 vaccine available. Vaccines against neissera meningits do not form part of the public immunisation programme. More surveillance and studies are needed.The presence of Hib vaccine in the immunisation schedule has led to a decline in H influenza.CSF pcr could help identify organisms in patients with pleocytosis but negative gram stain and culture.Other causes of patients with csf pleocytosis include TB meningitis,viral meningitis but these were not part of the study. As a referral centre most children presenting to the hospital have already received an initial dose of antibiotic as part of INtergrated management of childhood illnesses or a course of antibiotics at their local hospital could sterilize the Csf which could yield to the lower yield of positive Csf cultures and antigens. Use of pcr might help us identify more pathogens. Type: Poster Presentation

Final Abstract Number: 58.017 Session: Bacterial Infections Date: Saturday, April 5,2014 Time: 12:45-14:15 Room: Ballroom


The role of Chlamydophila pneumoniae in the etiopathogenesis of schizophrenia and brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), neurotrophins like neurotrophin 3 (NT3) levels: A worldwide retrospective study

F. Kalayci1, I. Balcioglu2, A. Ozdemir2, P. Yuksel3, N. Alpay4, S. Ergin2, M. Kuskucu2, A. Kurt2, C. Aksoy Poyraz2, H. BaharTokman1, B. Kocazeybek2

1 Istanbul University,Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty, Istanbul, Turkey

2 Istanbul University Cerrahpasa Faculty of Medicine, Turkey, Turkey

3 Istanbul University, Cerrahpasa Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey

4 T.C Health Ministery Bakirkoy Mental Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

Background: It's known that, in the occurrence of a neuropsychiatry disease like shisophrenia, multifactors such as genetic predisposition, neurodevelopmental disorders, social end environmental factors play a role. It was suggested that the synthesis of neurodevelopmental factors such as brain-derived neurotrophic