Journal of Medical Microbiology (J MED MICROBIOL )
The Journal of Medical Microbiology aims to maintain and enhance its high-quality comprehensive coverage of pathogenic micro-organisms and their diseases from research, clinical, and diagnostic points of view. Each issue contains up-to-the-minute editorials, in-depth review articles, original papers presenting research findings, and brief reports and technical notes.
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- 5-year impact2.64
- Cited half-life6.60
- Immediacy index0.52
- Article influence0.82
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- Other titlesJournal of medical microbiology (Online)
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- Journal of Medical Microbiology 03/2013;
- Journal of Medical Microbiology 01/2013;
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ABSTRACT: Microsporidia are obligate intracellular parasites that infect eukaryotic cells and have emerged as major opportunistic human pathogens. Due to the difficulties in definitive laboratory diagnosis and insufficient knowledge, ocular microsporidiosis is infrequently reported in India. To improve diagnostic facilities, we have developed a novel duplex PCR (dPCR) for the simultaneous identification of both genera and species of isolates with microsporidian aetiology that cause keratitis. The material scraped from the corneas of 12 clinically diagnosed microsporidial keratitis patients was subjected to routine microbiological examinations and molecular diagnosis using a novel dPCR that targeted the small-subunit rRNA gene (SSU-rRNA) of microsporidia and Vittaforma corneae using genus- and species-specific primers. Of the 12 corneal scrapes, 6 showed positive results in smears, while dPCR provided positive amplification with both panmicrosporidial and V. corneae species-specific primers for 9 corneal scrapes. The results were validated by sequencing and BLAST analysis. The sensitivity of this novel dPCR method was higher than that of conventional microscopy in the diagnosis of corneal microsporidial infection. dPCR with specific primers is potentially more sensitive, specific and depends less on more complicated methods for exact identification of the aetiology of microsporidial keratitis.Journal of Medical Microbiology 01/2013;
- Journal of Medical Microbiology 01/2013; 61(1):157-60.
- Journal of Medical Microbiology 01/2013; 62:232-240.
Article: Development of a thermostabilized, one-step, nested, tetraplex PCR assay for simultaneous identification and differentiation of Entamoeba species, Entamoeba histolytica and Entamoeba dispar from stool samples PC Foo, YY Chan, WCS Too, ZN Tan, WK Wong, P Lalitha, BH Lim Journal of Medical Microbiology 61 (Pt 9), 1219-1225Journal of Medical Microbiology 01/2012;
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ABSTRACT: Despite a high prevalence of sexually transmitted Chlamydia trachomatis infections in Brazil and other countries in South America, very little is known about the distribution of C. trachomatis genovars. In this study, we genotyped C. trachomatis strains from urine or endocervical specimens collected from 163 C. trachomatis-positive female and male youths, and female adults, residing in two different regions of Brazil, the city of Goiânia located in the central part of Brazil, and the city of Vitória in the south-east region. C. trachomatis strains were genotyped by amplifying and sequencing the ompA gene encoding the chlamydial major outer-membrane protein, which is genovar specific. We found nine different C. trachomatis genovars: E (39.3%), F (16.6%), D (15.9%), I (8.6%), J (7.4%), G (4.9%), K (3.1%), H (2.4%) and B (1.8%). The distribution of the C. trachomatis genovars in the two regions of Brazil was similar, and there was no statistically significant association of serovars with age, gender, number of sexual partners or clinical symptoms. The overall distribution of C. trachomatis genovars in Brazil appears similar to that found in other regions of the world, where E, D and F are the most common. This supports the notion that, during the last few decades, the overall distribution of C. trachomatis genovars throughout the world has been relatively stable.Journal of Medical Microbiology 04/2011; 60((Pt4)):472-6.
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ABSTRACT: A total of 1106 stool samples collected from diarrhoea patients admitted to Dhaka hospital of the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh, during January–December 2008 were analysed for the presence of rotavirus-specific RNA by PAGE. The group B-specific RNA migration pattern was detected in 26 patients (2.4 %) and group A-specific pattern in 259 patients (23.4 %). Clinical data from group A and group B rotavirus-infected patients indicated that episodes did not differ much in the prevalence of diarrhoea, number of stools, outcome or differences in gender. However, abdominal pain was more common in group B rotavirus infections (36 vs 15 %, P50.02) and the virus was responsible for more severe dehydration compared with group A-infected patients (12 vs 3%, P50.04). Sequence analyses of VP4, VP7 and NSP2 indicated that an Indian–Bangladeshi lineage of the virus, which is different from both the prototype (Chinese) lineage and from the animal group B rotaviruses, has been circulating in Bangladesh. Continuous monitoring of group B rotaviruses both in hospitals and in the community will be helpful to determine the true burden of group B rotaviruses. INTRODUCTION Rotaviruses are a common cause of gastroenteritis worldwide. Of the six major serogroups (A–G), rotaviruses of groups A–C are associated with acute gastroenteritis in both humans and animals, whilst groups D–G have been detected only in animals (Bridger, 1987; Cashman et al., 2010; Collins et al., 2008a, b; Estes & Kapikian, 2007; Hung et al., 1983; Reidy et al., 2006). Group B rotavirus, occasionally called adult diarrhoea rotavirus, is distinct genetically and antigenically from group A and group C rotaviruses (Saif & Jiang, 1994). The prevalence of group B rotaviruses is not as high as that of group A rotaviruses; however, serological findings indicate that group B rotaviruses are distributed widely and that most people acquire antibodies toJournal of Medical Microbiology 01/2011; 60:529–536.
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