isolation and characterization of microorganisms from instruments used by pedicurists operating within lagos metropolis, nigeria.eight bacterial and five fungal species were isolated from swab samples taken from instruments used by pedicurists operating at three different sites in lagos, nigeria. the bacterial isolates included micrococcus luteus, micrococcus roseus, staphylococcus epidermidis, staphylococcus aureus, hafnia spp, shigella spp, bacillus subtilis and bacillus spp. the five fungal isolates were identified as aspergillus niger, aspergillus flavus, mucor spp, trichophyton spp and candida albicans. the presence ...200415816270
fluconazole resistant opportunistic oro-pharyngeal candida and non-candida yeast-like isolates from hiv infected patients attending arv clinics in lagos, nigeria.oro-pharyngeal candidiasis (opc) continues to be considered the most common opportunistic fungal disease in hiv/aids patients globally. azole antifungal agent has become important in the treatment of mucosal candidiasis in hiv patients. presently, antifungal drug resistance is fast becoming a major problem particularly with the immune depleted population.200819357740
hiv association with conventional stds (sexual transmitted diseases) in lagos state, nigeria.the study examined a possible association between hiv infection and conventional sexually transmitted diseases (stds) in a population of 700 patients seen in some hospitals and clinics in lagos state between november 1997 and december 1999. the patients were drawn mainly from luth and jolad hospitals in lagos state. in these hospitals, patients who presented with symptoms of stds were screened clinically and microbiologically for agents of stds and hiv antibodies. screening was carried out using ...200212403041
epidemiology of trichomonas vaginalis among women in lagos metropolis, nigeria.a total of 544 women outpatients comprising 320 and 224 from lagos university teaching hospital (luth), idi-araba, lagos and military hospital, yaba, lagos, respectively, were examined for trichomonas vaginalis infection. both wet mount microscopy and giemsa staining technique were used. a prevalence of 3.3% was recorded from the 544 women using both methods, 5.4% in the military hospital and 1.9% from luth. the difference in prevalence was statistically significant using chi-square test analysi ...200719070181
pathogens and antibiotic susceptibility profiles in the urinary tract.of 2,780 specimens of midstream urine (msu) collected from patients of medical out-patient unit of lagos university teaching hospital (luth), and examined between march 1989 and february 1990, 780 (28.1%) had bacterial colony counts greater than 100,000 per ml. the commonest pathogens were e. coli, klebsiella aerogenes, proteus mirabilis, pseudomonas aeruginosa. 9.8% of the infections were caused by gram-positive bacteria while 6.0% were due to the fungus, candida albicans and candida species.19921473516
sexually transmitted diseases in clinic patients in a study of patients attending an std referral clinic in lagos, nigeria, the age distribution was similar to that seen on other parts of the world and the male-to-female ratio was 1.3:1. non-specific genital infection was diagnosed in about 59% of patients and gonorrhoea in 19%. most strains of neisseria gonorrhoeae were sensitive to penicillin (1 unit) and the six relatively penicillin-resistant strains did not produce penicillinase. candidosis and trichomoniasis were each diagnosed in about ...19806892789
prevalence of hiv among women with vaginal discharge in a gynecological clinic.vaginal discharge is a common complaint among women with sexually transmitted diseases (stds) in nigeria. given the association between stds and hiv and the alarming rise in the prevalence of hiv in nigeria, we performed this study to determine the prevalence of hiv in patients with vaginal discharge.200415040519
prevalence of candida species in nigerian children with diarrhoea.a total of 257 stool specimens comprising 203 from diarrhoeal children and 54 asymptomatic controls were collected from patients attending different hospitals/clinics in lagos and ekpoma, nigeria and were screened for fungal agents using standard methods. of the total number screened, 165 (64.2%) patients had fungal agents in their stools. of these, 157 (77.3%) patients had diarrhoea and 8 (14.8%) patients were asymptomatic. of these total number of positive isolates, candida albicans, c. tropic ...19947963344
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