African Journal of
Microbiology Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Microbiol. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0808
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJMR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 5233

Table of Content: 14 January 2016; 10(2)

January 2016

Carbapenem resistance mechanisms among blood isolates of Klebsiella pneumoniae and Escherichia coli

The purpose of this study was to characterize the different mechanisms of carbapenem resistance among blood isolates of Klebsiella pneumoniae and Escherichia coli. Meropenem resistant isolates were included. Antimicrobial susceptibility testing, phenotypic and genotypic detection of carbapenemase production were performed. Genetic relatedness of blaNDM-1 producers was determined by pulsed-filed gel electrophoresis...

Author(s): Mohamudha P. Rahamathulla, Belgode N. Harish, Laura Mataseje and Michael R. Mulvey

January 2016

Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technique compared to conventional bacteriological and serological techniques in diagnosis of human brucellosis in Egypt

Direct diagnosis of human brucellosis is performed by cultivation with the disadvantage of being time consuming and the increase risk of laboratory acquired infection to laboratory personnel handling and performing culture procedures. Serological techniques as serum agglutination test (SAT) can also be used for diagnosis with the disadvantage of false negative and positive results that may occur. This study aims to...

Author(s): Hanaa Mohammed Refaat, Ola Ibrahim Ahmed, Safia Hamed Elabd and Mohammed Mohammed Sanad

January 2016

Seroprevalence of hepatitis C virus in HIV seropositive children in Lagos, Nigeria

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) may influence hepatitis C virus (HCV) disease through immunosuppression. The aim of this study was to determine the sero-prevalence of HCV in HIV sero-positive children in Lagos, Nigeria. 132 blood samples of children aged 1-15 years were collected at the HIV clinics of Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) and Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH). Confirmatory...

Author(s): Oyefolu, Akeeb Oriowo Bola, Ashaka, Oluwaseyi Sedowhe, Anjorin, Abdulazeez Adeyemi, Salu, Olumuyiwa, Akinyemi, Kabiru Olusegun, Omilabu, Sunday and Abidoye, Gbadegesin

January 2016

Species identification of Candida isolates in various clinical specimens and their antifungal susceptibility patterns in Côte d’Ivoire

The aims of the study were to isolate and identify the Candida species from clinical cases of candidiasis and to determine their anti-fungal susceptibily. Clinical samples such as vaginal swab, nails scrapings and squama were submitted to the Mycology Unit of Institut Pasteur of Côte d’Ivoire, from 2011 to September, 2015. Samples were screened for the growth of Candida species, which were then identified by...

Author(s): Offianan Andre Toure, Bonouma-Ira Ama, Angora Etienne, Vanga Bosson Henriette, Sylla Kady, Ako Ako Berenger and Soumahoro Adama