Articles by Author: Chetna N Govind

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  1. First outbreak of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus in a haematology unit in Durban, South Africa

    First outbreak of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus in a haematology unit in Durban, South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Journal of Infectious Diseases
    Vancomycin resistant enterococci (VRE) are increasingly important causes of morbidity and mortality in developed countries. Although VRE is a significant cause of nosocomial sepsis in these countries, limited data is available on the role that this pathogen plays in South...
  2. Antimicrobial resistance surveillance in the South African private sector report for 2016

    Antimicrobial resistance surveillance in the South African private sector report for 2016

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Journal of Infectious Diseases
    Aim: The relevance of surveillance for antimicrobial resistance is increasingly recognised in the light of a global action plan to combat resistance. This report presents antimicrobial susceptibility testing on ESKAPE pathogens from private sector laboratories in South Africa for 2016.
  3. Antimicrobial susceptibility patterns of <em>Escherichia coli</em> strains isolated from urine samples in South Africa from 2007-2011

    Antimicrobial susceptibility patterns of <em>Escherichia coli</em> strains isolated from urine samples in South Africa from 2007-2011

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Journal of Epidemiology and Infection
    Escherichia coli is the most common cause of urinary tract infections. Knowledge of its local antimicrobial susceptibility patterns can be used to inform choice of empiric antimicrobial therapy. In this article, we review data on antimicrobial susceptibility patterns of E...
  4. Disseminated fungal infection in an HIV-infected patient due to <em>Aureobasidium pullulans</em>

    Disseminated fungal infection in an HIV-infected patient due to <em>Aureobasidium pullulans</em>

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Journal of Infectious Diseases
    In South Africa, novel fungal pathogens have emerged as an important cause of disease in HIV-infected individuals. The clinical presentation is characteristically prolonged, insidious and the diagnosis elusive, often being made post mortem. We report an HIV-infected individual with a...
  5. Risk factors associated with MRSA

    Risk factors associated with MRSA

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Journal of Infectious Diseases
    Background: Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection is associated with increased morbidity and mortality compared with infections caused by methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA). Treatment of MRSA infection is complicated by the fact that these organisms are resistant to multiple antimicrobial agents,...