Journal of
Infectious Diseases and Immunity

  • Abbreviation: J. Infect. Dis. Immun.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2375
  • DOI: 10.5897/JIDI
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 86

Table of Content: February, 2012; 4(2)

February 2012

Serum proteins in health and in patients with pulmonary tuberculosis in Nigeria

Tuberculosis (TB) remains an important communicable disease all over the world. We therefore undertook this study to evaluate the relationship between TB and serum protein levels. 210 patients with pulmonary TB (PTB) aged 18 years and above from Lagos metropolis and age- and sex-matched controls were studied. Both cases and controls had serum proteins levels evaluated. Serum total globulin was estimated by subtracting...

Author(s): Damburam A., Garbati M. A. and Yusuph H.

February 2012

Otitis externa due to Stenotrophomonas maltophilia in an immunocompetent patient: Case report

Stenotrophomonas maltophilia is a gram negative bacterium that primarily affects immunocompromised and clinically debilitated patients. It is known to affect many tissues and organ systems of the body, but it rarely causes otitis externa. We reported a case of otitis externa due to S. maltophilia in a 22-year-old immunocompromised male who had bilateral otalgia and ear discharge, as well as left facial...

Author(s): Khalid Boraik Al-Ghamdi, Almoaidbellah Abdulaziz Rammal and Rafat Sadaqa Sindi