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Pathpoint 2012:


The following abstracts were accepted for poster presentations from the Discipline for the PathPoint 2012 conference that was held in Cape Town in September 2012:






Beta-D-glucan assay

Prenika Jaglal

The impact of vaccination on Invasive Pneumoccal Disease in 2 Academic hospitals in KwaZulu-Natal, Durban.

Nireshan Naidoo

Post-traumatic brain abscess caused by Aeromonas hydrophila

Amanda Khumalo

Susceptibility testing of Cryptococcus neoformans to amphothericin B, fluconazole, voriconazole & 5-flucytosine using Vitek 2 & Etests.

Y. Mahabeer

Shunt-related infections:  meningitis in neurosurgery patients in a large referral hospital in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

Prof Coovadia

An Evaluation of Two Microscopy Techniques for the Detection of Cryptococcus neoformans in Cerebrospinal Fluid

Sharana Mahomed

 A rapid detection of XDR-TB : Comparison of the genotype MTBDRs Assay with indirect second-line Susceptibility testing

Afsana Kajee

An evaluation of the genotype MTBDR+ assay for the rapid and accurate detection of M.tb/MDR-TB in extrapulmonary specimens received from the patients in high TB burden areas within KZN

Rita Balakistan

Evaluating the performance of the new version2 genotype MTBDR+ assay for the rapid detection of MDR in smear positive and smear negative culture positive sputum samples

Melendhran Pillay