Several preceding posts (here, here and here) had described the change in healthcare-associated MRSA (HA-MRSA) clones in the local setting, and either the SGH Diagnostic Bacteriology blog or I (or both) will probably write on community-associated MRSA clones in Singapore in the near future. But from a practical point of view, does it really matter […]

A middle-aged woman presented with fever and lethargy, and was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) after thorough work-up. She underwent standard induction chemotherapy (IA 3+7) and received fluconazole prophylaxis in view of cost concerns. She developed neutropenic fever 3 days after completion of chemotherapy, and was prescribed IV imipenem after an extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Klebsiella […]

Some enterprising microbiologists from the Singapore General Hospital have set up a Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/DiagnosticBacteriology?notif_t=fbpage_fan_invite So far, it seems to mainly highlight the posts from their blog. Hopefully, there will be more independent content soon.

I was rather pleased to be referred this blog set up by the microbiologists of the Department of Pathology at Singapore General Hospital. Very beautiful pictures of plates and microscopy images of the bacteria and fungi isolated from their patients!

An incredible work from the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit. The visual displays of the distribution of human infectious diseases and their determinants are outstanding. Best of all, it is open access. The Atlas team intend for this to be a crowdsourcing effort, although at present it is not clear how that is to be […]