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Patrick Chung Kay Tam

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Medicine, Infectious Diseases

Selected Publications


The diagnostic accuracy of Gram stain on formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded sections of skin tissue in the diagnosis of bacterial skin infection.

Journal Article J Cutan Pathol · March 2024 BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the sensitivity, specificity, and likelihood ratios of Gram stain on formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded (GS-FFPE) sections of skin in diagnosing bacterial skin infection. METHODS: We reviewed a retrospective series of s ... Full text Link to item Cite

Cryptococcal endophthalmitis complicated by immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome in a renal transplant recipient: A case report and review of the literature

Journal Article Medical Mycology Case Reports · December 1, 2023 A 59 year old male renal transplant recipient developed endogenous cryptococcal endophthalmitis which was complicated by immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome (IRIS). Herein we report a novel diagnostic test using lateral flow assay, the management o ... Full text Cite

Risk factors, management, and clinical outcomes of invasive Mycoplasma and Ureaplasma infections after lung transplantation.

Journal Article Am J Transplant · August 30, 2023 Mollicute infections, caused by Mycoplasma and Ureaplasma species, are serious complications after lung transplantation; however, understanding of the epidemiology and outcomes of these infections remains limited. We conducted a single-center retrospective ... Full text Link to item Cite

Pristinamycin-induced sideroblastic anaemia.

Journal Article J Antimicrob Chemother · August 2, 2023 Full text Link to item Cite

Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infections in South Australia: A 15-Year Review.

Journal Article Open Forum Infect Dis · April 2023 Necrotizing soft tissue infections (NSTIs) are associated with high morbidity and mortality. We retrospectively examined the impact of empiric antimicrobials coupled with early surgery on mortality in NSTI. Early surgery independently reduced 30-day mortal ... Full text Link to item Cite

Detectable Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in Human Breast Milk of a Mildly Symptomatic Patient With Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Journal Article Clin Infect Dis · January 23, 2021 SARS-CoV-2 is a novel coronavirus and causative pathogen to the pandemic illness COVID-19. Although RNA has been detected in various clinical samples, no reports to date have documented SARS-CoV-2 in human milk. This case report describes an actively breas ... Full text Link to item Cite

Intra-abdominal infection with Campylobacter curvus: case report and review of the literature.

Journal Article Access Microbiol · 2021 BACKGROUND: Campylobacter curvus is a Gram-negative bacteria associated with periodontal disease in humans. Cases of extra-oral manifestations of infection are rare with only six reported cases of extra-oral infection including this report that have been i ... Full text Link to item Cite

Investigating the SecY plug movement at the SecYEG translocation channel.

Journal Article EMBO J · October 5, 2005 Protein translocation occurs across the energy-conserving bacterial membrane at the SecYEG channel. The crystal structure of the channel has revealed a possible mechanism for gating and opening. This study evaluates the plug hypothesis using cysteine cross ... Full text Link to item Cite