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Epidemiology, Microbiology, Immunology

Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis – current view on genetic determination, immunopathogenesis and biologic therapy

Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis – current view on genetic determination, immunopathogenesis and biologic therapy

Crohn’s disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC) are chronic inflammatory disorders of the intestine, also called inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), which are not caused by...

Full article   Epidemiology, Microbiology, Immunology Issue: 4/2017

Specialization: Hygiene and epidemiology Medical virology Clinical microbiology
The prevalence, incidence, persistence and transmission ways of human papillomavirus infection (HPV)

The prevalence, incidence, persistence and transmission ways of human papillomavirus infection (HPV)

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection worldwide, which may result in the development of benign or malignant tumours. HPV infec-tions cause...

Full article   Epidemiology, Microbiology, Immunology Issue: 4/2017

Specialization: Clinical microbiology Medical virology Hygiene and epidemiology
Detection of the etiological agents of hospital-acquired pneumonia – validity and comparison of different types of biological sample collection: a prospective, observational study in intensive care patients

Detection of the etiological agents of hospital-acquired pneumonia – validity and comparison of different types of biological sample collection: a prospective, observational study in intensive care patients

Background: There is still a lack of evidence as to which method of biological sample collection is optimal for identifying bacterial pathogens causing hospital-acquired...

Full article   Epidemiology, Microbiology, Immunology Issue: 4/2017

Specialization: Clinical microbiology Medical virology Hygiene and epidemiology
Mycological diagnosis of pulmonary <i>Aspergillus</i> infections with a focus on serological methods

Mycological diagnosis of pulmonary Aspergillus infections with a focus on serological methods

Aspergillus are ubiquitous fungi that can cause serious illnesses in susceptible individuals. The most commonly infected organ is the lungs. The severity of the disease depends...

Full article   Epidemiology, Microbiology, Immunology Issue: 4/2017

Specialization: Clinical microbiology Medical virology Hygiene and epidemiology
Flow cytometry in microbiology

Flow cytometry in microbiology

Flow cytometry is a method that allows simultaneous measurement and analysis of physical and chemical characteristics of cells or other biological particles during their passage...

Full article   Epidemiology, Microbiology, Immunology Issue: 4/2017

Specialization: Hygiene and epidemiology Medical virology Clinical microbiology
Human alveolar echinococcosis and an overview of the occurrence of <em>Echinococcus multilocularis</em> in animals in the Czech Republic

Human alveolar echinococcosis and an overview of the occurrence of Echinococcus multilocularis in animals in the Czech Republic

Human alveolar echinococcosis (AE) is caused by larval stages of the tapeworm Echinococcus multilocularis. In the Czech Republic, screening tests to detect the specific...

Full article   Epidemiology, Microbiology, Immunology Issue: 4/2017

Specialization: Clinical microbiology Medical virology Hygiene and epidemiology
Fatal progression of multifocal infection of <i>Aspergillus sp.</i> and multi-resistant <i>Pseudomonas aeruginosa</i> in a patient with toxic epidermal necrolysis and renal cancer

Fatal progression of multifocal infection of Aspergillus sp. and multi-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa in a patient with toxic epidermal necrolysis and renal cancer

Toxic epidermal necrolysis is an autoimmune disease expressed predominantly on the skin and mucous membranes. It is a serious bullous disease manifesting itself by induction of...

Full article   Epidemiology, Microbiology, Immunology Issue: 3/2017

Specialization: Hygiene and epidemiology Medical virology Clinical microbiology
Molecular-epidemiological characteristics and diversity of <i>Listeria monocytogenes</i> in the human population in the Czech Republic in 2013–2016

Molecular-epidemiological characteristics and diversity of Listeria monocytogenes in the human population in the Czech Republic in 2013–2016

Listeria monocytogenes is the cause of a serious foodborne infection with a high fatality rate. The aim of this study was to assess the diversity of human isolates of L...

Full article   Epidemiology, Microbiology, Immunology Issue: 3/2017

Specialization: Hygiene and epidemiology Medical virology Clinical microbiology
<i>Toxocara spp.</i> seronegativity in Czech patients with early form of multiple sclerosis – clinically isolated syndrome

Toxocara spp. seronegativity in Czech patients with early form of multiple sclerosis – clinically isolated syndrome

Background: Helminth infections were reported to slightly modulate the host immune system response and decrease the risk of an autoimmune disorder, but on the other hand any...

Full article   Epidemiology, Microbiology, Immunology Issue: 3/2017

Specialization: Hygiene and epidemiology Medical virology Clinical microbiology
Serological diagnosis of whooping cough using immunoblot methods

Serological diagnosis of whooping cough using immunoblot methods

The aim of study: The aim of this study was to challenge the conclusion presented in the current recommendations of the EU Perstrain Group (European group of reference...

Full article   Epidemiology, Microbiology, Immunology Issue: 3/2017

Specialization: Hygiene and epidemiology Medical virology Clinical microbiology