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Epidemiology, Microbiology, Immunology

Legionellosis and its diagnosis

Legionellosis and its diagnosis

The diagnosis of legionellosis, especially of its severe, life-threatening form, Legionnaires' disease, is complicated, primarily because of non-typical symptoms of the...

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

Neuroborreliosis in patients hospitalised for Lyme borreliosis in the Czech Republic in 2003 – 2013

Neuroborreliosis in patients hospitalised for Lyme borreliosis in the Czech Republic in 2003 – 2013

Study objective: The objective was to analyse and evaluate a cohort of Lyme borreliosis (LB) patients with neuroborreliosis (LNB) hospitalised in the Czech Republic in 2003...

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

Specialization: Clinical microbiology Medical virology Hygiene and epidemiology
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
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

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

<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

Virulence and antibiotic resistance genes in Campylobacter spp. in the Czech Republic

Virulence and antibiotic resistance genes in Campylobacter spp. in the Czech Republic

Objective: Thermotolerant species of the genus Campy-lobacter are the important agents causing human foodborne infections throughout the world. The aims of this study were to...

Full article   Epidemiology, Microbiology, Immunology Issue: 2/2017

Specialization: Hygiene and epidemiology Medical virology Clinical microbiology
The effect of adenotomy, allergy and smoking on microbial colonization of upper aerodigestive tract in children

The effect of adenotomy, allergy and smoking on microbial colonization of upper aerodigestive tract in children

Aim: To evaluate microbial colonization of upper aerodigestive tract in children and to investigate the influence of adenoid hypertrophy, allergy and exposition to cigarette...

Full article   Epidemiology, Microbiology, Immunology Issue: 2/2017

Specialization: Hygiene and epidemiology Medical virology Clinical microbiology
Sepsis-related mortality in the Czech Republic: multiple causes of death analysis

Sepsis-related mortality in the Czech Republic: multiple causes of death analysis

Aim: Sepsis represents an increasingly frequent complication in the survival of the hospitalized persons. The nation-wide burden of the sepsis-related mortality in the Czech...

Full article   Epidemiology, Microbiology, Immunology Issue: 2/2017

Specialization: Hygiene and epidemiology Medical virology Clinical microbiology
Diagnostic relevance of the chemokine CXCL13 and anti-C6 peptide antibodies in patients with neuroborreliosis

Diagnostic relevance of the chemokine CXCL13 and anti-C6 peptide antibodies in patients with neuroborreliosis

Aim of the study: The study was focused on testing the diagnostic value of detection of the chemokine CXCL13 (B lymphocyte chemoattractant) and anti-C6 peptide (synthetic...

Full article   Epidemiology, Microbiology, Immunology Issue: 2/2017

Specialization: Hygiene and epidemiology Medical virology Clinical microbiology