Read by QxMD icon Read


G K Maximov, K G Maximov, A A Chokoeva, T Lotti, U Wollina, J W Patterson, C Guarneri, C Tana, M Fioranelli, M G Roccia, N Kanazawa, G Tchernev
Lyme boreliosis is caused by the spirochete Borrelia burdorferi, which is transmitted by ticks. A 59 year-old woman developed pyrexia, strong headaches, ataxia, dysarthria and tremor of the limbs after a tick bite. She was unable to work and eat on her own. She was hospitalized three times and diagnosed with cerebellar intention tremor, cerebellar ataxia, dysarthria, bilateral horizontal gaze paralysis and a central lesion of the left facial nerve. There were no pyramidal, sensory or psychiatric disturbances...
April 2016: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
Ilona Maczka, Urszula Roguska, Stanisława Tylewska-Wierzbanowska
INTRODUCTION: Tick-borne diseases, such as rickettsioses, anaplasmosis, Lyme boreliosis and bartonellosis are often difficult to correctly diagnose. All these disease are present in Poland. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to estimate a prevalence of Rickettsia spp. infections in humans in Poland in 2006 to 2012 based on the results made in the Laboratory of Rickettsiae, Chlamydiae and Spirochetes, NIPH-NIH in Warsaw. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The levels of Rickettsia spp...
2013: Przegla̧d Epidemiologiczny
Marta Rorat, Ernest Kuchar, Leszek Szenborn, Krzysztof Małyszczak
UNLABELLED: At the beginning of the XXIst century the Internet became one of the most important sources of information. Medicine and health are the main topics of discussion on numerous forums and portals. Authors of the following article took the trouble to investigate Polish forums concerning Lyme disease. A typical Googlesearch of the Polish Internet reveals 77 forums with boreliosis threads. The largest (ca. 700 threads) and mostly quoted (26/77, which states for 34% all forums contained references to it) of all the forums is entitled 'borelioza' and it is hosted by Gazeta...
November 2010: Psychiatria Polska
Ewa Wolańska-Klimkiewicz, Jolanta Szymańska, Teresa Bachanek
Lyme disease (borreliosis) is an infectious disease caused by the Borrelia spirochaetes, usually transmitted to humans by the Ixodes ticks. It is manifested by a wide spectrum of clinical symptoms varying according to the time elapsed from the infection. The paper describes orofacial symptoms of the disease in a woman who has suffered from a chronic borreliosis for 3 years. Multiorgan clinical manifestations of borreliosis might occur in the masticatory organ and this fact should be taken into consideration in the differential diagnosis of pain by medical and dental practitioners...
2010: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine: AAEM
Ewa Ogłodek, Danuta Moś, Aleksander Araszkiewicz
Lyme disease is a multisystem infectious disease with a wide variety of symptoms involving the skin as well as the nervous system. Lyme disease is caused by spirochaete Borrelia burgdorferi transmitted by Ixodes ticks in endemic regions. A case of 45 year old woman suffering from borreliosis, psoriasis and depression is presented in the paper. In the study a standardized screening list was applied to evaluate the psychiatric health state--Classification of Psychic Disorders (DSM-IV) and Hamilton Scale. Patient was diagnosed with a major depressive episode (MDE) according to DSM-IV Diagnosis Criteria...
January 2010: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
Aleksandra Gergont, Agnieszka Biedroń, Anna Zajac, Małgorzata Steczkowska
Dizziness and vertigo are symptoms caused by several etiological factors, they are result of general diseases, within anemia. They are associated with several diseases of the organ of hearing and balance, which are under laryngological care, and one of most important tests to distinguish vertigo of central and peripheral origin is videonystagmography. Several diseases of the central nervous system cause instability of posture and gait. Psychogenic feeling of being insecure and unsafe makes the diagnostics more complicated...
2009: Przegla̧d Lekarski
Sławomir A Pancewicz, Aneta Izycka, Marcin Klibingat, Joanna M Zajkowska, Renata Swierzbińska-Pijanowska, Maciej Kondrusik, Sambor S Grygorczuk, Tomasz Izycki, Teresa Hermanowska-Szpakowicz
UNLABELLED: Boreliosis is an arthropod transmitted, bacterial infection, known for its complicated pathogenesis and prolonged course. Boreliosis can be divided into early, localized type, early generalized type as well as late type. Cytokines control homeostasis of the organism by transmitting signals between cells. TGF (transforming growth factor) beta is one of the cytokines that modulates cell differentiation, proliferation and angiogenesis. In larger concentrations it blocks the expression of IL-1 and TNF-alfa...
December 2008: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
Mirosława Humiczewska, Wanda Kuźna-Grygiel, Lidia Kołodziejczyk, Sylwia Białek, Anna Kozłowska, Witold Rozen, Zbigniew Sych
The ticks Ixodes ricinus were collected during three growing seasons in forested areas of north-western Poland. The ticks were collected by flagging at 30 sites. The specimens collected (nymphs and adults) were subjected, after an appropiate treatment, to indirect immunofluorescence analysis (IFA). In addition, effects of temperature and atmospheric precipitation on the tick infection with the spirochaete Borrelia burgdorferi were investigated based on data supplied by the Institute of Meteorology. A total of 8519 individuals of I...
2003: Wiadomości Parazytologiczne
R Flisiak, D Prokopowicz
Prevalence of Lyme borreliosis in Europe has been well esablished during the last decade. The highest morbidity in Poland, exceeding 100 cases (100.000) year, was demonstrated in north-estern part of the country. Additional small endemic areas were also described in south-western and central part of the country. Clinical picture of the disease do not differ significantly from observed in other parts of Europe. Lyme borreliosis is characterized with a wide variety of manifestations recognized as typical: erythema migrans, borrelial lymphocytoma, acrodermatitis chronica atrophicans, arthritis, facial palsy, lymphocytic meningitis and cardiac transduction disturbances...
1999: Wiadomości Parazytologiczne
Dorota Kiewra
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2005: Wiadomości Parazytologiczne
Emil Bazala, Jaroslav Renda
In the decade from 1980 to 1990, anamnestic data were amassed from 746 animal breeders on 31 farms, suffering from similar health problems and at the same time, 146 people from various professions outside agriculture were chosen as a control sample. A randomly selected group of 20 people from the 746 animal breeders were serologically tested for a wide range of infectious diseases (mycoplasmosis, tularaemia, leptospirosis, boreliosis, toxoplasmosis, listeriosis, and others). The analyses of these tests showed comparable figures in the majority of the tested people only in their serological response to chlamydial infection...
2005: Medical Hypotheses
Sławomir A Pancewicz, Joanna M Zajkowska, Renata Swierzbińska, Maciej Kondrusik, Sambor S Grygorczuk, Teresa Hermanowska-Szpakowicz
BACKGROUND: A growing incidence of tick borne encephalitis and Lyme borreliosis in north-eastern Poland as well as an increasing number of Ixodes ricinus ticks in wooded areas and meadows have prompted the authors to evaluate the presence of antibodies against Francisella tularensis in serum of forest workers. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sera of 820 persons, including 765 healthy forest workers (group I) and 55 patients with lymphadenopathy (group II) admitted to the Department of Infectious and Neuroinfectious Diseases, Medical Academy, Białystok, were diagnosed for antibodies against F...
2004: Medycyna Pracy
J Dvoráková, V Celer
Clinical signs of Lyme boreliosis in humans are versatile and in their whole scope they finally affect the nervous system, heart, and joints. The therapeutic effect of antibiotics is maximal in the first acute stage of the disease when doxycycline and amoxiciline are administered. These antibiotics possess a comparable in vitro effect, tissue penetration, pharmacokinetics, and therapeutic effect. The treatment of disseminated infections in the second stage, such as neuroborreliosis, carditis, and iritis, is difficult and with relative success they are treated with large doses of penicillin G, or cefriaxon, and doxycycline...
July 2004: Ceská a Slovenská Farmacie
Jerzy Mackiewicz, Barbara Biziorek, Barbara Mackiewicz, Zbigniew Zagórski
We report the case of a 21-year-old female patient afflicted with atopic asthma admitted to hospital in order to diagnose and treat bilateral uveitis. After diagnostic examination: serological tests for Candida and Aspergillus antigens, analysis of direct vitreous preparation and of culture searching for fungal and bacterial etiology, tests for antinuclear antibodies and for boreliosis, the diagnosis of idiopathic intermediate uveitis (pars planitis) were made. Routine treatment with Polcortolon in sub-Tenon's triamcinolone injection was applied...
2003: Annales Universitatis Mariae Curie-Skłodowska. Sectio D: Medicina
Andrzej Zieliński, Mirosław P Czarkowski
In 2001 surveillance system of infectious diseases in Poland remained unchanged. New cases of infectious diseases were recorded in 103 positions including intoxications. Tuberculosis and sexually transmitted infections were registered in separate systems. Influenza was the most frequently reported infectious disease with 576,449 cases, 63.9% less then in the previous year. The next most numerous were foodborne infections, which were reported in 24,393 cases, including 19,788 cases of infections caused by Salmonella sp...
2003: Przegla̧d Epidemiologiczny
J M Zajkowska, T Hermanowska-Szpakowicz, J Wysocka, S Pancewicz, A Lipska, E Kasprzycka
Platelet counts and their morphologic parameters in patients with Lyme borreliosis before and after antibiotic therapy (4 weeks of treatment) were estimated. 30 patients aged 17-60, x = 41 were evaluated: 7 with Erythema migrans, 3 patients with neuroborreliosis in the from Lymphocytic meningitis and 20 ones with Lyme arthritis. Control group consisted of 19 healthy persons aged 34-52, x = 43. Hematologic analyser Coulter MAXM was used for testing PLT, MPV, PCT and PDW. The results indicated that patients with Lyme boreliosis have decreasing platelet count with simultaneously increasing their volume in comparison with healthy control...
2001: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
G Nowakowski, A Kochańska-Dziurowicz, E Widala
Lyme boreliosis is currently the most common tick-borne infection. It may cause various clinical symptoms depending on organ localization and duration of the infection. The disease may be symptomless, subclinical or with full clinical manifestation. Usually three clinical stages may be distinguished. In stage I erythema migrans and flu-like symptoms usually develop. In stage II, connected with the infection spreading with blood and lymph, beside joint pains, neuroboreliosis appears, sometimes the disease involves other organs such as heart, eyes, testicles, joints...
2000: Przegla̧d Lekarski
D Svecova, J Buchvald
OBJECTIVES: The role of B. burgdorferi in the etiology of sclerodermia circumscripta (SC) and lichen sclerosus et atrophicus (LSA) are is reported in numerous, however controversial studies. The objective of our study is to approximate the solution of the given problem and to widen these consideration by other diagnoses with multifactorial and unclear etiology such as erythema nodosum (EN), granuloma anulare (GA), erythema anulare (EA) and urticaria chronica. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 124 probands were divided into groups according the diagnoses presented above and compared with the negative control group of 131 probands with dermatologic diagnoses, in which the etiologic agent of B...
2000: Bratislavské Lekárske Listy
R Sikorski, M Stroczyńska-Sikorska
Authors review the available literature on listeriosis and boreliosis in perinatology. A growing clinical importance of listeriosis is noted. Boreliosis is a newly described disease. In the light of the literature data, listeriosis and boreliosis do not seem to play an important role in the perinatal medicine. However, in selected cases, these infections should be considered in diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.
December 1998: Ginekologia Polska
A Pâris-Hamelin, M Debruyne, S Fustec-Isarboure
The lipid antigens used in the Bordet-Wassermann and prepared by Landsteiner and Marie for syphilis tests from 1909 to 1949 were non specific but have certain common features with the spirochete body. For more than forty years the Bordet-Wassermann reaction, associated with flocculation (Kahn) or agglutination (Kline-VDRL) was used to detect cases of tremonematosis despite frequent false positives reactions due to other infections. In 1949, the Nelson and Mayer test was introduced. This test was based on a rigorously specific reaction based on an antigen of live virulent Treponema pallidum...
January 1999: Annales Pharmaceutiques Françaises
Fetch more papers »
Fetching more papers... Fetching...
Read by QxMD. Sign in or create an account to discover new knowledge that matter to you.
Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read

Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"