Alena Holčíková

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"Mycobacterium avium subsp. hominissuis" often causes cervical lymphadenitis in children; its prompt and accurate identification enables adequate therapy, tracing, and prevention. The aims of this study were to determine the causative agent of lymphadenitis using culture, PCR, and triplex quantitative real-time PCR (qPCR) methods with DNA directly isolated(More)
We present a case report of a small boy with cystic fibrosis complicated by pertussis and pneumothorax. The child had not been vaccinated against Bordetella pertussis due to the failure to thrive and was infected with the bacterium at the age of 4 months. The course of the disease was severe, with respiratory distress and spontaneous pneumothorax. The(More)
BACKGROUND In the differential diagnosis of protracted irritating cough we should always consider the possibility of pertussis. Serology performed primarily in a late stage of the disorder does not always provide a clear answer. We wanted to verify whether a quantitative determination of IgG antibodies to the pertussis toxin (IgG-PT) could help establish a(More)
In the Czech Republic, mycobacteriosis is relatively rare. The low incidence probably reflects high BCG coverage rates in the Czech population. Globally, the importance of BCG vaccine has been increasing, as a result of acquired immunodeficiencies, particularly HIV infection. The presented case report describes the course of disseminated mycobacteriosis in(More)
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