Ante Cvitkovic

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Between September 6 and 21, 2012, seven human cases of West Nile virus (WNV) neuroinvasive infection were laboratory confirmed in Croatia. The median patient age was 62 years (range 48-77). Five patients presented with meningoencephalitis and two patients with meningoencephalitis followed by acute flaccid paralysis. Four of them had an underlying disease(More)
Scopulariopsis (S.) brevicaulis (Saccardo) Bainier 1907 is a ubiquitous fungus frequently isolated as a saprophyte from various layers of the soil, wood, straw, paper, food, and occasionally in animals and humans. This nondermatophyte filamentous fungus is multiresistant and is frequently associated with onychomycosis in humans. In the last two decades, the(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS An epidemiological survey of endemic nephropathy (EN) was performed in endemic Croatian areas and the current prevalence was compared to that reported for the same villages several decades ago. METHODS A total of 2,487 adult farmers from 6 endemic villages and 3 non-endemic villages were enrolled. An extensive epidemiological(More)
Currently used diagnostic criteria in different endemic (Balkan) nephropathy (EN) centers involve different combinations of parameters, various cut-off values and many of them are not in agreement with proposed international guidelines. Leaders of EN centers began to address these problems at scientific meetings, and this paper is the outgrowth of those(More)
Cryptosporidium ist eine wichtige Ursache der ambulanten Gastroenteritits, meistens in Verbindung mit dem Trinken von kontaminierten Wasser, Schwimmen in Schwimmbädern oder Kontakt mit Tieren. Bei immunkompetenten Patienten ist die Cryptosporidiose üblicherweise selbst limitiert – bei immunkompromittierten Patienten kann sie aber eine verheerende Erkrankung(More)
The authors present a case with a large pseudocyst (20 x 10 x 10 cm.) of the suprarenal gland containing tho liters of clear yellow liquid. It had pushed the right kidney entirely to the left retroperitoneum. On IVU there can be observed a crossed ectopia of the right kidney as well as the shadow of the tumorous formation in the right half of the abdomen.(More)
Colorectal carcinoma (CRC) is a major public health problem as the third leading malignant tumor in men and fourth in women in Croatia. Prognosis and treatment greatly depend on tumor stage at the time of detection. Therefore, the National Program of Colorectal Carcinoma Early Detection has been performed since 2007. The aim is to present the response rate,(More)
We describe excretion of measles vaccine strain Schwarz in a child who developed a febrile rash illness eight days after primary immunisation against measles, mumps and rubella. Throat swabs and urine specimens were collected on the fifth and sixth day of illness, respectively. Genotyping demonstrated measles vaccine strain Schwarz (genotype A). If measles(More)
Blood transmitted diseases (hepatitis B, hepatitis C, HIV) are major public health problems. Drug users, especially injecting drug users (IDU), are by nature of their illness, a risk population for these diseases. The aim of the study was to determine the prevalence of blood transmitted diseases among IDU in the Brod-Posavina County due to shared use of(More)
Leptospirosis is a worlwide spread zoonosis. During the 1995-2005 period, 54 patients with leptospirosis were recorded at the Institute of Public Health, Brod-Posavina County, yielding an incidence rate of 1.6-8.8 per 100,000 per year. One (1.85 %) patient died. There were 41 (76%) males. The age of leptospirosis patients ranged from 15 to 77 (mean 44)(More)