Bodo Hoffmeister

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T cells are crucial for the control of cytomegalovirus (CMV) in infected individuals. Although CMV-specific T cells can be quantified by various methods, clear correlates of protection from CMV disease have not been defined. However, responses to the pp65 protein are believed to play an important role. Here, the proportions of interferon gamma-producing T(More)
BACKGROUND Increases in incidence of oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC) in countries with falling tobacco use have been attributed to a growing role of human papilloma virus (HPV) in the carcinogenesis. Trends of HPV prevalence in populations with persistently high portions of smokers are poorly characterised. PATIENTS AND METHODS Registry data(More)
Human toxocariasis is usually contracted by exposure to contaminated soil. This disease is rarely transmitted by raw meat or giblets of paratenic animals, such as chickens, lambs, or cows. We present a case of isolated cerebral toxocariasis presumably caused by the consumption of raw duck liver. This 55-year-old woman had sudden-onset hemiparesis of the(More)
In non-endemic areas, malaria is rare and locally acquired infections, particularly with Plasmodium falciparum, are exceptional events. The diagnosis is, therefore, likely to be delayed or missed in patients without a relevant travel history. This report describes a case of falciparum malaria in Berlin, Germany, in a patient who had not been to an endemic(More)
Leptospirosis, a zoonosis occurring worldwide, has a broad spectrum of clinical manifestations. Recently, various countries observed an increase of severe anicteric cases. In Austria and Germany, growing numbers of imported cases are notified in addition to autochthonous infections. The aim of this study was to assess whether imported and autochthonous(More)
INTRODUCTION Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs have a high analgesic and anti-inflammatory effect and are widely taken for acute and chronic pain. Especially following long-term use, they may cause gastrointestinal side effects such as mucosal ulceration, perforation and strictures in the small and large bowel. PATIENT A 16-year-old female developed(More)
Based on findings from anatomical dissections of the skin of the peroneal artery, we used the osteocutaneous fibula flap for combined replacement of the mandible and floor of the mouth in 24 patients, form November 1993 to December 1995. There were 22 primary and 2 secondary reconstructions; the mean age of the patients (2 women and 22 men) was 64 years.(More)
Reports of osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ) in patients receiving long-term bisphosphonate therapy have appeared in the literature since 2003. This condition involves avascular necrotic bone in the area of maxilla or mandibula and there may be a secondary infection. Most cases of ONJ have been reported in cancer patients receiving the intravenous(More)