Carmen Avramescu

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UNLABELLED The systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), a systemic autoimmune disorder with a multifactorial etiology, is characterized by the presence of autoantigens in some organs and tissues that induce the development of some antibodies with extended binding and with various specificities. The presence of antibodies is accompanied by disbalances in the(More)
UNLABELLED Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronically inflammatory disease of the articular synovial, with severe, progressive and irreversible articular destruction. RA pathogeny implies an autoimmune mechanism, the role of cytokines resulting from the exaggerated production of some cytokines that act as pro-inflammatory agents, being directly responsible(More)
UNLABELLED PREMISES AND OBJECTIVES: The evolution of the infection with the hepatic virus C depends on the defense of the organism, found under the control of a network of cytokines and chemokines. The mechanisms that are causing both viral persistence as well as hepatic pathology are not entirely elucidated. We have proposed to study the amount in which(More)
In 42 HIV-infected children, 8-10 years old, belonging to the category A state of infection, combined antiretroviral therapy (cART) was applied, consisting of AZT, ddC and Saquinavir. At 6 and 12 weeks following the start of cART, the efficacy of treatment was assessed, both by means of current parameters (blood CD4+ cell levels, virus load) and by(More)
This study describes a series of immunological investigations carried out on a group of 37 HIV-seropositive children, aged 3-4 years, in two different stages of disease defined according to the CDC classification; the Primary stage, an asymptomatic one, showing abnormal immune function (P1-Class, B-Subclass) and the Secondary stage, 6-8 months later, in(More)
INTRODUCTION Metabolic syndrome was defined by IDF (International Federation for Diabetes, 2007) by abdominal obesity plus at least two of the following: high triglycerides, low HDL-cholesterol, hypertension, high levels of glucose or type II diabetes diagnosed. Obesity is associated with a high cardiovascular risk, abdominal obesity being the most(More)
OBJECTIVES There is an amount of controversy regarding the patho-physiology of uveitis. Due to the fact that the eye (and especially the highly vascular tissues such as the uvea and the conjunctiva) is considered a special "target" for the immunopathologic reactions, the goal of our study is to contribute to the understanding of the causal role of the(More)
Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs), ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease are lifelong disorders, characterized by the chronic inflammation of all or part of our digestive tract. Cytokines have an essential role in the pathogenesis of IBDs, because they control the inflammatory response, and the disequilibrium of pro-inflammatory/anti-inflammatory(More)
Aims. In the present study, we aimed to assess the concentrations of IL-13 and IL-17 in serum of patients with early rheumatoid arthritis (eRA), the investigation of correlation between the concentrations of these cytokines and disease activity score, and the concentration of some autoantibodies and the evaluation of the utility of IL-13 and -17(More)
115 patients with non-immune (IgE-negative) urticaria, related to parasitic (lambliasis, oxyuriasis, ascaridiasis) or fungal (candidiasis) associations were investigated-both before and one month after specific and antihistaminic therapy-concerning different percentage levels of blood lymphocyte sets and subsets, by means of flow cytometry. Before therapy,(More)