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INTRODUCTION Q fever is a zoonotic infection that may cause severe hepatitis. Q-fever hepatitis has not yet been associated with autoimmune hepatitis and/or primary biliary cirrhosis. CASE PRESENTATION We describe a 39-year-old man of Sri Lankan origin with chronic Q-fever hepatitis who developed autoantibodies compatible with autoimmune hepatitis/primary(More)
This review reviews the critical role played by cytokines in the pathogenesis of Escherichia coli sepsis. It focuses on prototypic pro-inflammatory and anti-inflammatory cytokines and their influence on mortality in experimental animal models of E. coli endotoxemia and of live E. coli sepsis. The review reviews the results of clinical trials on anticytokine(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the merits of vaccination against hepatitis B virus (HBV) in HIV-positive individuals with isolated antibodies to hepatitis B core antigen (anti-HBc). METHODS HIV-positive patients with isolated anti-HBc and CD4 counts >200 cells/mm(3) received HBV vaccination. An antibody titre to hepatitis B surface antigen (anti-HBs titres) ≥10(More)
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