Daniela Bădescu

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Lineage 2 West Nile virus (WNV), previously found only in sub-Saharan Africa and Madagascar, was identified in Hungary in 2004 and has rapidly expanded in Europe in the past decade. Following a significant outbreak of West Nile fever with neurological cases caused by lineage 1 WNV in Romania in 1996, scattered cases have been recorded in the south-east of(More)
Laboratory-acquired infections due to a variety of bacteria, viruses, parasites, and fungi have been described over the last century, and laboratory workers are at risk of exposure to these infectious agents. However, reporting laboratory-associated infections has been largely voluntary, and there is no way to determine the real number of people involved or(More)
Infective endocarditis (IE) is a serious, life-threatening disease with highly variable clinical signs, making its diagnostic a real challenge. A diagnosis is readily made if blood cultures are positive, but in 2.5 to 31% of all infective endocarditis cases, routine blood cultures are negative. In such situations, alternative diagnostic approaches are(More)
Although cases of Mediterranean spotted fever (MSF) have been reported for decades in southeastern Romania, there are few published data. We retrospectively studied 339 patients, diagnosed with MSF at the National Institute of Infectious Diseases "Prof. Dr. Matei Bals" between 2000 and 2011, in order to raise awareness about MSF in certain regions of(More)
2230 patients from Bucharest with genital infections were investigated (1988-1996) to identify the chlamydial etiology. The rate of isolation of Chlamydia trachomatis was of 33.8%. The highest percentages were reported in patients clinically diagnosed with cervicitis (56.2%) and non-gonococcal urethritis (36%); as well as in patients aged 31-35 years,(More)
We report the first two cases of imported Zika virus (ZIKV) infection in Romanian patients returning from areas with ongoing outbreaks and challenges for laboratory diagnostic; first one with a classical pattern of acute flaviviral infection and the second one with an interesting pattern of a secondary flaviviral (ZIKV) infection in a yellow(More)
Background In order to elucidate the diagnosis and the correct therapeutic approaches, the present high degree of specialization, as well as the complex, frequent “borderline” pathology, impose an inter-disciplinary cooperation. We presented the main infections that imposed an inter-disciplinary cooperation; we enunciate the main imposed problems, as well(More)