Dorota Krawiecka

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INTRODUCTION Tuberculosis (TB) is a curable disease and its spread can be prevented by using appropriate diagnostic methods and effective treatment. The obstacle to the rapid eradication of the disease from a population may be strains resistant to essential and most effective antibiotics. In many places in the world MDR, pre-XDR and XDR-TB was reported.(More)
INTRODUCTION  Streptococcus pneumoniae (S. pneumoniae) is one of the most common bacterial pathogens in community‑acquired pneumonia. However, nosocomial pneumococcal infections are more and more widely observed. OBJECTIVES  The aim of the study was to analyze nosocomial outbreak in one of the Polish hospitals and to characterize the causative isolates.(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was estimation of usefulness of two molecular methods for Mycobacterium tuberculosis typing in the epidemiological research of tuberculosis (TB). We determined molecular patterns of M. tuberculosis strains isolated from 66 patients, members of 29 families living in 9 voivodeships of Poland. We also analysed drug(More)
BACKGROUND Tuberculosis (TB) affects the poorest of the poor and is an example of a disease that can contribute to the "disease-poverty trap". The variable epidemiological situation is associated with social risk factors, such as unemployment, which may favor the occurrence of this disease. The aim of this study was to analyze unemployment as a factor that(More)
Moraxella catarrhalis (M. catarrhalis) may normally be found in the upper respiratory tract. This bacterium, however, may cause infections such as acute otitis media, sinusitis, conjunctivitis, bronchitis chronica, pneumonia, endocarditis, septicaemia and meningitis. Haemophilus influenzae, Streptococcus pneumoniae and M. catarrhalis were the main causative(More)
The present study was undertaken to determine the in vitro drug resistance of Haemophilus influenzae (68 isolates) and H. parainfluenzae (17 isolates). The tests susceptibility to Ampicillin, Amoxicilin/Clavulanic Acid, Cefaclor, Cefuroxime, Cotrimoxazole, Aztreonam, Ceftriaxone, Tetracycline, Ciprofloxacin, Rifampicin and Chloramphenicol were performed(More)
INTRODUCTION The resistance to TB is cells-mediated but humoral response is common and may be correlated with the lack of effective local cellular defence mechanisms. The goal of the study was to evaluate IgG, IgA and IgM mediated humoral immune response against 38kDa plus 16kDa and 38kDa plus lipoarabinomannan (LAM) mycobacterial antigens in BALF from(More)
Streptococcus pneumoniae strains are exhibiting increasing rates of antibiotics resistance. A rapid increase of resistance was seen not only to penicillin but also other antimicrobial agents and therefore this paper describes the study of resistance and multiresistance of pneumococci to 7 antibiotics: penicillin (P), erythromycin (E), clindamycin (CC),(More)
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