Fiona O'Reilly

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Ultraviolet (UV) irradiation of the skin causes both inflammation and alterations in the skin immune system. There is increasing experimental evidence that UV-induced skin inflammation is influenced by the sensory nervous system and the neuroendocrine system in the skin. The resulting complex network of cytokines, chemokines, neuropeptides,(More)
BACKGROUND In the context of the Irish economic boom we assessed the health, service utilisation and risk behaviour of homeless people in north Dublin city and compared findings with a 1997 study. METHODS A census of homeless adults in north Dublin city was conducted in 2005 using an adapted interviewer-administered questionnaire from the 1997 study. (More)
BACKGROUND Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is associated with the malignant transformation of B, T, and NK lymphocytes in humans, especially in immunosuppressed individuals. OBJECTIVE We describe an unusual case confined to the skin in a 39-year-old African American female following a renal transplant. METHODS Morphologically and immunophenotypically, the(More)
The present study investigated the serum antibody response to parasite antigens involved in human Plasmodium vivax malaria. Analysis was performed by protein immunoblotting of a pool of P. vivax preparations obtained from blood of patients from Tapachula, Chiapas (southeastern Mexico), and sera from local malarious patients. Patient sera recognized 19 P.(More)
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