Gerhard Bertram

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The sixth member of the human herpesvirus family, HHV-6, causes early childhood infection with subsequent latency and antibody prevalence of about 60-80%. Active infection is related to a number of acute and chronic diseases such as exanthem subitum, certain cases of infectious mononucleosis and other immunoproliferative syndromes, autoimmune disorders and(More)
Clinical infectious mononucleosis (IM) represents a benign self-limited form of lymphoproliferative disease which is usually caused by infection with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). Microscopic characteristics of this lymphoproliferative disorder, however, are not ultimately specific for EBV infection, but can also be seen in infections with other lymphotropic(More)
One hundred and thirteen cases of nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) were classified histologically according to the WHO-, French and Cologne systems. The various histological tumor types were then correlated with data on Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) serology (EA, VCA, EBNA, CF, IgA-VCA). The results showed non-keratinizing carcinomas with lymphoid infiltration,(More)
Ten adult patients with active HHV-6 variant A infections and clinical infectious mononucleosis-like disease (IM) were studied over a period of 32 weeks after onset of disease for their viral DNA load, changes in peripheral blood T-lymphocytes and subpopulations and frequency of cell death in peripheral blood cells. The data were collected as the basis for(More)
A group of 54 patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) has been classified according to the TNM-staging-systems of the UICC (International Union Against Cancer), DAG (German Work Group "Clinical Oncology"), J.H.C. Ho/Hong Kong and the 2nd International Symposium on NPC, Kyoto 1977. For several parameters the patients have been classified for AJC(More)
At the university clinics of Cologne 76 patients were treated for nasopharyngeal carcinoma with curative intent from 1974 to 1985. The radiotherapy followed the guidelines of the M.D. Anderson Hospital, Houston and the Royal Marsden Hospital, London using a multiple field technique. A median dose of 68 Gy megavoltage radiotherapy was given to the primary(More)
The evaluation of 21 patients with non-Hodgkin-Lymphoma and primary extranodal manifestations involving the orbits, the paranasal sinuses, and the parapharyngeal spaces shows no typical features in malignant lymphoma. The analysis of the morphological features in computed tomography allows no classification of the tumor type. The most important differential(More)
From 1974 to 1985, 76 patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) received irradiation with curative intent and 14 with palliative intent in our department. Of the 76 patients, 59 presented with UICC stage IV. The 5-year actuarial survival rate was 41% and the relapse-free survival rate (RFS) 45%. The slides were reviewed according to the World Health(More)
CT is--especially since the introduction of thin slice technique--the method of choice for the diagnosis of nasopharyngeal tumors. This method provides better results than the conventional film tomography in determining intracranial tumor extension, osseous destruction of the base of the skull, and involvement of the orbit. Tumor infiltration into the(More)