Hanaa A Fahmy

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Peritubular capillaries (PCs) with a circumferentially multilayered basement membrane have been suggested as an ultrastructural indicator of chronic renal allograft rejection (CR). The authors validated this lesion as a marker for CR, by analyzing its quantitative features, specificity, and sensitivity in 169 renal biopsy specimens. The mean number of(More)
The magnitude of Cyclospora oocysts excretion in relation to infection intensity among cyclosporiasis patients was assessed using flow cytometry and quantitative real-time PCR (RT-PCR). Oocysts from stool samples of 25 (14.8%) gastro-intestinal symptomatic pediatrics patients (169) and of 10 (2.8%) asymptomatic gastrointestinal ones (350) were identified by(More)
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is the leading cause of chronic liver disease worldwide with a prevalence of approximately 14% in Egypt. IL-10 is a cytokine produced by Th2 cells. It down-regulates the proinflammatory response and modulates hepatic fibrogenesis. IL-12 is produced by antigen presenting cells. It promotes Th1 cell response and has many antiviral(More)
In the past year there has been considerable progress in defining the morphologic characteristics of the normally functioning renal allograft in the cyclosporine era. Based on these characteristics and knowledge of clinically validated important changes in rejection, internationally agreed upon standardized terms and criteria have been developed for the(More)
Hepatitis B and C viruses (HBV and HCV) have been associated with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Recently, a novel DNA virus was isolated from a patient with posttransfusion hepatitis of unknown etiology and designated TT virus (TTV). To examine whether this virus is associated with HCC, we investigated sera from 82 Egyptian patients with(More)
Polymorphonuclear leukocyte (PMN) functions have been studied extensively in hemodialysis (HD) patients; however, results are contradictory and the mechanisms that modulate phagocytosis and oxidative burst are not completely understood. Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a frequent complication of HD that may be associated with disturbed PMN function; however, the(More)
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