Hans Carlberg

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OBJECTIVES To evaluate the microbiological cure rate after treatment with tetracyclines or azithromycin in patients infected with M genitalium. METHODS One hundred and fifty-two men and 60 women positive for M genitalium were recruited. Patients treated either with doxycyline for 9 days or with azithromycin 1 g stat. were compared. Those still positive(More)
The sensitivity of Roche Cobas Amplicor Chlamydia trachomatis polymerase chain reaction (PCR) including the internal control (IC) programme to identify inhibition, was investigated on 3 different samples from women: (1) swab samples from the urethra and the cervix pooled in 2-SP transport medium, (2) swab sample from the cervix transported in a urine sample(More)
Human herpesvirus 8 (HHV-8) is a herpesvirus associated with Kaposi's sarcoma (KS). An immunofluorescence assay was used for detection of IgG, IgM, and IgA antibodies against lytic and latent HHV-8 antigens to analyse samples from KS patients (n = 8), healthy blood donors (n = 162), individuals with a high risk sexual behaviour (n = 114), and bone marrow(More)
The effect of cefoperazone on the intestinal flora was investigated in 29 patients receiving the drug for 7 to 14 days. Faecal specimens were cultured quantitatively for aerobic and anaerobic micro-organisms before, during and after therapy. The cefoperazone treatment was associated with major changes in the faecal flora. There was marked suppression of(More)
The skin diseases Erythema (chronicum) migrans (ECM, EM), Lymphadenosis benigna cutis (LABC), and Acrodermatitis chronica atrophicans (ACA) have long been described in northern Europe, and dermatologists are very familiar with these manifestations, which have been successfully treated with penicillin for about 40 years without the causative agent being(More)
Within the MSM population, men who have sex with both men and women (MSMW) are identified as a high-risk group both worldwide and in Europe. In a multi-centred bio-behavioural cross-sectional study, we aimed to assess the relationship(s) between socio-demographic factors, stigma, sexual behavioural patterns, test seeking behaviour and sero-status amongst(More)
BACKGROUND identification and discrimination of latent herpes simplex virus (HSV) infection relies on antibody identification. The inclusion of synthetic peptides with HSV glycoproteins provides means for stable and discriminatory assays for population studies. OBJECTIVE to determine whether virus-specific synthetic peptides might identify HSV type 2(More)