Heide Suger-Wiedeck

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Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a pathogen of emerging importance for patients with septic shock. In this prospective study, 25 immunocompetent CMV-seropositive patients with septic shock and an intensive care unit stay of > or =7 days were monitored by using quantitative pp65-antigenemia assay, shell vial culture, and virus isolation. Within 2 weeks, active CMV(More)
BACKGROUND Human cytomegalovirus (CMV) is an important opportunistic pathogen after transplantations. In the present study, monitoring of CMV in patients with septic shock was used to discover whether T helper cell type 1 (Th1) cell and natural killer (NK) cell functions interact with CMV reactivation in patients not undergoing immunosuppressive therapy. (More)
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