Henry John Christiaan de Vries

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An epidemic of lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV) has been described in men who have sex with men (MSM) in the western world, particularly in western Europe. The first Italian case was reported by the authors in 2006, and up to March 2008 there have been 13 symptomatic cases, all in MSM. Ten cases had LGV proctitis and three cases had inguinal adenopathy as(More)
Previous studies have investigated the role of Toll-like receptor (TLR)2 and TLR4 in susceptibility to and severity of Chlamydia trachomatis infections. In this study we employ a unique integrated approach to study the role of the intracellular CpG DNA receptor: we use a murine knockout (KO) model to assess TLR9 relevance, study human TLR9 genotypes and(More)
OBJECTIVES To examine lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV) trends over time among men who have sex with men (MSM) visiting the Amsterdam sexually transmitted infection (STI) clinic; to investigate anal LGV symptomatology; and to examine the positivity and characteristics of anorectal and inguinal LGV. METHODS We included MSM consultations from whom a swab (from(More)
Chlamydia trachomatis (Ct) comprises 3 serogroups and 19 serovars. Different genotyping methods are available to differentiate between the serovars. The aim of this study was to evaluate the sensitivity and discriminatory power of three genotyping methods, respectively Omp1 sequencing, the Ct Detection and genoTyping (DT) assay and the pmpH real-time PCR(More)
To provide better care for patients suspected of having Lyme borreliosis (LB) we founded the Amsterdam Multidisciplinary Lyme borreliosis Center (AMLC). The AMLC reflects a collaborative effort of the departments of internal medicine/infectious diseases, rheumatology, neurology, dermatology, medical microbiology and psychiatry. In a retrospective case(More)
The data on serovar distributions of Chlamydia trachomatis - the most diagnosed sexually transmitted infection (STI) worldwide - are important for epidemiologic purposes and transmission studies but are completely lacking in Russia. The aim of the current study is to determine the serogroup and serovar distributions in Russian men and women and compare(More)
Chlamydia trachomatis infections may cause several disease conditions ranging from asymptomatic infections to severe upper genital tract pathology, thereby causing significant morbidity worldwide. Remarkable interindividual differences in the clinical course of C. trachomatis infection have been observed, and are mainly based on variation in genes encoding(More)
BACKGROUND Anal cancer incidence is gradually increasing. The cause of this increase is not exactly known. This systematic literature review aimed to investigate the trend in time of anal cancer incidence and to find an explanation for the supposed increase. METHODS The TRIP database and PubMed were searched for trends in time in incidence of anal cancer(More)
Urethral lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV) is not screened routinely. We found that in 341 men having sex with men with anorectal LGV, 7 (2.1%) had concurrent urethral LGV. Among 59 partners, 4 (6.8%) had urethral LGV infections. Urethral LGV is common, probably key in transmission, and missed in current routine LGV screening algorithms.
Chlamydia trachomatis is the most prevalent sexually transmitted bacterium in the world with almost 100 million new cases each year, some of which will develop tubal pathology. Clear differences in its clinical course of infections have been observed, and recently it has been shown that 40% is based on host genetic factors. We used an integrated approach(More)