Hordur Snaevar Hardarson

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Enterovirus-induced myocardial injury can lead to severe heart failure. To date, little is known about the early innate stress response that contributes to host defense in the heart. Toll-like receptor 3 (TLR3) is important in the initiation of the innate antiviral response. We investigated the involvement of TLR3, which recognizes viral double-stranded(More)
BACKGROUND Staphylococcus aureus sepsis is associated with significant myocardial dysfunction. Toll-like receptor 2 (TLR2) mediates the inflammatory response to S aureus and may trigger an innate immune response in the heart. We hypothesized that a TLR2 deficiency would attenuate S aureus-induced cardiac proinflammatory mediator production and the(More)
We report the first four cases of Melioidosis treated in Iceland and review the literature. Melioidosis is caused by the saprophytic Gram negative bacteria Burkholderia pseudomallei. Most disease occurs in residents of Southeast-Asia and North-Australia. The most common presentation of Melioidosis is pneumonia but as these cases demonstrate the infection(More)
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