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BACKGROUND Q fever is a common and acute but rare chronic zoonosis caused by Coxiella burnetii. Its acute form manifests as atypical pneumonia, flu-like syndrome, or hepatitis. Some authors observed symptoms of chronic fatigue in a small number of patients after the acute phase of Q fever; in many cases serological assay confirmed the activity of Coxiella(More)
A 73-year-old female patient presented with Pasteurella multocida erysipelas-like cellulitis, bacteremia, and shock. The onset of the disease occurred 24 h after a cat bit her to the right lower leg. Initially, the picture of bacteremia and shock developed, with minimal local cellulitis. Pasteurella multocida grew in blood culture. A combination of(More)
AIM To detect and isolate rickettsial strains from blood samples of patients with presumptive diagnosis of Mediterranean spotted fever (MSF) in the coastal region of south Croatia, and to compare the results with routine serology. METHODS A "suicide" polymerase chain reaction (PCR), and a shell vial culture were done on samples of ethylenediamine(More)
We have examined the crystal structures and structural phase transitions of the deuterated, partially deuterated and hydrogenous organic-inorganic hybrid perovskite methyl ammonium lead iodide (MAPbI3) using time-of-flight neutron and synchrotron X-ray powder diffraction. Near 330 K the high temperature cubic phases transformed to a body-centered tetragonal(More)
The cases of postsplenectomy sepsis are described at the Clinical Hospital Centre Split. Overwhelming postsplenectomy infection is a unique clinical entity distinguishable from other infections. It may occur during the lifetime of any asplenic patient. The aggressive approach to splenic preservation is a way by reducing the risk of subsequent overwhelming(More)
The bacillus Listeria monocytogenes is widely distributed in the environment. Listeria monocytogenes most often causes infection in the neonates, pregnant women, elderly and immunosuppressed persons. We report on a case of fatal sepsis and meningitis in a 59-year-old woman receiving cyclophosphamide and glucocorticoid therapy for Wegener's granulomatosis(More)
The paper describes the epidemic of Legionellosis that occurred among guests and employees of a hotel at the Makarska littoral in May 1988. According to the so far reported data in the medical literature that was the third epidemic in our country and all three of them occurred in the Dalmatian touristic area. In this epidemic, nine foreign tourists were(More)
An anti-HIV negative patient with cadaveric renal transplant developed Kaposi's sarcoma of the skin and gingiva 10 months after transplantation, taking triple immunosuppression (cyclosporine, azathioprine and prednisone). After reduction of the cyclosporine dose and complete cessation of azathioprine administration, the tumor regressed without rejection of(More)
In recent years, breast-conserving therapy and radiation therapy have become an important treatment option for patients with stage I and II invasive breast cancer. The results of long-term retrospective studies have demonstrated that this treatment can provide a high level of local tumor control with satisfactory cosmetic results. Numerous studies have(More)