Joanna Jursa-Kulesza

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Staphylococcus aureus is a major cause of skin and soft tissue infections, such as furuncles, carbuncles, and abscesses, but it also frequently colonizes the human skin and mucosa without causing clinical symptoms. Panton-Valentine leukocidin (PVL) is a pore-forming toxin that has been associated with soft tissue infections and necrotizing pneumonia. We(More)
BACKGROUND The aims of our study were analysis of the occurrence of infections by members of the Enterobacteriaceae family in 6 Polish neonatal intensive care units in 2009, their drug resistance, the epidemiology of extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL)-producing strains and the possibility of using modern tools of microbiology diagnosis in infection(More)
Autologous vaccines (short: autovaccines) have been used since the beginning of the 20th century to treat chronic staphylococcal infections, but their mechanisms of action are still obscure. This prospective pilot study involved four patients with furunculosis who were vaccinated with autologous formalin-killed Staphylococcus aureus cells. Vaccines were(More)
AIM To assess the impact of prenatal antibiotic treatment on procalcitonin (PCT) and C-reactive protein (CRP) concentrations in cord blood, and on the rate of positive neonatal blood cultures. METHODS Neonates with early-onset infection (Group A; n=46) were compared with healthy controls (Group B; n=240). We evaluated the relationship between prenatal(More)
BACKGROUND Carriers of Staphylococcus aureus strains can be the source of epidemic infection for patients. OBJECTIVES A molecular epidemiological analysis of an impetigo bullosa outbreak in a neonatal ward was performed in order to determine a potential source of the infection and possible routes of subsequent spreading of the epidemic strain. METHODS(More)
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