Johann Jonsson

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BACKGROUND Long-term use of immunosuppressants is associated with significant morbidity and mortality in transplant recipients. A simple whole blood assay that has U.S. Food and Drug Administration clearance directly assesses the net state of immune function of allograft recipients for better individualization of therapy. A meta-analysis of 504 solid organ(More)
The characteristics and outcome in 10 patients who underwent retransplantation after losing their renal grafts to BK virus-associated nephropathy (BKAN) are described. The patients underwent retransplantation at a mean of 13.3 months after failure of the first graft. Nephroureterectomy of the first graft was performed in seven patients. Maintenance(More)
Three patients out of 16 with chronic active hepatitis exhibited villous atrophy in biopsy specimens from the upper jejunum. These patients were put on a gluten-free diet for one year, and the intestinal changes normalized in two of the patients, but did not heal in the third patient. The levels of alanine aminotransferase and IgG, did not decrease under(More)
In order to provide baseline data for an immuno-parasitological laboratory in Somalia, serum concentrations of IgG, IgM and IgA were determined in some key populations: healthy residents of Mogadishu (n = 157), inhabitants of the village of Daimo Samo (n = 276) and patients with malaria (n = 39) and visceral leishmaniasis (n = 26), both protozoan infections(More)
Sera from patients with visceral leishmaniasis (VL) (n = 26), healthy residents of Mogadishu (n = 157), inhabitants of a village in an endemic area (n = 276) and healthy Swedes (n = 60) were examined using the direct agglutination test (DAT), immunofluorescence (IF) and ELISA for antibodies against Leishmania donovani. The study was carried out in order to(More)
With the aid of the indirect hemagglutination (IHA) test and IgG ELISA the antibody profile against E. histolytica in León, Nicaragua was investigated in 562 sera from individuals belonging to various age groups. The highest reactivity was invariably recorded in the age group 6-15 years where 48% were seropositive. Several sera reactive by either one of IHA(More)
Hepatic stellate cells (HSC) are involved in hepatic fibrogenesis. Cell signaling associated with an insult to the liver affects an HSC transdifferentiation to fibrogenic myofibroblast-like cells. To investigate the transcriptional expression distinguishing HSC and myofibroblast-like cells between livers with and without cirrhosis. Tissue from ten cirrhotic(More)
Plasma exchange was performed in two patients with classical rheumatoid arthritis, complicated in one case by necrotic vasculitis, in the other by mononeuritis multiplex. Immediate improvement in the peripheral circulation was observed in both patients with subsequent healing of necroses and nerve function respectively. The treatment was combined with(More)