Jussi Eskola

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Eighteen depressive patients and twenty-five healthy control subjects were studied using a comprehensive immunological test system and the dexamethasone suppression test (DST) as well as some additional neuroendocrine parameters. In addition, immune functions of six of the patients were studied serially three times at 1-2 month's intervals. The OKT 4+/8+(More)
We compared the clinical findings and survival in patients with Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) and other non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM). A total of 167 adult non-human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) patients with at least one positive culture for NTM were included. Medical records were reviewed. The patients were categorised according to the 2007(More)
BACKGROUND Non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) are ubiquitous in the environment and they infect mainly persons with underlying pulmonary diseases but also previously healthy elderly women. Defects in host resistance that lead to pulmonary infections by NTM are relatively unknown. A few genetic defects have been associated with both pulmonary and(More)
Immune abnormalities, including the occurrence of autoantibodies against neural structures, diminished numbers of peripheral blood lymphocytes and reduced mitogen responses have been observed in patients with Parkinson's disease. In this study, we found that among the peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMNC) of patients with Parkinson's disease, there is(More)
BACKGROUND The extraction of RNA from leukocytes for reverse transcription-PCR (RT-PCR) is time-consuming and contributes to variation in analysis of the Philadelphia (Ph1) chromosome of chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) by RT-PCR. To detect residual CML after bone marrow transplantation, mRNA from at least 10(5) leukocytes should be analyzed, but the(More)
The first infection caused by pandemic influenza A(H1N1)2009 virus was confirmed in Finland on 10 May 2009. The spread of the disease and its impact were monitored using several surveillance systems, such as the national infectious disease register, notifications of clusters of influenza, influenza-like or influenza-related illnesses, as well as(More)