K. P. Hunfeld

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Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia (PCP) and cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection represent possible complications of medical immunosuppression. Between 2005 and 2010, non-human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) PCP patients admitted to a nephrology unit were analyzed for outcome, CMV comorbidity, and patient-to-patient contacts prior to PCP. In contrast to 2002–2004(More)
 To contribute to the discussion of whether or not human granulocytic ehrlichiosis (HGE) occurs in midwestern Germany, sera from individuals with different risk categories for tick exposure were retrospectively examined by means of an immunofluorescence assay. The seroreprevalence for the HGE agent accounted for 5.5% of the 270 patients tested. Specific(More)
 A newly developed colorimetric microdilution method was used to analyze the activity of 12 antimicrobial agents against nine Borrelia burgdorferi isolates, including all three genospecies pathogenic for humans. In addition, in vitro antimicrobial resistance patterns of Borrelia valaisiana and Borrelia bissettii tick isolates were investigated. The applied(More)
BACKGROUND Only limited data are available on incidence and prevalence of infection with the human granulocytic ehrlichiosis (HGE) agent in a healthy population. MATERIALS AND METHODS In a prospective study, we tested 361 male soldiers (age 18-29 years) from southwestern Germany for the HGE agent immunoglobulin G (IgG) using an indirect immunofluorescence(More)
Focal B-lymphocytic mastitis and focal fibrosis of the breast in young women have rarely been reported as a complication of longstanding insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus type I. We present two cases of "diabetic mastopathy" in male diabetics suffering from gynecomastia. Furthermore, these two cases were examined in comparison to a selected group of 6(More)
In the absence of coexisting active pulmonary disease, tuberculosis is frequently not considered in the differential diagnosis of chronic inflammation of the joints. The cases of two immigrant patients with tuberculous arthritis involving the forearm are reported. In both cases non-specific arthritis or trauma was suspected, resulting in a delay between the(More)
 While Mycobacterium malmoense infections were originally restricted to northern Europe, there has been an increasing number of reports of cases of infection in other countries. Two cases of infections due to Mycobacterium malmoense in immunocompetent patients in Germany are presented. In both cases a presumptive diagnosis of tuberculosis was established(More)
R. G. Ulrich1 · G. Heckel2 · H.-J. Pelz3 · L. H. Wieler4 · M. Nordhoff4 · G. Dobler5 · J. Freise6 · F.-R. Matuschka7 · J. Jacob3 · J. Schmidt-Chanasit8 · F. W. Gerstengarbe9 · T. Jäkel10 · J. Süss11 · B. Ehlers12 · A. Nitsche12 · R. Kallies12 · R. Johne13 · S. Günther8 · K. Henning14 · R. Grunow12 · M. Wenk15 · L. C. Maul16 · K.-P. Hunfeld17 · R. Wölfel5 ·(More)
Diabetic mastopathy represents less than 1% of benign breast diseases, but is more frequent (13%) in insulin-dependent diabetics. We report on 10 cases (eight females and two males) of this rare lesion of the breast in patients with additional diabetes mellitus type I. All cases showed a marked B-lymphocytic mastitis in combination with a homogenous(More)
Four thousand eighty-eightStaphylococcus aureus isolates obtained from patients hospitalised in a university clinic and four community hospitals over a period of one year were screened for methicillin resistance. A resistance rate of 5% was detected among initial isolates. Distribution of methicillin-resistantStaphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and(More)