Katarzyna Dzierżanowska-Fangrat

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The pathogenicity of thermotolerant Campylobacter species, common food-borne pathogens, depends on certain factors unevenly distributed among strains of different origin. The prevalence of such markers has never been examined in a population of Polish Campylobacter strains of human and poultry origin. Therefore, we analysed the presence of the cadF, cdtA,(More)
Campylobacter-associated gastroenteritis remains an important cause of morbidity worldwide, and some evidence suggests that poultry is an important source of this foodborne infection in humans. This study was conducted to analyze the prevalence and genetic background of resistance of 149 Campylobacter jejuni and 54 Campylobacter coli strains isolated from(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS We examined the persistence of HBV-DNA in sera collected 4-10 years after IFN-alpha therapy from patients with chronic hepatitis B who had seroconverted to anti-HBs antibodies. We also wanted to assess whether any association exists between HBV-DNA status and the IgG anti-HBs subclass responses. METHODS Sera were obtained from 38 patients(More)
Helicobacter pylori resistance to antimicrobial agents is an important factor compromising the efficacy of treatment. Therefore the aims of our study were: to determine the prevalence of H. pylori resistance to clarithromycin, metronidazole, amoxycillin and tetracycline in children prior to eradication therapy, to compare different methods of susceptibility(More)
Selected viruses and immune parameters were monitored in 57 patients with Nijmegen breakage syndrome as a proposed tool for early detection of changes preceding development of malignancy. The following parameters were analysed: (1) viral infections; (2) monoclonal proteins; and (3) B-cell and T-cell receptor gene rearrangements in peripheral blood(More)
The resistance of Helicobacter pylori to antimicrobials, known to be increasing in many countries, is an important factor compromising the efficacy of eradication therapy. Therefore, our study aimed at analysing the current susceptibility status of H. pylori in Poland. A total of 337 H. pylori isolates were cultured from children (N=179) and adults (N=158)(More)
PURPOSE. To investigate the expression of innate immunity components and cytokines in the gastric mucosa among H. pylori infected and uninfected children. Materials and Methods. Biopsies of the antral gastric mucosa from children with dyspeptic symptoms were evaluated. Gene expressions of innate immunity receptors and cytokines were measured by quantitative(More)
Helicobacter pylori causes substantial morbidity and mortality, and the course of infection results from complex interactions between host, environmental and bacterial factors. It is generally accepted that H. pylori eradication is the best method of treatment for peptic ulcer disease and prevention of its complications. However, the antimicrobial agents(More)
In this study, we investigated the molecular mechanisms involved in erythromycin resistance in the first resistant Campylobacter strains isolated from chicken meat in Poland, and analyzed their genetic relatedness. A total of 297 samples of raw chicken meat and giblets from retail trade in the Warsaw area collected between 2006 and 2009 were examined. Among(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the relationship between density determined by quantitative culture, status, and gastric histology in children. METHODS Children with clinical symptoms indicating pathology in the upper gastrointestinal tract were referred for endoscopy. From each child blood was taken for serology, and antral biopsies were obtained for quantitative(More)