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Indirect immunofluorescence (II), enzyme-labelled antibodies (ELA), immune blotting (IB) were used for serological evaluation of 74 patients with Lyme disease living in the North-West and Central regions of Russia. Both acute and chronic borreliosis can be seropositive or seronegative. As shown by II and ELA, these patients had a moderate humoral response,(More)
School myopia is a most common health problem in schoolchildren, in adolescents in particular. School myopia resulted from connective tissue failure of the whole organism. Some data, such as the association of school myopia with the HLA system confirm this idea. New investigations in this direction will assist in concretizing the real cause of this type of(More)
The Russian Federation and Moscow also show a global tendency for dysfunctions of the locomotor apparatus (LMA) and the organ of vision (OV) to increase. Eight hundred and two adolescents from the Central Administrative District of Moscow were found to have involvements of LMA (35.4%) and OV (22.5%). There were more common abnormal posture (12.9%), spinal(More)
Data on specific antibodies to the bacterial antigens of Yersinia enterocolitica (serovars 03, 09) and Proteus mirabilis in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients are presented. According to the data of some researchers, these organisms play some role in the pathogenesis of RA. The highest level of IgG antibodies to Y. enterocolitica antigens of both serovars(More)
Articular lesions in 157 patients infected with ixodes tick-borne borreliosis (ITB) in a central Russia's region set on, on the average, in 4 months after tick attack; they were associated with systemic signs of an early disseminated infection and set on less seldom in a late period. The most often encountered systemic signs were as follows: secondary(More)
Locomotor system has been studied in 24 patients with a history of Lyme's disease. All of them had arthralgia, 11 had relapsing arthritis, chronic arthritis occurred in 6 examinees. Arthritis presented as recurrent asymmetric mono-oligoarthritis affecting primarily joints of the lower limbs. Periarticular disorders were detected in 12 patients.(More)
The efficacy and tolerance of 3 fluoroquinolones (ciprofloxacin, pefloxacin, lomefloxacin) were studied in 157 patients with rheumatic diseases concurrent with infection-induced abnormalities. Infection cure was achieved in 123 (78.6%) patients, as evidenced by clinical, microbiological, and serological studies. The tolerance of fluoroquinolones was(More)
Analysis of the health status of about 3 thousand 15-year-old schoolchildren from the Central Administrative District of Moscow, made during annual prophylactic medical examinations during 1994 to 2003, revealed a clear tendency for diminished functional capacities in schoolchildren. There was a less than 30% reduction in the number of apparently healthy(More)
Specific features of lipid plasma spectrum and principal parameters of red cell membranes are characterized in patients with metabolic syndrome (MS) and chronic stable ischemic heart disease (IHD). 109 patients with metabolic syndrome (diabetes mellitus type 2, arterial hypertension, abdominal obesity and dyslipidemia) were divided into 2 groups: with and(More)