Małgorzata Paul

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In this position paper, the European Society for Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Study Group on Clinical Parasitology, summarizes main issues regarding the management of imported malaria cases. Malaria is a rare diagnosis in Europe, but it is a medical emergency. A travel history is the key to suspecting malaria and is mandatory in patients(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the accuracy of postnatal screening for toxoplasma-specific immunoglobulin (Ig) M and IgA. SETTING Ten centres in three European countries. METHODS We compared results of the first postnatal IgM or IgA test in infants with infected mothers identified by prenatal screening with the reference standard for congenital infection(More)
The paper presents data on occurrence, diagnosis and treatment of alveolar echinococcosis in humans as well as possible methods of its prevention. Studies done in 2001-2003 in Poland have shown the high prevalence of the tapeworm in red foxes in the north-east (34.5%) and south-east (39.3%) of Poland with foci of infection in some counties (up to 70% foxes(More)
OBJECTIVES This study sought to characterize temporal trends in hospitalizations with heart failure as a primary or secondary diagnosis. BACKGROUND Heart failure patients are frequently admitted for both heart failure and other causes. METHODS Using the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), we evaluated trends in heart failure hospitalizations between 2001(More)
BACKGROUND Alveolar echinococcosis (AE) caused by Echinococcus multilocularis infections is a dangerous old disease in the Northern Hemisphere. The aim of the paper was to collect and analyze data on human AE in Poland in the last two decades. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS The sources of data were both the cases officially registered and detected by an(More)
INTRODUCTION Ocular toxocarosis associated with high peripheral eosinophilia and together with systemic signs of visceral damage has been reported sporadically. Eye infections caused by numerous migrating larvae of Toxocara parasites, probably due to re-invasion or delayed reactivation, and leading to a progressive loss of vision is relatively rare. We(More)
BACKGROUND African trypanosomiasis is a parasitic infection sporadically imported to Europe by tourists or immigrants returning from endemic areas. We present the first and an unusual case of East African trypanosomiasis imported to Poland by a patient returning from a tourist trip to Uganda and Rwanda, which was successfully treated with pentamidine. (More)
Recent epidemiological reports have shown an increasing risk of E. multilocularis infection among red foxes and humans in Poland. The aims of the study were: (i) to improve the early detection of alveolar echinococcosis (AE) in humans by implementation of clinical, imaging, immunodiagnostic, ultrastructural and molecular methods, (ii) to realize the(More)
Alveococcosis in humans is characterized by a tumor-like growth with a tendency to infiltration of neighbouring organs or metastases formation in the lungs and brain. The study aimed to improve on the clinical evaluation of patients with alveolar echinococcosis (AE) and to determine the risk of metacestode spreading to adjacent tissues or distant organs by(More)
Bronchoalveolar lavage taken from 46 patients (ranging in age from 21 to 71 years, mean 50.6 +/- 13.9) was examined for aerobic and anaerobic bacterial flora. Sera taken from 39 of patients as well as sera taken from 25 healthy blood donors of similar age (P = 0.99) were examined to determine IgG and IgA antibodies to C. pneumoniae. Bacterial flora was(More)