Marko Potočnik

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Prevaccination genomic diversity of human papillomavirus genotype 11 (HPV 11) was established by sequencing 40% of the genome of 63 clinical isolates obtained from an ethnogeographically closed Caucasian cohort, and full-length genome sequencing of the ten most divergent isolates. In the study, which included the largest number of isolates to date, by(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the phenotypic and molecular characteristics of Neisseria gonorrhoeae isolates obtained between 2006 and 2012 in Slovenia. METHODS Gonococcal isolates obtained between 2006 and 2012 in Slovenia (n = 194) were investigated with Etest for susceptibility to cefixime, ceftriaxone, penicillin, ciprofloxacin, azithromycin, tetracycline,(More)
Anogenital warts and laryngeal papillomas are two most important benign tumors etiologically linked with HPV. In the study, which included both the largest number of laryngeal papilloma tissue specimens (152 specimens from 152 patients) to date and the largest number of prospectively collected and histologically confirmed tissue specimens of anogenital(More)
Prevaccination genomic diversity of human papillomavirus genotype 6 (HPV 6) was established by sequencing 3798 bp of 77 clinically important HPV 6 isolates obtained from 45 and 32 patients with genital warts and laryngeal papillomas, respectively. By analyzing pooled L1, LCR, E6, E2, and E5 nucleotide data of an individual isolate, a total of 36 different(More)
There has been a recent increase in the incidence of syphilis in Slovenia, similar to other countries. Secondary syphilis can manifest with various clinical and histopathological presentations. We report the case of a 52-year-old patient that presented with nonpruritic nodular lesions on the face, trunk, and insteps that clinically mimicked lymphoma or(More)
This study assessed the age and gender distribution of Chlamydia trachomatis infections among patients attending two clinics for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in Slovenia. Between January 1999 and December 2003, 1714 heterosexual male and 892 heterosexual female patients were tested for C. trachomatis. The prevalence of C. trachomatis infection was(More)
BACKGROUND Genital warts (GWs) are the most frequent benign tumors in the anogenital region of both males and females. Human papillomaviruses (HPV) are etiologically associated with the development of virtually all GWs. HPV-6 and HPV-11 are the most commonly detected HPV genotypes, but at least 20 other alpha-HPV genotypes have occasionally been found in GW(More)
The DNA genome of a novel HPV genotype, HPV-125, isolated from a hand wart of an immuno-competent 19-year old male was fully cloned, sequenced and characterized. The full genome of HPV-125 is 7,809-bp in length with a GC content of 46.4%. By comparing the nucleotide sequence of the complete L1 gene, HPV-125 is phylogenetically placed within cutaneotrophic(More)
We present a case of reticulate hyperpigmented patches symmetrically distributed on the arms of a 13- year-old boy that appeared after a summer seaside vacation. The lesions were easily wiped off with isopropyl alcohol, confirming the diagnosis of terra firma-forme dermatosis. Dermatologists should be aware of this relatively common skin condition.
Heparins represent an efficient treatment of acute thrombosis and obstetric complications in antiphospholipid syndrome (APS). Enhanced microvesiculation of cell membranes, as detected by reduced membrane adhesion, can contribute to hypercoagulability in APS. Healthy donor IgG antibodies significantly increased beta2-glycoprotein I (beta2-GPI)-induced(More)