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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)
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)
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)
In the present study, the presence and distribution of human papillomaviruses (HPVs) in the plucked eyebrow hairs obtained from 49 Slovenian male patients with genital warts were investigated. Using polymerase chain reaction (PCR) with three sets of degenerate primers targeting all known HPV genotypes, HPV DNA was found in 31 (63.3%) of 49 eyebrow hair(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)
BACKGROUND Laboratory detection of intrathecal synthesis of specific antitreponemal antibodies remains a challenge. Traditional syphilis serology is unable to provide a satisfactory result; therefore, several other diagnostic procedures were used to demonstrate central nervous system (CNS) involvement in this disease. The introduction of molecular methods(More)
Epidemiological evidence implicates bacterial infection as a common triggering stimulus for psoriasis. Recent studies suggest that continuing, subclinical streptococcal and staphylococcal infections might be responsible not only for relapse of acute guttate psoriasis but also for a new episode of chronic plaque psoriasis. In this study 195 patients(More)
A total of 150 specimens of anogenital hairs plucked from the scrotal, pubic, and perianal region of 51 immunocompetent healthy male individuals were tested for the presence of beta-papillomaviruses (beta-HPV) using the nested M(a)/H(a) polymerase chain reaction. Beta-HPV were found in a total of 38 (25.3%) of 150 hair samples. According to the sampling(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)
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)