Oliver Andres

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Gamma interferon (IFN-gamma) has been shown to be increased in sera from patients with acute measles and after vaccination, to exhibit protective functions in brains of patients with subacute sclerosing panencephalitis, and to mediate a noncytolytic clearance of measles virus (MV) from rodent brains. In order to reveal a possible intracellular antiviral(More)
Measles virus (MV) infects endothelial cells of the skin, the brain and other organs during acute or persistent infections. Endothelial cells are supposed to play an important role in virus spread from the blood stream to surrounding tissues. CD46 and CD150 (signalling lymphocytic activation molecule, SLAM) have been described as cellular receptors for(More)
Hagler, L., Pastore, R.A., Bergin, J.J. & Wrensch, M.R. (1975) Aplastic anemia following viral hepatitis: report of two fatal cases and literature review. Medicine (Baltimore), 54, 139–164. Honkaniemi, E., Gustafsson, B., Fischler, B., Nemeth, A., Frost, B.M., Papadogiannakis, N. & Winiarski, J. (2007) Acquired aplastic anaemia in seven children with severe(More)
A 9-month-old infant presented with fatal pneumococcal sepsis and attenuated inflammation indices. Even in septic conditions, flow cytometry-based CD62L shedding test on granulocytes proved to be a fast and reliable diagnostic tool for the detection of a defect in the innate immunity. Confirmatory immunologic and genetic assays identified an(More)
Inherited disorders of platelet function are a heterogeneous group. For optimal prevention and management of bleeding, classification and diagnosis of the underlying defect are highly recommended. An interdisciplinary guideline for a diagnostic approach has been published (AWMF # 086-003 S2K; Hämostaseologie 2014; 34: 201-212). Underlying platelet disorder,(More)
Acute Graft-versus-Host-Disease (GvHD) is a potentially life-threatening complication after allogeneic stem cell transplantation. If not treated early and adequately, the complex immunological mechanisms may lead to a self-perpetuating cycle of alloreactivity, which is then associated with a high mortality. Here we assessed the cytokine profile on a daily(More)
BACKGROUND Reliable central venous access (CVC) is essential for hematology-oncology patients since frequent puncture of peripheral veins-e.g., for chemotherapy, antibiotic administration, repeated blood sampling, and monitoring-can cause unacceptable pain and psychological trauma, as well as severe side effects in cases of extravasation of chemotherapy(More)
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Exact diagnosis of hereditary spherocytosis (HS) is widely considered unreliable around birth. However, early postnatal diagnosis at the beginning of congenital hemolysis may be essential for managing neonatal anemia and hemolytic icterus, identifying those at high risk for severe hyperbilirubinemia, irreversible kernicterus, or sudden need for red cell(More)