Rafał Gierczyński

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Yersinia enterocolitica bioserogroup 4/O3 is the predominant causative agent of yersiniosis in Europe and North America. Multiple-locus variable-number tandem-repeat analysis (MLVA) was developed to improve the resolution power of classical genotyping methods. MLVA based on six loci was able to distinguish 76 genotypes among 91 Y. enterocolitica isolates of(More)
Among 110 randomly sampled strains from a collection of 247 extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL)-producing clinical isolates of Klebsiella pneumoniae collected from hospitalised children in three paediatric hospitals in Poland, 64 strains (58.2%) with multiple ESBLs were found, including five non-clonal strains (4.5%) harbouring bla genes for ESBLs of(More)
The multiple locus VNTRs analysis (MLVA) revealed the presence of five genotypes in a group of 10 Bacillus anthracis isolates from epidemiologically unrelated cases of bovine-anthrax in eastern Poland. Eight tested isolates possessed the pagA and capB genes indicating the presence of both virulence plasmids, while two isolates revealed only pagA and lacked(More)
The species Yersinia enterocolitica includes either pathogenic or non-pathogenic strains. Therefore it is necessary to differentiate virulent bacilli from other. It is well known that pathogenic strains of Y. enterocolitica bearing virulence associated plasmid called pYV, which could be demonstrated by its isolation or detected by the presence of specific,(More)
Plasmid-mediated quinolone resistance (PMQR) determinants and the distribution of mutations in the quinolone resistance-determining regions (QRDRs) of gyrA and parC were investigated in 215 ciprofloxacin-resistant (MIC>1mg/L) clinical Enterobacteriaceae collected during a 6-month prospective study in a tertiary hospital in Warsaw, Poland. PMQR determinants(More)
The molecular attributes of the first ESBL producing isolate 267/99 of Salmonella enterica serovar Mbandaka isolated in 1999 in Poland were characterised. Tested strain produced CTX-M-3 and TEM-1 beta-lactamases, encoded by genes localised on the about 80 kb self-transferable plasmid, harbouring the 2 kb class 1 integron carrying aadA2 gene.
We characterized two STEC O104 : H4 clinical isolates collected in Poland from a 7-year-old boy with haemolytic uraemic syndrome (HUS) and his nanny. This household outbreak began on 29 May 2011. Because of its time-frame, the outbreak was assumed to be part of the international STEC O104 : H4 outbreak that arose in Germany in May 2011. The two Polish(More)
The usefulness of Serodia-Myco II agglutination test (Fujirebio, Japan) for diagnosis of the M. pneumoniae infections was evaluated. A total of 66 serum samples obtained from patients with respiratory tract infections were tested by Serodia-Myco II test, complement fixation (CF) test, ELISA-IgG/-IgM, and by latex agglutination (LA) test prepared in our(More)