Roel Faber

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While blood products become more safe in terms of viral contamination, the risk of transfusion-related bacterial infection has re-emerged to one of the major hazards in transfusion medicine. In recent prospective studies the rate of contaminated platelets ranged from 0.04 to 0.5%, and a rate of transfusion reactions between 0.007% and 0.046%. It is(More)
Leprosy is a debilitating, infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium leprae. Despite the availability of multidrug therapy, transmission is unremitting. Thus, early identification of M. leprae infection is essential to reduce transmission. The immune response to M. leprae is determined by host genetics, resulting in paucibacillary (PB) and multibacillary(More)
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