Setareh Davoudi

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Invasive fungal infections remain major causes of infection-related mortality in hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) patients. Mixed infections and multiple organ involvement have been reported in these patients. Here, we report a case of mixed Aspergillus and Mucorales infection involving the lungs, brain, spleen and bone in a HSCT patient with(More)
BACKGROUND Healthcare-associated outbreaks of fungal infections, especially with uncommon and emerging fungi, have become more frequent in the past decade. MATERIALS AND METHOD Here, we reviewed the history and definition of healthcare-associated outbreaks of uncommon fungal infections and discussed the principles of investigating, containing and(More)
Tuberculosis is the prototype of infections that require a cellular immune response for their control. It has been shown that CD4+ T-lymphocytes are most important in the protective response against Mycobacterium tuberculosis. CD8+ T-lymphocytes are also important for effective T-cell immune response. This study compares CD4+ and CD8+ baseline values in(More)
Staphylococcus aureus is a significant cause of hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP), particularly in mechanically ventilated patients. We used the fibronectin-binding protein A gene (fnbA) for the species-specific and quantitative detection of S. aureus directly from lower respiratory tract (LRT) specimens by a Taq Man real time PCR. For this reason, a total(More)
Brucellosis is a worldwide zoonosis. Infection with Brucella species results in the activation of cell-mediated immune response. The interaction between Th1and Th2 cytokines determines the outcome of disease. Production of each cytokine is in turn affected by genetic factors. In this study, we investigated the possible association between Th1 cytokines gene(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe a case with Brucella-associated meningoencephalitis. In addition, we report drug-induced hepatotoxicity due to acyclovir. CLINICAL PRESENTATION AND INTERVENTION A young woman was admitted with fever and psychosis and neuroimaging findings indicative of meningoencephalitis. Serology was positive for Brucella. She was treated with(More)
Hepatitis A virus uncommonly causes neurological problems. Among these manifestations meningoencephalitis is very rare. We describe the clinical and laboratory features of a young boy with hepatitis A associated meningoencephalitis and compare it with other cases which had the same diagnoses.
OBJECTIVES The first liver transplant program in Tehran was started at Tehran University of Medical Sciences in 2002. The purpose of this study was to evaluate patient outcomes in this program. MATERIALS AND METHODS From January 2002 to February 2013, there were 172 deceased-donor orthotopic liver transplants performed in 166 patients, including revision(More)
Tuberculosis pericarditis as a potentially fatal complication of tuberculosis requires effective diagnosis and treatment. We evaluated the efficacy of interferon-gamma (IFN-gamma) and adenosine deaminase (ADA) for diagnosing tuberculosis pericarditis in a cohort of Iranian patients presenting with pericarditis. We enrolled 38 patients with presentation of(More)
OBJECTIVES Cytomegalovirus is the most common viral infection after orthotopic liver transplant. The purpose of the present study was to determine the incidence of cytomegalovirus reactivation in Iranian liver transplant recipients at our center and to evaluate outcomes with preemptive therapy with ganciclovir for pp65 antigenemia. MATERIALS AND METHODS(More)