Stanisława Tylewska-Wierzbanowska

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 The first three cases of acute human granulocytic ehrlichiosis in Poland are described. Blood samples were tested by an indirect immunofluorescence method to detect specific serum antibodies, and the polymerase chain reaction was used to detect ehrlichial DNA. Additionally, peripheral blood smears were examined for the presence of morulae. According to(More)
To investigate the role of B. henselae in patients with symptoms suggesting neuroborreliosis, serum and cerebrospinal fluid samples were tested with serological and PCR methods. Among 17 examined patients, in 12 cases Borrelia burgdorferi infections were detected, in 1 case Bartonella henselae infection was ascertained, and in two patients mixed B.(More)
The presence of antibodies to Rickettsia conorii, R. helvetica, R. felis, R. slovaca, R. sibirica, and R. massiliae in sera of 129 forest workers from northeastern and southern Poland was assayed by indirect immunofluorescence. Previous environmental studies revealed presence of spotted fever group (SFG) rickettsiae in ticks collected from these areas.(More)
Bartonella spp. bacteria are significant human pathogens and the agents of bacterial zoonosis acquired from an animal companion. The aim of the study was to determine the seroprevalence of two of the most common Bartonella species B. henselae and B. quintana in various human populations. The studied groups included: alcoholics, intravenous drug users,(More)
INTRODUCTION Tick-borne diseases, such as rickettsioses, anaplasmosis, Lyme boreliosis and bartonellosis are often difficult to correctly diagnose. All these disease are present in Poland. OBJECTIVES The aim of the study was to estimate a prevalence of Rickettsia spp. infections in humans in Poland in 2006 to 2012 based on the results made in the(More)
Presence of specific IgM, IgG and IgA antibodies against Chlamydia pneumoniae was evaluated in children aged 1 week to 36 months to investigate the role of C. pneumoniae in respiratory infections and other diseases. Serum samples were obtained from 150 hospitalized children, including 123 children presenting the clinical symptoms of various respiratory(More)
The spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi (B. burgdorferi) may cause severe meningoencephalomyelitis as the sole manifestation of Lyme borreliosis. We would like to present three such cases, where definite neuroborreliosis was clinically diagnosed in two cases and possible neuroborreliosis was recognized in one case. Alive spirochetes were isolated and cultured(More)
INTRODUCTION Chronic rejection (CHR) of organ allografts, one of the most significant problems in modern transplantation, is not fully understood. This study sought to evaluate the influence of selected parameters on late kidney transplant function. PATIENTS AND METHOD The studied group consisted of eighty-six patients who received allogeneic transplants(More)