Stefan Schubert

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Two hundred and twenty-five healthy German volunteers traveling to 53 different countries (mostly in Asia, Africa and South America) were enrolled in a prospective cohort study. Stool samples and data on potential travel-associated risk factors (such as type of travel, nutritional habits, occurrence of gastroenteritis) were collected before and after(More)
Human alveolar echinococcosis (AE) is a potentially deadly disease; recent studies have shown that the endemic area of Echinococcus multilocularis, its causative agent, is larger than previously known. This disease has low prevalence and remains underreported in Europe. Emerging clinical data show that diagnostic difficulties are still common. We report on(More)
S. Schubert University of Ulm, Department of Mathematics and Economics, Helmholtzstraße 18, 89069 Ulm, Germany C. Weykamp · C. Siebelder Queen Beatrix Hospital, Beatrix Park 1, 7101 BN, Winterswijk, The Netherlands Abstract Within the last decade, the IFCC HbA1c standardization network has established the metrologically highest reference measurement(More)
Alveolar echinococcosis of the liver can be mistaken as a liver tumor. The occurrence of the fox tapeworm echinococcus multilocularis is increasing in formerly unaffected European regions. As a consequence, alveolar echinococcosis is becoming an important differential diagnosis in Eastern and Northern Europe.
Dear Editor, Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is a malignant lymphoproliferative disease and associated with high morbidity and mortality [1]. The Bruton’s tyrosine kinase inhibitor ibrutinib was recently approved for relapsed/refractory CLL and mantle cell lymphoma after at least one prior therapy and for CLL patients with del(17p) based on its efficacy(More)
HISTORY AND CLINICAL FINDINGS A 20-year-old Jordanian exchange student presents with recurrent fever, night sweats, cough, and swelling and redness around the ankle. Physical examination further reveals bilateral ankle arthritis and painful cervical lymphadenopathy. INVESTIGATIONS AND DIAGNOSIS Laboratory tests show signs of autoimmune hemolytic anemia,(More)
Since the spring of 2009, there have been a considerable number of infected as well as fatal cases by virologically confirmed swine-origin H1N1 influenza A virus (S-OIV). The virus continues to spread globally. The World Health Organization (WHO) has now raised the level of S-OIV influenza pandemic alert to phase 6 (‘the pandemic phase’) because of the(More)
The CD4 count is the best surrogate marker for monitoring HIV. The reference method for assessing CD4 counts (flow cytometry, FCM), as expensive technique, is not widely used in non-OECD countries. To make HIV-monitoring available to more patients in these countries, we modified a commercially available density-based negative selection assay (RosetteSep) to(More)
History and clinical findings | A 42-year-old migrant from Brazil presented with persistent sensory disturbances, skin discolorations and local alopecia in the upper limbs. Decisive for the presentation in our Tropical Medicine Clinic were new occurrences of severe pain and redness and swelling in the area of the lesions that had already been assessed by a(More)