Terhi Partanen

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Nephropathia epidemica (NE) caused by Puumala hantavirus (PUUV) is the most common hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS) in Europe. The infection activates immunological mechanisms that contribute to the pathogenesis and characteristics of the illness. In this study we measured cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) neopterin concentration from 23 acute-phase NE(More)
Studies on somatic mutations in lung cancers associated with cigarette smoking and asbestos exposure are few. We investigated prevalence of mutations in the p53 and K-ras genes in lung tumors from smokers with and without asbestos exposure at work. For K-ras mutations, the study was an extension of an earlier analysis. Nearly all of the 105 consecutive(More)
To investigate the role of tobacco smoking and asbestos fibers in the etiology of human lung cancer, we examined the activating point mutations in the K-ras oncogene in DNA samples from 49 patients. Mutations were found more often in tissue from adenocarcinomas (12/21) than in tissue from tumors other than nonadenocarcinomas of the lung (3/28). Among the(More)
The clinical symptoms and signs of 80 patients with chronic organic solvent intoxication were evaluated after 3-9 years (mean 5.8 years) of follow-up. Thirty-one of the patients had slight clinical neurological signs at the time of diagnosis while the rest of the patients had only neurophysiological or psychological disturbances. The most common subjective(More)
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