Tina Uršič

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BACKGROUND Acute viral respiratory infections are an important cause of morbidity and mortality in humans worldwide. The etiological backgrounds of these infections remain unconfirmed in most clinical cases. The aim of this study was to estimate the prevalence of human coronavirus infections in a series of children hospitalized with symptoms of acute(More)
The aim of the present study was to establish the prevalence and incidence of symptomatic and asymptomatic infection with Anaplasma phagocytophilum during the period of tick activity and to compare the risk of infection for forestry workers and indoor workers in Slovenia.
Twenty-one detachable Silastic 3 balloon embolizations were performed in 12 swine. Late balloon rupture was associated in vivo with increased size and decreased radiopacity of the balloons. Variables affecting the permanency of occlusion by the Silastic balloons were the osmolarity of the contrast medium and the size of the balloon relative to its(More)
Human bocavirus is a recently described respiratory pathogen. A case of a life-threatening human bocavirus infection of a previously healthy pediatric patient is described. An initial clinical presentation of acute bronchiolitis developed into an extremely severe course of disease characterized by pneumothorax, pneumomediastinum, and acute respiratory(More)
Systemic capillary leak syndrome is a rare condition, characterized by hypotension, edema, hemoconcentration and hypoalbuminemia. We describe 2 episodes of systemic capillary leak syndrome, following influenza A virus infection, occurring during 2 subsequent influenza seasons, in an 8-year-old boy.
Human bocavirus (HBoV) infection is reported worldwide and may cause severe respiratory tract infections. The aim of the present study was to assess the prevalence of HBoV, and other respiratory viral pathogens, in a 2-year retrospective study of children admitted to hospital, and to investigate whether viral loads of HBoV DNA were associated with severity(More)
A fatal case of human bocavirus 1 pulmonary infection in an 18-month-old prematurely born child is described. Despite conventional and oscillatory ventilatory support, intractable hyperinflation developed with bilateral pneumothorax and acute cardiac failure 3 days after the onset of respiratory symptoms.
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) reactivation is a common complication in patients with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), particularly in those with steroid-resistant ulcerative colitis. It is usually diagnosed by histopathologic and immunohistochemical examination of the colon biopsy. The introduction of quantitative, real-time polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) has(More)
Herpes simplex virus types 1 and 2 are the main cause of genital ulcers worldwide. Although herpes simplex virus type 2 is the major cause of genital lesions, herpes simplex virus type 1 accounts for half of new cases in developed countries. Herpes simplex virus type 2 seroprevalence rises with sexual activity from adolescence through adulthood. Slovenian(More)
BACKGROUND Twenty-five percent to 50% of acute gastroenteritis (AGE) cases remain etiologically undiagnosed. Our main aim was to determine the most appropriate list of enteric pathogens to be included in the daily diagnostics scheme of AGE, ensuring the lowest possible diagnostic gap. METHODS Two hundred ninety seven children ≤6 years of age, admitted to(More)