Tomasz Dzieciątkowski

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Viral infections are still a serious diagnostic and therapeutic problem in patients undergoing alternative donor transplants. β-Herpesviruses (especially human herpesvirus type 5, 6 and 7) are recognized pathogens in this group of patients and may cause central nervous system disease. Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is a very rare complication among stem cell(More)
Colonization of the gastrointestinal tract with multidrug-resistant (MDR) bacteria is a consequence of gut dysbiosis. We describe the successful utilization of fecal microbiota transplantation to inhibit Klebsiella pneumoniae MBL+ and Escherichia coli ESBL+ gut colonization in the immunocompromised host as a novel tool in the battle against MDR(More)
Human adenoviruses (HAdV) are important viral pathogens recognized increasingly in immunocompromised hosts, especially in allogeneic haematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients (alloHSCT). The clinical spectrum of HAdV disease ranges from asymptomatic viraemia and mild self-limiting disease to lower respiratory tract infection, multi-organ involvement(More)
Rhodococcus equi is the causative agent of rhodococcosis in horses, resulting in significant morbidity and mortality in foals. This bacterium has also been isolated from a variety of animals and is being increasingly reported as a cause of infection in humans, mainly in immunosuppressed individuals. Laboratory diagnostics of R. equi infections based only on(More)
The role of Epstein–Barr virus (EBV) in the biology and clinical characteristics of diffuse large B cell lymphoma (DLBCL) is still poorly defined. A new provisional entity EBV-positive DLBCL of the elderly has been described in Asian population. Its incidence and prognosis remains unknown in middle European patients. Clinical data and tissue samples were(More)
Human herpesvirus 7 (HHV-7) is widespread around the world and may also be a possible cofactor for cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection in haematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) recipients. In case of viral diseases where specific treatment is available, real-time PCR assays constitute reliable diagnostic tools enabling timely initiation of appropriate(More)
This study was performed to develop real-time PCR (qPCR) for detection of human seasonal and avian influenza viruses in duplex format. First duplex qPCR detects haemagglutinin (HA) gene of influenza virus A(H1N1)pdm09 and HA gene of influenza virus A(H3N2), the second reaction detects neuraminidase (NA) gene of influenza virus A(H3N2) and NA gene of(More)
Equine herpesvirus type 1 (EHV-1) causes respiratory disease, abortion and neurological disorders in horses. In the present study, we investigated reorganization of the cytoskeleton in neurons infected with two EHV-1 strains: Jan-E (wild-type strain) and Rac-H (attenuated strain). The studies were performed on primary murine neurons, which are an excellent(More)
INTRODUCTION Human herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6) has been recognized as a potentially significant pathogen in hemopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) recipients. Different clinical manifestations have been described, including fever, skin rash, bone marrow suppression, and encephalitis. MATERIALS AND METHODS A retrospective review of a group of 26 adult(More)
INTRODUCTION Detection of human cytomegalovirus (CMV, HHV-5) DNA in clinical specimens is considered a cornerstone in the diagnosis of HHV-5 disease. The present study compared two quantitative methods used for diagnosing cytomegalovirus infection in a 21-year-old woman with chronic myeloid leukemia after an unrelated umbilical cord blood transplantation.(More)
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