- Jean-Claude Desenclos, Institut de Veille Sanitaire
- Susanna Esposito, University of Milan
- Sanjeev Krishna, St. George's, University of London
- Stephen Lawn, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
- Sepehr Tabrizi, The Royal Women's Hospital
- Carlo Torti, University "Magna Graecia"
- Philippa Harris, BioMed Central
Mice immunized with the Toxoplasma gondii cysteine proteases cathepsin B-like (TgCPB) and cathepsin L-like (TgCPL) show strong humoral and cellular immune responses and are protected against subsequent infection with tachyzoites of the virulent RH strain.
The predictive value of the Malaria Score in Adults and the Coma Acidosis Malaria score for assessing mortality outcomes in malarial patients in an UK intensive care unit (ICU) is limited and may prove ineffective in a resource rich setting.
Activation levels of herpes virus-specific CD4+ T cell populations are significantly elevated in untreated HIV+ individuals, suggesting that the elevated level of immune activation that characterizes chronic HIV infection may be influenced by the persistence of other antigens
Both restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) and 24 loci variable number of tandem repeat (VNTR) typing of Mycobacterium tuberculosis Beijing genotypes show high discrimination, indicating that the faster VNTR method is suitable for investigation of transmission of these strains.
Detection of Schistosoma DNA in serum is more sensitive than serology or microscopy, regardless of the endemic region where the infection was contracted, indicating that this is a good method for diagnosis of acute schistosomiasis.
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BMC Infectious Diseases 2013, 13:166
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