Search for dissertations about: "Meningococcal meningitis"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 9 swedish dissertations containing the words Meningococcal meningitis.

  1. 1. Characterisation of Neisseria meningitidis from a virulence and immunogenic perspective that includes variations in novel vaccine antigens

    Author : Susanne Jacobsson; Hans Fredlund; Per Olcén; Paula Mölling; Elisabeth Wedege; Örebro universitet; []
    Keywords : Neisseria meningitidis; meningococcal disease; risk factors; vaccine; genome-derived neisserial antigens GNA ; polymerase chain reaction PCR ; sequencing; MEDICINE; MEDICIN; Medicin; Medicine; Biomedicin; Biomedicine;

    Abstract : Neisseria meningitidis, also referred to as meningococcus, is a Gram-negative diplococcal bacterium best known as an important cause of meningitis and septicaemia worldwide. Meningococcal disease is a rare but life-threatening illness that may progress to death despite optimal medical care including appropriate antibiotic therapy. READ MORE

  2. 2. Immune modulation of macrophages by the meningococcal surface protein NhhA

    Author : Xiao Wang; Hong Sjölinder; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES;

    Abstract : Functional immune modulation of macrophages play important role during bacterial infection. Neisseria meningitidis, a gram-negative diplococcal bacterium, is the leading cause of bacterial meningitis and fatal septic shock. However, it is also a commensal bacterium that colonizes the nasopharynx of healthy individuals asymptomatically. READ MORE

  3. 3. Antibiotic susceptibility and resistance in Neisseria meningitidis : phenotypic and genotypic characteristics

    Author : Sara Thulin Hedberg; Magnus Unemo; Per Olcén; Hans Fredlund; Ian Feavers; Örebro universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Neisseria meningitidis; meningococcal disease; antibiotic resistance; antibiotic susceptbility; biological cost; PCR; sequencing; Molecular biology; Molekylärbiologi; Microbiology; immunology; infectious diseases; Mikrobiologi; immunologi; infektionssjukdomar; Medical microbiology; Medicinsk mikrobiologi; Bacteriology; Bakteriologi; Biomedicin; Biomedicine; Medicin; Medicine;

    Abstract : Neisseria meningitidis, also known as the meningococcus, is a globally spread obligate human bacterium causing meningitis and/or septicaemia. It is responsible for epidemics in both developed and developing countries. READ MORE

  4. 4. Genome-based characterization of Neisseria meningitidis with focus on the emergent serogroup Y disease

    Author : Bianca Törös; Hans Fredlund; Paula Mölling; Sara [Thulin] Hedberg; Per Olcén; Håkan Miörner; Örebro universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Neisseria meningitidis; meningococcal disease; serogroup Y; molecular characterization; epidemiology; genome sequencing; Biomedicin; Biomedicine;

    Abstract : Neisseria meningitidis, also referred to as meningococcus, is one of the leading causes of epidemic meningitis and septicaemia worldwide. Despite modern treatment, meningococcal disease remains associated with a high mortality (about 10%). READ MORE

  5. 5. Virulence Factors and Motility Mechanisms of Pathogenic Neisseria

    Author : Jens Eriksson; Ann-Beth Jonsson; Helena Aro; Tone Tønjum; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Neisseria; Virulence factors; Type IV pili; PilT; PilU; NafA; NhhA; Twitching motility; molekylärgenetik; Molecular Genetics;

    Abstract : Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Neisseria meningitidis are two closely related human specific pathogens. Neisseria gonorrhoeae is the causative agent for the sexually transmitted disease gonorrhea and often causes asymptomatic infections in women which is a cause of infertility. READ MORE