Search for dissertations about: "concomitant infections"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 33 swedish dissertations containing the words concomitant infections.

  1. 1. Malaria and relapsing fever Borrelia : interactions and potential therapy

    Author : Jenny Lundqvist; Cathrine Persson; Antonio Barragan; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Malaria; Plasmodium; relapsing fever; Borrelia; persistent; concomitant infections; polyamines; Molecular biology; Molekylärbiologi; Microbiology; immunology; infectious diseases; Mikrobiologi; immunologi; infektionssjukdomar; molekylär bioteknik inst f molekylärbiologi ; molecular biotechnology dept of molecular biology ; Infectious Diseases; infektionssjukdomar;

    Abstract : Infectious diseases such as malaria and relapsing fever borreliosis (RF), cause severe human mortality and morbidity in developing countries. Malaria, caused by Plasmodium spp. parasites, is estimated by the World Health Organization to cause 1.5-2. READ MORE

  2. 2. Feeding Lactobacillus paracasei ssp. paracasei strain F19 to infants during weaning : effects on adaptive immunity and gut microbial function

    Author : Christina West; Olle Hernell; Marie-Louise Hammarström; Outi Vaarala; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; adaptive immunity; allergy; complementary food; eczema; gut microbiota; infections; probiotics; short-chain fatty acids; Th1 Th2; weaning; Paediatric medicine; Pediatrisk medicin;

    Abstract : Introduction: Gut microbial composition has been associated with immune-mediated diseases. Breastfeeding yields a microbiota rich in bifidobacteria and promotes colonization by lactobacilli. Bifidobacteria and lactobacilli are considered health-promoting and are used as probiotics, i.e. READ MORE

  3. 3. Host responses to malaria and bacterial co-­infections

    Author : Maria Nelson; Johan Normark; Sven Bergström; Anna Fahlgren; Olle Stendahl; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Plasmodium; Malaria; Borrelia; S. pneumoniae; Co-infection; Immunology; Metabolomics;

    Abstract : The two main causes of child mortality and morbidity in Africa are malaria and invasive bacterial diseases. In addition, co-infections in sub-Saharan Africa are the rule rather than the exception. However, not much is known about the host-pathogen interaction during a concomitant infection or how it affects the outcome of disease. READ MORE

  4. 4. Causes and consequences of blood parasite infections in birds

    Author : Martin Stjernman; Biodiversitet; []
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Animal physiology; Djurfysiologi; Parasitologi människa och djur ; Parasitology human and animal ; maternal transfer; stabilising selection; parasite resistance; parasites; trade-off; cost of reproduction; Ficedula hypoleuca; pied flycatcher; Haemoproteus; blue tit; Parus caeruleus;

    Abstract : Parasites are ubiquitous and can cause significant fitness reductions to their hosts. Therefore, selection for the evolution of host resistance should be strong. However, resistance may be costly and should be traded-off against other fitness related traits. READ MORE

  5. 5. Human cytomegalovirus in congenital infections and embryonal malignancies of the nervous system

    Author : Nina Wolmer Solberg; Karolinska Institutet; Karolinska Institutet; []
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    Abstract : Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a herpesvirus that may cause severe or even fatal disease in immunocompromised patients as well as severe developmental disturbances in foetuses infected in utero. In contrast, only mild symptoms are generally observed in immunocompetent individuals. Virus infections are very common in and the global prevalence is 70-90%. READ MORE