Search for dissertations about: "ehec"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 35 swedish dissertations containing the word ehec.

  1. 1. Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli, EHEC.Microbiological diagnosis, characterisation and clinical bacteriological aspects

    Author : Christina Welinder-Olsson; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : Escherichia coli; EHEC; VTEC; verocytotoxin; PFGE; EHEC-hemolysin; aerobactin; diarrhoea; HUS;

    Abstract : Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC) constitutes a group of E. coli that in the past two decades has been the cause of several outbreaks of gastrointestinal disease. The microorganism causes hemorrhagic colitis (HC) and haemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) in 5-10% of the patients, 30% of the HUS patients develop remaining kidney injuries. READ MORE

  2. 2. Cross-linking and surface properties of EHEC and Starch -a QCM-D study

    Author : Jesper Hedin; Chalmers University of Technology; []
    Keywords : Hydrogel; GMA; HM-EHEC; Starch; vicoelastic properties; Imidazole; QCM-D; SPR; EHEC;

    Abstract : The increase of the green house gases and the crude oil price has resulted in a willingness to change the raw material in many industries from petroleum-based polymers to natural polymers. One such natural polymer is starch. Today, starch is used in the glue industry in wallpaper pastes. READ MORE

  3. 3. Studies of EHEC and the complement system in renal diseases

    Author : Zivile Békassy; Lund Pediatrik; []
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; EHEC; hemolytic uremic syndrome; thrombotic microangiopathy; atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome; alternative pathway of complement; dense deposit disease; eculizumab;

    Abstract : This thesis addressed the diagnosis, pathogenesis and clinical course of specific renal diseases hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) and dense deposit disease (DDD). HUS may be associated with infection caused by Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC) or with complement dysfunction due to complement mutations or auto-antibodies (atypical HUS, aHUS). READ MORE

  4. 4. Studies of the pathogenesis of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli-induced hemolytic uremic syndrome

    Author : Ida Arvidsson; Lund Pediatrik; []
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; EHEC; hemolytic uremic syndrome; Shiga toxin; complement; hemolysis; microvesicles; cathelicidin;

    Abstract : Hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) is characterized by non-immune hemolytic anemia, thrombocytopenia and acute kidney failure. The most common form of HUS is associated with gastrointestinal Shiga toxin-producing enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC) infection. EHEC are non-invasive strains with Shiga toxin as the unique virulence factor. READ MORE

  5. 5. Studies of the pathogenesis of Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli infections: pathogen virulence factors and host response

    Author : Carla Calderon Toledo; Lund Pediatrik; []
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; host-pathogen; MyD88; TLRs; LEE; Shiga toxin; HUS; EHEC; EPEC; immune response; virulence factors;

    Abstract : Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC) is a highly virulent pathogen that can cause diarrhea and a life-threatening disease known as hemolytic uremic syndrome. EHEC possess an array of virulence factors that can exert severe consequences in the host. Shiga toxin constitutes a key virulence factor. READ MORE