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Immunophenotyping in post-giardiasis functional gastrointestinal disease and chronic fatigue syndrome
(BioMed Central, 2012-10-14)
Background: A Giardia outbreak was associated with development of post-infectious functional gastrointestinal disorders (PI-FGID) and chronic fatigue syndrome (PI-CFS). Markers of immune dysfunction have given conflicting ...
Factors associated with severe disease from malaria, pneumonia and diarrhea among children in rural Tanzania – A hospital-based cross-sectional study
(BioMed Central, 2012-08-14)
Background: Mild cases of malaria, pneumonia and diarrhea are readily treatable with complete recovery and with inexpensive and widely available first-line drugs. However, treatment is complicated and expensive, and mortality ...
CD4 lymphocyte dynamics in Tanzanian pulmonary tuberculosis patients with and without hiv co-infection
(BioMed Central, 2012-03-21)
Background: The interaction of HIV and tuberculosis (TB) on CD4 levels over time is complex and has been divergently reported. Methods: CD4 counts were assessed from time of diagnosis till the end of TB treatment in a ...
Lopinavir/Ritonavir versus Lamivudine peri-exposure prophylaxis to prevent HIV-1 transmission by breastfeeding: the PROMISE-PEP trial Protocol ANRS 12174
(BioMed Central, 2012-10-06)
Background: Postnatal transmission of HIV-1 through breast milk remains an unsolved challenge in many resource-poor settings where replacement feeding is not a safe alternative. WHO now recommends breastfeeding of infants ...
CD64 as a potential biomarker in septic arthritis
(BioMed Central, 2013-06-19)
Background Traditional inflammatory markers are generally unhelpful in discerning septic arthritis from inflammatory joint disease due to their lack of specificity. We wished to explore the discriminatory power of the novel ...