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Immunology and Infectious Diseases
Number of Followers: 9  

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ISSN (Print) 2333-2719 - ISSN (Online) 2333-3286
Published by Horizon Research Publishing Homepage  [54 journals]
  • Metastatic Infection by Methicillin-Sensitive Staphylococcus aureus and
           its Potential Association to an Unusual Humoral Immunodeficiency

    • Abstract: Publication date:  Mar 2018
      Source:Immunology and Infectious Diseases  Volume  6  Number  1  María Cecilia Yubini   Caterina Contreras   María Alejandra Cerda   Gonzalo Diaz   María Antonieta Guzmán   Dannette Guiñez   and Rodrigo Cornejo   Multifocal metastatic infection by Staphylococcus aureus is severe and uncommon. We describe the case of a previously asymptomatic 63-year-old man diagnosed with complicated staphylococcal endocarditis of the mitral valve along with cervical and lumbar spondylodiscitis, and multiple pre/para-vertebral abscesses; establishing a persistent flaccid tetraparesis, neurogenic bladder and anal sphincter dysfunction. The patient overcame infection after an 8-week Cloxacillin/ Rifampicin treatment associated to multiple surgical procedures. Thereafter, immunological assessment was performed, driving to the diagnosis of selective IgM deficiency. We propose a physiopathological relationship between this rare dysgammaglobulinemia and such fulminant staphylococcal invasive infection; that would, perhaps, justify humoral immunity assessment in patients undergoing staphylococcemia.
      PubDate: Mar 2018
  • Evaluation of Anti-arthritic Activity of Hydroalcoholic Extract of
           Capparis decidua (Forssk.) Edgew. on Freund's Complete Adjuvant-induced
           Arthritis in Rats

    • Abstract: Publication date:  Mar 2018
      Source:Immunology and Infectious Diseases  Volume  6  Number  1  Prashant Kumar Dhakad   Pramod Kumar Sharma   and Sokindra Kumar   Capparis decidua has been traditionally used in the Ayurveda to treat rheumatoid arthritis and it is reported to have anti-inflammatory and analgesic activity. Considering its anti-inflammatory activity the present research work has been designed to assess the anti-arthritic activity in Wistar rats. The anti-arthritic activity of hydroalcoholic extract of C. decidua root, stem and leaves was evaluated using Freund's complete adjuvants (FCA) induced arthritic models in Wistar rats. Oral administration of C. decidua extract at the dose of 100mg/kg, 200mg/kg, per se group (only 200mg/kg of C. decidua) was subjected to Wistar rats for 28 days. Standard drug Diclofenac sodium at the dose of 5mg/kg and FCA at 1mg/ml was used in the study. The normal control group was administered only distilled water at 1ml/kg without induction of arthritis. The arthritic investigation was carried out on basis of parameters including changes in body weight, paw volume, hematological studies like ESR count, RBC count, WBC count, Hemoglobin count, platelet count. At the end of study period, animals were sacrificed and histological parameters were evaluated. Phytochemical analysis of C. decidua extract was done to assess the various constituents present in C. decidua. The results of C. decidua extract administration significantly (P
      PubDate: Mar 2018
  • Study of Antibiotic Resistant Pattern of Escherichia coli Isolated from
           Urinary Tract Infections of Patients of Bangladesh

    • Abstract: Publication date:  Mar 2018
      Source:Immunology and Infectious Diseases  Volume  6  Number  1  Reazul Karim   and M. A. Hakim   Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are serious health affecting problems worldwide. Urinary tract infection (UTI) can be caused by a lot of bacteria. Among them, E. coli is one of the main causes of both nosocomial and community acquired Urinary tract infections in humans. Drug resistance of E. coli is becoming alarming with the passage of time worldwide in general and in third world countries in particular. The study was intended to collect and analyze the samples from the patients suffering from Urinary tract infection of two medical of southern region of Bangladesh to reveal the antibiotic resistance pattern of E. coli responsible for Urinary tract infection. 50 samples from each hospital were taken. 36 and 41 samples respectively were identified as E. coli. Antibiotic sensitivity testing was done on Mueller-Hinton agar by Kirby–Bauer disc diffusion method. All samples exhibited a different percentage of resistance where ciprofloxacin was showed evidence of higher resistance rate, which was 63.88% and 70.73% respectively. Higher resistance (63% & 75%) against Ampicillin was also found in patients of both medical. On the other hand, 16% resistance against ceftriaxone and 23.53% resistance against cefotaxime suggesting, they were comparatively more effective.
      PubDate: Mar 2018
  • Clinicopathological Investigation of Foot and Mouth Disease and Serotype
           Identification of the Viruses in Cattle of Bangladesh

    • Abstract: Publication date:  Oct 2017
      Source:Immunology and Infectious Diseases  Volume  5  Number  2  Mohammad Shahidul Islam   Mohammed Ahasan Habib   Mohammad Rafiqul Islam   Mohammad Showkat Mahmud   Provat Chandra Saha   Tahmina Ruba   Priya Mohan Das   and Mohammad Abu Hadi Khan   Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) is a highly contagious viral disease of farm animals. This study was aimed to identify symptoms, characteristics pathology and viral serotypes involved in infected cattle of Bangladesh. Dominant signs observed were salivation, vesicular eruption, lameness and maggot infestations in 66%, 80%, 36% and 14% cattle respectively. Out of 202 infected cattle investigated, 35 were below six months of age. A total of 18 young calves and 8 adult cattle were died due to FMD. Seven young calves and two adult cattle were examined at necropsy, 'Tiger heart disease' was commonly seen both in the young and adult cattle. The 'currant jelly clot' was common in the atrium, ventricles, aorta and veins of the heart of adult cattle. Congested and consolidated lungs, atrophied spleen, and fibrosed udder were grossly seen in the infected and dead cattle. Microscopically, hyalinization of cardiac muscle in young calf and degeneration, necrosis and multifocal lymphocytic infiltration in heart muscle were suggestive for infectivity due to FMD viruses. There were bronchiolitis, pulmonary emphysema, interstitial pneumonia and thickening of interlobular septa of lungs. Cattle survived from the acute infection developed respiratory distress in 15% cattle. Out of 202 samples tested in reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR), 187 samples found to generate positive amplicons. Single infectivity due to FMD viral Serotypes O, A and Asia 1 were seen in 115 (62%), 26 (14%) and 34 (18%) cases, respectively. Seven cattle were co-infected with FMD viral Serotypes O and Asia 1 and four with FMD viral Serotypes O and A. FMD viral serotype O was dominating in cattle all over the country and was related to death of infected young and adult cattle. Cardiac myonecrosis and respiratory failure were the dominant lesions may be related to death of infected animals.
      PubDate: Oct 2017
  • Preliminary Studies on Processed Garri as a Source of Bacterial Hazards to

    • Abstract: Publication date:  Dec 2017
      Source:Immunology and Infectious Diseases  Volume  5  Number  3  Okafor Arthur C.   Aquaowo Uwakmfon A.   Ojiagu Kingsley D.   and Agu Kingsley C.   Microbial contamination is considered the most significant hazard associated with food. Data on pathogens present in foods are needed to provide valuable information on the exposure of consumers to certain food borne pathogens. Also, consumption habits among consumers may increase the risk of health hazards. This study aimed to assess some practices, signs and symptoms associated with consumption of soaked garri among university students, to also determine the presence and virulence characteristics of some bacteria in garri on sale in the market. A questionnaire was designed and distributed to a hundred university students to ascertain their perception on safety of garri and handling practices. Fifty samples of garri were randomly collected from the market and assessed for presence of bacteria. Isolates of selected genera were then screened for some virulence-associated properties. The results showed that majority of the students (91%) affirmed they do consume soaked garri at least once in a while, even though almost 70% think garri is nutritious. The students (54%) reported to have experienced at least a symptom of ill health after consuming garri soaked in water. The most commonly reported signs and symptoms were: stomach upset> malaise> fever> nausea> vomitting. There was a direct relationship between the number of students that suspect garri could be a source of illness (57.1%) and those that have actually experienced at least a symptom after consuming garri (54%). Results of bacteriological analysis of garri samples from the market indicated mean total aerobic plate count to be 5.42 log cfu/g. Staphylococcus aureus and Klebsiella were found in 60% of the samples collected. Most isolates of Staphylococcus aureus, Klebsiella and Pseudomonas were found to be positive for haemolysin and biofilm formation tests which indicate their pathogenic potential. The conclusion is that bacteria with pathogenic potential are common in processed garri being sold in the market and that university students in the habit of consuming soaked garri are probably at risk of health hazards associated with pathogens in garri. Therefore, new food safety regulations should be formulated to incorporate food safety management systems during processing of garri in order to reduce the prevalence of food borne pathogens.
      PubDate: Dec 2017
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