Hittade 5 avhandlingar innehållade ordet pneumolysin.
Sammanfattning : Bacteria are classified as Gram-positive or Gram-negative, depending on their cell wall structure. The role of the bacterial cell wall in immune regulation is the focus of the current work. Most Gram-positive bacteria stimulate monocytes to produce large amounts of IL-12. LÄS MER
2. Streptococcus pneumoniae and the host : activation, evasion and modulation of the human innate immune system
Sammanfattning : Streptococcus pneumoniae is a major cause of severe infections such as pneumonia, septicemia and meningitis, but also a common colonizer of the nasopharynx in children. In most individuals colonization is harmless and eventually cleared by the immune system, but in rare cases pneumococci can reach deeper into the body and cause diseases. LÄS MER
Sammanfattning : Streptococcus pneumoniae (the pneumococcus) most commonly colonizes the human nasopharyngeal mucosa without causing any symptoms. However, this organism has the potential to spread to normally sterile sites and cause pneumonia, meningitis or sepsis; diseases which are characterized by excessive inflammation. LÄS MER
Sammanfattning : A retrospective study of invasive pneumococcal disease in patients from Greater Göteborg in 1964- 1980 identified 125 cases of meningitis, 305 of pneumonia, 61 of septicemia with unknown focus, and 17 with other manifestations, all verified by cultures from normally sterile body fluids. The incidence was several times higher in infants and in the elderly than in any other age-group. LÄS MER
Sammanfattning : Streptococcus pneumoniae is commonly found as an asymptomatic colonizer of the nasopharynx of children, but it can also translocate to normally sterile body sites and cause severe diseases, like pneumonia, septicemia or meningitis. Pneumococci spread via aerosols. LÄS MER