Title:

Selected parameters of cell-mediated immune response in syphilis, with special respect to neurosyphilis

Author:

Pastuszczak, Maciej.

Subject:

syphilis ; nervous system ; immunology

Abstract:

Neurosyphilis may occur at every stage of syphilis. When untreated, may progress in a hidden manner for many years, leading to late neurological and psychiatric complications, which may result in permanent disability. The aim of the current study was to assess the immune response in early syphilis by measuring the levels of cytokines typical for innate immune response (TNF-α, IL-1β), Th1, Th2, Th17 and antinflammatory responses (IFN-γ, IL-4, IL-17A, IL-10, TGF-β, respectively) in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and serum of syphilitic patients. Significantly higher levels of CSF IFN-α, IL-17A, TNF-α, IL-10 and TGF-β were found in patients with neurosyphilis when compared to those with syphilis but not neurosyphilis. Moreover, in patients with neurosyphilis the relative advantage of antinflammatory response in CSF was found. It may cause adequate conditions for the survival of bacteria and chronic infection.

Place of publishing:

Kraków

Level of degree:

2 - studia doktoranckie

Degree discipline:

choroby zakaźne

Degree grantor:

Uniwersytet Jagielloński. Collegium Medicum. Wydział Lekarski.

Promoter:

Anna Wojas-Pelc

Date:

2014

Date issued:

2013

Type:

Praca doktorska

Format:

application/pdf

Call number:

ZB-120493

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Language:

pol

Access rights:

nieograniczony

Location of original object:

Biblioteka Medyczna Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego- Collegium Medicum

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