Analysis of CCL-4, CCL-17, CCL-20 and IL-8 concentrations in the serum of patients with tick-borne encephalitis and anaplasmosis.

Analysis of CCL-4, CCL-17, CCL-20 and IL-8 concentrations in the serum of patients with tick-borne encephalitis and anaplasmosis. Cytokine. 2019 Sep 24;125:154852 Authors: Guziejko K, Czupryna P, Pancewicz S, Świerzbińska R, Dunaj J, Kruszewska E, Król ME, Zajkowska J, Grygorczuk S, Żebrowska A, Kondrusik M, Moniuszko-Malinowska A Abstract PURPOSE: Tick-borne co-infections are a serious epidemiological and clinical problem. Only a few studies aimed to investigate the effect of tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) and human granulocytic anaplasmosis (HGA) co-infection in the course of the inflammatory process and the participation of chemokines in the pathomechanism of these diseases. The aim of the study was to evaluate CCL-4, CCL-17, CCL-20, and IL-8 serum concentrations in patients with HGA, TBE and HGA + TBE co-infection. METHODS: Eighty-seven patients with HGA (n = 20), TBE (n = 49) and HGA + TBE (n = 18) were included to the study. The control group (CG) consisted of 20 healthy people. Concentrations of cytokines were measured in serum using commercial ELISA assays. In patients with TBE and HGA + TBE inflammatory markers were assessed during the acute and convalescent period. The results were analyzed using non-parametric tests with p 
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Ticks and the diseases they carry have long been recognized as health concerns, especially in the warmer months when ticks (and humans) are more active. Ticks wait on grass tips or shrubs to latch onto new hosts when they brush by. Most of the hosts are animals, but a few tick species do bite and feed on humans. While doing so, they can transmit bacteria and viruses through their saliva. But here’s what’s changing: Tick species are being found in a wider geographic range. The number of case reports of tick-borne illnesses is increasing. Scientists continue to identify new pathogens (bacteria and viruses that c...
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