C-Reactive Protein as a Prognostic Indicator in COVID-19 Patients
In conclusion, CRP serum levels can predict the severity and progression of illness in patients with COVID-19.PMID:33968148 | PMC:PMC8083820 | DOI:10.1155/2021/5557582 (Source: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Infectious Diseases)
Source: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Infectious Diseases - May 10, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Mahmoud Sadeghi-Haddad-Zavareh Masomeh Bayani Mehran Shokri Soheil Ebrahimpour Arefeh Babazadeh Rahele Mehraeen Emadoddin Moudi Ali Rostami Mohammad Barary Akram Hosseini Ali Bijani Mostafa Javanian Source Type: research

Gut-Lung Axis in COVID-19
Interdiscip Perspect Infect Dis. 2021 Mar 12;2021:6655380. doi: 10.1155/2021/6655380. eCollection 2021.ABSTRACTCOVID-19 is a pandemic infection of the respiratory system caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The viral ribonucleic acid (RNA) was found in many parts of the COVID-19 patients including the stool, suggesting a potential interaction with the host's gut microbiome. The gut microbiome also plays major roles in immunity and inflammation. It also impacts pulmonary functions through the gut-lung axis. There have been recent reports of the importance of the host microbiome in infectio...
Source: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Infectious Diseases - March 29, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Imane Allali Youssef Bakri Saa ïd Amzazi Hassan Ghazal Source Type: research

Comparison of IL-17 and FOXP3+ Levels in Maternal and Children Leprosy Patients in Endemic and Nonendemic Areas
Interdiscip Perspect Infect Dis. 2021 Feb 24;2021:8879809. doi: 10.1155/2021/8879809. eCollection 2021.ABSTRACTLeprosy, a chronic infection caused by M. leprae, has a complex transmission problem that makes eradication programs difficult. New cases and ongoing transmission of leprosy in endemic areas make individuals living in endemic environments vulnerable to leprosy. This can be caused by the dysregulation of immune system in individuals living in leprosy-endemic areas. Although the number of male leprosy patients is higher, female leprosy patients have more impact on the family health status due to close contact with f...
Source: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Infectious Diseases - March 12, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Flora Ramona Sigit Prakoeswa Faradiba Maharani Munawaroh Fitriah Jusak Nugraha Hardyanto Soebono Budi Prasetyo Santi Martini Dominicus Husada Hari Basuki Notobroto Muhammad Yulianto Listiawan Anang Endaryanto Cita Rosita Sigit Prakoeswa Source Type: research