M Petrovec

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Affiliation: University of Ljubljana
Country: Slovenia

Publications

  1. pmc Detection of human coronaviruses in simultaneously collected stool samples and nasopharyngeal swabs from hospitalized children with acute gastroenteritis
    Monika Jevšnik
    Institute of Microbiology and Immunology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ljubljana, Zaloska 4, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Virol J 10:46. 2013
  2. pmc Coronavirus infections in hospitalized pediatric patients with acute respiratory tract disease
    Monika Jevšnik
    Institute of Microbiology and Immunology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ljubljana, Zaloska 4, Ljubljana 1000, Slovenia
    BMC Infect Dis 12:365. 2012
  3. pmc The complete genome sequence of a Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus isolated from an endemic region in Kosovo
    Darja Duh
    Institute of Microbiology and Immunology, Medical Faculty, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Virol J 5:7. 2008
  4. pmc Human disease in Europe caused by a granulocytic Ehrlichia species
    M Petrovec
    Institute of Microbiology and Immunology, Medical Faculty, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
    J Clin Microbiol 35:1556-9. 1997
  5. ncbi request reprint Infection with Anaplasma phagocytophila in cervids from Slovenia: evidence of two genotypic lineages
    Miroslav Petrovec
    Institute of Microbiology and Immunology, Medical Faculty, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Wien Klin Wochenschr 114:641-7. 2002
  6. pmc Identity of ehrlichial DNA sequences derived from Ixodes ricinus ticks with those obtained from patients with human granulocytic ehrlichiosis in Slovenia
    M Petrovec
    Institute of Microbiology and Immunology, Medical Faculty, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    J Clin Microbiol 37:209-10. 1999
  7. pmc Clinical and serological follow-up of patients with human granulocytic ehrlichiosis in Slovenia
    S Lotric-Furlan
    Department of Infectious Diseases, University Medical Centre, University of Ljubljana, Japljeva 2, 1525 Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Clin Diagn Lab Immunol 8:899-903. 2001
  8. pmc Diversity of Babesia Infecting European sheep ticks (Ixodes ricinus)
    D Duh
    Institute of Microbiology and Immunology, Medical Faculty, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    J Clin Microbiol 39:3395-7. 2001
  9. ncbi request reprint Detection of rickettsiae in Ixodes ricinus ticks in Slovenia
    Katarina Prosenc
    Institute for Microbiology and Immunology, University of Ljubljana, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 990:201-4. 2003
  10. ncbi request reprint Genetic analysis of wild-type Dobrava hantavirus in Slovenia: co-existence of two distinct genetic lineages within the same natural focus
    T Avsic-Zupanc
    Institute of Microbiology and Immunology, Medical Faculty of Ljubljana, Zaloska 4, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
    J Gen Virol 81:1747-55. 2000

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  1. pmc Detection of human coronaviruses in simultaneously collected stool samples and nasopharyngeal swabs from hospitalized children with acute gastroenteritis
    Monika Jevšnik
    Institute of Microbiology and Immunology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ljubljana, Zaloska 4, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Virol J 10:46. 2013
    ..The objective of our study was to assess the significance of HCoVs in the etiology of acute gastroenteritis (AGE) in children <6  years of age...
  2. pmc Coronavirus infections in hospitalized pediatric patients with acute respiratory tract disease
    Monika Jevšnik
    Institute of Microbiology and Immunology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ljubljana, Zaloska 4, Ljubljana 1000, Slovenia
    BMC Infect Dis 12:365. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to estimate the prevalence of human coronavirus infections in a series of children hospitalized with symptoms of acute respiratory tract disease in a one-year period in Slovenia...
  3. pmc The complete genome sequence of a Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus isolated from an endemic region in Kosovo
    Darja Duh
    Institute of Microbiology and Immunology, Medical Faculty, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Virol J 5:7. 2008
    ..9% amino acid difference found between the Kosova Hoti and another strain from Kosovo (9553-01). This suggests that distinct virus strains can coexist in highly endemic areas...
  4. pmc Human disease in Europe caused by a granulocytic Ehrlichia species
    M Petrovec
    Institute of Microbiology and Immunology, Medical Faculty, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
    J Clin Microbiol 35:1556-9. 1997
    ..Thus, European physicians need to be aware that HGE exists in Europe and that the diagnosis should be considered in febrile patients with tick bites in areas where Lyme disease is endemic...
  5. ncbi request reprint Infection with Anaplasma phagocytophila in cervids from Slovenia: evidence of two genotypic lineages
    Miroslav Petrovec
    Institute of Microbiology and Immunology, Medical Faculty, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Wien Klin Wochenschr 114:641-7. 2002
    ..In order to assess the possibility that roe and red deer in Slovenia serve as potential reservoir hosts for A. phagocytophila, materials from both species were examined...
  6. pmc Identity of ehrlichial DNA sequences derived from Ixodes ricinus ticks with those obtained from patients with human granulocytic ehrlichiosis in Slovenia
    M Petrovec
    Institute of Microbiology and Immunology, Medical Faculty, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    J Clin Microbiol 37:209-10. 1999
    ..This study identified I. ricinus as the likely vector for these ehrlichial pathogens of humans in this part of Europe...
  7. pmc Clinical and serological follow-up of patients with human granulocytic ehrlichiosis in Slovenia
    S Lotric-Furlan
    Department of Infectious Diseases, University Medical Centre, University of Ljubljana, Japljeva 2, 1525 Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Clin Diagn Lab Immunol 8:899-903. 2001
    ..Patients reporting additional tick bites during the study had significantly higher antibody titers at most time points during follow-up. No long-term clinical consequences were found during follow-up...
  8. pmc Diversity of Babesia Infecting European sheep ticks (Ixodes ricinus)
    D Duh
    Institute of Microbiology and Immunology, Medical Faculty, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    J Clin Microbiol 39:3395-7. 2001
    ..The results of this study represent the first genetic evidence of B. microti and B. divergens-like parasites in I. ricinus ticks in Europe...
  9. ncbi request reprint Detection of rickettsiae in Ixodes ricinus ticks in Slovenia
    Katarina Prosenc
    Institute for Microbiology and Immunology, University of Ljubljana, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 990:201-4. 2003
  10. ncbi request reprint Genetic analysis of wild-type Dobrava hantavirus in Slovenia: co-existence of two distinct genetic lineages within the same natural focus
    T Avsic-Zupanc
    Institute of Microbiology and Immunology, Medical Faculty of Ljubljana, Zaloska 4, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
    J Gen Virol 81:1747-55. 2000
    ..agrarius from Russia, Estonia and Slovakia. These findings suggest that the DOB variants carried by the two species of APODEMUS: in Europerepresent two distinct genetic lineages...
  11. ncbi request reprint Seroprevalence of ehrlichiosis, Lyme borreliosis and tick-borne encephalitis infections in children and young adults in Slovenia
    M Cizman
    Department of Infectious Diseases, University Medical Center, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Wien Klin Wochenschr 112:842-5. 2000
    ..Little is known about the seroprevalence of ehrlichiosis in adults and much less about the same in children...
  12. ncbi request reprint Prospective assessment of the etiology of acute febrile illness after a tick bite in Slovenia
    S Lotric-Furlan
    Department of Infectious Diseases, University Medical Centre, Japljeva 2, 1525 Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Clin Infect Dis 33:503-10. 2001
    ..5%] of 68; P<.0001). Tickborne viral and bacterial infections are an important cause of febrile illness in Slovenia...
  13. ncbi request reprint Hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome in the Dolenjska region of Slovenia--a 10-year survey
    T Avsic-Zupanc
    Institute of Microbiology and Immunology, Medical Faculty, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Clin Infect Dis 28:860-5. 1999
    ..We have demonstrated that Dobrava and Puumala viruses coexist in a single region of endemicity and are capable of causing HFRS with significant differences in severity...
  14. ncbi request reprint Molecular characterisation of Cryptosporidium isolates from humans in Slovenia
    B Soba
    Institute of Microbiology and Immunology, Medical Faculty, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Clin Microbiol Infect 12:918-21. 2006
    ..The fact that C. parvum, which is associated traditionally with animals, was identified in the majority of human faecal specimens suggests that cryptosporidiosis may have primarily a zoonotic origin in Slovenia...
  15. ncbi request reprint The molecular evidence of Babesia microti infection in small mammals collected in Slovenia
    D Duh
    Institute of Microbiology and Immunology, Medical Faculty, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Parasitology 126:113-7. 2003
    ..flavicollis were indistinguishable from each other and identical with those previously described in I. ricinus ticks collected in Slovenia. The results of this study represent molecular evidence of B. microti in small mammals in Europe...
  16. ncbi request reprint Infections of wild animals with Anaplasma phagocytophila in Austria and the Czech Republic
    Miroslav Petrovec
    Institute of Microbiology and Immunology, Medical Faculty, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 990:103-6. 2003
  17. ncbi request reprint Molecular characterization of human pathogen Babesia EU1 in Ixodes ricinus ticks from Slovenia
    Darja Duh
    Institute of Microbiology and Immunology, Medical Faculty, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    J Parasitol 91:463-5. 2005
    ..On the basis of a comparison of the complete babesial 18S rRNA gene, we have generated strong molecular evidence that Ixodes ricinus ticks from Slovenia are infected with EU1...
  18. pmc Cervids as Babesiae hosts, Slovenia
    Darja Duh
    Institute of Microbiology and Immunology, Medical Faculty, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Emerg Infect Dis 11:1121-3. 2005
    ..Both babesial parasites were found in roe deer. Sequence analysis of 18S rRNA showed 99.7% identity of roe deer Babesia EU1 with the human EU1 strain. B. divergens detected in cervids was 99.6% identical to bovine B. divergens...
  19. ncbi request reprint Novel one-step real-time RT-PCR assay for rapid and specific diagnosis of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever encountered in the Balkans
    Darja Duh
    Institute of Microbiology and Immunology, Medical Faculty, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    J Virol Methods 133:175-9. 2006
    ..Since the Balkan peninsula is also an endemic region for hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS), this method is suggested as convenient for early differential diagnosis of suspected viral hemorrhagic fever patients...
  20. ncbi request reprint Puumala hantavirus in Slovenia: analyses of S and M segment sequences recovered from patients and rodents
    Tatjana Avsic-Zupanc
    Institute of Microbiology and Immunology, Medical Faculty of Ljubljana, Zaloska 4, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Virus Res 123:204-10. 2007
    ..Analysis of the complete S segment sequences recovered for two wild-type PUUV strains confirmed the existence of a distinct genetic lineage and also indicated a possible quasispecies type of Slovenian PUUV...
  21. ncbi request reprint Molecular identification of Rickettsia felis-like bacteria in Haemaphysalis sulcata ticks collected from domestic animals in southern Croatia
    Darja Duh
    Institute of Microbiology and Immunology, Zaloska 4, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1078:347-51. 2006
    ..Molecular analysis of the complete gltA gene and portion of 17 kDa and ompB genes revealed the presence of Rickettsia felis-like bacteria in up to 26% of tested ticks...
  22. ncbi request reprint Epidemiological, clinical and laboratory characteristics of patients with human granulocytic anaplasmosis in Slovenia
    Stanka Lotric-Furlan
    Department of Infectious Diseases, University Medical Center Ljubljana, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Wien Klin Wochenschr 118:708-13. 2006
    ..7%) patients tested seropositive (> or =1 : 256) for A. phagocytophilum antibody, and two years after the first visit positive titers were still present in 10/18 (55.6%) patients...
  23. ncbi request reprint Genetic variation of Bartonella henselae detected in lymph nodes from patients with cat scratch disease in Slovenia
    Katja Triller
    Institute of Microbiology and Immunology, Medical Faculty of Ljubljana, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 990:393-6. 2003
  24. pmc High-resolution genetic fingerprinting of European strains of Anaplasma phagocytophilum by use of multilocus variable-number tandem-repeat analysis
    Kevin J Bown
    Infectious Disease Ecology Group, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Liverpool, Leahurst, Neston, Cheshire, CH64 7TE, United Kingdom
    J Clin Microbiol 45:1771-6. 2007
    ..phagocytophilum strains should serve well in molecular epidemiological studies of infection transmission, particularly when fine-scale strain delineation is required...
  25. ncbi request reprint Epidemiological, clinical and laboratory distinction between human granulocytic ehrlichiosis and the initial phase of tick-borne encephalitis
    Stanka Lotric-Furlan
    Department of Infectious Diseases, University Medical Centre, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Wien Klin Wochenschr 114:636-40. 2002
    ..To establish epidemiological, clinical and laboratory differences between adult patients with proven acute human granulocytic ehrlichiosis (HGE) and patients with the initial phase of tick-borne encephalitis (TBE)...
  26. pmc Viral load as predictor of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever outcome
    Darja Duh
    Institute of Microbiology and Immunology, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Emerg Infect Dis 13:1769-72. 2007
    ..Viral load correlated with clinical disease and antibodies and could be used as a predictor of disease outcome...
  27. ncbi request reprint Prevention of congenital toxoplasmosis in Slovenia by serological screening of pregnant women
    Jernej Logar
    Department of Parasitology, Institute of Microbiology and Immunology, Medical Faculty, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Scand J Infect Dis 34:201-4. 2002
    ..However, long-term follow-up of children born to primary infected women would be necessary for an accurate evaluation of the effectiveness of the screening because of the possibility of late onset of symptoms...
  28. ncbi request reprint The importance of tick-borne encephalitis virus RNA detection for early differential diagnosis of tick-borne encephalitis
    Ana Saksida
    Institute of Microbiology and Immunology, Medical Faculty, University of Ljubljana, Zaloska 4, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
    J Clin Virol 33:331-5. 2005
    ..Currently, the diagnosis of TBE is based on the demonstration of specific antibodies in patient's serum, which appear only several weeks after the infection...
  29. ncbi request reprint Comparison of patients fulfilling criteria for confirmed and probable human granulocytic ehrlichiosis
    Stanka Lotric-Furlan
    Department of Infectious Diseases, University Medical Centre, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Scand J Infect Dis 36:817-22. 2004
    ..The differences indicate that in some patients fulfilling criteria for probable HGE the signs and symptoms most probably are not the result of a recent infection with A. phagocytophilum...
  30. ncbi request reprint Domestic animals as indicators of Anaplasma species infections in Northern Albania
    Miroslav Petrovec
    Institute of Microbiology and Immunology, Medical Faculty, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 990:112-5. 2003
  31. ncbi request reprint A follow-up study on newly recognized spotted fever group rickettsiae in ticks collected in southern Croatia
    Darja Duh
    Institute of Microbiology and Immunology, Medical Faculty of Ljubljana, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 990:149-51. 2003
  32. ncbi request reprint Investigation of Anaplasma phagocytophila infections in Ixodes ricinus and Dermacentor reticulatus ticks in Austria
    Wolfdieter Sixl
    Institute of Hygiene, University of Graz, Graz, Austria
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 990:94-7. 2003
  33. ncbi request reprint Human granulocytic ehrlichiosis in Slovenia
    Stanka Lotric-Furlan
    Department of Infectious Diseases, University Medical Centre, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 990:279-84. 2003
    ..The severity of the illness was mild to moderately severe. All patients recovered rapidly and without sequelae. HGE should be included in the differential diagnosis of febrile illnesses occurring after a tick bite in Slovenia...
  34. ncbi request reprint Comparison of patients fulfilling criteria for confirmed and probable human granulocytic ehrlichiosis
    Stanka Lotric-Furlan
    Department of Infectious Diseases, University Medical Centre, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 990:344-5. 2003
  35. ncbi request reprint Etiology of tick-borne febrile illnesses in Slovenian children
    Maja Arnez
    Department of Infectious Diseases, University Medical Centre Ljubljana, 1525 Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 990:353-4. 2003
  36. pmc Differences in clinical manifestations and hematological and serological responses after experimental infection with genetic variants of Anaplasma phagocytophilum in sheep
    Snorre Stuen
    Department of Sheep and Goat Research, Norwegian School of Veterinary Science, Sandnes, Norway
    Clin Diagn Lab Immunol 10:692-5. 2003
    ..The results of the study indicate a marked difference in clinical manifestation, neutropenia, antibody response, and cross-protection after experimental infection with the two variants of A. phagocytophilum...
  37. ncbi request reprint Detection and identification of spotted fever group rickettsiae in ticks collected in southern Croatia
    Volga Punda-Polic
    Department of Clinical Microbiology, University Hospital, Split, Croatia
    Exp Appl Acarol 28:169-76. 2002
    ..aeschlimannii. The results of this study extend the knowledge of the geographic distribution of SFG rickettsiae and indicate that at least two of them, with yet uncertain pathogenicity to humans, are present in ticks in southern Croatia...
  38. ncbi request reprint Causes of febrile illnesses after a tick bite in Slovenian children
    Maja Arnez
    Department of Infectious Diseases, University Medical Centre Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 22:1078-83. 2003
    ..To establish the etiology in Slovenian children with febrile illnesses occurring after a tick bite...
  39. ncbi request reprint Canine babesiosis in Slovenia: molecular evidence of Babesia canis canis and Babesia canis vogeli
    Darja Duh
    Institute of Microbiology and Immunology, Medical Faculty, Zaloska 4, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Vet Res 35:363-8. 2004
    ..c. canis could be subdivided into three groups, whereas the three B. c. vogeli isolates were genetically identical. The results of this study demonstrate the presence of canine babesiosis due to B. c. canis and B. c. vogeli in Slovenia...
  40. pmc Concomitant tickborne encephalitis and human granulocytic ehrlichiosis
    Stanka Lotric-Furlan
    Department of Infectious Diseases, University Medical Centre Ljubljana, Japljeva 2, 1525 Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Emerg Infect Dis 11:485-8. 2005
    ..Tickborne encephalitis virus infection was established by serum immunoglobulin (Ig) M and IgG antibodies...
  41. ncbi request reprint Molecular detection of Bartonella species infecting rodents in Slovenia
    Natasa Knap
    Institute of Microbiology and Immunology, Medical Faculty, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    FEMS Immunol Med Microbiol 50:45-50. 2007
    ..This analysis demonstrated that the strain is most likely a representative of possible new species within the genus...
  42. ncbi request reprint Seroprevalence of human anaplasmosis in slovene forestry workers
    Tereza Rojko
    Department of Infectious Diseases, University Medical Centre Ljubljana, Japljeva 2, 1525 Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1078:92-4. 2006
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  43. ncbi request reprint Clinical and laboratory features of the first detected cases of A. phagocytophila infections in dogs from Slovenia
    Natasa Tozon
    Small Animal Clinic, Veterinary Faculty, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 990:424-8. 2003