Bart J M Vlaminckx
Affiliation: St. Antonius Hospital
Country: The Netherlands
- Dynamics in prophage content of invasive and noninvasive M1 and M28 Streptococcus pyogenes isolates in The Netherlands from 1959 to 1996Bart J M Vlaminckx
Medical Microbiology and Immunology, St Antonius Hospital, Koekoekslaan 1, 3430 EM Nieuwegein, The Netherlands
Infect Immun 75:3673-9. 2007..The increased overall pathogenic potential may have contributed to the reemergence of invasive GAS disease in The Netherlands...
- [Invasive Lancefield group A streptococcal infections in the Netherlands]B J M Vlaminckx
St Antonius Ziekenhuis, Afd Medische Microbiologie, Postbus 2500, 3430 EM Nieuwegein
Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 151:1669-73. 2007..In-vitro studies have shown that the administration of immunoglobulin G can have a neutralising effect in cases ofTSS but clinical studies have failed to provide any statistical support for this...
- [HIV should become a notifiable disease]B J M Vlaminckx
Universitair Medisch Centrum Utrecht, Afd Medische Microbiologie, Utrecht
Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 151:2672. 2007..In recent years, it has become evident that primary HIV infections are largely responsible for new cases. In order to identify the chains of transmission involved, HIV should become a notifiable disease in the Netherlands...
- Epidemiological considerations following long-term surveillance of invasive group A streptococcal disease in The Netherlands, 1992-2003B J M Vlaminckx
University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Clin Microbiol Infect 11:564-8. 2005..Estimation of the true rate of invasive GAS disease should be based on an active surveillance system with inclusion of both microbiological and clinical data...
- Streptococcus milleri in intraabdominal abscesses in children after appendectomy: incidence and courseMarjolein M N Leeuwenburgh
Department of Surgery, Sint Antonius Hospital, Mailbox 2500, 3430 EM Nieuwegein, The Netherlands
J Pediatr Surg 47:535-9. 2012..Intraabdominal abscesses are a common complication after appendectomy, especially in children. In this study, we describe the incidence and course of this complication in relation to the cultured pathogens found in intraabdominal abscesses...
- Site-specific manifestations of invasive group a streptococcal disease: type distribution and corresponding patterns of virulence determinantsBart J M Vlaminckx
Eijkman Winkler Institute for Medical Microbiology, Infectious Diseases and Inflammation, University Hospital Utrecht, Utrecht, Germany
J Clin Microbiol 41:4941-9. 2003..M1 isolates comprised a single clone carrying highly mitogenic toxin genes (speA, smeZ) and were associated with toxic shock-like syndrome. Toxin profiles were highly conserved among the most virulent strains, such as M1 and M3...
- Variations in the distribution of genes encoding virulence and extracellular proteins in group A streptococcus are largely restricted to 11 genomic lociDavid J McMillan
Department of Microbial Pathogenesis, Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research, Inhoffenstrasse 7, 38124 Braunschweig, Germany
Microbes Infect 9:259-70. 2007..We believe that profiling of the 11 loci could be a meaningful tool in epidemiological GAS typing studies...
- Determination of the relationship between group A streptococcal genome content, M type, and toxic shock syndrome by a mixed genome microarrayBart J M Vlaminckx
University Medical Center Utrecht, Heidelberglaan 100, 3584 CX Utrecht, The Netherlands
Infect Immun 75:2603-11. 2007..Finally, in contrast to M-type-specific virulence profiles, we did not identify a common virulence profile among strains associated with TSS irrespective of their M type...
- Synthesis of group A streptococcal virulence factors is controlled by a regulatory RNA moleculeMonika Mangold
Max F Perutz Laboratories, University Departments at the Vienna Biocenter, Department of Microbiology and Genetics, University of Vienna, Dr Bohrgasse 9 4, Vienna A 1030, Austria
Mol Microbiol 53:1515-27. 2004..Remarkably, the RNA effector is regulated in a growth phase-dependent fashion and we provide evidence that pel RNA expression is induced by conditioned media...