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Excellent performance of the automated CLIFT evaluation by the “EUROPattern Suite”

Antibodies against double stranded DNA (anti-dsDNA) are immunological indicators for systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), a severe rheumatic autoimmune disease. According to the recommendations of the American College of Rheumatology, their detection constitutes an important criterion for the diagnosis of the disease [1]. Among the commonly applied test systems, indirect immunofluorescence on the flagellate Crithidia luciliae […]

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Tapeworm infections of humans

The name already sounds alarming: Echinococcoses. The diseases can be caused by infections with tapeworms of the genus Echinococcus. Basically, there are two clinical patterns: cystic echinococcosis (CE), induced by the dog tapeworm E. granulosus, which is globally spread but rarely occurs in Germany. Infection with the fox tapeworm E. multilocularis, which is prevalent at

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