Dr. Jacqueline M Achkar MD
Infectious Disease Specialist | Infectious DiseaseMmc - Dept Of Medicine 1825 Eastchester Roa Bronx NY, 10467
Supported initially by an NIH Career Development award, followed by grants from the NIH, FDA and HHMI, Dr. Jacqueline M. Achkar has established a successful translational research program in the field ...
Education and Training
Freie Univ Berlin, Med Fak, Berlin, Germany 1989
Freie University Berln / Medical College 1989
Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal MedicineABIM- Infectious Disease
- Protease mutations in HIV-1 non-B strains infecting drug-naive villagers in Cameroon.
- Genetic analysis of HIV-1 strains in rural eastern Cameroon indicates the
- Immunological options for the treatment of tuberculosis: evaluation of novel therapeutic approaches.
- Differences in clinical presentation among persons with pulmonary tuberculosis: a comparison of documented and undocumented foreign-born versus US-born persons.
- Ethical considerations about reporting research results with potential for further stigmatization of undocumented immigrants.
- Antibodies against immunodominant antigens of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in subjects with suspected tuberculosis in the United States compared by HIV status.
- Candida infections of the genitourinary tract.
- Correlation between serum and plasma antibody titers to mycobacterial antigens.
- The tuberculosis and HIV epidemic in South Africa and the KwaZulu-Natal Research Institute for Tuberculosis and HIV.
- Adjunctive tests for diagnosis of tuberculosis: serology, ELISPOT for site-specific lymphocytes, urinary lipoarabinomannan, string test, and fine needle aspiration.
- Incipient and subclinical tuberculosis: defining early disease states in the context of host immune response.
- Comparative evaluation of profiles of antibodies to mycobacterial capsular polysaccharides in tuberculosis patients and controls stratified by HIV status.
- Diagnosis and inflammatory response of patients with candiduria.
- Independent association of younger age with hemoptysis in adults with pulmonary tuberculosis.
- Antibody responses to mycobacterial antigens in children with tuberculosis: challenges and potential diagnostic value.
- Nyu Hospitals Center, Infectious Diseases; Nyu Hospitals Center, Internal Medicine
- Nyu Med Ctr/Va
- VA Medical Center
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