Mohamed G. Elfaki

Dr. Mohamed G. Elfaki

King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, Saudi Arabia





1989  Ph.D., University of Georgia, USA

1985  M.S., University of Georgia, USA

1980  B.V.Sc., University of Khartoum, Sudan


Publications (Selected)

  1. Elfaki, M.G., Uzzman, T, Al-Hokail, A.A, Kwaasi, A.K., Nakeeb, S.M., Housawi, F, Abu Elzein, E.M.E., Al-Sheikh, M.A. and Hussein, M.F. 2010. The zoonotic source of brucellosis in Saudi Arabia; submitted.
  2. Elfaki, M.G., and Al-Hokail, A.A., (2009). Transforming growth factor β production correlates with depressed lymphocytes function in humans with brucellosis. Microbes and Infection, 11: 1089-1096.
  3. Elfaki, M.G., Al-Hokail, A.A., Nakeeb, S.M., and Al-Rabiah, F.A., 2005. Evaluation of culture, tube agglutination, and PCR methods for the diagnosis of brucellosis in humans. Med Sci Monit. 11: MT69-74.
  4. Elfaki, M.G., Uz-Zaman, T, Al-Hokail, A.A., Nakeeb, S.M., 2005. Detection of Brucella DNA in sera from patients with brucellosis by polymerase chain reaction. Diag Microbiol Infect Dis. 53:1-7. Elfaki, 2011 4
  5. Kwaasi, A.A.A., Al-Mohanna, F.A., Nakeeb, S.M., Roberts, G.T., Al-Thawadi, S., Hassan, A.Y., Al-Hokail, A., and Elfaki, M.G., 2005. Correlation of antigenic expression with progress in antibiotic therapy of acute human brucellosis. J Med Microbiol. 54: 533-538.
  6. Elfaki, M.G., Abbas, B., Mahmoud, O.M., Haroun, E.M., and Abdel-Magied, E.M., 2002. Septicaemic pasteurellosis in ostriches (Struthio camelus) in central Saudi Arabia. The Veterinary J. 163:218-221.
  7. Mahmoud, O.M., Haroun, E.M., Elfaki, M.G., and Abbas, B., 2002. Pigmented paratuberculosis granulomata in the liver of sheep. Small Ruminant Research 43: 211-217.
  8. Elfaki, M.G., Abbas, B., Mahmoud, O.M., and Kleven, S.H., 2002. Isolation and characterization of Mycoplasma arginini from camels (Camelus dromedarius) with pneumonia. Comp. Immunol Microbiol Infect Dis 25:49- 57.
  9. Abdel-Magied, E.M., Taha, A.A., Al-Qarawi, A., and Elfaki, M.G., 2001. The parotid, mandibular, and lateral retropharyngeal lymph nodes of the camel. Anatomia, Histologia, and Embryologia 30:199-203.
  10. Elfaki, M.G., 2000. Association of enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli with haemorrhagic enteritis in Najdi lambs. Indian Vet. J. 77: 468-471.
  11. Abbas, B., Mahmoud, O.M., Haroun, E.M., and Elfaki, M.G., 1999. Ventricular encephalitis due to Aspergillus fumigatus infection in a goat. Revue D’elevage Medical Veterinarius Pays Tropicaus, France, 52: 245-247.
  12. Ragland, W.L., Mazija, H., Kleven, S.H., Elfaki, M.G., and Rukavina, V., 1996. Immunization of day-old chickens using killed Mycoplasma gallisepticum bacterin with iota carrageenan adjuvant. Praxis Veterinaria 44:145-147.
  13. Rafferty, D.E., Elfaki, M.G., and Montgomery, P.C., 1996. Preparation and characterization of a biodegradable microparticle antigen/cytokine delivery system. Vaccine 14:532-538.
  14. Elfaki, M.G., O’Sullivan, N.L., Skandera, C.A., and Montgomery, P.C., 1994. Modulation of lymphocyte adherence to rat salivary gland epithelia by IL-4 and TGF-ß. Regional Immunol. 6:225-231.
  15. Garcia, M., Elfaki, M.G., and Kleven, S.H., 1994. Analysis of the variability in expression of Mycoplasma gallisepticum surface antigens. Vet Microbiol.42:147-158
  16. Elfaki, M.G., O’Sullivan, N.L, Skandera, C.A., and Montgomery, P.C., 1994. Inhibition of lymphocyte adhesion to rat lacrimal acinar epithelial cells by interleukin-4 and transforming growth factor ß. Cell. Immunol. 153:154-162. Elfaki, 2011 5
  17. Bencina, D., Kleven, S.H., Elfaki, M.G., Snoj, A., Dovc, P., Dorrer, D., and Rus, I., 1994. Variable expression of epitopes on the surface of Mycoplasma gallisepticum demonstrated with monoclonal antibodies. Avian Pathol.23: 19- 36.
  18. Elfaki, M.G., Kleven, S.H., Ragland, W.L., Steffens, W.L., and Blankenship, L.L., 1993. Evidence for a common epitope on the surface of Mycoplasma gallisepticum defined by monoclonal antibody. Vet. Microbiol. 35: 161-177.
  19. Elfaki, M.G., Kleven, S.H., Jin, L.H., and Ragland, W.L., 1993. Protection against airsacculitis with sequential systemic and local immunization of chickens using killed Mycoplasma gallisepticum bacterin with iota carrageenan adjuvant. Vaccine11: 311-317.
  20. Elfaki, M.G., Kleven, S.H., Jin, L.H., and Ragland, W.L., 1992. Sequential intracoelomic and intrabursal immunization of chickens with inactivated Mycoplasma gallisepticum bacterin and iota carrageenan adjuvant. Vaccine 10:655-662.
  21. Elfaki, M.G., Ware, G.O., Kleven, S.H., and Ragland, W.L., 1992. An enzyme linked immunosorbent assay for the detection of specific IgG antibody to Mycoplasma gallisepticum in sera and tracheobronchial washes. Journal of Immunoassay13: 97-126.
  22. Ragland, W.L., and Elfaki, M.G., 1991. Improved method of immunizing poultry. U.S. patent No. 5,004,607.
  23. Elfaki, M.G., Dawe, D.L., Fletcher, O.J., Murthy, K.K., and Ragland, W.L., 1987. Suppression of humoral immunity in chickens with carrageenans. Vet. Immunol. Immunopath. 16: 139-150.