A. J. Sulzer

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The analysis of fine structures by electron microscopic examination of ultrathin tissue sections permitted a diagnosis of toxoplasmosis in a fatal human case that would have gone undiagnosed by conventional methods. Examination of histologically prepared sections revealed organisms that were morphologically nondiagnostic. Fine-structural analysis showed the(More)
In October, 1977, an outbreak of toxoplasmosis occurred in patrons of a riding stable in Atlanta, Georgia; 37 became ill with toxoplasmosis or had serologic evidence by indirect fluorescent-antibody test of acute infection with Toxoplasma gondii (titer greater than or equal to 1:4096 or a positive fluorescent-antibody test for toxoplasma antibodies).(More)
A sensitive and reproducible indirect fluorescent antibody test for a North American isolate of Babesia gibsoni was described. In blind tests (coded samples), titer reproducibility was within two 4-fold dilutions and the appropriate positive and negative sera were identified as such. Babesia gibsoni antisera reacted with homologous antigen at one to three(More)
The Waorani Indians of eastern Ecuador provide a unique opportunity for studying exposure of an isolated human population to various infectious disease agents. Using serologic tests to determine antibody prevalence, skin test data, and stool examination for parasites, we have been able to construct a profile of infectious diseases which are endemic, and(More)
A species of Babesia which infects raccoons, Procyon lotor, is described and named Babesia lotori. Twelve of 14 raccoons captured from five counties in Connecticut developed parasitemia after splenectomy. Preoperative levels were subpatent or less than 1%. Parasitemia peaked anywhere from less than 5% to 36.6% in splenectomized raccoons, and all but one(More)