Albert L Vincent

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The ultrastruct of the adult subperiodic Brugia malayi (Brug, 1927) within pulmonary arteries of male jirds (Meriones unguiculatus) was studied by transmission electron microscopy. The cuticle consists of 10 sublayers (2 of which are prominently banded) and a typical outer unit membrane. Evidence is presented showing that the subcuticular region of the(More)
Transitional-cell carcinoma of the bladder is an aggressive and potentially fatal malignancy. In 1990, the US Food and Drug Administration approved the use of intravesicular bacillus CalmetteGuérin (BCG) for the treatment of superficial bladder cancer.1 BCG is a live, attenuated strain of Mycobacterium bovis (M. bovis) that has been used to treat(More)
Mucorales species are deadly opportunistic fungi with a rapidly invasive nature. A rare disease, mucormycosis is most commonly reported in patients with diabetes mellitus, because the favorable carbohydrate-rich environment allows the Mucorales fungi to flourish, especially in the setting of ketoacidosis. However, case reports over the past 20 years show(More)
This study examined acute-convalescent changes in diagnostic anti-streptococcal antibodies by the anti-streptolysin O (ASO) and anti-DNAase B (ADAB) tests among patients (n 28) with lymphedema and recurrent erisipela of the lower limb, comparing them with endemic normal control residents (n=25). The study was based in Villa Francisca, an urban focus of(More)
Mucormycosis historically has caused substantial morbidity with high mortality in renal transplant patients with disseminated and/or rhinocerebral infection and in patients with gastrointestinal illness regardless of predisposing conditions. We report the first successful treatment of gastric mucormycosis in a renal transplant recipient and review presumed(More)
Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL) is the most common primary lymphoma of the skin. As with most cancers, survival depends on the stage of disease. Infection is a common complication of CTCL, contributing significant morbidity and mortality. We report a patient with severe, generalized mycosis fungoides (MF) complicated by recurrent skin infections,and we(More)
Congenitally athymic nude (nu/nu) mice, immunologically reconstituted by thymus grafting before inoculation with infective larvae, and mice heterozygous for the nu gene (nu/+), mounted potent protective humoral and cellular immune responses to Brugia pahangi. Although responses were not identical, both groups of mice produced IgM, IgG and IgE antibodies(More)
The nude (congenitally athymic) mouse, C3H/HeN is highly susceptible to infection with Brugia pahangi (Nematoda: Filarioidea). Normal, hairy mice show a strong thymus-dependent resistance and usually terminate the infection in the larval stages. The present study examined chronological histopathologic changes in the lumbar lymph nodes and adjacent lymphatic(More)
The dichotomy of resistance to Brugia pahangi (Nematoda: Filarioidea) between nonsusceptible, euthymic C3H/HeN mice, heterozygotic for the "nu" gene (+/nu), and susceptible, congenitally-athymic "nude" (nu/nu) C3H/HeN mice, suggests that resistance is thymus-dependent. To test this hypothesis, the effect of syngeneic neonatal thymus grafts and neonatal(More)