Alex. D. Hyatt

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The secretory tubule epithelium of the avian nasal salt gland has been thought to secrete a hyperosmotic fluid containing high concentrations of Naα and Cl−. It is shown by X-ray micro-analysis that the average composition of the luminal fluid of secretory tubules in duckling salt glands is Na 80 mmol l−1, Cl. 100 mmol l−1, K 40 mmol l−1, Mg 11 mmol l−1, Ca(More)
To the Editor: Nipah virus (NiV) emerged in peninsular Malaysia in 1998 and 1999 as a respiratory and neurologic disease of domestic pigs and an acute febrile encephalitic disease in humans (1). Nipah virus infection is associated with a case-fatality ratio of 40% to 76% in humans (1,2). Cats (Felis catus) were infected with NiV at the site of the outbreak(More)
Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE) and subacute measles encephalitis (SME) are both rare complications of measles virus infection. SSPE typically affects immunocompetent children, has an insidious onset and follows a steadily progressive course. SME mainly occurs in immunosuppressed children and has a rapidly progressive course. We describe a 43(More)
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