Alexis A. Smith

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Leptospira interrogans is the agent for leptospirosis, an important zoonosis in humans and animals across the globe. Surface proteins of invading pathogens, such as L. interrogans, are thought to be responsible for successful microbial persistence in vivo via interaction with specific host components. In particular, a number of invasive infectious agents(More)
Ixodes scapularis, commonly known as the deer tick, transmits a wide array of human and animal pathogens including Borrelia burgdorferi. Despite substantial advances in our understanding of immunity in model arthropods, including other disease vectors, precisely how I. scapularis immunity functions and influences persistence of invading pathogens remains(More)
Extramammary Paget's disease (EMPD) is a rare skin cancer of the genital region in which cancer cells with enlarged nuclei and pale cytoplasm are scattered singly in the affected epidermis. These cancer cells, called Paget cells, contain mucin, which is never found in normal epidermis. The oligosaccharide side chains of Paget cell mucin end with sialic(More)
BACKGROUND Rarely, a patient presents to a surgeon for evaluation of an adrenal incidentaloma where the final pathology is primary malignancy. For primary adrenal lymphoma, fewer than 100 cases have been reported in the literature. CASE REPORT We report a case of unilateral primary adrenal aggressive B cell lymphoma discovered incidentally in a(More)
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