Amy W. Davis

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BACKGROUND White piedra is a fungal infection of the hair shaft caused by species of Trichosporon. Rarely has this infection been reported in the United States. Historically, infected individuals required shaving of their hair to achieve clearance of the infection. OBJECTIVE We sought to describe 8 cases of Trichosporon scalp infections seen in the(More)
Dual perfusion of a single placental lobule is the only experimental model to study human placental transfer of substances in organized placental tissue. To date, there has not been any attempt at a systematic evaluation of this model. The aim of this study was to systematically evaluate the perfusion model in predicting placental drug transfer and to(More)
Crosses between Drosophila melanogaster and D. simulans normally result in progeny that are either inviable or sterile. Recent discovery of strains that rescue these inviability and sterility phenotypes has made it possible to study the developmental basis of reproductive isolation between these two species in greater detail. By producing both rescued and(More)
The rapid rise in the incidence of type 1 diabetes (T1D) suggests the involvement of environmental factors including viral infections. We evaluated the association between viral infections and T1D by profiling antiviral antibodies using a high-throughput immunoproteomics approach in patients with new-onset T1D. We constructed a viral protein array(More)
Infectious panniculitis caused by group A beta-hemolytic streptococcus is rare, especially in immunocompetent patients. Its clinical presentation is usually nonspecific, but skin biopsy may provide information on the source. We describe the case of a previously healthy 2-year-old girl who presented with fever, tachycardia, and diffuse erythematous skin(More)
Follistatin-like protein 1 (FSTL-1) has recently been described as a critical mediator of CIA and a marker of disease activity. Lyme arthritis, caused by Borrelia burgdorferi, shares similarities with autoimmune arthritis and the experimental murine model collagen-induced arthritis (CIA). Because FSTL-1 is important in CIA and autoimmune arthritides, and(More)
Lyme arthritis, caused by Borrelia burgdorferi, has similarities to rheumatoid arthritis and its experimental murine model, collagen-induced arthritis (CIA). Currently, no common strain exists for examination of arthritis models of Lyme arthritis and CIA, which are typically studied in C3H/HeJ and DBA/1 mice, respectively. The aim of this study was to(More)
The change in exocrine mass is an important parameter to follow in experimental models of pancreatic injury and regeneration. However, at present, the quantitative assessment of exocrine content by histology is tedious and operator-dependent, requiring manual assessment of acinar area on serial pancreatic sections. In this study, we utilized a novel(More)
The spectrum of clinical presentations in pediatric skin and soft-tissue lesions often makes diagnosis challenging. Delays in diagnosis and subsequent treatment can be life threatening, and they can subject patients to more complicated reconstruction. This retrospective case series reviews the presentation, management, and current literature on eight(More)