Bernard J Marino

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PURPOSE To determine whether unrecognized Clostridium difficile infection is responsible for a substantial proportion of cases of unexplained leukocytosis in a tertiary care hospital setting. METHODS We prospectively identified 60 patients who had unexplained leukocytosis (white blood cell count > or =15,000/mm3). Fecal specimens were tested for C.(More)
Several kinds of laboratory techniques are available to detect Clostridium difficile toxin in fecal samples. Because questions have been raised about the reliability of immunoassays compared to the accepted standard, cytotoxicity assay, we studied three enzyme immunoassays (EIAs) and one rapid EIA, which demonstrated relatively good sensitivities and(More)
10 11 12 Daniel M. Musher,* Atisha Manhas, Pranav Jain, Franziska Nuila, 13 14 Amna Waqar, Nancy Logan, Bernard Marino, Edward A. Graviss, 15 16 17 From the Medical Service (Infectious Disease Section), Michael E. DeBakey 18 Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, Texas, the Departments of Medicine 19 and Molecular Virology and Microbiology, Baylor(More)
Malaria was endemic in the United States before World War II. However, locally acquired malaria was thought to have been eradicated. Since the mid-1980s, cases of locally acquired malaria have been described. We report the case of a 62-year-old man who came to the Houston Veterans Affairs Medical Center with fever, malaise, and weakness and was found to(More)
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