Catherine A Rodgers

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A quantitative real-time RT-PCR system was established to identify which secreted aspartyl proteinase (SAP) genes are most highly expressed and potentially contribute to Candida albicans infection of human epithelium in vitro and in vivo. C. albicans SC5314 SAP1-10 gene expression was monitored in organotypic reconstituted human epithelium (RHE) models,(More)
The in vivo expression of Candida albicans secreted aspartyl proteinase (SAP1-SAP8) and phospholipase B (PLB1 and PLB2) genes was analyzed in 137 human subjects with oral and vaginal candidiasis or carriage. Total RNA was isolated from whole unstimulated saliva or vaginal swabs, and the expression of SAP1-8 and PLB1-2 was evaluated by reverse-transcriptase(More)
The clinical features of vulvovaginal candidiasis are the result of the inflammatory response of the vulva and vagina to Candida overgrowth. Topical treatments comprise intra-vaginal pessaries or cream used in combination with a similar azole-based cream for external application. In this audit Candida isolation rates from vulval and vaginal samples were(More)
Toxoplasmosis accounts for 1-3% of ocular infections in patients with AIDS1. There are a variety of clinical manifestations that can be confused with other ocular disease. It may be the first manifestations of intracranial and disseminated Toxoplasma gondii infection. Prompt recognition and early treatment with antiparasitic drug therapy will prevent(More)
OBJECTIVES To review the management of a cohort of patients with positive treponemal serology and psychiatric and/or neurological disorders. METHODS A retrospective case note review of 172 patients with positive treponemal serology attending the Patrick Clement's Clinic, Central Middlesex Hospital between December 1990 and November 1995 was performed. (More)
Up to 70% of GU clinic attendees with a sexually transmitted infection (STI) and undiagnosed HIV, remain HIV undiagnosed after their visit. STIs have been shown to facilitate HIV transmission. Therefore, patients with an STI should test for HIV. Our objective was to compare the uptake of HIV testing in GU clinic attendees with an STI (study group) with(More)