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We report a family of six individuals with an abnormality of scalp hair characterized by shorter, finer, kinky hairs interspersed with normal hair, throughout the scalp. The abnormality had gone unnoticed in four of the six individuals. Two complained of thinning of the scalp hair.
Drawing upon our experience with 88 cases and a survey of the English literature, we reviewed the clinical, pathophysiological, and epidemiological aspects of tularemia. Tularemia can be thought of as two syndromes--ulceroglandular and typhoidal. This dichotomy simplifies earlier nomenclature and emphasizes the obscure typhoidal presentation. Clinical… (More)
Bazex-Dupre-Christol syndrome (BDCS) is an X linked dominant disorder of the hair follicle characterised by follicular atrophoderma, multiple basal cell carcinomas, hypotrichosis, milia, and localised hypohidrosis. Follicular atrophoderma (FA) are follicular funnel shaped depressions, "ice pick marks", seen most commonly on the dorsum of the hands. We… (More)
AIM The potential beneficial interaction between erlotinib and chemotherapy may require sequencing or pharmacodynamic separation. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and tolerance of sequential erlotinib and gemcitabine versus gemcitabine monotherapy as first-line therapy in elderly or ECOG PS-2 patients with advanced non-small cell lung… (More)
An analysis of seven sporadic cases of Legionnaires' disease confirmed clinical features recorded during epidemics and identified aspects of the illness either unreported or not emphasized. Four patients had central nervous system abnormalities. Mental status changes included somnolence, obtundation, delirium, disorientation, and confusion. Three patients… (More)
Sparse, brittle, sulphur-deficient hair is an excellent marker for several autosomal recessive neurocutaneous syndromes. The term 'trichothiodystrophy' is commonly used in publications on such syndromes and the best characterized trichothiodystrophy syndrome is associated with skin photosensitivity and intellectual impairment. Patients with these three… (More)
Three diseases representative of specific health conditions affecting the Southeast Asian refugees living in middle Tennessee are leprosy (chronic bacterial infections), liver fluke infection (parasitic diseases), and hemoglobin E-beta-thalassemia (hematologic disorders). In this paper we discuss incidence, causative agent, mode of transmission, metabolic… (More)
The prevalence of gallstones has been examined in an unselected group of ileostomy patients who had undergone surgery for ulcerative colitis. In this group 11 of 55 patients were found to have gallbladder disease which is an overall incidence of 20%. This is considerably higher than that found in a control population in the same area.