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Twenty-six patients with a pauciarticular arthritis have been studied clinically, radiologically and with histocompatibility typing. An increased frequency of HLA B27 was found (p = 1.87 x 10(-12)). Low back and buttock pain, Achilles tendinitis and dactylitis of the toes were more frequent in HLA-B27 positive patients. It is suggested that(More)
Electronmicrographs of the choroid plexus from rats infected with Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense showed that trypomastigotes from the perivascular spaces may penetrate and undergo multiple division in the ependymal cells which locally constitute the blood-brain barrier. Progressive degeneration of the ependymal cell liberates trypomastigotes back into the(More)
Nevi, or moles, are localized nevocytic tumors. The American Cancer Society's "ABCD" rules are useful for differentiating a benign nevus from malignant melanoma. While acanthosis nigricans may signal an underlying malignancy (e.g., gastrointestinal tumor), it more often is associated with insulin resistance (type 2 diabetes, polycystic ovary syndrome) or(More)
The morphogenesis of yellow fever virus replication was examined in infected Vero cell cultures. Penetration and uncoating occurred by endocytosis with the formation of coated vesicles, similar to that demonstrated for other enveloped and unenveloped viruses. Inclusion bodies associated with newly formed nucleocapsids were evident in the perinuclear region(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the clinical and parasitological response to treatment of intestinal microsporidiosis with albendazole. DESIGN Open prospective study. SETTING Hospital-based HIV/genito-urinary medicine unit. PATIENTS, PARTICIPANTS Six consecutive AIDS patients with small intestinal microsporidiosis as the only identified cause of diarrhoea(More)
The site of immune complex localization in human glomerulonephritis is important in determining the kind of disease that may develop. Immune complex deposits found on the subepithelial side of the glomerular basement membrane are characteristic of membranous nephropathy, a common and often severe form of human renal disease. The pathogenesis of this disease(More)
AIMS To detect enteric microsporidia in faecal specimens from patients with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), and to identify the spores to species level without using invasive procedures. METHODS Formalised faecal preparations were examined using a modification of the strong trichrome staining method to demonstrate microsporidian spores. Six(More)
Fifty nine patients seropositive for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and diarrhoea and 20 with weight loss were investigated for microsporidiosis using light and electron microscopical examination of duodenal and jejunal biopsy specimens. Eight cases of microsporidiosis were found, in five of whom it was the sole pathogen. In all eight cases the organism(More)