David Ethan Kahn

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Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is the eponym used to describe acute inflammatory polyradiculoneuropathies, which manifest with weakness and diminished reflexes. Although the classic form of GBS is considered to be an ascending demyelinating polyneuropathy, several variants have been described in the literature, including the Miller-Fisher syndrome, acute(More)
Six specific-pathogen-free cats were exposed by aerosol to a feline calicivirus of low virulence (F-9 virus). Homotypic (anti-F-9) seroconversion occurred in all cats by postexposure day 14. The serum of one cat on postexposure day 14 and four of six cats on postexposure day 35 neutralized feline picornavirus isolate no. 225 (FPV-255), a virulent feline(More)
In vitro experiments established that the interaction of feline calicivirus (FCV) with alveolar macrophages and pneumocytes results in the generation of chemotactic factors that produce directed migration of neutrophils in Boyden chambers. Factors were produced independent of immune mechanisms and of discernible serum factors. Lysates of noninfected(More)
A canine distemper virus (CDV), DESIGNATED R252, originally recovered from a dog with demyelinating encephalomyelitis was shown to reproduce this disease in gnotobiotic dogs with a high incidence as compared to other CDV strains, which produced an acute fatal infection. In this investigation, R252 was propagated for the first time in Vero cells and compared(More)
A canine distemper (CD) viral strain, designated R252, originally obtained from a dog with demyelinating encephalomyelitis has been shown to reproduce this disease in gnotobiotic dogs in a high incidence in contradistinction to other CD viral strains which produce an acute fatal disease. Because comparision of R252 strain with the Snyder Hill (SH) and(More)
Sixty-six specific-pathogen-free cats were allotted to 10 groups and exposed by aerosol to 10 feline calicivirus (FCV) isolates. Viruses of different virulence were identified. The more virulent FCV caused pyrexia, depression, dyspnea, pneumonia, vesicles, or ulcers of the tongue and ulceration of the hard palate and nostrils. The FCV of low virulence(More)
An attenuated feline calicivirus (FCV) was administered intramuscularly to specific-pathogen-free cats. Vaccination did not cause signs of illness. Oropharyngeal replication of attenuated FCV was not detected, nor was there evidence of virus transmission to contact-control cats. Antiviral neutralizing antibody was present in the serum of all vaccinated cats(More)