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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)
A patient with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome was found to have a continuous bacillemia of Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare by examination of Kinyoun-stained buffy coat smears. There were 29 cells/cu mm that contained acid-fast bacilli (AFB) and 1.5 X 10(5) AFB/ml of whole blood. The cells of the reticuloendothelial system were engorged with AFB,(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)
When 102 patients with dyspepsia who had normal findings on barium-meal examination in 1964 were interviewed in 1970, 85 of them (76%) were symptomatically improved, and only three were later shown to have a peptic ulcer. This suggests that "x-ray-negative dyspepsia" has a good prognosis in a general practice setting.
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)
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.