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An epidemic of acute myositis affecting children occurred in association with influenza B infections. The myositis followed the initial influenza-like episode, and almost exclusively involved the gastrocnemius and soleus muscles. Patients improved without specific treatment and made a complete recovery in four to five days. Laboratory studies(More)
The prevalence rates of serum hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) and antibody to HBsAg (anti-HBs) were 5.6% and 34% in 144 homosexual men in Seattle. Prevalence rates were only 0.9% and 3.6% in 111 heterosexual male venereal disease clinic patients with nongonococcal urethritis, and also 0.9% and 3.6% in 111 healthy men undergoing routine physical(More)
Data obtained concerning Hepatitis B as a possible couse of Down's syndrome, neonatal hepatitis, and the occurrence of Hepatitis A and B in institutionalized Down's syndrome and matched non-Down's syndrome retarded patients was summarized. The results of our studies indicated that Hepatitis B infection during pregnancy was not related to the genetic changes(More)
Sera from patients and employees of the Lynchburg Training School and Hospital were tested for Hepatitis B surface antigen by complement fixation test and antibody against Hepatitis B surface antigen by radioimmunoprecipitation test. Hepatitis B surface antigen was detected in 20% of the Down's syndrome patients and 7 percent of the matched other retarded(More)
The serotypes of hepatitis B surface antigen present in patients at the Lynchburg Training School and Hospital were determined by counterelectrophoresis. Hepatitis B surface antigen was detected by counterelectrophoresis in 72 of 82 samples that were positive by complement fixation or passive hemagglutination techniques. Of the isolates that were serotyped,(More)