Ernest Maningding

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PROBLEM Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)-related cytomegalovirus (CMV) retinitis continues to be a neglected source of blindness in resource-poor settings. The main issue is lack of capacity to diagnose CMV retinitis in the clinical setting where patients receive care and all other opportunistic infections are diagnosed. APPROACH We developed and(More)
The C-terminal domain of the fibrinogen gamma chain (gammaC) has been shown to bind to the integrins alphaIIbbeta3, alphaMbeta2 and alphaVbeta3. It has also been reported that a peptide derived from the alphaMbeta2-binding site of gammaC can suppress an animal model of multiple sclerosis, experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE). Here we have(More)
AIM The aim of this study was to determine the frequency of fundus abnormalities among patients who are undergoing or have recently completed treatment for extrapulmonary tuberculosis (eTB). METHODS This is a prospective cross-sectional study conducted in a TB clinic of a tertiary hospital in northern Thailand. All patients who had eTB between January(More)
To the Editors: Cytomegalovirus (CMV) retinitis is a blinding opportunistic infection that primarily affects people with AIDS in resource-limited settings. Screening for CMV retinitis is important because the infection can cause irreversible retinal destruction before the onset of visual symptoms. Routine screening is recommended for patients with CD4(More)
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