F G Selassie

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BACKGROUND The role, if any, of parasitosis in the development of asthma remains incompletely understood; both 'protective' and 'predictive' associations have been reported. We report a study which examined immunoglobulin (Ig) E responses to two common helminths in asthmatics living in Ethiopia. OBJECTIVE To compare the frequencies of specific IgE(More)
Seventy-two cases of pyomyositis are reported from the north-western highlands of Ethiopia. The majority (76.4%) came from highland areas over 1,800 meters above sea level. The clinical picture of the disease was similar to that seen in other East African countries. Staphylococcus aureus was recovered from 69 of 72 pus cultures. Spontaneous rupture of(More)
A thirty year-old man with angio-immunoblastic lymphadenopathy (AILD) is presented. This is the first case recorded from Ethiopia, and few have been reported elsewhere in Africa. The patient presented with generalized lymphadenopathy, fever, weight loss, pruritus, skin rashes, anaemia, hepatomegaly and pulmonary infiltrates. Lymph node histology was typical(More)
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