Fabiana Nakashima

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CONTEXT AND OBJECTIVE Toxoplasmosis transmission during pregnancy can cause severe sequelae in fetuses and newborns. Maternal antibodies may be indicators of risk or immunity. The aim here was to evaluate seropositivity for anti-Toxoplasma gondii (anti-T. gondii) immunoglobulin M (IgM) and immunoglobulin G (IgG) antibodies and IgG avidity in pregnant women(More)
A 65-year-old Japanese male consulted Ozuchi Prefectural Hospital (Iwate, Japan) on 19 January 1994 complaining of weight loss. Cecal mucosal biopsy material, which was stained with hematoxylin-eosin revealed a thick, basophilic fuzzy fringe covering the surface epithelium. Transmission and scanning electron microscopy observations demonstrated the presence(More)
Hematologic examinations, osmotic fragility tests, and scanning electron microscopy of erythrocytes were done on blood of dogs given 5 mg/kg of beta-acetylphenylhydrazine for 5 weeks. Reticulocytes, Heinz bodies, and serum total bilirubin values increased in the 1st week. Reticulocyte numbers peaked in the 2nd week, and reticulocytosis persisted through the(More)
Involvement of granulocyte colony stimulating factor (G-CSF) and granulocyte-macrophage colony stimulating factor (GM-CSF) in non-lymphohematopoietic malignant tumors accompanied by leukocytosis was clinicopathologically investigated. Among 1,778 autopsy cases in the last 20 years, 485 lesions of 439 cases with non-lymphohematopoietic malignant tumors(More)
Twenty-two institutionalized handicapped children who were susceptible to varicella were vaccinated with live varicella vaccine of the Oka strain and their immune status was followed for 5 years under conditions without exposure to natural varicella. Simultaneously, 7 children infected with natural varicella were followed. Of the 22 vaccinees, 16 showed(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to verify if ABO phenotypes are associated with allergic rhinitis. METHODS 168 patients with allergic rhinitis and 168 control individuals from the same geographical region and paired by gender and age were enrolled in the study. ABO phenotypes were identified in red blood cells using the hemagglutination technique. The(More)
Fifty children with psychomotor retardation, who had no detectable measles hemagglutination-inhibition (HI) antibody, were vaccinated with an extremely attenuated, live measles virus vaccine (CAM-EX). Only 10% of the children had fever after vaccination. No other symptoms were observed. Forty of 44 vaccinated children showed increase in HI antibody titers(More)