Fu-yuan Huang

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Kawasaki disease (KD) is an acute systemic vasculitis syndrome that primarily affects infants and young children. Its etiology is unknown; however, epidemiological findings suggest that genetic predisposition underlies disease susceptibility. Taiwan has the third-highest incidence of KD in the world, after Japan and Korea. To investigate novel mechanisms(More)
From 2003 to 2005, we prospectively collected 118 isolates of pneumococci belonging to 7 serotypes to investigate their competence under the influence of the synthetic competence-stimulating peptides. The degree of competence of the various serotypes differed significantly. Serotype 6B had the highest competence, followed by serotypes 14, 19F, 9V, 23F, 3,(More)
BACKGROUND Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) circulates year round in Taiwan. A novel six consecutive monthly doses of palivizumab for RSV prevention protocol has been approved for high risk preterm infants since December 2010. This study aimed to determine the clinical effectiveness and safety of this novel protocol for the prevention of RSV infection. (More)
isolates of Rickettsia rickettsii by use of DNA sequencing of variable intergenic regions. Use of highly variable intergenic spacer sequences for multispacer typing of Rickettsia conorii strains. To the Editor: Thirty-eight patients with Mycobacte-rium bovis BCG–associated osteomyelitis/osteitis, including 8 who were previously reported (1), were identified(More)
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