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Serologic markers of hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection were sought in serum from 85 (75%) of 114 consecutive patients with chronic urticaria and angioedema (CUA). Markers of HBV infection were detected in 15 (17.6%) patients. Of these 13 (15.3%) were found to have anti-hepatitis B surface antibody (anti-HBs) and 2 (2.4%) had hepatitis B surface antigen(More)
Four cases of spinal cord schistosomiasis were characterized by paraparesis, sensory loss, and sphincter disturbances progressing over hours to days. One patient showed deterioration over months and remission after laminectomy, followed by the typical, rapidly progressive deficits. Biopsies on two patients showed granulomatous and necrotizing myelitis.(More)
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