Gillian Franklin

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It has been reported that anti-tumor necrosis factor-alpha therapy increases the risk of opportunistic infections including rare case reports of leishmaniasis. Here we report a case of latent cutaneous leishmaniasis, which was provoked by anti-tumor necrosis factor-alpha therapy in a patient with rheumatoid arthritis.
Although gastrointestinal bleeding is well known in patients with amyloidosis, when it occurs as the initial or sole overt manifestation of the disease it is much rarer and frequently causes diagnostic difficulty. This subject is reviewed in the context of a patient who underwent multiple invasive and noninvasive examinations to achieve this diagnosis. Both(More)
We have examined the T-cell functional capabilities of human intestinal mononuclear cells isolated from surgically obtained normal and inflammatory bowel disease intestinal specimens. Intestinal mononuclear cells have T cells present which respond to the mitogenic lectins E-PHA, Con A, and PWM and to foreign cell-surface antigens in the allogeneic-mixed(More)
A patient with pulmonary tuberculosis and a constricting transverse colon lesion on barium enema was found at colonoscopy to have a 1.5 X 3.0 cm ulcer with irregular, edematous borders. Multiple colonoscopic biopsies of the ulcer revealed acid-fast bacilli with absence of granulomas. Previously, the diagnosis of colonic tuberculosis had been thought to(More)
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