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Clinical, serologic, virologic, and immunologic evaluations for 31 adults with chronic illness and fatigue suggested that 23 had persisting Epstein-Barr virus infection. Among these 23 patients, cellular immune mechanisms were generally normal, but 4 had mild immunoglobulin deficiencies. However, 20 patients had abnormal serologic profiles specific for(More)
OBJECTIVE Increased expression of the inducible cyclooxygenase 2 (COX-2) enzyme has been detected in esophageal and colonic adenocarcinoma, and intake of aspirin and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, known COX-2 inhibitors, have been associated with reduced tumor formation. Elevated COX-2 mRNA but variable protein expression has been demonstrated in(More)
BACKGROUND Eosinophilic oesophagitis is a rarely diagnosed condition involving eosinophil infiltration of the oesophageal mucosa and creating significant symptoms of dysphagia. Failure to diagnose this disorder relates to reluctance to biopsy an apparently normal oesophagus. This is essential for histological diagnosis. To date, treatment success has been(More)
OBJECTIVE Barrett's esophagus is associated with significantly increased risk of development of esophageal adenocarcinoma. Replacing columnar epithelium with the normal squamous lining in this condition offers the possibility of decreasing the risk of degeneration to invasive adenocarcinoma. This study aimed to establish the feasibility of argon beam plasma(More)
Herpesvirus infections were studied in persons with or at risk for the acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). The infections diagnosed were as follows: patients with AIDS, cytomegalovirus (CMV) in 34 of 34, Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) in 33 of 34, herpes simplex viruses (HSV) in eight of 34, and varicella zoster virus in four of 34; patients with chronic(More)
There is still disagreement as to the value and reliability of wash and brush cytology, in comparison with histology, for the diagnosis of malignancy at flexible bronchoscopy. The present study compares the yield and concordance of findings from the two modalities for visible tumours at flexible bronchoscopy. A single-centre study of 514 consecutive(More)
Recent research suggests that allergy may be the key factor in the etiology of eosinophilic esophagitis (EE); however, historically, the condition was hypothesized as related to reflux injury to the esophageal mucosa. We studied this hypothesis by comparing markers of inflammation and cellular proliferation in EE and reflux esophagitis. Lower esophageal(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To determine whether Epstein-Barr virus is present in the bone marrow of patients with aplastic anemia. DESIGN Assay of fresh and fixed bone marrow specimens for Epstein-Barr virus using immunofluorescence for nuclear antigen, Southern analysis with an Epstein-Barr virus specific probe, and in-situ hybridization. SETTING Governmental(More)
We describe a case presenting as atypical granuloma annulare where the underlying diagnosis, confirmed by lymph node biopsy, was lymphoepithelioid cell lymphoma (Lennert's lymphoma). Lennert's lymphoma is a peripheral T-cell lymphoma which may follow a variable course and transform into an aggressive phase. Cutaneous manifestations of this condition have(More)