Isaak Srugo

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Sex workers play a major role in spreading sexually transmitted infections (STIs). We studied the prevalence rates and risk factors for STIs among 300 brothel-based sex workers in Tel-Aviv. Throat swabs were cultured for Neisseria gonorrhoeae, urine samples were tested by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) for Chlamydia trachomatis and N. gonorrhoeae, and sera(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the clinical course of varicella-zoster infection in children infected with human immunodeficiency virus type I. DESIGN AND SETTING A clinical and laboratory study of human immunodeficiency virus-infected children was undertaken at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles. PARTICIPANTS Twenty-seven human immunodeficiency(More)
Severe failure to thrive (FTT) in a child with asthma and a persistent cough should not be explained solely by asthma and warrants a thorough and prompt evaluation. The finding of a foreign body in our case was surprising, because it does not usually present as or lead to FTT. Good clinical judgment and habits could prevent the course of events that we(More)
In winter 2001, an outbreak of pertussis involving an estimated 75 people occurred among soldiers serving in an infantry regiment of the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF). Nasopharyngeal swabs were obtained from patients and contacts for culture and PCR. Serum samples were obtained and assayed by ELISA for the presence of IgA, IgM and IgG antibodies to a lysate(More)
Recently a few new herpes simplex virus (HSV) type-specific serological diagnostic tests have been introduced to the commercial market, but these tests have some limitations. Moreover, it is not yet clear which commercial test can be regarded as a "gold standard" for the serodiagnosis of HSV infections. In order to improve the clinical diagnostic value of(More)
 The impact of blood culture systems on the detection of coagulase-negative staphylococcal bloodstream infections in critically ill patients prior to and following the introduction of the Bactec 9240 blood culture system (Becton Dickinson Diagnostic Instrument Systems, USA), which replaced the Bactec NR 730 (Becton Dickinson Diagnostic Instrument Systems),(More)
A newborn infant born to a mother infected with human immunodeficiency virus type 1 had acute meningoencephalitis on the second day of life. Human immunodeficiency virus type 1 was isolated from the plasma, cerebrospinal fluid, and peripheral blood mononuclear cells. Specific IgM for human immunodeficiency virus type 1 was detected by an enzyme-linked(More)
Growth of > or = 10(5) colonies of bacteria per milliliter obtained at bronchoscopy in children and adults correlates with bacterial pneumonia. To determine whether quantitative tracheal aspirate cultures aid in diagnosis of pneumonia in the neonatal intensive care unit setting, tracheal aspirates were obtained from 25 infants who had recently undergone(More)
The human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) was isolated from the plasma and peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) from each of 21 infected children. The mean titers in plasma were 7 and 165 tissue culture-infective doses per milliliter in 9 children with asymptomatic (P-1) and 12 with symptomatic (P-2) infection, respectively (P = .0013).(More)
Administration of measles vaccine has sharply reduced the occurrence of measles. However, "mini epidemics" occurring at increasing intervals through 1989 brought about the need for a routine two-dose schedule of measles vaccination. The prevention of preschool cases and school-based cases are two major goals of this new schedule. A two-dose schedule will(More)
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