Jay S. Herbst

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Dysgonic fermenter type 2, a gram-negative bacillus that is part of the normal oral flora of dogs and cats, is responsible for increasing numbers of cases of fulminant septicemia in humans. Patients usually have preexisting medical illnesses, but infection also occurs in otherwise healthy individuals. Most infections are acquired through animal contact.(More)
To define the role of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) in the pathogenesis of oral hairy leukoplakia, 13 human immunodeficiency virus-seropositive men with clinical and histologic evidence of oral hairy leukoplakia were enrolled in an open-label trial of orally administered acyclovir therapy (3.2 g/d for 20 days). Of six patients who received therapy, five(More)
To compare the therapeutic effects of surgical excision and orally administered acyclovir therapy on symptomatic oral hairy leukoplakia, 45 homosexual men who were seropositive for human immunodeficiency virus participated in a 3-month open-label study. In the 14 patients who had surgical excision, pain resolved in four symptomatic patients and the(More)
Microalbuminuria predicts the development of diabetic nephropathy. Large daily variations in albumin excretion rates are frequently observed. Because seminal fluid contains protein and albumin, we reasoned that sexual activity, ejaculation, or residual urethral semen could contribute to albumin content in urine and thus effect determination of albumin(More)
Oral hairy leukoplakia occurs almost exclusively in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patients and is predictive for the development of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). It presents as a white plaque with a rough surface, most commonly on the sides of the tongue. The eruption is frequently overlooked, and, because it is commonly mistaken(More)
EPDS: erosive pustular dermatosis of the scalp INTRODUCTION Erosive pustular dermatosis of the scalp (EPDS) is an uncommon condition that is reported after local injuries including burns, cryotherapy, radiation therapy, photodynamic therapy, skin grafts, and hair transplantation as well as topical medication treatments including retinoids, imiquimod, and(More)
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