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There have been reported cases of long-term symptomless human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) infection, but it is not clear whether the benign course of infection was due to host, viral, or other unknown factors. During follow-up of subjects with transfusion-acquired HIV-1 infection in New South Wales, Australia, we identified a group of 6 subjects(More)
Five renal transplant recipients were observed to have recurrent infections in association with low serum immunoglobulin levels. They have benefited from parenteral gamma globulin therapy. Following this observation, 110 renal transplant recipients were assessed; 46% had abnormal serum immunoglobulins with 4 patients identified as having monoclonal(More)
An immunoassay was developed for the detection of sulfamethoxazole reactive IgE antibodies in the sera of patients who experienced life threatening anaphylactic reactions following the ingestion of co-trimoxazole (trimethoprim and sulfamethoxazole). Patients who had significant levels of sulfamethoxazole reactive IgE antibodies in their sera did not have(More)
During the 1984 cholera epidemic in Mali, 1793 cases and 406 deaths were reported, a death-to-case ratio of 23%. In four affected villages, the mean clinical attack rate was 1.5 and 29% of affected persons died. In 66% of cases the illness began more than 48 h after the village outbreak began, when supplies from outside the village were potentially(More)
BACKGROUND An early sign of apoptosis in many cells is the appearance of phosphatidylserine (PS) on the outside of the plasma membrane, whilst the cells still retain the ability to exclude DNA-binding molecules such as propidium iodide and 7-aminoactinomycin D (7-AAD). The protein annexin V binds preferentially to PS and has often been used to monitor the(More)