Jeremiah C. Davis

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BACKGROUND Recurrent sinopulmonary and cutaneous viral infections with elevated serum levels of IgE are features of some variants of combined immunodeficiency. The genetic causes of these variants are unknown. METHODS We collected longitudinal clinical data on 11 patients from eight families who had recurrent sinopulmonary and cutaneous viral infections.(More)
BACKGROUND Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disease affecting multiple organ systems triggered by the production of autoantibodies. Previous clinical studies in humans and murine models suggest that type I interferons (IFNs) are important for the initiation and potentiation of SLE activity. METHODS 65 consecutive patients with SLE were(More)
The magnesium ion, Mg(2+), is essential for all life as a cofactor for ATP, polyphosphates such as DNA and RNA, and metabolic enzymes, but whether it plays a part in intracellular signalling (as Ca(2+) does) is unknown. Here we identify mutations in the magnesium transporter gene, MAGT1, in a novel X-linked human immunodeficiency characterized by CD4(More)
DOCK8 immunodeficiency syndrome (DIDS) is a combined immunodeficiency characterized by recurrent viral infections, severe atopy, and early onset malignancy. Genetic studies revealed large, unique deletions in patients from different families and ethnic backgrounds. Clinical markers of DIDS include atopic dermatitis, allergies, cutaneous viral infections,(More)
MTRX1011A is a humanized anti-CD4 antibody with an amino acid substitution (N434H) to improve its binding to the neonatal Fc receptor (FcRn). Pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic (PK/PD) data in baboons suggest that the increased binding to FcRn reduces the nonspecific elimination rate (K(el)) of MTRX1011A by ~50% but does not affect its PK-PD relationship. The(More)
We report the history, laboratory and histological findings in a man who presented with Cushing's disease. Despite removal of the primary pituitary tumour, his disease progressed and after bilateral adrenalectomy, he became pigmented and plasma ACTH levels remained elevated. He had further pituitary surgery and radiotherapy, to relieve compression of the(More)
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is characterized by the production of pathogenic autoantibodies to nucleoprotein antigens, including double-stranded DNA (dsDNA). The deposition of IgG dsDNA immune complexes in glomeruli is thought to be crucial for disease pathogenesis and complement activation. rhDNase catalyzes the hydrolysis of extracellular DNA and(More)
The objectives of this study were to determine, in neonates of < 1250 g birthweight (N = 57), the initial time of skin colonization by Malassezia furfur, rate of colonization by Candida spp., and whether skin colonization by these yeasts was predictive of central line colonization or fungaemia. By age two weeks, 51% of neonates were culture-positive for M.(More)
Recurrent perineal Crohn's disease can be an extremely debilitating complication that may be difficult to treat. We report a patient with progressively worsening perineal and biopsy-proven cutaneous Crohn's disease that had been refractory to surgery and medical treatment (sulfasalazine, steroids, 6-mercaptopurine, metronidazole, antibiotics). As the(More)
The euglycaemic glucose clamp technique has been used to assess insulin resistance in patients with colorectal adenocarcinoma. Ten cancer patients were studied and compared with control subjects matched for age, sex and nutritional status. Forty-one euglycaemic clamps were performed at one of five different insulin infusion rates (20, 30, 40, 100 or 200(More)