K. M. Gekowski

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Certain febrile diseases are unaccompanied by infection or apparent hypersensitivity. In myocardial infarction or pulmonary embolism, for example, fever has been attributed to inflammation and/or tissue necrosis. Exogenous (microbial) pyrogens stimulate both human and animal monocytes/macrophages to produce endogenous pyrogen (EP) in vitro. To determine if(More)
An increasing number of assays to determine absolute CD4 counts are being performed as the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome epidemic continues. Simultaneously, there is increasing pressure to contain costs in the clinical laboratory. A rapid, one-tube, three-color method for obtaining CD4 counts has been evaluated for accuracy, compared with a more(More)
A 59-year-old male diabetic was admitted with an acute myocardial infarction and had recurrent. Propionibacterium acnes bacteremia. Fifteen months after the initial admission a splenectomy was required for removal of a large splenic abscess caused by P. acnes. Although this organism represents part of the normal skin flora, its presence of blood cultures(More)
Since only a small percentage of CD4+ lymphocytes is infected at any one time during the course of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) disease, a question central to the pathogenesis of HIV is whether or not the depletion of CD4+ lymphocytes is a random or selective event. The majority of peripheral blood T lymphocytes use alpha and beta variable chains as(More)
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