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Standard approaches to the development of psychological measures emphasize the role of the research team in identifying constructs, generating and retaining items, and establishing psychometric soundness. Although there are a number of strengths associated with these methods, the resulting measures may not be culturally sensitive to minority cultural(More)
H36 is a species-specific, cell-surface antigen on differentiating newborn rat skeletal myoblasts and myogenic lines. This membrane antigen has been defined by a monoclonal antibody raised by the fusion of SP 2/0-Ag14 myeloma cells with spleen cells from mice immunized with myotubes derived from the myogenic E63 line. H36 antigen, isolated by immunoaffinity(More)
AIMS To determine whether oro-pharyngeal colonisation by Chlamydia trachomatis occurs in patients at risk of genital chlamydia infection; to determine whether screening pharyngeal specimens by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) increases detection of C trachomatis compared with isolation and the immune dot blot test; and to correlate the detection of C(More)
A 15-year-old schoolgirl presented with a generalised progressive skin rash of six months' duration, which had been previously diagnosed as psoriasis. The facial skin lesions were particularly prominent and nodular in form. Serological tests confirmed the diagnosis of secondary syphilis, which responded to treatment.
One hundred and five heterosexual men without evidence of clinical anogenital warts and attending a genitourinary medicine clinic were studied. Three separate specimens for cytology were taken from (i) the distal urethra including the perimeatal area, (ii) the penile shaft and glans penis including the sub-preputial area, and (iii) from the anorectal area(More)
Unselected homosexual men attending a department of genitourinary medicine were screened for human papilloma virus (HPV) infection using anal cytology. Satisfactory smears were obtained from 221 patients, and 73 showed cytological abnormality with warty atypia. Abnormal cytology was detected in 55 (31%) of 178 patients in whom there was no macroscopic(More)
A case is reported of secondary syphilis with ocular signs in a patient who had antibodies to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and hepatitis B infections and from whose urine cytomegalovirus was cultivated. Treatment with penicillin resulted in rapid recovery from his retinitis and uveitis. The case highlights the importance of testing for syphilis in all(More)