Laura Despierres

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Implantation failure could be related to antiphospholipid antibodies (aPL). We retrospectively analyzed the usefulness of aPL determination in women undergoing IVF. Conventional aPL of the antiphospholipid syndrome, lupus anticoagulant (LA), anticardiolipin antibodies (aCL), anti-β2glycoprotein I (a β2GPI) antibodies, and IgG and IgM isotypes as well as IgA(More)
The knowledge of Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) genotypes responsible for lymphadenitis is limited. We retrospectively characterized all of the MAC isolates made in our laboratory in the last 18 years by sequence-based identification and genotyping, and compared the clinical and laboratory data for lymphadenitis-associated and(More)
OBJECTIVES Although the last international guidelines for aPL recommended determination of IgA aCL and anti-β2glycoprotein I (aβ2GPI) antibodies for the evaluation of APS in the absence of conventional IgG or IgM aCL and aβ2GPI antibodies, the clinical value of these antibodies remains controversial. We evaluated the clinical utility of IgA aPL and of the(More)
Cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) due to Leishmania major is endemic in the Old World. To evaluate the diagnostic value of Western blot (WB) compared with IFAT, we tested serum samples from 45 patients with proven CL. Twenty-one (47%) patients were positive by IFAT and all patients were positive by WB with specific bands against 14kDa and/or 18kDa Leishmania(More)
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