Lauren E. Sigler

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Accessory spleens were sought in 28 patients who had undergone splenectomy for chronic idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), using a variety of techniques. Abdominal scintigraphy with autologous erythrocytes labeled with Tc-99m and opsonized with anti-D IgG (radioimmune method) proved to be most useful, clearly demonstrating one or more accessory(More)
PURPOSE To describe a case of Beauveria bassiana keratitis and to discuss the management of this rare condition. METHODS An 82-year-old woman underwent surgical repair of a graft wound dehiscence. Seven months later, shortly after the removal of sutures, the patient developed a fungal keratitis. B. bassiana was identified as the infecting organism. The(More)
Recurrent pyelonephritic episodes in children with normal contrast cystograms pose a difficult management problem, since the lack of demonstrable reflux adversely affects the treatment. A total of 10 children with clinical symptoms of pyelonephritis in whom normal contrast cystograms had been performed properly subsequently had significant degrees of reflux(More)
An estimated 5.7 million or more bats died in North America between 2006 and 2012 due to infection with the fungus Pseudogymnoascus destructans (Pd) that causes white-nose syndrome (WNS) during hibernation. The behavioral and physiological changes associated with hibernation leave bats vulnerable to WNS, but the persistence of bats within the contaminated(More)