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AIM To determine the prevalence, histologic types and clinical features of primary epithelial tumours of the vermiform appendix in a predominantly black population. METHODS All cases of primary tumours of the appendix identified by review of the histopathology records at the University of the West Indies between January 1987 and June 2007 were selected.(More)
OBJECTIVES To define the clinical and laboratory features associated with infective dermatitis (ID) and confirm its association with human T-lymphotrophic virus type I (HTLV-I). DESIGN A case series of patients with ID were compared with patients with atopic dermatitis (AD), which is an important disease in the differential diagnosis of ID. SETTING(More)
Systemic fungal infections are rare. In pregnancy, treatment is problematic because of the risk of possible teratogenic effects of the antifungal drugs. We present the case of a 32 year-old woman who presented during pregnancy with a two-month history of painless subcutaneous nodules. Excision biopsy of one lesion showed dematiaceous fungal elements.(More)
Leiomyomas can cause obstructive renal impairment and renal failure. This was a retrospective study of women with renal impairment seen at the University of the West Indies Hospital, Jamaica, between 2000 and 2004, looking at aetiology and severity (group 1). We also evaluated patients, in the same hospital, with fibroids who had ultrasonography during a(More)
Amoebiasis still occurs in Jamaica. This paper describes the unexpected occurrence of the disease in three adult males, two with colitis and the other with an hepatic abscess. This, to our knowledge, is the first report of amoebiasis in Jamaica for over two decades and serves to underscore the continued need for the inclusion of amoebiasis in the(More)
Transformation of agricultural crops with novel genes has significantly advanced disease-resistance breeding, including virus resistance through the expression of virus sequences. In this study, the effects of long-term, repeated exposure to transgenic papayas carrying the coat protein gene of Papaya ringspot virus and conventional non-transgenic papaya on(More)
A 42-year-old man with chronic renal failure and homograft transplantation developed adult T cell lymphoma in one native kidney. The role of transfusion in the acquisition of human T-lymphotropic virus type I and its role in the early development of adult T cell lymphoma, particularly on the background of chronic immunosuppression, are discussed. To our(More)
This study describes cases of fibroids with venous thromboembolism (VTE) managed at UHWI between the years 1999-2004. We examined records to find patients with fibroids and VTE diagnosed before or after surgery. We found 438 women with VTE and 72 of these (16.4%) with fibroids. A total of 1,979 patients had fibroids during the period; cases were therefore(More)
Background. Evidence suggests that insufficient sleep duration is associated with an increased likelihood for hypertension. Both short (<6 hours) and long (>8 hour) sleep durations as well as hypertension are more prevalent among blacks than among whites. This study examined associations between sleep duration and hypertension, considering differential(More)
INTRODUCTION Pyomyoma (suppurative leiomyoma of the uterus) is a rare condition resulting from infarction and infection of a leiomyoma. It is more usual in pregnant women or postmenopausal women who have vascular disease. The condition is usually fatal unless treated with appropriate antibiotics and surgical intervention. CASE PRESENTATION We report a(More)