Nie-Sue Lee

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Host factors play an important role in determining the immune response and development of leprosy. The human leukocyte antigen system (HLA) has repeatedly been found to be associated with the pathogenesis of leprosy. This study analyzes the polymorphism of the HLA class I and II antigens in multibacillary leprosy patients and a healthy control group to(More)
BACKGROUND Hansen's Disease incidence in Taiwan has declined to the goal set by the World Health Organization. However, this population does not receive adequate attention due to the stigma attached to the disease. PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to investigate the demographic characteristics, activities of daily living, and quality of life of(More)
Follicular dendritic cell (FDC) sarcoma is rare and is classified either as conventional type or inflammatory pseudotumor (IPT)-like variant. Extranodal presentation is uncommon and nearly all gastrointestinal FDC tumors are of the conventional type. IPT-like variant tumors occur almost exclusively in the liver and spleen and are consistently associated(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE No epidemiological survey of the prevalence of Enterobius vermicularis infection in Miaoli County and Taichung County has been conducted. This epidemiological survey was performed to describe the profile of E. vermicularis infection in schoolchildren in Miaoli County and Taichung County. METHODS The first part of this study was(More)
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