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Two hundred and eighty-two children, two to nine years old, were included in a prospective three-year study in four villages with holoendemic malaria. In three villages the children received monthly doses of either chloroquine, pyrimethamine or chlorproguanil respectively for two years. In the fourth, vitamin tablets were used as placebo. Presumptive(More)
It has consistently been reported that older AIDS patients have a shortened survival compared with younger patients. The aim of the present study was to investigate whether this difference in survival is caused by differences in the pattern of the complicating diseases. Information on patient follow-up after the AIDS diagnosis was obtained by retrospective(More)
BACKGROUND Comparisons of progression in HIV-1 infection between injecting drug users (IDU) and homosexual men have been inconclusive due to the short follow-up periods, often with less well-defined starting points and endpoints. In addition, comparisons of survival after injection have been to some extent obscured by higher non-AIDS mortality in IDU. (More)
Serial blood samples were obtained from 21 homosexuals who had developed symptomatic primary infection with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) after a median incubation time of 14 days. During the first two weeks after the onset of illness HIV antigen (p24) was detected in the blood by enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). During the second and third(More)
The clinical symptoms and signs were assessed in 20 consecutive patients developing infection with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). All were male homosexuals and all presented with a glandular-fever-like illness. Changes in laboratory values were compared with findings in 40 HIV negative male homosexual controls. In the 10 patients for whom date of(More)
It has been speculated that infection with HIV-1 may lead to a significant increase in turnover, and subsequent exhaustion, of immune repopulation. Given that telomeric DNA is lost on mitotic replication, telomere lengths can be used as an indirect gauge of this rate. We have analyzed the mean telomere restriction fragment lengths in peripheral blood(More)
OBJECTIVES To describe the characteristics of acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) patients with tuberculosis in Europe; to assess the incidence and risk factors of tuberculosis after AIDS; to compare survival of AIDS patients with and without extra-pulmonary tuberculosis (EPTB) at the time of AIDS diagnosis. DESIGN Multicentric retrospective cohort(More)
  • P O Pehrson
  • Scandinavian journal of infectious diseases
  • 1983
392 patients with amoebiasis, diagnosed at Roslagstull Hospital, Stockholm during 10 yr, are reviewed. The disease is increasing in frequency, due both to increased travelling by Swedish citizens and immigration from non-European countries. The risk for an ordinary charter tourist is, however, rather low. Two-thirds of the patients were symptomatic and(More)
  • J Albert, H Gaines, +7 authors B Christensson
  • Journal of medical virology
  • 1987
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) has been isolated from plasma in 6 of 7 patients showing clinical symptoms of a primary HIV infection. Parallel cultures from peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) yielded virus in 5 patients. In one case, virus could only be isolated from the cerebrospinal fluid but not from peripheral blood. Detectable viremia was(More)