Patricia De la Vega

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OBJECTIVE Diverse autoimmune diseases may coexist in the same individual and in families, implying a common etiology. We examined the aggregation of autoimmune diseases among first-degree relatives (FDR) of patients with primary Sjögren's syndrome (pSS). METHODS This was a population-based case-control family study in which 101 families of women(More)
We investigated the familial aggregation of autoimmune diseases (AIDs) among first-degree relatives (FDR) of patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1D). Relatives of 98 T1D patients defined according to the guidelines diagnosis of the American Diabetes Association and 113 matched controls without any AID, were interviewed using a questionnaire that sought(More)
Milk samples were obtained from 15 nursing mothers in the agricultural region of Comarca Lagunera, Mexico, and were analyzed for organochlorine pesticide residues. Nine different types of residues were found. Of these, p,p'-DDE, p,p'-DDT, and beta-BHC occurred most frequently. All samples had concentrations of DDT-derived compounds higher than the practical(More)
Malaria is the cause of significant global morbidity and mortality with 300-500 million cases annually. Despite its disease burden relatively little is known about the molecular biology of the pathogen that causes malaria. For example, the completion of the genome sequence of Plasmodium falciparum, the species responsible for the most severe form of human(More)
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