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We describe initial observations of an infant with dermatosparaxis (another form of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, designated as type VIIC), an autosomal recessive disorder characterized by skin fragility and described in several species of domesticated animals. Electron microscopic examination of the skin shows collagen sheets rather than fibrils, and(More)
BACKGROUND Four patients were hospitalized July 2011 with Pseudomonas aeruginosa bloodstream infection (BSI), 2 of whom also had Klebsiella pneumoniae BSI. All 4 patients had an indwelling port and received infusion services at the same outpatient oncology center. METHODS Cases were defined by blood or port cultures positive for K pneumoniae or P(More)
Vaccinia (smallpox) vaccine is an effective immunizing agent that brought about global eradication of naturally occurring smallpox, as declared by the World Health Organization in 1980. The United States ceased generalized smallpox vaccination in 1972 but reinstated it in 2002 for military personnel and selected healthcare workers (first responders who may(More)
BACKGROUND During 2009 and 2010, 2 clusters of organ transplant-transmitted Balamuthia mandrillaris, a free-living ameba, were detected by recognition of severe unexpected illness in multiple recipients from the same donor. METHODS We investigated all recipients and the 2 donors through interview, medical record review, and testing of available specimens(More)