RJ Price

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We measured the levels of sFas and sFasL in CSF and serum of HIV-1 infected patients and related them to AIDS dementia complex (ADC). Specimens were obtained from 51 HIV-1 infected individuals (29 with ADC) and 39 HIV negative individuals. The sFas was detectable in all sera and 98% of CSF specimens. Measurable levels of sFasL were found in 79% of the CSF(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare human T-cell lymphotrophic virus type I (HTLV-I) seropositive and seronegative women for symptoms and signs of spasticity. BACKGROUND Infection with HTLV-I causes tropical spastic paraparesis/ HTLV-I-associated myelopathy (TSP/HAM). Certain populations, including female commercial sex workers (FSW), are at increased risk of developing(More)
Short-latency somatosensory potentials after median nerve stimulation were recorded in 17 patients with clinically definite cases of multiple sclerosis and in 15 patients with probable, possible, or suspected cases. Abnormalities, usually prolongation of component wave latencies, were found in 20 patients, often with normal clinicaly sensory testing.(More)
Human T-lymphotropic virus type 1 (HTLV-1) infections are associated with varying degrees of HTLV-1 viral load and spasticity. Increased viral load is associated with higher risk of developing HTLV-1-associated myelopathy/tropical spastic paraparesis (HAM/TSP). The authors performed a cross-sectional study of 24 people with HAM/TSP in Lima, Perú, to(More)
People with human T-cell lymphotropic virus type I-associated myelopathy/tropical spastic paraparesis (HAM/TSP) develop spasticity. The authors examined 34 patients with HAM/TSP in Perú using a device that measures tone in the gastroc-soleus-Achilles tendon unit and provides a quantitative spasticity assessment (QSA). Tone in the 34 patients was more than(More)
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