Sarah Bogger-Goren

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The temporal characteristics of the response of rotavirus specific IgM, IgG, IgA in serum and secretory antibody in feces to rotavirus were studied in 77 hospitalized patients with rotavirus induced gastroenteritis. The response in serum was characterized by the sequential appearance of rotavirus specific IgM, IgG, and IgA antibody. The IgM antibody(More)
The development of serum and nasopharyngeal antibody responses to varicella-zoster virus (VZV) was studied in groups of children after naturally acquired varicella or after immunization with the Oka strain of live attenuated VZV vaccine administered in varying doses via respiratory inhalation or subcutaneous injection. Natural infection, subcutaneous(More)
In a prospective study of 70 Israeli children with spotted fever the major clinical features were fever (100%), skin rash (98.5%), myalgia (54%) and vomiting (40%). Thrombocytopenia (75%) and hyponatremia (62.5%) were common, but were not associated with increased mortality. Antibodies to Rickettsia conorii were detected by the indirect immunofluorescent(More)
We serially studied hematological profiles of 8 newborns with proven antenatal candida chorioamnionitis and funisitis. Candida albicans was cultured from various sources in the infants; blood and CSF cultures were all negative. Seven of the 8 were premature; 5 were sick. We statistically compared hematological data of the 'well' and 'sick' babies. The(More)
By indirect immunofluorescence, enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, and in vitro lymphocyte proliferation, we studied the antibody and cell-mediated immune response to varicella zoster virus (VZV) in serum, peripheral blood lymphocytes, and tonsillar lymphocytes in 49 children before and after tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy. Among the naturally infected(More)
Antibody levels to Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), cytomegalovirus (CMV), herpes simplex virus (HSV) and varicella-zoster virus (VZV) were determined in children with Hodgkin's disease (HD) before therapy, as well as in healthy, age-matched controls. Included were 21 Israeli-born children, aged 2.5 to 14.5 years: 13 Jews whose parents were of African-Asian(More)
Epidemiological, histological and serological characteristics of nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) were investigated. Included were 25 patients aged 10-70 with male to female ratio 2:1. Among 23 Jewish patients, 18 were of Asian-African (AA) and five of European (Eur) descent; two were Arabs (Ar). The dominant histological type among AA patients was(More)
Poly I . Poly C (Poly I:C) was administered to six children with cancer who were exposed to varicella zoster (VZ) and who were under active treatment to determine if this agent could prevent the development of overt varicella zoster (chickenpox). Poly I:C was administered as a single injection during the incubation period, but beyond 72 hours, since zoster(More)