Selowa Rajah

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Immunological studies were performed on 84 children with steroid-sensitive nephrotic syndrome as part of an investigation of the relationship between steroid-responsive nephrotic syndrome and allergy. Serum total IgE levels tended to be raised, particularly in children who had frequent relapses of nephrotic syndrome. Ten children had extremely high levels(More)
Twenty-six patients with a pauciarticular arthritis have been studied clinically, radiologically and with histocompatibility typing. An increased frequency of HLA B27 was found (p = 1.87 x 10(-12)). Low back and buttock pain, Achilles tendinitis and dactylitis of the toes were more frequent in HLA-B27 positive patients. It is suggested that(More)
The shedding pattern of the protozoan parasite, Blastocystis hominis, is investigated in man and in experimental animal infections. The shedding pattern of the vacuolar and cystic forms of Blastocystis hominis in infected individuals have been shown in the present study to be irregular. The study shows that there is marked fluctuation in the shedding of the(More)
1 In normal volunteers maximum reductions in platelet functions, collagen aggregation, adhesion and PF4 availability, were achieved using combined doses of 50 mg three times daily dipyridamole + 180 mg ASA or 75 mg three times daily dipyridamole + 120 mg ASA daily. 2 These doses did not prolong the bleeding time. 3 A synergistic effect has been demonstrated(More)
Functional hyposplenism is associated with a variety of disorders including coeliac disease. The aims of this study were to estimate the need for a small intestinal biopsy in the investigation of hyposplenism, and to assess the relationship of autoimmunity to hyposplenism and coeliac disease. During one year, the features of hyposplenism were found in blood(More)
Rectal duplications are rare anomalies. Recently, we observed four cases of rectal duplication, each presenting with different clinical features including chronic constipation, a prolapsing rectal “polyp,” a “growth” from the vulva, and acute retention of urine. The variety of clinical presentations may lead to delay in diagnosis and multiple operations.
A study of histocompatibility (HLA) antigens in 69 patients with discoid lupus erythematosus (DLE) showed an increased incidence of HLA-B7 and HLA-B8 related to the age at onset and sex of the patient. Young females and males aged 15-39 years at onset were associated with HLA-B7 and females aged over 40 years with HLA-B8. This supports previous studies(More)
1 The effect on platelet functions of dipyridamole (a pyrimido-pyrimidine compound) was compared with a control group of patients taking warfarin. 2 Adhesion, aggregation and platelet factor 4 availability showed a significant decrease in the dypyridamole group. 3 Aggregation and platelet factor 4 showed a significant correlation with blood dipyridamole(More)