Sheila A Young

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BACKGROUND In adults, viral causes of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) are poorly characterised. The aims of this study were to characterise the viral aetiology of CAP in adults by using an extensive array of viral diagnostic tests and to compare the characteristics of viral pneumonia with those of pneumococcal pneumonia. METHODS Adults admitted to(More)
Cabbage contains the glucosinolate sinigrin, which is hydrolyzed by myrosinase to allyl isothiocyanate. Isothiocyanates are thought to inhibit the development of cancer cells by a number of mechanisms. The effect of cooking cabbage on isothiocyanate production from glucosinolates during and after their ingestion was examined in human subjects. Each of 12(More)
We report a case that presents clear evidence of an intrauterine infection of twin fetuses with an enterovirus. The mother had signs and symptoms of chorioamniotitis at 34 weeks' gestation. Coxsackie virus, group B type 1 (CVB1), was cultured from amniotic fluid obtained by transabdominal amniocentesis when the membranes of both fetuses were still intact.(More)
Five cases of macerated stillborn fetuses with congenital syphilis were studied. Despite severe maceration with visceral autolysis, spirochetes could be easily detected using Warthin-Starry stains. Clues that led to performing silver stains included the presence of an enlarged liver, spleen, chorioamnionitis, and nucleated red blood cells in villous(More)
Three hundred and thirty-eight North Canterbury Hospital Board staff in 11 different job categories have been tested for anti HBs during a two-year period, June 1975 to June 1977. Forty-three sera were positive for anti HBs, 10 following documented hepatitis B, nine following prophylactic anti HBs and 23 without any previous history of hepatitis. 22.4(More)
Few systemic lymphomas have been reported in children with AIDS. We report a case of disseminated Burkitt's lymphoma with lung involvement occurring in a 33-month-old child with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. Lymphoid interstitial pneumonia was diagnosed by lung biopsy at 23 months of age, but lymphoma was not diagnosed before autopsy.
One hundred and thirty-eight patients and 248 staff of Templeton Hospital and Training School were examined for hepatitis B surface ant,gen (HBsAg) and antibody (anti-Hbs) during a 14 month period. Sixty percent of the patients showed either HBsAg or anti-HBs. Twelve of 38 Down's syndrome and 10 of 100 intellectually handicapped patients were identified as(More)
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