Shirley M. Fung

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Acquired C1 inhibitor (C1-INH) deficiency exposes patients to angioedema recurrences (acquired angioedema [AAE]) mediated by bradykinin pathway activation. C1-INH replacement and specific inhibition of plasma kallikrein with ecallantide have been successful in the treatment of hereditary angioedema (HAE), a more common related disorder. C1-INH replacement(More)
Two hundred four strains of Streptococcus pneumoniae isolated in Hong Kong from January 1993 to May 1995 were analyzed for their antibiotic susceptibilities and epidemiological patterns. The ages of the patients from whom the strains were isolated from 1 month to 93 years (median, 53 years); the male-to-female ratio was 2.8, with a predominance of males in(More)
We evaluated the performance of two immunoblot assays: the INNO-LIA Syphilis Score (LIA) and the MarDx T. pallidum IgG Marblot Test (TWB), as compared with that of the Murex ICE Syphilis enzyme immunoassay (EIA), the Serodia Treponema pallidum particle agglutination (TPPA) assay and the fluorescent treponemal antibody-absorption (FTA-abs) assay, for the(More)
BACKGROUND Allergy to cat dander is a common form of allergic disease. Allergen immunotherapy has been demonstrated to be effective in decreasing allergic symptoms. OBJECTIVES To examine outcomes in allergic asthmatic patients on cat immunotherapy (CIT) compared to allergic asthmatics on traditional immunotherapy (IT) without cat sensitivity. METHODS A(More)
We studied the use of the INNO-LIA syphilis score assay in the resolution of discordant positive screening results of the Murex ICE Syphilis enzyme immunoassay (EIA) with the confirmatory results of both the Serodia Treponema pallidum particle agglutination (TPPA) and the fluorescent treponemal antibody-absorption (FTA-Abs) assays, for the serological(More)
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