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To identify the etiologic agent of Legionnaire's disease, we examined patients' serum and tissue specimens in a search for toxins, bacteria, fungi, chlamydiae, rickettsiae and viruses. From the lungs of four of six patients we isolated a gram-negative, non-acid-fast bacillus in guinea pigs. The bacillus could be transferred to yolk sacs of embryonated eggs.(More)
An explosive, common-source outbreak of pneumonia caused by a previously unrecognized bacterium affected primarily persons attending an American Legion convention in Philadelphia in July, 1976. Twenty-nine of 182 cases were fatal. Spread of the bacterium appeared to be air borne. The source of the bacterium was not found, but epidemiologic analysis(More)
Thank you very much for your comments on our paper. We absolutely agree with you that “a potentially significant hormonal imbalance is paramount in the development of striae distensae.” We recently performed a study on young women undergoing breast reduction. We found a statistically significant increased incidence of wound problems in women who had their(More)
BACKGROUND Breast augmentation is the most popular cosmetic surgery procedure in the United States. Postoperative striae is a known but incompletely understood complication of breast augmentation. OBJECTIVES The authors investigated their own patient population to discern risk factors for new-onset striae after cosmetic breast augmentation. METHODS A(More)
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