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Groupers (Epinephelinae) are prominent marine fishes distributed in the warmer waters of the world. Review of the literature suggests that trematodes are known from only 62 of the 159 species and only 9 of 15 genera; nearly 90% of host-parasite combinations have been reported only once or twice. All 20 families and all but 7 of 76 genera of trematodes found(More)
We report a new variant of epidermolysis bullosa simplex (EBS), termed EBS superficialis, which is characterized by the development of skin cleavage just beneath the level of stratum corneum. In two of seven patients identified, a second and more focal cleft within the lower third of the epidermis was also detected. Epidermolysis bullosa simplex(More)
The expression of type VII collagen and 19-DEJ-1 antigen was examined in 73 and 71 patients, respectively, with recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (RDEB), comprising gravis, mitis, inversa, and indeterminant subsets, to better determine the specificity and sensitivity of two monoclonal antibodies directed against these dermoepidermal(More)
With few exceptions, epidermolysis bullosa (EB) simplex is an autosomal dominant disorder characterized by rather localized and recurrent nonscarring blister formation; mucous membranes and other organs are usually uninvolved. Recently, two patients were described with an autosomal recessive form of EB simplex associated with muscular dystrophy. We now(More)
Congestive heart failure (CHF) is the most frequent cause of hospitalization in patients over 65. Hospitalized patients with severe CHF could benefit from new agents that directly support myocardial contractility and peripheral hemodynamics. The few classes of drugs available for short-term use (beta agonists, digoxin, and phosphodiesterase inhibitors) all(More)
Two patients with numerous hand mirror cells in the bone marrow were investigated by morphologic, cytochemical, immunohistochemical, flow cytometric, cytogenetic, and gene rearrangement analysis. Both demonstrated a mixed immunophenotype with expression of myeloid and T-lymphoid features. Interestingly, both strongly expressed CD2 (adhesion molecule) and(More)
With few exceptions, epidermolysis bullosa simplex (EBS) is transmitted as an autosomal dominant trait. All cases of autosomal recessive EBS reported to date have been associated with significant extracutaneous disease (including anemia, marked growth retardation, dentition abnormalities, and/or concurrent neuromuscular disease), early infant mortality, or(More)
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