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A total of 167 human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patients with oropharyngeal candidiasis were randomly assigned to receive 14 days of therapy with liquid suspension fluconazole (100 mg once daily) or liquid nystatin (500,000 U four times daily). At day 14, 87% of the fluconazole-treated patients were clinically cured, as opposed to 52% in the(More)
The authors present the cases of nine patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) and intracerebral mass lesions, who were evaluated at the University of California, San Francisco, between April, 1979, and July, 1983. Eight patients were confirmed homosexual males, and none was Haitian . Their average age was 38.8 years. Tissue diagnosis was(More)
A case of non-O:1 Vibrio cholerae bacteremia and prostatic abscess in a patient with idiopathic aplastic anemia was studied, and the data were compared with those from 23 previously reported cases of non-O:1 V. cholerae bacteremia. The case-fatality rate for the 13 cases for which the outcome is known is 61.5%. The majority of known cases have occurred in(More)
The differentiation of bacterial from aseptic meningitis in postoperative neurosurgical patients has traditionally been based on the clinical setting, a recent history of steroid administration, and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) studies, including the total and differential leukocyte counts, Gram stain, glucose, and total protein. Recent reports questioning(More)
Fifteen cases of postoperative Candida parapsilosis endophthalmitis occurring secondary to a contaminated lot of an irrigating solution were studied. All patients underwent a vitreous tap or diagnostic and therapeutic vitrectomy. Eleven of the 15 specimens were positive for the organism. Fourteen patients were treated with pars plana vitrectomy surgery. All(More)
Limited Wegener's granulomatosis is a form of the disease in which only one or two organ systems are involved. A rare case is reported in which the initial symptoms were in the skin and the lip, complicated by skin lesions exhibiting features of a clinical variant of lupus erythematosus.
An extensive outbreak of influenza caused by A/USSR/77 (H1N1) virus occurred in February, 1978, at the University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, and the outbreak was studied by virus isolation, serology, clinical questionnaire and outpatient chart review. Among students who returned questionnaires, clinical attack rates were extraordinarily high(More)