Whitney E. Harrington

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OBJECTIVE Granulomatous angiitis of the central nervous system (CNS) is a rare cause of vasculitis involving the brain and spinal cord and is included in lists of disorders causing strokes. To determine the frequency of strokes (eg, sudden onset of focal symptoms) as a presenting complication and to determine the sensitivity of angiography and other(More)
BACKGROUND In areas of widespread sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine resistance, intermittent treatment in pregnancy (IPTp) fails to prevent placental malaria (PM) and may exacerbate drug resistant infections. Because PM predicts increased susceptibility to parasitemia during infancy, we hypothesized that IPTp would also increase susceptibility to malaria infection(More)
Burkitt lymphoma (BL) is a highly aggressive non-Hodg-kin lymphoma with a consistent MYC translocation. Epstein Barr virus (EBV) has been associated with BL at different frequencies depending on the clinical variant and geographic regions. This is a large-scale study of BL in Brazil, including 234 patients from five geographic regions that are widely(More)
BACKGROUND Severe malaria risk varies between individuals, and most of this variation remains unexplained. Here, we examined the hypothesis that cytokine profiles at birth reflect inter-individual differences that persist and influence malaria parasite density and disease severity throughout early childhood. METHODS AND FINDINGS Cytokine levels (TNF-α,(More)
Sulfadoxine-resistant Plasmodium falciparum undermines malaria prevention with sulfadoxine/pyrimethamine. Parasites with a highly resistant mutant dihydropteroate synthase (dhps) haplotype have recently emerged in eastern Africa; they negated preventive benefits of sulfadoxine/pyrimethamine, and might exacerbate placental malaria. We explored emerging(More)
OBJECTIVE Despite treatment with intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG), the natural progression to coronary artery stenosis in Kawasaki disease is not well defined and remains a potential cause of long-term morbidity. We present a novel study, at a US tertiary paediatric care centre, identifying risk factors for stenosis. METHODS We reviewed charts of all(More)
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