Willard D. James

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The term Proteus syndrome was coined in 1983 to describe a disorder of skeletal, hamartomatous, and other mesodermal malformations. The syndrome was named after the Greek god Proteus, whose name means "the Polymorphous." Clinical features of this new syndrome are currently being defined. Including the case reported herein, we have found 34 patients with(More)
Rothmund-Thomson syndrome is a rare, inherited disorder characterized by poikilodermatous skin changes that appear in infancy. The inheritance is autosomal recessive. Patients exhibit variable features including skeletal abnormalities, juvenile cataracts, and a higher than expected incidence of malignancy. This extensive review of the world literature(More)
Humans exist in an environment replete with microorganisms, yet only a few of these microorganisms become residents on the skin surface. These resident flora and the skin constitute a complex ecosystem in which organisms adapt to changes in the microenvironment and to coactions among microorganisms. The skin possesses an assortment of protective mechanisms(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the prevalence of latex glove allergy in a population of health care providers (dentists) with a high occupational exposure to latex gloves. DESIGN A survey instrument was distributed to all active-duty dental officers in the US Army (n = 1628). The survey was designed to identify those individuals who had symptoms of allergy to latex(More)
BACKGROUND Viral folliculitis is an infrequently reported entity. The patients described herein were seen over a 12-year period of practice in a referral dermatologic setting. The cases involve a variety of viral infections limited to the hair follicle. OBSERVATIONS We describe 5 patients with a variety of viral folliculitides: 2 with herpetic sycosis(More)
Recombinant hematopoietic colony-stimulating factors have profound effects on developing and mature granulocytes, macrophages, and lymphocytes. Use of these agents for treatment of disease may result in a variety of adverse cutaneous reactions. The recent discovery of colony-stimulating factor production by keratinocytes and dermal cells suggests that these(More)
Twenty different human rotavirus reassortants were characterized serologically by a plaque reduction assay as belonging to one of three distinct serotypes. Fourteen were similar if not identical to our prototype Wa strain; two were like the prototype DS-1 strain, and four belonged to a third serotype for which a prototype has not yet been selected.(More)
After experimental infection with Mycoplasma pneumoniae, 42% of 67 volunteers developed a threefold or greater rise in antibody in nasal secretions as measured by radioimmunoprecipitation. Development of an antibody increase in sputum was detected more often, i.e., in 73% of the volunteers. Each of the antibody increases involved immunoglobulin (Ig) A.(More)