Xavier F Bosch

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To determine the clinicopathologic significance of Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease (KFD) and review the literature on this condition, we conducted a MEDLINE search of English-language articles published between 1972 and December 2003. KFD has a worldwide distribution, and Asiatic people have a higher prevalence. Its pathogenesis remains controversial. Patients are(More)
From the Muscle Research Unit, Depart­ ment of Internal Medicine (X.B., J.M.G.), and the Department of Nephrology (E.P.), Hospital Clínic, Institut d’Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer, Univer­ sity of Barcelona, Barcelona. Address re­ print requests to Dr. Grau at the Muscle Research Unit, Department of Internal Medicine, Hospital Clínic,(More)
Haemophagocytic syndromes (haemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis) have a wide range of causes, symptoms, and outcomes, but all lead to a hyperinflammatory response and organ damage--mainly reported in paediatric patients, but reports of adult presentation are increasing. Analysis of the genetic and molecular pathophysiology of these syndromes have improved(More)
HPV types 16 and 18 have been categorized as human carcinogens based on their strong associations with cervical cancer in previous case-control studies. Recent IARC studies in the Philippines, Thailand and Morocco show strong associations between invasive cervical cancer and less common HPV types, including HPV 31, 33, 45, 51, 52 and 58. We present results(More)
Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease (KFD) is a benign and self-limited disorder, characterized by regional cervical lymphadenopathy with tenderness, usually accompanied with mild fever and night sweats. Less frequent symptoms include weight loss, nausea, vomiting, sore throat. Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease is an extremely rare disease known to have a worldwide distribution(More)
Anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic autoantibodies (ANCA) were detected in 12 out of 37 (32%) serum samples from patients with anti-glomerular basement membrane (GMB) disease by an indirect immunofluorescence assay. In 11 cases, ANCA were directed against myeloperoxidase, as revealed employing neutrophils devoid of this enzyme as the test substrate. Patients having(More)
Much like other autoantibodies (eg, anti-double stranded DNA in systemic lupus erythematosus or antiglomerular basement membrane antibodies in Goodpasture's syndrome), antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCA) have provided doctors with a useful serological test to assist in diagnosis of small-vessel vasculitides, including Wegener's granulomatosis,(More)
A study was carried out in Swaziland to assess the relationship between aflatoxin exposure, hepatitis B infection, and the incidence of liver-cell carcinoma, which is the most commonly occurring malignancy among males in Swaziland. Levels of aflatoxin intake were evaluated in dietary samples from households across the country, and crop samples taken from(More)
Human papillomaviruses (HPVs) are recognized as important causes of cancer of the anogenital tract and may be involved also in the etiology of cancers of the upper aerodigestive tract (UADT). Epidemiological and experimental evidence lend some support to this possibility. Increased risk of cancer of the oral cavity, pharynx, and larynx subsequent to the(More)