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Four hundred twenty-nine patients with bacterial meningitis were assigned on a nonselective alternating basis into one of two therapeutic regimens. Patients in Group I received dexamethasone in addition to standard antibacterial chemotherapy of ampicillin and chloramphenicol whereas those in Group II received antibacterial chemotherapy alone. Dexamethasone(More)
A total of 1,430 patients with the presumptive diagnosis of tuberculous meningitis were admitted to the U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit No. 3/Abbassia Fever Hospital in Cairo, Egypt from January 1976 to January 1996. Diagnosis was confirmed by culture of the mycobacteria from the cerebrospinal fluid CSF of 857 patients and these patients are included in(More)
One-hundred and forty-five farmers aged 7-45 years who were infected with Ancylostoma duodenale and/or ascaris were treated with a single dose of levamisole, pyrantel, or bephenium. The percentage cure rates were ascaris 100 per cent ahd hookworm 93 per cent for levamisole; ascaris 90 per cent and hookworm 78 per cent for pyrantel; and ascaris 73 per cent(More)
The serum activities of monoamine oxidase (MAO), gamma-glutamyl transferase (GGT) and glutamic dehydrogenase (GDH) enzymes were measured in 25 patients with Schistosoma mansoni infection (Group I), 26 patients with schistosomal hepatosplenomegaly and ascites (Group II) and 21 normal controls. The activities of these enzymes were compared with those of serum(More)
A dot-enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (dot-ELISA) was developed as a fast and field applicable antibody detection tool for the diagnosis of human fascioliasis. The assay is performed using partially purified antigens from a species of Fasciola at 180 ng protein/dot (2 microliters) and serum samples at 1:20 dilution (1 microliter). Dot-ELISA results(More)