Unusual necrotic disease:China

Natalie Kim Bjorklund umbjork1 at cc.umanitoba.ca
Fri Feb 17 11:14:01 EST 1995


In article <NEWTNews.5449.792638834.grenard at herpmed.com> grenard at mail1.new-york.net writes:
>
>It is  very suspicious that they have been unable to culture anything
>out  of necrotic tissue. Even if the original cause is not microbial,
>there certainly must be microbial organisms present in the necrotic tissue
>described. This makes me suspect of their entire effort to isolate an
>causative agent or organism.  While this problem could be a lot of things,
>two things come to my mind right off --- Clostriduum and 
>necrotizing strep-A. if the problem is microbial. 
>

I was wondering if they have tested the girl for any sort of immune 
defect like leukocyte adhesion deficiency (LAD I and II). While these 
particular syndromes present with a host of other problems and are not 
the likely cause, perhaps in checking for the organsim, they are 
examining the wrong end of the problem. The girl may have some immune 
deficiency resulting in her being unable to stop what should be a trivial 
infection.Just a thought.



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