Cortisol and growth hormone (GH) responses to a 100 g oral glucose load were measured in 85 Indian patients with non-insulin-dependent diabetes in the young (NIDDY) and 50 reference subjects; in 16 patients and 12 reference subjects the glucagon responses were also assessed.
Pancytopenia with massive splenomegaly, minimal lymphadenopathy and circulating atypical lymphoid cells with cytoplasmic projections characterize the lymphoproliferative disorder known as hairy cell leukaemia, or leukaemic reticulo-endotheliosis.
Throat swabs taken from a group of traditionally living people in a remote area of Venda, with no symptoms of sore throat, revealed the presence of group A B-haemolytic streptococci in 1 62% of subjects in the 5 - 25-year age group.
Nutritional depletion in patients with cancer of the oesophagus. can unfavourably influence the outcome of oesophageal surgery, and improvement in nutritional status is essential in the majority of these patients in order to ensure the success of their surgical therapy.
A 13-year-old boy, after having spent a week at a camp in a nature reserve in the western Transvaal, developed an acute illness of sudden onset, characterized by-chills, severe headache, muscle pains and high fever.