- West Nile encephalitis in Israel, 1999: the New York connectionM Giladi
Bernard Pridan Laboratory for Molecular Biology of Infectious Diseases, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, 6 Weizman Street, Tel Aviv 64239, Israel
Emerg Infect Dis 7:659-61. 2001..9% genomic sequence homology) and in New York in 1999 (99.8%). This result supports the hypothesis that the 1999 WN virus epidemic in the United States originated from the introduction of a strain that had been circulating in Israel...
- Cat scratch disease: the rare role of Afipia felisM Giladi
The Bernard Pridan Laboratory for Molecular Biology of Infectious Diseases, Ichilov Hospital, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel
J Clin Microbiol 36:2499-502. 1998..felis. We conclude that A. felis is a rare cause of CSD. Diagnostic tests not conducive to the identification of A. felis might cause the diagnosis of CSD due to A. felis to be missed...
- Enzyme immunoassay for the diagnosis of cat-scratch disease defined by polymerase chain reactionM Giladi
Bernard Pridan Laboratory for Molecular Biology of Infectious Diseases, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv 64239, Israel
Clin Infect Dis 33:1852-8. 2001..Results of this study indicate that the EIA described herein can play an important role in the serodiagnosis of CSD, although improvement of the sensitivity, particularly that of the IgM, would be desirable...
- DNA amplification for the diagnosis of cat-scratch disease in small-quantity clinical specimensB Avidor
Laboratory for Molecular Biology of Infectious Diseases, Ichilov Hospital, Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, 6 Weizman St, Tel-Aviv 64239, Israel
Am J Clin Pathol 115:900-9. 2001..Two of the 4 lymphadenitis samples and the 2 primary lesion specimens were PCR positive. The technique presented could facilitate CSD diagnosis from a wider range of clinical samples...