Affiliation: Columbia University
- Polymerase chain reaction and restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis of varicella-zoster virus isolates from the United States and other parts of the worldP LaRussa
Columbia University, New York City, New York, USA
J Infect Dis 178:S64-6. 1998..At this point, there is no evidence that wt strains resembling the vaccine are circulating outside of Japan. This indicates that this PCR assay can be utilized to distinguish rashes due to vaccine and wt VZV...
- Viral strain identification in varicella vaccinees with disseminated rashesP LaRussa
Department of Pediatrics, Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY, USA
Pediatr Infect Dis J 19:1037-9. 2000..Although some vaccinees will develop zoster, it is less common in recipients of vaccine than in those who have had natural varicella...
- Association of HIV-1 viral phenotype in the MT-2 assay with perinatal HIV transmissionPhilip Larussa
Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Pediatrics, Columbia University, New York, New York 10032, USA
J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 30:88-94. 2002..35) and log(10) viral load (OR = 2.11; CI: 1.19-3.74). Finally, the association of NSI phenotype with transmission was stronger in transmitting women who received azidothymidine during pregnancy compared with transmitters who did not...