K L Winthrop
Affiliation: California Environmental Protection Agency
- Tuberculosis associated with therapy against tumor necrosis factor alphaKevin L Winthrop
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Arthritis Rheum 52:2968-74. 2005
- An outbreak of mycobacterial furunculosis associated with footbaths at a nail salonKevin L Winthrop
Epidemic Intelligence Service, Epidemiology Program Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, USA
N Engl J Med 346:1366-71. 2002..The patients had received pedicures at the same nail salon. We identified and investigated an outbreak of Mycobacterium fortuitum furunculosis among customers of this nail salon...
- Alfalfa sprouts and Salmonella Kottbus infection: a multistate outbreak following inadequate seed disinfection with heat and chlorineK L Winthrop
California Department of Health Services, Division of Communicable Disease Control, 2151 Berkeley Way, Berkeley, California 94704, USA
J Food Prot 66:13-7. 2003..Until other effective disinfection technologies are developed, producers should adhere to FDA recommendations for sprout seed disinfection...
- Epidemic and sporadic cases of nontuberculous mycobacterial keratitis associated with laser in situ keratomileusisKevin L Winthrop
Epidemiology Program Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Am J Ophthalmol 135:223-4. 2003..To report national case-finding results for nontuberculous mycobacterial keratitis and describe its association with laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK)...
- Transmission of mycobacterium tuberculosis via lung transplantationKevin L Winthrop
Division of Tuberculosis Elimination, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
Am J Transplant 4:1529-33. 2004..Tuberculosis was transmitted from lung donor to recipient. As organ transplantation becomes more common worldwide, similar cases could occur. Screening for TB in potential organ donors should be considered...
- Exposure to rodents and rodent-borne viruses among persons with elevated occupational riskCurtis L Fritz
California Department of Health Services, Division of Communicable Disease Control, P O Box 942732, MS 486, Sacramento, CA 94234 7320, USA
J Occup Environ Med 44:962-7. 2002..IgG antibody to SNV, WWA, and Amapari viruses was not detected in any of the serum specimens. Despite considerable exposure to rodents, participants did not have significant serological evidence of exposure to rodent-borne viruses...
- Mycobacteria in nail salon whirlpool footbaths, CaliforniaDuc J Vugia
California Department of Health Services, Berkeley, California 94704, USA
Emerg Infect Dis 11:616-8. 2005..We swabbed 30 footbaths in 18 nail salons from 5 California counties and found mycobacteria in 29 (97%); M. fortuitum was the most common. Mycobacteria may pose an infectious risk for pedicure customers...
- Inhalational anthrax outbreak among postal workers, Washington, D.C., 2001Puneet K Dewan
Centers for Desease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
Emerg Infect Dis 8:1066-72. 2002..Prophylaxis was necessary for all employees. To protect postal workers against bioterrorism, measures to reduce the risk of occupational exposure are necessary...
- The clinical management and outcome of nail salon-acquired Mycobacterium fortuitum skin infectionKevin L Winthrop
Epidemic Intelligence Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at the California Department of Health Services, Berkeley, California 94704, USA
Clin Infect Dis 38:38-44. 2004..Early administration of therapy was associated with shorter duration of disease only in persons with multiple boils (P<.01). One untreated, healthy patient had lymphatic disease dissemination...
- Investigation of human contacts: a Mycobacterium bovis outbreak among cattle at a California dairyK L Winthrop
Division of Tuberculosis Elimination, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 9:809-13. 2005..In May 2002, a Mycobacterium bovis outbreak occurred among cattle at a California dairy. We investigated to determine whether persons were infected after working with the cattle or drinking their raw milk...
- Interferon-gamma release assays for diagnosing mycobacterium tuberculosis infection in renal dialysis patientsKevin L Winthrop
Division of Tuberculosis Elimination, National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 3:1357-63. 2008..This study sought to determine whether IFN-gamma release assay results are more closely associated with recent TB exposure than TST results...
- The reliability of anterior segment lesions as indicators of onchocercal eye disease in GuatemalaKevin L Winthrop
Division of Parasitic Diseases, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
Am J Trop Med Hyg 75:1058-62. 2006..Our findings suggest that inflammatory punctate keratitis is neither a specific nor a reliable indicator of onchocercal eye disease. Future prevalence surveys should rely upon noninflammatory lesions as disease indicators...
- Nontuberuclous mycobacterial disease: updated diagnostic criteria for an under-recognized infectious complication of anti-tumor necrosis factor therapyKevin L Winthrop
Division of Infectious Diseases, Ophthalmology, and Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR, USA
Nat Clin Pract Rheumatol 3:E1. 2007
- Influenza, Winter Olympiad, 2002Adi V Gundlapalli
University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Emerg Infect Dis 12:144-6. 2006..Influenza A/B was diagnosed in 36 of 188 patients, including 13 athletes. Prompt management limited the spread of this outbreak...
- Mycobacterial and other serious infections in patients receiving anti-tumor necrosis factor and other newly approved biologic therapies: case finding through the Emerging Infections NetworkKevin L Winthrop
Oregon Health and Sciences University, Portland 97239, USA
Clin Infect Dis 46:1738-40. 2008..Nontuberculous mycobacterial infections, histoplasmosis, and invasive Staphylococcus aureus infection were all reported more frequently than was tuberculosis disease in this context...
- Mycobacterium marinum presenting as large verrucous plaques on the lower extremity of a South Pacific IslanderJoseph V Lillis
Department of Dermatology, Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, Oregon 97239, USA
Am J Trop Med Hyg 79:166-7. 2008..marinum. This morphology, distribution, and disease course is likely representative of an atypical presentation of M. marinum infection in South Pacific Islanders...