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Superantigens and Microbial Pathogenesis

Dennis D. Taub, PhD; and Kenneth J. Blank, PhD
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National Cancer Institute, Frederick, MD 21702. Hahnemann University, Philadelphia, PA 19102. Requests for Reprints: Kenneth J. Blank, MD, Hahneman University, Department of Pathology, MS435, Room 5409, Broad and Vine, Philadelphia, PA 19102.

Copyright 2004 by the American College of Physicians

Ann Intern Med. 1993;119(1):89-90. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-119-1-199307010-00016
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The results of a randomized, controlled trial of endoscopic ligation of esophageal varices compared with sclerotherapy by Laine and colleagues, in this issue of Annals, is the second report of a relatively new endoscopic technique. The two techniques appear to be approximately comparable, except that the complication rate is less with ligation. Whether ligation will replace sclerotherapy remains to be seen.



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