Patient demographic information and ALS RT-PCR results for human clinical specimensa

Sample no.b or % detectionAge (yr)PregnantSymptomaticEstrogen supplementdRT-PCR of 2 μg of total RNAPoly(A) RNA used in RT-PCR analysis (μg)RT-PCR of poly(A) RNA
Sample no.
    3126NoYesLoestrin 1/20W+1.3+
% Detection474753054732588778703026132670
  • a Results are reported as + for a strong positive signal and W for a weak positive signal. A blank space designates a sample that fell below the detection limit of the assay (9). Samples that were not run are designated as NR.

  • b C. albicans strains isolated from these clinical samples used the sample number preceeded by GC.

  • c C. albicans and C. parapsilosis were recovered from this specimen.

  • d Generic names for the estrogen supplements are as follows: for Alesse and Nordette, ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel; for Ortho Tri-Cyclen, ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate; for Loestrin 1/20, ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone; for Clomid, clomiphene citrate; for Premarin, conjugated estrogens; and for Prempro, conjugated estrogens and medroxyprogesterone acetate.