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The objective of this study was to compare the histopathological changes and expression of CR3 and CR4 in the liver and spleen of dogs naturally and experimentally infected with L. chagasi. The basic histopathological lesions observed mainly in naturally infected dogs were: epithelioid hepatic granulomas, hyperplasia and hypertrophy of Kupffer cells,(More)
BACKGROUND Osteoporosis affects approximately 30% of postmenopausal women. Gastrectomy, pernicious anemia, and more recently Helicobacter pylori infection, have all been implicated in the pathogenesis of osteoporosis. A reduced parietal cell mass is a common feature in these conditions. AIM To study a possible relationship between chronic gastritis,(More)
Tightly spiralled bacteria ("Gastrospirillum suis") were seen in the pyloric mucosa of the stomach of 13 (10.8%) of 120 pigs that appeared clinically healthy at slaughter and in the fundic mucosa of three (5.0%) out of 60 pigs. The spiral organism could not be cultured from any pig. Chronic gastritis was observed in the pyloric mucosa of 53 (44.2%) of 120(More)
We conducted a cross-sectional study of bone mineral density in women with Helicobacter pylori gastritis or autoimmune gastritis. Eighty-five patients were enrolled: 24 patients (mean age 55.2 +/- 13.5 years) with autoimmune gastritis, 34 patients (mean age 63.7 +/- 7.3 years) with H. pylori gastritis, and 27 H. pylori-negative patients with normal gastric(More)
Neuron-specific enolase (NSE) is a neuronal form of the glycolytic enzyme enolase, which was first found in extracts of brain tissue, and was later shown to be present in APUD (amine precursor uptake and decarboxylation) cells and neurons of the diffuse neuroendocrine system but not in other peripheral cells. 90 neuroendocrine neoplasias (APUDomas)(More)
The ontogenesis of glucagon-producing cells of the ileum and colon of pouch young and of weaned and adult opossums Didelphis albiventris was studied in comparison with the endocrine argyrophilic cell population development. In the ileum, the mean population of argyrophilic cells/mm(2) increased with ontogenesis from 122.9 +/- 18.7 in the pouch young to(More)
The density of antral gastrin (G)- and somatostatin (D)-immunoreactive cells and the contents of antral gastrin and somatostatin were investigated in endoscopic antral biopsy specimens from patients with duodenal ulcer before and after eradication of Helicobacter pylori. After H. pylori eradication both antral somatostatin concentration (p = 0.0002) and(More)
Light and electron microscopic and microbiologic evaluations were performed on mucosa of stomachs from 120 healthy slaughtered pigs. Helicobacter pylori was not found, but a tightly spiralled bacterium, not previously described, was seen in histological sections and/or in carbol fuchsin stained smears in 13 (10.8%) stomachs. In paraffin sections stained(More)
A 16-year-old boy died with acute pulmonary oedema and shock after Tityus serrulatus scorpion sting. The patient showed evidence of cardiac dysfunction and damage, an increase in tracheobronchial aspirate/plasma protein concentration, light microscopic features of the lung compatible with the adult respiratory distress syndrome and electron microscopic(More)