Ana Paula Maduro

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The genus Alternaria is one of the most common black moulds and appears to be increasing as a causative agent of subcutaneous phaeohyphomycosis, particularly among immunosuppressed patients. A 53-year-old patient who had received a kidney transplant presented with multiple verrucous lesions on the distal extremities. Positive histopathology and cultures, in(More)
This study provides a comprehensive picture of the C. neoformans/C. gattii molecular types most often associated with human cryptococcosis in Portugal and assesses the impact of C. gattii in these infections. One hundred and twenty-two clinical isolates, from distinct patients, were identified as C. neoformans and genotyped by URA5-RFLP, with the molecular(More)
INTRODUCTION Creutzfedt-Jakob Disease (CJD) is a rapidly progressive neurodegenerative disease caused by prions. Early diagnosis and the determination of its form are epidemiologically important, with strong impact on public health. Bilateral pulvinar hyperintensity, either alone (pulvinar sign) or in association with the dorsomedial nucleus of the thalamus(More)
Cryptococcosis caused by the fungus Cryptococcus neoformans is an opportunistic mycosis, infecting mainly immunodepressed individuals. Molecular epidemiology studies of cryptococcosis in Europe are limited. This paper presents a retrospective study of cryptococcosis in 105 cryptococcal isolates from two hospitals in Lisbon, Portugal, among HIV/AIDS(More)
RESUMO Introdução: A doença de Creutzfeldt-Jakob (dCJ) é uma patologia neurodegenerativa rapidamente progressiva causada por priões. O diagnóstico precoce e a determinação da sua forma revestem-se de importância epidemiológica, com forte impacto na saúde pública. A hiperintensidade bilateral do pulvinar, isoladamente (pulvinar sign) ou em associação com o(More)
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