Anna Tuneu Valls

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A 12-month-old Colombian boy, with an unremarkable medical history, was sent to our department for an indurated pl aque on his left thigh. His parents reported that the induration had appeared at around 6 months of age, 20 days after receiving the second dose of intramuscular pneumococcal vaccination. Initially the lesion grew, stabilizing 2 months later.(More)
In HIV-infected adults, elevated albumin has been associated with increased inflammatory activity, HIV-related nephropathy, and type 2 diabetes. Data on albuminuria in HIV-infected children are very scarce, and guidelines do not include routine determination of urinary albumin/creatinine ratio in this population. We performed a cross-sectional study in a(More)
BACKGROUND Renal disease is a leading cause of morbidity in HIV-infected adults in the highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) era. Cystatin C has been proposed as a more sensitive marker of renal function, but it may be affected by ongoing inflammation. We aimed to study the cystatin C levels in a cohort of HIV-infected pediatric patients at 3 Spanish(More)
A cross-sectional study of 77 chronic HIV-infected children revealed higher levels of biomarkers of inflammation (ultrasensitive C-reactive protein, D-dimer and β-2-microglobulin), immune activation (HLA-DR+ CD38+ CD4+ and CD8+ T cells) and microbial translocation [lipopolysaccaride (LPS), microbial 16S rDNA and sCD14] than 32 healthy controls. Immune(More)
A 21-year-old woman, smoking 7 cigarettes per day, was seen in our department because of lesions in both breasts. She described episodes of purulent drainage from her left nipple and periareolar area for the last 2 years. Lesions in the right areola began 6 months ago. She did not describe fever or physical discomfort. The patient had no history of(More)
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