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This is a report of an unusual anaplastic thyroid carcinoma case with capsule and long disease-free survival. This 74-year-old male, with an asymptomatic nodule in the mid-line neck for 5 years, was treated with total thyroidectomy. Light microscopy and immunohistochemistry showed an anaplastic carcinoma of the thyroid isthmus. There were no signs of… (More)
Malignant atrophic papulosis usually presents as pathognomonic skin lesions followed by acute abdominal pain, bowel perforation, peritonitis, and death. Rare patients who may lack gastrointestinal symptoms present with central nervous system manifestations, including headache, paresthesias, weakness, and rapid deterioration to death. The patient reported… (More)
A retrospective study of central nervous system (CNS) in 284 autopsy AIDS cases in Brazil (1989-2008) divided into 3 groups: A (without antiretroviral treatment: 163 cases); B (other antiretroviral therapies: 76 cases); C (HAART for 3 months or more: 45 cases). In 165 (58.1%) cases, relevant lesions were found, predominantly infections (54.2%); the most… (More)
Based on their own experience and on the literature, the authors compare the brain pathology due to HIV+ associated Trypanosoma cruzi reactivated infection to that described for the natural history of the Chagas' disease (CD). The peculiar focal necrotizing chagasic meningoencephalitis (MECNF) which appears only in immunedeficient chagasics, especially when… (More)
A case of larva migrans or serpiginous linear dermatitis on the scalp of a teenager is reported. An ancylostomid larva was found within a sebaceous gland acinus. The unusual skin site for larva migrans as well as the penetration through the sebaceous gland are highlighted. The probable mechanism by which the parasite reached the skin adnexa is discussed.
This is a review of 4.690 necropsies and 24.209 surgical pathology specimens describing the association between megacolon chagasic and malignant tumors of the large bowel. The prevalence of malignant tumors of the large bowel was not higher in megacolon.
One thousand seven hundred and eight chronic chagasic post-mortem examinations studied from a total of 4690 autopsies performed at our Institution. Two hundred and seventy-three chagasic had megas. Megacolon was the most frequent, followed by megaesophagus. Megacolon associated with megaesophagus was the third most common finding. Our data are discussed and… (More)
Twenty-two HIV+ patients with encephalitis were studied. Of these, 7 had meningoencephalitis due to Toxoplasma gondii (MT) and 15 due to Trypanosoma cruzi (MC). Pathologic and computerized axial tomography (CAT) changes were compared. We found that focal necrotizing encephalitis due to Toxoplasma involved the cerebral cortex and the basal ganglia, whereas… (More)
The case reports of three patients with chronic chagasic cardiomyopathy with unusual mechanisms of sudden death are presented. It was unexpected in two of them, one by infarction and the other by bronchopneumonia after gut infarction without mesenteric vessel obstruction. The third had cardiac failure and her expected sudden death was due to cardiac… (More)
Aplastic anemia is a bone marrow failure syndrome characterized by peripheral cytopenias and hypocellular bone marrow. Although aplastic anemia is idiopathic in most cases, rheumatic diseases such as systemic lupus erythematosus are recognized as causes of aplastic anemia, with their possible etiological mechanisms being T and B lymphocyte dysfunction and… (More)