Aroldo J.B. Carneiro

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cattle and sheep, and absence of a live or inactivated vaccine against this se-rotype could lead to its reemergence and to severe economic losses. In the absence of an appropriate vaccine and control strategy, the virus could potentially spread to neighboring countries and pose an additional risk to Europe. A European fi eld strain of bluetongue virus(More)
BACKGROUND We have investigated the intestinal mononuclear cell subpopulations in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and correlated these with the disease activity. METHODS Eighteen female outpatients were studied; in 10 of them lupus activity was measured with the Lupus Activity Criteria Count and the SLE Disease Activity Index. Eight(More)
Weight loss is a major component of the clinical syndrome in patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). The impact of malnutrition on the outcome of the disease has been unappreciated in many investigations. The authors evaluated the effects of oral nutritional supplementation on the morphology and immunology of the intestinal mucosa of(More)
The experience with 103 jejunal biopsies in the Rio de Janeiro University Hospital--UFRJ, from January 1983 to June 1985 is presented. It is reported the effectiveness of the method and the low number of complications. The importance as a valuable complementary method of diagnosis and the usefulness in the small intestine disease's scientific investigation(More)
Four cases of spinal myoclonus are described, three males and one female. The mean age was 51 years (28-75 years). The mean time between the onset of the myelopathy and the myoclonic jerks was 4.3 months (1-8 months). The involuntary movements were determined by trauma, Devic's disease, tuberculous myelopathy and tumor. Three patients had spastic paraplegia(More)
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