Arturo J. Zegarra

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South American blastomycosis is a systemic micosis caused by infection with Paracoccidioides brasiliensis. The most frequently affected sites are the lower lip buccal mucous membrane, palate, tongue, sublingual region, lymph glands, and lungs. However, colonic involvement is not a common expression of Paracoccidioidomycosis. We report a case of chronic(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify the score that best predicts early severity in patients with acute pancreatitis. MATERIALS AND METHODS A prospective cohort study was performed from December 2009 to December 2011. Cases of pancreatitis were classified as mild or severe based on the organ failure criteria and/or local complications according to the Atlanta Symposium.(More)
Gastrointestinal stromal cell tumors (GIST) are rare neoplasms of the gastrointestinal tract, although they are the most common mesenchymal neoplasms. The stomach and small intestine are the most frequent site of involvement accounting for approximately 85% of cases. However, esophagus involvement is exceptional (<5%); indeed some large series fail to(More)
Histoplasma capsulatum and Paracoccidioides brasiliensis are dimorphic fungi that cause systemic mycosis mostly in tropical South America and some areas of North America. Gastrointestinal involvement is not uncommon among these fungal diseases, but coinfection has not previously been reported. We report a patient with chronic diarrhea and pancolitis caused(More)
The case of a 23-year old woman with a history of epigastric pain, a palpable tumor that covered the epigastrium and the left hypochondrium, and an episode of acute pancreatitis was reported. The computerized tomography revealed a pancreatic cyst. The CA-125 increased significantly. An exploratory laparotomy was performed, finding an endometrioma. The(More)
INTRODUCTION In 2002, the US Multi-Society Task Force on Colorectal Cancer recommended that the withdrawal phase during colonoscopy should average at least 6-10 min to improve the detecting ratio of polyps. However, these recommendations were based on previous studies with a high colorectal cancer-risk population. The aim of our study is to determine if the(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the efficacy of esomeprazole-based triple therapy in the eradication of helicobacter pylori (HP). METHODOLOGY A descriptive, prospective study was carried out between the months of June and August, 2008, at the Gastroenterology Service of the Cayetano Heredia National Hospital (HNCH) in which patients with non-ulcer dyspepsia infected(More)
Chronic actinic enteritis is a malfunction of the small bowel, occurring in the 6 months post-radiotherapy, and it can be manifestated as malabsortion, stenosis, fistula formation, local abscesses, perforation and bleeding, We report a case of an elderly patient who presents an episode of obscure gastrointestinal bleeding (OGIB) secondary to actinic(More)
Duodenal ulcer due to cytomegalovirus (CMV) is quite infrequent in the inmunocompetent patient. We present an elderly patient with a history of upper urinary infections who was admitted at the hospital because of tarry black stool and coffee ground vomits. Endoscopy revealed duodenal ulcer and the histopathology confirm CMV infection. The workout was(More)