Bárbara Padilla-Docal

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INTRODUCTION Eosinophilic meningitis, a potentially fatal disease caused by Angiostrongylus cantonensis, is considered an emerging infectious disease. CASE PRESENTATION Three Caucasian boys (aged five-years-old, 10-years-old and six-years-old) with a diagnosis of eosinophilic meningoencephalitis caused by Angiostrongylus cantonensis were studied. Serum(More)
BACKGROUND Multiple sclerosis (MS) was first reported in Cuba in 1965. The most frequent appearance is observed in the first six months of the year. OBJECTIVE To determine the seasonal distribution and evolving forms of MS patients diagnosed with the disease between April 2004 and November 2007. METHOD Twenty-one patients with suspected MS and 42(More)
OBJECTIVE There was an increased number of cases of meningoencephalitis caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae, after the successful vaccination campaigns against Neisseria meningitidis and Haemophilus influenzae. This paper aims at describing the clinical characteristics, the laboratory findings, the complications, and the therapeutic management of these(More)
The intercellular adhesion molecule is a transmembrane glycoprotein belonging to the immunoglobulin superfamily. Serum and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) soluble intercellular adhesion molecule 1 (sICAM-1) from normal control children as well as from children with Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS), with Coxsackie A9 virus meningoencephalitis and with Streptococcus(More)
INTRODUCTION Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic, inflammatory and progressive disease of the central nervous system in which local inflammatory injuries of the brain white matter appears, being the most outstanding feature the myeline loss (demyelination). OBJECTIVE To determine if the complement system might be involved in the MS immunopathogeny(More)
INTRODUCTION Reiber's quotient diagram or reibergram has a growing apply for characterize the intratecal synthesis of proteins. Firstly reibergrama was used for the major classes of immunoglobulins but later it was used to evaluate other proteins based on the theory about molecular flux/cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) flow rate. METHOD C3c is a degradation(More)
INTRODUCTION Angiostrongylus cantonensis meningoencephalitis is an emergent disease in the Americas. METHOD Twelve children suffering from eosinophilic meningoencephalitis due to this parasite aged between 6-10 years were studied. Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and serum samples were taken simultaneously in the first diagnostic puncture at admission. RESULTS(More)
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