Camila Silva de Andrade Melo

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OBJECTIVES To study the prevalence of Cryptosporidium infection by measuring the levels of anti-Cryptosporidium IgG antibodies among people inhabiting three neighbourhoods of a periurban area of Salvador, Northeast of Brazil; and to investigate the effects of environmental sanitation measures, hygienic habits and household water supply, storage and handling(More)
The muscles of the anterior compartment of the forearm often exhibit anatomic variations. During dissection of the upper right limb of a preserved cadaver, morphological variations in the Palmaris longus and Flexor digitorum superficialis muscles were found. The Palmaris longus muscular fibers converged to a tendon that passed beneath the Flexor(More)
Intestinal obstruction due to milk curds syndrome may present with a clinical picture and radiological findings which suggest the correct diagnosis. This type of intestinal obstruction usually affects neonates, previously healthy, with concentrated formula feeding. Surgical treatment may be avoided in some cases by the administration of Gastrografin enemas.(More)
We have recorded 8 patients presenting a Hodgkin's disease associated with Castleman's disease. Four men and 4 women with a 44 years mean age (15-60), presented as a solitary mass (2/7) or as a multicentric tumoral disease (5/7). One of our patients was HIV. Histological studies showed typical features of Castleman's disease. Nodular sclerosing Hodgkin's(More)
Recently, there are in literature some reports concerning the sonographic observation of transient gallbladder precipitates in children and adults during ceftriaxone treatment. The condition is defined as ceftriaxone-reversible "pseudolithiasis" and the gallbladder precipitates resolve spontaneously after cessation of therapy. We present a case of a 1 year(More)
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of the recombinant human granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (rhG-CSF) in the treatment of early-onset neonatal sepsis among premature infants.MATERIALS AND METHODS: A double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial was performed among forty-four preterm neonates who had "clinical diagnosis" of early-onset sepsis.(More)
This study was designed to investigate in vivo subcutaneous tissue reactions after Carisolv contact in a mouse model. Eighteen mice were implanted with two polyethylene tubes: the implant on the right side included a sponge soaked in Carisolv; the implant on the left side served as a control. Similar tissue response was displayed in both test and control(More)
A child with systemic lupus erythematosus who has been treated with prednisone for three years, developed crusted scabies. Scrapings from lesions revealed Sarcoptes scabiei adult mites mad eggs. The patient died with septicemia and renal failure soon after starting topical 20% sulfur. A marked improvement was observed in the cutaneous lesions.