Carmen Déa Ribeiro de Paula

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The co-infection American cutaneous leishmaniasis and AIDS has recently been described in the literature, observing differences between the clinical and immunological behavior of these patients. Four cases are reported here, attended at the Brasilia University Hospital, with diagnoses of infection by Leishmania species and immunodeficiency virus, with a(More)
Melasma represents a pigmentary disorder that is difficult to treat. This study aims to broadly review the use of ablative lasers (Er:YAG and CO2) in the treatment of melasma, presenting the level of evidence of studies published to date. A total of 75 patients were enrolled in four case series studies (n=39), one controlled clinical trial (n=6) and one(More)
Seventy-nine patients with cutaneous leishmaniasis were included in this study. The experimental group (n = 38) was treated with pentamidine isothionate in a dose of 4mg/kg/day on alternate days, for one week. The control group (n = 41) was treated with N-methylglucamine in a dose of 20mgSbV/kg/day for 20 days. Twenty-one isolates were identified using(More)
We present a case of an 18-year-old male patient who, after two years of inappropriate treatment for cutaneous leishmaniasis, began to show nodules arising at the edges of the former healing scar. He was immune competent and denied any trauma. The diagnosis of recurrent cutaneous leishmaniasis was made following positive culture of aspirate samples. The(More)
Chagas’ disease, endemic in Latin America, is an infection caused by the flagellate protozoan Trypanosoma cruzi. A third of the patients of the indeterminate phase of Chagas’ disease will evolve to chronic symptomatic disease one or two decades after the initial infection. Cardiomyopathy is the most common manifestation. Some patients with severe(More)
A 71-year-old female white patient had a 6-month history of annular, non-pruritic, erythematous plaques, measuring up to 12 cm in diameter, on her face, scalp, neck and arms. (Figure 1). On examination, the patient had Cushingoid features. She reported having an unspecifi ed endocrinopathy, for which she had been on continuous use of prednisone (25 mg/day)(More)
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