Carmen Hurtado H

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BACKGROUND A possible relationship has been reported between psoriasis and celiac disease, with common pathogenic mechanisms that may need further investigation. AIM To investigate the presence of clinical and serological markers for celiac disease in a group of Chilean psoriatic patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS We included 80 psoriatic patients (42(More)
BACKGROUND One of the complications of diabetes mellitus is the development of pancreatic exocrine insufficiency. AIM To study pancreatic exocrine function in diabetics patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS Seventy two diabetic patients were included in the protocol, but two were withdrawn because an abdominal CAT scan showed a chronic calcified pancreatitis,(More)
BACKGROUND Previous reports describe 30-40% of small intestine bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) in patients with chronic pancreatitis (CP), SIBO is a cause of persistent symptoms in this group of patients even when they are treated with pancreatic enzymes. AIM To asses the frequency of SIBO in patients with CP. PATIENTS AND METHODS We studied 14 patients(More)
BACKGROUND Celiac disease (CD) is predominant in women and young people. Atypical, non-enteric symptoms are more common among adults. There is also an association between CD and neurological disorders, especially with cerebellar ataxia, polyneuropathy and epilepsy. AIM To study the frequency of CD in a group of adults with cryptogenic epilepsy. MATERIAL(More)
BACKGROUND The prevalence of celiac disease (CD) is unknown in Chile. We have recently noted a rise in the number of cases diagnosed among adults. AIM To describe the clinical characteristics of a group of adult celiac patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS Clinical data of patients older than 15 years with positive antitransglutaminase or antiendomysial(More)
Undergraduate healthcare students are exposed to bloodborne pathogens, and data from developing countries is scarce. We report the experience of a comprehensive program dedicated to the management of this risk. The program includes financial coverage, a 24-hour attention system, HIV, HBV, HCV testing, and free provision of post-exposure antiretroviral(More)
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