Claudia S Pegado

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Toxocara canis is a nematode of the Ascaridae family that normally parasites the small intestine of canid species. Humans are accidentally infected upon ingestion of embryonated eggs, and can manifest several clinical alterations such as fever, hepatomegaly, splenomegaly, respiratory symptoms, muscle pain and anorexia. In the present work, we investigated(More)
Formalin-fixed paraffin embedded lung and liver tissue from 23 cases of non immune hydrops fetalis and five control cases, in which hydrops were due to syphilis (3) and genetic causes (2), were examined for the presence of human parvovirus B19 by DNA hybridisation. Using in situ hybridisation with a biotynilated probe one positive case was detected. Using(More)
In view of the scarce references concerning the histological data in congenital parvovirus human B19 infection, we intend to provide a description of the pathological features observed in six autopsies. The virus was detected by DNA hybridization (ISH-DBH), PCR and electronmicroscopy (EM) in paraffin-embedded feto-placentary tissues. These cases constitute(More)
We present an unusual case of extralobar pulmonary sequestration associated with hyaline membrane disease (HMD) that caused the death of a premature baby in the first day of life. The sequestered parenchyma was nourished by an aberrant aortic vessel. Notable was the presence of typical HMD in all the lung parenchyma perfused by the pulmonary artery; the(More)
Development and differentiation of bile ducts have been studied for the understanding of pathogenesis of biliary atresia and other diseases of the intrahepatic biliary tree. The aim of this study is to correlate the type of biliary structure with the size of the portal tract and the gestational age. Twenty-four human livers were studied. Fetuses were(More)
The histopathologic study of 3 cases of gestational mumps is presented. The tissue studies was obtained from a spontaneous abortion (case 1) and from 2 therapeutic abortions (cases 2 and 3). Severe placental and fetal lesions were observed, indicating a probable association with maternal mumps. The main placental lesion was a diffuse proliferative necrotic(More)
Extensive calcification of the heart, involving predominantly the right ventricle and interventricular septum, was observed in a 3-h-old baby. The aetiology of the condition was attributed to infection by Toxoplasma gondii, based on the presence of several visceral lesions allied to the identification of the microorganism. The case is reported in view of(More)
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