Fabiana Roberto Lima

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Posttransplantation lymphoproliferative disorder (PTLD) is a serious complication following solid organ transplantation that has been linked to Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection. The aim of this article was to describe a single-center experience with the multiplicity of clinical presentations of PTLD. Among 350 liver transplantations performed in 303(More)
We describe a case of graft-versus-host disease that developed in the recipient of an orthotopic liver transplant. A maculopapular eruption developed on postoperative day 25. After the diagnosis of graft-versus-host disease was made aggressive therapy was instituted, which resulted in a complete recovery.
The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of stage and the number of lactation on plasma ascorbate concentration and to establish the association between plasma ascorbate concentrations and plasma glucose, insulin, nonesterified fatty acids (NEFA), beta-hydroxybutyrate (BHBA), aspartate aminotransferase (AST), milk somatic cell count (SCC),(More)
Intrahepatic arterioportal fistula (IAPF) is a rare cause of portal hypertension in young children. We report the case of a 2-year-old girl with severe undernutrition, chronic watery diarrhea, and gastrointestinal bleeding because of a congenital intrahepatic arterioportal fistula. Radiographic embolization and surgical ligation of the left hepatic artery(More)
S-Nitroso-N-acetylcysteine (SNAC) is a water soluble primary S-nitrosothiol capable of transferring and releasing nitric oxide and inducing several biochemical activities, including modulation of hepatic stellate cell activation. In this study, we evaluated the antifibrotic activity of SNAC in an animal model of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) induced(More)
The association between autoimmune hepatitis and idiopathic inflammatory myopathies has been rarely described in literature. To our knowledge, there are only five reports of autoimmune hepatitis, all coursing with polymyositis. In the present work, we describe a female patient at the age of 58 with cutaneous lesions (heliotrope), progressive proximal muscle(More)
Actinomycosis is a chronic or subacute bacterial infection characterized by large abscess formation, caused mainly by the gram-positive non-acid-fast, anaerobic, or microaerophilic/capnophilic, obligate parasites bacteria from the Actinomyces genus. Although pelvic inflammatory disease is an entity associated with the longstanding use of intrauterine(More)
Necrolytic migratory erythema is a rare skin condition that consists of migrating areas of erythema with blisters that heal with hyperpigmentation. It usually occurs in patients with an alpha islet cell tumor of the pancreas-or glucagonoma-and when associated with glucose intolerance, anemia, hyperglucagonemia, and weight loss defines the glucagonoma(More)
OBJECTIVES Although liver biopsy is the gold standard for determining the degree of liver fibrosis, issues regarding its invasiveness and the small amount of liver tissue evaluated can limit its applicability and interpretation in clinical practice. Non-invasive evaluation methods for liver fibrosis can address some of these limitations. The aim of this(More)
Iron deficiency and anemia have been reported frequently in athletes. In São Paulo-Brazil among elite athletes overt anemia is uncommon, but our studies showed that they were in a borderline anemic state. Sports anemia is used to describe both pseudodilutional anemia and the true anemia of athletes. We studied 12 female young athletes, all with normal(More)