Gilda M. Teixeira

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Alternaria spp. have emerged as opportunistic pathogens particularly in immunosuppressed patients, such as bone marrow transplant recipients. The authors present a case of Alternaria alternata in a patient with Fanconi's anemia, who received antifungal prophylaxis with posaconazole after an unrelated bone marrow transplantation, followed by empirical(More)
To prove that primitive reflexes are independent markers of symptomatic human immunodeficiency virus type-1 (HIV-1) infection, a case-control study was carried out in a tertiary care, university teaching hospital. Thirty HIV-1-positive symptomatic cases, 30 seropositive asymptomatic controls and 30 HIV-1 seronegative controls consented to participate and(More)
This study estimated the frequency of nine primitive reflexes (PR) and assessed their possible clinical value in a group of patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. We studied 78 patients with human inmunodeficiency type 1 (HIV-1) infection in WHO clinical stage 3 or 4 and 81 matched seronegative controls. All participants were examined using a(More)
To assess the validity of colposcopy to correctly detect and grade squamous intraepithelial lesions (SIL) in Venezuelan women, we did a prospective, nonrandomized and cross sectional study on patients referred with low-grade and high-grade SIL. After a second cervical smear, they were colposcopically evaluated and biopsied. The outcome measures were(More)
Invasive aspergillosis (IA) is a life-threatening complication of bone marrow transplantation manifesting most often as a respiratory tract infection with potential hematogenous dissemination to any organ. The authors report an unusual case of IA manifesting as widespread subcutaneous nodules, with intact overlying skin, complicating pulmonary infection in(More)
We measured serum levels of anti-Gal(alpha 1-->3)Gal and anti-Gal(alpha 1-->2)Gal antibodies in 89 and 91 women, respectively, by using ELISA. These patients had cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) grades 1 to 3 and early invasive cervical carcinoma (ICC). Our objective was to compare anti-alpha-galactosyl antibody levels among them and with those of(More)
This study estimated the frequency and assessed the clinical value of nine primitive reflexes (PR) in 78 AIDS cases, comparing them with 81 matched, seronegative controls. All subjects were evaluated with a standardized neurologic examination that included a Mini-Mental State Exam (MMSE). Fifty-six percent had cognitive impairment and PR. Overall, PR were(More)
BACKGROUND High dose chemotherapy with autologous stem cell transplantation (HDCT-ASCT) has been administered to patients with high-risk germ cell tumours (GCT). The role of this treatment for GCT still remains unclear, including the identification of subgroups more likely to benefit from such strategy. METHODS A retrospective review was conducted of all(More)