Giovanni Bellotti

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Inflammatory cells positive for the cytokines IL-2, IL-4, IL-6, TNF-alpha, and IFN-gamma and for IL-2R, as well as CD8+ and CD4+ T cells and B cells were quantified using an immunoperoxidase(More)
Heart tissue destruction in chronic Chagas disease cardiopathy (CCC) may be caused by autoimmune recognition of heart tissue by a mononuclear cell infiltrate decades after Trypanosoma cruzi(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyse the morphological aspects of the extracellular matrix and microcirculation to clarify whether chronic Chagas' cardiopathy (CCC) is an accurate model to study the pathogenesis of(More)
Trypanosoma cruzi parasites are only rarely identified in conventional histological sections of hearts from chronic chagasic patients. This finding suggests that T. cruzi plays no important direct(More)
BACKGROUND Erectile dysfunction (ED) is common in patients with congestive heart failure (CHF). ED reduces quality of life, and it may affect compliance, thereby impairing the success of CHF(More)