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A disease named locally as churrío or churrido equino (i.e., equine scours) has occurred for at least 100 years in Uruguay and southern Brazil in farms along both shores of the Merín lake. This report describes cases of churrido equino and provides serologic, pathologic, and DNA-based evidence indicating that the disease is in fact equine monocytic(More)
The authors present the case of a child with recurrent infections since the age of 4 months, including bilateral pneumonia by Pneumocystis carinii and protracted varicella. Serum immunoglobulin values (when 10 months old), and B cell values were normal. There was persistent lymphocytic leucocytosis, near absence of CD8+ cells, and an increased CD4/CD8(More)
Endometriosis was first described by Russel more than one-hundred years ago and still remains a clinical entity of difficult comprehension, with totally aberrant symptomatology, particularly in extra-genital situations. The present article describes a clinical case of recurring right-sided catamenial pneumothorax in a 45 year-old caucasian woman. In her(More)
Endometriosis is a common cause of chronic pelvic pain. Laparoscopy is considered the gold standard for definitive diagnosis. This work aims to evaluate whether hysterosalpingography (14SG), a cheaper and more accessible examination, is worth while as a diagnostic tool in this pathology. Thirty patients submitted to laparoscopy for chronic pelvic pain where(More)
AIM Study on the prevalence of MCV genotypes, and correlation with liver pathology and immunological parameters. PATIENTS AND METHODS 77 chronic hepatitis C patients (52 males, 25 females), mean age 44 +/- 14 years, belonging to four groups: (1) 23 (11 males) without other aetiology, (II) 19 (18 males) excessive drinkers, (III) 18 (12 males)(More)
IT IS WIDELY known that, unlike other transplants, liver allografts behave as an immunologically favored organ and that their outcome is apparently independent of HLA compatibility, showing a special tolerance status and prolonged survival. It is also known that controling rejection is the most important aspect in the treatment of posttransplant recipients(More)
Objective: To study the relationship between GSTM1 and CYP2D6 polymorphisms and exposure to risk factors, and the occurrence of bladder cancer. Patients and Methods: The study included 77 patients with fully characterized transitional cell carcinoma of the bladder, from whom a complete history was taken, and 191 healthy individuals, who served as controls(More)
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