Ivonne Vergara

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BACKGROUND The role of respiratory viral infections (RVIs) as a cause of overall fever and neutropenia (FN) episodes in children with cancer has been less characterized than bacterial infections. We conducted a study aimed to determine the frequency of RVI in children with low compared with high risk for invasive bacterial infection (IBI) FN episodes and(More)
Twenty-one cases of neuroparalytic accidents of rabies vaccination (with suckling mouse brain vaccine), 11 of them fatal, were observed, occurring predominantly in men; the mean age of the patients was 29 years. On the average, 13 doses of the vaccine were used. Only three patients received less than seven doses. The mean latent period was 14 days (range, 4(More)
Nucleus pulposus embolism causing spinal cord infarction is exceptional. A 16-year-old girl was seen with sudden onset of interscapular pain and paraplegia from fatal ischemic transverse myelopathy due to arterial and venous occlusions by fibrocartilaginous embolism. In 32 cases of nucleus pulposus embolism, females predominated (69%) and age distribution(More)
INTRODUCTION Prostate Cancer Gene 3 (PCA3) is a recently described and highly specific urinary marker for prostate cancer (CaP). Its introduction in clinical practice to supplement low specificity of prostate specific antigen (PSA) can improve CaP diagnosis and follow-up. However, before its introduction, it is necessary to validate the method of PCA3(More)
INTRODUCTION Respiratory viruses are the leading cause of acute respiratory tract infection (ARI) in children. It has been reported that viral respiratory co-infection could be associated with severe clinical course. OBJECTIVES To describe the frequency of viral co-infection in children admitted for AlRI and evaluate whether this co-infection was(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Fibrocartilaginous embolism from the nucleus pulposus has been reported as a rare cause of spinal cord ischemia. We were unable to find previous reports of embolism from this source to cerebral arteries. CASE DESCRIPTION A previously healthy 17-year-old girl fell during a basketball game. Left hemiparesis and unresponsiveness(More)
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