Jazmin D.C. Ruiz

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OBJECTIVE To characterize the susceptibility of filamentous fungi isolated from keratitis to amphotericin B, natamycin, caspofungin acetate, itraconazole, voriconazole, and posaconazole. METHODS Ninety isolates from fungal keratitis cases at Aravind Eye Hospital in South India were tested using macrobroth dilution for susceptibility to amphotericin B,(More)
We report a 11 year-old boy with ileo-ileal intussusception due to a pediculated tumor of the bowel wall. This lesion was found to be a lymphangiolipoma in which mature adipose cells were interspersed with dilated lymphatic ressels. Tumorectomy by enterotomy was curative. The ranty of this hamartomatous lesion is pointed out.
Henoch-Schönlein purpura commonly occurs in children at about age five. There is no known etiologic agent. The illness is characterized by skin rash, joint pain, edema and gastrointestinal symptoms. Laboratory tests are not diagnostic. Although there is no specific treatment, steroids may help prevent serious gastrointestinal complications. Prognosis is(More)
Cardiovascular complications represent by far the most severe manifestations of diabetes mellitus. Treatment aimed at stopping progression of vascular lesions may fall short if initiated when the disease becomes clinically evident. Therefore, identification of the earliest vascular disfunctions may offer the best opportunity to interfere with pathogenic(More)
The complexity of the components and their interactions that characterize children’s health and well-being are not adequately captured by current public health paradigms. Children are exposed to combinations of chemical and non-chemical stressors from their built, natural, and social environments at each lifestage throughout their lifecourse. Children’s(More)
The case of a patient with Ménétrier's disease in association with inactive ulcerative colitis of 7 years of evolution is presented. Diagnosis was confirmed by exploratory laparotomy and the symptoms of anemia and hypoproteinemia improved following treatment with octreotide. On review of the literature this was found to be the third case of Ménétrier's(More)
Type 2 diabetes mellitus is one component of the metabolic syndrome. The treatment of the metabolic syndrome includes the control of hyperglycaemia, which represents one aspect of the management of this complex disease. Indeed, the intensive treatment of hyperglycaemia is clearly associated with the prevention of the micro- and macro-vascular complications.(More)