Joaquin C Brieva

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We surveyed 605 households selected by conglomerate random sampling in a typical Chilean city in order to study patterns of utilization of medicinal agents. The critical item investigated drug use in the week preceding the interview. The 95% confidence limits for drug utilization were 24.1 and 26.8% and for medicinal plants 16.7 and 18.7%. Mothers (35.7%)(More)
BACKGROUND Levamisole is present as a contaminant or additive in most cocaine sold in the United States. Cases of agranulocytosis attributed to levamisole-tainted cocaine have been widely described. A vasculopathic reaction to levamisole has also been reported; however, diagnostic features such as antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA) and additional(More)
Pseudo-ainhum is an auto-amputation of the digits. Although extremely rare, it is a traumatic and painful experience that can be alleviated with early recognition and intervention. The scientific literature is filled with reports of this interesting but unfortunate phenomenon. To date, a firm causative aetiology has not yet been established. Although(More)
n engl j med 366;16 nejm.org april 19, 2012 e25 A 69-year-old man presented with a 25-year history of gradual, asymptomatic thickening and wrinkling of the skin on the left side of his face. The physical examination showed hyperkeratosis with accentuated ridging, multiple open comedones, and areas of nodular elastosis. Histopathological analysis showed an(More)
A 75-year-old man with human immunodeficiency virus infection and numerous biopsy-proven warts for 10 years, refractory to cryosurgery, cimetidine, and topical imiquimod, presented with numerous pink to hypopigmented verrucous papules and plaques involving the face, trunk, buttocks, and groin. Laboratory evaluation revealed a CD4 T-cell count of 62 cells(More)
A retrospective analysis of 21 consecutive patients hospitalized with either Stevens-Johnson syndrome or toxic epidermal necrolysis was carried out to assess morbidity and mortality rates and to establish the value of a specific management practice. Fourteen children with Stevens-Johnson syndrome and seven with toxic epidermal necrolysis were cared for at(More)