Jorge L. Huerta-Mercado

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Fascioliasis is highly endemic in the Andean region of South America. Newer serological assays have improved our ability to diagnose acute fascioliasis. The diagnosis was established by Fasciola hepatica serology (Fas2-ELISA or Western blot) in 10 patients. Identifiable exposure included ingestion of watercress (N = 8), alfalfa juice (N = 5), and lettuce (N(More)
BACKGROUND Celiac disease (CD) is a condition in which gluten intake develops an autoimmune response generating intestinal villous atrophy, causing malabsorption. Prevalence worldwide is approximately 1%, in our country it is not known. MATERIAL AND METHODS Retrospective, descriptive, observational study in Anglo American Clinic between September 2004 and(More)
Duodenal ulcer due to cytomegalovirus (CMV) is quite infrequent in the inmunocompetent patient. We present an elderly patient with a history of upper urinary infections who was admitted at the hospital because of tarry black stool and coffee ground vomits. Endoscopy revealed duodenal ulcer and the histopathology confirm CMV infection. The workout was(More)
A case of Chylous Ascites was reported in a 64-year-old male patient who underwent a diagnostic laparoscopy, through which its etiology was determined. It is a retroperitoneal lymphoma with liver infiltration, an unusual presentation of this disease, where diagnosis could be determined.
INTRODUCTION In 2002, the US Multi-Society Task Force on Colorectal Cancer recommended that the withdrawal phase during colonoscopy should average at least 6-10 min to improve the detecting ratio of polyps. However, these recommendations were based on previous studies with a high colorectal cancer-risk population. The aim of our study is to determine if the(More)
UNLABELLED Hepatitis C is the second major endemic viral infection in the world after HIV. In the USA it is the first liver transplant indication. Currently, the main risk factors to develop this disease are history of blood transfusions and IV drug usage. Sexual transmission remains controversial and accounts probably for less than 5% of case(More)
South American blastomycosis is a systemic micosis caused by infection with Paracoccidioides brasiliensis. The most frequently affected sites are the lower lip buccal mucous membrane, palate, tongue, sublingual region, lymph glands, and lungs. However, colonic involvement is not a common expression of Paracoccidioidomycosis. We report a case of chronic(More)
A choledochal cyst is a cystic dilation of the intrahepatic or extrahepatic biliary tract. According to the most accepted theory, it is caused by an anomalous pancreatobiliary junction. The most important complications are cholangiocarcinoma, lithiasis, and pancreatitis. Current therapy is surgical resection. Only 20% to 30% of cases are diagnosed in adult(More)
Inflammatory bowel disease is associated with extraintestinal manifestations. Among these manifestations is the venous tromboembolism which presents a risk three times more than that presented in general population. We report the case of a 61-year-old male with a history of abdominal pain, chronic diarrhea and fever, with leukocytosis, and fecal samples(More)