Jorge L. Huerta-Mercado

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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)
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.
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)
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)
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)
OBJECTIVE To assess the efficacy of esomeprazole-based triple therapy in the eradication of helicobacter pylori (HP). METHODOLOGY A descriptive, prospective study was carried out between the months of June and August, 2008, at the Gastroenterology Service of the Cayetano Heredia National Hospital (HNCH) in which patients with non-ulcer dyspepsia infected(More)
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)
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)
We report the case of a patient who initially made the diagnosis of acute hepatitis E virus with a clinical picture of jaundice with elevated liver enzymes and HEV IgM (+), but chronic evolution (More than 6 months) without being an immunosuppressed patient, forced us to exclude different causes that may produce chronic liver disease. And(More)