José Amadeu Almeida Vargas

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Aminoguanidine therapy delayed the onset of actively induced EAE in Lewis rats, but recovery was impaired in most animals. In the central nervous system this was correlated with persistent inflammation and production of proinflammatory cytokines. In the periphery of aminoguanidine-treated animals, T lymphocytes showed increased proliferation against myelin(More)
Use of CSF shunt devices is a common practice in neurosurgery, and infection of the shunt is the most frequent complication. In spite of the fact that bacteria are the most widely implicated pathogens, reports of fungal infections, especially due to Candida sp., have increased in recent years. Their reported frequency ranges between 6% and 17%. Many factors(More)
Ocular myositis (OM) is a rare clinical entity characterized by idiopathic, nonspecific inflammation of primarily or exclusively extraocular muscles (EOM). Presentation usually encompasses painful diplopia, exacerbated by eye movement. We report two cases of idiopathic OM with unique characteristics. The first presented with pseudo-sixth nerve palsy due to(More)
Letters to the Editor will be published, if suitable, as space permits. They should not exceed 1,000 words (typed double-spaced) in length and may be subject to editing or abridgment. To the Editor: Thrombosis associated with severe thrombocytopenia is an infrequent, but life-threatening side effect of heparin therapy, which can involve any venous or(More)
The case of a 22-year-old patient is described, who developed a clinical picture of pseudotumor cerebri in the course of typhoid fever, an association not previously described. The patient progressed favorably after treatment with amoxicillin. The etiopathogenesis of pseudotumor cerebri is briefly discussed, as is the need to study the possible existence of(More)
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