Juan C Rivero

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The effects of male and female sex hormones on the protective capacity of Wistar rats against infection with Strongyloides venezuelensis were investigated. Male rats were more susceptible than females in terms of worm recovery from the lungs. Orchidectomy of male animals significantly reduced the plasma testosterone concentration and increased host(More)
Borna disease virus (BDV)-specific antibodies were monitored in Misaki feral horses annually for 4 years using an electrochemiluminescence immunoassay (ECLIA). Among 130 horses examined, 35 (26.9%) with an ECLIA count above 1000 once or more were judged as BDV seropositive. Throughout the study period, p24 antibodies were more frequent than p40 antibodies(More)
The protective capacity of the cotton rat, Sigmodon hispidus, against the migratory and intestinal phases of Strongyloides venezuelensis infection was examined. After subcutaneous infection with infective larvae (L(3)), adult worm recovery rates from male and female animals on Day 71 were only 0.10% and 0.06% of initial dose, respectively. To determine(More)
The effects of host age and sex on susceptibility to Strongyloides venezuelensis in Wistar rats were examined by counting larvae recovered from the lungs of animals 3 days after infection. The susceptibility of female rats to S. venezuelensis rapidly decreased with age and elevated estrogen. Resistance in female rats inoculated at 6 and 10 weeks of age was(More)
Ophthalmoplegic migraine is a rare entity, usually starting in childhood, and characterized by recurrent episodes of migrainous headaches associated with an oculomotor cranial nerve palsy, most commonly affecting the third nerve. Its physiopathology remains unknown, but the most recent theory, that considers it as a neuropathy, has led to its inclusion in(More)
OBJECTIVE To present a case of Cushing's syndrome due to massive adrenocortical macronodular hyperplasia that gave the gland the appearance of a pseudotumor. METHODS In a review of the surgical pathology of the adrenal gland recently performed in our hospital, 82 adrenalectomy specimens obtained from 1978-1998 were found. Of these 82 surgical specimens,(More)
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