Juliana J Lopes

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Nonsyndromic autosomal recessive deafness accounts for 80% of hereditary deafness. To date, 52 loci responsible for autosomal recessive deafness have been mapped and 24 genes identified. Here, we report a large inbred Brazilian pedigree with 26 subjects affected by prelingual deafness. Given the extensive consanguinity found in this pedigree, the most(More)
Leishmaniasis comprises a group of diseases caused by protozoan parasites of the genus Leishmania. The transmission occurs by the bite of phlebotomine female sand flies of the genera Phlebotomus and Lutzomyia. In the mammalian host, these parasites infect and proliferate mainly into the macrophages, avoiding the harmful effects of the innate inflammatory(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aims to characterize patients hospitalized for acute heart failure (HF) in an internal medicine department and their one-year mortality and rate of rehospitalization for decompensated HF. METHODS This retrospective observational study enrolled all patients discharged in 2012 after hospitalization for acute HF. Discharge summaries,(More)
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