Juliana Pastana Ramos

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BACKGROUND Toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) is a life-threatening disease with severe mucocutaneous shedding. Although it is widely accepted that immune mechanisms are at play, the pathophysiology of TEN is still unknown. We studied the blister fluid inflammatory cells in three drug-related cases to further define the suspected T-cell involvement in TEN. (More)
BACKGROUND The new cyclosporin (CsA) formulation, Neoral, has different pharmacokinetics compared with Sandimmune (SIM). Larger area under the curve (AUC) values with equivalent trough blood values are reached when Neoral is administered at equivalent doses to SIM. Previously, we showed a great diagnostic reliability when using cytofluorometric analysis(More)
BACKGROUND Peripheral blood lymphocyte (PBL) analysis by flow cytometry has been inconsistently reported as an adjunctive method for diagnosing acute kidney transplant rejection. However, there is good evidence that lymphocytes infiltrating renal grafts differ from those found at the peripheral level. We hypothesized that the study of aspiration biopsy(More)
BACKGROUND Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) aetiology remains undefined although a derangement of lymphocytes and monocytes macrophages, at least, has been strongly suspected. We report the graft-infiltrating phenotypes and their cytokine production in a case of FSGS recurrence post-transplantation. METHODS The kidney transplant recipient(More)
Because an enriched environment (EE) enhances T-cell activity and T-lymphocytes contribute to immunopathogenesis during heterologous dengue virus (DENV) infections, we hypothesised that an EE increases dengue severity. To compare single serotype (SS) and antibody-enhanced disease (AED) infections regimens, serial intraperitoneal were performed with DENV3(More)
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