Leonardo Vandesteen Pereira

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Summary: Seven Brazilian Tay–Sachs disease cases were screened for the most frequent causative mutations. They all presented at least one copy of the IVS7+1g>c mutation. Three patients were homozygotes, three were compound heterozygotes, and in one case only the mother was tested and shown to carry the IVS7+1g>c mutation. In the second allele the compound(More)
The year 2003 in the State of Rio de Janeiro was marked by a dengue epidemic caused predominantly by DENV-3. This occurrence had some atypical manifestations of the disease, among which included hepatitis, encephalitis and immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP). It is known that ITP, following viral infection generally, occurs in children and has an acute(More)
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