Lourdes M Torres

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A 71-year-old woman, receiving treatment for type 2 diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and hypercholesterolemia, had suffered an ethanol burn affecting the facial, anterior cervical, and neckline region 7 years earlier. She consulted the outpatient department for inflammation and pruritus in the scars that began 4 months earlier. She also presented new(More)
The mutagenic effect of the flavone cirsitakaoside extracted from the medicinal herb Scoparia dulcis was evaluated in vitro by using human peripheral blood cultures treated with doses of 5, 10, and 15 microg of the flavone/ml culture medium for 48 h. The compound proved to be mutagenic at the highest concentration tested (15 microg/ml). Furthermore, the(More)
BACKGROUND The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends the discontinuation of oral poliovirus vaccine after eradication of wild poliovirus. Studies assessing inactivated poliovirus vaccine (IPV) immunogenicity in tropical countries, using the WHO Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) schedule, have been limited. METHODS We conducted a randomized(More)
To the Editor: After reading the article by Laguna et al,1 published in this journal, we wished to contribute a new example, and to propose a series of considerations for improved management of these patients. We present the case of a 29-year-old patient, with no relevant personal history, who consulted for multifocal pigmented macules of varying coloration(More)
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