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Splenectomy results in an increased risk of sepsis. The autogenous transplant of the spleen is an option for preserving splenic functions after total splenectomy. In this study, the capacity of animals undergoing autogenous spleen transplantation to respond to Staphylococcus aureus infection was investigated. BALB/c mice were divided into three groups:(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Simple Measure of the Impact of Lupus Erythematosus in Youngsters (SMILEY) is a health-related quality of life (HRQOL) assessment tool for pediatric systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), which has been translated into Portuguese for Brazil. We are reporting preliminary data on cross-cultural validation and reliability of SMILEY in(More)
PReS-FINAL-2295: Correlations of health related quality of life reports completed by children with lupus and parents LN Moorthy, E Roy, MG Peterson, AL Hassett, R Cuttica, C Magalhaes, J Sato, S Appenzeller, R Marini, C Len, M Vasco, S Oliveira, M Rodrigues, R Almeida, F Sztajnbok, L Campos, A Jesus, C Silva, E Faugier, L Cobian, A Quintero-Del-Rio, A(More)
Results There were a total of 24 patients. The prevalence of LTBI at inclusion was 20.8% (5/24 patients). The incidence of LTBI after initiation of immunosuppression was 26.3% (5/19 patients) and the prevalence of LTBI in the study as a whole was 41.6% (10/24 patients). The presence of epidemiological history positive for TB showed a relative risk of 2.0(More)
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