Marcelo Antônio Pascoal Xavier

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Localized hepatic tuberculosis is a rare clinical form of tuberculosis infection; it has signs and symptoms related only to hepatic injury, with minimal or no extrahepatic involvement. It frequently presents as a non-specific syndrome, with systemic manifestations, which can sometimes result in a diagnostic dilemma. A high index of suspicion is required and(More)
Mesenteric panniculitis is a rare disorder characterized by a tumor-like expansion of the mesentery due to variable degrees of fat necrosis, chronic inflammation and fibrosis. Its pathophysiology remains unclear despite the description of associations with inflammatory disorders or malignancies, especially lymphomas. The disease remains asymptomatic in(More)
OBJECTIVE This study focused on comparing the expression levels of p16, Ki-67, and minichromosome maintenance 7 (MCM7) protein in normal and affected cervical epithelium to ascertain the biological significance of these markers in detecting progressive cervical disease. METHODS A quantitative and based on-scanning-microscopy analysis of the three markers(More)
Cerebral toxoplasmosis remains the most important neurological opportunistic infection and the most common cause of intracerebral mass lesion in patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). We report a case of an adult AIDS patient with an atypical pattern of toxoplasma encephalitis, presenting with ventriculitis and obstructive hydrocephalus(More)
The behavior of the Schistosoma mansoni infection in patients with AIDS has not been explored. The case of a young woman with schistosomiasis mansoni, AIDS, and cytomegalovirus disease is reported. The authors suggest that the helminth was not a bystander in this case, or rather, by interfering with the host's immune response, it set the stage for the(More)
Histoplasma capsulatum infection involving the larynx is a rare manifestation, especially in immunocompetent individuals and a high index of suspicion is needed to establish the diagnosis correctly. We report a case of a 50-year-old Brazilian man who presented with progressive hoarseness and throat pain for 4 months. Laryngoscopy showed a supraglottic(More)
BACKGROUND The incidence of anal cancer has increased over the past 25 years, and HIV/HPV coinfection is the most important risk factor for anal squamous cell carcinoma. In this study, we demonstrated that the evaluation of systemic and compartmentalized anal mucosa immune response is relevant to differentiating HIV(+) patients at risk of anal(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the concordance among the available histologic classifications for endometrial adenocarcinoma using interobserver and intraobserver agreement as well as the association of tumor histologic degree in the above mentioned classifications with cellular proliferation measured by Ki-67. METHODS Seventy women who underwent surgical treatment(More)
The behavior of the Schistosoma mansoni infection in patients with AIDS has not been explored. The case of a young woman with schistosomiasis mansoni, AIDS, and cytomegalovirus disease is reported. The authors suggest that the helminth was not a bystander in this case, or rather, by interfering with the host’s immune response, it set the stage for the(More)
Background: Gastric carcinoma (GC) is the third leading cause of death among malignant tumors worldwide, causing approximately 900,000 deaths/year. Changes in oncogenes that encode tyrosine kinase receptors play an important role in the pathogenesis of GC. MET gene is a proto-oncogene that encodes a tyrosine kinase receptor cMET and it is required for(More)