Maria Aparecida Barone Teixeira

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Serositis is commonly seen in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Approximately 16% of patients with SLE have pleural or pericardial involvement. However, peritoneal involvement is extremely rare, and clinically seen in a small group of patients. This is the case report of a 47-year old female with discoid lupus who evolved with systemic manifestations of(More)
Chagas disease in the chronic phase may develop into cardiac and/or digestive forms. The pathogenesis of the disease is not yet clear and studies have been carried out to elucidate the role of parasite persistence in affected organs. The aim of this study was to detect and quantify Trypanosoma cruzi in paraffin-embedded tissue samples from chronic patients(More)
71 year-old Caucasian male, resident of Campinas – SP, diagnosed with diffuse systemic sclerosis, with clinical condition initiated by skin stiffening in lower limbs for seven months, which spread three months ago to the upper limbs (hands and forearms) and, one month ago, to chest and abdomen; in addition to confirmatory laboratory exams, such as the(More)
Esophageal malignancy encompasses a group of diseases that are mostly represented by the squamous cell carcinoma and the adenocarcinoma. Quite frequently, these neoplasms present aggressive behavior; therefore, the diagnosis is often made when the condition is in advanced stages. Dysphagia is the typical clinical complaint, although it is present only when(More)