Maria Lucia Ribeiro Caldas

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The case of a 67 years old woman with giant cell arteritis and neuritis multiplex is reported. The diagnosis was based on the microscopic appearances of temporal artery biopsy specimens. The authors described the involvement of peripheral nerves in this disease and made differential diagnosis with polyarteritis nodosa. There was also hemorragic infarction(More)
BACKGROUND Renal amyloidosis is one of the main differential diagnoses in the investigation of nephrotic proteinuria in adults, especially elderly patients. OBJECTIVES The aim of this article is to contribute to international research with epidemiologic data of renal amyloidosis, given the lack of uniformity described in the literature. PATIENTS AND(More)
The visual system of Teleost fishes has a wide range of adaptations. The eye has suffered modifications, mainly towards better sensitivity and visual resolution according to specific environmental conditions. In that way, this organ is so important for survival. In spite of being the most commercialized Orinoquia species, and one of the most important(More)
IgA nephropathy (IgAN) is th e commonest primary glomerular disease worldwide. Studies on its prevalence in Brazil are however scarce. Databases and clinical records from 10 reference centres were retrospectively reviewed. Clinical and laboratory features at the moment of the biopsy were retrieved (age, gender, presence of hematuria, serum creatinine(More)
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