Mauricio Levy Neto

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The clinical and serologic characteristics of 199 systemic lupus erythematosus patients with early and late onset of disease were compared to determine if the disease in the older age group defines a specific subset of SLE. This study demonstrated that SLE in the elderly patients exhibits peculiar clinical features with a high frequency of muscular(More)
Reactive arthritis is a non suppurative articular inflammation following an infection elsewhere in the body. It probably occurs by interaction of external infections agents and immunological factors that mediate the host's response to the agent's antigens. The authors reviewed the role of gastrointestinal infection and infestation as a cause of reactive(More)
A patient with systemic lupus erythematosus presenting abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting and severe mucocutaneous vasculitis had significant elevation of serum amylase and hepatic enzymes levels during a flare-up of the disease. Clinical and laboratory alterations disappeared after therapeutic increase of corticosteroids given to the patient a fact that(More)
We report three cases of subcutaneous phaeohyphomycosis due to Exophiala jeanselmei (Langeron) McGinnis et Padhye 1977, in kidney transplant patients. Exophiala jeanselmei is a dematious fungus having also ability to rarely procedure eumycetoma (black grains). According to KWON-CHUNG & BENNETT (1992) such fungus is antigenically very heterogeneous, since so(More)
Onset is usually sudden with symmetrical articular involvement of both small and large joints, occurrence of solid skin nodules, and rapid progression. Treatment is generally unrewarding. Here we report a severe and disabling case of FR responding favorably to infliximab therapy. After 32 weeks of continuous treatment, skin lesions dramatically improved and(More)
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