Patrícia C L Dionigi

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BACKGROUND Patients with atopic dermatitis frequently present recurrent infections by pyogenic bacteria or by intracellular microorganisms, suggesting an immune disorder. OBJECTIVE Laboratorial investigation of phagocyte activity and chemotactic response by neutrophilic polymorphonuclear and mononuclear phagocytes in the peripheral blood of patients with(More)
We report four patients with ataxia-telangiectasia syndrome that presented varied neurologic evolution. Three patients initially presented neurologic alterations of slow progression, evolving to late immunocompromised conditions. The fourth patient presented, from symptom onset, immune and neurologic debilitation, that were both severe and of fast(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze serum C3 and C4 complement system components with a view to their possible utility as biomarkers of intermittent atopic asthma. METHODS Serum levels of the C3 and C4 complement components were assayed in 70 children aged from 3 to 14 years and with a history of "wheezy chest." After 2 years' outpatients follow-up and after application(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic urticaria can be the initial clinical presentation of a number of different diseases. The objective of the present study was to report the associated diseases during a ten-year clinical-laboratory follow-up in patients with an initial diagnosis of chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU) of unknown cause. METHODS A prospective, longitudinal(More)
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