Patricia Marinho Oliveira

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In order to evaluate the response to ribavirin in previously untreated patients with chronic hepatitic C, 39 patients were selected for a double-blind prospective and randomized trial, and divided into two groups: ribavirin-group (19 patients) and placebo-group (20 patients). Ribavirin was administered orally for 24 weeks (600 mg/day, followed by 1,000(More)
Primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) and primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) are both autoimmune cholestatic liver disease and the association of these two conditions in the same patient is very rare. We report the case of a female patient presenting with a cholestatic liver disease and a panel of autoantibodies specific for PBC, including antibodies to(More)
Primary cutaneous amyloidosis is defined as the deposition of amyloid in the skin in the absence of systemic involvement. The association between primary cutaneous amyloidosis and other diseases, although rare, has been documented for connective tissue disorders such as systemic sclerosis, systemic lupus erythematosus and rheumatoid arthritis. We report the(More)
Health care workers (HCW) are a group at risk for hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection; as a result, vaccination is recommended. However, elevated cost of the vaccination schedule is one of the limiting factors to this approach. Our aim in this study was to evaluate alternative schedules for vaccination against hepatitis B, in order to obtain safe immunization(More)
INTRODUCTION Necrotizing sialometoplasia (NS) is a disease in which the clinical and sometimes even histological features can be confused with those of a malignant tumor, but which is in fact a self-limited inflammatory lesion of the salivary glands. CASE REPORT The authors present a case study of a 43-year-old female patient who came to the ENT Emergency(More)
In order to draw evidence-based recommendations concerning the management of autoimmune diseases of the liver, the Brazilian Society of Hepatology has sponsored a single-topic meeting in October 18th, 2014 at São Paulo. An organizing committee comprised of seven investigators was previously elected by the Governing Board to organize the scientific agenda as(More)
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