Prescilla Barrientos Wood

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We report a case of extranodal NK/T-cell lymphoma, nasal type, which is rare in the United States and Europe. It is more prevalent in Asians and Native Americans of Mexico, Central America, and South America. A 30-year-old Southeast Asian man with facial swelling, fever, and unintentional weight loss was found to have leukopenia and thrombocytopenia. He(More)
In an effort to better understand the epidemiology of cancer in Zaire, a retrospective review of biopsy-proven malignant tumors was undertaken. Of 188 biopsies taken from children aged 0-15 years over a 4.5 year period, 73 (39%) revealed malignancy. Fifty-six percent of patients with malignant tumors were boys. Lymphoma was the most common tumor (28(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the tolerability and clinical effectiveness of intranasal ipratropium bromide for the treatment of symptoms of common colds. DESIGN Multicenter, double-blind, randomized trial. SETTING 3 university student health services. PATIENTS 411 previously healthy persons 14 to 56 years of age who had cold symptoms that had lasted for no(More)
A 52-year-old woman is described in whom cardiac sarcoidosis was diagnosed clinically on the basis of high-grade heart block, recurring ventricular tachyarrhythmias, and acute cardiac decompensation. Confirmation of sarcoidosis was not determined until necropsy. When it causes cardiac dysfunction, sarcoidosis rarely causes dysfunction of another body organ,(More)
BACKGROUND Diagnosis of monoclonal gammopathies (MGs) is determined by demonstration of a monoclonal immunoglobulin molecule or chain in serum and/or urine. Previous results on immunofixation electrophoresis (IFE) and quantitative free light chain (FLC) measurements have been conflicting. PATIENTS AND METHODS The purpose of this study was to compare IFE(More)
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