R. Rabagliati

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BACKGROUND Diagnosis of HIV infection is recently occurring with increasing frequency in middle-aged and in older individuals. As HAART became available, a minimal beneficial effect on immunological outcome in older in respect of younger subjects has been reported. In fact, both the intensity and the rapidity of the immunological response appeared to be(More)
We report a case of scrub typhus in a 54-year-old man who was bitten by several terrestrial leeches during a trip to Chiloé Island in southern Chile in 2006. A molecular sample, identified as related to Orientia tsutsugamushi based on the sequence of the16S rRNA gene, was obtained from a biopsy specimen of the eschar on the patient's leg. Serologic analysis(More)
Increasingly potent immunosuppressive agents have reduced the incidence of rejection of transplanted organs while increasing patient susceptibility to opportunistic infections and cancer. Adenoviruses are increasingly recognized as contributors to morbidity and mortality in stem cell and solid-organ transplant recipients. Clinical findings range from(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) on the incidence of bacterial infections in HIV-infected patients. Two time periods were compared: (A) January 1992-December 1995 (before HAART) and (B) January 1997-December 2000 (after HAART). During the study periods, we observed 931 patients with bacterial(More)
OBJECTIVE To characterize the clinical presentation, course and mortality of pandemic influenza in HIV-1-infected patients in Santiago, Chile. METHODS Prospective observational study. RESULTS Thirty patients were included (three hospitalized), 93% were on HAART, mean CD4(+) cell count was 423 cells/μl and viral load was undetectable in 77% of patients.(More)
Transient bacteremia during and after endoscopic procedures is a well-documented phenomenon. Streptococcus viridans peritonitis is frequently associated with peritoneal dialysis, and the infection is probably attributable to hematogenous spread, dental procedures, or transluminal contamination with oral flora. To our knowledge, no reports exist of(More)
Nocardiosis is an opportunistic infection especially in patients with underlying chronic debilitating disease or immunodeficiency. Nocardia peritonitis is an uncommon infection in peritoneal dialysis patients. Here, we report a case of peritonitis by Nocardia asteroides during automated peritoneal dialysis in a 35-year-old male patient who had prolonged(More)
BACKGROUND Cat-scratch disease is common among children. Among adults the disease is less often considered in the differential diagnosis of enlarged lymph nodes and fever. AIM To report the clinical and laboratory features of eight patients with cat-scratch disease. MATERIAL AND METHODS Review of the medical records of eight patients (aged 22 to 57(More)