Benign multicystic peritoneal mesothelioma (BMPM) is a rare tumor of slow growth, with low malignant potential and which is part of the differential diagnosis of pelvic cysts. We described a case report: 55 years old woman, asymptomatic, with ultrasonographic findings of multicystic pelvic image, submitted to exploratory laparotomy and, at the inventory of… (More)
The arthropod-borne Mayaro virus (MAYV) causes ‘Mayaro fever’, a disease of medical significance, primarily affecting individuals in permanent contact with forested areas in tropical South America. Recently, MAYV has attracted attention due to its likely urbanization. Currently, there are no licensed drugs against most mosquito-transmitted viruses. Here, we… (More)
Molecular characterization of wild-type measles viruses in Tamil Nadu, India, during 2005–2006: relationship of genotype D8 strains from Tamil Nadu to global strains. To the Editor: O'nyong-nyong virus (ONNV) is a mosquitoborne RNA virus of the Togaviridae family. The virus was first isolated in June 1959 from serum samples from fe-brile patients in the… (More)
Three days after donation of peripheral blood stem cells to a recipient with acute myeloblastic leukemia, dengue virus was detected in the donor, who had recently traveled to Sri Lanka. Transmission to the recipient, who died 9 days after transplant, was confirmed.
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of N-acetylcysteine (NAC) on renal function, as well as on sodium and water transporters, in the kidneys of aged rats. Normal, 8-month-old male Wistar rats were treated (n=6) or not (n=6) with NAC (600 mg/L in drinking water) and followed for 16 months. At the end of the follow-up period, we determined… (More)
To the Editor: Usutu virus (USUV) is an arthropod-borne fla-vivirus that belongs to the Japanese encephalitis serocomplex (1). USUV circulates between ornithophilic mosquito vectors (mainly Culex spp. mosquitoes) and avian amplification hosts (2). Migratory birds play a key role in the introduction of USUV into new areas (3). USUV has recently been… (More)