Sandra M Xerinda

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In view of the close relationship of Portugal with African countries, particularly former Portuguese colonies, the diagnosis of malaria is not a rare thing. When a traveller returns ill from endemic areas, malaria should be the number one suspect. World Health Organization treatment guidelines recommend that adults with severe malaria should be admitted to(More)
BACKGROUND In HIV-infected patients, combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) is associated with clinical lipodystrophy (CL) and metabolic abnormalities (MA). This study aimed to evaluate the prevalence of the metabolic syndrome (MS) and its components, and to determine whether patients with or without CL had a different prevalence of MA. METHODS We(More)
Cryptococcal meningoencephalitis is an opportunistic infection that predominantly affects immunocompromised patients. Hyper immunoglobulin M syndrome is a primary immunodeficiency syndrome that increases susceptibility to several opportunistic infections. Here, we report a case of cryptococcal meningoencephalitis in the context of hyper immunoglobulin M(More)
Purpose of the study to assess the immunological response at 5 years in HIV-1 infected patients under ART and with persistently undetectable plasma viral load. Methods of 1450 patients currently on ART, 504 HIV-1 infected patients with persistently undetectable viral load for 5 or more years (mean = 8±2 years) were selected. Results of plasma viral load(More)
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