Sebastián Alfonso Mathurin

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BACKGROUND few studies have examined the anemia in hospitalized cirrhotic patients. OBJECTIVE to assess the prevalence, predictive factors and prognosis for mortality of anemia in admitted cirrhotic patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS descriptive study of cases and controls; 178 hospitalization of 114 patients were reviewed (mean age 52.4 years; 106(More)
The first case of a cutaneous cryptococcosis associated with systemic erythematous lupus (SLE) diagnosed in our Mycology Reference Centre is presented: a 24-year-old female patient diagnosed with SLE, nephrotic syndrome, arterial hypertension, renal insufficiency due to glomerulonephritis type IV and cellulitis in the right thigh and gluteus. Cryptococcus(More)
We evaluated the prevalence and the clinical relevance of bacterial and nonbacterial infections in predominantly alcoholic cirrhotic patients, admitted to an intermediate complexity hospital, and we also compared the clinical characteristics, laboratory and evolution of these patients with and without bacterial infection in a prospective study of cohort. A(More)
A 32 year old man was admitted for dyspnea, hemoptysis, macroscopic hematuria, hypertension (140/100), peripheral edema and hemodynamic decompensation. Lung Xrays revealed pulmonary edema and a cavity in the left apex. Laboratory determinations revealed an altered renal function with increased creatinine and urea levels and nephrotic syndrome. There was(More)
BACKGROUND renal insufficiency (RI) is a frequent complication in patients with cirrhosis and ascites. OBJECTIVE to assess the incidence, causes, predictive factors and prognosis of RI in cirrhotic patients with ascites. PATIENT AND METHODS descriptive study of cases and controls. Clinical histories of 162 admissions in 103 patients during 3 years were(More)
Cryptococcosis was diagnosed in an immunosuppressed patient. Topical treatment was ineffective and treatment with oral itraconazole was started. The lesion improved. Liver enzymes were monitored and, although their levels were raised before the start of itraconazole therapy, they did not increase further during treatment.
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