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Lower gastrointestinal tract infections caused by Candida species are rarely reported, and Candida albicans is the only pathogen that has been identified. The author reports a first case of colonic candidiasis caused by Candida tropicalis in a 55-year-old female with diabetes mellitus type 2, diffuse large B-cell lymphoma and neutropenia induced by(More)
BACKGROUND Transient elastography (TE) is a non-invasive test for evaluation of fibrosis in chronic hepatitis B (CHB) and chronic hepatitis C (CHC). Meal intake has been found to affect liver stiffness (LS) values in CHC patients, but there is still lack of data in CHB patients. OBJECTIVE Evaluate the influence of meal intake on LS values by TE in(More)
Fungi are pathogens that commonly infect immunocompromised patients and can affect any organs of the body, including the colon. However, the literature provides limited details on colonic infections caused by fungi. This article is an intensive review of information available on the fungi that can cause colon infections. It uses a comparative style so that(More)
BACKGROUND Non-invasive models and methods to substitute liver biopsy in chronic hepatitis B (CHB) patients were investigated but their roles as predictors of significant liver histology for diagnosis of HBeAg-negative CHB patients who had indication for liver biopsy according to The American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) and The Asian(More)
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