Vitor Dias

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Chronic infection by the hepatitis C virus (HCV) is one of the leading causes of chronic liver disease with an estimate worldwide prevalence of over 200 million people. Acute hepatitis C infection is usually asymptomatic and rarely identified in clinical practice, leading to chronic infection in about 80% of all cases. However, when symptomatic, only about(More)
BACKGROUND Whipple's disease is a rare and chronic bacterial disease with multiorganic involvement. Although there is no valid estimate of its actual prevalence, only about 1,000 cases have been reported. OBJECTIVE To describe the demographic, clinical, laboratory, endoscopic and pathologic features, type of treatment used, its duration and response. (More)
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