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Carlos Valdebenito, Macarena Bonacic, Jennifer Matamala, Marcelo Wolff
We report a case of a middle-age male patient, with newly HIV infection in AIDS stage diagnosis, no comorbitidies, who was hospitalized for subacute malaise, fever, self-limited unproductive cough and no bloody chronic diarrea. The diagnosis of Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia was performed by imagenological suspicion and stains of cysts of this pathogen with bronchoalveolar lavage samples. Treatment was initiated with oral cotrimoxazole and starting HAART with good clinical outcome. Concomitantly, an etiologic study was conducted for chronic diarrhea and through histopathological examination of colonic mucosa, numerous extracellular cystic structures Pneumocystis characteristics were observed, performing the diagnosis of extrapulmonary pneumocystosis...
June 2015: Revista Chilena de Infectología: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad Chilena de Infectología
Mónica Benavente Montoya, Oscar Frisancho Velarde
UNLABELLED: Capsule endoscopy (CE) is a promising diagnostic method that evaluates gastrointestinal tract in all extension. If it is used in the correct patient, it is safe, noninvasive, tolerated very well. The CE is an important element in the diagnostic of diseases of the small bowel, specially in diagnostic of obscure gastrointestinal bleeding. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the diagnostic yield and clinical outcome after CE in HNERM (Lima, Peru). METHODS: It is a retrospective study between January 2004 and January 2007...
October 2007: Revista de Gastroenterología del Perú: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad de Gastroenterología del Perú
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