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Gisela C Subils, Franco S Maldonado
INTRODUCTION: Infection is one of the most frequent etiology of morbidity and mortality in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Cryptococcal meningitis is a recognized complication of SLE with high mortality rates in those treated with immunosuppressive agents. We describe a patient with cryptoccoccal meningitis and SLE. This case suggests that intrinsic immunological abnormality related to SLE predisposed to opportunistic infections. CLINICAL CASE: A 25 years old woman was admitted because of Pelvic Inflammatory Disease...
March 2012: Revista de la Facultad de Ciencias Médicas
Murilo Barreto Souza, Carlos Sergio Nascimento Melo, Cristiana Silveira Silva, Ruth Miyuki Santo, Suzana Matayoshi
This paper is about a patient with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome empirically treated for miliary tuberculosis. During the clinical evolution the patient presented lesions compromising the right eyelid and tarsal conjunctiva. The initial diagnostic hypothesis was ocular tuberculosis with conjunctival and eyelid involvement. The biopsy of the conjunctival lesion identified an encapsulated yeast-like fungus: Criptococcus neoformans. After starting treatment with B anfotericin, the cutaneus lesions cleared...
March 2006: Arquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologia
J D Torres Pérez, J Olea Cascón, P Crespo Ortiz, F Uriarte Estefanía, B Tortajada Goitia, J L Pérez-Salvador
CLINICAL CASE: A case of exogenous Candida parapsilosis endophthalmitis was treated first with oral fluconazol and later with intravenous Anfotericin without success. A subsequent therapy using topical fluconazole and oral itraconazole appeared to be effective in controlled the infection. DISCUSSION: Current elective treatment for fungal endophthalmitis is Anfotericine B i.v. An alternative therapy are the azoles. In the reported case itraconazole was used, although its intraocular penetration and effectiveness have not yet been satisfactorily demonstrated...
April 2004: Archivos de la Sociedad Española de Oftalmología
Romero Aroca P, Salvat Serra M, Perena Soriano F, Enjuanes Prades J, del Castillo Dejardin D
OBJECTIVE/METHODS: We describe a case of rhino-mucormycosis, in a 52-year-old male, with diabetes mellitus type 2, III cranial nerve palsy and blindness due to obliteration of central retinal artery and vein of the right eye The patient was treated with anfotericin B and necrotic tissues exeresis of nasal and paranasal (ethmoidal, maxillar and esfenoidal) sinuses, without orbital exenteration. RESULTS/CONCLUSIONS: After a follow up of five years, no type of relapse was detected, but neovascular glaucoma developed...
November 2000: Archivos de la Sociedad Española de Oftalmología
M Aglietta
The anemia of the neoplastic patient can be: the first sign of a yet unknown neoplasia; a sign of progressive disease; an effect of therapy. The hemochromocytometric will define if the anemia is normocytic, microcytic or macrocytic. The reticulocyte counts will define the degree of marrow erythrocyte production. Thus specific algorithms could be used for trying to define the origin of the anemia. On the basis of the patient history, physical examination and other ad hoc exams it will be possible to determine the origin of the anemia keeping into mind the types of anemia of the neoplastic patients: anemia due to damage of the erythron as a consequence of chemotherapy; anemia of chronic disorders with a multiple pathogenesis...
July 1997: Tumori
E Astorga, E Bonilla, C Martínez, W Mura
The authors are confirming the efficacy of the combination of Anfotericina B y 5-fluorocitosine in the treatment of Cromoblastomicosis. The used program was as follows: 50 mg. of Anfotericine-B by intravenous injection every two days during 13 weeks (39 dosis). Simultaneously tablets of 500 mg. of 5-fluorocitesina, every 6 hours, oral, also daily during 13 weeks (194 gramos dosis total) were given. The two treated patients were under monthly control during 10 months and observing no relapse of the disease, with other words there exists already a clinical and histological cure (healing)...
1981: Medicina Cutánea Ibero-latino-americana
F Oliver Llinares, J M Yáñez Angulo, J L Blanco Brunet
Fungal urologic infections are unusual in children. They are associated with chronic uropathies, citostatics and antibiotic treatments and depressed immunity which allow the pathologic growth of a saprofitie organism. This infection must present special forms when the mycotic development is realized in cavities and special advantageous conditions. Then it adopt the form of fungal bezoars, and it can mobilize itself and provoke obstructions in the urinary tract. We present two cases of urinary obstructions secondary to fugal bezoars...
October 1991: Cirugía Pediátrica: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Cirugía Pediátrica
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