D'Angelino R.H.R.,Instituto Biologico Of Sao Paulo Ib |
Villalobos E.M.C.,Laboratorio Of Raiva E Encefalites |
Gregori F.,University of Sao Paulo |
Del Fava C.,Laboratorio Of Anatomia Patologica
BioMed Research International | Year: 2013
Bovine leukemia virus (BLV) was investigated in the central nervous system (CNS) of cattle with neurological syndrome. A total of 269 CNS samples were submitted to nested-PCR (BLV env gene gp51), and the viral genotypes were identified. The nested-PCR was positive in 4.8% (13/269) CNS samples, with 2.7% (2/74) presenting at histological examination lesions of nonpurulent meningoencephalitis (NPME), whereas 5.6% (11/195) not presenting NPME (P > 0.05). No samples presented lymphosarcoma. The PCR products (437 bp) were sequenced and submitted to phylogenetic analysis by neighbor-joining and maximum composite likelihood methods, and genotypes 1, 5, and 6 were detected, corroborating other South American studies. The genotype 6 barely described in Brazil and Argentina was more frequently detected in this study. The identity matrices showed maximum similarity (100%) among some samples of this study and one from Argentina (FJ808582), recovered from GenBank. There was no association among the genotypes and NPME lesions. © 2013 Rubens Henrique Ramos D'Angelino et al.
Olivera-Castillo L.,National Polytechnic Institute of Mexico |
Davalos A.,Autonomous University of Madrid |
Grant G.,University of Aberdeen |
Valadez-Gonzalez N.,Autonomous University of Yucatán |
And 8 more authors.
PLoS ONE | Year: 2013
Sea cucumber is widely consumed as a putative functional food. It contains many biologically-active substances, but only limited research on its properties in vivo has been done. The effects of different meals containing Isostichopus badionotus, a sea cucumber from southeast Mexico, on growth performance and body lipid profile in young rats were analyzed. Sea cucumber body wall was either lyophilized, cooked (100 °C, 1 h in water) and lyophilized, or ovendried (70 °C for 12 h). It was then ground and incorporated into cholesterol- containing diets. I. badionotus meals supported growth and improved lipid profile in rats. In particular, serum cholesterol, low density lipoproteins, triglycerides concentration and atherogenic index values were greatly reduced by some I. badionotus containing diets. Liver total lipids, triglycerides and cholesterol were also reduced. Cooking or heat-treatment of the meals lowered but did not abolish their hypolipidemic potency. Gene expression analysis of several key genes involved in cholesterol and lipid metabolism in liver showed that diets containing I. badionotus repressed the induction of key genes associated with dyslipidemia exerted by cholesterol supplementation. Consumption of I. badionotus from the Yucatan Peninsula is beneficial for dyslipidemia, although biological effect is clearly dependent on preparation method. © 2013 Olivera-Castillo et al.
Correa-de-Castro B.,Hospital Universitario Of Mato Grosso Do Sul |
Pompilio M.A.,Hospital Universitario Of Mato Grosso Do Sul |
Odashiro D.N.,Laboratorio Of Anatomia Patologica |
Odashiro M.,Laboratorio Of Anatomia Patologica |
And 2 more authors.
American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene | Year: 2012
We report a 47 year-old man from the State of Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil, with unifocal tibial paracoccidioidomycosis. A radiograph showed an osteolytic lesion on the tibial middle third diaphysis. The diagnosis was confirmed by histopathologic analysis, and treatment with sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim was started. After three months, the patient showed significant clinical improvement. Ten months after treatment, the patient showed lesion bone healing. This case describes the rare occurrence of an osteolytic lesion caused by endemic Paracoccidioides brasiliensis in Latin America. Copyright © 2012 by The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.
Corti M.,University of Buenos Aires |
Corti M.,Hospital Of Infecciosas Fj Muniz |
De Carolis L.,Hospital Of Infecciosas Fj Muniz |
Centioni A.,Hospital Of Infecciosas Fj Muniz |
And 3 more authors.
Neurologia Argentina | Year: 2016
Introduction: The spinal epidural space is an uncommon presentation site in primary non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. The prevalence of spinal epidural disease ranges between 0.1% and 6.5% among patients with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma is one of the most common and frequently fatal AIDS-defining illnesses, especially in patients who do not receive antiretroviral therapy. Clinical case: 45-year-old male patient, seropositive for human immunodeficiency virus, with back pain, progressive neurological deficits, and acute urinary retention. Magnetic resonance images of the thoracic and lumbar spine showed an epidural mass located from T5 to T11, which resulted in severe spinal cord compression. Urgent surgical decompression of the spinal cord and biopsy were performed. The pathologic findings were compatible with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. Conclusions: Patients with spinal cord compression resulting from non-Hodgkin's lymphoma present with clinically acute or rapidly progressive neurologic deficits. The purpose of this case report is to present a case of a patient seropositive for human immunodeficiency virus with spinal cord compression due to a large B-cell lymphoma. Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma should be included in the differential diagnoses of AIDS patients with prodromal back pain followed by spinal cord compression. © 2016 Sociedad Neurológica Argentina.
Menezes R.C.,Institute Nacional Of Infectologia Evandro Chagas Ini |
Madeira M.F.,Laboratorio Of Vigilancia Em Leishmanioses |
Ferreira L.C.,Laboratorio Of Anatomia Patologica |
Barbosa Filho C.J.L.,Institute Nacional Of Infectologia Evandro Chagas Ini |
And 2 more authors.
Journal of Comparative Pathology | Year: 2016
Parasitological methods are the most specific procedures used for the diagnosis of Leishmania spp. infection, but their limited sensitivity poses a disadvantage and prompts the need for alternatives. The choice of site for sample collection influences diagnostic sensitivity. The combination of an accurate diagnostic method and a technique that allows large-scale field studies is highly desirable to enhance the investigation of Leishmania spp. infection in dogs, especially in endemic regions. The bone marrow is a good target for the detection of Leishmania spp. in dogs. In this context, bone marrow aspiration is rapid and less invasive compared with biopsy procedures, and also enables cell block processing, paraffin wax embedding and the sectioning of samples for further histological and immunohistochemical analyses. The aim of this study was to describe for the first time parasitological methods (immunohistochemistry [IHC] and histopathology) using the cell block technique with bone marrow aspirates for the diagnosis of Leishmania spp. infection in dogs. Bone marrow aspiration was performed in 45 dogs from an area endemic for visceral leishmaniosis for parasitological culture and the cell block technique (histopathology and IHC). Fourteen (31.1%) dogs tested positive for Leishmania spp. by IHC, six (13.3%) by parasitological culture and four (8.9%) by histopathology. Cell block IHC was a useful tool for the diagnosis of canine visceral leishmaniosis. Further studies should be conducted to validate this method for routine epidemiological screening. © 2016 Elsevier Ltd.
Levican J.,University of Chile |
Levican J.,Laboratorio Of Anatomia Patologica |
Torres M.,University of Chile |
Gaggero N.,University of Chile |
And 2 more authors.
Revista Medica de Chile | Year: 2011
Background: Parvovirus B19 (B19) is associated with a wide range of diseases in humans, whose severity depends on the immunological and hematological status of the host. It is transmitted mainly through the airway but also by transfusions. Aim: To determine the B19 DNA carrier frequency in a population of volunteer blood donors from three hospitals blood banks in Santiago, Chile, and to determine the viral load in DNA positive cases. Material and Methods: A total of 477 serum samples were analyzed. The screening of B19 DNA was carried out by nested polymerase chain reaction (PCR) directed to the non-structural region of the virus (NS1). The viral load in positives cases was quantified by NS1 Real Time PCR. Results: Parvovirus B19 was detected in four samples, rendering a frequency of 1:119. The viral loads ranged from less than 2000 to 5,626 x 105 genome equivalents/ml. Conclusions: Parvovirus B19 was present in four of 477 blood bank blood donors from three hospitals in Santiago.
Jung J.E.,Federal University of Paraná |
Falk T.M.,University Of Hamburgo Alemanha |
Bresch M.,Laboratorio Of Anatomia Patologica |
Matias J.E.F.,Montpellier University |
And 3 more authors.
Jornal Brasileiro de Patologia e Medicina Laboratorial | Year: 2010
Introduction: Molecular biology techniques allow identification of molecular markers such as BRAF and c-Kit gene mutations in melanomas. Studies on genetic alterations in melanomas of South-American patients are sparse. Objectives: To identify the incidence of BRAF and c-Kit gene mutations in primary cutaneous melanomas in Brazilian patients and to evaluate pathogenetic and prognostic implications of these mutations correlating them with clinical and histopathological data. Material and methods: Ninety-six surgical specimens of primary cutaneous melanoma and 15 corresponding metastasis were analyzed using TaqMan Real-Time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assays. Results: In comparison with the medical literature, a relatively low frequency of BRAF mutation in primary (39%) and metastatic (40%) melanomas and complete absence of c-Kit gene mutations were demonstrated. BRAF mutations arose at an early stage during melanoma progression and were not involved in the transition of thin (≤ 1 mm) to thick (> 1 mm) melanomas. BRAF mutations are related to patients' younger age and to the pattern of sun exposure, although there was no correlation with any histological prognostic factor or overall survival. Conclusion: The identification of both BRAF and c-Kit mutation is not a suitable prognostic indicator in the Brazilian population. Moreover, the relatively low frequency of BRAF mutations brings into question if it actually plays a key role in melanoma pathogenesis.
Malignant secondary syphilis, rupioid clinical form, in a female HIV - Seropositive. Report of a case and literature review [Sífilis secundaria maligna, forma clínica rupioide, en una enferma VIH positiva. Rara presentación de la lúes secundaria. Presentación de un caso y revisión de la literatura]
Corti M.,University of Buenos Aires |
Palmieri O.,University of Buenos Aires |
Maronna E.,Laboratorio Of Anatomia Patologica
Revista Argentina de Dermatologia | Year: 2014
Malignant syphilis is a rare form of secondary syphilis strongly associated with human immunodeficiency virus infection (HIV). A rare clinical form of presentation include multiple, large and rupia-like ulcerative lesions associated with systemic clinical manifestations. Here we describe an HIV-seropositive female who developed clinical cutaneous and systemic manifestations of malignant rupioid syphilis, with a good response to treatment with benzatin penicillin and we performed a review of the literature.
PubMed | Institute Nacional Of Infectologia Evandro Chagas Ini, Laboratorio Of Anatomia Patologica and Laboratorio Of Vigilancia Em Leishmanioses
Type: Journal Article | Journal: Journal of comparative pathology | Year: 2016
Parasitological methods are the most specific procedures used for the diagnosis of Leishmania spp. infection, but their limited sensitivity poses a disadvantage and prompts the need for alternatives. The choice of site for sample collection influences diagnostic sensitivity. The combination of an accurate diagnostic method and a technique that allows large-scale field studies is highly desirable to enhance the investigation of Leishmania spp. infection in dogs, especially in endemic regions. The bone marrow is a good target for the detection of Leishmania spp. in dogs. In this context, bone marrow aspiration is rapid and less invasive compared with biopsy procedures, and also enables cell block processing, paraffin wax embedding and the sectioning of samples for further histological and immunohistochemical analyses. The aim of this study was to describe for the first time parasitological methods (immunohistochemistry [IHC] and histopathology) using the cell block technique with bone marrow aspirates for the diagnosis of Leishmania spp. infection in dogs. Bone marrow aspiration was performed in 45 dogs from an area endemic for visceral leishmaniosis for parasitological culture and the cell block technique (histopathology and IHC). Fourteen (31.1%) dogs tested positive for Leishmania spp. by IHC, six (13.3%) by parasitological culture and four (8.9%) by histopathology. Cell block IHC was a useful tool for the diagnosis of canine visceral leishmaniosis. Further studies should be conducted to validate this method for routine epidemiological screening.
PubMed | Laboratorio Of Anatomia Patologica and Hospital Of Infecciosas F J Muniz
Type: Journal Article | Journal: Revista espanola de enfermedades digestivas : organo oficial de la Sociedad Espanola de Patologia Digestiva | Year: 2016
Intestinal intussusception rarely occurs in the adult population and accounts only for 1% to 5% of all the causes of intestinal obstruction. This complication is more frequent in the small bowel and can be due to different aetiologies, including inflammatory, infectious or neoplastic diseases. Malignancies account for 50% to 60% of all cases of colon invagination. The gastrointestinal (GI) tract is the most common site for extra-nodal non-Hodgkin lymphomas (NHL), representing 5% to 20% of all the cases. However, primary NHL of the GI tract is a very infrequent clinic-pathological entity and accounts only for 1% to 4% of all the neoplasms of the GI tract. Primary NHL of the colon is a rare disease and it comprises only 0.2% to 1.2% of all colonic malignancies. Here we describe a case of an AIDS adult patient who developed an intussusception secondary to a primary large B cell lymphoma of the transverse colon. English and Spanish literature was reviewed.