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Cátia Barreiros
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EnglishUndetected cardiac embolism by Atrial Fibrillation (AF) is responsible for a substantial number of ischemic strokes classified as cryptogenic. Current guidelines recommend electrocardiographic monitoring for the first 24- 48 hours after hospital admission. The authors intended to evaluate the number of new onset AF identified by telemetry in patients with transient ischemic attack (TIA) / ischemic stroke, without other etiology identified, in a stroke unit, and its characterization. Mater...
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Sarcoidosis is a risk factor for the development of cryptococcal infection due to dysfunction at T-cell level. Its rarity may, however, delay diagnosis and treatment. We describe the case of a 60-year-old man, diagnosed with sarcoidosis since 1999. He had never received systemic immunomodulatory therapy, such as corticosteroid therapy. In 2012, he was diagnosed with pulmonary cryptococcosis and treated with fluconazole. In April 2013, he presented with symptoms compatible with central nervous sy...
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