About the Authors

Carla Couzi Marques

Affiliation Serviço de Gastroenterologia do Hospital Universitário C A Moraes, Vitória, Espírito Santo, Brazil

Maria da Penha Zago-Gomes

Affiliation Serviço de Gastroenterologia do Hospital Universitário C A Moraes, Vitória, Espírito Santo, Brazil

Carlos Sandoval Gonçalves

Affiliation Serviço de Gastroenterologia do Hospital Universitário C A Moraes, Vitória, Espírito Santo, Brazil

Fausto Edmundo Lima Pereira

felp@ndi.ufes.br

Affiliation Núcleo de Doenças Infecciosas do Centro de Ciências da Saúde, UFES, Vitória, Espírito Santo, Brazil

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: FELP. Analyzed the data: MdPZG CSG. Wrote the paper: FELP. Attended the patients at the outpatients' unit: CCM MdPZG CSG. Reviewed the patients' files: CCM MdPZG CSG.