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Antonio Barros de Ulhoa Cintra

Antonio Barros de Ulhoa Cintra, Brazilian internist and endocrinologist (São Paulo 13 September 1907 - São Paulo 23 December 1998)


Described a new disease entity, a variation of Fanconi syndrome, characterized by lack of the glycosuric element in his thesis Doenças Osseas Metabólicas (1949)

Reported the first case in the literature of the incidence in the male

With A.L. de Almeida, H.L. de Oliveira & E. Mattar. Syndrome characterized by nanism, gonadal insufficiency and congenital deformities with normal function of the anterior pituitary. Arq. Clin. 10(2-3):94-102, 1950

Described a syndrome of amenorrhoea, galactorrhoea and primary hypothyroidism

With A.R. Hennes &B.L. Wajchenberg. A syndrome characterized by hypothyroidism and galactorrhea. Port. Med. 44:693-702, 1960 

With G.A. Medeiros Neto & J.A. Levy. Congenital hypothyroidism with dishormogenesis accompanied by muscular hypertrophy. Acta Endocr. Panam. 3:79, 1972 


With I. Martirani, G. Hoxter, B.L. Wajchenberg & I. Marian. Determination of polyssacharide hexoses and hexosamines in normal human sera. J. Lab. Clin. Med. 54:773-8, 1959

With M. Sato. Simple and rapid method for the determination of pituitary gonadotropins in urine. Rev. Assoc. Med. Bras. 9:153-6, 1963

With F.B. de Jorge. Contribution to the study of the metabolism of nitrogenous substances. II. Rapid and precise method for determination of urea in biological fluids (blood, cerebrospinal fluid, urine and saliva). Rev. Paul. Med. 62:289-97, 1963

With A.G. Silva & F.B. de Jorge. Determinação quantitativa do enxofre nos materiais biológicos. Rev. Bras. Med. 21: 491-4,1964 (a turbidimetric procedure for carrying out sulfur determinations)

With F.B. DeJorge & A.G. Silva. Determinação quantitativa de magnésio nos materiais biológicos. Rev. Paul. Med. 64:224-36, 1964

With W. Nicolau, E. Muramoto, L.M. Assis & R.R. Pieroni. Metodo de dosagem do acido 3-metoxi-4 hidroximandélico na urina por técnica cromatográfica monodimensional. Rev. Assoc. Med. Bras. 15:215, 1969

Papers in top journals

With A. Borelli, M.O. Leite & I. Mariani. Carbohydrates in the non-dialysable fractions of filtered urine in hyperparathyroidism. Lancet 1 (7276):290-2, 1963


With A. Borelli, M.O. Ribeiro Leite, P.H.S. Correa aet al. Bone histomorphometry in Cushing’s syndrome. J. Endocrinol. Invest. 15:783-7, 1992

With G.A. Medeiros Neto & W. Bloise. Partial defect of iodide trapping mechanism in two siblings with congenital goiter and hypothyroidism. Clin. Endocrinol. Metab. 35:370, 1972  

Wioth S.P.A. Toledo, P.H. Saldanha & A. Borelli, Further data on acheiropody. J. Genet. Hum. 20:253-8, 1972

With B. Wajchenberg, E.R. Quintão & B. Liberman. Antagonism between adrenal steroids and parathyroid hormone. J. Clin. Endocrin. Metab. 25(12):1677-81, 1965

With F.B. DeJorge, P.E. Haesser, A.S.F. Ditadi, J.A. Petersen & P. Sawaya. Biochemical studies on the giant earthworm Glossoscolex giganteus. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. 16:491-6, 1965

With F.B. DeJorge, J.S. Góes & A.B. Guedes. Biochemical studies on copper, copper oxidase, magnesium, sulfur, calcium and phosphorus in cancer of breast. Clin. Chim. Acta 12:403-6, 1965

With F.B. DeJorge, P.E. Haeser & P. Sawaya. Biochemical studies on the snail Strophocheilus oblongus musculus (Bequaert). Comp. Biochem. Physiol. 14:35-42, 1965

With F.B. DeJorge, D. Delascio & M.L. Antunes. Magnesium concentration in the blood sérum of normal pregnant women. Obstet. Ginecol. 25:253, 1965

Disorders of copper metabolism in epilepsy. Acta Neurol. Scand. 40:97-106, 1964

With B.L. Wajchenberg, V.S. Pereira, A.A. Pupo, J. Schnaider & E. Mattar. On the mechanism of insulin hypersensitivity in adrenocortical insufficiency. Diabetes 13:169-76, 1964

With E.H.L. Melo, I.M. Melo, A.C. Neto et al. Glycoprotein metabolism with special reference to mucoids in hypo and hyperthyroidism. J. Clin. Endocrin. Metab. 23:561, 1963

With L.C. da Silva, M.A. Jamra, V. Maspes, J.F. Pontes & R.R. Pieroni. Pathogenesis of indirect reacting hyperbilirubinemia after portacaval anastomosis. Gastroent. 44:117-24, 1963

With E. Mendes, V. Amato Neto, D.O. Penna & J.A. Meira. Pneumopatia alérgica eosinofilica. O Hospital 59:11, 1961  

With B.L. Wajchenberg, V.G. Pereira, J. Schneider, L.M. Assis & S.A. Sampaio. Addison’s disease associated with South American blastomycosis. Ann. Intern. Med. 5:139, 1961

With J. Cruz, H.M.M. Cruz, S.E. Almeida & F.B. DeJorge. Valores normais da prova de concentração urinária. Rev. Paul. Med. 57:282, 1960

With V.G. Pereira & D. Marinelli. Criptococose disseminada (Torulose). Considerações acerca de um caso atípico. Rev. Hosp. Clin. Fac. Med. S. Paulo 12:455-8, 1957

With J. Czapski, M.O. Ribeiro Leite, D. O. Penna & T. Fujioka. Cianosis in Manson’s schistosomiasis. Role of pulmonary schistosomotic arteriovenous fistula. Am. Heart J. 54(2):196-204, 1957

With B.L. Wajchenberg, G. Hoxter, J. Segal et al. Electrophoretic patterns of the plasma proteins in diffuse liver necrosis. Gastroenterol. 30:882-93, 1956

With H.L. Oliveira, Y. Rapp, E. Mattar & E.M. Russo. Sobre um caso de osteíte fibrosa disseminada. Arq. Clin (1947)

Contribuição para o estudo da exploração funcional do fígado. Thesis (1940)

Sobre a imunidade natural à difteria. Doctoral Thesis (1931)

With W. Bloise, W. Nicolau, B.L. Wajchenberg, R.R. Pieroni et al. Thyrotoxic crisis and electrolyte disturbances in a patient with functioning metastatic carcinoma of the thyroid

With A.L. Almeida, I. Rapoport & A.M. Leite. Esplenoportografia e manometria por via percutânea.