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The use of meta-analysis in infectious disease surveillance: Is it a relevant tool?

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Antonio Toledo

Rev Soc Bras Med Trop 2019 Jan 31;52:e20190010. Epub 2019 Jan 31.

Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade José do Rosário Vellano, Belo Horizonte, MG. Brasil.

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January 2019

β-Glucan of Candida albicans Cell Wall Extract Inhibits Salmonella Typhimurium Colonization by Potentiating Cellular Immunity (CD8 + and CD4 + T Cells).

Rev Soc Bras Med Trop 2019 Jan 31;52:e20180254. Epub 2019 Jan 31.

Medicine Study Program, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Brawijaya, Indonesia.

Introduction: Antimicrobial resistance has been reported in the drugs used for the treatment of typhoid fever. The immunomodulatory substance β-glucan can be used as an alternative therapy as it potentiates host immunity. The aims of this study are to observe the effect of Candida albicans cell wall (CCW) extract towards host immunity (TCD8+ and TCD4+ cells in spleen, intestinal sIgA) and its capacity to kill Salmonella in the intestine and liver of typhoid fever mice models. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/0037-8682-0254-2018DOI Listing
January 2019

Hansen's disease deformities in a high risk area in Mozambique: A case study.

Rev Soc Bras Med Trop 2019 Jan 31;52:e20180103. Epub 2019 Jan 31.

Nampula Provincial Health Directorate, Ministry of Health, Nampula, Mozambique.

Introduction: Hansen's disease is no longer a public health problem in Mozambique, since 2008 (incidence under 1 / 10,000 inhabitants). The country is one of the most affected in the world and Nampula province's Murrupula district (incidence 1.7 / 10,000) has a high deformity rate (22% in 2010). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/0037-8682-0103-2018DOI Listing
January 2019
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Erratum: Prevalence and risk factors of toxoplasmosis among adults in a small Brazilian city.

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Rev Soc Bras Med Trop 2019 Jan 24;52:e20190099. Epub 2019 Jan 24.

[This corrects the article doi: 10.1590/0037-8682-0214-2017]. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/0037-8682-0099-2019DOI Listing
January 2019

Luiz Fernando Ferreira (★1936 †2018).

Rev Soc Bras Med Trop 2019 Jan 24;52:e20180525. Epub 2019 Jan 24.

Faculdade de Ciências Médicas da Santa Casa de São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, Brasil.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/0037-8682-0525-2018DOI Listing
January 2019

Hepatitis Delta Prevalence in South America: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

Rev Soc Bras Med Trop 2019 Jan 24;52:e20180289. Epub 2019 Jan 24.

Diretoria de Pesquisa e Desenvolvimento. Fundação Ezequiel Dias, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brasil.

Hepatitis delta virus (HDV) has been associated with acute or chronic hepatitis in Latin America, but there is no prevalence study covering South American countries. This meta-analysis aimed to estimate anti-HDV prevalence through a systematic review of published articles in English, Portuguese and Spanish until December 2017. Searches were conducted in Health Virtual Library, Capes, Lilacs, PubMed, and SciELO, according to defined criteria regarding participant selection and geographical setting. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/0037-8682-0289-2018DOI Listing
January 2019
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Factors associated with the presence of triatomines in rural areas of south Argentine Chaco.

Rev Soc Bras Med Trop 2019 Jan 14;52:e20180357. Epub 2019 Jan 14.

Cátedra de Introducción a la Biología, Instituto de Investigaciones Biológicas y Tecnológicas (CONICET- UNC), FCEFyN, UNC. Vélez Sársfield 299. Córdoba, Argentina.

Introduction: The domestic and peridomestic presence of Triatoma infestans depends on several factors, such as human behavior, vector behavior, ecology, and the environment.

Methods: This work was conducted in 139 domiciliary units, where triatomines were captured and risk factors in domiciles and peridomicilies were recorded. Household dwellers were interviewed to obtain information about practices regarding this disease and entomological indicators were calculated. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/0037-8682-0357-2018DOI Listing
January 2019
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Emergence of chikungunya and Zika in a municipality endemic to dengue, Santa Luzia, MG, Brazil, 2015-2017.

Rev Soc Bras Med Trop 2019 Jan 14;52:e20180347. Epub 2019 Jan 14.

Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Faculdade de Medicina, Programa de Pós-Graduação em Ciências da Saúde: Infectologia e Medicina Tropical, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brasil.

Introduction: The recent circulation of arboviruses transmitted by vectors, such as dengue, chikungunya, and Zika, is concerning due to the high morbidity rates, clinical complications, and increased demand on health services. The objective of this study was to analyze the clinical and epidemiological aspects of an epidemic caused by arboviruses in the municipality of Santa Luzia, Minas Gerais, Brazil.

Methods: Longitudinal study of patients with acute febrile disease and suspected arbovirus infection reported to Brazilian Notifiable Disease Information System (Sistema de Informação de Agravos de Notificação) from the epidemiological week 44 of 2015 to epidemiological week 52 of 2016. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/0037-8682-0347-2018DOI Listing
January 2019
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Oral microbiota and their antibiotic susceptibility in free-living monkeys in Goiás State, Brazil: Repercussions for injuries in humans.

Rev Soc Bras Med Trop 2019 Jan 14;52:e20180294. Epub 2019 Jan 14.

Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade Estadual Paulista, Botucatu, SP, Brasil.

Introduction: Goiás State, which is in the midwest region of Brazil, has several urban forests. This fact, along with the expansion of urban areas within the limits of Forest Conservation Units, increases the contact between humans and wildlife, such as capuchin monkeys. The impulsive behavior of these animals and the scarcity of food cause them to vigorously search for food, leading to direct encounters with Park visitors, which can result in scratches and bites and making them potential disseminators of pathogenic microorganisms. Read More

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January 2019
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Influence of exposure and vertical transmission of HIV-1 on the neuropsychomotor development in children.

Rev Soc Bras Med Trop 2019 Jan 14;52:e20180263. Epub 2019 Jan 14.

Programa de Pós-Graduação em Biologia dos Agentes infecciosos, Instituto de Ciências Biológicas, Universidade Federal do Pará, Belém, PA, Brasil.

Introduction: Exposure to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-1 during pregnancy is a major risk factor for neurodevelopmental delay and deleterious effects in children. However, limited information about these conditions exists in poor geographical areas in Brazil. Prevention of vertical transmission of HIV-1 is dealt differently in different regions of the country and in poorer areas it is more difficult to evaluate the impact of the prevention methods. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/0037-8682-0263-2018DOI Listing
January 2019
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Septic arthritis caused by Salmonella enterica serotype Rubislaw: A case report.

Rev Soc Bras Med Trop 2019 01 17;52:e20180253. Epub 2019 Jan 17.

Departamento de Pediatria, Faculdade de Ciências Médicas da Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Campinas, SP, Brasil.

An eleven-year-old boy presented with fever and hip pain, with limited mobility of the right side of the hip. Computed tomography scan revealed an increased volume of the right coxo-femoral joint, requiring surgical drainage of purulent secretion, from which Salmonella enterica was isolated. After four weeks of treatment with third-generation cephalosporin, he was discharged with a favorable evolution. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/0037-8682-0253-2018DOI Listing
January 2019
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Good response to pentamidine isethionate in a case of Mucosal Leishmaniasis caused by Leishmania (Viannia) braziliensis that was difficult to treat: Case Report.

Rev Soc Bras Med Trop 2019 01 17;52:e20180236. Epub 2019 Jan 17.

Instituto Nacional de Infectologia, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil.

In Brazil, meglumine antimoniate is the first drug of choice for mucosal leishmaniasis treatment followed by amphotericin B and pentamidine isethionate. We report the case of a patient with severe mucosal lesions caused by Leishmania (Viannia) braziliensis that were difficult to treat. Over a 14-year period, the patient showed low adherence and three treatment attempts with meglumine antimoniate failed. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/0037-8682-0236-2018DOI Listing
January 2019
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Characteristics of basic health units and detection of tuberculosis cases.

Rev Soc Bras Med Trop 2019 Jan 14;52:e20180230. Epub 2019 Jan 14.

Departamento de Medicina Social, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Pelotas, RS, Brasil.

Introduction: Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious and contagious disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. TB emerged in the 21st century as an unsolved public health problem. This study aimed to analyze the relationship between the characteristics of basic health units (BHUs) and the number of TB cases detected in Maranhão, Brazil. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/0037-8682-0230-2018DOI Listing
January 2019
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Biofilm formation by blood isolates of Candida parapsilosis sensu stricto in the presence of a hyperglycidic solution at comparable concentrations of total parenteral nutrition.

Rev Soc Bras Med Trop 2019 01 17;52:e20180182. Epub 2019 Jan 17.

Departamento de Microbiologia, Universidade Estadual de Londrina, Londrina, PR, Brasil.

Introduction: Administration of total parenteral nutrition (TPN) via catheters increases the risk for candidemia from Candida parapsilosis.

Methods: C. parapsilosis sensu stricto blood isolates were evaluated for ability total biomass biofilm formation and morphogenesis in presence of glucose at TPN equivalent concentrations. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/0037-8682-0182-2018DOI Listing
January 2019
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Venom concentrations in blisters and hemorrhagic bullae in a patient bitten by a Taiwan habu (Protobothrops mucrosquamatus).

Rev Soc Bras Med Trop 2019 Jan 17;52:e20180160. Epub 2019 Jan 17.

Graduate Institute of Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, Chang Gung University, Tao-Yuan, Taiwan.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/0037-8682-0160-2018DOI Listing
January 2019
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Anti-Candida and anti-quorum sensing activity of airborne microorganisms detected by a rapid method.

Rev Soc Bras Med Trop 2019 01 17;52:e20180152. Epub 2019 Jan 17.

Curso de Farmácia, Instituto de Ciências Exatas e Tecnologia, Universidade Federal do Amazonas, Itacoatiara, AM, Brasil.

Introduction: Introducing new antibiotics to the clinic is critical.

Methods: We adapted a plate method described by Kawaguchi and coworkers in 20131 for detecting inhibitory airborne microorganisms.

Results: We obtained 51 microbial colonies antagonist to Chromobacterium violaceum, purified and retested them, and of these, 39 (76. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/0037-8682-0152-2018DOI Listing
January 2019
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Popular names for bushmaster (Lachesis muta) and lancehead (Bothrops atrox) snakes in the Alto Juruá region: repercussions for clinical-epidemiological diagnosis and surveillance.

Rev Soc Bras Med Trop 2019 01 17;52:e20180140. Epub 2019 Jan 17.

Programa de Pós-Graduação Bionorte - Universidade Federal do Acre - UFAC, Rio Branco, Acre, Brasil.

Introduction: The popular names "surucucu" and "jararaca" have been used in literature for Lachesis muta and Bothrops atrox snakes, respectively. We present the popular names reported by patients who suffered snakebites in the Alto Juruá region.

Methods: Fifty-seven (76%) patients saw the snakes that caused the envenomations and were asked about their popular names and sizes. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/0037-8682-0140-2018DOI Listing
January 2019
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Morphological differentiation between seven Brazilian populations of Haemagogus capricornii and Hg. janthinomys (Diptera: Culicidae) using geometric morphometry of the wings.

Rev Soc Bras Med Trop 2019 Jan 14;52:e20180106. Epub 2019 Jan 14.

Laboratório de Diptera, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil.

Introduction: Haemagogus capricornii and Hg. janthinomys females are considered morphologically indistinguishable. We analyzed morphometric variability between Brazilian populations of these species using wing geometric morphometry. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/0037-8682-0106-2018DOI Listing
January 2019
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Prevalence of urodynamic changes with risk for upper urinary tract damage in neuroschistosomiasis patients.

Rev Soc Bras Med Trop 2019 01 17;52:e20180101. Epub 2019 Jan 17.

Departamento de Ginecologia e Obstetrícia, Faculdade de Ciências Médicas da Santa Casa de São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, Brasil.

Introduction: This study aimed to identify the prevalence of urodynamic changes with an associated risk of developing upper urinary tract damage in neuroschistosomiasis patients.

Methods: A prospective study was conducted, wherein68 patients were admitted for analysis of urodynamics, urea and creatinine levels, and uroculture.

Results: Blood test results did not indicate kidney failure. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/0037-8682-0101-2018DOI Listing
January 2019
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Prevention of zoonotic diseases in immunocompromised patients: a neglected question.

Rev Soc Bras Med Trop 2019 Jan 17;52:e20180063. Epub 2019 Jan 17.

Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Faculdade de Ciências Médicas, Secretaria de Saúde de Campinas, Campinas, SP, Brasil.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/0037-8682-0063-2018DOI Listing
January 2019
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Natural history of experimental arthritis induced by Paracoccidioides brasiliensis in wistar rats.

Rev Soc Bras Med Trop 2019 Jan 14;52:e20180043. Epub 2019 Jan 14.

Instituto de Pesquisa e Desenvolvimento, Universidade do Vale do Paraíba, São José dos Campos, SP, Brasil.

Introduction: Paracoccidioidomycosis (PCM) is the most prevalent systemic mycosis in Latin America. This study aimed to evaluate the natural history of Paracoccidioides brasiliensis-induced experimental arthritis of the knee joints in Wistar rats.

Methods: Rats were randomly allocated to either an absolute control group, or 15-day, 45-day, or 90-day experimental (fungus-inoculated) groups. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/0037-8682-0043-2018DOI Listing
January 2019
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Performance of an immuno-rapid malaria Pf/Pv rapid diagnostic test for malaria diagnosis in the Western Brazilian Amazon.

Rev Soc Bras Med Trop 2019 01 17;52:e20170450. Epub 2019 Jan 17.

Instituto de Pesquisas Clínicas Carlos Borborema, Fundação de Medicina Tropical Dr. Heitor Vieira Dourado, Manaus, AM, Brasil.

Introduction: Rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) for detecting Plasmodium antigens have become increasingly common worldwide. We aimed to evaluate the accuracy of the Immuno-Rapid Malaria Pf/Pv RDT in detecting Plasmodium vivax infection compared to standard thick blood smear (TBS) under microscopy.

Methods: Hundred and eighty-one febrile patients from the hospital's regular admissions were assessed using TBS and RDT in a blinded experiment. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/0037-8682-0450-2017DOI Listing
January 2019
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Serological status of childbearing-aged women for Toxoplasma gondii and cytomegalovirus in northern Kosovo and Metohija.

Rev Soc Bras Med Trop 2019 01 17;52:e20170313. Epub 2019 Jan 17.

Faculty of Medicine, University of Pristina temporarily seated in Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovska Mitrovica, Serbia.

Introduction: Toxoplasma gondii and cytomegalovirus (CMV) are pathogens associated with congenital anomalies.

Methods: Serum was collected from 79 reproductive-age women and tested for IgM and IgG antibodies to T. gondii and CMV. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/0037-8682-0313-2017DOI Listing
January 2019

Letter.

Rev Soc Bras Med Trop 2018 Nov-Dec;51(6):881-882

Laboratório de Hantaviroses e Rickettsioses, Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/0037-8682-0071-2018DOI Listing
February 2018
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Diabetic foot ulcers with myiasis: a potential route for resistance gene dissemination for enterococci?

Rev Soc Bras Med Trop 2018 Nov-Dec;51(6):879

Laboratório de Estudo de Dípteros, Departamento de Microbiologia e Parasitologia, Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/0037-8682-0335-2017DOI Listing
November 2017
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Jarisch-Herxheimer reaction in a patient with syphilis and human immunodeficiency virus infection.

Rev Soc Bras Med Trop 2018 Nov-Dec;51(6):877-878

Programa de Pós-Graduação Stricto Sensu em Ciências da Saúde, Universidade Federal do Maranhão, São Luís, MA, Brasil.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/0037-8682-0419-2017DOI Listing
October 2017
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Vancomycin-induced severe thrombocytopenia in a young infant.

Rev Soc Bras Med Trop 2018 Nov-Dec;51(6):873-875

Department of Pharmacy, Xiamen Maternity and Child Care Hospital, Xiamen, Fujian, China.

Vancomycin is a first-line drug for treating methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Thrombocytopenia is a rare adverse reaction to vancomycin treatment, and there are no reports of vancomycin-induced thrombocytopenia (VIT) in infants. We describe the case of a 3-month-old girl who was diagnosed with purulent meningitis. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/0037-8682-0150-2018DOI Listing
April 2018
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Type 1 cardiorenal syndrome in a patient with an acute infection caused by Trypanosoma cruzi in the Brazilian Amazon region - a case report.

Rev Soc Bras Med Trop 2018 Nov-Dec;51(6):869-872

Programa de Pós-Graduação em Medicina Tropical, Universidade do Estado do Amazonas, Manaus, AM, Brasil.

Cardiorenal syndrome type 1 (CRS 1) occurs when acute heart failure leads to acute kidney injury. There are several etiologies of CRS 1, including Chagas disease. Here, we present the first case report of CRS 1 in a patient with acute Chagas disease. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/0037-8682-0156-2018DOI Listing
April 2018
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Diabetes insipidus secondary to tuberculous meningoencephalitis with hypothalamic involvement extending to the hypophysis: a case report.

Rev Soc Bras Med Trop 2018 Nov-Dec;51(6):865-867

Fundação de Medicina Tropical Dr. Heitor Vieira Dourado, Manaus, AM, Brasil.

The involvement of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in the central nervous system (CNS) is an uncommon and devastating manifestation of tuberculosis. We report a case of disseminated tuberculosis presenting as meningoencephalitis, hypothalamic involvement with extension to the hypophysis, and secondary insipidus diabetes diagnosed at autopsy. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/0037-8682-0455-2017DOI Listing
December 2017
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Subcutaneous nodules of cysticercosis as a sign of asymptomatic neurocysticercosis in an HIV positive patient.

Rev Soc Bras Med Trop 2018 Nov-Dec;51(6):861-863

Division of Dermatology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa.

Cysticercosis is caused by the hematogenous dissemination of the larval form (cysticercus) of Taenia solium. It can affect any organ or tissue in the body but commonly affects the subcutaneous tissue, central nervous system, eyes, and skeletal muscle. Skin lesions can assist as a marker in the diagnosis of asymptomatic neurocysticercosis in endemic areas. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/0037-8682-0178-2018DOI Listing
May 2018
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Seroepidemiological aspects of human infection by Strongyloides stercoralis in Alfenas, southern Minas Gerais, Brazil.

Rev Soc Bras Med Trop 2018 Nov-Dec;51(6):855-859

Laboratório de Diagnóstico de Parasitoses, Departamento de Parasitologia, Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas, Universidade Federal de Uberlândia, Uberlândia, MG, Brasil.

Introduction: In most Strongyloides stercoralis infected individuals, nematoidosis occurs asymptomatically, but in immunocompromised patients, it can cause hyperinfection. Serological techniques seem to be a good alternative for detecting this parasite.

Methods: The frequency of seropositivity for strongyloidiasis in Alfenas, MG, was estimated using the enzyme linked immunosorbent assay on blood samples, between May and August of 2015. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/0037-8682-0090-2018DOI Listing
March 2018
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Antiprotozoal action of synthetic cinnamic acid analogs.

Rev Soc Bras Med Trop 2018 Nov-Dec;51(6):849-853

Plataforma de Bioensaios em Malária e Leishmaniose, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Porto Velho, RO, Brasil.

Introduction: Leishmaniasis, Chagas disease, and malaria cause morbidity globally. The drugs currently used for treatment have limitations. Activity of cinnamic acid analogs against Leishmania spp. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/0037-8682-0499-2017DOI Listing
December 2017
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PCR sensitivity of peripheral blood of dogs co-infected with Leishmania spp. and Ehrlichia spp. in endemic area of Brazil.

Rev Soc Bras Med Trop 2018 Nov-Dec;51(6):843-847

Programa de Pós-Graduação em Ciências da Saúde, Universidade Federal da Grande Dourados , Dourados, MS, Brasil.

Introduction: Peripheral blood of 400 dogs infected with Leishmania and Ehrlichia were analyzed using polymerase chain reaction (PCR), and clinical signs were characterized.

Methods: PCR and parasitological tests were conducted.

Results: PCR was positive for Leishmania in 84. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/0037-8682-0040-2018DOI Listing
January 2018
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American cutaneous leishmaniasis in a northeast Brazilian city: clinical and epidemiological features.

Rev Soc Bras Med Trop 2018 Nov-Dec;51(6):837-842

Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade Federal do Cariri, Barbalha, CE, Brasil.

Introduction: This study characterized the clinico-epidemiological profile of American cutaneous leishmaniasis (ACL) cases in Barbalha, Ceará State, Brazil.

Methods: Medical records of 363 patients visiting Federal University of Cariri between 2009 and 2014 were analyzed.

Results: ACL was more prevalent in men with low education level from rural zones. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/0037-8682-0504-2017DOI Listing
December 2017
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Using a Chagas disease hospital database: a clinical and epidemiological patient profile.

Rev Soc Bras Med Trop 2018 Nov-Dec;51(6):831-835

Departamento de Bioquímica e Biologia Tecidual, Instituto de Biologia, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Campinas, SP, Brasil.

Introduction: Chagas disease (CD) prevention and control rely on studies of its distribution, characteristics of individuals affected and mode of transmission. CD data in Brazil are scarce; a retrospective analysis of the clinical characteristics of 80 patients treated at the Clinical Hospital of UNICAMP, Campinas, Brazil, was performed.

Methods: Patient data records were analyzed. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/0037-8682-0411-2017DOI Listing
December 2017
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Echocardiographic Study of the Coronary Sinus in the Indeterminate Form of Chagas Disease.

Rev Soc Bras Med Trop 2018 Nov-Dec;51(6):827-830

Núcleo de Medicina Tropical, Universidade de Brasília. Brasília, DF, Brasil.

Introduction: We investigated the occurrence of coronary sinus abnormalities in the indeterminate form of Chagas disease (CD).

Methods: Differences between the maximum and minimum diameters of the coronary sinus (∆%) on echocardiography were evaluated in individuals with the indeterminate form of CD (n=14) and those without (n=16) CD. The association of the difference with abnormalities detected by echocardiography and myocardial scintigraphy was assessed. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/0037-8682-0462-2017DOI Listing
November 2017
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Syphilis in pregnancy, congenital syphilis, and factors associated with mother-to-child transmission in Itapeva, São Paulo, 2010 to 2014.

Rev Soc Bras Med Trop 2018 Nov-Dec;51(6):819-826

Departamento de Moléstias Infecciosas e Parasitárias, Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, Brasil.

Introduction: This study describes cases of syphilis in pregnancy (SiP) and congenital syphilis (CS) and identifies factors associated with mother-to-child transmission in patients in Itapeva from January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2014.

Methods: Using SiP and CS notification forms and medical records, a cross-sectional study involving 149 pregnant women was conducted.

Results: Annual SiP detection rates ranged from 16. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/0037-8682-0377-2017DOI Listing
December 2017
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Prevalence and risk factors of syphilis and human immunodeficiency virus co-infection at a university hospital in Brazil.

Rev Soc Bras Med Trop 2018 Nov-Dec;51(6):813-818

Departamento de Medicina Tropical, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Recife, PE, Brasil.

Introduction: The incidence of syphilis has increased since the 1970s.

Methods: This was a descriptive and analytical cross-sectional study with a non-probabilistic sample.

Results: Of 973 patients with human immunodeficiency virus, 179 (18. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/0037-8682-0097-2018DOI Listing
March 2018
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Absence of cytomegalovirus in gingivitis and chronic periodontitis in HIV-1 patients in Northern Brazil.

Rev Soc Bras Med Trop 2018 Nov-Dec;51(6):809-812

Departamento de Periodontologia, Centro Universitário do Estado do Pará, Belém, PA, Brasil.

Introduction: The influence of cytomegalovirus (CMV) on the progression of chronic periodontitis in HIV patients is poorly investigated.

Methods: ELISA was used for anti-CMV antibody IgG titer measurements and real-time polymerase chain reaction for qualitative and quantitative CMV detection. Data on the CD4 + T lymphocyte count and plasma HIV viral load were obtained from patient records. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/0037-8682-0080-2018DOI Listing
February 2018
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Hepatitis E virus infection among rural Afro-descendant communities from the eastern Brazilian Amazon.

Rev Soc Bras Med Trop 2018 Nov-Dec;51(6):803-807

Seção de Hepatologia, Instituto Evandro Chagas, Belém, PA, Brasil.

Introduction: The prevalence, public health impact, and epidemiological characteristics of hepatitis E virus (HEV) are poorly understood in Brazil.

Methods: Serum samples from 535 individuals from three rural Afro-descendant communities located in eastern Brazilian Amazon were collected in October 2015 and tested for presence of anti-HEV IgM and IgG antibodies. Serologically positive samples were also tested for HEV-RNA. Read More

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October 2017
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Alterations in the lipid profiles and circulating liver enzymes in individuals infected by Schistosoma mansoni.

Rev Soc Bras Med Trop 2018 Nov-Dec;51(6):795-801

Laboratório Avançado de Saúde Pública, Instituto Gonçalo Moniz, Salvador, BA, Brasil.

Introduction: Portal hypertension and periportal fibrosis commonly occur in severe Schistosoma mansoni infection. Changes in lipid profile and elevated levels of circulating liver enzymes have also been described in infected individuals. The present study sought to assess the alterations in laboratory parameters associated with liver disorder in individuals infected by S. Read More

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March 2018
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Factors associated with leprosy in a municipality of the Pre-Amazon region, state of Maranhão, Brazil.

Rev Soc Bras Med Trop 2018 Nov-Dec;51(6):789-794

Centro de Referência em Doenças Infecciosas e Parasitárias, Departamento de Patologia, Universidade Federal do Maranhão, São Luís, MA, Brasil.

Introduction: The Integrated Program of Leprosy Control was initiated in the municipality of Buriticupu, Maranhão, Brazil, an area considered hyperendemic for leprosy in 2003. It aims at assessing the clinical and epidemiological characteristics of the disease to reduce the detection rate of new cases until 2015. Here, we present the evolution of the indicators of leprosy within the period from 2003 to 2015. Read More

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February 2018
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Prevalence and risk factors of toxoplasmosis among adults in a small Brazilian city.

Rev Soc Bras Med Trop 2018 Nov-Dec;51(6):781-787

Departamento de Oftalmologia, Faculdade de Medicina de Ribeirão Preto, Universidade de São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, SP, Brasil.

Introduction: The prevalence of Toxoplasma gondii infection varies markedly among different populations, especially depending on factors related to socioeconomic development and eating habits. Cássia dos Coqueiros is a small city in Brazil with rural characteristics and increased risk factors traditionally associated with T. gondii infection. Read More

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May 2018
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Favorable responses to treatment with 5 mg Sbv/kg/day meglumine antimoniate in patients with American tegumentary leishmaniasis acquired in different Brazilian regions.

Rev Soc Bras Med Trop 2018 Nov-Dec;51(6):769-780

Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Instituto Nacional de Infectologia Evandro Chagas, Laboratório de Pesquisa Clínica e Vigilância em Leishmanioses, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil.

Introduction: Favorable responses in American tegumentary leishmaniasis (ATL) patients to treatment with 5 mg Sbv/kg/day meglumine antimoniate (MA) has been reported in Rio de Janeiro, but little is known regarding the therapeutic response to low doses in patients from other locations.

Methods: A retrospective review of medical records was conducted to compare the therapeutic response to 5 mg Sbv/kg/day MA treatment among 36 patients who acquired ATL in Brazilian states other than Rio de Janeiro (OS group) and 72 patients from Rio de Janeiro (RJ group).

Results: One course of 5 mg Sbv/kg/day MA cured 72. Read More

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December 2017
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Assessment of different methods for the detection of biofilm production in coagulase-negative staphylococci isolated from blood cultures of newborns.

Rev Soc Bras Med Trop 2018 Nov-Dec;51(6):761-767

Departamento de Análises Clínicas, Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, Santa Maria, RS, Brasil.

Introduction: Coagulase-negative staphylococci (CoNS) are a frequent cause of bacteremia, especially in neonates. The major virulence determinant in CoNS is the ability to produce biofilms, which is conferred by the icaADBC genes. This study aimed to assess different methods for the detection of biofilm formation in 176 CoNS isolates from blood cultures of newborns. Read More

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May 2018
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Predictive factors of dengue severity in hospitalized children and adolescents in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Rev Soc Bras Med Trop 2018 Nov-Dec;51(6):753-760

Disciplina de Doenças Infecciosas e Parasitárias, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Niterói, RJ, Brasil.

Introduction: Dengue is one of the most important mosquito-borne infections. Severe cases are more frequently observed in adults. However, in 2008, the State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, experienced a severe dengue epidemic that primarily affected children and caused many cases of dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) and death. Read More

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February 2018
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Quality of life predictors for people living with HIV/AIDS in an impoverished region of Brazil.

Rev Soc Bras Med Trop 2018 Nov-Dec;51(6):743-751

Programa de Pós-Graduação em Ciências da Saúde: Infectologia e Medicina Tropical, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brasil.

Introduction: Quality of life (QoL) is important for people living with HIV/AIDS, particularly as the disease progresses. This study evaluated the QoL of people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA), as well as its predictors, in one of the most impoverished regions of Brazil.

Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted with patients older than 18 years with HIV/AIDS from two specialized HIV/AIDS care centers in the city of Montes Claros between 2013 and 2014. Read More

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December 2017
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Fluctuations in serological hepatitis C virus levels in HIV patients.

Rev Soc Bras Med Trop 2018 Nov-Dec;51(6):737-741

Laboratório de Hepatites Virais, Centro de Virologia, Instituto Adolfo Lutz, São Paulo, SP, Brasil.

Introduction: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) have identical transmission routes, explaining the high prevalence of coinfections. The main aim of this study was to detect fluctuations in serological HCV levels in HIV patients.

Methods: We analyzed samples of 147 patients who attended an outpatient service that supports HIV/AIDS patients in São Paulo city. Read More

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June 2018
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Influence of the inflammatory response on treatment of hepatitis C with triple therapy.

Rev Soc Bras Med Trop 2018 Nov-Dec;51(6):731-736

Departamento de Clínica Médica, Faculdade de Medicina de Botucatu, Universidade Estadual Paulista, Botucatu, SP, Brasil.

Introduction: Chronic hepatitis C is a leading cause of liver disease. Infection triggers an immediate immune response in the host that is mediated by humoral/cellular mechanisms. T cells respond to infection via secretion of cytokines, which inhibit or stimulate one another, leading to cytokine imbalance and ultimately affecting treatment. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/0037-8682-0137-2018DOI Listing
April 2018
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Association between polymorphisms in the genes encoding toll-like receptors and dectin-1 and susceptibility to invasive aspergillosis: a systematic review.

Rev Soc Bras Med Trop 2018 Nov-Dec;51(6):725-730

Programa Pós-Graduação em Ciências Ambientais e Saúde, Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Goiás, Goiânia, GO, Brasil.

Invasive aspergillosis is a common fungal infection in immunocompromised individuals. Some studies have shown that toll-like receptor and dectin-1 genetic polymorphisms may alter signaling pathways, thus increasing an individual's susceptibility to invasive aspergillosis. We investigated the pertinent literature to determine whether polymorphisms in the genes encoding toll-like receptors and dectin-1 increase the susceptibility to invasive aspergillosis. Read More

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July 2018
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