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Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793027/oviposition-behavior-of-haemagogus-leucocelaenus-diptera-culicidae-a-vector-of-wild-yellow-fever-in-brazil
#1
Aline Tátila-Ferreira, Daniele de Aguiar Maia, Filipe Vieira Santos de Abreu, William Costa Rodrigues, Jeronimo Alencar
Haemagogus leucocelaenus, which is considered a major vector of wild yellow fever, exhibits acrodendrophilic habits and mainly deposits its eggs in treeholes and bamboo internodes. The selection of nursery sites is essential in the life history and reproductive success of mosquitoes. The present work investigated the preferred oviposition height and period of Hg. leucocelaenus in an Atlantic forest area in Rio de Janeiro. Sampling was performed using oviposition traps that were placed on plant material at 0, 2, 4, 6, and 8 m above the ground, from August 2015 to July 2016...
August 7, 2017: Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793026/epidemiological-study-of-scorpion-stings-in-the-rio-grande-do-norte-state-northeastern-brazil
#2
Kaliany Adja Medeiros de Araújo, Aluska Vieira Tavares, Michael Radan de Vasconcelos Marques, Alecxandro Alves Vieira, Renner de Souza Leite
This communication is a retrospective epidemiological study of the scorpion sting cases recorded from 2007 to 2014 in the Rio Grande do Norte State, Northeastern Brazil. The data was collected from the Injury Notification Information System database of the Health Department of Rio Grande do Norte State. A total of 20,555 cases were studied. The cases were distributed over all months of the period studied and occurred mainly in urban areas. Victims were predominantly 20-29 year-old women. Most victims were stung on the foot and received medical care within 1-3 h after being stung...
August 7, 2017: Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793025/environmental-aspects-related-to-tuberculosis-and-intestinal-parasites-in-a-low-income-community-of-the-brazilian-amazon
#3
Biatriz Araújo Cardoso, Fabio de Oliveira Fonseca, Antonio Henrique Almeida de Moraes, Ana Caroline Guedes Souza Martins, Nissa Vilhena da Silva Oliveira, Luana Nepomuceno Gondim Costa Lima, George Alberto da Silva Dias, Maria Helena Féres Saad
We carried out a cross-sectional study from January to December 2015 on 1,425 inhabitants from a floating population in the Brazilian Amazon (Murinin district, Pará State) to describe the population-based prevalence of tuberculosis (TB) from 2011 to 2014, recent TB contacts (rCts) latently infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis (LTBI) , the coverage of the local health network, socio-environmental factors, and frequency of intestinal parasitic infection (IPI). We found that the sanitary structure was inadequate, with latrines being shared with other rooms within the same accommodation; well water was the main source of water, and 48% of families had low incomes...
August 7, 2017: Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793024/socioenvironmental-conditions-and-intestinal-parasitic-infections-in-brazilian-urban-slums-a-cross-sectional-study
#4
Caroline Ferraz Ignacio, Milena Enderson Chagas da Silva, Natasha Berendonk Handam, Maria de Fatima Leal Alencar, Adriana Sotero-Martins, Martha Macedo de Lima Barata, Antonio Henrique Almeida de Moraes
Methods: A cross-sectional study covering an agglomeration of urban slums was conducted between 2015 and 2016 using participants observation, a socioeconomic survey, and the spontaneous sedimentation method with three slides per sample to analyze fresh stool specimens ( n =595) searching for intestinal parasites. Results: Endolimax nana ( n =95, 16.0%) and Entamoeba coli ( n =65, 10.9%) were the most frequently identified agents, followed by Giardia intestinalis ( n =24, 4...
August 7, 2017: Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793017/enveloped-and-non-enveloped-viral-like-particles-in-trypanosoma-cruzi-epimastigotes
#5
Ana María Fernández-Presas, Luis Padilla-Noriega, Ingeborg Becker, Lilia Robert, José Agustín Jiménez, Sandra Solano, Jose Delgado, Patricia Tato, José Luis Molinari
Electron microscopy is routinely used to identify viral infections in protozoan parasites. These viruses have been described as non-enveloped and icosahedral structures with a diameter of 30-60 nm. Most of them are classified within the non-segmented dsRNA Totiviridae family. We observed virus-like particles (VLPs) through transmission electron microscopy in the cytoplasm of Trypanosoma cruzi epimastigotes grown in cultures. Clusters of electrodense enveloped VLPs having a diameter of 48 nm were also observed...
August 7, 2017: Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793014/selective-malaria-antibody-screening-among-eligible-blood-donors-in-jiangsu-china
#6
Hong Lin, Shaowen Zhu, Shengjiang Zhu, Lei Shao, Nan Zhu, Chengyin Huang, Jun Sun
The risk of transfusion-transmitted malaria is a major concern in many countries. This study investigated the prevalence of malaria antibodies and parasitemia in eligible blood donors in Jiangsu, in Eastern China. Malaria antibodies were detected in 2.13% of the 704 plasma samples studied. We found that the prevalence of malaria antibodies was not significantly correlated with gender, occupation and frequency of donation, but it increased with age. No Plasmodium was observed in red blood cells and no Plasmodium DNA was detected in any of the antibody-positive samples...
August 7, 2017: Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591268/diagnosis-of-mycobacteria-in-bovine-milk-an-overview
#7
REVIEW
Carmen Alicia Daza Bolaños, Carolina Lechinski de Paula, Simony Trevizan Guerra, Marília Masello Junqueira Franco, Márcio Garcia Ribeiro
Tuberculosis remains as the world's biggest threat. In 2014, human tuberculosis ranked as a major infectious disease by the first time, overcoming HIV death rates. Bovine tuberculosis is a chronic disease of global distribution that affects animals and can be transmitted to humans by the consumption of raw milk, representing a serious public health concern. Despite the efforts of different countries to control and eradicate bovine tuberculosis, the high negative economic impact on meat and milk production chains remains, given the decreased production efficiency (approximately 25%), the high number of condemned carcasses, and increased animal culling rates...
June 5, 2017: Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591267/the-performance-of-serological-tests-for-leishmania-infantum-infection-screening-in-dogs-depends-on-the-prevalence-of-the-disease
#8
Ivete Lopes de Mendonça, Joilson Ferreira Batista, Henk Schallig, Maria do Socorro Pires E Cruz, Diego Peres Alonso, Paulo Eduardo Martins Ribolla, Dorcas Lamounier Costa, Carlos Henrique Nery Costa
Dogs are considered the main reservoir of Leishmania infantum. This protozoan causes visceral leishmaniasis (VL), an uncontrolled urban zoonosis in Brazil. Serological tests and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) on peripheral blood were performed to identify infected dogs in scenarios of higher and lower prevalence of the disease (Teresina and Vitória). One-hundred infected and 57 non-infected animals from Teresina and 100 non-infected animals from Vitória were studied. Animal selection was not dependent on previous serology...
June 1, 2017: Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591266/efficiency-of-noninvasive-sampling-methods-swab-together-with-polymerase-chain-reaction-pcr-for-diagnosing-american-tegumentary-leishmaniasis
#9
Sara Macente Boni, Luiza Keiko Oyafuso, Rita de Cassia Soler, José Angelo Lauletta Lindoso
Traditional diagnostic methods used to detect American Tegumentary Leishmaniasis, such as histopathology using biopsy samples, culture techniques, and direct search for parasites, have low sensitivity and require invasive collection procedures. This study evaluates the efficiency of noninvasive sampling methods (swab) along with Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) for diagnosing American Tegumentary Leishmaniasis using skin and mucous samples from 25 patients who had tested positive for leishmaniasis. The outcome of the tests performance on swab samples was compatible with PCR results on biopsy samples...
June 1, 2017: Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591265/disseminated-cutaneous-leishmaniasis-caused-by-leishmania-braziliensis-in-southern-brazil
#10
Norberto Assis Membrive, Flávio Jun Kazuma, Thaís Gomes Verzignassi Silveira, Jorge Juarez Vieira Teixeira, Kárin Rosi Reinhold-Castro, Ueslei Teodoro
The authors report a case of disseminated cutaneous leishmaniasis caused by Leishmania (Viannia) braziliensis, in a 55 years old patient with 1,119 lesions distributed throughout the body. The patient resides in Sabáudia municipality, North of Paraná State, Southern Brazil, where there was no previous report of this form of leishmaniasis. Treatment with meglumine antimoniate was successful, although the diagnosis was made only five months later.
June 1, 2017: Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591264/sarcoid-like-cutaneous-lesions-in-chronic-adult-paracoccidioidomycosis-report-of-two-cases
#11
Nurimar C Fernandes, Júlia Gomes Côrtes, Tiyomi Akitti, Danielle Carvalho Quintella, Tulia Cuzzi
This study reports two cases of chronic paracoccidioidomycosis with sarcoid-like cutaneous lesions. The patients began the treatment in 2013 at Hospital Universitário Clementino Fraga Filho (HUCFF) of the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). The first case (mild form) was treated with trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (8 mg /kg per day, orally) for three months and, then, with half the dose for nine months; the second (moderate form), with itraconazole (200 mg per day, orally) for 12 months. We point out the rareness of the sarcoid-like cutaneous lesions and the differential diagnoses for other granulomatous diseases...
June 1, 2017: Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591263/myiasis-associated-with-an-invasive-ductal-carcinoma-of-the-left-breast-case-study
#12
Felipe Tavares Rodrigues, Larissa Raquel Klemig, Marcos Roberto Pereira Cardozo, Paulo Cesar Alves, Valéria Magalhães Aguiar, Claudia Soares Lessa
Most breast cancers originate in the ductal epithelium and are referred to as invasive ductal carcinoma. In this study we report on the clinical procedures adopted to diagnose myiasis in association with infiltrating metastatic breast carcinoma in a female patient. A 41 years old woman came to the Federal Hospital of Andaraí complaining of intense itching, warmth, redness and hardening of the breast, which had acquired the aspect of an orange peel. A lesion in the left breast was cavitated, dimpled, had fetid odor, and had fibrotic and infected air nodules filled with exudate and Dipteran larvae...
June 1, 2017: Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591262/fatal-cryptococcus-gattii-genotype-vgi-infection-in-an-hiv-positive-patient-in-barranquilla-colombia
#13
María Clara Noguera, Patricia Escandón, Elizabeth Castañeda
Cryptococcosis is a major invasive fungal disease related worldwide with the AIDS population. New reports of HIV/AIDS cases to the national public health surveillance system (SIVIGILA) in Colombia have shown that there is a growing community at risk of contracting cryptococcosis throughout the country who do not have access to ART. Even though the most prevalent species Cryptococcus neoformans is mainly associated with the HIV population, we report a fatal case of cryptococcosis in an AIDS patient in Barranquilla, associated with Cryptococcus gattii VGI, isolated from blood culture...
June 1, 2017: Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591261/sporotrichoid-leishmaniasis-a-cross-sectional-clinical-epidemiological-and-laboratory-study-in-rio-de-janeiro-state-brazil
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Livia Martins Veloso de Carvalho, Maria Inês Fernandes Pimentel, Fátima Conceição-Silva, Érica de Camargo Ferreira E Vasconcellos, Cláudia Maria Valete-Rosalino, Marcelo Rosandiski Lyra, Mariza de Matos Salgueiro, Maurício Naoto Saheki, Maria de Fátima Madeira, Eliame Mouta-Confort, Liliane de Fátima Antonio, Aline Fagundes da Silva, Leonardo Pereira Quintella, Sandro Javier Bedoya-Pacheco, Armando de Oliveira Schubach
Background: Atypical presentations of cutaneous leishmaniasis include sporotrichoid leishmaniasis (SL), which is clinically described as a primary ulcer combined with lymphangitis and nodules and/or ulcerated lesions along its pathway. Aims: To assess the differences between patients with sporotrichoid leishmaniasis and typical cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL). Methods: From January 2004 to December 2010, 23 cases of SL (4.7%) were detected among 494 CL patients diagnosed at a reference center for the disease in Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil...
June 1, 2017: Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591260/presence-of-rotavirus-and-free-living-amoebae-in-the-water-supplies-of-karachi-pakistan
#15
Farzana Abubakar Yousuf, Ruqaiyyah Siddiqui, Naveed Ahmed Khan
Rotavirus and pathogenic free-living amoebae are causative agents of important health problems, especially for developing countries like Pakistan where the population has limited access to clean water supplies. Here, we evaluated the prevalence of rotavirus and free-living amoebae (Acanthamoeba spp., Balamuthia mandrillaris, Naegleria fowleri) in drinking water supplies of Karachi, Pakistan. Six water filtration plants that supply drinking water to the population of Karachi were investigated. Additionally, drinking water samples from households were analyzed for the presence of rotavirus and free-living amoebae...
June 1, 2017: Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591259/knowledge-and-perceptions-on-toxoplasmosis-among-pregnant-women-and-nurses-who-provide-prenatal-in-primary-care
#16
Jayra Adrianna da Silva Sousa, Rita da Graça Carvalhal Frazão Corrêa, Dorlene Maria Cardoso de Aquino, Nair Portela Silva Coutinho, Marcos Antonio Custódio Neto da Silva, Maria do Desterro Soares Brandão Nascimento
Background: Toxoplasmosis is an infection that affects almost a third of the world population. In adults, it is often asymptomatic, although having important manifestation in children- infected by placental transmission. The prenatal is an important moment, requiring actions in women's care during pregnancy, in order to prevent diseases that could compromise the mother and the child's life. Methods: This is a descriptive study of qualitative approach aimed to understand the perception of nurses and pregnant women about toxoplasmosis during primary - prenatal care...
June 1, 2017: Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591258/immune-development-in-hiv-exposed-uninfected-children-born-to-hiv-infected-women
#17
Maristela Miyamoto, Aída F T B Gouvêa, Erika Ono, Regina Célia M Succi, Savita Pahwa, Maria Isabel de Moraes-Pinto
Immunological and clinical findings suggestive of some immune dysfunction have been reported among HIV-exposed uninfected (HEU) children and adolescents. Whether these defects are persistent or transitory is still unknown. HEU pediatric population at birth, 12 months, 6-12 years were evaluated in comparison to healthy age-matched HIV-unexposed controls. Plasma levels of LPS, sCD14, cytokines, lymphocyte immunophenotyping and T-cell receptor excision circles (TREC) were assessed. HEU and controls had similar LPS levels, which remained low from birth to 6-12 years; for plasma sCD14, IL-2, IL-6, IL-7, IL-10, IL-12p70, IL-13, IL-17, IFN-γ, TNF-α, G-CSF, GM-CSF and MCP-1, which increased from birth to 12 months and then decreased at 6-12 years; and for TREC/106 PBMC at birth in HEU and controls...
June 1, 2017: Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591257/oral-candida-spp-carriage-and-periodontal-diseases-in-hiv-infected-patients-in-ribeir%C3%A3-o-preto-brazil
#18
Alan Grupioni Lourenço, Ana Elisa Rodrigues Alves Ribeiro, Cristiano Nakao, Ana Carolina Fragoso Motta, Luana Grupioni Lourenço Antonio, Alcyone Artioli Machado, Marilena Chinali Komesu
The majority of HIV-infected patients develop Candida spp-associated clinical oral lesions. Studies have shown that asymptomatic oral colonization of Candida spp may lead to oral lesions or become a source of disseminated infections. The aim of this study was to verify the effects of periodontal conditions on Candida spp prevalence and Candida spp carriage in the oral cavity of HIV-infected patients compared to non-infected patients. Twenty-five patients not infected with HIV and 48 HIV-infected patients were classified according to periodontal conditions as being periodontal healthy or with periodontal disease...
June 1, 2017: Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591256/association-of-outcomes-with-comprehension-adherence-and-behavioral-characteristics-of-tuberculosis-patients-using-fixed-dose-combination-therapy-in-contagem-minas-gerais-brazil
#19
Ana Maria Viegas, Silvana Spíndola de Miranda, João Paulo Haddad, Maria das Graças Ceccato, Wânia da Silva Carvalho
The present study aimed to assess the association of outcomes with comprehension, adherence and behavioral characteristics of tuberculosis (TB) patients using fixed-dose combination (FDC) therapy in the city of Contagem, MG, Brazil. This study used standardized questionnaires to collect data. Outcomes included cure in 77.2% (64/ 83), noncompliance with treatment in 20.4% (17/ 83), and absence of organ failure or death cases. The rate of adherence to treatment was high (71.1% - 59/ 83), while the level of comprehension of the treatment was insufficient for the majority of patients (72...
June 1, 2017: Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591255/entomological-survey-in-the-state-of-piau%C3%A3-northeastern-brazil-reveals-intradomiciliary-colonization-of-triatoma-brasiliensis-macromelasoma
#20
Silvia Menezes Dos Santos, Danielle Misael de Sousa, Jessica Pereira Dos Santos, José Felipe Pinheiro do Nascimento Vieira, Teresa Cristina Monte Gonçalves, Jacenir Reis Dos Santos-Mallet, Filipe Anibal Carvalho-Costa
This survey aimed to assess the presence of triatomine vectors of Chagas disease within the rural communities of São João do Piauí, Northeast Brazil. Intradomiciliary and peridomiciliary collection strategies were implemented wherein 279 specimens of Triatoma brasiliensis macromelasoma, both nymph and adult were found in 15 (50%) of the studied homes. Of the intradomiciliary insects, 73 (67.6%) were identified as nymph instars (1st instar [N1]= 6, N2= 14, N3= 28, N4= 7 and N5= 18). In the studied communities, a continuous interaction between triatomine bugs and humans could be shown...
June 1, 2017: Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo
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