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Francisco González-Salazar, Benito D Mata-Cárdenas, Javier Vargas-Villareal
Amebiasis caused by Entamoeba histolytica is a problem of public world health. The most frequent clinical presentation are the dysentery and the amebic liver abscess. Fifty millions of cases and more than 100.000 deaths for this disease are reported annually worldwide. The life cycle of E. histolytica has two phases: trophozoite and cyst. Trophozoites are the causal agent of disease. The effective treatment for the amebiasis includes drugs with serious collateral effects. Ivermectin is a macrolid with activity against endoparasites and ectoparasites causing strongiloidosis, filariasis, oncocercosis, scabiasis and pediculosis...
2009: Medicina
Ana Margarida Ribeiro do Amaral-Calvão, Marilza Maia-Herzog
This is part of a master's thesis currently being written under the auspices of the Post-Graduate Program in Animal Biology of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, with support from CAPES. It presents the species of black flies in Adolpho Lutz's collection, held at the Laboratory of Black Flies and Oncocercosis of the Department of Entomology of the Instituto Oswaldo Cruz. A pioneer in the study of these dipterons, Lutz described about 25 species from different places in Brazil. A vector of round worm, the black fly's importance to public health was recognized at the end of the 1920s...
January 2003: História, Ciências, Saúde—Manguinhos
A Auzemery, J F Ceccon, F Ducousso, P Huguet, J Traoré, A Audugé, A Diallo, J F Schémann
The major causes of blindness in the OCCCMED states are cataracts, trachoma, glaucoma and oncocercosis. The prevalence of blindness is about 1.2% and there are about 880,000 blind individuals and 2,500,000 people with impaired vision. Cataracts were the cause of blindness in 440,000 people and the cause of visual impairment in 1,320,000 individuals. About 1,500,000 people were found to have oncocercosis, and about 24,000 were blind. The true rate of trachoma is unknown. Thirteen thousand cataracts are surgically removed in the region each year, the CSR (cataract surgery rate) being 210...
March 1998: Santé: Cahiers D'étude et de Recherches Francophones
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