Ahmed A. Abdel-Haleem

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A latex agglutination test to detect urinary antigens for visceral leishmaniasis (VL) was studied. In 204 patients with suspected VL, KAtex had a sensitivity of 95.2% with good agreement with microscopy smears but poor agreement with 4 different serology tests. It was also positive in 2 confirmed VL cases co-infected with HIV. In all K4tex-positive(More)
BACKGROUND Leishmania-tuberculosis co-infection is not uncommon in clinical practice in East Africa, but little is known about the epidemiology of this problem at population level. A cross-sectional household survey was carried out in an active visceral leishmaniasis (VL) focus in Eastern Sudan in February 2002. METHODS All inhabitants of Marbata village(More)
Karyological character variations, included G-banded patterns, in the two Egyptian vectors of schistosomiasis, Biomphalaria glabrata and B. alexandrina (Gastropoda, Planorbidae) had studied. Chromosomes of the present snails that treated with Za'ater-plant extract (Origanum syriacum, Labiatae) produced three types of chromosomal aberrations; chromosomal(More)
1Faculty of Medicine; 2Faculty of Medical Laboratory Sciences, University of Khartoum, Khartoum, Sudan. 3Department of Public Health, Prince Leopold Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium. 4Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, United Kingdom. ABSTRACT A latex agglutination test to detect urinary antigens for visceral leishmaniasis(More)
BACKGROUND A large number of patients with Bell's palsy fail to recover facial function completely after steroid therapy. Only a few small trials have been conducted to test whether outcomes can be improved by the addition of antiviral therapy. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficacy of treatment with steroid alone versus steroid + antiviral in a group of(More)
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