Anástacio De Queiroz Sousa

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To determine the frequency of the parasitic pathogens in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patients in a developing world setting, 295 stool specimens were examined from 166 HIV-positive patients (49% with AIDS) at São José Hospital, Fortaleza, Brazil, from September 1990 to March 1992. Significantly more patients with diarrhea (85%) than without(More)
Tungiasis is caused by penetration of the female sand flea Tunga penetrans into the epidermis of its host. It is endemic in many countries in Latin America, the Caribbean and sub-Saharan Africa. Although superinfection is a common clinical observation, the frequency and the pattern of bacterial pathogens associated with tungiasis have never been(More)
Melioidosis is a potentially severe bacterial infection caused by Burkholderia pseudomallei. There has been growing awareness of the disease in the Americas, particularly since the Vietnam conflict when it was diagnosed in returning service personnel. Accidental laboratory exposure indicates the difficulty making a culture-based diagnosis when melioidosis(More)
Population-based data on sexually transmitted infections (STI), bacterial vaginosis (BV), and candidiasis reflect the epidemiological situation more accurately than studies performed in specific populations, but such data are scarce. To determine the prevalence of STI, BV, and candidiasis among women of reproductive age from a resource-poor community in(More)
Patients from across the spectrum of clinical manifestations of Leishmania chagasi infection were evaluated for in vitro correlates of immunity. Peripheral blood mononuclear cells were assayed for parasite-specific lymphoproliferation, cytokine generation, and the capacity to activate autologous macrophages to kill intracellular amastigotes. Patients with(More)
A 46 year-old man, agriculturist, presented with an eight-month history of skin lesions all over his body. Patient did not refer systemic symptoms; however he was a heavy alcoholic drinker until three months after the beginning of disease, when he stopped drinking. Physical exam was inconspicuous except for multiples skin lesions (papular, crusted or(More)
Postmortem examination of 7 neonates with congenital Zika virus infection in Brazil revealed microcephaly, ventriculomegaly, dystrophic calcifications, and severe cortical neuronal depletion in all and arthrogryposis in 6. Other findings were leptomeningeal and brain parenchymal inflammation and pulmonary hypoplasia and lymphocytic infiltration in liver and(More)
Pyogenic liver abscesses caused by Salmonella enterica serotype Typhi, although rare, can occur especially in patients with pre-existing hepatobiliary disease, hepatocellular carcinoma, and metastatic liver tumors. We present a case of Salmonella liver abscesses complicating metastatic melanoma in a 24-year-old alcoholic male.
based on the consideration that R. aeschlimannii is usually found in ticks of the genus Hyalomma, primarily in H. marginatum (1). Therefore, 1 of the PCRs amplifi ed a fragment of the Hyalomma tick mitochondrial cytochrome oxidase I gene and the other a fragment of the internal transcribed spacer 2 (7). The ITS2 fragment displayed the highest (99%)(More)