Antonio Gonzalez-Ruiz

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AIMS To assess the reliability of the detection of erythrophagocytic amoebic trophozoites in stool samples in the diagnosis of dysentery associated with invasive Entamoeba histolytica. METHODS Amoebic culture was carried out on single stool samples collected from patients from Mexico, Colombia, and Bangladesh. The stools had been examined by light(More)
Approximately 10% of the world population is infected with Entamoeba histolytica, but only 10% of the carriers develop symptomatic amebiasis. This discrepancy could be explained by the genotypic differences between the morphologically indistinguishable invasive and noninvasive strains of E. histolytica currently identified by zymodeme analysis, a technique(More)
An invasive strain-specific monoclonal antibody against Entamoeba histolytica has been used in a capture enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) for the detection of invasive E. histolytica fecal antigen in clinical specimens and for the diagnosis of amebic dysentery in patients from Bangladesh. The fecal antigen capture ELISA (FAC-ELISA) did not(More)
Varicella gangrenosa is a rare and serious complication of chickenpox that has been described in children only. We describe a case of an adult with varicella gangrenosa that presented as necrotizing fasciitis of a limb. This infection is caused by group A streptococcal superinfection of the skin lesions due to chickenpox. It can be misdiagnosed, with fatal(More)
Genotypic differences between invasive and non-invasive E. histolytica could explain the 1:10 ratio of symptomatic/asymptomatic infection worldwide. Currently, zymodeme analysis is used to differentiate invasive from non-invasive E. histolytica strains but the technique is cumbersome and expensive. In accordance with the WHO research priorities for(More)