Azizedite Guedes Gonçalves

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Chromoblastomycosis is a chronic, often debilitating, suppurative, granulomatus mycosis of the skin and subcutaneous tissues beginning after inoculation trauma. It occurs world-wide, but is more frequently observed in tropical countries such as Brazil. The disease is usually insidious, and the lesions increase slowly but progressively, not responding to the(More)
Propolis is a resinous substance made by bees. It possesses many biological activities, and many studies have reported its potential application in the control of dental caries. However, variability in the chemical composition of propolis is a potential problem in its quality control, especially since propolis has already been incorporated into products for(More)
The number of ESBL-producing Enterobacteriaceae in community-acquired urinary tract infections worldwide is probably underestimated because of the technical difficulties encountered with their detection. In this study, out of 5,672 urine samples analyzed, 916 were positive for uropathogens, 472 of them being enterobacteria of which 7.6% produced(More)
We report the case of an alternative treatment for a patient with a severe form of chromoblastomycosis that responded poorly to the traditional antifungal therapy. We hereby show, in this study, the improvement of lesions after treatment with itraconazole associated with an intramuscular administration of glucan. We observed that the regression of lesions(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the antibacterial action of an extract of geopropolis produced by the bee Melipona compressipes fasciculata on the concentration of Streptococcus mutans colonizing the oral cavity of young patients. Forty-one young volunteers performed 21 mouth rinses divided into three rinses per day for 7 days, with no other changes in their oral(More)
INTRODUCTION Extended spectrum β-lactamases (ESBLs) are enzymes that degrade β-lactam antibiotics and have been reported to be an important cause of nosocomial infection in worldwide. METHODS During 2009, 659 enterobacteria strains were isolated from different clinical specimens and tested for ESBL production. The disk approximation test, combined disk(More)
A sample survey with 843 interviews in São Luís, Maranhão State, Brazil was conducted to assess community knowledge and concepts regarding dengue. The population's understanding and its socioeconomic, health, and environmental conditions were evaluated. Potential vector breeding sites were found in all the areas surveyed. Media (TV, radio, etc.) were the(More)
The host defense mechanism in chromoblastomycosis has not been thoroughly investigated. It has been suggested that cell-mediated immunity in patients with long-standing chromoblastomycosis is somehow impaired. As a result, these individuals became unable to develop an efficient immune reaction. Many studies have shown that monocyte-derived macrophages(More)
Rigorous control of water quality in hemodialysis services is extremely important in order to guarantee a better quality of life of the patients submitted to this treatment. The lack of adequate water monitoring has caused the death of various patients in the past. The objective of the present study was to determine the physicochemical and bacteriological(More)
Dendritic cells (DCs) have been described as initiators and modulators of the immune response. Recently we have shown a predominant production of interleukin-10 cytokine, low levels of interferon-gamma and inefficient T cell proliferation in patients with severe forms of chromoblastomycosis. Chromoblastomycosis starts with subcutaneous inoculation of(More)