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BACKGROUND/AIMS The epidemiology of Chagas disease, until recently confined to areas of continental Latin America, has undergone considerable changes in recent decades due to migration to other parts of the world, including Spain. We studied the prevalence of Chagas disease in Latin American patients treated at a health center in Barcelona and evaluated its(More)
The study presented here aimed to contrast the marked clinical differences in the presentation of Schistosoma mansoni-induced infection between immigrants and travellers entering Spain from endemic regions, and to elucidate the therapeutic implications of these infections. A total of 200 African immigrants and 80 travellers with schistosomiasis were(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the diagnostic performance of home blood pressure self-monitoring in white-coat hypertension using a 3-day reading program. MATERIAL AND METHODS One hundred and ninety nontreated patients recently diagnosed with mild-moderate hypertension, selected consecutively at four primary healthcare centers in the city of Barcelona, were(More)
INTRODUCTION The prevalence of chronic viral hepatitis in the European Union (EU) will vary because of the immigrants coming from countries having an elevated with a higher endemicity of hepatitis B (HBV) and C virus (HCV). Serologic screening in healthy immigrants is a subject that has been discussed in the areas of feasibility, ethics and(More)
Immigrants to the European Union may have a higher susceptibility to varicella-zoster virus primo-infection than the indigenous population. There is no evidence as yet that this is caused by genetic or social factors. Therefore, susceptibility could be due to a lesser transmission of the virus in their ecosystems of origin. A multicentre observational study(More)
BACKGROUND Immigrants can carry diseases characteristic from their countries of origin. These are known as imported diseases (ID) and can be classified into tropical diseases (TD) or cosmopolitan diseases (CD). The aim of this study was to analyse the ID in African immigrants and evaluate their repercussion in the Spanish Public Health. PATIENTS AND(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the therapeutic guidelines used in evaluating taeniasis in primary care (mebendazole, pyrantel pamoate) and to show the low availability of first choice drugs (niclosamide, praziquantel). DESIGN A retrospective, descriptive study. SETTING A clinic for travellers abroad in the Tropical Medicine section (Infectious Diseases Service)(More)
  • L Valerio, Ivalerio Bnm Ics@gencat, +11 authors Molina I
  • 2009
Immigrants to the European Union may have a higher susceptibility to varicella-zoster virus primo-infection than the indigenous population. There is no evidence as yet that this is caused by genetic or social factors. Therefore, susceptibility could be due to a lesser transmission of the virus in their ecosystems of origin. A multicentre observational study(More)