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The Global Burden of Snakebite: A Literature Analysis and Modelling Based on Regional Estimates of Envenoming and Deaths
Background Envenoming resulting from snakebites is an important public health problem in many tropical and subtropical countries. Few attempts have been made to quantify the burden, and recentExpand
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Cryptococcal infection in a cohort of HIV-1-infected Ugandan adults
Objective Despite the recognition of Cryptococcus neoformans as a major cause of meningitis in HIV-infected adults in sub-Saharan Africa, little is known about the relative importance of thisExpand
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Corticosteroids for bacterial meningitis in adults in sub-Saharan Africa.
BACKGROUND In sub-Saharan Africa, bacterial meningitis is common and is associated with a high mortality. Adjuvant therapy with corticosteroids reduces mortality among adults in the developed world,Expand
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Combination antifungal therapy for cryptococcal meningitis.
BACKGROUND Combination antifungal therapy (amphotericin B deoxycholate and flucytosine) is the recommended treatment for cryptococcal meningitis but has not been shown to reduce mortality, asExpand
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Cytotoxic T-cell activity antagonized by naturally occurring HIV-1 Gag variants
MOST asymptomatic individuals infected with HIV-1 have a cyto-toxic T lymphocyte (CTL) response to the virus Gag proteins which can be demonstrated in vitro1,2. Epitopes have been mapped in p17 GagExpand
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Transactional sex and HIV: understanding the gendered structural drivers of HIV in fishing communities in Southern Malawi
In Southern Malawi, the fishing industry is highly gendered, with men carrying out the fishing and women processing, drying and selling the fish. Research has shown that individuals living in fishingExpand
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UK malaria treatment guidelines.
Malaria is the tropical disease most commonly imported into the UK, with 1500-2000 cases reported each year, and 10-20 deaths. Approximately three-quarters of reported malaria cases in the UK areExpand
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Evaluation of Six Commercial Point-of-Care Tests for Diagnosis of Acute Dengue Infections: the Need for Combining NS1 Antigen and IgM/IgG Antibody Detection To Achieve Acceptable Levels of Accuracy
ABSTRACT Six assays were evaluated in this study to determine their suitability for the diagnosis of acute dengue infection using samples from 259 Sri Lankan patients with acute fevers (99 confirmedExpand
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Delayed Psychological Morbidity Associated with Snakebite Envenoming
Introduction The psychological impact of snakebite on its victims, especially possible late effects, has not been systematically studied. Objectives To assess delayed somatic symptoms, depressiveExpand
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A prospective descriptive study of cryptococcal meningitis in HIV uninfected patients in Vietnam - high prevalence of Cryptococcus neoformans var grubii in the absence of underlying disease
BackgroundMost cases of cryptococcal meningitis occur in patients with HIV infection: the course and outcome of disease in the apparently immunocompetent is much more poorly understood. We describe aExpand
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