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A prospective study of visceral leishmaniasis in an endemic area of Brazil.
The epidemiology, clinical patterns, and risk factors for visceral leishmaniasis were prospectively studied in an endemic area of Brazil. The prevalence of disease was 3.1% for children less than 15Expand
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Diagnosis and Treatment of Leishmaniasis: Clinical Practice Guidelines by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH).
It is important to realize that leishmaniasis guidelines cannot always account for individual variation among patients. They are not intended to supplant physician judgment with respect to particularExpand
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New perspectives on a subclinical form of visceral leishmaniasis.
During an epidemiological study of visceral leishmaniasis in an endemic region of Brazil, new perspectives emerged on a subclinical form of the disease. A group of 86 children with antibody toExpand
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Up-Regulation of Th1-Type Responses in Mucosal Leishmaniasis Patients
ABSTRACT The cytokine profile produced by peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) in response to leishmania antigens and the ability of interleukin-10 (IL-10) and transforming growth factor βExpand
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Leishmaniasis in Bahia, Brazil: evidence that Leishmania amazonensis produces a wide spectrum of clinical disease.
One hundred fourteen Leishmania isolates from patients with different clinical forms of leishmaniasis in the State of Bahia, Brazil, were characterized by indirect radioimmune binding assay usingExpand
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Disseminated leishmaniasis: a new and emerging form of leishmaniasis observed in northeastern Brazil.
During the past decade, there has been an increase in the number of patients with disseminated leishmaniasis (DL), which is characterized by a large number of acneiform and papular skin lesions, withExpand
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Epidemiological and clinical interaction between HTLV‐1 and Strongyloides stercoralis
Strongyloides stercoralis is the most common human parasitic nematode that is able to complete a life cycle and proliferate within its host. The majority of patients with strongyloidiasis have anExpand
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Decreased In Situ Expression of Interleukin-10 Receptor Is Correlated with the Exacerbated Inflammatory and Cytotoxic Responses Observed in Mucosal Leishmaniasis
ABSTRACT Human infection with Leishmania braziliensis can lead to cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) or mucosal leishmaniasis (ML). We hypothesize that the intense tissue destruction observed in ML is aExpand
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Clinical and immunopathological aspects of disseminated cutaneous leishmaniasis.
The clinico-pathological and immunological findings in eight patients from Bahia, Brazil with disseminated cutaneous leishmaniasis are described. This condition differs from anergic diffuse cutaneousExpand
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Impairment of tetanus toxoid-specific Th1-like immune responses in humans infected with Schistosoma mansoni.
After vaccination with tetanus toxoid (TT), TT-specific immune responses in humans infected with Schistosoma mansoni were assessed. Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) from vaccinated infectedExpand
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