Fabrício Jacob

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BACKGROUND HTLV-1/2 diagnosis in high-risk populations from São Paulo, Brazil has been problematic due a high proportion of seroindeterminate results. OBJECTIVES To confirm and extend previous findings regarding HTLV-1/2 diagnosis in this geographic area. STUDY DESIGN Sera from 2312 patients were tested for HTLV-1/2 antibodies using enzyme immunoassay(More)
Uroliths containing 70% or greater silica comprise approximately 1% of the canine uroliths submitted to the Minnesota Urolith Center. Male dogs are far more commonly affected than females. In our series, 84 different breeds were affected. Currently available data suggest dietary factors play a role in their formation. Diagnosis is facilitated by the(More)
Dietary modification is of primary importance in managing cats with chronic renal failure. Diets designed for cats with chronic renal failure are typically formulated to be pH neutral and contain reduced quantities of protein, phosphorus and sodium and an increased quantity of potassium. These changes in diet formulation are designed to ameliorate clinical(More)
Testing problems in diagnosing human T-lymphotropic virus (HTLV) infection, mostly HTLV-II, have been documented in HIV/AIDS patients. Since December 1998, the Immunology Department of Instituto Adolfo Lutz (IAL) offers HTLV-I/II serology to Public Health Units that attend HTLV high-risk individuals. Two thousand, three hundred and twelve serum samples:(More)
Data obtained during routine diagnosis of human T-cell lymphotropic virus type 1 (HTLV-1) and 2 (HTLV-2) in "at-risk" individuals from São Paulo, Brazil using signal-to-cutoff (S/C) values obtained by first, second, and third generation enzyme immunoassay (EIA) kits, were compared. The highest S/C values were obtained with third generation EIA kits, but no(More)
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