Fernando Jorge Bornay

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The liver fluke Fasciola hepatica parasitizes humans and ruminant livestock worldwide, and it is now being considered a reemerging zoonotic disease, especially in areas in which it is endemic, such as South America. This study investigates the immune response to excretory and secretory products produced by F. hepatica in a group of patients from the(More)
Microsporidia are intracellular obligate parasites, today mainly associated with diarrhea in AIDS patients. Microsporidia prevalence ranges from 8% to 52% in different countries, as evaluated by several diagnostic methods, such as the stain test and PCR. In Medellín, Colombia, its frequency is unknown, and hence, a study was undertaken to determine the(More)
Several cases of human subcutaneous/ocular dirofilariosis caused by Dirofilaria repens from an area in the southeastern Spain where previous epidemiological studies have shown a very low prevalence of this species in dogs, have been studied in our laboratory. Since the prevalence of this species in dogs did not correspond to the incidence of human cases in(More)
The agar diffusion method Neo-Sensitabs for sensitivity testing, was evaluated with 33 reference strains by fourteen laboratories. Tablets with 5-fluorocytosine, amphotericin B, nystatin, fluconazole, itraconazole, ketoconazole and tioconazole were used on Shadomy modified medium. These tests classify each strain as susceptible, intermediate or resistant to(More)
Twelve Spanish laboratories collected 325 yeast clinical isolates during a 30 day's period, among them 224 Candida albicans, 30 Candida glabrata, and 27 Candida parapsilosis. In vitro antifungal susceptibility to amphotericin B, ketoconazole, fluconazole and itraconazole was determined by an agar diffusion test (Neo-Sensitabs, Rosco, Denmark). All the(More)
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