Frederico Figueiredo Amâncio

  • Citations Per Year
Learn More
BACKGROUND In Brazil, case-fatality rates attributable to visceral leishmaniasis (VL) are high and knowledge of the risk factors associated with death may help reduce mortality. The aim of this study was to construct and validate a scoring system for prognosis of death from VL by using all cases reported in Brazil from 2007 to 2011. METHODOLOGY In this(More)
In Minas Gerais, Brazil, almost 500,000 dengue fever cases were reported to the State Surveillance System between November 2012 and July 2013. An analysis of the laboratory-confirmed cases revealed a higher age-specific incidence in adults and a higher case fatality rate in people aged ≥50. Dengue virus serotypes 1 and 4 (the latter of which is an emerging(More)
The purpose of our study was to describe the clinical profile of dengue-infected patients admitted to Brazilian intensive care units (ICU) and evaluate factors associated with death. A longitudinal, multicenter case series study was conducted with laboratory-confirmed dengue patients admitted to nine Brazilian ICUs situated in Minas Gerais state,(More)
Brazilian spotted fever is the most common rickettsiosis in Brazil, most prevalent in the States of São Paulo and Minas Gerais. The aim of this study was to describe the epidemiological characteristics of Brazilian spotted fever in Minas Gerais from 2000 to 2008. Of the 132 cases of Brazilian spotted fever, 53 patients died, representing a case-fatality(More)
Eduardo de Menezes Hospital, FHEMIG, Belo Horizonte MG, Brazil; MD, PhD, Department of Neurology, Santa Casa de Belo Horizonte, Belo Horizonte MG, Brazil. Schistosomiasis associated with Schistosoma mansoni is endemic in the Caribbean Islands, the Middle East, South America and Africa and can be imported to any other region of the world by immigration and(More)
Dengue is currently a major public-health problem. Dengue virus (DENV) is classified into four distinct serotypes, DENV 1-4. After 28 years of absence, DENV-4 was again detected in Brazil in 2010 in Roraima State, and one year later, the virus was identified in the northern Brazilian states of Amazonas and Pará, followed by Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. In(More)
Objective: To describe the main metrics on dengue generated by Global Burden of Disease (GBD) Study 2015, for Brazil and its 27 federated units, in the years 2000 and 2015. Methods: The metrics described were: incidence and mortality rates by dengue, standardized by age, years of life lost (YLL), years lived with disability (YLD), and disability-adjusted(More)
Three cases of scorpionism caused by Tityus adrianoi Lourenço occurring in the cities of Belo Horizonte and Curvelo, Minas Gerais State, Brazil, are presented. The patients were treated on the same day as the accident and in all cases, only local pain was reported, which varied from low to intense, without posterior complications. All three cases were(More)
An 18-year-old man was admitted to the Emergency Unit shortly after having a gunshot wound in the neck. The patient developed an acute flaccid tetraplegia combined with arreflexia and sphincter impairment. He was promptly intubated and immobilized with a cervical spine collar. Threedimensional (3D) cervical computed tomography (CT) scan showed the bullet(More)