Guillermo F. Moscatelli

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Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is related to the development of lymphomas and is also the etiological agent for infectious mononucleosis (IM). Sequence variation of the EBNA1 gene, consistently expressed in all EBV-positive cells, has been widely studied. Based on the amino acid at codon 487 five major EBNA1 variants have been described, two closely related(More)
INTRODUCTION Chagas disease, caused by the parasite Trypanosoma cruzi, can lead to long term cardiac morbidity. Treatment of children with benznidazole is effective, but no pediatric pharmacokinetics data are available and clinical pharmacology information on the drug is scarce. PATIENTS AND METHODS Prospective population pharmacokinetic (PK) cohort study(More)
Epstein-Barr virus genotypes can be distinguished by polymorphic variations in the genes encoding EBNA2, 3A, 3B, and 3C. The immediate early gene BZLF1 plays a key role in modulating the switch from latency to lytic replication and therefore enabling viral propagation. The aim of this study was to investigate and compare BZLF1 promoter sequence (Zp)(More)
INTRODUCTION The clinical and laboratory data of immunocompetent patients with acute toxoplasmosis (AT) are described. PATIENTS AND METHODS We performed a retrospective study of patients with AT attended between 1996 and 2004. Diagnostic criteria consisted of compatible clinical findings (generalized and cervical lymphadenopathies) and specific serology(More)
BACKGROUND Chagas disease is caused by infection with Trypanosoma cruzi. In adults, treatment with benznidazole is associated with a high incidence of adverse drug reactions (ADRs). However, in infants and children, treatment with benznidazole seems associated with a lower incidence and decreased severity of ADRs, but these effects have not been clearly(More)
It is currently unknown whether treatment of Chagas disease decreases the risk of congenital transmission from previously treated mothers to their infants. In a cohort of women with Chagas disease previously treated with benznidazole, no congenital transmission of the disease was observed in their newborns. This finding provides support for the treatment of(More)
The primary objective of this study was to estimate the prevalence of this disease in women of childbearing age and children treated at health centres in underserviced areas of the city of Buenos Aires. Demographic and Chagas disease status data were collected. Samples for Chagas disease serology were obtained on filter paper and the reactive results were(More)
OBJECTIVE The presence of autoantibodies with adrenergic and cholinergic activity, capable of triggering neurotransmitter receptor-mediated effects, has been associated with pathogenesis in T. cruzi-infected hosts. The goal of this study was to investigate the production of anti-M2 muscarinic receptor autoantibodies (Anti-M2R AAbs) as well as the IFN-γ(More)
Background Chagas disease, also known as American Trypanosomiasis, is endemic in the Americas, especially Central and South America. Chagas disease is a zoonotic disease caused by the parasite Trypanosoma cruzi. Most of the infections take place in children by vector or congenital transmission, with other modes of infection such as blood transfusion, organ(More)
We report a case of chagasic meningoencephalitis reactivation in a pregnant woman co-infected with Trypanosoma cruzi and HIV that was successfully managed with benznidazole and highly active antiretroviral therapy. Early diagnosis enabled rapid specific treatment that improved the health of the patient and her baby.