Ingrid Reiter-Owona

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The dye test for the detection of Toxoplasma-specific antibodies was first described by Sabin and Feldman 50 years ago. The test is highly specific and sensitive and considerable information is available on the development and persistence of dye test antibodies after primary Toxoplasma infection. However, the test uses live Toxoplasma gondii and is now only(More)
BACKGROUND Hydatidosis is a zoonotic disease of worldwide distribution caused by Echinococcus granulosus. Our study aimed to determine the prevalence of human and canine echinococcosis as well as the associated risk factors in a rural area of the Limarí province in northern Chile. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS A cross-sectional study was conducted(More)
The sensitivity of a K39 ELISA (Leishmania IgG, Virion/Serion) for the detection of antibodies in patients with imported leishmaniasis was compared with an immunofluorescence assay (IFA), which was applied as “golden standard”. The retrospective study comprised 93 IFA-positive or borderline sera from 42 patients with visceral (n = 16) or cutaneous (n = 26)(More)
Opportunistic infections of the central nervous system (CNS) in immunocompromised patients often represent a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge due to the variety of possible infectious agents causing CNS disease. We report the case of a severely immunocompromised 43-year-old woman presenting with headache, confusion, abnormal CSF findings (cell count(More)
52 cases of human trichinellosis were notified from 11 towns in North Rhine-Westphalia from November 1998 to March 1999. After non-typical symptoms in the enteral phase, fever, muscular ache, headache, oedema, disorder of vision and rash occurred in the parenteral phase. Trichinellosis was serologically confirmed by ELISA, IFAT or western blot. Raw sausage(More)
BACKGROUND The reason for the high prevalence of epilepsy in onchocerciasis endemic areas remains unknown. The aim of this study was to detect risk factors associated with epilepsy in a region endemic for onchocerciasis. METHODS In June 2014, a case-control study was performed in Titule, Bas-Uélé Province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.(More)
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