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We conducted an investigation of two outbreaks of poliomyelitis in Angola during 2007-2008 due to wild poliovirus (WPV) genetically linked to India. A case-control study including 27 case-patients and 76 age- and neighborhood-matched control-subjects was conducted to assess risk factors associated with paralytic poliomyelitis, and epidemiologic links to… (More)
BACKGROUND Iquitos Peru, a densely populated port city housing both a large military base and a booming tourist industry, provides a thriving market for commercial sex and, consequently, sexually transmitted disease (STD). The purpose of this study was to characterize the prevalence of gonococcal and chlamydial infections among commercial sex workers (CSWs)… (More)
Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is defined according to the criteria of the 1994 consensus conference. These criteria aim to <<bring clarity and uniformity to the definition of this clinical entity>>. However, the histological criteria that correspond to ARDS are the criteria of diffuse alveolar damage described in 1976 by Katzenstein et al.,… (More)
INTRODUCTION The fraction of exhaled nitric oxide (FE(NO)) is considered as an indirect marker of eosinophilic inflammation of the airway. In collaborating children the usual method is by a single breath. The impossibility of performing this in non-collaborating children has led to the development of the online and offline tidal breathing technique. The… (More)
Osteoid osteoma is a nonmalignant tumour that rarely localizes intraarticularly. When this happens, the tumour provokes arthritis and its recognition is delayed from months to years. We report the case of a 34 year old man with a previously known HIV infection, but no evidence of immunosuppression. He develops a chronic monoarthritis of the left elbow that… (More)
BACKGROUND In Iquitos, Peru, motorcycle taxis are a common form of public transportation used both by residents and visitors. GOAL To evaluate the prevalence of factors associated with sexually transmitted disease risk and of Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Chlamydia trachomatis infections among motorcycle taxi drivers working in Iquitos, Peru. STUDY DESIGN A… (More)
In the Peruvian Amazon, paca meat is consumed by humans. To determine human risk for polycystic echinococcosis, we examined wild pacas from 2 villages; 15 (11.7%) of 128 were infected with Echinococcus vogeli tapeworms. High E. vogeli prevalence among pacas indicates potential risk for humans living in E. vogeli-contaminated areas.