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We surveyed the prevalence of parasitic infections in the mountainous province of Hoa Binh, north-west Vietnam, involving 526 households of six ethnic groups: Muong, Kinh, Dao, Thai, Tay and Hmong. Eggs or cysts of at least one parasite species were detected in 88% of stool samples (n = 2522). Prevalences of nematodes were high among all ethnic groups:… (More)
Two HIV infected patients with visceral leishmaniasis and unusual cutaneous lesions are described. The first patient developed linear brown macules containing Leishmania parasites on the fingers and palms of the hands. This patient never received highly active antiretroviral treatment and the visceral leishmaniasis could not be cured even with liposomal… (More)
In Europe 64 cases of airport malaria have been registered between 1969 and 1996, most of them in France, Switzerland and Belgium. In the summer of 1995 six cases of airport malaria occurred at the International airport of Brussels, Belgium. Of the six patients three were airport employees, three were occasional visitors. One patient died, the diagnosis was… (More)
Five cases of blackwater fever (BWF) are described, all of whom had a history of recent quinine therapy. In two cases a second haemolytic crisis was induced by halofantrine, in one case also a third. Increasing frequency of this syndrome with its dramatic clinical presentation is to be expected as imported P. falciparum infection, parasite resistance to… (More)
Two imported cases of Penicillium marneffei infection in Belgium are reported. Both patients are Thai women co-infected with HIV. P. marneffei infection should be suspected in immunocompromised patients originating or travelling from South-East Asia with unexplained fever (> 38 degrees C), weight loss, a generalised lymphadenopathy, hepatomegaly,… (More)
Two HIV infected patients with multicentric Castleman's disease (MCD) and Kaposi's sarcoma are reported. Both died despite combination antiretroviral therapy including protease inhibitors.
Mondor's disease can manifest itself in the penile dorsal vein. It is a rare complaint with a quoted incidence of 1.39%. We report a case of a 41-year-old man who has sex with men (MSM), who presented with penile swelling and painful erections following intensive and vigorous sexual activity. He was found to have a thrombosis of the penile dorsal veins. He… (More)