Katrein Depraetere

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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)
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 HIV seropositive patients receiving sulfadiazine for presumed cerebral toxoplasmosis who developed an obstructive nephropathy are described. Ultrasound examination showed respectively a bilateral hydro-ureteronephrosis in one patient and unilateral hydro-ureteronephrosis in the other. The obstructive nephropathy resolved in both patients with alkalic(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)
gle organism, and a mixed culture is a rare finding [4]. Diphtheroids are not rare as agents of peritonitis in peritoneal dialysis, and Corynebacterium jeikeium and Corynebacterium aquaticurn are the species most commonly reported [1]. However, to the best of our knowledge, this is the first time in which CDC coryneform group A-4 is described as the(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)
BACKGROUND Although the male condom provides a reliable means of preventing HIV transmission, a broader choice of methods is required particularly in circumstances where the negotiation of condom use is difficult. Development of new products that may be effective as topical vaginal microbicides is the focus of a great deal of research activity currently.(More)