Luciamáre Perinetti Alves Martins

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Triatoma infestans, the main vector of Chagas disease, has nearly been eliminated from Brazil. Nevertheless, other triatominae species are involved in the domiciliation process, including Triatoma rubrovaria in Rio Grande do Sul State (RS). Previous studies showed that 1.6% of the T. rubrovaria specimens collected at the rural district of Quaraí, RS, were(More)
Rupestrian triatomines were captured in six Quaraí city localities, RS, to verify the level of Trypanosomatidae infection, as well as the animal reservoir. The capture occurred in a wild environment and 453 samples were collected, which were identified and separated by nymphal instar. 421 (92.9%) samples of Triatoma rubrovaria, 26 (5.7%) of Triatoma(More)
The tissue changes that occur in Chagas disease are related to the degree of oxidative stress and antioxidant capacity of affected tissue. Studies with vitamin C supplementation did not develop oxidative damage caused by Chagas disease in the host, but other studies cite the use of peroxiredoxins ascorbate - dependent on T. cruzi to offer protection against(More)
INTRODUCTION To evaluate the efficacy of vitamin C in reducing the consequences generated by the production of free radicals in the acute and chronic phases of Chagas disease, two different doses of ascorbic acid were administered orally to 60 mice infected by Trypanosoma cruzi QM2 strain. METHODS The animals were divided into six groups: G1, G2, and G3(More)
OBJECTIVE To verify the incidence of T. cruzi transmission through breastfeeding during acute experimental Chagas' disease. METHODS Fifteen female Swiss mice were mated and, after pregnancy confirmation, placed in individual cages. A few hours after birth, the females were inoculated with 0.1 mL of blood containing approximately 3 x 10(5) trypomastigote(More)
We describe two patients with HIV/AIDS who presented pulmonary and intestinal infection caused by Cryptosporidium parvum, with a fatal outcome. The lack of available description of changes in clinical signs and radiographic characteristics of this disease when it is located in the extra-intestinal region causes low prevalence of early diagnosis and a(More)
The susceptibility of 3rd instar nymph of Triatominae Rhodnius neglectus, R. robustus and Triatoma infestans to Trypanosoma cruzi Y and AMJM strains was verified using artificial xenodiagnosis. After the accomplishment of the xenodiagnosis, the faeces of the Triatominae were analyzed on two-day intervals from day 5 until day 31 post infection, using the(More)
This study evaluated the inflammatory process in the colons of mice infected with Trypanosoma cruzi QM2 strain, through the analysis of muscle reactivity and the measurement of butyrylcholinesterase (BuChE) in plasma. “Swiss” mice were infected with T. cruzi QM2 strain and after 15 (G15), 30 (G30), 60 (G60), 90 (G90), and 210 (G210) days, each group had(More)
The aim of this report was to study the biological and histopathological behavior of a Trypanosoma cruzi strain, which is found in the region of Marília. The strain was isolated in 1997, by artificial xenodiagnosis. Twenty-five swiss mice were intraperitoneally inoculated. Eleven were used for observation of parasitemia and trypomastigotes morphology and 14(More)
An isolate of Trypanosoma cruzi obtained from P. megistus captured in the peridomicile area of a home in Santo Antonio do Jardim city in the State of Sao Paulo, denominated T. cruzi Mogi, was characterized biologically and molecularly. The RFLP analysis of the D7 divergent domain in the 24Sα rDNA and of the mini-exon positioned the T. cruzi isolate within(More)