Luciana C. Faria

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Neurological manifestation is considered a rare complication of dengue infection. Neurological and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) findings of 13 patients with dengue infection were studied. Seven patients had encephalitis, two had myelitis and four showed Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS). No alteration in CSF was found from 57% of those with encephalitis. Patients(More)
BACKGROUND Dengue infection is caused by a flavivirus, with 4 virus serotypes (types 1 to 4). The serotypes 2 and 3 represent the principal agents related to nervous system involvement. Neurologic involvement occurs in 4%-5% of dengue infection cases. The major mechanisms of the disease may be related to direct viral infection or postinfectious autoimmune(More)
Resumo No Seminário se apresentará o modelo proposto em [1, 2, 3, 4] para o sistema de comunicação de informação genética e uma proposta para a modelagem matemática do ribosoma que levè a representação de proteínas a partir de sequências de DNA. O primeiró e análogo ao usado em sistemas de comunicação digitais e ´ e capaz de identificar e reproduzir(More)
The pathogenesis of neuroschistosomiasis is largely unknown. Available evidence suggests that it depends on the presence of parasite eggs in the nervous tissue and on the host's immune response. We investigated the presence of immune complexes (ICs) in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of four patients with spinal cord schistosomiasis (SCS), and performed their(More)
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