Luciana C. Faria

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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)
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)
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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