Míriam Tomás-Pérez

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In the Balearic Islands, as in other areas in southern Europe, there are a significant proportion of asymptomatic Leishmania infantum-infected blood donors. Theoretically, these donors may represent an important challenge for blood transfusion safety. However, despite an active search of multiply transfused patients, there have been, so far, no cases of(More)
Leishmaniasis is a disease caused by different species belonging to the genus Leishmania. It presents different epidemiological and clinical features and requires the development of rapid, sensitive techniques to improve specific diagnosis. In this study, we compared the traditional technique of polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length(More)
OBJECTIVES To contrast the initial suspected etiology of anaphylaxis with the postworkup diagnosis in patients attended at the emergency department (ED) of a tertiary-level hospital in Spain and to investigate the incidence, causes, and management of anaphylaxis. METHODS We performed an observational study of patients aged more than 15 years who came to(More)
Leishmania infantum is the main etiological agent of both visceral and cutaneous clinical forms of leishmaniasis in the Mediterranean area. Leishmania/HIV coinfection in this area is characterized by a chronic course and frequent recurrences of clinical episodes. The present study using Multilocus Microsatellite Typing (MLMT) analysis, a highly(More)
BACKGROUND In the Balearic Islands, as in other areas of the Mediterranean basin, there is a significant proportion of asymptomatic Leishmania (L.) infantum-infected blood donors, who may represent an important threat to transfusion safety. The Balearic Islands blood bank, located in an area endemic for L. infantum, carried out a study of donors and(More)
We report here the first known cases of natural infection of hedgehogs with Leishmania major. Cutaneous leishmaniasis is an important public health problem in the area of M'sila, a semi-arid province in Algeria's northern Sahara, where two species of hedgehog live, Atelerix algirus and Paraechinus aethiopicus. The aim of this research was to survey(More)
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