Marilaine Martins

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BACKGROUND Plasmodium vivax is responsible for a significant portion of malaria cases worldwide, especially in Asia and Latin America, where geo-helminthiasis have a high prevalence. Impact of the interaction between vivax malaria and intestinal helminthes has been poorly explored. The objective of this study was to evaluate the influence of intestinal(More)
OBJECTIVES To characterise and confirm the presence of Mansonella ozzardi microfilariae in the cornea by biomicroscopy and corneal confocal microscopy. DESIGN Cross-sectional study. SETTINGS Clinical practice study in patients from rural communities in Coari city on the Solimões river, Amazonas state, Brazil. PARTICIPANTS The eyes of 212 consecutive(More)
This study investigated some epidemiological aspects of the Mansonella ozzardi in municipality of Coari, Amazonas. Clinical symptoms were correlated with the filarial infection and the parasitic infection rates (PIR) were estimated in simuliid vectors. The general M. ozzardi human prevalence rate was 13.3% (231/1733), of which 10.2% (109/1069) were from the(More)
1 Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, 2 Fundação de Medicina Tropical Dr. Heitor Vieira Dourado, Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil, 3 Universidade do Estado do Amazonas, Programa de Pós-Graduação em Medicina Tropical, Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil, 4 Universidade Federal de São João Del Rei, Campus Centro Oeste, Divinópolis, Minas Gerais, Brazil, 5(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate eye manifestations in mansonelliasis patients from Coari, AM, rural area on the middle Amazonas River. METHODS Cross-sectional study consisted of evaluation of 543 subjects from Coari rural area on Solimões River right margin. All subjects were submitted to blood test for microfilaria and the subjects who had a positive test also were(More)
A cross-sectional study was carried out in the Waimiri and Atroari settlements in Balbina, between July and October 2006, with the aims of estimating the frequency of the antibody anti-Toxocara canis of the IgG class and studying the epidemiological and sociocultural variables. Thirty-four families were studied and 100 individuals were included,(More)
OBJECTIVE This study evaluated the performance of the Tuberculin Skin Test (TST) and Quantiferon-TB Gold in-Tube (QFT) and the possible association of factors which may modify their results in young children (0-6 years) with recent contact with an index tuberculosis case. MATERIALS AND METHODS A cross-sectional study including 135 children was conducted(More)
In the State of Amazonas, Brazil, urban expansion together with precarious basic sanitation conditions and human settlement on river banks has contributed to the persistence of waterborne and intestinal parasitic diseases. Time series of the recorded cases of cholera, typhoid fever, hepatitis A and leptospirosis are described, using data from different(More)
INTRODUCTION: Lymphatic filariasis (LF) is a public health problem in Haiti. Thus, the emigration of Haitians to Brazil is worrisome because of the risk for LF re-emergence. METHODS: Blood samples of Haitian immigrants, aged ≥18 years, who emigrated to Manaus (Brazilian Amazon), were examined using thick blood smears, membrane blood filtration, and(More)
1. Fundação de Medicina Tropical do Amazonas, Manaus, AM. 2. Universidade do Estado do Amazonas, Manaus, AM. 3. Universidade Federal do Amazonas, Manaus, AM. 4. Centro Universitário Nilton Lins, Manaus, AM. Adress to: Dr. Marcus Vinícius Guimarães de Lacerda. Fundação de Medicina Tropical do Amazonas. Av. Pedro Teixeira 25, Bairro Dom Pedro, 69040-000(More)
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