Marlenes Rodríguez

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Chagas' disease is caused by the protozoan Trypanosoma cruzi and is autochthonous to the Americas. Its distribution depends on triatomine bugs that are responsible for the transmission of the disease. In 2005, we reported the presence of Panstrongylus geniculatus as a risk for Chagas' disease transmission in Caracas and neighboring areas. Three massive oral(More)
Chagas disease is an endemic zoonosis native to the Americas and is caused by the kinetoplastid protozoan parasite Trypanosoma cruzi. The parasite is also highly genetically diverse, with six discrete typing units (DTUs) reported TcI - TcVI. These DTUs broadly correlate with several epidemiogical, ecological and pathological features of Chagas disease. In(More)
Psoriasis is a skin disease affecting up to a 3% of the world's population. New theories try to explain it as disease provoked by many agents and transmitted by an only gen, where the environmental factors are important. This should be confirmed with the association found with HLA and psoriasis. In this paper we study the HLA association with psoriasis as(More)
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