Nora Labeeb El-Tantawy

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OBJECTIVE To determine the detection rate of anti-Toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii) IgG and IgM in chronic HCV patients attending the Department of Tropical Medicine Mansoura University hospital in Egypt. METHODS This study included 120 adult chronic HCV patients, 81 decompensate cirrhosis (late-stage) and 39 chronic HCV non cirrhotic patients (early-stage)(More)
Cryptogenic epilepsy is a group of epilepsy syndromes where aetiology is unknown but an underlying brain disease is suspected. Increased seropositivity for Toxocara and Toxoplasma gondii have been observed in epileptic patients with sparse data about their seropositivity in cryptogenic epileptic patients. Therefore, we investigated the probable relationship(More)
By definition, parasites cause harm to their hosts. But, considerable evidence from ancient traditional medicine has supported the theory of using parasites and their products in treating many diseases. Maggots have been used successfully to treat chronic, long-standing, infected wounds which failed to respond to conventional treatment by many beneficial(More)
Trichomonas vaginalis accounts for nearly half of all curable sexually transmitted diseases worldwide with serious health consequences. Effort to increase the sensitivity of its diagnosis is critical to both control measures and epidemiologic studies. This study was conducted to evaluate the OSOM® Trichomonas Rapid Test (Sekisui Diagnostics, Framingham, MA,(More)
Toxoplasma gondii is a ubiquitous protozoan parasite that is estimated to infect one-third of the world’s human population causing a wide range spectrum of diseases. Reports on the prevalence of T. gondii infection among infertile females are scarce. This case-control study aimed to screen the infertile females and pregnant controls for Toxoplasma infection(More)
Background: Giardia and Cryptosporidium are both enteric pathogens causing diarrhea with no reliable method for their diagnosis. The aim of our study was to evaluate the diagnostic performance of a rapid immunochromatographic (IC) ImmunoCard STAT! Crypt/Giardia assay (Meridian Bioscience, Inc.) in comparison to composite reference standard (CRS) of both wet(More)
Trichomoniasis is the most common curable sexually transmitted disease worldwide. Resistance to metronidazole in treating trichomoniasis is a problematic health issue. We aimed to determine the minimum lethal concentration (MLC) of metronidazole for Trichomonas vaginalis isolates detected in Mansoura, Egypt and studied the genotypic profile of these(More)
Methods and findings: 120 asthmatic and 60 non-asthmatic children were included in the study. The anti-Toxocara IgG antibodies were investigated in all serum samples using ELISA. The Toxocara seropositivity was significantly higher in asthmatic group than the control one; 84% and 16%, respectively. There was significant difference between both groups(More)
AIM To analyze the epidemiological, clinical and laboratory findings of infectious keratitis. METHODS A retrospective study on cases of infective keratitis, attended our institution from Mar. 2013 to Feb. 2015, was done at Mansoura Ophthalmic Center, Egypt. Corneal scrapings were performed and processed for direct microscopy and culture in appropriate(More)
Protozoal diseases are prevalent globally and especially in developing countries that have relatively lower socioeconomic populations such as Egypt. Direct microscopic examination (DME) is used for the detection and identification of protozoa but lacks sufficient reliability, and thus may be detrimental in obtaining accurate diagnostic or epidemiological(More)
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