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OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence of antibodies type IgG to T. gondii in patients with HIV infection type 1 in the Yucatan peninsula. METHODS 95 patients with HIV and 100 blood donors as controls were studied. The search for IgG antibodies to T. gondii was done with a third generation solid-phase enzyme immunoassay. Clinical and demographic data were(More)
We determined abundance of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes and presence of dengue virus (DENV) in females collected from premises of laboratory-confirmed dengue patients over a 12-month period (March 2007 to February 2008) in Merida, Mexico. Backpack aspiration from 880 premises produced 1,836 females and 1,292 males indoors (predominantly from bedrooms) and 102(More)
To the Editor: Ehrlichiosis is a zoonotic disease transmitted to humans through the bite of infected ticks (1). The first recognized human ehrlichial infection, Sennetsu fever, was described in Japan in 1954 (2). The first case of human ehrlichiosis in the United States was recognized in 1986 and was reported in 1987 (3). The disease is caused by(More)
OBJECTIVE Determine antibiotic resistance of community-acquired uropathogen Escherichia coli and infer therapeutic options. MATERIAL AND METHODS E. coli strains isolated from urine during a one-year period were studied. Identification and susceptibility tests were performed. RESULTS A total of 652 isolates were included from patients in two(More)
Infection with HTLV-II is endemic in Amerindians, with prevalence ranging from 0.89% - 33%. To determine the prevalence of HTLV-II among indigenous Mayans in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico, 440 indigenous Mayans were recruited, all native to and residents of one of six Mayan communities in the Yucatan Peninsula, (Xohuayan n=144, Yaxachen n=101, Kanxoc(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence of secondary effects on lipid metabolism as a result of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART), as well as the impact of different types of antiretroviral regimens on lipids and glucose in a group of patients in Yucatan, Mexico. MATERIAL AND METHODS A cross-sectional study was conducted. A questionnaire created(More)
Shewanella algae and Shewanella pu-trefaciens: clinical and microbiologi-cal characteristics. Clin Microbiol Infect. report of Shewanella haliotis showing a phlegmonous inflammation of right lower leg with sepsis [in Japanese]. Shewanella algae bacteremia mimicking Vibrio septicemia. algae and Shewanella putrefaciens infections caused by a shared measuring(More)
Southwestern Japan is an endemic zone with high prevalence of HTLV-I infection. In addition, a relation between cancer of the cervix and this retrovirus has been described. A recent study has demonstrated a low prevalence of HTLV-I/II infection in Yucatan, Mexico. However, cancer of the cervix is the most frequent oncological disease in this region. The(More)
OBJECTIVE To report the prevalence of antibodies against the hepatitis C virus (anti-HCV) in a group of patients with hepatic cirrhosis (HC). MATERIAL AND METHODS A prospective transversal and descriptive study was carried out from March 1998 to May 1999. Study subjects were 153 patients; 117 (76%) male and 36 (24%) female, diagnosed with HC. They were(More)