Priscila Conrado Guerra Nunes

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BACKGROUND Worldwide, dengue is the most prevalent human arbovirus disease. Dengue infection may cause a range of clinical manifestations from self-limiting febrile illness through to a life-threatening syndrome accompanied by both bleeding and shock. Thrombocytopenia is frequently observed in mild and severe disease; however, the mechanisms involved in(More)
In Niterói, state of Rio de Janeiro, dengue virus type 4 (DENV-4) was isolated for the first time in March 2011. We analysed the laboratory findings of the first cases and evaluated the use of molecular techniques for the detection of DENV-4 in Aedes aegypti that were field-caught. Conventional reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) and(More)
The secreted form of the dengue virus (DENV) nonstructural-1 (NS1) glycoprotein has been shown to be useful for the diagnosis of DENV infections in patients' serum samples. In a number of studies, the sensitivity of the commercially available DENV NS1 glycoprotein detection assays was higher against some DENV serotypes (DENV-1>DENV-3>DENV-2=DENV-4) than(More)
BACKGROUND Dengue is a major problem in Brazil. Epidemiological and clinical aspects were characterized in patients from two epidemics which occurred in Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil. METHODS Dengue cases were classified according to the 2009 WHO criteria, tested by serological and molecular biology tests and analysed for nonstructural protein 1 (NS1)(More)
In Brazil, dengue is a public health problem with the occurrence of explosive epidemics. This study reports maternal and fetal deaths due to dengue and which tissues of placenta and umbilical cord were analyzed by molecular methods and immunohistochemistry. The dengue NS3 and NS1 detection revealed the viral presence in different cells from placenta and(More)
The involvement of the myocardium in human cases of dengue has been reported, but the mechanism leading to myocarditis, one of the most commonly observed pathologies, remains unclear. In this study, BALB/c mice were infected with different strains of non-neuroadapted dengue virus serotype 2 and morphological analysis of heart were performed by transmission(More)
BACKGROUND Rio de Janeiro (RJ) has been of major importance for the epidemiology of dengue viruses (DENVs) in Brazil. After the DENV 1-4 introductions in 1986, 1990, 2000 and 2011, respectively, the state has suffered explosive epidemics. We aimed to describe laboratorial, epidemiological and clinical aspects due to the emergence and re-emergence of(More)
BACKGROUND Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) is an arbovirus that causes an acute febrile syndrome with a severe and debilitating arthralgia. In Brazil, the Asian and East-Central South African (ECSA) genotypes are circulating in the north and northeast of the country, respectively. In 2015, the first autochthonous cases in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil were reported but(More)
Dengue virus type 1 (DENV-1) was first isolated in Brazil in 1986 in the state of Rio de Janeiro (RJ) and during 25years, this serotype emerged and re-emerged causing explosive epidemics in the country. Here, we aimed to present the phylogeny and molecular characterization based on the envelope gene (E) of DENV-1 (n=48) isolated during epidemics occurred(More)
Dengue virus-type 2 (DENV-2) caused three outbreaks, in the years 1990, 1998, and 2008, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The 2008 outbreak was the most severe in reported cases, hospitalizations, and deaths. To investigate virological and epidemiological factors that may have contributed to the pathogenic profile of 2008 epidemic, 102 patients sera obtained(More)