Raissa Matos Fontes

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1. Curso de Medicina, Universidade de Fortaleza, Fortaleza, CE. 2. Departamento de Patologia e Medicina Legal, Universidade Federal do Ceará, Fortaleza, CE. 3. Centro de Pesquisa em Virologia, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, SP. 4. Setor de Virologia, Laboratório Central de Saúde Pública do Estado do Ceará, Fortaleza, CE.(More)
INTRODUCTION Dengue and leptospirosis are two febrile illnesses of great clinical and epidemiological importance in Brazil. Their significant degree of symptomatic similarity makes clinical diagnosis difficult. OBJECTIVE To diagnose leptospirosis differentially in patients with clinically suspected dengue. MATERIALS AND METHODS In this study, 86(More)
Dengue fever frequently presents with non specific symptoms, making it difficult to be distinguished from other acute febrile illnesses, including leptospirosis. Given this, serum samples from 82 patients with clinical features of dengue-like illness were evaluated for dengue infection by IgM-enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) and reverse(More)
Author affiliations: School of Medicine of the Federal University of Ceará, Fortaleza, Brazil (D.C.S. Monteiro, A.Q. Sousa, R.M. Fontes, C.C. Praciano, M.S. Frutuoso, L.C. Matos, M.J. Teixeira, M.M.L. Pompeu); School of Medicine of the University of Fortaleza, Fortaleza (D.M. Lima); Unichristus School of Medicine, Fortaleza (M.S. Frutuoso); University of(More)
Leptospirosis is a febrile disease with a typically underestimated global incidence, especially in regions where dengue is endemic. Therefore, it is difficult to accurately determine the number of leptospirosis cases in these areas, which contributes to significant under-reporting this disease. In this study, we estimated the number of possible(More)
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