Rubens Belfort Junior

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INTRODUCTION T oxoplasmosis is caused by the intracellular protozoan Toxoplasma gondii , that infects up to a third of the world’s population. Infections may be acquired congenitally or through the ingestion or handling of undercooked or raw infected meat, contaminated vegetables or water. The disease is asymptomatic in many immunocompetent hosts, however(More)
Genome analysis was carried out on adenovirus strains isolated from patients with acute follicular conjunctivitis in the city of São Paulo, Brazil. Eighteen conjunctival scrapings, collected between December 1993 and March 1994, were analyzed by two methods: a combination of polymerase chain reaction with restriction fragment length polymorphism and viral(More)
The purpose of the present study was to compare the critical speed (CS) with the speed at the maximal lactate steady state (vMLSS) determined by a continuous and an intermittent model in trained runners. Eight male endurance runners (30.3 ± 10.6 years; 65.0 ± 8.5 kg; 1.73 ± 0.6 m; 11.3 ± 4.0% body fat) volunteered for this investigation and performed an(More)
PURPOSE To report a series of cases of Acanthamoeba keratitis (AK) in scleral lens wearers with keratoconus to determine whether this type of contact lens presents a greater risk for development of infection. METHODS This study reports three patients who wore scleral contact lenses to correct keratoconus and developed AK. The diagnoses of AK were(More)
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