Thiago Ayres Holanda

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INTRODUCTION The objective of the study is to identify the main risk factors for death by New World visceral leishmaniasis and establish a coherent pathogenic substrate of severe disease based on clinical findings. METHODS Seventy-six deceased inpatients and 320 successfully treated inpatients with VL were studied in a case control study. RESULTS(More)
INTRODUCTION Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) coinfection with Leishmania infantum or Leishmania donovani, the agents of visceral leishmaniasis (or kala-azar), has become a fatal public health problem in the tropics where kala-azar is endemic. METHODS The clinical presentation of patients with HIV and L. infantum coinfection is described using two(More)
The diagnosis of visceral leishmaniasis (VL) is still a major problem in Brazil and several other countries where the disease is endemic. The use of an easy-to-use and interpret, sensitive, and specific method that requires no complex infrastructure or specialized professionals, such as direct agglutination test (DAT) and the rK39-based rapid(More)
1. Laboratory of Leishmaniasis, Tropical Diseases Institute Natan Portella, Teresina, PI, Brazil. 2. Department of Community Medicine, Federal University of Piauí, Teresina, PI, Brazil. 3. National School of Public Health Sérgio Arouca, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil. 4. Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil.(More)
Background: Six hundred years before Christ, the mid-forehead flap was described by the Indian Sushruta Samhita. Until today, this flap called ‘’Indian flap”, has a major role in the reconstruction of the nose. The aim of this work was to analyze the results of the 38th Infirmary of the Santa Casa da Misericórdia of Rio de Janeiro, Professor Ivo Pitanguy’s(More)
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