Vivian Luchsinger F

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INTRODUCTION Eye infection is a common cause of ophthalmologic consultation. Adenovirus keratoconjunctivitis outbreaks are common worldwide but its impact and clinical characteristic in Chilean population is unknown. OBJECTIVE To describe a series of adenovirus keratoconjunctivitis cases. PATIENTS AND METHOD The Index case and contacts received medical(More)
Human metapneumovirus (hMPV), a recently described pathogen of lower respiratory tract infections (LRTI), has been detected in 5,4% of Chilean infants hospitalized for LRTI whom are negative for adenovirus, respiratory syncytial virus, influenza and parainfluenza viruses. hMPV may cause bronchiolitis or pneumonia in hospitalized patients, and ocassionally(More)
The article summarizes the scientific evidence related with protection conferred by the 23 valent polysaccharide vaccine against invasive pneumococcal disease, non bacteraemic pneumococcal pneumonia, and probable pneumococcal pneumonia in the elderly. Eider patients with and without risk factors are considered. The impact of herd immunity conferred by(More)
The article briefly reviews the epidemiology of human papillomavirus (HPV) infection and associated diseases in the world and in Chile and the scientific information of the licensed HPV vaccines: Gardasil and Cervarix. Considering the available information, the Consultive Committee of Immunizations of the Chilean Society of Infectious Diseases, summarizes(More)
The article briefly reviews the epidemiology of rotavirus infection and the scientific information of the rotavirus vaccines: Rotashield, withdrawn from the market due to its association with intussusception, Rotateq currently in an advanced phase of development, and Rotarix, recently licensed in Chile. Considering the available information, the Consultive(More)
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