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Prevalence of Leishmania infantum chagasi infection in patients from the Hospital Santa Casa de Araçatuba

Grant number: 15/02302-0
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): May 01, 2015
Effective date (End): April 30, 2016
Field of knowledge:Agronomical Sciences - Veterinary Medicine - Preventive Veterinary Medicine
Principal researcher:Mary Marcondes
Grantee:Laís Rigon
Home Institution: Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária (FMVA). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Araçatuba. Araçatuba , SP, Brazil


Given the increasing number of cases of American visceral leishmaniasis in the city of Araçatuba and region, and the possibility of the disease being underdiagnosed in humans, this research aims to investigate the presence of anti-L. infantum chagasi antibodies and parasite DNA in the blood, by means of real-time PCR, in patients from the Hospital SAnta Casa de Araçatuba, São Paulo, an endemic area for the disease. For this purpose, blood samples from all patients seen between the period of July to December 2015, who agree to participate in the study, or until it reaches a number of 1,200 patients evaluated, will be collected.

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KARINA YUKIE HIRATA; EDENILSON BORGES DE OLIVEIRA SOBRINHO; LAIS RIGON; YURI TANI UTSUNOMIYA; THAISE YUMIE TOMOKANE; MÁRCIA DALASTRA LAURENTI; MARY MARCONDES. Exposure to Leishmania spp. infection and Lutzomyia spp. in individuals living in an area endemic for visceral leishmaniasis in Brazil. Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical, v. 53, p. -, . (15/02302-0)

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