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Fernanda Almeida Celidônio ; Thaís Gomes Verzignassi Silveira ; Maria Valdrinez Campana Lonardoni ;Acta Scientiarum. Health Sciences 2011, 33 1

Autor: Élide Aparecida Oliveira

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Acta Scientiarum.
Health Sciences ISSN: 1679-9291 eduem@uem.br Universidade Estadual de Maringá Brasil Oliveira, Élide Aparecida; Almeida Celidônio, Fernanda; Gomes Verzignassi Silveira, Thaís; Valdrinez Campana Lonardoni, Maria Evaluation of HIV-Leishmania co-infection in patients from the northwestern Paraná State, Brazil Acta Scientiarum.
Health Sciences, vol.
33, núm.
1, 2011, pp.
19-24 Universidade Estadual de Maringá Maringá, Brasil Available in: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=307226628006 How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in redalyc.org Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative DOI: 10.4025-actascihealthsci.v33i1.6976 Evaluation of HIV-Leishmania co-infection in patients from the northwestern Paraná State, Brazil Élide Aparecida Oliveira, Fernanda Almeida Celidônio, Thaís Gomes Verzignassi Silveira and Maria Valdrinez Campana Lonardoni* Universidade Estadual de Maringá, Av.
Colombo, 5790, 87020-900, Maringá, Paraná, Brazil.
*Author for correspondence. E-mail: mvclonardoni@uem.br ABSTRACT.
Leishmaniasis occurs throughout the world and is one of the opportunistic infections that attack HIV-infected individuals.
Few data are available on American cutaneous leishmaniasis (ACL) in HIV-infected patients.
Current research investigates the occurrence of HIV-Leishmania co-infection in HIV-infected individuals in an endemic region in Southern of Brazil.
A non-randomized transversal investigation, molecular and serum epidemiologic type, on the occurrence of ACL in 169 HIV-infected patients was undertaken.
The patients were followed up at the Integrated Nucleus of Health of the city Maringá, Southern of Brazil.
Results showed that 13 (7.7%) of the HIV-infected patients also presented Leishmania (Viannia) DNA, detectable in blood by PCR.
Serology, dire...





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