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Diagnosis of Carrion’s disease by direct blood PCR in thin blood smear negative samples

Autor
Del Valle, J.; Silva, W.; Tinco, C.; Pons, M.; del Valle, LJ.; Casabona, V.; Champin, D.; Bazan, J.; Zavalea, V.; Vargas, M.; Ruiz, J.
Tipus d'activitat
Article en revista
Revista
PloS one
Data de publicació
2014-03-20
Volum
9
Número
3
Pàgina inicial
e92283
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0092283 Obrir en finestra nova
URL
http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0092283 Obrir en finestra nova
Resum
Bartonella bacilliformis is the etiologic agent of Carrion’s disease. This disease has two well established phases, the most relevant being the so called Oroya Fever, in which B. bacilliformis infect the erythrocytes resulting in severe anemia and transient immunosuppression, with a high lethality in the absence of adequate antibiotic treatment. The presence of B. bacilliformis was studied in 113 blood samples suspected of Carrion’s disease based on clinical criteria, despite the absence of ...
Grup de recerca
CRnE - Centre de Recerca en Ciència i Enginyeria Multiescala de Barcelona
PSEP - Polimers Sintètics: Estructura i Propietats. Polimers Biodegradables.

Participants

  • Del Valle Mendoza, Juana  (autor)
  • Silva Caso, Wilmer  (autor)
  • Tinco Valdez, Carmen  (autor)
  • Pons, Maria J.  (autor)
  • Del Valle Mendoza, Luis Javier  (autor)
  • Casabona Oré, Veronica  (autor)
  • Champin Michelena, Denissse  (autor)
  • Bazan Mayra, Jorge  (autor)
  • Zavalea Gavidea, Víctor  (autor)
  • Vargas, Martha  (autor)
  • Ruiz Blazquez, Joaquim  (autor)