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  1. Alteraciones bioquímicas como marcadores predictores de gravedad en pacientes con fiebre por dengue

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    Luis Ángel Villar-Centeno

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available Introducción. El dengue es la infección transmitida por mosquitos más importante en el mundo. Existe información de que las alteraciones bioquímicas pueden utilizarse como herramientas predictoras de gravedad del dengue. Objetivo. Evaluar las alteraciones bioquímicas como posibles marcadores predictores de gravedad del dengue. Materiales y métodos. Se llevó a cabo un estudio de casos y controles anidado en una cohorte. Se seleccionaron al azar 125 casos con dengue grave y 120 controles con dengue no grave para evaluar los niveles séricos de lactato-deshidrogenasa (LDH, creatina cinasa (CK, proteína C reactiva(PCR y albúmina, en sueros obtenidos en las primeras horas de la enfermedad. Para evaluar el valor diagnóstico de cada biomarcador, se establecieron puntos de corte con una sensibilidad del 90 % enla detección de casos graves. Resultados. Se observó una asociación entre los niveles de PCR por debajo de 9,8 mg/l (OR=0,04;IC95%=0,02-0,08; p=0,000, de LDH inferiores a 400 U/L (OR=0,49; IC95%=0,24-1,02; p=0,053 y de albúmina menor de 4 mg/dl (OR=3,46; IC95%=1,96-6,12; p=0,000, con la gravedad del dengue. En contraste, los niveles de la CK no mostraron asociación con la gravedad de la enfermedad. Conclusiones. Los hallazgos de nuestro estudio sugieren una asociación de los niveles de PCR, LDH y albúmina con la gravedad del dengue. Estas pruebas bioquímicas podrían ser utilizadas como herramientas predictoras del curso clínico de la infección.   doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.7705/biomedica.v33i0.732

  2. Comparación de los perfiles de transcripción de pacientes con fiebre de dengue y fiebre hemorrágica por dengue que muestra diferencias en la respuesta inmunitaria y claves en la inmunopatogénesis

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    Natalia Houghton-Triviño

    2010-12-01

    Conclusiones. Los resultados podrían indicar que durante la fiebre de dengue, los inhibidores de citocinas y del complemento logran controlar el daño al endotelio y el aumento de la permeabilidad vascular, mientras que, en los pacientes con fiebre hemorrágica por dengue, la disfunción de las células inmunitarias y la acción no regulada del complemento y de las citocinas, conducen a un estado de "hipercoagulacion" y daño endotelial. La identificación del papel patógeno de las moléculas encontradas podría contribuir a la interpretación de la patogenia y al desarrollo de fármacos terapéuticos.

  3. Distribución Espacio-Temporal de la Fiebre Dengue en Costa Rica

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    Roger E. Bonilla

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este estudio es presentar los resultados de una aplicación de rastreo estadístico espacio-temporal (space-time scan statistic para la evaluación de los sistemas de alarmas tempranas en los casos de fiebre dengue reportados en Costa Rica entre el período 1997-2003. Los excesivos casos observados de fiebre dengue en la Cuenca del Golfo de Nicoya fueron estadísticamente significativos (p 0.05. El rastreo estadístico espacio-temporal es una herramienta muy útil en el proceso de toma de decisiones. El método ayuda a decidir en qué regiones críticas o conglomerados (clusters merece dirigir los esfuerzos para la prevención del dengue, por ser estadísticamente significativos y en qué regiones estudiar con detalle las ocurrencias.

  4. Rastreo Estadístico Espacio-Temporal y Fiebre Dengue en Costa Rica

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    Bonilla, Roger

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este estudio es presentar los resultados de una aplicación de rastreo estadístico espacio-temporal (space-time scan statistic para la evaluación de los sistemas de alarmas tempranas en los casos de fiebre dengue reportados en Costa Rica entre el período 1997-2003. Los excesivos casos observados de fiebre dengue en la Cuenca del Golfo de Nicoya fueron estadísticamente significativos (p 0.05. El rastreo estadístico espacio-temporal es una herramienta muy útil en el proceso de toma de decisiones. El método ayuda a decidir en qué regiones críticas o conglomerados (clusters merece dirigir los esfuerzos para la prevención del dengue, por ser estadísticamente significativos y en qué regiones estudiar con detalle las ocurrencias.

  5. Linea celular de Aedes aegypti (Diptera Culicidae AEGY-28 refractaria a la infección con los virus dengue 2 y fiebre amarilla AEGY-28 Cell Line of Aedes aegypti (Diptera Culicidae is Infection Refractory to Dengue 2 and Yellow Fever Virus

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    Bello Felio

    2007-08-01

    Full Text Available Los cultivos celulares de mosquitos son frecuentemente utilizados para el aislamiento, identificación y caracterización de arbovirus. Para el estudio de los virus dengue (VDEN y virus de fiebre amarilla (VFA se emplean, principalmente, la línea celular C6/36 de Aedes albopictus y la línea celular AP-61, obtenida de Aedes pseudoscutellaris. La línea celular de A. aegypti AEGY-28, previamente obtenida a partir de tejidos embrionarios del vector, se utilizó en el presente trabajo para evaluar la susceptibilidad a la infección por VDEN y VFA. Para ello, los cultivos celulares se ensayaron a diferente multiplicidad de infección con los aislados clínicos de virus dengue tipo 2 (COL-789, MOI: 1 y 5 y VFA (V-341, MOI 0,02. Posteriormente se realizó la detección de antígenos virales por la técnica de inmunocitoquímica y su cuantificación por la técnica de Cell-ELISA fluorométrica. Se usaron como controles positivos de infección, tanto células C6/36 como células VERO. Inesperadamente, no se observó inmunoreactividad
    en las células de A. aegypti infectadas con ambos tipos de virus en ninguno de los MOI o tiempos estudiados. Tampoco se evidenció antígeno por la técnica fluorométrica ni fue posible detectar RNA viral por RT-PCR a partir de células infectadas.
    Por lo tanto, se puede concluir que la línea celular de A. aegypti no es susceptible a la infección por VDEN ni por VFA. Ello podría estar relacionado con características propias de la membrana celular o de la maquinaria enzimática necesaria para la replicación viral.Mosquito cell derived cultures are useful tools for arbovirus isolation, identification or characterization. For studying dengue (DENV and yellow fever viruses (YFV Aedes albopictus C6/36 or Aedes pseudoscutellaris AP-61 cell lines, are normally used. The Aedes aegypti AEGY-28 cell line was obtained from embryonic tissues and characterized previously by one of us. In order to evaluate its

  6. LÍNEA CELULAR DE Aedes aegypti (DIPTERA: CULICIDAE AEGY28 REFRACTARIA A LA INFECCIÓN CON LOS VIRUS DENGUE 2 Y FIEBRE AMARILLA AEGY28 Cell Line of Aedes aegypti (Diptera Culicidae is Infection Refractory to Dengue 2 and Yellow Fever Virus

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    NADIA Y CASTAÑEDA

    2007-11-01

    Full Text Available Los cultivos celulares de mosquitos son frecuentemente utilizados para el aislamiento, identificación y caracterización de arbovirus. Para el estudio de los virus dengue (VDEN y virus de fiebre amarilla (VFA se emplean, principalmente, la línea celular C6/36 de Aedes albopictus y la línea celular AP61, obtenida de Aedes pseudoscutellaris. La línea celular de A. aegypti AEGY28, previamente obtenida a partir de tejidos embrionarios del vector, se utilizó en el presente trabajo para evaluar la susceptibilidad a la infección por VDEN y VFA. Para ello, los cultivos celulares se ensayaron a diferente multiplicidad de infección con los aislados clínicos de virus dengue tipo 2 (COL789, MOI: 1 y 5 y VFA (V341, MOI 0,02. Posteriormente se realizó la detección de antígenos virales por la técnica de inmunocitoquímica y su cuantificación por la técnica de CellELISA fluorométrica. Se usaron como controles positivos de infección, tanto células C6/36 como células VERO. Inesperadamente, no se observó inmunoreactividad en las células de A. aegypti infectadas con ambos tipos de virus en ninguno de los MOI o tiempos estudiados. Tampoco se evidenció antígeno por la técnica fluorométrica ni fue posible detectar RNA viral por RTPCR a partir de células infectadas. Por lo tanto, se puede concluir que la línea celular de A. aegypti no es susceptible a la infección por VDEN ni por VFA. Ello podría estar relacionado con características propias de la membrana celular o de la maquinaria enzimática necesaria para la replicación viralMosquito cell derived cultures are useful tools for arbovirus isolation, identification or characterization. For studying dengue (DENV and yellow fever viruses (YFV Aedes albopictus C6/36 or Aedes pseudoscutellaris AP61 cell lines, are normally used. The Aedes aegypti AEGY28 cell line was obtained from embryonic tissues and characterized previously by one of us. In order to evaluate its susceptibility to two

  7. Dengue

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    Martínez Torres,Eric

    2008-01-01

    El dengue es hoy la más importante arbovirosis, por su gran carga de enfermedad e implicaciones sociales. El mosquito Aedes aegypti, su principal transmisor convive con el hombre en su hábitat domestico y peridoméstico. El cuadro clínico es de fiebre, cefalea, dolor retroocular, dolores corporales, exantema y mucho decaimiento. El enfermo puede empeorar súbitamente y presentar choque por dengue, con grandes hemorragias digestivas y elevada mortalidad. No existe droga antiviral, pero la muerte...

  8. Dengue Dengue

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    Eric Martínez Torres

    2008-01-01

    El dengue es hoy la más importante arbovirosis, por su gran carga de enfermedad e implicaciones sociales. El mosquito Aedes aegypti, su principal transmisor convive con el hombre en su hábitat domestico y peridoméstico. El cuadro clínico es de fiebre, cefalea, dolor retroocular, dolores corporales, exantema y mucho decaimiento. El enfermo puede empeorar súbitamente y presentar choque por dengue, con grandes hemorragias digestivas y elevada mortalidad. No existe droga antiviral, pero la muerte...

  9. Discapacidad en dengue y su relación con severidad Disability in dengue and its relationship to the severity

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    Diana Carolina Tiga Loza

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: La discapacidad en dengue ha sido poco descrita en la literatura científica. Objetivos: Determinar la frecuencia de la discapacidad en dengue y su asociación con severidad. Materiales y métodos: Estudio de cohorte en pacientes con 48-96 horas de inicio de fiebre seguidos como mínimo hasta el sexto día. Se evaluó la discapacidad relacionada con limitación de la actividad (suspensión total de actividades habituales. Resultados: Se siguieron 352 personas con dengue, de éstas 324(95,05% manifestaron discapacidad en algún momento y 259(73,58% durante al menos 4 días. Se clasificaron como dengue clásico 301(85,51% personas y 51(14,49% como severo (48 hemorrágico y 2 choque. La mediana de días de discapacidad fue 5(0-10 en dengue clásico y 7(0-4 en severos (pIntroduction: Disability in dengue has been poorly described in the scientific literature. Objectives: We described the frequency of disability in dengue and its relationship with dengue severity. Materials and methods: A cohort study of patients with 48-96 hours of onset of fever followed at least until the sixth day. We evaluate disability related to activity limitation because of illness (total suspension of usual activities. Results: We followed 352 patients with dengue, 324(95.05% were disabled at anytime of follow-up, 259(73.58% patients were disabled for at least 4 days or more from the onset. Dengue cases were classified as classic in 301 (85.51% persons and 51 (14.49% cases as severe dengue (48 dengue haemorrhagic fever and 2 shock syndrome. The median in days of disability was 5(0-10 in classic dengue fever and 7(0-14 in severe cases (p <0.0001. The diagnosis of severe dengue was associated with a disability ≥4 days (RR: 1.92, CI95%: 1.11-3.31. Discussion: We found a considerable disability frequency even when dengue is less severe, similar to findings in Brazil, Puerto Rico and Thailand. Conclusions: The dengue disease cause disability in endemic areas and

  10. Comunicación, movilización y participación: lecciones aprendidas en la prevención y control de la fiebre dengue (fd

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    Mario Mosquera

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo presenta los resultados de un estudio de intervención- investigación ejecutado durante 2003-2005 en el Atlántico (Colombia, con el propósito de mejorar la efectividad y sostenibilidad de los programas de control de Fiebre Dengue (FD, a través de una estrategia de comunicación participativa basada en los recursos comunicacionales locales y en los conocimientos, prácticas y percepciones de la comunidad; se exponen las lecciones aprendidas en torno a dimensiones críticas de las intervenciones en comunicación y salud organizadas en dos áreas: dimensiones político-técnicas y dimensiones teóricas y de investigación. El proyecto se desarrolló partir de la metodología combi, abordaje de comunicación y movilización social que incluye un proceso estratégico para identificar, promover y facilitar comportamientos que puedan repercutir en forma positiva y significativa y que sean factibles de lograr. Como variante al combi, se introdujeron componentes de participación social en la implementacion del proceso. Las lecciones aprendidas incluyen re- flexiones sobre el rol de los organismos rectores, la integralidad de las estrategias, el impacto de las intervenciones de comunicación en los indicadores entomológicos, la expansión de referentes teóricos en dengue y la posibilidad de abordar otras problemáticas de salud a partir de procesos participativos centrados en dengue.

  11. Paciente inmunosuprimido con fiebre y radiografía con patrón miliar: reporte de un caso

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    Leslie Soto Arquiñigo

    2005-07-01

    Full Text Available Se presenta el caso de un paciente procedente de la selva de Perú con diagnóstico de infección por el Virus de Inmunodeficiencia Humana (VIH con cuadro respiratorio alto, fiebre y que presentó una radiografía con patrón miliar. Por ser la Tuberculosis una enfermedad prevalente en nuestro país e infección mas frecuente en pacientes con VIH recibió tratamiento anti tuberculoso. Sin embargo, el dato histórico de haber estado en zona endémica de micosis en algún momento de su vida, asociado a exámenes de laboratorio, permitió el diagnóstico de Histoplasmosis diseminada, como producto de la reactivación de una infección latente que se manifiesta cuando el nivel de inmunidad se deprime como ocurre en los paciente infectados por el VIH. La historia de enfermedades, viajes y residencias previas es información fundamental para establecer una buena aproximación diagnóstico en pacientes con VIH.

  12. Fiebre prolongada como manifestación de Aspergiloma pulmonar en un paciente con antecedente de tuberculosis

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    Leonidas Carrillo-Ñañez; Carlos Canelo-Aybar; José Cuadra-Urteaga; Cinthya Zegarra-Del Ala

    2008-01-01

    Reportamos el caso de un varón de 50 años con antecedente de tuberculosis pulmonar que presenta síndrome febril durante 66 días, sin tos, hemoptisis o dolor torácico. La presencia de fiebre y síntomas generales (disnea, baja de peso) se ha asociado a menos del 7% de casos de aspergiloma pulmonar, y el síndrome febril prolongado como única forma de presentación no ha sido descrita adecuadamente con anterioridad. Por lo que el caso que presentamos constituye una forma de presentación infrecuent...

  13. Síndrome hemofagocítico asociado con dengue hemorrágico

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    Ernesto Rueda

    2002-06-01

    Full Text Available El síndrome hemofagocítico se caracteriza por proliferación histiocítica con fagocitosis de células hemáticas que ocasionan citopenia. Ha sido relacionado antes con diversas infecciones, principalmente por virus. Informamos de tres pacientes con síndrome hemofagocítico secundario a dengue hemorrágico, confirmado por exámenes específicos de laboratorio, quienes fueron internados en el Hospital Universitario Ramón González Valencia de Bucaramanga, Colombia, durante los últimos dos años. Los tres pacientes fueron escolares que presentaron dengue hemorrágico y manifestaron dolor abdominal intenso, fiebre prolongada, hipotensión y hepatomegalia dolorosa; los exámenes paraclínicos mostraron plaquetopenia, anemia y leucopenia; en la ecografía abdominal se observó colecistitis acalculosa y en todos los aspirados de medula ósea se encontraron histiocitos fagocitando células hemáticas de la serie eritroide, mieloide o plaquetaria. Se definió y clasificó el síndrome hemofagocítico, según la Sociedad Internacional de Histiocitosis, en tres grandes clases, recalcando que los casos informados corresponden a histiocitosis clase II y, más específicamente, al síndrome hemofagocítico secundario. Se mencionan las diversas asociaciones de este síndrome con infecciones, principalmente virales, y otras enfermedades no infecciosas; se hace diferenciacion entre síndrome hemofagocítico familiar o primario y el secundario. Finalmente, se enfatiza que los tres pacientes con este síndrome asociado con dengue hemorrágico tuvieron una evolución atípica durante el curso de su enfermedad; la fiebre prolongada y el dolor abdominal persistente fueron los síntomas más importantes. Los autores recomiendan realizar un aspirado de médula ósea como parte de los estudios para el diagnóstico diferencial de casos atípicos de dengue, especialmente con fiebre prolongada, buscando la posibilidad de un síndrome hemofagocítico secundario.

  14. Dengue Dengue

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    Eric Martínez Torres

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available El dengue es hoy la más importante arbovirosis, por su gran carga de enfermedad e implicaciones sociales. El mosquito Aedes aegypti, su principal transmisor convive con el hombre en su hábitat domestico y peridoméstico. El cuadro clínico es de fiebre, cefalea, dolor retroocular, dolores corporales, exantema y mucho decaimiento. El enfermo puede empeorar súbitamente y presentar choque por dengue, con grandes hemorragias digestivas y elevada mortalidad. No existe droga antiviral, pero la muerte puede evitarse mediante la infusión intravenosa precoz de soluciones cristaloides. Algunos candidatos vacunales están actualmente en ensayo clínico. La prevención depende del control del vector, mediante educación sanitaria y reordenamiento ambiental.Dengue is the most important arbovirosis in the World, with a huge burden of disease and social implications. It is transmitted by mosquitoes of the genus Aedes, particularly Aedes aegypti, that lives in the domestic and peridomestic habitat. The clinical picture includes fever, headache, retroorbital pain, body pains, rash and malaise. Sometimes patients has a sudden worsening with hypovolemic shock and hemorrhages, high an elevated lethality. Not an antiviral drug is available, but death can be prevented by early intravenous infusion of crystalloid solutions. Some vaccine candidates are being now evaluated. Prevention depends on vector control by health education and environmental reordering.

  15. Aceites esenciales de plantas colombianas inactivan el virus del dengue y el virus de la fiebre amarilla Essential oils from Colombian plants inactive dengue virus and yellow fever virus

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    Rocío Meneses

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: Un antiviral contra el virus del dengue (VDEN y el virus de la fiebre amarilla (VFA para tratamiento de los enfermos, no está disponible en el mercado a pesar de numerosas investigaciones con compuestos sintéticos. Objetivo: Evaluar el efecto inhibitorio in vitro sobre el VDEN y el VFA del aceite esencial obtenido de plantas cultivadas en Colombia. Materiales y métodos: Los virus se incubaron con el aceite esencial (100 μg/mL 2 h a 37°C antes de la adsorción a la célula y el efecto inhibitorio fue determinado por el método de reducción de placa. Resultados: El aceite esencial obtenido de 10 y 8 plantas redujo desde 74 hasta 100% placas del VDEN y del VFA, respectivamente. Los aceites de Lippia citriodora (verbena y Pimenta racemosa (laurel fueron más activos contra ambos virus reduciendo 100% las placas. La magnitud del efecto inhibitorio se relacionó con el método de extracción del aceite y la parte de la planta seleccionada. Conclusiones: El aceite esencial de plantas colombianas puede inhibir la replicación in vitro del VDEN y VFA. Se requieren más estudios para determinar la concentración mínima inhibitoria y el índice de selectividad para considerar estas plantas como fuente de compuestos antivirales. Salud UIS 2009; 41: 236-243Introduction: Products obtained from plants can inhibit in vitro viruses that cause human diseases. An antiviral drug against dengue virus (DENV and yellow fever virus (YFV does not exist despite extensive research exploring synthetic compounds. Objective: To evaluate the inhibitory effect on DENV and YFV of essential oils obtained from Colombian plants. Materials and methods: Viruses were incubated with essential oil (100 μg/mL 2 h at 37°C before cell adsorption and the inhibitory effect was determined by plaque reduction assay. Results: The essential oil obtained from 10 and 8 plants reduced from 74 to 100% DENV and YFV plaques, respectively. Essential oils from Lippia citriodora

  16. Aspectos clínicos de los casos de fiebre hemorrágica por Dengue en México Clinical profile of dengue hemorrhagic fever cases in Mexico

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    Joel Navarrete-Espinosa

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: El dengue hemorrágico en México es una enfermedad emergente desde 1994. La circulación de los cuatro serotipos incrementa el riesgo de epidemias de dengue hemorrágico. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Se reportan los datos clínicos y epidemiológicos de los casos de dengue hemorr��gico confirmados y notificados por el IMSS de 1995 a 2003. Se analizaron las características clínicas y epidemiológicas entre grupos. Para el control y la evaluación final de las variables se utilizó un modelo multivariado. RESULTADOS: Los casos fueron asignados en dos grupos: 438 con dengue clásico, que incluye 109 casos con manifestaciones hemorrágicas sin trombocitopenia, y 977 casos de dengue hemorrágico con 79 defunciones. Los factores de riesgo asociados a las defunciones fueron: hematemesis (RR 2.6; IC 95% 1.4-4.6 y melena (RR 2.2; IC 95% 1.2-3.7. CONCLUSIONES: El cuadro clínico descrito para la población del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social permite identificar factores pronósticos que ayuden al clínico a prevenir y manejar adecuadamente los casos severos de dengue hemorrágico.OBJECTIVE: Dengue hemorrhagic fever is a public health problem in Mexico since 1994. With four serotypes circulating the risk of epidemic dengue hemorrhagic fever is increasing. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We describe the clinical features of confirmed cases in the social security health system (IMSS from 1995 to 2003. Clinical picture and epidemiological features were compared and a multivariate model was fitted to evaluate associations. RESULTS: Cases were divided into two groups: 438 patients with dengue fever, including 109 cases with hemorrhagic manifestations without thrombocytopenia, and 977 cases with dengue hemorrhagic fever, including 79 deaths. The main risk factors associated with mortality were hematemesis (RR 2.6; CI 95% 1.4-4.6 and melena (RR 2.2; CI 95% 1.2-3.7. CONCLUSIONS: Our results characterize the clinical profile of dengue hemorrhagic fever cases in

  17. Prevalencia de Leptospirosis y factores de riesgo en personas con antecedentes de fiebre en la Provincia de Manu, Madre de Dios, Perú

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    Manuel Céspedes Z

    2003-10-01

    Full Text Available Objetivos: Determinar la prevalencia de leptospirosis y los factores de riesgo en personas con antecedentes de fiebre en localidades dedicadas a actividades mineras (lavaderos de oro y la prevalencia de infección en perros en la provincia de Manu, departamento de Madre de Dios, Perú. Material y métodos: Estudio transversal analítico. Se tomaron 71 muestras de sangre de personas con antecedentes de fiebre, provenientes de cinco localidades dedicados a la actividad minera, en ellos se evaluaron la presencia de anticuerpos IgM e IgG contra leptospiras en suero por el método de ELISA y la prueba de microaglutinación (MAT. Los factores asociados a la infección por leptospiras fue evaluada a partir de una encuesta. Además se tomaron muestras de sangre a 27 perros que evaluados por el método de MAT Resultados: Se enrolaron 71 personas de las cuales 47 (66,2% fueron mujeres y 24 (33,8 % varones, 26 (36,6% pobladores presentaron anticuerpos contra leptospiras. Los factores asociados a la infección por leptospiras en los pobladores fueron: consumo de agua de río en el hogar (OR=9,09 p=0,017, consumo de agua de río en el campo (OR=7,13 p=0,042, nadar en el río (OR=4,60 p=0,13, habitar en una vivienda con techo de plástico y paja (OR=4,04 p=0,013. En canes, 18 (66,6% tuvieron serología positiva a leptospiras. Conclusiones: Existe una alta prevalencia de leptospirosis en personas con antecedentes de fiebre y condiciones favorables para la presencia de leptospiras en las localidades estudiadas. En estas zonas se recomienda realizar actividades educativas preventivas, tomando en cuenta los factores de riesgo identificados.

  18. La fiebre del oro en Sonora durante la década de 1850 y sus repercusiones diplomáticas con Estado Unidos

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    Lawrence Douglas Taylor

    1996-01-01

    Full Text Available Mientras que, para principios de la década de 1850, la atención del mundo entero se enfocaba en los campos auríferos en California, ocurría un movimiento semejante, aunque de proporciones menores, con respecto al territorio de Altar en el norte de Sonora. El artículo comienza con una breve descripción de los intentos de explotar los depósitos de oro y plata en la región durante el virreinato, así como su papel en la creación de ciertos mitos y leyendas referentes a la gran riqueza que supuestamente existía debajo del subsuelo sonorense. Se examina en particular, la expedición procedente de California que penetró a la zona en la primavera de 1851 en busca de oro, y que constituyó un antecedente importante relativo a las expediciones filibusteras encabezadas por Joseph Morehead, Charles de Pindray y otros aventureros extranjeros a lo largo de los cincuenta. El artículo concluye con una evaluación del significado de la fiebre del oro de este periodo con referencia al desarrollo posterior del noroeste de Sonora, y de la integración del estado a los mercados comerciales de Estados Unidos y de otras regiones de México.

  19. Caracterización clínica del dengue y variables predictoras de gravedad en pacientes pediátricos en un hospital de segundo nivel en Chilpancingo, Guerrero, México: serie de casos

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    Víctor Manuel Alvarado-Castro

    2016-07-01

    Conclusiones: Los resultados de este estudio exploratorio sugieren cambios en la frecuencia de síntomas y signos clínicos del dengue en la población pediátrica. Pacientes pediátricos con diagnóstico presuntivo de dengue que presenten fiebre ≥39 °C, mialgias, artralgias y dolor abdominal deben considerarse como potenciales casos de dengue grave.

  20. Fiebre reumática

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    Ríos, Aníbal; Chalem, Fernando; Jiménez, Víctor; Rocha, Hernando

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    En el presente estudio se analizan en forma prospectiva todos los pacientes no diagnosticados previamente como fiebre reumatica y que asistieron al Centro Hospitalario San Juan de Dios, hospital general para adultos, en el período comprendido entre el 1 ̜de marzo/68 y el 28 de febrero/69. Con ello intentamos valorar la magnitud del problema en nuestro medio y divulgar algunos aspectos, Vg. frecuencia, tratamiento y profilaxis. En el período mencionado asistieron al centro hospitalario nombrad...

  1. Fiebre Reumática

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    La fiebre reumática es un grave problema de salud en los países en vías de desarrollo, debido fundamentalmente a la probreza y falta de educación adecuadas, que producen por un lado hacinamiento con mayor predisposición a las infecciones producidas por el Estreptococo. A (orofaringitis) y por otro a la falta de solicitud oportuna y contínua de atención médica.

  2. Diagnóstico inmunohistoquímico del dengue en cortes de parafina

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    Ladys Sarmiento

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    Full Text Available La demostración de antígenos de losvirus del dengue en tejidos de pacientes fallecidos por dengue hemorrágico y particularmente en aquellos casos en los que no se dispone de otras pruebas para confirmar la etiologíaviral, es una necesidad frecuente en nuestro medio. Por esta razón, estandarizamos una técnica inmunohistoquírnica para detectar antígenos de dengue en tejidos incluidos en parafina. Utilizamos anticuerpos antiflavivirus comúnmente usados para el diagnóstico serológico. Los antígenos empleados para estandarizar esta técnica incluyeron: 1 cerebros de ratón inoculados con los diferentes serotipos del dengue y con virus de la fiebre amarilla; 2 cortes de hígados de pacientes fallecidos con diagnóstico clínico de dengue hemorrágico, fiebre amarilla o hepatitis delta; y, 3 monocapas de c6lulas C6136 inoculadas también con los diferentes serotipos del dengue. Estos antígenos se enfrentaron a los anticuerpos antiflavivirus (fiebre amarilla o dengue preparados como líquidos ascíticos inmunes (MI de ratón, siguiendo procedimientos ya establecidos. Utilizamos LA1 preparados en el INS y LA1 suministrados por la OPS. Ladilución ideal de trabajocon la cual pudimos 0bse~alra presencia del antígeno, tanto en los tejidos como en las células, se obtuvo titulando los distintos LA1 frente a cortes de tejido desparafinado o frente a las c6lulas fijadas en etanol sobre la lámina de vidrio. Con los LA1 preparados en el INS, O ~ S ~ N ~ re~aOccSión cruzada entre todos los flavivirus, resultado que no se 0bseNó en los cortes de hígado con diagnóstico de hepatitis delta. Los resultados obtenidos con los MI de la OPS permitieron visualizar los antígenos virales más claramente y a diluciones más altas, sin la reacción cruzada entre el dengue y la fiebre amarilla. Sin embargo, la visualización de los mismos con los LA1 del INS es satisfactoria y con disponibilidad permanente. La reacción cruzada entre los virus del dengue y

  3. Evaluación serológica de una proteína recombinante a partir de una cepa aislada del virus de la fiebre amarilla en el Perú: un estudio piloto

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    Carlos Yábar V

    2003-10-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: Evaluar serológicamente una proteína recombinante de 66 kDa (Er66 de una cepa del virus de la fiebre amarilla aislada en el Perú usando anticuerpos inmunoreactivos. Material y métodos: La proteína Er66 fue expresada in vitro en la bacteria Escherichia coli y enfrentada a títulos de 1/100, 1/50 y 1/25 de anticuerpos monoclonales, y a sueros con anticuerpos IgM e IgG inmunoreactivos contra el virus de la fiebre amarilla mediante ensayos de Western blot (WB. Asimismo, se evaluaron proteínas totales de las cepas de referencia del virus dengue (DEN y fiebre amarilla como controles de antigenicidad. Resultados: La proteína recombinante Er66 presentó antigenicidad contra títulos de 1/50 y 1/25 de anticuerpo monoclonal (MAB8701; sin embargo, no se observó inmunoreactividad en sueros positivos para fiebre amarilla y dengue. Los ensayos con extractos crudos de la cepa de fiebre amarilla Asibi 17D (PTFA revelaron que la antigenicidad de las proteínas virales comprendidas entre 60 y 80 kDa fue afectada negativamente a temperaturas desnaturalizantes de 100°C. En cambio, tratamientos con ß-mercaptoetanol sin calor generó un aumento de la antigenicidad de dichas proteínas. Siguiendo este mismo principio, la proteína Er66 fue sometida a tratamientos desnaturalizantes con ß-mercaptoetanol sin incluir calor y fue enfrentada nuevamente a los sueros reactivos. El resultado final reveló que la proteína Er66 generó inmunoreactividad frente a sueros con altos títulos de anticuerpos IgM e IgG para fiebre amarilla mientras que en otras muestras se observó una débil señal. Conclusiones: Los datos obtenidos en este trabajo demuestran que la Er66 pudo ser reconocida por anticuerpos IgM e IgG específicos para fiebre amarilla presentes en sueros de pacientes infectados. Los datos presentados en este artículo sugieren el uso de proteínas recombinantes como posibles candidatas de valor diagnóstico para la FA.

  4. Fiebre de chikungunya

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    La fiebre de Chikungunya (CHIK) es una enfermedad viral emergente transmitida por mosquitos y causada por el virus Chikungunya (CHIKV). El término Chikungunya proviene del dialecto de los Makonde, un grupo étnico africano que vive en el sudeste de Tanzania y el norte de Mozambique. Chikungunya significa “aquel que se encorva”, describiendo de este modo la apariencia inclinada de las personas que padecen los dolores articulares causados por esta enfermedad. Esta infección es transmitida princi...

  5. Dengue

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    Whitehorn, James; Farrar, Jeremy

    2010-01-01

    Dengue is a vector-borne viral infection that endangers an estimated 2.5 billion people. Disease caused by dengue ranges from a relatively minor febrile illness to a life-threatening condition characterized by extensive capillary leak...

  6. La fiebre: Conceptos básicos

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    Lourdes B. Alpízar Caballero

    1998-06-01

    Full Text Available Se presenta una revisión en relación con la fiebre como manifestación de enfermedad. Se señala la importancia del hipotálamo en el control de la temperatura corporal y las diferentes formas de medir ésta, para lo cual se proponen valores normativos o referenciales para nuestro medio. Se exponen las principales causas de aparición de fiebre e hipertermia en la edad pediátrica y las diferencias entre estos 2 estados.A review concerning fever as a disease manifestation in made. It is stressed the importance of the hypothalamus in the control of body tempearture, as well as the different ways to measure it, for which normative or reference values are proposed for our enviroment. The main causes of fever and hyperthermia at pediatric age and the differences existing between these two states are explained.

  7. Dengue

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    Dengue is an infection caused by a virus. You can get it if an infected mosquito bites you. Dengue does not spread from person to person. It ... the world. Outbreaks occur in the rainy season. Dengue is rare in the United States. Symptoms include ...

  8. MIOCARDITIS FULMINANTE EN UNA INFECCIÓN POR VIRUS DENGUE 1 EN NEIVA, HUILA COLOMBIA Fatal myocarditis during a viral dengue 1 infection in Neiva, Huila Colombia

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    Doris Martha Salgado

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available Se presenta el caso de un niño de cinco años previamente sano quien fallece como consecuencia de un cuadro clínico compatible con miocarditis de curso fulminante asociada a fiebre dengue hemorrágica. Se demostró la presencia de virus dengue 1 en el tejido hepático mediante RT-PCR, por lo que se convierte en el primer caso reportado de miocarditis fulminante durante el curso de la infección por virus dengue en Neiva, Colombia.A five year old boy previously healthy dies as a consequence of a dengue hemorrhagic fever-associated fulminant myocarditis. DEN 1 was showed in the liver tissue by RT-PCR. To our knowledge this is the first case of fulminant myocarditis during the course of dengue virus infection in Neiva, Colombia.

  9. Evidencia serológica de la presencia de Rickettsias del grupo de la fiebre manchada en la Amazonía del Perú

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    Moisés Sihuincha M

    2006-10-01

    Full Text Available Con el objetivo de demostrar la existencia de transmisión de Rickettsias del grupo de la fiebre manchada en la Amazonía peruana, se tomaron muestras de sangre a pacientes febriles agudos en establecimientos de salud de la ciudad de Iquitos, la ciudad más poblada de la Amazonía del Perú. Las muestras fueron procesadas mediante inmunofluorescencia indirecta para medir anticuerpos totales e IgG específica para el grupo de fiebre de las manchadas. Entre enero y julio de 2006, se obtuvieron muestras de 250 pacientes. El 37% de las muestras tuvieron títulos positivos de IgG, demostrando así haber tenido contacto con el agente, de ellas, nueve fueron clasificadas como casos agudos, en los que se descartó otras infecciones endémicas como dengue, malaria y leptospirosis. Los casos presentaron una enfermedad febril acompañada de síntomas como tos, sarpullido y hemoptisis. Cuatro casos fueron hospitalizados, dos fueron graves y uno de ellos falleció. En conclusión, existe evidencia serológica de la circulación de Rickettsias del grupo de las fiebre manchada en la Amazonía peruana, por su frecuencia y potencial gravedad debería ser tomada en cuenta como diagnóstico diferencial del síndrome febril agudo en esta región.

  10. Estudios entomológicos del Aedes aegypti relacionados con la epidemiología del dengue

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    Clara B. Ocampo

    2004-03-01

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    La fiebre de dengue (FD y el dengue hemorrágico (DH son enfermedades producidas por la transmisión del virus de dengue (serotipos 1 – 4 a través de los mosquitos Aedes aegypti y A. albopictus. Ambos vectores están altamente adaptados a vivir en ambientes urbanos especialmente en las áreas tropicales.

    El virus de dengue es el arbovirus más importante que afecta a los humanos (1-3, pero hasta el momento no existe una vacuna y su prevención se basa principalmente en el control de sus vectores. En Colombia, el principal vector es A. aegypti, el cual se encuentra en la mayoría del territorio Nacional por debajo de los 1.800 metros, sin embargo, ya se observa la presencia de A. albopictus en unas localidades de frontera amenazando con su desplazamiento en todas las áreas del país (4, 5.

    Adicionalmente, existe la presencia de todos los serotipos de dengue, lo que nos ubica como un territorio hiperendémico de dengue. Los programas de control se basan en el control de criaderos, aplicación de insecticidas y educación ambiental, pero esto no ha sido suficiente para controlar el incremento de la enfermedad en el país.

    Son múltiples los factores asociados con la capacidad de un vector de transmitir un patógeno. Entre ellos se encuentran su densidad, el comportamiento y las características intrínsecas, que permiten el desarrollo y transmisión del patógeno, lo que se conoce como competencia vectorial.

    La capacidad adaptativa del A. aegypti y del A. albopictus para reproducirse en cualquier recipiente con agua en los ambientes urbanos y su comportamiento de

  11. A young woman with first-trimester metrorrhagia, fever and skin lesions Mujer joven con metrorragia del primer trimestre, fiebre y lesiones cutáneas

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    A. Lalueza Blanco

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    Full Text Available Inflammatory bowel disease commonly affects women with child-bearing potential, and clinical activity extent is most relevant at the time of conception. Below, we report on the case of a 19-year-old woman who was admitted for first-trimester metrorrhagia and fever, with various extraintestinal manifestations, mainly including erythema nodosum and episcleritis during the course of disease. The differential diagnosis of these manifestations led to the diagnosis of Crohn's disease, which involved the whole colon.La enfermedad inflamatoria intestinal afecta frecuentemente a mujeres en edad fértil, siendo fundamental el grado de actividad clínica en el momento de la concepción. A continuación se presenta el caso de una mujer de 19 años que ingresa por metrorragia del primer trimestre y fiebre; destacando durante su evolución la aparición de diferentes manifestaciones extraintestinales, fundamentalmente eritema nodoso y epiescleritis. A través del diagnóstico diferencial de estas manifestaciones se llegó al diagnóstico de una enfermedad de Crohn que afectaba a todo el colon.

  12. Condiciones locales de vulnerabilidad asociadas con dengue en dos comunidades de Morelos Local conditions of vulnerability associated with dengue in two communities of Morelos

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    Silvia Chuc

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Evaluar las condiciones de vulnerabilidad asociadas con la ocurrencia de dengue en dos localidades de Morelos en los años 2006 a 2009. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: se aplicó una encuesta sobre conocimientos, percepción de riesgo, prácticas de prevención y uso del agua en dos localidades de Morelos. Mediante un análisis de componentes principales, se construyó un índice de vulnerabilidad local al dengue (IVL. La asociación del IVL con la enfermedad en la vivienda se evaluó mediante una prueba de ji cuadrada. RESULTADOS: El IVL incluyó cinco componentes explicando el 63% de la varianza y fue clasificado en tres categorías: baja, media y alta. Se observó una asociación significativa entre el aumento de la vulnerabilidad y la prevalencia del reporte de casos de dengue en las localidades. CONCLUSIÓN: El estudio de la vulnerabilidad al dengue permite identificar necesidades locales específicas en materia de promoción de la salud.OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the vulnerability associated with the occurrence of dengue in two villages of Morelos, Mexico from 2006 to 2009. MATERIALS AND METHODS. A survey on knowledge, risk perception, prevention practices and water use was applied in two villages of Morelos. Using a principal component analysis, an index of local vulnerability to dengue (IVL was constructed. The association of IVL with the disease at home was assessed using a Chi-square test. RESULTS: The IVL included five components explaining 63% of the variance and was classified in three categories: low, medium and high. There was a significant association between increased vulnerability and prevalence of reported cases of dengue in Temixco and Tlaquiltenango. CONCLUSION: The study of vulnerability to dengue allows us to identify local needs in the field of health promotion.

  13. Dengue

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    El dengue es un grave problema de salud pública en el mundo, especialmente en la región de las Américas. Esta enfermedad ha puesto en alerta a las autoridades de salud pública y a los habitantes de nuestra región. Diversas situaciones como el cambio climático, sobrepoblación en áreas urbanas, la circulación simultánea de diferentes virus del dengue y el aumento en el número de mosquitos inciden en el incremento en el número de casos de dengue en las áreas tropicales del mundo.

  14. Dengue

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    Whitehorn, Jamie; Farrar, Jeremy

    2011-01-01

    ... to country. This is particularly true as dengue emerges in new areas of the world where the public health systems are not experienced in the prevention of the disease, or the surge capacity in clinics and hospitals is not available to deal with the sudden increase in the number of patients and the clinical experience is limited. In thes...

  15. Los hantavirus causantes de la fiebre hemorrágica con síndrome renal y del síndrome pulmonar The hantaviruses causing hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome and pulmonary syndrome

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    Celso Ramos

    2008-08-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo de revisión se enfoca en el análisis de la información básica sobre los hantavirus, agentes causales de dos enfermedades importantes en salud pública: la fiebre hemorrágica con síndrome renal (FHSR y el síndrome pulmonar por hantavirus (SPH, dos zoonosis distribuidas en Asia/Europa y el continente americano, respectivamente. Los hantavirus se transmiten al hombre a través de la manipulación y contacto directos de roedores infectados o tejidos y secreciones (orina, heces y saliva. La FHSR y el SPH comparten algunas características clínicas, aunque las hemorragias y la afectación renal son propias de la FHSR,y los problemas respiratorios del SPH. Se aportan algunos datos sobre estudios realizados en México sobre hantavirus y se mencionan las condiciones ecológicas vinculadas con la distribución de los virus y sus reservorios naturales, así como algunas medidas para evitar o reducir el riesgo de infección.The goal of this review is to provide basic information on hantaviruses as causative agents of Hemorrhagic Fever with Renal Syndrome (HFRS and Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS, two zoonotic diseases widely distributed in Asia/Europe, and the American continent, respectively. Hantaviruses are rodent-borne and transmitted to humans by direct contact with infected rodents or their secretions (urine, feces and saliva. Both, HFRS and HPS share some clinical aspects, however, hemorrhage and renal failure are the hallmark of HFRS, while respiratory problems are distinctive signs and symptoms of patients with HPS. Studies on hantavirus infection in rodents from Mexico are included, some recomendations to prevent or avoid contact with rodents are mentioned, and some determinant ecologic factors of hantaviruses distribution and their natural rodents, are also included.

  16. Community beliefs and practices about dengue in Puerto Rico Creencias y prácticas comunitarias relacionadas con el dengue en Puerto Rico

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    Carmen L. Pérez-Guerra

    2009-03-01

    en las tareas de prevención del dengue sigue siendo un reto en Puerto Rico. A partir de entrevistas realizadas en 2001 se analizaron las diferencias en las actitudes hacia el dengue y su prevención según el sexo de los encuestados y sus antecedentes de haber sufrido esta enfermedad. Estos resultados pueden servir para desarrollar mensajes dirigidos a promover prácticas de control de Aedes aegypti. MÉTODOS: Entre septiembre y octubre de 2003 sesionaron 11 grupos focales en San Juan, Puerto Rico. Participaron 59 personas (35 mujeres y 24 hombres de 18 años o más, identificados a través del sistema de vigilancia de dengue de Puerto Rico. El análisis se basó en la teoría fundamentada o inductiva. RESULTADOS: Las mujeres consideraban importante el dengue por su impacto económico, emocional y sanitario y más mujeres que hombres estaban preocupadas por la insuficiente recolección de basura y disposición de aguas residuales. Los participantes con diagnóstico previo de dengue estaban más preocupados por los riesgos de la enfermedad, conocían más sobre el dengue y su prevención y con mayor frecuencia aconsejaron el uso de repelentes que sus pares sin diagnóstico previo de dengue. Entre las barreras para la prevención sostenida del dengue estaban: conceptos erróneos por materiales educativos obsoletos, la " invisibilidad" del dengue en comparación con las enfermedades crónicas y la falta de aceptación de responsabilidad por la prevención del dengue. CONCLUSIONES: Las estrategias sugeridas para motivar la acción de los residentes comprenden: trabajar con las agencias gubernamentales para resolver los problemas estructurales que incrementan las poblaciones de mosquitos, mejorar el acceso a la información sobre la recolección de basura y la disposición de las aguas residuales mediante líneas telefónicas de asistencia directa, aumentar la propaganda y la información sobre el dengue mediante campañas por los medios masivos de información y educar

  17. Desarrollo de un método de transcripción inversa seguida de reacción en cadena de la polimerasa para la detección del virus de la fiebre amarilla

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    María C. Méndez

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available Introducción. La fiebre amarilla se considera una enfermedad reemergente y endémica en regiones tropicales de África y Suramérica. Actualmente, no existen estuches estandarizados o comerciales disponibles para la detección del virus de la fiebre amarilla y, por lo tanto, el diagnóstico debe hacerse mediante técnicas de rutina que consumen mucho tiempo y algunas veces no garantizan la detección del virus o de sus proteínas. Además, la cocirculación con otros flavivirus, incluyendo el del dengue, hacen el diagnóstico más complicado. Objetivo. Desarrollar un ensayo específico de amplificación basado en transcripción inversa seguida de reacción en cadena de la polimerasa, con el fin de mejorar la detección y el diagnóstico de la fiebre amarilla, tanto a partir de suero como de tejido fresco. Materiales y métodos. Se diseñaron iniciadores específicos para amplificar un fragmento conservado del virus de la fiebre amarilla. Un segundo par de iniciadores se usó en una reacción de amplificación anidada para incrementar la sensibilidad. Se probaron 33 muestras clínicas con la técnica estandarizada. Resultados. El amplímero esperado se obtuvo en 25 de las 33 muestras analizadas usando este método y 2 más resultaron positivas después de la reacción anidada. Conclusión. Esta técnica mejorada garantiza la detección de todos los genotipos virales de fiebre amarilla y puede incrementar la sensibilidad del ensayo introduciendo una segunda etapa de amplificación, lo cual permite el diagnóstico diferencial con infección por dengue y otros flavivirus, lo cual es de gran importancia para la vigilancia y la toma de medidas epidemiológicas oportunas. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.7705/biomedica.v33i0.1452

  18. Fiebres virales hemorrágicas en Suramérica

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    Robert B. Tesh

    2002-09-01

    Full Text Available El artículo revisa la epidemiología y rasgos distintivos de tres fiebres virales hemorrágicas (dengue hemorrágico, fiebre amarilla y fiebre hemorrágica por arenavirus, que han emergido como serios problemas de salud pública en Suramérica. Aunque la etiología, la historia natural y el control de estas tres enfermedades difieren, sus manifestaciones clínicas y los hallazgos histopatológicos son similares y pueden ser difíciles de diferenciar. En consecuencia, la detección temprana y el diagnóstico correcto son esenciales para la aplicación de medidas de control.

  19. El citoesqueleto en la infección con virus dengue

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    Francisco Javier Díaz Castrillón

    2004-03-01

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    El dengue constituye la enfermedad viral transmitida por artrópodos más frecuente en Colombia y otros países en vías de desarrollo del trópico. La incidencia anual en Colombia es de aproximadamente 50.000 casos. Aunque el dengue tiene baja mortalidad, es una enfermedad con gran impacto económico en países en vía de desarrollo; inclusive podría postularse como un indicador de subdesarrollo.

    Durante los últimos años, debido principalmente al aumento en la temperatura global, el crecimiento de la población humana con planes de urbanización precarios y la alteración de los ecosistemas naturales, ha sido notorio un incremento en la frecuencia del dengue (DF, y la aparición de cuadros clínicos severos, como dengue hemorrágico (DHF y síndrome de choque por dengue (DSS. Las diferencias en la severidad han sido asociadas a infecciones con los diferentes serotipos del virus, potenciación dependiente de anticuerpos (ADE producto de infecciones secundarias con distintos serotipos y al nivel molecular, por la variabilidad genotípica de los virus.

    Con el surgimiento de una nueva rama “Biología Celular de la Infección Viral”, se abren nuevas posibilidades para el estudio de la patogénesis viral, en el contexto de la interacción virus-célula. Dentro de la familia Flaviviridae, algunas publicaciones reportan alteraciones del citoesqueleto en células infectadas con diversos virus, siendo estos resultados claves para el entendimiento de la utilización de la célula por los virus y la comprensión de la relación entre las proteínas celulares y las virales.

    La diferenciación entre DHF y DF ha sido difícil, por lo que nuevos

  20. Hallazgos ultrasonográficos en pacientes con Dengue: revisión de la literatura Ultrasound findings in patients with Dengue fever: literature review

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    María Elena Castrillón

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: Presentar los hallazgos ultrasonográficos abdominales y torácicos en pacientes con Dengue en comparación con la literatura. Material y métodos: Se realizaron exámenes ecográficos a 29 pacientes, 18 de sexo femenino y 11 de sexo masculino -con una media de edad de 35.6 años-, todos ellos con confirmación serológica de Dengue, internados en el Hospital Rawson de Córdoba durante el brote epidémico de enero-junio de 2009. Los hallazgos fueron comparados con los descriptos en la literatura. Resultados: Los resultados ecográficos más relevantes fueron: engrosamiento de la pared vesicular (n=7 (24%; líquido libre abdominal/pelviano (n= 9 (31%; hepatomegalia (n=5 (17%; esplenomegalia (n=4 (14%; líquido pericolecístico y derrame pleural (n=2 (7%. En el 62% de los pacientes (n=18 el estudio ecográfico resultó normal. Conclusión: La ecografía es una herramienta de utilidad para confirmar casos sospechosos de Dengue y para detectar precozmente la gravedad y progresión de la enfermedad.Objective: To review abdominal and thoracic ultrasound findings in patients with serologically proven dengue fever and to compare them with the literature. Material and methods: Twenty-nine patients, 18 females and 11 males, mean age 35.6 years, with serologically proven dengue fever, were admitted to Hospital Rawson of Cordoba and underwent abdominal ultrasound during the epidemic outbreak between January and June 2009. Their ultrasound findings were compared with data from the literature. Results: The most relevant ultrasound findings were diffuse gallbladder wall thickening in 7 cases (24%, abdominal/ pelvic free fluid in 9 (31%, hepatomegaly in 5 (17%, splenomegaly in 4 (14%, and perivesicular fluid and pleural effusion in 2 (7%. Eighteen patients (62% had normal abdominal ultrasound. Conclusion: Abdominal sonography is a useful diagnostic tool to detect complications in patients with suspected or serologically confirmed diagnostic of Dengue

  1. Frecuencia de infección del tracto urinario en lactantes con fiebre, sin foco infeccioso evidente, que consultan a la Unidad Vida Infantil de la Universidad de Antioquia del Hospital Francisco Valderrama, Turbo (Antioquia) Frequency of urinary tract infections in febrile infants without evidence of an infectious source. from the clinic of the Unidad Vida Infantil of the University of Antioquia, Hospital Francisco Valderrama, Turbo, Colombia.

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    Harold Durango Galván; Carmen Tulia Zapata Muñoz; Jorge Eliécer Botero López; José William Cornejo Ochoa; Milton Ferney Jiménez Soto; Olga Helena Aguirre Jaramillo; Carlos A. Bernal Parra

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    NTRODUCCIÓN: se ha documentado que en los niños las infecciones del tracto urinario son una causa frecuente de fiebre sin causa aparente. De acuerdo con los resultados de algunas investigaciones, la prevalencia está entre 4 y 13%. Las infecciones urinarias en los niños, en especial en los menores de dos años, se asocian con mayor incidencia de reflujo vesicoureteral y compromiso de parénquima renal. Por lo anterior, los niños con infección urinaria requieren especial atención con el fin de pr...

  2. Genética de las poblaciones virales y transmisión del dengue Population genetics of dengue virus and transmission of dengue fever

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    Jorge Falcón-Lezama

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available El comportamiento endémico de la fiebre por dengue en México durante los últimos cinco años ha generado gran preocupación en todos los sectores relacionados con la salud. Los esfuerzos para interrumpir la transmisión se han concentrado en el control vectorial; sin embargo, al margen de la efectividad de las intervenciones, resulta importante establecer con claridad cuáles son los elementos determinantes de la transmisión del dengue para establecer medidas de control y vigilancia eficaces. En cuanto a los determinantes moleculares de la transmisión, mucho se ha avanzado con el desarrollo de la genómica y la bioinformática. Esta revisión pretende ofrecer un panorama de los desarrollos más recientes en ese aspecto con un énfasis en la situación de México.The endemic behavior of dengue fever in Mexico during the past five years is of major concern to every sector related with public health and the effort to control the transmission has been focused on vector control. However, regardless of the effectiveness of the intervention measures it is important to know which elements determine dengue transmission. With regard to the molecular basis for dengue transmission, a great deal of progress has been made due to the introduction of genomic and bioinformatic approaches. The goal of this review is to describe the most recent developments in this area with emphasis on the Mexican situation.

  3. Distribución geográfica del mono aullador rojo (Alouatta seniculus y la fiebre amarilla en Colombia

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    Juan Piedrahita-Cortés

    2016-08-01

    Conclusiones. En 69,5 % de los departamentos con antecedentes de fiebre amarilla se registró la presencia de A. seniculus, lo cual resulta relevante por el papel que los primates no humanos desempeñan como reservorio natural del virus y por su contribución en la presentación de la fiebre amarilla, lo cual les confiere gran utilidad como centinelas.

  4. Presencia de Aedes (Stegomyia aegypti (Linnaeus, 1762 y su infección natural con el virus del dengue en alturas no registradas para Colombia

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    Freddy Ruiz-López

    2016-06-01

    Conclusión. Por primera vez se registró A. aegypti a 2.302 msnm, la mayor altitud registrada para este vector en Colombia. De igual forma, se encontró infección con el virus del dengue a 1.984 msnm. Estos hallazgos son significativos, ya que determinan regiones de Colombia con riesgo potencial de transmisión autóctona de dengue y otros arbovirus por A. aegypti.

  5. Manifestaciones mucocutáneas atípicas por fiebre por el virus del chikungunya en neonatos y lactantes de Cúcuta, Los Patios y Villa del Rosario, Norte de Santander, Colombia, 2014

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    Claudia Marcela Muñoz

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available Introducción. Se han observado manifestaciones clínicas atípicas en recién nacidos y lactantes con fiebre por el virus del chikungunya. Objetivo. Describir los casos de fiebre causada por el virus del chikungunya en recién nacidos y lactantes con lesiones mucocutáneas atípicas. Materiales y métodos. Se revisaron las historias clínicas y los resultados de laboratorio y de patología en tres hospitales regionales de los casos de recién nacidos y lactantes diagnosticados con el virus del chikungunya que presentaban lesiones mucocutáneas atípicas; se hizo una búsqueda activa comunitaria en los barrios de residencia de los pacientes. Resultados. De 18 casos sospechosos de chikungunya en recién nacidos y lactantes, 11 pacientes con diagnóstico confirmado presentaron manifestaciones mucocutáneas atípicas. Seis de los 11 casos confirmados eran niños menores de cinco meses de edad. Los síntomas más frecuentes fueron: fiebre, eritema, irritabilidad y diarrea. Tres de los pacientes estaban infectados con dengue y chikungunya. Las úlceras se presentaron en cuero cabelludo, abdomen, región genital y perianal. En la búsqueda activa comunitaria se encontraron altas tasas de ataque de la enfermedad. Conclusiones. Se presenta un informe de las manifestaciones mucocutáneas en recién nacidos y lactantes diagnosticados con fiebre por el virus del chikungunya en Colombia. El rápido desarrollo de las úlceras se debe, probablemente, a la reacción inmunitaria al virus. Es necesario priorizar la atención de las mujeres embarazadas que presenten síntomas una semana antes del parto y hacerle seguimiento a los recién nacidos, para hacer el diagnóstico temprano del chikungunya y evitar complicaciones.

  6. Fiebre de origen desconocido, una forma de presentarse la tuberculosis

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    Lázaro Arturo Vidal Tallet

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available La tuberculosis es una causa importante de fiebre de origen desconocido. Dentro de los factores de riesgo para estar infectado por el bacilo tuberculoso se encuentra la edad, la presencia de comorbilidades, la competencia inmunológica y la alta prevalencia de la enfermedad en el área geográfica. Los hallazgos clínicos, radiológicos, epidemiológicos y la respuesta a la terapéutica antimicrobiana, pueden orientar en el diagnóstico de esta enfermedad infecciosa. Se presenta un caso en el que los elementos clínicos y epidemiológicos (padre con diagnóstico de tuberculosis llevaron finalmente a la sospecha diagnóstica de tuberculosis extra pulmonar, que no pudo ser demostrada por cultivo, pero la respuesta terapéutica resultó concluyente, ya que, una vez iniciada esta, hubo total remisión del cuadro clínico y recuperación nutricional. La terapia antituberculosa con carácter terapéutico y diagnóstico debe ser considerada en todo paciente con fiebre de origen desconocido, que, además, presente elementos clínicos y epidemiológicos que justifiquen la posibilidad de infección por el bacilo.

  7. Dengue neonatal en el Perú: Reporte de un caso Neonatal dengue in Peru: a case report

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    Hermann Silva Delgado

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available Se presenta el caso de un neonato de sexo femenino, a término, producto de madre fallecida al séptimo día de su puerperio, por falla multiorgánica debido a dengue grave confirmado por detección de antígeno NS1 e IgM. La recién nacida (RN no tuvo complicaciones, pero a partir del cuarto día de vida desarrolló fiebre, ictericia, manifestaciones de extravasación de plasma, hepatomegalia, ascitis, plaquetopenia y otros signos de síndrome de respuesta inflamatoria sistémica. Su evolución final fue favorable con tratamiento instaurado. Se demuestra con PCR en tiempo real, la presencia del virus dengue serotipo 2 en sangre de la RN, confirmándose el primer caso de dengue neonatal reportado en el Perú.We present the case of a full-term female newborn, whose mother died seven days postpartum from multi-organ failure due to severe dengue confirmed by NS1 antigen detection and positive IgM. The newborn did not have any complication, but at the fourth day of life she developed fever, jaundice, signs of plasma leakage, thrombocytopenia, hepatomegaly, ascitis, and others signs of systemic inflammation response syndrome. She fully recovered with supportive treatment. The RT-PCR test of a peripheral blood sample revealed a positive result for the dengue virus serotype 2, confirming the first case of neonatal dengue reported in Peru.

  8. Epidemiología molecular de la fiebre amarilla en Colombia: análisis filogenético

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    Jorge Boshell

    2004-03-01

    fragmentos de 569 pb correspondiente a la región de unión de los genes E/ NS1, (7,8 los cuales fueron purificados y secuenciados en un secuenciador automático Abiprism 310 (Applied Biosystem; las secuencias generadas se alinearon con el programa CLUSTAL W donde además se generaron los árboles filogenéticos que posteriormente se visualizaron en el programa Treview.

    Los análisis preliminares indican un porcentaje de homología cercano al 97% entre las cepas analizadas, lo cual refleja la estabilidad genética del virus a través del tiempo, y nos permite pensar que los brotes recientemente ocurridos obedecen al incremento de la actividad selvática del virus, con el humano como huésped accidental al intervenir con su ecosistema, más que a la reintroducción de nuevas cepas de mayor virulencia (9-12.

     

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  9. Resumen de notas históricas sobre la fiebre amarilla en Colombia

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    Hernando Groot

    2004-03-01

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    Dos formas epidemiológicas, la urbana y la selvática, de hecho íntimamente ligadas. En cuanto a la primera, transmitida de hombre a hombre por Aedes aegypti, debe recordarse que se observaba frecuentemente en los poblados de la costa del Caribe desde el siglo XVII, produciendo a veces epidemias como la que sufrieron las tropas de Vernon en 1741 cuando al intentar tomar a Cartagena se vieron atacadas por la enfermedad; de los 23.000 invasores, 9.000 perecieron en la empresa, la mayoría de ellos por causa de la fiebre amarilla. En épocas más recientes durante el siglo XIX y a principios del XX, el mal siguió siendo azote común del litoral Atlántico y causó también diversas epidemias a lo largo del Río Magdalena y en algunas poblaciones aisladas, como El Carmen y Ocaña. Igualmente se registraron casos de la enfermedad en Buenaventura. Las dos últimas epidemias urbanas que sufrió Colombia, fueron las de Bucaramanga en 1923 y la del Socorro en 1928. Es de notar que la desaparición de la fiebre amarilla de las ciudades se debió sin duda a las vigorosas campañas para eliminar el mosquito transmisor que culminaron en 1960 con su erradicación, exceptuada Cúcuta. Sin embargo, años más tarde el país se reinfestó con el Aedes y, por consiguiente, quedó nuevamente expuesto a las epidemias de fiebre amarilla urbana, pero con riesgo mayor por cuanto el mosquito se había dispersado por todo el país y se había establecido en lugares donde nunca había existido antes. Afortunadamente hasta el momento actual no se ha presentado brote alguno del famoso vómito negro urbano.

    En cambio se han observado gigantescas epidemias de dengue (1.

    En lo referente a la fiebre amarilla selvática lo primero por indicar es que

  10. Reacción en cadena de la polimerasa para la detección rápida y determinación del serotipo de virus del dengue en muestras clínicas

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    Delfina Rosario

    1998-07-01

    Full Text Available El trabajo que aquí se presenta describe las ventajas de usar la reacción en cadena de la polimerasa con transcriptasa inversa (RCP-TI para detectar e identificar con rapidez virus del dengue en muestras clínicas. Se sometieron directamente a RCP-TI 27 muestras obtenidas de pacientes con fiebre de dengue y fiebre hemorrágica de dengue durante epidemias en Colombia, Nicaragua y Panamá. El ADN de cadena doble obtenido con la RCP-TI se identificó mediante una segunda amplificación (RCP de anidación utilizando cebadores específicos para cada tipo de virus, aislamiento vírico e inmunofluorescencia indirecta (IFI y con electroinmunoensayo enzimático detector de anticuerpos IgM contra el virus del dengue. El genoma vírico amplificado se detectó e identificó en un máximo de 8 horas. Los parámetros calculados para hacer el diagnóstico por RCP-TI, usando el aislamiento vírico y la IFI como estándar de oro, fueron una sensibilidad de 100%; una especificidad de 78%; un valor predictivo positivo de 69% y un valor predictivo negativo de 100%. Cabe notar que dos de los especímenes que dieron resultados positivos a la prueba de RCP-TI anidada y negativos al aislamiento vírico mostraron anticuerpos específicos de tipo IgM. Los resultados de la RCP-TI en general mostraron una estrecha concordancia con los del aislamiento vírico, lo cual sugiere que la RCP es un procedimiento que facilita enormemente el diagnóstico rápido y temprano del dengue.

  11. SÍNDROME DE DISFUNCIÓN MULTI-ORGÁNICA POR VIRUS DENGUE 3 EN NIÑOS DE NEIVA, HUILA COLOMBIA Multi-organic dysfunction syndrome caused by dengue 3 in children of Neiva Huila, Colombia

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    Doris Martha Salgado

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available Antecedentes. El dengue es la principal enfermedad viral transmitida por vectores en el mundo, con un número creciente de casos en Neiva. La presentación clínica del choque por fiebre dengue hemorrágica (FDH está demostrando un compromiso de órganos diferentes al endotelio, con una mayor complejidad y gravedad de la enfermedad, probablemente asociado al serotipo circulante. Objetivo. Alertar sobre la aparición de la disfunción orgánica múltiple en niños afectados por dengue. Resultados. Se describe el diagnóstico de disfunción orgánica múltiple en tres niñas; dos niñas de siete meses y una de tres años. Con una evolución de cuatro días de fiebre, ingresaron en estado de choque resistente a la reanimación con cristaloides y coloides, con taquicardia, arritmias ventriculares, CPK MB de 524 UI/L, AST de 2157 UI/L y ALT de 226 UI/L, coagulopatía de consumo con prolongación de TTP y TP sin trombocitopenia severa y alteración metabólica caracterizada por acidemia e hipoglucemia en las tres niñas. Se aplica el puntaje para disfunción orgánica multiple con promedio de 23 y evidencia de mayor compromiso cardíaco, hepático y hematológico. En los tres casos se demostró la presencia de dengue 3 mediante RT-PCR. Discusión. Se compara con reportes similares encontrados en la literatura y se hace una correlación fisiopatológica breve. Conclusión. Se debe empezar a pensar en la presentación de formas de la fiebre dengue hemorrágica que comprometen otros órganos, ampliando la definición de severidad por dengue como en los casos descritos, que faciliten un enfoque e intervención oportuna.Background. Dengue is the main arthropod -transmitted viral disease in the world with a growing number of cases in Neiva, Colombia. Clinical presentation of dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF is showing compromise of organs different from endothelium which could be associated to the circulating serotype and/or host immunological factors

  12. Epidemic dengue 4 in the Yucatán, México, 1984 Epidemia de dengue 4 en Yucatán, México, 1984

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    Maria Alba Loroño Pino

    1993-10-01

    Full Text Available An outbreak of dengue 4 occurred in the Yucatán, México in 1984. During the course of the outbreak, 538 of 5486 reported cases of dengue-like illness were studied; 200 were confirmed as dengue serologically and/or virologically. Dengue 4 virus was isolated from 34 patients and dengue 1 from one. Severe haemorrhagic symptoms were observed in 9 laboratory confirmed patients, including four deaths. Thus, the outbreak in Yucatán is the second dengue epidemic in the Americas after the Cuban epidemic in 1981 in which a number of patients suffered from haemorrhagic complications. It was notable that 5 of 9 hospitalized, severe cases were young adults and that only one met the WHO criteria of DHF, in contrast to primary pediatric nature of DHF in Southeast Asia. In this paper we describe clinical, serologic, and virologic studies conducted during the outbreak.Un brote de dengue 4 ocurrió en Yucatán, México en 1984. Durante el curso del brote, 538 de 5486 casos reportados como dengue clínico fueron estudiados; 200 fueron confirmados como dengue, por estudios serológicos y/o virológicos. El dengue tipo 4 fue aislado de 34 pacientes y dengue 1 de un paciente. Síntomas hemorrágicos severos fueron observados en 9 pacientes confirmados por pruebas de laboratorio, de los cuales 4 fallecieron. Así, el brote en Yucatán es la segunda epidemia de dengue en las Américas después de la epidemia en Cuba en 1981 por el número de pacientes que sufrieron de complicaciones hemorrágicas. Fué notable que 5 de 9 casos hospitalizados, fueron adultos jóvenes y que únicamete un paciente reunió los criterios de la Organización Mundial de la Salud para la Fiebre Hemorrágica por Dengue (FHD, en contraste con los casos pediátricos de FHD del Sureste de Asia. En este artículo describimos los estudios clínicos, serológicos y virológicos realizados durante el brote.

  13. Iatrogenia institucional y muerte materna. Semmelweis y la fiebre puerperal

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    Oswaldo Salaverry García

    Full Text Available La fiebre puerperal es una enfermedad que asume carácter epidémico en el siglo XVIII como consecuencia de dos factores: las masas trabajadoras urbanas generadas por la revolución industrial, y la progresiva hegemonización y medicalización de la atención del parto en grandes hospitales públicos. La mortalidad materna institucionalizada alcanza cifras superiores al 30%, en tanto con la atención por parteras es menor al 2%. Semmelweis, médico húngaro, postula que los médicos contaminaban a las parturientas por insuficiente higiene luego de realizar necropsias, e implanta medidas profilácticas en el Hospital de Viena, las cuales reducen dramáticamente la mortalidad, pero sus ideas son rechazadas por que afectan el proceso de institucionalización de la medicina basado en el altruismo y honor, por los que supuestamente era imposible que causen daño a sus pacientes. Es obligado a retirarse del Hospital de Viena, y continua su lucha en Budapest, pero el rechazo y la incomprensión de sus colegas por su doctrina afecta su salud mental. Muere en un asilo, pocos años antes que Pasteur y Koch demuestren las bacterias causantes de enfermedades como la fiebre puerperal.

  14. Iatrogenia institucional y muerte materna: semmelweis y la fiebre puerperal

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    Oswaldo Salaverry García

    Full Text Available La fiebre puerperal es una enfermedad que asume carácter epidémico en el siglo XVIII como consecuencia de dos factores: las masas trabajadoras urbanas generadas por la revolución industrial, y la progresiva hegemonización y medicalización de la atención del parto en grandes hospitales públicos. La mortalidad materna institucionalizada alcanza cifras superiores al 30%, en tanto con la atención por parteras es menor al 2%. Semmelweis, médico húngaro, postula que los médicos contaminaban a las parturientas por insuficiente higiene luego de realizar necropsias, e implanta medidas profilácticas en el Hospital de Viena, las cuales reducen dramáticamente la mortalidad, pero sus ideas son rechazadas por que afectan el proceso de institucionalización de la medicina basado en el altruismo y honor, por los que supuestamente era imposible que causen daño a sus pacientes. Es obligado a retirarse del Hospital de Viena, y continua su lucha en Budapest, pero el rechazo y la incomprensión de sus colegas por su doctrina afecta su salud mental. Muere en un asilo, pocos años antes que Pasteur y Koch demuestren las bacterias causantes de enfermedades como la fiebre puerperal.

  15. Respuesta neuroinmunológica en la encefalitis asociada al virus del dengue

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    Bárbara Padilla-Docal

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available El virus del dengue es un virus ARN miembro de la familia Flaviviridae, la cual incluye, además, el de la fiebre amarilla, el del Nilo del Oeste y la encefalitis japonesa. Se realizó un estudio retrospectivo con tres pacientes diagnosticados de encefalitis asociada al dengue, en cuyas muestras de suero y líquido cefalorraquídeo se cuantificaron los niveles de las clases mayores de inmunoglobulinas por inmunodifusión radial y la manosa de unión a lectina, proteína de la vía de las lectinas del sistema del complemento por fluorometría. En el reibergrama se muestra la presencia de síntesis intratecal de las tres clases de inmunoglobulinas y ausencia de síntesis intratecal de lectina de unión a manosa. Existieron diferencias en cuanto al por ciento de síntesis intratecal de inmunoglobulinas, las cuales estuvieron relacionadas con el momento de la infección por el virus y la aparición de las manifestaciones neurológicas compatibles con una encefalitis. Este es el primer reporte de afectaciones neurológicas en pacientes cubanos con dengue. La respuesta inmune intratecal puede ser utilizada para el mejor conocimiento de la enfermedad y contribuir al desarrollo de posibles candidatos vacunales.

  16. Desarrollo de agentes inmunizantes contra el dengue

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    López Antuñano Francisco J.

    2000-01-01

    Full Text Available El complejo de los cuatro flavivirus del dengue es transmitido principalmente por el mosquito Aedes aegypti. Se han atribuido epidemias a la actividad de A. albopictus, A. polynesiensis y a varias especies del complejo A. scutellaris. Los factores de riesgo que determinan la probabilidad de enfermar o morir por dengue están relacionados tanto con el huésped (características genéticas, estado inmunitario, forma de vida y condiciones de salud, saneamiento básico de la vivienda y abastecimiento de agua potable como con el virus (variabilidad genética de cepas entre y dentro de los serotipos, diferente capacidad patógena y distribución geográfica. A pesar de la falta de conocimiento sobre la inmunobiopatología del dengue, se han hecho importantes avances para conseguir una respuesta inmunitaria protectora con virus atenuados y con antígenos obtenidos por medio de tecnologías recombinantes. Desde los años 40, se ha intentado desarrollar vacunas contra el dengue. La inmunidad que se adquiere por infección natural es específica para cada serotipo y se han documentado infecciones por tres serotipos diferentes en la misma persona, por lo que probablemente sea necesaria una vacuna tetravalente. En voluntarios se han probado vacunas contra los cuatro serotipos que han sido inmunógenas y seguras. Aunque las vacunas con virus atenuados son prometedoras, son necesarios nuevos estudios sobre su eficacia y seguridad. Actualmente están en curso estudios para producir vacunas contra el virus del dengue mediante tecnologías de ADN recombinante y otras técnicas de biología molecular, utilizando como antígenos proteínas estructurales (principalmente la glicoproteína E y no estructurales. Con el mismo propósito se han usado varios vectores de expresión, como Escherichia coli, baculovirus, virus de la vacuna y virus de la fiebre amarilla. Lamentablemente, no se han obtenido resultados satisfactorios en el hombre. La necesidad de desarrollar

  17. Desarrollo de agentes inmunizantes contra el dengue

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    Francisco J. López Antuñano

    2000-05-01

    Full Text Available El complejo de los cuatro flavivirus del dengue es transmitido principalmente por el mosquito Aedes aegypti. Se han atribuido epidemias a la actividad de A. albopictus, A. polynesiensis y a varias especies del complejo A. scutellaris. Los factores de riesgo que determinan la probabilidad de enfermar o morir por dengue están relacionados tanto con el huésped (características genéticas, estado inmunitario, forma de vida y condiciones de salud, saneamiento básico de la vivienda y abastecimiento de agua potable como con el virus (variabilidad genética de cepas entre y dentro de los serotipos, diferente capacidad patógena y distribución geográfica. A pesar de la falta de conocimiento sobre la inmunobiopatología del dengue, se han hecho importantes avances para conseguir una respuesta inmunitaria protectora con virus atenuados y con antígenos obtenidos por medio de tecnologías recombinantes. Desde los años 40, se ha intentado desarrollar vacunas contra el dengue. La inmunidad que se adquiere por infección natural es específica para cada serotipo y se han documentado infecciones por tres serotipos diferentes en la misma persona, por lo que probablemente sea necesaria una vacuna tetravalente. En voluntarios se han probado vacunas contra los cuatro serotipos que han sido inmunógenas y seguras. Aunque las vacunas con virus atenuados son prometedoras, son necesarios nuevos estudios sobre su eficacia y seguridad. Actualmente están en curso estudios para producir vacunas contra el virus del dengue mediante tecnologías de ADN recombinante y otras técnicas de biología molecular, utilizando como antígenos proteínas estructurales (principalmente la glicoproteína E y no estructurales. Con el mismo propósito se han usado varios vectores de expresión, como Escherichia coli, baculovirus, virus de la vacuna y virus de la fiebre amarilla. Lamentablemente, no se han obtenido resultados satisfactorios en el hombre. La necesidad de desarrollar

  18. Aumento de consultas en atención primaria por infección respiratoria de vías altas y por fiebre coincidiendo con la gripe (H1N1 2009

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    Pablo Aldaz

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Fundamento: En verano de 2009 se registró en Navarra una onda de gripe A (H1N1 2009. Evaluar su repercusión en consultas de atención primaria con diagnóstico diferente al de gripe. Métodos: Estudiamos las consultas en atención primaria del Servicio Navarro de Salud desde el 21 de junio y al 21 de septiembre de 2009 con diagnósticos de gripe (Clasificación Internacional de Atención Primaria, código R80, síndrome febril (código A03, infección respiratoria aguda de vías altas (código R74 y bronquitis aguda (código R78, y las comparamos con las registradas en el mismo periodo en los tres años previos. Resultados: En verano de 2009 se notificaron 3417 casos de síndrome gripal (5,5 por 1.000 habitantes. Entre las semanas 27 y 31 se produjo un brote de gripe, con más de la mitad (87/160 de los frotis de pacientes con síndrome gripal positivos para el virus (H1N1 2009 sin detectarse otros tipos de virus gripal. Coincidiendo con la onda de síndromes gripales observamos aumentos de consultas por síndrome febril e infección respiratoria de vías altas. En comparación con la media de los tres años anteriores, en el verano del 2009 se produjo un incremento del 44! en consultas por síndrome febril (de 3,6 a 5,3 por 1000: p<0,001, del 6! en consultas por infección de vías altas (de 13,2 a 14,1 por 1000; p<0,001 y del 8! en consultas por bronquitis aguda (de 6,3 a 6,9 por 1000; p=0,003. Estos diagnósticos supusieron 3,2 consultas adicionales por 1.000 habitantes atribuibles a la gripe, es decir, un 58! de consultas adicionales. Conclusiones: La gripe se acompaña de aumento en el número de consultas por síndrome febril y por infección respiratoria de vías altas.

  19. Aumento de consultas en atención primaria por infección respiratoria de vías altas y por fiebre coincidiendo con la gripe (H1N1) 2009

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    Pablo Aldaz; José Ramón Loayssa; Javier Apezteguía; Miren Oscariz; María José Dronda; Mirian Sagredo; Jesús Castilla

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    Fundamento: En verano de 2009 se registró en Navarra una onda de gripe A (H1N1) 2009. Evaluar su repercusión en consultas de atención primaria con diagnóstico diferente al de gripe. Métodos: Estudiamos las consultas en atención primaria del Servicio Navarro de Salud desde el 21 de junio y al 21 de septiembre de 2009 con diagnósticos de gripe (Clasificación Internacional de Atención Primaria, código R80), síndrome febril (código A03), infección respiratoria aguda de vías altas (código R74) y b...

  20. Características de los exámenes de laboratorio en pacientes con dengue grave en un hospital de Puerto Maldonado - Perú

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    Jesús Rojas-Jaimes

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: Puerto Maldonado, capital del Departamento de Madre de Dios, es catalogado como zona endémica de dengue. La clasificación de dengue considera al dengue grave (hemorrágico cuando se produce shock, distrés respiratorio o compromiso de órgano blanco. Objetivos: Determinar las características de los exámenes de laboratorio en pacientes con dengue grave hospitalizados en la Unidad de Cuidados Intermedios del Hospital Santa Rosa de Puerto Maldonado, Madre de Dios, Perú. Diseño: Estudio retrospectivo de corte transversal. Institución: Laboratorio Central y Departamento de Epidemiología del Hospital Santa Rosa, Madre de Dios, Perú. Materiales: Cincuenta y cinco historias clínicas de pacientes con diagnóstico de dengue grave hospitalizados en la Unidad de Cuidados Intermedios, en el periodo junio de 2010 a noviembre de 2011. Métodos: Se analizó los resultados de exámenes de laboratorio solicitados durante la hospitalización. Principales medidas de resultados: Valores de transaminasas, creatinina, hemograma completo y examen de orina. Resultados: El mayor número de pacientes con dengue grave procedió de Puerto Maldonado (84%. El grupo etario mayormente afectado fue el de 40 a 49 años (32%. En 83% de los pacientes hospitalizados se presentó elevación de las transaminasas y de la creatinina sérica. El recuento de plaquetas estuvo dentro de rangos normales, excepto en el grupo de 10 a 19 años (11%, en quienes se halló concentraciones séricas de plaquetas menores a 150 000/mL. Conclusiones: En la mayoría de pacientes hospitalizados por dengue grave en Puerto Maldonado existió elevación sérica de transaminasas y creatinina. El recuento de plaquetas fue normal, pero existió plaquetopenia en el grupo de 10 a 19 años.

  1. Citoquinas reguladoras de la inflamación y mediadores de citotoxicidad en la infección por dengue

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    Pérez Díaz, Ana Beatriz

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    Se presentan nuevas evidencias científicas a favor de la participación de la respuesta inmune celular en la patogénesis de la Fiebre Hemorrágica por dengue. Se demostró la asociación de niveles elevados de IL-12 con el cuadro clínico benigno y niveles aumentados de IL-10 con la infección secundaria. Una mayor expresión de IL-10 en células mononucleares humanas se asoció al reto viral homotípico, mientras en el reto heterotípico predominó la expresión de TNFα. Un incremento en los niveles de g...

  2. Caracterización clínica de los casos de dengue hospitalizados en la E.S.E. Hospital ""Antonio Roldán Betancur"", Apartadó, Antioquia, Colombia, 2000.

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    Margarita Arboleda

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available Introducción. Desde 1998 se vienen notificando casos de dengue hemorrágico en el municipio de Apartadó y actualmente el dengue se considera endemo-epidémico. Objetivo. Describir el comportamiento clínico del dengue en pacientes hospitalizados por esta causa en la Empresa Social del Estado Hospital Antonio Roldán Betancur de Apartadó en el año 2000. Materiales y métodos. Estudio descriptivo retrospectivo de revisión de historias clínicas de pacientes hospitalizados por dengue. Resultados. Se hospitalizaron 45 casos con diagnóstico serológico de dengue. Tres (6,7% pacientes con dengue clásico, 22 (48,9% con dengue con manifestaciones hemorrágicas y 20 (44,4% con dengue hemorrágico. La edad osciló entre 4 meses y 68 años con un promedio de 22,1 años. La mayoría procedía del área urbana (82,8%. Las manifestaciones clínicas más frecuentes fueron: fiebre (100%, mialgias y artralgias (71,1%, cefalea (70,5% y dolor abdominal (67,5%. Las manifestaciones hemorrágicas más frecuentes fueron petequias (60%, hematuria (31,7%, equimosis en sitios de venopunción (24,4%, melenas (22,2%, hematemesis (15,5% y hemorragias vaginales anormales (15,5%. El recuento de plaquetas osciló entre 11.000 y 186.000/mm3, con un promedio de 48.688. Los hematocritos oscilaron entre 26 y 59%, con un promedio de 41,5%. Fallecieron 4 (8,8% pacientes, tres de éstos menores de un año. En el 40% de los casos se hicieron otros diagnósticos simultáneamente, siendo malaria la coinfección más frecuente, con 17,7% (8/45 de los casos. Conclusión. En este estudio las personas en edad productiva tuvieron mayor riesgo de sufrir dengue y la población menor de un año fue la de mayor riesgo de letalidad; existe, además, la posibilidad de coinfección con otras enfermedades, particularmente malaria.

  3. Abscesso hepático de origem hematogênica em paciente com febre de origem indeterminada Absceso hepático de origen hematogénico en paciente con fiebre de origen indeterminado Hematogenic hepatic abscess in a patient presenting fever of unknown origin

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    Mariana Facchini Granato

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Descrever uma apresentação atípica de abscesso hepático em paciente pediátrico e realizar uma revisão da literatura no que diz respeito às diferenças observadas na etiopatogenia do quadro, quando considerados os países desenvolvidos e aqueles em desenvolvimento. DESCRIÇÃO DO CASO: Paciente de 13 anos, do sexo masculino, foi trazido ao pronto-socorro pediátrico devido à febre diária e à perda de peso, sem alterações ao exame físico. Na investigação realizada, o ultrassom abdominal evidenciou área heterogênea nodulariforme relativamente definida, compatível com abscesso hepático. Foi realizada drenagem cirúrgica e antibioticoterapia. No material da drenagem houve crescimento de Staphylococcus aureus sensível à oxacilina. COMENTÁRIOS: O caso demonstra a importância de o pediatra conhecer as principais causas da febre de origem indeterminada, saber desenvolver a abordagem investigativa e, frente ao diagnóstico de abscesso hepático, aferir a possibilidade de o agente etiológico ser o Staphylococcus aureus, principalmente quando houver relato de rotura da pele.OBJETIVOS: Describir una presentación atípica de absceso hepático en pacientes pediátricos y realizar una revisión de la literatura en lo que se refiere a las diferencias observadas en la etiopatogenia del cuadro, cuando considerados los países desarrollados y en desarrollo. DESCRIPCIÓN DEL CASO: Paciente de 13 años, varón, fue traído a la emergencia pediátrica debido a la fiebre diaria y pérdida de peso, sin alteraciones al examen físico. En la investigación realizada, el ultrasonido abdominal evidenció área heterogénea nodulariforme relativamente definida, compatible con absceso hepático. Se realizó drenaje quirúrgico y antibioticoterapia. En el material drenado hubo crecimiento de Staphylococcus aureus sensible a la oxacilina. COMENTARIOS: El caso demuestra la importancia del pediatra en conocer las principales causas de fiebre de

  4. Fiebre amarilla en Mazatlán, 1883

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    Javier E. García de Alba García; Ana L. Salcedo Rocha

    2006-01-01

    A propósito de una serie de telegramas emitidos durante la epidemia de fiebre amarilla de 1883 en Mazatlán, reproducidos en el semanario médico de la ciudad de México La Voz de Hipócrates, se hace una reflexión histórico-epidemiológica sobre el desarrollo de la fiebre amarilla en esta área del país y acerca del conocimiento prevaleciente.

  5. Fiebre postoperatoria en pacientes del Cardiocentro Ernesto Che Guevara / Postoperative fever in patients of the Cardiocentro Ernesto Che Guevara

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    Alina Ceballos Álvarez

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: La fiebre es una de las dificultades que se presentan en el período pos-quirúrgico. Objetivo: Caracterizar la incidencia de fiebre en el postoperatorio de cirugía cardio-vascular. Método: Estudio observacional descriptivo, longitudinal, prospectivo, en 31 pacientes con fiebre en el postoperatorio. Resultados: Un 15,6 % del total de pacientes operados de cirugía cardiovascular (31 casos presentó fiebre en el postoperatorio y en 20 de ellos la causa fue séptica. Apareció más frecuentemente en el sexo masculino (74,2 %, tras cirugía de dos vál-vulas o de revascularización miocárdica (67,7 %, y en el grupo etario de 30-49 años (48,9 %. Fueron más encontrados los derrames pleurales (29,0 % y pericárdicos (19,4 %, y las lesiones inflamatorias pulmonares (25,8 %; la mayoría de los enfermos tenían colocados 2 catéteres venosos centrales (77,4 % y llevaban más de tres días con sonda vesical (51,6 % o línea arterial (48,4 %; al 87,1 % de los pacientes se le administró metamizol, al 58,1 % antimicrobianos y al 25,8 % se le tomó muestra para hemocultivo. Los gérmenes más encontrados fueron la pseudomona y el acinetobác-ter y predominó la evolución satisfactoria (solo 1 paciente fallecido. Conclusiones: La frecuencia de aparición de la fiebre en el postoperatorio de cirugía cardiovascular no fue elevada y predominó en hombres, entre 30 y 49 años de edad, con cirugía compleja. Fueron más encontrados los derrames pericárdico y pleural, así como la utilización de varios procedimientos invasivos. El hemocultivo fue útil para determinar la causa de la fiebre y el germen. La mayoría de los pacientes evolucionó satisfactoriamente.

  6. Manifestaciones mucocutáneas atípicas por fiebre por el virus del chikungunya en neonatos y lactantes de Cúcuta, Los Patios y Villa del Rosario, Norte de Santander, Colombia, 2014

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    Claudia Marcela Muñoz; José Orlando Castillo; Daniela Salas; Milena Alexandra Valderrama; Claudia Teresa Rangel; Heiddy Patricia Vargas; Diana Carolina Silva

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    Introducción. Se han observado manifestaciones clínicas atípicas en recién nacidos y lactantes con fiebre por el virus del chikungunya. Objetivo. Describir los casos de fiebre causada por el virus del chikungunya en recién nacidos y lactantes con lesiones mucocutáneas atípicas. Materiales y métodos. Se revisaron las historias clínicas y los resultados de laboratorio y de patología en tres hospitales regionales de los casos de recién nacidos y lactantes diagnosticados con el virus del chikungu...

  7. Dengue con signos de alarma: reporte de caso y plan de cuidados de enfermería

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    Mayra Mora-Merchan

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: El dengue es una enfermedad viral aguda, producida por el virus del dengue, transmitida por el mosquito Aedes aegypti, que se cría en el agua acumulada en recipientes y objetos en desuso .Existen cuatro serotipos del virus del dengue: 1, 2, 3 y 4. La primera vez que una persona es contagiada por cualquiera de estos cuatro virus, adquiere el dengue clásico. Nunca volverá a padecer dengue por el mismo virus pero sigue expuesta a los demás serotipos(1.Es una necesidad que el personal de enfermería tenga conocimientos claros del curso y clínica de la enfermedad para que así haya una atención temprana ante una enfermedad que avanza rápidamente en la comunidad. Materiales y Métodos: Artículo de Reporte de Caso sobre un paciente de 7 años que acude al servicio de urgencias en una Institución de salud en la ciudad de Bucaramanga (Santander. Resultados: Ante éste caso se decidió hacer una planeación del cuidado de enfermería para brindarle al menor teniendo en cuenta el momento de la enfermedad desde su ingreso hasta el alta hospitalaria y el seguimiento a nivel domiciliario, Se realizaron actividades de enseñanza del proceso de la enfermedad describiendo signos y síntomas, proceso, etiología, y las posibles complicaciones crónicas de la enfermedad. Discusión y Conclusiones: Al finalizar nuestro artículo nos hemos dado cuenta que hasta el momento ningún país ha logrado la erradicación total del vector del dengue, pero creemos que el control de las epidemias puede lograrse, controlando los vectores mediante campañas de fumigación, campañas de educación de la población y también de saneamiento del medio ambiente. (Rev Cuid 2011; 2(2: 202-5 .Palabras clave: Dengue, Aedes, Diagnóstico de Enfermería. (Fuente: DeCS BIREME.

  8. Manifestaciones clínicas del dengue hemorrágico en Puerto Rico, 1990-1991

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    José G. Rigau-Pérez

    1997-06-01

    Full Text Available Este estudio se realizó con el fin de mostrar que el dengue hemorrágico (DH se da en Puerto Rico, si bien es una enfermedad subnotificada, lo que se debe en parte a su subdiagnóstico en los hospitales. La vigilancia de casos graves de dengue permitió determinar que hubo 986 hospitalizaciones por sospecha de dengue en el período de 1990-1991. En esa época, el sistema de vigilancia identificó 20 casos de DH, incluidos tres de síndrome de choque por dengue (SCD. Nuestra subsecuente revisión de los expedientes de los 986 pacientes reveló que en 102 de ellos había razones para apoyar el diagnóstico clínico de DH (88 y de SCD (14. Entre estos 102 había 57 que dieron resultados virológicos o serológicos positivos a dengue y que reunían los criterios de caso de dengue establecidos por la OMS (fiebre, manifestaciones hemorrágicas, trombocitopenia y excesiva permeabilidad capilar. En el grupo de 57 pacientes, la media de edad era de 38 años y preponderaban los hombres (34, o sea 59,3%, incluidos ocho casos de SCD y dos (3,5% defunciones (en mujeres de 16 y 55 años de edad. Los síntomas hemorrágicos fueron leves y con frecuencia se observaron hemoconcentración, hipoalbuminemia y concentraciones elevadas de aspartato y alanina aminotransferasas. Las hospitalizaciones duraron unos 5 días en término medio. La descripción clínica de estos casos de DH en Puerto Rico coincide con descripciones anteriores de la enfermedad en la literatura médica, pero la distribución por edad de los pacientes es similar al patrón que se suele encontrar en las Américas (donde afecta a todos los grupos de edad, en contraste con el de Asia Sudoriental (donde afecta principalmente a niños pequeños. El número de casos identificados en nuestro estudio fue casi tres veces mayor que el número notificado por el sistema de vigilancia establecido. Nuestros resultados indican que es necesario mejorar la capacidad de los clínicos locales para reconocer y

  9. Manifestaciones clínicas del dengue hemorrágico en Puerto Rico, 1990-1991

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    Rigau-Pérez José G.

    1997-01-01

    Full Text Available Este estudio se realizó con el fin de mostrar que el dengue hemorrágico (DH se da en Puerto Rico, si bien es una enfermedad subnotificada, lo que se debe en parte a su subdiagnóstico en los hospitales. La vigilancia de casos graves de dengue permitió determinar que hubo 986 hospitalizaciones por sospecha de dengue en el período de 1990-1991. En esa época, el sistema de vigilancia identificó 20 casos de DH, incluidos tres de síndrome de choque por dengue (SCD. Nuestra subsecuente revisión de los expedientes de los 986 pacientes reveló que en 102 de ellos había razones para apoyar el diagnóstico clínico de DH (88 y de SCD (14. Entre estos 102 había 57 que dieron resultados virológicos o serológicos positivos a dengue y que reunían los criterios de caso de dengue establecidos por la OMS (fiebre, manifestaciones hemorrágicas, trombocitopenia y excesiva permeabilidad capilar. En el grupo de 57 pacientes, la media de edad era de 38 años y preponderaban los hombres (34, o sea 59,3%, incluidos ocho casos de SCD y dos (3,5% defunciones (en mujeres de 16 y 55 años de edad. Los síntomas hemorrágicos fueron leves y con frecuencia se observaron hemoconcentración, hipoalbuminemia y concentraciones elevadas de aspartato y alanina aminotransferasas. Las hospitalizaciones duraron unos 5 días en término medio. La descripción clínica de estos casos de DH en Puerto Rico coincide con descripciones anteriores de la enfermedad en la literatura médica, pero la distribución por edad de los pacientes es similar al patrón que se suele encontrar en las Américas (donde afecta a todos los grupos de edad, en contraste con el de Asia Sudoriental (donde afecta principalmente a niños pequeños. El número de casos identificados en nuestro estudio fue casi tres veces mayor que el número notificado por el sistema de vigilancia establecido. Nuestros resultados indican que es necesario mejorar la capacidad de los clínicos locales para reconocer y

  10. Dengue and Severe Dengue

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    ... the second most diagnosed cause of fever after malaria. In 2013, cases have occurred in Florida (United ... endemic areas. WHO recommends that countries should consider introduction of the dengue vaccine CYD-TDV only in ...

  11. Scanning electron microscopy of the four larval instars of the Dengue fever vector Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae

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    Stefan Schaper

    2006-09-01

    Full Text Available Aedes aegypti is the main insect vector of Dengue fever and dengue hemorrhagic fever/dengue shock syndrome and represents the only vulnerable element in the control of this disease. Therefore, the identification and quantification of this mosquito is an important task; however, the majority of taxonomic keys are based on the 4th larval instar. For that reason, this study describes the four larval instars of A. aegypti using scanning electron microscopy. Morphological changes during larval development were observed at the pecten, comb scales and the ventral brush of the abdominal segment X; however, the 3rd and 4th instars showed similar structures with only a slight variation. The structures described in this study will be helpful in the identification of the four instars of A. aegypti, a fundamental task for comprehending the natural history of dengue mainly in new territories affected. Rev. Biol. Trop. 54 (3: 847-852. Epub 2006 Sept. 29.Aedes aegypti es el principal insecto vector de la fiebre del dengue y del dengue hemorrágico/síndrome del choque por dengue y es el único elemento atacable para el control de esta virosis. La identificación y cuantificación de éste es una tarea importante; no obstante, la mayoría de las llaves taxonómicas se basan en el cuarto estadio larval. Por esta razón, en este trabajo se describen los cuatro estadios larvales de A. aegypti los cuales fueron examinados mediante microscopia electrónica de rastreo. Los cambios morfológicos ocurridos durante el desarrollo larval fueron observados en el pecten, las escamas del peine, el cepillo ventral del décimo segmento. El 3ero y 4to estadios larvales mostraron estructuras similares con sólo ligeras variaciones. Las estructuras descritas en este artículo permiten identificar cualquiera de los cuatro estadios larvales de A. aegypti, lo cual representa una tarea importante en la comprensión de la historia natural del dengue en los nuevos territorios afectados.

  12. Evaluación de vacunas peptídicas contra el virus de la fiebre aftosa en bovinos : Aislamiento y caracterización de mutantes de escape

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    Tami, María Cecilia

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    EI virus de la fiebre aftosa (VFA) pertenece a la familia Picomaviridae y es el agente causal de la fiebre aftosa (FA). Esta enfermedad causa grandes pérdidas económicas en el mundo y se controla mediante vacunación regular con una vacuna a virus inactivado. Esta vacuna presenta desventajas relacionadas principalmente con la manipulación de grandes cantidades de virus vivo y la inactivación incompleta de las preparaciones virales. En este trabajo se evaluó el potencial de vacunas peptídicas r...

  13. Detección molecular del virus de la fiebre amarilla en muestras de suero de casos fatales humanos y en cerebros de ratón.

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    Jairo A. Méndez

    2003-06-01

    Full Text Available Hemos adaptado un método molecular basado en la técnica de transcripción reversa seguida de la reacción en cadena de la polimerasa (RT-PCR para diagnóstico alternativo de la infección por el virus de la fiebre amarilla. Se tomaron tres sueros liofilizados de casos fatales de fiebre amarilla y cuatro sueros frescos, de los cuales tres pertenecían a casos fatales de la enfermedad y el cuarto a un paciente sintomático con serología IgM positiva para fiebre amarilla; los sueros fueron tratados con Trizol-LS® para extraer el ARN viral que fue sometido a reacción de RT y posteriormente a PCR, para la cual se diseñaron dos parejas de iniciadores específicos de fiebre amarilla: iniciadores directos (sentido JM2104 (5´-CGTTGGGAGAGGAGATTC-3´ y JM2249 (5´-TTCTTCACTTCGGTTGGG-3´, e iniciadores inversos (antisentido JM2673 (5´- TCATCTGCCCTGCTTCTC-3´ y JM2751 (5´-CCTCTCTGGTAAACATTCT-3´. La aplicación de la técnica en tejidos se hizo en cerebros de ratón infectados con el virus amarílico, tratados con una solución de lisis antes de purificar el ARN. En geles de agarosa se observaron bandas únicas de amplificación del tamaño esperado (569 pb y 502 pb; todas las muestras fueron corroboradas con las dos parejas de iniciadores y en dos de las muestras de suero fresco los resultados positivos para fiebre amarilla fueron comprobados con estudio histopatológico. Este método de detección molecular permitió demostrar de manera rápida y eficiente la presencia del virus de la fiebre amarilla, hecho que tiene importantes implicaciones diagnósticas para este problema de salud pública.

  14. Plastia mitral cirúrgica em crianças com febre reumática Plastia mitral quirúrgica en niños con fiebre reumática Surgical mitral valve repair in children with rheumatic fever

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    Andréa Rocha e Silva

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    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: A reconstrução mitral é bem aceita em crianças com febre reumática. OBJETIVO: Analisar os resultados da reconstrução cirúrgica mitral, em crianças com lesões reumáticas, após quatro anos de evolução. MÉTODOS: Estudo retrospectivo de 40 pacientes menores de 18 anos, operados no Instituto Nacional de Cardiologia (RJ, entre janeiro de 1998 e janeiro de 2003. Foram analisados o grau da regurgitação mitral pelo ecocardiograma, a técnica cirúrgica, a classe funcional pré e pós-operatória, a evolução dos casos, a necessidade de troca valvar e óbitos. RESULTADOS: Vinte e um pacientes (52,5% eram do sexo feminino. A insuficiência mitral era grave em 32 pacientes (80% e moderada em oito (20%. Ocorreram três óbitos imediatos (7,5%. Após três meses da cirurgia, o ecocardiograma demonstrou que em 35 de 37 casos (94,6% não havia regurgitação valvar ou essa era leve, e em dois pacientes (5,2% era grave. A classe funcional no pré-operatório era III e IV em 33 casos (82,5% e, três meses após a cirurgia, todos os 37 casos (100% estavam em classe funcional I e II. A diferença entre os dados do grau de regurgitação mitral e classe funcional no pré e no pós-operatório foram estatisticamente significativos (pFUNDAMENTO: La reconstrucción mitral tiene buena aceptación en niños con fiebre reumática. OBJETIVO: Analizar los resultados de la reconstrucción quirúrgica mitral en niños con lesiones reumáticas después de cuatro años de evolución. MÉTODOS: Estudio retrospectivo de 40 pacientes menores de 18 años, operados en el Instituto Nacional de Cardiología (RJ, entre enero de 1998 y enero de 2003. Se analizó el grado de regurgitación mitral por ecocardiograma, la técnica quirúrgica, la clase funcional pre y post operatoria, la evolución de los casos, la necesidad de cambio valvular y óbitos. RESULTADOS: Veintiún pacientes (52,5% eran del sexo femenino. La insuficiencia mitral era grave en 32

  15. Hygiene habits and carriers in families with a child who has had typhoid fever Hábitos de higiene y portadores en familias que tuvieron un niño con fiebre tifoídea Hábitos de higiene e portadores em famílias que tiveram uma criança com febre tifóide

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    M. de la Luz Alvarez

    1992-04-01

    Full Text Available The relationship between asymptomatic shedding of bacterial enteropathogens and the hygiene habits of families who have had a child with typhoid fever (TF are investigated. The sample was made up of 80 families: 40 families in which one child had had TF (Group A and 40 in which no children or either of the parents had had a history of TF (Group B. In each group 20 families belonged to a low socieconomic status (SES and 20 to a high SES. A structured interview was used to evaluate the SES and the hygiene habits of the child; observations were made to measure the hygiene habits of the family (toilet, kitchen and food preparation and bacteriological studies (fecal samples and hand markers. Results show that carriers were more frequent in Group A than in Group B. The bacterial species found were significantly more numerous in Group A than in Group B (fecal samples: E. coli, the classic serotypes, Shigella ssp, and hand markers: E. coli. Families of Group A had higher carriage rates than those of Group B. Finally there exists a significantly higher association between inadequate hygiene habits and carrier families. These results show the need to teach specific habits of proper hygiene to the entire population, because the fact of belonging to the high SES does not in itself preclude inadequate hygiene habits.El objetivo de este estudio fue investigar las relaciones entre la presencia de portadores de agentes bacteriales enteropatógenos y la calidad de los hábitos de higiene en familias que han tenido o no un niño con fiebre tifoídea (TF. La muestra estuvo formada por 80 familias: 40 en las que hubo un niño con FT (grupo A y 40 en las que ni los niños y sus padres habían tenido una historia de FT (grupo B. En cada grupo 20 familias pertenecían al nivel socieconómico bajo (NSE y 20 al NSE alto. Se usó una entrevista estructurada para evaluar el NSE, los hábitos de higiene del niño; observaciones estructuradas para medir los hábitos de

  16. La fiebre amarilla y su control.

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    Martha Patricia Velandia

    2004-03-01

    Full Text Available la candidiosis crónica diseminada. El tercer patrón (imágenes hipoecoicas, aunque no es específico de la candidiosis crónica diseminada, es el más comúnmente hallado en ambas técnicas. En la paciente se observaron los patrones 2 y 3, y el diagnóstico se confirmó con el estudio histopatológico.

  17. Fiebre manchada por Rickettsia rickettsii en las Américas: un problema creciente de salud pública

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    El comportamiento epidemiológico de la fiebre manchada por Rickettsia rickettsii constituye un desafío para los sistemas de salud del continente americano. Es un padecimiento de relevancia médica por la letalidad que provoca si no es diagnosticado ni tratado oportunamente. Aunque cualquier persona es susceptible a la infección, algunos grupos poblacionales son más vulnerables debido a un mayor contacto con la garrapata transmisora, entre ellos los niños, quienes tienen mayor morbilidad por lo...

  18. Dengue fever

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    Objectives: To delineate the clinical features and outcomes of dengue infection and to guide clinician of early diagnosis and identification of risks factors for dengue hemorrhagic fever. Methods: This study is a retrospective cross-sectional. Clinical records of 567 patients with a confirmed diagnosis of dengue infection, admitted to a single hospital in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, between January 2010 and June 2014 were reviewed. Results: Dengue infection was most common in adult males. Sixty-eig...

  19. Dengue fever

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    Introduction. Dengue fever is caused by dengue viruses. (DENV). Transmission of DENV has increased dramatically in the past two decades making DENV the most important human pathogens among arthropod-borne viruses (1). About 50-. 100 million dengue fever infections occur every year in tropical and subtropical.

  20. Expanded Dengue.

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    The World Health Organization (WHO) has coined the term expanded dengue to describe cases which do not fall into either dengue shock syndrome or dengue hemorrhagic fever. This has incorporated several atypical findings of dengue. Dengue virus has not been enlisted as a common etiological agent in several conditions like encephalitis, Guillain Barre syndrome. Moreover it is a great mimic of co-existing epidemics like Malaria, Chikungunya and Zika virus disease, which are also mosquito-borne diseases. The atypical manifestations noted in dengue can be mutisystemic and multifacetal. In clinical practice, the occurrence of atypical presentation should prompt us to investigate for dengue. Knowledge of expanded dengue helps to clinch the diagnosis of dengue early, especially during ongoing epidemics, avoiding further battery of investigations. Dengue has proved to be the epidemic with the ability to recur and has a diverse array of presentation as seen in large series from India, Srilanka, Indonesia and Taiwan. WHO has given the case definition of dengue fever in their comprehensive guidelines. Accordingly, a probable case is defined as acute febrile illness with two or more of any findings viz. headache, retro-orbital pain, myalgia, arthralgia, rash, hemorrhagic manifestations, leucopenia and supportive serology. There have been cases of patients admitted with fever, altered mentation with or without neck stiffness and pyramidal tract signs. Some had seizures or status epilepticus as presentation. When they were tested for serology, dengue was positive. After ruling out other causes, dengue remained the only culprit. We have come across varied presentations of dengue fever in clinical practice and the present article throws light on atypical manifestations of dengue. © Journal of the Association of Physicians of India 2011.

  1. Frecuencia de infección del tracto urinario en lactantes con fiebre, sin foco infeccioso evidente, que consultan a la Unidad Vida Infantil de la Universidad de Antioquia del Hospital Francisco Valderrama, Turbo (Antioquia Frequency of urinary tract infections in febrile infants without evidence of an infectious source. from the clinic of the Unidad Vida Infantil of the University of Antioquia, Hospital Francisco Valderrama, Turbo, Colombia.

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    Full Text Available NTRODUCCIÓN: se ha documentado que en los niños las infecciones del tracto urinario son una causa frecuente de fiebre sin causa aparente. De acuerdo con los resultados de algunas investigaciones, la prevalencia está entre 4 y 13%. Las infecciones urinarias en los niños, en especial en los menores de dos años, se asocian con mayor incidencia de reflujo vesicoureteral y compromiso de parénquima renal. Por lo anterior, los niños con infección urinaria requieren especial atención con el fin de prevenir cicatrices renales, hipertensión arterial e insuficiencia renal crónica. OBJETIVO: establecer la frecuencia de infección urinaria en lactantes febriles menores de dos años de edad atendidos en la Unidad Vida Infantil de la Universidad de Antioquia y en el Hospital Francisco Valderrama de Turbo Antioquia, entre el 1º de febrero de 2003 y el 31 de enero de 2004. MÉTODOS: se incluyeron cincuenta niños menores de 24 meses de edad con fiebre sin causa aparente, entendiéndose como tal una enfermedad febril aguda en la que no se encuentra la causa luego de anamnesis y examen físico cuidadosos. Se realizaron los siguientes exámenes de laboratorio: leucograma, sedimentación, tirilla en orina para detectar estearasa leucocitaria y nitritos, uroanálisis (UA (leucocitos en orina por mm3, tinción de gram de una gota de orina sin centrifugar, uroanálisis microscópico (leucocitos y bacterias por campo de alto poder y urocultivo cuantitativo (se consideró positivo cuando se encontraron más de 10.000 unidades formadoras de colonias, UFC, por ml. Todas las muestras de orina se obtuvieron por sonda vesical. Para cada una de las pruebas se determinó la sensibilidad, la especificidad y el valor predictivo positivo y negativo. RESULTADOS: la frecuencia de infección urinaria (crecimiento de más de 10.000 UFC de un patógeno urinario por ml fue 10%. La edad promedio fue siete meses. La mayoría de los niños con infección urinaria ten

  2. Lo que usted debe saber acerca del dengue

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    Epidemiología del dengue/Transmisión/Presentación clínica/Síntomas en niños/Diagnostico de laboratorio/Dengue clásico/Dengue hemorrágico/Dengue hemorrágico con choque/ ¿Qué es dengue hemorrágico?/ ¿Cuál es la diferencia entre dengue hemorrágico y dengue clásico?/ ¿Qué son las plaquetas?/ ¿Qué puedo hacer para prevenir el dengue?/ ¿Cuándo debo consultar?/ ¿Cuándo se debe hacer un hemograma?/ ¿Cuándo se debe hospitalizar un paciente con dengue?

  3. Dengue hemorrhagic fever

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    Hemorrhagic dengue; Dengue shock syndrome; Philippine hemorrhagic fever; Thai hemorrhagic fever; Singapore hemorrhagic fever ... Four different dengue viruses are known to cause dengue hemorrhagic fever. Dengue hemorrhagic fever occurs when a person is bitten by ...

  4. Fiebre amarilla en Africa: su impacto en salud pública y perspectivas para su control en el siglo XXI

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    Oyewale Tomori

    2002-06-01

    Full Text Available Durante las últimos dos décadas, la fiebre amarilla ha vuelto a emerger con fuerza hasta constituirse en un grave problema de salud pública en Africa, trayendo indecibles sufrimientos a mucha de su población y convirtiéndose en un obstáculo más para su desarrollo social y económico. A pesar de los destacados logros alcanzados en el conocimiento de la epidemiología de esta enfermedad y de la disponibilidad de una vacuna segura y eficaz, la fiebre amarilla continúa siendo un serio problema de salud pública tanto en Africa como en América en donde anualmente afecta a 200.000 personas, aproximadamente, y causa alrededor de 30.000 muertes. Africa contribuye con más del 90% de la morbilidad y mortalidad por fiebre amarilla en el planeta. Además de la severidad de la morbilidad y la mortalidad, que muestran un acusado subregistro, los sucesivos brotes y las medidas de control han traumatizado la prestación de los servicios de salud disponibles, sobrecargando los ya exiguos recursos internos, abusando de las donaciones y llevando a un lamentable desperdicio de vacunas. Las epidemias recientes en Africa han afectado predominantemente a los niños menores de 15 años. La fiebre amarilla es una enfermedad de fácil control, lo cual puede ilustrarse con dos situaciones ocurridas en Africa. Entre 1939 y 1952, la enfermedad virtualmente desapareció en varias zonas del continente en las que se adelantaron programas de vacunación masiva de manera regular. Más recientemente, después de la epidemia de 1978-1979 en Gambia, se llevó a cabo una campaña masiva de vacunación contra la fiebre amarilla, logrando un cubrimiento de 97% de la población mayor de seis meses de edad, a partir de la cual la vacuna se incorporó permanentemente al programa de inmunización. Desde entonces, Gambia ha mantenido cubrimientos de más del 80%, sin notificación de nuevos casos, a pesar de tener frontera con Senegal que padeció brotes en 1995 y 1996. La

  5. Observaciones en el Ornithodoros Forcosus sobre su posible rol como vector de la Fiebre Recurrente

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    Arístides Herrer

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    Full Text Available Tratando de verificar la posible infección por borrelias en el Ornithodoros Forcosus Neumann, 1908, se realizaron observaciones experimentales en las que se utilizó un total de 1,655 especímenes de esta garrapata. En tales estudios se emplearon pericotes blancos y cobayos. Con triturado de garrapatas fueron inoculados 68 animales (64 pericotes y 4 cobayos y 37 (16 pericotes y 21 cobayos fueron empleados para alimentar sobre ellos varios lotes de garrapatas. Los resultados de todas estas observaciones fueron negativas. Las garrapatas con las que se han efectuado estos estudios procedían de las localidades de Limabamba, Mariscal Benavides, Camporredondo, Ocalli y Luya, todas en el departamento de Amazonas, y a altitudes que varían entre 1,400 y 2,300 metros sobre el nivel del mar. Desde que la fiebre recurrente parece ser endémica en el Perú, especialmente en localidades de considerable altitud, es de suponer que en este país sea trasmitida principalmente por piojos.

  6. Fiebre Tifoidea Diagnóstico por pruebas inmunoenzimáticas: Elisa

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    Miguel Guzmán

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    Full Text Available Este trabajo describe el desarrollo y normalización de una técnica inmunoenzimática para el diagnóstico indirecto de la Fiebre Tifoidea. El método permite un análisis simple y objetivo de los resultados. La reacción enzimática es proporcional a la concentración de anticuerpos en el suero contra el antígeno somático-0, por tanto, el método es cuantitativo. Por lo demás, la técnica tiene un alto grado de especificidad para Salmonella typhi, ya que los sueros de pacientes con Salmonelosis causada por Salmonella enteritidis serotipos paratyphi A, B y typhimurium dieron resultados negativos, en forma similar a los presentados por el grupo control antes de la vacunación específica. Los resultados obtenidos con esta técnica permitieron definir el nivel de anticuerpos que puede presentar una población control supuestamente sana frente a los niveles inducidos por la enfermedad. Los resultados postvacunales en el grupo control mostraron títulos sorprendentemente bajos; un análisis de este fenómeno se presentó en forma amplia. Igualmente se proponen futuras investigaciones sobre este campo.

  7. «Epidemia»: Un repaso a la fiebre hemorrágica por Ébola

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    Full Text Available A través de la película Outbreak (1995 de Wolfgang Peterson, se repasan en este artículo a la fiebre hemorrágica por Ébola, dado su gran parecido con la enfermedad ficticia creada en esta película producida por el virus Motaba. Se presenta una revisión de la historia, las características del virus, transmisión del virus, las manifestaciones clínicas, el diagnóstico, la mortalidad, el tratamiento y la prevención, contrastándose con lo presentado en la película. Finalmente, se muestran los niveles de bioseguridad para el manejo de los agentes infecciosos

  8. Modelos animales de fiebres hemorrágicas humanas producidas por arenavirus

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    En ciertas áreas endémicas para el virus de la fiebre de Lassa en África, este agente representa una amenaza importante para la salud pública. El agente etiológico de la fiebre de Lassa es transmitido de ratas a humanos a través de la sangre o de la exposición de las mucosas a aerosoles y causa cerca de 300.000 casos cada año. El virus de la coriomeningitis linfocítica (LCMV, estrechamente relacionado con el virus de la fiebre de Lassa, produce variados resultados después de su inoculación en primates. En nuestro laboratorio hemos empleado la especie Macaca mulata de mono Rhesus como modelo de fiebre de Lassa en el hombre, usando una variante patogénica (WE y una no patogénica (Armstrong de LCMV.

    Nuestros objetivos fueron determinar el resultado de la infección en monos después de la exposición oral y el desafío letal posterior, caracterizar la respuesta inmune protectora y probar protección cruzada usando las dos cepas virales mencionadas.

    El experimento inicial utilizando las vías de inoculación intravenosa (experimental clásica y oral (hipotética permitieron describir cómo, la vía oral. Produce una “aparente” infección asintomática, mientras la intravenosa es uniformemente letal; permitiendo concluir por lo tanto, que la ruta de exposición influencia dramáticamente el resultado clínico de la infección.

    En un segundo experimento, dos dosis altas (107 o 108 unidades formadoras de placa de la cepa WE del virus LCMV fueron

  9. Actividad larvicida de la toronja, Citrus paradisi (Rutaceae sobre dos vectores del dengue

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    Full Text Available La actividad larvicida del aceite esencial de la toronja (Citrus paradisi fue evaluada contra los mosquitos Aedes aegypti y Aedes albopictus, los cuales representan vectores potenciales de la fiebre del dengue. La CL50 del aceite esencial de la toronja fue de 47,3 ppm y 85,1 ppm para Ae. aegypti y Ae. albopictus, respectivamente. El análisis del aceite por GC-MS, mostró químicos conocidos como insecticidas los cuales podría explicar la acción tóxica sobre las larvas de los mosquitos evaluados. Esta actividad tóxica sobre Ae. aegypti fue mayor en comparación con otros aceites cítricos, lo que sugiere mayores instigaciones en esta línea y de esta manera poder recomendarlo como regulador de mosquitos a las diferentes campañas contra el Ae. aeygpti. En la literatura revisada no encontramos ninguna investigación donde haya sido evaluado aceites esenciales de cítricos contra larvas del mosquito Ae. albopictus.

  10. Comunicacion, movilizacion y participacion: lecciones aprendidas en la prevencion y control de la Fiebre Dengue

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    Mosquera, Mario; Obregon, Rafael; Lloyd, Linda S; Orozco, Mayra; Pena, Angelica

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    ... de las intervenciones en comunicacion y salud organizadas en dos areas: dimensiones politico-tecnicas y dimensiones teoricas y de investigacion. El proyecto se desarrollo partir de la metodologia COMBI, abordaje de comunicacion y movilizacion social que incluye un proceso estrategico para identificar, promover y facilitar comportamientos que puedan repercutir en forma positiva y significativa y que sean factibles de lograr. Como variante al COMBI, se introdujeron componentes de participacion social e...

  11. Dengue Fever Testing

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    ... Links Patient Resources For Health Professionals Subscribe Search Dengue Fever Testing Send Us Your Feedback Choose Topic ... Images View Sources Ask Us Also Known As Dengue Fever Antibodies Dengue Fever Virus Formal Name Dengue ...

  12. Dengue Fever Treatment

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    ... with facebook share with twitter share with linkedin Dengue Fever Treatment Dengue Fever Dengue Fever Biology and Transmission Prevention Diagnosis ... of genomic data, and advances the understanding and treatment of dengue disease. Content last reviewed on February 7, 2011 ...

  13. El tifo, la fiebre amarilla y la medicina en México durante la intervención francesa.

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    Gerardo-Ramírez, Monserrat; Zavaleta-Castro, Jesús; Gómez-Quiroz, Luis Enrique

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    El periodo comprendido entre 1861 y 1867, marcado por la ocupación extranjera, particularmente por Francia, es sin lugar a dudas rico en gestas de patriotismo sin igual en la historia de México por la coyuntura política, militar e incluso religiosa del periodo en cuestión; sin embargo, poco se ha abordado de manera concreta el estado que guardaban la salud y la ciencia médica en dicho periodo, lleno de episodios sumamente interesantes en cuanto a epidemias como el tifo, la fiebre amarilla o el cólera, sobre todo cuando estas enfermedades afectaron y marcaron el rumbo de la historia nacional, a la par con el desarrollo de la naciente medicina científica mexicana encabezada por varios médicos, en especial por el Dr. Miguel Francisco Jiménez. Copyright: © 2018 SecretarÍa de Salud.

  14. Dengue Epidemiology

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    ... cases began to appear in the Carribean and Latin America, where highly effective Aedes control programs had been ... including 500,000 DHF cases and 22,000 deaths, mostly among children. Top of Page Dengue in ...

  15. Dengue Prevention

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    ... Address What's this? Submit What's this? Submit Button Prevention Recommend on Facebook Tweet Share Compartir This photograph ... medications to treat a dengue infection. This makes prevention the most important step, and prevention means avoiding ...

  16. Dengue Returns

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    Dr. Tyler Sharp, a CDC epidemiologist, discusses dengue in southern Texas.  Created: 8/25/2016 by National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID).   Date Released: 8/25/2016.

  17. Dengue fever

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    ... Endy TP, Rothman AL, Barrett AD. Flaviviruses (dengue, yellow fever, Japanese encephalitis, West Nile encephalitis, St. Louis encephalitis, tick-borne encephalitis, Kyasanur forest disease, Alkhurma hemorrhagic fever, Zika). In: Bennett JE, Dolin ...

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    ... change the water in birdbaths, dog bowls, and flower vases at least once a week. By taking ... Cholera West Nile Virus First Aid: Vomiting Are Insect Repellents With DEET Safe for Kids? Dengue Fever ...

  19. Fiebre manchada por rickettsias en el Delta del Paraná: Una enfermedad emergente Rickettsial spotted fever in the Paraná Delta: An emerging disease

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    Alfredo Seijo

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    Full Text Available Se comunica un caso de fiebre manchada por rickettsia autóctono del delta del Paraná correspondiente a la provincia de Buenos Aires. Luego de cinco días de haber permanecido en una región cercana a la localidad de ingeniero Otamendi, partido de Campana, el paciente presentó un síndrome febril agudo caracterizado por hipertermia con escalofríos y sudoración, mialgias, cefalea, astenia y discreta odinofagia, seguido a las 72 horas por un exantema maculopapuloso congestivo con elementos purpúricos, de distribución universal. En la región preauricular izquierda se observaba una lesión papuloerosiva, producida cinco días antes de iniciada la fiebre por una garrapata adquirida en el lugar. El cuadro clínico remitió rápidamente con la administración de doxiciclina. Por inmunofluorescencia indirecta se identificaron anticuerpos reactivos contra el grupo de rickettsias causantes de fiebres manchadas (CDC, Atlanta, EE.UU.. Se realizan consideraciones sobre la especie de rickettsia, el vector involucrado y la posibilidad que la enfermedad fuera debida a Rickettsia parkeri.We describe a case of rickettsial spotted fever in the Paraná Delta region of Buenos Aires province in Argentina. The patient developed an acute febrile syndrome characterized by myalgias, headache, asthenia and moderate odynophagia, followed by a diffuse macular, papular, and purpuric exanthema. The patient had been bitten recently by a tick on the left preauricular region and an erosive papular lesion was evident at the bite site. An indirect immunofluorescence antibody assay identified antibodies reactive with spotted fever group rickettsiae in the patient's serum. The patient improved rapidly with doxycycline. Several considerations relating to the identity of the rickettsial species and tick vector are discussed, including the possibility that this patient's illness may have been caused by Rickettsia parkeri.

  20. Análisis genético del virus peruano de la fiebre amarilla

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    Full Text Available Objetivo: Determinar las variantes genéticas de aislamientos del virus peruano de la Fiebre Amarilla (FA. Materiales y métodos: la región carboxiterminal del gen de la envoltura (E de cinco aislamientos de FA obtenidas de pacientes provenientes de Ayacucho 1978 (PER1, Junín 1995 (PER2, Cerro de Pasco (PER3, Cusco (1998 y San Martín (1999 fue amplificada por PCR, secuenciada y analizada con programas software de ADN. Resultados: el índice de similaridad de la secuencia de nucleótidos entre los cinco aislamientos reveló valores oscilantes entre 94,3% y 99,3%, mientras que la secuencia de aminoácidos presentó valores entre 97,6% y 99,7% de similaridad. El análisis filogenético demostró una distancia genética entre 0,40 y 6,50 mediante la secuencia de nucleótidos y a través de la secuencia de aminoácidos se observó un rango de 0,30 y 4,29. Sin embargo, las secuencias correspondientes a los sitios de glicosilación y a los epítopes de reconocimiento humoral fueron conservadas entre los cinco aislamientos, con excepción de algunos aislamientos de referencia reportados por otros autores. Conclusiones: los virus de FA peruanos forman un grupo filogenético distinto a otros virus de FA sudamericanos, basados en el análisis genéticos del gen E.

  1. Tendencias de la mortalidad por fiebre amarilla, Colombia, 1998-2009

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    Full Text Available Introducción. La fiebre amarilla es una enfermedad tropical desatendida, razón por la cual el conocer las tendencias de mortalidad por fiebre amarilla en Colombia, constituye una importante fuente de información para la toma de decisiones y las intervenciones en salud pública. Objetivo. Analizar las tendencias de mortalidad fiebre amarilla en Colombia (1998-2009 y las diferencias que presentan las fuentes de información de morbilidad y mortalidad en el país, que afectan indicadores como el de letalidad. Materiales y métodos. Es un estudio descriptivo de las muertes por fiebre amarilla, según el Departamento Administrativo Nacional de Estadística, y de la incidencia de la enfermedad, según el Instituto Nacional de Salud. Se usaron fuentes secundarias de información en el cálculo de proporciones de las características sociodemográficas de los fallecidos y las medidas epidemiológicas de letalidad, incidencia y mortalidad por fiebre amarilla, por departamento de residencia de los fallecidos. Resultados. Las muertes por fiebre amarilla se presentan principalmente en hombres, en edad de trabajar, residentes en zonas rurales dispersas, afiliados al régimen vinculado, residentes en las zonas oriental, suroriental, norte y central del país. Se observaron inconsistencias en los informes reportados que afectan el análisis comparativo. Conclusión. Los habitantes de los departamentos ubicados en los territorios nacionales y en Norte de Santander presentan mayor riesgo de enfermar y de morir por fiebre amarilla, pero esta información pudiera estar subestimada, según la fuente de información utilizada en su cálculo.   doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.7705/biomedica.v33i0.698

  2. Estrategia intersectorial y participativa con enfoque de ecosalud para la prevención de la transmisión de dengue en el nivel local An inter-sector participatory strategy in Cuba using an ecosystem approach to prevent dengue transmission at the local level

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    Cristina Díaz

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Cuba está ubicada en una zona de países con alta incidencia de dengue. En los últimos 10 años ha sido afectada por varias epidemias, es por ello que se diseñó, implementó y evaluó una estrategia participativa, basada en el enfoque de ecosalud, la cual estuvo dirigida a propiciar acciones intersectoriales en la gestión del ecosistema para disminuir las poblaciones del mosquito Aedes aegypti y prevenir la transmisión de dengue en el municipio Cotorro de Ciudad de La Habana, Cuba. Para el desarrollo de este trabajo se utilizó la metodología de investigación acción participativa. Como resultado del proceso se pudo describir una estrategia que garantiza la participación activa de la comunidad, los sectores y el gobierno en la producción de ecosistemas saludables, se desarrollaron acciones de prevención y control oportunas e integrados que disminuyeron los riesgos para la proliferación del vector y la transmisión local de la enfermedad. Este enfoque permitió el análisis holístico de los problemas, su priorización y la gestión de sus soluciones; la estrategia se sostiene dos años después de concluido el proceso.Cuba is located among a group of countries with high dengue incidence. Following several epidemics in the last 10 years, the country designed, implemented, and evaluated a participatory strategy based on the Ecohealth approach. The aim was to promote inter-sector ecosystem management to decrease Aedes aegypti infestation and prevent dengue transmission in the municipality of Cotorro, in Havana city. The study adopted a participatory research methodology. The strategy ensured active participation by the community, diverse sectors, and government in the production of healthy ecosystems. Timely and integrated measures for prevention and control were developed, thereby decreasing the risk of vector proliferation and local dengue transmission. The approach allowed holistic problem analysis, priority setting, and

  3. La infección con el virus del dengue induce apoptosis en células del neuroblastoma humano SH-SY5Y

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    Jaime E. Castellanos

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    Conclusión. Estos resultados sugieren, en su conjunto, que la regulación positiva del TNF-α podría hacer parte del proceso que induce daño y muerte celular durante el desarrollo de la encefalitis por dengue.

  4. Análisis de los cuidados y los conocimientos parentales sobre la fiebre en la infancia

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    Maria-Cristina Pérez-Conesa

    2017-10-01

    Conclusiones: Se observan unos cuidados correctos de la fiebre a pesar de la falta de conocimientos. Una buena estrategia para fomentar el adecuado manejo del niño febril es dar información actualizada y adaptada a los padres, incidiendo en los grupos étnicos que parecen tener creencias inexactas sobre la fiebre.

  5. Detección, manejo y percepción materna de la fiebre en niños Cali-Colombia

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    Fabio Nelson Figueroa

    2012-01-01

    Conclusiones. El temor a la fiebre (“fiebre fobia” para algunos estuvo presente en la mayoría de madres. Se evidenciaron algunas conductas inapropiadas; como la preferencia del método palpatorio al uso del termómetro, el alto uso de terapias antipiréticas, el miedo a las convulsiones, la sobreestimación de temperaturas para fiebre grave y la creencia de que la fiebre en sí, es una enfermedad.

  6. Fiebre manchada por Rickettsia rickettsii en las Américas: un problema creciente de salud pública

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    Gerardo Álvarez-Hernández

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available El comportamiento epidemiológico de la fiebre manchada por Rickettsia rickettsii constituye un desafío para los sistemas de salud del continente americano. Es un padecimiento de relevancia médica por la letalidad que provoca si no es diagnosticado ni tratado oportunamente. Aunque cualquier persona es susceptible a la infección, algunos grupos poblacionales son más vulnerables debido a un mayor contacto con la garrapata transmisora, entre ellos los niños, quienes tienen mayor morbilidad por lo que se asocian con resultados fatales. En su origen participa una multitud de factores biológicos, ecológicos y sociales, interrelacionados complejamente, y cuyo abordaje requiere de intervenciones integradas y multidisciplinarias. La incidencia de la enfermedad puede continuar aumentando en la región, de modo que su ocurrencia actual constituye un llamado urgente para la acción regional. Acciones preventivas que disminuyan el contacto con garrapatas e incrementen la sospecha temprana de la enfermedad, son prioritarias en la agenda de salud de varias naciones de las Américas.

  7. Dengue viral infections

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    Malavige, G; Fernando, S; Fernando, D; Seneviratne, S

    2004-01-01

    Dengue viral infections are one of the most important mosquito borne diseases in the world. They may be asymptomatic or may give rise to undifferentiated fever, dengue fever, dengue haemorrhagic fever (DHF), or dengue shock syndrome. Annually, 100 million cases of dengue fever and half a million cases of DHF occur worldwide. Ninety percent of DHF subjects are children less than 15 years of age. At present, dengue is endemic in 112 countries in the world. No vaccine is available for preventing...

  8. DETECCIÓN, MANEJO Y PERCEPCIÓN MATERNA DE LA FIEBRE EN NIÑOS CALI - COLOMBIA Detecting, managing and maternal perception of fever in children, Cali, Colombia

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    Fabio Nelson Figueroa

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Antecedentes. La fiebre es uno de los principales motivos de consulta médica en la edad pediátrica. Por falta de información algunos padres pueden padecer de fobia a la fiebre. Esta se caracteriza por miedo irracional y exagerado frente a la fiebre, asociado a creencias erróneas sobre su origen y desenlace, llevándolos a asumir conductas inapropiadas para detectar y manejar los episodios febriles en el hogar. Objetivos. Identificar las formas utilizadas por un grupo de madres para detectar y tratar la fiebre en el hogar, además de las percepciones que tienen frente a esta. Material y métodos. Se realizó un estudio transversal con 208 madres que refirieron fiebre en sus hijos menores a 15 años en la última semana, entre mayo-agosto de 2008 y que consultaron al servicio de urgencias del Centro de Salud Siloé o la Fundación Clínica Infantil Club Noel en Cali-Colombia. Se abordaron temas relacionados, con la detección, manejo de la fiebre en el hogar y las percepciones frente a esta. También se identificaron las técnicas aplicadas por las madres según dispusieran o no de un termómetro para cuantificar la fiebre en su hijo. Resultados. Se analizaron 202 encuestas. El método más utilizado solo o combinado para detectar fiebre fue la palpación (87%, con una sensibilidad del 54%. Los medicamentos fueron la terapia antipirética preferida (98%, seguido de los métodos físicos: paños húmedos (78% y baños (55%. El acetaminofén fue el medicamento más usado (97%, encontrándose sobredosificación en el 15%. El 79% de las madres aceptaronn sentir miedo frente a la fiebre, 65% experimentaron ansiedad. El riego de convulsiones fue su mayor preocupación (65%. EL 95% consideró fiebre grave a temperaturas menores de 40°C. Conclusiones. El temor a la fiebre ("fiebre fobia" para algunos estuvo presente en la mayoría de madres. Se evidenciaron algunas conductas inapropiadas; como la preferencia del método palpatorio al uso del term

  9. Fiebre botonosa mediterránea: a propósito de un caso

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    M.B. Álvarez Villacampa; J.M. Torres León; MªA. Menéndez Martínez; MªC. Casado Carreto; MªE. Segovia Abad

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    Los síntomas típicos de la fiebre botonosa mediterránea (FBM) incluyen fiebre, un rash cutáneo generalizado y la presencia de una escara negra que puede pasar desapercibida. Por lo general sigue un curso benigno, aunque ocasionalmente aparecen complicaciones graves. A pesar de que la enfermedad fue descrita hace un siglo, algunas preguntas acerca del vector y el reservorio real de la enfermedad siguen sin aclararse. Presentamos un caso típico de FBM y planteamos una hipótesis sobre la forma d...

  10. Vigilancia epidemiológica del dengue en Antioquia

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    2004-03-01

    en el año 2002 en los municipios de Bello, Medellín, Cáceres, Valdivia, San Pedro de Urabá, Cisneros y Turbo, en coincidencia con un aumento en el número de casos. En los años 2002 y 2003 circularon los cuatro serotipos.

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  11. Estudio de un brote epidémico de fiebre amarilla selvática en el pie de monte de La Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, 1979

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    Hernando Vidales

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    Full Text Available En 1979 se observó en Colombia una epidemia de fiebre amarilla selvática, en las estribaciones más bajas de la Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, donde nunca antes se había registrado la enfermedad. Los casos ocurrieron en las cercanías de las ciudades de Valledupar y Santa Marta, por entonces infestadas con Aedes aegypti .Veinte de ellos fueron confirmados por examen histopatológico de hígado o por aislamiento de virus y en otros 36 se hizo un diagnóstico de presunción, con base en estudios clínicos, epidemiológicos y serológicos. Entre los primeros hubo 14 defunciones y entre los segundos 13. En las localidades urbanas del Brea se llevaron a cabo intensas campañas de lucha contra el A. aegyptiy de vacunación. No se registraron casos urbanos de la enfermedad. Los enfermos se infectaron en bosques estrechos de galería y en cafetales. donde previa y paralelamente se observó mortalidad en monos í Alouatta seniculus. El reconocimiento entomológico mostró en la región la presencia de 3 especies de Haemagogus, entre ellas H. janthinomys Con 745 mosquitos se hicieron 192 mezclas para intentar aislamiento de virus, habiéndose obtenido sólo uno positivo para fiebre amarilla, a partir de H. janthinomys. La epidemia descrita es un ejemplo mBs de la invasión del virus amarílico a nuevos "habitats" rurales,  con la consiguiente amenaza para las ciudades vecinas infestadas con A. aegypti, el riesgo de la urbanización del virus, lo cual exige la adopción inmediata de medidas para abatir el mosquito y para vacunar a la población expuesta.

  12. Dengue and dengue haemorrhagic fever: Indian perspective

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    problems of dengue is presented here. [Chaturvedi U C and Nagar R 2008 Dengue and dengue haemorrhagic fever: Indian perspective; J. Biosci. ..... crisis management. We need dedicated teams to solve the problems and minimize the human suffering. Acknowledgements. We thank Dr. Cecilia Dayaraj, Division of ...

  13. Dengue and dengue haemorrhagic fever: Indian perspective

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    2008-10-15

    Oct 15, 2008 ... The relationship of this country with dengue has been long and intense. The first recorded epidemic of clinically dengue-like illness occurred at Madras in 1780 and the dengue virus was isolated for the first time almost simultaneously in Japan and Calcutta in 1943–1944. After the first virologically proved ...

  14. Coinfección por dengue y leptospirosis en una niña de la amazonía peruana

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    Alexandra Núñez-Garbín

    Full Text Available Se reporta el caso de una niña de 10 años, natural y procedente de la ciudad de Iquitos en Perú que presentó cefalea, fiebre, escalofríos, dolor osteomuscular, leve dolor en epigastrio, epistaxis y hematemesis. Al examen físico la paciente se encontraba afebril y en regular estado general. Por medio de pruebas serológicas se confirmó la infección por dengue y leptospirosis. La paciente recibió hidratación endovenosa con cloruro de sodio al 0,9% y penicilina G sódica, logrando una evolución clínica favorable por lo que fue dada de alta a los pocos días de su ingreso al hospital. Aunque estas dos enfermedades son comunes en la Amazonía peruana, la presencia simultánea de ambas en la población pediátrica es poco documentada; por ello, una buena historia clínica y exámenes de laboratorio son importantes para el diagnóstico y tratamiento oportuno.

  15. Fiebre del oro blanco: la cocaína

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    Iván Marín Argüello

    1999-01-01

    La planta de coca, Erythroxylon coca es cultivada en la zona occidental de América del Sur exigiendo condiciones de suelo muy particulares. La mezcla de las hojas de cocaína con sustancias químicas origina un polvo cristalino blanco, conocido comúnmente como cocaína. Al producto obtenido del tratamiento de la cocaína con solventes se le denomina crack. El consumo de cocaína, las formas de administración más diversas y el estado fisiológico logrado por los usuarios, es denominado flash 0 high ...

  16. Diferencias genéticas entre poblaciones de Aedes aegypti de municipios del norte de Colombia, con baja y alta incidencia de dengue

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    Sandy Milena Caldera

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available Introducción. Aedes aegypti es el principal vector del dengue en zonas urbanas. A pesar de su importancia epidemiológica, se desconoce la variabilidad genética de las poblaciones del vector en Colombia. Objetivo. Determinar la variabilidad genética del gen mitocondrial ND4, que codifica para la subunidad 4 de la enzima NADH-deshidrogenasa, entre poblaciones de Ae. aegypti de los municipios de Sincelejo y Guaranda, donde se registra alta y baja incidencia de dengue, respectivamente. Materiales y métodos. A partir del material genético extraído de 36 hembras de Ae. aegypti, se determinó la secuencia parcial del gen mitocondrial ND4 y se estimaron los parámetros de diversidad de nucleótidos, diversidad haplotípica, estructura genética y flujo de genes entre las poblaciones de Sincelejo y Guaranda. También, se analizó la varianza molecular y se construyó una red haplotípica. Resultados. Se obtuvieron 36 secuencias de nucleótidos de 282 pb; éstas presentaron doce sitios polimórficos y se agruparon en diez haplotipos, dos presentes en ambas poblaciones, tres exclusivos de la población de Sincelejo y cinco de la población de Guaranda. Los estimadores de estructura genética (FST=0,15 y de flujo de genes (Nm=1,40 evidencian diferenciación genética y un limitado intercambio de genes entre las poblaciones. Conclusión. Las poblaciones de Ae. aegypti de Sincelejo y Guaranda son genéticamente divergentes.   doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.7705/biomedica.v33i0.1573

  17. Vacuna contra la fiebre hemorrágica argentina Candid#1 producida en la Argentina: Inmunogenicidad y seguridad

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    Delia A. Enria

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Se realizó un estudio clínico en 946 voluntarios humanos sanos, donde se comparó la vacuna Candid#1 producida en Argentina con la elaborada en EE.UU., que había sido utilizada en estudios previos. Como objetivo primario se evaluó la equivalencia en la eficacia utilizando como marcador subrogante a la inmunogenicidad medida por detección de anticuerpos neutralizantes. Como objetivo secundario se evaluó la equivalencia en inocuidad comparando las tasas de reacciones adversas. Ambas vacunas mostraron una tasa equivalente de inmunogenicidad ligeramente superior al 95.5%, que es la eficacia estimada para Candid #1 en estudios previos. No se observaron eventos adversos graves relacionados con la vacuna. Los eventos adversos generales considerados relacionados fueron de escasa significación clínica y de resolución espontánea o con tratamiento sintomático; se presentaron en los receptores de ambas vacunas en tasas equivalentes (29.9% para la vacuna fabricada en la Argentina y 35.0% para la fabricada en EE.UU., e incluyeron: cefalea, decaimiento, mialgias, plaquetopenia leve (< 150 000 plaquetas/mm³, náuseas y/o vómitos, leucopenia leve (< 4 000 blancos/mm³, fiebre, dolor retroocular, mareos, microhematuria, lumbalgia y exantema. Estos resultados indican que la vacuna Candid #1 elaborada en la Argentina es equivalente a la elaborada en los EE.UU. Este estudio permitió el registro del biológico producido en la Argentina ante la autoridad regulatoria del país (ANMAT.

  18. Fiebre del oro blanco: la cocaína

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    Full Text Available La planta de coca, Erythroxylon coca es cultivada en la zona occidental de América del Sur exigiendo condiciones de suelo muy particulares. La mezcla de las hojas de cocaína con sustancias químicas origina un polvo cristalino blanco, conocido comúnmente como cocaína. Al producto obtenido del tratamiento de la cocaína con solventes se le denomina crack. El consumo de cocaína, las formas de administración más diversas y el estado fisiológico logrado por los usuarios, es denominado flash 0 high Los efectos neuro-fisiológicos son muy variados, provocando sobre todo un fuerte estímulo al Sistema Nervioso Central (SNC, producto de la liberación de dopamina en las terminaciones nerviosas.

  19. Dengue Fever/Dengue Haemorrhagic Fever : Case Management

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    Dengue infections caused by the four antigenically distinct dengue virus serotypes (dengue virus 1, dengue virus 2, dengue virus 3, dengue virus 4) of the family Flavivindae, are the most important arbovirus disease in man, both in terms of morbidity and mortality. The infection is transmitted from man to man by Aedes mosquitoes. Since 1956, dengue virus infection has resulted in more than 3 million hospital admissions and more than 50,000 deaths in Southeast Asia, Western Pacific countries, ...

  20. Dengue encephalitis-A rare manifestation of dengue fever

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    Madi, Deepak; Achappa, Basavaprabhu; Ramapuram, John T; Chowta, Nityananda; Laxman, Mridula; Mahalingam, Soundarya

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    The clinical spectrum of dengue fever ranges from asymptomatic infection to dengue shock syndrome. Dengue is classically considered a non-neurotropic virus. Neurological complications are not commonly seen in dengue. The neurological manifestations seen in dengue are encephalitis, meningitis, encephalopathy, stroke and Guillain-Barré syndrome. Dengue encephalitis is a rare disease. We report an interesting case of dengue encephalitis from Southern India. A 49-year-old gentleman presented with...

  1. Dengue fever (image)

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    Dengue fever, or West Nile fever, is a mild viral illness transmitted by mosquitoes which causes fever, ... second exposure to the virus can result in Dengue hemorrhagic fever, a life-threatening illness.

  2. Evaluación de un método inmunohistoquímico para el diagnóstico de la fiebre amarilla

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    Orlando Ricaurte

    1993-03-01

    Full Text Available La confirmación diagnóstica de casos fatales de fiebre amarilla (FA es esencial en los programas de vigilancia epidemiológica de la entidad, en regiones endémicas. Se evaluó un método inmunohistoquímico para la detección de antígeno viral de FA en cortes de tejido fijados en formo1 e incluidos en parafina. Aplicamos el procedimiento a 59 casos, con criterios clínico-patológicos y epidemiológicos de FA, dos de ellos con aislamiento viral, ocurridos en Colombia entre 1934 y 1992, incluyendo casos típicos y tardíos. La sensibilidad del método fue del 98,30% : 58 casos fueron positivos mientras que un caso con importantes cambios de autólisis fue negativo. Por Otra parte, se seleccionaron 10 hígados con patologías diferentes, incluyendo 4 con hepatitis fulminante por coinfección de virus de la hepatitis B y delta, ninguno de los cuales mostró inmunorreactividad (especificidad: 100%. Estos resultados indican que este método es un recurso útil para la confirmación del diagnóstico histopatológico de la FA.

  3. Construyendo buenos ciudadanos con buenas prácticas en salud: dengue e influenza AH1N1 en Cali, Colombia

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    Alejandro Arango

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo discute la relación entre la dimensión biológica de las enfermedades y los hábitos de auto-cuidado o “conductas saludables”. Su pregunta central indaga por cómo un fenómeno aparentemente biológico genera ciertas “buenas prácticas” en torno a la salud, defendiendo la idea de la enfermedad como un asunto socio-cultura, más que un mero hecho biológico. El estudio aquí presentado se apoya en una investigación realizada en la ciudad de Cali y enfocada en dos enfermedades, dengue e influenza AH1N1, entre 2009 y 2010. El examen de la relevancia adquirida por estas dos dolencias, mostrará cómo la biología y las prácticas de auto-cuidado tienen una estrecha relación entre sí.

  4. Dengue in children

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    2014-01-01

    Dengue is a mosquito-borne viral disease of expanding geographical range and increasing incidence. The vast majority of dengue cases are children less than 15 years of age. Dengue causes a spectrum of illness from mild fever to severe disease with plasma leakage and shock. Infants and children with

  5. From primary care to hospitalization: clinical warning signs of severe dengue fever in children and adolescents during an outbreak in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil De la atención primaria a la hospitalización: señales clínicas de alarma del dengue grave en niños y adolescentes durante una epidemia en Río de Janeiro, Brasil Da atenção primária à hospitalização: sinais clínicos de alarme para dengue grave em crianças e adolescentes durante uma epidemia no Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

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    Gerusa Gibson

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available We analyzed factors associated with severe cases of dengue in children and adolescents hospitalized during the 2007/2008 epidemic in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This is a retrospective case-control study that covers 88 cases of severe dengue in patients admitted to four tertiary care children's hospitals. Controls consisted of 22 children with non-severe dengue living in the same neighborhood as the patients with severe dengue. Differences in prevalence of the clinical signs - abdominal pain, breathing difficulty, drowsiness or irritability - emerged on the third day after the onset of symptoms, in the febrile stage. Cases and controls received first medical care at the same clinical stage of disease. However, hospital admission of severe cases occurred later, on average between the third and fourth day after the onset of the disease. Early discharge of patients with fever whose condition could have progressed to severe dengue may have been a consequence of the type of medical assistance provided by primary care units, suggesting deficiencies both in the use of the risk classification protocol and patient triage.Fueron evaluados factores asociados a la ocurrencia de casos graves de dengue en niños/adolescentes hospitalizados, durante la epidemia de 2007/2008 en Río de Janeiro, Brasil. Se trata de un estudio caso-control retrospectivo con 88 casos graves de dengue, admitidos en cuatro hospitales de atención terciaria infantil. Los controles se efectuaron con 22 niños con dengue no grave, residentes en los alrededores de los casos. Se observaron diferencias en la prevalencia de señales clínicas -dolor abdominal, dificultad respiratoria, somnolencia/irritabilidad- a partir del tercer día del inicio de los síntomas, todavía con presencia de fiebre. Casos y controles recibieron la primera atención médica en la misma fase clínica de la enfermedad. No obstante, las hospitalizaciones de los casos graves se produjeron más tardíamente, en media

  6. Consideraciones epidemiologicas sobre el foco santandereano de fiebre petequial

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    Pedro Jiménez-Martínez

    1942-10-01

    Full Text Available El asunto de las enfermedades tifo-exantemáticas en nuestro país ha suscitado uno de los debates científicos más interesantes en la historia de la medicina nacional y apenas hasta ahora no acaba de resolverse en forma concluyente y definitiva. Desde la época comprendida entre la Colonia y los albores de la República hay noticia de las famosas epidemias de tabardillo, que azotaron a la población del altiplano y diezmaron los ejércitos de la independencia y de las primeras guerras civiles. Es probable que con la civilización cristiana y la lengua de Castilla, los conquistadores españoles trajeron también al suelo virgen de América el virus de este flagelo, que encontró para su expansión diversas oportunidades, gracias a la suciedad, la miseria, el hacinamiento y la presencia de ectoparásitos transmisores.

  7. Dengue hemorrágico en el Hospital Regional de Loreto: Reporte de un caso

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    Cesar Ramal Asayag

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available Se describe el caso de un paciente varón, de 13 años de edad, procedente de la ciudad de Iquitos con cuadro clínico de Dengue y que cumplía con los criterios de dengue hemorrágico. La gravedad de este caso de dengue hemorrágico fue de grado II. El diagnóstico fue confirmado por serología. El serotipo encontrado fue el tres. Este es el primer caso de dengue hemorrágico documentado ocurrido el Hospital Regional de Loreto. (Rev Med Hered 2008;19:.

  8. Desarrollo de agentes inmunizantes contra el dengue

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    Francisco J. López Antuñano; Javier Mota

    2000-01-01

    El complejo de los cuatro flavivirus del dengue es transmitido principalmente por el mosquito Aedes aegypti. Se han atribuido epidemias a la actividad de A. albopictus, A. polynesiensis y a varias especies del complejo A. scutellaris. Los factores de riesgo que determinan la probabilidad de enfermar o morir por dengue están relacionados tanto con el huésped (características genéticas, estado inmunitario, forma de vida y condiciones de salud, saneamiento básico de la vivienda y abastecimiento ...

  9. Protocolo diagnóstico en fiebre de origen desconocido para países en vías de desarrollo

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    Jesús Romo

    2004-06-01

    Full Text Available Signos vitales, como la fiebre, suelen ser motivo de frustración para el binomio médico-paciente; por ello, es indispensable tener en mente una serie de pasos a seguir que nos encaminen al diagnóstico etiológico de esta modalidad patológica. No podemos enfrentar tal padecimiento siguiendo ordenadamente los protocolos recomendados por autores de primer mundo, porque muchas de las veces nos quedamos a mitad del camino, constituyendo con esto una pérdida de tiempo y frustración. Es por eso que surge la necesidad de reorganizar un protocolo bien establecido para ello. En este trabajo, se reorganiza el protocolo diagnóstico establecido por la literatura anglosajona para deducir el factor etiológico en Fiebre de Origen Desconocido (FOD. La mayoría de los autores expertos en el tema recomienda cuatro fases diagnósticas divididas según las herramientas (tecnológicas y científicas de diagnóstico; la intención de esta revisión es reagrupar la modalidad diagnóstica y que sea de buen provecho para las unidades hospitalarias de América Latina y otros países que están en vías de desarrollo. Presentamos un formato fácil de seguir y que sin duda dará buenos resultados para el rastreo etiológico de este problema.

  10. Brote de fiebre amarilla selvática en Colombia 2004

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    Pilar Bernal M.

    2004-03-01

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    Antecedentes: el 9 de enero se confirma un caso de fiebre amarilla en la sierra nevada de Santa Marta cuya circulación viral es la continuación de la presentada en el 2003 en la región del Catatumbo. En la región no se confirmaban casos desde el año 1979 y el comportamiento del brote es similar al presentado en dicho año.

    Metodología: estudio descriptivo longitudinal de casos captados mediante vigilancia activa comunitaria, estudio de casos y vigilancia pasiva. Los casos son confirmados por IgM, inmunohistoquímica y patología. Se realizaron acciones del fortalecimiento de la vigilancia de febriles icterohemorrágicos, entomológica, vectorial y de epizootias. Igualmente acciones de intensificación de la inmunización de susceptibles y educación a la comunidad.

    Resultados: se confirmó la circulación del virus en epizootias ocurridas en tres zonas de la región (Municipios de Valledupar, La Paz y Santa Marta. Por fecha de inicio de síntomas los casos comenzaron en la semana 51 de 2003 y el pico epidémico fue en la semana 1 de 2004; el último caso se confirmó el 22 de enero de 2004. Se confirmaron 29 casos de 787 notificados (15 del distrito de Santa Marta, 8 del departamento del Cesar y 6 de La Guajira; 20% de los casos fueron captados por vigilancia activa. El 28% fue confirmado por patología e inmunohistoquímica y el restante por IgM. El grupo de edad con mayor incidencia fue 15 a 44 años (75%, hombres (72% y agricultores (45%. La letalidad fue 28%.

    La vigilancia entomológica reportó la presencia de Sabethes s.p en Valledupar y los índice médicos, excepto en esta última ciudad, fueron mayores del 10%. Las coberturas de

  11. Autoimmunity in dengue pathogenesis

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    Shu-Wen Wan

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    Full Text Available Dengue is one of the most important vector-borne viral diseases. With climate change and the convenience of travel, dengue is spreading beyond its usual tropical and subtropical boundaries. Infection with dengue virus (DENV causes diseases ranging widely in severity, from self-limited dengue fever to life-threatening dengue hemorrhagic fever and dengue shock syndrome. Vascular leakage, thrombocytopenia, and hemorrhage are the major clinical manifestations associated with severe DENV infection, yet the mechanisms remain unclear. Besides the direct effects of the virus, immunopathogenesis is also involved in the development of dengue disease. Antibody-dependent enhancement increases the efficiency of virus infection and may suppress type I interferon-mediated antiviral responses. Aberrant activation of T cells and overproduction of soluble factors cause an increase in vascular permeability. DENV-induced autoantibodies against endothelial cells, platelets, and coagulatory molecules lead to their abnormal activation or dysfunction. Molecular mimicry between DENV proteins and host proteins may explain the cross-reactivity of DENV-induced autoantibodies. Although no licensed dengue vaccine is yet available, several vaccine candidates are under development. For the development of a safe and effective dengue vaccine, the immunopathogenic complications of dengue disease need to be considered.

  12. Efectos nocivos de la fiebre en el niño y medidas terapéuticas

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    Lourdes B. Alpízar Caballero

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    Full Text Available Con el propósito de ofrecer a los pediatras, residentes y especialistas de Medicina General Integral una información sobre las principales tendencias actuales en el manejo y conducta terapéutica en el niño febril, se analizan algunas consideraciones de interés para la aplicación del tratamiento antipirético y los métodos farmacológicos y físicos en la antipiresis. En el método farmacológico se presentan los 3 principales grupos de medicamentos antipiréticos: salicilatos, aminofenoles y derivados del ácido propiónico. De ellos se exponen las dosis, contraindicaciones y efectos adversos. Se señalan entre los efectos nocivos de la fiebre en el niño, el daño al sistema nervioso central, la afectación de otros órganos y sistemas y el malestar general.Several interesting considerations for the use of the antipyretic treatment, and of the pharmacological and physical methods in antipyresis, are analyzed with the aim of giving information to pediatricians, residents, and physicians specialized in Integral General Medicine about the main current trends in the management and therapeutic behaviour in the febrile child. In the pharmacological method the three main groups of antipyretic medicines are present: salicylates, aminophenols, and propionic acid derivatives. Doses, contraindications, and side effects of such are exposed. Adverse effects of the fever in the child, damage to the central nervous system, affectation of other organs and systems, and general indisposition, are pointed out.

  13. First Outbreak of Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever, Bangladesh

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    During the first countrywide outbreak of dengue hemorrhagic fever in Bangladesh, we conducted surveillance for dengue at a hospital in Dhaka. Of 176 patients, primarily adults, found positive for dengue, 60.2% had dengue fever, 39.2% dengue hemorrhagic fever, and 0.6% dengue shock syndrome. The Dengue virus 3 serotype was detected in eight patients.

  14. Caso de Dengue Hemorrágico en Iquitos

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    Juan Nunura R

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    Full Text Available Se presenta el caso de un adulto con diagnóstico de dengue serotipo 3, confirmado por RT- PCR, internado en el Hospital de Apoyo de Iquitos, en abril de 2005; dicho paciente, durante la estancia hospitalaria, cumplió con los criterios para dengue hemorrágico considerados por la OMS. Con la terapia de soporte instalada el paciente evolucionó favorablemente y salió de alta sin complicaciones. Se resalta la importancia del diagnóstico clínico, el monitoreo estricto y el tratamiento oportuno en el manejo de estos casos.

  15. Interactions between dengue virus and the host cell

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    El virus del dengue produce en humanos la enfermedad viral más frecuentemente transmitida por artrópodos y no existe hasta el momento terapia antiviral ni vacuna alguna. En este trabajo se desarrollaron diferentes herramientas genéticas con el fin de estudiar las distintas etapas de la replicación viral y la interacción del virus con la célula huésped. Así, se obtuvo el primer clon infeccioso del virus del dengue de un aislamiento argentino y distintas generaciones de virus con proteínas repo...

  16. Asociación de índices infecciosos del virus de la fiebre aftosa a receptores celulares en el ganado criollo bon

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    Ariza Botero Manuel Fernando

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    Full Text Available Los miembros de la familia de receptores celulares, integrinas (·V‚1, ·V‚3 ·V‚6, han sido identificados como factores de adhesión de diferentes virus a las células del hospedero. Para el caso del virus de la Fiebre Aftosa, estas integrinas se unen al sitio de reconocimiento celular en la secuencia tripéptidica Arg-Gly-Asp (RGD e igualmente están localizadas en la proteína VP1 del virus. Evidencia genética de esta interacción ha sido obtenida mediante la mutación de la secuencia RGD en clones infecciosos de ADNc, identificando partículas virales no infectivas incapaces de absorberse a células susceptibles. Cierta clase de resistencia genética natural al virus de la fiebre aftosa ha sido descrita en el ganado bovino Blanco Orejinegro, considerándose que cierto grado de esta resistencia podría ser causado por mutaciones en estos receptores celulares responsables por la adhesión del virus. Uno de los objetivos del estudio fue la identificación de genes candidatos (integrinas, específicamente marcadores moleculares asociados a genes  potencialmente responsables por la adhesión del virus aftoso a la célula hospedera. Un total de 106 individuos pertenecientes al núcleo de ganado criollo (banco de germoplasma bovino, Corpoica fueron genotipados con dos marcadores tipo microsatélite (ILS030 y BM2113 y dos SNPs (SLC11A1 y ITGB6 encontrados en el cromosoma 2 bovino. Estos genotipos fueron asociados a índices de infecciosidad, obtenidos a partir de la infección de cultivos BHK y de fibroblastos con los serotipos O1 Campos y A24 Cruzeiro, para cada uno de los individuos. Dos de los cuatro marcadores (ITGB6 e ILST030S se asociaron significativamente con el fenotipo Índice de Resistencia y mostraron un amplio efecto aditivo (p=0,025 y p=0,001 respectivamente. El presente estudio permitirá identificar aquellas líneas familiares que segregan aquellos alelos benéficos dentro de un programa de selección asistida por marcadores

  17. Estratificación de una ciudad hiperendémica en dengue hemorrágico Stratification of a city with hyperendemic dengue hemorrhagic fever

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    Roberto Barrera

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    Full Text Available La gran heterogeneidad ambiental de viviendas y barrios en los centros urbanos donde se cría Aedes aegypti, principal vector del dengue, junto con la escasez de recursos y de personal entrenado en el control de mosquitos constituyen retos para cualquier iniciativa destinada a controlar el dengue hemorrágico (DH. Una adecuada vigilancia epidemiológica puede servir de base para comenzar a estratificar los centros urbanos e identificar las zonas críticas donde deben concentrarse las tareas de control. En este estudio, se estratificó una ciudad hiperendémica en dengue hemorrágico (Maracay, Venezuela con la ayuda de un sistema de información geográfica (SIG y el análisis de la persistencia, la incidencia y la prevalencia del dengue mediante diagnósticos clínicos registrados de 1993 a 1998. Maracay tiene cerca de un millón de habitantes que viven en unos 349 barrios de 6 poblaciones que integran el Área Metropolitana, donde se notificaron 10 576 casos de dengue, 2 593 casos de DH y 8 defunciones. La incidencia de DH mostró una relación directa con la incidencia del dengue, el número de habitantes y la densidad poblacional. El patrón espacial de la incidencia del dengue fue estable durante los años estudiados y se encontraron relaciones positivas y significativas de la incidencia del dengue por barrio entre pares de años. La persistencia del dengue se relacionó directamente con la incidencia mensual por barrio. Estos patrones espaciales facilitaron la estratificación de la ciudad en tres estratos: 68 barrios sin dengue aparente, 226 barrios con baja persistencia y prevalencia, y 55 barrios con alta persistencia y prevalencia. Se recomienda otorgar alta prioridad de control a estos 55 barrios que ocupan 35% del área urbana y presentaron 70% de todos los casos de dengue.Any effort to control dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF faces a number of challenges. Among these are the great environmental heterogeneity of homes and neighborhoods

  18. Epidemiología molecular del dengue en las Américas

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    Francisco Javier Díaz Castrillón

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    Después de varias décadas de erradicación, el dengue se ha hecho endémico en la mayor parte de la América tropical y presenta tendencia al crecimiento en la mayoría de los países. La enfermedad ha sufrido un cambio en su expresión clínica en las últimas dos décadas. Una forma grave inexistente hasta los años 80 conocida como fiebre hemorrágica dengue (FHD se ha diseminado primero por las Antillas, luego en Suramérica y más tarde en Centroamérica y Méjico, convirtiéndose en un problema significativo para la salud pública del continente. Las causas del aumento en la virulencia de la enfermedad producida por el virus del dengue (DENV solo se conocen parcialmente. La potenciación de la enfermedad por acción de la inmunidad previa a serotipos diferentes al causante de la infección actual fue demostrada en el sureste asiático, pero no ha sido muy estudiada en las Américas. Además, este mecanismo no provee una explicación completa, puesto que FHD se ha observado también en personas que se infectan por primera vez, y la infección secundaria no siempre resulta en un cuadro severo.

    La epidemiología molecular permite correlacionar la variación genética del agente infeccioso con los eventos epidemiológicos en un marco espacio-temporal. Utilizando técnicas moleculares es posible clasificar las diferentes cepas de cada serotipo del DENV en tres a seis subtipos o “genotipos”. Estos genotipos generalmente están segregados geográficamente pero ocasionalmente son introducidos en países o continentes que no los habían detectado previamente. Estos episodios migratorios pueden o no ir acompañados de cambios en la frecuencia y en la expresión clínica de la enfermedad.

    En las Américas, sólo se ha detectado

  19. Dengue hemorrágico en niños: diez años de experiencia clínica.

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    Angela Méndez

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    Full Text Available En Bucaramanga, Colombia, el dengue hemorrágico se presenta en forma endemoepidémica desde 1992. Con el objetivo de mostrar nuestras propias observaciones sobre las características clínicas, de laboratorio y evolución de la enfermedad realizamos este estudio durante un período de 10 años (febrero de 1992 a febrero de 2002, en niños menores de 13 años hospitalizados en el hospital universitario. Se incluyeron 763 pacientes, de los cuales 617 fueron clasificados como dengue hemorrágico de acuerdo con los criterios de la OMS (9,2%, grado I; 61,5%, grado II; 21,7%, grado III, y 7,5%, grado IV. No se pudieron clasificar 146 pacientes. La mayor incidencia se presentó en 1997, 1998 y 2001. Del total, 74,9% procedía del área metropolitana de Bucaramanga; 48% eran del género masculino; 0,3% eran recién nacidos; lactantes, 11,8%; preescolares, 23,1%, y escolares, 64,9%. Las principales manifestaciones clínicas fueron: fiebre, 100%; manifestaciones hemorrágicas, 100%; vómito, 60%; dolor abdominal, 57%; cefalea, 50%; dolor osteomuscular, 40,8%; hepatomegalia, 33%, y exantemas, 29,4%. Entre las manifestaciones hemorrágicas, 56% correspondió a petequias; 35% a prueba de torniquete positiva; 34% a hemorragias digestivas, y 32% a epistaxis. Presentaron derrames serosos 17,7%. Entre los signos de alarma para choque se destacó el dolor abdominal intenso. En 52% de los pacientes se encontró leucopenia y linfocitos atípicos en 37,3%. Entre otras manifestaciones inusuales se presentaron hepatitis, encefalopatía, colecistitis acalculosa, insuficiencia renal aguda, síndrome hemofagocítico, infecciones sobreagregadas y enfermedades concomitantes. La evolución fue favorable en la mayoría de los pacientes. Fallecieron 12 pacientes (1,5%.

  20. Adolescente femenino con granulomatosis de Wegener fulminante

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    S C Scheffler-Mendoza

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    Full Text Available Adolescente femenino de 13 años de edad, originaria de Guerrero, grupo étnico mixteco, padres analfabetos y con poco entendimiento del español. Sin otros antecedentes de importancia para el padecimiento. Inició un mes previo con la aparición de una pápula hipercrómica en párpado superior derecho que en los 10 días previos al ingreso aumentó de volumen generando proptosis. Al interrogatorio se negó dolor, lagrimeo, fiebre, o pérdida de peso. Ingresó con fiebre (39.0°C, palidez generalizada, proptosis derecha con exposición de córnea y conjuntiva, eritema periorbitario, movimientos oculares y agudeza visual disminuidos (i.e. contaba dedos a 1 m, pupila con tendencia a midriasis, hiperreactividad a la luz, y fondo de ojo con papila hiperémica edematosa y tortuosidad peripapilar. El resto de exploración no mostró datos relevantes. Se hospitalizó para iniciar tratamiento antimicrobiano parenteral de amplio espectro (i.e. ceftriaxona y vancomicina y abordar proptosis unilateral.

  1. Epidemiologi dan Diagnosis Dengue di Indonesia

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    Zilhadia, Zilhadia

    2007-01-01

    Dengue fever/DF and dengue hemorrhagic fever/DHF is a global public health problem that occured in tropical and subtropical region. Epidemic dengue occurs every years, and it continues to be a major health problem in Indonesia. Due to its asymptomatic nature, a reliable, rapid and accurate dengue diagnosis is needed. Dengue diagnosis method based on molecular dengue virus properties and it will be developed by researcher. Dengue rapid test isnewly method. This article explaine about dengue ep...

  2. [Dengue fever: clinical features].

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    Dellamonica, P

    2009-10-01

    The vector for dengue fever and chikungunya, Aedes albopictus, was recently identified in Southeastern France, although the usual vector for dengue fever is Aedes aegypti, raising the possibility of cases occurring among the local population via viraemic individuals returning from endemic areas. Dengue fever is usually transmitted by Aedes aegypti. It is due to an arbovirus-flavivirus of which four different serotypes are known: Den 1 to 4. Each serotype is responsible for specific prolonged immunity but no cross-reactivity exists between serotypes. Clinically, the onset is abrupt with frontal headache, retro-orbital pain, myalgia, joint pain, prostration and, in many cases, a macular rash usually sparing the face and extremities. Haemorrhagic signs may occur, such as petechiae, purpura, epistaxis or bleeding gingivae. Two severe forms of dengue fever, particularly among children below 3 years of age, include dengue haemorrhagic fever (DHF) and DHF with shock (dengue shock syndrome). If a case is suspected in metropolitan France, the diagnosis should be systematically confirmed by positive specific IgM, RT-PCR or viral isolation. Treatment of dengue fever, whether in its uncomplicated form or with hemorrhagic manifestations or shock, remains symptomatic. There is no specific anti-viral treatment. A case should be notified to allow French health authorities to take the appropriate measures for vector control.

  3. Desarrollo y evaluación de una prueba de reacción en cadena de la polimerasa (PCR, utilizando la secuencia del gen hilA para diagnóstico de fiebre entérica por Salmonella spp.

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    Miryan Margot Sánchez

    2004-06-01

    Full Text Available El diagnóstico de fiebre entérica por Salmonella spp. se basa en el aislamiento de la bacteria en hemocultivos el cual consume tiempo, no siempre está disponible y tiene poca utilidad en pacientes con tratamiento antibiótico previo. Por consiguiente, se hace necesario el desarrollo de una prueba rápida, sensible y específica para el diagnóstico de fiebre entérica. Salmonella spp. utiliza el gen hilA (componente de la isla de patogenicidad I para invadir células epiteliales y producir infección. Al usar la secuencia de este gen se diseñó una prueba de PCR para detectar la bacteria en sangre y se evaluó su sensibilidad, especificidad, valor predictivo positivo y valor predictivo negativo, utilizando la metodología prueba de una prueba. La prueba de oro fue el hemocultivo. Se estudiaron 34 individuos con sintomatología de fiebre entérica con aislamiento de Salmonella serotipo Typhi en hemocultivos; 35 individuos con sepsis por otros bacilos Gram negativos aislados de hemocultivo (Klebsiella pneumoniae, 9; Serratia marcescens, 5; Escherichia coli, 4; Pseudomonas aeruginosa, 9; Providencia alcalifaciens, 4, y Enterobacter cloacae, 4 y 150 muestras de sangre de voluntarios asintomáticos. La sensibilidad, especificidad, valor pronóstico positivo y valor pronóstico negativo de la PCR fue del 100%. El número mínimo de UFC/ml que la PCR detecta en sangre es de 10.

  4. Rhombencephalitis associated with Dengue fever.

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    Verma, Rajesh; Bharti, Kavita; Mehta, Mannan; Bansod, Amrit

    2016-05-01

    Dengue infection is gradually disseminating throughout the world in alarming proportions. It is a arbovirus infection,transmitted by aedes mosquitoes. It is a multi-systemic disorder associated with varied neurological complications. There is increased trend of development of neurological complications in dengue fever. The neurological complications arising due to dengue infection can be categorized into central and neuromuscular complications. The central nervous system disorders reported with dengue fever are encephalopathy,encephalitis and myelitis.Here we report a case of rhombencephalitis associated with dengue fever. The literature does not mention rhombencephalitis occurring with dengue illness. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  5. Dengue: a continuing global threat

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    Guzman, Maria G.; Halstead, Scott B.; Artsob, Harvey; Buchy, Philippe; Farrar, Jeremy; Gubler, Duane J.; Hunsperger, Elizabeth; Kroeger, Axel; Margolis, Harold S.; Martínez, Eric; Nathan, Michael B.; Pelegrino, Jose Luis; Simmons, Cameron; Yoksan, Sutee; Peeling, Rosanna W.

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    Dengue fever and dengue haemorrhagic fever are important arthropod-borne viral diseases. Each year, there are ~50 million dengue infections and ~500,000 individuals are hospitalized with dengue haemorrhagic fever, mainly in Southeast Asia, the Pacific and the Americas. Illness is produced by any of the four dengue virus serotypes. A global strategy aimed at increasing the capacity for surveillance and outbreak response, changing behaviours and reducing the disease burden using integrated vector management in conjunction with early and accurate diagnosis has been advocated. Antiviral drugs and vaccines that are currently under development could also make an important contribution to dengue control in the future. PMID:21079655

  6. La inequidad en salud: el caso del dengue

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    Veerle Vanlerberghe

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available Las poblaciones pobres sufren una dimensión desproporcionadamente alta de la carga de enfermedad producida por las enfermedades tropicales desatendidas, dentro de ellas el dengue. La carga de enfermedad por dengue es alta entre los pobres debido a que frecuentemente viven en comunidades donde los vectores son abundantes, porque utilizan menos barreras humano-vectores y, además, por el hecho que las intervenciones suelen ser menos efectivas en estas poblaciones. Consideramos que un mejor entendimiento y manejo de “las causas detrás de las causas” del dengue conducirían a estrategias de control más equitativas y efectivas. En este artículo se desarrollan dos ideas principales: en primer lugar se propone que las intervenciones sean dirigidas a áreas geográficas bien definidas con alto riesgo de transmisión de dengue; dicha definición debería basarse en información socioeconómica, entomológica, ambiental y epidemiológica. En segundo lugar, existe la necesidad de adaptar las herramientas de control de dengue a factores específicos del contexto local, lo cual debe desarrollarse en colaboración activa con los sectores involucrados en el manejo de riesgo, así como con las comunidades afectadas.

  7. Prophylactic platelets in dengue

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    Whitehorn, James; Rodriguez Roche, Rosmari; Guzman, Maria G

    2012-01-01

    Dengue is the most important arboviral infection of humans. Thrombocytopenia is frequently observed in the course of infection and haemorrhage may occur in severe disease. The degree of thrombocytopenia correlates with the severity of infection, and may contribute to the risk of haemorrhage...... of platelets in dengue. Respondents were all physicians involved with the treatment of patients with dengue. Respondents were asked that their answers reflected what they would do if they were the treating physician. We received responses from 306 physicians from 20 different countries. The heterogeneity...... of the responses highlights the variation in clinical practice and lack of an evidence base in this area and underscores the importance of prospective clinical trials to address this key question in the clinical management of patients with dengue....

  8. Controversies in dengue pathogenesis

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    Halstead, Scott B

    2012-01-01

    Research into the pathogenesis of dengue fever has exploded over the last half-century, with issues that were considered simple becoming more complex as additional data are found. This has led to the development of a number of controversies that are being studied across the globe and debated in the literature. In this paper, the following six controversies are analysed and, where possible, resolved: the 1997 World Health Organization (WHO) case definition of dengue haemorrhagic fever (DHF) is not useful; DHF is not significantly associated with secondary dengue infection; DHF results from infection with a ‘virulent’ dengue virus; DHF is owing to abnormal T-cell responses; DHF results from auto-immune responses; and DHF results from direct infection of endothelial cells. PMID:22668442

  9. Entre la fiebre del oro y el polvo de las voladuras… Cuerpos y emociones en contextos de mineralización.

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    Horacio Machado Aráoz

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    Full Text Available A partir de la constatación de las grandes transformaciones sociales provocadas por el desembarco de la megaminería transnacional en la Provincia de Catamarca, el presente trabajo se plantea abordar el análisis de la conflictividad ‘minera’ desde la perspectiva de sus impactos microbiopolíticos, esto es, en el plano de los cuerpos, las emociones y los sentimientos. Considerando que se trata de un aspecto crucial de los procesos sociales que se verifican en los nuevos escenarios del extractivismo minero, este trabajo procura desarrollar una ecología política de las emociones como clave para caracterizar los conflictos mineros, así como los efectos eco-biopolíticos que se producen en las comunidades locales intervenidas. Apelando a registros etnográficos, se exponen diferentes dimensiones de los cambios sociales resultantes de las políticas mineras sobre los cuerpos y las emociones. Con los conceptos de fiebre del oro y mineralización social, se busca brindar una hermenéutica crítica de estos procesos orientada a visibilizar lo que se entiende como sus rasgos y efectos neocoloniales.

  10. COMPROMISO DE GANGLIOS BASALES EN DENGUE HEMORRÁGICO

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    Camilo Cortés Mora

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    El dengue es una infección viral sistémica transmitida a los humanos por la hembra del mosquito Aedes aegypti. Alrededor del 10% de los pacientes con dengue pueden presentar alteraciones neurológicas durante o después de la infección. Existen unos signos conocidos como signos de alarma, los cuales, asociados al antecedente epidemiológico (procedencia de zona endémica, pueden ayudar a sospechar la infección. A continuación, se presentan algunas generalidades sobre el virus, las formas clínicas, las complicaciones y el análisis de una revisión sistemática de 65 historias clínicas de pacientes con diagnóstico de dengue o dengue hemorrágico. A partir de ellos, se encontró que se evidenciaron signos y síntomas neurológicos en 4 de los 39 casos que cumplieron los criterios de inclusión. Esta revisión permitió detectar un caso de hemorragia en la cabeza del núcleo caudado, asociada a la trombocitopenia marcada, inducida por el virus del dengue.

    BASAL GANGLIA INVOLVEMENT IN DENGUE HEMORRHAGIC FEVER (DHF

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    Dengue fever is a systemic viral infection transmitted to humans by the female Aedes aegypti mosquito. About 10% of patients with dengue fever may develop neurological disorders during or after infection. There are some signs known as warning signs, which, associated to the epidemiological background (origin of endemic area, may help to suspect the infection in those patients from endemic areas. Here are some generalities of the virus, its clinical forms, complications and the analysis of a systematic review of 65 clinical records of patients diagnosed with dengue and / or dengue hemorrhagic fever. From these patients, it was found that neurological signs and symptoms were evident in 4 of the 39 cases that fulfilled inclusion criteria. This review allowed to detect a case of hemorrhage in the head of the Caudate Nucleus associated with thrombocytopenia, induced by

  11. Enfoque desde la ciencia post-normal de la epizootia fiebre aftosa A post-normal scientific look at aphthous fever as an epizootic disease

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    Gabriel Eduardo Schütz

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    Full Text Available Este trabajo pretende analizar la epizootia de fiebre aftosa del invierno británico de 2001 desde el enfoque de la ciencia post-normal. Serán analizadas las participaciones de los diferentes actores sociales y las interacciones de las categorías: confianza, gobernanza, incertidumbre, valores e intereses. Todos estos factores formaron parte de una crisis que, por un lado, conjugó los intereses políticos de un gobierno en campaña electoral junto con los intereses económicos de un estado miembro de la Unión Europea y por el otro, los intereses de la población afectada junto con todos aquellos problemas relacionados con la salud y el medio ambiente. Las medidas tomadas para detener esta enfermedad 'económica' se transformaron en un verdadero experimento heterogéneo a gran escala social, un fenómeno típico de la modernidad que exige nuevas formas de abordar la ciencia y los procesos decisorios.This article aims at analyzing foot-and-mouth disease in the 2001 British winter according to post-normal science. We have analyzed the participation of different social agents and the interaction among the following categories: trust, reliability, administrative capacity, uncertainty, values and objectives. All these factors were part of a crisis that, on one hand assembled the political objectives of a government during campaign and the economic objectives of a European Union country, and on the other hand the needs of the population, affected by all the problems related to health and the environment. The steps taken to hold up this 'economic' disease became a really heterogeneous experiment in a large social scale, a typical phenomenon in modern times that demands new approaches to science and decision-making processes.

  12. Treatment of dengue fever

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    Rajapakse S

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available Senaka Rajapakse,1,2 Chaturaka Rodrigo,1 Anoja Rajapakse31Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka; 2Lincoln County Hospital, United Lincolnshire NHS Trust, Lincoln, UK; 3Kings Mill Hospital, Sherwood Forest NHS Foundation Trust, Mansfield, UKAbstract: The endemic area for dengue fever extends over 60 countries, and approximately 2.5 billion people are at risk of infection. The incidence of dengue has multiplied many times over the last five decades at an alarming rate. In the endemic areas, waves of infection occur in epidemics, with thousands of individuals affected, creating a huge burden on the limited resources of a country's health care system. While the illness passes off as a simple febrile episode in many, a few have a severe illness marked by hypovolemic shock and bleeding. Iatrogenic fluid overload in the management may further complicate the picture. In this severe form dengue can be fatal. Tackling the burden of dengue is impeded by several issues, including a lack of understanding about the exact pathophysiology of the infection, inability to successfully control the vector population, lack of specific therapy against the virus, and the technical difficulties in developing a vaccine. This review provides an overview on the epidemiology, natural history, management strategies, and future directions for research on dengue, including the potential for development of a vaccine.Keywords: dengue, treatment, fluid resuscitation

  13. Climate variation drives dengue dynamics

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    Xu, Lei; Stige, Leif C.; Chan, Kung-Sik; Zhou, Jie; Yang, Jun; Sang, Shaowei; Wang, Ming; Yang, Zhicong; Yan, Ziqiang; Jiang, Tong; Lu, Liang; Yue, Yujuan; Liu, Xiaobo; Lin, Hualiang; Xu, Jianguo; Liu, Qiyong; Stenseth, Nils Chr.

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    Dengue, a viral infection transmitted between people by mosquitoes, is one of the most rapidly spreading diseases in the world. Here, we report the analyses covering 11 y (2005–2015) from the city of Guangzhou in southern China. Using the first 8 y of data to develop an ecologically based model for the dengue system, we reliably predict the following 3 y of dengue dynamics—years with exceptionally extensive dengue outbreaks. We demonstrate that climate conditions, through the effects of rainfall and temperature on mosquito abundance and dengue transmission rate, play key roles in explaining the temporal dynamics of dengue incidence in the human population. Our study thus contributes to a better understanding of dengue dynamics and provides a predictive tool for preventive dengue reduction strategies. PMID:27940911

  14. OCTOGESIMO ANIVERSARIO DEL DESCUBRIMIENTO DE LA FIEBRE AMARILLA SELVÁTICA POR EL DOCTOR ROBERTO FRANCO

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    Carlos Sanmartín Barberi

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    La reunión que hoy nos congrega en esta sesión conjunta tiene por objeto conmemorar una importante efemérides de la medicina universal y tributar homenaje a la memoria de un excepcional galeno de nuestra patria.

    Me permitiré leer una breve comunicación que el 8 de octubre del año pasado dirigí al Presidente de nuestra Academia, pues resume el motivo central de esta ceremonia:
    “El año próximo venidero se cumplen ochenta de la trascendental comunicación del Dr. Roberto Franco sobre una epidemia febril que estudió en las Minas de Muzo.
    Tal investigación constituye uno de los hitos más importantes de la medicina tropical. Las novedosas conclusiones del Dr. Franco, basadas en un juicioso estudio de campo y en una sagaz observación clínica y epidemiológica, fueron puestas en duda y aún negadas en su época. Sólo el tiempo y las investigaciones posteriores dieron razón a su notable afirmación de la existencia de la fiebre amarilla de los bosques.

    Me parece que sería justo y oportuno que la Academia celebre tal aniversario de manera apropiada y que se aproveche la ocasión para exaltar la memoria del que fue, sin duda, una de las figuras cimeras de la medicina nacional”.
    Tanto la Academia como nuestra Sociedad histórica, a las que me honro en pertenecer, acogieron favorablemente la sugerencia. Me enaltece sobremanera ser yo quien esta noche las representa.

    En el número 331 de Noviembre de 1907 de la Revista Médica de Bogotá, órgano de la Academia Nacional de Medicina, se publicó el informe presentado al Presidente del Sindicato de las Minas de Muzo, por la misión encargada de estudiar la epidemia de fiebres observada en la mina en los meses de Marzo y Abril de 1907. Tal documento tiene fecha del 14 de Mayo del mismo año y está suscrito por el Dr. Roberto Franco, quien deja constancia de la invaluable colaboración de dos de sus estudiantes que le acompañaron a Muzo y que fueron los

  15. MRI Findings In Dengue Encephalitis

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    Ashraf V.V

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available Neurological manifestations are rare in dengue fever. Two cases with encephalopathy and systemic features of dengue fever with abnormal CSF and MR imaging are reported. Striking MRI finding was bilateral symmetrical thalamic lesions similar to those reported in Japanese encephalitis. This report highlights that MRI findings can be similar in dengue and Japanese encephalitis.

  16. Autoridad e imagen de la epidemia. La fiebre amarillean la Barcelona del siglo XIX

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    José Antonio Ortiz García

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    Full Text Available El propósito de este estudio es acercarse al contexto epidémico de Barcelona a lo largo del siglo XIX. De forma concreta, la investigación se centra en la fiebre amarilla sufrida en los años 1821 y 1870. El amplio abanico de referencias propone una mirada interdisciplinar sobre la medicina y las enfermedades en su marco histórico, artístico, social y religioso. ¿Qué reacción tuvieron los poderes municipales?, ¿Qué tipologías artísticas se desarrollaron durante y tras la infección deletérea en Barcelona? The aim of this study is an approach to the epidemic background in Barcelona during the XIX century. Specifically, the research is focus on the yellow fever that was suffered en 1821 and 1870. e large spectrum of references proposes an interdisciplinary point of view about medicine and illnesses in an historic, artistic, social and religious context. How was the official reaction of the municipal powers? What kind of artistic productions were made during and after de epidemic infection in Barcelona?

  17. Bartonelosis (Fiebre de la Oroya o Verruga Peruana: ¿Enfermedad ocupacional?

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    R. Cesar Gonzáles

    Full Text Available La Bartonella bacilliformis es un parásito bacteriano intracelular facultativo de los eritrocitos humanos y de las células endoteliales. La enfermedad de Carrión, fiebre de La Oroya y Verruga Peruana son todos términos que describen las consecuencias patológicas de la infección humana por Bartonella bacilliformis. (1 Aunque las infecciones que involucran especies de Bartonella, tales como Bartonella henselae y Bartonella quintana, ocurren en todo el mundo, la enfermedad de Carrión es endémica únicamente en Sudamérica. (14 Las infecciones por B. bacilliformis son un problema de salud en numerosas áreas rurales de Sudamérica y para los viajeros que visitan esas regiones. Se han reportado brotes de bartonelosis en las regiones montañosas de Perú, Ecuador y Colombia. (1 La Lutzomyia verrucarum es el principal vector para la transmisión de la bacteria al ser humano; la hembra del mosquito transmite el patógeno durante su alimentación nocturna de sangre humana. Presumiblemente el insecto se alimenta de sangre de un individuo infectado y disemina el patógeno por medio de su saliva durante la siguiente ingesta de sangre. La bacteria no es contagiosa entre humanos. (1 Presentamos un enfoque laboral de la enfermedad en trabajadores que realizan desplazamientos continuos a zonas endémicas y analizamos sus posibles consecuencias.

  18. Aspectos del dengue investigados en Santander

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    Ruth Martínez

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    Entre 1998 y 2003 se registraron en Colombia 256,831 casos de dengue (22,834 de dengue hemorrágico DH de los cuales 41,325 (36% fueron en Santander (3,265 DH (1,2. En este período ocurrieron brotes en 1998 y 2001 observándose incremento de casos severos en el segundo (2. Por otro lado, existen inconvenientes con el diagnóstico que dificultan el manejo clínico oportuno y la vigilancia epidemiológica. Como consecuencia, los siguientes aspectos han sido investigados:

    1 Contribución de la circulación de los serotipos/genotipos al incremento del dengue hemorrágico, considerando que la entrada o emergencia de éstos se han asociado con epidemias (3. Entre 1998 y 2004 se hicieron 1,180 intentos de aislamiento viral en células C6/36 (4, detectándose los 4 serotipos. El DEN-2 se aisló todos los años con mayor frecuencia durante los brotes (43% y 40% de los cepas; el DEN-1 se detectó entre 1998 y 2001, siendo el prevalente en el primer brote (57%, pero el menos en el segundo (4%; el DEN-3 se detectó en el brote del 2001 con similar frecuencia al DEN-2 (36%, por primera vez en Colombia luego de 23 años ausente, y fue el prevalerte entre 2002-2004 (92% de los aislados, aunque en estos años no se reportó incremento del DH (2; el DEN-4 se aisló solo en el 2000 (27% y en el brote del 2001 (20%. El genotipo de cada serotipo se identificó por análisis de RSS-PCR (5,6. Se encontraron el subtipo A (ó III, C (ó I y B (ó II de los serotipos 2, 1 y 4, similares a los que están circulando en países de América y oriundos del Asia. Los DEN-3 fueron del subtipo C (ó III iguales al virus que entró en América en 1994 oriundo de Sri-Lanka, India. Los genotipos del 2 y 3 encontrados en Santander producen con mayor frecuencia DH (3,7.

    Neurological Manifestations of Dengue Infection

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    Guo-Hong Li

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    Full Text Available Dengue counts among the most commonly encountered arboviral diseases, representing the fastest spreading tropical illness in the world. It is prevalent in 128 countries, and each year >2.5 billion people are at risk of dengue virus infection worldwide. Neurological signs of dengue infection are increasingly reported. In this review, the main neurological complications of dengue virus infection, such as central nervous system (CNS, peripheral nervous system, and ophthalmic complications were discussed according to clinical features, treatment and possible pathogenesis. In addition, neurological complications in children were assessed due to their atypical clinical features. Finally, dengue infection and Japanese encephalitis were compared for pathogenesis and main clinical manifestations.

  19. Dengue en el embarazo: efectos en el feto y el recién nacido.

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    Berta N. Restrepo

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    Full Text Available El riesgo de infección por el virus del dengue durante el embarazo se está incrementando ante mayores y más severas epidemias, y las consecuencias sobre el feto y el recién nacido han sido poco estudiadas y, en otros casos, los resultados han sido contradictorios. Por esta razón, se realizó en Medellín un estudio de cohorte retrospectiva, cuyo objetivo fue determinar los efectos que produce el dengue durante el embarazo sobre el feto y el recién nacido. En dicho estudio se evaluaron 22 recién nacidos hijos de mujeres que presentaron dengue durante la epidemia de 1998 y se compararon con 24 recién nacidos, hijos de mujeres embarazadas sin dengue. En la cohorte con dengue se encontraron 3 niños prematuros, 3 niños con sufrimiento fetal y 4 niños con bajo peso al nacer. En la cohorte no expuesta no se encontraron niños con estos problemas. El desarrollo psicomotor fue normal en ambos grupos. De las observaciones anteriores, sólo fue estadísticamente significativa la frecuencia de niños con bajo peso al nacer (prueba exacta de Fisher, p=0,045. Estos resultados preliminares muestran que los recién nacidos de madres que sufrieron dengue durante la gestación tuvieron riesgo de bajo peso al nacer y presentaron con mayor frecuencia prematurez y sufrimiento fetal, aunque se requiere aumentar el tamaño de la muestra para confirmar estos resultados. Sin embargo, es necesario estrechar la vigilancia a las madres embarazadas con dengue dados los efectos nocivos sobre la evolución del recién nacido.

  1. Dengue en México: incremento en la población juvenil durante la última década

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    Torres-Galicia, Ivonne; Cortés-Poza, David; Becker, Ingeborg

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    El dengue es una de las principales enfermedades transmitidas por vector. En la última década se convirtió en uno de los problemas de salud pública más importantes de México y América Latina. En el continente americano el dengue es considerado predominantemente un padecimiento de adultos, lo cual contrasta con los reportes de países asiáticos que consideran el dengue como una enfermedad principalmente pediátrica. Durante la última década se ha reportado el incremento de dengue juvenil y pediá...

  2. Myocarditis in Dengue Fever

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    Johnson Francis

    2017-07-01

    Full Text Available There is a wide variation in the reported incidence of cardiac involvement in dengue due to the difference in the criteria used to identify cardiac involvement. Most common cardiac rhythm abnormality noted was sinus bradycardia, which was often self limited. Fulminant and fatal myocarditis have been documented in a few cases; though in general, most cases with cardiac manifestations improve with supportive care. Only about one tenth of patients with biomarker elevation had evidence of depressed left ventricular systolic function on echocardiography. Higher incidence of depressed left ventricular ejection fraction was noted in dengue shock syndrome.

  3. Imported and autochthonous cases in the dynamics of dengue epidemics in Brazil Casos importados y autóctonos en la dinámica de epidemias de dengue en Brasil Casos importados e autóctones na dinâmica da epidemia de dengue no Brasil

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    Nicolas Degallier

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    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: To estimate the basic reproduction number (R0 of dengue fever including both imported and autochthonous cases. METHODS: The study was conducted based on epidemiological data of the 2003 dengue epidemic in Brasília, Brazil. The basic reproduction number is estimated from the epidemic curve, fitting linearly the increase of initial cases. Aiming at simulating an epidemic with both autochthonous and imported cases, a "susceptible-infectious-resistant" compartmental model was designed, in which the imported cases were considered as an external forcing. The ratio between R0 of imported versus autochthonous cases was used as an estimator of real R0. RESULTS: The comparison of both reproduction numbers (only autochthonous versus all cases showed that considering all cases as autochthonous yielded a R0 above one, although the real R0 was below one. The same results were seen when the method was applied on simulated epidemics with fixed R0. This method was also compared to some previous proposed methods by other authors and showed that the latter underestimated R0 values. CONCLUSIONS: It was shown that the inclusion of both imported and autochthonous cases is crucial for the modeling of the epidemic dynamics, and thus provides critical information for decision makers in charge of prevention and control of this disease.OBJETIVO: Estimar el número de reproducción básica (R0 de la fiebre del dengue incluyendo casos importados y autóctonos. MÉTODOS: El estudio fue realizado basándose en datos epidemiológicos de la epidemia del dengue ocurrida en Brasilia, Districto Federal de Brasil, en el 2003. El número de reproducción básica es estimado de la curva epidémica, fijando el incremento lineal de los casos iniciales. Señalando casos importados y autóctonos en una simulación epidémica, fue diseñado un compartimiento "infeccioso-susceptible-resistente", en el cual los casos importados fueron considerados una fuerza externa. La tasa

  4. Dengue serosurvey in Sint Eustatius.

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    Teresa Leslie

    Full Text Available Four distinct serotypes of dengue viruses (DENV are the cause of re-emerging dengue fever (DF and dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF. Dengue circulation in the Caribbean has gone from none or single serotype to multiple serotypes co-circulating with reports of continuing cycles of progressively more severe disease in the region. Few studies have investigated dengue on Sint Eustatius. Blood samples were collected to determine the prevalence of antibodies against dengue in the Sint Eustatius population. Greater than 90% of the serum samples (184 of 204 were positive for anti-flavivirus antibodies by enzyme linked immunosorbance assay (ELISA. Plaque reduction neutralization test (PRNT, specific for dengue viruses, showed that 171 of these 184 flavivirus antibody positive sera had a neutralization titer against one or more DENV serotypes. A majority of the sera (62% had neutralizing antibody to all four dengue serotypes. Only 26 PRNT positive sera (15% had monotypic dengue virus neutralizing antibody, most of which (20 of 26 were against DENV2. Evidence of infection with all four serotypes was observed across all age groups except in the youngest age group (10-19 years which contained only DENV2 positive individuals. In a multiple logistic regression model, only the length of residence on the island was a predictor of a positive dengue PRNT50 result. To our knowledge this is the first dengue serosurveillance study conducted on Sint Eustatius since the 1970s. The lack of antibodies to the DEN1, 3, and 4 in the samples collected from participants under 20 years of age suggests that only DEN2 has circulated on island since the early 1990s. The high prevalence of antibodies against dengue (83.8% and the observation that the length of time on the island was the strongest predictor of infection suggests dengue is endemic on Sint Eustatius and a public health concern that warrants further investigation.

  5. Las epidemias que nunca llegaron: fiebre amarilla (1883) y peste bubónica (1902- 1903) en Baja California.

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    Fierros-Hernández, Arturo; Ayala-Zúñiga, Alejandro

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    Este artículo busca aclarar el panorama epidémico que se generó en Baja California a finales del siglo XIX y principios del XX, específicamente el que se dio en 1883 y 1902, años en los que se afirma que ocurrieron epidemias de fiebre amarilla y peste bubónica, respectivamente. Sin embargo, como se demuestra en nuestro estudio, nunca ocurrieron debido a las condiciones sociodemográficas de la zona. Copyright: © 2018 SecretarÍa de Salud.

  6. Manifestaciones clínicas y complicaciones de la fase aguda de bartonelosis o Fiebre de la Oroya en pacientes atendidos en el Hospital Nacional Cayetano Heredia.

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    Ciro Peregrino Maguiña Vargas

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    Full Text Available Objetivos: Determinar las características clínicas, epidemiológicas y de laboratorio de la bartonelosis aguda, así como las complicaciones en una serie de pacientes atendidos en el Hospital Nacional Cayetano Heredia. Material y métodos: Estudio descriptivo de tipo serie de casos de pacientes mayores de 15 años con bartonelosis aguda hospitalizados en el Hospital Nacional Cayetano Heredia entre 1993 y 2006. Resultados: La edad promedio fue 27,8 años, 72,7% fueron varones, 51,5% procedía de Lima y 33,3% de Ancash. Los síntomas principales fueron: fiebre 90,9%, cefalea 87,9%, hiporexia 75,5%, baja de peso 63,6%, e ictericia 57,6%. Dos pacientes presentaron alteraciones en el fondo de ojo: retinitis exudativa y retinopatía hemorrágica. El hematocrito promedio fue 20,8% y 63,6% cursaron hematocrito £20%. Hubo desviación izquierda en 24,2%, hiperbilirrubinemia a predominio indirecto 62,5% e hipoalbuminemia (< 3mg/dl 56,5%. Se presentaron complicaciones en 84,8%, el 27,2% requirió internamiento en UCI. Las complicaciones no infecciosas ocurrieron en 84,8%, hematológicas 81,8% y gastrointestinales 78,7%. Las complicaciones infecciosas se presentaron en 12,1%. Los antibióticos más utilizados fueron ciprofloxacina 66,6% y cloranfenicol 42,4%, se administró corticoides en 9,1% y se transfundió paquete globular en 42,4%. Conclusiones: Los pacientes de UCI tuvieron más complicaciones cardiovasculares, trombocitopenia y mayor severidad de la anemia. No se registró mortalidad. (Rev. Med Hered 2008;19:87-95

  7. Trends of Dengue Disease Epidemiology

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    Cucunawangsih

    2017-03-01

    Full Text Available Dengue disease is an emerging mosquito-borne viral infection transmitted between humans by Aedes spp. that are distributed mainly in the tropical and subtropical region along with chikungunya and zika diseases. The distribution of dengue disease is influenced by local variation, such as geography, rainfall, temperature, and rapid urbanization or migration. The epidemy of mosquito-borne infection significantly led to increased number of cases and hyperendemicity which induce a more severe form of dengue accompanied by cocirculation of chikungunya and zika. The rapid global spreading of dengue disease created public health burdens that are presently unfulfilled by the absence of specific therapy, simple diagnosis tool for the early phase, and effective and efficient vector control system. This review highlights the current situation of dengue distribution, epidemiology, and new strategies for early dengue diagnosis and risk prediction of severity that can be used to improve oversight and alleviate the heavy burden of the disease.

  8. Clustering, climate and dengue transmission.

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    Junxiong, Pang; Yee-Sin, Leo

    2015-06-01

    Dengue is currently the most rapidly spreading vector-borne disease, with an increasing burden over recent decades. Currently, neither a licensed vaccine nor an effective anti-viral therapy is available, and treatment largely remains supportive. Current vector control strategies to prevent and reduce dengue transmission are neither efficient nor sustainable as long-term interventions. Increased globalization and climate change have been reported to influence dengue transmission. In this article, we reviewed the non-climatic and climatic risk factors which facilitate dengue transmission. Sustainable and effective interventions to reduce the increasing threat from dengue would require the integration of these risk factors into current and future prevention strategies, including dengue vaccination, as well as the continuous support and commitment from the political and environmental stakeholders.

  9. Adherencia de los pacientes a la Guía de Práctica Clínica del Dengue (GPC_Dengue) en una Clínica de Barranquilla (Atl, Col)

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    J Rodríguez López; G Lastre Amell; J Camargo Infante; G Fuentes Ortega; J Bermejo Urzola; V Nieto Gutiérrez

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    Resumen – El Dengue es una enfermedad transmitida por la picadura de un mosquito Aedes. En Colombia representa un problema en salud pública debido a la re emergencia e intensa transmisión con tendencia creciente, el comportamiento de ciclos epidémicos cada dos o tres años. Objetivo. Caracterizar la adherencia de los Profesionales médicos de la Salud, la guía para la atención clínica integral del paciente con dengue (GPC_Dengue OPS/OMS 2010), Clínica de la Policía Regional Caribe Barranqu...

  10. Dengue Research Opportunities in the Americas

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    Laughlin, Catherine A.; Morens, David M.; Cassetti, M. Cristina; Costero-Saint Denis, Adriana; San Martin, Jose-Luis; Whitehead, Stephen S.; Fauci, Anthony S.

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    Dengue is a systemic arthropod-borne viral disease of major global public health importance. At least 2.5 billion people who live in areas of the world where dengue occurs are at risk of developing dengue fever (DF) and its severe complications, dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) and dengue shock syndrome (DSS). Repeated reemergences of dengue in sudden explosive epidemics often cause public alarm and seriously stress healthcare systems. The control of dengue is further challenged by the lack of effective therapies, vaccines, and point-of-care diagnostics. Despite years of study, even its pathogenic mechanisms are poorly understood. This article discusses recent advances in dengue research and identifies challenging gaps in research on dengue clinical evaluation, diagnostics, epidemiology, immunology, therapeutics, vaccinology/clinical trials research, vector biology, and vector ecology. Although dengue is a major global tropical pathogen, epidemiologic and disease control considerations in this article emphasize dengue in the Americas. PMID:22782946

  11. Uso de una región no codificante del genoma del virus de la fiebre aftosa para la elaboración de un medicamento antivirial

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    Saiz, Margarita; Sobrino Castelló, Francisco; Borrego, Belén; Rodríguez Pulido, Miguel Ramón; Saiz, Juan Carlos; Martín-Acebes, Miguel Ángel

    2011-01-01

    La presente invención se refiere al uso de RNAs correspondientes a dominios altamente estructurados de las regiones no codificantes del genoma del virus de la fiebre aftosa (VFA) y al uso de secuencias que los comprenden para la elaboración de una composición farmacéutica para la profilaxis y/o el tratamiento de enfermedades causadas por virus sensibles a interferón. Los virus sensibles a interferón son virus RNA de cadena simple, como el virus de la fiebre aftosa, el virus de la estomatitis ...

  12. Ensemble method for dengue prediction.

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    Buczak, Anna L; Baugher, Benjamin; Moniz, Linda J; Bagley, Thomas; Babin, Steven M; Guven, Erhan

    2018-01-01

    In the 2015 NOAA Dengue Challenge, participants made three dengue target predictions for two locations (Iquitos, Peru, and San Juan, Puerto Rico) during four dengue seasons: 1) peak height (i.e., maximum weekly number of cases during a transmission season; 2) peak week (i.e., week in which the maximum weekly number of cases occurred); and 3) total number of cases reported during a transmission season. A dengue transmission season is the 12-month period commencing with the location-specific, historical week with the lowest number of cases. At the beginning of the Dengue Challenge, participants were provided with the same input data for developing the models, with the prediction testing data provided at a later date. Our approach used ensemble models created by combining three disparate types of component models: 1) two-dimensional Method of Analogues models incorporating both dengue and climate data; 2) additive seasonal Holt-Winters models with and without wavelet smoothing; and 3) simple historical models. Of the individual component models created, those with the best performance on the prior four years of data were incorporated into the ensemble models. There were separate ensembles for predicting each of the three targets at each of the two locations. Our ensemble models scored higher for peak height and total dengue case counts reported in a transmission season for Iquitos than all other models submitted to the Dengue Challenge. However, the ensemble models did not do nearly as well when predicting the peak week. The Dengue Challenge organizers scored the dengue predictions of the Challenge participant groups. Our ensemble approach was the best in predicting the total number of dengue cases reported for transmission season and peak height for Iquitos, Peru.

  13. Myocarditis in Dengue Fever

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    Johnson Francis

    2017-01-01

    There is a wide variation in the reported incidence of cardiac involvement in dengue due to the difference in the criteria used to identify cardiac involvement. Most common cardiac rhythm abnormality noted was sinus bradycardia, which was often self limited. Fulminant and fatal myocarditis have been documented in a few cases; though in general, most cases with cardiac manifestations improve with supportive care. Only about one tenth of patients with biomarker elevation had evidence of depress...

  14. Micronutrients and dengue.

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    Ahmed, Sundus; Finkelstein, Julia L; Stewart, Anna M; Kenneth, John; Polhemus, Mark E; Endy, Timothy P; Cardenas, Washington; Mehta, Saurabh

    2014-11-01

    Dengue virus infection is the most widespread mosquito-borne viral infection in humans and has emerged as a serious global health challenge. In the absence of effective treatment and vaccine, host factors including nutritional status, which may alter disease progression, need investigation. The interplay between nutrition and other infections is well-established, and modulation of nutritional status often presents a simple low-cost method of interrupting transmission, reducing susceptibility, and/or ameliorating disease severity. This review examines the evidence on the role of micronutrients in dengue virus infection. We found critical issues and often inconsistent results across studies; this finding along with the lack of sufficient literature in this field have limited our ability to make any recommendations. However, vitamins D and E have shown promise in small supplementation trials. In summary, the role of micronutrients in dengue virus infection is an exciting research area and needs to be examined in well-designed studies with larger samples. © The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.

  15. Micronutrients and Dengue

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    Ahmed, Sundus; Finkelstein, Julia L.; Stewart, Anna M.; Kenneth, John; Polhemus, Mark E.; Endy, Timothy P.; Cardenas, Washington; Mehta, Saurabh

    2014-01-01

    Dengue virus infection is the most widespread mosquito-borne viral infection in humans and has emerged as a serious global health challenge. In the absence of effective treatment and vaccine, host factors including nutritional status, which may alter disease progression, need investigation. The interplay between nutrition and other infections is well-established, and modulation of nutritional status often presents a simple low-cost method of interrupting transmission, reducing susceptibility, and/or ameliorating disease severity. This review examines the evidence on the role of micronutrients in dengue virus infection. We found critical issues and often inconsistent results across studies; this finding along with the lack of sufficient literature in this field have limited our ability to make any recommendations. However, vitamins D and E have shown promise in small supplementation trials. In summary, the role of micronutrients in dengue virus infection is an exciting research area and needs to be examined in well-designed studies with larger samples. PMID:25200269

  16. Dengue-1 Virus Isolation during First Dengue Fever Outbreak on Easter Island, Chile

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    Perret, Cecilia; Abarca, Katia; Ovalle, Jimena; Ferrer, Pablo; Godoy, Paula; Olea, Andrea; Aguilera, Ximena; Ferrés, Marcela

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    Dengue virus was detected for the first time in Chile, in an outbreak of dengue fever on Easter Island. The virus was isolated in tissue culture and characterized by reverse transcription–polymerase chain reaction as being dengue type 1.

  17. “Programa de investigación con enfoque ecosistémico para la ...

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    de diciembre, en la sede del Instituto Departamental de salud de Norte de Santander, el personal que labora en el área de la salud será capacitado en temas como: diagnóstico clínico y manejo de pacientes con dengue, revisión de historias clínicas de pacientes fallecidos por dengue y dengue grave, y en Investigación ...

  18. Dengue human infection models to advance dengue vaccine development.

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    Larsen, Christian P; Whitehead, Stephen S; Durbin, Anna P

    2015-12-10

    Dengue viruses (DENV) currently infect approximately 400 million people each year causing millions to seek care and overwhelming the health care infrastructure in endemic areas. Vaccines to prevent dengue and therapeutics to treat dengue are not currently available. The efficacy of the most advanced candidate vaccine against symptomatic dengue in general and DENV-2 in particular was much lower than expected, despite the ability of the vaccine to induce neutralizing antibody against all four DENV serotypes. Because seroconversion to the DENV serotypes following vaccination was thought to be indicative of induced protection, these results have made it more difficult to assess which candidate vaccines should or should not be evaluated in large studies in endemic areas. A dengue human infection model (DHIM) could be extremely valuable to down-select candidate vaccines or therapeutics prior to engaging in efficacy trials in endemic areas. Two DHIM have been developed to assess the efficacy of live attenuated tetravalent (LATV) dengue vaccines. The first model, developed by the Laboratory of Infectious Diseases at the U. S. National Institutes of Health, utilizes a modified DENV-2 strain DEN2Δ30. This virus was derived from the DENV-2 Tonga/74 that caused only very mild clinical infection during the outbreak from which it was recovered. DEN2Δ30 induced viremia in 100%, rash in 80%, and neutropenia in 27% of the 30 subjects to whom it was given. The Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) is developing a DHIM the goal of which is to identify DENV that cause symptomatic dengue fever. WRAIR has evaluated seven viruses and has identified two that meet dengue fever criteria. Both of these models may be very useful in the evaluation and down-selection of candidate dengue vaccines and therapeutics. Copyright © 2015 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.. All rights reserved.

  19. Virus de dengue en personas asintomáticas del poblado de Yariguá

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    Meidis del Rio Bolmey

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available Se realizó un estudio observacional descriptivo de corte transversal, para determinar la seroprevalencia de anticuerpos Inmunoglobulinas M (IgM Dengue en personas que tuvieron una infección asintomática por el virus del dengue, en la localidad de Yariguá en el municipio Las Tunas, Cuba, donde se presentó un brote en el período de diciembre 2006 a enero 2007. Se analizaron 156 muestras de personas asintomáticas. Se realizó interrogatorio a los pacientes y la detección de IgM Dengue, utilizando la técnica UMELISA (del inglés Ultra Micro Enzyme-Linked ImmunoSorbent Assay. En los resultados se obtuvo que 60 de las personas asintomáticas fueron infectadas con el virus del dengue, prevaleciendo el sexo masculino y los convivientes con los enfermos de dengue. La seroprevalencia de la infección en personas asintomáticas fue de 38,5% y los riesgos de contraer la infección ascendieron a 10,7 por cada mil habitantes de la localidad de Yariguá. Se concluyó que el riesgo de seroprevalencia del virus del dengue en la población fue cuatro veces mayor que el identificado por los sistemas de vigilancia

  20. DENGUE VACCINE, CHALLENGES, DEVELOPMENT AND STRATEGIES

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    Dewi Marbawati

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available ABSTRAKPenyakit demam Dengue endemik di lebih dari 100 negara di dunia. Obat anti virus Dengue efektif belum ditemukan danpengendalian vektor dinilai kurang efektif, sehingga diperlukan upaya pencegahan dengan vaksinasi. Vaksin Dengue yangideal adalah murah, mencakup 4 serotipe, efektif dalam memberikan kekebalan, cukup diberikan sekali seumur hidup, aman,memberi kekebalan jangka panjang, stabil dalam penyimpanan dan stabil secara genetis (tidak bermutasi. Beberapakandidat vaksin yang telah dan sedang dikembangkan oleh para peneliti di seluruh dunia adalah tetravalent live attenuatedvaccine, vaksin Chimera (ChimeriVax, vaksin subunit dan vaksin DNA. Vaksin Dengue dipandang sebagai pendekatan yangefektif dan berkesinambungan dalam mengendalikan penyakit Dengue. Tahun 2003 telah terbentuk Pediatric DengueVaccine Initiative (PDVI, yaitu sebuah konsorsium internasional yang bergerak dalam advokasi untuk meyakinkanmasyarakat internasional akan penting dan mendesaknya vaksin Dengue. Konsorsium vaksin Dengue Indonesia saat iniberupaya mengembangkan vaksin Dengue dengan menggunakan strain virus lokal.Kata kunci: Dengue, virus, vaksinABSTRACTDengue fever is endemic in more than 100 countries in the world. The effective dengue antiviral drug has not been found yet,and vector control is considered less effective. Prevention program by vaccination is needed. An ideal dengue vaccine shouldbe inexpensive, covering four serotypes (tetravalent, effective in providing immunity, given once a lifetime, safe, stable instorage and genetically. Several vaccine candidates have been and are being developed included attenuated tetravalentvaccine, ChimeriVax, sub- unit vaccines and DNA vaccines. Dengue vaccine is seen as an effective and sustainable approachto controll Dengue infection. In 2003, Pediatric Dengue Vaccine Initiative (PDVI has been formed as an internationalconsortium involved in advocacy to convince the international community about the essence and urgency

  1. ADE and dengue vaccination.

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    Martínez-Vega, Ruth Aralí; Carrasquila, Gabriel; Luna, Expedito; Ramos-Castañeda, José

    2017-07-13

    The vaccine against Dengue virus (DENV), Dengvaxia® (CYD), produced by Sanofi-Pasteur, has been registered by several national regulatory agencies; nevertheless, the performance and security of this vaccine have been challenged in a series of recent papers. In this work, we intend to contribute to the debate by analyzing the concept of an enhancing vaccine, presenting objections to the epidemiological model base of the concept and, likewise, presenting data that contradict that concept. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  2. Aspectos críticos do controle da febre amarela no Brasil Aspectos críticos del control de la fiebre amarilla en Brasil Critical aspects of yellow fever control in Brazil

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    Pedro Luiz Tauil

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    Full Text Available São apresentados aspectos epidemiológicos e do controle da febre amarela no Brasil, considerando os ciclos de transmissão silvestre e urbano. Sem registros de transmissão no Brasil desde 1942, houve casos de febre amarela urbana em 2008 no Paraguai, depois de mais de 50 anos sem essa ocorrência nas Américas. A redução do número dos casos silvestres e a manutenção da eliminação dos casos urbanos são os dois principais objetivos do controle da febre amarela no Brasil. Embora haja consenso quanto às medidas que devem ser tomadas nas áreas endêmicas para a forma silvestre, isso não ocorre em relação às áreas infestadas pelo Aedes aegypti. São discutidos argumentos favoráveis e contrários à expansão da área de vacinação. Há necessidade de estudos ambientais e entomológicos para o reconhecimento de áreas receptivas para transmissão silvestre, mesmo que estejam silentes há muitos anos.Se presentan aspectos epidemiológicos y del control de la fiebre amarilla en Brasil, considerando los ciclos de transmisión silvestre y urbana. Sin registros de transmisión en Brasil desde 1942, hubo casos de fiebre amarilla urbana en 2008 en Paraguay, después de más de 50 años sin ocurrir en las Américas. La reducción del número de casos silvestre y el mantenimiento de la eliminación de los casos urbanos son los dos principales objetivos del control de la fiebre amarilla en Brasil. A pesar de que exista consenso con respecto a las medidas que deben ser tomadas en las áreas endémicas para la forma silvestre, esto no ocurre con relación a las áreas infestadas por el Aedes aegypti. Son discutidos argumentos favorables y contrarios a la expansión del área de vacunación. Hay necesidad de estudios ambientales y entomológicos para el reconocimiento de áreas receptivas para transmisión silvestre, aunque se encuentren silentes desde hace muchos años.This paper presents epidemiological and control characteristics of yellow

  3. Appendicular perforation in dengue fever: our experience

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    Gunjan Desai

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Dengue viral infections have become one of major emerging infectious diseases in the tropics. Acute abdomen occurring in dengue viral infection is not uncommon. The spectrums of acute surgical emergencies which raise suspicion of an abdominal catastrophe in patients presenting with dengue fever include acute pancreatitis, acute acalculous cholecystitis, non-specific peritonitis and very rarely acute appendicitis. The presence of low white cell count and platelet count can raise suspicion of a diagnosis of dengue in a patient presenting with acute abdominal pain, during a dengue epidemic. We herein report three patients with dengue fever who had appendicular perforation during the course of their viral fever.

  4. Dengue eye disease.

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    Ng, Aaron W; Teoh, Stephen C

    2015-01-01

    Dengue fever, a viral disease epidemic in some parts of the world, is of considerable international concern, with a growing incidence owing to developing urbanization, tourism, and trade. Ocular manifestations of dengue fever are uncommon, but of great significance. Proposed mechanisms include direct viral infection as well as immunologic phenomena. Common manifestations include subconjunctival, vitreous, and retinal hemorrhages; posterior uveitis; optic neuritis; and maculopathies such as foveolitis, hemorrhage, and edema. Main symptoms include blurring of vision, scotomata, metamorphopsia, and floaters. Diagnostic and monitoring investigations described included optical coherence tomography, fundus fluorescein and indocyanine green angiography, visual field analysis, and electrophysiologic tests. Management is based on clinical presentation and includes active surveillance as well as various anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive therapies. There have been no prospective, randomized therapeutic trials, and it is unclear if the disease is self-limiting or if treatment is actually beneficial. Prognosis varies, ranging from full resolution to permanent vision loss despite intervention. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  5. Aislamiento rápido del virus dengue 3 por el método de shell vial en el brote de dengue en Lima

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    Victoria Gutiérrez P

    2005-07-01

    Full Text Available El aislamiento de virus dengue con los métodos tradicionales demora hasta un mes, en situaciones de emergencia como el brote de dengue clásico en el distrito de Comas-Lima entre abril y mayo de 2005, es necesario un diagnóstico precoz. Se procesaron 117 muestras de sueros de pacientes con diagnóstico clínico de dengue clásico en fase virémica procedentes la zona del brote, mediante el método de shell vial para el aislamiento del virus dengue en la línea celular C6-36, se identificó el serotipo del virus mediante inmunofluorescencia indirecta (IFI empleando anticuerpos monoclonales. Se logró el aislamiento del virus DEN-3 al quinto día de cosecha en el 48,7% (57/117 de los sueros. Los resultados sugieren que el método de shell vial, por el menor tiempo de aislamiento que el método tradicional, puede ser implementado como método de diagnóstico y usado en la vigilancia epidemiológica del virus dengue.

  6. Entre la fiebre del oro y el polvo de las voladuras… Cuerpos y emociones en contextos de mineralización.

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    Horacio Machado Aráoz

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available Normal 0 21 false false false ES-AR X-NONE AR-SA A partir de la constatación de las grandes transformaciones sociales provocadas por el desembarco de la megaminería transnacional en la Provincia de Catamarca,  el presente trabajo se plantea abordar el análisis de la conflictividad ‘minera' desde la perspectiva de sus impactos microbiopolíticos, esto es, en  el plano de los cuerpos, las emociones y los sentimientos. Considerando que se trata de un aspecto crucial de los procesos sociales que se verifican en los nuevos escenarios del extractivismo minero, este trabajo procura desarrollar una ecología política de las emociones como clave para caracterizar los conflictos mineros, así como los efectos eco-biopolíticos que se producen en las comunidades locales intervenidas. Apelando a registros etnográficos, se exponen diferentes dimensiones de los cambios sociales resultantes de las políticas mineras sobre los cuerpos y las emociones. Con los conceptos de fiebre del oro y mineralización social, se busca brindar una hermenéutica crítica de estos procesos orientada a visibilizar lo que se entiende como sus rasgos y efectos neocoloniales. /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Tabla normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-qformat:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0cm; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-fareast; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-bidi-font-family:Arial; mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-bidi;}

  7. Dengue fever complicated by hemophagocytosis

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    Koshy, Maria; Mishra, Ajay Kumar; Agrawal, Bhumi; Kurup, Akhil Rajendra; Hansdak, Samuel George

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    Dengue is a common acute viral febrile illness in the tropics. Although the usual presentation is that of a self-limiting illness, its complications are protean. We report a 29-year-old man who presented with an acute febrile illness and was diagnosed with dengue hemorrhagic fever. Despite appropriate supportive therapy, the patient initially improved, but subsequently had clinical deterioration. Evaluation revealed features of hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis. He was successfully treated w...

  8. Dengue viruses – an overview

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    Anne Tuiskunen Bäck

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available Dengue viruses (DENVs cause the most common arthropod-borne viral disease in man with 50–100 million infections per year. Because of the lack of a vaccine and antiviral drugs, the sole measure of control is limiting the Aedes mosquito vectors. DENV infection can be asymptomatic or a self-limited, acute febrile disease ranging in severity. The classical form of dengue fever (DF is characterized by high fever, headache, stomach ache, rash, myalgia, and arthralgia. Severe dengue, dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF, and dengue shock syndrome (DSS are accompanied by thrombocytopenia, vascular leakage, and hypotension. DSS, which can be fatal, is characterized by systemic shock. Despite intensive research, the underlying mechanisms causing severe dengue is still not well understood partly due to the lack of appropriate animal models of infection and disease. However, even though it is clear that both viral and host factors play important roles in the course of infection, a fundamental knowledge gap still remains to be filled regarding host cell tropism, crucial host immune response mechanisms, and viral markers for virulence.

  9. Recent advances in understanding dengue

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    Yacoub, Sophie; Mongkolsapaya, Juthathip; Screaton, Gavin

    2016-01-01

    Dengue is an emerging threat to billions of people worldwide. In the last 20 years, the incidence has increased four-fold and this trend appears to be continuing. Caused by one of four viral serotypes, dengue can present as a wide range of clinical phenotypes with the severe end of the spectrum being defined by a syndrome of capillary leak, coagulopathy, and organ impairment. The pathogenesis of severe disease is thought to be in part immune mediated, but the exact mechanisms remain to be defined. The current treatment of dengue relies on supportive measures with no licensed therapeutics available to date. There have been recent advances in our understanding of a number of areas of dengue research, of which the following will be discussed in this review: the drivers behind the global dengue pandemic, viral structure and epitope binding, risk factors for severe disease and its pathogenesis, as well as the findings of recent clinical trials including therapeutics and vaccines. We conclude with current and future dengue control measures and key areas for future research. PMID:26918159

  10. Dengue in a changing climate.

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    Ebi, Kristie L; Nealon, Joshua

    2016-11-01

    Dengue is the world's most important arboviral disease in terms of number of people affected. Over the past 50 years, incidence increased 30-fold: there were approximately 390 million infections in 2010. Globalization, trade, travel, demographic trends, and warming temperatures are associated with the recent spread of the primary vectors Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus and of dengue. Overall, models project that new geographic areas along the fringe of current geographic ranges for Aedes will become environmentally suitable for the mosquito's lifecycle, and for dengue transmission. Many endemic countries where dengue is likely to spread further have underdeveloped health systems, increasing the substantial challenges of disease prevention and control. Control focuses on management of Aedes, although these efforts have typically had limited effectiveness in preventing outbreaks. New prevention and control efforts are needed to counter the potential consequences of climate change on the geographic range and incidence of dengue, including novel methods of vector control and dengue vaccines. Copyright © 2016 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  11. De miasmas a mosquitos: el pensamiento médico sobre la fiebre amarilla en Yucatán, 1890-1920 From miasmas to mosquitoes: medical thought on yellow fever in Yucatan, 1890-1920

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    Carlos Alcalá Ferráez

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    Full Text Available La fiebre amarilla fue un problema de salud pública desde la época colonial debido a la frecuencia con que se presentaba en forma epidémica y a su alta letalidad. El objetivo de este trabajo es analizar el pensamiento médico y su evolución con respecto al vómito prieto entre 1890 y 1921 en Yucatán. Dos aspectos serán abordados: algunos antecedentes con respecto a la enfermedad y las ideas predominantes hasta 1881; y la propuesta de Carlos Finlay para vencer el escepticismo ante su teoría por parte de la comunidad médica. En segundo lugar se analizará la mezcla de las ideas miasmáticas y bacterianas. En tercer lugar, se mostrará cómo, a partir de la demostración de sus postulados, la mirada médica se dirigió al exterminio del mosquito transmisor de este padecimiento.Yellow fever has been a public health concern since colonial days because of its frequent epidemics and high mortality rate. This analysis of medical thought about "the black vomit" in the Yucatan and the evolution of this thinking from 1890 through 1921 first addresses some of the disease's antecedents and preponderant ideas prior to 1881 as well as Carlos Finlay's efforts to convince the medical community that his theory was right. The article goes on to analyze the co-existence of miasmatic and bacterial ideas and to show how medical initiatives began focusing on eradication of the mosquito transmitter once Finlay's postulates had been demonstrated.

  12. Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis in dengue viral infection.

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    Wan Sulaiman, Wan Aliaa; Inche Mat, Liyana Najwa; Hashim, Hasnur Zaman; Hoo, Fan Kee; Ching, Siew Mooi; Vasudevan, Ramachandran; Mohamed, Mohd Hazmi; Basri, Hamidon

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    Dengue is the most common arboviral disease affecting many countries worldwide. An RNA virus from the flaviviridae family, dengue has four antigenically distinct serotypes (DEN-1-DEN-4). Neurological involvement in dengue can be classified into dengue encephalopathy immune-mediated syndromes, encephalitis, neuromuscular or dengue muscle dysfunction and neuro-ophthalmic involvement. Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) is an immune mediated acute demyelinating disorder of the central nervous system following recent infection or vaccination. This monophasic illness is characterised by multifocal white matter involvement. Many dengue studies and case reports have linked ADEM with dengue virus infection but the association is still not clear. Therefore, this article is to review and discuss concerning ADEM in dengue as an immune-medicated neurological complication; and the management strategy required based on recent literature. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  13. The Dengue Vaccine Pipeline: Implications for the Future of Dengue Control

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    Schwartz, Lauren M.; Halloran, M. Elizabeth; Durbin, Anna P.; Longini, Ira M.

    2015-01-01

    Dengue has become the most rapidly expanding mosquito-borne infectious disease on the planet, surpassing malaria and infecting at least 390 million people per year. There is no effective treatment for dengue illness other than supportive care, especially for severe cases. Symptoms can be mild or life-threatening as in dengue hemorrhagic fever and dengue shock syndrome. Vector control has been only partially successful in decreasing dengue transmission. The potential use of safe and effective ...

  14. Reviewing dengue: still a neglected tropical disease?

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    Olaf Horstick

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available Dengue is currently listed as a "neglected tropical disease" (NTD. But is dengue still an NTD or not? Classifying dengue as an NTD may carry advantages, but is it justified? This review considers the criteria for the definition of an NTD, the current diverse lists of NTDs by different stakeholders, and the commonalities and differences of dengue with other NTDs. We also review the current research gaps and research activities and the adequacy of funding for dengue research and development (R&D (2003-2013. NTD definitions have been developed to a higher precision since the early 2000s, with the following main features: NTDs are characterised as a poverty related, b endemic to the tropics and subtropics, c lacking public health attention, d having poor research funding and shortcomings in R&D, e usually associated with high morbidity but low mortality, and f often having no specific treatment available. Dengue meets most of these criteria, but not all. Although dengue predominantly affects resource-limited countries, it does not necessarily only target the poor and marginalised in those countries. Dengue increasingly attracts public health attention, and in some affected countries it is now a high profile disease. Research funding for dengue has increased exponentially in the past two decades, in particular in the area of dengue vaccine development. However, despite advances in dengue research, dengue epidemics are increasing in frequency and magnitude, and dengue is expanding to new areas. Specific treatment and a highly effective vaccine remain elusive. Major research gaps exist in the area of integrated surveillance and vector control. Hence, although dengue differs from many of the NTDs, it still meets important criteria commonly used for NTDs. The current need for increased R&D spending, shared by dengue and other NTDs, is perhaps the key reason why dengue should continue to be considered an NTD.

  15. Abdominal Disturbances Among Dengue Fever Patients

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    Harahap, Arnold Hasahatan; Simadibrata, Marcellus; Makmun, Dadang; Hasan, Irsan

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    Background: Abdominal disturbances are common symptoms found in approximately 40% of patients with dengue fever, which frequently cause significant morbidity. This study was developed as an attempt to understand the effect of plasma leakage in dengue hemorrhagic fever; particularly on ab dominal problems. Method: The study was conducted in hospitalized patients who were diagnosed with dengue fever and dengue hemorrhagic fever (based on the 1997 WHO criteria for DHF) at Fatmawati hospital, Ja...

  16. Vigilancia intensificada sobre el Dengue y los primeros casos de dengue hemorrágico confirmados en Colombia durante el primer semestre de 1990

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    Cecilia Saad Acosta

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    Full Text Available Se presentan los resultados arrojados por la Vigilancia Activa, ejercida por el Sistema Nacional de Salud, sobre Dengue Clásico (DC, Dengue Clásico con Manifestaciones Hemorrágicas (DC/MH, Dengue Hemorrágico (DH y Dengue Hemorrágico con Síndrome de Shock (DH/SS, durante el primer semestre de 1990. De las 3.098 muestras recibidas se confirmaron 68 casos de DC (18%, 121 de ellos presentaron manifestaciones hemorrágicas (21% y 35 llenaron los requisitos de la OMS para ser considerados como DH (6%. De estos últimos, 9 presentaron shock (26%, de los cuales uno fue fatal (3%. Las regiones con mayor incidencia de DC fueron: Arauca y Casanare, y para DH: Arauca, Magdalena y Norte de Santander. Por ser la primera vez que en Colombia se confirma la presencia de DH, se describen las principales características clínico-epidemiológicas observadas en los primeros casos presentados.

  17. Virus del dengue de serotipo 1 (DENV-1 de Colombia: su contribución a la presentación del dengue en el departamento de Santander

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    Raquel E. Ocazionez-Jiménez

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    Full Text Available Introducción. Los cuatro serotipos del virus del dengue circularon en el departamento de Santander entre 1998 y 2008. No existe información sobre el papel del serotipo 1 (DENV-1 en la epidemiología de la enfermedad. Objetivo. Analizar la relación entre el cambio de predominancia del (DENV-1 con su diversificación genética, predominancia de los otros serotipos y presentación del dengue grave. Materiales y métodos. La diversificación genética se estudió por análisis filogenético usando la secuencia del gen E de 12 cepas del virus. Para el análisis se utilizaron datos sobre predominancia delos serotipos obtenidos en estudios previos y datos oficiales de incidencia del dengue. Resultados. Los virus seleccionados se agruparon en el genotipo V junto a (DENV-1 de países de Latinoamérica y se evidenció segregación en cuatro linajes. Los cambios en la predominancia del virus coincidieron con el reemplazo de linaje y esto, a su vez, con incremento en la prevalencia de DENV-2y DENV-3, e incremento del dengue grave. Conclusión. La diversificación genética podría contribuir a cambios de predominancia de (DENV-1, y la relación del virus con el DENV-2 y DENV-3 en situaciones que favorecen la presentación de casos graves. Se necesitan más estudios para precisar el papel de los serotipos en la epidemiología del dengue. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.7705/biomedica.v33i0.717

  18. Knowledge, attitudes and practices study of dengue viral infection ...

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    This study was designed to assess and compare the awareness, approach, and practices of dengue positive and dengue negative patients regarding dengue fever in a tertiary care hospital of Lahore district, Pakistan from April to May 2012. A total of 250 samples (125 dengue positive and 125 dengue negative) were ...

  19. Dengue: an arthropod-borne disease of global importance.

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    Mairuhu, A.T.; Wagenaar, J.; Brandjes, D.P.; Gorp, E. van

    2004-01-01

    Dengue viruses cause a variable spectrum of disease that ranges from an undifferentiated fever to dengue fever to the potentially fatal dengue shock syndrome. Due to the increased incidence and geographical distribution of dengue in the last 50 years, dengue is becoming increasingly recognised as

  20. Entre controversias científico-médicas y movilizaciones populares. Población epidémica y vacunas contra la fiebre hemorrágica argentina 1958-1990

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    Agnese, Graciela

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available The emergence and gradual extension of a new epidemic disease, as it has been the Haemorrhagic Fever Argentina, from the Decade of the ‘ 50s, prompted the medical scientific research with the aim of finding a vaccine. In the period 1959-1990 developed three projects of vaccines with different results. This article aims to consider the behavior assumed by the epidemic population around the three vaccines in response to the tensions that exist between population and physicians and researchers in charge of vaccination campaigns; the struggles between the various scientific groups; the role of the press and the State.La irrupción y la progresiva extensión de una nueva enfermedad epidémica, como ha sido la Fiebre Hemorrágica Argentina, a partir de la década del ’50, impulsó la investigación científica médica con el objetivo fundamental de encontrar una vacuna. En el período 1959-1990 se desarrollaron tres proyectos de vacunas con distintos resultados. El objetivo de este artículo es considerar las conductas asumidas por la población epidémica en torno a las tres vacunas atendiendo a las tensiones existentes entre la población y los médicos e investigadores a cargo de las campañas de vacunación; las pugnas entre los distintos grupos científicos; el rol de la prensa y del estado.

  1. Transfusion support in patients with dengue fever.

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    Kaur, Paramjit; Kaur, Gagandeep

    2014-09-01

    Dengue fever has emerged as a global public health problem in the recent decades. The clinical spectrum of the disease ranges from dengue fever to dengue hemorrhagic fever and dengue shock syndrome. The disease is characterized by increased capillary permeability, thrombocytopenia and coagulopathy. Thrombocytopenia with hemorrhagic manifestations warrants platelet transfusions. There is lack of evidence-based guidelines for transfusion support in patients with dengue fever. This contributes to inappropriate use of blood components and blood centers constantly face the challenge of inventory management during dengue outbreaks. The current review is aimed to highlight the role of platelets and other blood components in the management of dengue. The review was performed after searching relevant published literature in PubMed, Science Direct, Google scholar and various text books and journal articles.

  2. Spatiotemporal Dynamics of Dengue Epidemics, Southern Vietnam

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    Cuong, Hoang Quoc; Vu, Nguyen Thanh; Cazelles, Bernard; Boni, Maciej F.; Thai, Khoa T.D.; Rabaa, Maia A.; Quang, Luong Chan; Simmons, Cameron P.; Huu, Tran Ngoc

    2013-01-01

    An improved understanding of heterogeneities in dengue virus transmission might provide insights into biological and ecologic drivers and facilitate predictions of the magnitude, timing, and location of future dengue epidemics. To investigate dengue dynamics in urban Ho Chi Minh City and neighboring rural provinces in Vietnam, we analyzed a 10-year monthly time series of dengue surveillance data from southern Vietnam. The per capita incidence of dengue was lower in Ho Chi Minh City than in most rural provinces; annual epidemics occurred 1–3 months later in Ho Chi Minh City than elsewhere. The timing and the magnitude of annual epidemics were significantly more correlated in nearby districts than in remote districts, suggesting that local biological and ecologic drivers operate at a scale of 50–100 km. Dengue incidence during the dry season accounted for 63% of variability in epidemic magnitude. These findings can aid the targeting of vector-control interventions and the planning for dengue vaccine implementation. PMID:23735713

  3. Dengue virus identification by transmission electron microscopy and molecular methods in fatal dengue hemorrhagic fever.

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    Limonta, D; Falcón, V; Torres, G; Capó, V; Menéndez, I; Rosario, D; Castellanos, Y; Alvarez, M; Rodríguez-Roche, R; de la Rosa, M C; Pavón, A; López, L; González, K; Guillén, G; Diaz, J; Guzmán, M G

    2012-12-01

    Dengue virus is the most significant virus transmitted by arthropods worldwide and may cause a potentially fatal systemic disease named dengue hemorrhagic fever. In this work, dengue virus serotype 4 was detected in the tissues of one fatal dengue hemorrhagic fever case using electron immunomicroscopy and molecular methods. This is the first report of dengue virus polypeptides findings by electron immunomicroscopy in human samples. In addition, not-previously-documented virus-like particles visualized in spleen, hepatic, brain, and pulmonary tissues from a dengue case are discussed.

  4. Controlling Dengue with Vaccines in Thailand

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    Chao, Dennis L.; Halstead, Scott B.; Halloran, M. Elizabeth; Longini, Ira M.

    2012-01-01

    Background Dengue is a mosquito-borne infectious disease that constitutes a growing global threat with the habitat expansion of its vectors Aedes aegyti and A. albopictus and increasing urbanization. With no effective treatment and limited success of vector control, dengue vaccines constitute the best control measure for the foreseeable future. With four interacting dengue serotypes, the development of an effective vaccine has been a challenge. Several dengue vaccine candidates are currently being tested in clinical trials. Before the widespread introduction of a new dengue vaccine, one needs to consider how best to use limited supplies of vaccine given the complex dengue transmission dynamics and the immunological interaction among the four dengue serotypes. Methodology/Principal Findings We developed an individual-level (including both humans and mosquitoes), stochastic simulation model for dengue transmission and control in a semi-rural area in Thailand. We calibrated the model to dengue serotype-specific infection, illness and hospitalization data from Thailand. Our simulations show that a realistic roll-out plan, starting with young children then covering progressively older individuals in following seasons, could reduce local transmission of dengue to low levels. Simulations indicate that this strategy could avert about 7,700 uncomplicated dengue fever cases and 220 dengue hospitalizations per 100,000 people at risk over a ten-year period. Conclusions/Significance Vaccination will have an important role in controlling dengue. According to our modeling results, children should be prioritized to receive vaccine, but adults will also need to be vaccinated if one wants to reduce community-wide dengue transmission to low levels. PMID:23145197

  5. Controlling dengue with vaccines in Thailand.

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    Dennis L Chao

    Full Text Available Dengue is a mosquito-borne infectious disease that constitutes a growing global threat with the habitat expansion of its vectors Aedes aegyti and A. albopictus and increasing urbanization. With no effective treatment and limited success of vector control, dengue vaccines constitute the best control measure for the foreseeable future. With four interacting dengue serotypes, the development of an effective vaccine has been a challenge. Several dengue vaccine candidates are currently being tested in clinical trials. Before the widespread introduction of a new dengue vaccine, one needs to consider how best to use limited supplies of vaccine given the complex dengue transmission dynamics and the immunological interaction among the four dengue serotypes.We developed an individual-level (including both humans and mosquitoes, stochastic simulation model for dengue transmission and control in a semi-rural area in Thailand. We calibrated the model to dengue serotype-specific infection, illness and hospitalization data from Thailand. Our simulations show that a realistic roll-out plan, starting with young children then covering progressively older individuals in following seasons, could reduce local transmission of dengue to low levels. Simulations indicate that this strategy could avert about 7,700 uncomplicated dengue fever cases and 220 dengue hospitalizations per 100,000 people at risk over a ten-year period.Vaccination will have an important role in controlling dengue. According to our modeling results, children should be prioritized to receive vaccine, but adults will also need to be vaccinated if one wants to reduce community-wide dengue transmission to low levels.

  6. Host genetics and dengue fever.

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    Xavier-Carvalho, Caroline; Cardoso, Cynthia Chester; de Souza Kehdy, Fernanda; Pacheco, Antonio Guilherme; Moraes, Milton Ozório

    2017-12-01

    Dengue is a major worldwide problem in tropical and subtropical areas; it is caused by four different viral serotypes, and it can manifest as asymptomatic, mild, or severe. Many factors interact to determine the severity of the disease, including the genetic profile of the infected patient. However, the mechanisms that lead to severe disease and eventually death have not been determined, and a great challenge is the early identification of patients who are more likely to progress to a worse health condition. Studies performed in regions with cyclic outbreaks such as Cuba, Brazil, and Colombia have demonstrated that African ancestry confers protection against severe dengue. Highlighting the host genetics as an important factor in infectious diseases, a large number of association studies between genetic polymorphisms and dengue outcomes have been published in the last two decades. The most widely used approach involves case-control studies with candidate genes, such as the HLA locus and genes for receptors, cytokines, and other immune mediators. Additionally, a Genome-Wide Association Study (GWAS) identified SNPs associated with African ethnicity that had not previously been identified in case-control studies. Despite the increasing number of publications in America, Africa, and Asia, the results are quite controversial, and a meta-analysis is needed to assess the consensus among the studies. SNPs in the MICB, TNF, CD209, FcγRIIA, TPSAB1, CLEC5A, IL10 and PLCE1 genes are associated with the risk or protection of severe dengue, and the findings have been replicated in different populations. A thorough understanding of the viral, human genetic, and immunological mechanisms of dengue and how they interact is essential for effectively preventing dengue, but also managing and treating patients. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  7. Determinantes de la transmisión de dengue en Veracruz: un abordaje ecológico para su control Dengue fever transmission in Veracruz, Mexico: an ecological approach to disease control

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    Javier Escobar-Mesa

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Identificar los factores ambientales, sociales y demográficos que contribuyen a explicar las diferencias en la transmisión de dengue en Veracruz, México, durante el periodo 1995-1998 y definir las áreas de riesgo para promover un mejor control del problema. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Bajo un diseño ecológico se analizó una base de datos con el número de casos de dengue que se presentaron en 1 249 localidades en las 11 Jurisdicciones Sanitarias del estado de Veracruz durante el periodo 1995-1998. Cada una de las localidades fue identificada de acuerdo con su altitud, latitud y longitud, y con el número total de la población por sexo, el número de viviendas y la dotación de servicios públicos. Se tomó también el índice de marginación por localidad del Consejo Nacional de Población. RESULTADOS: El dengue en Veracruz se registró en 17% de las localidades y en sólo 6% de ellas se concentraron 70% de los casos de dengue en el estado. Las localidades repetidoras de dengue fueron grandes centros urbanos, con baja marginación y extensa dotación de servicios públicos. El dengue sí se transmite en las áreas rurales del estado aunque la transmisión es ocasional. El promedio de casos de dengue reportados en las localidades dependió del tamaño de la misma y del número de años que reportaron dengue durante el periodo. Se reporta un umbral poblacional para la transmisión. CONCLUSIONES: Se identificaron las localidades repetidoras de dengue que concentran 70% de los casos, y las determinantes sociales y ambientales de la transmisión. Este enfoque de riesgo puede mejorar el control y tener un impacto significativo en la prevención de la transmisión en las zonas de mayor riesgo.OBJECTIVE:To assess the ecological, social, and demographic factors associated with the transmission of dengue virus infection in Veracruz, Mexico, and to identify risk areas to target control measures. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This ecological study

  8. Dengue fever complicated by hemophagocytosis

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    Koshy, Maria; Mishra, Ajay Kumar; Agrawal, Bhumi; Kurup, Akhil Rajendra; Hansdak, Samuel George

    2016-01-01

    Dengue is a common acute viral febrile illness in the tropics. Although the usual presentation is that of a self-limiting illness, its complications are protean. We report a 29-year-old man who presented with an acute febrile illness and was diagnosed with dengue hemorrhagic fever. Despite appropriate supportive therapy, the patient initially improved, but subsequently had clinical deterioration. Evaluation revealed features of hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis. He was successfully treated with glucocorticoids and had an uneventful recovery. This case adds to the limited adult cases of virus-associated hemophagocytic syndrome in the literature and the need for prompt recognition and treatment of this rare complication. PMID:27274854

  9. Poliartritis y tenosinovitis grave por Streptococcus agalactiae en un paciente con hipoesplenia funcional Severe polyarthritis and tenosynovitis caused by Streptococcus agalactiae in a patient with functional hyposplenia

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    Domingo C. Balderramo; Ana M. Bertoli; Miguel A. PaganiniI; Abel Zárate; Zlocowski, Juan C.; Alejandro Alvarellos; Francisco Caeiro; Caeiro, Juan P.

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    La artritis por Streptococcus agalactiae es infrecuente. No conocemos publicaciones de casos sobre la afección tendinosa por este microorganismo. Se presenta una mujer de 46 años que consultó por fiebre, poliartralgias, mialgias, diarrea y vómitos. Como antecedentes presentaba carcinoma papilar de tiroides e hipoesplenia funcional. Al examen se encontraba hemodinámicamente inestable, febril, con artritis de mano izquierda, muñecas, codos, hombro derecho y tobillo izquierdo. Presentaba tenosin...

  10. Help Control Mosquitoes that Spread Dengue, Chikungunya, and Zika Viruses

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    Help Control Mosquitoes that Spread Dengue, Chikungunya, and Zika Viruses B Z Z Z Z . Aside from being ... or Aedes albopictus ) can spread dengue, chikungunya, or Zika viruses. People become infected with dengue, chikungunya, or Zika ...

  11. Exantema hemorrágico por virus dengue inducido por ácido acetil-salicílico Haemorrhagic exanthema due to dengue virus induced by acetylsalicylic acid

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    Valerio, L; X. Balanzó; Jiménez, O.; Pedro-Botet, M.L.

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    El dengue, enfermedad infecciosa vírica propia de los climas tropicales, se considera una patología reemergente que ha dado lugar a graves epidemias en la última década. En la expansión del virus y de su mosquito vector se barajan factores relacionados con la alteración humana del medio, con la rapidez en el tránsito de mercancias y personas y debidos al cambio climático. Como reflejo de ello, se asiste a un aumento de casos importados que, al ser una enfermedad con periodo de incubación cort...

  12. Sarcoma de Kaposi en paciente con SIDA

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    Jesús Ramón León Polanco

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    Full Text Available Se presenta el caso de un paciente masculino de 33 años de edad, con antecedentes de VIH-SIDA desde hace 10 años, que se mantiene en tratamiento con antirretrovirales. Durante todo este tiempo ha presentado varios episodios de infecciones respiratorias, incluyendo tuberculosis pulmonar 5 años atrás. Acude a consulta refiriendo edemas en miembros inferiores acompañado de lesiones en piel de color violáceo de un año de evolución, previamente interpretado como linfangitis rebelde al tratamiento y que se extendió a la cara interna de los muslos y a los miembros inferiores. Con pérdida de peso, no prurito en las lesiones, fiebre, lesiones en la mucosa oral. Se determinó hemoglobina 89 g/L, leucocitos 4,5 x 109 /L, se estudiaron las funciones hepática y renales resultando normales. Radiografías de tórax y ultrasonido abdominal normales. Se realizó estudio anatomopatológico de piel que informó Sarcoma de Kaposi. Se impuso tratamiento con quimioterapia

  13. Estrategias de prevención de dengue: Rosario, Argentina Dengue prevention strategies: Rosario, Argentina

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    Monica Liborio

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    Full Text Available A pesar de la presencia de Aëdes aegypti en el municipio de Rosario -República Argentina - no se han notificado casos de Dengue autóctono. Esta condición y otras características, que convierten a la ciudad vulnerable para el desarrollo de la enfermedad, brindan, en contrapartida la posibilidad de intervenir para prevenirla, como pocas veces ofrecen los problemas de salud comunitaria. El Sistema Municipal de Epidemiología definió en el marco de un proceso intersectorial y coparticipativo entre Estado y Comunidad, acciones de promoción y prevención dirigidas a lograr la cooperación efectiva de la población en la eliminación de criaderos potenciales del vector. Se inició así en el año 2000, un proceso, con diversos grados de intervención estatal, centrando el trabajo en la acción de promotores domiciliarios, que acercaron conocimientos a los ciudadanos sobre el Dengue y su vector transmisor. Se recabó, además información para evaluar el riesgo asociado a la presencia de criaderos. La actividad se extendió a establecimientos educacionales y organizaciones barriales. Se promovieron, también, actividades intersectoriales concretas de limpieza y ordenamiento ambiental. La evaluación de dichas intervenciones, permitió verificar el perfeccionamiento de los conocimientos de la población mediante la promoción personalizada y posibilitó apreciar que se lograron mejores resultados con la incorporación de las escuelas y con las intervenciones realizadas con amplia participación estatal. Este trabajo puso en evidencia la necesidad del rol del Estado como incentivador y organizador de actividades para modificar actitudes e incorporar comportamientos responsables y solidarios de los ciudadanos, que aporten a las estrategias saludables.In spite of the presence of the Aëdes aegypti in the city of Rosario -Argentina- there is no evidence of reports of autochthonous Dengue. This condition and other characteristics that make the city a

  14. Is drought helping or killing dengue? Investigation of spatiotemporal relationship between dengue fever and drought

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    Lee, Chieh-Han; Yu, Hwa-Lung

    2015-04-01

    Dengue Fever is a vector-borne disease that is transmitted between human and mosquitos in tropical and sub-tropical regions. Previous studies have found significant relationship between the epidemic of dengue cases and climate variables, especially temperature and precipitation. Besides, the natural phenomena (e.g., drought) are considered that significantly drop the number of dengue cases by killing vector's breeding environment. However, in Kaohsiung City, Taiwan, there are evidences that the temporal pattern of dengue is correlated to drought events. Kaohsiung City experienced two main dengue outbreaks in 2002 and 2014 that both years were confirmed with serious drought. Especially in 2014, Kaohsiung City was suffered from extremely dengue outbreak in 2014 that reported the highest number of dengue cases in the history. This study constructs the spatiotemporal model of dengue incidences and index of drought events (Standardized Precipitation Index, SPI) based on the distributed lag nonlinear model (DLNM). Other meteorological measures are also included in the analysis.

  15. Surveillance for Dengue and Dengue-Associated Neurologic Syndromes in the United States

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    Waterman, Stephen H.; Margolis, Harold S.; Sejvar, James J.

    2015-01-01

    Autochthonous dengue virus transmission has occurred in the continental United States with increased frequency during the last decade; the principal vector, Aedes aegypti, has expanded its geographic distribution in the southern United States. Dengue, a potentially fatal arboviral disease, is underreported, and US clinicians encountering patients with acute febrile illness consistent with dengue are likely to not be fully familiar with dengue diagnosis and management. Recently, investigators suggested that an outbreak of dengue likely occurred in Houston during 2003 based on retrospective laboratory testing of hospitalized cases with encephalitis and aseptic meningitis. Although certain aspects of the Houston testing results and argument for local transmission are doubtful, the report highlights the importance of prospective surveillance for dengue in Aedes-infested areas of the United States, the need for clinical training on dengue and its severe manifestations, and the need for laboratory testing in domestic patients presenting with febrile neurologic illness in these regions to include dengue. PMID:25371183

  16. Valvuloplastia mitral y tricuspídea en una paciente con estenosis bivalvular

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    Neiva R. Maciel; Ricardo A. Sarmiento; Jorge Lax; Federico Blanco; Miguel Riccitelli; Roberto Neme; Luis Vidal

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    Se presenta el caso de una mujer de 43 años, con antecedentes de fiebre reumática, accidente vasculoencefálico isquémico, estenosis mitral y tricuspídea y disnea en CF III de 2 años de evolución. Se realizó ecocardiografia transesofágica que demostró estenosis mitral severa con área de 0,78 cm2 y estenosis tricuspídea severa, con índice de Wilkins de 9/16. Se realizó valvuloplastia bivalvular percutánea con balón, con resultado exitoso. A un año del procedimiento la paciente evoluciona ...

  17. Could peak proteinuria determine whether patient with dengue fever develop dengue hemorrhagic/dengue shock syndrome? - A prospective cohort study

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    Full Text Available Abstract Background Worldwide there is a need to develop simple effective predictors that can distinguish whether a patient will progress from dengue fever (DF to life threatening dengue hemorrhagic (DHF or dengue shock syndrome (DSS. We explored whether proteinuria could be used as such a marker. Methods We included patients admitted to hospital with suspected dengue fever. Starting at enrollment until discharge, each patient's daily spot urine protein creatinine ratio (UPCR was measured. We classified those with confirmed dengue infection as DF or DHF (including DSS based on WHO criteria. Peak and day of onset of proteinuria was compared between both groups. Results Compared to those with DF, patients with DHF had significantly higher median peak proteinuria levels (0.56 versus 0.08 g/day; p Conclusions Peak UPCR could potentially predict DHF in patients with dengue requiring close monitoring and treatment.

  18. DenguePredict: An Integrated Drug Repositioning Approach towards Drug Discovery for Dengue

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    Wang, QuanQiu; Xu, Rong

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    Dengue is a viral disease of expanding global incidence without cures. Here we present a drug repositioning system (DenguePredict) leveraging upon a unique drug treatment database and vast amounts of disease- and drug-related data. We first constructed a large-scale genetic disease network with enriched dengue genetics data curated from biomedical literature. We applied a network-based ranking algorithm to find dengue-related diseases from the disease network. We then developed a novel algori...

  19. Literatura de cordel como estratégia educativa para prevenção da dengue

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    Paula Marciana Pinheiro de Oliveira

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available La finalidad fue analizar los mensajes transmitidos y discutidos en los folletos del dengue tema. Estudio exploratorio-descriptivo, documental, precedido de búsqueda sistemática de cordeles, entre abril y mayo de 2010. De los pliegos investigados, dos trataban del tema. Con el Análisis de Contenido construyó tres categorías: Conociendo al dengue, con características de la enfermedad en sí y también de sus señales y síntomas; Prevención del dengue, con énfasis en las formas de prevención a la proliferación del mosquito y su eliminación; y Literatura de cordel como estrategia educativa, retratando como el cordel representa un medio viable para la prevención del dengue. Los cordeles mostraron contenido informativo satisfactorio para producir un alerta favorable a medidas contra el dengue, aliando informaciones a los costumbres culturales regionales.

  20. Hemophagocytic syndrome in classic dengue fever

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    Sayantan Ray

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available A 24-year-old previously healthy girl presented with persistent fever, headache, and jaundice. Rapid-test anti-dengue virus IgM antibody was positive but anti-dengue IgG was nonreactive, which is suggestive of primary dengue infection. There was clinical deterioration during empiric antibiotic and symptomatic therapy. Bone marrow examination demonstrated the presence of hemophagocytosis. Diagnosis of dengue fever with virus-associated hemophagocytic syndrome was made according to the diagnostic criteria of the HLH 2004 protocol of the Histiocyte Society. The patient recovered with corticosteroid therapy. A review of literature revealed only a handful of case reports that showed the evidence that this syndrome is caused by dengue virus. Our patient is an interesting case of hemophagocytic syndrome associated with classic dengue fever and contributes an additional case to the existing literature on this topic. This case highlights the need for increased awareness even in infections not typically associated with hemophagocytic syndrome.

  1. Dengue human infection models supporting drug development.

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    Whitehorn, James; Van, Vinh Chau Nguyen; Simmons, Cameron P

    2014-06-15

    Dengue is a arboviral infection that represents a major global health burden. There is an unmet need for effective dengue therapeutics to reduce symptoms, duration of illness and incidence of severe complications. Here, we consider the merits of a dengue human infection model (DHIM) for drug development. A DHIM could allow experimentally controlled studies of candidate therapeutics in preselected susceptible volunteers, potentially using smaller sample sizes than trials that recruited patients with dengue in an endemic country. In addition, the DHIM would assist the conduct of intensive pharmacokinetic and basic research investigations and aid in determining optimal drug dosage. Furthermore, a DHIM could help establish proof of concept that chemoprophylaxis against dengue is feasible. The key challenge in developing the DHIM for drug development is to ensure the model reliably replicates the typical clinical and laboratory features of naturally acquired, symptomatic dengue. © The Author 2014. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Infectious Diseases Society of America.

  2. Current management of severe dengue infection.

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    Lee, Tau Hong; Lee, Linda Kay; Lye, David Chien; Leo, Yee Sin

    2017-01-01

    Traditionally a disease mainly affecting the pediatric population, dengue burden has increased significantly in recent decades and adults with severe disease may become more common. There is currently no effective anti-viral agent available for the treatment of dengue and supportive care is the mainstay of management. Areas covered: We present a review of current literature on dengue severity classification systems and the management of severe dengue in adults. In particular, emphasis was placed on organ impairment in dengue and management of elderly individuals with multiple medical problems. Expert commentary: There is an urgent need to search for an effective anti-viral agent to treat infected individuals. The commercial availability of a dengue vaccine in older children has provided optimism in reducing the disease burden but long term efficacy and safety are unknown. The results from phase III trials of two new candidate vaccines are eagerly awaited.

  3. Epidemiological Scenario of Dengue in Brazil

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    Rafaelle C. G. Fares

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Dengue is the most important reemerging mosquito-borne viral disease worldwide. It is caused by any of four Dengue virus types or serotypes (DENV-1 to DENV-4 and is transmitted by mosquitoes from the genus Aedes. Ecological changes have favored the geographic expansion of the vector and, since the dengue pandemic in the Asian and Pacific regions, the infection became widely distributed worldwide, reaching Brazil in 1845. The incidence of dengue in Brazil has been frequently high, and the number of cases in the country has at some point in time represented up to 60% of the dengue reported cases worldwide. This review addresses vector distribution, dengue outbreaks, circulating serotypes and genotypes, and prevention approaches being utilized in Brazil.

  4. Post encephalitic parkinsonism following dengue viral infection

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    Bopeththa, B. V. K. M.; Ralapanawa, U.

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    Background Incidence of dengue fever as well as dengue hemorrhagic fever is increasing in Sri Lanka especially among elderly population. As the number of cases is rising, rare complications of dengue illness also can be seen in clinical practice when compared to the past few years. Prompt identification and treatment of such complications is challenging due to lack of awareness and unavailability of standard treatment. Case presentation 69 years old man presented with acute onset fever and wa...

  5. Receptores de la prostaglandina E2 implicados en los trastornos motores digestivos y la fiebre inducidos por endotoxinas en la oveja: Papel de los macrófagos

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    Gimeno Soriano, Aurora; Plaza Carrión, Miguel Ángel; Castro López, Marta

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    El objetivo general de este trabajo ha sido el estudio de los mecanismos fisiopatológicos implicados en la fiebre y en las alteraciones motoras digestivas inducidas por una endotoxina bacteriana: el lipopolisacárido (LPS) de Escherichia coli en la oveja. Se ha estudiado la participación de los receptores de la prostaglandina (PG) E2 (EP1, EP2, EP3 y EP4), los tipos celulares que están implicados en la síntesis y liberación de PGs en el hipotálamo y bulbo raquídeo y la posible participación de...

  6. Fiebre postoperatoria en cirugía ortopédica y urológica Postoperative fever in orthopedic and urologic surgery

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    Full Text Available La incidencia de fiebre en el postoperatorio varía ampliamente. En la cirugía limpia y la limpia-contaminada, la fiebre no infecciosa es más frecuente que la infecciosa. Fueron estudiados prospectivamente 303 pacientes operados en forma programada de cirugía ortopédica y urológica. Se investigó la incidencia de fiebre postoperatoria, su etiología, la relación entre el momento de su aparición y su origen y la utilidad del pedido empírico de estudios para determinar infección postoperatoria. El 14% (42/303 de los pacientes tuvieron fiebre postoperatoria. En el 81% (34/42 su etiología fue no infecciosa y en el 19% (8/42 infecciosa. Su origen fue siempre no infeccioso dentro de las primeras 48 horas del postoperatorio (pPost-operative fever incidence varies widely. In clean and clean-contaminated surgery the non-infectious fever is more frequent than the infectious fever. We performed a prospective study including 303 patients who underwent orthopedic and urologic elective surgery. The aims of our study were to investigate the incidence of post-operative fever, its etiology, the relationship between time of onset and the etiology, and the usefulness of extensive fever work-up to determine post-operative infection. The incidence of post-operative fever was 14% (42/303 of which 81% (34/42 was noninfectious and 19% (8/42 was infectious. The etiology of the fever in the first 48 hours after surgery was always non-infectious (p<0.001. An extensive fever work-up was performed in patients who presented fever only after the initial 48 hours of surgery with normal physical examination (n=19 consisting of chest x-ray, blood (2 and urine cultures. The chest x-ray was normal in all the patients, the urine cultures were positive in four cases (21%, IC 95%: 6-45 and the blood cultures in only one case (5%, IC 95%: 0.1-26. Seven patients had post-operative infections without fever as a clinical sign. The most frequently observed etiology of post

  7. Conducta de Infecciones Respiratorias Agudas con/sin Neumonías en menores de 5 años del Centro de Salud “San Benito”, Abril-Junio del 2010

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    Alfredo Chuca Tumiri; Jimena Choque Verduguez; Maria Julia Perez Terceros; Edson Escobar Melendres

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    Se asume como Infección Respiratoria Aguda al conjunto de infecciones del aparato respiratorio causadas pormicroorganismos, con evolución menor a 15 días, donde la forma más común de presentación, es la RinofaringitisAguda Catarral; con la presencia de signos clínicos, los cuales pueden estar o no acompañados de fiebre y que enocasiones se complican con neumonía.El objetivo del presente trabajo es determinar cuál es la prevalencia y terapéutica de infecciones respiratoriasagudas con o sin neu...

  8. Tetravalent Dengue Vaccine: A Review in the Prevention of Dengue Disease.

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    Scott, Lesley J

    2016-09-01

    Tetravalent, live-attenuated, dengue vaccine (Dengvaxia(®); CYD-TDV) is the first vaccine approved for the prevention of dengue disease caused by dengue virus (DENV) serotypes 1-4 in individuals aged 9-45 or 9-60 years living in high dengue endemic areas. This narrative review discusses the immunogenicity, protective efficacy, reactogenicity and safety of CYD-TDV in the prevention of dengue disease. In Latin American and Asian phase 3 trials in children and adolescents (n > 30,000), the recommended three-dose CYD-TDV regimen was efficacious in preventing virologically-confirmed dengue (VCD) during the period from 28 days after the last dose (month 13) to month 25, meeting the primary endpoint criteria. Protective efficacy against VCD in the respective individual trials was 60.8 and 56.5 % (primary analysis). During the 25-month active surveillance phase, CYD-TDV also provided protective efficacy against VCD, severe dengue, any grade of dengue haemorrhagic fever and VCD-related hospitalization in children aged 9 years and older. CYD-TDV was generally well tolerated, with no safety concerns identified after up to 4 years' follow-up (i.e. from post dose 1) in ongoing long-term studies. Based on evidence from the dengue clinical trial program, the WHO SAGE recommended that countries with high dengue endemicity consider introducing CYD-TDV as part of an integrated disease prevention strategy to lower disease burden. Pharmacoeconomic considerations will be pivotal to implementing dengue vaccination prevention strategies in these countries. The availability of a dengue vaccine is considered essential if the 2012 WHO global strategy targets for reducing the burden of dengue disease by 2020 are to be attained. Hence, CYD-TDV represents a major advance for the prevention of dengue disease in high dengue endemic regions.

  9. Dengue Fever: Causes, Complications, and Vaccine Strategies

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    Niyati Khetarpal

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Dengue is a highly endemic infectious disease of the tropical countries and is rapidly becoming a global burden. It is caused by any of the 4 serotypes of dengue virus and is transmitted within humans through female Aedes mosquitoes. Dengue disease varies from mild fever to severe conditions of dengue hemorrhagic fever and shock syndrome. Globalization, increased air travel, and unplanned urbanization have led to increase in the rate of infection and helped dengue to expand its geographic and demographic distribution. Dengue vaccine development has been a challenging task due to the existence of four antigenically distinct dengue virus serotypes, each capable of eliciting cross-reactive and disease-enhancing antibody response against the remaining three serotypes. Recently, Sanofi Pasteur’s chimeric live-attenuated dengue vaccine candidate has been approved in Mexico, Brazil, and Philippines for usage in adults between 9 and 45 years of age. The impact of its limited application to the public health system needs to be evaluated. Simultaneously, the restricted application of this vaccine candidate warrants continued efforts in developing a dengue vaccine candidate which is additionally efficacious for infants and naïve individuals. In this context, alternative strategies of developing a designed vaccine candidate which does not allow production of enhancing antibodies should be explored, as it may expand the umbrella of efficacy to include infants and naïve individuals.

  10. Dengue Fever: Causes, Complications, and Vaccine Strategies.

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    Khetarpal, Niyati; Khanna, Ira

    2016-01-01

    Dengue is a highly endemic infectious disease of the tropical countries and is rapidly becoming a global burden. It is caused by any of the 4 serotypes of dengue virus and is transmitted within humans through female Aedes mosquitoes. Dengue disease varies from mild fever to severe conditions of dengue hemorrhagic fever and shock syndrome. Globalization, increased air travel, and unplanned urbanization have led to increase in the rate of infection and helped dengue to expand its geographic and demographic distribution. Dengue vaccine development has been a challenging task due to the existence of four antigenically distinct dengue virus serotypes, each capable of eliciting cross-reactive and disease-enhancing antibody response against the remaining three serotypes. Recently, Sanofi Pasteur's chimeric live-attenuated dengue vaccine candidate has been approved in Mexico, Brazil, and Philippines for usage in adults between 9 and 45 years of age. The impact of its limited application to the public health system needs to be evaluated. Simultaneously, the restricted application of this vaccine candidate warrants continued efforts in developing a dengue vaccine candidate which is additionally efficacious for infants and naïve individuals. In this context, alternative strategies of developing a designed vaccine candidate which does not allow production of enhancing antibodies should be explored, as it may expand the umbrella of efficacy to include infants and naïve individuals.

  11. Dengue virus transovarial transmission by Aedes aegypti

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    Monica Dwi Hartanti

    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available Dengue is a disease that is caused by dengue virus and transmitted to humans through the bite of infected Aedes mosquitoes, especially Aedes aegypti. The disease is hyper-endemic in Southeast Asia, where a more severe form, dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF and dengue shock syndrome (DSS, is a major public health concern. The purpose of the present study was to find evidence of dengue virus transovarial transmision in local vectors in Jakarta. Fifteen Aedes larvae were collected in 2009 from two areas in Tebet subdistrict in South Jakarta, namely one area with the highest and one with the lowest DHF prevalence. All mosquitoes were reared inside two cages in the laboratory, eight mosquitoes in one cage and seven mosquitoes in another cage and given only sucrose solution as their food. The results showed that 20% of the mosquitoes were positive for dengue virus. Dengue virus detection with an immunohistochemical method demonstrated the occurrence of transovarial transmission in local DHF vectors in Tebet subdistrict. Transovarial dengue infection in Ae.aegypti larvae appeared to maintain or enhance epidemics. Further research is needed to investigate the relation of dengue virus transovarial transmission with DHF endemicity in Jakarta.

  12. Chloroquine use improves dengue-related symptoms

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    Marcos Carvalho Borges

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available Dengue is the most important arboviral disease in the world. As chloroquine, an antimalarial agent, has shown some antiviral effects, this study evaluated its effect in patients with dengue. A randomised, double-blind study was performed by administering chloroquine or placebo for three days to 129 patients with dengue-related symptoms. Of these patients, 37 were confirmed as having dengue and completed the study; in total, 19 dengue patients received chloroquine and 18 received placebo. There was no significant difference in the duration of the disease or the degree and days of fever. However, 12 patients (63% with confirmed dengue reported a substantial decrease in pain intensity and a great improvement in their ability to perform daily activities (p = 0.0004 while on the medication and the symptoms returned immediately after these patients stopped taking the medication. The same effect was not observed in patients with diseases other than dengue. Therefore, this study shows that patients with dengue treated with chloroquine had an improvement in their quality of life and were able to resume their daily activities. However, as chloroquine did not alter the duration of the disease or the intensity and days of fever, further studies are necessary to confirm the clinical effects and to assess the side effects of chloroquine in dengue patients.

  13. Hepatic involvement in dengue Fever in children

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    Jagadishkumar, Kalenahalli; Jain, Puja; Manjunath, Vaddambal G; Umesh, Lingappa

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    .... 110 children with serologically positive dengue fever aged between 2 months - 14 years were studied for their hepatic functions both clinically and biochemically after excluding malaria, enteric...

  14. Dengue virus transovarial transmission by Aedes aegypti

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    Monica Dwi Hartanti

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available Dengue is a disease that is caused by dengue virus and transmitted to humans through the bite of infected Aedes mosquitoes, especially Aedes aegypti. The disease is hyper-endemic in Southeast Asia, where a more severe form, dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF and dengue shock syndrome (DSS, is a major public health concern. The purpose of the present study was to find evidence of dengue virus transovarial transmision in local vectors in Jakarta. Fifteen Aedes larvae were collected in 2009 from two areas in Tebet subdistrict in South Jakarta, namely one area with the highest and one with the lowest DHF prevalence. All mosquitoes were reared inside two cages in the laboratory, eight mosquitoes in one cage and seven mosquitoes in another cage and given only sucrose solution as their food. The results showed that 20% of the mosquitoes were positive for dengue virus. Dengue virus detection with an immunohistochemical method demonstrated the occurrence of transovarial transmission in local DHF vectors in Tebet subdistrict. Transovarial dengue infection in Ae.aegypti larvae appeared to maintain or enhance epidemics. Further research is needed to investigate the relation of dengue virus transovarial transmission with DHF endemicity in Jakarta.

  15. Evaluación de la definición de caso probable de dengue clásico durante el brote de dengue en Lima, 2005

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    José Juárez S

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    Full Text Available Objetivos: Evaluar la utilidad diagnóstica de la definición de caso probable de dengue clásico (DCPDC para la identificación de casos definitivos, durante el brote en el distrito de Comas, abril - mayo 2005. Materiales y métodos: Estudio observacional, analítico, no controlado de corte transversal. Se incluyeron pacientes procedentes de Comas que en el periodo de estudio presentaron sospecha de dengue y con resultados de aislamiento viral o ELISA IgM, según el tiempo de enfermedad (4 ó e5 días respectivamente realizados en el Instituto Nacional de Salud. Se determinó la sensibilidad (S, especificidad (E, valor predictivo positivo (VPP y negativo (VPN de la DCPDC y de los síntomas que la conforman, tomando como prueba de oro al aislamiento viral o ELISA IgM. Resultados:Se incluyeron 316 pacientes, de los cuales se confirmaron 137 (43,4% casos de dengue. Se detectaron 60 pacientes mediante aislamiento viral, la DCPDC en pacientes con cuatro o menos días de enfermedad presentó una S=85%, E=13,40%, VPP=13,18%, VPN= 74,29%. Se detectaron 77 pacientes con cinco o más días de enfermedad con IgM ELISA, la DCPDC en este grupo presentó S= 68,42, E= 16,28, VPP= 68,42, VPN= 46,67. Conclusiones: La DCPDC aplicada en el brote de dengue en Comas, al igual que los síntomas individuales que la conforman es sensible, pero poco específico.

  16. Vírus dengue em larvas de Aedes aegypti e sua dinâmica de infestação, Roraima, Brasil Virus dengue en larvas de Aedes aegypti y su dinámica de infestación, Roraima, Brasil Dengue virus in Aedes aegypti larvae and infestation dynamics in Roraima, Brazil

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    Julianna Dias Zeidler

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Identificar a presença do vírus dengue em formas larvais de Aedes aegypti e relacionar a presença do vetor com índice pluviométrico e número de casos de dengue. MÉTODOS: Dezoito domicílios foram selecionados aleatoriamente para coleta de ovos em um bairro da cidade de Boa Vista (RR. Foram instaladas duas ovitrampas por domicílio e removidas após uma semana, mensalmente, de novembro de 2006 a maio de 2007. Foram calculados o índice de positividade de ovitrampa e o índice de densidade dos ovos. Após eclosão de 1.422 ovos coletados, foram formados 44 pools de no máximo 30 larvas para teste de presença do vírus dengue por meio de RT-PCR e hemi-nested PCR. O índice de incidência de dengue no período foi correlacionado com a precipitação pluvial. A associação entre essas variáveis e número de ovos coletados foi analisada pelo coeficiente de Pearson. RESULTADOS: Nenhum dos pools apresentou positividade para o vírus dengue, apesar do bairro ter apresentado elevados índices de incidência de dengue no período estudado. A densidade da população de Ae. aegypti aumentou conforme a pluviosidade, mas não apresentou correlação com índices de incidência de casos de dengue. CONCLUSÕES: Os resultados sugerem que a transmissão transovariana do vírus em mosquitos ocorre a uma freqüência muito baixa e por isso sua persistência em meio urbano pode não depender desse fenômeno. A população do mosquito aumentou no período de chuvas devido à formação de criadouros; a não-correlação com o índice de incidência de dengue deve-se à possibilidade desse dado ser subestimado em períodos de epidemia.OBJETIVO: Identificar la presencia del virus dengue en forma larvales de Aedes aegypti y relacionar la presencia del vector con índice pluviométrico y número de casos de dengue en el período estudiado. MÉTODOS: Dieciocho domicilios fueron seleccionados al azar para colectar huevos en una urbanización de la

  17. Mujer con acúfeno pulsátil y soplo craneal

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    Juan Manuel Pías-Peleteiro

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Mujer de 45 años, con antecedentes de trombosis en venas femoral común y poplítea izquierdas e hipertrigliceridemia. Remitida por cefalea crónica diaria de 7 meses de evolución, que definía como frontotemporal izquierda, de intensidad moderada, asociada a un acúfeno pulsátil continuo izquierdo. Presentaba exacerbaciones del dolor cuando realizaba maniobras de Valsalva. No asociaba fiebre, síndrome general, claudicación mandibular ni debilidad de cintura escapular. El dolor no la despertaba de noche, ni evidenciaba una preferencia circadiana.

  18. Determinantes de la transmisión de dengue en Veracruz: un abordaje ecológico para su control

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Identificar los factores ambientales, sociales y demográficos que contribuyen a explicar las diferencias en la transmisión de dengue en Veracruz, México, durante el periodo 1995-1998 y definir las áreas de riesgo para promover un mejor control del problema. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Bajo un diseño ecológico se analizó una base de datos con el número de casos de dengue que se presentaron en 1 249 localidades en las 11 Jurisdicciones Sanitarias del estado de Veracruz durante el periodo 1995-1998. Cada una de las localidades fue identificada de acuerdo con su altitud, latitud y longitud, y con el número total de la población por sexo, el número de viviendas y la dotación de servicios públicos. Se tomó también el índice de marginación por localidad del Consejo Nacional de Población. RESULTADOS: El dengue en Veracruz se registró en 17% de las localidades y en sólo 6% de ellas se concentraron 70% de los casos de dengue en el estado. Las localidades repetidoras de dengue fueron grandes centros urbanos, con baja marginación y extensa dotación de servicios públicos. El dengue sí se transmite en las áreas rurales del estado aunque la transmisión es ocasional. El promedio de casos de dengue reportados en las localidades dependió del tamaño de la misma y del número de años que reportaron dengue durante el periodo. Se reporta un umbral poblacional para la transmisión. CONCLUSIONES: Se identificaron las localidades repetidoras de dengue que concentran 70% de los casos, y las determinantes sociales y ambientales de la transmisión. Este enfoque de riesgo puede mejorar el control y tener un impacto significativo en la prevención de la transmisión en las zonas de mayor riesgo.

  19. Challenges in dengue surveillance and control

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    Lee Ching Ng

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available Globally, the challenge posed by dengue has escalated at an astonishing rate in the last three decades, with no sign of abating. It is estimated that dengue affects at least 50 million – 100 million people every year. With more than 120 dengue-endemic countries, 3.6 billion people are at risk of infection. More than 70% of those at risk reside in the Asia Pacific region, making this region an epicentre of dengue activity.In addition to making a comeback in places such as the Americas and Singapore, where dengue was previously successfully controlled for decades, the virus has also breached the subtropical-temperate barrier as it claims new territories. In the last decade, dengue transmission has extended its reach into places as far north as Nepal, Ningbo in China and France, and as far south as Bueno Aires in Argentina. The Pacific islands, with much lower population densities, have also not been spared, with increasing dengue outbreaks since the 1970s.The direct economic and social impact of dengue on dengue-endemic regions is high,9–12 and the burden in other aspects such as the security of blood supplies is increasingly being recognized. Dengue’s threat to travellers has also been systematically demonstrated by a 2008 study on 6957 travellers who returned ill and sought treatment from EuroTravNet centres. Of those travellers, 1.9% were diagnosed with dengue, and one of the three deaths reported was due to dengue shock syndrome.

  20. Optimal lead time for dengue forecast.

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    Hii, Yien Ling; Rocklöv, Joacim; Wall, Stig; Ng, Lee Ching; Tang, Choon Siang; Ng, Nawi

    2012-01-01

    A dengue early warning system aims to prevent a dengue outbreak by providing an accurate prediction of a rise in dengue cases and sufficient time to allow timely decisions and preventive measures to be taken by local authorities. This study seeks to identify the optimal lead time for warning of dengue cases in Singapore given the duration required by a local authority to curb an outbreak. We developed a Poisson regression model to analyze relative risks of dengue cases as functions of weekly mean temperature and cumulative rainfall with lag times of 1-5 months using spline functions. We examined the duration of vector control and cluster management in dengue clusters > = 10 cases from 2000 to 2010 and used the information as an indicative window of the time required to mitigate an outbreak. Finally, we assessed the gap between forecast and successful control to determine the optimal timing for issuing an early warning in the study area. Our findings show that increasing weekly mean temperature and cumulative rainfall precede risks of increasing dengue cases by 4-20 and 8-20 weeks, respectively. These lag times provided a forecast window of 1-5 months based on the observed weather data. Based on previous vector control operations, the time needed to curb dengue outbreaks ranged from 1-3 months with a median duration of 2 months. Thus, a dengue early warning forecast given 3 months ahead of the onset of a probable epidemic would give local authorities sufficient time to mitigate an outbreak. Optimal timing of a dengue forecast increases the functional value of an early warning system and enhances cost-effectiveness of vector control operations in response to forecasted risks. We emphasize the importance of considering the forecast-mitigation gaps in respective study areas when developing a dengue forecasting model.

  1. Dengue en el Perú: a un cuarto de siglo de su reemergencia

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    Full Text Available Un problema sanitario cada vez más frecuente y disperso en áreas tropicales y subtropicales del mundo, incluido el Perú donde ingresó en 1990, es el dengue. Es producido por el virus del dengue con cuatro serotipos y transmitido por el Aedes aegypti, vector que convive con los humanos y cuya presencia es favorecida por deficientes condiciones sanitarias, sociales y económicas. Manifestaciones de formas severas de la enfermedad como el choque y sangrado, están relacionadas con la frecuente cocirculación de los cuatro serotipos y la aparición de nuevos genotipos como el americano/asiático del serotipo 2. La nueva clasificación de la enfermedad por la OMS como dengue con o sin signos de alarma y dengue grave, está contribuyendo a un diagnóstico y tratamiento más oportunos, permitiendo reducir la letalidad. Debe destacarse la necesidad de la vigilancia del síndrome febril y los índices aédicos que contribuyan a un diagnóstico oportuno y orienten las medidas de control vectorial mediante educación sanitaria y manejo ambiental con participación comunitaria e intersectorial, de manera creativa según los nichos ecológicos. Una alternativa de prevención complementaria sería la vacunación utilizando vacunas tetravalentes cuya seguridad y eficacia deben estar garantizadas antes de su uso poblacional en el marco de estrategias integrales.

  2. Resultados del examen de las primeras 5.000 muestras de higado humano obtenidas en Colombia para el estudio de fiebre amarilla

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    Augusto Gast Galvis

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    Full Text Available Entre septiembre de 1934 y febrero de 1940 se obtuvieron en diferentes partes del país 5.000 muestras de hígado gracias al Servicio de Viscerotomía de la Sección de Estudios Especiales del Ministerio de Traabajo, Higiene y Previsión Social. Su examen reveló 196 casos de fiebre amarilla, siendo el sexo massulino el más fuertemente atacado, (186 hombres y 10 mujeres, y hallándose el mayor número de casos entre los 20 y los 29 años de edad; 555 de paludismo, 51 de atrofia amarilla, aguda, y además muchas otras lesiones de interés anatomo-patológico. Resalta la importancia de dicho servicio en el descubrimiento de brotes insospechados de fiebre amarilla que de otra manera escaparían el diagnóstico correcto, y su utilidad en el estudio de otras enfermedades que producen lesiones hepáticas características es innegables.

  3. Dengue NS1 Antigen - for Early Detection of Dengue Virus Infection

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    Amol Hartalkar

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    Full Text Available Objectives: To evaluate the efficacy of NS1 antigen assay for early diagnosis of dengue virus infection in a tertiary care hospital. Methods: This cross sectional study was carried out in department of Medicine from August to December 2013. Total 100 patients with dengue fever were included. Complete blood count, alanine aminotransferase (ALT, aspartate aminotransferase (AST, Dengue NS1 antigen and IgM and IgG antibodies of dengue virus were done in all cases. Results: Of the 100 sera tested, 75% were positive for dengue virus infection based on dengue NS1 antigen, IgM antibody and IgG antibody. Dengue NS1 antigen and IgM, IgG antibody were able to detect dengue virus infection between day 1 to day 8 in 92% of samples, 86.7% of samples and 82.6% of samples respectively. Sixty nine percent (69% were found positive for dengue NS1 antigen, 65% were IgM positive and 62% were IgG positive. Based on the dengue NS1 antigen and IgM antibody combination, 74% were positive for dengue virus infections. Sensitivity of Dengue NS1 antigen was 92.3% and specificity of 74.28% in comparison to IgM antibody. Detection rate increased to 75%, based on the antigen and IgG antibody combination. Sensitivity of dengue NS1 antigen was 90.3% and specificity of 65.8% in comparison to IgG antibody. Conclusion: Dengue NS1 antigen is a useful, sensitive and specific test for early diagnosis of dengue virus infection and it improves diagnostic efficiency in combination with antibody test. Key words: Dengue fever, NS1 antigen. Introduction: Dengue fever (DF is the most common arboviral illness in humans. Each year, an estimated 50-100 million cases of dengue fever and 500,000 cases of dengue hemorrhagic fever occur worldwide, with 30000 deaths (mainly in children. Globally 2.5-3 billion people in approximately 112 tropical and subtropical countries are at risk of dengue.of samples respectively. Sixty nine percent (69% were found positive for dengue NS1 antigen, 65% were Ig

  4. Vigilancia epidemiológica incompleta de la epidemia de dengue-2 en Ibagué, Colombia, 1995-1997

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    2004-06-01

    Full Text Available Desde abril de 1995 a noviembre de 1997 ocurrió una epidemia de dengue en Ibagué, Tolima (400.000 habitantes, Colombia, en la cual se notificaron 3.419 casos y se aisló virus dengue 2 en el suero de 7 pacientes. En una encuesta serológica realizada en 1996 se encontró evidencia de infección anterior por dengue en 9,6% de la población, lo cual indica que muchas infecciones no se habían reportado. Las infecciones recientes del dengue ocurrieron en todos los grupos de edad, pero los niños menores de cinco años fueron más frecuentemente infectados. 45% de éstos, que nacieron después de la reemergencia del dengue en Colombia en 1972, nunca habían sido infectados con virus del dengue. La mayoría de los casos notificados de dengue hemorrágico no satisfacían la definición actual de caso. En el estudio entomológico se encontraron larvas en el 19% de las viviendas examinadas, la mayoría de las veces de Aedes aegypti en albercas destapadas, donde muchos residentes no entendían la naturaleza doméstica del mosquito vector. El personal de salud fue entrevistado y atribuyeron la falla de los programas de control del dengue a la carencia de dirección y a otros problemas administrativos.

  5. Social justice, climate change, and dengue.

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    Chang, Aileen Y; Fuller, Douglas O; Carrasquillo, Olveen; Beier, John C

    2014-06-14

    Climate change should be viewed fundamentally as an issue of global justice. Understanding the complex interplay of climatic and socioeconomic trends is imperative to protect human health and lessen the burden of diseases such as dengue fever. Dengue fever is rapidly expanding globally. Temperature, rainfall, and frequency of natural disasters, as well as non-climatic trends involving population growth and migration, urbanization, and international trade and travel, are expected to increase the prevalence of mosquito breeding sites, mosquito survival, the speed of mosquito reproduction, the speed of viral incubation, the distribution of dengue virus and its vectors, human migration patterns towards urban areas, and displacement after natural disasters. The burden of dengue disproportionately affects the poor due to increased environmental risk and decreased health care. Mobilization of social institutions is needed to improve the structural inequalities of poverty that predispose the poor to increased dengue fever infection and worse outcomes. This paper reviews the link between dengue and climatic factors as a starting point to developing a comprehensive understanding of how climate change affects dengue risk and how institutions can address the issues of social justice and dengue outbreaks that increasingly affect vulnerable urban populations. Copyright © 2014 Chang, Fuller, Carrasquillo, Beier. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/), which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

  6. Dengue and Chikungunya Vector Control Pocket Guide

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    This technical guide consolidates information and procedures for surveillance and control of mosquitoes that transmit dengue and chikungunya viruses. The guide focuses on mosquitoes that transmit dengue but also makes reference to chikungunya and yellow fever because the pathogens that cause these ...

  7. Host cell responses to dengue virus infection

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    2017-01-01

    Dengue (ook wel knokkelkoorts) is de meest voorkomende virale infectieziekte dat wordt overgedragen door muggen in de wereld met naar schatting 390 miljoen infecties per jaar. Ondanks de grote klinische impact en economische schade van het dengue virus is er nog steeds geen behandeling beschikbaar.

  8. Neurological manifestations of dengue viral infection

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    Carod-Artal FJ

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available Francisco Javier Carod-Artal1,21Neurology Department, Raigmore hospital, Inverness, UK; 2Universitat Internacional de Catalunya (UIC, Barcelona, Spain Abstract: Dengue is the most common mosquito-borne viral infection worldwide. There is increased evidence for dengue virus neurotropism, and neurological manifestations could make part of the clinical picture of dengue virus infection in at least 0.5%–7.4% of symptomatic cases. Neurological complications have been classified into dengue virus encephalopathy, dengue virus encephalitis, immune-mediated syndromes (acute disseminated encephalomyelitis, myelitis, Guillain–Barré syndrome, neuritis brachialis, acute cerebellitis, and others, neuromuscular complications (hypokalemic paralysis, transient benign muscle dysfunction and myositis, and dengue-associated stroke. Common neuro-ophthalmic complications are maculopathy and retinal vasculopathy. Pathogenic mechanisms include systemic complications and metabolic disturbances resulting in encephalopathy, direct effect of the virus provoking encephalitis, and postinfectious immune mechanisms causing immune-mediated syndromes. Dengue viruses should be considered as a cause of neurological disorders in endemic regions. Standardized case definitions for specific neurological complications are still needed. Keywords: encephalitis, encephalopathy, dengue fever, neurological complications

  9. Protect Yourself and Your Baby from Dengue

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    ... at http://npic.orst.edu/ General information about dengue, contact the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) at: 1-800-232-4636 or at http://www.cdc.gov/dengue/ CS216552 National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious ...

  10. [Hepatic alterations in patients with dengue].

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    Larreal, Yraima; Valero, Nereida; Estévez, Jesús; Reyes, Ivette; Maldonado, Mery; Espina, Luz Marina; Arias, Julia; Meleán, Eddy; Añez, German; Atencio, Ricardo

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    Clinical features of Dengue are very variable due to multiple alterations induced by the virus in the organism. Increased levels of transaminases similar to those produced by the Hepatitis virus have been reported in patients with Dengue from hiperendemic zones in Asia. The objectives of this study were to determine alterations in the liver tests in patients with Dengue and to relate them to the disease, clinically and serologically. Clinical history, hemathological tests serum transaminases (ALT y AST) and bilirubin assays were performed in 62 patients with clinical and serological diagnosis of Dengue. According to clinical features 38.7% of the patients with classical (CD) and hemorrhagic (DHF) forms of Dengue reffered abdominal pain and 2 patients with DHF had ictericia and hepatomegaly. Laboratory test findings showed leucopenia in 72.5% in both forms of Dengue and of patients with DHF severe thrombocytopenia (< 50.000 platelets x mm3), long PT and PPT in 70.9%, 23.0% and 42.3%, respectively. Transaminase values five fold higher than the normal values (p < 0.005) were observed in 36.8% and 74.4% of patients with CD and DHF respectively; AST was predominant in both groups. Our results suggest liver damage during the course of Dengue. A differential diagnosis has to be done between the hepatic involvement of Dengue cases and others viral diseases with hepatic disfunctions.

  11. Recent Advances in Dengue: Relevance to Puerto Rico

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    Noyd, David H.; Sharp, Tyler M.

    2015-01-01

    Dengue represents an increasingly important public health challenge in Puerto Rico, with recent epidemics in 2007, 2010, and 2012–2013. Although recent advances in dengue vaccine development offer hope for primary prevention, the role of health professionals in the diagnosis and management of dengue patients is paramount. Case definitions for dengue, dengue with warning signs, and severe dengue provide a framework to guide clinical decision-making. Furthermore, the differentiation between dengue and other acute febrile illnesses, such as leptospirosis and chikungunya, is necessary for the appropriate diagnosis and management of cases. An understanding of dengue epidemiology and surveillance in Puerto Rico provides context for clinicians in epidemic and non-epidemic periods. This review aims to improve health professionals’ ability to diagnose dengue, and as highlight the relevance of recent advances in dengue prevention and management in Puerto Rico. PMID:26061055

  12. Severe Dengue Fever Outbreak in Taiwan

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    Wang, Sheng-Fan; Wang, Wen-Hung; Chang, Ko; Chen, Yen-Hsu; Tseng, Sung-Pin; Yen, Chia-Hung; Wu, Deng-Chyang; Chen, Yi-Ming Arthur

    2016-01-01

    Dengue fever (DF) is a vector-borne disease caused by dengue viruses (DENVs). Epidemic dengue occurs intermittently in Taiwan. In 2014, Taiwan experienced its largest DF outbreak. There were 15,732 DF cases reported. There were a total of 136 dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) cases, of which 20 resulted in death. Most DF cases were reported in southern Taiwan. A total of 15,043 (96%) cases were from Kaohsiung, a modern city in southern Taiwan. This report reviews DF epidemics in Taiwan during 2005–2014. The correlation between DF and DHF along with temperature and precipitation were conjointly examined. We conclude that most dengue epidemics in Taiwan resulted from imported DF cases. Results indicate three main factors that may have been associated with this DF outbreak in Kaohsiung: an underground pipeline explosion combined with subsequent rainfall and higher temperature. These factors may have enhanced mosquito breeding activity, facilitating DENV transmission. PMID:26572871

  13. Knowledge and practice regarding dengue and chikungunya

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    Kajeguka, Debora C; Desrochers, Rachelle E; Mwangi, Rose

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    OBJECTIVE: To investigate knowledge and prevention practices regarding dengue and chikungunya amongst community members, as well as knowledge, treatment and diagnostic practices among healthcare workers. METHOD: We conducted a cross-sectional survey with 125 community members and 125 healthcare...... good knowledge. We conducted qualitative survey (n = 40) to further assess knowledge and practice regarding dengue and chikungunya fever. RESULTS: 15.2% (n = 19) of community members had good knowledge regarding dengue, whereas 53.6%, (n = 67) of healthcare workers did. 20.3% (n = 16) of participants...... from lowland areas and 6.5% (n = 3) from highland areas had good knowledge of dengue (χ(2) = 4.25, P = 0.03). Only 2.4% (n = 3) of all participants had a good knowledge score for chikungunya. In the qualitative study, community members expressed uncertainty about dengue and chikungunya. Some healthcare...

  14. RNAi: antiviral therapy against dengue virus.

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    Idrees, Sobia; Ashfaq, Usman A

    2013-03-01

    Dengue virus infection has become a global threat affecting around 100 countries in the world. Currently, there is no licensed antiviral agent available against dengue. Thus, there is a strong need to develop therapeutic strategies that can tackle this life threatening disease. RNA interference is an important and effective gene silencing process which degrades targeted RNA by a sequence specific process. Several studies have been conducted during the last decade to evaluate the efficiency of siRNA in inhibiting dengue virus replication. This review summarizes siRNAs as a therapeutic approach against dengue virus serotypes and concludes that siRNAs against virus and host genes can be next generation treatment of dengue virus infection.

  15. Vitamin D serostatus and dengue fever progression to dengue hemorrhagic fever/dengue shock syndrome.

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    Villamor, E; Villar, L A; Lozano, A; Herrera, V M; Herrán, O F

    2017-10-01

    Vitamin D could modulate pathways leading to dengue hemorrhagic fever/dengue shock syndrome (DHF/DSS). We examined the associations of serum total 25-hydroxy vitamin D [25(OH)D] and vitamin D binding protein (VDBP) concentrations in patients with uncomplicated dengue fever (DF) with risk of progression to DHF/DSS. In a case-control study nested in a cohort of DF patients who were followed during the acute episode in Bucaramanga, Colombia, we compared 25(OH)D and VDBP at onset of fever between 110 cases who progressed to DHF/DSS and 235 DF controls who did not progress. 25(OH)D concentrations were also compared between the acute sample and a sample collected >1 year post-convalescence in a subgroup. Compared with 25(OH)D ⩾75 nmol/l, adjusted odds ratios (95% CI) for progression were 0·44 (0·22-0·88) and 0·13 (0·02-1·05) for 50 to 75 nmol/l (vitamin D insufficiency) and <50 nmol/l (vitamin D deficiency), respectively (P, trend = 0·003). Mean 25(OH)D concentrations were much lower post-convalescence compared with the acute episode, regardless of case status. Compared with controls, mean VDBP was non-significantly lower in cases. We conclude that low serum 25(OH)D concentrations in DF patients predict decreased odds of progression to DHF/DSS.

  16. Ongoing dengue epidemic - Angola, June 2013.

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    On April 1, 2013, the Public Health Directorate of Angola announced that six cases of dengue had been reported to the Ministry of Health of Angola (MHA). As of May 31, a total of 517 suspected dengue cases had been reported and tested for dengue with a rapid diagnostic test (RDT). A total of 313 (60.5%) specimens tested positive for dengue, including one from a patient who died. All suspected cases were reported from Luanda Province, except for two from Malanje Province. Confirmatory diagnostic testing of 49 specimens (43 RDT-positive and six RDT-negative) at the CDC Dengue Branch confirmed dengue virus (DENV) infection in 100% of the RDT-positive specimens and 50% of the RDT-negative specimens. Only DENV-1 was detected by molecular diagnostic testing. Phylogenetic analysis indicated this virus has been circulating in the region since at least 1968, strongly suggesting that dengue is endemic in Angola. Health-care professionals throughout Angola should be aware of the ongoing epidemic, the recommended practices for clinical management of dengue patients, and the need to report cases to MHA. Persons in Angola should seek medical care for acute febrile illness to reduce the risk for developing complications. Laboratory-confirmed dengue also has been reported from seven countries on four continents among persons who had recently traveled to Luanda, including 79 persons from Portugal. Angola is the third of four African countries to report a dengue outbreak in 2013. Persons returning from Africa with acute febrile illness should seek medical care, including testing for DENV infection, and suspected cases should be reported to public health authorities.

  17. Manifestaciones cardiacas del dengue. Reporte de una serie de casos durante la epidemia colombiana de 2010

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    Clara Saldarriaga G., MD

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    Conclusión: La incidencia de las complicaciones cardiacas asociadas a la infección por dengue varía de una serie a otra y su fisiopatología no se conoce por completo. Durante la epidemia que se desató en Colombia en 2010 se encontraron pocos casos de manifestaciones cardiovasculares pero con una morbilidad importante que debe alertar respecto a su identificación temprana.

  18. Concepciones culturales sobre el dengue en contextos urbanos de México

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    Caballero Hoyos Ramiro

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Explorar las dimensiones conceptuales del dengue en contexto urbano, a fin de generar hipótesis sobre actitudes comunitarias relacionadas a campañas preventivas. MÉTODOS: Estudio transversal exploratorio realizado entre marzo y abril de 2003 con 130 personas seleccionadas por muestreo propositivo en tres municipios con distintas prevalencias de dengue en México. Se aplicaron entrevistas semiestructuradas mediante técnicas de listados libres, sorteo de montones y triadas. Se indagaron términos asociados al dengue y grupos de dimensiones conceptuales. Se aplicó análisis de consenso mediante factorización de componentes principales y análisis dimensional mediante conglomerados jerárquicos y escalas multidimensionales. RESULTADOS: El modelo de consenso mostró alta homogeneidad en las concepciones del dengue (valores de 14.5 y 13.5 en los contextos de más prevalencia y de 5.4 en el de menor prevalencia. Las dimensiones comunes en las concepciones fueron: medidas de prevención, síntomas, causas y reservorios de Aedes aegypti (valor de verosimilitud: stress<0.28. En los tres contextos, predominó una concepción de la prevención basada en acciones públicas de autoridades sanitarias, mientras que las acciones individuales y comunitarias casi no se mencionaron. En la concepción también apareció una dimensión moral basada en una noción de higiene como mecanismo diferenciador de la comunidad cercana (limpia frente a personas y comunidades externas (sucias y enfermas. CONCLUSIÓNES: Las concepciones culturales del dengue desfavorecen la participación comunitaria autogestiva en las campañas preventivas verticales y generan barreras para la modificación de prácticas comunitarias e individuales de prevención y control.

  19. Concepciones culturales sobre el dengue en contextos urbanos de México

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    Ramiro Caballero Hoyos

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Explorar las dimensiones conceptuales del dengue en contexto urbano, a fin de generar hipótesis sobre actitudes comunitarias relacionadas a campañas preventivas. MÉTODOS: Estudio transversal exploratorio realizado entre marzo y abril de 2003 con 130 personas seleccionadas por muestreo propositivo en tres municipios con distintas prevalencias de dengue en México. Se aplicaron entrevistas semiestructuradas mediante técnicas de listados libres, sorteo de montones y triadas. Se indagaron términos asociados al dengue y grupos de dimensiones conceptuales. Se aplicó análisis de consenso mediante factorización de componentes principales y análisis dimensional mediante conglomerados jerárquicos y escalas multidimensionales. RESULTADOS: El modelo de consenso mostró alta homogeneidad en las concepciones del dengue (valores de 14.5 y 13.5 en los contextos de más prevalencia y de 5.4 en el de menor prevalencia. Las dimensiones comunes en las concepciones fueron: medidas de prevención, síntomas, causas y reservorios de Aedes aegypti (valor de verosimilitud: stress<0.28. En los tres contextos, predominó una concepción de la prevención basada en acciones públicas de autoridades sanitarias, mientras que las acciones individuales y comunitarias casi no se mencionaron. En la concepción también apareció una dimensión moral basada en una noción de higiene como mecanismo diferenciador de la comunidad cercana (limpia frente a personas y comunidades externas (sucias y enfermas. CONCLUSIÓNES: Las concepciones culturales del dengue desfavorecen la participación comunitaria autogestiva en las campañas preventivas verticales y generan barreras para la modificación de prácticas comunitarias e individuales de prevención y control.

  20. Uso de los interferones en Dermatología: experiencia con el alfa-interferon en la micosis fungoide Use of interferons in Dermatology: experience with alpha-interferon in mycosis fungoides

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    Edelisa Moredo Romo; Marisela Moreira Preciado; Aylet Pérez López

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    Se revisó la literatura y se constató la amplia utilización de los interferones (INFs) en Dermatología. Se presenta un estudio retrospectivo de 7 pacientes con diagnóstico de micosis fungoides tratados con alfa-interferón recombinante (alfa-INFR) y se concluye su efectividad en el tratamiento de esta enfermedad y su disponibilidad en el tratamiento en Cuba. Los efectos adversos observados a las dosis utilizadas fueron fundamentalmente fiebre, escalofríos y malestar general que cedieron con tr...

  1. Femenina de 23 años con síndrome pulmón-riñón (Síndrome de Goodpasture) en contexto de Lupus Eritematoso Sistémico

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    Torrealba Acosta, Gabriel; Salom Echeverría, Ignacio; Peña Varela, Julián

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    Paciente femenina de 23 años, hipotiroidea, con cuadro crónico de síntomas constitucionales, mialgias y artralgias; asociado a cuadro agudo de síntomas respiratorios, fiebre y dolor abdominal, acompañado por anemia microcítica hipocrómica con reticulocitosis, linfopenia y cardiomegalia. Se hace diagnóstico de Lupus Eritematoso Sistémico (LES), posterior a lo cual, la paciente desarrolla insuficiencia respiratoria y renal aguda asociada a hemorragia alveolar difusa, compatible con Síndrome de ...

  2. PATHOGENESIS OF HEMORRHAGIC DUE TO DENGUE VIRUS

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    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Dengue is a viral disease that is mediated by a mosquito, which causes morbidity and mortality. Viruses can increase vascular permeability which can lead to hemorrhagic diathesis or disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC known as dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF. In Indonesia, dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF are caused by dengue virus infection which was found to be endemic accompanied by an explosion of extraordinary events that appear at various specified period. The diagnosis of dengue is determined based on the criteria of the World Health Organization (WHO, 1999, which are sudden high fever accompanied by a marked tendency to hemorrhage positive tourniquet test, petechiae, ecchymosis, purpura, mucosal hemorrhagic, hematemesis or melena and thrombocytopenia. The problem that still exists today is the mechanism of thrombocytopenia in patients with varying degrees of dengue involving levels of vWF (von Willebrand factor and prostaglandin I2 (PGI2 can not be explained. The mechanism of hemorrhagic in dengue virus infections acquired as a result of thrombocytopenia, platelet disfunction decreased coagulation factors, vasculopathy with endothelial injury and disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC.

  3. Dengue: a new challenge for neurology

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    Marzia Puccioni-Sohler

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available Dengue infection is a leading cause of illness and death in tropical and subtropical regions of the world. Forty percent of the world’s population currently lives in these areas. The clinical picture resulting from dengue infection can range from relatively minor to catastrophic hemorrhagic fever. Recently, reports have increased of neurological manifestations. Neuropathogenesis seems to be related to direct nervous system viral invasion, autoimmune reaction, metabolic and hemorrhagic disturbance. Neurological manifestations include encephalitis, encephalopathy, meningitis, Guillain-Barré syndrome, myelitis, acute disseminated encephalomyelitis, polyneuropathy, mononeuropathy, and cerebromeningeal hemorrhage. The development of neurological symptoms in patients with positive Immunoglobulin M (IgM dengue serology suggests a means of diagnosing the neurological complications associated with dengue. Viral antigens, specific IgM antibodies, and the intrathecal synthesis of dengue antibodies have been successfully detected in cerebrospinal fluid. However, despite diagnostic advancements, the treatment of neurological dengue is problematic. The launch of a dengue vaccine is expected to be beneficial.

  4. Vaccines and immunization strategies for dengue prevention.

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    Liu, Yang; Liu, Jianying; Cheng, Gong

    2016-07-20

    Dengue is currently the most significant arboviral disease afflicting tropical and sub-tropical countries worldwide. Dengue vaccines, such as the multivalent attenuated, chimeric, DNA and inactivated vaccines, have been developed to prevent dengue infection in humans, and they function predominantly by stimulating immune responses against the dengue virus (DENV) envelope (E) and nonstructural-1 proteins (NS1). Of these vaccines, a live attenuated chimeric tetravalent DENV vaccine developed by Sanofi Pasteur has been licensed in several countries. However, this vaccine renders only partial protection against the DENV2 infection and is associated with an unexplained increased incidence of hospitalization for severe dengue disease among children younger than nine years old. In addition to the virus-based vaccines, several mosquito-based dengue immunization strategies have been developed to interrupt the vector competence and effectively reduce the number of infected mosquito vectors, thus controlling the transmission of DENV in nature. Here we summarize the recent progress in the development of dengue vaccines and novel immunization strategies and propose some prospective vaccine strategies for disease prevention in the future.

  5. DengueTools: innovative tools and strategies for the surveillance and control of dengue

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    Annelies Wilder-Smith

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne viral disease estimated to cause about 230 million infections worldwide every year, of which 25,000 are fatal. Global incidence has risen rapidly in recent decades with some 3.6 billion people, over half of the world's population, now at risk, mainly in urban centres of the tropics and subtropics. Demographic and societal changes, in particular urbanization, globalization, and increased international travel, are major contributors to the rise in incidence and geographic expansion of dengue infections. Major research gaps continue to hamper the control of dengue. The European Commission launched a call under the 7th Framework Programme with the title of ‘Comprehensive control of Dengue fever under changing climatic conditions’. Fourteen partners from several countries in Europe, Asia, and South America formed a consortium named ‘DengueTools’ to respond to the call to achieve better diagnosis, surveillance, prevention, and predictive models and improve our understanding of the spread of dengue to previously uninfected regions (including Europe in the context of globalization and climate change.The consortium comprises 12 work packages to address a set of research questions in three areas: Research area 1: Develop a comprehensive early warning and surveillance system that has predictive capability for epidemic dengue and benefits from novel tools for laboratory diagnosis and vector monitoring. Research area 2: Develop novel strategies to prevent dengue in children. Research area 3: Understand and predict the risk of global spread of dengue, in particular the risk of introduction and establishment in Europe, within the context of parameters of vectorial capacity, global mobility, and climate change.In this paper, we report on the rationale and specific study objectives of ‘DengueTools’. DengueTools is funded under the Health theme of the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Community, Grant

  6. Absence of leukocytes permissive to dengue 2 virus in the acute phase of dengue hemorrhagic fever.

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    Marchette, N J; O'Rourke, T; Scott, R M; Nimmannitya, S; Halstead, S B; Bancroft, W H

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    Patients with primary dengue infection developed dengue 2 virus (D2V) permissive peripheral blood leukocytes (PBL) 2--3 weeks after infection. PBL from healthy individuals with dengue antibody were permissive to D2V in vitro, suggesting that immunologically mediated in vitro D2V permissiveness persists for a relatively long time after recovery from dengue infection. However, PBL obtained from second infection dengue hemorrhagic fever patients did not support D2V growth during the acute phase of illness but did so during convalescence. Leukocytes from dengue-immune patients with typhoid fever or non-dengue viral illness were permissive throughout both acute and convalescent phases of illness although there was tendency for increased permissiveness during convalescence. Acute phase PBL from DHF patients synthesized and secreted dengue neutralizing antibody in culture. Absence of D2V replication in these cultures was strongly, but not completely, correlated with antibody production. Other immunological mechanisms, in addition to antibody, may be operating in vitro or in vivo during acute phase dengue hemorrhagic fever to alter the permissiveness of PBL to D2V infection.

  7. Dengue in the Americas: challenges for prevention and control Dengue en las Américas: desafíos para su prevención y control

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    Héctor Gómez-Dantés

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    Full Text Available Dengue is the most important vector-borne disease in the Americas and threatens the lifes of millions of people in developing countries. Imprecise morbidity and mortality statistics underestimate the magnitude of dengue as a regional health problem. As a result, it is considered a low priority by the health sector with no timely steps for effective control. Dengue is perceived as a problem of "others" (individually, collectively and institutionally, therefore responsibility for its control is passed on to others (neighbors, the community, municipality, health institutions, or other governmental agencies. With no precise risk indicators available there is little opportunity for timely diagnoses, treatment, health interventions or vector control (poor surveillance. Solutions only targeting the vector reduce the impact of interventions and there is no sustainable control. Without political commitment there are insufficient resources to face the problem. This paper discusses the challenges for prevention and control in the Americas.El dengue es la enfermedad transmitida por vector más importante en las Américas, que amenaza la vida de millones de personas. Las cifras subestiman la magnitud del problema y el dengue no figura como prioridad para las autoridades en salud y no se identifica como problema (baja percepción de riesgo, por lo que las medidas para el control se realizan tardíamente. El dengue se considera un problema de "otros" (individuo, colectividad, institucional y la responsabilidad del control se desvía hacia otros (vecindario, comunidad, municipio, el Ministerio de Salud, etc.. Se carece de indicadores de riesgo precisos, por lo que no hay oportunidad para acciones de diagnóstico, tratamiento, prevención y control vectorial. Con intervenciones poco efectivas no hay control sostenible y sin compromiso político no hay recursos suficientes para enfrentar este problema sanitario. Este artículo aborda los desafíos para la

  8. Transmisión interepidémica del dengue en la ciudad de Colima, México Interepidemic transmission of dengue in Colima City, Mexico

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    Francisco Espinoza-Gómez

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Determinar la presencia de dengue interepidémico en una comunidad infestada por Aedes aegypti, y analizar sus características epidemiológicas. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Entre 2001 y 2002 se realizó un estudio probabilístico longitudinal en 245 habitantes de la ciudad de Colima, México. En cada caso se registraron: edad, sexo, nivel socioeconómico, cuadro clínico sugestivo de dengue, y se buscó la presencia de IgG e IgM antidengue por inmunocromatografía rápida y por ELISA, en un seguimiento de siete meses. Los datos se analizaron mediante tablas de contingencia y regresión de Poisson univariada. RESULTADOS: Doce individuos resultaron con infección reciente (incidencia de 1.77%; IC 95%: 0.9-3.1%, ocho de ellos refirieron cuadro clínico reciente (ji2=19.6; p=0.0001, RM: 19.6. La regresión de Poisson no reveló correlación de la infección reciente con edad, sexo, ni con nivel socioeconómico. CONCLUSIONES: En comunidades infestadas por A aegypti, como Colima, pueden ocurrir infecciones continuas por dengue sin epidemia aparente. Dichas infecciones no parecen asociarse con la edad, el sexo, ni con el nivel socioeconómico, pero sí con el cuadro clínico, el cual podría considerarse como indicador precoz de posible transmisión interepidémica.OBJECTIVE: To determine the occurrence of interepidemic dengue in a community infested with Aedes aegypti and to analyze its epidemiologic characteristics. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A longitudinal probabilistic study was carried out in Colima City between 2001 and 2002. The sample population consisted of 245 subjects. The following were recorded for each subject: sex, age, socio-economic level and dengue fever symptoms, testing for serum IgG and IgM antidengue, using quick immunochromatography as well as ELISA tests, in a seven-month follow-up period. RESULTS: Twelve individuals showed recent dengue infection (incidence: 1.77%; 95%: confidence interval 0.9-3.1%. Of these, eight had recent

  9. Anterior ischemic optic neuropathy following dengue fever.

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    Ramakrishnan, Reshma; Shrivastava, Saurabh; Deshpande, Shrikant; Patkar, Priyanka

    2016-01-01

    Dengue fever is caused by a flavivirus. This infection is endemic in the tropics and warm temperate regions of the world. Ocular manifestations of dengue fever include subconjunctival, vitreous, and retinal haemorrhages; posterior uveitis; optic neuritis; and maculopathies, haemorrhage, and oedema. However anterior ischemic optic neuropathy is a rare presentation. Optic nerve ischemia most frequently occurs at the optic nerve head, where structural crowding of nerve fibers and reduction of the vascular supply may combine to impair perfusion to a critical degree and produce optic disc oedema. Here we present a case of anterior ischemic optic neurapathy associated with dengue fever.

  10. VEKTOR PENEBAR MAUT PEYAKIT DEMAM BERDARAH DENGUE

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    Gambiro Yoga Pranowo

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    Full Text Available Demam Berdarah Dengue merupakan penyakit akut yang disebabkan oleh virus Dengue yang terdiri empat type yaitu D1, D2, D3 dan D4, ditularkan dari orang ke orang melalui gigitan nyamuk yang infected (mengandung virus dengue. Jenis nyamuk penular Demam Berdarah adalah Aedes yang berkembang biak pada genangan air jernih yang tidak langsung berhubungan dengan tanah meliputi bejana buatan manusia (container, maupun genangan air jernih di alam seperti: lubang pohon, pelepah pisang, bekas potongan bambu yang terisi air hujan.

  11. [Neonatal dengue in Peru: a case report].

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    Silva Delgado, Hermann; Ruiz Ríos, Juan Carlo; Vela Barbarán, Erick Leray; Rengifo Del Aguila, Deicy; García M, María; Rodríguez Benavides, Luis; Mendoza-Ticona, Alberto

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    We present the case of a full-term female newborn, whose mother died seven days postpartum from multi-organ failure due to severe dengue confirmed by NS1 antigen detection and positive IgM. The newborn did not have any complication, but at the fourth day of life she developed fever, jaundice, signs of plasma leakage, thrombocytopenia, hepatomegaly, ascitis, and others signs of systemic inflammation response syndrome. She fully recovered with supportive treatment. The RT-PCR test of a peripheral blood sample revealed a positive result for the dengue virus serotype 2, confirming the first case of neonatal dengue reported in Peru.

  12. Almanaque da Dengue: leituras e narrativas de Agentes Comunitários de Saúde Almanaque de Dengue: lecturas y narraciones de Agentes Comunitarios de Salud Dengue Almanac: readings and narratives of Community Health Agents

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    Helena Maria Scherlowski Leal David

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    Full Text Available Apresenta-se um estudo de leitura e apropriação como metodologia de aproximação ao universo narrativo de Agentes Comunitários de Saúde (ACS, usando um dispositivo de informação e comunicação - o Almanaque da Dengue (AD. O objetivo foi o de perceber as formas de construção e apropriação de saberes sobre dengue e saúde por parte dos ACS, além de avaliar a serventia do AD como um dispositivo info-comunicacional. Foram realizadas oficinas com agentes do Rio de Janeiro, com vistas à desconstrução e leitura relacional do AD. A análise das narrativas gerou três categorias temáticas: abundância informacional nos ciclos epidêmicos; culpabilização da vítima; contradições e ambiguidades no trabalho dos ACS como mediadores. O AD mostrou-se um instrumento útil na discussão e apropriação de informações sobre a saúde, devido ao caráter textual relacional e não linear dos seus conteúdos, e ao seu formato interativo e não impositivo de formulações sobre a dengue e saúde.Presentase un estudio de lectura y apropiación como método de acercamiento al universo narrativo de los agentes comunitarios de salud (ACS, utilizando un dispositivo de información y comunicación, el Almanaque de Dengue (AD. Objetivó-se ampliar la comprensión acerca de las formas de construcción y apropiación de conocimientos sobre dengue y salud, y evaluar el Almanac como un dispositivo info-comunicacional. La metodología cualitativa se desarrolló por medio de talleres con ACS de Río de Janeiro, para la deconstrucción y lectura relacional del AD. Los resultados se clasificaron en tres temas: la abundancia de información en ciclos epidémicos, culpa de la víctima, las contradicciones y ambigüedades en la labor de la ACS. El AD ha demostrado ser una herramienta útil para el debate y la propiedad de la información de salud, debido al carácter relacional y no lineal de su contenido y su formato interactivo, no prescriptivo sobre dengue y

  13. The use of rapid dengue diagnostic tests in a routine clinical setting in a dengue-endemic area of Colombia

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    Lyda Osorio

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available There is insufficient evidence of the usefulness of dengue diagnostic tests under routine conditions. We sought to analyse how physicians are using dengue diagnostics to inform research and development. Subjects attending 14 health institutions in an endemic area of Colombia with either a clinical diagnosis of dengue or for whom a dengue test was ordered were included in the study. Patterns of test-use are described herein. Factors associated with the ordering of dengue diagnostic tests were identified using contingency tables, nonparametric tests and logistic regression. A total of 778 subjects were diagnosed with dengue by the treating physician, of whom 386 (49.5% were tested for dengue. Another 491 dengue tests were ordered in subjects whose primary diagnosis was not dengue. Severe dengue classification [odds ratio (OR 2.2; 95% confidence interval (CI 1.1-4.5], emergency consultation (OR 1.9; 95% CI 1.4-2.5 and month of the year (OR 3.1; 95% CI 1.7-5.5 were independently associated with ordering of dengue tests. Dengue tests were used both to rule in and rule out diagnosis. The latter use is not justified by the sensitivity of current rapid dengue diagnostic tests. Ordering of dengue tests appear to depend on a combination of factors, including physician and institutional preferences, as well as other patient and epidemiological factors.

  14. Caracterización clínica del dengue en un hospital infantil de Cartagena (Colombia

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    Full Text Available Objetivo: Caracterizar las manifestaciones clínicas del dengue en pacientes pediátricos en una institución de salud de tercer nivel de Cartagena (Colombia. Materiales y métodos: Estudio descriptivo por revisión de historias clínicas de pacientes hospitalizados por dengue en el Hospital Infantil Napoleón Franco Pareja de la ciudad de Cartagena. Se evaluaron 136 niños con cuadros febriles agudos de etiología inaparente. Se utilizaron pruebas serológicas para confirmar la infección por el virus del dengue. Resultados: Se analizaron 98 casos de niños hospitalizados con diagnóstico de dengue. La edad osciló entre menores de 6 meses a 16 años, siendo el rango de edades con mayor frecuencia de la enfermedad de 10 a 16 años (33,7 %. Los signos y síntomas más frecuentes fueron: exantema (49,0 %, mialgia (35,7 %, cefalea (33,7 %, artralgia (33,7 %, anorexia (24,5 %, torniquete (19,4%, prurito (11,2 %, escalofrío (8,2 %, eritema facial (7,1 % y dolor retroocular (6,1 %. Conclusiones: La edad continúa siendo el factor predominante en la gravedad intrahospitalaria del dengue. Por lo tanto, se necesitan con urgencia medidas preventivas en la población pediátrica.

  15. Criterios clínicos para diagnosticar el dengue en los primeros días de enfermedad.

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    Introducción. La definición de caso de dengue de la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS) tiene alta sensibilidad, pero es muy inespecífica. Objetivo. Formular una escala diagnóstica de mayor exactitud que la definición de la OMS para la identificación clínica temprana del dengue en áreas endémicas. Materiales y métodos. En una cohorte de adultos (>12 años) con síndrome febril agudo sin causa aparente en Bucaramanga, Colombia, compuesta por 125 casos de dengue (confirmados serológica o virol...

  16. Unusual Presentation of Dengue Fever Leading to Unnecessary Appendectomy.

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    Kumar, Lovekesh; Singh, Mahendra; Saxena, Ashish; Kolhe, Yuvraj; Karande, Snehal K; Singh, Narendra; Venkatesh, P; Meena, Rambabu

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    Dengue fever is the most important arbovirus illness with an estimated incidence of 50-100 million cases per year. The common symptoms of dengue include fever, rash, malaise, nausea, vomiting, and musculoskeletal pain. Dengue fever may present as acute abdomen leading to diagnostic dilemma. The acute surgical complications of dengue fever include acute pancreatitis, acute acalculous cholecystitis, nonspecific peritonitis, and acute appendicitis. We report a case of dengue fever that mimicked acute appendicitis leading to unnecessary appendectomy. A careful history examination for dengue-related signs, and serial hemogram over the first 3-4 days of disease may prevent unnecessary appendectomy.

  17. El Laboratorio Clínico y el Dengue

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    1990-12-01

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    El dengue es una enfermedad endémica de zonas tropicales y subtropicales, en regiones que se encuentran por debajo de los 1.800 metros sobre el nivel del mar.

    En 1969 se registraron varios brotes en el Caribe, Puerto Rico e Islas Vírgenes y en 1970 se diagnosticó en Barranquilla. En !975 se encontraron en el Magdalena medio unos 450 casos. En 1979 se señalaron unos 3.000 casos en México y en 1981 se padeció en Cuba una gran epidemia de dengue clásico tipo 1, que afectó a 344.203 pacientes de los cuales 10.310 fueron casos severos con 158 defunciones, dentro de la clasificación de dengue hemorrágico.

    En Estados Unidos, a lo largo de la costa de México, apareció un brote endémico en otoño de 1980, transmitido por un tipo de Aedes diferente al nuestro.

    El 17 de enero de 1989 se diagnosticó en Puerto Berrío el primer caso de dengue hemorrágico en nuestro país y hasta marzo de 1990 se han diagnosticado en el Ministerio de Salud 19 casos de este tipo de dengue, que es la forma más grave, y 330 casos del dengue común, que generalmente es pasajero y no representa la gravedad del hemorrágico.

    La enfermedad es producida por un arbovirus que persiste en la naturaleza por la transmisión biológica del artrópodo hematófago Aedes aegypti. El virus se multiplica en los tejidos del artrópodo y lo inyecta al hombre, después de un período de incubación extrínseca de 8 a 12 días.

    Se conocen 4 grupos comandados por el RNA que les confiere sus características y el DNA su agresividad. Los I y II son los más agresivos y el IV, generalmente, es el más benigno.

    La primera infección deja anticuerpos e inmunidad para el tipo de virus inoculado la que es de por vida. Queda un período refractario de 2 a 4 meses para los demás. Pero no queda inmunidad definitiva para los restantes, de tal manera que a una persona no le pueden dar sino
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    El virus se transmite por medio de un

  18. Profile of dengue hepatitis in children from India and its correlation with WHO dengue case classifiation

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    Full Text Available Objective: To study the profile of liver involvement in children with dengue fever and to compare the severity of liver involvement with World Health Organization case definition. Methods: A prospective study was carried out from October 2013 to December 2014. Serologically confirmed dengue patients were grouped into three categories according to the World Health Organization classification. Groups 1 and 2 were dengue fever without and with warning signs, respectively; Group 3 was severe dengue. Biochemical and clinical profile of hepatic involvement was studied. Results: A total of 162 children with dengue fever (M:F = 2.37 were included in the study. Median (inter quartile range age was 12 years (IQR: 0.5–18 years. Hepatitis was observed in 151 (93.2% patients. Analysis revealed that out of all liver function test parameters, total bilirubin was found to be a significant predictor of dengue category two and three and albumin and ALT levels were significant predictors for category three. Eight cases presented with ALF. Their median AST was 4 817 (range 61–26 957; median ALT was 2 386 (range 39–11 100; median INR was 2.57 (range 1.6–4.2 and their median serum bilirubin was 2.95 (range 0.6–9.0. Conclusions: Some degree of hepatitis is very common in dengue infection with rise in AST being more than ALT irrespective of the severity of dengue. Severity of hepatitis correlates well with the severity of dengue and can help in triaging of dengue patients. Of all liver function parameters, total bilirubin levels correlate best with severity of dengue infection.

  19. Nociones populares sobre "dengue" y "rompehuesos", dos modelos de la enfermedad en Colombia

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    Full Text Available Objetivo. Hacer llegar a través de los niños mensajes educativos a las familias en Neiva, capital del Departamento del Huila, Colombia. Métodos. Se desarrolló un proyecto educativo para incluir en el currículo de Ciencias Naturales y Educación Ambiental de los escolares de educación básica contenidos sobre el dengue, el vector y su control. Mediante encuestas y escalas tipo Likert se determinaron los conocimientos y las actitudes en los hogares de los escolares, y luego se complementaron con entrevistas abiertas que reflejaron aspectos culturales en el campo de la salud y la forma como esta enfermedad se integra a la vida de las personas. Antes y después de la intervención, se establecieron en los hogares los índices larvarios de infestación con el vector. Resultados. Se determinó la presencia de un patrón cultural en torno a la enfermedad que supone una diferencia entre "rompehuesos" y "dengue". El "rompehuesos" corresponde al dengue clásico según el modelo popular de la enfermedad. Es aquella que puede ser afrontada con los recursos propios de la familia y la comunidad. La medicina institucional, por medio de sus organismos y agentes de salud, así como de los medios de comunicación, ha logrado superponer el otro modelo: el del dengue hemorrágico. Discusión. Se examinan las alternativas de prevención adecuadas para las condiciones en que se presenta el ciclo del vector en Neiva, los modelos de percepciones acerca de la enfermedad presentes en la comunidad y los resultados de las encuestas, que orientaron la formulación y desarrollo del programa educativo.

  20. NNDSS - Table II. Cryptosporidiosis to Dengue

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  1. NNDSS - Table II. Cryptosporidiosis to Dengue

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — NNDSS - Table II. Cryptosporidiosis to Dengue - 2015.In this Table, provisional cases of selected notifiable diseases (≥1,000 cases reported during the preceding...

  2. Dengue: an update on treatment options.

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    Chan, Candice Y Y; Ooi, Eng Eong

    2015-01-01

    Dengue is the most important mosquito-borne viral pathogen globally, with approximately 100 million cases of acute dengue annually. Infection can result in severe, life-threatening disease. Currently, there is no effective vaccine or licensed antiviral. Management is primarily supportive with fluids. Direct antiviral therapies that reduce dengue severity could be useful although these would need to inhibit all four viral serotypes effectively. This review focuses on the interventions that currently considered the gold standard in case management as well as exploratory therapies that have been studied in clinical trials. Although antiviral drug and therapeutic antibodies for dengue remain a work in progress, these studies have produced some promising results and may have the potential to be future drugs.

  3. NNDSS - Table II. Cryptosporidiosis to Dengue

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — NNDSS - Table II. Cryptosporidiosis to Dengue - 2017. In this Table, provisional cases of selected notifiable diseases (≥1,000 cases reported during the preceding...

  4. Case Management of Dengue: Lessons Learned.

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    Kalayanarooj, Siripen; Rothman, Alan L; Srikiatkhachorn, Anon

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    The global burden of dengue and its geographic distribution have increased over the past several decades. The introduction of dengue in new areas has often been accompanied by high case-fatality rates. Drawing on the experience in managing dengue cases at the Queen Sirikit National Institute of Child Health in Bangkok, Thailand, this article provides the authors' perspectives on key clinical lessons to improve dengue-related outcomes. Parallels between this clinical experience and outcomes reported in randomized controlled trials, results of efforts to disseminate practice recommendations, and suggestions for areas for further research are also discussed. © The Author 2017. Published by Oxford University Press for the Infectious Diseases Society of America. All rights reserved. For permissions, e-mail: journals.permissions@oup.com.

  5. Feasibility analysis of uav in dengue control

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    Daiane Maria de Genaro Chiroli

    2017-06-01

    Full Text Available There are intensifying actions to combat the mosquito Aedes which is admittedly responsible for the transmission of diseases: chikungunya, dengue and zika. Among these dengue is a recurring problem that affects the entire world, especially the tropical areas. It is considered one of the world’s greatest public health problems by the World Health Organization, which estimates that approximately 390 million people get infected by this disease each year worldwide. In Brazil, since the first report of the disease in 80’s, dengue has continually occurred, alternating epidemic periods with peaks of increasing disease. Therefore, this study aims to assess the feasibility of using unmanned aerial vehicle, popularly known as drone, in aid of the dengue control program executed in Maringá - PR. In conclusion the use of this aircraft is feasible, since it is an economically attractive investment due to its low cost against the annual investment with manpower.

  6. Dengue Preceding Diabetic Ketoacidosis Dear Editor;

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    Full Text Available Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA is an important hyperglycemic complication of diabetes mellitus. Infection is confirmed as an important underlying etiology of DKA. Here, the author presents an interesting case of dengue preceding DKA. The case is a 61-year-old female presenting to the physician with the complaint of high fever without relief by self-prescription of acetaminophen. She had an underlying disease, diabetes mellitus (DM. Her body temperature was 39.4 degrees Celsius and her complete blood count showed an important finding: thrombocytopenia (platelet count = 85.000. The serological test was done and the diagnosis of dengue hemorrhagic fever was finally confirmed. This case was treated by standard fluid replacement therapy (normal saline regimen. On day 3, the patient developed new symptoms, frequent urination (more than 3 times in an hour, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting and rapid breathing. Complete blood count was done but platelet count was within normal limit at this time. However, the urinalysis showed many positive findings, sugar 4+ and ketone 3+. Her additional blood chemistry results showed a blood glucose level of 454 mg/dL and positive serum ketone. The patient was finally diagnosed to have DKA and endocrinologists were consulted for the management. Of interest, this is a simple case of DKA but the interesting issue is the underlying condition leading to DKA in this patient. Although there are many reports confirming that infection can induce DKA, this is the first reported case of dengue preceding DKA. Indeed, there is a previous report from Thailand on a female patient presented to the physician with concurrent DKA and dengue infection (1. However, DM had not previously been diagnosed in the present case. The dengue infection is common in the tropical world and DM is also the important emerging health problem in this area. Some reports note that DM can be an aggravating factor in the development of dengue shock (2,3. There is

  7. Dengue en México: incremento en la población juvenil durante la última década

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    Full Text Available El dengue es una de las principales enfermedades transmitidas por vector. En la última década se convirtió en uno de los problemas de salud pública más importantes de México y América Latina. En el continente americano el dengue es considerado predominantemente un padecimiento de adultos, lo cual contrasta con los reportes de países asiáticos que consideran el dengue como una enfermedad principalmente pediátrica. Durante la última década se ha reportado el incremento de dengue juvenil y pediátrico en varios países de América. En la presente revisión, elaborada a partir de datos publicados por la Secretaría de Salud, se analiza la tendencia de aumento en la incidencia de dengue en la población juvenil e infantil de México durante los últimos 10 años.

  8. Análise espacial da dengue e o contexto socioeconômico no município do Rio de Janeiro, RJ Análisis espacial del dengue y el contexto socioeconómico en el municipio de Rio de Janeiro, Sureste de Brasil Spatial analysis of dengue and the socioeconomic context of the city of Rio de Janeiro (Southeastern Brazil

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Analisar a epidemia de dengue em relação ao contexto socioeconômico segundo áreas geográficas. MÉTODOS: Foi realizado estudo ecológico no município do Rio de Janeiro (RJ, em áreas delimitadas como bairros, a partir de informações de casos de dengue notificados em residentes no município. Foi calculada a taxa de incidência média de dengue entre as semanas epidemiológicas: 48ª de 2001 a 20ª de 2002. A ocorrência de dengue foi correlacionada com variáveis socioeconômicas utilizando-se o coeficiente de correlação de Pearson. Utilizou-se o Índice de Moran global e local para avaliar a autocorrelação espacial da dengue e das variáveis correlacionadas significativamente com a doença. O modelo de regressão linear múltipla e o modelo espacial condicional auto-regressivo foram usados para analisar a relação entre dengue e contexto socioeconômico. RESULTADOS: Os bairros da zona oeste do município apresentaram elevadas taxas de incidência média de dengue. Apresentaram correlação significativa as variáveis: percentual de domicílios ligados à rede sanitária geral, domicílios com lavadora de roupas e densidade populacional por área urbana. O índice de autocorrelação espacial Moran revelou dependência espacial entre a dengue e variáveis selecionadas. Os modelos utilizados apontaram o percentual de domicílios ligados à rede sanitária geral como única variável associada significativamente à doença. Os resíduos de ambos os modelos revelaram autocorrelação espacial significativa, com índice de Moran positivo (pOBJETIVO: Analizar la epidemia de dengue con relación al contexto socioeconómico según áreas geográficas. MÉTODOS: Fue realizado estudio ecológico en el municipio de Río de Janeiro (Sureste de Brasil, en áreas delimitadas como urbanizaciones, a partir de informaciones de casos de dengue notificados y residentes en el municipio. Fue calculada la tasa de incidencia promedio de dengue

  9. Dengue and Chikungunya Vector Control Pocket Guide

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    abdominal cavity and the space around the lungs, a condition that can be fatal. 4 Dengue Distribution Dengue is considered a significant risk to...will collect eggs. Place in full or partial shade near walls, fences, hedges, junk , or tire piles. Inspect at least weekly and replace...water. 24 Larval Surveillance: To collect larvae a flashlight is often needed to see into large containers or other dark spaces . A large syringe

  10. Dengue: a continuing challenge for molecular biology.

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    Jacobs, M G; Young, P R

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    Ten years ago Scott Halstead published a seminal review outlining the challenge to science provided by dengue. Our review summarizes recent efforts to meet this challenge and discusses the potential practical implications of basic research. One major long-term goal is the development of a vaccine, and several different strategies are currently being advanced. Clinical studies on dengue continue to help physicians make rational choices in disease management.

  11. Acute atrial fibrillation during dengue hemorrhagic fever

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    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Dengue fever is a viral infection transmitted by the mosquito, Aedes aegypti. Cardiac rhythm disorders, such as atrioventricular blocks and ventricular ectopic beats, appear during infection and are attributed to viral myocarditis. However, supraventricular arrhythmias have not been reported. We present a case of acute atrial fibrillation, with a rapid ventricular rate, successfully treated with intravenous amiodarone, in a 62-year-old man with dengue hemorrhagic fever, who had no structural heart disease.

  12. The effects of urban growth on dengue

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    Full Text Available Objective: To analyze the spatial and temporal dynamics of dengue in Coronel Fabriciano, Minas Gerais State, Brazil, and to associate cases to the growth of urban areas and loss of natural areas in recent years. Methods: This is a descriptive, exploratory study, with a quantitative approach. Dengue cases of 2009 were obtained from the Health Municipal Secretariat, including the suspected and confirmed cases. Shape files were obtained, containing information about the municipal boundary, boundary of the urban area, census tracts, areas with buildings and natural areas. Based on the distribution of dengue cases, the Kernel estimator was used to measure data dispersion. Results: Dengue cases reported were georeferenced in GIS (Geographic Information System environment. The landscape showed changes in the units of urban area and pasture, as an urban growth over the pasture matrix. No changes were observed in the areas of remaining forest and eucalyptus. There are cases spatially spread with a tendency to form clusters. Conclusion: Cases of dengue were observed spatially clustered in the northern region of the city, where new neighborhoods have emerged in recent years, following the population growth without proper structure of urbanization and urban planning. In addition, urban growth have reduced the margin of watercourses providing a bare soil, suitable for accumulation of trash and formation of breeding sites for mosquitoes. Efficient public policies and appropriate urban planning might reduce the impact of dengue in endemic regions. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.5020/18061230.2013.p539

  13. Facing dengue fever - our first experience

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    Full Text Available Introduction. Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne disease caused by dengue virus, endemic in tropical and subtropical regions, where it is mostly imported from. The most common clinical form is classic dengue fever. We presented the first dengue case microbiologically confirmed in Serbia. Case report. A 34-year-old male got classic dengue fever after arrival from Cuba. The disease occurred suddenly with fever, myalgias, skin rash, hepatosplenomegaly, cytopenia, abnormal aminotransferase and creatine kinase levels. The diagnosis was confirmed with virological diagnostic methods. Significant leukopenia and thrombocytopenia as well as elevation of serum creatine kinase activity were recorded from the very beginning of hospitalization, but were gradually normalized. The whole duration of hospitalization was accompanied by laboratory signs of liver lesion. The disease had favourable outcome. At hospital discharge, the patient was afebrile, asymptomatic, with discrete erythematous rash on torso and arms, normal hemathological values and creatine kinase level and moderately elevated alanine-aminotransferase level. Conclusion. Considering global climate changes and growing international traffic, our health care service needs to be ready for possible massive outbreaks of dengue and other tropical infectious diseases in forthcoming years.

  14. Dengue mortality in Colombia, 1985-2012.

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    Chaparro-Narváez, Pablo; León-Quevedo, Willian; Castañeda-Orjuela, Carlos Andrés

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    Dengue in Colombia is an important public health problem due to the huge economic and social costs it has caused, especially during the disease outbreaks.  To describe the behavior of dengue mortality in Colombia between 1985 and 2012.  We conducted a descriptive study. Information was obtained from mortality and population projection databases provided by the Departamento Administrativo Nacional de Estadística (DANE) for the 1985-2012 period. Mortality rates, rate ratios, and case fatality rates were estimated.  A total of 1,990 dengue deaths were registered during this period in Colombia. Dengue mortality rates presented an increasing trend with statistical significance between 1985 and 1998. Higher mortality rates were reported in men both younger than 5 years and older than 65 years. Between 1995 and 2012, category 1 to 4 municipalities reported the highest mortality rates. Case fatality rates varied during the period between 0.01% and 0.39%.  Dengue is an avoidable disease that should disappear from mortality statistics as a cause of death. The event is avoidable if the proposed activities from the Estrategia de Gestión Integrada (EGI)-Dengue are implemented and evaluated. We recommend encouraging the development of an informational culture to contribute to decision making and prioritizing resource allocation.

  15. [Empowerment for dengue prevention and control].

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    Cáceres-Manrique, Flor de María; Vesga-Gómez, Celmira; Angulo-Silva, Mary Lupe

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    Dengue is a public health problem; community individual empowerment must be ascertained regarding prevention and control measures. A cross-sectional survey was applied which enquired about empowerment in three areas having high dengue incidence in Bucaramanga, Colombia, during 2008. The survey was subjected to face validity, content and test reproducibility. Previously-trained medical students then went house to house applying a survey and providing information about dengue. Instrument reproducibility was between 0.5 and 0.8; 930 people were surveyed, 81.3 %) houses during the previous month and mosquito larvae were found in 26.1 % of them. Regarding empowerment, 347 (37.3 %) respondents felt that their suggestions for dengue control were being heard, 339 (36.5 %) were likely to perform control action, 336 (36.1 %) educated others, 307 (33 %) washed the water spigot/washing area once a week, 213 (22.9 %) had requested control measures from the authorities, 212 (22.8 %) collaborated with neighbours in gathering up useless items, 177 (19 % ) attended meetings, 55 (5.9 %) were involved in preventative activities, 29 (3.1 %) lead campaigns and 31 (3.3 %) had obtained support for programmes. Empowerment levels were low despite the campaigns and dengue cases having been filed. It is recommended stimulating and integrating the community for successful empowerment and dengue control.

  16. Performance Evaluation of Commercial Dengue Diagnostic Tests for Early Detection of Dengue in Clinical Samples

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    Tuan Nur Akmalina Mat Jusoh

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    Full Text Available The shattering rise in dengue virus infections globally has created a need for an accurate and validated rapid diagnostic test for this virus. Rapid diagnostic test (RDT and reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR diagnostic detection are useful tools for diagnosis of early dengue infection. We prospectively evaluated the diagnostic performance of nonstructural 1 (NS1 RDT and real-time RT-PCR diagnostic kits in 86 patient serum samples. Thirty-six samples were positive for dengue NS1 antigen while the remaining 50 were negative when tested with enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA. Commercially available RDTs for NS1 detection, RTK ProDetect™, and SD Bioline showed high sensitivity of 94% and 89%, respectively, compared with ELISA. GenoAmp® Trioplex Real-Time RT-PCR and RealStar® Dengue RT-PCR tests presented a comparable kappa agreement with 0.722. The result obtained from GenoAmp® Real-Time RT-PCR Dengue test showed that 14 samples harbored dengue virus type 1 (DENV-1, 8 samples harbored DENV-2, 2 samples harbored DENV-3, and 1 sample harbored DENV-4. 1 sample had a double infection with DENV-1 and DENV-2. The NS1 RDTs and real-time RT-PCR tests were found to be a useful diagnostic for early and rapid diagnosis of acute dengue and an excellent surveillance tool in our battle against dengue.

  17. Dengue fever among Israeli expatriates in Delhi, 2015: implications for dengue incidence in Delhi, India.

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    Neuberger, Ami; Turgeman, Avigail; Lustig, Yaniv; Schwartz, Eli

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    We present the data of 13 dengue cases diagnosed between 1 August and 15 September 2015 among 240 Israeli expatriates residing in Delhi. Attack rates were similar between adults (6/128, 4.7%) and children (7/112, 6.3%). dengue virus (DENV-2) was identified in two and DENV-1 in one dengue-seropositive sample. Another febrile patient was diagnosed with chikungunya virus infection. The reported incidence of dengue fever among people living in Delhi was lower than 0.1% as of September 2015. Based on our results, we hypothesize that the incidence of dengue fever in Delhi is grossly underestimated. © International Society of Travel Medicine, 2016. Published by Oxford University Press. All rights reserved. For permissions, please e-mail: journals.permissions@oup.com.

  18. Performance of the tourniquet test for diagnosing dengue in Peru

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    .... In the dengue-endemic city of Iquitos, Peru, we performed TTs and dengue laboratory assays on 13,548 persons with febrile disease, recruited through either active (n = 1,095) or passive (n = 12,453) surveillance...

  19. Epidemiological trends of dengue in mainland China, 2005–2015

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    Jimin Sun

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    Conclusions: Although the number of dengue cases has increased and the affected areas have expanded in recent years, dengue is still an imported disease and does not present an endemic trend in mainland China.

  20. Guillain?Barr? syndrome complicating dengue fever: Two case reports

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    Guillain?Barr? syndrome is a rare neurological manifestation associated with dengue infection. More common antecedent infections include Campylobacter jejuni and Cytomegalovirus infection. Here, we report two cases of Guillain?Barr? syndrome complicating dengue infection.

  1. Ludwig's angina after severe thrombocytopenic purpura associated with dengue fever.

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    Campos, Maria Antonia; Junior Prota, Mário Lúcio Cerqueira; Gomes, Carlos Augusto; Amaral, Karina Peisino do; Almeida, Diogo Campos

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    Here, we report a case of Ludwig's angina, which required surgery because of toothache. The patient had dengue and severe thrombocytopenia as confirmed by clinical and laboratory diagnoses. However, dengue is not included among the predisposing factors for Ludwig's angina.

  2. Profil Klinik Infeksi Virus Dengue pada Bayi di Surabaya

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    Kesimpulan.Rerata usia dan kelompok usia terbanyak setara dengan beberapa penelitian lain. Batuk dan jenis kelamin laki-laki lebih berhubungan dengan demam dengue, sedangkan ensefalopati, hepatomegali, dan melena berhubungan dengan demam berdarah dengue.

  3. International Dengue Vaccine Communication and Advocacy: Challenges and Way Forward.

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    Carvalho, Ana; Van Roy, Rebecca; Andrus, Jon

    2016-01-01

    Dengue vaccine introduction will likely occur soon. However, little has been published on international dengue vaccine communication and advocacy. More effort at the international level is required to review, unify and strategically disseminate dengue vaccine knowledge to endemic countries' decision makers and potential donors. Waiting to plan for the introduction of new vaccines until licensure may delay access in developing countries. Concerted efforts to communicate and advocate for vaccines prior to licensure are likely challenged by unknowns of the use of dengue vaccines and the disease, including uncertainties of vaccine impact, vaccine access and dengue's complex pathogenesis and epidemiology. Nevertheless, the international community has the opportunity to apply previous best practices for vaccine communication and advocacy. The following key strategies will strengthen international dengue vaccine communication and advocacy: consolidating existing coalitions under one strategic umbrella, urgently convening stakeholders to formulate the roadmap for integrated dengue prevention and control, and improving the dissemination of dengue scientific knowledge.

  4. A critical assessment of vector control for dengue prevention

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    Achee, Nicole L; Gould, Fred; Perkins, T Alex; Reiner, Jr, Robert C; Morrison, Amy C; Ritchie, Scott A; Gubler, Duane J; Teyssou, Remy; Scott, Thomas W

    2015-01-01

    ...), a multi-sponsored and independent initiative. This redirection is consistent with the growing consensus among the dengue-prevention community that no single intervention will be sufficient to control dengue disease...

  5. Fiebre y placas dolorosas en manos. ¿Cuál es el diagnóstico?

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    Juan Manuel Barja López

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Presentamos un caso de Síndrome de Sweet con lesiones cutáneas características, precipitado posiblemente por una infección respiratoria, que respondió satisfactoriamente a corticoides orales. Se realiza una brevísima descripción del síndrome basada en la literatura médica.

  6. Seroprevalencia del dengue en el distrito de Casma. Ancash, Perú 2002

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    Jorge Gómez B

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    Full Text Available Objetivos: Evaluar la magnitud de la infección por el virus del dengue después del primer brote presentado en el distrito de Casma, Ancash (febrero - abril 2002. Materiales y métodos: Se realizó un estudio seroepidemiológico postepidémico, se procesaron 400 muestras de sangre total recolectados en papel de filtro, las que fueron obtenidas por muestreo probabilístico, bietápico y de conglomerados en población del distrito de Casma. Se consideró como positivo a todo paciente con resultado positivo del ELISA de captura para IgM e IgG para dengue. Resultados: La prevalencia de infección en base a la encuesta seroepidemiológica encontrada fue de 14,1% (IC 95% 9,8 - 18,4%, por lo que se estima se presentaron 3939 (I.C.95% 2723- 5113 infecciones por el virus del dengue serotipo 1 en el distrito de Casma durante la epidemia de febrero a mayo del año 2002. El 60% de los casos positivos presentó sintomatología, el sistema de vigilancia epidemiológica notificó sólo 832 casos de dengue clásico, sin presentación de formas graves. Conclusiones: La seroprevalencia del primer brote de dengue en Casma en abril del año 2002 fue de 14,1%. El sistema de notificación obligatoria de la vigilancia epidemiológica detectó 21% del total estimado de personas infectadas (aproximadamente 1:5; y 35,2% de los casos que tuvieron sintomatología.

  7. Symptomatic Dengue Disease in Five Southeast Asian Countries: Epidemiological Evidence from a Dengue Vaccine Trial.

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    Joshua Nealon

    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available Dengue incidence has increased globally, but empirical burden estimates are scarce. Prospective methods are best-able to capture all severities of disease. CYD14 was an observer-blinded dengue vaccine study conducted in children 2-14 years of age in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, and Vietnam. The control group received no vaccine and resembled a prospective, observational study. We calculated the rates of dengue according to different laboratory or clinical criteria to make inferences about dengue burden, and compared with rates reported in the passive surveillance systems to calculate expansion factors which describe under-reporting. Over 6,933 person-years of observation in the control group there were 319 virologically confirmed dengue cases, a crude attack rate of 4.6%/year. Of these, 92 cases (28.8% were clinically diagnosed as dengue fever or dengue hemorrhagic fever by investigators and 227 were not, indicating that most symptomatic disease fails to satisfy existing case definitions. When examining different case definitions, there was an inverse relationship between clinical severity and observed incidence rates. CYD14's active surveillance system captured a greater proportion of symptomatic dengue than national passive surveillance systems, giving rise to expansion factors ranging from 0.5 to 31.7. This analysis showed substantial, unpredictable and variable under-reporting of symptomatic dengue, even within a controlled clinical trial environment, and emphasizes that burden estimates are highly sensitive to case definitions. These data will assist in generating disease burden estimates and have important policy implications when considering the introduction and health economics of dengue prevention and control interventions.

  8. A case of acute liver failure in dengue hemorrhagic fever

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    Rama Biswas

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available Dengue is an arboviral disease endemic in many parts of the world. The clinical presentation of dengue viral infection ranges from asymptomatic illness to fatal dengue shock syndrome. Although, it is known to cause hepatic involvement, it occasionally results in acute hepatic failure. We report a case of dengue hemorrhagic fever presenting with acute liver failure. The case recovered completely after treatment. Ibrahim Med. Coll. J. 2013; 7(2: 41-42

  9. Yellow fever in Brazil: thoughts and hypotheses on the emergence in previously free areas Fiebre amarilla en Brasil: reflexiones e hipótesis sobre la emergencia en áreas previamente libres Febre amarela no Brasil: reflexões e hipóteses sobre a emergência em áreas previamente livres

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    Pedro Fernando da Costa Vasconcelos

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    Full Text Available This article describes and discusses factors associated to the reemergence of yellow fever and its transmission dynamics in the states of São Paulo (Southeastern Brazil and Rio Grande do Sul (Southern during 2008 and 2009. The following factors have played a pivotal role for the reemergence of yellow fever in these areas: large susceptible human population; high prevalence of vectors and primary hosts (non-human primates; favorable climate conditions, especially increased rainfall; emergence of a new genetic lineage; and circulation of people and/or monkeys infected by virus. There is a need for an effective surveillance program to prevent the reemergence of yellow fever in other Brazilian states.Son descritos y discutidos factores asociados con la emergencia y dinámica de la transmisión de la fiebre amarilla en los estados de Sao Paulo (Sureste de Brasil y Rio Grande do Sul (Sur de Brasil en los años 2008 y 2009. La interacción de los siguientes factores fue fundamental para la emergencia de fiebre amarilla en esos estados: la gran población humana susceptible; la elevada prevalencia de vectores y hospedadores (primates no humanos; condiciones climáticas favorables, principalmente el exceso de lluvias en el verano; la emergencia de un nuevo linaje viral; y la circulación de personas o monos infectados en fase virémica. Sólo un programa eficiente de vigilancia puede prevenir ocurrencias similares en esos estados brasileros.São descritos e discutidos fatores associados a emergência e dinâmica da transmissão da febre amarela nos estados de São Paulo e Rio Grande do Sul nos anos de 2008 e 2009. A interação dos seguintes fatores foi fundamental para a emergência de febre amarela nesses estados: a grande população humana suscetível; a elevada prevalência de vetores e hospedeiros (primatas não humanos; condições climáticas favoráveis, sobretudo o excesso de chuvas no verão; a emergência de uma nova linhagem viral; e a

  10. Dengue human infection model: re-establishing a tool for understanding dengue immunology and advancing vaccine development.

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    Thomas, Stephen J

    2013-07-01

    Dengue is an emerging and re-emerging disease of the tropics and sub-tropics. Millions of infections occur annually exacting a significant social, financial, and health care resource toll. Widespread use of a safe and efficacious dengue vaccine in cooperation with strategic vector control is the best hope for reducing the global dengue burden. Despite over 100 y of research exploring dengue immunology, pathogenesis, animal models, and vaccine and drug development there is no licensed vaccine or dengue anti-viral. No correlate of protection or validated animal model of disease has been defined. Experimental human infection with partially attenuated dengue viruses are documented as early as 1902 and have facilitated research efforts resulting in seminal discoveries and observations. It is time to explore re-invigorating the dengue human infection model to support dengue vaccine development.

  11. Dengue outbreak in Key West, Florida, USA, 2009.

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    Radke, Elizabeth G; Gregory, Christopher J; Kintziger, Kristina W; Sauber-Schatz, Erin K; Hunsperger, Elizabeth A; Gallagher, Glen R; Barber, Jean M; Biggerstaff, Brad J; Stanek, Danielle R; Tomashek, Kay M; Blackmore, Carina G M

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    After 3 dengue cases were acquired in Key West, Florida, we conducted a serosurvey to determine the scope of the outbreak. Thirteen residents showed recent infection (infection rate 5%; 90% CI 2%-8%), demonstrating the reemergence of dengue in Florida. Increased awareness of dengue among health care providers is needed.

  12. Dengue fatality prediction using data mining | Rahim | Journal of ...

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    The aim of this research is to study the current implementation of dengue outbreak control in Malaysia and predict dengue fever cases using data mining techniques. Real data on dengue fever and weather are collected from the Ministry of Health in its Perak Tengah district office and Perak Meteorological office respectively ...

  13. Seroprevalence of Anti-Dengue Virus 2 Serocomplex antibodies in ...

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    Introduction: There has been a recent increase in the spread of dengue to rural areas. Rural parts of western kenya are naturally prone to mosquito-borne diseases, however, limited research has been documented on infections with dengue. This study therefore investigated the presence of antibodies against dengue virus ...

  14. Immature dengue virus : functional properties and potential contribution to disease

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    Da Silva-Voorham, Júlia Maria

    2013-01-01

    Beter inzicht in mechanismen achter infectieziekte dengue Dengue (‘knokkelkoorts’) is een veelvoorkomende, tropische infectieziekte die wordt overgebracht door muggen. Naar schatting raken jaarlijks zo’n vijftig tot honderd miljoen mensen besmet. Meestal gaat dengue vanzelf over, maar in zo’n

  15. Virus isolation for diagnosing dengue virus infections in returning travelers

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    Teichmann, D.; Göbels, K.; Niedrig, M.; Sim-Brandenburg, J.-W.; Làge-Stehr, J.; Grobusch, M. P.

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    Dengue fever is recognized as one of the most frequent imported acute febrile illnesses affecting European tourists returning from the tropics. In order to assess the value of virus isolation for the diagnosis of dengue fever, 70 cases of dengue fever confirmed in German travelers during the period

  16. Non-HLA gene polymorphisms and their implications on dengue ...

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    Exposure to the dengue virus (DENV) evokes a variety of genetically-controlled immunological responses. Genetic variants involved in viral entry, replication and innate immunity pathways play an important role in the causal pathway of dengue hemorrhagic fever/dengue shock syndrome (DHF/DSS). Here we have ...

  17. Development of Lead Compounds as Fusion Inhibitors for Dengue Virus

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    Identification of antiviral agents is critical to the development of therapeutic treatments directed against dengue virus (DENV), for which there is no...infection and exposure of US military personnel to the disease might be offered by antiviral agents as a treatment strategy. The dengue virus...0285 TITLE: DEVELOPMENT OF LEAD COMPOUNDS AS FUSION INHIBITORS FOR DENGUE VIRUS PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: TOMAS PEREZ-ACLE

  18. Management of dengue in Australian travellers: a retrospective multicentre analysis.

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    Tai, Alex Yc; McGuinness, Sarah L; Robosa, Roselle; Turner, David; Huang, G Khai Lin; Leder, Karin; Korman, Tony M; Thevarajan, Irani; Stewardson, Andrew J; Padiglione, Alexander A; Johnson, Douglas F

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    To describe the epidemiology, clinical and laboratory features and outcomes of dengue in returned Australian travellers, applying the revised WHO dengue classification (2009) to this population. Retrospective case series analysis of confirmed dengue cases hospitalised at one of four Australian tertiary hospitals, January 2012 - May 2015. Clinical features, laboratory findings and outcomes of patients with dengue; dengue classification according to 2009 WHO guidelines. 208 hospitalised patients (median age, 32 years; range, 4-76 years) were included in the study. Dengue was most frequently acquired in Indonesia (94 patients, 45%) and Thailand (40, 19%). The most common clinical features were fever (98% of patients) and headache (76%). 84 patients (40%) met the WHO criteria for dengue with warning signs, and one the criteria for severe dengue; the most common warning signs were mucosal bleeding (44 patients, 21%) and abdominal pain (43, 21%). Leukopenia (176 patients, 85%), thrombocytopenia (133, 64%), and elevated liver enzyme levels (154, 76%) were the most common laboratory findings. 46 patients (22%) had serological evidence of previous exposure to dengue virus. WHO guidelines were documented as a management benchmark in ten cases (5%); 46 patients (22%) received non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). A significant proportion of returning Australian travellers hospitalised for dengue have unrecognised warning signs of severe disease. Many received NSAIDs, which can increase the risk of haemorrhage in dengue. As travel to Asia from Australia continues to increase, it is vital for averting serious outcomes that clinicians can recognise and manage dengue.

  19. Analysis of an asymmetric two-strain dengue model.

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    Kooi, B.W.; Aguiar, M.; Stollenwerk, N.

    2014-01-01

    In this paper we analyse a two-strain compartmental dengue fever model that allows us to study the behaviour of a Dengue fever epidemic. Dengue fever is the most common mosquito-borne viral disease of humans that in recent years has become a major international public health concern. The model is an

  20. Dengue-associated telogen effluvium: A report of 14 patients

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    Chia-Bao Chu

    2017-09-01

    Conclusions: Physicians should be aware of dengue-associated TE especially in dengue endemic areas or after a dengue outbreak. Thorough medical history, examination and laboratory tests should be obtained to yield correct diagnosis or to identify coexistence of two hair diseases.

  1. Differential proteomic analysis of virus-enriched fractions obtained from plasma pools of patients with dengue fever or severe dengue.

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    Fragnoud, Romain; Flamand, Marie; Reynier, Frederic; Buchy, Philippe; Duong, Vasna; Pachot, Alexandre; Paranhos-Baccala, Glaucia; Bedin, Frederic

    2015-11-14

    Dengue is the most widespread mosquito-borne viral disease of public health concern. In some patients, endothelial cell and platelet dysfunction lead to life-threatening hemorrhagic dengue fever or dengue shock syndrome. Prognostication of disease severity is urgently required to improve patient management. The pathogenesis of severe dengue has not been fully elucidated, and the role of host proteins associated with viral particles has received little exploration. The proteomes of virion-enriched fractions purified from plasma pools of patients with dengue fever or severe dengue were compared. Virions were purified by ultracentrifugation combined with a water-insoluble polyelectrolyte-based technique. Following in-gel hydrolysis, peptides were analyzed by nano-liquid chromatography coupled to ion trap mass spectrometry and identified using data libraries. Both dengue fever and severe dengue viral-enriched fractions contained identifiable viral envelope proteins and host cellular proteins. Canonical pathway analysis revealed the identified host proteins are mainly involved in the coagulation cascade, complement pathway or acute phase response signaling pathway. Some host proteins were over- or under-represented in plasma from patients with severe dengue compared to patients with dengue fever. ELISAs were used to validate differential expression of a selection of identified host proteins in individual plasma samples of patients with dengue fever compared to patients with severe dengue. Among 22 host proteins tested, two could differentiate between dengue fever and severe dengue in two independent cohorts (olfactomedin-4: area under the curve (AUC), 0.958; and platelet factor-4: AUC, 0.836). A novel technique of virion-enrichment from plasma has allowed to identify two host proteins that have prognostic value for classifying patients with acute dengue who are more likely to develop a severe dengue. The impact of these host proteins on pathogenicity and disease outcome

  2. Cost-effectiveness of dengue vaccination in Yucat?n, Mexico using a dynamic dengue transmission model

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    Background The incidence of dengue fever (DF) is steadily increasing in Mexico, burdening health systems with consequent morbidities and mortalities. On December 9th, 2015, Mexico became the first country for which the dengue vaccine was approved for use. In anticipation of a vaccine rollout, analysis of the cost-effectiveness of the dengue vaccination program that quantifies the dynamics of disease transmission is essential. Methods We developed a dynamic transmission model of dengue in Yuca...

  3. Masculino 32 años con Enfermedad de Still del Adulto y sordera neurosensorial

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    Masculino de 32 años, con antecedente de esteatosis hepática, quien consultó por cuadro de 4 meses de evolución de síntomas constitucionales, fiebre vespertina, disminución progresiva de la agudeza auditiva, asociado a elevación de reactantes de fase aguda, leucocitosis con neutrofilia, elevación de ferritina sérica y alteración de las pruebas de función hepática. Se documentó rash asalmonado evanescente en tronco. Se diagnosticó como Enfermedad de Still del Adulto. El presente caso discute l...

  4. Awareness of dengue and practice of dengue control among the semi-urban community: a cross sectional survey.

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    Naing, Cho; Ren, Wong Yih; Man, Chan Yuk; Fern, Koh Pei; Qiqi, Chua; Ning, Choo Ning; Ee, Clarice Wong Syun

    2011-12-01

    Primary prevention is the most effective measure in dengue prevention and control. The objectives were (i) to determine the level of knowledge and practice of dengue control amongst the study community, and (ii) to explore the factors affecting practice of dengue control in the study area. A cross-sectional study was conducted in a semi-urban Town of Malaysia, using a structured questionnaire covering sociodemography, knowledge related to dengue, knowledge related to Aedes mosquito and preventive measures against the disease. For comparison of survey responses, chi-square test was applied for categorical data. To explore the factors affecting the practice of dengue control, a linear regression model was introduced. Almost all of the respondents (95%) had heard about dengue. Overall, misconceptions of dengue transmission were identified and the practice of dengue control in the study population was insufficient. About half (50.5%) had misconceptions that Aedes can breed in dirty water and the preferred biting time is dusk or sunset (45.6%). Only 44.5% of the households surveyed had covered their water containers properly. Significant associations were found between knowledge scores of dengue and age (P = 0.001), education level (P = 0.001), marital status (P = 0.012), and occupation (P = 0.007). In regression analysis, only the knowledge of dengue was significantly and positively associated with practice on dengue control. A future study with larger samples and more variables to assess the knowledge, attitudes and practices of dengue control is recommended.

  5. Spatial Analysis of Dengue Seroprevalence and Modeling of Transmission Risk Factors in a Dengue Hyperendemic City of Venezuela

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    Vincenti-Gonzalez, Maria F.; Grillet, Maria Eugenia; Velasco-Salas, Zoraida I.; Lizarazo, Erley F.; Amarista, Manuel A; Sierra, Gloria M.; Comach, Guillermo; Tami, Adriana

    2017-01-01

    Background Dengue virus (DENV) transmission is spatially heterogeneous. Hence, to stratify dengue prevalence in space may be an efficacious strategy to target surveillance and control efforts in a cost-effective manner particularly in Venezuela where dengue is hyperendemic and public health

  6. An evaluation of the World Health Organization's 1997 and 2009 dengue classifications in hospitalized dengue patients in Malaysia.

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    Zakaria, Zuraihan; Zainordin, Nur A; Sim, Benedict L H; Zaid, Masliza; Haridan, Umi S; Aziz, Abu T A; Shueb, Rafidah H; Mustafa, Mahiran; Yusoff, Nik K N; Malik, Alam S; Lee, Christopher K C; Abubakar, Sazaly; Hoh, Boon Peng

    2014-07-14

    The latest revised version of the World Health Organization's dengue classification was released in 2009. A handful of studies have taken initiatives to evaluate the old and revised guidelines to determine early signs and symptoms of severe dengue. This retrospective study aimed to compare the classification of dengue using both the 1997 and 2009 guidelines in a selected cohort of dengue patients from Peninsular Malaysia between 2008 and 2012. Adult dengue patients were recruited from tertiary hospitals in two different states, Selangor and Kelantan, in Peninsular Malaysia. Their clinical manifestations were assessed. A total of 281 confirmed dengue patients were enrolled; the mean duration of illness at admission was five days. Of these, 88.6%, 10.7%, and 0.7% were classified according to the 1997 guidelines as having dengue fever (DF), dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF), and dengue shock syndrome (DSS), respectively. When the WHO 2009 guidelines were applied, 17.1%, 78.3%, and 4.6% were classified as dengue without warning signs, dengue with warning signs, and severe dengue, respectively. Our data suggests that the revised WHO 2009 guidelines stratify a much larger proportion of patients into a category that requires a higher level of medical and nursing care.

  7. Factores de riesgos asociados a la infección por dengue en San Mateo, Anzoátegui, Venezuela Dengue infection associated-risk factors with in San Mateo, Anzoátegui, Venezuela

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    Antulio Hoyos Rivera

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    Full Text Available INTRODUCCIÓN: El conocimiento de los factores de riesgo asociados a la infección por dengue en la localidad, permite al médico de familia diseñar y ejecutar estrategias de intervención comunitaria eficaces, ya que parten de un diagnóstico integral que es diferente en cada región. OBJETIVOS: Determinar los factores de riesgos asociados a la infección por dengue en San Mateo, Anzoátegui, Venezuela. MÉTODOS: El universo estuvo constituido por 15 000 habitantes de la localidad de San Mateo, municipio Libertad, Anzoátegui en la República Bolivariana de Venezuela, en el periodo comprendido entre mayo de 2007 y mayo de 2008. Se realizó un análisis bivariado de los factores de riesgo asociados, para estimar el riesgo relativo, y una regresión logística multivariada para estimar el valor del Odds Ratio. RESULTADOS: De acuerdo con los resultados en el análisis bivariado y multivariado de factores de riesgo, asociados en los casos de infección reciente por dengue inmunoglobulina M positivo y los casos dengue, no se encontró asociación en ninguna de las variables en estudio, de acuerdo con la hipótesis planteada; con excepción del bajo nivel de conocimiento en la población acerca de la enfermedad, particularmente en cuanto a los síntomas, mecanismos de transmisión, agente causal, y medidas de prevención. CONCLUSIONES: La alta prevalencia de dengue en esta localidad, es el resultado del desconocimiento acerca de la enfermedad y de la existencia del vector; esta última constituye la condición básica para su transmisión. Su presencia es un indicador indirecto de las malas condiciones higiénico-sanitarias de la población y de la existencia de criaderos en los hogares.INTRODUCTION: The knowledge of dengue infection associated-risk factors in place, allows that family physician may to design and to perform effective community intervention strategies, since it is from an integral diagnosis which is different in each region

  8. Dengue in an area of the Colombian Caribbean

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    Rodríguez-Barreto, Heidi; Mattar-Velilla, Salim

    2015-01-01

    Background: In Colombia, dengue is an endemic disease and the four serotypes have been reported. Objective: To describe the frequency and severity of dengue in an area of the Colombian Caribbean (Department of Cordoba) Methods: A retrospective study was conducted. Two data sources were analysed: The database from the Direction of Health in Córdoba, and clinical registers of patients diagnosed with haemorrhagic fevers and fevers of unknown origin in reference hospitals. Results: The mean incidence of dengue between 2003-2010 was 36.5 cases/105 inhabitants (CI95%: 34.3-37.5) and adjusted for sub-reporting, could be between 178.5 and 521.6. The mean incidence of severe dengue was 4.7 cases/105 inhabitants (CI95%: 4.3-5.0). Mean mortality rate due to dengue was 0.3 cases/105 inhabitants. The fatality rate was below 1%. The mean total leukocyte count in patients with dengue was 6,181 mm3 (CI95%: 5,973-6,389) and with severe Dengue was 4,729 mm3 (CI95%: 4,220-5,238). The average platelet count in patients with Dengue was 118,793/mm3 (CI95%: 107,255-130,331) and in patients with Severe Dengue 77,655 (CI95%: 59,640-95,670). Both differences were statistically significant (p <0.05). The frequency of laboratories test per patient in patients with Dengue and severe Dengue were different. Conclusion: The department of Cordoba is a highly endemic zone of Dengue and severe Dengue in the Colombian Caribbean. Moreover, the results show significant differences between dengue and severe dengue so much in tests as in frequency of use of healthcare services. PMID:26019378

  9. Tipificación molecular del virus dengue 3 durante el brote epidémico de dengue clásico en Lima, Perú, 2005

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    Full Text Available Objetivos: Identificar mediante trascripción reversa-reacción en cadena de la polimerasa (RT-PCR y sitios específicos de restricción - reacción en cadena de la polimerasa (RSS-PCR al agente causal del brote epidémico presentado en el distrito de Comas, Lima en abril del año 2005. Materiales y métodos: veinte muestras de suero colectadas durante el brote de dengue fueron procesados por RT-PCR para determinar el serotipo, esta técnica se realizó en un solo paso. Luego se aplicó la técnica RSS-PCR para la identificación del genotipo circulante y se corroboraron los resultados posteriormente con aislamiento viral y secuenciamiento. Resultados: El análisis del RTPCR del ARN extraído de las muestras presentó un producto amplificado de 290pb que corresponden al dengue serotipo 3 (DEN 3. El análisis de los productos de RSS-PCR del ARN extraído a partir de aislamientos de DEN 3 correspondió al patrón C, incluido en el genotipo III. Los aislamientos de los virus dengue 3 en líneas celulares C6/36, tipificadas por IFI y el secuenciamiento genético confirmaron los resultados obtenidos por las pruebas previamente descritas. Conclusión: Durante el brote epidémico de dengue clásico en Lima, circuló el genotipo III del virus DEN 3.

  10. Dengue Vectors and their Spatial Distribution.

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    Higa, Yukiko

    2011-12-01

    The distribution of dengue vectors, Ae. aegypti and Ae. albopictus, is affected by climatic factors. In addition, since their life cycles are well adapted to the human environment, environmental changes resulting from human activity such as urbanization exert a great impact on vector distribution. The different responses of Ae. aegypti and Ae albopictus to various environments result in a difference in spatial distribution along north-south and urban-rural gradients, and between the indoors and outdoors. In the north-south gradient, climate associated with survival is an important factor in spatial distribution. In the urban-rural gradient, different distribution reflects a difference in adult niches and is modified by geographic and human factors. The direct response of the two species to the environment around houses is related to different spatial distribution indoors and outdoors. Dengue viruses circulate mainly between human and vector mosquitoes, and the vector presence is a limiting factor of transmission. Therefore, spatial distribution of dengue vectors is a significant concern in the epidemiology of the disease.Current technologies such as GIS, satellite imagery and statistical models allow researchers to predict the spatial distribution of vectors in the changing environment. Although it is difficult to confirm the actual effect of environmental and climate changes on vector abundance and vector-borne diseases, environmental changes caused by humans and human behavioral changes due to climate change can be expected to exert an impact on dengue vectors. Longitudinal monitoring of dengue vectors and viruses is therefore necessary.

  11. First Iranian imported case of dengue

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    Masoud Mardani

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Dengue fever, a mosquito-borne flavivirus infection, is endemic in Southeast Asia. Currently, incidences have been increasing among adults. There have been no published reports of dengue fever from Iran. Widespread connection between different countries may predispose them for acquisition of infection. The patient was a 58-year-old Iranian woman with acute unexplained high-grade fever for 4 days, associated with skin rash, after returning from Southeast Asia. CBC showed WBC = 1600/mm 3 and platelet count 99,000/mm 3 . The patient also had hematuria. ELISA immunoglobulin M (IgM antibodies to dengue and serum RT-PCR for dengue virus was positive. The patient managed with conservative treatment and due to good general condition and improvement specific antiviral treatment was not started. She became afebrile at the 3 rd day of hospitalization and discharged with good general condition on fourth day. She was afebrile after two weeks follow-up. Dengue fever has been increasing among adults. It should be suspected, when a patient presents with acute febrile illness and skin rashes returning from endemic region. Conservative treatment may be conducted in uncomplicated cases .

  12. Lectin switching during dengue virus infection.

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    Dejnirattisai, Wanwisa; Webb, Andrew I; Chan, Vera; Jumnainsong, Amonrat; Davidson, Andrew; Mongkolsapaya, Juthathip; Screaton, Gavin

    2011-06-15

    Dengue virus receptors are relatively poorly characterized, but there has been recent interest in 2 C-type lectin molecules, dendritic cell-specific intercellular adhesion molecule 3 (ICAM-3)-grabbing nonintegrin (DC-SIGN) and its close homologue liver/lymph node-specific ICAM-3-grabbing integrin (L-SIGN), which can both bind dengue and promote infection. In this report we have studied the interaction of dengue viruses produced in insect cells, tumor cell lines, and primary human dendritic cells (DCs) with DC-SIGN and L-SIGN. Virus produced in primary DCs is unable to interact with DC-SIGN but remains infectious for L-SIGN-expressing cells. Skin-resident DCs may thus be a site of initial infection by insect-produced virus, but DCs will likely not participate in large-scale virus replication during dengue infection. These results reveal that differential glycosylation of dengue virus envelope protein is highly dependent on cell state and suggest that studies of virus tropism using virus prepared in insect cells or tumor cell lines should be interpreted with caution.

  13. Dengue vaccine: local decisions, global consequences

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    López-Gatell, Hugo; Alpuche-Aranda, Celia M; Santos-Preciado, José I

    2016-01-01

    Abstract As new vaccines against diseases that are prevalent in low- and middle-income countries gradually become available, national health authorities are presented with new regulatory and policy challenges. The use of CYD-TDV – a chimeric tetravalent, live-attenuated dengue vaccine – was recently approved in five countries. Although promising for public health, this vaccine has only partial and heterogeneous efficacy and may have substantial adverse effects. In trials, children who were aged 2–5 years when first given CYD-TDV were seven times more likely to be hospitalized for dengue, in the third year post-vaccination, than their counterparts in the control group. As it has not been clarified whether this adverse effect is only a function of age or is determined by dengue serostatus, doubts have been cast over the long-term safety of this vaccine in seronegative individuals of any age. Any deployment of the vaccine, which should be very cautious and only considered after a rigorous evaluation of the vaccine’s risk–benefit ratio in explicit national and subnational scenarios, needs to be followed by a long-term assessment of the vaccine’s effects. Furthermore, any implementation of dengue vaccines must not weaken the political and financial support of preventive measures that can simultaneously limit the impacts of dengue and several other mosquito-borne pathogens. PMID:27821888

  14. Dengue Fever with rectus sheath hematoma: a case report.

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    Sharma, Anurag; Bhatia, Sonia; Singh, Rajendra Pratap; Malik, Gaurav

    2014-04-01

    Dengue fever, also known as breakbone fever, is an infectious tropical disease caused by the Dengue virus. It is associated with a number of complications, which are well documented. However, Dengue fever associated with rectus sheath hematoma (RSH) is a very rare complication. Only one case report has been published prior supporting the association of Dengue fever with RSH. We report a case of Dengue fever who presented with RSH and was successfully treated conservatively. RSH is also an uncommon cause of acute abdominal pain. It is accumulation of blood in the sheath of the rectus abdominis, secondary to rupture of an epigastric vessel or muscle tear.

  15. Current Status of Dengue Therapeutics Research and Development.

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    Low, Jenny G H; Ooi, Eng Eong; Vasudevan, Subhash G

    2017-03-01

    Dengue is a significant global health problem. Even though a vaccine against dengue is now available, which is a notable achievement, its long-term protective efficacy against each of the 4 dengue virus serotypes remains to be definitively determined. Consequently, drugs directed at the viral targets or critical host mechanisms that can be used safely as prophylaxis or treatment to effectively ameliorate disease or reduce disease severity and fatalities are still needed to reduce the burden of dengue. This review will provide a brief account of the status of therapeutics research and development for dengue. © The Author 2016. Published by Oxford University Press for the Infectious Diseases Society of America.

  16. Best practices in dengue surveillance: a report from the Asia-Pacific and Americas Dengue Prevention Boards.

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    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Dengue fever is a virus infection that is spread by the Aedes aegypti mosquito and can cause severe disease especially in children. Dengue fever is a major problem in tropical and sub-tropical regions of the world. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: We invited dengue experts from around the world to attend meetings to discuss dengue surveillance. We reviewed literature, heard detailed reports on surveillance programs, and shared expert opinions. RESULTS: Presentations by 22 countries were heard during the 2.5 day meetings. We describe the best methods of surveillance in general, the stakeholders in dengue surveillance, and the steps from mosquito bite to reporting of a dengue case to explore how best to carry out dengue surveillance. We also provide details and a comparison of the dengue surveillance programs by the presenting countries. CONCLUSIONS/SIGNIFICANCE: The experts provided recommendations for achieving the best possible data from dengue surveillance accepting the realities of the real world (e.g., limited funding and staff. Their recommendations included: (1 Every dengue endemic country should make reporting of dengue cases to the government mandatory; (2 electronic reporting systems should be developed and used; (3 at minimum dengue surveillance data should include incidence, hospitalization rates, deaths by age group; (4 additional studies should be completed to check the sensitivity of the system; (5 laboratories should share expertise and data; (6 tests that identify dengue virus should be used in patients with fever for four days or less and antibody tests should be used after day 4 to diagnose dengue; and (7 early detection and prediction of dengue outbreaks should be goals for national surveillance systems.

  17. Best Practices in Dengue Surveillance: A Report from the Asia-Pacific and Americas Dengue Prevention Boards

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    Beatty, Mark E.; Stone, Amy; Fitzsimons, David W.; Hanna, Jeffrey N.; Lam, Sai Kit; Vong, Sirenda; Guzman, Maria G.; Mendez-Galvan, Jorge F.; Halstead, Scott B.; Letson, G. William; Kuritsky, Joel; Mahoney, Richard; Margolis, Harold S.

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    Background Dengue fever is a virus infection that is spread by the Aedes aegypti mosquito and can cause severe disease especially in children. Dengue fever is a major problem in tropical and sub-tropical regions of the world. Methodology/Principal Findings We invited dengue experts from around the world to attend meetings to discuss dengue surveillance. We reviewed literature, heard detailed reports on surveillance programs, and shared expert opinions. Results Presentations by 22 countries were heard during the 2.5 day meetings. We describe the best methods of surveillance in general, the stakeholders in dengue surveillance, and the steps from mosquito bite to reporting of a dengue case to explore how best to carry out dengue surveillance. We also provide details and a comparison of the dengue surveillance programs by the presenting countries. Conclusions/Significance The experts provided recommendations for achieving the best possible data from dengue surveillance accepting the realities of the real world (e.g., limited funding and staff). Their recommendations included: (1) Every dengue endemic country should make reporting of dengue cases to the government mandatory; (2) electronic reporting systems should be developed and used; (3) at minimum dengue surveillance data should include incidence, hospitalization rates, deaths by age group; (4) additional studies should be completed to check the sensitivity of the system; (5) laboratories should share expertise and data; (6) tests that identify dengue virus should be used in patients with fever for four days or less and antibody tests should be used after day 4 to diagnose dengue; and (7) early detection and prediction of dengue outbreaks should be goals for national surveillance systems. PMID:21103381

  18. Best practices in dengue surveillance: a report from the Asia-Pacific and Americas Dengue Prevention Boards.

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    Beatty, Mark E; Stone, Amy; Fitzsimons, David W; Hanna, Jeffrey N; Lam, Sai Kit; Vong, Sirenda; Guzman, Maria G; Mendez-Galvan, Jorge F; Halstead, Scott B; Letson, G William; Kuritsky, Joel; Mahoney, Richard; Margolis, Harold S

    2010-11-16

    Dengue fever is a virus infection that is spread by the Aedes aegypti mosquito and can cause severe disease especially in children. Dengue fever is a major problem in tropical and sub-tropical regions of the world. We invited dengue experts from around the world to attend meetings to discuss dengue surveillance. We reviewed literature, heard detailed reports on surveillance programs, and shared expert opinions. Presentations by 22 countries were heard during the 2.5 day meetings. We describe the best methods of surveillance in general, the stakeholders in dengue surveillance, and the steps from mosquito bite to reporting of a dengue case to explore how best to carry out dengue surveillance. We also provide details and a comparison of the dengue surveillance programs by the presenting countries. The experts provided recommendations for achieving the best possible data from dengue surveillance accepting the realities of the real world (e.g., limited funding and staff). Their recommendations included: (1) Every dengue endemic country should make reporting of dengue cases to the government mandatory; (2) electronic reporting systems should be developed and used; (3) at minimum dengue surveillance data should include incidence, hospitalization rates, deaths by age group; (4) additional studies should be completed to check the sensitivity of the system; (5) laboratories should share expertise and data; (6) tests that identify dengue virus should be used in patients with fever for four days or less and antibody tests should be used after day 4 to diagnose dengue; and (7) early detection and prediction of dengue outbreaks should be goals for national surveillance systems.

  19. CARACTERIZACIÓN BIOLÓGICA DE VARIANTES DE PLACA DE LA CEPA VACUNAL 17D CONTRA LA FIEBRE AMARILLA

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    María Rojas

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    Full Text Available La vacuna colombiana 17D, contiene por lo menos cuatro fenotipos, denominados pequeño (0.3 – 1.2 mm, mediano (1.3 – 2.1 mm, grande (2.2 – 3.0 mm y extragrande (>3.1 mm. La composición y distribución porcentual de esos fenotipos, varió entre lotes y entre ampolletas de un mismo lote. Cada variante fue clonada por dilución de la vacuna y su efecto virulento fue analizado en ratones; el fenotipo de placa pequeño estuvo ligeramente sub representado en los lotes analizados y mostró una virulencia similar a la de la cepa silvestre neurotrópica Francesa (LD50 > 10-6, mientras que el fenotipo predominante y mas atenuado fue el mediano (LD50: 10-4. Los fenotipos grande y extragrande mostraron una virulencia intermedia (LD 50: 10 – 5  con relación a los anteriores. Los análisis de secuencia de las variantes sobre una región comprendida entre el extremo 3´NS5 y el inicio de 3´NCR, mostró la cercanía entre aquellas variantes con algún grado de virulencia, y entre la variante atenuada y la vacuna colombiana. La heterogeneidad de la vacuna 17D, constituye una evidencia de la estructura de quasiespecies propia de los virus RNA y señala cómo los casos de reacciones post vacunales  adversas pueden estar asociados con la aplicación de vacunas fabricadas a partir de cepas virales atenuadas.  

  20. Diagnosis of Dengue Infection Using Conventional and Biosensor Based Techniques.

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    Parkash, Om; Shueb, Rafidah Hanim

    2015-10-19

    Dengue is an arthropod-borne viral disease caused by four antigenically different serotypes of dengue virus. This disease is considered as a major public health concern around the world. Currently, there is no licensed vaccine or antiviral drug available for the prevention and treatment of dengue disease. Moreover, clinical features of dengue are indistinguishable from other infectious diseases such as malaria, chikungunya, rickettsia and leptospira. Therefore, prompt and accurate laboratory diagnostic test is urgently required for disease confirmation and patient triage. The traditional diagnostic techniques for the dengue virus are viral detection in cell culture, serological testing, and RNA amplification using reverse transcriptase PCR. This paper discusses the conventional laboratory methods used for the diagnosis of dengue during the acute and convalescent phase and highlights the advantages and limitations of these routine laboratory tests. Subsequently, the biosensor based assays developed using various transducers for the detection of dengue are also reviewed.

  1. [Dengue in Mexico: an analysis of two decades].

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    Torres-Galicia, Ivonne; Cortés-Poza, David; Becker, Ingeborg

    2014-01-01

    Dengue is one of the main vector-borne diseases and has become a severe Public Health problem during the last decade, both in Mexico and worldwide. This report analyses two decades (1990-2011) of dengue in Mexico, based on reports published by the Ministry of Health. The data show that although the incidence rate of dengue in Mexico has remained constant throughout the last two decades, the incidence rate for dengue hemorrhagic fever has increased importantly since 2002 (20% of cases). Additionally, during the last decade, the increase in the incidence rate of dengue and dengue hemorrhagic fever has shifted towards a younger population and the disease outbreaks showed a longer duration throughout the year. We conclude that dengue is showing a changing pattern and the factors involved remain to be analyzed.

  2. Dengue virus serotype in Aceh Province

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    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available WHO estimated 50 million dengue infections happen every year in the world. In Indonesia, there were 90,245 DHF cases on 2012 with 816 deaths. In the Province of Aceh, 2,269 cases happened in the same year. This study aimed to identify dengue virus serotype in Aceh. Sampling was done in Kota Banda Aceh Hospital, Kota Lhokseumawe Hospital, Kabupaten Aceh Tamiang Hospital, Kabupaten Aceh Barat Hospital, and Kabupaten Simeulue Hospital between May to December 2012. This was a clinical laboratory research with observation design using cross sectional approach. Research’s population was sample from patients with dengue clinical symptom. Using purposive sampling technique, we have collected 100 samples from the five hospitals (20 samples from each hospital. From RT-PCR, we found 16 positive samples (9 samples were DENV-4, 3 samples were DENV-1, 2 samples were DENV-2, and 2 samples were DENV-3.

  3. Optimal Repellent Usage to Combat Dengue Fever.

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    Dorsett, Chasity; Oh, Hyunju; Paulemond, Marie Laura; Rychtář, Jan

    2016-05-01

    Dengue fever is one of the most important vector-borne diseases. It is transmitted by Aedes Stegomyia aegypti, and one of the most effective strategies to combat the disease is the reduction of exposure to bites of these mosquitoes. In this paper, we present a game-theoretical model in which individuals choose their own level of protection against mosquito bites in order to maximize their own benefits, effectively balancing the cost of protection and the risk of contracting the dengue fever. We find that even when the usage of protection is strictly voluntary, as soon as the cost of protection is about 10,000 times less than the cost of contracting dengue fever, the optimal level of protection will be within 5 % of the level needed for herd immunity.

  4. [Imported dengue: an emerging arbovirosis in Spain].

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    Ramos Geldres, T T; García López-Hortelano, M; Baquero-Artigao, F; Montero Vega, D; López Quintana, B; Mellado Peña, M J

    2015-01-01

    Dengue is caused by one of 4 serotypes of dengue virus. Only imported cases have been reported in Spain. The main clinical findings are fever and exanthema, although there may be severe forms, particularly in secondary infections. Five children with a primary, non severe dengue infection are presented. The diagnosis was based on clinical suspicion and epidemiological history, and confirmed by immunochromatography and ELISA tests. The outcome was favourable in all cases. It is important to consider this diagnosis in international travellers that present with fever within the 14 days of returning from an endemic area, in order to get an early diagnosis, adequate treatment and a good prognosis. Copyright © 2014 Asociación Española de Pediatría. Published by Elsevier Espana. All rights reserved.

  5. Dengue fever in pregnancy: a case report

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    Phupong Vorapong

    2001-12-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Dengue, a mosquito-borne flavivirus infection, is endemic in Southeast Asia. Currently, the incidence has been increasing among adults. Case presentation A 26-year-old Thai woman, G1P0 31 weeks pregnancy, presented with epigastric pain for 1 day. She also had a high-grade fever for 4 days. The physical examination, complete blood counts as well as serology confirmed dengue fever. The patient was under conservative treatment despite severe thrombocytopenia. She was well at the 3rd day of discharge and 1-week follow-up. The pregnancy continued until term without any complication and she delivered vaginally a healthy female baby. Conclusions More cases of dengue infection in pregnancy can be found due to the increasing incidence during adulthood. It should be suspected when a pregnant woman presents with symptoms and signs like in a non-pregnant. Conservative treatment should be conducted unless there are any complications.

  6. Hepatitis and thrombocytopenia: markers of dengue mortality.

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    Krishnamoorthy, Smitha; Bhatt, Arun N; Mathew, Celine Thalappillil; Ittyachen, Abraham M

    2017-04-01

    Dengue fever is of great concern to public health in India as it contributes significantly to the burden of healthcare. The aim of our study was to measure mortality in dengue and its association with hepatitis and thrombocytopenia. Our study was performed in a tertiary care setting in the state of Kerala in southern India. Adult patients admitted in the year 2013 were included. Among 1308 confirmed dengue patients, the mortality rate was 1.76%. Hepatitis and thrombocytopenia were present in over 80% of all patients, but severe hepatitis was seen in 11.4% and severe thrombocytopenia in 9.3%. These were markers of fatal outcome. Other factors significantly associated with mortality were age >60 years, male sex, diabetes and the presence of any co-morbidity.

  7. Assessing the roles of temperature, precipitation, and enso in dengue re-emergence on the Texas-Mexico border region Evaluación del clima y del ENSO en la reemergencia del dengue en la frontera Texas-México

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    Joan M Brunkard

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    de casos de dengue aumentó 2.6% una semana después de cada 1ºC de incremento en la temperatura máxima semanal (95% IC: 0.2, 5.1; observamos también que los casos de dengue aumentaron 1.9% dos semanas después de cada centímetro de incremento en la precipitación semanal (95% IC: -0.1, 3.9. Cada 1ºC de aumento en la temperatura superficial del mar en la región Niño 3.4 fue seguida, 18 semanas después, de un aumento de 19.4% en la incidencia de casos de dengue (95% IC: -4.7, 43.5. CONCLUSIONES: Los factores de clima y tiempo tienen una influencia menor, aunque significativa, sobre la transmisión del dengue en la ciudad fronteriza de Matamoros, México. Este estudio aporta información basal para identificar efectos potenciales de mayor alcance, relacionados con el cambio climático global sobre los casos esperados de dengue en las próximas décadas. Hasta donde sabemos, este es el primer estudio que evalúa las posibles asociaciones entre los eventos climáticos y tiempos y la incidencia de casos de dengue en la frontera de México con Texas.

  8. Clinical evolution of dengue in hospitalized patients Evolución clínica de pacientes hospitalizados por dengue en una institución de salud de Bucaramanga, Colombia

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    Andrés Leonardo González

    2008-12-01

    ísticas clínicas de la población, tanto adulta como pediátrica, hospitalizada por dengue durante un periodo endémico y determinar los factores de riesgo asociados a mal pronóstico.
    Materiales y métodos. Cohorte retrospectiva de pacientes hospitalizados por dengue en los años 2006 y 2007 en la Clínica Chicamocha.
    Resultados. Se evaluaron 328 pacientes, 165 mujeres y 163 hombres, con mediana de edad de 25 años. Se encontraron 116 casos de dengue hemorrágico, de los cuales, 113 eran de grado II. De los 212 pacientes con dengue clásico, 156 presentaron extravasación, sangrado o trombocitopenia. El 82,4% tuvieron serología positiva. Los pacientes con dengue hemorrágico eran más jóvenes (20,1 contra 25,7 años, p=0,0054. El número mínimo de plaquetas y el valor máximo del hematocrito se alcanzaron alrededor del sexto día de enfermedad. Los menores de 13 años presentaron con menor frecuencia los síntomas típicos de dengue, aunque con un mayor porcentaje de ascitis, derrame y sangrado; además, tuvieron mayor riesgo de desarrollar dificultad respiratoria (riesgo relativo (RR=3,59, IC95% 1,3-9,9, p=0,014 e hipotensión (RR=10,77, IC95% 5,56-20,86, p<0,001. Conclusiones. La edad continúa siendo el factor predominante en la gravedad intrahospitalaria del dengue. Independientemente de ésta, un grupo de signos, síntomas y hallazgos de laboratorio al ingreso permite predecir la aparición de complicaciones.

  9. Research on Climate and Dengue in Malaysia: A Systematic Review.

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    Hii, Yien Ling; Zaki, Rafdzah Ahmad; Aghamohammadi, Nasrin; Rocklöv, Joacim

    2016-03-01

    Dengue is a climate-sensitive infectious disease. Climate-based dengue early warning may be a simple, low-cost, and effective tool for enhancing surveillance and control. Scientific studies on climate and dengue in local context form the basis for advancing the development of a climate-based early warning system. This study aims to review the current status of scientific studies in climate and dengue and the prospect or challenges of such research on a climate-based dengue early warning system in a dengue-endemic country, taking Malaysia as a case study. We reviewed the relationship between climate and dengue derived from statistical modeling, laboratory tests, and field studies. We searched electronic databases including PubMed, Scopus, EBSCO (MEDLINE), Web of Science, and the World Health Organization publications, and assessed climate factors and their influence on dengue cases, mosquitoes, and virus and recent development in the field of climate and dengue. Few studies in Malaysia have emphasized the relationship between climate and dengue. Climatic factors such as temperature, rainfall, and humidity are associated with dengue; however, these relationships were not consistent. Climate change projections for Malaysia show a mounting risk for dengue in the future. Scientific studies on climate and dengue enhance dengue surveillance in the long run. It is essential for institutions in Malaysia to promote research on climate and vector-borne diseases to advance the development of climate-based early warning systems. Together, effective strategies that improve existing research capacity, maximize the use of limited resources, and promote local-international partnership are crucial for sustaining research on climate and health.

  10. Sensorineural hearing loss in hemorrhagic dengue?

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    Ribeiro, Bruna Natália Freire; Guimarães, Alexandre Caixeta; Yazawa, Felipe; Takara, Tammy Fumiko Messias; de Carvalho, Guilherme Machado; Zappelini, Carlos Eduardo Monteiro

    2015-01-01

    Dengue is an acute febrile infectious disease, with high fever followed by symptoms flu-like. Dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) is a vascular leak syndrome and could present spontaneous bleeding and worsening of symptoms after some days. Dengue could have some ENT manifestations, however hearing loss is not one of them. Sudden hearing loss is considered as sensorineural or perceptual hearing loss with a sudden onset in a person without other prior otological history. The relation between infectious diseases and sudden hearing are been investigated, some viruses were already linked, but the relation between dengue virus and sudden hearing still remains unknown. This article has the goal of presenting a case of DHF that evolved with SSHL in his hospitalization process. We report a 60 years-male patient of with DHF who developed bilateral secretory otitis media and sensorineural hearing loss after the fifth day of onset of symptoms. His hearing loss remained even after 7 months and the patient was referred for hearing aid fitting. This is the first case report that brings together DHF and sudden hearing loss. In the development of this case no other cause to sudden hearing loss was found and the correlation between dengue and hearing loss was questioned. In the literature review was found that some viruses, as mumps virus, varicella-zoster virus and HSV-1 and HSV-2 are related to sudden hearing loss, all of them fit in the viral theory. Besides the viral theory of sudden hearing loss, there is the vascular theory that is the occlusion of the end artery that supplies the cochlea. DHF has a vascular commitment, and the hypothesis of a vascular cause could be elicited in this case. Many studies in this area are needed and this article has the objective of elicit the discussion about the subject. Could dengue be associated with sensorineural hearing loss? Copyright © 2015. Published by Elsevier Ltd.

  11. Cost of dengue outbreaks: literature review and country case studies.

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    Stahl, Hans-Christian; Butenschoen, Vicki Marie; Tran, Hien Tinh; Gozzer, Ernesto; Skewes, Ronald; Mahendradhata, Yodi; Runge-Ranzinger, Silvia; Kroeger, Axel; Farlow, Andrew

    2013-11-06

    Dengue disease surveillance and vector surveillance are presumed to detect dengue outbreaks at an early stage and to save--through early response activities--resources, and reduce the social and economic impact of outbreaks on individuals, health systems and economies. The aim of this study is to unveil evidence on the cost of dengue outbreaks. Economic evidence on dengue outbreaks was gathered by conducting a literature review and collecting information on the costs of recent dengue outbreaks in 4 countries: Peru, Dominican Republic, Vietnam, and Indonesia. The literature review distinguished between costs of dengue illness including cost of dengue outbreaks, cost of interventions and cost-effectiveness of interventions. Seventeen publications on cost of dengue showed a large range of costs from 0.2 Million US$ in Venezuela to 135.2 Million US$ in Brazil. However, these figures were not standardized to make them comparable. Furthermore, dengue outbreak costs are calculated differently across the publications, and cost of dengue illness is used interchangeably with cost of dengue outbreaks. Only one paper from Australia analysed the resources saved through active dengue surveillance. Costs of vector control interventions have been reported in 4 studies, indicating that the costs of such interventions are lower than those of actual outbreaks. Nine papers focussed on the cost-effectiveness of dengue vaccines or dengue vector control; they do not provide any direct information on cost of dengue outbreaks, but their modelling methodologies could guide future research on cost-effectiveness of national surveillance systems.The country case studies--conducted in very different geographic and health system settings - unveiled rough estimates for 2011 outbreak costs of: 12 million US$ in Vietnam, 6.75 million US$ in Indonesia, 4.5 million US$ in Peru and 2.8 million US$ in Dominican Republic (all in 2012 US$). The proportions of the different cost components (vector control

  12. Síntesis in vitro de la proteína de la envoltura del virus peruano de la fiebre amarilla

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    Full Text Available Objetivo: Sintetizar la proteína recombinante de la envoltura (Er del virus peruano de la Fiebre Amarilla (FA utilizando técnicas moleculares. Materiales y métodos: El gen de la proteína de interés fue amplificado por transcripción reversa - reacción en cadena de la polimerasa (RT-PCR y clonado en un vector plasmídico para ser analizado mediante secuenciamiento de ADN. El inserto de ADN fue subdonado en un vector de expresión para ser traducido a proteína. Se purificó la proteína mediante cromatografía de afinidad bajo condiciones denaturantes, siendo visualizada por electroforesis en SDS-PAGE. Resultados: Se sintetizó y purificó la pr E del virus de la FA. Presentó un peso de 66 kDa, y luego de tres horas de inducción a partir de 1x108 células (OD=0.5 se obtuvo 10 mg/mL de la proteína a miniescala. Conclusión: El análisis de la secuencia de aminoácidos demostró que Er podría ser un buen candidato a ser evaluado serológicamente y luego ser usado como herramienta de diagnóstico específico para la FA.

  13. Cost-effectiveness of dengue vaccination in Yucatán, Mexico using a dynamic dengue transmission model.

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    Shim, Eunha

    2017-01-01

    The incidence of dengue fever (DF) is steadily increasing in Mexico, burdening health systems with consequent morbidities and mortalities. On December 9th, 2015, Mexico became the first country for which the dengue vaccine was approved for use. In anticipation of a vaccine rollout, analysis of the cost-effectiveness of the dengue vaccination program that quantifies the dynamics of disease transmission is essential. We developed a dynamic transmission model of dengue in Yucatán, Mexico and its proposed vaccination program to incorporate herd immunity into our analysis of cost-effectiveness analysis. Our model also incorporates important characteristics of dengue epidemiology, such as clinical cross-immunity and susceptibility enhancement upon secondary infection. Using our model, we evaluated the cost-effectiveness and economic impact of an imperfect dengue vaccine in Yucatán, Mexico. Our study indicates that a dengue vaccination program would prevent 90% of cases of symptomatic DF incidence as well as 90% of dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) incidence and dengue-related deaths annually. We conclude that a dengue vaccine program in Yucatán, Mexico would be very cost-effective as long as the vaccination cost per individual is less than $140 and $214 from health care and societal perspectives, respectively. Furthermore, at an exemplary vaccination cost of $250 USD per individual on average, dengue vaccination is likely to be cost-effective 43% and 88% of the time from health care and societal perspectives, respectively.

  14. Dengue hemorrágico en niños: diez años de experiencia clínica.

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    En Bucaramanga, Colombia, el dengue hemorrágico se presenta en forma endemoepidémica desde 1992. Con el objetivo de mostrar nuestras propias observaciones sobre las características clínicas, de laboratorio y evolución de la enfermedad realizamos este estudio durante un período de 10 años (febrero de 1992 a febrero de 2002), en niños menores de 13 años hospitalizados en el hospital universitario. Se incluyeron 763 pacientes, de los cuales 617 fueron clasificados como dengue hemorrágico de acue...

  15. Brote epidémico de denguevirus 2, genotipo Jamaica, en Bolivia Epidemic outbreak of dengue virus 2/subgroup Jamaica in Bolivia

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    Alberto Gianella

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    Full Text Available Objetivo. Confirmar la presencia de brote de dengue en la ciudad de Santa Cruz, Bolivia, así como identificar el denguevirus causal, estimar la tasa de ataque y determinar la proporción de infecciones sintomáticas. Material y métodos. En marzo de 1997 se realizó una encuesta seroepidemiológica con muestreo aleatorio en un distrito céntrico de la ciudad. Se obtuvo información sobre episodios de enfermedad aguda, antecedentes de cuadro febril reciente y muestras de sangre venosa. Se determinó la presencia de IgM antidengue con el método MAC ELISA y se procedió a la tipificación del virus con tecnología de reacción en cadena de la polimerasa. Resultados. Se detectaron anticuerpos IgM en 6.5% de los adultos (IC95% 3.4-9.6 y 5.1% de los niños (IC 95% 2.0-8.2. El virus circulante fue identificado como dengue serotipo 2, genotipo Jamaica. Menos de la mitad de los niños infectados tuvieron una infección sintomática, contra casi 90% de los adultos. Conclusiones. La tasa de ataque estimada es compatible con una epidemia de dengue en Santa Cruz. La introducción del serotipo 2 - Jamaica en el país aumenta el riesgo de dengue hemorrágico.Objective. To confirm an epidemic outbreak of Dengue virus in the city of Santa Cruz, Bolivia, and to determine the serotype of the virus, to estimate the rate of attack and the proportion of symptomatic infections. Material and methods. In March 1997, a seroepidemiological survey was conducted with random sampling in a central district of the city of Santa Cruz, Bolivia. Information on recent acute illness and febrile episodes was gathered, and venous blood samples were obtained. Levels of antidengue IgM were determined by MAC Elisa and the virus was tipified with RT-PCR. Results. IgM antibodies were detected in 6.5% of adults (CI 95% 3.4-9.6 and 5.1% of children (CI 95% 2.0-8.2. Circulating virus was identified as Dengue serotype 2, subgroup Jamaica. Less than half of the infected children experienced

  16. Cost-utility analysis of dengue vaccination in a country with heterogeneous risk of dengue transmission.

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    Orellano, Pablo Wenceslao; Reynoso, Julieta Itati; Stahl, Hans-Christian; Salomon, Oscar Daniel

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    Dengue is one of the most important vector-borne diseases worldwide, and annually, nearly 390 million people are infected and 500,000 patients are hospitalized for severe dengue. Argentina has great variability in the risk of dengue transmission due to eco-climatic reasons. Currently no vaccines are available for dengue even though several vaccines are under development. The aim of this study was to estimate the cost-effectiveness of a dengue vaccine in a country with heterogeneous risk of dengue transmission like Argentina. The analysis was carried out from a societal perspective using a Markov model that included both vaccine and disease parameters. Utility was measured as disability adjusted life years (DALYs) averted, and the incremental cost-effectiveness ratio (ICER) of the vaccination was expressed in 2014 American dollars (US$) per DALY averted. One-way and probabilistic sensitivity analyses were performed to evaluate uncertainty in model outcomes, and a threshold analysis was conducted to estimate the highest possible price of the vaccine. The ICER of the vaccination program was found to be US$ 5714 per DALY averted. This value is lower than 3 times the per capita GDP of Argentina (US$ 38,619 in 2014); 54.9% of the simulations were below this value. If a vaccination program would be implemented the maximum vaccine price per dose has to be US$1.49 for a vaccination at national level or US$28.72 for a targeted vaccination in high transmission areas. These results demonstrate that vaccination against dengue would be cost-effective in Argentina, especially if carried out in predetermined regions at high risk of dengue transmission. However, these results should be interpreted with caution because the probabilistic sensitivity analysis showed that there was considerable uncertainty around the ICER value. The influence of variations in vaccine efficacy, cost and other important parameters are discussed in the text. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights

  17. La estrategia para la prevención y el control integrado del dengue en Mesoamérica Integrated prevention and control strategy for dengue in Mesoamerica

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    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available El dengue en las Américas es un problema de salud pública en ascenso. Las estrategias de control han sido poco efectivas al sustentarse en el uso intensivo de insecticidas y la poca participación de la comunidad. La Iniciativa Mesoamericana para la Prevención y el Control Integrado del Dengue integra los trabajos generados por la Estrategia de Gestión Integrada de la Organización Panamericana para la Salud (OPS y la estrategia de estratificación de riesgos diseñada para los países de la región mesoamericana. El objetivo es reducir progresivamente la incidencia de dengue hasta un 50% de los casos en cinco años. En este documento se describen los elementos para la estratificación de riesgo, las actividades de prevención y control escalonadas en intensidad y frecuencia y los indicadores de seguimiento para el logro de los objetivos. Frente a la dispersión del problema se propone concentración de esfuerzos de control en las áreas de mayor riesgo; ante la rapidez de la transmisión se propone la oportunidad en la detección de casos; contra la expansión de los criaderos se propone la focalización de las acciones sobre los criaderos más productivos; y ante la severidad de la infección se propone un manejo clínico adecuado. Dicha estrategia se diseñó con los representantes nacionales de los programas de control para crear planes maestros que proporcionaran las bases para la prevención y el control integrado del dengue en la región mesoamericana.Dengue in the Americas is a public health problem in ascent. The control strategies have not been effective when sustained in the intensive use of insecticides and poor community participation. The Mesoamerican Initiative for the Prevention and the Integrated Control of Dengue synthesizes the works generated by the Integrated Strategy of the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO and the risks stratification strategy designed by the countries of the Mesoamerican region. The objective is

  18. Estandarización del método de centrifugación en placa para el aislamiento del virus dengue Rapid centrifugation assay standarization for dengue virus isolation

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    Full Text Available Se estandarizó el método de centrifugación en placa, para el aislamiento del virus dengue a partir de muestras de suero humano. Se utilizó la línea celular C6/36-HT determinándose los valores óptimos de velocidad de centrifugación, volumen de inóculo, dilución de suero y tiempo de incubación. Posteriormente, 22 muestras de suero con aislamiento viral positivo y cepas referenciales de los cuatro serotipos del virus dengue, fueron procesadas simultáneamente por el método de centrifugación en placa y el método convencional de cultivo en tubo, los aislamientos fueron tipificados mediante inmunofluorescencia indirecta empleando anticuerpos monoclonales. Se optimizó el método de centrifugación en placa inoculando 200 μL de diluciσn de suero 1/20, centrifugaciσn a 1600 rpm/30 min, presentando sensibilidad de 95,5% a cinco dνas postinoculación. Se concluye que el método de centrifugación en placa mejora el porcentaje de aislamiento, con significativa reducción en tiempo de aislamiento del virus dengue.The plate centrifugation assay was standardized for dengue virus isolation from serum samples. C6/36-HT cells were used determining the optimal values for centrifugation spin speed, inoculum, sera dilution, and incubation time. Then, 22 positive serum samples with viral isolation and viral strains of the four reference dengue virus serotypes were tested simultaneously by the standardized plate centrifugation method and the conventional tube culture. The isolations were typified by indirect immunofluorescent test using monoclonal antibodies. The plate centrifugation method was optimized to 200 μL of inoculum, dilution of sera 1/20, centrifugation speed at 1600 rpm/30 min, and sensitivity of 95,5% after 5 days post-inoculation. We concluded that the plate centrifugation method increased dengue virus isolation, with a significant reduction of the time of isolation for dengue virus.

  19. Complete Genome Sequence of a Dengue Virus Serotype 4 Strain Isolated in Roraima, Brazil

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    Souza, Victor C.; Silva, George A. V.; Maito, Rodrigo M.; Granja, Fabiana; Siqueira, Thalita; Acosta, Pablo O. A.

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    Dengue is the most important arboviral disease worldwide. We report the complete genome sequence of a dengue virus serotype 4, genotype II strain isolated in 2010 from a patient with classical dengue fever in Boa Vista, Roraima, Brazil. PMID:22247521

  20. Abundancia y distribucion de Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae) y dispersion del dengue en Guasave Sinaloa, Mexico

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    Garcia, Cipriano; Garcia, Lourdes; Espinosa-Carreon T., Leticia; Ley P., Cesar

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    .... En el 2006 en Sinaloa Mexico se presentaron 477 casos de dengue hemorragico y 1 510 de dengue clasico, el estado presento el mayor numero de casos de dengue hemorragico del pais, debido a esto se...

  1. Brote de dengue autóctono en el área metropolitana Buenos Aires: Experiencia del Hospital de Enfermedades Infecciosas F. J. Muñiz Outbreak of indigenous dengue in the Buenos Aires Metropolitan Area: Experience of the F.J. Muñiz Hospital

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    Full Text Available Como consecuencia de la epidemia de dengue que afectó a la República de Bolivia y provincias del norte argentino, se produjo por primera vez un brote de dengue autóctono en el Area Metropolitana Buenos Aires. A partir de enero de 2009 asistimos casos de dengue importado hasta la tercera semana de marzo, cuando aparecieron los primeros casos por transmisión local, tendencia que se mantuvo hasta mediados de mayo. La mayor concentración de casos autóctonos atendidos residía en la región oeste de la ciudad de Buenos Aires y en localidades de los partidos de 3 de Febrero y La Matanza, que limitan con ella. Existieron factores concurrentes para que se produjera este brote: alta densidad vectorial, viajeros provenientes de regiones epidémicas concentrados por su domicilio en las áreas donde luego se produjo la transmisión local. El 95% ingresaron en los primeros días de viremia y en un período climático caracterizado por temperaturas medias elevadas que se mantuvieron hasta mediados de otoño. De los nueve pacientes con signos de alarma para el desarrollo de dengue grave, siete fueron casos autóctonos que no tenían antecedentes de haber padecido previamente dengue. Se comunican los hallazgos clínicos y epidemiológicos y se analizan los factores que regularon la transmisión.As a consequence of the dengue epidemic in the Bolivian Republic and the northern provinces of Argentina, an outbreak of indigenous dengue occurred for the first time in the Buenos Aires Metropolitan Area. Since January 2009 we assisted imported dengue cases coming from epidemic regions; later, around the end of March, and until middle autumn, indigenous cases appeared. The major concentration of these indigenous cases was in the west area of Buenos Aires City and in the neighboring localities 3 de Febrero and La Matanza. There were several factors that made the local transmission possible: a high vector density, people traveling from epidemic areas and clustering

  2. Cost of Dengue Vector Control Activities in Malaysia

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    Packierisamy, P. Raviwharmman; Ng, Chiu-Wan; Dahlui, Maznah; Inbaraj, Jonathan; Balan, Venugopalan K.; Halasa, Yara A.; Shepard, Donald S.

    2015-01-01

    Dengue fever, an arbovirus disease transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes, has recently spread rapidly, especially in the tropical countries of the Americas and Asia-Pacific regions. It is endemic in Malaysia, with an annual average of 37,937 reported dengue cases from 2007 to 2012. This study measured the overall economic impact of dengue in Malaysia, and estimated the costs of dengue prevention. In 2010, Malaysia spent US$73.5 million or 0.03% of the country's GDP on its National Dengue Vector Control Program. This spending represented US$1,591 per reported dengue case and US$2.68 per capita population. Most (92.2%) of this spending occurred in districts, primarily for fogging. A previous paper estimated the annual cost of dengue illness in the country at US$102.2 million. Thus, the inclusion of preventive activities increases the substantial estimated cost of dengue to US$175.7 million, or 72% above illness costs alone. If innovative technologies for dengue vector control prove efficacious, and a dengue vaccine was introduced, substantial existing spending could be rechanneled to fund them. PMID:26416116

  3. The prevention and control of dengue after Typhoon Haiyan

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    Charito Aumentado

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available Objective: Many of the areas in the Philippines affected by Typhoon Haiyan are endemic for dengue; therefore, dengue prevention was a priority in the initial post-disaster risk assessment. We describe the dengue prevention and response strategies applied after Haiyan. Methods: The dengue response was implemented by a wide range of national and international stakeholders. Priorities included the rapid re-establishment of an effective surveillance system to quickly identify new dengue cases, monitor trends and determine the geographical distribution of cases. Dengue rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs were distributed to sentinel health facilities, and comprehensive vector control activities and entomological surveys were implemented. Several training sessions for key stakeholders and awareness campaigns for communities were organized. Results: There were RDT-positive dengue cases reported from urban and semi-urban areas where entomological surveys also confirmed a high density of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. Although there was an increase in dengue cases in January 2014, the number of cases remained below the epidemic threshold throughout the remaining months of 2014. Discussion: There was no large outbreak of dengue after Typhoon Haiyan, possibly due to the targeted, multifaceted and rapid response for dengue after Haiyan. However, surveillance differed after Haiyan, making comparisons with previous years difficult. Multiple players contributed to the response that was also facilitated by close communication and coordination within the Health Cluster.

  4. Cost of Dengue Vector Control Activities in Malaysia.

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    Packierisamy, P Raviwharmman; Ng, Chiu-Wan; Dahlui, Maznah; Inbaraj, Jonathan; Balan, Venugopalan K; Halasa, Yara A; Shepard, Donald S

    2015-11-01

    Dengue fever, an arbovirus disease transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes, has recently spread rapidly, especially in the tropical countries of the Americas and Asia-Pacific regions. It is endemic in Malaysia, with an annual average of 37,937 reported dengue cases from 2007 to 2012. This study measured the overall economic impact of dengue in Malaysia, and estimated the costs of dengue prevention. In 2010, Malaysia spent US$73.5 million or 0.03% of the country's GDP on its National Dengue Vector Control Program. This spending represented US$1,591 per reported dengue case and US$2.68 per capita population. Most (92.2%) of this spending occurred in districts, primarily for fogging. A previous paper estimated the annual cost of dengue illness in the country at US$102.2 million. Thus, the inclusion of preventive activities increases the substantial estimated cost of dengue to US$175.7 million, or 72% above illness costs alone. If innovative technologies for dengue vector control prove efficacious, and a dengue vaccine was introduced, substantial existing spending could be rechanneled to fund them. © The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.

  5. An innovative forecasting and dashboard system for Malaysian dengue trends

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    Jamil, Jastini Mohd; Shaharanee, Izwan Nizal Mohd

    2016-08-01

    Dengue fever has been recognized in over 100 countries and 2.5 billion people live in areas where dengue is endemic. It is currently a serious arthropod-borne disease, affecting around 50-100 million people worldwide every year. Dengue fever is also prevalent in Malaysia with numerous cases including mortality recorded over the past year. In 2012, a total of 21,900 cases of dengue fever were reported with 35 deaths. Dengue, a mosquito-transmitted virus, causes a high fever accompanied by significant pain in afflicted patient and the Aedes Aegypti mosquito is the primary disease carrier. Knowing the dangerous effect of dengue fever, thus one of the solutions is to implement an innovative forecasting and dashboard system of dengue spread in Malaysia, with emphasize on an early prediction of dengue outbreak. Specifically, the model developed will provide with a valuable insight into strategically managing and controlling the future dengue epidemic. Importantly, this research will deliver the message to health policy makers such as The Ministry of Health Malaysia (MOH), practitioners, and researchers of the importance to integrate their collaboration in exploring the potential strategies in order to reduce the future burden of the increase in dengue transmission cases in Malaysia.

  6. The prevention and control of dengue after Typhoon Haiyan.

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    Aumentado, Charito; Cerro, Boyd Roderick; Olobia, Leonido; Suy, Lyndon Lee; Reyes, Aldrin; Kusumawathie, Pahalagedera H D; Sagrado, Maria; Hall, Julie Lyn; Abeyasinghe, Rabindra; Foxwell, Alice Ruth; Vestergaard, Lasse S

    2015-01-01

    Many of the areas in the Philippines affected by Typhoon Haiyan are endemic for dengue; therefore, dengue prevention was a priority in the initial post-disaster risk assessment. We describe the dengue prevention and response strategies applied after Haiyan. The dengue response was implemented by a wide range of national and international stakeholders. Priorities included the rapid re-establishment of an effective surveillance system to quickly identify new dengue cases, monitor trends and determine the geographical distribution of cases. Dengue rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) were distributed to sentinel health facilities, and comprehensive vector control activities and entomological surveys were implemented. Several training sessions for key stakeholders and awareness campaigns for communities were organized. There were RDT-positive dengue cases reported from urban and semi-urban areas where entomological surveys also confirmed a high density of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. Although there was an increase in dengue cases in January 2014, the number of cases remained below the epidemic threshold throughout the remaining months of 2014. There was no large outbreak of dengue after Haiyan, possibly due to the targeted, multifaceted and rapid response for dengue after Haiyan. However, surveillance differed after Typhoon Haiyan, making comparisons with previous years difficult. Multiple players contributed to the response that was also facilitated by close communication and coordination within the Health Cluster.

  7. Postmortem Diagnosis of Dengue as an Epidemiological Surveillance Tool

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    de Góes Cavalcanti, Luciano Pamplona; Nunes de Melo Braga, Deborah; Maria Alexandre da Silva, Lívia; Gondim Aguiar, Marina; Castiglioni, Mariana; Silva-Junior, José Udevanier; Montenegro de Carvalho Araújo, Fernanda; Allana da Costa Pereira, Renata; Malta, Danielle Lima; Pompeu, Margarida Maria de Lima

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    Dengue remains a problem in Brazil, and a substantial number of cases that progress to death are not diagnosed by health services. We evaluated the impact of a protocol adopted by the Coroner's Office Rocha Furtado (CO-RF) for the detection of unreported deaths from dengue in Brazil. We evaluated prospectively cases of deaths referred to the CO-RF with suspicion of dengue and those referred with other diagnosis in which the pathologists suspected dengue as the cause of death. Biological material was collected from all bodies autopsied, for which the suspected cause of death was dengue, between January 2011 and December 2012. Of the 214 bodies autopsied, 134 (62.6%) tested positive for dengue; of these cases, 121 were classified as dengue according to the World Health Organization's case definition (1997 or 2009, as appropriate). Thus, CO-RF detected 90 deaths from dengue, which were not suspected during disease progression. This CO-RF protocol, through a combined effort of the surveillance and laboratory teams, increased the detection of fatal dengue cases by 5-fold. This is the largest series of autopsies performed in cases of death related to dengue in the world to date. PMID:26598561

  8. A brief review on dengue molecular virology, diagnosis, treatment and prevalence in Pakistan

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    Idrees, Sobia; Ashfaq, Usman A

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    Dengue virus infection is a serious health problem infecting 2.5 billion people worldwide. Dengue is now endemic in more than 100 countries, including Pakistan. Each year hundreds of people get infected with dengue in Pakistan. Currently, there is no vaccine available for the prevention of Dengue virus infection due to four viral serotypes. Dengue infection can cause death of patients in its most severity, meanwhile many antiviral compounds are being tested against dengue virus infection to e...

  9. Evaluation of Aedes Aegypti Presence and Abundance in Septic Tanks and Their Impacts on Dengue Transmission

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    fever In: Gubler DJ,Kuno G, eds. Dengue and Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever. Cambridge: CABI Publishing, 2001;405-423. 27. Centers for Disease Control...virus-vector relationships In: Gubler DJ,Kuno G, eds. Dengue and Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever. Cambridge, MA: CABI Publishing, 2001;45-60. 47. Rosen L...475. 50. Kuno G. Factors influencing virus transmission In: Gubler DJ,Kuno G, eds. Dengue and Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever. Cambridge: CABI Publishing

  10. The relationship of interacting immunological components in dengue pathogenesis

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    Full Text Available Abstract The World Health Organization (WHO estimates that there are over 50 million cases of dengue fever reported annually and approximately 2.5 billion people are at risk. Mild dengue fever presents with headache, fever, rash, myalgia, osteogenic pain, and lethargy. Severe disease can manifest as dengue shock syndrome (DSS or dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF. Symptoms of DSS/DHF are leukopenia, low blood volume and pressure encephalitis, cold and sweaty skin, gastrointestinal bleeding, and spontaneous bleeding from gums and nose. Currently, there are no therapeutics available beyond supportive care and untreated complicated dengue fever can have a 50% mortality rate. According to WHO DSS/DHF is the leading cause of childhood mortality in some Asian countries. Dendritic cells are professional antigen presenting cells that are primary targets in a dengue infection. Dengue binds to Dendritic Cell-Specific Intercellular adhesion molecule-3-Grabbing Non-integrin (DC-SIGN. DC-SIGN has a high affinity for ICAM3 which is expressed in activating T-cells. Previous studies have demonstrated an altered T-cell phenotype expressed in dengue infected patients that could be potentially mediated by dengue-infected DCs. Dengue is enhanced by three interacting components of the immune system. Dengue begins by infecting dendritic cells which in immature dendritic cells is mediated by DC-SIGN. In mature dendritic cells, antibodies can enhance dengue infection via Fc receptors. Downstream of dendritic cells T-cells become activated and generate the very cytokines implicated in vascular leak and shock in addition to activating effector cells. Both the virus and the antibodies are involved in release of complement and anaphylatoxins which can cause or exacerbate DHF/DSS. These systems are inextricable and strongly associated with dengue pathogenesis.

  11. Transmisión interepidémica del dengue en la ciudad de Colima, México

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Determinar la presencia de dengue interepidémico en una comunidad infestada por Aedes aegypti, y analizar sus características epidemiológicas. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Entre 2001 y 2002 se realizó un estudio probabilístico longitudinal en 245 habitantes de la ciudad de Colima, México. En cada caso se registraron: edad, sexo, nivel socioeconómico, cuadro clínico sugestivo de dengue, y se buscó la presencia de IgG e IgM antidengue por inmunocromatografía rápida y por ELISA, en un seguimiento de siete meses. Los datos se analizaron mediante tablas de contingencia y regresión de Poisson univariada. RESULTADOS: Doce individuos resultaron con infección reciente (incidencia de 1.77%; IC 95%: 0.9-3.1%, ocho de ellos refirieron cuadro clínico reciente (ji2=19.6; p=0.0001, RM: 19.6. La regresión de Poisson no reveló correlación de la infección reciente con edad, sexo, ni con nivel socioeconómico. CONCLUSIONES: En comunidades infestadas por A aegypti, como Colima, pueden ocurrir infecciones continuas por dengue sin epidemia aparente. Dichas infecciones no parecen asociarse con la edad, el sexo, ni con el nivel socioeconómico, pero sí con el cuadro clínico, el cual podría considerarse como indicador precoz de posible transmisión interepidémica.

  12. Proteinuria during dengue fever in children.

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    Andries, Anne-Claire; Duong, Veasna; Cappelle, Julien; Ong, Sivuth; Kerleguer, Alexandra; Ly, Sowath; Tarantola, Arnaud; Horwood, Paul F; Sakuntabhai, Anavaj; Dussart, Philippe; Buchy, Philippe

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    This study aimed to investigate proteinuria occurring during dengue disease in children and assess if measurement of this parameter can help physicians in the clinical management of patients. Proteinuria was assessed by dipstick and quantified by urine protein:creatinine ratio (UPCR) in samples from patients hospitalized with a confirmed dengue infection and in healthy controls. The dipstick tested positive in 42.9% of the patients presenting at hospital with dengue versus 20.0% in healthy controls. UPCR increased during the critical phase of the disease; peaking one week after fever onset then decreasing as the patients recovered. Patients with warnings signs or severe dengue were more likely to present with proteinuria detected by UPCR at the time of hospital admission compared to patients without warning signs. The sensitivity of this marker, however, was limited as only 16.1% of the patients with warning signs had proteinuria. Urine dipstick and UPCR do not seem to be very valuable for the triage of the patients at the time of the initial consultation but the observation of a decrease of the UPCR during the course of the illness appears to indicate an evolution towards recovery. Copyright © 2017 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.. All rights reserved.

  13. Dengue fever | Tavodova | South Sudan Medical Journal

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    South Sudan Medical Journal. Journal Home · ABOUT · Advanced Search · Current Issue · Archives · Journal Home > Vol 5, No 1 (2012) >. Log in or Register to get access to full text downloads. Username, Password, Remember me, or Register. Dengue fever. Milada Tavodova. Abstract. No Abstract. Full Text: EMAIL FREE ...

  14. Dengue Fever in the United States

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    Dr. Amesh Adalja, an associate at the Center for Biosecurity and clinical assistant professor at the University of Pittsburgh School, of Medicine, discusses dengue fever outbreaks in the United States.  Created: 4/9/2012 by National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID).   Date Released: 4/16/2012.

  15. Dengue Virus Type 4, Manaus, Brazil

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    Naveca, Felipe Gomes; de Souza Bastos, Michele; do Nascimento Melo, Miriam; de Souza Viana, Suziane; Mourão, Maria Paula Gomes; Costa, Cristóvão Alves; Farias, Izeni Pires

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    We report dengue virus type 4 (DENV-4) in Amazonas, Brazil. This virus was isolated from serum samples of 3 patients treated at a tropical medicine reference center in Manaus. All 3 cases were confirmed by serologic and molecular tests; 1 patient was co-infected with DENV-3 and DENV-4. PMID:18394292

  16. [Dengue vaccines. A reality for Argentina?].

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    Orellano, Pablo W; Salomón, Oscar D

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    Dengue outbreaks have occurred yearly in Argentina since 1998. A number of candidate vaccines have been tested in endemic countries. The most advanced one was licensed in three countries of Latin America for children over 9 years of age. In the present article the benefits and drawbacks of these vaccines as well as the challenges for the implementation of a vaccination strategy in Argentina are discussed. Furthermore, a risk stratification strategy with new criteria and a multidisciplinary vision is suggested as a possible path for the assessment of the pertinence of a vaccination program in areas showing the highest risk of dengue transmission and/or for people at the greatest risk of developing severe dengue. It is also suggested that the definition regarding the status of endemicity should take into account the local realities. Finally, this paper proposes a broad discussion on the evidences, the expected impact and instrumental aspects that would be involved in the incorporation of a dengue vaccine, marketed or in development, into the national immunization program, and especially which subpopulation should be targeted for the immunization strategy to be cost-effective.

  17. Dengue: A reemerging concern for travelers.

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    Hynes, Noreen A

    2012-07-01

    Dengue, a neglected tropical disease that is reemerging around the world, became a nationally notifiable disease in the United States in 2009. Travel to tropical and subtropical areas in the developing world poses the greatest risk of infection for US residents, and an increase in travel to these areas makes this infection more likely to be seen by primary care physicians in their practices.

  18. Manifestaciones cardiacas del dengue: Reporte de una serie de casos durante la epidemia colombiana de 2010

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    Full Text Available INTRODUCCIÓN: el dengue es la enfermedad viral transmitida por vectores de diseminación más frecuente en el mundo. Su espectro clínico incluye las manifestaciones atípicas, entre ellas el compromiso cardiaco, del cual sólo se han reportado pocas series de casos en la literatura. OBJETIVO: reportar las características clínicas de los pacientes atendidos por casos confirmados por serología de dengue con manifestaciones cardiovasculares en un centro de referencia cardiovascular colombiano durante la epidemia de 2010. METODOLOGÍA: estudio observacional, descriptivo, prospectivo, en el que se incluyeron los pacientes que consultaron al servicio de urgencias, a quienes se les realizó un diagnóstico confirmado de dengue y tuvieron manifestaciones cardiovasculares de la enfermedad. RESULTADOS: se encontraron 7 pacientes; el 50% no tenía antecedentes previos de enfermedad cardiovascular. Los trastornos del ritmo fueron la manifestación cardiaca más frecuente (42,8%, entre ellos la fibrilación auricular de novo (14,2%, el bloqueo auriculoventricular completo y transitorio (14,2%, la bradicardia sinusal concomitante con derrame pericárdico (14,2% y la disfunción ventricular leve (28,5%; un paciente presentó un síndrome coronario agudo con elevación de ST durante la infección y dos descompensación aguda de insuficiencia cardiaca. No se reportaron muertes. CONCLUSIÓN: la incidencia de las complicaciones cardiacas asociadas a la infección por dengue varía de una serie a otra y su fisiopatología no se conoce por completo. Durante la epidemia que se desató en Colombia en 2010 se encontraron pocos casos de manifestaciones cardiovasculares pero con una morbilidad importante que debe alertar respecto a su identificación temprana.

  19. Influenza Illness among Case-Patients Hospitalized for Suspected Dengue, El Salvador, 2012.

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    Full Text Available We estimate the proportion of patients hospitalized for suspected dengue that tested positive for influenza virus in El Salvador during the 2012 influenza season. We tested specimens from 321 hospitalized patients: 198 patients with SARI and 123 patients with suspected dengue. Among 121 hospitalized suspected dengue (two co-infected excluded patients, 28% tested positive for dengue and 19% positive for influenza; among 35 with suspected dengue and respiratory symptoms, 14% were positive for dengue and 39% positive for influenza. One percent presented co-infection between influenza and dengue. Clinicians should consider the diagnosis of influenza among patients with suspected dengue during the influenza season.

  20. Influenza Illness among Case-Patients Hospitalized for Suspected Dengue, El Salvador, 2012.

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    Chacon, Rafael; Clara, Alexey Wilfrido; Jara, Jorge; Armero, Julio; Lozano, Celina; El Omeiri, Nathalie; Widdowson, Marc-Alain; Azziz-Baumgartner, Eduardo

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    We estimate the proportion of patients hospitalized for suspected dengue that tested positive for influenza virus in El Salvador during the 2012 influenza season. We tested specimens from 321 hospitalized patients: 198 patients with SARI and 123 patients with suspected dengue. Among 121 hospitalized suspected dengue (two co-infected excluded) patients, 28% tested positive for dengue and 19% positive for influenza; among 35 with suspected dengue and respiratory symptoms, 14% were positive for dengue and 39% positive for influenza. One percent presented co-infection between influenza and dengue. Clinicians should consider the diagnosis of influenza among patients with suspected dengue during the influenza season.

  1. Eficacia de la educacion ludica en la prevencion del Dengue en escolares

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    Vesga-Gomez, Celmira; Caceres-Manrique, Flor de Maria

    2010-01-01

    .... Un grupo de lideres escolares de primaria, previa encuesta de conocimientos y practicas de control del Dengue, recibieron educacion ludica sobre dengue y liderazgo y suscribieron compromisos para...

  2. Adherencia de los pacientes a la Guía de Práctica Clínica del Dengue (GPC_Dengue en una Clínica de Barranquilla (Atl, Col

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    J Rodríguez López

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available Resumen – El Dengue es una enfermedad transmitida por la picadura de un mosquito Aedes. En Colombia representa un problema en salud pública debido a la re emergencia e intensa transmisión con tendencia creciente, el comportamiento de ciclos epidémicos cada dos o tres años. Objetivo. Caracterizar la adherencia de los Profesionales médicos de la Salud, la guía para la atención clínica integral del paciente con dengue (GPC_Dengue OPS/OMS 2010, Clínica de la Policía Regional Caribe Barranquilla, de enero a diciembre 2013. Materiales y Métodos. Fue Cuantitativa, descriptiva transversal. La muestra estuvo conformada por 83 historias clínicas, donde se confirmaron los casos de dengue en la institución, se aplicó un cuestionario y los resultados se establecieron en medidas de tendencia central, para comparar el nivel de adherencia de los aspectos de Evaluación General, Diagnóstico y Clasificación, Manejo a la GPC_Dengue, se realizó un análisis de varianza no paramétrico, Test Kruskall-Wallis. Y una prueba de Tendencia Lineal. Resultados. Se observó que la proporción de hombres y mujeres fue prácticamente 1:1, la adherencia en general fue Adecuada para los ítems evaluados. No se encontró una diferencia entre la adherencia para cada uno de los criterios evaluados. Los resultados fueron coherentes con otros estudios. Conclusiones. El nivel de adherencia global estuvo iguales para ambos tipos de hospitalización, tanto para el nivel de adherencia Muy Bueno, Bueno y Regular; mayoritariamente, los profesionales tuvieron una Buena adherencia a la GPC_Dengue, es probable que esta adherencia sea haya dado por el nivel de la clínica.

  3. Visualizing dengue virus through Alexa Fluor labeling.

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    Zhang, Summer; Tan, Hwee Cheng; Ooi, Eng Eong

    2011-07-09

    The early events in the interaction between virus and cell can have profound influence on the outcome of infection. Determining the factors that influence this interaction could lead to improved understanding of disease pathogenesis and thus influence vaccine or therapeutic design. Hence, the development of methods to probe this interaction would be useful. Recent advancements in fluorophores development and imaging technology can be exploited to improve our current knowledge on dengue pathogenesis and thus pave the way to reduce the millions of dengue infections occurring annually. The enveloped dengue virus has an external scaffold consisting of 90 envelope glycoprotein (E) dimers protecting the nucleocapsid shell, which contains a single positive strand RNA genome. The identical protein subunits on the virus surface can thus be labeled with an amine reactive dye and visualized through immunofluorescent microscopy. Here, we present a simple method of labeling of dengue virus with Alexa Fluor succinimidyl ester dye dissolved directly in a sodium bicarbonate buffer that yielded highly viable virus after labeling. There is no standardized procedure for the labeling of live virus and existing manufacturer's protocol for protein labeling usually requires the reconstitution of dye in dimethyl sulfoxide. The presence of dimethyl sulfoxide, even in minute quantities, can block productive infection of virus and also induce cell cytotoxicity. The exclusion of the use of dimethyl sulfoxide in this protocol thus reduced this possibility. Alexa Fluor dyes have superior photostability and are less pH-sensitive than the common dyes, such as fluorescein and rhodamine, making them ideal for studies on cellular uptake and endosomal transport of the virus. The conjugation of Alexa Fluor dye did not affect the recognition of labeled dengue virus by virus-specific antibody and its putative receptors in host cells. This method could have useful applications in virological studies.

  4. Estudio del efecto inhibitorio de halo-tirosinas sobre la replicación in vitro del Virus Dengue

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    Sergio Yebrail Gómez Rangel; Karen Sánchez; Andrea Lemus; Marcela Chaustre; Elkin Galeano; Marlen Martínez-Gutiérrez

    2016-01-01

    Introducción: El dengue es una de las principales enfermedades virales transmitidas por vectores. La búsqueda de compuestos con potencial antiviral es una prioridad como estrategia para disminuir la morbilidad y mortalidad en la población, dada la ausencia de medicamentos y vacunas comercialmente disponibles. La obtención de múltiples fuentes de compuestos con potencial medicinal ha sido posible por estudios de bioprospección en diferentes zonas del país. Los autores previamente han demostrad...

  5. Neutralización por reducción en placas como método específico para el Diagnóstico Serológico de Fiebre Amarilla

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    Maribel Acuña B

    2001-07-01

    Full Text Available Objetivos: Estudiar la capacidad neutralizante de muestras séricas humanas para ser empleada como prueba de confirmación frente a otras técnicas y evaluar la relación de neutralización en diferentes poblaciones para cepas de FA: 287-78 (nativa y 17D (referencial. Materiales y métodos: Se empleó la cepa 17D para la estandarización de la prueba en células VERO utilizando dos métodos (sólido y semi-líquido; además, se seleccionaron muestras séricas humanas en base al antecedente vacunal (presente o ausente, a la procedencia (endémica y no endémica y la positividad a virus del dengue, las cuáles fueron evaluadas por ELISA. Las poblaciones seleccionadas se enfrentaron por la prueba estandarizada (PRNT frente a las cepas de FA: 17D (cepa vacunal derivada del prototipo Asibi y 287-78 (primer aislamiento de FA del Instituto Nacional de Salud del Perú. Resultados: Se obtuvieron buenos resultados con el método semi-líquido, siendo el séptimo día el óptimo de coloración de las placas. De los cuatro grupos seleccionados, tres fueron positivos por ELISA y los resultados por PRNT fueron para la suspensión 17D, 29 negativos y 67 positivos con títulos entre 1:10 y 1:2560; y para la cepa 287-78, 17 negativos y 79 positivos con títulos entre 1:10 y 1:2560. Conclusiones: La técnica semi-líquida con tiempo de coloración al séptimo día ofrece óptimos resultados en plaqueo y neutralización. Además, el ELISA resultó ser menos específico frente al PRNT y se encontró variación en relación a títulos y capacidad neutralizante en algunos sueros para ambas cepas.

  6. Manifestaciones clínicas inusuales del dengue hemorrágico en niños.

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    Angela Méndez

    2006-03-01

    Full Text Available Introducción. Recientemente han venido aumentando los reportes de dengue hemorrágico con manifestaciones inusuales, principalmente neurológicas y hepáticas, que aumentan la morbimortalidad. Objetivo. Describir las manifestaciones inusuales del dengue hemorrágico en niños. Materiales y métodos. En el Departamento de Pediatría del Hospital Universitario de Santander en Bucaramanga, Colombia, de 913 pacientes con diagnóstico de dengue hemorrágico entre 1992 y 2004, se seleccionaron aquéllos que presentaron manifestaciones inusuales. Se clasificaron de acuerdo con los criterios de definición de caso, se agruparon según los órganos o sistemas principalmente comprometidos y se describieron los principales hallazgos clínicos, de laboratorio y relativos a la evolución. Resultados. Se encontraron 168 pacientes que presentaron manifestaciones inusuales, con predominio del sexo masculino, edad escolar y grados III y IV de dengue hemorrágico. Las manifestaciones más frecuentes fueron hepáticas, 53 (27%, y neurológicas, 49 (25%, además de renales, 14 (7%; cardíacas, 15 (8%; pulmonares, 18 (9%; colecistitis alitiásica, 18 (9%; síndrome hemofagocítico, 5 (2,5%; pancreatitis, 2 (1%, y 21 casos de abdomen agudo (11%. Fallecieron 10 pacientes. Conclusión. Se analizan los resultados y se comparan con otros de países endemoepidémicos de dengue; se discute el significado e importancia de las manifestaciones clínicas inusuales, su difícil diagnóstico, casi siempre en forma retrospectiva, y se destaca la frecuencia de las manifestaciones hepáticas y neurológicas que pueden aumentar la morbimortalidad, ante las cuales deben estar alertas los médicos que trabajan en zonas endémicas para reconocerlas.

  7. A Case of Dengue Maculopathy with Spontaneous Recovery

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    Fiona Oi-jing Luk

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: To report a case of dengue maculopathy, which resolved spontaneously without treatment. Methods: A 25-year-old female patient with good past health was admitted to a general hospital in Hong Kong with fever of unknown origin after traveling to Indonesia. Based on the clinical features and a positive real-time polymerase chain reaction for dengue virus type 1, she was diagnosed with dengue fever. The patient developed dengue maculopathy mainly affecting the vision of her left eye. Abnormalities on a multifocal electroretinogram showed bilateral involvement. Results: As there is no proven treatment for dengue maculopathy, the patient opted for observation. Her vision returned to normal within 3 weeks. Conclusion: Dengue maculopathy can cause severe visual loss and may resolve without treatment.

  8. Underrecognition of Dengue during 2013 Epidemic in Luanda, Angola.

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    Sharp, Tyler M; Moreira, Rosa; Soares, Maria José; Miguel da Costa, Lúis; Mann, Jennifer; DeLorey, Mark; Hunsperger, Elizabeth; Muñoz-Jordán, Jorge L; Colón, Candimar; Margolis, Harold S; de Caravalho, Adelaide; Tomashek, Kay M

    2015-08-01

    During the 2013 dengue epidemic in Luanda, Angola, 811 dengue rapid diagnostic test-positive cases were reported to the Ministry of Health. To better understand the magnitude of the epidemic and identify risk factors for dengue virus (DENV) infection, we conducted cluster surveys around households of case-patients and randomly selected households 6 weeks after the peak of the epidemic. Of 173 case cluster participants, 16 (9%) exhibited evidence of recent DENV infection. Of 247 random cluster participants, 25 (10%) had evidence of recent DENV infection. Of 13 recently infected participants who had a recent febrile illness, 7 (54%) had sought medical care, and 1 (14%) was hospitalized with symptoms consistent with severe dengue; however, none received a diagnosis of dengue. Behavior associated with protection from DENV infection included recent use of mosquito repellent or a bed net. These findings suggest that the 2013 dengue epidemic was larger than indicated by passive surveillance data.

  9. Advances in using Internet searches to track dengue.

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    Yang, Shihao; Kou, Samuel C; Lu, Fred; Brownstein, John S; Brooke, Nicholas; Santillana, Mauricio

    2017-07-01

    Dengue is a mosquito-borne disease that threatens over half of the world's population. Despite being endemic to more than 100 countries, government-led efforts and tools for timely identification and tracking of new infections are still lacking in many affected areas. Multiple methodologies that leverage the use of Internet-based data sources have been proposed as a way to complement dengue surveillance efforts. Among these, dengue-related Google search trends have been shown to correlate with dengue activity. We extend a methodological framework, initially proposed and validated for flu surveillance, to produce near real-time estimates of dengue cases in five countries/states: Mexico, Brazil, Thailand, Singapore and Taiwan. Our result shows that our modeling framework can be used to improve the tracking of dengue activity in multiple locations around the world.

  10. Advances in using Internet searches to track dengue.

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    Shihao Yang

    2017-07-01

    Full Text Available Dengue is a mosquito-borne disease that threatens over half of the world's population. Despite being endemic to more than 100 countries, government-led efforts and tools for timely identification and tracking of new infections are still lacking in many affected areas. Multiple methodologies that leverage the use of Internet-based data sources have been proposed as a way to complement dengue surveillance efforts. Among these, dengue-related Google search trends have been shown to correlate with dengue activity. We extend a methodological framework, initially proposed and validated for flu surveillance, to produce near real-time estimates of dengue cases in five countries/states: Mexico, Brazil, Thailand, Singapore and Taiwan. Our result shows that our modeling framework can be used to improve the tracking of dengue activity in multiple locations around the world.

  11. Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever: Epidemiology, Pathogenesis, and Its Transmission Risk Factors

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    Aryu Candra

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Dengue hemorrhagic fever is an infectious disease resulting spectrum of clinical manifestations that vary from the lightest, dengue fever, hemorrhagic fever and dengue fever are accompanied by shock or dengue shock syndrome. Its caused by dengue virus, transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes. The case is spread in the tropics, especially in Southeast Asia, Central America, America and the Caribbean, many causes of death in children 90% of them attacking children under 15 years old. Until now pathogenesis is unclear. There are two theories or hypotheses immuno-patogenesis DHF and DSS is still controversial which secondary infections (secondary heterologus infection and antibody-dependent enhancement. Risk factors for dengue transmission are rapid urban population growth, mobilization of the population because of improved transportation facilities and disrupted or weakened so that population control. Another risk factor is poverty which result in people not has the ability to provide a decent home and healthy, drinking water supply and proper waste disposal.

  12. Evaluation of Internet-based dengue query data: Google Dengue Trends.

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    Rebecca Tave Gluskin

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available Dengue is a common and growing problem worldwide, with an estimated 70-140 million cases per year. Traditional, healthcare-based, government-implemented dengue surveillance is resource intensive and slow. As global Internet use has increased, novel, Internet-based disease monitoring tools have emerged. Google Dengue Trends (GDT uses near real-time search query data to create an index of dengue incidence that is a linear proxy for traditional surveillance. Studies have shown that GDT correlates highly with dengue incidence in multiple countries on a large spatial scale. This study addresses the heterogeneity of GDT at smaller spatial scales, assessing its accuracy at the state-level in Mexico and identifying factors that are associated with its accuracy. We used Pearson correlation to estimate the association between GDT and traditional dengue surveillance data for Mexico at the national level and for 17 Mexican states. Nationally, GDT captured approximately 83% of the variability in reported cases over the 9 study years. The correlation between GDT and reported cases varied from state to state, capturing anywhere from 1% of the variability in Baja California to 88% in Chiapas, with higher accuracy in states with higher dengue average annual incidence. A model including annual average maximum temperature, precipitation, and their interaction accounted for 81% of the variability in GDT accuracy between states. This climate model was the best indicator of GDT accuracy, suggesting that GDT works best in areas with intense transmission, particularly where local climate is well suited for transmission. Internet accessibility (average ∼ 36% did not appear to affect GDT accuracy. While GDT seems to be a less robust indicator of local transmission in areas of low incidence and unfavorable climate, it may indicate cases among travelers in those areas. Identifying the strengths and limitations of novel surveillance is critical for these types of data to

  13. Evaluation of Internet-based dengue query data: Google Dengue Trends.

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    Gluskin, Rebecca Tave; Johansson, Michael A; Santillana, Mauricio; Brownstein, John S

    2014-02-01

    Dengue is a common and growing problem worldwide, with an estimated 70-140 million cases per year. Traditional, healthcare-based, government-implemented dengue surveillance is resource intensive and slow. As global Internet use has increased, novel, Internet-based disease monitoring tools have emerged. Google Dengue Trends (GDT) uses near real-time search query data to create an index of dengue incidence that is a linear proxy for traditional surveillance. Studies have shown that GDT correlates highly with dengue incidence in multiple countries on a large spatial scale. This study addresses the heterogeneity of GDT at smaller spatial scales, assessing its accuracy at the state-level in Mexico and identifying factors that are associated with its accuracy. We used Pearson correlation to estimate the association between GDT and traditional dengue surveillance data for Mexico at the national level and for 17 Mexican states. Nationally, GDT captured approximately 83% of the variability in reported cases over the 9 study years. The correlation between GDT and reported cases varied from state to state, capturing anywhere from 1% of the variability in Baja California to 88% in Chiapas, with higher accuracy in states with higher dengue average annual incidence. A model including annual average maximum temperature, precipitation, and their interaction accounted for 81% of the variability in GDT accuracy between states. This climate model was the best indicator of GDT accuracy, suggesting that GDT works best in areas with intense transmission, particularly where local climate is well suited for transmission. Internet accessibility (average ∼ 36%) did not appear to affect GDT accuracy. While GDT seems to be a less robust indicator of local transmission in areas of low incidence and unfavorable climate, it may indicate cases among travelers in those areas. Identifying the strengths and limitations of novel surveillance is critical for these types of data to be used to make

  14. 'La fiebre de Malta': An Interface of Farmers and Caprine Brucellosis Control Policies in the Bajío Region, Mexico.

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    Oseguera Montiel, D; Udo, H M J; Frankena, K; van der Zijpp, A

    2017-02-01

    This article shows that socio-economic factors, defined here as practices, knowledge, interests, beliefs and experiences have a role in the adoption of brucellosis control strategies in the Bajío region, Mexico. We combined qualitative and quantitative methods to show that socio-economic factors with regard to goat husbandry and brucellosis control are not taken into account in the current policy to combat the disease in Mexico. Farmers ranked constraints like the price of goat milk more important than the control of the disease. The impact of brucellosis in goats is hidden to farmers, and the term brucellosis is still a strange name to them; it is better known as 'la fiebre de Malta' (Malta fever), which farmers are aware of and which they avoid by not drinking goat milk. Brucellosis control measures cause losses such as abortion due to vaccination and ear infections due to ear tagging. In the villages of the state of Michoacán, the uptake of a vaccination and testing programme was almost complete because it was offered for free, whereas in villages of Jalisco, vaccination was not adopted thoroughly because the cost of vaccination was high for farmers and because of a lack of veterinarians offering the service. Neither compensation for culling suspected infected goats does exist nor the infrastructure, like slaughterhouses, to ensure that goats that are brucellosis seropositive are not resold to neighbouring farmers. This article disputes the idea that brucellosis is confined to the lack of awareness and participation of farmers in control measures, but rather that policies are promulgated without a good knowledge of goat husbandry and farmers' perceptions. We claim that governmental authorities should reformulate the policy to take into account socio-economic factors shaping farmers' behaviour so that effective control measures will be adopted by goat farmers. © 2015 Blackwell Verlag GmbH.

  15. Etmoiditis complicada con celulitis orbitaria en un lactante

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    Odette Pantoja Pereda

    Full Text Available Se define la etmoiditis como la inflamación e infección de la mucosa de las celdas etmoidales. Se diagnostica clínicamente con la presencia de edema en el ángulo medial del ojo, que se extiende a las estructuras adyacentes. Estudios imagenológicos son necesarios para verificar la presencia de complicaciones, entre las que se citan el absceso orbitario, subperióstico, epidural, subdural, cerebral, tromboflebitis del seno cavernoso, meningoencefalitis y la muerte del paciente. Streptococcus pneumoniae, Staphylococcus aureus y Haemophilus influenzae son microorganismos frecuentemente responsables de este cuadro. Las complicaciones orbitarias en las etmoiditis, necesitan el diagnóstico y tratamiento precoz para evitar secuelas irreversibles. Se presenta el caso de un lactante masculino, de 1 mes y 26 días de nacido, que ingresa con fiebre, rinorrea serosa y rechazo al alimento. Evolutivamente se constata marcada obstrucción nasal, edema periorbitario izquierdo, rubor, calor, protrusión del globo ocular e irritabilidad, y se diagnostica etmoiditis complicada con celulitis orbitaria. Se realiza tomografía axial computarizada que informa seno etmoidal izquierdo ocupado por contenido de densidad líquida con celularidad (15-25 UH, engrosamiento de partes blandas de la pared interna de la órbita que abomba, comprime y desplaza la musculatura orbitaria, y se extiende al párpado y al ala izquierda de la nariz desviando tabique blando; así como ligera proptosis, y disminución de la densidad ósea de la pared interna de la cavidad orbitaria. Se toma muestra para cultivo y se aísla Staphylococcus aureus meticillin resistente. Se comentan los elementos diagnósticos y su tratamiento, con el objetivo de llamar la atención de los pediatras para lograr el diagnóstico y tratamiento oportuno.

  16. Knowledge, attitudes and practices regarding dengue infection in Westmoreland, Jamaica

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    Shuaib, Faisal; Todd, Dana; Campbell-Stennett, Dianne; Ehiri, John; Jolly, Pauline E.

    2010-01-01

    Background Dengue virus infection causes significant morbidity and mortality in most tropical and sub-tropical countries of the world. Dengue fever is endemic in Jamaica and continues to be a public health concern. There is a paucity of information on knowledge, attitudes, and practices (KAP) of Jamaicans regarding dengue infection. Objective To describe dengue related knowledge, attitudes and practices (KAP) of residents of Westmoreland, Jamaica. Methods A cross-sectional questionnaire survey of 192 parents attending child health clinics in the Parish of Westmoreland was conducted. Results More than half of the parents (54%) had good knowledge about signs, symptoms, and modes of transmission of dengue. Approximately 47% considered dengue to be a serious but preventable disease to which they are vulnerable. Nevertheless, a majority (77%) did not use effective dengue preventive methods such as screening of homes and 51% did not use bed nets. Educational attainment (OR, 2.98; CI, 1.23–7.23) was positively associated with knowledge of dengue. There was no correlation between knowledge about dengue and preventive practices (p=0.34). Radio and TV were the predominant sources of information about dengue fever. Conclusion Our findings suggest that the good knowledge about dengue fever among residents of Westmoreland did not translate to adoption of preventive measures. Health program planners and practitioners need to identify and facilitate removal of barriers to behavior change related to control of dengue fever among the population. Future campaigns should focus on educating and encouraging individuals and families to adopt such simple, inexpensive preventive actions, such as, use of insecticide treated bed nets and screening of homes. PMID:21132094

  17. Dengue surveillance in Veterans Affairs healthcare facilities, 2007-2010.

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    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Although dengue is endemic in Puerto Rico (PR, 2007 and 2010 were recognized as epidemic years. In the continental United States (US, outside of the Texas-Mexico border, there had not been a dengue outbreak since 1946 until dengue re-emerged in Key West, Florida (FL, in 2009-2010. The objective of this study was to use electronic and manual surveillance systems to identify dengue cases in Veterans Affairs (VA healthcare facilities and then to clinically compare dengue cases in Veterans presenting for care in PR and in FL. METHODOLOGY: Outpatient encounters from 1/2007-12/2010 and inpatient admissions (only available from 10/2009-12/2010 with dengue diagnostic codes at all VA facilities were identified using VA's Electronic Surveillance System for Early Notification of Community-based Epidemics (ESSENCE. Additional case sources included VA data from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention BioSense and VA infection preventionists. Case reviews were performed. Categorical data was compared using Mantel-Haenszel or Fisher Exact tests and continuous variables using t-tests. Dengue case residence was mapped. FINDINGS: Two hundred eighty-eight and 21 PR and FL dengue cases respectively were identified. Of 21 FL cases, 12 were exposed in Key West and 9 were imported. During epidemic years, FL cases had significantly increased dengue testing and intensive care admissions, but lower hospitalization rates and headache or eye pain symptoms compared to PR cases. There were no significant differences in clinical symptoms, laboratory abnormalities or outcomes between epidemic and non-epidemic year cases in FL and PR. Confirmed/probable cases were significantly more likely to be hospitalized and have thrombocytopenia or leukopenia compared to suspected cases. CONCLUSIONS: Dengue re-introduction in the continental US warrants increased dengue surveillance and education in VA. Throughout VA, under-testing of suspected cases highlights the need to

  18. Dengue Contingency Planning: From Research to Policy and Practice.

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    Silvia Runge-Ranzinger

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available Dengue is an increasingly incident disease across many parts of the world. In response, an evidence-based handbook to translate research into policy and practice was developed. This handbook facilitates contingency planning as well as the development and use of early warning and response systems for dengue fever epidemics, by identifying decision-making processes that contribute to the success or failure of dengue surveillance, as well as triggers that initiate effective responses to incipient outbreaks.Available evidence was evaluated using a step-wise process that included systematic literature reviews, policymaker and stakeholder interviews, a study to assess dengue contingency planning and outbreak management in 10 countries, and a retrospective logistic regression analysis to identify alarm signals for an outbreak warning system using datasets from five dengue endemic countries. Best practices for managing a dengue outbreak are provided for key elements of a dengue contingency plan including timely contingency planning, the importance of a detailed, context-specific dengue contingency plan that clearly distinguishes between routine and outbreak interventions, surveillance systems for outbreak preparedness, outbreak definitions, alert algorithms, managerial capacity, vector control capacity, and clinical management of large caseloads. Additionally, a computer-assisted early warning system, which enables countries to identify and respond to context-specific variables that predict forthcoming dengue outbreaks, has been developed.Most countries do not have comprehensive, detailed contingency plans for dengue outbreaks. Countries tend to rely on intensified vector control as their outbreak response, with minimal focus on integrated management of clinical care, epidemiological, laboratory and vector surveillance, and risk communication. The Technical Handbook for Surveillance, Dengue Outbreak Prediction/ Detection and Outbreak Response seeks to

  19. AfroColombian ethnicity, a paradoxical protective factor against Dengue

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    Rojas Palacios, Jorge Humberto; Alzate, Alberto; Mart?nez Romero, H?ctor Jairo; Concha-Eastman, Alberto Ignacio

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    Introduction: Dengue is a priority public health problem. During epidemics in Cuba and Haiti, ethnic African descendant population had lower risk of dengue, and the ethnic factor was proposed as a protective one. Objective: To determine the relation between the Dengue's cumulative incidence and the Afro-Colombian proportion in communities of Cali, during the epidemic of 2013. Methods: This study was conducted in Cali, Colombia. The design was ecological, using information from the National Ce...

  20. The effects of weather and climate change on dengue.

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    Colón-González, Felipe J; Fezzi, Carlo; Lake, Iain R; Hunter, Paul R

    2013-11-01

    There is much uncertainty about the future impact of climate change on vector-borne diseases. Such uncertainty reflects the difficulties in modelling the complex interactions between disease, climatic and socioeconomic determinants. We used a comprehensive panel dataset from Mexico covering 23 years of province-specific dengue reports across nine climatic regions to estimate the impact of weather on dengue, accounting for the effects of non-climatic factors. Using a Generalized Additive Model, we estimated statistically significant effects of weather and access to piped water on dengue. The effects of weather were highly nonlinear. Minimum temperature (Tmin) had almost no effect on dengue incidence below 5 °C, but Tmin values above 18 °C showed a rapidly increasing effect. Maximum temperature above 20 °C also showed an increasing effect on dengue incidence with a peak around 32 °C, after which the effect declined. There is also an increasing effect of precipitation as it rose to about 550 mm, beyond which such effect declines. Rising access to piped water was related to increasing dengue incidence. We used our model estimations to project the potential impact of climate change on dengue incidence under three emission scenarios by 2030, 2050, and 2080. An increase of up to 40% in dengue incidence by 2080 was estimated under climate change while holding the other driving factors constant. Our results indicate that weather significantly influences dengue incidence in Mexico and that such relationships are highly nonlinear. These findings highlight the importance of using flexible model specifications when analysing weather-health interactions. Climate change may contribute to an increase in dengue incidence. Rising access to piped water may aggravate dengue incidence if it leads to increased domestic water storage. Climate change may therefore influence the success or failure of future efforts against dengue.

  1. Meteorologically Driven Simulations of Dengue Epidemics in San Juan, PR

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    Morin, Cory W.; Monaghan, Andrew J.; Hayden, Mary H.; Barrera, Roberto; Ernst, Kacey

    2015-01-01

    Meteorological factors influence dengue virus ecology by modulating vector mosquito population dynamics, viral replication, and transmission. Dynamic modeling techniques can be used to examine how interactions among meteorological variables, vectors and the dengue virus influence transmission. We developed a dengue fever simulation model by coupling a dynamic simulation model for Aedes aegypti, the primary mosquito vector for dengue, with a basic epidemiological Susceptible-Exposed-Infectious-Recovered (SEIR) model. Employing a Monte Carlo approach, we simulated dengue transmission during the period of 2010–2013 in San Juan, PR, where dengue fever is endemic. The results of 9600 simulations using varied model parameters were evaluated by statistical comparison (r2) with surveillance data of dengue cases reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. To identify the most influential parameters associated with dengue virus transmission for each period the top 1% of best-fit model simulations were retained and compared. Using the top simulations, dengue cases were simulated well for 2010 (r2 = 0.90, p = 0.03), 2011 (r2 = 0.83, p = 0.05), and 2012 (r2 = 0.94, p = 0.01); however, simulations were weaker for 2013 (r2 = 0.25, p = 0.25) and the entire four-year period (r2 = 0.44, p = 0.002). Analysis of parameter values from retained simulations revealed that rain dependent container habitats were more prevalent in best-fitting simulations during the wetter 2010 and 2011 years, while human managed (i.e. manually filled) container habitats were more prevalent in best-fitting simulations during the drier 2012 and 2013 years. The simulations further indicate that rainfall strongly modulates the timing of dengue (e.g., epidemics occurred earlier during rainy years) while temperature modulates the annual number of dengue fever cases. Our results suggest that meteorological factors have a time-variable influence on dengue transmission relative to other important

  2. Dengue virus type 3 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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    Nogueira Rita Maria R

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available Dengue virus type 3 was isolated for the first time in the country as an indigenous case from a 40 year-old woman presenting signs and symptoms of a classical dengue fever in the municipality of Nova Iguaçu, State of Rio de Janeiro. This serotype has been associated with dengue haemorrhagic epidemics and the information could be used to implement appropriate prevention and control measures. Virological surveillance was essential in order to detected this new serotype.

  3. Dengue surveillance in Veterans Affairs healthcare facilities, 2007-2010.

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    Schirmer, Patricia L; Lucero-Obusan, Cynthia A; Benoit, Stephen R; Santiago, Luis M; Stanek, Danielle; Dey, Achintya; Martinez, Mirsonia; Oda, Gina; Holodniy, Mark

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    Although dengue is endemic in Puerto Rico (PR), 2007 and 2010 were recognized as epidemic years. In the continental United States (US), outside of the Texas-Mexico border, there had not been a dengue outbreak since 1946 until dengue re-emerged in Key West, Florida (FL), in 2009-2010. The objective of this study was to use electronic and manual surveillance systems to identify dengue cases in Veterans Affairs (VA) healthcare facilities and then to clinically compare dengue cases in Veterans presenting for care in PR and in FL. Outpatient encounters from 1/2007-12/2010 and inpatient admissions (only available from 10/2009-12/2010) with dengue diagnostic codes at all VA facilities were identified using VA's Electronic Surveillance System for Early Notification of Community-based Epidemics (ESSENCE). Additional case sources included VA data from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention BioSense and VA infection preventionists. Case reviews were performed. Categorical data was compared using Mantel-Haenszel or Fisher Exact tests and continuous variables using t-tests. Dengue case residence was mapped. Two hundred eighty-eight and 21 PR and FL dengue cases respectively were identified. Of 21 FL cases, 12 were exposed in Key West and 9 were imported. During epidemic years, FL cases had significantly increased dengue testing and intensive care admissions, but lower hospitalization rates and headache or eye pain symptoms compared to PR cases. There were no significant differences in clinical symptoms, laboratory abnormalities or outcomes between epidemic and non-epidemic year cases in FL and PR. Confirmed/probable cases were significantly more likely to be hospitalized and have thrombocytopenia or leukopenia compared to suspected cases. Dengue re-introduction in the continental US warrants increased dengue surveillance and education in VA. Throughout VA, under-testing of suspected cases highlights the need to emphasize use of diagnostic testing to better understand the

  4. Fluid therapy monitoring for dengue haemorrhagic fever and other pathologies

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    Josà Rubens Costa Lima

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    Dengue patients that were prematurely hydrated to prevent a dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) shock were investigated. These patients had complications and died in strong clinical and epidemiological association with progressive anemias, not caused by hemorrhages, and without presenting laboratorial proof of the specific natural sign of DHF, the hemoconcentration. It was demonstrated that the association between dengue and anemias in Fortaleza is not natural. Further investigation of admitted pa...

  5. The effects of weather and climate change on dengue.

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    Felipe J Colón-González

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: There is much uncertainty about the future impact of climate change on vector-borne diseases. Such uncertainty reflects the difficulties in modelling the complex interactions between disease, climatic and socioeconomic determinants. We used a comprehensive panel dataset from Mexico covering 23 years of province-specific dengue reports across nine climatic regions to estimate the impact of weather on dengue, accounting for the effects of non-climatic factors. METHODS AND FINDINGS: Using a Generalized Additive Model, we estimated statistically significant effects of weather and access to piped water on dengue. The effects of weather were highly nonlinear. Minimum temperature (Tmin had almost no effect on dengue incidence below 5 °C, but Tmin values above 18 °C showed a rapidly increasing effect. Maximum temperature above 20 °C also showed an increasing effect on dengue incidence with a peak around 32 °C, after which the effect declined. There is also an increasing effect of precipitation as it rose to about 550 mm, beyond which such effect declines. Rising access to piped water was related to increasing dengue incidence. We used our model estimations to project the potential impact of climate change on dengue incidence under three emission scenarios by 2030, 2050, and 2080. An increase of up to 40% in dengue incidence by 2080 was estimated under climate change while holding the other driving factors constant. CONCLUSIONS: Our results indicate that weather significantly influences dengue incidence in Mexico and that such relationships are highly nonlinear. These findings highlight the importance of using flexible model specifications when analysing weather-health interactions. Climate change may contribute to an increase in dengue incidence. Rising access to piped water may aggravate dengue incidence if it leads to increased domestic water storage. Climate change may therefore influence the success or failure of future efforts

  6. Distribución espacial del dengue basado en herramientas del Sistema de Información Geográfica, Valle de Aburrá, Colombia / Spatial distribution of dengue based on Geographic Information Systems tools, Aburra Valley

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    Libardo A. Londoño C

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    Full Text Available Las enfermedades tropicales son infecciones provocadas por mosquitos y moscas que transmiten parásitos, bacterias o virus a individuos, una de ellas es el dengue, el cual ataca especialmente a personas en condiciones de pobreza y marginalidad, proliferando en lugares con saneamiento básico deficiente, lo cual ha aumentado significativamente el número de casos. Objetivo: en el presente artículo se usan los Sistemas de Información Geográfica (SIG para el modelamiento de patrones de distribución espacial de enfermedades tropicales. Se toma como caso de estudio los reportes del dengue mes a mes de los años 2008, 2009 y 2011 en el Valle de Aburrá en la jurisdicción de Medellín, Colombia. Metodología: se ubicaron espacialmente los casos de dengue notificados a la Secretaría de Salud de Medellín a través de las direcciones de las viviendas de los pacientes. Se ubicaron geoespacialmente utilizando el software ArcGis 10, y las herramientas de análisis espacial IDW y Slope para demostrar que el fenómeno del dengue cumple con el principio de autocorrelación espacial. Resultados y discusión: la enfermedad muestra patrones espaciales en el sector suroccidental de Medellín; Corregimiento de Altavista y en las Comunas de Belén y Guayabal; sin embargo, sería de gran interés estudiar este fenómeno con variables ambientales y poder tener más herramientas para la toma de decisiones en las actividades de prevención del dengue. - Tropical diseases are infections caused by mosquitoes and flies which transmit parasites, bacteria or viruses of people. One of these diseases is dengue, which particularly attacks those living in poor or marginalized conditions, proliferating in places lacking basic sanitation, which has significantly increased the number of cases. Objective: Geographic Information Systems (gis were used in this paper for the purpose of modeling the spatial distribution patterns of tropical diseases. Monthly reports on dengue from

  7. Dengue fever mimicking acute appendicitis: A case report.

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    McFarlane, M E C; Plummer, J M; Leake, P A; Powell, L; Chand, V; Chung, S; Tulloch, K

    2013-01-01

    Dengue fever is an acute viral disease, which usually presents as a mild febrile illness. Patients with severe disease present with dengue haemorrhagic fever or dengue toxic shock syndrome. Rarely, it presents with abdominal symptoms mimicking acute appendicitis. We present a case of a male patient presenting with right iliac fossa pain and suspected acute appendicitis that was later diagnosed with dengue fever following a negative appendicectomy. A 13-year old male patient presented with fever, localized right-sided abdominal pain and vomiting. Abdominal ultrasound was not helpful and appendicectomy was performed due to worsening abdominal signs and an elevated temperature. A normal appendix with enlarged mesenteric nodes was found at surgery. Complete blood count showed thrombocytopenia with leucopenia. Dengue fever was now suspected and confirmed by IgM enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay against dengue virus. This unusual presentation of dengue fever mimicking acute appendicitis should be suspected during viral outbreaks and in patients with atypical symptoms and cytopenias on blood evaluation in order to prevent unnecessary surgery. This case highlights the occurrence of abdominal symptoms and complications that may accompany dengue fever. Early recognition of dengue fever mimicking acute appendicitis will avoid non-therapeutic operation and the diagnosis may be aided by blood investigations indicating a leucopenia, which is uncommon in patients with suppurative acute appendicitis. Copyright © 2013 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.. All rights reserved.

  8. Seir Model for Transmission of Dengue Fever in Selangor Malaysia

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    Syafruddin, S.; Noorani, M. S. M.

    In this paper, we study a system of differential equations that models the population dynamics of SEIR vector transmission of dengue fever. The model studied breeding value based on the number of reported cases of dengue fever in Selangor because the state had the highest case in Malaysia. The model explains that maximum level of human infection rate of dengue fever achieved in a very short period. It is also revealed that there existed suitability result between theoretical and empirical calculation using the model. The result of SEIR model will hopefully provide an insight into the spread of dengue fever in Selangor Malaysia and basic form for modeling this area.

  9. Epidemiological trends of dengue in mainland China, 2005-2015.

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    Sun, Jimin; Lu, Liang; Wu, Haixia; Yang, Jun; Xu, Lei; Sang, Shaowei; Liu, Qiyong

    2017-04-01

    To explore the epidemiological trend of dengue in mainland China. Data on dengue cases reported from 2005 to 2015 were collected, and epidemiological trends, including average age, occupation, seasonal distribution, and interval from illness onset to confirmation, were analyzed using SPSS 19.0 and R 3.1.1. A total of 59 334 dengue cases were recorded in China during the years 2005-2015. Most dengue cases occurred in individuals aged between 21 years and 50 years. Of note, the median age of dengue cases did not show a trend towards becoming younger; the median age was significantly older than that of cases in dengue endemic areas. The proportion of cases occurring during September and October was higher in 2012-2015 than in 2005-2011. The number of affected provinces ranged between 10 and 27 and the number of affected counties ranged between 42 and 415. The median time from illness onset to confirmation of dengue decreased sharply in 2015, indicating that comprehensive measures have been taken in mainland China. Although the number of dengue cases has increased and the affected areas have expanded in recent years, dengue is still an imported disease and does not present an endemic trend in mainland China. Copyright © 2017 The Author(s). Published by Elsevier Ltd.. All rights reserved.

  10. Dengue fever in the San Juan Bay Estuary: Evaluating the ...

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    Dengue is transmitted by Aedes aegypti, a species that thrives in cities. Here we ask which elements within the urban environment could be managed to reduce the potential for Dengue occurrence. In particular, we study the potential of wetlands in the SJBE to buffer from vector proliferation. Wetlands provide ecosystem services such as heat and water hazard mitigation, water purification and habitat for a diversity of species, all of which are factors that have been shown to affect Dengue vectors. As such, we hypothesize that within coastal neighborhoods in the SJBE wetlands, ecosystem services lead to lower Dengue occurrence. We test this hypothesis using Dengue data from 2010-2013, which includes the largest epidemic in PR history. Our analytical model includes relevant socio-economic factors and environmental controls that may also affect Dengue dynamics. Results indicated a negative effect of neighborhood mangrove cover and a positive effect of percent flood area on Dengue prevalence. Moreover, heat hazards were positively correlated with dengue prevalence and negatively correlated with neighborhood mangrove cover. Dengue prevalence did not correlate with herbaceous wetlands, or with the ecosystem services of water quality or vertebrate species richness. Mosquito borne diseases are an increasingly important health concern, which pose great challenges for safe and sustainable control and eradication. This reality calls for management approaches that consider m

  11. Investigational drugs in early development for treating dengue infection.

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    Beesetti, Hemalatha; Khanna, Navin; Swaminathan, Sathyamangalam

    2016-09-01

    Dengue has emerged as the most significant arboviral disease of the current century. A drug for dengue is an urgent unmet need. As conventional drug discovery efforts have not produced any promising clinical candidates, there is a shift toward re-positioning pre-existing drugs for dengue to fast-track dengue drug development. This article provides an update on the current status of recently completed and ongoing dengue drug trials. All dengue drug trials described in this article were identified from a list of >230 trials that were returned upon searching the World Health Organization's International Clinical Trials Registry Platform web portal using the search term 'dengue' on December 31(st), 2015. None of the handful of drugs tested so far has yielded encouraging results. Early trial experience has served to emphasize the challenge of drug testing in the short therapeutic time window available, the need for tools to predict 'high-risk' patients early on and the limitations of the existing pre-clinical model systems. Significant investment of efforts and resources is a must before the availability of a safe, effective and inexpensive dengue drug becomes a reality. Currently, supportive fluid therapy remains the only option available for dengue treatment.

  12. Agent-based modeling to simulate the dengue spread

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    Deng, Chengbin; Tao, Haiyan; Ye, Zhiwei

    2008-10-01

    In this paper, we introduce a novel method ABM in simulating the unique process for the dengue spread. Dengue is an acute infectious disease with a long history of over 200 years. Unlike the diseases that can be transmitted directly from person to person, dengue spreads through a must vector of mosquitoes. There is still no any special effective medicine and vaccine for dengue up till now. The best way to prevent dengue spread is to take precautions beforehand. Thus, it is crucial to detect and study the dynamic process of dengue spread that closely relates to human-environment interactions where Agent-Based Modeling (ABM) effectively works. The model attempts to simulate the dengue spread in a more realistic way in the bottom-up way, and to overcome the limitation of ABM, namely overlooking the influence of geographic and environmental factors. Considering the influence of environment, Aedes aegypti ecology and other epidemiological characteristics of dengue spread, ABM can be regarded as a useful way to simulate the whole process so as to disclose the essence of the evolution of dengue spread.

  13. Dengue hemorrhagic fever and acute hepatitis: a case report

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    Maria Paula Gomes Mourão

    Full Text Available Dengue fever is the world's most important viral hemorrhagic fever disease, the most geographically wide-spread of the arthropod-born viruses, and it causes a wide clinical spectrum of disease. We report a case of dengue hemorrhagic fever complicated by acute hepatitis. The initial picture of classical dengue fever was followed by painful liver enlargement, vomiting, hematemesis, epistaxis and diarrhea. Severe liver injury was detected by laboratory investigation, according to a syndromic surveillance protocol, expressed in a self-limiting pattern and the patient had a complete recovery. The serological tests for hepatitis and yellow fever viruses were negative. MAC-ELISA for dengue was positive.

  14. Prevention and Control Strategies to Counter Dengue Virus Infection.

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    Rather, Irfan A; Parray, Hilal A; Lone, Jameel B; Paek, Woon K; Lim, Jeongheui; Bajpai, Vivek K; Park, Yong-Ha

    2017-01-01

    Dengue is currently the highest and rapidly spreading vector-borne viral disease, which can lead to mortality in its severe form. The globally endemic dengue poses as a public health and economic challenge that has been attempted to suppress though application of various prevention and control techniques. Therefore, broad spectrum techniques, that are efficient, cost-effective, and environmentally sustainable, are proposed and practiced in dengue-endemic regions. The development of vaccines and immunotherapies have introduced a new dimension for effective dengue control and prevention. Thus, the present study focuses on the preventive and control strategies that are currently employed to counter dengue. While traditional control strategies bring temporary sustainability alone, implementation of novel biotechnological interventions, such as sterile insect technique, paratransgenesis, and production of genetically modified vectors, has improved the efficacy of the traditional strategies. Although a large-scale vector control strategy can be limited, innovative vaccine candidates have provided evidence for promising dengue prevention measures. The use of tetravalent dengue vaccine (CYD-TDV) has been the most effective so far in treating dengue infections. Nonetheless, challenges and limitation hinder the progress of developing integrated intervention methods and vaccines; while the improvement in the latest techniques and vaccine formulation continues, one can hope for a future without the threat of dengue virus.

  15. Global situation of dengue and dengue haemorrhagic fever, and its emergence in the Americas.

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    Pinheiro, F P; Corber, S J

    1997-01-01

    About two-thirds of the world's population live in areas infested with dengue vectors, mainly Aedes aegypti. All four dengue viruses are circulating, sometimes simultaneously, in most of these areas. It is estimated that up to 80 million persons become infected annually although marked underreporting results in the notification of much smaller figures. Currently dengue is endemic in all continents except Europe and epidemic dengue haemorrhagic fever (DHF) occurs in Asia, the Americas and some Pacific islands. The incidence of DHF is much greater in the Asian countries than in other regions. In Asian countries the disease continues to affect children predominantly although a marked increase in the number of DHF cases in people over 15 years old has been observed in the Philippines and Malaysia during recent years. In the 1990's DHF has continued to show a higher incidence in South-East Asia, particularly in Viet Nam and Thailand which together account for more than two-thirds of the DHF cases reported in Asia. However, an increase in the number of reported cases has been noted in the Philippines, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Cambodia, Myanmar, Malaysia, India, Singapore and Sri Lanka during the period 1991-1995 as compared to the preceding 5-year period. In the Americas, the emergence of epidemic DHF occurred in 1981 almost 30 years after its appearance in Asia, and its incidence is showing a marked upward trend. In 1981 Cuba reported the first major outbreak of DHF in the Americas, during which a total of 344,203 cases of dengue were notified, including 10,312 severe cases and 158 deaths. The DHF Cuban epidemic was associated with a strain of dengue-2 virus and it occurred four years after dengue-1 had been introduced in the island causing epidemics of dengue fever. Prior to this event suspected cases of DHF or fatal dengue cases had been reported by five countries but only a few of them fulfilled the WHO criteria for diagnosis of DHF. The outbreak in Cuba is

  16. MORBIMORTALIDADE DA DENGUE EM IDOSOS NO BRASIL - DENGUE MORBIDITY AND MORTALITY IN ELDERLY IN BRAZIL

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    Annah Rachel Graciano

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    Full Text Available Objective: To determine the prevalence and specific dengue coefficients of mortality in Brazil in the elderly population correlating the rates by male and female. Methods: Analytical ecological study with temporal trend of design. It was used as data sources Sistema de Informação Hospitalar, Sistema de Informação de Mortalidade and Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística. The population corresponded to the elderly aged between 60 years to 100 attended at Brazilian public health system whom were diagnosed with dengue between 2008 and 2015. Results: The prevalence rates did not change in the general population between the years 2008 and 2015. There was a significant increase in the number of deaths from dengue. In the elderly group, the prevalence increased substantially, and the specific mortality analysis in this group showed higher values than the mortality of the general population affected by dengue. Conclusions: It is very important to underline studies on the involvement of dengue in elderly groups for the development of public politics and the creation of specific protocols for the diagnosis and treatment in that age group, considering the lack of scientific evidence to entail proper conduct in handling such patients

  17. Factors affecting dengue prevention practices: nationwide survey of the Malaysian public.

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    Wong, Li Ping; Shakir, Sharina Mahavera Mohamad; Atefi, Narges; AbuBakar, Sazaly

    2015-01-01

    Efforts to stamp dengue in many dengue endemic countries has met little success. There is a need to re-examine and understand how the public at large view the dengue prevention efforts. This study aimed to examine the demographic factors, theoretical constructs of the Health Belief Model and knowledge about dengue and how these influence the practice of dengue prevention. A national telephone survey was carried out with 2,512 individuals of the Malaysian public aged 18-60 years. The majority (73%) of the Malaysian public had a total dengue prevention score of 51-100 (of a possible score of 1-100). Multivariate analysis suggests significant correlates of higher dengue prevention practices with demographic background, perception of susceptibility to dengue, perceived density of mosquitoes in the neighbourhood and knowledge about dengue. Households of lower income of which the majority (40.7%) were from the rural areas, were associated with the highest odds [OR = 1.33; 95%CI = 1.09-1.67; p = 0.004] of dengue prevention. Dengue prevention practices were also less likely to be undertaken in neighbourhoods where the responders perceived there is no and/or low density of mosquitoes. Dengue prevention practices are also less likely to be practiced by skilled workers [OR = 0.78; 95%CI = 0.63-0.95; p = 0.029] compared to those unemployed. Higher perceived susceptibility to dengue was associated with higher dengue prevention practices and participants with higher dengue knowledge were found to have a higher level of involvement in dengue prevention practices. Results from the study suggest that in formulating approaches to contain dengue, strategies should be developed to cultivate dengue prevention practices among urban population and target areas with low density of mosquitoes where public perceived a less likely chance of getting dengue. Dengue prevention campaigns should focus on messages highlighting the risk of contracting dengue and education to increase knowledge

  18. Vector dynamics and transmission of dengue virus: implications for dengue surveillance and prevention strategies: vector dynamics and dengue prevention.

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    Scott, Thomas W; Morrison, Amy C

    2010-01-01

    Accounting for variation in mosquito vector populations will improve dengue surveillance and prevention. Because Aedes aegypti, the principle dengue virus (DENV) vector, transmit the virus with remarkable efficiency, entomological thresholds are especially low. Assessing risk of human infection based on immature mosquito indices has proven difficult. Greater emphasis should be placed on relative abundance of adult vectors in relation to human serotype-specific herd immunity, introduction of unique viruses, mosquito-human contact and weather. The most appropriate spatial scale for assessing entomological risk is the individual household. The scale for measuring DENV transmission risk has yet to be determined but is clearly larger than the household and likely to exceed several city blocks. Because households are expected to be a primary site for human DENV infection, intradomicile vector control strategies should be a priority, especially when the force of transmission is high. The most effective intervention strategy will combine vector control with vaccine delivery for rapid and sustained disease prevention.

  19. Acute Renal Failure in Dengue Infection.

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    Vakrani, Girish Pamappa; Subramanyam, Nambakam Tanuja

    2017-01-01

    Acute Renal Failure (RF) is a rare but well recognized complication of Dengue Infection (DI). There has been paucity of published data regarding renal involvement in DI. The aim of the present study was to elucidate different clinical presentations, disease outcomes of DI. To study the frequency, severity and predictors of RF in DI. Patients diagnosed either as Dengue Fever (DF) or Dengue Haemorrhagic Fever/Dengue Shock Syndrome (DHF/DSS) respectively were enrolled for this study. The diagnostic criteria for DI were febrile illness associated with one of the following: 1) detection of dengue-specific IgM capture antibody or Non-Structural Protein1 (NS1) antigen; or 2) a four-fold or greater increase of dengue-specific IgG capture antibody by ELISA and haemoagglutination inhibition assay. Patients were diagnosed as having Acute RF, if serum creatinine was >1.2 mg/dl or who showed improvement by 50% in serum creatinine from the initial value. It is an observational study of medical charts, data of age, gender, and medical history of any underlying diseases in association with the severity of DI of each patient recorded. All of the laboratory results were collected. Parameters that influenced the clinical presentations and outcomes for development of classical DF or DHF/DSS in patients with or without RF were analysed and compared. Descriptive and inferential statistical analysis was carried. The Statistical software namely SAS 9.2, SPSS 15.0, Stata 10.1, Med Calc 9.0.1, Systat 12.0 and R environment ver.2.11.1 were used. Most common symptoms were fever followed by headache and pain in abdomen. Among the patients with RF, all patients had recovery. The patients with DHF/DSS were more susceptible to develop renal failure compared to DF group. There were statistically significant higher frequencies of renal failure, haemoconcentration, thrombocytopenia, low serum cholesterol. Patients in the RF group also had significantly higher percentages of shock, haemoconcentration

  20. Manifestaciones Clínicas y Distribución Geográfica de los Serotipos del Dengue en el Perú - Año 2001

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    Rosa Mostorino E

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    Full Text Available Objetivos: determinar la distribución geográfica de los serotipos del virus dengue en el Perú en el año 2001 e identificar las manifestaciones clínicas asociadas a dichos serotipos a partir de las muestras que ingresaron al Instituto Nacional de Salud (INS de Lima, Perú. Materiales y métodos: en este estudio transversal analítico se incluyó 236 pacientes, cuyas muestras sanguíneas resultaron confirmatorias de dengue por el método del aislamiento viral, realizado en el laboratorio de arbovirus y rickettsias durante el año 2001. Los datos clínicos de estos pacientes fueron extraídos de las fichas epidemiológicas enviadas por los establecimientos de salud en el ámbito nacional notificantes al INS. Resultados: los cuatro serotipos del dengue estuvieron circulando en el Perú en el año 2001 (DEN-3 y DEN-4 recientemente identificadosLa mayoría de los pacientes (76,7% refirieron no haber tenido anteriormente dengue. Los pacientes con infección por el serotipo DEN-2 presentaron mayores síntomas y signos que aquellos infectados con DEN-1 y DEN-3; siendo este último serotipo el que produjo menor sintomatología en los pacientes. Conclusiones: los cuatro serotipos del dengue están circulando en el país. El serotipo DEN-2 sería responsable de cuadros clínicos con mayor sintomatología o severidad.

  1. Valvuloplastia mitral percutánea de emergencia en un paciente con edema pulmonar refractario

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    Alejandra I. de Zubiría

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    Full Text Available La estenosis mitral usualmente es causada por fiebre reumática. A pesar de ser una patología poco frecuente en los países desarrollados, es prevalente en los países en vía de desarrollo, donde aproximadamente dos tercios de la población mundial vive, haciendo de esta condición, una enfermedad valvular común. Es importante considerar la estenosis mitral en el diagnóstico diferencial de los pacientes con edema agudo de pulmón cardiogénico refractario y la valvuloplastia mitral percutánea de emergencia como el tratamiento definitivo. Se presenta el caso de un paciente femenino de 21 años, con edema agudo de pulmón cardiogénico refractario, secundario a estenosis mitral muy severa de origen reumático, tratado con valvuloplastia percutánea con balón de urgencia. Se realiza una revisión sobre la estenosis mitral y se examina el tratamiento con especial énfasis en los casos publicados en la literatura de valvuloplastia mitral percutánea de emergencia.

  2. Distensión abdominal en paciente con derivación ventriculoperitoneal

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    Katia Solís Díaz

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Se presenta el caso de un paciente varón de 27 años con antecedentes de derivación ventriculoperitoneal desde la infancia que consulta por distensión abdominal de tres meses de evolución y fiebre, sin otra clínica asociada. Se realiza una paracentesis diagnóstica con datos de exudado y una ecografía y TAC abdominal que muestran un pseudoquiste abdominal, sin datos de infección. Se decide la extirpación quirúrgica del mismo y la recolocación del catéter a nivel suprahepático, con desaparición de la ascitis. En la evolución presenta disfunción del sistema por obstrucción, por lo que se recambia la derivación, con buena evolución posterior.El pseudoquiste es una complicación rara pero grave de la derivación ventriculoperitoneal. Puede producir clínica abdominal, neurológica o infecciosa. El diagnóstico se realiza fundamentalmente por ecografía y TAC abdominal y el tratamiento aconsejado es la evacuación quirúrgica junto con resección de la cápsula y la recolocación del drenaje.

  3. Prevalencia de anticuerpos neutralizantes contra los serotipos del virus dengue en universitarios de Tabasco, México Prevalence of neutralizing antibodies to dengue virus serotypes in university students from Tabasco, Mexico

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    Gilma Guadalupe Sánchez-Burgos

    2008-10-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Determinar la seroprevalencia de anticuerpos neutralizantes de los serotipos del virus dengue en estudiantes universitarios de Tabasco, México, durante los meses de septiembre a noviembre del año 2005. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Se determinó la presencia de IgG contra el virus en el suero de estudiantes que acudieron al centro clínico de la universidad; en los sueros positivos se determinaron los anticuerpos neutralizantes mediante el ensayo de reducción de placa lítica. RESULTADOS: La prevalencia de IgG contra el dengue fue de 9.1%; de esta proporción, los anticuerpos neutralizantes fueron DENV-1 (20%, DENV-2 (100%, DENV-3 (4% y DENV-4 (68%. CONCLUSIONES: Este estudio muestra que el serotipo transmitido con mayor frecuencia en el estado de Tabasco es el DENV-2, aunque no ha sido el aislado con más frecuencia. La elevada prevalencia de anticuerpos neutralizantes contra el DENV-4, al parecer de reacción cruzada, podría explicar la baja circulación de este serotipo en Tabasco.OBJECTIVE: Determine the seroprevalence of neutralizing antibodies to dengue virus in students from the state university of Tabasco, Mexico. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A transversal study was conducted of serum collected from students between September and November, 2005. The sera were screened for anti-dengue IgG and those that had evidence of dengue antibodies were analyzed by a plaque reduction neutralization test. RESULTS: Prevalence of anti-dengue IgG was 9.1%. The frequency of neutralizing antibodies was 100% for DENV-2, 68% for DENV-4, 20% for DENV-1, and 4 % for DENV-3. CONCLUSIONS: We found that in this population, DENV-2 circulates more than DENV-3 despite the fact that DENV-3 is more frequently isolated. Unexpectedly, neutralizing antibodies against DENV-4 were frequently found even though this serotype is almost extinct; thus, it is probable that cross-immunity could suppress DEN-4 transmission, as has been suggested.

  4. Epidemiology of dengue: past, present and future prospects

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    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available Natasha Evelyn Anne Murray,1,2 Mikkel B Quam,1 Annelies Wilder-Smith1,31Institute of Public Health, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany; 2Population Health, Waikato District Health Board, Hamilton, New Zealand; 3Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University, SingaporeAbstract: Dengue is currently regarded globally as the most important mosquito-borne viral disease. A history of symptoms compatible with dengue can be traced back to the Chin Dynasty of 265–420 AD. The virus and its vectors have now become widely distributed throughout tropical and subtropical regions of the world, particularly over the last half-century. Significant geographic expansion has been coupled with rapid increases in incident cases, epidemics, and hyperendemicity, leading to the more severe forms of dengue. Transmission of dengue is now present in every World Health Organization (WHO region of the world and more than 125 countries are known to be dengue endemic. The true impact of dengue globally is difficult to ascertain due to factors such as inadequate disease surveillance, misdiagnosis, and low levels of reporting. Currently available data likely grossly underestimates the social, economic, and disease burden. Estimates of the global incidence of dengue infections per year have ranged between 50 million and 200 million; however, recent estimates using cartographic approaches suggest this number is closer to almost 400 million. The expansion of dengue is expected to increase due to factors such as the modern dynamics of climate change, globalization, travel, trade, socioeconomics, settlement and also viral evolution. No vaccine or specific antiviral therapy currently exists to address the growing threat of dengue. Prompt case detection and appropriate clinical management can reduce the mortality from severe dengue. Effective vector control is the mainstay of dengue prevention and control. Surveillance and improved reporting of dengue

  5. Trends of dengue infections in Malaysia, 2000-2010.

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    Mia, Md Shahin; Begum, Rawshan Ara; Er, A C; Abidin, Raja Datuk Zaharaton Raja Zainal; Pereira, Joy Jacqueline

    2013-06-01

    To analyze trends of dengue incidences and deaths in Malaysia from 2000 to 2010 as well as the predominant dengue virus serotypes during the last decade. We used the national data on annual reported cases, deaths, incidence rate, mortality rate, and case fatality rate of dengue fever (DF) and dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) as well as dengue virus serotypes prevalent in Malaysia during the last decade. Trend/ regression lines were fitted to investigate the trend of dengue incidences and deaths due to the disease for a 11-year period (2000-2010). For the distribution of national incidence rate, mortality rate, and case fatality rate of DF and DHF, descriptive statistics using mean and 95% confidence intervals (CI 39) for means, and range were applied. The number of dengue cases and number of deaths have increased, on average, by 14% and 8% per year respectively. The average annual incidence rate of DF per 100 000 populations was higher as compared to that of DHF. Conversely, the yearly mean mortality rate of DHF per 100 000 populations was greater than that of DF. The simultaneous circulation of all four dengue serotypes has been found in Malaysia. But a particular dengue virus serotype predominates for at least two years before it becomes replaced by another serotype. The dengue situation in Malaysia has worsened with an increasing number of reported cases and deaths during the last decade. The increasing trend of dengue highlights the need for a more systematic surveillance and reporting of the disease. Copyright © 2013 Hainan Medical College. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  6. Evaluation of concurrent malaria and dengue infections among febrile patients

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    Parul D Shah

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Context: Despite a wide overlap between endemic areas for two important vector-borne infections, malaria and dengue, published reports of co-infections are scarce till date. Aims: To find the incidence of dengue and malaria co-infection as well as to ascertain the severity of such dengue and malaria co-infection based on clinical and haematological parameters. Setting and Design: Observational, retrospective cross-sectional study was designed including patients who consulted the tertiary care hospital of Ahmedabad seeking treatment for fever compatible with malaria and/or dengue. Subjects and Methods: A total of 8364 serum samples from clinically suspected cases of fever compatible with malaria and/or dengue were collected. All samples were tested for dengue NS-1 antigen before 5 days of onset of illness and for dengue IgM after 5 days of onset of illness. In all samples, malaria diagnosis was based on the identification of Plasmodium parasites on a thin and thick blood films microscopy. Results: Only 10.27% (859 patients with fever were tested positive for dengue and 5.1% (434 were tested positive for malaria. 3.14% (27 dengue cases show concurrent infection with malarial parasites. Hepatomegaly and jaundice 37.03% (10, haemorrhagic manifestations 18.51% (5 and kidney failure 3.7% (1, haemoglobin <12 g/dl 100% (27 and thrombocytopenia (platelet count <150,000/cmm 96.29% (26 were common in malaria and dengue co-infections and were much more common in Plasmodium falciparum infections. Conclusion: All febrile patients must be tested for malaria and dengue, both otherwise one of them will be missed in case of concurrent infections which could lead to severe diseases with complications.

  7. Sensorineural hearing loss in hemorrhagic dengue?

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    Bruna Natália Freire Ribeiro

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    Discussion and conclusion: This is the first case report that brings together DHF and sudden hearing loss. In the development of this case no other cause to sudden hearing loss was found and the correlation between dengue and hearing loss was questioned. In the literature review was found that some viruses, as mumps virus, varicella-zoster virus and HSV-1 and HSV-2 are related to sudden hearing loss, all of them fit in the viral theory. Besides the viral theory of sudden hearing loss, there is the vascular theory that is the occlusion of the end artery that supplies the cochlea. DHF has a vascular commitment, and the hypothesis of a vascular cause could be elicited in this case. Many studies in this area are needed and this article has the objective of elicit the discussion about the subject. Could dengue be associated with sensorineural hearing loss?

  8. Reporte de un caso clínico Técnica quirúrgica combinada de omentalización y drenaje transabdominal múltiple en un paciente canino con abscesos prostáticos

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    Diego Fernando Echeverry Bonilla; Edwin Fernando Buriticá Gaviria

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    Se expone el caso clínico de un paciente canino mestizo de 7 años de edad, que fue presentado a consulta médica en la clínica de Pequeños Animales de la Facultad de Medicina Veterinaria y Zootecnia de la Universidad del Tolima, por presentar un cuadro clínico consistente en: polaquiuria, disuria, tenesmo, fiebre, pérdida ponderal. La información obtenida a partir de la anamnesis, examen físico y estudios paraclínicos permitieron diagnosticar abscesos prostáticos, el tratamiento quirúrgico con...

  9. Costs of dengue prevention and incremental cost of dengue outbreak control in Guantanamo, Cuba.

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    Baly, Alberto; Toledo, Maria E; Rodriguez, Karina; Benitez, Juan R; Rodriguez, Maritza; Boelaert, Marleen; Vanlerberghe, Veerle; Van der Stuyft, Patrick

    2012-01-01

    To assess the economic cost of routine Aedes aegypti control in an at-risk environment without dengue endemicity and the incremental costs incurred during a sporadic outbreak. The study was conducted in 2006 in the city of Guantanamo, Cuba. We took a societal perspective to calculate costs in months without dengue transmission (January-July) and during an outbreak (August-December). Data sources were bookkeeping records, direct observations and interviews. The total economic cost per inhabitant (p.i.) per month. (p.m.) increased from 2.76 USD in months without dengue transmission to 6.05 USD during an outbreak. In months without transmission, the routine Aedes control programme cost 1.67 USD p.i. p.m. Incremental costs during the outbreak were mainly incurred by the population and the primary/secondary level of the healthcare system, hardly by the vector control programme (1.64, 1.44 and 0.21 UDS increment p.i. p.m., respectively). The total cost for managing a hospitalized suspected dengue case was 296.60 USD (62.0% direct medical, 9.0% direct non-medical and 29.0% indirect costs). In both periods, the main cost drivers for the Aedes control programme, the healthcare system and the community were the value of personnel and volunteer time or productivity losses. Intensive efforts to keep A. aegypti infestation low entail important economic costs for society. When a dengue outbreak does occur eventually, costs increase sharply. In-depth studies should assess which mix of activities and actors could maximize the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of routine Aedes control and dengue prevention. © 2011 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

  10. Animal Models of Dengue Virus Infection

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    Eva Harris; Simona Zompi

    2012-01-01

    The development of animal models of dengue virus (DENV) infection and disease has been challenging, as epidemic DENV does not naturally infect non-human species. Non-human primates (NHPs) can sustain viral replication in relevant cell types and develop a robust immune response, but they do not develop overt disease. In contrast, certain immunodeficient mouse models infected with mouse-adapted DENV strains show signs of severe disease similar to the ‘vascular-leak’ syndrome seen in severe deng...

  11. A Cluster-Randomized Controlled Trial to Reduce Diarrheal Disease and Dengue Entomological Risk Factors in Rural Primary Schools in Colombia.

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    Overgaard, Hans J; Alexander, Neal; Matiz, Maria Ines; Jaramillo, Juan Felipe; Olano, Victor Alberto; Vargas, Sandra; Sarmiento, Diana; Lenhart, Audrey; Stenström, Thor Axel

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    As many neglected tropical diseases are co-endemic and have common risk factors, integrated control can efficiently reduce disease burden and relieve resource-strained public health budgets. Diarrheal diseases and dengue fever are major global health problems sharing common risk factors in water storage containers. Where provision of clean water is inadequate, water storage is crucial. Fecal contamination of stored water is a common source of diarrheal illness, but stored water also provides breeding sites for dengue vector mosquitoes. Integrating improved water management and educational strategies for both diseases in the school environment can potentially improve the health situation for students and the larger community. The objective of this trial was to investigate whether interventions targeting diarrhea and dengue risk factors would significantly reduce absence due to diarrheal disease and dengue entomological risk factors in schools. A factorial cluster randomized controlled trial was carried out in 34 rural primary schools (1,301 pupils) in La Mesa and Anapoima municipalities, Cundinamarca, Colombia. Schools were randomized to one of four study arms: diarrhea interventions (DIA), dengue interventions (DEN), combined diarrhea and dengue interventions (DIADEN), and control (CON). Interventions had no apparent effect on pupil school absence due to diarrheal disease (p = 0.45) or on adult female Aedes aegypti density (p = 0.32) (primary outcomes). However, the dengue interventions reduced the Breteau Index on average by 78% (p = 0.029), with Breteau indices of 10.8 and 6.2 in the DEN and DIADEN arms, respectively compared to 37.5 and 46.9 in the DIA and CON arms, respectively. The diarrhea interventions improved water quality as assessed by the amount of Escherichia coli colony forming units (CFU); the ratio of Williams mean E. coli CFU being 0.22, or 78% reduction (p = 0.008). Integrated control of dengue and diarrhea has never been conducted before. This

  12. Dengue risk factors and community participation in Binh Thuan Province, Vietnam, a household survey

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    Phuong, Hoang Lan; de Vries, Peter J.; Boonshuyar, Chaweewon; Binh, Tran Q.; Nam, Nguyen V.; Kager, Piet A.

    2008-01-01

    To look for risk factors for dengue and community participation in dengue control in Binh Thuan Province, Vietnam, three communes with a low incidence of dengue and three with a high incidence, in Binh Thuan Province, were compared. Knowledge, perception and preventive practice of dengue were

  13. Caracterización clínica y epidemiológica de los casos de dengue: experiencia del Hospital General de Culiacán, Sinaloa, México Clinical and epidemiologic characteristics of dengue cases: the experience of a general hospital in Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico

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    María Guadalupe Ramírez-Zepeda

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Documentar las características clínicas y epidemiológicas de los pacientes con dengue atendidos en un hospital de Culiacán, Sinaloa, México. MÉTODOS: Estudio transversal, observacional y analítico realizado en el Hospital General Dr. Bernardo J. Gastélum de Culiacán entre el 1 de octubre y el 2 de diciembre de 2003. Se evaluó la asociación entre las variables independientes (las características clínicas y epidemiológicas de los pacientes y la variable dependiente (diagnóstico confirmado de dengue hemorrágico mediante el análisis de regresión simple. Las variables que mostraron una relación significativa (P 100 000/mm3 en casos con cuadros clínicos graves (fuga capilar que no se clasificaron como dengue hemorrágico por no cumplir todos los criterios establecidos por la OMS.OBJECTIVES: To document the clinical and epidemiological characteristics present in dengue patients served by a hospital in Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico. METHODS: A cross-sectional, observational, and analytical study was carried out at the Hospital General Dr. Bernardo J. Gastélum de Culiacan from 1 October to 2 December 2003. Associations between the independent variables (the patients' clinical and epidemiological characteristics and the dependent variable (confirmed hemorrhagic dengue were determined through simple regression analysis. The variables that were significantly associated (P 100000/mm3 were confirmed in cases with acute clinical symptoms (capillary leak that were not classified as hemorrhagic dengue due to falling short of the criteria established by WHO.

  14. Bartonella henselae en niños con adenitis regional atendidos en un hospital nacional del Perú, 2012

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    Edwin Miranda-Choque

    Full Text Available Con el objetivo de determinar la frecuencia de casos seropositivos a Bartonella henselae en niños con adenitis regional atendidos en un hospital nacional del Perú, se realizó un estudio trasversal en 106 niños con adenitis regional mayor de 1 cm de diámetro, de aparición aguda, con tiempo de enfermedad mayor de cinco días, atendidos en el Instituto Nacional de Salud del Niño durante el año 2012. Se definió seropositividad para B. henselae mediante el examen de inmunofluorescencia indirecta, siendo positivos 86 niños (81,1% con una mediana de edad de 7 años, rango de 5 a 11; en el análisis bivariado se encontraron como factores asociados, edad mayor de 5 años, antecedentes de fiebre, adenopatía mayor de 4 cm y reporte de contacto con gato. En conclusión, los niños con adenitis regional atendidos en este hospital de referencia nacional presentaron una frecuencia alta de serología positiva para B. henselae

  15. Dengue in Malaysia: Factors Associated with Dengue Mortality from a National Registry.

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    Su May Liew

    Full Text Available The increasing incidence and geographical distribution of dengue has had significant impact on global healthcare services and resources. This study aimed to determine the factors associated with dengue-related mortality in a cohort of Malaysian patients.This was a retrospective cohort study of patients in the Malaysian National Dengue Registry of 2013. The outcome measure was dengue-related mortality. Associations between sociodemographic and clinical variables with the outcome were analysed using multivariate analysis.There were 43 347 cases of which 13081 were serologically confirmed. The mean age was 30.0 years (SD 15.7; 60.2% were male. The incidence of dengue increased towards the later part of the calendar year. There were 92 probable dengue mortalities, of which 41 were serologically confirmed. Multivariate analysis in those with positive serology showed that increasing age (OR 1.03; CI:1.01-1.05, persistent vomiting (OR 13.34; CI: 1.92-92.95, bleeding (OR 5.84; CI 2.17-15.70 and severe plasma leakage (OR 66.68; CI: 9.13-487.23 were associated with mortality. Factors associated with probable dengue mortality were increasing age (OR 1.04; CI:1.03-1.06, female gender (OR 1.53; CI:1.01-2.33, nausea and/or vomiting (OR 1.80; CI:1.17-2.77, bleeding (OR 3.01; CI:1.29-7.04, lethargy and/or restlessness (OR 5.97; CI:2.26-15.78, severe plasma leakage (OR 14.72; CI:1.54-140.70, and shock (OR 1805.37; CI:125.44-25982.98, in the overall study population.Older persons and those with persistent vomiting, bleeding or severe plasma leakage, which were associated with mortality, at notification should be monitored closely and referred early if indicated. Doctors and primary care practitioners need to detect patients with dengue early before they develop these severe signs and symptoms.

  16. Pharmacological intervention for dengue virus infection.

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    Lai, Jenn-Haung; Lin, Yi-Ling; Hsieh, Shie-Liang

    2017-04-01

    Dengue virus (DENV) infection has a considerable health impact in tropical and subtropical countries worldwide. Escalation of infection rates greatly increases morbidity and mortality, most commonly from deaths due to dengue hemorrhagic fever and dengue shock syndrome. Although the development of an effective, long-lasting vaccine has been a major aim for control and prevention of DENV infection, the currently licensed vaccine has limitations and is less than satisfactory. Thus, there remains an important need to identify effective and tolerable medications for treatment of DENV-infected patients both in the early phase, to prevent progression to fatal outcomes, and to minimize deaths after patients develop severe complications. This review will address several specific points, including (1) approaches to identify anti-DENV medications, (2) recent advances in the development of potential compounds targeting DENV infection, (3) experience with clinical trials of regimens for DENV infection, (4) some available medications of potential for clinical trials against DENV infection, (5) reasons for unsuccessful outcomes and challenges of anti-DENV treatments, and (6) directions for developing or selecting better anti-DENV strategies. This review provides useful guidance for clinicians selecting drugs for DENV-infected patients with severe manifestations or potential fatal disease progression, and for basic researchers seeking to develop effective anti-DENV regimens. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  17. Animal Models of Dengue Virus Infection

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    Eva Harris

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available The development of animal models of dengue virus (DENV infection and disease has been challenging, as epidemic DENV does not naturally infect non-human species. Non-human primates (NHPs can sustain viral replication in relevant cell types and develop a robust immune response, but they do not develop overt disease. In contrast, certain immunodeficient mouse models infected with mouse-adapted DENV strains show signs of severe disease similar to the ‘vascular-leak’ syndrome seen in severe dengue in humans. Humanized mouse models can sustain DENV replication and show some signs of disease, but further development is needed to validate the immune response. Classically, immunocompetent mice infected with DENV do not manifest disease or else develop paralysis when inoculated intracranially; however, a new model using high doses of DENV has recently been shown to develop hemorrhagic signs after infection. Overall, each model has its advantages and disadvantages and is differentially suited for studies of dengue pathogenesis and immunopathogenesis and/or pre-clinical testing of antiviral drugs and vaccines.

  18. Animal models of dengue virus infection.

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    Zompi, Simona; Harris, Eva

    2012-01-01

    The development of animal models of dengue virus (DENV) infection and disease has been challenging, as epidemic DENV does not naturally infect non-human species. Non-human primates (NHPs) can sustain viral replication in relevant cell types and develop a robust immune response, but they do not develop overt disease. In contrast, certain immunodeficient mouse models infected with mouse-adapted DENV strains show signs of severe disease similar to the 'vascular-leak' syndrome seen in severe dengue in humans. Humanized mouse models can sustain DENV replication and show some signs of disease, but further development is needed to validate the immune response. Classically, immunocompetent mice infected with DENV do not manifest disease or else develop paralysis when inoculated intracranially; however, a new model using high doses of DENV has recently been shown to develop hemorrhagic signs after infection. Overall, each model has its advantages and disadvantages and is differentially suited for studies of dengue pathogenesis and immunopathogenesis and/or pre-clinical testing of antiviral drugs and vaccines.

  19. Ovitrap surveillance as dengue epidemic predictor

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    José Eduardo Marques Pessanha

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available We used ovitraps, set out each two week to monitor for Aedes spp. at Belo Horizonte City, Brazil, 2002-2013. The average proportion of ovitraps with mosquitoes – the ovitraps index (OIP had flutuations in these years. The average egg number of Aedes sp. (MNE revealed that is a good sensitive index for detecting the presence of Aedes than the Breteau index. They also showed that Ae aegypti was a dominant species in studies periods. Analyses revealed that monthly cases of Dengue fever (DF and Dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF were correlated with the number of adult female Aedes spp. collected in all the years with the correlation coefficient of0.54 in 2002-2013. Our survey also indicated that air temperature and precipitation are directly related to increases of mosquitoes in ovitraps. Thus, under circumstances where the Breteau index is low, the ovitrap method should be applied as an good and opportune surveillance tool to evaluate the risk of human dengue infection, and the need scaling up for mosquito vector control.

  20. Encefalitis por virus San Luis en la Ciudad de Buenos Aires durante el brote de dengue 2009

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    Full Text Available Se presenta un paciente de 80 años de edad, residente en la Ciudad de Buenos Aires, con diagnóstico serológico para el virus de la encefalitis de San Luis (SLE durante el brote de dengue ocurrido entre enero y mayo de 2009. Presentaba leucemia linfoide crónica en tratamiento con clorambucilo, cáncer de próstata tratado con hormonoterapia y radioterapia, e imágenes óseas compatibles con metástasis. El estudio del líquido cefalorraquídeo demostró pleocitosis con predominio de mononucleares y proteinorraquia elevada. El resultado de los cultivos para bacterias, hongos y micobacterias, así como el PCR en LCR para herpes virus, HSV, CMV y EBV, fue negativo. Se detectaron anticuerpos IgM para virus SLE tanto en LCR como en muestra de suero, con seroconversión IgG por neutralización en cultivos celulares y resultados negativos para los demás Flavivirus con circulación en Argentina. Se revisan evidencias sobre la presencia de virus de San Luis en nuestro país, y se señala la importancia de la confirmación diagnóstica y el estudio de otros Flavivirus en casos sospechosos de dengue con presentación grave o atípica. Este trabajo remarca la necesidad de fortalecer tanto la vigilancia epidemiológica del virus SLE, como el control vectorial para prevenir las diferentes infecciones transmitidas por mosquitos y conocer su efecto en Salud Pública en la Argentina.

  1. Clinical predictors of dengue fever co-infected with leptospirosis among patients admitted for dengue fever - a pilot study.

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    Suppiah, Jeyanthi; Chan, Shie-Yien; Ng, Min-Wern; Khaw, Yam-Sim; Ching, Siew-Mooi; Mat-Nor, Lailatul Akmar; Ahmad-Najimudin, Naematul Ain; Chee, Hui-Yee

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    Dengue and leptospirosis infections are currently two major endemics in Malaysia. Owing to the overlapping clinical symptoms between both the diseases, frequent misdiagnosis and confusion of treatment occurs. As a solution, the present work initiated a pilot study to investigate the incidence related to co-infection of leptospirosis among dengue patients. This enables the identification of more parameters to predict the occurrence of co-infection. Two hundred sixty eight serum specimens collected from patients that were diagnosed for dengue fever were confirmed for dengue virus serotyping by real-time polymerase chain reaction. Clinical, laboratory and demographic data were extracted from the hospital database to identify patients with confirmed leptospirosis infection among the dengue patients. Thus, frequency of co-infection was calculated and association of the dataset with dengue-leptospirosis co-infection was statistically determined. The frequency of dengue co-infection with leptospirosis was 4.1%. Male has higher preponderance of developing the co-infection and end result of shock as clinical symptom is more likely present among co-infected cases. It is also noteworthy that, DENV 1 is the common dengue serotype among all cases identified as dengue-leptospirosis co-infection in this study. The increasing incidence of leptospirosis among dengue infected patients has posed the need to precisely identify the presence of co-infection for the betterment of treatment without mistakenly ruling out either one of them. Thus, anticipating the possible clinical symptoms and laboratory results of dengue-leptospirosis co-infection is essential.

  2. A STUDY ON SEROPREVALENCE OF DENGUE IGM ANTIBODY IN SUSPECTED CASE OF DENGUE FEVER IN AND AROUND JAMNAGAR, GUJARAT (INDIA

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    Saurabh Chhotalal Gamit

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    Full Text Available BACKGROUND Dengue virus belongs to family Flaviviridae, it spread by the bite of infected Aedes mosquitoes. It breeds in fresh water. It causes a wide spectrum of illness from mild illness to severe fatal Dengue Haemorrhagic Fever/Dengue Shock Syndrome (DHF/DSS. The aim of the study is to find out seroprevalence of dengue IgM in and around Jamnagar by presence of virus specific dengue IgM antibody from serum samples taken from suspected dengue patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS This is retrospective study conducted at tertiary care hospital, Jamnagar. Patient with history of dengue fever more than 5 days were included in the study. Serum samples were screened for dengue IgM by ELISA method. Study was conducted in our institute from July 2016 to June 2017. Total 1202 serum samples of suspected patient of dengue IgM by ELISA method. RESULTS Out of 1202 samples, total 254 (21.13% were positive for dengue IgM Ab among this- 177 (69.69% male and 77 (30.31% female and 78 (30.71% were 0-20 of age, 131 (51.57% were 20-40 of age and 45 (17.72% were 40 of age. 175 (82.28% positive cases between October to December in post-monsoon season. CONCLUSION Study shows that prevalence of dengue fever is more in post-monsoon season, more common in middle age group and in male than female, so early diagnosis is very important to reduce mortality rate

  3. The immunogenicity of tetravalent dengue DNA vaccine in mice pre-exposed to Japanese encephalitis or Dengue virus antigens.

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    Prompetchara, Eakachai; Ketloy, Chutitorn; Keelapang, Poonsook; Sittisombut, Nopporn; Ruxrungtham, Kiat

    2015-09-01

    Asian countries are an endemic area for both dengue (DENV) and Japanese encephalitis viruses (JEV). While JEV vaccines have been used extensively in this region, DENV vaccines remains under development. Whether preexisting naturally acquired or vaccination-induced immunity against JEV may affect the immune response to dengue vaccine candidate is unclear. In this study we used mice previously immunized with JEV vaccines to evaluate the impact on dengue-specific neutralizing antibody responses to a tetravalent dengue DNA vaccine candidate (TDNA). A tetravalent cocktail of plasmids encoding pre-membrane and envelope proteins from each dengue serotype was administered into mice which had been previously primed with inactivated or live-attenuated JEV vaccines, or dengue serotype2 virus (DENV-2). Neutralizing antibody response was measured employing a plaque reduction neutralization test at two weeks after the priming and at four weeks after the second dose of the dengue tetravalent plasmids. Inactivated or live-attenuated JEV vaccines, or DENV-2 induced low levels of neutralizing antibodies against the homologous viruses (JE and dengue virus, respectively). DENV-2 injection induced also low levels of cross-reactive antibodies against DENV-1, -3 and -4. JEV vaccines have no effect on the dengue-specific neutralizing antibody responses to the subsequent TDNA immunization. Pre-exposure to DENV-2 infection increased DENV-2 specific response neutralizing antibody to two doses of TDNA plasmids by six folds, but did not affect antibody response to other serotypes. Priming with JEV vaccines did not impact on dengue virus-specific neutralizing antibody response to a dengue TDNA vaccine candidate in mice.

  4. Dengue virus exposure among blood donors in Ghana | Narkwa ...

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    Due to limited data on dengue virus exposure among Ghanaians, we surveyed 188 healthy adult blood donors for the presence of IgG and IgM antibodies to the four serotypes of dengue. Five milliliters of peripheral blood from the blood donors were collected in plain tubes. Serum was then obtained and ELISA tests were ...

  5. Innovation to control dengue disease in Asia | IDRC - International ...

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    Jun 10, 2016 ... Innovation to control dengue disease in Asia ... For example, community groups are now using socially and culturally appropriate outreach materials to educate people on the importance of covering water storage containers, a frequent breeding site for the mosquitos that transmit dengue, and on using ...

  6. Karakteristik Dengue Berat yang Dirawat di Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

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    Dzulfikar D. Lukmanul Hakim

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Dengue viral infections affect all age groups and produce a spectrum of clinical illness that ranges from asymptomatic to severe and occasionally fatal disease. Severe dengue characterized by plasma leakage, hemoconcentration, and hemostatic disorder. The aim of this study was to know the characteristic of severe dengue patients admitted to Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU Dr. Hasan Sadikin Hospital Bandung during January 2009 to December 2010. This was a retrospective descriptive study based on the data collected from the medical records. Twenty-one severe dengue cases in two years were admitted 15/21 girls and 6/21 boys, and 5/21 of them died during hospitalization because of dengue shock syndrome (DSS and disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC. Most of them were 1−5 years old with good nutritional status. Hepatomegaly was found in all cases with mean hematocrit was 38%. In this research, the most manifestation of severe dengue were DSS (15/21, DIC (11/21, encephalopathy (6/21, pleural effusion (5/21, myocarditis (3/21, and acute respiratory distress syndrome (3/21. In conclusions, severe dengue are more common in girls, 1–5 years old, and well-nourished children. The most common clinical manifestation of severe dengue are shock, disseminated intravascular coagulation, and encephalopathy.

  7. Dengue disease diagnosis: A puzzle to be solved

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    Jaime Eduardo Castellanos

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available Dengue is an infection caused by dengue virus and is the most important arthropod transmitted viral disease in the world, causing near 100 million cases and 50 000 fatalities each year. Health authorities believe that these numbers will grow in coming years. In Colombia, almost 600 municipalities are in regions with Aedes aegypti circulation, and the presence of four dengue serotypes has been demonstrated. Despite the increasing knowledge about disease pathogenesis and the dengue virus, some technical or scientific difficulties with diagnosing dengue remain, negatively affecting both public health surveillance and the appropriate attention to patients in health settings and hospitals. This paper reviews the principles and developments of the current diagnostic techniques for dengue, pointing out the difficulties with making accurate dengue diagnoses and case confirmations in public health and specialized laboratories. The principles and limitations of MAC-ELISA, IgG serology, viral NS1 detection and viral isolation by cell culture are presented. In addition, the review of immunochromatography techniques (rapid diagnostic tests that have been put forward to help the point-of-care diagnosis is proposed. This paper is intended to bring forward some points of view about the issues related to dengue diagnosis and contribute to improve the discussion surrounding the strategies and techniques needed for reducing the impact of the disease and favoring its control.

  8. Ludwig's angina after severe thrombocytopenic purpura associated with dengue fever

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    Maria Antonia Campos

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Here, we report a case of Ludwig's angina, which required surgery because of toothache. The patient had dengue and severe thrombocytopenia as confirmed by clinical and laboratory diagnoses. However, dengue is not included among the predisposing factors for Ludwig's angina.

  9. Genetic analysis of imported dengue virus strains by Iranian travelers

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    Nariman Shahhosseini

    2016-11-01

    Full Text Available Dengue virus sequences used in this study were obtained from two Iranian patients who were both with a history of traveling to Malaysia. The maximum likelihood phylogenetic tree demonstrated that two sequences were grouped into dengue virus 1. Specifically, strains IranDF1 and Iran-DF2 clustered in genotype I and III, respectively.

  10. Assessing weather effects on dengue disease in Malaysia.

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    Cheong, Yoon Ling; Burkart, Katrin; Leitão, Pedro J; Lakes, Tobia

    2013-11-26

    The number of dengue cases has been increasing on a global level in recent years, and particularly so in Malaysia, yet little is known about the effects of weather for identifying the short-term risk of dengue for the population. The aim of this paper is to estimate the weather effects on dengue disease accounting for non-linear temporal effects in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya, Malaysia, from 2008 to 2010. We selected the weather parameters with a Poisson generalized additive model, and then assessed the effects of minimum temperature, bi-weekly accumulated rainfall and wind speed on dengue cases using a distributed non-linear lag model while adjusting for trend, day-of-week and week of the year. We found that the relative risk of dengue cases is positively associated with increased minimum temperature at a cumulative percentage change of 11.92% (95% CI: 4.41-32.19), from 25.4 °C to 26.5 °C, with the highest effect delayed by 51 days. Increasing bi-weekly accumulated rainfall had a positively strong effect on dengue cases at a cumulative percentage change of 21.45% (95% CI: 8.96, 51.37), from 215 mm to 302 mm, with the highest effect delayed by 26-28 days. The wind speed is negatively associated with dengue cases. The estimated lagged effects can be adapted in the dengue early warning system to assist in vector control and prevention plan.

  11. Dengue as a cause of acute undifferentiated fever in Vietnam

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    Phuong, H.L.; de Vries, P.J.; Nga, T.T.T.; Giao, P.T.; Hung, L.Q.; Binh, T.Q.; Nam, N.V.; Nagelkerke, N.; Kager, P.A.

    2006-01-01

    Background: Dengue is a common cause of fever in the tropics but its contribution to the total burden of febrile illnesses that is presented to primary health facilities in endemic regions such as Vietnam, is largely unknown. We aimed to report the frequency of dengue as a cause of fever in Binh

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    A serosurvey carried out in 2006 in Mayotte, a French overseas collectivity in the Indian Ocean, confirmed previous circulation of dengue virus (DENV) on the island, but since the set up of a laboratory-based surveillance of dengue-like illness in 2007, no case of DENV has been confirmed. In response to an outbreak of ...

  13. Dengue data and surveillance in Tanzania: a systematic literature review.

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    Ward, Tara; Samuel, Moody; Maoz, Dorit; Runge-Ranzinger, Silvia; Boyce, Ross; Toledo, Joao; Velayudhan, Raman; Horstick, Olaf

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    Although there is evidence that dengue virus is circulating in Tanzania, the country lacks a dengue surveillance system. Consequently, the true estimate of dengue seroprevalence, as well as the incidence in the population, the frequency and magnitude of outbreaks is unknown. This study therefore sought to systematically review available dengue data from Tanzania. The systematic review was conducted and reported using the PRISMA tool. Five databases (PubMed, Embase, Web of Science, WHOLIS and Google Scholar) were searched for articles using various keywords on the illness, data and geographical location. Identified articles were assessed for inclusion based on predefined eligibility criteria. Data were extracted from included articles, analysed and reported. Based on the 10 seroprevalence studies in defined populations with estimates of acute confirmed infections that were included in the review, the estimated seroprevalence of past dengue infection in Tanzania ranged from 50.6% in a health facility-based study to 11% in a population-based study. Acute confirmed infections of dengue were estimated to be as high as 38.2% of suspected cases. Only one study reported on an outbreak. It is evident that dengue needs to become part of regular disease surveillance in Tanzania. Control measures need to be instituted with a focus on building human resource capacity and integrating dengue control measures in ongoing health programmes, for both preventive and curative interventions. Systematic reviews are valuable in assessing health issues when surveillance data are not available. © 2017 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

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    This project aims to advance knowledge on dengue transmission, and design community-based prevention and control strategies using an ecosystem approach. Researchers will carry out a serological study in nine city wards in Dhaka with different levels of dengue virus transmission; a clinical study of suspected cases of ...

  15. Dengue as a cause of acute undifferentiated fever in Vietnam

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    Phuong, Hoang Lan; de Vries, Peter J.; Nga, Tran T. T.; Giao, Phan T.; Hung, Le Q.; Binh, Tran Q.; Nam, Nguyen V.; Nagelkerke, Nico; Kager, Piet A.

    2006-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Dengue is a common cause of fever in the tropics but its contribution to the total burden of febrile illnesses that is presented to primary health facilities in endemic regions such as Vietnam, is largely unknown. We aimed to report the frequency of dengue as a cause of fever in Binh

  16. Therapeutic antibodies as a treatment option for dengue fever.

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    Chan, Kuan Rong; Ong, Eugenia Z; Ooi, Eng Eong

    2013-11-01

    Dengue fever is the most prevalent mosquito-borne viral disease globally with about 100 million cases of acute dengue annually. Severe dengue infection can result in a life-threatening illness. In the absence of either a licensed vaccine or antiviral drug against dengue, therapeutic antibodies that neutralize dengue virus (DENV) may serve as an effective medical countermeasure against severe dengue. However, therapeutic antibodies would need to effectively neutralize all four DENV serotypes. It must not induce antibody-dependent enhancement of DENV infection in monocytes/macrophages through Fc gamma receptor (FcγR)-mediated phagocytosis, which is hypothesized to increase the risk of severe dengue. Here, we review the strategies and technologies that can be adopted to develop antibodies for therapeutic applications. We also discuss the mechanism of antibody neutralization in the cells targeted by DENV that express Fc gamma receptor. These studies have provided significant insight toward the use of therapeutic antibodies as a potentially promising bulwark against dengue.

  17. Isolation of Ancestral Sylvatic Dengue Virus Type 1, Malaysia

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    Teoh, Boon-Teong; Sam, Sing-Sin; Abd-Jamil, Juraina

    2010-01-01

    Ancestral sylvatic dengue virus type 1, which was isolated from a monkey in 1972, was isolated from a patient with dengue fever in Malaysia. The virus is neutralized by serum of patients with endemic DENV-1 infection. Rare isolation of this virus suggests a limited spillover infection from an otherwise restricted sylvatic cycle. PMID:21029545

  18. Dengue Outbreak in Hadramout, Yemen, 2010: An Epidemiological Perspective

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    Ghouth, Abdulla Salim Bin; Amarasinghe, Ananda; Letson, G. William

    2012-01-01

    We analyzed surveillance data of a dengue outbreak (2010) reported to the Hadramout Health Office (Yemen) and retrospectively analyzed dengue-related epidemiological and entomological events reported in Hadramout from 2005 to 2009. A total of 630 immunoglobulin M (IgM) -confirmed dengue cases of 982 febrile cases was reported during the period from February to June of 2010; 12 cases died, giving case fatality a rate of 1.9%. Among febrile cases, the highest proportion of dengue cases (37.3%) was reported in the 15- to 24-year-old age group. The overall attack rate was 0.89/1,000. The average number of cases reported by month over the preceding 5-year period compared with the 2010 data is consistent with endemicity of dengue in the region and supports epidemic designation for the dengue activity in 2010. Recognition of endemic dengue transmission and potential for substantial dengue epidemics highlight the need for consistent laboratory-based surveillance that can support prevention and control activities accordingly. PMID:22665621

  19. Potential biomarkers for the clinical prognosis of severe dengue

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    Full Text Available Currently, several assays can confirm acute dengue infection at the point-of-care. However, none of these assays can predict the severity of the disease symptoms. A prognosis test that predicts the likelihood of a dengue patient to develop a severe form of the disease could permit more efficient patient triage and treatment. We hypothesise that mRNA expression of apoptosis and innate immune response-related genes will be differentially regulated during the early stages of dengue and might predict the clinical outcome. Aiming to identify biomarkers for dengue prognosis, we extracted mRNA from the peripheral blood mononuclear cells of mild and severe dengue patients during the febrile stage of the disease to measure the expression levels of selected genes by quantitative polymerase chain reaction. The selected candidate biomarkers were previously identified by our group as differentially expressed in microarray studies. We verified that the mRNA coding for CFD, MAGED1, PSMB9, PRDX4 and FCGR3B were differentially expressed between patients who developed clinical symptoms associated with the mild type of dengue and patients who showed clinical symptoms associated with severe dengue. We suggest that this gene expression panel could putatively serve as biomarkers for the clinical prognosis of dengue haemorrhagic fever.

  20. Prevalence of infection with dengue virus among international travelers.

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    Jelinek, T; Dobler, G; Hölscher, M; Löscher, T; Nothdurft, H D

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    Dengue has been recognized as a potential hazard to tourists. A prospective, controlled study in the outpatient clinic of a German infectious disease clinic was conducted to assess the prevalence of dengue virus infection among international travelers. Serum samples from 130 patients with signs or recent history clinically compatible with dengue (fever, headache, muscle and joint pain, or rash), 95 matched controls with diarrhea, and 26 patients who never visited a country endemic for dengue were investigated. Nine (6.9%) of the 130 patients with compatible symptoms and 1 (1%) of the 95 controls with diarrhea developed rising antibody titers against dengue virus. Of these 10 patients with probable dengue infection, 6 had been to Thailand, 2 to Malaysia, and 1 each to Indonesia and Brazil. Infection with dengue virus appears to be a realistic threat to travelers to Southeast Asia. Symptoms commonly associated with dengue, such as fever, myalgia, arthralgia, and vomiting, can be helpful for diagnosis when present, but the absence of typical symptoms does not exclude infection.

  1. Involving urban communities in controlling dengue fever in Latin ...

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    analyze the local situation and build consensus on interven- tions. In this way, they co-designed local responses to the risk of dengue, using a range of simple techniques that could be largely implemented by local groups. Since the 1940s, surveys of mosquito larvae have been the primary tool in dengue vector surveillance.

  2. Dengue in the United States of America: A Worsening Scenario?

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    Germán Añez

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Dengue is a febrile illness caused by any of the four dengue virus types (DENV-1 to -4, genus Flavivirus, family Flaviviridae mainly transmitted by the mosquito Aedes aegypti. DENV can be transmitted by blood transfusion. Dengue has been historically present in the continental United States (US, in the state of Hawaii, and in the US insular territories in the Caribbean and the Pacific. During the second half of the 20th century, most of the cases reported in the US were imported cases brought to the country by travelers. Since 2009, cases of autochthonous dengue have been recognized in the state of Florida after 75 years of absence, followed by intensification of transmission in endemic places including the US territories of US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, which experienced a large dengue epidemic in 2010. The widespread distribution of dengue mosquito vectors, deficient mosquito control measures and increased frequency of DENV-infected visitors to the US coming from dengue-endemic locations or places experiencing epidemics appear to be jointly responsible for the emergence and reemergence of dengue in the US and its territories.

  3. Climate influence on dengue epidemics in Puerto Rico.

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    Jury, Mark R

    2008-10-01

    The variability of the insect-borne disease dengue in Puerto Rico was studied in relation to climatic variables in the period 1979-2005. Annual and monthly reported dengue cases were compared with precipitation and temperature data. Results show that the incidence of dengue in Puerto Rico was relatively constant over time despite global warming, possibly due to the offsetting effects of declining rainfall, improving health care and little change in population. Seasonal fluctuations of dengue were driven by rainfall increases from May to November. Year-to-year variability in dengue cases was positively related to temperature, but only weakly associated with local rainfall and an index of El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO). Climatic conditions were mapped with respect to dengue cases and patterns in high and low years were compared. During epidemics, a low pressure system east of Florida draws warm humid air over the northwestern Caribbean. Long-term trends in past observed and future projected rainfall and temperatures were studied. Rainfall has declined slowly, but temperatures in the Caribbean are rising with the influence of global warming. Thus, dengue may increase in the future, and it will be necessary to anticipate dengue epidemics using climate forecasts, to reduce adverse health impacts.

  4. Projections of increased and decreased dengue incidence under climate change.

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    Williams, C R; Mincham, G; Faddy, H; Viennet, E; Ritchie, S A; Harley, D

    2016-10-01

    Dengue is the world's most prevalent mosquito-borne disease, with more than 200 million people each year becoming infected. We used a mechanistic virus transmission model to determine whether climate warming would change dengue transmission in Australia. Using two climate models each with two carbon emission scenarios, we calculated future dengue epidemic potential for the period 2046-2064. Using the ECHAM5 model, decreased dengue transmission was predicted under the A2 carbon emission scenario, whereas some increases are likely under the B1 scenario. Dengue epidemic potential may decrease under climate warming due to mosquito breeding sites becoming drier and mosquito survivorship declining. These results contradict most previous studies that use correlative models to show increased dengue transmission under climate warming. Dengue epidemiology is determined by a complex interplay between climatic, human host, and pathogen factors. It is therefore naive to assume a simple relationship between climate and incidence, and incorrect to state that climate warming will uniformly increase dengue transmission, although in general the health impacts of climate change will be negative.

  5. Dengue Knowledge and Preventive Practices in Iquitos, Peru.

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    Paz-Soldán, Valerie A; Morrison, Amy C; Cordova Lopez, Jhonny J; Lenhart, Audrey; Scott, Thomas W; Elder, John P; Sihuincha, Moises; Kochel, Tadeusz J; Halsey, Eric S; Astete, Helvio; McCall, Philip J

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    As part of a cluster-randomized trial to evaluate insecticide-treated curtains for dengue prevention in Iquitos, Peru, we surveyed 1,333 study participants to examine knowledge and reported practices associated with dengue and its prevention. Entomological data from 1,133 of these households were linked to the survey. Most participants knew that dengue was transmitted by mosquito bite (85.6%), but only few (18.6%) knew that dengue vectors bite during daytime. Most commonly recognized dengue symptoms were fever (86.6%), headache (76.4%), and muscle/joint pain (67.9%). Most commonly reported correct practices for mosquito control were cleaning homes (61.6%), using insecticide sprays (23%), and avoiding having standing water at home (12.3%). Higher education was associated with higher knowledge about dengue, including transmission and vector control. Higher socioeconomic status was associated with increased reported use of preventive practices requiring money expenditure. We were less likely to find Aedes aegypti eggs, larvae, or pupae in households that had dengue has been transmitted in Iquitos since the 1990s and the Regional Health Authority routinely fumigates households, treats domestic water containers with larvicide, and issues health education messages through mass media, knowledge of dengue transmission and household practices for prevention could be improved. © The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.

  6. Human skin Langerhans cells are targets of dengue virus infection

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    Wu, SJL; Grouard-Vogel, G; Mascola, [No Value; Brachtel, E; Putvatana, R; Louder, MK; Filgueira, L; Marovich, MA; Wong, HK; Blauvelt, A; Murphy, GS; Robb, ML; Innes, BL; Birx, DL; Hayes, CG; Frankel, SS

    Dengue virus (DV), an arthropod-borne flavivirus, causes a febrile illness for which there is no antiviral treatment and no vaccine(1,2). Macrophages are important in dengue pathogenesis; however, the initial target cell for DV infection remains unknown. As DV is introduced into human skin by

  7. Investigation of spatiotemporal relationship between dengue fever and drought

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    Lee, Chieh-Han; Yu, Hwa-Lung

    2016-04-01

    Dengue Fever is a vector-borne disease that is transmitted between human and mosquitos in tropical and sub-tropical regions. Previous studies have found significant relationship between the epidemic of dengue cases and climate variables, especially temperature and precipitation. Besides, the natural phenomena (e.g., drought) are considered that significantly drop the number of dengue cases by killing vector's breeding environment. However, in Kaohsiung City, Taiwan, there are evidences that the temporal pattern of dengue is correlated to drought events. Kaohsiung City experienced two main dengue outbreaks in 2002 and 2014 that both years were confirmed with serious drought. Especially in 2014, Kaohsiung City was suffered from extremely dengue outbreak in 2014 that reported the highest number of dengue cases in the history. Otherwise, another nearby city, Tainan City, had reported the biggest outbreak in 2015. This study constructs the spatiotemporal model of dengue incidences and index of drought events (Standardized Precipitation Index, SPI) based on the distributed lag nonlinear model (DLNM). Other meteorological measures are also included in the analysis.

  8. Findings at brain MRI in children with dengue fever and neurological symptoms

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    Rastogi, Ruchi; Garg, Bhavya [Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, Department of Radiodiagnosis, New Delhi (India)

    2016-01-15

    Dengue is a flavivirus of the genus arbovirus with four serotypes, from DEN 1 to DEN 4. There has been an increase in incidence of dengue infection in children in the tropics and subtropics. Dengue has a variable clinical presentation, with many patients being asymptomatic. Its clinical manifestations in children vary from fever and arthralgia to life-threatening dengue hemorrhagic fever and dengue shock syndrome. We describe MRI findings in children with neurological involvement including dengue encephalopathy, acute hypoxic injury and dengue encephalitis. Dengue encephalopathy is usually secondary to multisystem derangement such as shock, hepatitis, coagulopathy and concurrent bacterial infection and is relatively common. Dengue encephalitis from direct neuronal invasion is rare. Nonspecific changes are seen on brain MRI in dengue infection. Clinical and laboratory findings as well as outcome do not necessarily correspond with brain MRI findings. (orig.)

  9. [Dengue fever cases in Czech workers returning from the Maldives].

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    Trojánek, Milan; Tomíčková, Dora; Roháčová, Hana; Kosina, Pavel; Gebouský, Jan; Dvořák, Jan; Chmelik, Vaclav; Batistová, Květoslava; Husa, Petr; Maixner, Jan; Sojková, Naděžda; Zelená, Hana; Marešová, Vilma; Stejskal, František

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    The objective of this study is to present epidemiological characteristics and clinical symptoms of dengue fever cases in Czech workers who acquired the infection while working on the island of Fushivelavaru, Maldives. Furthermore, the study compares the sensitivity of novel direct detection assays, i.e. Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) and detection of Dengue NS1 antigen. The retrospective study evaluated the clinical course of dengue fever cases in Czech workers returning from a job in the Maldives who were diagnosed with dengue virus infection from September 1 to October 31, 2012. The laboratory diagnosis of dengue fever was based on the serological detection of IgM and IgG antibodies, detection of dengue NS1 antigen by enzyme-linked immunosobent assay (ELISA), and detection of dengue virus DNA by RT-PCR. The infection with dengue virus was confirmed in 18 males with a median age of 40 years (IQR 36-47) who returned from a job in the Maldives. Only one patient required admission to the hospital while the others were treated on an outpatient basis. The most frequently observed symptoms were fever (18), headache (9), muscle and joint pain (8 and 7, respectively), and rash (9). Typical laboratory findings were leukocytopenia and thrombocytopenia, a low CRP level, and elevated aminotransferase activity. The clinical course was uncomplicated in all patients. The dengue NS1 antigen detection (positive in all 10 patients with acute dengue fever) showed significantly higher sensitivity than the detection of viral RNA using RT-PCR (positive in 4 patients), p = 0.011. Although the vast majority of dengue fever cases are diagnosed among travellers returning from the tropics, the presented study points out the risks posed by dengue fever to long-term workers in endemic areas. The infection in the serologically naïve hosts is usually uncomplicated; however, infected persons are at significant risk of developing a severe complicated clinical course if challenged

  10. Dengue 2 virus enhancement in asthmatic and non asthmatic individual

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    Maria G. Guzman

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    Full Text Available During the 1981 dengue hemorrhagic fever/dengue shock syndrome (DHF/DSS Cuban epidemic, bronchial asthma (BA was frequently found as a personal or family antecedent in dengue hemorragic fever patients. Considering that antibody dependent enhancement (ADE plays an important role in the etiopathogenic mechanism of DHF/DSS, we decide to study the Dengue 2 virus (D2V capability of replication in peripheral blood leukocytes (PBL from asthmatic patients and healthy persons. In 90% of asthmatic patients and 53.8% of control group it was obtained PBL with a significant D2V enhancing activity (X² p < 0.01. Power enhancement was higher in asthmatic group. This is the first in vitro study relating BA and the dengue 2 virus immuno enhancement. The results obtained support the role of BA as a risk factor for DHF/DSS as already described on epidemiological data.

  11. Clinical and laboratory factors associated with mortality in dengue.

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    Saroch, Atul; Arya, Vivek; Sinha, Nitin; Taneja, R S; Sahai, Pooja; Mahajan, R K

    2017-04-01

    Dengue is endemic in more than 100 countries, giving rise to an increased number of deaths in the last five years in the South-East Asian region. We report our findings from a retrospective study of adults admitted with confirmed dengue at our institution. We studied the clinical and laboratory parameters associated with mortality in these patients. Of the 172 hospitalised patients studied, 156 (90.69 %) recovered while 16 (9.3%) died. Univariate analysis showed altered sensorium on presentation, lower haemoglobin and haematocrit levels, higher serum creatinine, higher serum transaminase and lower serum albumin levels to be significantly associated with mortality in dengue. Further, using stepwise multivariate logistic regression, altered sensorium ( P = 0.006) and hypoalbuminemia ( P = 0.013) were identified as independent predictors of mortality in dengue. Identification of these parameters early in the course of disease should prompt intensification of treatment in dengue cases.

  12. Towards antiviral therapies for treating dengue virus infections.

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    Kaptein, Suzanne Jf; Neyts, Johan

    2016-10-01

    Dengue virus is an emerging human pathogen that poses a huge public health burden by infecting annually about 390 million individuals of which a quarter report with clinical manifestations. Although progress has been made in understanding dengue pathogenesis, a licensed vaccine or antiviral therapy against this virus is still lacking. Treatment of patients is confined to symptomatic alleviation and supportive care. The development of dengue therapeutics thus remains of utmost importance. This review focuses on the few molecules that were evaluated in dengue virus-infected patients: balapiravir, chloroquine, lovastatin, prednisolone and celgosivir. The lessons learned from these clinical trials can be very helpful for the design of future trials for the next generation of dengue virus inhibitors. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  13. Antibody-dependent enhancement of severe dengue disease in humans.

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    Katzelnick, Leah C; Gresh, Lionel; Halloran, M Elizabeth; Mercado, Juan Carlos; Kuan, Guillermina; Gordon, Aubree; Balmaseda, Angel; Harris, Eva

    2017-11-17

    For dengue viruses 1 to 4 (DENV1-4), a specific range of antibody titer has been shown to enhance viral replication in vitro and severe disease in animal models. Although suspected, such antibody-dependent enhancement of severe disease has not been shown to occur in humans. Using multiple statistical approaches to study a long-term pediatric cohort in Nicaragua, we show that risk of severe dengue disease is highest within a narrow range of preexisting anti-DENV antibody titers. By contrast, we observe protection from all symptomatic dengue disease at high antibody titers. Thus, immune correlates of severe dengue must be evaluated separately from correlates of protection against symptomatic disease. These results have implications for studies of dengue pathogenesis and for vaccine development, because enhancement, not just lack of protection, is of concern. Copyright © 2017, American Association for the Advancement of Science.

  14. Mining Association Rules in Dengue Gene Sequence with Latent Periodicity

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    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available The mining of periodic patterns in dengue database is an interesting research problem that can be used for predicting the future evolution of dengue viruses. In this paper, we propose an algorithm called Recurrence Finder (RECFIN that uses the suffix tree for detecting the periodic patterns of dengue gene sequence. Also, the RECFIN finds the presence of palindrome which indicates the possibilities of formation of proteins. Further, this paper computes the periodicity of nucleic acid and amino acid sequences of any length. The periodicity based association rules are used to diagnose the type of dengue. The time complexity of the proposed algorithm is O(n2. We demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed approach by comparing the experimental results performed on dengue virus serotypes dataset with NCBI-BLAST algorithm.

  15. Wolbachia: The selfish Trojan Horse in dengue control.

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    Mustafa, M S; Rastogi, V; Gupta, R K; Jain, S; Singh, P M P; Gupta, A

    2016-10-01

    Dengue fever has re-emerged as a major public health challenge. Of late, several promising attempts have been made to control the disease with limited success. An innovative method of biological control of dengue is the use of the bacterium Wolbachia . Selected strains of Wolbachia have been introduced into Aedes aegypti to prevent transmission of dengue viruses by the vector. Wolbachia prevents dengue transmission by either directly blocking the virus or by decreasing the lifespan of the vector. The mechanism by which it causes these effects is not clearly understood. The main concern of this technique is the emergence of a new dengue virus serotype which may evade the protection offered by Wolbachia . The technique is environment friendly and holds promise for control of other vector borne diseases.

  16. Understanding the relative importance of global dengue risk factors.

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    Lowe, Rachel

    2015-10-01

    Dengue is a mosquito-transmitted viral infection of major international public health concern. Global environmental and socio-economic change has created ideal conditions for the global expansion of dengue transmission. Innovative modelling tools help in understanding the global determinants of dengue risk and the relative impact of environmental and socio-economic factors on dengue transmission and spread. While climatic factors may act as a limiting factor on the global scale, other processes may play a dominant role at the local level. Understanding the spatial scales at which environmental and socio-economic factors dominate can help to target appropriate dengue control and prevention strategies. © The Author 2015. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. All rights reserved. For permissions, please e-mail: journals.permissions@oup.com.

  17. The History of Dengue Outbreaks in the Americas

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    Brathwaite Dick, Olivia; San Martín, José L.; Montoya, Romeo H.; del Diego, Jorge; Zambrano, Betzana; Dayan, Gustavo H.

    2012-01-01

    Dengue is a viral disease usually transmitted by Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. Dengue outbreaks in the Americas reported in medical literature and to the Pan American Health Organization are described. The outbreak history from 1600 to 2010 was categorized into four phases: Introduction of dengue in the Americas (1600–1946); Continental plan for the eradication of the Ae. aegypti (1947–1970) marked by a successful eradication of the mosquito in 18 continental countries by 1962; Ae. aegypti reinfestation (1971–1999) caused by the failure of the mosquito eradication program; Increased dispersion of Ae. aegypti and dengue virus circulation (2000–2010) characterized by a marked increase in the number of outbreaks. During 2010 > 1.7 million dengue cases were reported, with 50,235 severe cases and 1,185 deaths. A dramatic increase in the number of outbreaks has been reported in recent years. Urgent global action is needed to avoid further disease spread. PMID:23042846

  18. Health System for Dengue Control : Early Case Detection and Focal Control

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    Umenai, Takusei; Nishigaki, Masaru; Osaka, Ken; Miura, Hiroko; Ishii, Katsumi

    1994-01-01

    "Aedes aegypti and dengue virus infection continue to spread in the tropical and subtropical world. Since there is no effective dengue vaccine, mosquito control and dengue patient treatment are the most important and practical way for dengue control. Many attempts have been made to control Aedes aegypti (adultcidal and larvicidal) to prevent dengue epidemic by large vertically-organized teams of workers. However, most of these methods have not been successful in the aspect of continuation of ...

  19. Estudios de la explosión respiratoria y el sistema NADPH oxidasa en dos pacientes con sospecha clínica de una inmunodeficiencia en las células fagocíticas

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    Full Text Available Este trabajo describe el análisis funcional y estructural del sistema
    NADPH oxidasa de las células fagocíticas en dos pacientes con un
    Síndrome de Infección Recurrente Anormal (SIRA que hacía sospechar un posible defecto en las células fagocíticas. La paciente 1, de 19 meses de edad, fue remitida cuando tenía 5 meses por presentar abscesos a repetición desde el primer mes de vida, en uno de los cuales se le aisló Staphylococcus aureus. La paciente 2, de 15 años de edad, fue remitida cuando tenía 14 años por presentar un síndrome febril con hemocultivo positivo para Burkholderia cepacia. A ambas pacientes se les inició tratamiento profiláctico con Trimetoprim-SMX. La paciente 1 no ha vuelto a presentar abscesos en la piel; ha presentado cuadros gripales, episodios de fiebre, diarrea y vómito, anemia ferropénica y un episodio de sinusitis y bronconeumonía. La paciente 2 ha presentado síndrome gripal leve, cuadros de fiebre, vómito, diarrea y persistentemente sintomatología de rinitis alérgica.

  20. Improving Dengue Virus Capture Rates in Humans and Vectors in Kamphaeng Phet Province, Thailand, Using an Enhanced Spatiotemporal Surveillance Strategy

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    THOMAS AND OTHERS ENHANCED SURVEILLANCE FOR DENGUE Improving Dengue Virus Capture Rates in Humans and Vectors in Kamphaeng Phet Province...of Medical Sciences, Bangkok, Thailand. Abstract. Dengue is of public health importance in tropical and sub-tropical regions. Dengue virus (DENV...with confirmed dengue (initiates) and associated cluster individuals (associates) with entomologic sampling. A total of 438 associates were enrolled

  1. Evaluation of dengue fever reports during an epidemic, Colombia.

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    Romero-Vega, Liliana; Pacheco, Oscar; de la Hoz-Restrepo, Fernando; Díaz-Quijano, Fredi Alexander

    2014-12-01

    OBJECTIVE To assess the validity of dengue fever reports and how they relate to the definition of case and severity. METHODS Diagnostic test assessment was conducted using cross-sectional sampling from a universe of 13,873 patients treated during the fifth epidemiological period in health institutions from 11 Colombian departments in 2013. The test under analyses was the reporting to the National Public Health Surveillance System, and the reference standard was the review of histories identified by active institutional search. We reviewed all histories of patients diagnosed with dengue fever, as well as a random sample of patients with febrile syndromes. The specificity and sensitivity of reports were estimated for this purpose, considering the inverse of the probability of being selected for weighting. The concordance between reporting and the findings of the active institutional search was calculated using Kappa statistics. RESULTS We included 4,359 febrile patients, and 31.7% were classified as compatible with dengue fever (17 with severe dengue fever; 461 with dengue fever and warning signs; 904 with dengue fever and no warning signs). The global sensitivity of reports was 13.2% (95%CI 10.9;15.4) and specificity was 98.4% (95%CI 97.9;98.9). Sensitivity varied according to severity: 12.1% (95%CI 9.3;14.8) for patients presenting dengue fever with no warning signs; 14.5% (95%CI 10.6;18.4) for those presenting dengue fever with warning signs, and 40.0% (95%CI 9.6;70.4) for those with severe dengue fever. Concordance between reporting and the findings of the active institutional search resulted in a Kappa of 10.1%. CONCLUSIONS Low concordance was observed between reporting and the review of clinical histories, which was associated with the low reporting of dengue fever compatible cases, especially milder cases.

  2. SERUM LEVELS OF COPPER AND IRON IN DENGUE FEVER

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    Rajendiran SOUNDRAVALLY

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available SUMMARY The role of trace elements in dengue virulence is not yet known. The present study assessed the serum levels of two micronutrients, copper and iron, in cases of dengue fever. The study involved 96 patients of whom 48 had either severe or non-severe forms of dengue (with and without warning signs, and the remaining 48 were patients with other febrile illnesses (OFI, used as controls. Serum levels of copper and iron were evaluated at admission and by the time of defervescence using commercially available kits. At admission, no difference in the level of serum copper was observed between cases and controls. In the group of dengue cases, the copper level was found to be significantly decreased in severe and non-severe cases with warning signs, compared to non-severe cases without warning signs. In contrast, by the time of defervescence the copper level was found to be increased in all dengue cases compared to OFI controls, but no difference was observed among dengue cases. Unlike OFI controls, dengue cases showed an increasing pattern of copper levels from admission until defervescence. On the other hand, no such significant differences were observed in the serum level of iron in the clinical groups, except for a decreased iron level found in severe cases, compared to non-severe dengue without warning signs. The results show that copper is associated with dengue severity and this finding emphasizes the need to investigate the involvement of trace elements in disease severity so as to improve the prognosis of dengue.

  3. [Coexistence of acute appendicitis and dengue fever: A case report].

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    Osuna-Ramos, Juan Fidel; Silva-Gracia, Carlos; Maya-Vacio, Gerardo Joel; Romero-Utrilla, Alejandra; Ríos-Burgueño, Efrén Rafael; Velarde-Félix, Jesús Salvador

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    Dengue is the most important human viral disease transmitted by mosquitoes. It can be asymptomatic or it can present in any of its 3clinical forms: Dengue fever, dengue haemorrhagic fever and dengue shock syndrome. However, some atypical manifestations have been reported in surgical emergencies caused by acute appendicitis in patients with dengue fever. We report the case of an 18-year-old Mexican male who presented to the emergency department of the General Hospital of Culiacan, Sinaloa, with symptoms of dengue fever, accompanied by crampy abdominal pain with positive Rovsing and Dunphy signs. Dengue infection was confirmed by a positive NS1 antigen test performed by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. An abdominal ultrasound revealed an appendicular process; as the abdominal pain in the right side kept increasing, an open appendectomy was performed. Abundant inflammatory liquid was observed during the surgery, and the pathology laboratory reported an oedematous appendix with fibrinopurulent plaques, which agreed with acute ulcerative appendicitis. The patient was discharged fully recovered without complications during the follow-up period. Acute abdominal pain can be caused in some cases by dengue infection. This can be confusing, which can lead to unnecessary surgical interventions, creating additional morbidities and costs for the patient. This unusual and coincident acute appendicitis with dengue highlights the importance of performing careful clinical studies for appropriate decision making, especially in dengue endemic regions during an outbreak of this disease. Copyright © 2016 Academia Mexicana de Cirugía A.C. Publicado por Masson Doyma México S.A. All rights reserved.

  4. A rare case of dengue encephalopathy complicating a term pregnancy.

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    Rajagopala, Lavanya; Satharasinghe, Ravindra L; Karunarathna, Madhava

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    Dengue fever has an expanded clinical spectrum ranging from an asymptomatic infection to life threatening dengue hemorrhagic fever and refractory shock. Dengue infection in pregnancy can be a diagnostic dilemma, particularly considering the physiological changes in pregnancy and the obstetric complications encountered in clinical practice. Hence the knowledge of its diagnosis and management in its atypical presentations is of paramount importance. Here we report an unusual case of uncomplicated dengue encephalopathy in a term mother, probably the first to be reported from the Indian subcontinent. A 28 year old woman, 37 weeks of pregnancy presented with fever of four days duration. She eventually developed irritability, altered sensorium, somnolence, and unresponsiveness to commands by the 5th day of febrile illness without any circulatory compromise. Physical examination and investigations including serology confirmed dengue fever. After excluding all other possible causes, the transient neurological deterioration was finally attributed to dengue encephalopathy which is an uncommon manifestation of the disease, particularly in pregnancy. Her deteriorated neurological status which had lasted for 6 days improved spontaneously with the convalescence of dengue infection. Cautious fluid management was carried out in correlation to clinical and hematological parameters. The pregnancy was continued uncomplicated till the platelet count had risen to more than 50,000 cells/cumm. She delivered vaginally a healthy male baby. Dengue fever in pregnancy is increasingly being encountered due to its rising disease burden. Dengue encephalitis/encephalopathy must be suspected in the differential diagnosis of fever and altered sensorium, even in pregnancy, in the tropical countries where the infection is rampant. Management of dengue infection in term pregnancy is a challenge for both the clinician and obstetrician. Further discussion and research are mandatory to decide on

  5. Evaluación de la definición clínica de dengue sugerida por la Organización Mundial de la Salud.

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    Ruth Aralí Martínez; Fredi Alexander Díaz; Luis Angel Villar

    2005-01-01

    Introducción. Clínicamente es difícil diferenciar el dengue de otras entidades con sintomatología similar. Objetivo. Evaluar la utilidad diagnóstica de la definición de caso presunto de dengue sugerida por la Organización Mundial de la Salud, en un área endémica (Bucaramanga, Colombia). Materiales y métodos. En una cohorte con síndrome febril agudo sin causa aparente (mayores de 12 años), se determinó la sensibilidad, la especificidad y los valores pronósticos de dicha definición que incluye ...

  6. Abundancia y distribución de Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae y dispersión del dengue en Guasave Sinaloa, México

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    Cipriano García

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    Full Text Available El dengue es una enfermedad viral en humanos transmitida por el mosquito A. aegypti (L, principal vector en América. En el 2006 en Sinaloa México se presentaron 477 casos de dengue hemorrágico y 1 510 de dengue clásico, el estado presentó el mayor número de casos de dengue hemorrágico del país, debido a esto se realizó un estudio sobre la abundancia y distribución del mosquito de abril 2008 a agosto 2009 en Guasave Sinaloa, México. La Ciudad se dividió en seis sectores, en la cual se consideraron 16 colonias con el mayor número de casas por sector; se colocaron 96 trampas para monitorear la densidad de población del insecto y el número de hembras por trampa, esto datos sirvieron para calcular los índices de densidad de adultos (IDA e índice de trampas positivas (ITP por sector, los cuales junto con los casos de dengue permitieron elaboraron mapas de dispersión de la enfermedad. En julio y agosto se registró la abundancia más alta de hembras (137 y 139. En agosto y septiembre los sectores dos, cuatro y seis presentaron valores de IDA de 2.44, 3.35 y 2.29, por lo que fueron de un alto riesgo epidemiológico, mientras que en estos mismos sectores se encontraron los valores más altos de ITP (56.25, 58.82 y 61.54. Los valores de mayor asociación de las correlaciones entre la abundancia poblacional de hembras se obtuvo con la precipitación (r=0.80 y con la temperatura promedio (r=0.76, a cero meses de retraso. La correlación entre el DC/DH con la precipitación fue más alta (r=0.98 que con la temperatura mínima (r=0.79; ambas con dos meses de retraso. En este estudio se demostró que los mapas mensuales de dispersión epidemiológica sirven como una medida del riesgo de la enfermedad en Guasave, Sinaloa.

  7. Analysis of Dengue Serotype 4 in Sri Lanka during the 2012-2013 Dengue Epidemic.

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    Uehara, Anna; Tissera, Hasitha Aravinda; Bodinayake, Champica K; Amarasinghe, Ananda; Nagahawatte, Ajith; Tillekeratne, L Gayani; Cui, Jie; Reller, Megan E; Palihawadana, Paba; Gunasena, Sunethra; Desilva, Aruna Dharshan; Wilder-Smith, Annelies; Gubler, Duane J; Woods, Christopher W; Sessions, October M

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    The four serotypes of dengue virus (DENV-1, -2, -3, and -4) have had a rapidly expanding geographic range and are now endemic in over 100 tropical and subtropical countries. Sri Lanka has experienced periodic dengue outbreaks since the 1960s, but since 1989 epidemics have become progressively larger and associated with more severe disease. The dominant virus in the 2012 epidemic was DENV-1, but DENV-4 infections were also commonly observed. DENV-4 transmission was first documented in Sri Lanka when it was isolated from a traveler in 1978, but has been comparatively uncommon since dengue surveillance began in the early 1980s. To better understand the molecular epidemiology of DENV-4 infections in Sri Lanka, we conducted whole-genome sequencing on dengue patient samples from two different geographic locations. Phylogenetic analysis indicates that all sequenced DENV-4 strains belong to genotype 1 and are most closely related to DENV-4 viruses previously found in Sri Lanka and those recently found to be circulating in India and Pakistan.

  8. Urbanização e ecologia do dengue Urbanization and dengue ecology

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    Pedro Luiz Tauil

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    Full Text Available As mudanças demográficas ocorridas nos países subdesenvolvidos, a partir dos anos 60, geradas por intenso fluxo migratório rural-urbano, resultaram em crescimento desordenado das cidades, nas quais se destacam a carência de facilidades - em particular, de habitação e saneamento básico. Cerca de 20% da população das grandes e médias cidades estão vivendo em favelas, cortiços ou em áreas de invasão. Pela falta de abastecimento de água, há necessidade de armazená-la precariamente, tal como pela ausência de destino adequado do lixo ocorre a proliferação de criadouros potenciais do Aedes aegypti, principal mosquito vetor da dengue, ou seja, depósitos improvisados para água potável e recipientes em que a água é acumulada, constituídos principalmente por latas, plásticos e garrafas usadas. A indústria moderna, por outro lado, privilegia a produção de material descartável. O vírus do dengue tem sua propagação facilitada pela intensidade e freqüência dos meios de transporte, os quais favorecem também a disseminação dos vetores da doença. Estes são alguns dos fatores que tentam explicar o ressurgimento do dengue, a mais importante arbovirose no mundo atualmente e que acomete milhares de pessoas todos os anos.Demographic changes occurring in underdeveloped countries due to intense rural-urban migration since the 1960s have resulted in overcrowded cities with multiple deficiencies, particularly in housing and basic sanitation. Some 20% of the population in large and medium-sized cities live in slums or under similar conditions. Lack of regular water supply and public garbage collection foster the proliferation of potential breeding sites for Aedes aegypti (the main mosquito vector for dengue, including precarious reservoirs for potable water and disposable recipients which accumulate water, like used cans and plastic and glass bottles. Modern industries also produce large volumes of disposable materials. Propagation

  9. Experiencias en las etapas de control y sostenibilidad de la epidemia de Dengue

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    Full Text Available Introducción: el dengue es uno de los problemas de salud prioritarios debido al incremento en el reporte de casos, la aparición de epidemias en nuevas áreas geográficas, con la consecuente extensión del vector y la transmisión de la enfermedad. Cuba ha trabajado durante muchos años para mantener al país libre de transmisión de Dengue. Objetivo: diseñar un grupo de acciones para fortalecer la estrategia en la etapa de control y sostenibilidad de la epidemia de dengue en el área de salud del Policlínico "Héroes del Moncada". Método: se realizó un estudio epidemiológico descriptivo transversal en el área de salud del Policlínico "Héroes del Moncada", durante el año 2012. Se tomó como punto de partida el diagnóstico de la situación epidemiológica basado en 6 áreas clave de la estrategia: análisis clínico, epidemiológico, entomológico y ambiental de los riesgos; el tratamiento focal; el trabajo del adulticida; el tratamiento extradomiciliario, el trabajo entomológico; la participación comunitaria e intersectorial. Las técnicas utilizadas fueron las entrevistas a profundidad con su análisis cualitativo, y el análisis cuantitativo y cualitativo. Se confeccionaron gráficos con los pronósticos y las tendencias. Resultados: se elaboraron acciones tomando como elementos básicos los documentos normativos emitidos por el MINSAP, los criterios de expertos en el tema y el resultado de investigaciones avaladas a nivel internacional y nacional, así como la estrategia municipal confeccionada por los profesores de la ENSAP y el municipio de salud. Se confeccionaron e implementaron acciones en las etapas vitales para minimizar los riesgos potenciales y controlar la transmisión de la enfermedad, con la participación activa de todos los entes imbricados, estimulando el desarrollo del pensamiento salubrista. Conclusiones: la implementación de estas acciones es un ejercicio teórico-práctico que logra la organización de todos

  10. Molecular surveillance of dengue in Semarang, Indonesia revealed the circulation of an old genotype of dengue virus serotype-1.

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    Full Text Available Dengue disease is currently a major health problem in Indonesia and affects all provinces in the country, including Semarang Municipality, Central Java province. While dengue is endemic in this region, only limited data on the disease epidemiology is available. To understand the dynamics of dengue in Semarang, we conducted clinical, virological, and demographical surveillance of dengue in Semarang and its surrounding regions in 2012. Dengue cases were detected in both urban and rural areas located in various geographical features, including the coastal and highland areas. During an eight months' study, a total of 120 febrile patients were recruited, of which 66 were serologically confirmed for dengue infection using IgG/IgM ELISA and/or NS1 tests. The cases occurred both in dry and wet seasons. Majority of patients were under 10 years old. Most patients were diagnosed as dengue hemorrhagic fever, followed by dengue shock syndrome and dengue fever. Serotyping was performed in 31 patients, and we observed the co-circulation of all four dengue virus (DENV serotypes. When the serotypes were correlated with the severity of the disease, no direct correlation was observed. Phylogenetic analysis of DENV based on Envelope gene sequence revealed the circulation of DENV-2 Cosmopolitan genotype and DENV-3 Genotype I. A striking finding was observed for DENV-1, in which we found the co-circulation of Genotype I with an old Genotype II. The Genotype II was represented by a virus strain that has a very slow mutation rate and is very closely related to the DENV strain from Thailand, isolated in 1964 and never reported in other countries in the last three decades. Moreover, this virus was discovered in a cool highland area with an elevation of 1,001 meters above the sea level. The discovery of this old DENV strain may suggest the silent circulation of old virus strains in Indonesia.

  11. Detección de IgM contra el virus del dengue en sangre entera absorbida en papel de filtro

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    Susana Vázquez

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    Full Text Available En este trabajo se presenta la normalización del procedimiento de detección de anticuerpos IgM contra el virus del dengue en muestras de sangre tomadas en papel de filtro. Las muestras se obtuvieron de 118 pacientes, de los cuales 91 tenían un diagnóstico clínico de dengue y 27 un diagnóstico de una infección viral que no guardaba relación con esa enfermedad, siendo los primeros originarios de Costa Rica y Nicaragua y de Cuba los segundos. En todas las muestras se determinó la presencia de anticuerpos IgM contra el virus del dengue mediante un inmunoensayo enzimático (ELISA de captura. Al analizarse en su conjunto los resultados de los pacientes de los tres países se determinaron una sensibilidad y especificidad de 98,1% y 98,5%, respectivamente, para la prueba efectuada con sangre entera en papel de filtro conservada a 4 °C, y una concordancia de 96% entre los resultados de esa prueba y los del ELISA. Cuando se compararon los resultados obtenidos con las tres muestras de un mismo paciente --las de sangre en papel de filtro conservadas a la temperatura ambiental y a 4 °C, y la del suero correspondiente-- también se obtuvo una concordancia de 86%. Este estudio demuestra la elevada sensibilidad y especificidad diagnósticas logradas con el procesamiento de sangre entera absorbida en papel de filtro en las condiciones detalladas en el artículo. Los autores recomiendan utilizar este método en los programas de vigilancia de dengue en la Región.

  12. Heterogeneidade espacial da dengue em estudos locais, Niterói, RJ Heterogeneidad espacial del dengue en estudios locales, Niteroi, Sureste de Brasil Spatial heterogeneity of dengue fever in local studies, City of Niterói, Southeastern Brazil

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    Regina Fernandes Flauzino

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Analisar a ocorrência espacial e temporal da dengue e sua associação com a heterogeneidade de características do ambiente urbano. MÉTODOS: Foram georreferenciados 1.212 casos de dengue registrados no Sistema de Informação de Agravos de Notificação entre 1998 e 2006, no município de Niterói, RJ, segundo setores censitários. Os setores foram classificados em áreas homogêneas para a ocorrência da doença: favela, estaleiro e urbano. Os casos foram agrupados em cinco períodos: dois interepidêmicos 1998-2000 e 2003-2005; três epidêmicos 2001, 2002 e 2006 e analisados por meio de operações entre camadas em ambiente sistema de informação geográfica. Para identificação de conglomerados com maior intensidade de casos, utilizou-se o método de kernel. O método de varredura espacial de Kulldorff foi usado para confirmação estatística desses clusters. RESULTADOS: Do total de casos, 57% eram do sexo feminino. As faixas etárias com maior concentração de casos foram de 20-29 anos (20,5% e de 30-39 anos (17,7%. O setor favela morro apresentou somente 11% dos domicílios atendidos por serviço de coleta de lixo, o maior percentual de não alfabetizados (8,7% e de chefes de família com rendimentos menores de 1 salário mínimo (29,5%. Os casos permaneceram nos setores denominados favelas. No primeiro ano epidêmico e nos períodos interepidêmicos o maior número de casos estava situado nos setores favelas morro e favela plana; no segundo e terceiro ano de epidemia, situavam-se no setor favela plana. CONCLUSÕES: A parcela economicamente ativa foi a mais atingida na área de estudo. Os setores censitários mostram heterogeneidade espacial em relação às condições de vida e dentro de alguns setores, há diferenciais na distribuição espacial e temporal do risco de ocorrência da dengue.OBJETIVO: Analizar ocurrencia espacial y temporal del dengue y su asociación con la heterogeneidad de características del ambiente

  13. Developing a Time Series Predictive Model for Dengue in Zhongshan, China Based on Weather and Guangzhou Dengue Surveillance Data.

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    Zhang, Yingtao; Wang, Tao; Liu, Kangkang; Xia, Yao; Lu, Yi; Jing, Qinlong; Yang, Zhicong; Hu, Wenbiao; Lu, Jiahai

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    Dengue is a re-emerging infectious disease of humans, rapidly growing from endemic areas to dengue-free regions due to favorable conditions. In recent decades, Guangzhou has again suffered from several big outbreaks of dengue; as have its neighboring cities. This study aims to examine the impact of dengue epidemics in Guangzhou, China, and to develop a predictive model for Zhongshan based on local weather conditions and Guangzhou dengue surveillance information. We obtained weekly dengue case data from 1st January, 2005 to 31st December, 2014 for Guangzhou and Zhongshan city from the Chinese National Disease Surveillance Reporting System. Meteorological data was collected from the Zhongshan Weather Bureau and demographic data was collected from the Zhongshan Statistical Bureau. A negative binomial regression model with a log link function was used to analyze the relationship between weekly dengue cases in Guangzhou and Zhongshan, controlling for meteorological factors. Cross-correlation functions were applied to identify the time lags of the effect of each weather factor on weekly dengue cases. Models were validated using receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curves and k-fold cross-validation. Our results showed that weekly dengue cases in Zhongshan were significantly associated with dengue cases in Guangzhou after the treatment of a 5 weeks prior moving average (Relative Risk (RR) = 2.016, 95% Confidence Interval (CI): 1.845-2.203), controlling for weather factors including minimum temperature, relative humidity, and rainfall. ROC curve analysis indicated our forecasting model performed well at different prediction thresholds, with 0.969 area under the receiver operating characteristic curve (AUC) for a threshold of 3 cases per week, 0.957 AUC for a threshold of 2 cases per week, and 0.938 AUC for a threshold of 1 case per week. Models established during k-fold cross-validation also had considerable AUC (average 0.938-0.967). The sensitivity and specificity

  14. Developing a Time Series Predictive Model for Dengue in Zhongshan, China Based on Weather and Guangzhou Dengue Surveillance Data.

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    Yingtao Zhang

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    Full Text Available Dengue is a re-emerging infectious disease of humans, rapidly growing from endemic areas to dengue-free regions due to favorable conditions. In recent decades, Guangzhou has again suffered from several big outbreaks of dengue; as have its neighboring cities. This study aims to examine the impact of dengue epidemics in Guangzhou, China, and to develop a predictive model for Zhongshan based on local weather conditions and Guangzhou dengue surveillance information.We obtained weekly dengue case data from 1st January, 2005 to 31st December, 2014 for Guangzhou and Zhongshan city from the Chinese National Disease Surveillance Reporting System. Meteorological data was collected from the Zhongshan Weather Bureau and demographic data was collected from the Zhongshan Statistical Bureau. A negative binomial regression model with a log link function was used to analyze the relationship between weekly dengue cases in Guangzhou and Zhongshan, controlling for meteorological factors. Cross-correlation functions were applied to identify the time lags of the effect of each weather factor on weekly dengue cases. Models were validated using receiver operating characteristic (ROC curves and k-fold cross-validation.Our results showed that weekly dengue cases in Zhongshan were significantly associated with dengue cases in Guangzhou after the treatment of a 5 weeks prior moving average (Relative Risk (RR = 2.016, 95% Confidence Interval (CI: 1.845-2.203, controlling for weather factors including minimum temperature, relative humidity, and rainfall. ROC curve analysis indicated our forecasting model performed well at different prediction thresholds, with 0.969 area under the receiver operating characteristic curve (AUC for a threshold of 3 cases per week, 0.957 AUC for a threshold of 2 cases per week, and 0.938 AUC for a threshold of 1 case per week. Models established during k-fold cross-validation also had considerable AUC (average 0.938-0.967. The sensitivity and

  15. Alterações hematológicas em pacientes com dengue Hematological abnormalities in patients with dengue

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    Éveny Cristine Luna de Oliveira

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    Full Text Available Dengue é uma doença negligenciada de alta morbidade e mortalidade em crianças e adultos, ocorrendo principalmente em regiões tropicais e subtropicais. O objetivo desse trabalho foi avaliar as alterações hematológicas de pacientes com quadro clínico de dengue. Foram estudados 543 prontuários de atendimentos referentes à epidemia pelo vírus tipo 3, ocorrida no ano de 2007, em Campo Grande, Mato Grosso do Sul. Houve predomínio de casos de dengue clássico (90,2%, com quadro clínico leve sem complicações. As principais alterações hematológicas observadas foram a leucopenia (68,3%, plaquetopenia (66,5%, linfocitopenia (67,2% e presença de linfócitos atípicos (67%. A febre hemorrágica do dengue apresentou plaquetopenia mais prolongada e maior número de linfócitos atípicos, as demais alterações hematológicas apresentaram evolução diária semelhante às encontradas no dengue clássico. As alterações hematológicas observadas no dengue apresentaram-se de acordo com a evolução clínica e gravidade da doença.Dengue is a neglected disease with high morbidity and mortality among children and adults that occurs mainly in tropical and subtropical regions. The objective of this study was to evaluate hematological changes in patients with clinical manifestations of dengue. Medical records relating to 543 cases of dengue virus 3 that occurred during the 2007 epidemic in Campo Grande, Mato Grosso do Sul, were studied. Cases of classic dengue predominated (90.2%, with mild clinical manifestations lacking complications. The main hematological findings were leukopenia (68.3%, thrombocytopenia (66.5%, lymphocytopenia (67.2% and atypical lymphocytes (67%. In dengue hemorrhagic fever, thrombocytopenia was more prolonged and the number of atypical lymphocytes was higher, while the other hematological abnormalities presented daily evolution similar to those in classic dengue. The hematological changes observed in dengue present according

  16. Risk factors for shock in children with dengue fever.

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    Pothapregada, Sriram; Kamalakannan, Banupriya; Thulasingham, Mahalakshmy

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    To evaluate and analyze the clinical and laboratory parameters that were predictive of the development of shock in children with dengue fever. Retrospective study carried out from August 2012 to July 2014 at a tertiary care hospital in Puducherry. Two hundred and fifty-four children were admitted with dengue fever and among them dengue fever without shock was present in 159 children (62.5%) and dengue fever with shock was present in 95 cases (37.4%). Various clinical and laboratory parameters w