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Tungiasis is a parasitic skin disease caused by penetrating female sand fleas. By nature, tungiasis is a self-limiting infection. However, in endemic settings re-infection is the rule and parasite load gradually accumulates over time. Intensity of infection and degree of morbidity are closely related.
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Name: PLoS neglected tropical diseases
Wayu Amerindians live around Guajira Peninsula shared by Colombia and Venezuela. Wayu from Colombia South have been studied for their HLA profile and these data put in context with both genetic and cu...
Determining the distribution of disease prevalence among heterogeneous populations at the national scale is fundamental for epidemiology and public health. Here, we use a combination of methods (spati...
Tungiasis is a parasitic disease caused by the sand flea Tunga penetrans also known as jigger flea. Communities living in precarious conditions in tropical and sub tropical countries bear the brunt of...
This was a safety follow-up study conducted in 382 toddlers in Colombia who had last received dengue vaccine (CYD-TDV) 2 years before. A review of local municipal epidemiologic reports for dengue case...
Cardiorenal syndrome type 1 (CRS 1) occurs when acute heart failure leads to acute kidney injury. There are several etiologies of CRS 1, including Chagas disease. Here, we present the first case repor...
This is a multi-center case-control study that aims to define the association between the exposure to an arbovirus infection and the development of a neurological syndrome in patients from...
The DASH diet is a proven behavioral strategy to reduce blood pressure, however, national adherence rates are poor. Using digital health tools may help to improve adoption of the DASH diet...
The purpose of this study is to determine the efficacy of pyrimethamine/sulfdoxine (Fansidar®) for the treatment of uncomplicated falciparum malaria in the Peruvian Amazon. Reports in the...
The primary goal of this study is to prevent undernutrition and obesity in peri-urban areas of Colombia. This study is designed to evaluate the impact of promoting adequate feeding practic...
Gather additional efficacy and safety (pharmacovigilance) information in the usual daily care in patients with Dyslipidemia on ezetimibe under real conditions in Colombia associated with s...
An infestation with the flea TUNGA PENETRANS causing inflammation, pruritus, and pain, in both humans and other mammals. There is a high incidence of secondary infections such as BACTEREMIA and TETANUS.
A vine (Uncaria tomentosa) indigenous to the Amazon rainforest whose name is derived from its hook-like thorns. It contains oxindole alkaloids and glycosides and has many medicinal uses.
A country in CENTRAL AMERICA, bordering both the Caribbean Sea and the North Pacific Ocean, between COLOMBIA and COSTA RICA.
A country in western South America, bordering the Pacific Ocean at the equator, between Colombia and Peru.
The southern continent of the Western Hemisphere, extending southward from the Colombia-Panama border.
Anything that breaks the skin is a wound because when the skin is broken, there's a risk of germs getting into the body and causing an infection. Follow and track Wound Care News on BioPortfolio: Wound Car...
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