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Title: Presence of antibodies against Leishmania chagasi in haemodialysed patients
Authors: Souza, Roberto Mascarenhas
Oliveira, Isaac Braullio Maia Delfino de
Paiva, Vinícius Câmara de Sousa
Lima, Kenio Costa de
Santos, Rivaldo Pereira dos
Almeida, José Bruno de
Luz, Kleber Giovanni
Keywords: Visceral leishmaniasis;Leishmania chagasi;Haemodialysis;Kidney transplant;Asymptomatic infection
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Citation: SOUZA, R. M.; OLIVEIRA, I. B. M. D.; PAIVA, V. C. S.; LIMA, K. C.; SANTOS, R. P.; ALMEIDA, J. B.; LUZ, K. G. (2009)
Abstract: Summary In the last decades there has been an increase in cases of visceral leishmaniasis complicating the post-transplant phase, mainly following kidney transplantation. The aim of this study was to evaluate the reactivity of haemodialysed patients using IFAT. Blood samples of 310 individuals from Natal, RN, Brazil, were collected and analysed. Data regarding blood transfusion, cause of end-stage renal disease and duration of haemodialysis were also analysed. In total, 69 patients (22.3%) were positive by IFAT. This study suggests that antibody detection should be performed in this group of patients since they are possible candidates for kidney transplantation
Description: SOUZA, R. M. et al. Presence of antibodies against Leishmania chagasi in haemodialysed patients. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, v. 103, n.7, p. 749—751. ISSN 0035-9203.
ISSN: 0035-9203
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