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Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health.

adj. possessing the ability to respond to a stimulus. The cells of the retina, for example, are sensitive to the stimulus of light and respond by sending nerve impulses to the...

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Sodium stibogluconate-sensitive visceral leishmaniasis in the non-endemic hilly region of Uttarakhand, India

S.K. Verma, Sohaib Ahmad, Nadia Shirazi, Anuradha Kusum, R.M. Kaushik and S.P. Barthwal.

in Transactions of The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

July 2007; p ublished online July 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Clinical Medicine; Infectious Diseases; Immunology; Medical Microbiology and Virology; Public Health and Epidemiology. 854 words.

Summary

Although visceral leishmaniasis (VL) is endemic in various parts of India, mainly Bihar, West Bengal and Orissa, and neighbouring countries such as...

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PCR as a rapid and sensitive tool in the diagnosis of human and canine leishmaniasis using Leishmania donovani s.l.-specific kinetoplastid primers

S. Cortes, N. Rolão, J. Ramada and L. Campino.

in Transactions of The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

January 2004; p ublished online January 2004 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Clinical Medicine; Infectious Diseases; Immunology; Medical Microbiology and Virology; Public Health and Epidemiology. 2892 words.

Abstract

This study was performed in order to test the efficacy of a new polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assay for the diagnosis of both human and canine...

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Chloroquine sensitive Plasmodium falciparum and P. vivax in central Java, Indonesia

J.Kevin Baird, Prianto Sismadi, Sofyan Masbar, Budi Leksana, Sekartuti, Ali Ramzan and Emiliana Tjitra.

in Transactions of The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

August 1996 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Clinical Medicine; Infectious Diseases; Immunology; Medical Microbiology and Virology; Public Health and Epidemiology. 0 words.

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Rapid detection of cg2 polymorphisms in chloroquine-resistant and -sensitive isolates of Plasmodium falciparum

K.R.G. McCutcheon, R.B. Veale, J.A. Frean and M.B. Markus.

in Transactions of The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

June 1999; p ublished online June 1999 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Clinical Medicine; Infectious Diseases; Immunology; Medical Microbiology and Virology; Public Health and Epidemiology. 0 words.

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A recombinant antigen-based IgG4 ELISA for the specific and sensitive detection of Brugia malayi infection

N. Rahmah, B.H. Lim, A.Khairul Anuar, R.K. Shenoy, V. Kumaraswami, S.Lokman Hakim, P. Chotechuang, K. Kanjanopas and C.P. Ramachandran.

in Transactions of The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

June 2001; p ublished online June 2001 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Clinical Medicine; Infectious Diseases; Immunology; Medical Microbiology and Virology; Public Health and Epidemiology. 0 words.

Abstract

An IgG4 ELISA based on a novel recombinant antigen was evaluated for detection of Brugia malayi infection, using 2487 sera from various...

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Phenotypic and genotypic characteristics of Vibrio cholerae O1 isolated from the Sierra Leone cholera outbreak in 2012

Zahid H. Mahmud, Shafiqul Islam, Rokon U. Zaman, Mahmuda Akter, Kaisar A. Talukder, Pradip K. Bardhan, Azharul I. Khan, Faye C. Rhodes, Abdul Kamara, Isatta M. Wurie, Wondimagegnehu Alemu, Amara Jambai, Shah M. Faruque, John D. Clemens and Mohammad S. Islam.

in Transactions of The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

November 2014; p ublished online September 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology; Clinical Medicine; Infectious Diseases; Medical Microbiology and Virology; Immunology. 3062 words.

Background

This study describes phenotypic, genotypic and antibiotic susceptibility patterns of the strains isolated from the 2012 Sierra Leone cholera...

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Asymptomatic Leishmania infections in northern India: a threat for the elimination programme?

Sushmita Das, Greg Matlashewski, Gouri Sankar Bhunia, Sreekanth Kesari and Pradeep Das.

in Transactions of The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

November 2014; p ublished online September 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology; Clinical Medicine; Infectious Diseases; Medical Microbiology and Virology; Immunology. 3713 words.

Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) continues to embody as a mammoth public health problem and hurdle to the socioeconomic development of Bihar, India. Interestingly, all leishmanial infections do...

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Schistosomiasis presenting in travellers: a 15 year observational study at the Hospital for Tropical Diseases, London

Cordelia E. M. Coltart, Anastasia Chew, Neill Storrar, Margaret Armstrong, Natalie Suff, Leila Morris, Peter L. Chiodini and Christopher J. M. Whitty.

in Transactions of The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

March 2015; p ublished online January 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology; Clinical Medicine; Infectious Diseases; Medical Microbiology and Virology; Immunology. 4409 words.

Background

Schistosomiasis in returning travellers is one of the most common imported tropical infections with potentially serious complications, which are...

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Staphylococcal prosthetic joint infection

Kate El Bouzidi.

in Challenging Concepts in Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology

June 2014; p ublished online July 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Infectious Diseases; Medical Microbiology and Virology. 5370 words.

Prosthetic joint infection (PJI) is a catastrophic complication and the majority of cases are caused by coagulase-negative staphylococci or Staphylococcus aureus. Staphylococci adhere to...

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Highly pyrimethamine-resistant alleles of dihydrofolate reductase in isolates of Plasmodium falciparum from Tanzania

Michele D. Hastings, Sarah J. Bates, Eric A. Blackstone, Stephanie M. Monks, Theonest K. Mutabingwa and Carol Hopkins Sibley.

in Transactions of The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

December 2002; p ublished online December 2002 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Clinical Medicine; Infectious Diseases; Immunology; Medical Microbiology and Virology; Public Health and Epidemiology. 0 words.

In 2000 we used a sensitive technique to examine 9 isolates from malaria patients in Muheza, Tanzania who had failed treatment with sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine (SP). Three isolates carried,...

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Consequences of poor maternal micronutrition before and during early pregnancy

Stephen Owens and Caroline H.D. Fall.

in Transactions of The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

February 2008; p ublished online February 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Clinical Medicine; Infectious Diseases; Immunology; Medical Microbiology and Virology; Public Health and Epidemiology. 863 words.

Summary

In developing countries, micronutrient deficiencies are common and associated with poor pregnancy outcomes, which may in turn have longer-term...

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Antibody detection tests for Onchocerca volvulus: comparison of the sensitivity of a cocktail of recombinant antigens used in the indirect enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay with a rapid-format antibody card test

Mario A. Rodríguez-Pérez, Alfredo Domínguez-Vázque, Jorge Méndez-Galván, Ana M. Sifuentes-Rincón, Patricia Larralde-Coronal, Hugo A. Barrera-Saldaña and Janette E. Bradley.

in Transactions of The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

October 2003; p ublished online October 2003 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Clinical Medicine; Infectious Diseases; Immunology; Medical Microbiology and Virology; Public Health and Epidemiology. 0 words.

There is a need for a specific, sensitive, and practical diagnostic test to monitor onchocerciasiselimination campaigns. In April 2001, an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) using 3...

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Development of a single tube hemi-nested PCR for genus-specific detection of Plasmodium in oligoparasitemic patients

Lı́lian M.L. Montenegro, Rosana A. Montenegro, Andréia S. Lima, Alexandre B. Carvalho, Haiana C. Schindler and Frederico G.C. Abath.

in Transactions of The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

October 2004; p ublished online October 2004 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Clinical Medicine; Infectious Diseases; Immunology; Medical Microbiology and Virology; Public Health and Epidemiology. 3826 words.

Abstract

Primers targeting the Plasmodium small-subunit (SSU) rDNA were designed to amplify DNA from P. vivax, P. falciparum, P. malariae, and P. ovale,...

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Evaluation of human and mosquito based diagnostic tools for defining endpoints for elimination of Anopheles transmitted lymphatic filariasis in Ghana

Irene Offei Owusu, Dziedzom K. de Souza, Francis Anto, Michael D. Wilson, Daniel A. Boakye, Moses J. Bockarie and John O. Gyapong.

in Transactions of The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

October 2015; p ublished online September 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Clinical Medicine; Infectious Diseases; Immunology; Medical Microbiology and Virology; Public Health and Epidemiology. 5708 words.

Background

The decision to stop mass drug administration (MDA) and monitor recrudescence has to be made when endpoints for elimination of lymphatic...

Apoptosis related to chloroquine sensitivity of the human malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum

S. Picot, J. Burnod, V. Bracchi, B.F.F. Chumpitazi and P. Ambroise-Thomas.

in Transactions of The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

October 1997; p ublished online October 1997 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Clinical Medicine; Infectious Diseases; Immunology; Medical Microbiology and Virology; Public Health and Epidemiology. 0 words.

Abstract

As chemoresistance of Plasmodium falciparum to chloroquine has arisen, new ways of combating the infection are needed. Similarities exist between...

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Gram-negative bacilli are a major cause of secondary pneumonia in patients with pulmonary tuberculosis: evidence from a cross-sectional study in a tertiary hospital in Nigeria

Garba Iliyasu, Aminu B Mohammad, Ahmad M Yakasai, Farouq M Dayyab, Joan Oduh and Abdulrazaq G Habib.

in Transactions of The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

May 2018; p ublished online May 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Clinical Medicine; Infectious Diseases; Immunology; Medical Microbiology and Virology; Public Health and Epidemiology. 1330 words.

Abstract

Background

This study was aimed at describing the profile of bacterial aetiology of secondary pneumonia in...

A prospective evaluation of diagnostic methodologies for the acute diagnosis of dengue virus infection on the Thailand-Myanmar border

Wanitda Watthanaworawit, Paul Turner, Claudia L. Turner, Ampai Tanganuchitcharnchai, Richard G. Jarman, Stuart D. Blacksell and François H. Nosten.

in Transactions of The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

January 2011; p ublished online January 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Clinical Medicine; Infectious Diseases; Immunology; Medical Microbiology and Virology; Public Health and Epidemiology. 3363 words.

Summary

Clinically useful diagnostic tests of dengue virus infection are lacking. We prospectively evaluated the performance of real-time reverse...

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Detection of preceding Campylobacter jejuni infection by polymerase chain reaction in patients with Guillain-Barré syndrome

Sushmita Sinha, Kashi N. Prasad, Sunil Pradhan, Deepika Jain and Sanjeev Jha.

in Transactions of The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

June 2004; p ublished online June 2004 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Clinical Medicine; Infectious Diseases; Immunology; Medical Microbiology and Virology; Public Health and Epidemiology. 2472 words.

Abstract

Based on culture and serological evidence, a strong association between Campylobacter jejuni infection and Gullain-Barré syndrome (GBS) has been...

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Evaluation of the ICT whole-blood antigen card test to detect infection due to Wuchereria bancrofti in Sri Lanka

T.G.A.N. Chandrasena, R. Premaratna, W. Abeyewickrema and N.R. de Silva.

in Transactions of The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

February 2002; p ublished online February 2002 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Clinical Medicine; Infectious Diseases; Immunology; Medical Microbiology and Virology; Public Health and Epidemiology. 0 words.

Abstract

The sensitivity, specificity and cost effectiveness of an immunochromatographic card test (ICT, AMRAD) for the diagnosis of bancroftian filariasis...

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Discovery of a new focus of human onchocerciasis in central Brazil

M. Maia-Herzog, A.J. Shelley, J.E. Bradley, A.P.A.Luna Dias, R.H.S. Calvão, C. Lowry, M. Camargo, J.M. Rubio, R.J. Post and G.E. Coelho.

in Transactions of The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

June 1999; p ublished online June 1999 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Clinical Medicine; Infectious Diseases; Immunology; Medical Microbiology and Virology; Public Health and Epidemiology. 0 words.

Abstract

An autochthonous case of human onchocerciasis was reported 13 years ago in the town of Minaçu, northern Goiás (Brazil), but a subsequent survey of...

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