LIM/06 - Laboratório de Imunopatologia da Esquistossomose e outras Parasitoses

O Laboratório de Imunopatologia da Esquistossomose e outras Parasitoses é ligado ao Departamento de Doenças Infecciosas e Parasitárias da Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de São Paulo (FMUSP).

Linhas de pesquisa: esquistossomose, toxocaríase, estrongiloidíase, blastocistose: epidemiologia, diagnóstico; leishmanioses; aspectos histopatológicos e estudo da resposta imune tecidual; AIDS: aspectos histopatológicos e estudo da compartimentalização da resposta imune; febres hemorrágicas: estudo da patogenia e técnicas diagnósticas; mucosa oral e neoplasias dermatológicas: estudos morfológicos e moleculares; leptospirose: patologia renal; hepatites autoimunes, virais e hepatopatias metabólicas.

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Recent Submissions

  1. Cardiac Arrest Due to Hypocalcemia

    INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR SCIENCES, v.34, n.5 suppl 1, p.154-157, 2021

  2. Four Corners: an educational strategy for learning infectious diseases in medical school

    REVISTA BRASILEIRA DE EDUCAçãO MéDICA, v.45, n.3, p.e142, 2021

    Abstract: Introduction: An extensive literature has demonstrated the benefits of active learning in medical education and has revealed the need for updating the teaching methodologies. Active learning strategies consolidate the theoretical knowledge, while simultaneously encouraging the student´s...

  3. Serosurvey of anti-Toxocara antibodies and risk factors in adolescent and adult pregnant women of southeastern Brazil

    PLOS NEGLECTED TROPICAL DISEASES, v.15, n.8, article ID e0009571, 13p, 2021

    Toxocariasis is worldwide endemic parasitic anthropozoonosis with high risk to those in in vulnerable populations and particularly during pregnancy and childhood. Although the prevalence of anti-Toxocara spp. antibodies has been extensively studied, risk factors of pregnant women of different age...

  4. Tissue Damage in Human Cutaneous Leishmaniasis: Correlations Between Inflammatory Cells and Molecule Expression


    Cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) is caused by the bite of the infected sand fly, which inoculates parasites ofLeishmaniaspp and triggers an immune response. An exacerbated cutaneous inflammatory response is crucial for controlling parasite burden but can also promote tissue damage. This study aimed t...

  5. Diagnostic accuracy of somatic and excretory-secretory antigens from Strongyloides venezuelensis infective larvae for the immunodiagnosis of human strongyloidiasis

    PARASITOLOGY, v.148, n.12, p.1522-1527, 2021

    To evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of three types of antigenic preparations from Strongyloides venezuelensis infective larvae for detection of serum IgG anti-Strongyloides antibodies by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). Soluble somatic fractions (SSF) and membrane somatic fractions (MSF...

  6. Current status of research regarding Blastocystis sp., an enigmatic protist, in Brazil

    CLINICS, v.76, article ID e2489, 8p, 2021

    The present study aimed to evaluate the occurrence of Blastocystis sp. in Brazilian studies over a period of years (2000-2020), as well as point out relevant aspects of this enigmatic organism. We performed a literature search using six sources of international databases. The data were divided in...

  7. Viral infections and implications for male reproductive health

    ASIAN JOURNAL OF ANDROLOGY, v.23, n.4, p.335-347, 2021

    Viral infections have haunted humankind since times immemorial. Overpopulation, globalization, and extensive deforestation have created an ideal environment for a viral spread with unknown and multiple shedding routes. Many viruses can infect the male reproductive tract, with potential adverse co...

  8. A case report of COVID-19 in a patient with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma

    BMC INFECTIOUS DISEASES, v.21, n.1, article ID 809, 5p, 2021

    Background The current literature is scarce as to the outcomes of COVID-19 infection in non-Hodgkin's lymphoma patients and whether immunosuppressive or chemotherapeutic agents can cause worsening of the patients' condition during COVID-19 infection. Case presentation Our case is a 59-year-old ge...

  9. Serosurvey and associated risk factors of anti-Toxocara spp. antibodies in bovines from slaughterhouses of southeastern Brazil

    PARASITES & VECTORS, v.14, n.1, article ID 250, 9p, 2021

    Background: Toxocariasis, caused by a nematode species of the genus Toxocara, has been described as one of the most prevalent zoonotic helminthiases worldwide. Human transmission may occur by ingesting Toxocara spp. larvae from raw or undercooked meat or organs; however, no comprehensive serosurv...

  10. Can lung ultrasound predict histologic pattern of lung injury in critically ill patients with COVID-19? Author's reply

    INTENSIVE CARE MEDICINE, v.47, n.5, p.631-631, 2021