LIM/49 - Laboratório de Protozoologia

O Laboratório de Protozoologia é ligado ao Departamento de Moléstias Infecciosas e Parasitárias da Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de São Paulo (FMUSP).

Linhas de pesquisa: protozoologia humana e estudo das grandes endemias, como malária, leishmaniose, a tripanossomíase americana, a toxoplasmose e outras, nos seus aspectos epidemiológicos, parasitológicos, moleculares, diagnósticos, clínicos, de intervenções terapêuticas, vacinas e controle de vetores, através de estudos experimentais, hospitalares ou de campo nas áreas de maior ocorrência do país e do exterior.

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Recent Submissions

  1. O exame do Cremesp: no contexto da expansão do ensino médico

    Luna Filho, Bráulio; Cassenote, Alex Jones Flores (orgs); (coord). O exame do Cremesp: no contexto da expansão do ensino médico. SÃO PAULO: Cremesp, 2018. 102p.

  2. Molecular Investigation Confirms Myotis Genus Bats as Common Hosts of Polychromophilus in Brazil

    MICROORGANISMS, v.11, n.6, article ID 1531, 16p, 2023

    Plasmodium spp. and some other blood parasites belonging to the order Haemosporida are the focus of many epidemiological studies worldwide. However, haemosporidian parasites from wild animals are largely neglected in scientific research. For example, Polychromophilus parasites, which are exclusiv...

  3. Trends in Inpatient Antibiotic Use Among Adults Hospitalized During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic in Argentina, Brazil, and Chile, 2018-2021

    CLINICAL INFECTIOUS DISEASES, v.77, n.SUPP 1, suppl.1, Special Issue, p.S4-S11, 2023

    In this ecologic evaluation of antibiotic use among inpatients in Argentina, Brazil, and Chile, substantial increases in antibiotic use were observed during the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic (March 2020-February 2021) compared with a prepandemic period (March 2018-February 2020). Background H...

  4. The silent threat of submicroscopic Plasmodium infections during pregnancy

    LANCET GLOBAL HEALTH, v.11, n.7, p.E991-E992, 2023

  5. The Trypanosoma cruzi Antigen and Epitope Atlas: antibody specificities in Chagas disease patients across the Americas

    NATURE COMMUNICATIONS, v.14, n.1, 2023

    During an infection the immune system produces pathogen-specific antibodies. These antibody repertoires become specific to the history of infections and represent a rich source of diagnostic markers. However, the specificities of these antibodies are mostly unknown. Here, using high-density pepti...

  6. HIV-Related Cerebral Toxoplasmosis Revisited: Current Concepts and Controversies of an Old Disease


    Cerebral toxoplasmosis is the most common cause of expansive brain lesions in people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) and continues to cause high morbidity and mortality. The most frequent characteristics are focal subacute neurological deficits and ring-enhancing brain lesions in the basal ganglia, ...

  7. Mosquito vector competence for dengue is modulated by insect-specific viruses

    NATURE MICROBIOLOGY, v.8, n.1, p.135-+, 2023

    From metagenomics of Aedes mosquitoes from four continents, the authors analyse the mechanism by which insect-specific viruses affect mosquito vector competence to transmit dengue virus to humans. Aedes aegypti and A. albopictus mosquitoes are the main vectors for dengue virus (DENV) and other ar...

  8. Mobility restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic and reduced outpatient HIV and syphilis testing in Brazil

    BRAZILIAN JOURNAL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES, v.27, n.3, article ID 102771, 7p, 2023

    Background: In the initial phases of the COVID-19 pandemic, strategies adopted to reduce the dissemination of SARS-CoV-2 relied on non-pharmacological interventions, including physical distancing. Mobility restrictions affected the availability and quality of care for many health conditions, incl...

  9. Say it right: measuring the impact of different communication strategies on the decision to get vaccinated

    BMC PUBLIC HEALTH, v.23, n.1, article ID 1162, 11p, 2023

    BackgroundVaccine hesitancy is a concerning menace to the control of vaccine-preventable diseases. Effective health communication could promote an overall understanding of the importance, risks, and benefits of vaccination and reduce vaccine hesitancy.MethodsIn this survey, four fictitious newspa...

  10. Performance Evaluation of VIDAS(& REG;) Diagnostic Assays Detecting Anti-Chikungunya Virus IgM and IgG Antibodies: An International Study

    DIAGNOSTICS, v.13, n.13, article ID 2306, 19p, 2023

    Chikungunya (CHIK) is a debilitating mosquito-borne disease with an epidemiology and early clinical symptoms similar to those of other arboviruses-triggered diseases such as dengue or Zika. Accurate and rapid diagnosis of CHIK virus (CHIKV) infection is therefore challenging. This international s...