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Actual. SIDA. infectol ; 29(105): 17-26, 2021 mar. fig, graf
Article in Spanish | LILACS, BINACIS | ID: biblio-1349031

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Con el propósito de ampliar el conocimiento epidemiológico sobre la circulación del SARS-CoV-2 en la ciudad de Ushuaia durante el brote ocurrido de marzo a mayo de 2020, nos planteamos realizar un estudio observacional, de corte transversal, de mayo a julio, buscando la respuesta serológica al contacto con el virus en trabajadores esenciales municipales. N=1305. Los datos fueron ingresados a una plataforma con ingreso restringido, para luego cruzar las variables obtenidas en formato Excel. La mayoría de las personas estudiadas fueron de género masculino, con una media de edad de 38,5 años. El 20% de las personas con IgG+ tuvieron nexo epidemiológico. La prevalencia fue del 2,75%. Quienes presentaron IgM+ fueron descartados por otro método, considerándose falsos positivos. La idea y realización en forma precoz del estudio fue útil para evaluar la diseminación viral asintomática en el personal municipal afectado a tareas esenciales y tomar decisiones en las primeras etapas de la pandemia. No se encontraron diferencias significativas en los grupos más expuestos. Se observaron casos de transmisión asintomática intrafamiliar. Estas pruebas serológicas no tienen fines diagnósticos ni confieren un pasaporte inmunitario. Pudimos establecer la confiabilidad de la técnica utilizada, fundamentalmente en relación a la IgG. El método se optimizó. Consideramos que las políticas públicas basadas en evidencias científicas permiten tomar mejores decisiones en beneficio de la comunidad. Creemos que el presente estudio aporta al estado de comprensión en la materia. Cada reporte puede ser de utilidad para el conocimiento de la diseminación viral


With the purpose of expanding epidemiological knowledge about the circulation of SARS-CoV-2 in the city of Ushuaia during the outbreak that occurred from March to May of this current, we plan to carry out an observational, cross-sectional study from May to July, seeking the serological response to contact with the virus in essential municipal workers. N = 1316. The data were entered into a platform with restricted entry, to later cross the variables obtained in Excel format. Most of the people studied were male, with a mean age of 38 years. 20% of the people with IgG + had an epidemiological link. The prevalence was 2.88%. Those who presented IgM+ were discarded by another method, being considered false positives. The early idea and implementation of the study was useful to evaluate asymptomatic viral shedding in municipal personnel affected by essential tasks and to make decisions in the early stages of the pandemic. No significant differences were found in the most exposed groups. Cases of asymptomatic interfamily transmission were observed. These serological tests do not have diagnostic purposes nor do they confer an immune passport. We were able to establish the reliability of the technique used, mainly in relation to IgG. The method was optimized. We believe that public policies based on scientific evidence allow us to make better decisions for the benefit of the community. We believe that the present study contributes to the state of understanding in the matter. Each report can be useful for understanding viral shedding.


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Humans , Adult , Immunoglobulin G/immunology , Immunoglobulin M/immunology , Cross-Sectional Studies , Health Personnel , Virus Shedding/immunology , Municipal Management , COVID-19 Serological Testing , COVID-19/epidemiology
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Rev. panam. salud pública ; 45: e87, 2021. tab, graf
Article in Portuguese | LILACS | ID: biblio-1289871

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RESUMO O Plano Global de Eliminação da Filariose Linfática, lançado pela Organização Mundial da Saúde em 2000, propõe o uso de testes de detecção de antígeno circulante filarial como ferramenta diagnóstica para avaliação e monitoramento das ações de controle da parasitose. Entretanto, esses testes, apesar de apresentarem alta sensibilidade, não conseguem detectar com eficiência a infecção em seu estágio inicial, quando ainda não existe a presença de helmintos adultos. Considerando essa limitação, a pesquisa de anticorpos antifilariais tem sido apontada como uma alternativa, uma vez que os anticorpos produzidos contra as larvas infectantes do parasito são detectados antes da presença de antígeno circulante filarial. O objetivo deste estudo foi definir o ponto de corte e avaliar a acurácia do kit Filaria Detect™ IgG4 produzido com o antígeno recombinante Wb123 para diagnóstico da filariose linfática no Brasil. Para isso, foi realizado um estudo de avaliação de teste diagnóstico, no qual foram utilizadas 256 amostras de soro: 79 (30,9%) obtidas de indivíduos microfilarêmicos e 177 (60,1%), de indivíduos amicrofilarêmicos e que testaram negativo para os testes imunológicos Bm14 CELISA e Og4C3 ELISA. A definição do ponto de corte ideal, bem como da acurácia do kit Filaria Detect™ IgG4, foi obtida através da construção de curvas ROC, sendo a densidade óptica de 0,239 aquela na qual o teste obteve melhor desempenho, com sensibilidade de 81,0% e especificidade de 96,6%. Os resultados obtidos demonstraram que o kit Filaria Detect™ IgG4 é uma ferramenta promissora para investigação e monitoramento de áreas submetidas ao tratamento em massa para filariose linfática.


ABSTRACT The Global Programme to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis, launched by the World Health Organization in the year 2000, proposes the use of circulating filarial antigen tests as a diagnostic tool to assess and monitor initiatives to control filarial infection. However, despite a high sensitivity, these tests are not efficient to detect infection at early stages, before worms have reached the adult stage. Considering this limitation, anti-filarial antibody testing has been suggested as an alternative, given that the antibodies produced against the larvae are detectable before the presence of circulating filarial antigen. The objective of the present study was to determine the diagnostic cut-off and the accuracy of the Filaria Detect™ IgG4 kit employing recombinant Wb123 antigen for diagnosis of lymphatic filariasis in Brazil. For that, we performed a diagnostic evaluation study in which 256 serum samples were analyzed: 79 (30.9%) obtained from microfilaremic individuals and 177 (60.1%) from amicrofilaremic individuals who tested negative with the Bm14 CELISA and Og4C3 ELISA immunologic tests. The ideal cutoff as well as the Filaria Detect™ IgG4 kit accuracy were determined based on ROC curve analyses, with an optical density of 0.239 identified as the cutoff with the best performance, with 81.0% sensitivity and 96.6% specificity. The results show that the Filaria Detect™ IgG4 kit is a promising tool for investigation and monitoring of areas undergoing mass drug administration for lymphatic filariasis.


RESUMEN En el programa mundial de eliminación de la filariasis linfática, puesto en marcha por la Organización Mundial de la Salud en el año 2000, se propone el uso de pruebas de detección del antígeno filárico circulante como instrumento de diagnóstico para la evaluación y el seguimiento de las medidas de control de la parasitosis. Sin embargo, esas pruebas, a pesar de tener un alto grado de sensibilidad, no permiten detectar con eficiencia la infección en su fase inicial, cuando todavía no existen helmintos adultos. En vista de esa limitación, se ha señalado como una opción el estudio de anticuerpos antifiláricos, puesto que los anticuerpos producidos contra las larvas infectantes del parásito se detectan antes de la existencia de antígeno filárico circulante. El objetivo de este estudio fue definir el punto de corte y evaluar la exactitud del estuche Detect™ para pruebas de anticuerpos antifiláricos IgG4, fabricado con el antígeno recombinante Wb123, para el diagnóstico de la filariasis linfática en Brasil. Para ello, se realizó un estudio de evaluación de la prueba diagnóstica, en el cual se utilizaron 256 muestras de suero, a saber, 79 (30,9%) obtenidas de personas microfilarémicas y 177 (60,1%) de personas amicrofilarémicas, que arrojaron resultados seronegativos en las pruebas inmunológicas CELISA Bm14 y ELISA Og4C3. La definición del punto de corte ideal y de la exactitud del estuche Detect™ se obtuvo con la construcción de curvas de la característica operativa del receptor (ROC); una densidad óptica de 0,239 marcó el mejor nivel de desempeño de la prueba, con una sensibilidad de 81,0% y una especificidad de 96,6%. Los resultados obtenidos demostraron que el estuche Detect™ es un instrumento prometedor para la investigación y el seguimiento de las regiones donde se realiza un tratamiento masivo de la filariasis linfática.


Subject(s)
Humans , Reagent Kits, Diagnostic , Elephantiasis, Filarial/diagnosis , Immunoglobulin G/immunology , Antigens/immunology , Brazil , Predictive Value of Tests , Reproducibility of Results , ROC Curve , Sensitivity and Specificity
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Braz. j. infect. dis ; 24(1): 51-57, Feb. 2020. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1089332

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ABSTRACT Introduction: Vaccines are well-established public health interventions with major impacton the prevalence of infectious diseases, but outbreaks are occurring frequently due to pri-mary and secondary failures, despite high coverage. Surveillance of efficacy and duration ofinduced immunity is a difficult task as it requires invasive blood sampling in children andteenagers. Saliva can be an acceptable alternative source of IgG to assess vaccine efficacyand toxoplasmosis incidence. We investigated IgG response for measles, mumps, rubella,and T. gondii in saliva samples of vaccinated young people. Methods: Saliva was collected from 249 public schools students from São Paulo, Brazil, aged7 to 13 years old, during an interactive exhibition on hygiene. We used S. aureus proteinA solid phase capture assay for IgG reactive to biotinylated purified proteins. Paired salivaand serum (47) were tested from young adults with serum evidence of T. gondii infectionand from negative children less than 12 month old for standardization. Reproducibility wasgreater than 98% and sensitivity and specificity of the saliva assays were greater than 95%,as well as the concordance of paired saliva and serum samples. Results: Saliva from high school students showed a prevalence of 8.5% (95% CI: 5.0-11.9%)for anti T. gondii IgG; 96.8% (94.6-99%) of anti-measles IgG; 59.1% (53-65%) of anti-rubella IgG,and 57.5% (51.3-63.6%) of anti-mumps IgG. Discussion: The prevalence of antibodies against mumps and rubella after 6-8 years of vaccination was lower than against measles among students. The findings of this study demonstrate the feasibility of saliva sampling for follow-up of vaccine immune status in teenagers. This useful approach allows for IgG detection for vaccine control or epidemio- logical studies.


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Humans , Male , Female , Child , Adolescent , Saliva/immunology , Students/statistics & numerical data , Immunoglobulin G/analysis , Antibodies, Protozoan/analysis , Measles-Mumps-Rubella Vaccine/immunology , Antibodies, Viral/analysis , Reference Values , Rubella/immunology , Rubella/prevention & control , Brazil , Immunoglobulin G/immunology , Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay , Toxoplasmosis/immunology , Toxoplasmosis/prevention & control , ROC Curve , Immunoenzyme Techniques , Measles/immunology , Measles/prevention & control , Mumps/immunology , Mumps/prevention & control
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Braz. j. infect. dis ; 24(1): 1-6, Feb. 2020. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1089330

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ABSTRACT Febrile illnesses in developing countries are often misdiagnosed as malaria or typhoid fever. Although arboviral infections have similar clinical symptoms, they are usually not screened because of limited resources and the fact that there are several viruses in this group. Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) has been isolated in parts of Nigeria, but there is no documented evidence of the infection in Kogi State. This study determined seroprevalence of active and past CHIKV infection among febrile patients who tested negative for malaria and typhoid fever. Sera from 243 febrile patients were screened for CHIKV IgG and IgM using an immunochromatographic test kit. Clinical and socio-demographic variables were collected using a structured questionnaire. Recent CHIKV infection was observed in 5.8% of the study participants while 25.1% had IgG antibodies demonstrating previous infection. Significant associations were observed between seropositivity and age of participants (p < 0.001), sex (p = 0.044), marital status (p = 0.002), and occupation (p < 0.001). Clinical symptoms such as fever, joint pain, and headache were significantly associated with seropositivity. This study identified recent CHIKV infection in Anyigba. Therefore, there is need for routine screening of febrile patients and molecular characterization to determine the nature of circulating strains.


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Humans , Male , Female , Child , Adolescent , Adult , Middle Aged , Aged , Aged, 80 and over , Young Adult , Chikungunya Fever/epidemiology , Reference Values , Socioeconomic Factors , Immunoglobulin G/immunology , Immunoglobulin G/blood , Immunoglobulin M/blood , Immunoassay , Seroepidemiologic Studies , Chikungunya virus/immunology , Prevalence , Cross-Sectional Studies , Sex Distribution , Age Distribution , Fever/epidemiology , Chikungunya Fever/immunology , Antibodies, Viral/blood , Nigeria/epidemiology
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Braz. j. infect. dis ; 24(1): 85-88, Feb. 2020. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1089325

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ABSTRACT The antigenic potential of seven immunogenic peptides of the dengue virus was evaluated in the sera of patients with dengue confirmed by IgM/IgG serology. Antibodies IgM and IgG against dengue virus peptides were analyzed by ELISA in 31 dengue sero-positive and 20 sero-negative patients. The P5 peptide showed significant IgG immunoreactivity mostly in the sera of patients with dengue without warning signs in comparison with patients with dengue with warning signs, correlating with mild disease. This finding suggests that the low antibody response against P5 epitope could be a risk factor for higher susceptibility to dengue virus infection with warning signs, and that P5 could be a potential antigen for vaccine development.


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Humans , Male , Female , Child , Adolescent , Adult , Middle Aged , Aged , Young Adult , Peptides/immunology , Viral Envelope Proteins/immunology , Dengue Virus/immunology , Dengue Vaccines , Antibodies, Viral/immunology , Epitopes/immunology , Immunoglobulin G/immunology , Immunoglobulin M/immunology , Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay , Statistics, Nonparametric , Dengue/immunology , Dengue/prevention & control , Antibody Formation , Antigens, Viral/immunology
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Einstein (Säo Paulo) ; 18: eAO5078, 2020. tab
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1056051

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ABSTRACT Objective: To evaluate the performance of indirect immunofluorescence for serological diagnosis of dengue virus in a population with high prevalence of arboviruses. Methods: Two-hundred serum samples from patients with clinical suspicion of dengue fever were tested by immunoenzymatic and indirect immunofluorescence assay BIOCHIP® mosaic. Specificity, sensitivity and Kappa coefficient were calculated. Discordant samples were tested by polymerase chain reaction for confirmation. Results: Of the 200 samples, 20% were positive and 80% negative for anti-dengue virus IgM antibodies in the immunoenzymatic test. Of the 40 positives, 25% were negative in indirect immunofluorescence. Of these ten discordant results, only 20% were also negative in the polymerase chain reaction (PCR). Of the 160 negatives in the immunoenzymatic test, 5% were positive in indirect immunofluorescence. Of these nine discordant results, 33% were positive in the PCR. The Kappa coefficient was 0.7 (0.572-0.829). Sensitivity and specificity of indirect immunofluorescence were respectively 75% and 94%. For anti-dengue virus IgG antibodies, of the 200 samples, 15.5% were positive and 84.5% were negative in the immunoenzymatic test. Of the 31 positives, 12.9% were negative in indirect immunofluorescence. Of these four discordant results, 25% were negative in the PCR. Of the 169 negatives, 8% were positive in indirect immunofluorescence. Of these 14 discordant results, 64% were also positive in the PCR. The Kappa coefficient was 0.695 (0.563-0.83). Sensitivity and specificity of indirect immunofluorescence were 87.1% and 91.7%, respectively. Conclusion: For diagnosis of acute infection, the immunoenzymatic test is enough, and the use of additional methods is not warranted. Replacing the immunoenzymatic test by indirect immunofluorescence would compromise the sensitivity for IgM. However, indirect immunofluorescence can distinguish three arboviruses simultaneously, an advantage during concomitant epidemics.


RESUMO Objetivo: Avaliar o desempenho da imunofluorescência indireta no diagnóstico sorológico de dengue em uma população com alta prevalência de arboviroses. Métodos: Duzentas amostras de soro de pacientes com suspeita clínica de dengue foram testadas por ensaio imunoenzimático e imunofluorescência indireta mosaico BIOCHIP®. Foram calculados especificidade, sensibilidade e coeficiente Kappa. Nas amostras discordantes, realizou-se reação em cadeia da polimerase como método confirmatório. Resultados: Das 200 amostras, 20% foram positivas e 80% negativas para IgM antivírus da dengue no ensaio imunoenzimático. Das 40 positivas, 25% foram negativas na imunofluorescência indireta. Destas dez negativas, apenas 20% eram também negativas na reação em cadeia da polimerase. Das 160 negativas no ensaio imunoenzimático, 5% foram positivas na imunofluorescência indireta. Por fim, dentre as nove discordantes, 33% tiveram vírus da dengue detectado na reação em cadeia da polimerase. O coeficiente Kappa foi 0,70 (0,57-0,82). Sensibilidade e especificidade por imunofluorescência indireta foram, respectivamente, 75% e 94%. Para IgG antivírus da dengue, de 200 amostras, 15,5% foram positivas e 84,5% negativas no ensaio imunoenzimático. Das 31 positivas, 12,9% foram negativas na imunofluorescência indireta. Destas quatro discordantes, 25% apresentaram vírus da dengue não detectado na reação em cadeia da polimerase. Das 169 negativas, 8% foram positivas na imunofluorescência indireta. Destas, 64% foram positivas também na reação em cadeia da polimerase. O coeficiente Kappa foi 0,695 (0,56-0,83). Sensibilidade e a especificidade por imunofluorescência indireta foram, respectivamente, 87,1% e 91,7%. Conclusão: Ensaio imunoenzimático seria suficiente para diagnóstico sorológico de infecção aguda, não justificando a incorporação da imunofluorescência indireta. Substituir ensaio imunoenzimático pela imunofluorescência indireta poderia comprometer a sensibilidade para IgM. Contudo, a imunofluorescência indireta auxilia diferenciar três arboviroses simultaneamente, sendo vantajoso em epidemias concomitantes.


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Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay/methods , Fluorescent Antibody Technique, Indirect/methods , Dengue/diagnosis , Arboviruses/isolation & purification , Reference Standards , Brazil , Immunoglobulin G/immunology , Immunoglobulin M/immunology , Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay/standards , Serologic Tests/methods , Serologic Tests/standards , Polymerase Chain Reaction , Sensitivity and Specificity , Fluorescent Antibody Technique, Indirect/standards , Dengue/immunology , Dengue Virus/isolation & purification , Antibodies, Viral/immunology
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Einstein (Säo Paulo) ; 18: eRW4890, 2020. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1056050

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ABSTRACT Objective To demonstrate the impact of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine in Streptococcus pneumoniae carriage status in children younger than 5 years in Latin America and the Caribbean. Methods A systematic literature review was carried out on the direct and indirect effects of pneumococcal vaccine in the carriage status, after implementation in childhood immunization programs. Studies carried out in children younger than 5 years were selected from the PubMed® and Virtual Health Library databases, and data collected after implementation of pneumococcal vaccine in Latin America and the Caribbean, between 2008 and 2018. Results From 1,396 articles identified, 738 were selected based on titles and abstracts. After duplicate removal, 31 studies were eligible for full-text reading, resulting in 6 publications for analysis. All selected publications were observational studies and indicated a decrease in the carriage and vaccine types, and an increase in the circulation of non-vaccine serotypes, such as 6A, 19A, 35B, 21 and 38. We did not identify changes in the antimicrobial resistance after vaccine implementation. Conclusion A decrease in the carriage status of vaccine types and non-vaccine types was detected. The continuous monitoring of pneumococcal vaccine effect is fundamental to demonstrate the impact of the carriage status and, consequently, of invasive pneumococcal disease, allowing better targeting approaches in countries that included pneumococcal vaccine in their immunization programs. Our study protocol was registered in PROSPERO (www.crd.york.ac.uk/prospero) under number CRD42018096719.


RESUMO Objetivo Demonstrar o impacto das vacinas pneumocócicas conjugadas no estado de portador de Streptococcus pneumoniae em crianças menores de 5 anos na América Latina e no Caribe. Métodos Foi realizada revisão sistemática da literatura sobre os efeitos diretos e indiretos da vacina pneumocócica no estado de portador em crianças menores de 5 anos, após a implantação da vacina nos calendários de imunização infantil. A partir de dados da PubMed®e da Biblioteca Virtual da Saúde, foram selecionados estudos de portador em crianças menores de 5 anos, com dados coletados após implementação da vacina de 2008 a 2018, na América Latina e no Caribe. Resultados Dos 1.396 artigos identificados, 738 foram selecionados mediante leitura de títulos e resumos. Após a extração dos duplicados, 31 foram elegíveis para leitura do texto completo, restando 6 artigos para análise. Todos os estudos selecionados eram observacionais e indicavam diminuição do portador e tipos vacinais, e aumento da circulação de sorotipos não vacinais, como 6A, 19A, 35B, 21 e 38. Não foi observada alteração na resistência antimicrobiana após a introdução da vacina. Conclusão Detectou-se redução no estado de portador, dos tipos vacinais e não vacinais. O monitoramento contínuo do efeito das vacinas pneumocócicas é fundamental, para demonstrar o impacto do estado de portador e, consequentemente, da doença pneumocócica invasiva, permitindo o melhor direcionamento nas ações em saúde para os países que incluíram a vacina no calendário de imunização. Nosso protocolo de estudo foi registrado no PROSPERO (www.crd.york.ac.uk/prospero) sob o número CRD42018096719.


Subject(s)
Humans , Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay/methods , Fluorescent Antibody Technique, Indirect/methods , Dengue/diagnosis , Arboviruses/isolation & purification , Reference Standards , Brazil , Immunoglobulin G/immunology , Immunoglobulin M/immunology , Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay/standards , Serologic Tests/methods , Serologic Tests/standards , Polymerase Chain Reaction , Sensitivity and Specificity , Fluorescent Antibody Technique, Indirect/standards , Dengue/immunology , Dengue Virus/isolation & purification , Antibodies, Viral/immunology
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Mem. Inst. Oswaldo Cruz ; 115: e200225, 2020.
Article in English | SES-SP, LILACS, SES-SP | ID: biblio-1135239

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In the near future, the overlap of Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and dengue epidemics is a concrete threat in tropical regions. Co-epidemics of COVID-19 and dengue could be an overwhelming challenge for health systems in low- and middle-income countries. In this work, we investigated potential serological cross-reactions between COVID-19 and dengue patients. Among 32 COVID-19 positive sera, no positive Dengue virus (DENV) IgG/IgM results were observed. On the other hand, one false-positive result was observed among 44 DENV-positive sera tested for COVID-19 antibodies with each of the two rapid tests used. Further data on accuracy of COVID-19 diagnostic test are urgently warranted.


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Humans , Pneumonia, Viral/immunology , Coronavirus Infections/immunology , Cross Reactions , Dengue/immunology , Antibodies, Viral/immunology , Immunoglobulin G/immunology , Immunoglobulin M/immunology , Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay , Dengue Virus/immunology , Pandemics , Betacoronavirus/immunology , SARS-CoV-2 , COVID-19
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Cienc. tecnol. salud ; 7(2): 265-272, 2020. il 27 c
Article in Spanish | LILACS, LIGCSA, DIGIUSAC | ID: biblio-1348243

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Se determinó la frecuencia de anticuerpos IgG para Toxoplasma gondii y los virus de paperas, sarampión, rubéola, varicela y hepatitis B en 90 estudiantes de la carrera de Química Biológica de la Facultad de CCQQ y Farmacia. La mayor frecuencia se encontró para rubéola y sarampión, 98.9% para cada prueba y la menor frecuencia fue para T. gondii con 23.3%. No se encontró asociación significativa entre la positividad y el género, entre la positividad a paperas, sarampión, varicela y el haber sufrido la infección o haber estado en contacto con personas infectadas y entre la positividad a T. gondii y el consumir carne roja y/o comida callejera (p > .05). Únicamente en el caso de la hepatitis B se encontró una asociación significativa entre la positividad y la edad (p = < .001), el hecho de estar vacunado (p < .001) y el ser sexualmente activo (p = .004). Los porcentajes de vacunación en la población en estudio fue alta únicamente para hepatitis B (80%), mientras que para las otras infecciones fue 35.6% para rubéola y sarampión, 22.2% para varicela y 10% para paperas. Más de 82% de los estudiantes presentaron protección a los seis agentes estudiados y se recomienda realizar encuestas sero-epidemiológicas constantes, evaluar los programas de inmunización, identificar los grupos a riesgo y que las personas que no presenten anticuerpos se vacunen.


The frequency of IgG antibodies for Toxoplasma gondii and the mumps, measles, rubella, varicella and hepa-titis B viruses was determined in 90 students of the Biological Chemistry career of the Faculty of CCQQ and Pharmacy. The highest frequency was found for Rubella and Measles, 98.9% each, and the lowest frequency was for T. gondii with 23.3%. No significant difference was found between positivity and gender, between positivity to mumps, measles, chicken pox and having suffered infection or having been in contact with infected persons and between positivity to T. gondii and consuming red meat and / or street food (p > .05). Only in the case of Hepatitis B a significant difference between positivity and age (p = .001), the fact of being vaccinated (p = .001) and being sexually active (p = .004 was found. The percentage of vaccination in the study population was high only for He-patitis B (80%), while for the other infections it was 35.6% for rubella and measles, 22.2% for varicella and 10% for mumps. More than 82% of the students presented protection to the six agents studied and it is recommended to carry out constant sero-epidemiological surveys, to evaluate the immunization programs, to identify the risk groups and that people who do not present antibodies get vaccinated.


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Humans , Male , Female , Adult , Students, Pharmacy , Immunoglobulin G/immunology , Rubella/immunology , Toxoplasma/immunology , Immunoglobulin G/analysis , Chickenpox/immunology , Mass Vaccination , Guatemala/epidemiology , Hepatitis B/immunology , Measles/immunology , Mumps/immunology
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Mem. Inst. Oswaldo Cruz ; 114: e190145, 2019. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1040609

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Anti-α-Gal responses may exert a protective effect in falciparum malaria. However, the biological role of such antibodies is still unknown during Plasmodium vivax infections. We investigated IgG and IgM responses to α-Gal in individuals with vivax malaria. Anti-α-Gal IgG and IgM levels were higher in these patients than in controls, but no significant correlation was found between parasitaemia and anti-α-Gal response, nor between this response and ABO blood group status. This is the first study to investigate anti-α-Gal antibodies in P. vivax-infected patients; a larger survey is necessary to achieve a better understanding of host immune response during vivax malaria.


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Humans , Adult , Middle Aged , Young Adult , Plasmodium vivax/immunology , Immunoglobulin G/blood , Immunoglobulin M/blood , Antibodies, Anti-Idiotypic/blood , Malaria, Vivax/blood , Immunoglobulin G/immunology , Immunoglobulin M/immunology , Antibodies, Anti-Idiotypic/metabolism , Malaria, Vivax/immunology , Middle Aged
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Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop ; 52: e20180132, 2019. tab
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1041500

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Abstract INTRODUCTION Medical students have an occupational risk for hepatitis B (HB). This study sought to determine anti-HBs and anti-HBc IgG levels in vaccinated students, check their seroconversion, and correlate this with vaccination. METHODS One hundred and forty-three students' blood samples and their vaccination schedules were analyzed. RESULTS: 65.7% were positive for anti-HBs; however, anti-HBs was absent in 34.3%. Only two samples were positive for anti-HBc IgG. CONCLUSIONS More than 30% of students did not have minimum protective levels. Comparing HBV vaccination and anti-HBs reactivity, the majority of reactive individuals received their last dose within the past 16 years.


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Humans , Male , Female , Adolescent , Adult , Young Adult , Students, Medical , Hepatitis B virus/immunology , Hepatitis B Vaccines/immunology , Hepatitis B/prevention & control , Immunoglobulin G/immunology , Immunoglobulin G/blood , Cross-Sectional Studies , Hepatitis B Antibodies/immunology , Hepatitis B Antibodies/blood , Hepatitis B Core Antigens/immunology , Hepatitis B Core Antigens/blood , Hepatitis B Surface Antigens/immunology , Hepatitis B Surface Antigens/blood
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Acta bioquím. clín. latinoam ; 52(4): 417-422, dic. 2018. graf
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-1001065

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La enfermedad celíaca (EC) es una condición inflamatoria crónica del intestino delgado causada por intolerancia al gluten. El tratamiento consiste en la dieta libre de gluten (DLG). Los anticuerpos anti Saccharomyces cerevisiae (ASCA) están dirigidos contra la pared celular de la levadura, se asocian a enfermedades autoinmunes, y se propone la permeabilidad intestinal alterada como causa de activación de la inmunidad humoral. El objetivo del trabajo fue determinar la prevalencia de ASCA IgG e IgA en pacientes celíacos bajo tratamiento y evaluar la asociación de ASCA con el grado de adherencia a la DLG. Se analizaron 59 sueros de pacientes adultos celíacos con alta o baja adherencia a la DLG, y se determinó ASCA IgG e IgA. Se halló una prevalencia de ASCA IgG y/o IgA del 44%. Se encontró asociación entre ASCA-IgG y adherencia a DLG (OR 4,04 IC 95%: 1,32-12,38). La prevalencia de ASCA en la población celíaca estudiada es similar a la reportada en la bibliografía. La menor prevalencia de ASCA IgG en pacientes con una estricta DLG respecto de aquellos con baja adherencia, indicaría que su presencia depende del nivel de ingesta de gluten, sugiriéndolos como herramienta complementaria en el seguimiento del paciente celíaco.


Celiac disease (CD) is a chronic inflammatory condition of the small intestine caused by gluten intolerance. The treatment consists of gluten free diet (GFD). Anti Saccharomyces cerevisiae antibodies (ASCA) are directed against the cell wall of yeast, associated with autoimmune diseases, and an altered intestinal permeability is proposed as a cause of activation of humoral immunity. The objective of this work was to determine the prevalence of IgG and IgA ASCA in celiac patients under treatment and to evaluate the association of ASCA with the degree of adherence to GFD. Fifty-nine serum samples from adult celiac patients with high or low adherence to GFD were analyzed, determining IgG and IgA ASCA. A 44% prevalence of IgG and/or IgA ASCA was found. An association was discovered between IgG ASCA and GFD adherence (OR 4.04, 95% CI: 1.32-12.38). The prevalence of ASCA in the studied celiac population is similar to that reported in the literature. The lower prevalence of IgG ASCA in patients with a strict GFD compared to those with low adherence would indicate that their presence depends on the level of gluten intake, suggesting them as a complementary tool in the follow-up of the celiac patient.


A doença celíaca (DC) é uma condição inflamatória crônica do intestino delgado causada pela intolerância ao glúten. O tratamento consiste na dieta sem glúten (DSG). Os anticorpos anti Saccharomyces cerevisiae (ASCA) são dirigidos contra a parede celular da levedura, associados a doenças autoimunes, e à permeabilidade intestinal alterada como causa da ativação da imunidade humoral. O objetivo foi determinar a prevalência de ASCA IgG e IgA em pacientes celíacos em tratamento; avaliar a associação de ASCA com o grau de adesão ao DSG. Foram analisados 59 soros de pacientes celíacos adultos com alta ou baixa adesão ao DSG, determinando ASCA IgG e IgA. Foi encontrada uma prevalência de SCA IgG/ou IgA de 44%. Foi encontrada uma associação entre ASCA-IgG e a adesão ao DSG (OR 4,04 IC 95% 1,32-12,38). A prevalência de ASCA na população celíaca estudada é semelhante à relatada na literatura. A menor prevalência de ASCA IgG em pacientes com rigorosa DSG, em comparação àqueles com baixa adesão, indicaria que sua presença depende do nível de ingestão de glúten, sugerindo-os como uma ferramenta complementar no seguimento do paciente celíaco.


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Humans , Male , Female , Adolescent , Adult , Middle Aged , Aged , Saccharomyces cerevisiae/immunology , Celiac Disease/diet therapy , Celiac Disease/microbiology , Diet, Gluten-Free , Treatment Adherence and Compliance , Antibodies, Fungal/blood , Immunoglobulin A/immunology , Immunoglobulin G/immunology , Prevalence , Cross-Sectional Studies , Cohort Studies
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Rev. bras. oftalmol ; 77(5): 286-288, set.-out. 2018. graf
Article in Portuguese | LILACS | ID: biblio-977860

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Resumo A doença relacionada ao IgG4 é uma condição imunomediada caracterizada pela presença de lesões com reação inflamatória associada à fibrose e à infiltração linfoplasmocitária rica em plasmócitos tissulares IgG4 positivos, compondo um espectro de doenças fibroproliferativas. A patogênese da DRIgG4 ainda é pouco compreendida e o tratamento é empírico. Relatamos o caso de um homem de 50 anos com lesões amareladas palpebrais associadas a edema local, diagnosticadas previamente como processo alérgico, até que biópsia com estudo imuno-histoquímico e dosagem de IgG4 sérico aventaram a hipótese de doença relacionada ao IgG4. Foi iniciado tratamento com corticoide e rituximabe, observando-se estabilização do quadro e sem apresentação de outras formas clínicas da doença.


Abstract IgG4-Related Disease is an immunomediated condition that is characterized by the presence of inflammatory lesions associated with fibrosis and lymphoplasmacytic infiltration rich in positive IgG4 tissue plasmocytes, forming a spectrum of fibroproliferative diseases. The pathogenesis of IgG4-RD is still poorly understood and the treatment is empirical. We report the case of a 50-year-old man with yellow eyelid lesions associated with local edema, previously diagnosed as an allergic process, until biopsy with immunohistochemical study and serum IgG4 dosage revealed the hypothesis of IgG4 related disease. Treatment with corticoid and rituximab was initiated, showing stabilization of the condition, without presenting other clinical forms of the disease.


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Humans , Male , Middle Aged , Edema/etiology , Eyelid Diseases/etiology , Immunoglobulin G4-Related Disease/complications , Orbit/diagnostic imaging , Biopsy , Blepharoptosis/surgery , Fibrosis/pathology , Immunoglobulin G/immunology , Immunoglobulin G/blood , Prednisone/administration & dosage , Immunohistochemistry , Tomography , Eyelids/pathology , Rituximab/administration & dosage , Immunoglobulin G4-Related Disease/diagnosis , Immunoglobulin G4-Related Disease/drug therapy
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Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop ; 51(5): 591-595, Sept.-Oct. 2018. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-957467

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Abstract INTRODUCTION West Nile virus (WNV) immunoglobulin M (IgM) antibodies have been shown to persist for up to 500 days in certain patients. To evaluate the usefulness of immunoglobulin G (IgG) avidity assessment in the diagnosis of WNV infection, we analyzed 54 WNV IgM- and/or IgG-positive serum samples from 39 patients with neuroinvasive disease and 15 asymptomatic cases tested during a seroprevalence investigation. METHODS Serological tests (WNV IgM/IgG antibody detection, IgG avidity) were performed using commercially available enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays. RESULTS WNV IgM antibodies were detected in 47 (87%) samples. Acute/recent WNV infection was confirmed based on low/borderline avidity index (AI) in 44 IgM-positive samples (93.6%). In three IgM-positive samples (6.4%), high IgG AIs were detected, thus indicating persisting IgM antibodies from previous infections. All IgM-negative samples showed high AIs. Patients with WNV neuroinvasive disease tested within 30 days showed low AIs. In six patients tested 34-50 days after disease onset, AI was borderline (42%-60%), suggesting earlier WNV IgG maturation. Samples with the highest IgM values were associated with the lowest AIs (Spearman's rho coefficient -0.767, p < 0.001). CONCLUSIONS Our results indicate that IgG avidity differentiates current/recent WNV infection from persistent IgM seropositivity from the previous WNV transmission season both in patients with WNV neuroinvasive disease and in asymptomatic persons. A strong negative correlation between IgM antibody levels and AI indicates that in cases with very high IgM levels, determination of IgG avidity may not be necessary. As many patients showed rapid avidity maturation, low IgG avidity is indicative of WNV infection within the previous month.


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Humans , West Nile Fever/diagnosis , West Nile virus/immunology , Immunoglobulin G/immunology , Antibodies, Viral/immunology , Antibody Affinity/immunology , Seasons , Immunoglobulin G/blood , Immunoglobulin M/blood , Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay , Antibodies, Viral/blood
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Rev. bras. parasitol. vet ; 27(3): 295-300, July-Sept. 2018. graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-959190

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Abstract Twenty-six newborn lambs were evaluated for 21 weeks, from birth to slaughter, to assess their plasma anti-Oestrus ovis immunoglobulin (IgG) using the ELISA technique. On the last day of sampling, all the lambs were slaughtered and O. ovis larvae were recovered, quantified and identified according to the larval stage. High levels of IgG were observed over the first three weeks of life, thus indicating that antibodies are transferred via colostrum from ewes to lambs. Afterwards, the antibody levels declined progressively until the lambs were 11 weeks of age and subsequently started to increase again when they were around 13 weeks of age, reaching the apex on the last week of sampling. All the lambs were parasitized with different larval stages of O. ovis, with an average of 39 larvae per lamb, and the intensity of the infestation ranged from 10 to 97 larvae. However, there was non-significant correlation coefficients between IgG levels and O. ovis larval burden (P > 0.05). In conclusion, although the lambs became infested with O. ovis at an early age, the larval burden was not associated with specific IgG levels.


Resumo Vinte e seis cordeiros recém-nascidos foram avaliados por 21 semanas, desde o nascimento até o abate, para avaliar os níveis plasmáticos de imunoglobulina (IgG) anti-Oestrus ovis utilizando-se a técnica de ELISA. No último dia de coleta, todos os cordeiros foram abatidos e as larvas de O. ovis foram recuperadas, quantificadas e identificadas de acordo com o estádio larval. Foram observados altos níveis de IgG nas primeiras três semanas de vida, indicando que os anticorpos são transferidos por meio do colostro das ovelhas para os cordeiros. Posteriormente, os níveis de anticorpos diminuíram progressivamente, até os cordeiros completarem 11 semanas de vida. Os níveis de IgG começaram a aumentar novamente a partir de 13 semanas de idade, atingindo o ápice na última semana de coleta. Todos os cordeiros estavam parasitados com diferentes estádios larvais de O. ovis com uma média de 39 larvas por cordeiro, e a intensidade da infestação variou de 10 a 97 larvas. Porém, não houve correlação significativa entre os níveis de IgG e a carga larval de O. ovis (P > 0,05). Em conclusão, embora os cordeiros tenham sido infestados com O. ovis ainda jovens, a carga larval não foi associada a níveis específicos de IgG.


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Animals , Sheep Diseases/immunology , Immunoglobulin G/immunology , Sheep/parasitology , Diptera/physiology , Ectoparasitic Infestations/veterinary , Immunity, Humoral/immunology , Sheep Diseases/parasitology , Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay , Diptera/classification , Ectoparasitic Infestations/immunology , Larva , Animals, Newborn
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J. pediatr. (Rio J.) ; 94(1): 23-30, Jan.-Feb. 2018. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-894095

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Abstract Objective: Community-acquired pneumonia is an important cause of morbidity in childhood, but the detection of its causative agent remains a diagnostic challenge. The authors aimed to evaluate the role of the chest radiograph to identify cases of community-aquired pneumonia caused by typical bacteria. Methods: The frequency of infection by Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae, and Moraxella catarrhalis was compared in non-hospitalized children with clinical diagnosis of community acquired pneumonia aged 2-59 months with or without radiological confirmation (n = 249 and 366, respectively). Infection by S. pneumoniae was diagnosed by the detection of a serological response against at least one of eight pneumococcal proteins (defined as an increase ≥2-fold in the IgG levels against Ply, CbpA, PspA1 and PspA2, PhtD, StkP-C, and PcsB-N, or an increase ≥1.5-fold against PcpA). Infection by H. influenzae and M. catarrhalis was defined as an increase ≥2-fold on the levels of microbe-specific IgG. Results: Children with radiologically confirmed pneumonia had higher rates of infection by S. pneumoniae. The presence of pneumococcal infection increased the odds of having radiologically confirmed pneumonia by 2.8 times (95% CI: 1.8-4.3). The negative predictive value of the normal chest radiograph for infection by S. pneumoniae was 86.3% (95% CI: 82.4-89.7%). There was no difference on the rates of infection by H. influenzae and M. catarrhalis between children with community-acquired pneumonia with and without radiological confirmation. Conclusions: Among children with clinical diagnosis of community-acquired pneumonia submitted to chest radiograph, those with radiologically confirmed pneumonia present a higher rate of infection by S. pneumoniae when compared with those with a normal chest radiograph.


Resumo Objetivo: Avaliar o papel do raios X de tórax na identificação de casos de pneumonia adquirida na comunidade (PAC) causada por agentes bacterianos. Métodos: A frequência de infecção por Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae e Moraxella catarrhalis em crianças com PAC não hospitalizadas foi comparada com a presença de confirmação radiológica da pneumonia (n = 249 crianças com pneumonia radiologicamente confirmada e 366 crianças com raios X de tórax normal). Infecção por S. pneumoniae foi diagnosticada com base na resposta sorológica a pelo menos uma dentre oito proteínas pneumocócicas investigadas (aumento ≥ 2 vezes nos níveis de IgG em relação a Ply, CbpA, PspA1 e 2, PhtD, StkP-C e PcsB-N ou aumento≥ 1,5 vez em relação aPcpA). Infecção por H. influenzae e M. catarrhalis foi definida por aumento ≥ 2 vezes nos níveis de IgG específica a antígenos de cada agente. Resultados: Crianças com pneumonia radiologicamente confirmada apresentaram maior taxa de infecção pelo pneumococo. Além disso, a presença de infecção pneumocócica foi um fator preditor de pneumonia radiologicamente confirmada, o que aumenta sua chance de detecção em 2,8 vezes (IC 95%: 1,8-4,3). O valor preditivo negativo do raios X normal para a infecção por S. pneumoniae foi 86,3% (IC95%: 82,4%-89,7%). Não houve diferença nas frequências de infecção por H. influenzae e M. catarrhalis entre crianças com PAC com ou sem confirmação radiológica. Conclusão: Crianças com diagnóstico clínico de PAC submetidas a um raios X de tórax que apresentam confirmação radiológica têm maior taxa de infecção por S. pneumoniae comparadas com as crianças com raios X normal.


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Humans , Male , Female , Infant , Child, Preschool , Radiography, Thoracic , Pneumonia, Bacterial/microbiology , Pneumonia, Bacterial/diagnostic imaging , Moraxellaceae Infections/diagnostic imaging , Haemophilus Infections/diagnostic imaging , Immunoglobulin G/immunology , Immunoglobulin G/blood , Haemophilus influenzae/isolation & purification , Haemophilus influenzae/immunology , Moraxella catarrhalis/immunology , Community-Acquired Infections/microbiology , Community-Acquired Infections/diagnostic imaging , Antibodies, Bacterial/blood , Antigens, Bacterial/blood
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Salud pública Méx ; 60(1): 71-76, Jan.-Feb. 2018. tab
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-903846

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Resumen: Objetivo: Evaluar la prevalencia de anticuerpos antiparotiditis en niños y adolescentes de México, a dos años de haberse introducido la vacuna SRP. Material y métodos: Se estudiaron 2111 niños (1-9 años) y 2484 adolescentes (10-19 años). Se evaluaron anticuerpos IgG con un kit comercial de ELISA indirecto. Resultados: La seroprevalencia fue 70.6% (IC95% 69.3-71.9) y resultó mayor en adolescentes (83.0%, IC95% 81.5-84.5) que en niños (56.0%, IC95% 53.9-58.11) (OR 3.83; IC95% 3.34-4.39, p=0.0000000). Los niños de 1 a 2 y de 6 a 9 años, que a partir de 1998 formaron parte del grupo blanco de vacunación vs parotiditis, tuvieron mayor seroprevalencia que el grupo de 3 a 5 años no vacunado. Conclusiones: La seropositividad en niños de 1 a 2 y de 6 a 9 años fue probablemente atribuible a vacunación durante 1998-2000 y la de otros grupos etarios a exposición natural relacionada con el tiempo transcurrido en cada cohorte de nacimientos hasta el reclutamiento al estudio.


Abstract: Objective: To assess the prevalence of mumps antibodies in children and adolescents of Mexico, two years after the introduction of the mumps-containing vaccine MMR. Materials and methods: Evaluation of IgG antibodies with a commercial kit of indirect ELISA. Results: 2111 children (1-9 years) and 2484 adolescents (10-19 years) were studied. The overall antibody seroprevalence was 70.6% (95% CI 69.3-71.9), being higher in adolescents (83.0%, 95%CI 81.5-84.5) than in children (56.0%, 95%CI: 53.9-58.11) (OR 3.83, 95%CI 3.34-4.39, p=0.0000000). Children 1 to 2 and 6 to 9 years who were part of the target group of mumps vaccination since 1998, they had higher seroprevalence than the group of 3 to 5 years unvaccinated. Conclusions: Seropositivity in children aged 1 to 2 and 6 to 9 years was probably attributable to vaccination during 1998-2000 and in other age groups to natural exposure related to time elapsed in each birth cohort until the study recruitment.


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Humans , Male , Female , Child, Preschool , Child , Adolescent , Immunoglobulin G/blood , Measles-Mumps-Rubella Vaccine , Immunogenicity, Vaccine , Antibodies, Viral/blood , Mumps virus/immunology , Immunoglobulin G/immunology , Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay , Seroepidemiologic Studies , Vaccination , Mexico
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Braz. j. med. biol. res ; 51(5): e6773, 2018. graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-889077

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Bacterial infections occur worldwide and are a major public health problem. Among pathogens, Staphylococcus aureus is the main causative agent of bacterial diseases in the world. This study aimed to evaluate which components of the immune system could act protectively against a S. aureus infection in intradermally immunized mice. C57BL/6 and A/j mice were immunized intradermally with S. aureus inactivated by heat and then challenged with viable strains in an air pouch model. At 6, 12, and 24 h after the challenge, euthanasia was performed, and the cellular profile of the inflammatory infiltrate, cytokines, and the bacterial load were evaluated in the air pouch lavages. Immunized mice demonstrated that the intradermal immunization with S. aureus promoted protection in C57BL/6 mice by reducing the bacterial, which was correlated with increased serum concentration of IgG antibodies (IgG1 and IgG2a) against S. aureus. The increase in IgG2a antibody levels was correlated with a decrease of bacterial load in intradermally immunized C57BL/6 mice, along with production of IL-17A at the inflammation site, as well as IgG1consumption. Similar results were not found in the A/j lineage. In conclusion, a vaccine against S. aureus should focus more on the individual characteristics of the host because it is a determinant factor for the success of the immunization.


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Animals , Mice , Antibodies, Bacterial/immunology , Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus/immunology , Staphylococcal Infections/prevention & control , Staphylococcal Vaccines/immunology , Bacterial Load , Cytokines/immunology , Disease Models, Animal , Immunoglobulin G/immunology , Mice, Inbred C57BL , Staphylococcal Infections/immunology , Staphylococcal Vaccines/administration & dosage , Time Factors
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Rev. argent. endocrinol. metab ; 54(2): 76-82, abr.-jun. 2017. ilus, tab
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-957971

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La hipofisitis linfoplasmocitaria con expresión de inmunoglobulina G4 (IgG4) es una entidad de reciente conocimiento. Pertenece al grupo de enfermedades relacionadas a IgG4 (IgG4-RD, del inglés: IgG4-related disease), donde uno o varios órganos pueden estar comprometidos, con síntomas compresivos u obstructivos, o disfuncionalidad por infiltración celular. La hipófisis puede estar afectada en forma aislada. Clínicamente, se presentan con diabetes insípida, hipopituitarismo y/o síntomas de masa ocupante selar, siendo los principales diagnósticos diferenciales los adenomas selares no secretantes, y otros tipos de hipofisitis. Para arribar al diagnóstico de este tipo patología es necesaria la presencia de una imagen de agrandamiento selar o engrosamiento del tallo pituitario en la resonancia magnética nuclear, una histopatología característica con inmunomarcación positiva para IgG4 en más de 10 células plasmáticas por campo de gran aumento y la presencia de IgG4 sérica elevada. Tienen una excelente respuesta a glucocorticoides, por lo que una sospecha diagnóstica oportuna evitaría una cirugía innecesaria en la mayoría de los pacientes con esta entidad.


Immunoglobulin G4 (IgG4)-related lymphoplasmacytic hypophysitis is a recently known entity. It belongs to the IgG4-related diseases (IgG4-RD), in which one or more organs may be involved, with compressive or obstructive symptoms, or dysfunctionality due to cellular infiltration. The pituitary gland can be isolatedly affected. Clinically, lymphoplasmacytic hypophysitis presents with diabetes insipidus, hypopituitarism and/or symptoms of an occupying sellar mass, being the non-secreting sellar adenomas and other types of hypophysitis the main differential diagnosis. In order to reach the diagnosis, the presence of pituitary enlargement or pituitary stalk thickening on an MRI scan, a distinctive histopathology with positive for IgG4 immunostaining in more than 10 plasma cells per high-powerfield, and elevated serum IgG4 levels, confirms this type of hypophysitis. As this entity has an excellent response to glucocorticoids, the diagnosis suspicion may avoid an unnecessary surgery in most patients.


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Humans , Male , Female , Immunoglobulin G/adverse effects , Immunoglobulin G/immunology , Hypophysitis/diagnosis , Immunoglobulin G/analysis , Diagnosis, Differential , Hypophysitis/classification , Hypophysitis/epidemiology
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