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Factors associated with severe disease from malaria, pneumonia and diarrhea among children in rural Tanzania – A hospital-based cross-sectional study
(BioMed Central, 2012-08-14)
Background: Mild cases of malaria, pneumonia and diarrhea are readily treatable with complete recovery and with inexpensive and widely available first-line drugs. However, treatment is complicated and expensive, and mortality ...
CD4 lymphocyte dynamics in Tanzanian pulmonary tuberculosis patients with and without hiv co-infection
(BioMed Central, 2012-03-21)
Background: The interaction of HIV and tuberculosis (TB) on CD4 levels over time is complex and has been divergently reported. Methods: CD4 counts were assessed from time of diagnosis till the end of TB treatment in a ...
Lopinavir/Ritonavir versus Lamivudine peri-exposure prophylaxis to prevent HIV-1 transmission by breastfeeding: the PROMISE-PEP trial Protocol ANRS 12174
(BioMed Central, 2012-10-06)
Background: Postnatal transmission of HIV-1 through breast milk remains an unsolved challenge in many resource-poor settings where replacement feeding is not a safe alternative. WHO now recommends breastfeeding of infants ...
Effect of Ascaris Lumbricoides specific IgE ontuberculin skin test responses in children in a high-burdensetting: a cross-sectional community-based study
(BioMed Central, 2012-09-11)
Background: M.tuberculosis (M.tb) is associated with enhanced T helper cell type 1 (Th1) immune responses while helminth infection is associated with T helper cell type 2 (Th2) immune responses. Our aim was to investigate ...
Immunophenotyping in post-giardiasis functional gastrointestinal disease and chronic fatigue syndrome
(BioMed Central, 2012-10-14)
Background: A Giardia outbreak was associated with development of post-infectious functional gastrointestinal disorders (PI-FGID) and chronic fatigue syndrome (PI-CFS). Markers of immune dysfunction have given conflicting ...