Kristien Verdonck

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Affiliation: Institute of Tropical Medicine
Country: Belgium

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint HTLV-1 infection is frequent among out-patients with pulmonary tuberculosis in northern Lima, Peru
    K Verdonck
    Instituto de Medicina Tropical Alexander von Humboldt, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 11:1066-72. 2007
  2. ncbi request reprint Human T-lymphotropic virus 1: recent knowledge about an ancient infection
    Kristien Verdonck
    Instituto de Medicina Tropical Alexander von Humboldt, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru
    Lancet Infect Dis 7:266-81. 2007
  3. pmc HTLV-1 infection is associated with a history of active tuberculosis among family members of HTLV-1-infected patients in Peru
    K Verdonck
    Instituto de Medicina Tropical Alexander von Humboldt, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru
    Epidemiol Infect 136:1076-83. 2008
  4. doi request reprint Evaluation of host genetic and viral factors as surrogate markers for HTLV-1-associated myelopathy/tropical spastic paraparesis in Peruvian HTLV-1-infected patients
    Michael Talledo
    Institute of Tropical Medicine Alexander von Humboldt, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru
    J Med Virol 82:460-6. 2010
  5. ncbi request reprint Risk factors associated with diarrhea among international visitors to Cuzco, Peru
    Miguel M Cabada
    Instituto de Medicina Tropical Alexander von Humboldt, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 75:968-72. 2006
  6. doi request reprint Possible implication of NFKB1A and NKG2D genes in susceptibility to HTLV-1-associated myelopathy/tropical spastic paraparesis in Peruvian patients infected with HTLV-1
    Michael Talledo
    Instituto de Medicina Tropical Alexander von Humboldt, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru
    J Med Virol 84:319-26. 2012
  7. pmc IFN-gamma production in response to Tax 161-233, and frequency of CD4+ Foxp3+ and Lin HLA-DRhigh CD123+ cells, discriminate HAM/TSP patients from asymptomatic HTLV-1-carriers in a Peruvian population
    Ivan Best
    Instituto de Medicina Tropical Alexander von Humboldt, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru
    Immunology 128:e777-86. 2009
  8. doi request reprint Comparison of three ELISAs for the routine diagnosis of human T-lymphotropic virus infection in a high-prevalence setting in Peru
    Kristien Verdonck
    Instituto de Medicina Tropical Alexander von Humboldt, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Av Honorio Delgado 430, Lima 31, Peru
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 103:420-2. 2009
  9. doi request reprint Role of killer cell immunoglobulin-like receptor gene content and human leukocyte antigen-C group in susceptibility to human T-lymphotropic virus 1-associated myelopathy/tropical spastic paraparesis in Peru
    Michael Talledo
    Instituto de Medicina Tropical Alexander von Humboldt, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru
    Hum Immunol 71:804-8. 2010
  10. ncbi request reprint Frequent HTLV-1 infection in the offspring of Peruvian women with HTLV-1-associated myelopathy/tropical spastic paraparesis or strongyloidiasis
    Eduardo Gotuzzo
    Instituto de Medicina Tropical Alexander von Humboldt, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Avenida Honorio Delgado 430, Lima, Peru
    Rev Panam Salud Publica 22:223-30. 2007

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  1. ncbi request reprint HTLV-1 infection is frequent among out-patients with pulmonary tuberculosis in northern Lima, Peru
    K Verdonck
    Instituto de Medicina Tropical Alexander von Humboldt, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 11:1066-72. 2007
    ..Tuberculosis (TB) and human T-lymphotropic virus 1 (HTLV-1) are frequent in Peru. The prevalence of HTLV-1 among Peruvian TB patients is unknown...
  2. ncbi request reprint Human T-lymphotropic virus 1: recent knowledge about an ancient infection
    Kristien Verdonck
    Instituto de Medicina Tropical Alexander von Humboldt, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru
    Lancet Infect Dis 7:266-81. 2007
    ..The understanding of the interaction between virus and host response has improved markedly, but there are still no clear surrogate markers for prognosis and there are few treatment options...
  3. pmc HTLV-1 infection is associated with a history of active tuberculosis among family members of HTLV-1-infected patients in Peru
    K Verdonck
    Instituto de Medicina Tropical Alexander von Humboldt, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru
    Epidemiol Infect 136:1076-83. 2008
    ..3-5.1, for siblings vs. spouses of index cases). In conclusion, HTLV-1 infection may increase the susceptibility to active TB. In populations where both infections are frequent, such an association could affect the dynamics of TB...
  4. doi request reprint Evaluation of host genetic and viral factors as surrogate markers for HTLV-1-associated myelopathy/tropical spastic paraparesis in Peruvian HTLV-1-infected patients
    Michael Talledo
    Institute of Tropical Medicine Alexander von Humboldt, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru
    J Med Virol 82:460-6. 2010
    ..A logistic model containing PVL, age, gender, and HLA-A*02 provided the best predictive ability in the Peruvian cohort (AUC = 0.79). J. Med. Virol. 82:460-466, 2010. (c) 2010 Wiley-Liss, Inc...
  5. ncbi request reprint Risk factors associated with diarrhea among international visitors to Cuzco, Peru
    Miguel M Cabada
    Instituto de Medicina Tropical Alexander von Humboldt, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 75:968-72. 2006
    ..04). Remaining in Cuzco < 1 week was a protective factor (OR: 0.58). TD is common among travelers to Cuzco. This study suggests that conventional recommendations are not invariably effective at decreasing TD...
  6. doi request reprint Possible implication of NFKB1A and NKG2D genes in susceptibility to HTLV-1-associated myelopathy/tropical spastic paraparesis in Peruvian patients infected with HTLV-1
    Michael Talledo
    Instituto de Medicina Tropical Alexander von Humboldt, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru
    J Med Virol 84:319-26. 2012
    ..Further replication studies in independent HTLV-1 patient groups should validate further these associations...
  7. pmc IFN-gamma production in response to Tax 161-233, and frequency of CD4+ Foxp3+ and Lin HLA-DRhigh CD123+ cells, discriminate HAM/TSP patients from asymptomatic HTLV-1-carriers in a Peruvian population
    Ivan Best
    Instituto de Medicina Tropical Alexander von Humboldt, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru
    Immunology 128:e777-86. 2009
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  8. doi request reprint Comparison of three ELISAs for the routine diagnosis of human T-lymphotropic virus infection in a high-prevalence setting in Peru
    Kristien Verdonck
    Instituto de Medicina Tropical Alexander von Humboldt, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Av Honorio Delgado 430, Lima 31, Peru
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 103:420-2. 2009
    ..Six samples had discordant ELISA; Murex gave one false-negative result, Ortho two and Platelia one. In high-prevalence settings, it is recommended to test samples with two ELISAs before considering them HTLV-seronegative...
  9. doi request reprint Role of killer cell immunoglobulin-like receptor gene content and human leukocyte antigen-C group in susceptibility to human T-lymphotropic virus 1-associated myelopathy/tropical spastic paraparesis in Peru
    Michael Talledo
    Instituto de Medicina Tropical Alexander von Humboldt, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru
    Hum Immunol 71:804-8. 2010
    ..Our study did not reveal significant associations between KIR genes and HLA-Cw groups and HAM/TSP or PVL. However, because our study was powered to detect only larger effects, additional studies using larger cohorts are needed...
  10. ncbi request reprint Frequent HTLV-1 infection in the offspring of Peruvian women with HTLV-1-associated myelopathy/tropical spastic paraparesis or strongyloidiasis
    Eduardo Gotuzzo
    Instituto de Medicina Tropical Alexander von Humboldt, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Avenida Honorio Delgado 430, Lima, Peru
    Rev Panam Salud Publica 22:223-30. 2007
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  11. ncbi request reprint Sexual behavior, knowledge of STI prevention, and prevalence of serum markers for STI among tour guides in Cuzco/Peru
    Miguel M Cabada
    Instituto de Medicina Tropical Alexander von Humboldt, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru
    J Travel Med 14:151-7. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to explore the sexual behavior, knowledge of STI prevention, and prevalence of serum markers of selected STIs in tour guides in Cuzco/Peru...
  12. ncbi request reprint SYBR Green-based quantitation of human T-lymphotropic virus type 1 proviral load in Peruvian patients with neurological disease and asymptomatic carriers: influence of clinical status, sex, and familial relatedness
    Vanessa Adaui
    Instituto de Medicina Tropical Alexander von Humboldt, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru
    J Neurovirol 12:456-65. 2006
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  13. doi request reprint Short communication an interferon-γ ELISPOT assay with two cytotoxic T cell epitopes derived from HTLV-1 tax region 161-233 discriminates HTLV-1-associated myelopathy/tropical spastic paraparesis patients from asymptomatic HTLV-1 carriers in a Peruvian po
    Ivan Best
    Instituto de Medicina Tropical Alexander von Humboldt, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru
    AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses 27:1207-12. 2011
    ..The HLA-A*6801 allele, which is predicted to bind to the Tax 181-193 peptide, was overpresented in the HAM/TSP patients tested...
  14. ncbi request reprint Predictors of CD4+ cell count response and of adverse outcome among HIV-infected patients receiving highly active antiretroviral therapy in a public hospital in Peru
    Diego López de Castilla
    Instituto de Medicina Tropical Alexander von Humboldt, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru
    Int J Infect Dis 12:325-31. 2008
    ..Our aim was to investigate CD4+ cell recovery and adverse outcome after highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) under the Peruvian National Program for HIV...
  15. ncbi request reprint Pretravel health advice among international travelers visiting Cuzco, Peru
    Miguel M Cabada
    Instituto de Medicina Tropical, Lima, Peru
    J Travel Med 12:61-5. 2005
    ..We conducted a descriptive study to assess the extent and sources of pretravel health advice received by international travelers before their arrival to Cuzco...
  16. pmc Regulatory T cell expansion in HTLV-1 and strongyloidiasis co-infection is associated with reduced IL-5 responses to Strongyloides stercoralis antigen
    Martin Montes
    Instituto de Medicina Tropical Alexander von Humboldt, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 3:e456. 2009
    ..We hypothesize that HTLV-1 leads to dissemination of Strongyloides stercoralis infection by augmenting regulatory T cell numbers, which in turn down regulate the immune response to the parasite...
  17. doi request reprint Human T-lymphotropic virus type 1 infection is frequent in rural communities of the southern Andes of Peru
    Fanny Ita
    Facultad de Medicina Alberto Hurtado, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru Instituto de Medicina Tropical Alexander von Humboldt, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru Electronic address
    Int J Infect Dis 19:46-52. 2014
    ..To evaluate the presence of human T-lymphotropic virus type 1 (HTLV-1) infection in isolated rural communities in the southern Andes of Peru...
  18. doi request reprint Association between onychodystrophy and human T-lymphotropic virus type 1 infection
    Erick F Mayer
    Instituto de Medicina Tropical Alexander von Humboldt, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru
    Int J Infect Dis 17:e312-6. 2013
    ..To assess the association between human T-lymphotropic virus type 1 (HTLV-1) infection and onychodystrophy...
  19. ncbi request reprint [Researchers training in the context of the collaborative projects: experiences of Instituto de Medicina Tropical "Alexander von Humbolt", Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia]
    Eduardo Gotuzzo
    Instituto de Medicina Tropical Alexander von Humboldt, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru
    Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica 27:419-27. 2010
    ....
  20. ncbi request reprint Clinical evaluation of a 16S ribosomal RNA polymerase chain reaction test for the diagnosis of lymph node tuberculosis
    Fernando Osores
    Institute of Tropical Medicine Alexander von Humboldt, Lima, Peru
    Clin Infect Dis 43:855-9. 2006
    ..We evaluated the accuracy of the Roche Amplicor Mycobacterium tuberculosis PCR test with lymph node aspirate and biopsy samples...
  21. ncbi request reprint Sexual behavior in travelers visiting Cuzco
    Miguel M Cabada
    Instituto de Medicina Tropical Alexander von Humboldt, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru
    J Travel Med 10:214-8. 2003
    ..There is evidence that, in Peru, significant sexual interaction between these groups exists...
  22. ncbi request reprint HTLV in the Americas: challenges and perspectives
    Anna Bárbara F Carneiro-Proietti
    Fundação Hemominas, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil
    Rev Panam Salud Publica 19:44-53. 2006
    ..For this reason, public health interventions aimed at counseling and educating high-risk individuals and populations are of vital importance. In the Americas this is especially important in the areas of high prevalence...
  23. ncbi request reprint Scaling-up highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) in Peru: problems on the horizon
    Juan Echevarria
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 43:625-6. 2006