H Feldmeier

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Affiliation: Humboldt University
Country: Germany

Publications

  1. pmc A highly efficacious pediculicide based on dimeticone: randomized observer blinded comparative trial
    Jorg Heukelbach
    Department of Community Health, School of Medicine, Federal University of Ceara, Fortaleza, Brazil
    BMC Infect Dis 8:115. 2008
  2. ncbi request reprint Investigations on the biology, epidemiology, pathology and control of Tunga penetrans in Brazil. V. Cytokine concentrations in experimentally infected Wistar rats
    Hermann Feldmeier
    Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology of Infection, Institute of Infection Medicine, Charite University Medicine Berlin, Campus Benjamin Franklin, 12203 Berlin, Germany
    Parasitol Res 94:371-6. 2004
  3. pmc Controlling tungiasis in an impoverished community: an intervention study
    Daniel Pilger
    Institute for Microbiology and Hygiene, Charité University of Medicine, Campus Benjamin Franklin, Berlin, Germany
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2:e324. 2008
  4. pmc Prevention of tungiasis and tungiasis-associated morbidity using the plant-based repellent Zanzarin: a randomized, controlled field study in rural Madagascar
    Marlene Thielecke
    Institute of Microbiology and Hygiene, Campus Benjamin Franklin, Charite University Medicine, Berlin, Germany
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 7:e2426. 2013
  5. pmc Control of tungiasis through intermittent application of a plant-based repellent: an intervention study in a resource-poor community in Brazil
    John Buckendahl
    Department of Microbiology and Hygiene, Campus Benjamin Franklin, Charite University Medicine, Berlin, Germany
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 4:e879. 2010
  6. doi request reprint Tungiasis - A Janus-faced parasitic skin disease
    Hermann Feldmeier
    Institute of Microbiology and Hygiene, Charite Medical School, Campus Benjamin Franklin, Hindenburgdamm 27, D 12203 Berlin, Germany Electronic address
    Travel Med Infect Dis 11:357-65. 2013
  7. doi request reprint Tungiasis (sand flea disease): a parasitic disease with particular challenges for public health
    H Feldmeier
    Institute of Microbiology and Hygiene, Charite Medical School, Campus Benjamin Franklin, Hindenburgdamm 27, 12203 Berlin, Germany
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 32:19-26. 2013
  8. doi request reprint Pediculosis capitis: new insights into epidemiology, diagnosis and treatment
    H Feldmeier
    Institute of Microbiology and Hygiene, Charite University Medicine, Campus Benjamin Franklin, Hindenburgdamm 27, 12203, Berlin, Germany
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 31:2105-10. 2012
  9. doi request reprint Mini review: Hookworm-related cutaneous larva migrans
    H Feldmeier
    Institute of Microbiology and Hygiene, Charite University Medicine, Campus Benjamin Franklin, Hindenburgdamm 27, 12203, Berlin, Germany
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 31:915-8. 2012
  10. ncbi request reprint [Head lice--a challenge for pharmacists]
    Hermann Feldmeier
    Institut für Mikrobiologie und Hygiene, Charite Universitatsmedizin Berlin, Campus Benjamin Franklin, Hindenburgdamm 30, 12203 Berlin
    Med Monatsschr Pharm 31:18-24. 2008

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Publications75

  1. pmc A highly efficacious pediculicide based on dimeticone: randomized observer blinded comparative trial
    Jorg Heukelbach
    Department of Community Health, School of Medicine, Federal University of Ceara, Fortaleza, Brazil
    BMC Infect Dis 8:115. 2008
    ..In this trial we assessed the efficacy of a product containing a high (92%) concentration of the silicone oil dimeticone (identical in composition to NYDA(R)), as compared to a 1% permethrin lotion...
  2. ncbi request reprint Investigations on the biology, epidemiology, pathology and control of Tunga penetrans in Brazil. V. Cytokine concentrations in experimentally infected Wistar rats
    Hermann Feldmeier
    Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology of Infection, Institute of Infection Medicine, Charite University Medicine Berlin, Campus Benjamin Franklin, 12203 Berlin, Germany
    Parasitol Res 94:371-6. 2004
    ..The treatment of lesions with silicone oil abrogated the natural disease course and changed the pattern of cytokine secretion. We conclude that the Wistar rat is an appropriate model to study immune responses in tungiasis...
  3. pmc Controlling tungiasis in an impoverished community: an intervention study
    Daniel Pilger
    Institute for Microbiology and Hygiene, Charité University of Medicine, Campus Benjamin Franklin, Berlin, Germany
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2:e324. 2008
    ..To determine the effect of control measures on the prevalence and intensity of infestation of human and animal tungiasis, a repeated cross-sectional survey with intervention was carried out...
  4. pmc Prevention of tungiasis and tungiasis-associated morbidity using the plant-based repellent Zanzarin: a randomized, controlled field study in rural Madagascar
    Marlene Thielecke
    Institute of Microbiology and Hygiene, Campus Benjamin Franklin, Charite University Medicine, Berlin, Germany
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 7:e2426. 2013
    ..It causes disfigurement and mutilation of the feet. Feasible and effective treatment is not available. So far prevention is the only means to control tungiasis-associated morbidity...
  5. pmc Control of tungiasis through intermittent application of a plant-based repellent: an intervention study in a resource-poor community in Brazil
    John Buckendahl
    Department of Microbiology and Hygiene, Campus Benjamin Franklin, Charite University Medicine, Berlin, Germany
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 4:e879. 2010
    ..Sand flea disease is associated with a broad spectrum of clinical pathology and severe sequels are frequent. Treatment options are limited...
  6. doi request reprint Tungiasis - A Janus-faced parasitic skin disease
    Hermann Feldmeier
    Institute of Microbiology and Hygiene, Charite Medical School, Campus Benjamin Franklin, Hindenburgdamm 27, D 12203 Berlin, Germany Electronic address
    Travel Med Infect Dis 11:357-65. 2013
    ..We describe the epidemiological and clinical characteristics of travel-associated tungiasis and compare these features to the situation in resource-poor communities in South America and sub-Saharan Africa. ..
  7. doi request reprint Tungiasis (sand flea disease): a parasitic disease with particular challenges for public health
    H Feldmeier
    Institute of Microbiology and Hygiene, Charite Medical School, Campus Benjamin Franklin, Hindenburgdamm 27, 12203 Berlin, Germany
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 32:19-26. 2013
    ..Owing to its strong association with poverty, sand flea disease would be an excellent starting point for a community-based fight against rural poverty...
  8. doi request reprint Pediculosis capitis: new insights into epidemiology, diagnosis and treatment
    H Feldmeier
    Institute of Microbiology and Hygiene, Charite University Medicine, Campus Benjamin Franklin, Hindenburgdamm 27, 12203, Berlin, Germany
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 31:2105-10. 2012
    ..This group of compounds is highly effective and safe, and there is no risk that head lice become resistant. The control of epidemics requires active contact tracing and synchronised treatment with an effective and safe pediculicide...
  9. doi request reprint Mini review: Hookworm-related cutaneous larva migrans
    H Feldmeier
    Institute of Microbiology and Hygiene, Charite University Medicine, Campus Benjamin Franklin, Hindenburgdamm 27, 12203, Berlin, Germany
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 31:915-8. 2012
    ..The drug of choice is ivermectin in a single dose (200 μg per kg bodyweight). Repeated treatments with albendazole (400 mg daily) are a good alternative in countries where ivermectin is not available...
  10. ncbi request reprint [Head lice--a challenge for pharmacists]
    Hermann Feldmeier
    Institut für Mikrobiologie und Hygiene, Charite Universitatsmedizin Berlin, Campus Benjamin Franklin, Hindenburgdamm 30, 12203 Berlin
    Med Monatsschr Pharm 31:18-24. 2008
  11. ncbi request reprint Investigations on the biology, epidemiology, pathology and control of Tunga penetrans in Brazil. VI. Natural history of the infestation in laboratory-raised Wistar rats
    Hermann Feldmeier
    Institute of Microbiology and Hygiene, Campus Benjamin Franklin, Charite University Medicine, Berlin, Germany
    Parasitol Res 102:1-13. 2007
    ..Using this model should enable a better understanding of the pathophysiology and immunology of the ectoparasitosis...
  12. pmc Epidermal parasitic skin diseases: a neglected category of poverty-associated plagues
    Hermann Feldmeier
    Institute of Microbiology and Hygiene, Charite University Medicine Berlin, Berlin, Germany
    Bull World Health Organ 87:152-9. 2009
    ..We advocate integrating control of EPSD into intervention measures directed against other neglected diseases such as filariasis and intestinal helminthiases...
  13. ncbi request reprint [Intestinal helminthiases]
    Hermann Feldmeier
    Charite Universitatsmedizin Berlin, Campus Benjamin Franklin
    Med Monatsschr Pharm 33:255-60. 2010
    ..Nematodes are usually treated with the benzimidazoles mebendazole and albendazole. Ivermectin, a macrocyclic lactone, is an alternative. Praziquanel is the drug of choice for the treatment of intestinal cestodes...
  14. ncbi request reprint [Tungiasis and cutaneous larva migrans: unpleasant travel souvenirs]
    Hermann Feldmeier
    Institut für Mikrobiologie und Hygiene, Campus Benjamin Franklin, Charite Universitatsmedizin, Hindenburgdamm 27, 12203 Berlin
    Med Monatsschr Pharm 32:440-4. 2009
    ..Intense local inflammation and bacterial superinfection are common. Cutaneous larva migrans is treated orally with ivermectin or albendazole. A repellent based on coconut oil effectively prevents penetration of sand fleas...
  15. doi request reprint [Tungiasis and myiasis]
    H Feldmeier
    Institut für Mikrobiologie und Hygiene, Campus Benjamin Franklin, Charite Universitatsmedizin, Hindenburgdamm 27, 12203 Berlin
    Hautarzt 59:615-21. 2008
    ..A heavy local inflammation and bacterial superinfection are frequent. Therapy consists in the complete elimination of the parasite. The repellent Zanzarin effectively protects against sand fleas...
  16. ncbi request reprint Prevention of tungiasis using a biological repellent: a small case series
    S Schwalfenberg
    Institute for International Health, Centre for Humanities and Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Free University of Berlin, Fabeckstrasse 60 62, Berlin, Germany
    Ann Trop Med Parasitol 98:89-94. 2004
  17. ncbi request reprint Blood-feeding of Tunga penetrans males
    L H Witt
    Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology of Infection, Institute for Infection Medicine, Charite Medical School, Campus Benjamin Franklin, Berlin, Germany
    Med Vet Entomol 18:439-41. 2004
    ..This confirms that T. penetrans males are hamatophagous ectoparasites of mammals...
  18. ncbi request reprint Female genital schistosomiasis of the lower genital tract: prevalence and disease-associated morbidity in northern Tanzania
    G Poggensee
    Institut für Tropenmedizin and Medical Faculty Charité, Humboldt University, 14050 Berlin, Germany
    J Infect Dis 181:1210-3. 2000
    ....
  19. ncbi request reprint Schistosomiasis of the female genital tract: public health aspects
    G Poggensee
    Institut fur Tropenmedizin, Spandauer Damm 130, 14050 Berlin, Germany
    Parasitol Today 15:378-81. 1999
    ..This has been acknowledged by the WHO and, in 1997, the Gender Task Force of the WHO's Tropical Disease Research Programme (TDR) included FGS in a list of scientific areas that deserve high research priority...
  20. ncbi request reprint Diagnosis of genital cervical schistosomiasis: comparison of cytological, histopathological and parasitological examination
    G Poggensee
    Institute of Tropical Medicine Berlin and Medical Faculty Charité, Humboldt University, Germany
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 65:233-6. 2001
    ..We conclude that the QCBT is the diagnostic test of choice for schistosomiasis of the genital cervix...
  21. ncbi request reprint Cutaneous leishmaniasis associated with extensive lymphadenopathy during an epidemic in Ceará State, northeast Brazil
    Gundel Harms
    Institute of Tropical Medicine, Charite University Medicine Berlin, Spandauer Damm 130, 14050 Berlin, Germany
    Acta Trop 93:303-10. 2005
    ..This may help to identify patients when lesions are still small or have not even developed and lymphadenopathy is the only clinical sign...
  22. pmc Leishmaniasis in Germany
    Gundel Harms
    Charite, Humboldt University Berlin, Berlin, Germany
    Emerg Infect Dis 9:872-5. 2003
    ..These findings will serve as a baseline for the sandfly vector's anticipated northward move because of global warming and as an advisory for immunocompromised persons traveling to leishmaniasis-endemic areas...
  23. ncbi request reprint The impact of HIV infection on tropical diseases
    Gundel Harms
    Institute of Tropical Medicine, Charite University Medicine Berlin, Spandauer Damm 130, 14050 Berlin, Germany
    Infect Dis Clin North Am 19:121-35, ix. 2005
    ..This article reviews data on known interactions for malaria, leishmaniasis, human African trypanosomiasis, Chagas' disease, schistosomiasis, onchocerciasis, lymphatic filariasis, and intestinal helminthiases...
  24. ncbi request reprint Anemia, leukocytosis and eosinophilia in a resource-poor population with helmintho-ectoparasitic coinfection
    Daniel Pilger
    Charite Universitatsmedizin Berlin, Campus Benjamin Franklin, Institute of Microbiology and Hygiene, D 12203 Berlin, Germany
    J Infect Dev Ctries 5:260-9. 2011
    ..Eosinophilia and anemia are very common hematological alterations in the tropics but population-based studies scrutinizing their value for diagnosing parasitic infections are rare...
  25. ncbi request reprint HIV infection and tropical parasitic diseases - deleterious interactions in both directions?
    Gundel Harms
    Institute of Tropical Medicine Berlin and Medical Faculty Charité, Humboldt University Berlin, Germany
    Trop Med Int Health 7:479-88. 2002
    ..Control of parasitic diseases should complement the tools currently used in combating the HIV pandemic...
  26. ncbi request reprint Female genital schistosomiasis: facts and hypotheses
    G Poggensee
    Institute of Tropical Medicine and Medical Faculty Charité, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany
    Acta Trop 79:193-210. 2001
    ..Possible interactions and their consequences are discussed and research areas which should be addressed are outlined...
  27. ncbi request reprint Investigations on the biology, epidemiology, pathology and control of Tunga penetrans in Brazil: IV. Clinical and histopathology
    Hermann Feldmeier
    Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology of Infection, Institute for Infection Medicine, Charite University Medicine Berlin, Campus Benjamin Franklin, Hindenburgdamm 27, 12203 Berlin, Germany
    Parasitol Res 94:275-282. 2004
    ..The clinical pathology is closely related to the parasite burden of an individual and the clustering of embedded fleas at certain predilection sites...
  28. ncbi request reprint A plant-based repellent protects against Tunga penetrans infestation and sand flea disease
    Hermann Feldmeier
    Institute of Microbiology and Hygiene, Charite Medical School, Campus Benjamin Franklin, Hindenburgdamm 27, D 12203 Berlin, Germany
    Acta Trop 99:126-36. 2006
    ..In conclusion, in a setting in which tungiasis is an important health threat, the daily application of a plant-based repellent prevented the infestation with T. penetrans and sand flea disease...
  29. doi request reprint Investigations on the biology, epidemiology, pathology, and control of Tunga penetrans in Brazil: VII. The importance of animal reservoirs for human infestation
    Daniel Pilger
    Institute for Microbiology and Hygiene, Charité University of Medicine, Campus Benjamin Franklin, Hindenburgdamm 27, 12203, Berlin, Germany
    Parasitol Res 102:875-80. 2008
    ..In particular, it underlines the importance to include animals in control operation aiming at the reduction of disease occurrence in the human population...
  30. pmc Severe tungiasis in underprivileged communities: case series from Brazil
    Hermann Feldmeier
    Free University of Berlin, Berlin, Germany
    Emerg Infect Dis 9:949-55. 2003
    ..In economically depressed urban neighborhoods characterized by a high transmission potential, poor housing conditions, social neglect, and inadequate healthcare behavior, tungiasis may develop into severe disease...
  31. ncbi request reprint High exposure to Tunga penetrans (Linnaeus, 1758) correlates with intensity of infestation
    Hermann Feldmeier
    Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology of Infection, Institute of Infection Medicine, Charite University Medicine, Berlin, Germany
    Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz 101:65-9. 2006
    ..Persistently high infestation rates during the transmission season favour the use of prevention measures against invading sand fleas (such as a repellent) rather than a drug to kill already embedded parasites...
  32. ncbi request reprint Investigations on the biology, epidemiology, pathology and control of Tunga penetrans in Brazil. II. Prevalence, parasite load and topographic distribution of lesions in the population of a traditional fishing village
    Marion Muehlen
    Institute of International Health, Free University of Berlin, 12203 Berlin, Germany
    Parasitol Res 90:449-55. 2003
    ..8%) documented. The study shows that tungiasis is a highly prevalent ectoparasitosis in this deprived community with a peculiar distribution of prevalence and parasite burden...
  33. ncbi request reprint Infestation of Wistar rats with Tunga penetrans in different microenvironments
    Lars Witt
    Institute of Microbiology and Hygiene, and Institute of Tropical Medicine, Charite University Medicine, Berlin, Germany
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 76:666-8. 2007
    ..No penetration was observed inside houses. Results indicate that in this endemic area transmission of T. penetrans seems to occur mainly outdoors...
  34. pmc Screening of Tanzanian women of childbearing age for urinary schistosomiasis: validity of urine reagent strip readings and self-reported symptoms
    G Poggensee
    Institut fur Tropenmedizin, Humboldt Universitat, Berlin, Germany
    Bull World Health Organ 78:542-8. 2000
    ..This is of concern because genital schistosomiasis, a possible risk factor for the transmission of HIV, occurs among women even with light infections...
  35. ncbi request reprint Identifying risk factors for tungiasis and heavy infestation in a resource-poor community in northeast Brazil
    Marion Muehlen
    Department of Medical Microbiology, Institute of Infectious Medicine, Charite University Medicine Berlin, Campus Benjamin Franklin, Berlin, Germany
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 100:371-80. 2006
    ..Based on the population attributable fractions calculated for the major risk factors identified, we conclude that several low-cost interventions would have a considerable impact on the occurrence of tungiasis and heavy infestation...
  36. pmc Household-wide ivermectin treatment for head lice in an impoverished community: randomized observer-blinded controlled trial
    Daniel Pilger
    Institute of Microbiology and Hygiene, Universitatsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany
    Bull World Health Organ 88:90-6. 2010
    ..To generate evidence on the effectiveness of household-wide treatment for preventing the transmission of pediculosis capitis (head lice) in resource-poor communities...
  37. ncbi request reprint Investigations on the biology, epidemiology, pathology and control of Tunga penetrans in Brazil: III. Cytokine levels in peripheral blood of infected humans
    Hermann Feldmeier
    Institute of International Health, Center for Humanities and Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Free University of Berlin, Fabeckstrasse 60 62, 12203, Berlin, Germany
    Parasitol Res 91:298-303. 2003
    ..The preponderance of the Th1 immune response was indicated by a significantly increased TNF-alpha/IL-4 ratio in patients with tungiasis, as compared with the control groups...
  38. doi request reprint Seasonal fluctuations of head lice infestation in Germany
    Eline Bauer
    Institute of Microbiology and Hygiene, Charite University Medicine, Campus Benjamin Franklin, Hindenburgdamm 27, 12203, Berlin, Germany
    Parasitol Res 104:677-81. 2009
    ..e., from mid September to end of October. In Germany, occurrence of pediculosis capitis varies according to the season of the year with a maximum in late summer and early autumn...
  39. ncbi request reprint Clinical features and associated morbidity of scabies in a rural community in Alagoas, Brazil
    Anne Jackson
    Institute of Microbiology and Hygiene, Charite University Medicine Berlin, Berlin, Germany
    Trop Med Int Health 12:493-502. 2007
    ..To describe the clinical characteristics of scabies and the associated morbidity in an impoverished rural community in northeast Brazil...
  40. ncbi request reprint Investigations on the biology, epidemiology, pathology and control of Tunga penetrans in Brazil: I. Natural history of tungiasis in man
    Margit Eisele
    Institute of International Health, Center for Humanities and Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Free University of Berlin, Fabeckstrasse 60 62, 12203, Berlin, Germany
    Parasitol Res 90:87-99. 2003
    ..It allows a more precise diagnosis, enables the assessment of chemotherapeutic approaches and helps to evaluate control measures at the community level...
  41. pmc Sonographic screening for urinary tract abnormalities in patients with Schistosoma haematobium infection: pitfalls in examining pregnant women
    J Richter
    , Berlin, Germany
    Bull World Health Organ 74:217-21. 1996
    ....
  42. ncbi request reprint The epidemiology of scabies in an impoverished community in rural Brazil: presence and severity of disease are associated with poor living conditions and illiteracy
    Hermann Feldmeier
    Institute of Microbiology and Hygiene, Charite University Medicine, Berlin, Germany
    J Am Acad Dermatol 60:436-43. 2009
    ..We sought to study the epidemiology of scabies and to identify risk factors of severe disease in an impoverished rural community in northeast Brazil...
  43. ncbi request reprint Self-diagnosis of active head lice infestation by individuals from an impoverished community: high sensitivity and specificity
    Daniel Pilger
    Institute for Microbiology and Hygiene, Campus Benjamin Franklin, University of Medicine, Berlin, Germany
    Rev Inst Med Trop Sao Paulo 50:121-2. 2008
    ..Sensitivity of visual inspection was 35.1%. Public health professionals can use self-diagnosis as a diagnostic tool, to estimate accurately prevalence of pediculosis in a community, and to monitor ongoing intervention strategies...
  44. ncbi request reprint Morbidity assessment in sand flea disease (tungiasis)
    Judith Dorothea Kehr
    Institute of Microbiology and Hygiene, Charite University Medicine, Campus Benjamin Franklin, Hindenburgdamm 27, 12203, Berlin, Germany
    Parasitol Res 100:413-21. 2007
    ..The degree of acute morbidity is directly related to the number of embedded sand fleas. When transmission is interrupted, the chronic morbidity reflects the infestation rates individuals have experienced in the past...
  45. ncbi request reprint A study in a community in Brazil in which cutaneous larva migrans is endemic
    Anne Jackson
    Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology of Infection, Institute for Infection Medicine, Berlin, 12203, Germany
    Clin Infect Dis 43:e13-8. 2006
    ..Cutaneous larva migrans (CLM) is a common but neglected parasitic skin disease in impoverished communities of the developing world...
  46. doi request reprint Comparison of dermoscopy, skin scraping, and the adhesive tape test for the diagnosis of scabies in a resource-poor setting
    Birke Walter
    Institute of Microbiology and Hygiene, Charité Universität Berlin, Campus Benjamin Franklin, Campus Benjamin Franklin, Berlin, Germany
    Arch Dermatol 147:468-73. 2011
    ..Scabies is a parasitic skin disease endemic in resource-poor communities in low-income countries. The best ways to diagnose scabies in this setting have not been investigated...
  47. ncbi request reprint Tungiasis-related knowledge and treatment practices in two endemic communities in northeast Brazil
    Benedikt Winter
    Institute of Microbiology and Hygiene, Charite University Medicine, Berlin, Germany
    J Infect Dev Ctries 3:458-66. 2009
    ..To fill this gap, we performed a study in two resource-poor communities in northeast Brazil where this parasitic skin disease is highly prevalent...
  48. ncbi request reprint [Ecoparasitoses and public health in Brazil: challenges for control]
    Jorg Heukelbach
    Fundação Mandacaru, Fortaleza, CE, 60833 830, Brasil
    Cad Saude Publica 19:1535-40. 2003
    ..This article discusses potential measures to control parasitic skin diseases in affected communities, based on mass treatment, health education, and (when applicable) eradication of animal reservoirs...
  49. ncbi request reprint Parasitic skin diseases: health care-seeking in a slum in north-east Brazil
    Jorg Heukelbach
    Mandacaru Foundation, Fortaleza, Brazil
    Trop Med Int Health 8:368-73. 2003
    ....
  50. ncbi request reprint Ectopic localization of tungiasis
    Jorg Heukelbach
    Mandacaru Foundation, Fortaleza, CE, Brazil
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 67:214-6. 2002
    ..6%. Since untreated sand flea lesions are prone to become superinfected, clinicians should be aware of not missing any ectopic localization of tungiasis...
  51. ncbi request reprint High prevalence of tungiasis in a poor neighbourhood in Fortaleza, Northeast Brazil
    Thomas Wilcke
    Institute of Social Medicine, Centre for Humanities and Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Free University of Berlin, Fabeckstrasse 60 62, Germany
    Acta Trop 83:255-8. 2002
    ..As the favela is typical for the many poor communities in northeast Brazil, it can be assumed that tungiasis is a frequent infection in the underprivileged in this part of the country...
  52. ncbi request reprint Ectoparasites--the underestimated realm
    Jorg Heukelbach
    Mandacaru Foundation and Department of Community Medicine, Federal University of Ceará State, Fortaleza, Brazil
    Lancet 363:889-91. 2004
    ..For head lice and scabies the situation is daunting, because resistance of Pediculus humanus capitis and Sarcoptes scabiei to insecticides is spreading and unpredictable...
  53. ncbi request reprint Editorial: Cutaneous larva migrans and tungiasis: the challenge to control zoonotic ectoparasitoses associated with poverty
    Jorg Heukelbach
    Trop Med Int Health 7:907-10. 2002
  54. ncbi request reprint Seasonal variation of tungiasis in an endemic community
    Jorg Heukelbach
    Department of Community Health, School of Medicine, Federal University of Ceara, Fortaleza, Brazil
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 72:145-9. 2005
    ..The study shows that prevalence of tungiasis and parasite burden vary significantly during the year with a peak in the dry season. These findings have important consequences for the design of control measures...
  55. ncbi request reprint Correct diagnosis of current head lice infestation made by affected individuals from a hyperendemic area
    Jorg Heukelbach
    Int J Dermatol 45:1437-8. 2006
  56. ncbi request reprint Repetitive sequences in the ITS1 region of the ribosomal DNA of Tunga penetrans and other flea species (Insecta, Siphonaptera)
    Sara Gamerschlag
    Department of Zoology and Parasitology, Heinrich Heine University, 40225, Dusseldorf, Germany
    Parasitol Res 102:193-9. 2008
    ..The repeat units with lengths from 10 to 99 bp are arranged in pure tandem or interspersed. The repetitive elements observed in the ITS1 of various flea species may serve as a valuable tool for phylogeographic studies...
  57. ncbi request reprint Cutaneous larva migrans and tungiasis in international travelers exiting Brazil: an airport survey
    Jorg Heukelbach
    Department of Community Health, School of Medicine, Federal University of Ceara, Fortaleza, Ceara, Brazil
    J Travel Med 14:374-80. 2007
    ..To describe the occurrence of CLM and tungiasis in international travelers, a cross-sectional study was done...
  58. ncbi request reprint Sexually transmitted infections, bacterial vaginosis, and candidiasis in women of reproductive age in rural Northeast Brazil: a population-based study
    Fabiola Araujo Oliveira
    Departamento de Saude Comunitaria, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade Federal do Ceara, Fortaleza, CE, 60430 140, Brasil
    Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz 102:751-6. 2007
    ..9-23.6) and 12.5% (10.0-15.5), respectively. The most common gynaecological complaint was lower abdominal pain. STI are common in women in rural Brazil and represent an important health threat in view of the HIV pandemic...
  59. ncbi request reprint [Tungiasis: a neglected disease causing severe morbidity in a shantytown in Fortaleza, State of Ceará]
    Liana Ariza
    Departamento de Saude Comunitaria, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade Federal do Ceara, Fortaleza, CE
    Rev Soc Bras Med Trop 40:63-7. 2007
    ..Tungiasis needs to be recognized as a public health problem in this study area and other similar endemic areas...
  60. ncbi request reprint Cutaneous larva migrans (creeping eruption) in an urban slum in Brazil
    Jorg Heukelbach
    Mandacaru Foundation, Fortaleza CE, Brazil
    Int J Dermatol 43:511-5. 2004
    ..Knowledge about this ectoparasitosis is mainly based on the examination of travelers or other expatriates. Population-based studies in an endemic area have never been performed...
  61. ncbi request reprint Inequality and leprosy in Northeast Brazil: an ecological study
    Ligia Regina Sansigolo Kerr-Pontes
    Departamento de Saude Comunitaria, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade Federal do Ceara, R Prof Costa Mendes, 1608 5o Andar, CEP 60 190 080 Fortaleza CE, Brazil
    Int J Epidemiol 33:262-9. 2004
    ..Leprosy is an important public health problem in many developing countries and many features of its determinants are still obscure...
  62. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of ivermectin in a patient population concomitantly infected with intestinal helminths and ectoparasites
    Jorg Heukelbach
    Department of Community Health, Federal University of Ceará State, Fortaleza CE Brazil
    Arzneimittelforschung 54:416-21. 2004
    ..The drug seems to be particularly useful when polyparasitism is expected to occur or when public health measures aim to reduce both intestinal helminthiases and parasitic skin diseases by mass chemotherapy...
  63. ncbi request reprint Transmission of scabies in a rural community
    Anne Jackson
    Braz J Infect Dis 11:386-7. 2007
  64. pmc Selective mass treatment with ivermectin to control intestinal helminthiases and parasitic skin diseases in a severely affected population
    Jorg Heukelbach
    Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Federal University of Ceara, Fortaleza, Brazil
    Bull World Health Organ 82:563-71. 2004
    ..To assess the short-term and long-term impact of selective mass treatment with ivermectin on the prevalence of intestinal helminthiases and parasitic skin diseases in an economically depressed community in north-east Brazil...
  65. ncbi request reprint Severe tungiasis in a patient with Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome
    Thomas Wilcke
    Institute of International Health, Faculty of Medicine, Free University of Berlin, Germany
    Int J Dermatol 43:586-7. 2004
  66. ncbi request reprint High infection rate of Wolbachia endobacteria in the sand flea Tunga penetrans from Brazil
    Jorg Heukelbach
    Department of Community Health, School of Medicine, Federal University of Ceará State, Fortaleza, Brazil
    Acta Trop 92:225-30. 2004
    ..penetrans and that all examined fleas were infected by these endobacteria. Our findings may have important implications for the future development of control strategies for human tungiasis...
  67. ncbi request reprint Spatial analysis of the distribution of leprosy in the State of Ceará, Northeast Brazil
    Ana Cláudia Dorta Montenegro
    Departamento de Saude Comunitaria, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade Federal do Ceara, Fortaleza, CE, Brazil
    Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz 99:683-6. 2004
    ....
  68. doi request reprint Epidemiological and clinical characteristics of hookworm-related cutaneous larva migrans
    Jorg Heukelbach
    Department of Community Health, School of Medicine, Federal University of Ceara, Brazil
    Lancet Infect Dis 8:302-9. 2008
    ..Animals should be banned from beaches and playgrounds. For protection at the individual level, unprotected skin should not come into contact with possibly contaminated soil...
  69. ncbi request reprint Socioeconomic, environmental, and behavioural risk factors for leprosy in North-east Brazil: results of a case-control study
    Ligia R S Kerr-Pontes
    Departamento de Saude Comunitaria, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade Federal do Ceara, R Prof Costa Mendes, 1608 5o Andar, CEP 60431 140 Fortaleza, CE, Brazil
    Int J Epidemiol 35:994-1000. 2006
    ..Brazil reports almost 80% of all leprosy cases in the Americas. This study aimed to identify socioeconomic, environmental, and behavioural factors associated with risk of leprosy occurrence in the endemic North-eastern region...
  70. ncbi request reprint Scabies
    Jorg Heukelbach
    Department of Community Health, School of Medicine, Federal University of Ceara, Brazil
    Lancet 367:1767-74. 2006
    ..We expect the future to bring more sensitive and specific clinical and laboratory-based diagnostic methods, as well as new therapeutic strategies...
  71. ncbi request reprint Therapy of tungiasis: a double-blinded randomized controlled trial with oral ivermectin
    Jorg Heukelbach
    Departamento de Saude Comunitaria, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade Federal do Ceara, Rua Prof Costa Mendes 1608, 60430 140 Fortaleza, CE, Brazil
    Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz 99:873-6. 2004
    ..The results show that oral ivermectin is without any clinically significant efficacy against embedded sand fleas at the dose given...
  72. ncbi request reprint Pyoderma, group A streptococci and parasitic skin diseases -- a dangerous relationship
    Hermann Feldmeier
    Trop Med Int Health 10:713-6. 2005
  73. ncbi request reprint Sexually transmitted infections in a female population in rural north-east Brazil: prevalence, morbidity and risk factors
    Valquíria de Lima Soares
    Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Health Sciences, Maceio, Alagoas, Brazil
    Trop Med Int Health 8:595-603. 2003
    ....
  74. pmc A way of measuring poverty that could further a change for the better
    Hermann Feldmeier
    Bull World Health Organ 86:A. 2008