Israel Cruz

Summary

Affiliation: Instituto de Salud Carlos III
Country: Spain

Publications

  1. pmc A canine leishmaniasis pilot survey in an emerging focus of visceral leishmaniasis: Posadas (Misiones, Argentina)
    Israel Cruz
    WHO Collaborating Centre for Leishmaniasis, Centro Nacional de Microbiologia, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Madrid, Spain
    BMC Infect Dis 10:342. 2010
  2. pmc Characterization of the biology and infectivity of Leishmania infantum viscerotropic and dermotropic strains isolated from HIV+ and HIV- patients in the murine model of visceral leishmaniasis
    Joana Cunha
    IBMC Instituto de Biologia Molecular e Celular, Universidade do Porto, Porto, Portugal
    Parasit Vectors 6:122. 2013
  3. doi request reprint An approach for interlaboratory comparison of conventional and real-time PCR assays for diagnosis of human leishmaniasis
    Israel Cruz
    WHO Collaborating Center for Leishmaniasis, Servicio de Parasitologia, Centro Nacional de Microbiologia, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Ctra Majadahonda Pozuelo, Km2, 28220 Madrid, Spain
    Exp Parasitol 134:281-9. 2013
  4. pmc Comparison of new diagnostic tools for management of pediatric Mediterranean visceral leishmaniasis
    Israel Cruz
    WHO Collaborating Centre for Leishmaniasis, Servicio de Parasitologia, Centro Nacional de Microbiologia, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Ctra Pozuelo Majadahonda Km 2, 28220 Majadahonda, Madrid, Spain
    J Clin Microbiol 44:2343-7. 2006
  5. pmc Factors associated with Leishmania asymptomatic infection: results from a cross-sectional survey in highland northern Ethiopia
    Estefanía Custodio
    Centro Nacional de Medicina Tropical, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Madrid, Spain
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 6:e1813. 2012
  6. doi request reprint [Comparison of conventional and non-conventional serological tests for the diagnosis of imported Chagas disease in Spain]
    Maria Flores-Chavez
    Servicio de Parasitologia, Centro Nacional de Microbiologia, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Majadahonda, Madrid, Espana
    Enferm Infecc Microbiol Clin 28:284-93. 2010
  7. pmc Sensitivity and specificity of an operon immunochromatographic test in serum and whole-blood samples for the diagnosis of Trypanosoma cruzi infection in Spain, an area of nonendemicity
    Maria Flores-Chavez
    Servicio de Parasitologia, Centro Nacional de Microbiologia, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Majadahonda, Madrid, Spain
    Clin Vaccine Immunol 19:1353-9. 2012
  8. ncbi request reprint Relapses versus reinfections in patients coinfected with Leishmania infantum and human immunodeficiency virus type 1
    Miguel A Morales
    World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Leishmaniasis, Servicio de Parasitologia, Centro Nacional de Microbiologia, Madrid, Spain
    J Infect Dis 185:1533-7. 2002
  9. ncbi request reprint Leishmania/HIV co-infections in the second decade
    Israel Cruz
    WHO Collaborating Centre for Leishmaniasis, National Centre of Microbiology, Institute of Health Carlos III, Madrid, Spain
    Indian J Med Res 123:357-88. 2006
  10. doi request reprint Multicentric, controlled clinical study to evaluate effectiveness and safety of miltefosine and allopurinol for canine leishmaniosis
    Guadalupe Miró
    Departamento de Sanidad Animal, Facultad de Veterinaria, Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Spain
    Vet Dermatol 20:397-404. 2009

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Publications18

  1. pmc A canine leishmaniasis pilot survey in an emerging focus of visceral leishmaniasis: Posadas (Misiones, Argentina)
    Israel Cruz
    WHO Collaborating Centre for Leishmaniasis, Centro Nacional de Microbiologia, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Madrid, Spain
    BMC Infect Dis 10:342. 2010
    ..This event encouraged us to conduct a clinical and parasitological pilot survey on domestic dogs from Posadas to identify their potential role as reservoirs for the disease...
  2. pmc Characterization of the biology and infectivity of Leishmania infantum viscerotropic and dermotropic strains isolated from HIV+ and HIV- patients in the murine model of visceral leishmaniasis
    Joana Cunha
    IBMC Instituto de Biologia Molecular e Celular, Universidade do Porto, Porto, Portugal
    Parasit Vectors 6:122. 2013
    ..The aim of this work is to understand the influence of the natural infectivity of Leishmania strains in the outcome of visceral leishmaniasis...
  3. doi request reprint An approach for interlaboratory comparison of conventional and real-time PCR assays for diagnosis of human leishmaniasis
    Israel Cruz
    WHO Collaborating Center for Leishmaniasis, Servicio de Parasitologia, Centro Nacional de Microbiologia, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Ctra Majadahonda Pozuelo, Km2, 28220 Madrid, Spain
    Exp Parasitol 134:281-9. 2013
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  4. pmc Comparison of new diagnostic tools for management of pediatric Mediterranean visceral leishmaniasis
    Israel Cruz
    WHO Collaborating Centre for Leishmaniasis, Servicio de Parasitologia, Centro Nacional de Microbiologia, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Ctra Pozuelo Majadahonda Km 2, 28220 Majadahonda, Madrid, Spain
    J Clin Microbiol 44:2343-7. 2006
    ..All of the new noninvasive techniques tested showed high diagnostic sensitivity. However, LnPCR analysis of the bone marrow was the most sensitive; this test was able to detect the persistence of parasites and predict potential relapses...
  5. pmc Factors associated with Leishmania asymptomatic infection: results from a cross-sectional survey in highland northern Ethiopia
    Estefanía Custodio
    Centro Nacional de Medicina Tropical, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Madrid, Spain
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 6:e1813. 2012
    ..In order to develop effective control strategies on the transmission of the disease it is important to generate knowledge on the epidemiological determinants of the infection...
  6. doi request reprint [Comparison of conventional and non-conventional serological tests for the diagnosis of imported Chagas disease in Spain]
    Maria Flores-Chavez
    Servicio de Parasitologia, Centro Nacional de Microbiologia, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Majadahonda, Madrid, Espana
    Enferm Infecc Microbiol Clin 28:284-93. 2010
    ..cruzi antibodies, to assess their cross-reactivity with related diseases, and to evaluate the rk39-ELISA and IFAT-Leishmania tests as tools for the differential diagnosis of leishmaniasis due to Leishmania infantum...
  7. pmc Sensitivity and specificity of an operon immunochromatographic test in serum and whole-blood samples for the diagnosis of Trypanosoma cruzi infection in Spain, an area of nonendemicity
    Maria Flores-Chavez
    Servicio de Parasitologia, Centro Nacional de Microbiologia, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Majadahonda, Madrid, Spain
    Clin Vaccine Immunol 19:1353-9. 2012
    ..ICT-Operon showed variable sensitivity, depending on the kind of sample, performing better when serum or plasma samples were used. It could therefore be used for serological screening combined with any other conventional test...
  8. ncbi request reprint Relapses versus reinfections in patients coinfected with Leishmania infantum and human immunodeficiency virus type 1
    Miguel A Morales
    World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Leishmaniasis, Servicio de Parasitologia, Centro Nacional de Microbiologia, Madrid, Spain
    J Infect Dis 185:1533-7. 2002
    ..These results suggest the utility of this PCR-RFLP analysis in detecting leishmaniasis reinfection in HIV-positive patients...
  9. ncbi request reprint Leishmania/HIV co-infections in the second decade
    Israel Cruz
    WHO Collaborating Centre for Leishmaniasis, National Centre of Microbiology, Institute of Health Carlos III, Madrid, Spain
    Indian J Med Res 123:357-88. 2006
    ..An extensive review of the literature on Leishmania/HIV co-infection has allowed the inclusion of a comprehensive and updated list of bibliographical references...
  10. doi request reprint Multicentric, controlled clinical study to evaluate effectiveness and safety of miltefosine and allopurinol for canine leishmaniosis
    Guadalupe Miró
    Departamento de Sanidad Animal, Facultad de Veterinaria, Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Spain
    Vet Dermatol 20:397-404. 2009
    ..Miltefosine, in combination with allopurinol, offers a safe, convenient and effective alternative treatment option for canine leishmaniosis compared to the reference therapy...
  11. doi request reprint Transfusional chagas disease: parasitological and serological monitoring of an infected recipient and blood donor
    Maria Flores-Chavez
    Servicio de Parasitologia, Centro Nacional de Microbiologia, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Madrid, Spain
    Clin Infect Dis 46:e44-7. 2008
    ..Before undergoing immunosuppression, multitransfused patients should be screened for anti-Trypanosoma cruzi antibodies...
  12. pmc Low prevalence of Leishmania infection in post-epidemic areas of Libo Kemkem, Ethiopia
    Luis Sordo
    Centro Nacional de Epidemiologia, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, CIBER en Epidemiología y Salud Pública CIBERESP, Madrid, Spain
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 86:955-8. 2012
    ..Only one case of active disease was encountered. The results suggest that the conditions responsible for the outbreak no longer reign. However, active surveillance remains necessary...
  13. pmc Fatal congenital Chagas' disease in a non-endemic area: a case report
    Maria Flores-Chavez
    Servicio de Parasitologia, Centro Nacional de Microbiologia, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Ctra, Pozuelo Majadahonda Km 2, 28220 Majadahonda, Madrid, Spain
    Cases J 1:302. 2008
    ..This paper describes the complications arising in the diagnosis of a newborn with fatal congenital Chagas' disease in Spain, a non-endemic area where visceral leishmaniasis is present...
  14. ncbi request reprint [Slowly progressing skin ulcers following a stay in Costa Rica]
    María Mateo
    Servicio de Medicina Tropical, Enfermedades Infecciosas, Microbiologia, Hospital Ramon y Cajal, Madrid, Spain
    Enferm Infecc Microbiol Clin 23:243-4. 2005
  15. pmc Evaluation of two rK39 dipstick tests, direct agglutination test, and indirect fluorescent antibody test for diagnosis of visceral leishmaniasis in a new epidemic site in highland Ethiopia
    Carmen Cañavate
    World Health Organization Collaborating Center for Leishmaniasis, National Center of Microbiology, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Madrid, Spain
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 84:102-6. 2011
    ..4%). Both rK39 immunochromatographic tests perform as well as DAT, and are suitable for VL diagnosis in first-level health centers in this area of Ethiopia...
  16. ncbi request reprint Kala-azar outbreak in Libo Kemkem, Ethiopia: epidemiologic and parasitologic assessment
    Jorge Alvar
    Department for the Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases CDS NTD IDM, Leishmaniasis Control Program, World Health Organization, 20 Avenue Appia, CH 1211 Geneva, Switzerland
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 77:275-82. 2007
    ..Molecular typing in splenic aspirates showed L. infantum (six) and L. donovani (one). Local transmission resulted from multiple introductions, is now well established, and will be difficult to eradicate...
  17. ncbi request reprint Comparison of molecular markers for strain typing of Leishmania infantum
    Yanick Botilde
    Laboratory of Molecular Parasitology, Instituut voor Tropische Geneeskunde, Nationalestraat 155, B 2000 Antwerpen, Belgium
    Infect Genet Evol 6:440-6. 2006
    ..Their choice should be the result of a compromise between the required resolving power, the genetic features of the respective markers and the technical aspects...
  18. ncbi request reprint [Skin ulcer in a 9-year-old boy]
    Paloma Oliver
    Servicio de Microbiologia y Parasitologia, Hospital Universitario La Paz, Madrid, Espana
    Enferm Infecc Microbiol Clin 25:285-6. 2007