Ermias Diro

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Publications

  1. ncbi Field evaluation of FD-DAT, rK39 dipstick and KATEX (urine latex agglutination) for diagnosis of visceral leishmaniasis in northwest Ethiopia
    Ermias Diro
    Gondar University, Amhara Regional State, Gondar, Ethiopia
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 101:908-14. 2007
  2. ncbi Blood safety & prevalence of transfussion transmissible viral infections among donors at the Red Cross Blood Bank in Gondar University Hospital
    Ermias Diro
    Department of Internal Medicine, AAUMF
    Ethiop Med J 46:7-13. 2008
  3. doi Atypical manifestations of visceral leishmaniasis in patients with HIV in north Ethiopia: a gap in guidelines for the management of opportunistic infections in resource poor settings
    Ermias Diro
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Gondar, Gondar, Ethiopia Electronic address
    Lancet Infect Dis 15:122-9. 2015
  4. pmc Prevalence of malnutrition and associated risk factors among adult visceral leishmaniasis patients in Northwest Ethiopia: a cross sectional study
    Bewketu Mengesha
    Department of Medical Microbiology, University of Gondar, Gondar, Ethiopia
    BMC Res Notes 7:75. 2014
  5. ncbi Clinical characterization of sarcoidosis in Ethiopia
    Ermias Diro
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Gondar
    Ethiop Med J 49:323-9. 2011
  6. pmc Nitric oxide production in the exhaled air of patients with pulmonary tuberculosis in relation to HIV co-infection
    Jonna Idh
    Department of Medical Microbiology, Faculty of Health Sciences, Linkoping University, 58185 Linkoping, Sweden
    BMC Infect Dis 8:146. 2008
  7. pmc The impact of asymptomatic helminth co-infection in patients with newly diagnosed tuberculosis in north-west Ethiopia
    Ebba Abate
    Department of Immunology and Molecular Biology, University of Gondar, Gondar, Ethiopia
    PLoS ONE 7:e42901. 2012
  8. pmc Asymptomatic Helminth Infection in Active Tuberculosis Is Associated with Increased Regulatory and Th-2 Responses and a Lower Sputum Smear Positivity
    Ebba Abate
    Department of Immunology and Molecular Biology, University of Gondar, Gondar, Ethiopia Department of Medical Microbiology, Linkoping University, Linkoping, Sweden
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 9:e0003994. 2015
  9. pmc Impact of the use of a rapid diagnostic test for visceral leishmaniasis on clinical practice in Ethiopia: a retrospective study
    Ermias Diro
    University of Gondar, Gondar, Ethiopia Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 9:e0003738. 2015
  10. doi Clinical aspects of paediatric visceral leishmaniasis in North-west Ethiopia
    Ermias Diro
    University of Gondar, Gondar, Ethiopia Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
    Trop Med Int Health 20:8-16. 2015

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  1. ncbi Field evaluation of FD-DAT, rK39 dipstick and KATEX (urine latex agglutination) for diagnosis of visceral leishmaniasis in northwest Ethiopia
    Ermias Diro
    Gondar University, Amhara Regional State, Gondar, Ethiopia
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 101:908-14. 2007
    ..The sensitivity of KATEX and rK39 dipstick tests needs to be improved to promote their use as first-line diagnostic tests in the field setting of northwestern Ethiopia...
  2. ncbi Blood safety & prevalence of transfussion transmissible viral infections among donors at the Red Cross Blood Bank in Gondar University Hospital
    Ermias Diro
    Department of Internal Medicine, AAUMF
    Ethiop Med J 46:7-13. 2008
    ..In Ethiopia the safety and magnitude of blood transfusion and TTIs is not well investigated..
  3. doi Atypical manifestations of visceral leishmaniasis in patients with HIV in north Ethiopia: a gap in guidelines for the management of opportunistic infections in resource poor settings
    Ermias Diro
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Gondar, Gondar, Ethiopia Electronic address
    Lancet Infect Dis 15:122-9. 2015
    ..Involvement of clinicians experienced with the management of HIV and visceral leishmaniasis co-infection in the development of HIV clinical guidelines in affected regions is warranted. ..
  4. pmc Prevalence of malnutrition and associated risk factors among adult visceral leishmaniasis patients in Northwest Ethiopia: a cross sectional study
    Bewketu Mengesha
    Department of Medical Microbiology, University of Gondar, Gondar, Ethiopia
    BMC Res Notes 7:75. 2014
    ..This study aimed to assess the prevalence of malnutrition and its associated risk factor among VL patients in Northwest Ethiopia...
  5. ncbi Clinical characterization of sarcoidosis in Ethiopia
    Ermias Diro
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Gondar
    Ethiop Med J 49:323-9. 2011
    ..Sarcoidosis is a granulomatous multisystem disease. Its manifestations overlaps with more prevalent diseases like tuberculosis, hence, it is usually overlooked...
  6. pmc Nitric oxide production in the exhaled air of patients with pulmonary tuberculosis in relation to HIV co-infection
    Jonna Idh
    Department of Medical Microbiology, Faculty of Health Sciences, Linkoping University, 58185 Linkoping, Sweden
    BMC Infect Dis 8:146. 2008
    ..Thus, our aim was to investigate levels of FeNO in relation to clinical symptoms and urinary NO metabolites (uNO)...
  7. pmc The impact of asymptomatic helminth co-infection in patients with newly diagnosed tuberculosis in north-west Ethiopia
    Ebba Abate
    Department of Immunology and Molecular Biology, University of Gondar, Gondar, Ethiopia
    PLoS ONE 7:e42901. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the impact of asymptomatic helminth infection on the immunological response among TB patients with and without HIV, their house hold contacts and community controls...
  8. pmc Asymptomatic Helminth Infection in Active Tuberculosis Is Associated with Increased Regulatory and Th-2 Responses and a Lower Sputum Smear Positivity
    Ebba Abate
    Department of Immunology and Molecular Biology, University of Gondar, Gondar, Ethiopia Department of Medical Microbiology, Linkoping University, Linkoping, Sweden
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 9:e0003994. 2015
    ..Our aim was to investigate whether asymptomatic intestinal helminth infection alters the clinical signs and symptoms as well as the cell mediated immune responses in patients with active TB...
  9. pmc Impact of the use of a rapid diagnostic test for visceral leishmaniasis on clinical practice in Ethiopia: a retrospective study
    Ermias Diro
    University of Gondar, Gondar, Ethiopia Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 9:e0003738. 2015
    ..Otherwise, RDT-positive patients should be started on VL treatment. We evaluated how this guideline is adhered to by assessing the routine clinical practice in a university hospital in North-West Ethiopia...
  10. doi Clinical aspects of paediatric visceral leishmaniasis in North-west Ethiopia
    Ermias Diro
    University of Gondar, Gondar, Ethiopia Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
    Trop Med Int Health 20:8-16. 2015
    ..This study describes the clinical profile and explores comorbidities in paediatric VL patients...
  11. pmc Visceral Leishmaniasis and HIV coinfection in East Africa
    Ermias Diro
    Department of Clinical Sciences, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium Department of Internal Medicine, University of Gondar, Gondar, Ethiopia
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 8:e2869. 2014
    ..Basic research to understand the immunological interaction of the two infections may ultimately help to improve the management of the coinfection. ..
  12. pmc High parasitological failure rate of visceral leishmaniasis to sodium stibogluconate among HIV co-infected adults in Ethiopia
    Ermias Diro
    University of Gondar, Gondar, Ethiopia Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 8:e2875. 2014
    ..Besides tolerability, emergence of resistance to antimonials is a major concern...
  13. ncbi Coinfection and clinical manifestations of tuberculosis in human immunodeficiency virus-infected and -uninfected adults at a teaching hospital, northwest Ethiopia
    Afework Kassu
    Department of Microbiology and Parasitology, University of Gondar, Gondar, Ethiopia
    J Microbiol Immunol Infect 40:116-22. 2007
    ..This study was aimed at assessing the clinical manifestations of TB in patients with or without HIV coinfection in a hospital-based cross-sectional study in Gondar, Ethiopia...
  14. pmc Use of Pentamidine As Secondary Prophylaxis to Prevent Visceral Leishmaniasis Relapse in HIV Infected Patients, the First Twelve Months of a Prospective Cohort Study
    Ermias Diro
    University of Gondar, Gondar, Ethiopia Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 9:e0004087. 2015
    ..This study assessed the effectiveness, safety and feasibility of monthly pentamidine infusions to prevent recurrence of VL in HIV co-infected patients...
  15. pmc Prevalence of tuberculosis and treatment outcome among university students in Northwest Ethiopia: a retrospective study
    Beyene Moges
    Department of Immunology and Molecular Biology, School of Biomedical and Laboratory Sciences, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Gondar, P O Box 196, Gondar, Ethiopia
    BMC Public Health 15:15. 2015
    ..Therefore, this study was aimed at determining the prevalence and treatment outcome of TB among students at University of Gondar from January 2007 to December 2011...
  16. ncbi HIV and intestinal parasites in adult TB patients in a teaching hospital in Northwest Ethiopia
    Afework Kassu
    Department of Microbiology and Parasitology, University of Gondar, PO Box 196, Gondar, Ethiopia
    Trop Doct 37:222-4. 2007
    ..1%) and intestinal parasites (40.9%) The high prevalence of HIV and intestinal parasites indicates an increased morbidity inTB patients and emphasized the importance of continued HIV sero-surveillance, stool analysis and treatment...
  17. ncbi Diarrhoea-associated parasites in HIV-1 seropositive and sero-negative patients in a teaching hospital, Northwest Ethiopia
    Berhanu Andualem
    Department of Applied Biology, Faculty of Applied Natural Sciences, University of Gondar, P O Box 196, COM
    Ethiop Med J 45:165-70. 2007
    ..to determine the prevalence and type of intestinal parasites in HIV infected and uninfected patients with diarrhea...
  18. ncbi Musculoskeletal sarcoidosis in an Ethiopian
    Tesfaye Lemma
    Department of Orthopedics, Black Lion Hospital, Addis Ababa
    Ethiop Med J 45:85-90. 2007
    ..This had been mis-diagnosed as tuberculosis and the patient had previously been treated without effect with two full courses of anti-tuberculosis chemotherapy. Eventually the clinical and radiological suspicions were confirmed by biopsy...
  19. ncbi Outcomes of pregnancy in severe malaria wth emphasis on neurological manifestations in Gondar Hospital northwest Ethiopia
    Getahun Mengistu
    Department of Neurology, Faculty of Medicine, Addis Ababa University
    Ethiop Med J 44:321-30. 2006
    ..Pregnant women are prone to severe malaria despite previous malaria attacks because of decreased immunity. This puts both the mother and the fetus at a greater risk...