About the Authors

Paulo R. Machado, Luiz H. Guimarães, Leonardo Villasboas, Ana T. Rocha, Albert Schriefer, Rosana S. Sousa, Edgar M. Carvalho
Serviço de Imunologia, Hospital Universitário Prof. Edgard Santos, Universidade Federal da Bahia, Salvador, Brazil

Julia Ampuero, Gerson Penna
Núcleo de Medicina Tropical, Universidade de Brasília, Brasília, Brazil

Anette Talhari
Fundação de Medicina Tropical do Amazonas, Manaus, Brazil

Corresponding Author

prlmachado@pq.cnpq.br

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: PRM AT GP EMC. Performed the experiments: PRM JA LHG LV. Analyzed the data: ATR. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JA AS RSS. Wrote the paper: PRM EMC. Assignment of interventions: PRM. Collected the data: PRM JA. Evaluated clinical outcome: LHG EMC.