About the Authors

Daniel Schnorr

Contributed equally to this work with: Daniel Schnorr, Aline C. Muniz

Address Current address: Department of Emergency Medicine, Highland General Hospital, Oakland, California, United States of America

Affiliations Serviço de Imunologia, Complexo Hospitalar Universitário Prof. Edgard Santos, Universidade Federal da Bahia, Salvador, Brazil, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, New York, United States of America

Aline C. Muniz

Contributed equally to this work with: Daniel Schnorr, Aline C. Muniz

Affiliation Serviço de Imunologia, Complexo Hospitalar Universitário Prof. Edgard Santos, Universidade Federal da Bahia, Salvador, Brazil

Sara Passos

Affiliations Serviço de Imunologia, Complexo Hospitalar Universitário Prof. Edgard Santos, Universidade Federal da Bahia, Salvador, Brazil, Instituto Nacional de Ciência e Tecnologia de Doenças Tropicais (CNPq/MCT), Salvador, Brazil

Luiz H. Guimaraes

Affiliations Serviço de Imunologia, Complexo Hospitalar Universitário Prof. Edgard Santos, Universidade Federal da Bahia, Salvador, Brazil, Instituto Nacional de Ciência e Tecnologia de Doenças Tropicais (CNPq/MCT), Salvador, Brazil

Ednaldo L. Lago

Affiliation Serviço de Imunologia, Complexo Hospitalar Universitário Prof. Edgard Santos, Universidade Federal da Bahia, Salvador, Brazil

Olívia Bacellar

Affiliations Serviço de Imunologia, Complexo Hospitalar Universitário Prof. Edgard Santos, Universidade Federal da Bahia, Salvador, Brazil, Instituto Nacional de Ciência e Tecnologia de Doenças Tropicais (CNPq/MCT), Salvador, Brazil

Marshall J. Glesby

Affiliation Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, New York, United States of America

Edgar M. Carvalho

imuno@ufba.br

Affiliations Serviço de Imunologia, Complexo Hospitalar Universitário Prof. Edgard Santos, Universidade Federal da Bahia, Salvador, Brazil, Instituto Nacional de Ciência e Tecnologia de Doenças Tropicais (CNPq/MCT), Salvador, Brazil

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: DS MJG EMC. Performed the experiments: ACM SP ELL. Analyzed the data: DS LHG OB MJG EMC. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: ACM SP OB. Wrote the paper: DS ACM OB MJG EMC. Medical doctor and researcher of the endemic area, responsible for patients' diagnoses and treatment: LHG. Field assistance: ELL.