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Trichuris trichiura in a post-Colonial Brazilian mummy

Overview of attention for article published in Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, February 2015
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  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (88th percentile)

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Title
Trichuris trichiura in a post-Colonial Brazilian mummy
Published in
Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, February 2015
DOI 10.1590/0074-02760140367
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Authors

Rafaella Bianucci, Eduardo J Lopes Torres, Juliana MF Dutra Santiago, Luis Fernando Ferreira, Andreas G Nerlich, Sheila Maria Mendonça de Souza, Valentina Giuffra, Pedro Paulo Chieffi, Otilio Maria Bastos, Renata Travassos, Wanderley de Souza, Adauto Araújo

Abstract

Trichuris trichiura is a soil-transmitted helminth which is prevalent in warm, moist, tropical and subtropical regions of the world with poor sanitation. Heavy whipworm can result either in Trichuris dysenteric syndrome - especially in children - or in a chronic colitis. In heavy infections, worms can spread proximally and may cause ileitis. Here we provide first microscopic evidence for a T. trichiura adult worm embedded in the rectum of a post-Colonial Brazilian adult mummy. During Colonial and post-Colonial times, many European chroniclers described a parasitic disease named Maculo whose symptomatology coincides with heavy helminthiasis. Based on our findings and on comparison of ancient textual evidence with modern description of heavy whipworm, we feel confident in considering that the two syndromes are expressions of the same pathological condition.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Brazil 1 2%
Unknown 63 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 12 19%
Researcher 10 16%
Student > Master 9 14%
Student > Doctoral Student 7 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 6%
Other 11 17%
Unknown 11 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 16 25%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 8 13%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 5 8%
Nursing and Health Professions 5 8%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 3 5%
Other 12 19%
Unknown 15 23%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 15 September 2015.
All research outputs
#12,717,627
of 22,780,967 outputs
Outputs from Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
#789
of 1,376 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#161,776
of 352,502 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
#2
of 18 outputs
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