HAVANA.- Cuba will demonstrate its experience in XXIII Brazilian Congress of Infectious Diseases, 2023which will be held from 19 to 22 September at the Salvador de Bahia Convention Center in this country.
Dr. Ángel Arturo Escobedo Carbonell, 1st and 2nd degree specialist in microbiology and parasitology and a well-known expert in this field, will take part in the work of the Antilles country and give a lecture on the topic “The state of knowledge in the treatment of intestinal parasites”.
In an exclusive statement to the Cuban News Agency, the head of the Department of Hospital Epidemiology of the National Institute of Gastroenterology announced that in his thesis, he will provide an update on the main intestinal parasites that affect humans and the latest treatments for them, as well as drugs, prospects for use against these diseases.
Other topics on the scientific agenda will be related to resistance to common drugs and health promotion, as well as the prevention of risks and enteroparasites, the doctor explained.
Thanks to the work developed in the course of studies of human infection with giardiasis, the EXPERTSCAPE medical rating of world experts placed Escobedo Carbonella in the first position on the planet in the period 2013-2023.
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At the reception will be discussed “Infections caused by multidrug-resistant microorganisms: problems of diagnosis and treatment”; Pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic aspects of antimicrobial use in special situations and emerging diseases: neglected situations during the Covid-19 pandemic.
This also includes the laboratory’s role in diagnosing infectious diseases; Infections in immunocompromised patients; Innovative therapeutic methods; “Health care-associated infections and HIV infection control, as well as news about vaccines and pediatrics,” the expert emphasized.
The Cuban scientist noted that intestinal parasitic infections occur in all parts of the world and are considered as important social and medical problems in a number of countries.
Many of them can cause diarrhea, abdominal pain, difficulty absorbing nutrients, decreased hemoglobin, stunted growth, and problems with childbirth.
Among the parasitic infectious agents that can enter the intestines and make it their lair, he mentioned Ascaris, Necator, Enterobius (pinworms), Entamoeba histolytica (amoeba), Giardia and some later representatives such as Cryptosporidium and Cyclospora, he stressed.