Danuza Pinheiro Bastos Garcia de Mattos

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Professor / Departamento de Microbiologia e Parasitologia
Universidade Federal Fluminense



                                         

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Scopus Publications

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Scholar Citations

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Scopus Publications

  • Increasing the Efficiency of Spontaneous Sedimentation for the Diagnosis of Intestinal Protozoa
    The Journal of parasitology, eISSN: 19372345, Volume: 105, Pages: 248-251, Published: 1 April 2019

  • Frequency of enteroparasitoses in preschool children attending daycare centers: A survey applying parasitological and immunological methods
    Gabriela Cardoso Goes, Karina Costa Coelho Gonçalves, Adriana Pittella Sudré, Danuza Pinheiro Bastos Garcia Mattos, Beatriz Brener, Paula Borba Cruz, Valmir Laurentino Silva, and Patricia Riddell Millar

    Journal of Tropical Pathology, ISSN: 03010406, eISSN: 19808178, Pages: 121-133, Published: 2019 Universidade Federal de Goias
    The present study evaluated the frequency of intestinal parasitoses in children in public day care centers applying parasitological and immunological diagnostic methods. Fecal samples from 121 children from six public daycare centers were analyzed using parasitological techniques. Epidemiological data were obtained through a questionnaire, where parents and / or guardians were asked, for instance, whether the children had contact with soil, ate raw food, such as vegetables or raw or undercooked meat, normally walked around barefoot or had contact with animals. Fecal samples from 82 children were also tested for Giardia intestinalis and Cryptosporidium sp. coproantigen using the enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) which was also used for Entamoeba coproantigen detection only in samples that tested positive for the parasite by parasitological stool exam/optical microscopy. Intestinal parasite infection was noted in 23.1% (28/121) of the children. The most frequent parasite was Giardia intestinalis (13.2%), followed by Entamoeba coli (5.8%), Blastocystis spp. (1.7%), Endolimax nana (1.7%), Enterobius vermicularis (1.7%), Cystoisospora belli (0.8%),Entamoeba histolytica/E. dispar complex (0.8%), and Ascaris lumbricoides (0.8%). Positivity for parasite infection using parasitological stool exams was significantly associated with age groups, with a higher frequency in 4 to 6 year old children (p=0.03). No association or significant variations were noted in the prevalence of intestinal parasites in relation to the epidemiological variables studied. All samples were negative for Cryptosporidium sp. and Entamoeba histolytica detected by immunological testing, and 17.1% (14/82) children tested positive for Giardia intestinalis, although using parasitological exam/optical microscopy, only 14.6% (12/82) tested positive. The high incidence of intestinal parasites, especially protozoans, suggests probable interpersonal transmission among the children, environmental contamination, or even contaminated food/water intake. Thus, consolidation of preventive measures and efficient diagnostic resources as well as control of intestinal parasites and patient treatment are of utmost importance.

  • Methodological innovations for the study of irreplaceable samples reveal giardiasis in extinct animals (Nothrotherium maquinense and Palaeolama maior)
    Daniela Leles, Paula Cascardo, Elisa Pucu, Beatriz Brener, Adriana Sudré, Elizabeth Alves, Flávia Uchoa, Priscilla Fajardo, Patrícia Millar, Danuza Mattos, Márcia Chame, and Castor Cartelle

    Parasitology International, ISSN: 13835769, eISSN: 18730329, Pages: 776-780, Published: December 2018 Elsevier BV
    The use of diagnostic methods that prevent irreplaceable samples (from museum collections, archaeological and paleontological samples) of being consumed or that increase their yield is relevant. For museum collections, archaeological and paleontological samples it is essential to conserve samples, subsamples or portions for future research. We are addressing methods for conservation of irreplaceable samples that could be fully consumed. Innovations in methodologies that are used in studies of Paleoparasitology and Paleomicrobiology will contribute to the preservation of collections. Therefore, to the development of archaeology and paleontology in the future, we evaluated whether the discarded material of the immunochromatography test could be used for molecular diagnosis and vice versa. We used a genotyped experimental coprolite positive for Giardia duodenalis. The diagnosis was positive for giardiasis in both cases. This methodology can be corroborated with the coprolite of a Paleolama maior (extinct llama) previously diagnosed for G. duodenalis with an immunoenzymatic test. The residue of the pre-digestion step of the DNA extraction before adding Proteinase K was confirmed positive with the immunochromatographic test. Also, the DNA extraction residue from a coprolite of Nothrotherium maquinense (ground sloth) was tested positive with immunochromatographic test for G. duodenalis. These are the oldest findings for G. duodenalis confirming that this intestinal parasite occurred among Northeastern Brazilian Megafauna animals from the late Pleistocene period, correlated to human occupation. The relevance of these results will allow the study by different methodological approaches from a small amount of material, reusing discarded materials.

  • Immunogenic activity of the fish tapeworm Pterobothrium heteracanthum (Trypanorhyncha: Pterobothriidae) in BALB/c mice
    D.P.B.G. Mattos, M.A. Verícimo, L.M.S. Lopes, and S.C. São Clemente

    Journal of Helminthology, ISSN: 0022149X, eISSN: 14752697, Pages: 203-207, Published: 8 March 2015 Cambridge University Press (CUP)
    AbstractThe aim of this study was to verify the immunogenicity ofPterobothrium heteracanthum(Cestoda: Trypanorhyncha) crude protein extract (PH-CPE) in BALB/c mice. The parasites were obtained fromMicropogonias furnieri(Osteichthyes: Sciaenidae). Groups of six mice were each immunized with 10, 50 or 100 μg of PH-CPE, on days 0 and 35. Both specific IgG and IgE responses were developed after immunization. The immunoblot assay revealed that specific IgG recognizes PH-CPE proteins with two molecular weight ranges, 60–75 and 30–40 kDa, and that IgE recognizes larger proteins over 120 kDa. This appears to be the first report on the immunogenicity of metacestodes within the Pterobothriidae and that PH-CPE is a potential inducer of a specific IgE response.

  • Anisakidae infection in five commercially important fish species from the State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Revista Brasileira de Medicina Veterinaria, ISSN: 01002430, eISSN: 25272179, Pages: 375-379, Published: 1 October 2014

  • Toxoplasmosis-related knowledge among pregnant and postpartum women attended in public health units in niterÓi, Rio de janeiro, Brazil
    Patricia Riddell Millar, Fernanda Loureiro de Moura, Otílio Machado Pereira Bastos, Danuza Pinheiro Bastos Garcia de Mattos, Ana Beatriz Monteiro Fonseca, Adriana Pittella Sudré, Daniela Leles, and Maria Regina Reis Amendoeira

    Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de Sao Paulo, ISSN: 00364665, eISSN: 16789946, Pages: 433-438, Published: 2014 FapUNIFESP (SciELO)
    The present study conducted a toxoplasmosis-related knowledge level survey with 400 pregnant and puerperal women attended in public health units in the municipality of Niterói, Rio de Janeiro. Only 111 (27.8%) women claimed to know about the disease. Most of them (n = 289; 72.2%) had never heard about toxoplasmosis nor knew how to prevent the infection by Toxoplasma gondii. A significant difference (p = 0.013) regarding the presence of anti-T. gondii IgG was observed between women who claimed to know about the disease and those who had never heard about it. These results highlight the importance of a systematic serological screening process for toxoplasmosis, as well as the importance of primary prevention by accurate information during prenatal care, an important Public Health action to be implemented.

  • Prevalence and risk factors for Toxoplasma gondii infection among pregnant and postpartum women attended at public healthcare facilities in the City of Niterói, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Fernanda Loureiro de Moura, Maria Regina Reis Amendoeira, Otílio Machado Pereira Bastos, Danuza Pinheiro Bastos Garcia de Mattos, Ana Beatriz Monteiro Fonseca, José Leonardo Nicolau, Leandro Baptista das Neves, and Patricia Riddell Millar

    Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical, ISSN: 00378682, Published: March 2013 FapUNIFESP (SciELO)
    INTRODUCTION To determine the prevalence of immunoglobulin G (IgG) and immunoglobulin M (IgM) anti-Toxoplasma gondii antibodies among pregnant and postpartum women attended within the public healthcare system in Niterói, State of Rio de Janeiro,and to detect possible exposure factors associated with T. gondii infection in this population. METHODS IgM and IgG anti- T. gondii antibodies were investigated in 276 pregnant and 124 postpartum women by using the indirect immunofluorescence (IFAT) and immunoenzymatic assay (ELISA) techniques. The participants were selected by convenience sampling. All these 400 patients filled out a free and informed consent statement, answered an epidemiological questionnaire and were informed about the disease. RESULTS Among the 400 samples analyzed, 234 (58.5%) were reactive to IgG anti-T. gondii antibodies, according to the IFAT and/or ELISA assay. One pregnant woman was found to be reactive to IgM anti- T. gondii antibodies, with an intermediate IgG avidity test. Risk factor analysis showed that seropositivity was significantly associated (p<0.05) with age, contact with cats and presence of rodents at home. Through a logistic regression model, these associations were confirmed for age and contact with cats, while education at least of the high school level was found to be a protective factor. CONCLUSIONS The prevalence rate of IgG anti-T. gondii antibodies in the city of Niterói was high and the risk factors for infection detected after multivariate analysis were: age over 30 years, contact with cats and education levels lower than university graduate level.

  • Ectopic dirofilariosis in two dogs from Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil
    Beatriz Brener, Patricia Riddell Millar, Danuza Pinheiro Bastos Garcia de Mattos, Flávia Uchôa, Bethânia Bastos, Ingrid Rodrigues Lyrio, Pedro Luis Aragon, and Adriana Pittella Sudré

    Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de Sao Paulo, ISSN: 00364665, eISSN: 16789946, Pages: 175-177, Published: May 2012 FapUNIFESP (SciELO)
    Report of two canine dirofilariosis cases of ectopic location in the state of Rio de Janeiro. This is the first report of erratic migration for this parasitosis in dogs in the state, calling attention to the short period of time between the two cases. The fact that the area is endemic for this parasite, its zoonotic potential and the report of human cases in the state, demonstrates that authorities should be alerted to the control programs of dirofilariosis along with the pathogenic profile of the infections.

RECENT SCHOLAR PUBLICATIONS

  • Sensibilizao com antgenos de Eustrongylides sp. (Nematoda: Dioctophymatidae) induzindo a produo de IgG e IgE em modelo murino
    BP Kuraiem, MA Vercimo, M Knoff, DPBG Mattos, SC So Clemente
    Revista Brasileira de Parasitologia Veterinria 30 2021

  • Sensitization with Eustrongylides sp.(Nematoda: Dioctophymatidae) antigens induce production of specific IgG and IgE in murine model
    BP Kuraiem, MA Vercimo, M Knoff, DPBG Mattos, SC So Clemente
    Revista Brasileira de Parasitologia Veterinria 30 2021

  • Lecithochirium monticellii digenetic trematode parasites of Trichiurus lepturus (Actinopterygii) from the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, with notes on its taxonomy
    LF Franca, M Knoff, MCGDA Fonseca, DC Gomes, MS Ferreira, ...
    Anais da Academia Brasileira de Cincias 92 2020

  • Giardia duodenalis associated with other gastrointestinal parasites in sheep in the North of the Brazilian state of Parana
    PR Millar, AP Sudr, PFV Pereira, BF Bastos, DPBG de Mattos, B Brener
    Vet. Not., 112-124 2020

  • Frequency of enteroparasitoses in preschool children attending daycare centers: a survey applying parasitological and immunological methods
    GC Ges, KCC Gonalves, AP Sudr, DPBG Mattos, B Brener, PB Cruz, ...
    Revista de Patologia Tropical/Journal of Tropical Pathology 48 (2), 121-133 2019

  • Increasing the efficiency of spontaneous sedimentation for the diagnosis of intestinal Protozoa
    CNS Raso, PR Millar, B Brener, DPBG de Mattos, D Leles, ABM Fonseca, ...
    Journal of Parasitology 105 (2), 248-251 2019

  • Methodological innovations for the study of irreplaceable samples reveal giardiasis in extinct animals (Nothrotherium maquinense and Palaeolama maior)
    D Leles, P Cascardo, E Pucu, B Brener, A Sudr, E Alves, F Uchoa, ...
    Parasitology international 67 (6), 776-780 2018

  • Cine-parasito: uso de vdeos e seriados de TV como atividades complementares no ensino da Parasitologia
    T Paradelas, D Mattos, AP Sudr, PR Millar, B Brener, D Leles
    Revista Docncia do Ensino Superior 7 (1), 44-56 2017

  • Conhecimentos de escolares e funcionrios da Rede Pblica de Ensino sobre as parasitoses intestinais
    MP de SIQUEIRA, EP Azevedo, M de ALMEIDA, J da Silva Matos, ...
    Revista do Instituto Adolfo Lutz 75, 01-12 2016

  • Immunogenic activity of the fish tapeworm Pterobothrium heteracanthum (Trypanorhyncha: Pterobothriidae) in BALB/c mice
    D Mattos, MA Vercimo, LMS Lopes, SC So Clemente
    Journal of Helminthology 89 (2), 203-207 2015

  • Infeco por larvas Anisakidae em cinco espcies de peixes comercialmente importantes do Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
    DPBG Mattos, LMS Lopes, MA Vercimo, TS Alvares, ...
    Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Medicine 36 (4), 375-379 2014

  • Conhecimento sobre toxoplasmose entre gestantes e purperas atendidas na rede pblica de sade do municpio de Niteri, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
    PR Millar, FL Moura, OMP Bastos, DPBG Mattos, ABM Fonseca, AP Sudr, ...
    Revista Do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de Sao Paulo 56, 433-438 2014

  • Toxoplasmosis-related knowledge among pregnant and postpartum women attended in public health units in Niteri, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    PR Millar, FL Moura, OMP Bastos, DPBG Mattos, ABM Fonseca, AP Sudr, ...
    Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de So Paulo 56, 433-438 2014

  • Anisakidae infection in five commercially important fish species from the State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    D Mattos, LMS Lopes, MA Vercimo, TS Alvares, SC So Clemente
    Revista Brasileira de Medicina Veterinria 36, 375-379 2014

  • O pescado e os cestides Trypanorhyncha–do aspecto higinico ao potencial alergnico
    D Mattos, MA Vercimo, SC So Clemente
    Vet Not 19 (2), 127-39 2013

  • Prevalence and risk factors for Toxoplasma gondii infection among pregnant and postpartum women attended at public healthcare facilities in the City of Niteri, State of Rio de
    FL Moura, MRR Amendoeira, OMP Bastos, DPBG Mattos, ABM Fonseca, ...
    Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical 46, 200-207 2013

  • Dirofilariose ectpica em dois ces do estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
    B Brener, PR Millar, DPBG Mattos, F Ucha, B Bastos, IR Lyrio, ...
    Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de So Paulo 54 (3), 175-177 2012

  • Ectopic dirofilariosis in two dogs from Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil
    B Brener, PR Millar, DPBG Mattos, F Ucha, B Bastos, IR Lyrio, ...
    Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de So Paulo 54, 175-177 2012

  • Histopatologia e imuno-histoqumica de camundongos C57BL/6 infectados por Toxoplasma gondii cepa ME-49 e alimentados com micotoxinas
    DPBG Mattos, RA Martorelli, RC Menezes, RB Freire, ...
    Revista Brasileira de Cincia Veterinria 16 (1) 2009

  • Histopathology and immunohistochemistry of C57BL/6 mice infected with Toxoplasma gondii ME-49 strain and fed with mycotoxins.
    D Mattos, RA Martorelli, RC Menezes, RB Freire, JMCO Coelho, ...
    Revista Brasileira de Cincia Veterinria 16 (1), 27-32 2009

MOST CITED SCHOLAR PUBLICATIONS

  • Prevalence and risk factors for Toxoplasma gondii infection among pregnant and postpartum women attended at public healthcare facilities in the City of Niteri, State of Rio de
    FL Moura, MRR Amendoeira, OMP Bastos, DPBG Mattos, ABM Fonseca, ...
    Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical 46, 200-207 2013
    Citations: 66

  • Toxoplasmosis-related knowledge among pregnant and postpartum women attended in public health units in Niteri, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    PR Millar, FL Moura, OMP Bastos, DPBG Mattos, ABM Fonseca, AP Sudr, ...
    Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de So Paulo 56, 433-438 2014
    Citations: 30

  • Freqncia de enteroparasitas em amostras fecais de ces e gatos dos municpios do Rio de Janeiro e Niteri
    B Brener, D Mattos, L Lisboa, EKN Arashiro, PR Millar, AP Sudr, ...
    Revista Brasileira de Cincia Veterinria 12 (1-3) 2005
    Citations: 22

  • Estudo da contaminao de praas pblicas de trs municpios do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, por ovos e larvas de helmintos
    B maria cardoso Brener, DPBG de Mattos, PR Millar, EKN Arashiro, ...
    Revista de Patologia Tropical/Journal of Tropical Pathology 37 (3), 255-267 2008
    Citations: 17

  • Immunogenic activity of the fish tapeworm Pterobothrium heteracanthum (Trypanorhyncha: Pterobothriidae) in BALB/c mice
    D Mattos, MA Vercimo, LMS Lopes, SC So Clemente
    Journal of Helminthology 89 (2), 203-207 2015
    Citations: 15

  • O pescado e os cestides Trypanorhyncha–do aspecto higinico ao potencial alergnico
    D Mattos, MA Vercimo, SC So Clemente
    Vet Not 19 (2), 127-39 2013
    Citations: 13

  • Conhecimentos de escolares e funcionrios da Rede Pblica de Ensino sobre as parasitoses intestinais
    MP de SIQUEIRA, EP Azevedo, M de ALMEIDA, J da Silva Matos, ...
    Revista do Instituto Adolfo Lutz 75, 01-12 2016
    Citations: 9

  • Conhecimento sobre toxoplasmose entre gestantes e purperas atendidas na rede pblica de sade do municpio de Niteri, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
    PR Millar, FL Moura, OMP Bastos, DPBG Mattos, ABM Fonseca, AP Sudr, ...
    Revista Do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de Sao Paulo 56, 433-438 2014
    Citations: 9

  • Anisakidae infection in five commercially important fish species from the State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    D Mattos, LMS Lopes, MA Vercimo, TS Alvares, SC So Clemente
    Revista Brasileira de Medicina Veterinria 36, 375-379 2014
    Citations: 8

  • Methodological innovations for the study of irreplaceable samples reveal giardiasis in extinct animals (Nothrotherium maquinense and Palaeolama maior)
    D Leles, P Cascardo, E Pucu, B Brener, A Sudr, E Alves, F Uchoa, ...
    Parasitology international 67 (6), 776-780 2018
    Citations: 4

  • Ectopic dirofilariosis in two dogs from Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil
    B Brener, PR Millar, DPBG Mattos, F Ucha, B Bastos, IR Lyrio, ...
    Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de So Paulo 54, 175-177 2012
    Citations: 4

  • Histopatologia e imuno-histoqumica de camundongos C57BL/6 infectados por Toxoplasma gondii cepa ME-49 e alimentados com micotoxinas
    DPBG Mattos, RA Martorelli, RC Menezes, RB Freire, ...
    Revista Brasileira de Cincia Veterinria 16 (1) 2009
    Citations: 2

  • Sensitization with Eustrongylides sp.(Nematoda: Dioctophymatidae) antigens induce production of specific IgG and IgE in murine model
    BP Kuraiem, MA Vercimo, M Knoff, DPBG Mattos, SC So Clemente
    Revista Brasileira de Parasitologia Veterinria 30 2021
    Citations: 1

  • Lecithochirium monticellii digenetic trematode parasites of Trichiurus lepturus (Actinopterygii) from the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, with notes on its taxonomy
    LF Franca, M Knoff, MCGDA Fonseca, DC Gomes, MS Ferreira, ...
    Anais da Academia Brasileira de Cincias 92 2020
    Citations: 1

  • Increasing the efficiency of spontaneous sedimentation for the diagnosis of intestinal Protozoa
    CNS Raso, PR Millar, B Brener, DPBG de Mattos, D Leles, ABM Fonseca, ...
    Journal of Parasitology 105 (2), 248-251 2019
    Citations: 1

  • Histopathology and immunohistochemistry of C57BL/6 mice infected with Toxoplasma gondii ME-49 strain and fed with mycotoxins.
    D Mattos, RA Martorelli, RC Menezes, RB Freire, JMCO Coelho, ...
    Revista Brasileira de Cincia Veterinria 16 (1), 27-32 2009
    Citations: 1