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Zilton Andrade

Zilton de Araújo Andrade, Brazilian pathologist (Santo Antonio de Jesus, Bahia State 14 May 1924 - Salvador 22 July 2020)


Authored over 300 scientific works and 37 book chapters



Observed the immunological modulation of hepatic granulomas in schistosomiasis 

With K.S. Warren. Mild prolonged schistosomiasis in mice. (Alterations in host response with time and the development of portal fibrosis). Trans. Royal Soc. Trop. Med. Hyg. 58:53-7, 1964


Studied accurately cardiac conduction system in Chagas disease


Established a new experimental model for studying factors and mechanisms in immunological modulation


Described an advanced hepatic form of schistosomiasis without splenomegaly

With A. R. Prata. Fibrose hepática de Symmers sem esplenomegalia. O Hospital 63:617-23, 1963


First to report pneumonitis in leishmaniasis

Proposed the canine model of Chagas disease

With S.G. Andrade. A patologia da doença de Chagas experimental no cão. Mem. Inst. Oswaldo Cruz 75:77-95, 1980

The canine model of Chagas disease. Mem. Inst. Owsaldo Cruz 79:77-83, 1984


With L. Barbosa, P.M.Z. Coelho & D. Negrão-Correa. A new method for fixing Biomphalaria glabrata for histologic studies. Mem. Inst. Oswaldo Cruz 97:273-4, 2002




Visiting Researcher, Mount Sinai Hospital (1961)

Visiting Professor, Cornell University Medical College (1971)

Honorary Member, American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (1990)