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Aluizio Prata

Aluízio da Rosa Prata, Brazilian infectologist and parasitologist (Uberaba, Minas Gerais State 01 June 1920 – Uberaba, Minas Gerais State 13 May 2011)
Authored over 275 papers, 48 book chapters and 7 books
Considered as a world expert on schistosomiasis

Showed foundations and applications of retal biopsy in schistosomiasis diagnosis and evaluation of its therapy. Beyond this developed a method for finding Schistosoma in animal organs

A biópsia retal na esquistossomose mansoni e tratamento. Doctoral Thesis, Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade Federal da Bahia (1957)  

Described an advanced hepatic form of schistosomiasis without splenomegaly (with Z. Andrade)

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


With Bina first demonstrated clinically the degradation and removal of a long standing hepatic fibrosis in a human disease, the hepatosplenic schistosomiasis (1983)


Visiting Professor, Cornell University (1965)

Honorary Fellow, Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (1991)

Honorary Member, American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (1998)