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Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2007 Nov;101(11):1161-2. Epub 2007 Jul 25.

Congenital Trypanosoma cruzi infection in a non-endemic area.

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Secció de Medicina Tropical, Centre de Salut Internacional, Hospital Clínic, IDIBAPS, c/Villarroel 170, 08036 Barcelona, Spain. jmunozg@clinic.ub.es

Abstract

In May 2004, after launching a screening programme to detect Trypanosoma cruzi infection in the Latin American population, a case of congenital infection in a 2-year-old boy was discovered in Barcelona. Few cases of congenital transmission have been described in non-endemic areas and little is known about the epidemiological and clinical features of congenital Chagas disease in this context. The increase in Latin American immigrants in Europe and the USA requires greater epidemiological surveillance and appropriate diagnostic techniques for managing T. cruzi infections.

PMID:
17655897
DOI:
10.1016/j.trstmh.2007.06.011
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