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Rev Soc Bras Med Trop. 2008 Sep-Oct;41(5):505-6.

Further evidence of spontaneous cure in human Chagas disease.

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Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Belo Horizonte, MG. jcpdias@cpqrr.fiocruz.br

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  • Rev Soc Bras Med Trop. 2008 Nov-Dec;41(6):696. Filho, Olindo M [corrected to Martins-Filho, Olindo Assis].

Abstract

An acute case of Chagas disease was studied in 1944, with clinical and laboratory follow-up until 2007, in Bambuí, Minas Gerais, Brazil. A five-year-old girl living in a rural hut that was highly infested with Triatoma infestans presented a febrile clinical condition compatible with the acute form of trypanosomiasis. She presented a positive thick blood smear, but never again showed serological and/or parasitological evidence of Trypanosoma cruzi infection, on several occasions. This patient never received any specific treatment and, to this day, she remains completely asymptomatic, with normal findings from clinical, electrocardiographic, X-ray and echocardiographic examinations.

PMID:
19009195
DOI:
10.1590/s0037-86822008000500014
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