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Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2012 Sep;87(3):489-90. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.2012.12-0080. Epub 2012 Jul 23.

Benznidazole shortage makes chagas disease a neglected tropical disease in developed countries: data from Spain.

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Tropical Medicine and Clinical Parasitology, Infectious Diseases Department, Ramón y Cajal Hospital, Madrid, Spain.

Abstract

Chagas disease is a neglected tropical disease endemic in Latin America. The first-line treatment option is benznidazole, but stocks are expected to run out in the coming months. Spain would need around 5 million benznidazole tablets. This drug shortage could make Chagas disease a neglected tropical disease also in developed countries.

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PMC3435352
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10.4269/ajtmh.2012.12-0080
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