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Enferm Infecc Microbiol Clin. 2013 Oct;31(8):535-42. doi: 10.1016/j.eimc.2012.09.010. Epub 2013 Jan 29.

[Recommendations for the diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of the pregnant woman and child with Chagas disease. Sociedad Española de Infectología Pediátrica. Sociedad de Enfermedades Infecciosas y Microbiología Clínica. Sociedad Española de Ginecología y Obstetricia].

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Sección de Inmunodeficiencias e Infecciosas Pediátricas, Hospital 12 de Octubre, Madrid, España. Electronic address:


Congenital transmission of Chagas disease now occurs in areas where the disease is non-endemic, and also from one generation to another. According to epidemiological data from Latin America, the prevalence of the disease in pregnant women is 0.7%-54%, and the prevalence of vertical transmission is around 5%-6%. Congenital T. cruzi infection is an acute infection in newborns that should be treated with anti-parasitic therapy. The treatment of pregnant women could also have an impact on the control of the disease. This article has been prepared following the recommendations suggested by a group of experts in Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Gynaecology and Paediatrics.


Chagas disease; Children; Diagnosis; Diagnóstico; Embarazada; Enfermedad de Chagas; Niño; Pregnancy; Tratamiento; Treatment

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