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Rev Soc Bras Med Trop. 2018 Nov-Dec;51(6):831-835. doi: 10.1590/0037-8682-0411-2017.

Using a Chagas disease hospital database: a clinical and epidemiological patient profile.

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1
Departamento de Bioquímica e Biologia Tecidual, Instituto de Biologia, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Campinas, SP, Brasil.
2
Departamento de Clínica Médica, Faculdade de Ciências Médicas, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Campinas, SP, Brasil.
3
Departamento de Bioquímica, Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas, Universidade Federal de Alfenas, Alfenas, MG, Brasil.

Abstract

INTRODUCTION:

Chagas disease (CD) prevention and control rely on studies of its distribution, characteristics of individuals affected and mode of transmission. CD data in Brazil are scarce; a retrospective analysis of the clinical characteristics of 80 patients treated at the Clinical Hospital of UNICAMP, Campinas, Brazil, was performed.

METHODS:

Patient data records were analyzed.

RESULTS:

Thirty percent of the patients probably got infected through vector-borne transmission, 65% came from endemic areas, a predominance of cardiac and cardiodigestive forms was found among males, and the cardiac form prevailed (51%).

CONCLUSIONS:

The results update the view on the epidemiology of CD in Campinas, Brazil.

PMID:
30517539
DOI:
10.1590/0037-8682-0411-2017
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