Author(s): Muoz J, Ports M, Corachan M, Fumad V, Gascon J
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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.
This article was published in Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg
and referenced in Journal of Antivirals & Antiretrovirals