alexa Mother-to-child transmission of Trypanosoma cruzi infection (Chagas disease): a neglected problem.
Psychiatry

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Journal of Addiction Research & Therapy

Author(s): Norman FF, LpezVlez R

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Abstract Congenital Chagas disease may be considered a global health problem and the underdiagnosis of congenital infections should be a matter of concern. Vertical transmission is an important mode of transmission of Trypanosoma cruzi infection in non-endemic areas. Treatment in the early phases of the infection can prevent progression of the disease and is curative in the majority of cases. Prevention strategies should focus on early detection and treatment of congenital cases, screening at-risk women during pregnancy and treatment of non-pregnant women of childbearing age. Management of congenital Chagas disease and T. cruzi infection during pregnancy is discussed. © The Author 2014. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. All rights reserved. For permissions, please e-mail: [email protected] This article was published in Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg and referenced in Journal of Addiction Research & Therapy

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