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Title: Incidence of Congenital Chagas' Disease in Bahia, Brazil
Authors: Bittencourt, Achiléa Candida Lisboa
Mota, Eduardo
Ribeiro Filho, Raimundo
Fernandes, Ligia Gabrielli
Almeida, Pedro Roberto Cerqueira de
Sherlock, Ítalo Rodrigues de Araújo
Maguire, James
Piesman, Joseph
Todd, Charles W
Affilliation: Federal University of Bahia. School of Medicine. Department of Pathology and Department of Preventive Medicine. Salvador, BA, Brazil
Federal University of Bahia. School of Medicine. Department of Pathology and Department of Preventive Medicine. Salvador, BA, Brazil
Hospital Roberto Santos. Department of Health. Salvador, BA, Brasil
Federal University of Bahia.School of Medicine. Department of Pediatrics and Obstetrics. Salvador, BA, Brazil
Federal University of Bahia.School of Medicine. Department of Pediatrics and Obstetrics. Salvador, BA, Brazil
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Centro de Pesquisas Gonçalo Moniz. Salvador, BA, Brasil
Brigham and Women's Hospital. Division of Infectious Disease. Boston, MA
Harvard School of Public Health. Department of Tropical Public Health. Boston, MA
Harvard School of Public Health. Department of Tropical Public Health. Boston, MA
Abstract: The incidence of transmission of Trypanosoma cruzi from infected mothers to offspring was determined in a hospital-based study of conceptuses weighing more then 2000 g. Out of 186 mother-conceptus pars examined, theree cases of congenital Chagas' disease (two livebirths and one stillbirth) were identified, an incidence of 1.6 per cent. Direct microscopic examination of the child's blood by the microhematocrit technique was found to be as sensitive as xenodiagnosis in detecting infection. The clinico-pathological data of the congenital cases are presented.
Keywords: Chagas disease
Trypanosoma cruzi
Xenodiagnosis
Humans
keywords: Doença de Chagas
Trypanosoma cruzi
Xenodiagnóstico
Humanos
Issue Date: 1985
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Citation: BITTENCOURT, A. L. et al. Incidence of Congenital Chagas' Disease in Bahia, Brazil. Journal of Tropical Pediatrics, v. 31, p. 242-248, 1985.
ISSN: 0142-6338
Copyright: open access
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