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Title: Feasibility, drug safety, and effectiveness of etiological treatment programs for Chagas disease in Honduras, Guatemala, and Bolivia: 10-year experience of Médecins Sans Frontières
Authors: Yun, Oliver
Lima, M. Angeles
Ellman, Tom
Chambi, Wilma
Castillo, Sandra
Flevaud, Laurence
Roddy, Paul
Parreño, Fernando
Albajar Viñas, Pedro
Palma, Pedro Pablo
Affilliation: Médecins Sans Frontiéres. Doctors Without Borders. New York, NY, USA.
Médecins Sans Frontiéres. Operational Center Barcelona-Athens. Barcelona, Spain.
Médicos Sin Fronteras. La Paz, Bolivia.
Médicos Sin Fronteras. La Paz, Bolivia.
Médicos Sin Fronteras. La Paz, Bolivia.
Médecins Sans Frontiéres. Operational Center Barcelona-Athens. Barcelona, Spain.
Médecins Sans Frontiéres. Operational Center Barcelona-Athens. Barcelona, Spain.
Médecins Sans Frontiéres. Operational Center Barcelona-Athens. Barcelona, Spain.
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Instituto Oswaldo Cruz. Laboratório de Doenças Parasitárias. Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil.
Médecins Sans Frontiéres. Operational Center Barcelona-Athens. Barcelona, Spain.
Abstract: Chagas disease (American trypanosomiasis) is a zoonotic or anthropozoonotic disease caused by the parasite Trypanosoma cruzi. Predominantly affecting populations in poor areas of Latin America, medical care for this neglected disease is often lacking. Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has provided diagnostic and treatment services for Chagas disease since 1999. This report describes 10 years of field experience in four MSF programs in Honduras, Guatemala, and Bolivia, focusing on feasibility protocols, safety of drug therapy, and treatment effectiveness.
Keywords: Chagas Disease
Trypanosoma cruzi.
Honduras
Guatemala
Bolívia
Treatment Programs
???metadata.dc.subject.fr???: Médecins Sans Frontiéres
Keywords in spanish: Médicos Sin Fronteras
keywords: Doença de Chagas
Trypanosoma cruzi.
Honduras
Guatemala
Bolívia
Médicos sem Fronteiras
Programas de tratamento
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Public Library of Science
Citation: YUN, Oliver et al. Feasibility, Drug Safety, and Effectiveness of Etiological Treatment Programs for Chagas Disease in Honduras, Guatemala, and Bolivia: 10-Year Experience of Médecins Sans Frontiéres. PLoS Negl. Trop. Dis., v. 3, n. 7, p. 1-8, July 2009.
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000488
ISSN: 1935-2727
Copyright: open access
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