Congenital Chagas’ disease transmission in the United States: Diagnosis in adulthood

Jorge Murillo, Lina M. Bofill, Hector Bolivar, Carlos Torres-Viera, Julio A. Urbina, Daniel Benhayon, Jaime R. Torres

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Abstract

Two brothers with congenitally-acquired Chagas’ disease (CD) diagnosed during adulthood are reported. The patients were born in the USA to a mother from Bolivia who on subsequent assessment was found to be serologically positive for Trypanosoma cruzi. Serologic screening of all pregnant women who migrated from countries with endemic CD is strongly recommended.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)72-75
Number of pages4
JournalIDCases
Volume5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016

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Keywords

  • Chagas disease
  • Congenital
  • Pregnancy
  • Transmission

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Infectious Diseases

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Murillo, J., Bofill, L. M., Bolivar, H., Torres-Viera, C., Urbina, J. A., Benhayon, D., & Torres, J. R. (2016). Congenital Chagas’ disease transmission in the United States: Diagnosis in adulthood. IDCases, 5, 72-75. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.idcr.2016.07.011