Chagas disease (CD) or American trypanosomiasis is a neglected anthropozoonosis caused by Trypanosoma cruzi that affects 6-8 million people worldwide (mainly in Latin America), 30-40% of whom develop cardiac or digestive complications. Once confined to endemic areas of Latin America, CD has more recently become a global disease as a result of migration flows from endemic to non-endemic regions, particularly in northern America and Europe. Congenital transmission is a particular challenge as it may be sustained for multiple generations and perpetuate the infection even in non-endemic countries.

Family cluster of Chagas disease among Bolivian immigrants in Italy: High rate of maternal-fetal transmission / S. Antinori, L. Galimberti, R. Grande, D. Ricaboni, S. Sala, V. Giacomet, V. Colombo, M. Corbellino, A. Angheben, A. Giacomelli, A.L. Ridolfo. - In: TRAVEL MEDICINE AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES. - ISSN 1873-0442. - 49:(2022 Oct 01), pp. 102370.1-102370.8. [10.1016/j.tmaid.2022.102370]

Family cluster of Chagas disease among Bolivian immigrants in Italy: High rate of maternal-fetal transmission

S. Antinori
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V. Giacomet;A. Giacomelli
Penultimo
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2022

Abstract

Chagas disease (CD) or American trypanosomiasis is a neglected anthropozoonosis caused by Trypanosoma cruzi that affects 6-8 million people worldwide (mainly in Latin America), 30-40% of whom develop cardiac or digestive complications. Once confined to endemic areas of Latin America, CD has more recently become a global disease as a result of migration flows from endemic to non-endemic regions, particularly in northern America and Europe. Congenital transmission is a particular challenge as it may be sustained for multiple generations and perpetuate the infection even in non-endemic countries.
Cluster; Diagnosis; Endemic; Non-endemic; Trypanosoma cruzi; congenital Chagas disease;
Settore MED/38 - Pediatria Generale e Specialistica
8-giu-2022
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