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Chagas disease: a new worldwide challenge
Endemic Chagas disease began as a neglected disease of poor, rural and forgotten populations is a new worldwide challenge, say Jose Rodrigues Coura and Pedro Albajar Vinas.
Emerging Chagas disease in Amazonian Brazil.
Epidemiology, control and surveillance of Chagas disease: 100 years after its discovery.
Control of Chagas disease must be undertaken by interrupting its transmission by vectors and blood transfusions, improving housing and areas surrounding dwellings, providing sanitation education for exposed populations and treating acute and recently infected chronic cases.
Chagas disease: what is known and what is needed--a background article.
- J. Coura
- MedicineMemórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
- 30 October 2007
This article presents the ten top Chagas disease needs for the near future, characterized by an acute phase with or without symptoms, and with entry point signs (inoculation chagoma or Romaña's sign), fever, adenomegaly, hepatosplenomeGaly, and evident parasitemia.
Immunoblot assay using excreted-secreted antigens of Trypanosoma cruzi in serodiagnosis of congenital, acute, and chronic Chagas' disease
The TESA blot seems to be useful as a sensitive and specific diagnostic assay in cases of suspected acute or congenital T. cruzi infection and as a general confirmatory test for conventional Chagas' disease serology.
Chagas disease: 100 years after its discovery. A systemic review.
A mini-exon multiplex polymerase chain reaction to distinguish the major groups of Trypanosoma cruzi and T. rangeli in the Brazilian Amazon.
A new challenge for malaria control in Brazil: asymptomatic Plasmodium infection--a review.
The evolution of malaria in Brazil, its morbidity, the malaria control programs, and the new challenges for these programs in the light of the emergence of asymptomatic infection in the Amazon region…
Brazilian isolates of Trypanosoma cruzi from humans and triatomines classified into two lineages using mini-exon and ribosomal RNA sequences.
Traditional molecular and biochemical methods, such as schizodeme analysis, karyotyping, DNA fingerprinting, and enzyme electrophoretic profiles, have shown a large variability among Trypanosoma…