José Braunstein

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INTRODUCTION Ninety percent of the aboriginal communities of Argentina are located in areas of endemic vectorial transmission of Chagas disease. Control activities in these communities have not been effective. The goal of this research was to explore the role played by beliefs, habits, and practices of Pilaga and Wichi indigenous communities in their(More)
Chagas disease, caused by Trypanosoma cruzi, is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in Latin America. The objective of this study was to describe the rate of infestation in four aboriginal communities in Las Lomitas (Great Chaco Region), Formosa, Argentina; the rate of infection in children residing in these communities, in blood donors and in pregnant(More)
Caring for children of adolescent parents presents unique challenges. Because adolescent parents may lack parenting skills and knowledge of medical terminology, symptoms of life-threatening illnesses may be misinterpreted. We present two cases of unexpected acute abdomen in young infants with adolescent mothers. The first case involves midgut volvulus,(More)
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