[A 13-year clinical study on 190 chronic chagasic patients from Mambaí, Goiás, Brazil].

@article{Castro2001A1C,
  title={[A 13-year clinical study on 190 chronic chagasic patients from Mamba{\'i}, Goi{\'a}s, Brazil].},
  author={Cleudson Nery de Castro and Alu{\'i}zio Rosa Prata and Vanize de Oliveira Mac{\^e}do},
  journal={Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical},
  year={2001},
  volume={34 4},
  pages={309-18}
}
A prospective study was performed on the clinical, electrocardiographic (ECG) and radiologic aspects of the esophagus in 190 chagasic patients, for on average follow-up period of 13 years. We found 108 (56.8%) patients who remained in the same clinical state, 72 (37.9%) patients with progressive illness and 10 (5.3%) patients whose previous ECG abnormalities subsided. Thirty nine out of 72 patients with progressive disease developed cardiopathy or aggravation of previous illness, 32 developed… CONTINUE READING