[A retrospective search for maternal transmission of Chagas infection from patients in the chronic phase].

@article{Rassi2004ARS,
  title={[A retrospective search for maternal transmission of Chagas infection from patients in the chronic phase].},
  author={Anis Rassi and Vicente Amato Neto and Gustavo Gabriel Rassi and Valdir Sabbaga Amato and Anis Rassi J{\'u}nior and Alejandro Ostermayer Luquetti and S{\'e}rgio Gabriel Rassi},
  journal={Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical},
  year={2004},
  volume={37 6},
  pages={485-9}
}
Maternal transmission of Trypanosoma cruzi from 278 children of 145 mothers, chronically infected with this protozoan, to their offspring was investigated. This study was based upon serological tests. In only two cases (2/278 = 0.70%), such mode of transmission was demonstrated to have occurred. However, as according to extant records both patients had also been breast-fed, and the contribution of this factor could not be ruled out. In any case, maternal transmission, an alternative mode of… CONTINUE READING

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