Are maternal re-infections with Trypanosoma cruzi associated with higher morbidity and mortality of congenital Chagas disease?

@article{Torrico2006AreMR,
  title={Are maternal re-infections with Trypanosoma cruzi associated with higher morbidity and mortality of congenital Chagas disease?},
  author={Faustino Torrico and Cristina Alonso Vega and Eduardo J Garcia Suarez and Tatiana Tellez and Laurent Brutus and Patricia L Rodr{\'i}guez and M. A. Torrico and Dominique Schneider and Carine Truyens and Yves Carlier},
  journal={Tropical medicine & international health : TM & IH},
  year={2006},
  volume={11 5},
  pages={628-35}
}
BACKGROUND Comparing two surveys performed in Bolivia in 1992-1994 and 1999-2001, we reported a significant decrease in the proportions of severe and mortal forms of congenital Chagas disease. This might be due to a reduction of vectorial density (VD) in maternal residence area, raising the question of a possible causal relationship between such VD, maternal parasitaemia and prognosis of congenital infection with Trypanosoma cruzi. METHOD Comparisons of haematological and parasitological data… CONTINUE READING
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