Clinical Outcomes of Thirteen Patients with Acute Chagas Disease Acquired through Oral Transmission from Two Urban Outbreaks in Northeastern Brazil

@inproceedings{Bastos2010ClinicalOO,
  title={Clinical Outcomes of Thirteen Patients with Acute Chagas Disease Acquired through Oral Transmission from Two Urban Outbreaks in Northeastern Brazil},
  author={Claudilson J. C. Bastos and Roque Aras and Gildo Mota and Francisco Reis and Juarez Pereira Dias and Robson Silva de Jesus and Miralba Silva Freire and Eline G. de Ara{\'u}jo and Juliana M B Prazeres and Maria Fernanda Rios Grassi},
  booktitle={PLoS neglected tropical diseases},
  year={2010}
}
BACKGROUND Outbreaks of orally transmitted Trypanosoma cruzi continue to be reported in Brazil and are associated with a high mortality rate, mainly due to myocarditis. METHODS This study is a detailed report on the disease progression of acute Chagas disease in 13 patients who were infected during two micro-outbreaks in two northeastern Brazilian towns. Clinical outcomes as well as EKG and ECHO results are described, both before and after benznidazole treatment. RESULTS Fever and dyspnea… CONTINUE READING