Congenital Trypanosoma cruzi infection in neonates and infants from two regions of Chile where Chagas' disease is endemic.

@article{Jercic2010CongenitalTC,
  title={Congenital Trypanosoma cruzi infection in neonates and infants from two regions of Chile where Chagas' disease is endemic.},
  author={Mar{\'i}a Isabel Jercic and Rodr{\'i}guez Mercado and Rodrigo Ughini Villarroel},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  year={2010},
  volume={48 10},
  pages={
          3824-6
        }
}
Chagas’ disease, or American trypanosomiasis, whose etiological agent is the protozoan parasite Trypanosoma cruzi, is an important public health concern in Latin America. At least 8 million people acquired the infection via the arthropod vector or another mechanism of transmission, such as blood transfusion or vertical transmission from mother to child (9). In Chile (11), the parasitose is endemic and enzootic in the northern and central biogeographical regions (18°30 S to 34°36 S). Three… CONTINUE READING

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