Lack of association between blood-based detection of Trypanosoma cruzi DNA and cardiac involvement in a non-endemic area.

Abstract

Cases of chronic Chagas disease have been increasing in non-endemic areas due to the growth in immigration. This study examined the association between positive Trypanosoma cruzi-DNA detection in blood by PCR and presence of chagasic cardiac involvement in a cohort of immigrants in a European city. No association was found in this study between the positive T. cruzi blood PCR and cardiac involvement.

DOI: 10.1179/1364859411Y.0000000033

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@article{Norman2011LackOA, title={Lack of association between blood-based detection of Trypanosoma cruzi DNA and cardiac involvement in a non-endemic area.}, author={Francesca Florence Norman and Ana P{\'e}rez-Ayala and Jos{\'e} Antonio P{\'e}rez-Molina and Mar{\'i}a Delmans Flores-Ch{\'a}vez and Carmen Ca{\~n}avate and Rogelio L{\'o}pez-V{\'e}lez}, journal={Annals of tropical medicine and parasitology}, year={2011}, volume={105 6}, pages={425-30} }