Possible cases of sexual and congenital transmission of sleeping sickness

  title={Possible cases of sexual and congenital transmission of sleeping sickness},
  author={G. Rocha and A. Martins and G. Gama and F. Brand{\~a}o and J. Atouguia},
  journal={The Lancet},
  • G. Rocha, A. Martins, +2 authors J. Atouguia
  • Published 2004
  • Medicine
  • The Lancet
  • Sir—Further to Michael Barrett and colleagues’ Seminar on trypanosomiasis we would like to add that 3 years ago we found a possible case of sexual transmission of sleeping sickness due to Trypanosoma brucei gambiense. A 30-year-old white woman born in Portugal and usually living in the USA was admitted to our hospital with asthenia pain and erythema on the legs. On admission she had skin lesions on both thighs which were diagnosed as erythema migrans. A clinical and serological diagnosis of… CONTINUE READING
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