Prevalence and vertical transmission of Trypanosoma cruzi infection among pregnant Latin American women attending 2 maternity clinics in Barcelona, Spain.

@article{Muoz2009PrevalenceAV,
  title={Prevalence and vertical transmission of Trypanosoma cruzi infection among pregnant Latin American women attending 2 maternity clinics in Barcelona, Spain.},
  author={Jos{\'e} Esteban Mu{\~n}oz and Oriol Coll and Teresa Juncosa and Mireia Verg{\'e}s and Marta del Pino and Victoria Fumad{\'o} and Jordi Bosch and Elizabeth de Jes{\'u}s Posada and Sara Hern{\'a}ndez and Roser Fisa and Josep Maria Bogu{\~n}a and Montserrat G{\'a}llego and Sergi Sanz and M Port{\'u}s and J. Gascon},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={2009},
  volume={48 12},
  pages={1736-40}
}
We performed a prospective screening for Trypanosoma cruzi infection in 1350 Latin American pregnant women and their offspring in Barcelona, Spain. The rate of seroprevalence was 3.4%, and 7.3% of the newborns were infected. Routine screening and management programs in maternity wards may be warranted. 

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