Prevalence of antibodies to Trypanosoma cruzi among solid organ donors in Southern California: a population at risk.

  title={Prevalence of antibodies to Trypanosoma cruzi among solid organ donors in Southern California: a population at risk.},
  author={Marek J. Nowicki and Claudia Chinchilla and Livier Corado and Lea Matsuoka and Rick Selby and Frank J. Steurer and Thomas D Mone and Robert Mendez and Sali Aswad},
  volume={81 3},
Trypanosoma cruzi, a parasite that causes Chagas' disease, is endemic in parts of Mexico, South America, and Central America. Transmission of T. cruzi infection by solid organ transplantation has been reported in Latin America and recently in the United States. To determine the prevalence of T. cruzi antibodies in Southern California organ donors, 404 samples from deceased organ donors between May 2002 to April 2004 were screened using a qualitative enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (EIA) and… CONTINUE READING


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