Toxic Side Effects of Drugs Used to Treat Chagas’ Disease (American Trypanosomiasis)

  title={Toxic Side Effects of Drugs Used to Treat Chagas’ Disease (American Trypanosomiasis)},
  author={J. Castro and Mar{\'i}a Montalto deMecca and L. Bartel},
  journal={Human and Experimental Toxicology},
  pages={471 - 479}
  • J. Castro, María Montalto deMecca, L. Bartel
  • Published 2006
  • Medicine
  • Human and Experimental Toxicology
  • Chagas’ disease (American trypanosomiasis) is an endemic parasitic disease in some areas of Latin America. About 16-18 million persons are infected with the aetiological agent of the disease, Trypanosoma cruzi, and more than 100 million are living at risk of infection. There are different modes of infection: 1) via blood sucking vector insects infected with T. cruzi, accounting for 80-90% of transmission of the disease; 2) via blood transfusion or congenital transmission, accounting for0.5-8… CONTINUE READING
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