Use of a rapid test on umbilical cord blood to screen for Trypanosoma cruzi infection in pregnant women in Argentina, Bolivia, Honduras, and Mexico.

@article{SosaEstani2008UseOA,
  title={Use of a rapid test on umbilical cord blood to screen for Trypanosoma cruzi infection in pregnant women in Argentina, Bolivia, Honduras, and Mexico.},
  author={Sergio Sosa-Estani and Miriam Rubi Gamboa-Le{\'o}n and Jaime Del Cid-Lemus and Fernando Althabe and Jackeline Alger and Olivia M. Almendares and Mar{\'i}a Luisa Cafferata and Jean-Philippe Chippaux and Eric Dumonteil and Luz Gibbons and Nicol{\'a}s Padilla-Raygoza and Dominique Schneider and Jos{\'e} Miguel Beliz{\'a}n and Pierre Buekens},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={2008},
  volume={79 5},
  pages={755-9}
}
We conducted a cross-sectional study of Chagas disease in five endemic areas in Argentina, Bolivia, Honduras, and México to estimate the prevalence of Trypanosoma cruzi-specific antibodies in pregnant women, and to assess the use of a rapid test (Chagas Stat-Pak) to screen for T. cruzi infection at the time of delivery. The prevalence of antibodies to T. cruzi measured by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) in maternal blood was 5.5% (a range of 0.8-28.8% among the countries) in 2,495… CONTINUE READING

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