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Title: Health policies to control Chagas disease transmission in European countries
Author: Requena-Méndez, Ana
Albajar Viñas, Pere
Angheben, Andrea
Chiodini, Peter
Gascón i Brustenga, Joaquim
Muñoz, José
Chagas Disease COHEMI Working Group
Keywords: Malaltia de Chagas
Insectes paràsits
Chagas' disease
Parasitic insects
Issue Date: 30-Oct-2014
Publisher: Public Library of Science (PLoS)
Abstract: Chagas disease (CD) is a highly prevalent parasitic disease in immigrants from Mexico, as well as all of Central and South America. The total number of infected people is estimated between eight and ten million [1], [2], of whom 30%-40% either have, or will, develop cardiopathy, gastrointestinal disease, or both [1]. Cardiac involvement is the main cause of death from this infection through arrhythmias and cardiomyopathy. Nifurtimox and benznidazole are the only available medicines with proven efficacy against Trypanosoma cruzi infection in acute, congenital infection and early chronic infection. Until recently the treatment of chronic disease, particularly of adult patients with indeterminate form, was controversial; but during the past decade there has been a trend to offer treatment to adult patients and those with early cardiomyopathy.
Note: Reproducció del document publicat a: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0003245
It is part of: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 2014, vol. 8, num. 10, p. e3245
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2445/147900
Related resource: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0003245
ISSN: 1935-2735
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