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Title: Molecular diagnostics for Chagas disease: up to date and novel methodologies
Author: Alonso Padilla, Julio
Gállego Culleré, M. (Montserrat)
Schijman, Alejandro G.
Gascón i Brustenga, Joaquim
Keywords: Genètica molecular
Malaltia de Chagas
Molecular genetics
Chagas' disease
Issue Date: 9-Jun-2017
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Abstract: Chagas disease is caused by the parasite Trypanosoma cruzi. It affects 7 million people, mainly in Latin America. Diagnosis is usually made serologically, but at some clinical scenarios serology cannot be used. Then, molecular detection is required for early detection of congenital transmission, treatment response follow up, and diagnosis of immune-suppression reactivation. However, present tests are technically demanding and require well-equipped laboratories which make them unfeasible in low-resources endemic regions.
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It is part of: Expert Review Of Molecular Diagnostics, 2017, vol. 17, num.7, p. 699-710
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ISSN: 1473-7159
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