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Transfusional Chagas Disease: Parasitological and Serological Monitoring of an Infected Recipient and Blood Donor

María Flores-Chávez, Begoña Fernández, Sabino Puente, Pilar Torres, Mercedes Rodríguez, Carolina Monedero, Israel Cruz, Teresa Gárate and Carmen Cañavate

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 46, issue 5, pages e44-e47
Published in print March 2008 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online March 2008 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/527448
Transfusional Chagas Disease: Parasitological and Serological Monitoring of an Infected Recipient and Blood Donor

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Chagas disease is endemic to Latin America, but human migration is extending its distribution. This report describes the parasitological and serological course of disease in a Spanish patient fatally infected via a blood product transfusion, as well as the monitoring of the donor. Before undergoing immunosuppression, multitransfused patients should be screened for anti-Trypanosoma cruzi antibodies.

Journal Article.  2344 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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