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Prevalence and Vertical Transmission of <i>Trypanosoma cruzi</i> Infection among Pregnant Latin American Women Attending 2 Maternity Clinics in Barcelona, Spain

José Muñoz, Oriol Coll, Teresa Juncosa, Mireia Vergés, Marta del Pino, Victoria Fumado, Jordi Bosch, Elizabeth J. Posada, Sara Hernandez, Roser Fisa, Josep Maria Boguña, Montserrat Gállego, Sergi Sanz, Montserrat Portús and Joaquim Gascón

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 48, issue 12, pages 1736-1740
Published in print June 2009 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online June 2009 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/599223
Prevalence and Vertical Transmission of Trypanosoma cruzi Infection among Pregnant Latin American Women Attending 2 Maternity Clinics in Barcelona, Spain

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We performed a prospective screening for Trypanosoma cruzi infection in 1350 Latin American pregnant women and their offspring in Barcelona, Spain. The rate of seroprevalence was 3.4%, and 7.3% of the newborns were infected. Routine screening and management programs in maternity wards may be warranted.

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

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