Seroprevalence of T. Cruzi infection in blood donors and chagas cardiomyopathy in patients from the coal mining region of coahuila, Mexico

Martínez Tovar, José Gerardo y Rebollar Téllez, Eduardo A. y Fernández Salas, Ildefonso (2014) Seroprevalence of T. Cruzi infection in blood donors and chagas cardiomyopathy in patients from the coal mining region of coahuila, Mexico. Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo, 56 (2). pp. 169-174. ISSN 0036-4665

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Context and Objective: Chagas disease is considered a worldwide emerging disease; it is endemic in Mexico and the state of Coahuila and is considered of little relevance. The objective of this study was to determine the seroprevalence of T. cruzi infection in blood donors and Chagas cardiomyopathy in patients from the coal mining region of Coahuila, Mexico. Design and Setting: Epidemiological, exploratory and prospective study in a general hospital during the period January to June 2011. Methods: We performed laboratory tests ELISA and indirect hemagglutination in three groups of individuals: 1) asymptomatic voluntary blood donors, 2) patients hospitalized in the cardiology department and 3) patients with dilated cardiomyopathy. Results: There were three levels of seroprevalence: 0.31% in asymptomatic individuals, 1.25% in cardiac patients and in patients with dilated cardiomyopathy in 21.14%. Conclusions: In spite of having detected autochthonous cases of Chagas disease, its importance to local public health remains to be established as well as the details of the dynamics of transmission so that the study is still in progress.

Tipo de elemento: Article
Palabras claves no controlados: Chagas disease; American trypanosomiasis; Trypanosoma cruzi; Chagasic cardiomyopathy; Coal mining region; Serology; Seroprevalence; ELISA
Materias: R Medicina > RC Medicina Interna, Psiquiatría, Neurología
Divisiones: Ciencias Biológicas
Usuario depositante: Lic. Jesús E. Alvarado
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CreadorEmailORCID
Martínez Tovar, José GerardoNO ESPECIFICADONO ESPECIFICADO
Rebollar Téllez, Eduardo A.NO ESPECIFICADONO ESPECIFICADO
Fernández Salas, Ildefonsoifernand1@hotmail.comNO ESPECIFICADO
Fecha del depósito: 27 Mar 2019 22:01
Última modificación: 27 Mar 2019 22:01
URI: http://eprints.uanl.mx/id/eprint/15212

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