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A case report of Chagas disease in acute phase diagnosed by xenodiagnosis.

Authors
  • Sánchez-Vega, José Trinidad1
  • Almanza-Mackintoy, Angélica1
  • Luna-Santillán, Alejandra Victoria2
  • De La Sancha-Solares, Tania1
  • 1 Laboratory of Parasitology, Department of Microbiology and Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), MEXICO; Research Support and Promotion Program (AFINES), Faculty of Medicine, UNAM, MEXICO. , (Mexico)
  • 2 Laboratory of Parasitology, Department of Microbiology and Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), MEXICO; Research Support and Promotion Program (AFINES), Faculty of Medicine, UNAM, MEXICO. Electronic address: [email protected] , (Mexico)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Parasitology international
Publication Date
Aug 01, 2020
Volume
77
Pages
102121–102121
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.parint.2020.102121
PMID: 32283318
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

Chagas disease is a serious problem of parasitic disease in the American continent, this zoonosis is caused by the flagellated protozoan known as Trypanosoma cruzi and transmitted through trypomastigotes present in the blood of sick hosts or in the faeces of the triatomines. Metacyclic trypomastigotes were detected in the faeca material of Triatoma pallidepennis maintained in the laboratory after the xenodiagnosis study performed on a patient with suspected Chagas disease, which allowed to administer treatment in a timely manner in the acute phase of this disease. Copyright © 2020 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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