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Dépistage et prise en charge de la maladie de Chagas congénitale à Genève

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CollaborationWith : Pfister, Riccardo / Sizonenko, Stéphane
Published in Revue médicale suisse. 2009, vol. 5, no. 222, p. 2091-2,2094-6
Abstract Chagas disease, a parasitic infection with Trypanosoma cruzi, recently emerged in Europe and in Switzerland. Mother-to-child infection represents a major mode of transmission in non endemic areas. In 2008, 305 Latin American pregnant women consulting at the Geneva University Hospitals were screened by serology. Overall prevalence was 2% and 8.8% in Bolivian women. All infected women were in the indeterminate form of the chronic phase. Two newborns were congenitally infected. Considering the potential for vertical transmission and the risk of long-term complications, screening programs for persons at risk need to be implemented.
Keywords AdultAlgorithmsChagas Disease/congenital/diagnosis/drug therapy/epidemiologyFemaleHumansLatin America/ethnologyPregnancyPregnancy Complications, Parasitic/diagnosis/drug therapy/epidemiologyPrevalenceSwitzerland/epidemiology
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PMID: 19947451
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Research groups L'imagerie cérébrale (184)
Réanimation néonatale en salle d'accouchement (696)
Groupe Irion Olivier/Boulvain Michel (gynécologie et obstétrique) (272)
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MARTINEZ DE TEJADA WEBER, Begona et al. Dépistage et prise en charge de la maladie de Chagas congénitale à Genève. In: Revue médicale suisse, 2009, vol. 5, n° 222, p. 2091-2,2094-6. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:43929

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