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

Published inRevue médicale suisse, vol. 5, no. 222, p. 2091-2092,2094-6
Publication date2009
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
  • Adult
  • Algorithms
  • Chagas Disease/congenital/diagnosis/drug therapy/epidemiology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Latin America/ethnology
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Complications, Parasitic/diagnosis/drug therapy/epidemiology
  • Prevalence
  • Switzerland/epidemiology
Citation (ISO format)
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. 2091–2092,2094–6.
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