Documento de consenso sobre el abordaje de la enfermedad de Chagas en atención primaria de salud de áreas no endémicas

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Abstract

Chagas disease is caused by the protozoan Trypanosoma cruzi. Although it is commonly transmitted by an insect vector in continental Latin-America, in recent decades, due migration, has been diagnosed in other countries such Spain, the European country with a largest immigrant population of Latin American. For a long time, the patient remains asymptomatic, but some years after this stage, the symptoms can be serious (dilated cardiomyopathy, megacolon, megaesophagus). In addition, detection in pregnant women has a high priority because of the route of vertical transmission. Several specific guidelines about Chagas disease has been developed on the Banks of blood, maternal hospitals, HIV co-infection, organ transplant. But due to the detection of lack of information to primary care professionals, we consider to will be useful this document written and agreed to by family phisicians, pediatricians and specialists in International Health.

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Roca Saumell, C., Soriano-Arandes, A., Solsona Díaz, L., & Gascón Brustenga, J. (2015). Documento de consenso sobre el abordaje de la enfermedad de Chagas en atención primaria de salud de áreas no endémicas. Atencion Primaria, 47(5), 308–317. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aprim.2015.01.002

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