Paediatrics Publications

Title

Prevention of congenital chagas through treatment of girls and women of childbearing age

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2015

Journal

Memorias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz

Volume

110

Issue

4

First Page

507

Last Page

509

URL with Digital Object Identifier

10.1590/0074-02760140347

Abstract

It is currently unknown whether treatment of Chagas disease decreases the risk of congenital transmission from previously treated mothers to their infants. In a cohort of women with Chagas disease previously treated with benznidazole, no congenital transmission of the disease was observed in their newborns. This finding provides support for the treatment of Chagas disease as early as possible.

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