The Unknown Risk of Vertical Transmission in Sleeping Sickness--a Literature Review

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/127590
Title:
The Unknown Risk of Vertical Transmission in Sleeping Sickness--a Literature Review
Authors:
Lindner, Andreas K; Priotto, Gerardo
Journal:
PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
Abstract:
Children with human African trypanosomiasis (HAT) present with a range of generally non-specific symptoms. Late diagnosis is frequent with often tragic outcomes. Trypanosomes can infect the foetus by crossing the placenta. Unequivocal cases of congenital infection that have been reported include newborn babies of infected mothers who were diagnosed with HAT in the first 5 days of life and children of infected mothers who had never entered an endemic country themselves.
Affiliation:
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom; Epicentre, France
Issue Date:
21-Dec-2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/127590
DOI:
10.1371/journal.pntd.0000783
PubMed ID:
21200416
Additional Links:
http://www.plosntds.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pntd.0000783
Submitted date:
2011-03-10
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1935-2735
Appears in Collections:
Trypanosomiasis/Sleeping Sickness

Full metadata record

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dc.contributor.authorLindner, Andreas Ken
dc.contributor.authorPriotto, Gerardoen
dc.date.accessioned2011-04-06T21:35:50Z-
dc.date.available2011-04-06T21:35:50Z-
dc.date.issued2010-12-21-
dc.date.submitted2011-03-10-
dc.identifier.citationPLoS Negl Trop Dis 2010;4(12):e783en
dc.identifier.issn1935-2735-
dc.identifier.pmid21200416-
dc.identifier.doi10.1371/journal.pntd.0000783-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10144/127590-
dc.description.abstractChildren with human African trypanosomiasis (HAT) present with a range of generally non-specific symptoms. Late diagnosis is frequent with often tragic outcomes. Trypanosomes can infect the foetus by crossing the placenta. Unequivocal cases of congenital infection that have been reported include newborn babies of infected mothers who were diagnosed with HAT in the first 5 days of life and children of infected mothers who had never entered an endemic country themselves.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.plosntds.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pntd.0000783en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseasesen
dc.subject.meshTrypanosomiasis, Africanen
dc.subject.meshVertical Transmission of Infectious Diseaseen
dc.titleThe Unknown Risk of Vertical Transmission in Sleeping Sickness--a Literature Reviewen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentLondon School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom; Epicentre, Franceen
dc.identifier.journalPLoS Neglected Tropical Diseasesen
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