Serological evaluation for Chagas disease in migrants from Latin American countries resident in Rome, Italy

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/619158
Title:
Serological evaluation for Chagas disease in migrants from Latin American countries resident in Rome, Italy
Authors:
Pane, S; Giancola, ML; Piselli, P; Corpolongo, A; Repetto, E; Bellagamba, R; Cimaglia, C; Carrara, S; Ghirga, P; Oliva, A; Bevilacqua, N; Al Rousan, A; Nisii, C; Ippolito, G; Nicastri, E
Journal:
BMC Infectious Diseases
Abstract:
Chagas disease (CD) is a systemic parasitic infection caused by the protozoan Trypanosoma cruzi, whose chronic phase may lead to cardiac and intestinal disorders. Endemic in Latin America where it is transmitted mainly by vectors, large-scale migrations to other countries have turned CD into a global health problem because of its alternative transmission routes through blood transfusion, tissue transplantation, or congenital. Aim of this study was to compare the performance of two commercially available tests for serological diagnosis of CD in a group of Latin American migrants living in a non-endemic setting (Rome, Italy). The study was based on a cross-sectional analysis of seroprevalence in this group. Epidemiological risk factors associated to CD were also evaluated in this study population.
Publisher:
BioMed Central
Issue Date:
8-May-2018
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/619158
DOI:
10.1186/s12879-018-3118-5
PubMed ID:
29739357
Submitted date:
2018-05-18
Language:
en
ISSN:
1471-2334
Appears in Collections:
Other Diseases

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorPane, Sen
dc.contributor.authorGiancola, MLen
dc.contributor.authorPiselli, Pen
dc.contributor.authorCorpolongo, Aen
dc.contributor.authorRepetto, Een
dc.contributor.authorBellagamba, Ren
dc.contributor.authorCimaglia, Cen
dc.contributor.authorCarrara, Sen
dc.contributor.authorGhirga, Pen
dc.contributor.authorOliva, Aen
dc.contributor.authorBevilacqua, Nen
dc.contributor.authorAl Rousan, Aen
dc.contributor.authorNisii, Cen
dc.contributor.authorIppolito, Gen
dc.contributor.authorNicastri, Een
dc.date.accessioned2018-05-22T14:52:18Z-
dc.date.available2018-05-22T14:52:18Z-
dc.date.issued2018-05-08-
dc.date.submitted2018-05-18-
dc.identifier.citationSerological evaluation for Chagas disease in migrants from Latin American countries resident in Rome, Italy. 2018, 18 (1):212 BMC Infect. Dis.en
dc.identifier.issn1471-2334-
dc.identifier.pmid29739357-
dc.identifier.doi10.1186/s12879-018-3118-5-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10144/619158-
dc.description.abstractChagas disease (CD) is a systemic parasitic infection caused by the protozoan Trypanosoma cruzi, whose chronic phase may lead to cardiac and intestinal disorders. Endemic in Latin America where it is transmitted mainly by vectors, large-scale migrations to other countries have turned CD into a global health problem because of its alternative transmission routes through blood transfusion, tissue transplantation, or congenital. Aim of this study was to compare the performance of two commercially available tests for serological diagnosis of CD in a group of Latin American migrants living in a non-endemic setting (Rome, Italy). The study was based on a cross-sectional analysis of seroprevalence in this group. Epidemiological risk factors associated to CD were also evaluated in this study population.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherBioMed Centralen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to BMC Infectious Diseasesen
dc.titleSerological evaluation for Chagas disease in migrants from Latin American countries resident in Rome, Italyen
dc.identifier.journalBMC Infectious Diseasesen

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