Patients with Chagas disease are often infected with an intestinal parasite

ScienceDaily | 2/14/2018 | Staff
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Chagas disease (caused by the parasite Trypanosoma cruzi) and strongyloidiasis (caused by the helminth S. stercoralis) are neglected tropical diseases that share a similar epidemiological burden and result in chronic infections with high morbidity and mortality.

In this retrospective study, the authors evaluated the association between Trypanosoma cruzi infection and strongyloidiasis in a cohort of Latin American migrants screened for both infections in the Hospital Clinic at Barcelona between January 2013 and April 2015. The results obtained with 361 individuals show that 14% of them were positive for strongyloidiasis and 49% were positive for T. cruzi. Factors associated with T. cruzi infection included being of Bolivian origin, coming from a a rural area and having lived in an adobe house....
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