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An Appraisal of the Status of Chagas Disease in the United States


An Appraisal of the Status of Chagas Disease in the United States
  • Author : Rodrigo Zeledon
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 2012
  • ISBN : 9780123972682
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This title critically reviews old and new literature, help to create greater awareness of the disease in the US and helps in the evaluation of certain epidemiological and public health issues. During the first half of the 20th century, Chagas disease was assumed to be absent from the U.S. and considered an exotic disease, until the first two indigenous cases were discovered, almost simultaneously, in Texas, 1955. Since that time four indigenous cases have been documented in several places in the country. Although the disease is still considered uncommon in the US, this disease is not longer an exclusive Latin American illness. Physicians in the US are often unaware of the characteristics of the diseases, and are likely overlooking locally acquired cases. The influx of an estimated 300,000 Latin American immigrants with the Chagas parasite means that there is an urgent need for physicians and public health officials to become aware. Helps to create greater awareness of Chagas disease in the USA Helps to evaluate epidemiological and public health issues Facilitates accurate and necessary future public health interventions

Chagas Disease and the Nervous System


Chagas  Disease and the Nervous System
  • Author :
  • Publisher : Pan Amer Health Org
  • Release : 1994
  • ISBN : 9275115478
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This publication presents an up-to-date and in-depth review of the effects of Chargas' disease on the nervous system, highlighting the alterations seen in patients as well as the mechanisms by which the pathology is produced. Following an overview of the public health problems posed by Chagas' disease (also knows as American trypanosomiasis) and how they are being addressed, the book describes studies of specific alterations in autonomic, peripheral, and central nervous functios produced by chagasic infection in humans, including childre suffering from congenital infection. The next section presents the latest findings on the possible role fo the body's immune response in the genesis of nervous tissue lesions in Chagas' disease. The final two chapters discuss studies of nervous system pathology in two experimental models, mice and monkeys, and how they can enhance understanding of the infection in humans. Researchers in immunology, neurology, and parasitic diseases will find this book to be a compendium of state-of-the-art knowledge, and it will provide physicians and other health professionals who may encounter persons afficted with this widespread parasitosis with valuable insight into these patients' conditions.

Rev Inst Med Trop Sao Paulo


Rev Inst Med Trop Sao Paulo
  • Author : Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1996
  • ISBN : UTEXAS:059172136488694
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Cellular Defense Responses of Rhodnius Prolixus and Triatoma Infestans to Trypanosoma Cruzi


Cellular Defense Responses of Rhodnius Prolixus and Triatoma Infestans to Trypanosoma Cruzi
  • Author : Kathryn Bearden Smith
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1985
  • ISBN : MSU:31293031750064
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Research Priorities for Chagas Disease Human African Trypanosomiasis and Leishmaniasis


Research Priorities for Chagas Disease  Human African Trypanosomiasis and Leishmaniasis
  • Author : TDR Disease Reference Group on Chagas Disease, Human African Trypanosomiasis and Leishmaniasis
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2012
  • ISBN : 9241209755
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Disease Reference Group on Chagas Disease, Human African Trypanosomiasis and Leishmaniasis (DRG3) was part of an independent thinktank of international experts established by the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR) to identify key research priorities through systematic review of research evidence and input from stakeholders. These three distinct insect-borne diseases, while caused by related kinetoplastid protozoan pathogens, have dissimilar geographical distributions--a reflection of their different insect vectors and range of vector contact with humans. The diseases disproportionately afflict poor and remote populations with limited access to health services; the pathogenic mechanisms are poorly understood but typically entail immunological processes.