Prevalence and Vertical Transmission ofTrypanosoma cruziInfection among Pregnant Latin American Women Attending 2 Maternity Clinics in Barcelona, Spain

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Abstract

We performed a prospective screening for Trypanosoma cruzi infection in 1350 Latin American pregnant women and their offspring in Barcelona, Spain. The rate of seroprevalence was 3.4%, and 7.3% of the newborns were infected. Routine screening and management programs in maternity wards may be warranted.

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