Trypanosoma cruzi in Nonischemic Cardiomyopathy Patients, Houston, Texas, USA

Melissa S. Nolan, David Aguilar, Arunima Misra, Sarah M. Gunter, Tim Erickson, Rodion Viktorovich Gorchakov, Hilda Rivera, Susan P. Montgomery, Kristy O. Murray

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    To investigate possible cardiac manifestations of Chagas disease, we tested 97 Latinx patients with nonischemic cardiomyopathy in Houston, Texas, USA, for Trypanosoma cruzi infection. We noted a high prevalence of underdiagnosed infection and discrepant results in clinical diagnostic assays. Latinx cardiac patients in the United States would benefit from laboratory screening for T. cruzi infection.
    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)1958-1960
    Number of pages3
    JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
    Issue number7
    StatePublished - 2021

    Bibliographical note

    KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2021-07-16
    Acknowledgements: We thank Kaila Fagerstrom for assisting with patient recruitment.
    This project was funded by the National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (grant no. R21 AI114877-01).

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Infectious Diseases
    • Epidemiology
    • Microbiology (medical)


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