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Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical

versão impressa ISSN 0037-8682versão On-line ISSN 1678-9849

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ROSENTHAL, Luciane d'Avila; PETRARCA, Cristiane Rios; MESENBURG, Marilia Arndt  e  VILLELA, Marcos Marreiro. Trypanosoma cruzi seroprevalence and associated risk factors in cancer patients from Southern Brazil. Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop. [online]. 2016, vol.49, n.6, pp.768-771. ISSN 0037-8682.  https://doi.org/10.1590/0037-8682-0202-2016.

INTRODUCTION:

The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of Chagas disease in patients treated at a Public Oncology Service in the City of Pelotas, Southern Brazil.

METHODS:

This study included 200 individuals undergoing cancer treatment and involved the use of a questionnaire and venous blood collection for the detection of anti-Trypanosoma cruzi antibody.

RESULTS:

The study found a 5% prevalence of patient seropositivity. Significant variables are presented and discussed in the article.

CONCLUSIONS:

Serological T. cruzi checks are recommended in cancer patients, especially individuals from endemic areas in Brazil and other Latin American countries.

Palavras-chave : Cancer; Chagas disease; Trypanosoma cruzi.

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