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MOSCATELLI, Guillermo et al. Prevention of congenital Chagas through treatment of girls and women of childbearing age. Mem. Inst. Oswaldo Cruz [online]. 2015, vol.110, n.4, pp.507-509.  Epub 15-Maio-2015. ISSN 0074-0276.

It is currently unknown whether treatment of Chagas disease decreases the risk of congenital transmission from previously treated mothers to their infants. In a cohort of women with Chagas disease previously treated with benznidazole, no congenital transmission of the disease was observed in their newborns. This finding provides support for the treatment of Chagas disease as early as possible.

Palavras-chave : Trypanosoma cruzi; Chagas disease; congenital transmission; prevention; treatment.

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