Trypanosoma cruzi in nonischemic cardiomyopathy patients, houston, texas, usa

Melissa S. Nolan, David Aguilar, Arunima Misra, Sarah M. Gunter, Tim Erickson, Rodion 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 benefi t from laboratory screening for T. cruzi infection.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1958-1960
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 2021

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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