What is it about?
Treated patients showed parasitological and serological signs of treatment response (a decrease in antibody titers, seroreversion in more than half of the patients and constant negative T. cruzi—qPCR). More importantly, we have shown that the development of cardiac alterations was most probably prevented by parasiticidal treatment after a median follow-up of over a decade.
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Why is it important?
This study shows the importance of early treatment of Chagas disease.
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This page is a summary of: Long-term cardiology outcomes in children after early treatment for Chagas disease, an observational study, PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, December 2022, PLOS, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0010968.
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