, Jaime Altcheh, Jorge Lattner, Guillermo Moscatelli, Valeria Fink, Juan M. Burgos, Facundo García Bournissen, Alejandro G. Schijman, and Héctor Freilij
Figure. . Diagnosis, treatment, and prophylaxis monitoring of Trypanosoma cruzi infection in a pregnant woman and her daughter. The mother, who had chagasic encephalitis and AIDS, was treated with benznidazole (Bz). Results of ELISA were considered positive when R was >1.2); results of IHA were considered positive when titers were >16. Po, positive; Ng, negative; Nd, not determined; IHA, indirect hemagglutination assay; kDNA-PCR, kinetoplast DNA-PCR; qPCR, quantitative PCR (dynamic range of detection: 1–105 parasite equivalents/mL, amplification efficiency 0.95, R2 = 0.996); par/mL, parasite equivalents/mL of blood; NQ, positive but not quantifiable; MRI, magnetic resonance imaging; gwk, gestational week; pd, postdelivery; tmt, Bz treatment (5 mg/kg/d); HAART, highly active antiretroviral therapy; ppx, Bz prophylaxis (5 mg/kg/3× per week).