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Volume 20, Number 1—January 2014

Mother-to-Child Transmission of Congenital Chagas Disease, Japan

Kazuo Imai, Takuya MaedaComments to Author , Yusuke Sayama, Kei Mikita, Yuji Fujikura, Kazuhisa Misawa, Morichika Nagumo, Osamu Iwata, Takeshi Ono, Ichiro Kurane, Yasushi Miyahira, Akihiko Kawana, and Sachio Miura
Author affiliations: National Defense Medical College, Saitama, Japan (K. Imai, T. Maeda, K. Mikita, Y. Fujikura, K. Misawa, M. Nagumo, T. Ono, Y. Miyahira, A. Kawana); Japanese Red Cross Society, Tokyo, Japan (Y. Sayama, S. Miura); Tokai University Oiso Hospital, Kanagawa, Japan (O. Iwata); National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo (I. Kurane)

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Table 1

Patients with congenital Chagas disease in non–disease-endemic countries*

Country No. patients Mother’s country of origin Age, y, at time of diagnosis Symptoms at birth
Sweden 1 Chile 5 Asymptomatic
Spain 7 Argentina (2), Bolivia (5) At birth (5), 2 (1), after death (1) Asymptomatic (5), symptomatic (2)
Switzerland 2 Bolivia (2) At birth (2) Asymptomatic (2)
United States 1 Bolivia At birth Symptomatic
Japan 1† Bolivia 13 Asymptomatic

*Values in parentheses are no. patients.
†Patient in this study.

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