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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 2

Clinical course of a 13-year-old boy with congenital Chagas disease, Japan, after treatment with benznidazole

Characteristic Before treatment Days after starting treatment
30 60 180
Antibody titer* 160 160 160 160
Nested PCR result + +
Blood culture result +

*Antibodies against Trypanosoma cruzi.

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