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Volume 94, Issue 4
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645

Abstract

Abstract

Chagas disease, caused by the parasite , can cause a potentially life-threatening cardiomyopathy in approximately 10–40% of afflicted individuals. The decline in cardiac function characteristically progresses over the course of many years. We report a case of Chagas disease in which the patient experienced an atypical rapid deterioration to severe cardiomyopathy over the course of 16 months. This case argues the need for increased routine surveillance for patients with confirmed infection, who are determined to be at high-risk for worsening cardiomyopathy.

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  • Received : 21 Aug 2015
  • Accepted : 17 Nov 2015
  • Published online : 06 Apr 2016

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