Prevalence of Trypanosoma cruzi infection in blood banks of seven departments of Bolivia.

R. Carrasco, H. Miguez, C. Camacho, L. Echalar, S. Revollo, T. Ampuero, J. P. Dedet

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Resumen

Trypanosoma cruzi infection was studied in 1,298 sera samples of blood banks from 7 capital departments of Bolivia, using the immunofluorescence test (IFI) and Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA). The percentages of positivity in these 7 departments have an average of 28% and are distributed as follows: Sta. Cruz 51%, Tarija 45%, Cochabamba 28%, Sucre 39%, La Paz 4.9%, Oruro 6% and Potosi 24%. The prevalence is related with the altitude levels of the different departments. However in Potosi (3,945 m) we found a 24% of prevalence, probably due to the proximity of endemic valleys to the city. The authors suggest a strict control in blood donors since there exists a great risk of infection.

Idioma originalInglés
Páginas (desde-hasta)69-73
Número de páginas5
PublicaciónMemorias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Volumen85
N.º1
DOI
EstadoPublicada - 1990

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