Chagas disease reactivation: cutaneous manifestations in a transplanted patient

Título del documento: Chagas disease reactivation: cutaneous manifestations in a transplanted patient
Revista: Anais brasileiros de dermatologia
Base de datos: PERIÓDICA
Número de sistema: 000427579
ISSN: 0365-0596
Autors: 1
Institucions: 1Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires, Departamento de Dermatología, Buenos Aires. Argentina
2Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires, Departamento de Medicina Interna, Buenos Aires. Argentina
Període: Nov-Dic
Volum: 93
Número: 6
Paginació: 890-892
País: Brasil
Idioma: Inglés
Tipo de documento: Artículo
Enfoque: Caso clínico
Resumen en inglés Chagas disease is an endemic zoonosis caused by a protozoan agent called Trypanosoma cruzi. It is mainly transmitted by a hematophagous vector, and less frequently by blood transfusion, transplacental and solid organ transplant. In most cases, primary infection is not diagnosed and the disease progresses to a chronic phase. Immunosuppressed patients are a vulnerable population that may present an acute, atypical and severe reactivation of the chronic form of this disease. We hereby report a case of a female patient, who received a renal transplant with immunosuppressive treatment, who was diagnosed with a chagasic hypodermitis secondary to an acute reactivation of a chronic phase of this disease. We describe the clinical features, epidemiological and histopathological findings, treatment and course
Disciplines Medicina
Paraules clau: Dermatología,
Infecciones oportunistas,
Enfermedad de Chagas,
Keyword: Dermatology,
Opportunistic infections,
Chagas diseases,
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