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Epidemiology of chagasic cardiomyopathy in Honduras

Revista de Patologia Tropical 27(2): 203-204
Epidemiology of chagasic cardiomyopathy in Honduras
A survey of heart disease caused by Trypanosoma cruzi was carried out in 2 rural areas of Honduras Of 3898 individuals aged between 15 and 60 years, the prevalence of disease was 10% and was higher for men than women in the 25- to 44-year age group. This was attributed to men frequently spending nights in triatomine-infested shacks while farming away from home. Nearly 35% of T. cruzi-infected individuals had ECG abnormalities, most commonly right bundle branch block.

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