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Dilated cardiomyopathy in patients with chronic chagasic infection: report of two fatal autochthonous cases from Rio Negro, State of Amazonas, Brazil

Dilated cardiomyopathy in patients with chronic chagasic infection: report of two fatal autochthonous cases from Rio Negro, State of Amazonas, Brazil

Revista Da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical 36(3): 401-407

ISSN/ISBN: 0037-8682

PMID: 12908042

Two fatal cases of human chronic chagasic cardiomyopathy are reported, for the first time, in autochthonous patients from Rio Negro, Amazonas, Brazil. Both cases (a 45-year-old man and a 44-year-old woman), who were born and lived their whole lives in the Rio Negro region, reported being bitten several times by triatomine bugs in their camping huts while gathering piacava fibres.

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