Case Report: Acute Chagas Disease in a Returning Traveler

Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene (Impact Factor: 2.7). 10/2012; 87(6). DOI: 10.4269/ajtmh.2012.12-0354
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Acute Chagas disease is rarely recognized, and the risk for acquiring the disease is undefined in travelers to Central America. We describe a case of acute Chagas disease in a traveler to Costa Rica and highlight the need for increased awareness of this infection in travelers to Chagas-endemic areas.

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