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2 nd Brazilian Consensus on Chagas Disease, 2015

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Title
2 nd Brazilian Consensus on Chagas Disease, 2015
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Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical, December 2016
DOI 10.1590/0037-8682-0505-2016
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João Carlos Pinto Dias, Alberto Novaes Ramos Jr., Eliane Dias Gontijo, Alejandro Luquetti, Maria Aparecida Shikanai-Yasuda, José Rodrigues Coura, Rosália Morais Torres, José Renan da Cunha Melo, Eros Antonio de Almeida, Wilson de Oliveira Jr., Antônio Carlos Silveira, Joffre Marcondes de Rezende, Fabiane Scalabrini Pinto, Antonio Walter Ferreira, Anis Rassi, Abílio Augusto Fragata Filho, Andréa Silvestre de Sousa, Dalmo Correia, Ana Maria Jansen, Glaucia Manzan Queiroz Andrade, Constança Felícia De Paoli de Carvalho Britto, Ana Yecê das Neves Pinto, Anis Rassi Jr., Dayse Elisabeth Campos, Fernando Abad-Franch, Silvana Eloi Santos, Egler Chiari, Alejandro Marcel Hasslocher-Moreno, Eliane Furtado Moreira, Divina Seila de Oliveira Marques, Eliane Lages Silva, José Antonio Marin-Neto, Lúcia Maria da Cunha Galvão, Sergio Salles Xavier, Sebastião Aldo da Silva Valente, Noêmia Barbosa Carvalho, Alessandra Viana Cardoso, Rafaella Albuquerque e Silva, Veruska Maia da Costa, Simone Monzani Vivaldini, Suelene Mamede Oliveira, Vera da Costa Valente, Mayara Maia Lima, Renato Vieira Alves

Abstract

Chagas disease is a neglected chronic condition with a high burden of morbidity and mortality. It has considerable psychological, social, and economic impacts. The disease represents a significant public health issue in Brazil, with different regional patterns. This document presents the evidence that resulted in the Brazilian Consensus on Chagas Disease. The objective was to review and standardize strategies for diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and control of Chagas disease in the country, based on the available scientific evidence. The consensus is based on the articulation and strategic contribution of renowned Brazilian experts with knowledge and experience on various aspects of the disease. It is the result of a close collaboration between the Brazilian Society of Tropical Medicine and the Ministry of Health. It is hoped that this document will strengthen the development of integrated actions against Chagas disease in the country, focusing on epidemiology, management, comprehensive care (including families and communities), communication, information, education, and research .

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Argentina 2 <1%
Germany 1 <1%
Unknown 276 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 41 15%
Student > Bachelor 35 13%
Researcher 34 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 27 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 19 7%
Other 64 23%
Unknown 59 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 68 24%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 29 10%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 25 9%
Immunology and Microbiology 21 8%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 12 4%
Other 51 18%
Unknown 73 26%