Chagas' disease presenting with persistent fever following surgery for stenosis of pyelo-ureteral junction in a Brasilian child

Citation
C. Riva et al., Chagas' disease presenting with persistent fever following surgery for stenosis of pyelo-ureteral junction in a Brasilian child, RIV ITAL P, 24(6), 1998, pp. 1168-1170
Citations number
12
Language
ITALIANO
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Pediatrics
Journal title
RIVISTA ITALIANA DI PEDIATRIA-ITALIAN JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS
ISSN journal
0392-5161 → ACNP
Volume
24
Issue
6
Year of publication
1998
Pages
1168 - 1170
Database
ISI
SICI code
0392-5161(199812)24:6<1168:CDPWPF>2.0.ZU;2-V
Abstract
A Brazilian child was adopted at the age of 2 months by Italian parents. Th ey referred that since then he had fever for 1 month, anorexia, anaemia and bilateral axillary and inguinal lymphadenopathy. At the age of 17 months h e developed persistent fever for 5 weeks (38-39 degrees C) following surger y for stenosis of pyelo-ureteral junction. High and increasing antibody tit res to Trypanosoma cruzi led to the diagnosis of Chagas' disease in the ind eterminate phase. Two therapeutic cycles of Benznidazole (8 mg/Kg/die) for a total of 4 months were well-tolerated and resulted in recovery from the i nfection, as documented by the gradual, but complete disappearance of antib odies to Trypanosoma.