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Acta Médica Costarricense

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MONTENEGRO, Víctor M.; CASTRO-UGALDE, Jorge A.  and  ZELEDON, Rodrigo. Enfermedad de Chagas aguda, en un adulto tratado con benznidazol (Rochagan®) en Costa Rica. Acta méd. costarric [online]. 2004, vol.46, n.2, pp.91-93. ISSN 0001-6002.

An acute case of Chagas "disease with Romañas" sign, in a 48 years old man, is described. Treatment with Benznidazol was succesfull. This is the first acute case in an adult treated with this drug in Costa Rica. Reference is made to the epidemiological aspects involved in this case and to the mechanism of infection. This person became infected when he was trying to kiU a nymph of T. dimidiata with a coffe stick and received a jet of urine directly in the right eye. The case was not diagnosed by the clinicians while the patient was at the hospital indicating the poor knowledge of practitioners about the characteristics of the disease in our country.

Keywords : Chagas; agudo; benznidazol.

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