Chagas' Disease: Clinical course, congenital infection

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About 1 to 2 % of babies born to seropositive mothers are infected. They may be asymptomatic (rarely) or may develop hepatosplenomegaly, neurological involvement, myocarditis, oedema and a bleeding tendency. The babies may be dysmature and/or premature. Fever is rare in these children. The mortality may be as high as 50% and they tend to die within a week. Those who survive will generally have permanent residual neurological damage.

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