Metabolic, mental health, behavioural and socioeconomic characteristics of migrants with Chagas disease in a non-endemic country

Tropical Medicine & International Health, 04/16/2012

Latin American migrants with Chagas disease accumulate pathogenic chronic conditions of infectious, non–transmissible, socioeconomic and behavioural origin, putting them at high risk of poor health, notably cardiovascular, outcomes. This highlights the importance of screening for these factors and providing interventions to tackle reversible disorders; facilitating access to care for this hard–to–reach population to prevent delays in medical interventions and poorer health outcomes; and launching prospective studies to evaluate the long–term impact of these combined factors on the natural course of Chagas disease.

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