Diagnostic Evaluation of Military Blood Donors Screening Positive for Trypanosoma Cruzi Infection
Journal Article - Open Access
59th Medical Wing San Antonio United States
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Routine blood donor screening for Trypanosoma cruzi, the causative parasitic agent of Chagas disease, began in the United States in 2007. Results of follow-up testing and evaluation after a positive screen have not been studied in the Armed Forces. Among first-time donors at the Joint Base San Antonio Lackland Blood Bank between January 2014 and December 2016 N43 ,402, 23 0.05 screened positive for T. cruzi. This descriptive study highlights demographic and follow-up information for all 22 cases among active duty service members a non-active duty member was excluded due to unavailability of clinical records.
- Medicine and Medical Research