Diagnosis of Chagas

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To diagnose Chagas disease, it is necessary:

Blood collection tube

Blood test. To detect the presence of the infection. In cases where the person with the disease is a mother, it is important that the tests are also carried out on their children.

If the test determines the presence of the infection it is convenient:

Monitor with an echocardiogram

Do a study of the heart through an electrocardiogram and radiography and, sometimes, an echocardiogram.

Person with a tube in the mouth down to the stomach for digestive endoscopy

Depending on the digestive symptoms, it should be assessed whether it is necessary to do any other study of the digestive tract.

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