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Title: Nutritional status driving infection by Trypanosoma cruzi : lessons from experimental animals.
Authors: Malafaia, Guilherme
Silva, André Talvani Pedrosa da
Keywords: Trypanosoma cruzi
Chagas disease
Issue Date: 2011
Citation: MALAFAIA, G.; TALVANI, A. et al. Nutritional status driving infection by Trypanosoma cruzi : lessons from experimental animals. Journal of Tropical Medicine, v. 2011, p. 1-11, 2011. Disponível em: <>. Acesso em: 08 nov. 2014.
Abstract: This paper reviews the scientific knowledge about protein-energy and micronutrient malnutrition in the context of Chagas disease, especially in experimental models. The search of articles was conducted using the electronic databases of SciELO (Scientific Electronic Library Online), PubMed and MEDLINE published between 1960 and March 2010. It was possible to verify that nutritional deficiencies (protein-energy malnutrition and micronutrient malnutrition) exert a direct effect on the infection by T. cruzi. However, little is known about the immunological mechanisms involved in the relationship “nutritional deficiencies and infection by T. cruzi”. A hundred years after the discovery of Chagas disease many aspects of this illness still require clarification, including the effects of nutritional deficiencies on immune and pathological mechanisms of T. cruzi infection.
ISSN: 1687-9694
metadata.dc.rights.license: This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Fonte: Journal of Tropical Medicine <>. Acesso em: 27 nov. 2014.
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