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dc.contributor.authorMalafaia, Guilherme-
dc.contributor.authorSilva, André Talvani Pedrosa da-
dc.identifier.citationMALAFAIA, 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.pt_BR
dc.description.abstractThis 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.pt_BR
dc.subjectTrypanosoma cruzipt_BR
dc.subjectChagas diseasept_BR
dc.titleNutritional status driving infection by Trypanosoma cruzi : lessons from experimental animals.pt_BR
dc.typeArtigo publicado em periodicopt_BR
dc.rights.licenseThis 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.pt_BR
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