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Patients with chagas disease are often infected with an intestinal parasite

(Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal)) In patients with Chagas Disease, the odds of being infected by the intestinal worm Strongyloides stercoralis increases by two-fold, according to a study led by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal). The study, published in Plos Neglected Tropical Diseases, underlines the potential benefits of performing a combined screening for both infections among Latin American adults living in Europe.
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