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Tipo do documento: Artigo
Título: Current epidemiological profile of chagasic megaesophagus in central Brazil
Autor: Souza, Diogo Henrique Saliba de
Vaz, Maria da Glória Merheb
Fonseca, Cristiano Rezio
Ostermayer, Alejandro Luquetti
Rezende Filho, Joffre
Oliveira, Enio Chaves de
Resumo: Introduction: Chagasic megaesophagus (CM) is the most common digestive manifestation of Chagas disease in Brazil, and the State of Goiás is one of the most affected regions. In recent decades, the Hospital das Clínicas (HC)/Universidade Federal de Goiás (UFG) has been a reference center for the study and treatment of CM. The objective of this study was to characterize the current epidemiological profi le of patients with CM observed at the HC of the UFG from 1998 to 2010. Methods: In total, 939 patient records were analyzed, and age, gender, place of birth, serology, symptoms and radiological classifi cation according to Rezende et al. were analyzed. Results: The median patient age was 55 years. Male patients were more (54%) prevalent than female patients. The prevalence of younger patients (less than 31 years of age) was 4.2%, but 82.1% of the younger patients were from State of Bahia. Patients older than 40 years were the majority (85.5%). The radiological groups were distributed as follows: Group I (35.9%), Group II (32.9%), Group III (17%) and Group IV (14.2%). Conclusions: Compared with previous studies by the same group in 1975, 1994 and 1995, the number of younger patients decreased, and the frequency curve has shifted to older patients.
Palavras-chave: Chagasic megaesophagus
Chagas disease
País: Brasil
Unidade acadêmica: Faculdade de Medicina - FM (RG)
Citação: SOUZA, Diogo Henrique Saliba de; VAZ, Maria da Glória Merheb; FONSECA, Cristiano Rezio; LUQUETTI, Alejandro; REZENDE FILHO, Joffre; OLIVEIRA, Enio Chaves de. Current epidemiological profile of Chagasic megaesophagus in central Brazil. Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical, Uberaba, v. 46, n. 3, p. 316-321, May/June 2013.
Tipo de acesso: Acesso Aberto
Identificador do documento: 10.1590/0037-8682-0065-2013
Identificador do documento: 10.1590/0037-8682-0065-2013
Data de publicação: Jun-2013
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