Journal of Tropical Medicine / 2012 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

Reorganization of Extracellular Matrix in Placentas from Women with Asymptomatic Chagas Disease: Mechanism of Parasite Invasion or Local Placental Defense?

Table 1

Characterization of clinical features of mothers and neonates.

Mother 1Mother 2Mother 3

Age mother (years)433239
Gestational age (weeks)383640
Type of deliveryVaginalCesareanVaginal
Birth weight (g)288026903550
APGAR 5 min9.99.99.9
Chagas’ disease diagnosis of the motherELISA/IFI +ELISA/IFI +ELISA/IFI +
Detection of the parasite in the neonate by direct parasitological examinationNegativeNegativeNegative
Detection of the parasite in the mother by PCRPositivePositiveNegative
Detection of the parasite in the neonate by PCRPositivePositiveNegative
Detection of the parasite in the placenta by PCRPositivePositivePositive

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