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Volume 15, Number 4—April 2009
The Amazon Region


Oral Transmission of Chagas Disease by Consumption of Açaí Palm Fruit, Brazil

Aglaêr A. NóbregaComments to Author , Marcio H. Garcia, Erica Tatto, Marcos T. Obara, Elenild Costa, Jeremy Sobel, and Wildo N. Araujo
Author affiliations: Brazilian Ministry of Health, Brasília, Brazil (A.A. Nóbrega, M.H. Garcia, E. Tatto, M.T. Obara, W.N. Araujo); Secretariat of Public Health, Belem, Brazil (E. Costa); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (J. Sobel); Gonçalo Muniz Institute, Salvador, Brazil (W.N. Araujo)

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Table 1

Signs and symptoms in 11 patients with laboratory-confirmed acute Chagas disease, Barcarena, Brazil, 2006

Sign or symptom No. (%) patients
Fever 11 (100)
Fatigue 11 (100)
Facial edema 11 (100)
Headache 10 (91)
Myalgia 9 (82)
Arthralgia 9 (82)
Peripheral edema 9 (82)
Shortness of breath 7 (64)
Tachycardia 7 (64)
Nausea/vomiting 7 (64)
Jaundice 5 (46)
Epigastric pain 5 (46)
Retroorbital pain 5 (46)

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