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Revista de Salud Pública

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BELTRAN-DURAN, Mauricio; HILARION-GAITAN, Liliana B.; BERRIO-PEREZ, Maritza  and  BERMUDEZ, María I.. Detection of Trypanosoma cruzi antibodies in blood donors from Caquetá-Colombia, 1995-2010. Rev. salud pública [online]. 2017, vol.19, n.3, pp.355-361. ISSN 0124-0064.


The aim of this article is an epidemiology characterize of screening positive samples and confirmed cases to Trypanosoma cruzi in blood donor at Caquetá, Colombia from 1995 to 2010.

Material and methods

This study was a descriptive and retrospective analysis where the information was obtained from blood bank and Public Health Departmental Laboratory of Caquetá. These were collected on standardized form in Microsoft Excel® with specific variables. Afterward, they were organized and information was added from Colombian data bases as FOSYGA and Registraduría Nacional. Both, multiple correspondence analysis and univariate and bivariate descriptive statistics were used to analyse the data on mathematic program R® and Microsoft Excel®, respectively.


From a total of 42.516 blood donations, 261 were seropositive and 92 were confirmed cases to T. cruzi.


Characterize the confirmed cases of T. cruzi and identify their current location through the looking for the information and its comparation with the national data bases is an important sources to find these confirmed cases in order to give a relevant clinical procedure by the competent authorities.

Keywords : Trypanosoma cruzi; blood donors; prevalence; Colombia; (source: MeSH, NLM).

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