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Research Article

Chagas Cardiomyopathy Manifestations and Trypanosoma cruzi Genotypes Circulating in Chronic Chagasic Patients

  • Juan David Ramírez,

    Affiliation: Centro de investigaciones en Microbiología y Parasitología Tropical (CIMPAT), Facultad de Ciencias, Departamento de Ciencias Biológicas, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia

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  • Felipe Guhl mail,

    fguhl@uniandes.edu.co

    Affiliation: Centro de investigaciones en Microbiología y Parasitología Tropical (CIMPAT), Facultad de Ciencias, Departamento de Ciencias Biológicas, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia

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  • Lina María Rendón,

    Affiliation: Centro de investigaciones en Microbiología y Parasitología Tropical (CIMPAT), Facultad de Ciencias, Departamento de Ciencias Biológicas, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia

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  • Fernando Rosas,

    Affiliation: Electrofisiología, Clínica Abood Shaio, Bogotá, Colombia

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  • Jose A. Marin-Neto,

    Affiliation: Cardiology Division, Internal Medicine Department, Medical School of Ribeirao Preto, Universidad de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil

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  • Carlos A. Morillo

    Affiliation: Department of Medicine, Cardiology Division, McMaster University, PHRI-HHSC, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

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  • Published: November 30, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000899

About the Authors

Juan David Ramírez, Felipe Guhl, Lina María Rendón
Centro de investigaciones en Microbiología y Parasitología Tropical (CIMPAT), Facultad de Ciencias, Departamento de Ciencias Biológicas, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia
Fernando Rosas
Electrofisiología, Clínica Abood Shaio, Bogotá, Colombia
Jose A. Marin-Neto
Cardiology Division, Internal Medicine Department, Medical School of Ribeirao Preto, Universidad de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Carlos A. Morillo
Department of Medicine, Cardiology Division, McMaster University, PHRI-HHSC, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Corresponding Author

Email: fguhl@uniandes.edu.co

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JDR FG. Performed the experiments: JDR LMR. Analyzed the data: JDR FG FR JAMN. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: CAM. Wrote the paper: JDR FG. Analyzed the statistical data: JAMN. Made several contributions and suggestions to the manuscript: JAMN.