Study on benefits of therapy with nifurtimox in Chagas disease, a parasitic illness mostly transmitted to humans by a bug, using information from patient medical records in Argentina
The researchers in this trial want to analyze prerecorded patient data which provide information on benefits of the drug nifurtimox in patients with a sudden (acute) and long lasting (chronic) Chagas´ disease an illness caused by parasites mostly transmitted to humans by a bug. They also want to learn how often organs, especially the heart, are affected by the illness in treated and untreated chronic Chaga's patients. In order to find this out medical records of adult and pediatric patients in Argentina will be analyzed.
- Male and female patients aged ≥0 years at time of diagnosis with Chagas’ disease - Diagnosis of Chagas’ disease confirmed by parasitological and/or serological method(s) before start of antitrypanosomal treatment or during the course of this antitrypanosomal treatment cycle for the first episode recorded.
- Treatment with antitrypanosomal agent(s) other than nifurtimox, including experimental investigational products for Chagas’ disease or antitrypanosomal combination treatment - Patients with known evidence of organ manifestation of chronic Chagas’ disease, e.g.Chagas’ disease-related cardiomyopathy/heart disease, Chagas’ disease-related digestive disease at time of primary diagnosis.
Many locations, Argentina
StatusNot yet recruiting
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Effectiveness of nifurtimox in patients with Chagas’ disease based on data from patient medical records in Argentina: a retrospective medical chart review study