Endemic Thoracic Infections in Latin America and the Caribbean

Carlos S. Restrepo, Jorge Carrillo, Rolando Reyna, Fortunato Suarez, Sebastian Rossini, Daniel Andres Vargas Zapata

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Infectious diseases, including parasitic diseases, which are commonly associated with poverty and poor sanitation, continue to cause significant morbidity, disability, and mortality in Latin America and the Caribbean region. This article reviews the epidemiology, pathophysiology, and cardiothoracic imaging manifestation of several communicable diseases endemic to this region.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)429-443
Number of pages15
JournalRadiologic Clinics of North America
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 2022
Externally publishedYes


  • Amebiasis
  • Ascariasis
  • Chagas disease
  • Cysticercosis
  • Echinococcosis
  • Malaria
  • Paragonimiasis
  • Schistosomiasis
  • Caribbean Region/epidemiology
  • Humans
  • Parasitic Diseases
  • Latin America/epidemiology


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