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J Miss State Med Assoc. 1995 Jan;36(1):1-5.

Chagas' disease: a case in south Mississippi.


Chagas' Disease is common in Central and South America. As the number of immigrants increase in the United States and North America the incidence of Chagas' Disease is increasing. This is a report of chronic Chagas' Disease diagnosed on the Gulf Coast. A review of the recent literature suggests seropositivity in the United States to be approximately 350,000 people with approximately 100,000 cases of chronic Chagas' Disease. The triad of cardiomegaly, megaesophagus, and mental disease are common symptoms. A case report, literature review, epidemiology, and diagnostic studies are presented.

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