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Chagas Disease

Infection with the protozoan parasite TRYPANOSOMA CRUZI, a form of TRYPANOSOMIASIS endemic in Central and South America. It is named after the Brazilian physician Carlos Chagas, who discovered the parasite. Infection by the parasite (positive serologic result only) is distinguished from the clinical manifestations that develop years later, such as destruction of PARASYMPATHETIC GANGLIA; CHAGAS CARDIOMYOPATHY; and dysfunction of the ESOPHAGUS or COLON.

Year introduced: 1992

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Tree Number(s): C03.752.300.900.200

MeSH Unique ID: D014355

Entry Terms:

  • Chagas' Disease
  • American Trypanosomiasis
  • Trypanosomiasis, American
  • Trypanosomiasis, South American
  • South American Trypanosomiasis
  • Trypanosoma cruzi Infection
  • Infection, Trypanosoma cruzi
  • Infections, Trypanosoma cruzi
  • Trypanosoma cruzi Infections

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