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Disease Chagas Disease

Name Chagas Disease
Synonyms American Trypanosomiasis | Chagas' Disease | Disease, Chagas | Disease, Chagas' | South American Trypanosomiasis | Trypanosomiasis, American | Trypanosomiasis, South American
Definition 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.
Categories Parasitic disease
MeSH® ID D014355

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DiseasesParasitic Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Protozoan Infections Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Euglenozoa Infections Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Trypanosomiasis Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Chagas Disease Has associated chemicals Has associated genes

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Chagas Disease Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
  Chagas Cardiomyopathy Has associated chemicals Has associated genes