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Chagas disease

Chagas disease: Introduction

Chagas disease: Also called American trypanosomiasis (tri-PAN-o-SO-my-a-sis), Chagas disease is an infection caused by the parasite Trypanosoma cruzi. It is ... more about Chagas disease.

Chagas disease: A parasitic infection caused by the protozoa Trypanosoma cruzi and transmitted by insect bites or blood transfusions. The disease primarily involves the heart and gastrointestinal system. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Chagas disease is available below.

Symptoms of Chagas disease

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Chagas disease: Deaths

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Types of Chagas disease

  • Acute Chagas disease
  • Chronic Chagas disease - about a third of cases become chronic
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Chagas disease: Complications

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Causes of Chagas disease

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Clinical Trials for Chagas disease

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Article Excerpts about Chagas disease

Also called American trypanosomiasis (tri-PAN-o-SO-my-a-sis), Chagas disease is an infection caused by the parasite Trypanosoma cruzi. It is estimated that 16-18 million people are infected with Chagas disease; of those infected, 50,000 will die each year. (Source: excerpt from Chagas Disease: DPD)

Definitions of Chagas disease:

The agent of South American trypanosomiasis or CHAGAS DISEASE. Its vertebrate hosts are man and various domestic and wild animals. Insects of several species are vectors. - (Source - Diseases Database)

Chagas disease is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Chagas disease, or a subtype of Chagas disease, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Chagas disease as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

 

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