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What is Trypanosomiasis, east-African?

What is Trypanosomiasis, east-African?

  • Trypanosomiasis, east-African: A rare infectious disease caused by a parasite called Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense and is transmitted through the bite of an infected Tsetse fly. The infection causes an acute illness with symptoms occurring from days to weeks after infection. Death relatively common, especially in untreated cases.

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

Trypanosomiasis, east-African: Introduction

Types of Trypanosomiasis, east-African:

Broader types of Trypanosomiasis, east-African:

How serious is Trypanosomiasis, east-African?

Prognosis of Trypanosomiasis, east-African: In early, or stage 1, trypanosomiasis, most patients experience full recovery following treatment.
Complications of Trypanosomiasis, east-African: see complications of Trypanosomiasis, east-African

What causes Trypanosomiasis, east-African?

Causes of Trypanosomiasis, east-African: see causes of Trypanosomiasis, east-African

What are the symptoms of Trypanosomiasis, east-African?

Symptoms of Trypanosomiasis, east-African: see symptoms of Trypanosomiasis, east-African

Complications of Trypanosomiasis, east-African: see complications of Trypanosomiasis, east-African

Onset of Trypanosomiasis, east-African: Exposure can occur at any time. Congenital African trypanosomiasis occurs in children, causing psychomotor retardation and seizure disorders.

Can anyone else get Trypanosomiasis, east-African?

More information: see contagiousness of Trypanosomiasis, east-African
Inheritance: see inheritance of Trypanosomiasis, east-African

Trypanosomiasis, east-African: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Trypanosomiasis, east-African.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Trypanosomiasis, east-African.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Trypanosomiasis, east-African: Infectious Disease Specialist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Trypanosomiasis, east-African.
Treatments for Trypanosomiasis, east-African: see treatments for Trypanosomiasis, east-African

Name and Aliases of Trypanosomiasis, east-African

Main name of condition: Trypanosomiasis, east-African

Other names or spellings for Trypanosomiasis, east-African:

trypanosomiasis [Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense], Sleeping sickness, African trypanosomiasis

Sleeping sickness
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Trypanosomiasis, east-African: Related Conditions

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