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Glossary for Trypanosomiasis, east-African

  • Anemia: Reduced ability of blood to carry oxygen from various possible causes.
  • 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.
  • Chancre: An ulcer like eruption that is located on an epithelial surface
  • Conditions involving a pathogen: Medical conditions involving some type of pathogen, such as a virus or bacteria.
  • DIC: DIC s a syndrome triggered by a number of medical conditions including malignancy, infection and liver disease, and results in consumption of clotting factors in the blood.
  • Death: The cessation of life
  • Encephalitis: Dangerous infection of the brain
  • Fever: Elevation of the body temperature above the normal 37 degrees celsius
  • Flu-like conditions: Medical conditions similar to flu, or exhibition flu-like symptoms.
  • Hepatitis: Any type of liver inflammation or infection.
  • High fever: Where a patient has an elevated temperature
  • Insomnia: Insomnia is defined as repeated difficulty with the initiation, duration, maintenance, or quality of sleep that occurs despite adequate time and opportunity for sleep that results in some form of daytime impairment.
  • Leishmaniasis: A rare infectious disease caused by any of a number of parasitic Leishmania species. Infection can cause any of three different manifestations: cutaneous leishmaniasis, mucosal leishmaniasis and visceral leishmaniasis.
  • Mosquito-borne diseases: Diseases that are carried by the mosquito
  • Myocarditis: Inflammation of the myocardium (muscle walls of the heart)
  • Parasitic Conditions: A condition that is characterised by another organism living off another organism
  • Pneumonia: Infection of the lung by bacteria, viruses or fungus.
  • Thrombocytopenia: Decreased platelets in the blood
  • Trypanosomiasis:
  • Wasting Syndrome: AIDS related wasting syndrome is the involuntary loss of more than 10% of the body weight plus more than 30 days of either diarrhoea or weakness and fever. It is linked to disease progression and death.

 

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