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Symptoms of West African Trypanosomiasis

Symptoms of West African Trypanosomiasis

The list of signs and symptoms mentioned in various sources for West African Trypanosomiasis includes the 38 symptoms listed below:

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Article Excerpts About Symptoms of West African Trypanosomiasis:

A bite by the tsetse fly is often painful. Occasionally, 1-2 weeks after the tsetse fly bite, a red sore, also called a chancre (SHAN-ker) appears at the site of the infective bite. Several weeks to months later, other symptoms of sleeping sickness occur. These include fever, rash, swelling around the eye and hands, severe headaches, extreme fatigue, aching muscles and joints. You may develop swollen lymph nodes on the back of your neck called Winterbottom's sign. Weight loss occurs as the illness progresses. Personality changes, irritability, loss of concentration, progressive confusion, slurred speech, seizures, and difficulty in walking and talking occurs when infection has invaded the central nervous system. These symptoms become worse as illness progresses. Sleeping for long periods of the day and having insomnia at night is a common symptom. If left untreated, infection becomes worse and death will occur within several months to years after infection. (Source: excerpt from West African Trypanosomiasis: DPD)

West African Trypanosomiasis as a Cause of Symptoms or Medical Conditions

When considering symptoms of West African Trypanosomiasis, it is also important to consider West African Trypanosomiasis as a possible cause of other medical conditions. The Disease Database lists the following medical conditions that West African Trypanosomiasis may cause:

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West African Trypanosomiasis: Onset and Incubation

Incubation period for West African Trypanosomiasis: Symptoms occur within months to years after infection. (Source: excerpt from West African Trypanosomiasis: DPD)

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The symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of West African Trypanosomiasis. This signs and symptoms information for West African Trypanosomiasis has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of West African Trypanosomiasis signs or West African Trypanosomiasis symptoms. Furthermore, signs and symptoms of West African Trypanosomiasis may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they are indeed West African Trypanosomiasis symptoms.

 

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