Chagas' disease


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Cha·gas' disease

 (shä′gəs)
n.
A form of trypanosomiasis caused by the protozoan Trypanosoma cruzi, that occurs in South America and southern North America and is manifested by swelling of the skin at the site of entry and enlargement of the lymph nodes, liver, and spleen.

[After Carlos Chagas (1879-1934), Brazilian physician.]

Chagas' disease

(ˈʃɑːɡəs)
n
(Pathology) a form of trypanosomiasis found in South America, caused by the protozoan Trypanosoma cruzi, characterized by fever and, often, inflammation of the heart muscles. Also called: American trypanosomiasis or South American trypanosomiasis Compare sleeping sickness
[C20: named after Carlos Chagas (1879–1934), Brazilian physician who first described it]
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