Chagas' disease


Also found in: Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

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.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
References in periodicals archive ?
The search in the databases occurred between January and September 2016 and considered three databases: PubMed, SciELO and Lilacs, which cover literature referring to regions of epidemiological relevance with regard to Chagas' disease.
Murine experimental model reproduces human Chagas' disease infections, and genetic background has influences both, triggering a series of reactions that evolve from an acute symptomatic phase to chronic phase [3].
(3.2) What are the recommended tests for the diagnosis of Chagas' disease (acute and chronic) in Colombia and which are available in the Health System?
de Oliveira et al., "Pharmacological inhibition of transforming growth factor j signaling decreases infection and prevents heart damage in acute Chagas' disease," Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, vol.
They will work to develop treatments for parasitic diseases including visceral and cutaneous leishmaniasis and Chagas' disease over the next five years.
Chagas' disease and HIV coinfection in patients without effective antiretroviral therapy: prevalence, clinical presentation and natural history.
Sousa et al., "Radionuclide angiographic evidence for early predominant right ventricular involvement in patients with Chagas' disease," Canadian Journal of Cardiology, vol.
Cunha-Neto et al., "HLA and [beta]-myosin heavy chain do not influence susceptibility to Chagas' disease cardiomyopathy," Microbes and Infection, vol.