"Chagas Disease" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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Infection with the protozoan parasite TRYPANOSOMA CRUZI, a form of TRYPANOSOMIASIS endemic in Central and South America. It is named after the Brazilian physician Carlos Chagas, who discovered the parasite. Infection by the parasite (positive serologic result only) is distinguished from the clinical manifestations that develop years later, such as destruction of PARASYMPATHETIC GANGLIA; CHAGAS CARDIOMYOPATHY; and dysfunction of the ESOPHAGUS or COLON.
- Chagas Disease
- Disease, Chagas
- Trypanosomiasis, South American
- South American Trypanosomiasis
- American Trypanosomiasis
- Trypanosomiasis, American
- Chagas' Disease
- Disease, Chagas'
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