Tag: Chagas cardiomyopathy

Chagas Disease Reactivation – What to Watch Out For

Primary infection with T. cruzi, also known as American trypanosomiasis, is generally asymptomatic with a small percentage having non-specific symptoms such as fever, malaise, lymphadenopathy, and in certain cases, a Chagoma. The vast majority of people go on to develop an “intermediate” form of the disease, where serology is positive but there is no sign

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What the Chagas? The Impact of Chagas Cardiomyopathy

This is going to be a very different post, in that, while the topic is still related to infectious disease, I’ll delve into other parts of medicine as I think they are relevant. Chagas disease, widely considered a neglected tropical disease, is caused by Trypanosoma cruzi and it is a zoonosis transmitted among domestic and

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