chagas'-disease

Chagas' disease

[shah-guhs]
noun Pathology.
an infectious disease caused by the protozoan Trypanosoma cruzi, occurring chiefly in tropical America and characterized by irregular fever, palpable lymph nodes, and often heart damage.
Also called American trypanosomiasis.


Origin:
1910–15; named after C. Chagas (1879–1934), Brazilian physician, its describer

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

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