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Chagas' disease

[shah-guh s] /ˈʃɑ gəs/
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 of Chagas' disease
1910-15; named after C. Chagas (1879-1934), Brazilian physician, its describer Unabridged
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Chagas' disease

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, South American trypanosomiasis Compare sleeping sickness
Word Origin
C20: named after Carlos Chagas (1879–1934), Brazilian physician who first described it
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