Introduction: Chagas disease


Chagas disease: Parasitic infection uncommon in the developed world.

Chagas disease: Also called American trypanosomiasis (tri-PAN-o-SO-my-a-sis), Chagas disease is an infection caused by the parasite Trypanosoma cruzi. It is estimated that 16-18 million people are infected with Chagas disease; of those infected, 50,000 will die each year. 1

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Treatments for Chagas disease: Various information is available about treatments available for Chagas disease, prevention of Chagas disease, or research treatments for other diseases.

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         Contents for Chagas disease:

1. excerpt from Chagas Disease: DPD

Last revision: April 4, 2003

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