Medical Dictionary: American trypanosomiasis


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American trypanosomiasis: Another name for Chagas disease.
American trypanosomiasis (condition): Parasitic infection uncommon in the developed world.

American trypanosomiasis: 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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1. excerpt from Chagas Disease: DPD

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